Your correspondent G Kemp (Letters, Friday, January 16) advocated that the now vacant Woolworths site in West Ealing should be converted to provide stage entertainment. A most commendable suggestion.
Some years ago the Gazette kindly published my letter advocating that more profitable use of Greenford Hall might be made for entertainment purposes rather than have losses of possible profitable reserve which result from continued under use.
Greenford Hall has a stage and numerous seats, which were installed some years ago.
Harry Greenway used to organise pensioners' concerts at Greenford Hall, but no longer does.
As far as I know it has an annual pantomime and the occasional psychic show, but little if anything else during this year.
Can Ealing Council please consider entertainment shows of the type suggested by G Kemp at Greenford Hall? And if not what is the problem?
Years ago at the old Granada Cinema (now Tesco), in Greenford Road, I used to watch Wednesday night stage shows featuring Cliff Richard and Shadows as well as wrestling matches, so all things are possible if you seriously want to do something about it.
Additionally or alternatively, how about ballroom dancing, roller skating or ten-pin bowling being considered for the empty Woolworth site in West Ealing?
There could and should be a lot more places in the borough where young people could and should be entertained and meet other people and make friends.