Bridge Park legal update
21 August 2019
The High Court confirmed yesterday (August 20) that Stonebridge Community Trust’s (HPCC) claim that the Bridge Park Leisure Centre land is held as a charitable trust cannot proceed as HPCC do not have legal standing to bring the claim to court.
A potential barrier to the redevelopment of the site has therefore been removed and the council is one step closer to winning the whole legal case and delivering new facilities for residents.
Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture & Leisure, said:
“This judgement has clarified the point about whether a charitable trust exists or not. We have offered to sit around the table to discuss ways in which the local community can get involved in taking proposals for a new Bridge Park forward to ensure that the community of Stonebridge and beyond get the excellent new facilities that local people are demanding."
The court ruled that Brent’s legal costs in this matter be paid by the defendant.
For more information on Bridge Park, visit www.brent.gov.uk/bridgepark