Regional Theatres

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd March 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling Independent, Croydon Central 2:30 pm, 2nd March 2009

Promoting regional theatres is also important for economic development and regeneration. Unfortunately, in Croydon, which suffers from such challenges, arts funding has declined in terms of council support for the Fairfield halls and the Warehouse theatre. Can the Minister give any advice on trying to tackle the decline in the arts and arts funding in the London borough of Croydon?

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Marzia Nicodemi-Ehikioya
Posted on 3 Mar 2009 1:22 pm (Report this annotation)

I hope you will keep us posted on any advice you may receive from the Minister. Croydon residents are also dismayed at the 'savings' the Council is making to reduce expenditure. With cuts to community use of school premises, we might see an increase of youth groups and community groups folding for lack of funds.