Press Release: FUNDRAISER LAUNCHED FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC SKATEBOARDING SPOT AND CREATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HQ

PRESS RELEASE Date: Tuesday 20 June, 2017 FUNDRAISER LAUNCHED FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC SKATEBOARDING SPOT AND CREATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HQ In a new collaborative vision Southbank Centre and Long Live Southbank (LLSB) today launched a £790,000 joint crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to enable the restoration of the Queen Elizabeth Hall […]

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LLSB Open Letter to Norwich City Council on proposed skate ban

As Norwich City Council propose a blanket ban on skateboarding in the City Centre, Long Live Southbank write an open letter in support of the Norwich Skate Scene who are opposing the ban. Dean Khalil frontside flip in Norwich. Image by Lee Kirby   Is your Councillor really representing YOU?   LLSB PRESS RELEASE 23RD NOVEMBER: […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Judge Lang calls for Government intervention in Long Live Southbank Village Green Court Hearing

A dramatic twist was delivered at the Royal Courts of Justice today in the campaign to preserve Southbank Undercroft. In a most unusual move on what was to be the final day of Long Live Southbank’s judicial review hearing at the High Court today, and plainly in reaction to the difficult issues raised by the […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Lambeth Council upholds Southbank Undercroft as Asset of Community Value

On the 28th February Lambeth Council said it “confirmed it is upholding the decision to list the Undercroft at Southbank Centre as an Asset of Community Value. Southbank Centre appealed the listing, granted in July 2013, but following an internal review, Lambeth Council’s decision stands”. The decision comes despite the Southbank Centre’s QC turning up […]

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Press Release: Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaks out in support of preserving London's iconic skate spot

Press Release: Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaks out in support of preserving London’s iconic skate spot Long Live Southbank is delighted by Boris Johnson’s intervention, as London Mayor, to add his voice to the campaign to preserve the Southbank Undercroft skate spot. The Mayor has indicated that the Southbank Centre’s Festival Wing redevelopment should […]

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LLSB Respond to the Southbank Centre False Claims

On the 25th of September the Southbank Centre sent out a public email titled ‘Update: Southbank Open Forum’. This email contained a number of false claims about both the Open Forum and Long Live Southbank. We have since contacted them twice to retract these claims and are disappointed to have received no response. In the […]

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LLSB on Crowdfunding for the Undercroft

It would be inappropriate for LLSB, which represents over 60,000 members, to agree to any crowd funding project that requires a commitment to the concept of a replacement space or that places the onus of finding funding on Undercroft users. The funds are required to fill a self-inflicted funding gap, based on the financial requirements […]

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Preservation, not relocation

This morning the Southbank Centre issued a statement revealing their proposed plans to replace the undercroft skateboard, BMX and street arts space located underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall with a new location underneath the Hungerford Bridge – a scheme that did not feature in their original proposals and is subject to a separate planning application. These […]

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