8th April 2022

The London Gardens Trust, which has been fighting so valiantly against the construction of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, has just heard that the High Court judge found in their favour. 

Although the judge did not agree with the points made over planning issues, she did find that the 1900 Act prohibited construction in the park. She decided that 'the appropriate remedy is to quash the decision, so as to enable further consideration of the implications of the 1900 Act'.

Read the court judgement in full

Read summary of court judgement


London Gardens Trust Heads To The High Court

22nd February 2022

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From 9-10am there willl be a ‘gentle’ demonstration outside the Law Courts (“the Royal Courts of Justice”) on The Strand.  You will see the gates just by the zebra crossing.  After which you’ll have the option of heading inside to watch the hearing. Do bring anyone and everyone who is interested in showing the press our support.

This High Court case is scheduled to continue on 23rd February, but the decision may take a few weeks. We’ll update further when we have news.

In the meantime.....

Rowan Moore has written another excellent piece for The Observer (click link) interviewing Martin Stern, a Holocaust survivorThe piece couldn’t have come at a better time and elegantly reinforces Rowan Moore’s great interview with Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (click link) from December 2020.

Also read here (click link) superb joint letter to The Secretary of State from the Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury, theologian, Chancellor, University of South Wales) and Dr Irene Lancaster (historian of Jewish thought, Holocaust scholar and child of Holocaust survivors)


Tuesday 22nd February - London Gardens Trust head to the High Court!