The Campaign to Save Cooke’s & the Other Victorian Buildings in the Goldhawk Road: The Judicial Review will be at the Royal Courts of Justice on 15th/16th May

I shall be going along to the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand on Tuesday and Wednesday in support of the campaign to save Cooke’s and the other Victorian building in the Goldhawk Road from demolition. I intend to be there before 10am.The following is from Cooke’s own website:

‘Save Cooke’s Pie, Mash and Eel Shop.
There has been a pie & mash shop at 48 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush since before 1891. Cooke’s Pie and Mash has been resident and run by the same family since 1934.
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The Local Council in conjunction with Orion Land and Leisure want to compulsory purchase the commercial shop units to make way for in excess of 200 flats. We, along with the Shepherds Bush Action Group are strenuously fighting this move and we would value your support.

Please take the time to visit the LBHF website and leave your comments:, application reference 20100/02930/OUT

Sadly, the planning committee meeting which took place on 8th February, granted outline planning permission to Orion. The committee were advised to ignore the pending Judicial Review. Despite assurances given by Councillor Greenhalgh on BBC Radio that we will be ‘taken care of’, we still have nothing in writing from the developers.

Boris Johnson was reticent to answer questions about the Shepherds Bush Market Development on 7th March. He did say that there were only a few objections ! This is farcical. There is a huge amount of opposition to this development.
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Please write to Boris Johnson at: to express your displeasure. In fact, Boris Johnson had signed off on this matter on 29th February 2012. He has lied. We are now totally reliant on the Judicial Review hearing in May.

Thank you so much for your continued support and the wonderful comments in our guest book. We fight on !’

The following update later followed:

‘Our Judicial Review hearing has finally been given a date. It is set down as a two-day trial on 15th/16th May 2012. The hearing will be at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. If you feel you would like to attend, it would be fabulous to see you.
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Show us your support by filling in the guestbook.

The recommendations of the Planning Committee are on the LBHF website. Please continue to leave comments on the LBHF website. They make wonderful reading.

All contact details will be kept confidential unless you authorise us to use them.

We thank you for your continued support and custom.’

Royal Courts of Justice,

Administrative Court,


London WC2A 2LL

The top pic was taken in September at the celebrity petition launch and shows Dave Robinson with Stan Bowles of course, either side of Aniza. Then in February, the Soho Scooter Club paid homage and showed their support in style.
Please support the campaign.

Steve Russell

One thought on “The Campaign to Save Cooke’s & the Other Victorian Buildings in the Goldhawk Road: The Judicial Review will be at the Royal Courts of Justice on 15th/16th May

  1. I was born and brought up in Shepherds Bush and my dad still lives there. He regularly goes to Cookes and when i am over we both go together.When my children were both small we used to go over and visit my mum and dad and we regularly went to Cookes. I cannot believe they want to build yet more flats. Surely Shepherds Bush have enough flats. LEAVE COOKES ALONE.

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