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Vallhala · 03/01/2011 19:10

Taken from their own info:

"Romney House Cat Rescue has operated as a rescue centre since 1998, working with a number of animal welfare groups such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Cats Protection League and the RSPCA.

Since 2006 planning officials from Bromley Council visited the centre on a number of occasions after complaints the site had intensified its use, but after photographic evidence was compared and inspections carried out, the owners were told they did not require planning permission or material change of use. They were advised - and were preparing - to apply for a certificate of lawfulness to stop further problems.

A recent newspaper article in support of the centre mistakenly wrote that the centre has 150 cats in residency, instead of homing approximately 150 a year. The article was brought to the council's attention and Romney House was told they were no longer entitled to apply for the certificate of lawfulness and planning consent would need to be applied for. The paper wrote in support that the information they printed was incorrect and Romney House sent two invitations to planning officials to visit the centre. The next correspondence from the council was an enforcement of closure notice for early this approaching december!

The centre is self-funded and non-profit-making. It is in no financial position to enter into a legal battle with the Council through legal representation due to its financial circumstances. It has rescued, saved and nursed back to health many hundreds if not thousands of cats since 1998 and thousands of future cats would suffer should the centre be closed. Please sign this petition and pledge your support to keep Romney House Cat Rescue open and able to continue its life-saving work.

Latest news... we are lodging an appeal but desperately need your support! We are asking those people who would like to do more, to donate just £1 or anything you can to raise funds to helps us to cover council administration fees (£900!) and legal representation. Please visit us at for more information & ways in which you could contribute to the future of these rescue cats."

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HarkTheDragonAngelsSing · 04/01/2011 03:24

Signed and donated

Vallhala · 05/01/2011 13:26

Bless your heart, Hark, thank you. I don't know the rescue personally but I know the area and I sure as hell know how much rescue is needed there.

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scurryfunge · 05/01/2011 13:30


I would suggest the newspaper concerned assisted with fees for taking on the council considering they caused this mess in the first place.

MadameOvary · 05/01/2011 13:38

Signed and donated.

BigHairyLeggedSpider · 06/01/2011 15:42


pinkdragonfly · 06/01/2011 19:28


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