By Dr. K W Spence-Lewis
Senior Consultant Researcher
Addressed to Cllr Stephen Burke, recently elected Labour Leader of the Council, petition consisting over fifteen hundred names and signatures of residents were presented to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, at the Town Hall, in support of the work of the Vince Hines Foundation, a thirty year old registered education charity. signatures were collected by children and young people, users of the Foundation services.
In his to the Council, for on behalf of the petitioners, Dr. Vince Hines, one of the founders and trustees of the Charity, said: "The Foundation has shown to have done crucial work, particularly among disadvantaged children and young people. This work is part of the Charity’s long established programme of working in partnership with others, in assisting to give each child the best start in life."
He continued: "We believe that you and Cabinet colleagues will agree that this exercise in local democracy should be encouraged among young residents."
Full text of Dr. Hines' letter is reproduced below: