The month of Shahr Ramadhan has flown by, and I pray that Allah (s) accepts all of our efforts in the Holy Month. Alhamdullilah we have made significant progress during August, which I would like to share with you.
The Building Committee and the Executive Committee have agreed that the referendum will take place on Sunday 23rd September 2012 (after Dhuhr Salaat). All community members are encouraged to attend. If for whatever reason a member is not able to make it on the 23rd, there will also be an opportunity to vote on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September between 7.30pm and 9.00pm.
The results of the referendum will be announced on Thursday 27th September 2012. On the day that the results are announced, there will also be a short presentation by the Building Committee on the next steps.
InshAllah, over the next two weeks we will be bringing all the work we have done over the past 180 days; so that the Community can make an informed decision. We intend to post a summary of the information by mail, with the full information pack being made available online and on request from the Jamaat Office.
At the moment, we are awaiting final draft sketches from the architects, which will allow us to prepare outline costings for both the "stay" and "go" options, which will be presented to the Community.
During August we have held two meetings with the owners of Prospect Place, which is the industrial site adjacent to our complex. Our aim in meeting with the owners was to try and explain to them what we are trying to do and to find out whether they would be willing to sell the whole or part of the estate to the community. Our discussions are in very early stages and will only be taken further if the community decides to vote to stay at Clifton Road at the referendum.