No-one admits owning this piece of Docklands real estate

PARENTS are trying to get to the bottom who owns an empty community hall which would be ideal for a children’s summer play scheme. The fed up families are calling on the keyholders’, whoever they are, to open up Teviot Hall for the children

By Julia Gregory

PARENTS are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery of who owns an empty community hall which would be ideal for a children's summer play scheme.

The fed up families on the Poplar's Brownfield and Teviot estates in London's East End are calling on the 'keyholders', whoever they are, to open up the 20-year-old Teviot Community Hall for the 42 children who can't get summer scheme places.

Pentecostal pastor Michael Ojoare, a member of the Brownfield estate tenants' board, said: "We can't get to the bottom of who the keyholder is."

NEGLECTED

The hall cost �90,000 when it opened in 1989 as a centre for youngsters and senior citizens, but appears to have been left neglected recently.

Teviot estate board chair Crissy Townsend insisted: "This building could be used for the children on the play scheme waiting list.

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We've got dads who want to clean it up. The garden is a bit overgrown, but we could do something with that."

Teviot Hall was last used as a polling station for the European elections on June 4 and has stayed empty ever since.