THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER – 4pm to 5pm, afterwards Stanley Arms

I hope on Thursday 8th of Sept… I am not standing outside The Guildhall on Lancaster Road all by myself! Demonstrating against this Gateway injustice. I hope my friends come and support me! Please bring your guitars and please make a placard if you can! Bring it with you…. Here are some placard examples to give you some ideas if you have the time to make one, it will be a great help and a bit of fun! A demonstration will go ahead between 4 & 5 pm, and after that we go to the Stanley Arms pub for a pint, and some more singing and music! By 7:30pm if we are not pi55ed we will demonstrate again to say goodbye to the guests. Please remember it has to be peaceful and polite and funny. It works better this way! Please add your favourite sign pictures to the album (”,)

The Guildhall can be found here: CLICK HERE















Thanks guys. 5,750 people have signed the petition so far. I feel so honoured and so humbled with so much support. Since yesterday I have received so many lovely letters that were emails and comments. Here is two of them which made me so happy. Please note: It is a court order that prohibits any demonstration or photographing Gateway personnel. More than anything, I want to know one thing, what type of joy the directors of Gateway will receive when they see this communal garden has been flattened, and all the art work inside the house has been destroyed. I want to know why my statutes in the garden have to be demolished because Gateway think they are so offensive and so indecent?! Don’t forget the garden party, weather permitting!


BREACHES: Jam Imani Rad in the garden he has cultivated in
Harrington Street, Preston

Petition launched…..as jail time

join in last-minute call to landlord


catherine.rnusgrove@jpress.co. @CMUSGROVE85

MORE than 2,800 people have signed a petition to stop a
pensioner going to jail over unauthorised home and garden work.

Last month Jam Imani Rad. 66, was given a suspended five
month prison sentence for breaching an interim court order forbidding him to
develop land belonging to Community Gateway Association (CGA) at Harrington
Street. Preston.

The landlord gave retrospective permission for unauthorised
gardening work three times, but last year demanded the removal of a swing
attached to an RSJ. statues deemed offensive by a neighbour and unsafe
electrical work. The former teacher was told he must remove these items and
internal mosaic work by July 18, or the prison sentence will be invoked.

Mr Rad claims he’d rather go to prison than destroy his

As the date nears. thousands of people have signed a
petition calling on Gateway to allow the work to stay – even though the matter
is now legally-binding.

Organiser Jacqueline Charlesworth said: “Please sign
this petition, and at the same time perhaps you could contact Gateway by
telephone or email, and tell them to stop being so cruel and leave my friend
Jam in peace. He isn’t doing anything bad to anybody and his neighbours

CGA presented evidence to say neighbours have complained
about some work, and a judge agreed health and safety concerns were justified.

Mr Rad said friends were now helping to organise a farewell
party for the garden on Sunday July 17.

He said: “We want to celebrate the beauty of the plants
and say good bye to them. We will have some musicians and I hope to turn a sad
event to a joyful memory. I don’t wish any protests or demonstrations, but a
peaceful and happy meeting of like-minded people.

I want Gateway people to remember what I said in the court.
I am happy and proud for what I did.”



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