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Small Charities and Venues under threat
Posted on 18th May 2018 by Mark Windows
Small Charities and Venues under threat
Small organizations, Trusts and Charities are under threat from Corporate interests and Change Agents working in the new and entirely controlled paradigm of corporate promoted “Community Organizers”. This is to bring everything under state control and promote the new Iron Fist Communism masquerading first as The Big Society or Communitarianism. The Labels do not really matter, this is just a matter of “Controlling the narrative”.
I have put this story out as it backs up my research into self appointed and third party interlopers and Community Organizers taking over existing venues.
The story below is not unique, so if you have any information or a story of small charities or venues being targeted by groups of Change Agents or subversives on behalf of third parties do get in touch. We aim to name and shame those destroying small individual organizations.
Small Charity and Venue attacked in North London
The Tottenham War Services Institute and T Chances Venue in Tottenham, North London.
For the last twelve months myself and a lady who ran a successful community venue in North London have been subject to a vicious hate campaign by two well funded individuals who have libeled, incited hatred, made false reports to the police and accused us of selling off the venue to a property developer. These individuals have set up websites, distributed leaflets, contacted press etc and accused us of all manner of crimes.
They have labeled us as racists and been relentless in their unfounded allegations against us, much of it libelous. We have had numerous threats made to us by telephone and all this is recorded with the police under the malicious communications act.
The Chair of Trustees of The Tottenham War Services Institute and creator of the T Chances Venue, Penny Potter has had strong family connections with the Trust since childhood so this abuse and trashing of the Trust Property. has made this hostile takeover a profoundly disturbing experience which has had a very detrimental effect on both her and her family.
This culminated in Ms Potter, who has successfully run the venue for nearly twenty years having to flee her home in Tottenham along with her family due to the appalling threats she received from agents of the two ringleaders.
The successful community venue that she has been running with everything from rock gigs to still life painting has been trashed by two individuals and a small cabal of interested parties.
New Chair of Charity Commission ignores the plight of Small Charities
Our letter to Charity Commission Chair of Trustees “Baroness of Beeston” Tina Stowell received no response despite several phone calls to the parliamentary office. This after widespread criticism of her suitability for the post. Scroll down for our letter requesting her resignation.
The artists using the venue before the hostile takeover included many legendary bands and recently Iranian star Shahin Najafi at T Chances 20th May 2017 Shahin Najafi considered it to be the most non corporate and welcoming venue in London and spent hours decorating the stage for the event. His show was streamed to millions of people all over the world from T Chances.
Change Agents in hostile takeover
Justin Katko and Lucy Beynon started up a “steering committee” fraudulently using the charity name and together with interested parties bullied all the community users out of the building.
Mr Katko and his agents distributed leaflets and incited hatred against myself, Mark Windows and Penny Potter on websites and any media platform they could obtain. Lucy Beynon reported to the police that the Trust was stealing £33,000 per month. We are still waiting for her accounting which is out by £33,000 per month.
This hate campaign has culminated in the building having £16,000 of property stolen, including personal property and the last community activities of the charity harassed out of the building.
The Trustees were abused all day in court when the building was broken into by their agents and there is a court order against Justin Katko and their agents. They are still trespassing in the building and blocking access to Trustees and legitimate users. Possession Order against Justin Katko and others .
WITNESS STATEMENT PENNY POTTER TWSI CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
WITNESS STATEMENTS AND CRIME NUMBERS TO POLICE
Why would they do this?
Both Justin Katko and Lucy Beynon were given full use of the building for their “theatre” which appears to be a front for their subversive activities.
They stated that they would “Rise up an army revolution in Tottenham” unless Trustees resigned. The army never turned up, but several subversives did work on their behalf.
Both Katko and Beynon are from wealthy families so why are they interested in taking over a small charity and destroying the Trust by libel? If they were serious about their cover story activities there are plenty of venues that they could run if they wanted. One possible reason is that the building is in the Haringey Regeneration area.
We are trying to find out who is behind this hostile takeover as the level of incitement against Trustees and the bare faced arrogance they display indicates that they are acting on behalf of some third party who believes they are above the law.
This group stole the Trust paperwork from the building, which included private addresses which have been used to harass relatives and friends of the Trustees.
The police are now fully aware of the situation, and it recently escalated when a “messenger” was sent to The Chair of Trustees current residence which is in a remote area due to the harassment campaign. The person now known to the police indicated that her life was in danger and someone wanted her dead.
False Allegations made about the Trust selling the building:
The allegations that the Trustees of the Charity are selling the building and somehow keeping the money is ludicrous for the following reasons:
Trustees cannot use the money for their own purposes, the building is Trust Property and any basic understanding of Trust Law makes this obvious.
A Trustee is someone looking after an asset for a specific purpose and they are not legally allowed to have any interest financially. This is why people set up Trust funds, so that the asset is no longer theirs.
The building can never be the property of anyone, it is the property of The Trust.
The rumour of the building being sold stem from a document stolen from the building. It had been decided years previously that the building was running up debts and the building was deteriorating.
The venue ran on tiny amounts of money as that was the ethos, it was for everyone.
An offer was made to relocate the Trust activities with a down payment with a possible future sale so the Trust activities could continue at another local venue, the money would go for a new leasehold and set up projects and buy new equipment for the venue.
This agreement was never honoured. The allegations and lies spread about the sale of the building stem from this stolen document which was void abinitio (from the start).
The Trust cannot profit from the sale of the building, the Trust can only carry on if it fulfills its charitable objectives which Justin Katko and Lucy Beynon have done everything in their power to stop.
I have never seen this level of sustained hatred levelled against anybody who has done so much for others and has everything she worked for destroyed. This is why as a Trustee I have suffered their abuse in silence, up until now.
I have had over 12 months of hatred, lies and slander levelled at me (all of which will be made public and is in the hands of the police). This was because I was willing to stand up and defend what the Trust was set up for. I would not let these subversives steal the Trust for their own ends.
I became a Trustee because I thought what Penny was doing single handedly was what a real community centre should be. No corporate agenda, no formality and no pretence. I was made to feel absolutely welcome and I was impressed by Penny as she was genuinely helping everyone who walked through he door. That hospitality has been absolutely abused by the two named individuals and their agents.
The question we are asking is who are they working for?
The actions of these individuals have been despicable and as Trustees we have had little recourse as we cannot be seen to engage or even defend ourselves against this hatred and slander. False reports have been made to every possible authority about us and the Trust, it is all groundless and we are working with the police to make the perpetrators fully accountable for their actions.
The recent escalation into serious criminality now means this is all going to be made public.
This is the start of a full investigation and we will be making the whole story available (together with documents and screenshots) as we try and repair the terrible damage done to the venue, the charity and its reputation by what can be politely described as criminal subversives.
If the public let this kind of activity continue, they will get what is intended. Sterile, controlled venues run by agents of the state.
Charity Commission Chair failed to respond at all despite being sent alarming details and being in possession of urgent requests regarding the escalating crisis.
On 18 May 2018
To: Tina Stowell
Chair of Trustees, Charity Commission
Dear Ms. Stowell,
I sent you the following information about an alarming attack on a small charity on 29th April . I have not even had the courtesy of an acknowledgement. I called parliament two days later and left a message which you would have received along with my phone number. The person who took the message was well aware of the urgency of the matter and it was passed on to you. The matter was and still is extremely urgent and has escalated considerably since you failed to respond.
Myself and many others are absolutely fed up with people sitting on boards of public bodies who neglect their public duty and are there to fill a Title.
It is noted that you are also on the board of Crimestoppers, I recently had over 500 people removed from this “Charity” website as individuals within the police were found to be abusing the site. The Kent Police took down their entire “Most Wanted” gallery and the national database is now down to nine pages from around forty. My information was acted upon very swiftly by Lord Ashcroft last November, in fact he was the only person out of the whole organization, except for Dominic O’ Reilly to respond honourably. Mr. O’ Reilly has since resigned.
The Charity Commission is no longer fit for purpose.
As Chair of Trustees you have failed in this case to honour your public duty and I will be asking for your resignation as Chair.
Tottenham War Services Institute
Sent 29th April:
To Rt. Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston,
Chair of Trustees. Charity Commission.
As Chair of Trustees of The Charity Commission I wish to bring to your attention a matter which highlights some very disturbing issues. I am aware of the Charity Commission being a regulatory body, however I believe the following information is in the public interest and of special interest to you as Chair of Trustees.
I became a Trustee of a small Charitable Trust in North London in 2017. I had been most impressed by the way the TWSI (Tottenham War Services Institute) was being run with a variety of events which catered for a wide range of interests locally, it was like an old fashioned local venue, everyone was made to feel welcome. It hosted everything from rock bands to still life painting classes. In early 2017 The Chair of Trustees asked me to become a Trustee.
By April 2017 The Trust started to be attacked by a group of subversives. It soon became clear they were trying to destroy the Trust and take possession of the Trust property for outside interests.
It started with two individuals who had been offered full use of the building for their proposed activities, but they soon indicated that they wanted to take over the Trust. Documents were stolen from the office and posted on Social Media sites with misleading and untrue information about our Chair of Trustees. This included inciting hatred and libel and stealing Trust paperwork and manipulating it to discredit the Trust.
This group created a “Steering Committee” purporting to be the TWSI, linking legitimate TWSI information to websites they had created. They set up websites and petitions libeling the Trust and distributed leaflets stating the Trustees were embezzling money, were about to sell the building and take the money.
Leaflets containing Trustees personal details, e-mails and phone numbers with allegations of embezzlement were distributed to those using the building and posted to local residents. The Wikipedia page is being constantly changed by them also.
The group got the Trustees names from the Charity Commission website and started a campaign of libel, threats, and relentless harassment against the Trustees. The Chair of Trustees has had to move out of the area because of the death threats and fear of attacks and violence. Her son was also threatened and had to leave the area. The group sent countless allegations about the Trust and e-mails to the Charity Commission implying the group had standing within the Trust and the “Community”.
The situation escalated with the Trustees being threatened that if they did not resign “An army would rise in Tottenham” and take the building. This was being instigated by two ringleaders who had no support locally and were not known in the area.
This obviously made running the venue nearly impossible which seemed to be the aim as the Trust could only operate with the building open and the community engaging in the activities. The building was open and fully functional when the group took over and squatted the building.
The building had already been attacked on many occasions and damage done, all sorts of allegations were made to authorities to get the building closed. This also included harassment of people at events including a council event where local councillors and MP David Lammy were present and were witnesses. The harassment and lies being sent to the Charity Commission continues despite the police (at last) being in full possession of the relevant information, but having failed to act or investigate the numerous crimes and crime numbers.
One of the subversives contacted Action Fraud stating that the Trustees were stealing £33,000 a month, the matter was passed to the police and signed by the individual. This allegation is in itself a serious criminal offence, perverting the cause of public justice and wasting police time.
When the Trust made complaint to Action Fraud about the use of the TWSI name to libel the Trustees there was no response from the police at all. The group are now embezzling money from the public and demanding money from those with leases in the building.
This has been the pattern that the numerous criminal offences and assaults reported to the police have generated crime numbers but no action whatsoever.
This lack of action by the police lead to the group entering and squatting the building. The damage done is extensive and the group stole all the alcohol, smashed doors and ripped out all the CCTV cameras.
We have yet to assess the amount of property that has been stolen, which has so far been assessed at £15,000. We were granted a court order against them on 9th March after having been abused and defamed by members of the group in front of the public all day at Edmonton County Court.
The Charity operates on very small amounts of income and is literally being destroyed but we are determined not to let a few subversives ruin the years of service given and the future aims of the Trust. Despite the trespassers being in the building and holding meetings inciting hatred and libel against the Trustees we still have activities in the building however, the trespassers are taking the money for themselves.
The reason I am contacting you is that as Trustees we have no redress whatsoever. I have reported the online libel and we have spent a year fighting this. I am becoming aware that this is not an isolated case and it appears from research that subversives are being paid to destroy small independent charities and organizations.
We have the names and addresses of the ringleaders and a catalogue of evidence (all available and in the possession of the Met Police Commander and now Tottenham Police.}
The serious crimes of the ringleaders are all logged with crime numbers and officers have been allocated yet all these investigations have been closed without any resolution.
On 20/2/18 the ringleaders of the Group impersonating the Charity made false representations about a Trustee to Wood Green Police. They have stated that they want to see our chair of Trustees dead.
They continue to libel Trustees and have set up yet another petition at change.org stating that the Trustees are corrupt and that they are legitimately using the name and have standing in Trust matters.
The group have even stated that the Chair has given them permission to use the building despite us getting a court order against them on 9th March.
The Trustees have made counter complaint about the continuing harassment and their wasting police time. The Officers involved also stated that the 2017 crime numbers regarding the investigation into the main organiser of the group, Mr. Katko, had been resolved, but this was not the case. This has been the pattern with all other crime numbers too. These people are enjoying protection from the Law and we do not know why.
Our Chair Ms Potter I informed police that the group were telling people of Tottenham that she was racist and had stolen £220.000. They stated they “Would rise up an army, revolution in Tottenham unless Trustees resigned.”
The police officer took her statement and said he would start an investigation, crime ref 2818657/17. Ms Potter got a phone call from Joseph Stirling stating he would leave the case open until we could get names for this steering committee
(which they now have as signatories on documents along with phone numbers, e-mails and addresses) This and the numerous other crimes including aggravatated burglary have not been investigated despite witness testimony and video evidence of the perpetrators being in possession of the police.
The matter was passed from the the Met Police Commander to Tottenam Police and despite a meeting with the Tottenham Police and their being in full possession of the facts and less that 200 yards away from the Trust property they have failed to act at all. The Trustees are harassed and intimidated if they go anywhere near the building.
Here is the e-mail to Met Police Commander:
Dear Mr Windows
Many thanks for your email.
Could you please provide details of any Crime Reference Numbers that you have and or the names of the Officers dealing with this matter so that I can make contact with them to address the issues that you have raised.
Many Thanks and Kind regards
DS Mike Dempsey
Staff Officer to Commander Surtees
Dear Mr. Dempsey,
Thank you for your swift response. I have forwarded your e-mail to Ms Penny Potter. Chair of Trustees and she will supply you with the crime numbers and officers involved.
In the meantime the building is still under illegal occupation, and there has been damage and much property stolen. We have a court case this Wednesday. The previous hearing at Edmonton County Court was adjourned and was disrupted by the trespassers. We are attending the court tomorrow to advise that there may be further disruption, and to lodge Trust documents and witness statements.
Tottenham War Services Institute
The lady who is the target of all this along with myself and Trustees has put her life savings into keeping the building open and is absolutely traumatized by the ceaseless intimidation, and has a serious heart condition. She sent me this message recently:
“They have sent mail to my sons address, and say they are coming down to attack him and me. They have posted on social media that there is a warrant out for my arrest. I have not stolen anything in fact my own money has been holding up the building for the last 12 years, If I have a stroke or heart attack I want it known they have murdered me.”
In conclusion, The UK is now lawless and the most worthy causes are being destroyed by what can only be politely described as corporate greed. I am merely a volunteer member of the public who along with our Chair has suffered extreme intimidation, libel, and threats from this group.
As Chair I would appreciate any advice and thoughts on the matter.
TWSI (Tottenham War Services Institute)
We are still awaiting a response.
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