You would have thought that selling off community buildings used and owned by local residents would be a matter for public debate.
But not at Tory-run Hammersmith & Fulham council.
When last week's Cabinet meeting discussed a council report on the 'property disposals programme', the public and the press were excluded.
Residents will soon be up in arms when they discover which buildings are to be sold off and how local facilities and charity offices are to be scrapped.
Once sold, these buildings, many of significant historic value, will be lost to local people forever.