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The Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum has published a blog on the future of the Town Hall Square. We know what the big picture is - Haringey has sold the square to a private developer. Whatever we may think of that decision we are where we do seem to be.
The CENF blog raises a lot of questions - for instance, how long will we be without a Twon Hall Square while the landscapers, JCBs and pile drivers have access?
But I think the thing that most gets me riled up is the proposed retention of the BT urinals, which now serve no communications purpose , and exist only for drunken calls of nature, BT advertising revenue and the recitation of poetry once a year at the festival
The forum has called for the full involvement of the public in discussions as to how the square should develop.
"The Forum believes that this is Crouch End’s civic space, and as a matter of principle public consultation on design, function and management of the square is required."
The Crouch End Festival has published a poster and a note . The poster says “Last year on the Green and Square” which sounds final and very bad news, while website note says “This might be our last Crouch End Festival for a while as HTH is likely to be a building site from July… so we’re looking to make this year as good as possible before our probable hiatus’. Which sounds less final, but still not good news