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The Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society Appreciation Society has had a lot of comment in response to its posting "Planning Update – No Social Housing…But Big Money On The Table". The comments are at the foot of the page.

Take this one for example from Graham Pike

Haringey “Labour” Council do not represent the Labour that I relate to.

I am a professional musician…..
Therefore, I love venues, however, we are refurbishing the Town Hall which IS a venue that is already functioning RIGHT NOW, without the cash. We don’t need flash decorations and hiked ticket prices.

Not a million miles away we have another expensive refurbishment of the theatre at Alexandra Palace.
How do these two large venues run profitably so near to each other?

In spite of my artistic interest, I am in no doubt that affordable housing is the most important issue yet our “Labour” council drop all promises at a sniff of a profit.
Similar to the fiasco surrounding Tottenham regeneration.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a member of the Labour party yet I find it very difficult to view Haringey council’s development and housing activities with anything but disdain.

STOP GIVING IN to the big private investors, if you are strapped for cash tackle central government, do not ghettoize Haringey into a wealthy-only persons’s residential zone.

Where are your principals?

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