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Hornsey Town Hall

This group of concerned citizens has been formed to bring pressure to bear on the various trusts and boards involved in the current proposals to make sure that they are actually delivered.

 

Location: Hornsey Town Hall
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2011

Hornsey Town Hall - pressure group

Hornsey Town Hall has had a troubled history in recent years. It has been allowed to fall into disrepair, it has been offered for sale as a telephone exchange, it has been the subject of extravagant and unachievable redevelopment proposals. At present it is the subject of another proposal, in many ways unlike those most recently put forward by its official guardians. The current plan (May 2011) is to grant a long lease on the building to MountView Academy of Dramatic Arts for a nominal sum. Haringey will then contribute towards the cost of refurbishing the fabric of the building, whilst Mountview will bring the interior up to the standard required to conduct its business.

Given the troubled history, and the apparent inability of  the guardians to deliver on past promises, this group of concerned citizens has been formed to bring pressure to bear on the various trusts and boards involved in the current proposals to make sure that they are actually delivered.

The main points at issue are:

  • The terms of the lease to be granted which must ensure that all the goals of the arrangement can be met
  • Continued public access to the building and to the Town Hall Square
  • Proof of the viability of the proposals before the lease is signed
  • Escape clauses from the lease on non-destructive terms in the event of default on either side
  • Assurance of good value for the proposed sale of the building plot

 

It is not proposed that the past be revisited. The situation is as it is. The goal is to ensure that this initiative is well managed.

Discussion Forum

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Started by Adrian Essex Aug 5, 2011. 0 Replies

A first contact with HTHCT

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by Adrian Essex Jun 28, 2011. 4 Replies

Shape of this group

Started by Chris Setz. Last reply by Adrian Essex Jun 9, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Richard Charles Williams on June 1, 2011 at 11:22
Happy to join the pressure group.

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