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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:
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.
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