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Hornsey Vale Community Centre Lease Campaign - 26th Feb

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Hornsey Vale Community Centre Lease Campaign - 26th Feb

Time: February 26, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Hornsey Vale Community Centre
Street: 60 Mayfield Rd.,
City/Town: Crouch End, London, N8 9LP
Website or Map: http://www.hornseyvale.org/co…
Phone: 020 8348 4612
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: info@hornseyvale.org
Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2015

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Event Description

Meet the management team at Hornsey Vale Community Centre to hear about the uncertainty over the renewal of their lease in just over a year's time.

Read more in the Ham and High (page 13 26th Feb 2015).

The risk arises out fo the Haringey community buildings review of leases on property such as the Mayfield Road building.

The Community Centre does not yet know the outcome.

The following is taken from the Hornsey Vale Community Centre's Facebook page

Susanna Hunter-Darch

We are starting a community campaign to secure the future of Hornsey Vale Community Centre. Please come along on Thursday 26th February, 7.30-9pm to find out how you can get involved.
Hornsey Vale Community Centre, a valued a busy community space in Crouch End, is facing an uncertain future due to indecision and lack of communication from Haringey Council.

With only 14 months left on the present lease, the centre is not able to plan for its future or raise funds, as the Council repeatedly refuse to inform the management committee of plans for the space past May 2016.

Hornsey Vale Community Centre has always complied with all Council regulations and processes, and has long seen as one of their flagship community buildings in the borough. The centre took part in the lengthy Community Buildings Review in 2012 though results and decisions based on this are still yet to transpire as the process is repeatedly extended and delayed.

With the present talk of significant cuts in the borough, the centre’s circular funding agreement with Haringey Council is in the balance. But again, there is no communication about what changes may come nor support for coping with this change. The withdrawal of this funding would be a significant and immediate threat to the centre’s futures.

The ending of the Haringey Investment Fund Grant, which has funded our Outreach Programme for the last 2 and a-half years, comes to an end this summer. The outreach work at the centre has led to a significant increase in activities for the elderly and disabled in our community – but with no lease or stable future, it is not possible to fundraise to ensure on-going support for these vulnerable groups.
Despite many attempts to engage with Council officers about the above issues we are still left in limbo, with no communication or decisions about our valued community centre’s future.

Hornsey Vale Community Centre now wishes to appeal to the public and start a community campaign to secure the future of the centre, run by the community and for the community.

We would like to hear from people with their views about the centre – either over email (info@hornseyvale.org) or at an open meeting with the centre’s Management Committee on Thursday 26th February, 7.30-9pm

You can also get involved by:
• contacting Stroud Green councilors, raj.sahota@haringey.gov.uk, kirsten.hearn@haringey.gov.uk, and tim.gallagher@haringey.gov.uk;
• dropping us an email info@hornseyvale.org to share your views. Please use ‘future’ as the subject line;
• sharing this post with your friends, family, colleagues and networks.

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