You have probably heard by now that the Council’s sale of Hornsey Town Hall and Green has been formally announced with the process scheduled to begin within a fortnight.
Please come to a meeting of community groups, arts organisations, local micro businesses and creatives on Sunday 15th November at Hornsey Town Hall 2.30-4.30pm to help us put together our plan of action.
We set up Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society a few months ago to offer an alternative future for the town hall and green – to bring it into community ownership run for the benefit of the local and wider community, rather than see it sold off to a private developer. The council has rejected all our attempts to discuss this with them so we are moving on to a Plan B.
Plan B is to have the same discussion with prospective developers. We want to deliver the community’s vision for the building, and to be the partner of choice to take on the ownership and operate it by and for the community, while the developer gets on with the building of the new housing on the car park to the rear of the site.
In order to be in this position, we can’t possibly say that we represent the community without the buy in and support of organisations like yours. We would very much like to discuss our ideas with you and get your feedback on how we can present a united community front.
You don’t need to know anything about owning or managing a community asset to be part of the discussion – we want to use this meeting as an opportunity to put together an umbrella group, with clearly articulated aims and aspirations for the town hall and green.
We very much hope for a better future for this wonderful building and the open space in front of it, than privatised, commercial space. Please help us to make this a reality.
Please RSVP as soon as you can so we can gauge numbers – and feel free to suggest other arts groups to us, this is an inclusive project.
Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society