Following surgery on Friday (which, for new readers, means people coming to me to raise their problems or issues individually face-to-face – rather than me turning doctor and operating on people!), I go to Hornsey Town Hall.
Here David Lammy – who is not just my neighbouring MP from the other half of Haringey, but also Minister for Heritage – has come to be nagged about the future of Hornsey Town Hall. Labour Haringey Council leader George Meehan was there too, as were members of the Community Partnership Board – who are trying to steer the Town Hall through to becoming a truly new community facility and restoring it to former glory.
The plans are for this to happen in three phases, and the first is the bit that caused such controversy – which is selling off bits to be developed for housing to finance the next phase of the project. Then comes restoring the Town Hall and opening that up for various community activities and then the last phase delivers the hall and the chamber.
David Lammy was helpful in terms of recommending capital funding possibilities and people who might be able to help advise on how to move from where we are to where it needs to go to put in for the big capital bids needed. So – another move forward hopefully.