Jacksons Lane: Liberal Democrats present petition

As the crucial decision on the future of Jacksons Lane becomes imminent local Lib Dems have called on Haringey Council to show a clear financial commitment to the beleaguered arts centre.

In a meeting with Arts Council England Highgate councillor Neil Williams and Lynne Featherstone MP made clear the overwhelming local resident support for Jacksons Lane when they handed in a 400 strong petition. They were assured that these views would be heard loud and clear by Arts Council bosses.

Cllr Neil Williams (Highgate) comments:

“Now is the time for Haringey Council to show its support and commitment. While Haringey Council has taken action on urgent repairs this is a sticking plaster approach. It needs to put money where their mouth is and show that they truly do want to save this great community asset.”

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, adds:

“I left the Chief Executive in no uncertainty of the strength of local feeling on the issue. If Jacksons Lane goes, there really will be little public art provision left locally and I will not let Highgate be turned into a cultural desert.”