Muswell Hill Library update

Well – finally local residents are being invited in to look at the proposed scheme for Muswell Hill Library. The open evening is Wednesday 14 May at the library, 7pm – 8.30pm.

We are being invited to comment on the schemes being proposed by the architect. At least, thanks the my Liberal Democrat councillor colleague Gail Engert (Muswell Hill ward), the ridiculous consultation period offered by Haringey Council of just two weeks has now, after her persistence, been extended to a month. Still not long enough – but at least better than was the case.

Residents will be able to respond to the consultation by completing a form on the Haringey Council website – or through forms at the library. To see details of the proposed schemes, take a look at

The indicative timetable supplied by Haringey Council is:

End of June /early July 2008: submission of planning application
September 2008: Planning decision due
October –December 2008: marketing and disposal of site
January 2009: receipt of capital proceeds for expenditure on the library