From 1pm today, Wood Green Front Counter Service is moving to the Fishmonger’s Arms which is next door to Haringey Civic Centre. Sensibly – this is much nearer the heart of Wood Green where there is a high foot fall. It is literally a couple of hundred metres from Shopping City, the excellent transport links and the bus garage.
What is so much better is that the interview areas are separate from the waiting area – so privacy is maintained. There is also a hearing loop facility and low level counter – compliant with Disability Discrimination Act legislation.
Its actual address is Fishmongers Arms, 287 High Road N22 8HU and it will be open 24/7.
But people have got to use it. Having fought for so long to get 24 hour opening – I know that the local commander will be monitoring closely how many people use it during the unsocial hours. If it is not used – he will come back to me and argue that it is not cost-effective and be looking to go back to the old hours.
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