Urgent - A call to action about the Earl Haig Memorial Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End

It seems matters at the Earl Haig Memorial Hall are now coming to a head.

I am pleased that community involvement continues and been asked to circulate this message:

You may have heard that the Earl Haig Hall (the old British Legion building) in Elder Avenue in Crouch End was sold at auction yesterday. A local group of residents raised a very significant sum in the hope of buying the building and then setting up a charity to hire it out to local groups. Unfortunately they were outbid. The fear is the buyer is a developer who will want to convert it to housing and that would be a huge shame for the many local groups who would love to use a refurbished Earl Haig Hall. It would also be a breach of Haringey's planning policy which is to keep community buildings for that use unless there is clear evidence that there is no demand for them. That is clearly not the case in Crouch End!

The Hornsey Journal are very interested in the story and will probably run a front page article this Friday. They also want to take a photo of the building tomorrow morning with as many local residents as possible who would support continuing community use. It would be great if as many of [your members and friends][you] as possible could come along to be in the picture as that will show the strength of feeling in Crouch End for not losing this lovely and important community building. And please do pass this on to other interested people.

The photographer will be there tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9.10 at the building in Elder Avenue next to the Queen's Pub. It will only take a few minutes.


Andrew Goldstone
Mishcon de  Reya Solicitors
DDI: +44 (0)20 7440 7205
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 5659
Sec: +44 (0)20 7440 7189  verity.lancaster-clark@mishcon.com

OpinioN8 has previously published these items about the Earl Haig Memorial Hall:

Plans to Demolish Earl Haig Memorial Hall

Community Consortium needed

British Legion Hall for sale

Over £1m

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