Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust (HTHCT), a registered charity (number 1133610) and company limited by guarantee, was formed in 2007. The charity was formally registered in 2010. The Trust grew out of the Community Partnership Board and, before that, an Advisory Panel which was set up to try and find a long-term, sustainable future for Hornsey Town Hall which met community aspirations. The Trust, and its predecessors, have been working on this project for over fifteen years.
Its Directors and trustees are made up of local residents, many of whom were members of the voluntary Community Partnership Board (CPB), an advisory body which previously worked in partnership with the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) on plans for the regeneration and renewal of Hornsey Town Hall.
Members of the HTHCT Board of Directors are:
Cllr Natan Doron (Labour)
Cllr Sarah Elliott (Labour)
Sheila Kavanagh (Vice Chair/Company Secretary)
Liz Sich (Chair)
James Souter (co-opted 15 March 2017; elected 29 November 2017)
Lucy White (co-opted 15 March 2017; elected 29 November 2017)
All Directors are volunteers and serve in a personal capacity.
You can read these here Trustee_biographies_March_2017
Summaries of Minutes of HTHCT meetings
Between August 2015 and September 2016, two representatives from HTHCT (Graeme Jennings and Liz Sich) took part in the OJEU procurement process for Hornsey Town Hall and were part of the evaluation panel for community access and use. This is a list of the LBH meetings we attended:
- As the project progresses, the Trust’s role will evolve.
- The LBH owns the Town Hall and will retain the freehold when the Town Hall is restored.
- In April 2011, LBH’s Cabinet accepted the recommendation, supported by the Trust, that Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts should take on the lease of HTH.
- HTHCT is committed to ensuring long term community access to the Town Hall and that there is a mechanism for maintaining public benefit throughout the period of the lease.
- As its role evolves, its membership will need to include the skills most appropriate to these responsibilities.
- HTHCT supported the Mountview Project at Hornsey Town Hall and reiterated its support at the Gateway Review in December 2013 and during the subsequent Options Appraisal, undertaken by GVA on behalf of LBH (completed in November 2014).
- The Trust also responded formally to the Options Appraisal report, with copies of its response also sent to Cllr Claire Kober (Leader, LBH), Cllr Jason Arthur (Cabinet Member, Resources and Culture) and Nick Walkley (CEO, LBH).
- You can find a link to the Gateway Review here on the Haringey Council website –www.haringey.gov.uk/hornsey-town-hall-update-gateway-review.htm
- This is the link to the Options Appraisal report which was commissioned by Haringey Council and undertaken by consultants, GVA. This was completed in November 2014. options_appraisal_final_report_nov_2014.pdf
- On 23 January 2015, it was announced that the Mountview project at Hornsey Town Hall would no longer be going ahead. You can read HTHCT’s response to this news here www.hornsey-town-hall.org.uk/news.asp; HTHCT has asked for a meeting with Haringey Council CEO, Nick Walkley and senior council officers and continues to take part in the alternative options meetings chaired by Cllr Alan Strickland.
- HTHCT signed a confidentiality agreement with LBH to enable it to take part in the OJEU procurement which began in September 2015. This meant the trust to help draw up the community use criteria in the tender and be part of the evaluation and scoring team assessing bidders’ responses to these community questions.
You can find a list of the meetings HTHCT attended in 2014 (up to 24 November 2014) with LBH, Mountview and other stakeholders here:
Community Use Agreement 2017
A Community Use Agreement for Hornsey Town Hall was appended to the development agreement signed by Haringey Council and FEC in January 2017. You can read it here: Hornsey_Town_Hall_Community_Use_Agreement_2017
Memorandum of Understanding
This was the Memorandum of Understanding we had with LBH during the Mountview project.