Hornsey Town Hall Trust (HTHT), a registered charity (number 1133610) and company limited by guarantee (number 06212771), is an independent buildings preservation trust that was formed in 2007. 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 almost twenty years.
Its Directors and trustees are made up of local residents, some 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.
Trustees agreed to change its name from Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust (HTHCT) to Hornsey Town Hall Trust at a meeting on 1 March 2018. Our Articles of Association (approved by Companies House and the Charity Commission) are here: Hornsey_Town_Hall_Trust_Mem_and_Articles_June_2018
At an EGM held on 21 June 2018, trustees agreed to amend the way councillors are appointed to the Trust; this has also been approved by the Charity Commission and Companies House. Now that the Town Hall project has moved into a new phase, this move gives us the opportunity to widen councillor representation on the board and invite up to two councillors from right across the borough. Two Crouch End ward councillors will sit on the Town Hall Arts Centre steering group when it is convened at a future date.
Members of the HTHT Board of Directors are:
Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison
Sheila Kavanagh (Vice Chair/Company Secretary)
Liz Sich (Chair)
Cllr Elin Weston
All Directors are volunteers and serve in a personal capacity.
You can read these here Trustee_biographies_March_2017
Summaries of Minutes of HTHT meetings
Between August 2015 and September 2016, two representatives from the then 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:
- The Trust worked with Haringey Council throughout the OJEU procurement process to ensure full and appropriate restoration of Hornsey Town Hall and access and use by the community.
- The LBH owns the Town Hall and will retain the freehold when the Town Hall is restored.
- HTHT 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. This is guaranteed by the Community Use and Access Agreement which was appended to the Development Agreement when the contract was signed by FEC.
- The decision to go to OJEU procurement was taken by LBH after an Options Appraisal undertaken undertaken by GVA on behalf of LBH (completed in November 2014) and when the Mountview Project was formally brought to end.
- The Trust also responded formally to the Options Appraisal report, with copies of its response also sent to Cllr Claire Kober (former Leader, LBH), Cllr Jason Arthur (formerly Cabinet Member, Resources and Culture) and Nick Walkley (former 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
- 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 May 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.