April - May 2017
I’m delighted that this edition of Haringey People turns the spotlight on some of the independent entrepreneurs that are helping to put our borough on the map, supported by grants from our innovative Opportunity Investment Fund.
Their businesses range from independent beer brewing to kale crisp production and even indoor climbing, but they also have much in common. Each one of these businesses is ambitious about their future and proud to be a part of Haringey.
As council leader, I share that pride and I am hugely excited to see our ambition for the borough mirrored by businesses, schools and communities throughout Haringey.
The scale of our ambition, and the pace of positive change in Haringey, cannot be underestimated. This summer has already seen the unveiling of plans for the multi-million pound renovation of Crouch End’s Hornsey Town Hall – including sensitive restoration of the much-loved historic features of the Grade II* listed building, improvements to the Town Hall Square and guaranteed community access to the Town Hall for generations to come.
In Wood Green, public consultation has seen overwhelming support for our ambitious transformation plans that could bring 4,000 new jobs, 7,700 new homes, a new town centre and a host of new retail, office, leisure and recreation spaces to the area – building on its strengths to make it a destination that residents can be proud of.
In Highgate, we’re working with Jacksons Lane Arts Centre and the Highgate Library Action Group to explore options to build on the area’s excellent cultural scene and deliver better library services as part of our commitment to keeping and improving all of Haringey’s nine libraries.
At sites across the borough, our proposed pioneering Haringey Development Vehicle could unlock billions of pounds for regeneration, bringing at least 5,000 new homes and thousands more jobs and business opportunities.
And later this month we’ll see the opening of creative workspace Blue House Yard in Wood Green, which will see creative “maker” tenants, outdoor food and market stalls and a funky café on board a double-decker bus.
Each of these projects is possible because of the wealth of creativity, talent and ambition in our borough – and they underline what can be achieved when we work hand-inhand with local partners to make Haringey a better place for everyone who lives and works here.
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