The closure of a youth club could be averted after “positive” talks over its future.

The Harringay Club in Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, has been run by the YMCA since 2020.

The centre, which runs activities including gymnastics and ballet programmes, supports thousands of children and young people every week.

Earlier this month, youth club staff said they were “shocked” to open a letter addressed to ‘YMCA’ and read that the council had served the charity 60 days’ notice to leave the building.

This means its services at the centre would have to stop by July 31.

It is understood that the dispute stems from issues with the building’s lease.

But in a joint statement, YMCA and Haringey Council have now said that both sides were “eager” to reach a resolution “for the benefit of the community”.

Representatives from the council and the charity met last week to “identify common ground” over the club’s long-term future, with both sides describing the talks as “positive”.

They said: “We have both made it clear that we want activities to continue on-site and recognise the social value these activities provide to residents across the borough.

 “We have agreed to hold further discussions and aim to provide an update in the next two weeks.”