Town Hall holds the solution to Crouch End parking problems

Now we know that Haringey is not selling Hornsey Town Hall, and the immediate future for this listed Grade II building at the heart of Crouch End is the prospect of at least another five years of decline, the council should make the best of a bad situatio

Now we know that Haringey is not selling Hornsey Town Hall, and the immediate future for this listed Grade II building at the heart of Crouch End is the prospect of at least another five years of decline, the council should make the best of a bad situation and do something positive for this community.

Haringey must open the town hall car parks. Business permit holders could park there and shoppers and diners would be encouraged to come to Crouch End without being ticketed and towed, all of which would support the traders here who face such difficult times.

With an impending CPZ likely to make things worse for shoppers and traders, and many residents in dire need of this solution to their parking problems, Haringey could resolve these multiple challenges in one stroke, while generating some much-needed income for the maintenance of the town hall and showing that it is willing to support a community in the west of the borough just as it does in the east.

Stephen Morpurgo

Birchington Road, N8