Liberty Hall: Campaign to turn abandoned loo into village hall gets underway with £270,000 funding from Hackney Council
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A five-year campaign to turn a toilet block that was abandoned 30 years ago into a thriving community café has overcome its first hurdle, after Hackney Council pledged to spend £270,000 restoring the building.
But community group alliance, Clapton Commons, still needs to raise £50,000 to fit out what will become a community cooking school in Clapton Common.
It is hoped the community kitchen run by social enterprise Made in Hackney, event space and bike repair clinic will become a hub to bring people together from different backgrounds.
The plan is to hold monthly community meals in the 700 square foot building, nicknamed “Liberty Hall” because of its mock-Tudor look.
Work on the shell of the building will begin next month, and should be complete by May.
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The Mayor of Hackney joined the Bishop of Stepney and Rabbi Avrohom Pinter on Saturday to mark the start of a crowd funding campaign.
To donate see spacehive.com/libertyhall.
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