Saturday, September 19, 2009
Bold Vision for Telegraph Hill Centre
Bold Vision are having an open day today (11-2) up at the Telegraph Hill Centre (Kitto Road) to keep people informed and involved in their plan to create a new community space/cafe there - the photo above is of their earlier event in June. The current thinking is that the emtpy undercroft of the building - underneath the now closed Cafe Orange - could be converted into usable space.
I wish them well, but it would surely make sense to bring the upstairs ex-Cafe Orange space back into community use too. Since the Cafe closed it has been rented out by Askes school for use as a Sixth Form Common Room, presumably to get the smoking sixth formers off the streets at lunchtime. This really shouldn't be a long term arrangement - after all the Telegraph Hill Centre was built specifically to be just the kind of community space that Bold Vision now envisage. Call me a hopeless utopian but my vote would be to create a community cafe downstairs and then reopen the library that used to be upstairs!