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Read the latest version of our access statement.


UPDATE: Mar 2024

Phase One: coming up with a plan

Since we opened we've always been conscious of our lack of step-free access, and since 2020 we've been actively working to add an external lift to resolve this.
The first stage was to work with the other stakeholders to agree a workable plan. This was completed in October 2023.

Phase Two: getting planning permission

We submitted planning permission in December 2023.
In March 2024 Hackney Council planning department turned down our application.

This means we need to undertake an appeal, and we'd love your help:
Do you know anyone who can support us with our appeal?

Maybe you’re a local with expertise in this kind of planning permission?
Maybe you know someone at a disability advocacy charity who can support us?
Or maybe you know something or someone else that can help us express the importance of this lift.

We've put a huge amount of energy into this, and we’re a small team with limited resources, so we'd be really grateful to anyone who can help move this forward productively...

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