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History (1)

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It was a key part of the community-led regeneration of our park. The Hub is an environmentally ‘green’ community building built with Lottery funding for the benefit of the park’s many user groups, and for park users generally.  The community was involved in the design and even helping with the construction.

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Business plan (6)

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The full detail of this is in the business plan.

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We want to exemplify ethical, fair employment practice. To this end we have gone for a flat salary structure at a decent living wage. This is set at £11.50 per year; for someone working 40 hours a week this equate to £23,920 per year.

We will have long opening hours and we need to be open 7 days a week. We want all staff to be capable to cover all roles. That said we do not expect to find 4 people who can all create a menu,  recruit and motivate volunteers, run sessions for schools, manage the website, fix the drain and do the accounts equally as well as each other. We intend to recruit a team that complements each other and the volunteers that we have. It therefore makes sense ask the person with building maintenance skills to take the lead on managing the building; the chef to take the lead on the kitchen and menu; and so on. None of these jobs is more or less important than the others. Each staff member is a decision-maker, but will also need to co-operate, consult and collaborate with other staff members, this is the Management Team. They will make all of the day-to-day decisions about the running of the EcoHub.

The reason the arrows point upwards (in the management diagram in the business plan) is this is who people are accountable to. Ultimately everyone is accountable to the members/shareholders (these are one and the same) at an AGM they choose the overall strategy and they can choose to replace the Board.

The Board work more frequently with the staff, who are doing the day-to-day work. The Board can over-rule the staff. For example, if the staff said they wanted to start selling tobacco because they thought it would make money, the Board could forbid them from doing so.

This staff, board, shareholders structure is how all businesses with numerous shareholders and co-ops with many members operate. It is pretty tried and tested. It is not dissimilar to the structure in charities and schools with boards of trustees and governors. The boards do not make day-to-day decisions, but the staff are accountable to them and the boards can be sued for negligence.

This is explained in more detail in the Business Plan.

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Finance and buying shares (4)

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The full detail of this is in the business plan.

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LREH Co-operative Limited (trading as ‘Lordship Hub Co-op’) is an Industrial and Provident Society (IPS); ethis means the liabilty of shareholders/members is limited. This means no shareholders/members are personally liable for any debts incurred by the Co-op. Shareholders’/members’ liability is limited to the value of their shareholding. As with all shares they are what the investor is putting at risk.

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Hiring/using the building (4)

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There is on street parking on Broadwater Farm Estate and slightly restricted in Higham Road, N17 6NU, by one of the entrances to the park. At present it is restricted 2-4pm monday to friday but this may change. Just walk into the Park and you’ll see the Hub. At present the Tower Gardens CPZ is Tottenham Match days only but this may change.

For disabled access we can arrange for a car to be allowed into the park via Adams Road, N17 6HE. If you require this please let us know and we will sort it out ring 020 8885 5684.

Email [email protected] or call 020 8885 5684.

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When the Hub fully opens it will include…

  • A large General Activities room (for hire)
  • Smaller Community Room (for meetings, parent/toddler activities etc)
  • A community Office (for Hub staff and the park’s many active User Groups)
  • A daily Café
  • Public Toilets
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Current progress (3)

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The cafe has been open all over the summer holidays, staffed by volunteers.

We now have two staff in place who, supported by volunteers, are getting the cafe fully set up. An espresso machine is being installed, a menu is being created so come along for a drink and something to eat!

The rooms are all available to hire.

We are still negotiating the finer points of the lease with the Council, but we are running the building on licence in the meantime.

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The full detail of this is in the business plan.

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How the Hub will run (7)

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We want to exemplify ethical, fair employment practice. To this end we have gone for a flat salary structure at a decent living wage. This is set at £11.50 per year; for someone working 40 hours a week this equate to £23,920 per year.

We will have long opening hours and we need to be open 7 days a week. We want all staff to be capable to cover all roles. That said we do not expect to find 4 people who can all create a menu,  recruit and motivate volunteers, run sessions for schools, manage the website, fix the drain and do the accounts equally as well as each other. We intend to recruit a team that complements each other and the volunteers that we have. It therefore makes sense ask the person with building maintenance skills to take the lead on managing the building; the chef to take the lead on the kitchen and menu; and so on. None of these jobs is more or less important than the others. Each staff member is a decision-maker, but will also need to co-operate, consult and collaborate with other staff members, this is the Management Team. They will make all of the day-to-day decisions about the running of the EcoHub.

The reason the arrows point upwards (in the management diagram in the business plan) is this is who people are accountable to. Ultimately everyone is accountable to the members/shareholders (these are one and the same) at an AGM they choose the overall strategy and they can choose to replace the Board.

The Board work more frequently with the staff, who are doing the day-to-day work. The Board can over-rule the staff. For example, if the staff said they wanted to start selling tobacco because they thought it would make money, the Board could forbid them from doing so.

This staff, board, shareholders structure is how all businesses with numerous shareholders and co-ops with many members operate. It is pretty tried and tested. It is not dissimilar to the structure in charities and schools with boards of trustees and governors. The boards do not make day-to-day decisions, but the staff are accountable to them and the boards can be sued for negligence.

This is explained in more detail in the Business Plan.

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The Hub Co-operative will run the building. Any individual or group who wish to actively support the Co-op can become a member and attend general meetings. The plan is for the Co-op to eventually hire 4 paid staff and a number of unpaid, voluntary staff. There will also be a wide range of opportunities for volunteering.

We will have to ensure that the building generates enough money to pay the paid staff’s wages, plus all the other running costs.

There is much, much more detail in the Business Plan.

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Volunteering (2)

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There is a great history of volunteering in the park. We already have over 30 volunteers who have committed to regular hours in the building. We have Board members with experience of recruiting and managing volunteers.

The staffing structure we have put in place includes staff to recruit and maintain volunteers and trainees.

Contact the Hub Office if you would like to volunteer, especially in the cafe or as a board member.

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