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28 August 2016

News on Shaftesbury Hall

News on Shaftesbury Hall 

A public meeting was held at the The Riverside Community Church, Russell Road, Palmers Green on the 16th August 2016 to update local residents on progress towards the rebuilding of Shaftsbury Hall. The meeting also aimed to seek views on the planning application to demolish and rebuild the hall.


The meeting commenced with a presentation which covered the following areas. 

1. Description of the work of the Samaritans

2. Rebuilding proposals and reason for new planning application

3. Funding/lottery bid

4. Risk from squatters

5. Timetable 

6. Questions 

Our timetable is as follows 

  • Lottery grant stage 2 news – Sept 2016 
  • Lottery grant stage 3 evaluation and additional fund raising Oct – Jan 2017 
  • Building starts Sept 2017 – earlier if possible

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Big Lottery update

Big Lottery funding helps secure our future


NLS has been given a grant of £545,000 by Big Lottery to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall to provide a centre for Samaritans’ volunteers and a new public facility for local people.

The charity now needs help from local businesses, trusts and individuals to raise £110,000 in the next 6 months to complete the project. 

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On July 24 North London Samaritans want you to shush and listen


Samaritans national awareness campaign Talk to Us encourages people from all over the UK to take a few minutes to improve their listening skills by following the charity’s simple SHUSH! listening tips.


Samaritans volunteers will be at Bowes Park Station and Hornsey Station on Monday July 24th handing out SHUSH listening tips and highlighting the support they provide for the community.



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