Prince Charles and Camilla
|Britain’s Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited businesses in north London yesterday (09.02.12) – six months after they were almost destroyed by rioting.
The future king and the duchess – who visited Tottenham, last August to assess the damage done to the area – returned to the scene to witness first-hand the regeneration projects taking place.
The couple began their visit at the site of the new Post Office which was previously destroyed during the riots, meeting representatives from Haringey Council and MP David Lammy to talk about how the area is recovering with the help of the borough and Charles’ charities.
Charles and Camilla also visited the Pride of Tottenham Pub, where they met Kay Horne, from Sainsbury’s who is currently on secondment as a “business connector” to Business in the Community, with particular responsibility for the Tottenham area.
Kay has been working with local organisations, businesses and Tottenham residents to regenerate the area’s High Road after it was badly hit by the riots and she has helped businesses in the area access money from the High Street Fund, set up by Sir William Castell.
Charles’ Regeneration Trust is also working to regenerate the area, and is currently involved in a project to restore 693 High Road, a landmark building in the community that was damaged during the riots.