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Welcome to the
Freehold Community Association
Freehold Community Centre
9 Alexandra Road
THE OBJECT OF OUR ASSOCIATION IS....
"To promote, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions, the advancement of education and the provision of facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of the inhabitants of the London Borough of Barnet."
Under a licence granted by the London Borough of Barnet the Association is responsible for the management of the Freehold Community Centre.
This management involves raising money to pay for the running of the Centre i.e. council tax, heat, power, waste disposal etc. and the Association receives no financial assistance from any outside body to do this. It relies solely on monies raised from membership subscriptions, donations, the hire of the centre and fund raising events to keep the centre open and available to meet the requirements of our object and for the benefit of our residents.
SO WHY "FREEHOLD" ?
The area, now bounded by Barnard Hill, Colney Hatch Lane and the North Circular was originally farm land. It is believed that when the land eventually came to be sold off it was sold "freehold" which was unusual as most land at that time was only leased. The main development of the area took place from the 1850's when inexpensive housing was provided for the workers at the Middlesex County Pauper Lunatic Asylum (Colney Hatch) and the workers building Alexandra Palace.
Freehold Community Association is a registered charity : Registration No. 1025579