Vision: Rainbow Alley

The cat is out the bag and we have launched the heart of building Rainbow Alley.  We wish to build a space for the community with PCC’s heart for the people of our community.

The Rainbow Alley is still working on different options like can we build three floors, will we serve food, how much hire space, can we build apartments on the back and other progressive thoughts. These are all depending on time, money and planning permission.  The only real cost we know on this date are the deposit fees and all that mortgages start with.

These are the initial payments we need to cover.
£84,000 Deposit
£8,400 HM Revenue stamp duty
£750 Conveyancing fees
£700 Allowance for searches
£270 Land registry fees
£150 VAT on conveyancing fees

£103,540 Total initial payments

We do still need help with these payments as they are personally being placed on personal bridging loans and in faith we hope that someone will see this as a social investment for the future and help take away the burden of raising this money.

If you would like to speak to us further about this project then please get in touch with us and we can arrange to meet you personally.

Here is a link to the pamphlet we handed out at a fundraising event in knightsbridge and below are some of the photos from the event and the poem that Gareth wrote for the event.

 

Vision for PCC Tottenham

We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll
but in totteham’s case
it was chas n dave

chas and dave came from up the road
in edmonton green where our offices are now held
they sing of a song – how it used to be
but the investment in the area made people more lonely

they bulldozed the pub, pie and mash love
and called it a day on the labour club
they blocked the sky with towers up high
locals pleeded but bosses just snubbed

and today…

the pubs, clubs, and social hubs
watch over their shoulders in n17
chicken, betting and pound shops
rub their hands in prospects of glee

Gangs on patrol
as the papers couldn’t be contained
the BBM explosion
lost its message in the blaze

colourcafe

Boris and the commons
gave Tottvietnam its stage
and budgets came
for buildings to be made.

The people in the middle
want to play their part
every colour of the rainbow
wants you to hear her heart

don’t  forget who built this city
don’t forget who built this city and it was not rock n roll.

streets of london had found its own rock n roll
with ska, vindaloos & Guinness
our cornershops had Pakistani business heads
never a slice of ham in freshly baked kosher bread

Polish brought in work ethic
Bangladeshis gave us our national dish
Carribeans guided our trains
Turkish gave us many places to get meat

this city was built  on its diversity
every colour of the rainbow shining its light
and now our chance is to take away the lonely
shining light into darkness one street at a time.

Gareth