Visiting in August last year, The Prince was keen that his charities continue to work in Tottenham, and last week Their Royal Highnesses saw first-hand the regeneration projects taking place.
Their Royal Highnesses began their visit at the site of the new Post Office after it 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 The Prince’s Charities.
Visiting the Pride of Tottenham Pub, The Prince and Duchess 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.
Their Royal Highnesses heard how Kay has helped businesses in the area access money from the High Street Fund, set up by Sir William Castell.
During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses met traders, and shopkeepers who had been affected, hearing about their personal experiences during and after the riots.
His Royal Highness’s charity, The Prince’s 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.
While The Prince attended a meeting to see how his charities can carry out further work in Tottenham, The Duchess met residents who had been affected by the riots. Her Royal Highness met some of these residents previously when they visited Tottenham in August last year.