Haringey Council is hosting a public meeting to help residents and businesses who may be affected by Brexit.

The event, which will take place at the Civic Centre on February 18, will offer advice and support ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union on March 29.

It follows the Government’s announcement that EU citizens will need to apply for a settlement scheme if they want to stay in the UK after 2021.

Council leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor has written an open letter to the borough’s 42,000 EU Citizens to inform them of the meeting and reassure them that Haringey will remain “an open, tolerant and diverse borough”.

His letter states: “You are our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues, and you make an enormous contribution to the cultural and economic life of our borough.

“I am committed, on behalf of the council, to helping ensure our EU residents know what they need to do to protect their rights and apply for settled or pre-settled status to stay in the UK past December 2020.

“Where you need support, we want to make sure you receive this.”

The meeting will be attended by the council leader and Cllr Adam Jogee, the council’s EU Citizens Ambassador.

Haringey Council also has a dedicated web page offering advice and support for residents and businesses who could be affected by Brexit here.

The Brexit Public Meeting will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, February 18 at Haringey Civic Centre on High Road, Wood Green.