Tottenham Doors

In the cold winter of 2013, in Tottenham, London, a team of thirteen local residents were trained and employed by Living Under One Sun, supported by LB Haringey, to door knock 10,000 homes and hold conversations with residents about their personal travel behavior.

The team also aimed to increase awareness of walking cycling and public transport options.

What the team did not know was how the life and the stories of the people living behind these doors in their local neighbourhoods would make them feel about where they live.

By Living Under One Sun people….

Haringey Green Fair at Tottenham Green

Living Under One Sun are having a fruit and vegetable stall at the Haringey Green Fair on the 6th September. Come along and find out about all our courses, volunteering opportunities and our beautiful allotment. We are also having a stall run by beekeeper Ian, all about our Urban Honey which is made on the allotment. Also, Joanne Barrett will be talking about The Haringey Big Community Switch and how to save money on energy costs as well as how to use less energy.


More info here

Filling The Gap pauses

“It is with great sadness that we announce that tomorrow, August 8th, will be Filling the Gap’s last café for a while.  We’ll still be at the big Newlon summer party on Saturday at Hale Village, but then Filling the Gap will be pressing pause on the community café for a while.  Renée and I will continue to cater and teach our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ course, but we have decided to step away from our application for the Hub and our Saturday pop ups.”  Read more.

see  Filling the Gap website.

Renee and Kate are two locals with young families who said no to unhealthy fast food and set up their own café, Filling the Gap N17, serving healthy, homemade and affordable food. It ran on Fridays till August 8th.  Hope to see it back soon. 

TWO great-sounding events this weekend at Markfield Park

On Saturday, the Canalology 2014 Festival  and on Monday 5th,  bank holiday, the first Tottenham Ploughmans’ event to happen this far south.   Really looking forward to both.

The Canalology festival is about much more than canals: A new art festival for Tottenham – for just one day twelve artists and artist groups will present new contemporary artworks and projects inspired by canalside Tottenham. Continue reading

WCC gets planning permission for Wards Corner

From the WCC:

Dear Friends

Last week the fight to save Wards Corner moved one step closer. Haringey Council granted us planning permission to restore the Wards Department store.

A massive thank you to everyone who helped us get to this stage! Your support and involvement is always appreciated.

The granting of planning permission for the Wards Corner community plan is an important step forward. We now have a better position from which to approach TfL, and potential backers in our mission to make the plan a reality. But we need people to rally behind this! If you would like to get involved or find out how you could help Continue reading

Act now to support the community plan for Wards Corner

From the WCC coalition:

Dear Friends,
The enthusiasm and support for the Community Plan has been astounding and it continues to grow. In just a week we’ve had over 50 people leave their comments on the Council’s planning website, clearly showing them that local people want to see community-led development at Wards Corner and throughout the rest of Tottenham.

If you haven’t left your comments yet now is the perfect time to do so. The Council can decide whether or not to grant permission to the plan any time after Friday 28th, so there isn’t much time left if you want to be sure that your comments are taken into account when the Council make their decision. You can follow this link to leave your comments, and make sure to tick ‘support’ so the feedback is easier to count.

The Council website presents the plan in a slightly confusing way, but you can view it on our own dedicated website here

This Thursday 27th March we are celebrating the submission of the Community Plan with a special launch event, offering you a chance to step inside the Community Plan and take a virtual tour.

We’ve been working with Creative Citizens and using the platform to bring you this opportunity and to explore innovative new ways to engage people in planning. It is vital that people are empowered to make decisions about planning in the areas they live and work, and this requires more than surveys and consultation on policies. offers people a visually engaging way to view and comment on plans, it also makes these comments public and allows people to discuss the issues that are important to them. So make sure you come along on Thursday and add your comments to the discussion about the future of Wards Corner. There will be a short presentation of the plans, lots of people on hand to guide you through the website, and free refreshments too!

You can RSVP for free here to help us get an idea of numbers

The site was created with support from The Open University and the Creative Citizens research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The WCC is made up of and supported by residents and a wide range of local groups including residents associations, trader organisations, Tottenham Civic Society, Tottenham Conservation Area Advisory Committee, Pedro Achata Trust, Pueblito Paisa, The Seven Sisters Multicultural Market Traders, The Tottenham Traders Association, Tottenham & Wood Green Friends Of the Earth, Sustainable Haringey, Haringey Living Streets, Seven Sisters Permaculture, The Civic Trust, The Victorian Society, English Heritage, The New Economics Foundation, The Ethical Property Foundation, Bioregional, Planning Aid For London, Parity Projects, Representatives of political parties and other groups.

Launch Event:
Thursday 27th March
7pm til late
Blankita Restaurant,(opposite the Costa Coffee at Tottenham Hale retail park)
189 Broad Lane, N15 4QT

Tottenham Hale or walk from Seven Sisters

Free in the Retail Park for up to three hours

Tottenham Takeover at the V&A, this Friday


from local artists:

Hiya folks,

If you cast your minds back to yesteryear, we ran a series of animation workshops as part of the Tottenham World Film Club, which a number of you took part in.

We’re chuffed to say that these workshop films are being screened at this Friday’s V&A Late as part of their Tottenham Takeover event!

The films will be screened from 18:30 o 21:30 this Friday, 28th March – Click here for programme details (free entry)

So a big hand to everybody who got involved in the making of these films! Swing by, say hi, see the fruits of your creative labour (or your mate’s labour?) and celebrate all things Tottenham.

See you Friday!

Rosanna + Zuzanna

Rosanna Wan
Animator / Designer

M +44 (0)754 686 4104