Please support Wards Corner legal challenge

Dear friends, the time has come for you to be our active supporters in the struggle against the Compulsory Purchase Order for Wards Corner.

Haringey Council have issued a CPO to support the developer Grainger to force the sale of the parts of Wards Corner that they need, to enable them to demolish the whole block and build private flats. No social housing, not even ‘affordable’.  Meanwhile Grainger is going ahead on the opposite corner, with building a huge tower block, 23 storeys, with 165 private flats, replacing the council’s Customer Service facility Apex House.

We have a better plan. Rather than just saying No to demolition, we have an alternative. Our Community Plan would Continue reading

Those railway line works

The Overground Line from Barking to Gospel Oak has been closed for months while the line is being electrified, which will bring it into the same system as the rest of the London Overground. It will add the possibility of four- rather than two-carriage trains and so relieve the crush at busy times. The line through SoTo station has been closed since September, due to re-open in ‘February 2017’ so the end is nigh.  To understand why it’s taking so long,. see this article from Rail Engineer magazine, it’s a massive engineering project.

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Wards Corner CPO -kicking off

Wards Corner CPO – background notes

On 23 September 2016 Haringey Council delivered by hand to freeholders and leaseholders on the site a Statement of Reasons they intend to Compulsory Purchase the Wards Corner site, including the High Road, West Green Rd, Suffield Rd and Seven Sisters Road portions.

The statement is dated 14 September and the closing date for objections is 21 October (less than one month from delivery of the statement on 23/09/16).

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Two Tottenham gardens open on Sunday

Two contrasting  gardens full of inspiration and interest . . their knowledgeable owners will give horticultural advice. Handsworth Rd is a plant lovers paradise, a hidden nook with feasts for the senses galore.  Higham Rd  with borrowed background of verdant green on  Lordship  Rec, is  full of colour, with a wildlife pond, greenhouse, and summer house. They will delight you with delicious home made tea and a  warm welcome.

for details see  National Gardens Scheme website  www.ngs.org.uk   look for gardenfinder.

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Royal Court Theatre in Tottenham

“Tottenham 2016

We’re back for second summer in Tottenham with a programme of work made in close collaboration with the people of Tottenham.

This year’s festival explores Tottenham’s cultures and communities through a variety of art forms, from short films to outdoor performances, all of which are free for Tottenham residents.

As an exciting addition this year, we’ll also have a cultural hub in Tottenham, where we’ll be hanging out and hosting performances. A place where you can come to say hello, get involved or find out more.”

Lots of freebies for N15 + N17 residents.  I don’t know where ‘Shop, Tottenham’ is.  I’ve asked them.  Update: “This precise location of this venue is yet to be confirmed, but will be somewhere central in Tottenham most likely an unused retail space, and anyone who booked will be notified of this.”

 

What’s On at BGC in May

What’s On at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre

COMING UP OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS

Monday 23rd May
Classes: Messy Mornings Pre-School 10.30-11.30am MORE
Classes: London House Cats Choir 7.30-9.30pm MORE

Tuesday 24th May
Julius Caesar (Theatre) 7.30pm BOOK
Classes: Messy Mornings Pre-School 10.30-11.30am MORE
Classes: New Tottenham Singers 7.30-9.30pm MORE
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Friends of Tottenham Green Community News, May 2016

Friends of Tottenham Green Community News, May 2016
produced for the weekly Tottenham Green Market, Sundays through summer, 11-4pm.
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Friends of Tottenham Green events

Gardening the Green – Every Wednesday afternoon: weekly work sessions, 2-4ish on Tottenham Green. All hands welcomed!

Sat 21 May: Clean the Green! Clean-up litter-picking day, noon through to 3pm

Sun 5 June – Next FOTG stall at Tottenham Green Market: World Ocean Day focus, plants for sale, community info. We’re aiming to be at the market once a month through the summer. Drop by and say hello! (PS: empty plant pots, esp small ones, welcome!) Continue reading