Have you seen Haringey Council’s ‘Tottenham Plan‘?
Local groups in Tottenham are planning a conference to bring together the key local community groups and campaigns who are affected by the Council’s ‘Tottenham Plan’ and other planning and regeneration issues. The idea is to work together and fight for our common interests, our neighborhoods our community facilities and for the needs of our communities throughout Tottenham.
Supporting groups confirmed so far: Weir Hall Action Group / Bull Lane Playing Fields Campaign, Wards Corner Community Coalition, Find Your Voice, Welbourne Community Centre, Haringey Defend Council Housing, Haringey Housing Action Group, Defend Haringey Health Services, Haringey Solidarity Group, Friends of Lordship Rec, Haringey Federation of Residents Associations
All relevant groups are invited to a joint planning meeting to help organise the conference together
Wednesday 16th January 2013
7pm at the North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Rd, N17
If your organisation supports this please contact the Our Tottenham Organising Group c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
Aims of conference
- To bring local activists and campaign groups together whose aims are to oppose all inappropriate planning and developments and campaign for/defend facilities and proposals which are led by local residents, for the benefit of local residents, and improve neighbourhoods for residents’ benefit – not just for the benefit of big business.
- Discuss some of the major unsuitable aspects of current local development plans (eg high rise blocks, high rents and gentrification, over-development, loss of Council housing or community facilities etc) where interests of the residents have not been taken into account, what we can do to oppose plans and to support any alternative plans e.g. Wards Corner, Tottenham Plan/Love Lane, Lawrence Road
- To show support for and/or help initiate new resident and community-led development plans that support the interests of local people (e.g. Tottenham Plan/Love Lane and St Ann’s Hospital)
- Share experiences of successful local campaigns and community-led regeneration for example Broadwater Farm Residents Association, Friends of Downs Lane Park, Friends of Lordship Rec, Wards Corner Community Coalition, Everybody’s Music, Bull Lane Playing Fields Campaign etc, to inspire new campaigns for resident-led regeneration.
- Offer a clear and viable alternative, resident-led process for regeneration and development plans for residents who currently feel they have little power to change things.
Potential outcomes of conference
- Better understanding of the Tottenham Plan, past and current existing campaigns, and how more people can support or get involved
- Initiate new campaign groups for areas under threat
- Possible formation of a Tottenham community planning and regeneration action network, and other initiatives