Summer’s Here

so dancing in the street is what happens.

Salsa Shutdown 2

The second Salsa Shutdown for Seven Sisters happened on Sunday 25th June.  It was a fundraiser towards the legal costs of objecting to the Compulsory Purchase Order  for Wards Corner.  The inquiry will run from 11th to 28th July, Tuesdays to Fridays, at Wood Green Civic Centre.

The developer Grainger has assets of £2.8 billion. There is no legal aid for CPO’s. The campaign to defend Wards Corner and the Latin Market can only pay for the barristers it needs by fundraising, and they are still short by about £10,000 of the cost of  having a barrister throughout the hearing. The council and Grainger each have a QC (the council’s paid for from Council Tax) and their job will be to cross-examine the witnesses.  Not something most of campaigners look forward to, so the more they can have their barrister to support them, the more fair it will be.  Please help if you can via this crowdfunder site.

The serious hard work of all this dancing raised about £250, plus more (still counting) from the sale of food, many thanks to all contributors.

 

 

Want to make yourself really sick?

See the latest glossy brochure selling /gifting Tottenham to the developers.

Haringey put it out at last week’s MIPIM conference. Billed as “the world’s leading property market”.  13-16 March 2018 – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Acquired under FOI.  Huge swathes of the borough are earmarked “Growth area” and “area of change”.

Click to download pdf of brochure:
Haringey Investment Prospectus LOWRES(1)

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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.”