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)



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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Behind Sacred Doors

Exhibition and video on Haringey Churches

and it starts with the Seven Sisters trees – though their origin could well be from an older religion…

www.behindsacreddoors.org/<< see the 25minute video.

An Exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham.
700 years of Art, Crafts & Architecture from Haringey Churches.

Displaying rarely seen items created through the devotion of artists, crafts-people and local patronage.

The exhibitions runs from 11 July to October 2015. Entrance Free.


Haringey Residents’ Federation Annual Report 2014-5

From  Haringey Federation of Residents Associations    www.haringeyresidents.org
Contact HFRA <info@haringeyresidents.org>

Haringey’s Residents Federation held a successful Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16 June. The meeting adopted an Annual Report from 2014-5 – enclosed below for your information.

Please note that we are aiming to organise a conference on planning and development, probably in the autumn – an important issue affecting all neighbourhoods throughout Haringey.

Haringey Federation of Residents Associations
Annual Report 2014-15
[April 2014- March 2015]

During the last 12 months the Federation has continued to inform and support local RAs, speak out and take action around a range of residents’ issues, and support other residents’ networks and alliances around specific concerns.

Supporting local RAs and promoting their concerns
As always we’ve continued to do our best to support the work of local associations, and encourage new ones to set up. We support the principle that residents in every street, block or neighbourhood can organise ourselves, speak out and take action for ourselves and our communities. Continue reading

A gong for Cllr Kober

Claire Kober has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cllr Kober – who became leader of the council in December 2008 and is also Deputy Leader of London Councils and a member of the Local Government Association – has been honoured for services to local government.

Cllr Kober was hailed an “excellent ambassador” for Haringey, willing to take risks to ensure success and deliver the best for local residents – including leading ambitious regeneration in Tottenham; driving forward huge improvements in local education; forging productive partnerships, and making the council a more professional and success-focused organisation. Continue reading

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  http://www.haringey4020.org.uk/index/events/greenfair.htm

When is £1billion of new funding, not?

You may have come across the figure of £1billion being splashed around as the amount of ‘new money’ coming into Tottenham. Sounds like a gift for the people from a great sugar daddy in the sky ie Boris or something? Well not quite. Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act enquiry by Martin Ball, we find this:

Please can you provide detail on the £1billion of funding that the Tottenham’s future survey claims is coming to Tottenham?

My response is as follows:

The figure of £1bn investment sets the context and scale of potential  incoming investment into the regeneration programme for Tottenham. It is referenced in A Plan for Tottenham (published in 2012) and in the materials to publicise the Tottenham’s Future events. The £1bn is not a single grant, loan or guarantee, but is in fact an aggregation of the current best estimated value of all proposed infrastructure investments, grants and anticipated private sector leverage. The specific figure of £1bn been derived from the key announcements below (including details of the sources of funding), but in real terms £1bn is an estimate and actual investment may exceed that. Continue reading