Events in May

(and a little bit of April)

from Sustainable Haringey bless ’em

Thursday 28th April 7pm

McLibel film to celebrate 10th anniversary of Haringey Independent Cinema

Park View School, West Green Road, N15 3RB


Sunday 1st May 12noon to 10.30pm

Antwerp Arms Grand Opening and First Birthday Continue reading

Launch of Wards Corner Action Plan

The N15 Development Trust Wards Corner Community Plan Action Plan Launch

25th February 2016 – 7pm

At Zumbale, 263 High Rd, London N15 4RR (just north of Seven Sisters tube, past Costas)wc1.jpg

 Who is the N15 Development Trust?

The N15 Development Trust is an organisation formed of members of the local community to deliver the Community Plan for Wards Corner in Seven Sisters. This proposal was granted planning permission by the council in May 2014.

Why is this plan best for the local community?

It will restore the historic Wards Corner building and provide a genuinely distinctive landmark at the entrance to Tottenham.

  • It will realise the potential of this hidden treasure for the benefit of the local population.
  • It will promote social inclusion and sustainable restoration, instead of demolition.
  • It will represent inclusive regeneration and conservation of heritage and diversity.
  • The Community Plan will promote independent businesses rather than corporate interests.

What are the advantages of the community plan?

In 2008, Seven Sisters Market was hailed by the BBC as a “mini-United Nations.” Despite decades of neglect, the hard work and perseverance of the market traders has preserved this unique space for use by people of all nationalities. However, the site is in urgent need of redevelopment and enhancement. The Community Plan will deliver this in a cost-effective way, within a relatively short timescale and primarily for the benefit of the public.

How do i find out more and get involved?

The N15 Development Trust is always looking for more support from volunteers. Join us to celebrate the launch of our action plan to deliver the Community Plan for this iconic building.





Steam Train Saturday Morning through SoTo

Like this one:

Steam train through South Tottenham

Two Black Five class steam locomotives pulling Cathedrals Express through South Tottenham Overground station, Steam Dreams excursion on the way to Chichester. 14th December 2013

Steam Dreams, a Guildford based promoter of mainly steam hauled rail tours under the CathedralsExpress banner, has operated steam hauled trains on both rail routes from Southend for several years now. Many of these are routed over the Barking – Gospel Oak line including the Christmas specials.
This Saturday’s Christmas train from Southend East (09:09) to Winchester for the Christmas market, picking up at Upminster (09:39-09:41) and West Hampstead (10:40-10:42), is almost fully booked.
Ian Riley’s LMS Black 5 4-6-0, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, the loco was declared “fit to run” yesterday. 45407 is no stranger to the Barking – Gospel Oak Line, hauling the previous two Christmas Cathedrals
Express’s from Southend on 14th December 2013 and 6th December 2014. However, on those two occasions she was double heading the train, coupled ‘inside’ classmate 44871. This will be the first time she has hauled a train over the Barking – Gospel Oak line unassisted.

South Tottenham 10:15.


other rail info to follow.

Last time it actually stopped at SoTo to change drivers. Uninformed me was on the wrong platform to chat to them.


and they say WE misrepresent THEM????

As posted on Harringay Online – see there for many replies:

A spokesman from LBH was quoted on Sunday on a short BBC News report on the imminent closure of Marcus Garvey Library in Tottenham:

“Haringey Council Statement: We’re very disappointed that a £3million investment to revamp and modernise one of our most popular libraries has been misrepresented. The refurbishment of the library will see it enhanced with new books and equipment, as well as additional services.”

It’s on youtube: clip  as on earler post

This is the library that is being halved in size as they cram in most of the Customer Services from Apex House. Continue reading

Go wild in the Rec! Free Event!

Go wild in the Rec! Free Event!
Sun 30th Aug 11-5pm
All things green, wild and natural
Open to all in the community, including children.

Lordship Wildlife Group and Friends of Lordship Rec present a variety of things green, wild or natural to do with the Rec.
It will include activities, workshops, games, art, stalls and displays for adults and for children. You will enjoy learning more about our many varied and interesting wildlife, conservation practices in the Rec and natural materials and alternatives to the chemicals we use in our everyday lives and green yoga.
The day will be based in and around the Hub which is by the lake and children’s playground.
For questions or suggestions contact
Ruth Green –
Please note ooo in the address not oo

(243 bus to Lordship Lane, or 41 bus to Downhills Park and walk – so ten minutes from SoTo)

Save the Library campaign on the News

Fantastic work by the Save Marcus Garvey Library team, getting two minutes on TV including an interview supporting them with David Lammy.

Support the Campaign to stop these proposals here:
Sign the Petition here:…
Twitter: #SaveMarcusGarveyLibrary
Email:  (NOTE corrected email on 17.8.15)

and to see some of the removed books, check the tumblr page: