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.

and here’s a fabulous video seen on the Gal-Dem site.

 

 

Grainger meeting with Market traders re Apex House, 9th June.

In addition to the two drop-in sessions at CoNEL on 4th and 6th June, Grainger are sending invites to a presentation meeting with market traders on Tuesday 9th June.  This will be at the Pueblito Paisa cafe in the front of the market, from 6 to 7.30pm. The meeting promises to have a specific focus on the possible new market space within the Apex development.

“Representatives from the architects and developers will be on hand to talk you through the plans and answer any questions you may have.”

Though targeted at the market traders, for those of you who think CoNEL is too far away, or who can’t make the other meetings, this is also a chance to ask some of those questions about the design of the block from the outside. Focusing on use of the inside space may presume no-one is interested in what the bloody thing is like from outside. From miles away.

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