Parliamentary boundary review changes- your comment is invited

The Boundary Commission for England published its revised proposals for the Tottenham parliamentary constituency earlier today.

The revised proposals (if you look on the map on this page and type either your postcode or zoom in) is mainly consisting of the removal of the Stroud Green ward from the initial proposals. However, the Woodside ward which is currently in the neighbouring Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, was added. The rest of the constituency remains unchanged.

Earlier fears that the constituency would be broken up were unfounded. In the report, local MP David Lammy commented:

“With complex problems, including the highest level of temporary accomodation in London, a transient population, failed estates, some of the highest unemployment levels in London, a high level of crime, the lack of a town centre focus, and a breakdown in the relationships between the community and the police… it is vitally important that the integrity of Tottenham as a constituency is maintained.”

If you have a view on the revised boundaries, then click on this page, and make a comment. The consulation will end on 11th December 2017. For more information about the boundary review, see this video.

The changes to the new boundaries, if approved, will take into effect at the next general election.

 

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Planning alert: exhibition on fresh redevelopment in Tottenham Hale

Tottenham Hale is set to be subject to yet more development.

Five sites based in the area are being included in a public exhibition organised by developers Argent Related. A leaflet should have been sent into households in the area.

The five sites mentioned on the map are:

  • Ashley Road (Both east and west)
  • Ferry Island
  • North Island
  • Welbourne

The development includes:

  • Around 950 new homes (some of them may be affordable, but they won’t say how many)
  • New green spaces and communal areas
  • New spaces for shops and businesses
  • A much-needed new health centre
  • Yet more changes to Tottenham Hale station

Local residents are invited to see the early proposals, particularly on the Welbourne site. They are at:

Lord Morrison Hall, 38 Scales Road N17 9EZ, on Thursday 19th October between 3pm and 7pm.

Tottenham Hale Bowling Club (inside Down Lane Park), Park View Road N17 9EX, on Saturday 21st October between 9am and 7pm.

Local buses stop at Tottenham Hale bus station nearby with a short straight walk up Hale Road, turning slight right towards Park View Road. Scales Road is the second street on the left.

For more information, call 0800 307 7141, email at TottenhamHale@londoncommunications.co.uk, or click on this website here.

Two Festivals in Tottenham -Tomorrow!

Tomorrow (Saturday)! Two festivals will take place at Lordship Recreation Ground, Lordship Lane. (Buses 123 and 243 stop outside the park in Lordship Lane, Bus W4 Hail and Ride section may stop in Higham Road). Enjoy the day!

Tottenham Ploughman Riverfest- From 11am to 7pm!

Lordship Rec Harvest Festival, including the 10th Annual Tottenham Flower and Produce Show- From 11am to 5pm!

 

London Overground local travel news

For many of you who are not yet aware, local transport will be affected by works on the London Overground.

From Tomorrow (September 11) until Thursday (September 14) There will be no service on the section between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town (via 7 Sisters) after 10.30pm on each day. Use local alternative routes.

From Sunday 17th September, until Sunday 22nd October, there will be no service on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line. A replacement bus service will run, stoping at all stations from Gospel Oak to Seven Sisters. There may be more closures before the end of the year.

For travel options in the local area, click here.

For more detailed information on the closure, click here.

Tottenham Today- community event this Saturday

Tottenham Today is a free community event will be taking place this Saturday (9th September).

According to the organisers, the event will:

“Celebrate all things about Tottenham; find out about the jobs, skills and volunteering opportunities available for Tottenham residents, walk Tottenham, ask questions about regeneration, enjoy family friendly entertainment and most of all, have fun!”

Local residents should have received a leaflet like this through the door.

The event will take place at Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road N15, between 11am and 4pm (Nearest buses stop in the High Road: 76,149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 476 and W4. Buses 230 and 341 stop in Philip Lane, outside Holy Trinity church, with a short walk).

For more information log on to this page on the Tottenham.London website.

Carnival event at Protheroe House this Saturday

Protheroe House in Tottenham is hosting a pre- Notting Hill carnival event this Saturday (26th August).

If you are unable to attend carnival this year, locals have been invited to an afternoon of caribbean music and food. It’s taking place at the building at 6 Chesnut Road, N17 9FA (Most local buses stop in nearby High Road around the police station) between 4pm and 6pm.

However, spaces are limited, and could be going fast, so to book a spot, telephone Protheroe House on 020 7428 1144, or email info(at)seasonhomes.co.uk.

Protest about the HDV: tomorrow

Tomorrow (July 3rd), there is going to be both a protest and a benefit aimed at fighting plans by Haringey Council to forcefully evict many council tenants through their controversial HDV development programme (dubbed by critics at the £2Billion Pound Gamble).

The demonstration will assemble at Ducketts Common (Turnpike Lane Tube end) at around 5.30pm. There will be a March from the Common which will end at Haringey Civic Centre in the High Road.

Afterwards, there will be a benefit evening to raise funds for the legal fight against the council’s plans. It will take place at Wood Green Social Club, 3 Stuart Crescent, Wood Green, N22 5NJ (Not far from the Civic Centre) at 8PM. More info here.

Several estates and key public buildings based in Tottenham and across the borough are affected by the council’s HDV. Wherever you are affected or if you’re concerned about the way the council is forcing this through without fighting for more funds from the government or looking for alternatives, we still need to fight these damaging plans which could seriously affect the way public services are delivered in the borough in the future.

Local bus changes

There has been some small changes to some of our local bus services.

The 76 bus route, which runs from Tottenham Hale to Waterloo, is now managed by Go Ahead, replacing Arriva. It is also now a new routemater, the second to run through Tottenham (the other is 149, which runs from London Bridge to Edmonton Green).

The 259 bus route, which runs from Kings Cross to Edmonton Green, is now managed by Arriva, replacing Go Ahead.

It’s clearly hoped that both routes’ services will improve under the new managers.

Planning alert- new plans for social housing of Monument Way

Plans to provide much needed new social housing in Tottenham could mean the loss of the green lung between Monument Way and Fairbanks Road.

Newlon Housing Trust is holding a two-day public consultation on plans to build up to 54 flats in three blocks in the affected area. That would mean changes in the layout of Fairbanks Road itself, and the wall which currently separates the neighbouring Chesnut Estate and Monument Way will be knocked down to be replaced by what the organisers are saying a buffer zone.

Residents in the affected area should have received the leaflet with brief details of the plans.

The consultation will take place on both Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March at The Larder Cafe, Protheroe House, 6 Chesnut Road N17. It will run on both days between 4pm and 7pm.