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.
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.
Haringey Council’s Development Management Forum is holding a forthcoming meeting about some of the latest developments in the Tottenham Hale area.
The areas under discussion are:
- Station Square West (adjacent to Premier Inn): 22-storey tower block, plus including retail units
- Ashley Road South (Cannon factory, plus Ashley House): 277 flats including retail units
This is very important as it could be local residents’ only chance to question both the council and developers’ representatives about the latest proposals.
The meeting will be held at The Larder, under the new Protheroe House, 6 Chesnut Road, N17 9EQ, on Wednesday 23rd November, starting at 7.00pm.
For more information, call 020 8489 5504, or email planningsupport(at)haringey.gov.uk.
Here is a new planning update on the proposals for development in the area of Ashley Road South.
Local residents are being invited to a new public exhibition on the revised plans, which, according to the developers, will lead to the construction of around 800 new homes, workspaces for local businesses, and a digital skills college. Questions, criticisms and general enquires can be directed at the representatives at the exhibition.
As previously, the new exhibition will be held at:
Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ on Thursday November 10th between 3.30 and 7.30pm.
If you would like further information, or if you cannot attend in person, phone 020 3870 1435, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A planning application is due to be submitted to Haringey Council next month.
St Ann’s Ward by election meeting.
Due to the resignation of Cllr Peter Morton, the residents of St Ann’s ward (part of it lies in N15, near Seven Sisters), have the chance to elect a new councillor in the forthcoming by-election, which takes place on October 6th.
Here is the current candidates list.
Locals in the ward will have the chance to meet and question the candidates at a hustings meeting, which will be held at:
St John Vianney Church Hall, West Green Road, N15 3QH on Thursday September 29th, between 7.00 and 9.00pm. Nearest buses: 41, 230, 341 and W4.
Two major plans for redevelopment in Tottenham Hale.
Hale Wharf, Ferry Lane. Plans to demolish all of the factories and replace them with 500+ homes and mixed retail/ business use (Ref: HGY/2016/1719). More information here.
Ashley Road South, off Hale Road. Public event about plans to redevelop most of the area with mixed commercial space, housing, investment in public spaces. The event is due to take place on Wednesday 20th July at Berol House, 25 Ashley Road N17 between 3.30 and 7.30pm.
On June 15th, there will be a public meeting on the upcoming European Union referendum, in which voters can meet representatives of the groups campaigning on whether they want the United Kingdom to either remain or leave the organisation.
Locals can hear the opinions of six speakers, three from groups supporting the UK remain in the EU, three from groups who want the UK to leave.
The referendum campaign has unfortunately been dominated by supporters on both sides allegedly spreading fear and innuendo, leaving many voters confused. As a result, very few people know how the structure of the EU actually works. At the same time, the EU is reported in the UK press in almost entirely negative terms, leading to the perception that people in the UK are being poorly informed. If people made some effort to search for the facts about the EU, there wouldn’t be so much mudslinging. Here is the link to the EU’s website.
The meeting will be held at the Selby Centre between 7pm and 9pm (doors open at 6.30). For more information on the meeting, click on this page on the Selby Trust’s website.
The EU referendum is on June 23rd. Use your vote wisely.
For those who may not be aware (if you’re not, maybe you should be) that on May 5th, you will have the chance to vote in the elections for both the London Mayor and Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey.
This is your only chance to meet the local candidates at a hustings event, which will take place on April 20th (this Wednesday) at The Selby Centre on Pretoria Road, N17 (off White Hart Lane).
Nearest buses: W3 (from Northumberland Park), 149, 259, 279, 349, 476 have stops on the High Road on the corner of White Hart Lane, 318 (from Creighton Road heading to/from North Mid Hospital).
The event starts at 6pm, with the actual hustings meeting beginning at 7pm. For more information, look here.
This is the last chance for local people to comment on Crossrail 2, a planned new railway connecting Haringey across London to Surrey.
The consultation has been in place since October, so you may have made your views known already. However, if you need more information, representatives from Crossrail 2 will be in our area at:
Corner of High Road and Broad Lane N15 (not far from Seven Sisters station, High Road eastern side entrance) on both Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th December 2015, between Noon and 8pm both days.
(Please bear in mind that the location and timing of the event may change)
The consultation for Crossrail 2 ends on January 2016. More information on their website.