St Ann’s by-election hustings meeting

A4+Harringay Ward by-election Hustings leaflet-A4_Layout 1St 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.


Ashley Road and St Ann’s development news (updated)

Here are two updates to the ongoing devlopment plans in the local area.

ashleyroadexhib3Ashley Road South. Following on the exhibition held earlier in July, there is an update on the plans covering the area, in Tottenham Hale, ahead of a planning application being submitted later this year.

A new exhibition, showing changes to the original plans will be held, as before at

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road N17, on Tuesday September 13th, between 3.30 and 7.30pm.

If you want to see the plans, but its unable to attend, call 0203 170 7987, or email

St Ann’s Hospital site. Two thirds of the hospital site is due to be sold to developers. The St Ann’s Development Trust has put forward alternative draft plans for the hospital.

Members of the public can see the plans at Chesnuts Primary School, Black Boy Lane, N15 on both:

  • Wednesday September 21st, between 7.00 and 9.00pm
  • Saturday September 24th, between 12noon and 3.00pm

For more information click here.

NB, The trust needs to raise £25,000 by October 9th 2016 to pay for the architects’ finished plans for the development. These plans will allow them to cost the project and put a bid for the site. Help by making a pledge today!

Tottenham Hale development news

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.



EU Referendum event- Tomorrow!

eu-flagOn 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.


London Overground closure information

London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking Line will face closures between 4th June 2016 and February 2017. This is to ensure that Network Rail carry out improvement works in order for new trains to be introduced on the line in 2018.

From June 4th until September 23rd, The section from Gospel Oak to South Tottenham will run normally on weekdays (South Tottenham to Barking will be closed), but the entire line will be closed at weekends.

From September 24th until February 2017, the entire line will be closed.

Gospel Oak- Barking closure overview (PDF)

Where to get your replacement bus service during closures (South Tottenham) (PDF)

More information on the improvement works on Network Rail’s website.

More information on the travel changes on the Transport for London website.


Night Tube to come at last

tubelogoAfter several delays, the new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced earlier today that the weekend night tube will finally start its rollout this later this summer.

It’s good news for many local people who use the Victoria Line, who along those who use part of the Central Line, services will commence on August 19th, with the whole of the Jubilee, and parts of Piccadilly and Northern Lines due to follow in the Autumn.

According to Transport for London, trains will run approximately every ten minutes on the Victoria Line, which could benefit people who may go for a night out in the West End for example.

For people using Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Finsbury Park, Manor House and Turnpike Lane stations, for the first time ever there is going to be a real alternative to the night buses, taxis and mincabs… and that could be a good thing.


Vote 2016

ballotboxToday is the day for the elections for both the Mayor and the Greater London Assembly (No borough council elections this year, the next is in 2018). The contest is to see who will succeed Boris Johnson after he became an MP in last year’s general election.

Commentators predict that the contest will be against the two frontrunners, Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sadiq Khan (Labour), although there are ten other candidates for us to choose from, if people bother to take notice.

For a so-called world city, many experts argue that London does not function very well. On one side, the Mayor fails to work with the assembly to try to tackle key issues like housing, policing and transport. On the other, there are the 33 boroughs, who for either political or territorial reasons, simply refuse to cooperate with each other. This inevitably leads to conflict on all sides.

But if we want to change this situation, then we need to look at the manifestos of all the candidates standing in this election, and make your mind up to vote.

Polling stations are open until 10pm tonight, with the results announced either on the night or on Friday. More information on the election can be found on the London Elects website.


London Mayoral and Assembly hustings in Tottenham this Wednesday

Hustings2016For 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.

Crossrail 2- last chance to comment

Crossrail-2-Route-Autumn-2015This 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.