Monthly Archives June 2014

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Tour de France to whizz past

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The Tour de France is coming to London next Monday (7 July) with the route including part of the Lea Bridge Road, a modest walk from South Tottenham.

The world’s most famous cycle race is primarily held in France, but this year includes some UK stages. Monday’s part of the race sees competitors cycling from Cambridge through Essex and then on to north, east and central London before finishing on The Mall.

This excellent interactive map of the whole day’s route also shows crucial details such as elevations. Last year’s winner Chris Froome is part of a multinational squad in “Team Sky”, although Bradley Wiggins did not make the cut.

Tour de France Lee Valley mapThe nearest point of the Tour de France to South Tottenham is a roughly 40 minute stroll down the River Lee and across Walthamstow Marshes.

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Tottenham Green Market launches

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Some pictures from the first Tottenham Green food market which was a great success – despite the rain!

 

 

[from our Tottenham Green Market picture album on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)]

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Mouth watering Tottenham Green Market launches this Saturday

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Tottenham gets six weeks* of foodie delights starting this Saturday with the launch of Tottenham Green Market.

The delicious grilled cheese toasties by Grill My Cheese will be there as will the incredible looking Malaysian buns from Sambal Shiok (pictured), steak sandwiches from Beef & Liberty, Aji Ceviche, You Doughnut!, and Dalston’s White Rabbit.

The market is a new launch but it comes with a pedigree, being brought to us by Harringay Market founder Jessica Vos and Street Feast organiser Adam Layton.

There will also be cakes, craft beers, coffee, pickles, (more) cheese and other goodies – with the market being hotly anticipated by the Evening Standard and The Londonist.

The market runs on Tottenham Green from 10am till 3pm. See the latest details via Tottenham Green Market on twitte...

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No to racist violence in Markfield Park

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A mass celebration is planned from 3pm this Saturday to “Reclaim Markfield Park”, after last weekend’s attack on innocent festival-goers attending the long established Music Day event. Organisers Haringey Unite Against Fascism hope to be joined by residents from all communities.

Last Saturday a small group of far-right extremists descended on the park at sunset, throwing fireworks and hurling abuse. Vice magazine reports the crowd managed to push the skinheads back into a small corner of the park, before police arrived to arrest several for breaching the peace. One was arrested for racially aggravated common assault after a victim’s kippah was pushed from his head. A Polish festival-goer was also set upon by the thugs, suffering a stab wound. The Tottenham Journal reports the victim was...

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Crossrail 2 emerges on our doorsteps?

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Crossrail 2 is a great idea – and a vital project to provide improved public transport in London. But the latest route announced this week still leaves local residents unclear about the threat to local marsh and parkland, and with crucial questions on its impact.

Crossrail-2-Route-Map-sidebarIf the line gets built, fast, frequent trains would reduce overcrowding and encourage people to leave their cars at home. Locally journeys from Seven Sisters to Euston, St Pancras or Tottenham Court Road would take only 15 minutes with trains running through to Victoria, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and beyond.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been pushing for the route to go ahead and earlier this week he announced a revised route that could see the line open by 2029.

Impact on South Tottenham?

Much of Crossrail 2 would be built u...

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