Monthly Archives: October 2014


Tottenham food and drink party raises money for Markfield Project

Presented by Craving Coffee & with ticket proceeds to The Markfield Project and including Meet the Brewer from Redemption Brewery, the TEAM TOTTENHAM PARTY looks like an event well worth supporting.

It takes place this Thursday evening at the cosy Craving Coffee – who have been making quite a stir locally with their themed events. The coffee’s not bad either!

The organisers describe what’s behind the night:

“We love Tottenham and its passionate community spirit. We want to celebrate it with a Team Tottenham party in our cafe, at The Mill Co. Project.

We’ll have our good friends from Redemption Brewery as guests for Meet the Brewer, with a chance to learn more about and samples their beers. Our menu that night will celebrate all things Tottenham, with dishes being made from Wildes Cheese, Flourish Bakery and Crop Drop Vegetables.

£5 entry, with proceeds going to The Markfield Project, a community centre in Markfield Park that promotes dignity, choice, independence and community inclusion of Disabled people and their families.

6 November 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Craving Coffee, Markfield Rd
Order tickets online via Eventbrite

Featured image: By cyclonebill (Caffe latte, bolle og manchego) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Crossrail 2 consultation results in all options open

The results of the Crossrail 2 consultation have been published with opinion split on its Hackney route and concern over any possible tunnel entrance on Walthamstow Marshes being raised by several respondents. The option of the tunnels emerging north of Tottenham Hale was also raised by some.

As a reminder, the consultation states:
[The plans involve a] tunnel portal to the south of Tottenham Hale, although the exact location has yet to be determined. Further engineering feasibility work is being carried out to review options for the tunnel portal and the impact this would have on the area required.

A 2013 engineering feasibility study had placed this portal at Copper Mill Junction on Walthamstow Marshes. A detailed analysis of this and other possibilities is in our previous post, Crossrail 2 emerges on our doorsteps?

For now, it seems no option has been ruled out – or in – and local residents and users of Walthamstow Marshes, Markfield Park and the River Lea must wait and see.

In their response, LB Haringey notes “the potential for impact on regeneration around Tottenham Hale station through the use of land for a tunnel portal/worksite. Ensuring appropriate development platforms are provided following completion of the railway to maximise the benefits of the new route, and minimise the areas of working required to facilitate delivery must be the objective of all parties.”

You can download the full Crossrail 2 consultation 2014 report [PDF, 15.3Mb] via the TfL website.