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Gospel Oak – Barking trains suspended AGAIN

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South Tottenham station will be closed again for over a month from this Sunday.

There will be no service on the entire length of the Gospel Oak and Barking Line (GOBLIN) from Sunday 17 September to Sunday 22 October 2017. The closure is to continue electrification of the line that was originally slated to be complete last February. The work has been beset by problems and looks like it may take a while to finish. According to the latest newsletter from the ever-informative Barking – Gospel Oak Rail User Group:

“There is still plenty of work that has to be done however. A number of support masts for the overhead wires are still needed east of South Tottenham, and as yet very few masts have the fittings from which the overhead wires are suspended...

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Haringey Food & Drink Festival on Tottenham Green

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This year’s Haringey Food & Drink Festival will take place on Sunday 24 September on Tottenham Green. It will feature 40 Haringey Urban Food Producers, Growers, Breweries, Bakers, Cheese makers, Vegan & Street Food Stalls.

Building on the ongoing success of the weekly Tottenham Green market, this year’s event follows the success of the Haringey Food & Drink Festival 2016 which featured Burger Bear, Tokunbo’s Kitchen, Angostura Steak House, The Green Bean Cafe, Tangy Tasty Thai, Tri Prana Smoothies, Wildes Cheese, Fruit Magpie, Crop Drop, Living Under One Sun, Tottenham Marshes Honey, Wolves Lane, Themptation, The Coco Den, From The Larder, Soflies Chips, Soleshare, Courture Surprices, Beavertown Brewery, Redemption Brewery, Longflint Craft Bottled Cocktails, The Wine Scouts, Craving Co...

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Crossrail 2 consultation results

Crossrail 2 map: Tottenham & Seven Sisters

The results of the Autumn 2015 consultation on Crossrail 2 have been published this week.

This new railway connecting London north-east to south-west could bring huge benefits to the local area as well as the wider metropolis. It will improve journey times across London, and ease congestion on the Victoria line.

However some concerns had been raised of the impact of the line – and its construction – locally.

Tottenham Hale tunnel portal

Of particular local interest is the plan to build a tunnel portal just south of Tottenham Hale. Around half of the 321 comments made with specific regard to building this tunnel entrance are classified as positive, including the comment that it would be “hugely beneficial”.

Some 50 comments were made stating environmental/social concerns (section 3...

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Crossrail 2: trains exit tunnel at Markfield Park

Crossrail 2 map: Tottenham & Seven Sisters

The case for the Crossrail 2 north-south rail link gets stronger every day. This proposed project is vital to provide improved public transport in London, and the plans feature welcome improved links for Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters including South Tottenham station. But there remain crucial questions on its impact on local residents, both during and after construction.

The latest plans were revealed this week and provide more detail in the form of a Crossrail 2 interactive consultation map.

They make the option of a tunnel portal at Copper Mill Junction on Walthamstow Marshes less likely. This had caused much disquiet at the impact on this marvellous open space and its wildlife. However the proposed tunnel still emerges above ground to the SOUTH of Tottenham Hale, in a strip of land r...

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Crossrail 2 for South Tottenham station

Crossrail 2 map: Tottenham & Seven Sisters

South Tottenham station will get a major upgrade if the Crossrail 2 plan goes ahead, with a direct entrance to the new subterranean platforms for fast trains into central London and beyond.

Once built, the proposed train service would provide a Crossrail 2 train every 4 minutes (or 15 trains an hour). Each train has the capacity to carry 1,500 passengers, being over 200m long (two full-sized football pitches) and can travel at up to 140 km/h (90 mph).

Crossrail 2 is still on the drawing boards at the moment, but the case for this north-south rail link gets stronger every day. It is vital to provide improved public transport in London. As the Evening Standard commented “the case for extra spending on Crossrail 2 is … now unanswerable

The current proposals reveal plans to:

• Two 250 m...

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Cheesy Tottenham TV

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A recent episode of the BBC’s James Martin: Home Comforts features local cheese producers, Wildes Cheese. If you missed the broadcast, you can still catch up on iPlayer (below) until the middle of February.

The cheeses range from Highcross (“salty, mild, creamy and crumbly”) to Smoked Londonshire (“soft and runny cheese held together by a white velvety coat”).

The St Bruce brings another local on to the stage, being “given a regular drink of Redemption brewery’s Hopspur to create the coat”. They will even make Poutine Curds to order to help make the perfect hangover cure the day after too much Redemption.

“Deep in the heart of Tottenham, north Lo...

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Tesco closes store

As part of a nationwide series of cutbacks, troubled Tesco are shutting their Express store in South Tottenham. As yet, it is unclear how the site will be re-developed.

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Open studio (and free beer) at Mill Co.

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The Mill Co. Project Gaunson House houses over 20 creative start-up businesses including music production, video production, furniture, food & beverage, visual arts, taxidermy, fashion design, set design, photography and more.

Thursday 15th January is an open studio event when you can meet the artists and find out more about the work taking place.

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Tottenham Green market returns

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One of the highlights of this summer was Tottenham Green Market, and from this coming Saturday it is back!

However it has moved up the road a little bit to the car park of Tottenham Chances Arts & Music centre.

Tottenham Green Market promises to offer “the best in local eating, drinking and shopping. Visitors can buy delicious fresh bread, cakes, charcuterie, jams, chutneys and cheeses – all made in the neighbourhood – plus rare breed beef, lamb and pork and seasonal vegetables from slightly further afield.

“For breakfast/brunch/lunch there are Caribbean delights, Steak Frites, Indian treats, slow cooked meat sandwiches, cupcakes and loads more.”

Cheese suppliers Wildes Cheese are one of the finalists in this year’s Urban Food Awards...

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Tottenham food and drink party raises money for Markfield Project

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Presented by Craving Coffee & tottenhamlife.co.uk 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...

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