Category Campaigns


St Ann’s Hospital sell off latest


News via ourtottenham on a meeting this week regarding the plans to sell off much of St Ann’s Hospital for housing.

“On 20th June Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEHMHT) submitted the outline planning application for the St Ann’s Hospital site. This proposes to sell off two thirds of the hospital site for housing.

“BEHMHT claim that the hospital grounds are ‘surplus to requirements’ and ‘unaffordable’ yet they have failed to undertake a healthcare needs assessment … to demonstrate how the so called ‘modern health care campus’, NOT a hospital, will meet our needs now and in the forseeable future.

“This is our hospital, it is NHS land that belongs to us, they cannot be allowed to sell the site without demonstrating how our health will benefit. No Sell Off Without a Health Check!

“Residents and HaNSAH [Haringey Needs St Ann's Hospital] have con...

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No to racist violence in Markfield Park


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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Plans threaten local green space AGAIN

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Another planning application is threatening local green space previously dubbed by the council as “Ecological Valuable”. The plans relate to the scrub land next to the crossing of the Gospel Oak-Barking and mainline railways, sandwiched between Plevna Crescent and Ermine Road on the one side and Wickes on the other.

Please support this appeal from our local Friends of the Earth group:

“Developers are again trying to build over the green space where the Barking-Gospel Oak lie crosses the Seven Sisters line at Plevna Crescent and Ermine Road.
“We – Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth – have previously helped defeat two applications to build on this site, and we have submitted an objection along with others to this latest application.
“Please add your voice as an individual [o...

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Wards Corner jumble sale


The campaign to save Wards Corner from redevelopment is holding a jumble sale today, from 11am:

“This is to raise funds for the legal challenge against the Grainger/LBHaringey plan to demolish Wards Corner. Our last sale, of just books and plants, was very successful but a bit damp, this time we have ordered sunshine so do come along and enjoy the day, and have a delicious coffee and snack at the Pueblito Paisa cafe.”

The sale runs 11am till 4pm at the Seven Sisters market.

The developers Grainger are currently applying to erect hoardings over the existing building. This application has caused further controversy and can be seen online (HGY/2013/0773) where it is also possible to submit comments,

Ward Corner, South Tottenham, N15

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What use for Ermine Road green space

Campaigners have organised a walkabout of the green space by Ermine Road, just south of the South Tottenham railway bridge.

This site was recently refused planning permission for 158 dwellings, together with the other railway embankment off Plevna Crescent which is fenced off and not accessible. The Council deemed the land “Ecological Valuable ”.

Several local people and organisations such as Friends of the Earth want to see other possible uses of the site explored (eg allotments or a wildlife preserve). Meet 6.30pm to see the site and discuss what may be possible.

Meet  this Wednesday (17 April), 6.30pm, at the entrance opposite the Dutch House pub, through the little dead-end road next to the corner shop.

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Stop these hospital cuts

Defend Whittington Hospital

An important protest to defend our health services is taking place this Saturday, 16 March.

The Whittington hospital is under threat of reduced maternity services, ward closures, fewer beds for the elderly, hundreds of job cuts and the selling off of all onsite accommodation for nursing staff.

Cuts to the Whittington directly effect us in Tottenham, as Haringey has no major hospital within its borders. So the Whittington and the North Mid are our “local” hospitals and we should not let these cuts be imposed.

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