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Crossrail 2 consultation results in all options open

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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, Crossra...

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St Ann’s Hospital sell off latest

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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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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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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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Tottenham cake star of Bake Off

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Tottenham cake was one of the stars of this week’s Great British Bake Off.

For anyone unaware of this local delicacy, it is type of tray-baked sponge cake topped with pink icing.

It was originally produced by a local baker, the Quaker Henry Chalkley and sold for one old penny per slice, with offcuts only a half penny. The pink colouring reportedly stems from the use of mulberries which grew in the garden of the Tottenham Friends Meeting House.

In 19...

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Black History timeline posters

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What links the African emperor who visited his British dominion in 208AD and the most successful entertainer of all time? Or a pioneering nurse in the Crimean War with the richest man in recorded human history?

Two new posters charting the timeline of Black History reveal this often hidden story.

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Tottenham one way becomes two way this weekend

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It’s all change at 06.30 on 30/6 as the High Road alongside Tesco becomes two way. The return of Tottenham High Road to two-way traffic marks the completion of the first phase of the Tottenham Hale Gyratory removal scheme.

To cut down on any confusion, the police will be on hand throughout Sunday and Monday’s rush to direct traffic.

As well as effecting drivers, the change will cause a minor alteration to the route of the 341.

TfL hope the...

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