Haringey Defend Council Housing
Saturday 6 December – 1pm to 2pm
Outside Coombes Croft Library, Tottenham High Rd, London N17 8AD
(opposite the Spurs ground)
We Call on Spurs fans to Support our Campaign Against Mass Demolitions of Council Homes and Shops in Tottenham
The Tottenham stadium expansion has been used by Spurs Directors, Haringey Council and the Mayor of London to promote a shocking and scandalous wholesale demolition of homes and businesses across Tottenham – as part of a jointly agreed so-called ‘regeneration’ scheme.
300 homes on the Love Lane estate are threatened with demolition as part of a scheme to provide an unnecessary ‘walkway’ to the new stadium. The plans to demolish and ‘redevelop’ housing estates began with Love Lane in the original Spurs-led Regeneration scheme, and were then promoted further by the Mayor of London and Haringey Council. This has now expanded to a threat to demolish homes on the 1,000-home Northumberland Park estate to the east of the ground and council homes right across Tottenham.
A historic High Road shopping parade facing the ground, including the library and medical centre is also facing demolition, as is the entire Peacock Estate to the north – 120 businesses face ruin.
Local People Oppose the Demolitions: We will not be moved!
But the community is fighting back. 4,000 people signed a local protest petition. Large meetings have been held on threatened estates, coordinated by the Haringey Defend Council Housing campaign. And the Our Tottenham network has united a wide range of local community groups in speaking out for the real needs of local people.
Our rally is intended to ask Spurs fans to show their support for our campaign to get the Spurs Directors, Mayor of London and Haringey Council to end their demolition threats. We will be displaying placards, distributing leaflets, having speeches, discussions with fans, and hopefully some enthusiastic chants to make our case to Spurs supporters. Please come!
Contact: Paul Burnham
07847 714 158