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Friday, September 19

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    Support Council housing - join the fight back by campaigners and residents of estates threatened with 'redevelopment'
    Next campaign planning meeting:
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    9th, 6.30pm
    at North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Rd, N17 6PY
    {HDCH Haringey Tenants News Autumn 2014 2.pdf}
    New Local Walk Guide launched!
    {HFRAAllyPallywalkGuide.pdf}
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    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009 & What's New Archive - March 2009 - October 2010
    Haringey Tenants News - for Council tenants
    Support Council housing - join the fight back by campaigners and residents of estates threatened with 'redevelopment'
    Next campaign planning meeting:
    Thursday October 9th, 6.30pm
    at North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Rd, N17 6PY

    {HDCH Haringey Tenants News Autumn 2014 2.pdf}
    New Local Walk Guide launched!
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  3. page What's New edited ... Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older…
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    Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older news, see:
    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009 & What's New Archive - March 2009 - October 2010
    Haringey Tenants News - for Council tenants
    {HDCH Haringey Tenants News Autumn 2014 2.pdf}

    New Local Walk Guide launched!
    {HFRAAllyPallywalkGuide.pdf}
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    6:36 am

Tuesday, April 29

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    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009 & What's New Archive - March 2009 - October 2010
    New Local Walk Guide launched!
    {HFRAAllyPallywalkGuide.pdf}
    A new walk guide which links two of Haringey’s most historic buildings has just been published by the Haringey Federation of Residents Associations and the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum. The walk goes through eight conservation areas as well as many parks and green spaces. Like our River Moselle walk guide published two years ago it crosses the borough from west to east. It enables people to see aspects of Haringey’s architectural and natural heritage of which they are often unaware.
    Next month people will be able to obtain printed copies free from some local residents groups and friends of parks groups. In addition copies will be available for a small charge from Bruce Castle Museum, Hornsey Historical Society, Markfield Beam Engine and local independent bookshops.
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  2. page What's New edited ... Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older…
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    Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older news, see:
    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009 & What's New Archive - March 2009 - October 2010
    New Local Walk Guide launched!
    A new walk guide which links two of Haringey’s most historic buildings has just been published by the Haringey Federation of Residents Associations and the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum. The walk goes through eight conservation areas as well as many parks and green spaces. Like our River Moselle walk guide published two years ago it crosses the borough from west to east. It enables people to see aspects of Haringey’s architectural and natural heritage of which they are often unaware.
    Next month people will be able to obtain printed copies free from some local residents groups and friends of parks groups. In addition copies will be available for a small charge from Bruce Castle Museum, Hornsey Historical Society, Markfield Beam Engine and local independent bookshops.
    There will be a free guided walk to launch the booklet on Sunday 15th June starting at 11am from the BBC tower at Alexandra Palace (W3 bus from Wood Green or Finsbury Park, alight at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink). We will arrive at Bruce Castle Museum at about 1pm where light refreshments will be available (people coming might wish to bring a packed lunch).

    Stop Estate Demolitions!
    Hands off our Homes!
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    @ North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 6PY
    Haringey Defend Council Housing is organising this meeting as many Council estates are being considered for Sale or Demolition while Council officers 'Speed-date' property developers in London and Cannes!
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    want to improve'improve' this borough
    Councillors insult us and our homes by saying social housing is detrimental in terms of creating a mixed and balanced community. But council housing works for us. Council tenants have the best housing rights and the most affordable rents in the housing market. Our secure, permanent tenancies make for stability and social inclusion; and we can hold our council landlord to account at the Ballot Box. We need more and better Council housing!
    Haringey Council will be promoting estate reviews across the borough. If you live in one of these estates, the Council is considering demolishing your home, and redeveloping the estate to include private housing:
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Saturday, March 29

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    Special Meeting: Thursday 10th April, 7.30pm
    @ North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 6PY
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    Council Housing says thatis organising this meeting as many Council
    Some Haringey councillors and officers want to improve this borough by getting rid of council housing. To promote council housing sites to developers, Cllr Alan Strickland (Haringeys Executive member for housing and regeneration) went in March to Cannes, in the South of France to meet international real estate investors at the MIPIM event; while Michael Kelleher, Haringeys Head of Housing Investment and Sites, will be speed dating property developers at Sitematch London on 2 April.
    Councillors insult us and our homes by saying social housing is detrimental in terms of creating a mixed and balanced community. But council housing works for us. Council tenants have the best housing rights and the most affordable rents in the housing market. Our secure, permanent tenancies make for stability and social inclusion; and we can hold our council landlord to account at the Ballot Box. We need more and better Council housing!
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  2. page What's New edited ... Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older…
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    Many of the pieces are available in full on this site - please click relevant link.. For older news, see:
    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009 & What's New Archive - March 2009 - October 2010
    Stop Estate Demolitions!
    Hands off our Homes!
    Special Meeting: Thursday 10th April, 7.30pm
    @ North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 6PY
    Haringey Defend Council Housing says that many Council estates are being considered for Sale or Demolition while Council officers 'Speed-date' property developers in London and Cannes!
    Some Haringey councillors and officers want to improve this borough by getting rid of council housing. To promote council housing sites to developers, Cllr Alan Strickland (Haringeys Executive member for housing and regeneration) went in March to Cannes, in the South of France to meet international real estate investors at the MIPIM event; while Michael Kelleher, Haringeys Head of Housing Investment and Sites, will be speed dating property developers at Sitematch London on 2 April.
    Councillors insult us and our homes by saying social housing is detrimental in terms of creating a mixed and balanced community. But council housing works for us. Council tenants have the best housing rights and the most affordable rents in the housing market. Our secure, permanent tenancies make for stability and social inclusion; and we can hold our council landlord to account at the Ballot Box. We need more and better Council housing!
    Haringey Council will be promoting estate reviews across the borough. If you live in one of these estates, the Council is considering demolishing your home, and redeveloping the estate to include private housing:
    Helston Court/Culvert Road, N15 Watts Close, N15 Larkspur Close, N17
    Turner Avenue / Brunel Walk, N15 Barbara Hucklesbury Close, N22
    Tangmere, Willan Road, N17
    Northumberland Park, N17 - 900 homes, including Waverley Rd, Blaydon Close, Haynes Close, Thornley Close, etc.
    Imperial Wharf, N16
    Leabank View/LemsfordClose, N16
    And there's more:
    Park Grove / Durnsford Road N11: possible demolition or sale to new landlord.
    Tunnel Gardens / Blake Road N11: possible sale to new landlord.
    Hillcrest N6: Possible use of housing land for private sector development.
    Noel Park N22: Transfer of some homes to private sector housing association landlord.
    Chesnuts/Hamilton/Tamar RdN15: Options review on transfer to a private sector housing association landlord.
    The Council will tell you that they do not have the money to make your home decent, but this is untrue. As the Cabinet report of 28/11/13 admits (page 15), there is no funding gap in the Councils housing improvement program for 2013-2043.
    We want improvements to our existing properties, not being moved from one place to another.
    We demand investment in council housing, with Secure Tenancies and really-affordable rents!
    What happens to residents whose estate is demolished? Council tenants may be offered a new home on the estate: with a Housing Association assured tenancy. Council tenants would lose some of their rights. A Judge may not have the discretion to refuse an eviction in the case of rent arrears, as they do with council tenants. The only alternative is to move to a council home much like your existing home, but elsewhere in the borough.
    Private renters will be made homeless and will only be helped with re-housing if they are judged to be in priority need. Leaseholders will only get the existing market value of their homes (possibly plus 10%). Market values on regeneration estates may be lower than elsewhere in London, making it very difficult for displaced leaseholders to buy somewhere else.
    Improvements not Demolition at Love Lane/Whitehall Street! The Council accepts that Council tenants at Love Lane/Whitehall Street are absolutely clear about wanting to remain with the Council, and do not want a new landlord (Consultation Feedback Report, p.33). However, according to a report for Haringey Councils Cabinet (28/11/2013), secure Council tenants will be offered a new home in the new development at the site, OR a council tenancy elsewhere in the Borough (p. 235). There is NO indication that new homes at Love Lane would be Council homes. According to the Council, many of the estate residents favoured an option that would lead to the demolition of the entire estate mainly to provide a new Wembley-style walkway to the Spurs ground. But if Council tenants and other residents had really known the implications of what is on offer, would a consultation have shown support for demolition plans? 4,000 people signed a petition in a local shop to oppose demolitions. Why are residents not being given the choice of improvements to their existing homes? Spurs will make millions from their new stadium, yet the Council has allowed them to abandon their obligations to pay £16.5m for the local area. They make plenty of money out of this community, so they can put something back in! What about bringing in concierges to help stop anti-social behaviour in the blocks? What about funding for new kitchens and bathrooms?
    Lets stop this demolition, which is part of the plan to destroy Council housing, drive up rents, and make house prices unaffordable to local people. We need more and better Council housing!
    These proposed changes are NOT inevitable. Lets speak out - and together, we can win!
    Contact HDCH: paul959burnham@btinternet.com

    Sunday 13th April
    River Moselle walk from Wood Green to the River Lea
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    - attend the Cabinet meeting on Tues 16th November
    What's New Archive - Oct 2007 - March 2009
    Supported by Haringey UNISON and Haringey Federation of Residents Associations
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