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  1. page - Who We Are edited [under construction] The Wards Corner Community Coalition ("WCC") came together to blo…
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    The Wards Corner Community Coalition ("WCC") came together to block a development by Grainger plc (supported by Haringey Council and NDC). Grainger's plans would result in the eviction of many long standing business traders and residents.
    The Coalition want to hold onto their market, their local businesses, their meeting spaces, the buildings they cherished and improve the area by building on the vibrant and multi-cultural character of Seven Sisters.
    The process of developing an alternative plan has brought communities together and we have become inspired by the sheer skills and knowledge possessed by our local community.
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    their project.
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    Why campaign for Wards Corner?
    For a long time Tottenham has been the target of speculative development by people who have no real interest in the well-being of the area and its future. Increasingly those who have control over land use have no vested interest in the area and our public spaces - parks, streets, squares, small businesses and markets - are being sold to and for big business. There is little space in ‘their’ plans to incorporate the aspirations of people and its locality – nothing new there and this is exactly what was happening at Wards Corner, Seven Sisters.
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    We represent different voices and positions underpinned by shared goals, ethics and principles
    ¨...even after three years with all these different qualities we still manage to meet at least once a week"
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    cohesive, environmentalists......
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  2. msg Regarding your most recent challenge message posted Regarding your most recent challenge Hope you're going to love the 23 storey tower at Apex House, Luke. That will be really modern.
    Regarding your most recent challenge
    Hope you're going to love the 23 storey tower at Apex House, Luke. That will be really modern.
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  3. page Donate edited The Big Call for Funds to Save Wards Corner The WCC have launched a legal will challenge again…
    The Big Call for Funds to Save Wards Corner
    The WCC have launched a legalwill challenge against Haringey Council's latest decisionmove in working with developer Grainger PLC to grant planning permissiondemolish the Wards site. Grainger need the CPO to happen so they can demolish the whole block and build private flats. No social housing, not even 'affordable'. Meanwhile Grainger PLC. This is going ahead on the opposite corner, with building a necessary step in effortshuge tower block, 23 storeys, with 165 private flats, replacing the council's Customer Service facility Apex House.
    Please support our legal challenge
    to stopprevent evictions at Seven Sisters
    The time has come to challenge
    the demolition ofCompulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Wards Corner,Corner - Haringey Council have issued a CPO to help the destruction of livelihoods anddeveloper Grainger force the loss of vital community space for local peoplesale shops and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
    We
    homes at Seven Sisters.
    We
    have instructed an expert legal teamlaunched a crowdfunder to takeraise some of the case forward and and£1000s we need for legal fees to raise about £25,000 to fundchallenge the challenge. The cost is so high because we are challenging HaringeyCPO. PLEASE circulate this link on a numberall your networks - FB, twitter, snapchat, all of grounds. We'll needthem. If you can donate, even better.
    http://tinyurl.com/savewcc is the short form, easy
    to raise £6,000 of thissend.
    The CPO will now go to a public enquiry, in March/April. This is run
    by January and the rest by September 2013.
    We can't stand by while Haringey Council exploit the planning process and continue
    an independent Inspector. It has to ignore calls fromjudge whether the community to collaborate onCPO - ie forcibly taking property - would be more in the public interest than not. We have a suitable solutionvery strong case for Wards Corner. Sadly launching a legal challenge was the only route left openCPO being refused. But Grainger and Haringey Council will each have teams of barristers and solicitors, possibly QCs. There is no funding available via Legal Aid to us, it waschallenge a CPO. Objectors - us - will be cross-examined by these lawyers - not a decision we made lightly. Withprospect most of us would relish. But Shepherds Bush market recently won against a CPO, this is a far from done deal, though the council pursuingand the developer are treating us as if they can just push ahead regardless. The council Leader said last month that 'Wards Corner is an extensive regeneration agendaeyesore' - so why haven't they and Transport for London (which owns the market site) done better since the Wards store was closed up in Tottenham it is vital we show them1973? 43 years, all that they cannot ignorewasted space and time...
    We love
    the needs of local peoplefilm at the fundraiser! It's only about the market, we will be making more information available in this next few weeks. https://www.youcaring.com/latinvillagewardscorner-714518
    Thank you for your support and solidarity over
    the pursuit of economic growth. years,
    Wards Corner Community Coalition

    Please donate using one of the following methods.
    1. Donate online via our PayPal account. Paypal temporaily closedThe crowdfunder site as result of hacking attempt. Please use methods below or wait for PayPal to be repopened above
    2. Cheques made out to the Wards Corner Community Coalition can be sent to Candy Amsden or Roy Jose at 14 Nelson Rd. London N15 4LE.
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    account number: 65333725 Sort Code: 089299
    4. Collection boxes
    [we are updating this account, info in shops on the Wards Corner site
    5.
    a day or so]
    4.
    Check out
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    cards etc
    Click here to read more about the court case

    Thank you all the support over the years - it keeps us going and continues to give us the mandate to fight for Wards Corner.
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Friday, February 3

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    The Wards Corner Community Coalition: An Introduction
    The Wards Corner Community Coalition: An Introduction from John Mirra on Vimeo.

    25/02/2008 - Tottenham Vox Pop
    Vox Pops of local residents and traders filmed by Elize on 25th February 2008.
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Friday, December 23

  1. page home edited ... Please check our Facebook page for current info. (You don't need to be a FB member to read it.…
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    Please check our Facebook page for current info. (You don't need to be a FB member to read it.)
    The Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) is a grassroots organisation working to stop the demolition of the homes, businesses and indoor market above Seven Sisters tube station and fighting the attempts of Grainger PLC to force out the local community. Active since 2007 the WCC has been working to empower the community in Seven Sisters to take control of its future and determine how Wards Corner should be developed.
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    Haringey Council.
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    Please support our legal challenge to prevent evictions at Seven Sisters
    Dear friends,
    The time has come to challenge the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Wards Corner - Haringey Council have issued a CPO to help the developer Grainger force the sale shops and homes at Seven Sisters.
    We have launched a crowdfunder to raise some of the £1000s we need for legal fees to challenge the CPO. PLEASE circulate this link on all your networks - FB, twitter, snapchat, all of them. If you can donate, even better.
    http://tinyurl.com/savewcc is the short form, easy to send.
    Grainger need the CPO to happen so they can demolish the whole block and build private flats. No social housing, not even 'affordable'. Meanwhile Grainger is going ahead on the opposite corner, with building a huge tower block, 23 storeys, with 165 private flats, replacing the council's Customer Service facility Apex House.
    We have a better plan. Rather than just saying No to demolition, we have an alternative. Our Community Plan would restore the building and open the 2446m2 of closed-up space above the market and in the 1910 corner store. This also has planning permission from Haringey Council. If they and Transport for London would work with the community, we can create a brilliant resource with much improved market, an arts centre, starter workshops, a restaurant and office space; it will become a tourism magnet. Directly above Seven Sisters underground station, it is just 13 minutes from Oxford Circus. It will save the unique indoor market which has become home-from-home to many of London's Latin American people, the market will not survive the double displacement and rent hikes that the Grainger plan would effect. Our plan has financial backing, we can't wait to get started but need the CPO is out of the way; we've waited four years already since getting planning permission. We know we can bring Wards Corner back to a new life.
    In addition to the market, the Grainger plan will mean the demolition of the whole town centre - ten shops including the Beauty Shop with flats above, other cafes, and twelve homes in Suffield Road.
    The CPO will now go to a public enquiry, in March/April. This is run by an independent Inspector. It has to judge whether the CPO - ie forcibly taking property - would be more in the public interest than not. We have a very strong case for the CPO being refused. But Grainger and Haringey Council will each have teams of barristers and solicitors, possibly QCs. There is no funding available via Legal Aid to challenge a CPO. Objectors - us - will be cross-examined by these lawyers - not a prospect most of us would relish. But Shepherds Bush market recently won against a CPO, this is a far from done deal, though the council and the developer are treating us as if they can just push ahead regardless. The council Leader said last month that 'Wards Corner is an eyesore' - so why haven't they and Transport for London (which owns the market site) done better since the Wards store was closed up in 1973? 43 years, all that wasted space and time...
    We love the film at the fundraiser! It's only about the market, we will be making more information available in this next few weeks. https://www.youcaring.com/latinvillagewardscorner-714518
    Thank you for your support and solidarity over the years,
    Wards Corner Community Coalition

    Please see www.tinyurl.com/wccCPOno for lots of info
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    what great possibilites thaerepossibilities there are for
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    Labour council.
    So, here's how

    Thank you
    to helpthe 2000 people who challenged the CPO.
    Sadly, under the much-abused misnomer of ‘ Seven Sisters Regeneration ’ Haringey Council is pushing ahead with the ill-conceived plans to demolish the local heritage buildings located at Wards Corner, South Tottenham. Since council-backed, private developer Grainger has failed to acquire all the properties on the open market, Haringey Council has started the formal Compulsory Purchase Order process in order to attempt to assemble the site required to pursue this destructive development. This means that long-standing, independent, Tottenham business owners risk being expropriated in favour of a large corporate entity for a project that a sizeable part of the local community is against. The project has debatable regeneration benefits and architectural merit and would have devastating heritage effects in this important conservation area. There is more information here on the Council’s own website. Or look on www.haringey.gov.uk/wards-corner.
    The Council continues to claim that demolishing the neglected, beautiful and interesting buildings of the ex-Wards Corner Department store, the Beauty Shop and the Tottenham Wines on West Green road and building a bland and generic, seven storey, glass-fronted building will improve the area. If it does go ahead it will be another chip out of Tottenham’s disintegrating Historic Corridor.
    There is still hope that the other plan, the Community Plan may see the light. The Trust, formed to renovate our cherished market and neglected historic buildings, continues its work.
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    the CPO can bewere made to
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    B3 2PW.
    Or email npcu@communities.gsi.gov.uk
    Title your objection “(Wards Corner Regeneration Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2016.
    Give your name, address and interest in the land. As

    As
    it is
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    The deadline isof 21st October which is an unreasonably short time to do it in.
    Hints
    has now passed, we are now waitng for objections are;
    - Viable and sustainable alternative plan
    - Demolition
    the date of an Historic Building and replacement with a block of little architectural merit
    - No social Housing provided. Just private gated flats
    - Massive local objection to
    the Grainger Plan
    - Seven Sisters Indoor Market put at risk of being priced out
    enquiry.
    On Thursday 25th February 2016, we had a party/launch event for the next stage of our Action Plan to regenerate the Indoor Market. It was at Zumbale, 263 High Road, N15 4RR - just past Costas,+ opposite Tescos. There was an introduction to the project, and a display of Columbian dance and music. 7pm to 9pm.
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Wednesday, October 12

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    The WCC continues to fight for a fairer future and has received planning permission for a sustainable, community-led development of the Wards Corner Site. So far we have detailed plans for the indoor market and corner store. In the long term we will work on the other three corners of the Wards site to restore and improve this town centre that has been neglected for over forty years by Transport for London and Haringey Council.
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    Please see www.tinyurl.com/wccCPOno for lots of info
    The Compulsory Purchase Order by the Council to support the Grainger bid for the site has now been activated. We need all our supporters to join us in challenging this CPO. There is every chance it can be overturned, there have been some important precedents of this lately, notably at Shepherds Bush Market. The council and Grainger have to prove that there would be greater public benefit from the demolition, than not - so this is our chance to both detail the harm demolition would do, and to show what great possibilites thaere are for the site if our restoration plan is finally supported by this Labour council.
    So, here's how to help
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Monday, October 10

  1. page home edited Next Wards Corner Meeting: ... the market, at the Polish cafe Pause just round the corner in S…
    Next Wards Corner Meeting:
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    the market, at the Polish cafe Pause just round the corner in Seven Sisters Road, or at
    Please check our Facebook page for current info. (You don't need to be a FB member to read it.)
    The Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) is a grassroots organisation working to stop the demolition of the homes, businesses and indoor market above Seven Sisters tube station and fighting the attempts of Grainger PLC to force out the local community. Active since 2007 the WCC has been working to empower the community in Seven Sisters to take control of its future and determine how Wards Corner should be developed.
    The WCC continues to fight for a fairer future and has received planning permission for a sustainable, community-led development of the Wards Corner Site. So far we have detailed plans for the indoor market and corner store. In the long term we will work on the other three corners of the Wards site to restore and improve this town centre that has been neglected for over forty years by Transport for London and Haringey Council.
    {WardsCorner_web.jpg}
    The Compulsory Purchase Order by the Council to support the Grainger bid for the site has now been activated. We need all our supporters to join us in challenging this CPO. There is every chance it can be overturned, there have been some important precedents of this lately, notably at Shepherds Bush Market. The council and Grainger have to prove that there would be greater public benefit from the demolition, than not - so this is our chance to both detail the harm demolition would do, and to show what great possibilites thaere are for the site if our restoration plan is finally supported by this Labour council.
    So, here's how to help
    Sadly, under the much-abused misnomer of ‘ Seven Sisters Regeneration ’ Haringey Council is pushing ahead with the ill-conceived plans to demolish the local heritage buildings located at Wards Corner, South Tottenham. Since council-backed, private developer Grainger has failed to acquire all the properties on the open market, Haringey Council has started the formal Compulsory Purchase Order process in order to attempt to assemble the site required to pursue this destructive development. This means that long-standing, independent, Tottenham business owners risk being expropriated in favour of a large corporate entity for a project that a sizeable part of the local community is against. The project has debatable regeneration benefits and architectural merit and would have devastating heritage effects in this important conservation area. There is more information here on the Council’s own website. Or look on www.haringey.gov.uk/wards-corner.
    The Council continues to claim that demolishing the neglected, beautiful and interesting buildings of the ex-Wards Corner Department store, the Beauty Shop and the Tottenham Wines on West Green road and building a bland and generic, seven storey, glass-fronted building will improve the area. If it does go ahead it will be another chip out of Tottenham’s disintegrating Historic Corridor.
    There is still hope that the other plan, the Community Plan may see the light. The Trust, formed to renovate our cherished market and neglected historic buildings, continues its work.
    Objections to the CPO can be made to the National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2PW.
    Or email npcu@communities.gsi.gov.uk
    Title your objection “(Wards Corner Regeneration Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2016.
    Give your name, address and interest in the land. As it is our town centre then I think we all have an interest in the land. The deadline is 21st October which is an unreasonably short time to do it in.
    Hints for objections are;
    - Viable and sustainable alternative plan
    - Demolition of an Historic Building and replacement with a block of little architectural merit
    - No social Housing provided. Just private gated flats
    - Massive local objection to the Grainger Plan
    - Seven Sisters Indoor Market put at risk of being priced out

    On Thursday 25th February 2016, we had a party/launch event for the next stage of our Action Plan to regenerate the Indoor Market. It was at Zumbale, 263 High Road, N15 4RR - just past Costas,+ opposite Tescos. There was an introduction to the project, and a display of Columbian dance and music. 7pm to 9pm.
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