Feb 24th, 2017
Support the right of Tottenham businesses to remain in place
By Rachel Whalley
We want Haringey Council to support the right of Tottenham businesses threatened with demolition by the “High Road West” regeneration plans to remain where they are. These businesses provide jobs and investment in Tottenham as well as serve the local community. They must be retained as part of the Council’s plans to improve the lives of people living and working in the area.
These businesses have been trading in the area, employing local people and providing services to the community for decades.
The businesses include DW Wood who have been machining wood at its site in Tottenham High Road since 1948, and North London’s famous Chick King opposite Tottenham Hotspur football ground since 1981.
The Peacock Industrial Estate established since 1986 , home to many businesses where several hundred people are employed in jobs covering skills such as specialist glazers , antique restorers , joinery shops, motor mechanics & a cake factory , to name a few trades and professions.In addition , the demolition plans threaten a NHS Doctors Surgery and Coombes Croft Library .
These businesses are the pillar of the local business community and must not be driven out by demolition. They must be retained as part of the future of Tottenham.
Haringey Council’s proposals will drive these businesses out of the area, negatively affecting the lives of the owners and the people employed.