Protesters gather outside Tottenham Town Hall ahead of council meeting

Protesters gather outside Tottenham Town Hall

Protesters gather outside Tottenham Town Hall

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Protesters gathered outside Tottenham Town Hall last night to lobby new councillors on the issue of council housing.

Haringey Defend Council Housing (HDCH), supported by the Haringey Federation of Residents Associations, organized a demonstration of around 60 people.

The group, who said they wanted to catch the attention of the 29 new councillors, accused the council of not protecting council housing and of “gentrifying” Tottenham.

Several members of the crowd had banners reading “Say no to privatisation, hands off our homes.”

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1:19am Thu 12 Jun 14

Paul_Burnham says...

An anonymous Haringey Council spokesperson has briefed the press that the concerns of Haringey Defend Council Housing campaigners are not well-founded. But all of our information comes from official council documents, where the policy agenda is only too transparent: "There is too much social housing in Tottenham", "there is too much affordable housing in Northumberland Park" - and then going on to question whether we should invest in council housing, if the tenants are unemployed. Shame on the council officers who have written such things: Let us hope that the newly-elected Councillors revise these mistaken policies, and stand up for the housing rights of local people instead.
An anonymous Haringey Council spokesperson has briefed the press that the concerns of Haringey Defend Council Housing campaigners are not well-founded. But all of our information comes from official council documents, where the policy agenda is only too transparent: "There is too much social housing in Tottenham", "there is too much affordable housing in Northumberland Park" - and then going on to question whether we should invest in council housing, if the tenants are unemployed. Shame on the council officers who have written such things: Let us hope that the newly-elected Councillors revise these mistaken policies, and stand up for the housing rights of local people instead. Paul_Burnham
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