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Haringey Council has recently said that it will listen to the concerns of local traders over the ongoing 'regeneration' of Tottenham High Road, which many fear is little more gentrification. Many traders have been recently speaking out against proposed demolitions and the threat of higher rents which could close many local family businesses.

But despite Councillor Alan Strickland claiming that local businesses will have a “strong voice” in the “business steering group” -  which met for the first time at the end of July - the Council has been meeting with the borough's “major” businesses for several months already – and their main concerns do not appear to be the needs of local residents.

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Saturday 3rd August marked the second anniversary of the death of Mark Duggan at the hands of armed police, and the twentieth anniversary of the death of Joy Gardner at the hands of immigration officers. At a packed public meeting at North London Community House, members of their families and others shared their stories and talked about the ongoing campaigns for justice.

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A public meeting on the second anniversary of Mark Duggan’s death and the twentieth anniversary of Joy Gardner’s death will be held on Saturday 3 August 2013, from 18:00 to 21:00 at North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, Tottenham, London N17 6PY.

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Local residents in Tottenham are organising to try and prevent the Antwerp Arms from being shut down, and to turn it into a community pub. They are holding a public meeting on Monday 22 July at the Lancasterian School, N17, from 18:00 to 19:00 so that people can find out more.

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The Council, backed by property developers and big business, are promoting their ‘Plan for Tottenham’. They want to force us to accept large-scale profit-driven development, increased rents, more unaffordable housing - and the loss of some independent local shops and community facilities. This will seriously affect our lives and our communities, and rising rents will force many local people out of the area.

This is unacceptable. It doesn't have to be like this. Together we are very powerful.  We call on local people to speak out for our real needs, and to defend our communities.

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