Date: 2nd March 2018 at 3:36pm
Written by:

Six Northumberland Park Residents Association members elected to the Committee at the Annual General Meeting on October 30th last year have faced obstruction and bullying from Council officers and from other supporters of demolition.

Chris Bell from the Resident Engagement Team recommended that the committee hold no meetings at all, until after six weeks of training had been completed by members. And then has not organised a single training session.

Homes for Haringey has introduced a strict new Residents Engagement Code of Conduct – and has then ignored gross breaches of the Code by supporters of demolition.

A petition was presented at the AGM, signed by more than 100
resident members, calling for a Special Meeting to discuss a motion on Yes/NO votes before estate demolition. The Meeting should have been held within weeks, as required under the NPRA Constitution. But nothing has happened since.

Rather than assisting and supporting residents, worry and distress has been caused by Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey officers, to residents who oppose demolition – even though all residents have the right to their own opinion.

We will not put up with this unprofessionalism and intimidation any longer. It is time for all resident voices to be heard!

It’s the same problem at Love Lane:

Zenek Henao, the Chair of Love Lane Residents’ Association, was asked recently by Jonathan Lovett, the editor of the Team North Tottenham magazine, for an interview to be published as an article.

Zenek sent him the following:

“As you say In English, I am a new kid on the block. Since I came to stay on Love Lane, I have been getting to know the people and the neighbourhood. But something that surprised me is just how many residents have already moved off the estate.

Did you know, that out of the original 217 council tenant households, only 63 are left? As the new Chair of the Love Lane Residents’ Association, I think we need to find a better way of doing estate regeneration: one that keeps neighbours together, instead of driving them apart.

Together with the rest of the committee, the main things we hope to achieve over the next year are:

• A regeneration scheme for Love Lane that provides much more council housing. The current
plan is for 2,500 new homes and we want one-third of them to be council housing. That’s 833 new council homes for Haringey.
• A much fairer deal for leaseholders that makes it affordable for them and their children
to remain on the estate – the Council is knocking down our homes and all we are asking is to be given a new replacement property in exchange (what we call “new for old”).
• Permanent council housing for the homeless households living in temporary accommodation on
our estate.
• Ensuring the developer builds new council homes to the type, quality and size we want.

You may say I’m a dreamer. But together we can make that dream come true. And that’s the reason why we want more residents to get involved in the Love Lane Residents’ Association. To help build a brighter future for ourselves, our families and our community.”

The Council’s reply! This is the response Zenek received…

Dear Zenek,

Thanks for getting back
to me and for responding to my questions. However, as Team North Tottenham is a magazine funded by the council I am highly doubtful that I’ll be able to use what you sent over. But we’ll see!

Best wishes,
Jonathan

Who writes for Team North Tottenham?

We note that Jonathan says that Team North Tottenham is a magazine funded by the Council. If you take a look at the magazine it seems to be masquerading as a community newsletter. Nowhere does it display the name of the publisher (which Haringey Council), nor the name of editor Jonathan Lovett (who
is a council employee), and no names are given under each of the articles.

This is not standard publishing practice.

There is no information on who the editorial board is. If it is genuinely a community newspaper than shouldn’t the editorial board be drawn from the local community?

It is time that Haringey Council started listening to all of its residents.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Harry Hotspur March 3, 2018 at 11:29 am
  • Still Nil Nil March 3, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Today is my last day on haringey borough before I start my new job.

    Luckily I’m at Wembley in my usual place if anybody wants to pop by and say hello.

    • Freund or Foe March 3, 2018 at 10:50 am

      So pleased for you mate, well deserved, and a long time coming.
      Great news for you and your family xxxxxxxxxx

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 3, 2018 at 10:53 am

        I second that emotion.

        • Still Nil Nil March 3, 2018 at 10:58 am

          Cheers gents, that’s very kind of you x

          • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 11:24 am

            I’ll have a tea please if you’re offering…👍

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 3, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Gutted I can’t be there for your last cap. Can you stick around until Wednesday?

      • Still Nil Nil March 3, 2018 at 10:58 am

        I’ll see what I can do nutty!

        • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 11:25 am

          Move the game to the front garden of wherever you’re working, simples.

    • çaveman March 3, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Where are going next Nilly?

      • gloster1861 March 3, 2018 at 11:27 am

        The Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Nilly said he’s thinking of moving west.

    • Harry Hotspur March 3, 2018 at 11:33 am

      You’ve worked hard and deserve a break. Well done, Champ.

  • Real Fan? March 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    The Spurs 69ers sure to dish out a walloping to the Huddersfield Fudge Packers today. COYS.

    • Freund or Foe March 3, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Play ball!

  • OrganicPaper March 3, 2018 at 10:31 am

    For you betting folks… offer for new Coral customers is quite tasty.
    http://promotions.coral.co.uk/lp/cp/cp4/offers/0203/

  • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 10:21 am
    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

      Question I have to ask is why? Why write for the Sun? Why the little dig? In fact why write for any paper, hasn’t she got enough to do at the Spammers and filming Apprentice? Is money so tight that she has to supplement with journalism. Not just her but Moyes who has a column in the Standard. Although I suspect that’s a deal between the Spammers and the Standard as Bilic did it before.

      • Freund or Foe March 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

        • SpurAndy 🍒π March 3, 2018 at 10:51 am

          Sugar filming the next series?

      • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 11:15 am

        Jealousy is a terrible thing….

    • Panama Paul March 3, 2018 at 11:23 am

      #slownewsday

  • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Today is a must win game, it’s the Star Trek derby!
    COYS!

  • TyredMan 🚯 March 3, 2018 at 10:16 am

    COYFS!!!!

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 3, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Yet to go to a game this season. Had a ticket for today but can’t make it ffs.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Pfft.

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

        Grrr

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 3, 2018 at 10:20 am

          Hrrmph!

          • Freund or Foe March 3, 2018 at 10:36 am

            88mph

  • TyredMan 🚯 March 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Modric off to jail, hope so the rat faced little git.

  • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Taking my Grandson today, he is absolutely Tottenham bonkers!
    First game i took him to was Sunderland at the Lane last season and i can honestly say i never thought i’d arrive some 18 months later and he would be like Spurs biggest 7 year old fan! Gotta say it warms me deeply 🙂
    Taking him Wednesday also.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Brilliant stuff. 👍

    • Superspoz 🏆 March 3, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Excellent. Feel a bit sorry for that little toothless gooner that went viral last week. His dad should be locked up for radicalisation.

      • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

        There was a WhatsApp meme of that picture with the words “If you don’t behave this week i will take you on Thursday” Haha

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

          Child cruelty or what

          • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

            The father should be on some sort of national register!

  • Nick March 3, 2018 at 8:38 am

    How long before the” Pochettino has been offered £xxxm to take over from Arsene Wenger “ headline?? Just about every one of our players & every top club have been snaked & laddered together & poch has been given the keys to every European city .

    • OrganicPaper March 3, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Don’t worry. Arsenal aren’t in the big club bracket anymore 🙂

      • Melcyid March 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

        How do you think the gooners that turnt up at wembley felt just 3500 of them before during and after the game surrounde by80000 yids at altimes.then being demoralised and beaten on the pitch.i think they would have realised. S**t we are a small club after all.

  • Willy Juice March 3, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Need a win today and city should hopefully do Chelsea for us tomorrow

    • Matt March 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

      25m. Which, if we do it next year will mean he’s 30. A 30 year old with 25m price tag wanting 150k will struggle, I’d say Tottenham s negotiating position is quite strong.

  • Willy Juice March 3, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I know toby is still struggling with injury. Any word on if he will sign or not? And if we do use our clause to extend his contract for a year what is the figure he is allowed leave for??

    • Harry Hotspur March 3, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Mate, when was the last time you saw a club announce a signing/extension of an injured player?

      With all due respect, if you’re that concerned write to the club.

  • OrganicPaper March 3, 2018 at 7:57 am

    3pm KO today. Feels like a long time since we had one of those.

    Pre team news prediction….3-0 Moura to get a goal and assist

    • Matt March 3, 2018 at 8:36 am

      It’s weird, 3pm on Saturday. Let’s get back to traditional Sunday and Monday random times I say.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 3, 2018 at 2:49 am

    I was always trying to understand what fake news was
    I know understand it to be what Trump said the day before

    • Gus March 3, 2018 at 4:10 am

      No he didn’t

    • Lord Croker March 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Do they show the EPL on CNN Ron?

  • Nick March 3, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I don’t claim to know anything that is going on in the vacinity of which you speak but I do know that whoever & whatever is agreed to as regards to affordable & social housing will not EVER get built and distributed as it should be.Just a bargaining chip to get the contract.As long as councils & all local government allow a precedent for the builder to claim that the social housing isn’t financially viable then it is all pointless

  • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 12:17 am

    I’m no fan of ENIC but if someone offered me a shiny new home as an alternative to Love Lane i’d Bloody take it.

    The Love Lane estate is a small sixties estate that is surpassed by any modern housing currently being built. Why the fuck would you battle over staying there unless you were after financial compensation as well as being rehoused, which is in the table anyway…

    • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 12:26 am

      Leave a really bollocks place to live for a marginally less bollocks place to live. That’s a real conundrum innit…

      • Caspurs♿️ March 3, 2018 at 12:39 am

        It is if the only offer you have is to move away from the area leaving friends and family behind to an area where you don’t know anyone, or relinquish your council/social housing accommodation just to stay in the area, paying extortionate London rents.

        • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 1:07 am

          True. However the Home Counties and beyond are largely populated by previously ‘displaced’ Londoners, many of whom have roots in London going back several hundred years.

          Why should we make special arrangements for newer populous that have mostly been there 30-40 years at the very most?

          Besides, where are all the people that were displaced from the gentrification in Hackney in the last 20 years? Are they gagging to go back to the Hackney of 20 odd years ago? Very few, if any.

          • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 1:11 am

            I’m not excusing ENIC or Haringey Council for anything but this shit is nothing new.

            The likes of Corbyn like to pretend it is but when the ‘white’ working classes saw their communities taken apart between the 60’s and 80’s nobody gave a fuck…

            • Gus March 3, 2018 at 2:13 am

              👍

              • A waddle and a fork March 3, 2018 at 2:58 am

                ‘The poor oppressed ‘white’ man

                • Still Nil Nil March 3, 2018 at 6:51 am

                  It wasn’t just the ‘poor oppressed white man’ who were relocated out of hackney and haringey in the last 30 years or so, it was virtually every habitant who resides in council homes of every ethnicity,

                  My family were treated this way, and friends of mine the same and we were from every ethnic background you can think of.

                  However, it does annoy me that when a ‘white man’ has a gripe they are ridiculed and treated like it’s their due comeuppance after years of giving the commonwealth a hard time, and so it serves them right, yet when it’s somebody else, it’s ‘oh poor them, they’re treated so badly’.

                  It’s like if a man gets a heavy cold or feels like shit, it’s ‘man flu’ and told to grow a pair, yet if it’s a female then ‘ah bless them’.

                  I’m not into getting into racial debates, but if you’re gonna decide to ridicule one set or the other, then be fair about it cos it works both ways.

                  And people wonder why Brexit happened.

                  • Sexy Beast March 3, 2018 at 9:15 am

                    Only those with blinkers on Nilly.

                    • Still Nil Nil March 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

                      There’s a lot of them about sadly beasty

                  • gloster1861 March 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

                    I’m deffo looking forward to a nice hard Brexit…

                    It’s the cleanest way to be shot of the cnuts at the EU Commission. Leave the oligarchs to create their United States of Europe.

                    • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 11:35 am

                      Spoken like a true hard left Euro-sceptic Glost!

                • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 11:03 am

                  No waddle, what I’m saying is is that it’s double standards, especially by the hard left. Part of the reason Thatcher got in was because of how much Labour lost loyal support from the London diaspora because of their bias towards ‘trendy’ hard left issues.

                  It’s the double standards here that does my head in, regardless of race.

                  • gloster1861 March 3, 2018 at 11:23 am

                    No doubt you’d put Clem Attlee down as hard left, masterminding all those socialist changes.

                    • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

                      I wouldn’t call the NHS and social housing particularly ‘hard left’, which is what Atlee was best known for.

            • gloster1861 March 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

              That at least is true.

  • Mad Carew March 2, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    You mean there will be no more St Totterings Days Arsene!
    Not unless you can get elected Jezza and get it passed in the House.

    Haha….Pigs might Fly

    • Mad Carew March 2, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      We could always give Piers a ring and start a new Boy Band

    • East Stand March 3, 2018 at 12:27 am

      Two peas in a blinkered pod…

    • Lord Croker March 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Jezza has done Islington proud over his tenure as MP. It’s a shithole.

      • gloster1861 March 3, 2018 at 11:18 am

        Is that why he keeps getting elected? Give me strength…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Hoping for a nice tidy win tommorow.

    • Mad Carew March 2, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      It would be nice to have the game won by half time, then we could rest Eriksen, Son and Dembele.

  • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Caspurs♿️
    I am a plumb, er, well that’s wot I tell folks now.

  • spursy March 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    We’re going to Wem-ber-ley tomorrow!
    COYS!

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Woohoo! Enjoy the game spursy.
      I’ll be there on Wednesday.

      • spursy March 2, 2018 at 11:17 pm

        Oh, lucky you, Nutty.
        Maybe, I’ll write a match report!

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 2, 2018 at 11:36 pm

          That would be acceptable 😀

  • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Grrr! Oven!!

    • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      😤

      • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        Defrost the condenser pie, that’ll sort it.

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm

          Get a Bosch

          • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm

            I’ve not had Bosch pie, is it nice?

            • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 10:11 pm

              It’s a winter warmer

            • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm

              Bosh pies are made with Worcester sauce 😁

  • Lahdedah March 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    The Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team recently relocated to a new arena in downtown Edmonton (Canada) at a capital construction cost of approximately $400 million. No existing low cost housing was displaced in the process. This new arena has generated significant redevelopment of many previously unoccupied lots (used for surface parking) and new high rise commercial offices and high rise condominiums are now under construction adjacent to the new arena. Although there are NO low cost housing components in the redevelopments, it is important to note that the improvements in the downtown area have an indirect benefit to the less fortunate amongst us. The Arena and the adjacent developments will provide many more sheltered overhangs and doorways for homeless Edmonton residents to sleep in/under during the frigid winter nights. How’s that for progress, Canadian style?

    Interesting watching the winter chaos in the U.K. at the moment. What you are having is a taste of what we have for at least 5 months of the year in Edmonton. We may be slightly better prepared to deal with it however.

    In Australia they smoke ice. In Canada we Drive on it.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      Oy do we have land……we have so much land Im selling it for $19.95 an acorn

    • A waddle and a fork March 3, 2018 at 3:00 am

      You have room

  • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Tonight pie.

    • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Is that the potatoe:meat ratio

      • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

        Close, it’s the chicken to mushroom ratio.

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm

          Naaays

    • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Needs a bit longer in the over IMO 😋

    • Lahdedah March 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      My cardiologist says I can’t eat pies any more. What a cunt. There’s nothing left in life except red wine. Your pie looks like it’s worth a heart attack.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        Didnt Desperate Dan Levy take most of the pie

    • spursy March 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      That’s a thing of beauty, Cas.

    • Gus March 2, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      I bet it’s got cheese in it

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    💋
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    I must admit I love a bit of rochefort with a nice glass of red Brunello

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Sorry there is no red and white Brunello

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        or Navy and White Brunello
        But Levy is doing the house brand N17 Westcliff On Sea Pino Grigio

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    gloster1861
    The flag of Israel?

    That too!!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Gus
    A spurs jersey?

    It fits mate
    Navy and White, Navy and White
    People try to put us down……

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Capitalism aka trickle down economics. Apparently the glass at the top of the pyramid fills up then continues to spill over and fill the rest of the glasses. Sounds good in theory, the only obvious problem is that there isn’t a glass at the top of the pyramid. It’s a water tower.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      And the people at the bottom don’t have a glass.

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm

        They do. Not much in it tho

  • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    We had a consultation over the future of our two cottage hospitals in the Forest. The health authorities wanted to close both, and build a single new, but smaller, hospital on an undisclosed site. The majority of respondents rejected the plan.

    They are choosing to ignore the result and shut them anyway. Which is exactly what I expected. Both existing hospitals are in prime residential locations and will command good land prices.

    Lip service to democratic process. An utter sham.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Sadly that’s happening all over the country, with the government imposing unrealistic budget cuts on local authorities, forcing them to take actions they may otherwise not consider.

    • PlayitagainSamways March 2, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Trying to engage with consultation processes of local councils gives me the feeling that it is designed to make you give up. Very complicated and reems and reems of small printed pdfs that you cant read.

      The sad thing is my old man was always optimistic about the future when I was growing up now he is just worried about loosing his house if him or my mum get sick.

      But now, fucking jesus I feel sorry for the generations to come. They’ll not know any different but fuck its shit.

  • PlayitagainSamways March 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Next Generation is serving up more light porn with Counsellor Troi and Dr Beverley Crusher performing a lesbian workout in the gym.

    • Real Fan? March 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Wow, it’s really changed since Brucie left.

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      And we learnt that Deanna Troi screws on a first date. They didn’t even get to their dinner, just a single drink and BANG!

  • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    SpurAndy 🍒π
    Diana Starkova’s feet.
    https://www.wikifeet.com/Diana_Starkova

    What the ..? Why you … I oughta … Sheesh.

  • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    RecaroN17

    I’m sure the new WHL will benefit the area in the long term once the dust has settled.

    How?

    In your own time…

    • RecaroN17 March 2, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      It can’t make it any worse and will hopefully encourage more investment and development around the place and improve transport links.

      • PlayitagainSamways March 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm

        I think the point is that the locals who should benefit from the ‘investment and devolpment and improved transort links’ are being shipped out. The whole improve the community thing is a fucking sham.

        It isnt just Tottenham where this kind of sharade is happening.
        There are vast areas of the whole country being sold off to developers under some bullshit slogan of sorting the housing crisis. Just to create more overpriced dignity stripping fuckholes for people to borrow ridiculous life sapping amounts of money to buy.

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

          This

        • RecaroN17 March 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

          Maybe it’s some of the “locals” who have contributed to running the area down in the first place. Just a thought.

          • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm

            Haw haw haw.Sacrilege!

          • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 9:49 pm

            How dare you impugn the noble ‘poor’?!

          • Harry Hotspur March 3, 2018 at 9:22 am

            Oh of course. That’s what social responsibility means!

            Dirty scum bastards lolloping about the place eating fried chicken when their giro comes in and shoplifting bread and milk the rest of the week when they should have been investing in the local infrastructure and building colleges to educate themselves.

            Fuck me, all this time I’ve been under the illusion that that’s what the government was for. Well now we all know don’t we. Thanks for clearing that one up.

            Might I suggest you change the stylus on your gramophone regularly to prevent your Best Of Enoch Powell lp wearing out?

        • Legoverlass March 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm

          The National Planning Framework policy was put in place to reward sponsors of the Tory party at the last General Election who surprise surprise are some of the biggest land developers in the country. Our political system is totally corrupt and how contracts and peerages can be handed out to those who buy them with donations beggars belief. The ideology is cry austerity and remove funding from local councils who then remove public services from local communities to balance their books which means fund the pensions and over inflated salaries of local authority executives earning six figures plus. Swathes if open country side being sold off to developers except any near the estates of the wealthiest 1500 families in the UK as you cannot have the plebs and shirkers nearby as it lowers the tone of the place and reduces property values. No investment in infrastructure no new roads doctors dentists or schools for the so called first time buyers screaming out for properties … not. Mainly cheese emporium middle class homes and second homes whilst affordable housing numbers are reduced mid construction. Thank God that at least I support a football team whose owners are all about winning stuff to take my mind of the shovel of shite running this country……

      • Harry Hotspur March 3, 2018 at 9:23 am

        Fuck off

    • Matt March 2, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Like the O2. Regular events, not just footy, attracts bars restaurants etc. Near the O2 now have a thriving tech hub for small business. N17 with a bit of vision to match Levy’s could do the same. Not will, but could. Also cheese. People love cheese.

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Caspurs♿️
    Do you think you’ll become Corgi registered?

    You mean “gas safe”? Probably not. I’ll be limited to just plumbing. I do petty much everything. I like variation.

    • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Faking butter fingers. Reply ffs not quote. I blame the wife’s fizzy effing wine. Who in their right mind drinks that shit. Never again.

      • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

        Frascati?

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

          Dino prosecco

        • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm

          No, it’s just the way he walks.

          • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

            ..I don’t have a cane here at my side

            • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm

              … you’re just pleased to be here?

              • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm

                I’m an alien. Still trying to get used to it

                • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 9:16 pm

                  So the sightings are true?! They really are among us..😱

                  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 9:19 pm

                    Hey hey hey… I’m a legal alien.

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Corgi has been replaced.

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        As I said ,to gas safe . When I installed my boiler the wife insisted I got someone to sign it off. It hurt alot when I handed over te cash to the registered gas engineer. And guess what, the bit on the form where he signed didn’t say corgi or gas safe engineer, no no no the exact words were “competent tradesman “! . There was nothing wrong with my work so basically I could of signed it. It’s all bollox

        • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm

          I know someone who did the same but was then asked for the certification when selling his house, cue panic mode..

          • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:38 pm

            Is he competent or not.With a good solicitor he’ll get away iwith it.

            • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm

              Are you on the Gas Safe register?

              • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm

                Superspoz 🏆
                As I said ,to gas safe . When I installed my boiler the wife insisted I got someone to sign it off. It hurt alot when I handed over te cash to the registered gas engineer. And guess what, the bit on the form where he signed didn’t say corgi or gas safe engineer, no no no the exact words were “competent tradesman “! . There was nothing wrong with my work so basically I could of signed it. It’s all bollox

  • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I wonder how many hardy souls will attend tomorrow. Not so many away fans I’d guess.

    Meanwhile, in this neck of the woods, my son can’t get home from work tonight. However, he’s not too upset as the employer is paying him overtime whilst he’s stuck there.

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      The roads into most of the Forest towns are well and truly fecked tonight.

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      To correct, he can’t get out of the business park where he works.

  • Lord Croker March 2, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Haringey is and always has been a rotten borough.

    • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Unsurprisingly I put this to Martin Cloake BEFORE the HDV was a thing.

      Guess what the bucktoothed cunt said?’My mum lives there. It’s not a rotten borough.’

      You sold your mum, Martin.

      You cow-catcher toothed cunt.

  • RecaroN17 March 2, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I’m sure the new WHL will benefit the area in the long term once the dust has settled.

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Oh no you di’ent!

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      Why? Just out of interest, give a hint.

  • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    good weather for snowflakes

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Superspoz top tip #142
    Looking for some ganja? Go find a house with no snow on its roof.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Or, know someone (policeman) who has access to the evidence lock up. 👍

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm

        That’s even better. A LOT better.

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Superspoz top tip #142 Looking for a building with no loft insulation? Go find a house with no snow on its roof.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        What if it’s got solar panels?

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:11 pm

          Lower gas bills

          • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

            Yeah, oh wait, er, no!

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Caspurs♿️
    Newsflash:
    I am fakin bored of having to defrost the bloody condenser pipe so my boiler can do it’s job and keep me warm.

    Cut it where it comes out of the wall, leave about a two inch tail and attach a solvent weld adaptor to increase it to 32mm then attach a 32mm waste pipe to it. That’s how mine is, never freezes.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Mine is a 32mm waste pipe, but it’s on the east side of the building (exposed) and has taken the brunt of the recent cold weather : (. When the weather gets better I may alter it to hopefully not have the same problems again.

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        Is it upstairs, hence you used a ladder yesterday?

        • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm

          The best way is to attach it to a waste pipe under the sink.

        • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:52 pm

          Yep, 1st floor flat. It currently comes out the wall and has a very shallow pitch about 1.5m long into a hopper, which is what I might change, have it come out and just face downwards (if it doesn’t drip too much?).

          • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 7:53 pm

            I know exactly what you need. A plumber.

            • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm

              I am a plumber, well that’s wot I tell folks now.

              • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                I did not know that.

                • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm

                  Neither did I until this week.

                  • DAVID March 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm

                    You grow plums ?

                  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 8:10 pm

                    I got my city ad guilds level 2 about 9 years ago. Never did the gas tho, having said that, I installed my boiler about 6 years ago. Easy peasy.

                    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm

                      Do you think you’ll become Corgi registered?

                    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm

  • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Jeremy Smurfbyn:

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Make your mind up. If you think Corbyn is pro EU, then Putin won’t be at all happy will be!

      • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 7:48 pm

        *will he?

      • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm

        Stop the knee jerk for a second and think things through…

        • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm

          Tell Jeremy that.

      • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:53 pm

        Corbyn isn’t pro EU. That’s pretty well known. However he is an opportunist so he’s u-turned on his former position on the EU because he thinks he connecting with the zeitgeist.

        Theresa May is (ostensibly) attempting to achieve what you voted for and Corbyn (now) wants to deny you.

        • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm

          *No knees were jerked in the posting of this comment.

  • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Newsflash:
    I am fakin bored of having to defrost the bloody condenser pipe so my boiler can do it’s job and keep me warm.

    • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      wrap it with insulation

      • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        or cut it off inside the house and let it drip in a bucket and fix it after the fake ice age

      • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:01 pm

        I defrosted (clearly not all of it) it and lagged it yesterday, hopefully todays more thorough effort will do the trick.I

    • UnkleTaff March 2, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Shoulda bought a Worcester, then.

      • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm

        I have you smug git, the 16v Cdi 4wD model!

        • UnkleTaff March 2, 2018 at 7:12 pm

          That’s where you went wrong, then.

          • DAVID March 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

            Sauce!

  • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Listening to May’s Brexit speech I was reminded of some wise words:

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

    • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      wise words written by druggie

  • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Ah! The Daily Mail.

      Straight to the FAKE NEWS bin.

      • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm

        Just had a quick scan through the article. I can’t see anything contaimed wighin it that you wouldn’t agree with.

        • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:40 pm

          Straight to the bin….

      • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm

        but you must admit she is one of corbyns corkers.a definite looker .go on take a peek

        • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

          gooners eye candy

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      The No.1 paper for racists, bigots, and idiots

      • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm

        Sorry, forgot ‘the gullible’.

      • UnkleTaff March 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        It’s got a very good puzzle section.

        • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm

          I’m puzzled as to why people read it…

          • UnkleTaff March 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

            I don’t read it myself, but I find the idea that people can be dismissed so casually by virtue of what newspaper they read to be most quare.

            • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm

              well said my sun

      • Sexy Beast March 2, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        I read the sports section, does that mean I’m far right and a nazi?

        • Sexy Beast March 2, 2018 at 7:29 pm

          Come to think of it I did support Brexit and The Pussy grabber.
          Zieg Heil

          • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 7:42 pm

            racist alert

          • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm

            Comb on over to my place we’re having a National Socialist party!

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 2, 2018 at 7:48 pm

        I read it to find out about the constantly fascinating world of Queen Diana that was.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Peoole try to put me down
    Talking bout my regeneration..my regeneration,my regeneration baby!

    I remember well the little fuckers when my dad used to park one street away from the lane ‘Ill mind your car!’ It was one of the first recorded protection rackets known to mankind.

    Now the parking is 60 quid and I feel sorry for the little bastards

    N17 it evokes such passion.

    • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      And now Roger Daltrey runs a trout farm.

      So much for wanting to die before he grew old.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        We live and die by only one thing

        Clue:
        It comes in Navy and White

        • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

          The flag of Israel?

        • Gus March 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm

          A spurs jersey?

        • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:25 pm

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 2, 2018 at 7:32 pm

            Portsmuff

            • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm

              A muff in every port.

  • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Is Vertonghen fit again?

  • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Drugs paid for by the taxpayers, no doubt.

    ‘Drugs available provided straight from the Foodbanks.’

    That’s right, caffeine in the tea and coffee.

  • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Haringey Denizen Vacuum

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 2, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I wish these people would stop moaning. Here’s what we’ll do….anyone who loses their home will be gathered up and sacrificed in the centre circle(probably a spill over) before the opening match in the new stadium. All in the name of a greater good.

    • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Fuck them all in the face. Most of them are probably illegally subletting anyway…

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        And on drugs etc…scum.

        • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm

          Drugs paid for by the taxpayers, no doubt.

  • Matt March 2, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    The politics will get worse in May when the anti semites Momentum take over. Tottenham has been failed for years by politicians. The stadium won’t solve everything by any means but at least Levy’s motivation is clear and it’s not some sort of murky political crusade. It will help an area failed by crooks and self publicists for years.

  • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    What the HDV development needs is someone who is able to bridge the sociopolitical divide, someone who can understand the nuance of debt finance and yet stay relevant to the common man, to get the best deal for everyone. Someone like Diane Abbott, with her head for numbers and out right charisma would be an ideal candidate for this.

    • kais smith March 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      What does HDV stand for ?
      Thanks

      • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm

        Haringey Development Vehicle

        • kais smith March 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm

          Thank you
          Obliged

      • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

        High Density Verrucas

        • OrganicPaper March 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm

          Haringey Denizen Vacuum

          !

          • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

            Fakinel!

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Hehe. Ms Abbott for PM. No! Ms Abbott for King!

      • gloster1861 March 2, 2018 at 5:54 pm

        Compared to mad Charlie and his tart Camilla, yes please!

  • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    one of our own voted top prem player of the year. great achievement when you weigh it all up.
    would be nice to win top fan blog of the year right here, if only enic would sponsor it .

    • Teddyboy March 2, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      We are not fickle, we are flagellants, this blog is the wet dream of any proper TH supporter and should be awarded as masochistic spot to hit of the year, every year – “yes hit me baby, right there”. Being a Spurs supporter is a fandom of pain. High regards for HH great insights (efforts?) on the community issues, highly praised.

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Top perm of the year:

      • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

        Seems like a nice boy

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I used to fancy this hippy chick that used to live on Love lane. The feeling wasn’t mutual.

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Hey Spoz! Go back and try again. She may have changed her mind.

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        Cor blimey!

        • 💋 March 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

          Not ‘arf.

  • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    So there were 217 council tenant households, and now the want 833? Crikey. I assume they are starting high to give a bit of room for haggling? Burt! This bloke won’t haggle.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Dance your cares away
      Worries for another day
      Let the music play
      Down at Haggle Rock🎵

    • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      ‘Out of the original 217 council tenant households, only 63 are left’

      And if it’s like the rest of London’s black-spots demand will have multiplied several times since that 217 were commissioned.

      Dirty bastards, wanting somewhere to live. Scum. Why won’t they do their bit for ENIC and go and sleep in a kerb somewhere else, eh?

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 2, 2018 at 4:07 pm

        https://youtu.be/pus6XF_qh38
        “Now who can argue with that “

        • melcyid March 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

          corbyn out gabby johnson in

      • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        Who is saying they won’t get somewhere to live? And what has it do to with ENIC?

        • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

          I think you may not be entirely up to speed with the HDV.

          • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

            I`m up to speed enough to know that it’s not about the current residents not having somewhere to live, it’s about them having no written guarantee that the will stay in their current community, as yet. And it definitely has nothing to do with ENIC, other than our stadium was a springboard for the regeneration, which the majority of residents are in favour of.
            The main anger about the HDV project is the lack of consultation, guarantee’s to current tenants and businesses, and concern over the financial implications of it being carried out by a private company, yes?

            • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

              The word ‘springboard’ in this instance makes me want to vomit for very obvious reasons – or did I imagine Donna Cullen telling Haringey that affordable housing would jeopardise the entire stadium deal?

              The ‘majority’ of residents are not in favour of any of this.

              The rest is the tip of a particularly unpleasant iceberg.

              • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 4:57 pm

                Love Lane isn’t part of the stadium project.

                • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm

                  Er…

                  • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

                    Would you like a map?

                    • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm

                      #.WpmHv3yIlu4.link

                    • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm

                      No thanks, I’d like to leave room for the Chinese I’m reheating.

                      What I did ask for was something supporting local support for the unadulterated madness in Haringey… if you cannot provide said something, that’s not an issue. The Chinese looks immense.

                    • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm

                      Crack on with the prawn crackers. I’m not one to get between a man and his chow.

              • Freund or Foe March 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

                And the majority of residents are in favour of regeneration, just not in the form of the HDV project.

                • Harry Hotspur March 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm

                  At the risk of…

                  …any supporting evidence to this wild assertion?

              • Caspurs♿️ March 2, 2018 at 6:51 pm

                ENIC have no involvement with HDV or the HRW proposal which at this point doesn’t have full planning permission from Haringey council.
                I don’t agree with the displacement of residents who have lived in an area and have family and friends close by. Councils should be duty bound to rehouse residents within the borough, unless individuals decide they would like to take up offers of accommodation further afield.