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How to help Haringey through the COVID-19 crisis
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How to help Haringey through the COVID-19 crisis

If you’re looking way to help your neighbours and community, and are juggling other commitments then there are still ways you can lend an occasional hand. Mutual Aid Groups have sprung up across the country and Haringey has seen a huge mobilisation, with over 20 local groups in the area, some of which are supported...

Haringey residents start chant for key workers
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Haringey residents start chant for key workers

Every Thursday at 8pm the nation cheers for our key workers. It started last week, led by the campaign Clap For Our Carers, who brought people of all ages out onto their balconies, their verandas and porches, some bringing pots and pans, to cheer for those fighting hard to remedy the crisis. This evening in...

How to look after your mental health under lock down
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How to look after your mental health under lock down

As we stagger into week two of lock down, many of us are wondering how much longer this will last as we attempt to flatten the curve and make sense of the uncertain months ahead. As Londoners, we are responsible for practicing social distance because the capital is one the most affected areas in the...

How to help your community during the coronavirus lock down
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How to help your community during the coronavirus lock down

With a disaster like coronavirus, some would expect rioting and chaos to ensue. But instead we’ve seen an outbreak of community spirit with a myriad of support groups and apps starting across the country to support those in isolation. As journalist George Monbiot noted in the Guardian yesterday, “the horror films got it wrong. The...

Council warns residents about coronavirus scams
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Council warns residents about coronavirus scams

Members of the community throughout Haringey are being asked to look out for signs of their neighbours being targeted by doorstep criminals, according to Haringey council. There are genuine groups of volunteers providing help for those in self-isolation or who need essential supplies such as food or medicine. However, there are reports of criminals preying...

What to do with your children while the schools are shut
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What to do with your children while the schools are shut

I beseech you, oh good and faithful parents! The severity of the coronavirus outbreak has forced Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to officially state the closure of schools across the United Kingdom. I decided to visit Down Lane Park in Tottenham, North London. I grew up playing basketball in this park, but today, Down Lane Park...

Police disperse gathering in Chestnuts Park
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Police disperse gathering in Chestnuts Park

A group of about ten were holding a barbecue in Chestnuts Park, St Ann’s ward, before being dispersed by the police this Tuesday. Those present flouted government coronavirus regulations which forbid public gatherings of more than three people. A local named Mel saw the group while on a walk with the dog in the park....

Who is staying open throughout the isolation period?
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Who is staying open throughout the isolation period?

The streets are eerily quiet at the moment. But fear not, for there are a variety of services and businesses remaining open one way or another. Urgent: food bank support needed Tottenham food bank (supported by Spurs up the road) are open various times in the week and are looking for volunteers and urgent donations...

Video: protesters demand coronavirus protections for Downhills Park construction workers
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Video: protesters demand coronavirus protections for Downhills Park construction workers

Residents of Keston Road, who live within sight of a development in progress next to Downhills Park, were unimpressed by the manager’s apparent lack of concern for the workers’ health.  They noticed that the workers seemed to be operating closer than two metres apart from one another, despite government regulations. In response, the residents staged...