Green Lanes

Gun crime, murder, drugs and gangs have given Green Lanes in Haringey a bad reputation. A lot of work has gone on to change this – by the police, the Council, the local traders and the communities themselves. Today the police have organised an event in cooperation with partners to bring everyone together in a ‘Harringay Unity Event’ to celebrate the good things in this area.

And what a successful event it was. Music and food and dancing and speeches from all involved showing that the good far outweigh the bad – and if we all pull together this area can flourish and be safe. The Turkish community were out in force and it was a wonderful display of togetherness – I am very optimistic about this sort of approach in terms of fighting crime.