Future of Wood Green

Apart from preparation for the Violent Crime Reduction Bill’s committee stage, this afternoon I met with the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) to discuss a number of issues that might come up when various bills passing through Parliament this session.

Main highlight today was the Wood Green Area Assembly in the evening at the Civic Centre. It was webcast – for the first time! Maybe that’s why it was so packed – or maybe that was because the Council had hired consultants to come up with a ‘master plan’ for improving Wood Green. Wood Green desperately needs love and attention – and resources! However, despite pretty presentations and all that – still clear to me that whatever the promises or the master plan unless Haringey Council stops giving permission to ugly, ghastly blocks of flats and puts some pressure on developers to raise their game – master plan, shmaster plan.