Tottenham riot report recommendations ‘long overdue’, says MP

Dec 12, 2012 - by - 0 Comments

Tottenham Journal

A 90-page study demanded an independent regeneration body which will have the power to generate long-term lasting changes in the areas affected by the 2011 unrest.

The ‘city deal’ would be aimed to improve relationships between the community and the police, and increase transport links, housing and employment opportunities.

Sir Stuart Lipton, chairman of an independent panel of experts, warned that a failure to address the lasting issues of the riots would risk a repeat of unrest in the future. He urged the government, City Hall and Haringey Council to inject funds for capital projects.

Mr Lammy said the recommendations represent a clear chance for Tottenham to move on from the effects of the riots which tore through the community 16 months ago.

“This is the biggest opportunity for Tottenham in my lifetime,” he said. “It is clear that Haringey Council cannot deliver the regeneration needed in the area on its own, particularly faced with the multitude of problems such as high unemployment and housing pressure. Read More

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