"Some of you have asked about the current consultation on an application to make the Pinkham Way site a Village Green. To be precise, it's to make it a Town Green.
In brief, Town or Village Green status legally preserves open land as accessible to a local community who have already been using it ‘as of right’ for at least 20 years.
If the application is successful, it will not be possible for anyone to develop the site.
The consultation on this ends on Friday 20 July; it would be great if you could all respond before this.
Were you ever a user of the site before it was fenced off? If so, your input would be extremely valuable. Please make sure you respond!
If you're a member of the Freehold or Redbrick communities, please get in contact with us and Chris Faulkner asap - it's still not too late for you to add your statement to the application itself and be a witness. Details below.
Similarly, if you know people who have used it regularly, please ask them to submit something, and pass on details to them of what to do.
It's also very important that local residents who’ve not used the site (perhaps you didn’t know you could?) but who’re in favour of it being open for public access support this application.
Let’s be sure to respond, to make it clear to the assessor, and to Haringey, the breadth of public interest in being able to enjoy this land for the valuable nature spot it is.
For full details of what this application entails, how to respond, and how to get in touch with Chris Faulkner, please go to our website.
Chair, Pinkham Way Alliance