Undertaking given that Haringey folk will reap benefits of regeneration

By Russ Lawrence in Local People

A pledge local residents and school children will reap the benefits from the massive regeneration of Tottenham has been enshrined in a Charter drawn up by Haringey Council.

The document, called the Tottenham Charter, was launched last week.

It gives undertakings from companies, developers and charities partnering the council, to deliver on-the-job construction skills training, apprenticeships, employment and business opportunities as well as measures to tackle social issues including health.

“The Tottenham Charter underlines our commitment to ensuring that the regeneration of Tottenham is about so much more than bricks and mortar, said council leader, Cllr Claire Kober, “ it is a real opportunity to improve quality of life for thousands of residents.”

Among the commitments is a schools engagement programme plus measures to help NEETS (young people not in employment, education or training) on Tottenham Hale’s ’ Hale Village’, delivered by the regeneration company who built and own it, Lea Valley Estates .

Architects and project specialists Arup will build links with Northumberland Park School while developers Grainger are delivering a programme of activities with Gladesmore Community School.

Volker Fitzpatrick are delivering a science, technology, engineering and maths STEM engagement programme with local schools as well as providing work placements, while the he Redemption Brewery Co are offering work experience.

And the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will work with the local community to tackle key social issues including health and wellbeing, education and training.

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