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Haringey Community Circles - turn your ideas and inspirations into real world impact

OpinioN8 has received the following email from the organisers of Haringey Community Circles. This movement has grown out of a meeting held in August to discuss a response to the Tottenham riots. The movement now has a website. a methodology and has held follow up meetings. Sign up for news and updates by following the links in the email, which is quoted verbatim.

Are you a Haringey resident, business or group?
Then join the Haringey Community Circles to help develop
yourself and to support local business and community groups.


Andrew Thornton, Budgens
Azul-Valerie Thome, Food from the Sky
Jim Shepley, YMCA

Admin / Projects 

Jazz Rasool, Energy Diamond


Next meeting,
  • FREE to attend
  • 'Bring-a-dish to share' refreshments
  • Live Music


Tottenham Chances Club Community Centre 

Wednesday October 12th, 2011

6.30pm - 8.15pm

399 High Road,

London ,
N17 6QN .

Tel: 020 8365 0653.

Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters

GOOGLE MAP: Haringey, London N17 6QN

Please respond to this email with your Full Name to let us know you are coming





 Register  at the site to be notified of help and guidance you can get to begin the process of making a difference.

Also register to offer help to those affected by the recent riots or simply to stay informed or involved with the Circles.

We update our website at www.satalife.info/hcc with news of all current development plans as well as actions already underway.

For the work we have been involved with to date, read the results of recent meetings:





Latest news

Since our last meeting, the steering group have all been reflecting on what the word community means? What size of area could be defined as a community? We all feel that for most people, their community is right close to home or where they work and that Haringey is too large to be an effective single community. This is a point that people have made even before we held the first meeting.

We believe that a number of Community Circles would be more effective than one large circle. These could, for example, be based on Wards in Haringey. Representatives of these circles would meet up occasionally (quarterly?) to share ideas and if needed resources.

As the steering group all live in Crouch End, we propose leading a Crouch End/Hornsey Circle. We hope at our next meeting that people will step forward to lead Circles in other areas - eg Tottenham, Stroud Green etc.

We have also reflected on the views that our former name, Haringey Community Council, does lead to confusion with the existing Council and suggest that the title Haringey Community Circles would be better.

The proposed working name Haringey Community Circles will be used on the fundraising calendar that is being produced in Crouch End and needs to go to print before the next meeting.

Please respond to this email with your Full Name to let us know you are coming to the next meeting.


We very much look forward to hearing views on these suggestions and hearing progress on the actions agreed at the last meeting.
A summary of topics is shown below, the larger the word, the more frequently it came up.



To see examples of the latest actions that have been initiated see the minutes from our last two meetings:

Aug 23, 2011 Inaugural Meeting Notes
Sep 21, 2011 Follow up Meeting


It is suggested that the next meeting runs on Wednesday October 12 from 6.30 - 8.15pm at the Tottenham Chances Club,

This is to be followed by a banquet to celebrate the positive energy of our newly forming Community Circles.
Everyone is asked to bring a dish they love for sharing. 
As the Tottenham Chances community club survives on its bar income, so we'd ask everyone to buy their drinks there!

We also hope that there will be live music!!!

Please circulate this note as far as you can so that we can reach out to as wider a group across the whole of Haringey.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 12th.

Warm Wishes

Andew, Azul, Jim, Jazz & Al
Haringey Community Circles, Admin Team

Please respond to this email with your Full Name to let us know you are coming

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