This from the NewsShopper, Monday 6 December 2010:
Paddy Power denied appeal to take over Tottenham music shop
"A community is celebrating its big win after an appeal to open a gambling shop in an iconic Tottenham music shop was thrown out last week.
"Bookmaker giant Paddy Power had hoped the Planning Inspectorate would overturn Haringey Council's decision and give them the green light to open a new store at the current home of Every Bodies Music.
But instead the Government's inspector agreed that if a betting shop was to open it "would have an adverse effect on the vitality, viability and predominantly retail function of the centre due to the loss of a retail spot in a prominent location".
"The inspector also highlighted allowing the appeal to stand would be in conflict with the council's planning policies laid out in its Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and would damage the area's potential to grow into a vibrant shopping centre...."
The week after, the north London campaigners were at it again...
Anti-betting shop campaigners protest in Wood Green (see NewsShopper here)
We're trying to make contact with the Find Your Voice Pressure Group who have been campaigning so hard to change things – and we'd love to know how Haringey had the balls to stand up to the bullies.