Renovation of run-down restrooms and the unveiling of a hidden burial ground will take centre stage in the next wave of Haringey Council’s improvements for Tottenham.Monument Way toilets improvements. Former public toilets on Monument Way have been earmarked for conversion into a new cafe or bar in a bid to bring the elegant unused Victorian building back into use.

Under council regeneration plans, heritage features of the building would be restored, while a new terrace, seating, plants and an accessible entrance would be installed.

Designs for transforming public space on Brook Street, off Tottenham High Road, have also been unveiled – with highlights including a special feature memorial stone to honour a currently unmarked hidden burial ground, alongside new trees, plants, fencing and resurfacing.

The Brook Street improvements were championed by members of the Bruce Grove Stakeholder Group, which identified Brook Street as a hotspot of anti-social behaviour, with current facilities cut off from the rest of the area.

Both projects, part-funded by the Greater London Authority, are part of the council’s ongoing work to improve Tottenham’s  public spaces and meet residents’ wishes for more places to eat, drink and have fun.

The work follows striking shop front improvements, a new tropical pocket park and public art displays – with construction on a revamped Holcombe Road Market set to start in the coming weeks.

Councillor Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

    “Residents and local businesses have led the way on these quirky ideas for local improvements in Tottenham, honouring the area’s heritage and revamping rundown spots.

    “It’s great to see even more projects to improve Tottenham’s public spaces move a step closer as we put people’s creativity into action.

    “Local people have been clear that they want to see safer, cleaner and more welcoming places to visit and have fun, and we’ll continue to work with them on community-led improvements.”

Visit the Brook Street Improvement Project page and the Monument Way Toilets page for detailed information about the projects.

To ask questions about both projects and to have your say, visit our drop-in exhibition on:

    Thursday, 10 December, 6-8pm, at Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street, Tottenham, N17 9JG