Help make local money work for local good
The Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) is a grassroots organisation working to stop the demolition of the homes, businesses and indoor market above Seven Sisters tube station. Active since 2007 the WCC has been working to empower the community in Seven Sisters to take control of its future and determine how Wards Corner should be developed.
The WCC continues to fight for a fairer future and has developed plans for a sustainable, community-led development of the Wards Corner site.
For more information visit Wards Corner Community Coalition and the ‘Development Trust’
Seven reasons to shop locally
The best reasons for doing your shopping at markets or in independent stores:
1. Your spending will boost the local economy
2. It is the ethical choice
3. They sell quirky, one-off gifts .
4. You will be supporting British entrepreneurs
5. You can help build communities
6. You might get a better deal or some good advice
7. You can sometimes try before you buy
Seven reasons to shop locally Joanna O'Connell, Guardian 6 December 2013
Fundraising campaign to Save Wards Corner
Bring the Wards building back into use as a community and business resource hub on Tottenham High Street to support local market traders, small businesses and the community during COVID-19 and beyond
To find out more go to Wards Corner Community Hub
“There is no need to demolish the market. This is a multicultural hub and with a bit of an open mind this could become a touristic attraction,” Pamela Isherwood
The Wards building, a former Edwardian department store, is currently home to an indoor market on the ground floor with traders from diverse communities including Columbia, Peru, Africa, Iran, the Caribbean and Asian countries. The market is a major destination for London’s large Latin American population (estimated one million) and other visitors from all over London.