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£1,080raised of £1,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,080 to fund our campaign Living Wightman: A safer, healthier, happier Harringay for everyone, the money will help us produce leaflets, events etc.

    Location
    Harringay, London
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 2nd July 2016

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    Wightman Road in Harringay N4/N8 London is living again. For 5 months until Sept 2016, the road is closed whilst the railway bridge at its southern end is strengthened. With traffic dramatically down as a result of the bridge works, this is a residential community reborn. A place where children play in the street, neighbours stop for a chat, families cycle safely and where joggers and commuters enjoy rather than endure passing through. So for many of us the idea of Wightman Road going back to being a traffic-clogged rat run is unthinkable.

    For a residential road, Wightman Road was carrying a massively disproportionate share of local traffic –120,000 vehicles a week. This was generating killer levels of pollution, with children most at risk. Nitrogen Dioxide was above EU legal limits. Worse still, given the high proportion of deprived households on Wightman Road, some of the poorest children in Haringey were paying the price for the convenience of motorists from other areas who were using Wightman Road as a rat run. Our local residents campaign is asking

    FIRST, we’re requesting that Haringey Council extend the current arrangements beyond summer to allow time to find a long-term solution that drastically reduces traffic on Wightman Road.

    SECONDLY, we’re proposing that any long-term solution allows access for local businesses and their customers, but stops Wightman Road being used a rat run through route as part of overall measures to improve traffic flow in the surrounding area.

    A strengthened bridge risks larger and more lorries, extra traffic generated by an estimated 7,500 new households created in the immediate and surrounding areas means a bad situation will get even worse. So it’s in everyone’s interests that we act NOW to stand up for the quality of life of local residents, particularly children who face stark health inequalities, on Wightman Road and the surrounding area.

    We're fundraising to meet the costs of printing and events etc.

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      37

      • Jon Wood

        Jon Wood

        Jul 2, 2016

        Although I don't live in Harringay I believe this is a great campaign, good luck and I hope this will be an example that other communities can refer to.

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jul 1, 2016

        Haringey Council must take the high traffic volume & pollution in residential areas seriously. Wightman might be a B road, but that's no excuse to mercilessly expose its residents to toxic air daily.

        £20.00

      • Ronald Stewart

        Ronald Stewart

        Jul 1, 2016

        Wightman Road feels a bit like a sanctuary right now. Hope this campaign is able to convince everyone of the benefit!

        £50.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jul 1, 2016

        Best of luck! A superb cause. Let's hope Harringay council stands up and takes notice!

        £60.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jul 1, 2016

        Good luck again, such a great campaign!

        £20.00

      • Friederike Luepke

        Friederike Luepke

        Jul 1, 2016

        It's a pleasure to support this campaign!

        £30.00

      • Penny

        Penny

        Jul 1, 2016

        Another top up from me!

        £20.00

      About the fundraiser
      Living Wightman

      Living Wightman

      Harringay, London

      We're a group of local residents who have come together for the first time to form Living Wightman, a campaign to maintain the massive benefits resulting from the current no through road on Wightman Rd and improve traffic flow in the surrounding area.

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