Hundreds of people enjoyed guided regeneration tours, top-notch entertainment and a new-look market on Saturday as our celebration of local community groups packed out Tottenham Town Hall. The council’s Tottenham Conference, which ran from 10am-5pm, included a popular exhibition of more than 30 voluntary and residents’ groups, local activities and public and private sector organisations providing services in the area, as well as lively entertainment and performances.

Dozens of residents joined guided walks of Tottenham’s great green spaces and high street improvements, while others quizzed council officers at drop-in sessions and listened to a range of speakers from across the community at panel sessions on regeneration priorities.

And scores of shoppers made the most of the hot weather by ensuring the return of Tottenham Green Market was a huge success, with many traders reporting high takings and some selling out.

The revamped market, which will run weekly throughout the summer, offered a taste of sumptuous street food, local produce and even locally-brewed beer.

Councillor Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: “It was great to see so many people packing out the Town Hall on Saturday and finding out how they could get involved in their community. I spoke to many residents rightly passionate about plans for their area, and it was brilliant to hear such a range of ideas and views about Tottenham’s future. With hundreds of people relaxing on the Green, enjoying local food and drink from the market, it was Tottenham at its finest.”

Saturday’s conference was one of many chances to get involved in the council’s 20-year plan for Tottenham’s future, with many other drop-in sessions, consultation events and opportunities to volunteer throughout the year.