There are two separate meetings which are being held to discuss the riots. The meetings are organised separately by North London Citizens and Local Government Ombudsman, details below.

 Citizens Inquiry into the Tottenham Riots

 Saturday, October 15th 2011

 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tottenham Town Hall

 The Citizens Inquiry into the Tottenham Riots is a community-led response to the riots. The inquiry is an organised long-term response to the riots led by community leaders who will shape the way civil society rebuilds Tottenham and Haringey in the years to come. It is led by a board of commissioners all of whom are community leaders representing civil society in the area. They are supported by a board of advisors who provide expertise. There will be two open hearings where commissioners hear evidence from a broad section of the community affected by the riots. In between the two hearings, inquiry teams from participating institutions will go out to speak to local traders, residents, councillors, the police, gang members, young people, parents and teachers. In the end, a report will be written with a set of recommendations to civil society which will be published early 2012.

This Saturday, we will launch the Citizens Inquiry into the Tottenham Riots.

If you would like to attend, please register before 12:00 Fri 14 Oct.

Send an email to alvin.carpio@londoncitizens.org.uk or telephone 0207-043-9881 with your name and contact number.

Commissioners:

·         Hannah Adu, Youth Worker, Bruce Grove Youth Centre

·         Edward Badu, Student, St Ignatius College

·         Symeon Brown, Co-Founder, Haringey Young People Empowered (HYPE)

·         Patrick Cozier, Headteacher, Highgate Wood School

·         Reverend Bunmi Fagbemi, Parish Priest, Holy Trinity

·         Dawn Ferdinand, Headteacher, The Willow (formerly Broadwater Farm Primary School)

·         Pastor Segun Johnson, Liberty Church

·         Father Simon Morris, Parish Priest, St Mary’s Church

·         Father Peter Randall, Parish Priest, St Ignatius Church

Advisors:

·         Andy Hull, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

·         Michael Kelly, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG

·         Tunde Okewale, Barrister, Doughty Street Partners

·         Michael Ellman, Solicitor, International Federation for Human Rights

The inquiry has been commissioned by North London Citizens (NLC). NLC is a broad-based alliance of 40 civil society institutions including schools, colleges, universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, trade unions, social enterprises and voluntary groups.

If you would like to get involved in the inquiry, please contact Alvin Carpio: 0207-043-9881, http://www.citizensinquiry.org.uk.

 

FREE LGA Smith Square debate

‘Moving on from the riots – a leadership challenge’

27 October 2011, 6pm

Local Government House, London

This political debate, organised by the Local Government Association, will look to consider what role local government leaders should take with aiding recovery following the recent riots and preventing repeat disturbances in the future. The discussion will also analyse the Coalition government’s approach to tackling the underlying social problems behind the riots.

Chaired by a broadcast journalist, the panel will consist of representatives from all three main political parties, with Lib Dem candidate for Mayor Brian Paddick already confirmed. Other speakers invited include Sadiq Khan MP (Tooting, Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Justice) and Cllr Mike Fisher (Leader, London Borough of Croydon).

Refreshments will be available before and after the event. Attendance can be booked via http://www.local.gov.uk/web/10161/events/-/journal_content/56/10161/2837347/EVENT-TEMPLATE

 

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