We headed over to Tottenham this morning to help with the community clear-up - there was a good turn out of local residents and councillors, as well as people coming from further afield to help too. It certainly felt good to be part of something so positive and seeing action on the ground in our borough.
The photo at the top is me with Sonia and Julia, a mother and daughter who work at a school in Tottenham and had come in on Saturday to help out the local community, with Cllr Lorna Reith next to me. As I'm missing seeing Spurs play today, you might notice that my t-shirt is a map of White Hart Lane, at least.
That photo was just outside Tottenham Police Station, where we were removing bricks, rubble and even a chair - which had all presumably been used as missiles in the riot. But on the whole, most of the High Road looked to be back in good shape already, which was good to see.
The photo below was taken of some of the gathered masses as we collected our brushes, shovels and bin bags and got some instructions before we headed along the High Road and found side streets that needed our help.
I can see Cllr Matt Cooke (Bounds Green), Cllr Jim Jenks (Muswell Hill), Cllr David Schmitz (Harringay) and Cllr Claire Kober (Seven Sisters, and leader of Haringey Council) in the photo. But there were a bunch of others there too.