Tag: Tottenham Park Cemetery

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Baroness Ece’s Private Cemeteries Bill set for second reading in Parliament, as Tottenham Park Cemetery undergoes new inspection

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece’s bill to regulate private burial grounds has passed through its first reading in the House of Lords and is scheduled for a second reading after the Summer Recess. The Private Burial Grounds and Cemeteries Bill, introduced on 15 June, sets out the responsibilities of owners of private burial sites, bringing them in […]

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Campaign launched to bring Tottenham Park Cemetery under state control

Turkish community activists have stepped up their campaign to bring the UK’s largest burial ground for British Turks under state control. An online petition has been launched by the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) to draw attention to conditions at the privately-owned Tottenham Park Cemetery in North London, and to call on the government […]

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From closure of Tottenham Park Cemetery to Tory councillor recycling news calling Turks “barbarians”, the biggest stories of 2018

We’ve again evidenced the rollercoaster of life these past twelve months, experiencing individual and collective highs and lows, as well as drama, wonder and tragedy. Turks in their various cultural, religious, political, and professional shades continue to make their mark in Britain as elsewhere, raising the profile of the community across society, in politics, in […]

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Ministry of Justice to investigate Tottenham Park Cemetery

A government department has appointed an inspector to “investigate very serious concerns raised about the condition, practices and management of the privately owned and operated Tottenham Park Cemetery.” The decision has been welcomed by Enfield Council and the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) – the community group representing relatives, who have been campaigning for […]

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Reserved a plot at Tottenham Park Cemetery? The liquidators urgently need to hear from you!

Last week, T-VINE broke the news that the private company that owns Tottenham Park Cemetery has gone into “voluntary liquidation”. The news alarmed many British Turks who have relatives buried there, and there was anger too when the initial notices said the cemetery was “temporarily closed until further notice.” Community pressure group Tottenham Park Cemetery […]

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Tottenham Park Cemetery ‘temporarily closed’ as private owners go into liquidation

Notices placed on the gates of Tottenham Park Cemetery today announced that the landowners’ company Tottenham Park Cemetery Limited has gone into “creditors voluntary liquidation”. As a result, “the cemetery is temporarily closed until further notice.”   Tottenham Park Cemetery, in Edmonton, North London, is Britain’s biggest burial ground for Turks with thousands of people from […]

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Dignity for the dead: local politicians join Turkish community to protest “appalling state” of Tottenham Park Cemetery

Dozens of people turned up on Saturday morning to protest the owners of Tottenham Park Cemetery. The site in North London is the largest burial ground in Britain for people of Turkish heritage. Politicians such as Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Bambos Charalambous, the MP for Enfield Southgate, Nesil Çalışkan, the Leader of Enfield Council, councillors from […]