Jumpers for goalposts

17 January 2024

Residents of Enfield LBC have raised £13,000 to fund a judicial review of the council’s decision to lease a chunk of parkland to wealthy Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur – a move met with a fair degree of Schadenfreude elsewhere across London.

Furious Enfield residents say Whitewebbs Park is home to rare wildlife and should be fully accessible to the public, rather than divided off by a two-meter-high fence within which Spurs wants to build a floodlit women’s football academy complete with artificial pitches.

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