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Anti-bookies campaigners hold 'awareness event'
A group campaigning against bookmakers in the borough held an "awareness event" yesterday evening.
The Lordship Campaign Group set up a stall outside the former Lordship pub, the proposed site of a new betting shop, and gave out letters, leaflets and information about the gambling industry.
The group hopes to gather more support for its efforts to resist the latest bid by a bookmaker to open up shop in the area.
Paddy Power, a betting firm, is appealing against the council’s refusal to grant it a betting licence.
The campaign group is asking people in the Wood Green area, where the firm wants to open its new branch, to voice their concerns.