A COMMUNITY group opposed to increasing numbers of betting shops springing up in Tottenham will march in protest today.

Find Your Voice Pressure Group will start their demonstration outside Every Bodies Music, in High Road, Tottenham, and then head towards Bruce Castle, Bruce Grove, through Lordship Lane and then back to the independent record shop.

Speakers at the rally include Tottenham MP David Lammy, community activist and trade union representative Jenny Sutton, Peter Lamor from the Green Lanes Group against gambling, anti-gambling campaoigner Clive Carter, Douglas Williams chariman of Find Your Voice and community leader and lecturer Hesket Beniot.

The march follows Haringey Council's Overview & Scrutiny Committee, on November 10, which looked at the effects the influx of betting shops was having in the area.

A spokesman for Find Your Voice said: "The march seeks to galvanize mounting support in Tottenham and surrounding areas to highlight the issue about the proliferation of betting shops in Haringe.

"The march also supports Haringey Council in its capacity to stem the tide of betting shops pouring into economical deprived areas."

In July 2010, Haringey Council turned down Paddy Power's application to open a betting shop in Every Bodies Music - one of the longest-running and most famous music shops in north London.

Paddy Power lodged an appeal against the decision with the Planning Inspectorate.

The result of that appeal is December 15.

But the campaign is contining to collect signatures to add to the hundreds who have already signed up to oppose the betting shops.