Welcome to the community website of Alexandra Park neighbourhood in London. Our aim is to encourage interaction, both online and in person, between local people in Alexandra Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, as well as providing a channel for local information. Use it to discuss local issues, find out about local events and post your own events, create a group, recycle items …

We would like discussions to be constructive and wide-ranging enough for all members to feel comfortable using the site, providing a space for everybody who would like to take part. So if something is not being talked about which you think should be, start a new discussion!  For more information, see About the Site.

                   

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David Schindler replied to David Schindler's forum post Anyone recommend an osteopath please?
"many thanks all"
19 hours ago
Cllr James Patterson added a forum post
Part of the Alexandra Palace footbridge has been flooded.  This means that local commuters have to wade through several inches of rainwater on their way in and out of the station.  I tweeted Great Northern Rail to request that they attend to this. …
20 hours ago
Stephen Middleton liked Susie Holden's photo
yesterday
Viqui Rosenberg replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post Haringey plastics not shipped to China
"Many thanks for this. It is very reassuring even if it doesn't smell so good!"
yesterday
Annabel Gregory replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post Haringey plastics not shipped to China
"I went on one of the EcoPark(!) visits some time ago, where amongst other things they showed us the compost being made from garden and food waste. After being chopped up, it has hot air blown through it  (bringing the temperature up to 60deg, which…"
yesterday
Annabel Gregory replied to David Schindler's forum post Anyone recommend an osteopath please?
"Ron Marx of North End Practice (8a Burghley Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1UE) has sorted out my occasional back problems for many years (registered osteopath). He is very informative about what he thinks the problem is and what he is doing about i…"
yesterday
Admin replied to Nicky Grace's forum post KFC applying for planning permission to open on Muswell Hill Broadway opposite Wetherspoons.
"The issue may be the opening hours proposed, and the possible disturbance to the large number of new flats that are now in the immediate area.
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yesterday
Katy Ferguson posted an event
Fantastic musicians at this hidden gem of a venue with cool, friendly atmosphere.On Friday 26th Bernita Bull playing sax and vocals with top notch band.Caribbean FoodBarBand 7.30 -10.30DJ & dancing 10.30 - 12.30£10 on door (members £8)
Saturday
Michael Woodruff added a forum post
GCSE Study guides : Good condition CGP Workbooks: Physics, Physics AQA, Biology, Biology AQA, Chemistry AQA,Maths Higher £2 eachCGP GCSE Revision& Practice : AQA Physics, Biology £5 each , French ( and audio)£7CGP Revision &Practice AQA Chemistry £5…
Saturday
Viqui Rosenberg replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post Haringey plastics not shipped to China
"I am very gad to hear that Haringey will continue to recycle. Does anybody know what happens with organic/compost waste in the borough? "
Saturday
David Williamson posted an event
 READ MORE AND BOOK TICKETSThe world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six…
Saturday
John R replied to David Schindler's forum post Anyone recommend an osteopath please?
"Gary Derrick: gary.derrick.osteopath@gmail.com . For around £200 you get a full hour. This is someone who really knows what he is doing."
Saturday
John R replied to Nicky Grace's forum post KFC applying for planning permission to open on Muswell Hill Broadway opposite Wetherspoons.
"In or before the '70s an Italian friend of the family, a lady who lived in Muswell Hill enthusiastically recommended that we try the new "Kentucky Chicken Inn" in Muswell Hill Broadway. We did quite like it.Interesting that they want to come back! W…"
Saturday
Admin added a forum post
Update from Muswell Hill Methodist Church (MHMC):
Our allocated Syrian refugee families arrive on 7th March
The two 'linked' Syrian families matched to us by the Home Office have said yes to our offer to support them, and the Home Office has told us…
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Forum

Another epic fail by Great Northern and Network Rail

Part of the Alexandra Palace footbridge has been flooded.  This means that local commuters have to wade through several inches of rainwater on their way in and out of the station.  I tweeted Great Northern Rail to request that they attend to this.  Their response was to insist that it is the responsibility of Network Rail.  However, Network Rail, when pressed, suggested Great Northern 'may be able to help'.  Once again, both organisations have behaved shoddily towards the local community. …

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GCSE Study Guides for sale

GCSE Study guides : Good condition CGP Workbooks: Physics, Physics AQA, Biology, Biology AQA, Chemistry AQA,Maths Higher £2 eachCGP GCSE Revision& Practice : AQA Physics, Biology £5 each , French ( and audio)£7 CGP Revision &Practice AQA Chemistry £5, English Revision Higher £2, English AQA Non- Fiction study guide Higher £2 CGP A2 Maths Revision& Practice £5 Pearson AQA Geography A Revision Guide , GCSE History Edexcel £2 each Latin verb drills, McGraw Hill by R Prior £3, Latin Grammar, Oxford…

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MHMC welcomes Syrian refugee families in March - help needed with final preparations

Update from Muswell Hill Methodist Church (MHMC): Our allocated Syrian refugee families arrive on 7th March The two 'linked' Syrian families matched to us by the Home Office have said yes to our offer to support them, and the Home Office has told us they will arrive in the UK on Wednesday 7th March. It is very exciting to have a date after months of planning, but daunting because from that moment our real challenge begins: helping seven people who have suffered through a civil war to make a…

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Events

Crossover Jazz and Blues Club

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    Fantastic musicians at this hidden gem of a venue with cool, friendly atmosphere.

    On Friday 26th Bernita Bull playing sax and vocals with top notch band.

    Caribbean Food

    Bar

    Band 7.30 -10.30

    DJ & dancing 10.30 -…

  • Added By: Katy Ferguson

Job Club

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    Wilton Community Church are running a FREE job club course. This 8 week course covers everything you need to know in order to secure employment. It is taught by retired professionals who between them have…

  • Added By: soulla Katsiani

Can free will and predestination co-exist?

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     The myth of Oedipus: can free will and predestination coexist?

    Join us in hearing more about the power of Myths.

    This fascinating talk will be given by Sabine Leitner,

    Director of New Acropolis UK 

  • Added By: soulla Katsiani

Woodstove Wisdom evening

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    Find out how to light and run a woodstove for maximum heat and minimum pollution (in a local home). Also how to source a local wood supply. Plus a warming glass of wine to welcome you!
    Free event.
    To book your place, please email…

  • Added By: Annabel Gregory

Events Calendar

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Crossover Jazz and Blues Club - 26 Jan from 7.30pm - Cricket Club, 185a Park Rd, N8 8JJ

Tree Planting in The Grove - 1 Feb from 10am to 4pm - Alexandra Park, N10

Talk: Can free-will and predestination co-exist? - 2 Feb at 5.30-6.30 - Alexandra Park Library. A SAPL free event.

Family concert especially for small children: Alexandra Park Chamber Music - 10 Feb at 4pm - Alexandra Park School

Concert for children 6+ and adults: Alexandra Park Chamber Music - 11 Feb at 4pm - Alexandra Park School

Woodstove Wisdom evening - 13 Feb from 7-9pm - Grosvenor Road N10.

Visit to the EcoPark - 16 Feb from 10.30-12pm - Eco Park on North Circular Road, Edmonton

Crafts and Gifts event - 25 Feb from 11.30-5pm - Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End N8 9TH

Film: Loving Vincent - 9 Mar at 7.30pm - Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Club, Brownlow Road N11 2BS

Alexandra Palace Fundraising Dinner hosted by Sandi Toksvig - 21 March at 6.30pm - Palm Court, Alexandra Palace

Visit to the EcoPark - 23 March from 10.30-12pm - Eco Park on North Circular Road, Edmonton

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Regular Activities

Alternative Art Club for 10-15s - Thursdays during term time from 6-7.30pm at Highgate Wood School, Montenotte Road N8

Gentle monthly walk - the last Wednesday in the month, 12.30-2.30pm, starting from Alexandra Park Library. A free SAPL activity.

Salsa Wednesdays - social dancing 8-9pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11

Palace Gates Community Gardening - on the Triangle and at the Albert Road mini-roundabout - usually at 11am on the first Saturday in the month

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm at Alexandra Park School

Ally Pally Parkrun - free five-kilometer run every Saturday at 9am. Register online

Conservation Volunteers work in Alexandra Park - 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am to 3.30pm

Pavilion Crafts on Thursdays 11.0-12.30 - Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Go Ape! - in the Upper Field (just below the boating lake), Alexandra Park (booking advised)

Afro Rhythm Aerobics - Fridays 8-9pm at Everyone's Climbing Tree, Station Road N22

Make, Play and Prosecco - free drop-in craft and social sessions on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Lazy Sundays - Kabaret @ Karamel Restaurant - open 11am, lunch from 1pm

Bowes Park Folk Club - usually on the first Thursday of each month from 8 to 10pm at Mum's Bistro, Myddleton Road

Three Reading Groups at Big Green Bookshop - at 7pm on the last Monday in the month, the second Tuesday in the month, and the Short Story group on the first Thursday in the month

St. Andrew's Parish Church - Sunday services: 10am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps for children; 6pm Evening Prayer

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Blog

Cabs

Can anyone recommend a local cab firm I want to hire a people carrier for Xmas Day. Diana

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One weekend a couple of months ago I spotted a group of unknown men with cameras wandering around the garages behind our house. I was a bit anxious about what they might be doing. Were they a developer's spies hunting for yet more back areas to cram new flats into? I went out and spoke to them, and they turned out be an entirely peaceful expedition from Club Lotus France on a pilgrimage to the sites where the earliest Lotuses were built by Colin Chapman and the Allen brothers, in garages on…

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Three local markets - Ally Pally and Muswell Hill

Last week Christmas shopping really kicked off with three local markets pretty much back-to-back. The first sale took place in Clyde Road, where there was a good mix of ceramics, plants, homewares and toys on offer plus free coffee and cake. This was followed by a weekend craft sale at the Pavilion, and then the Muswell Hill Creatives market in St James's Square. My visit to this last market was curtailed when my burglar alarm went off and I only had a chance to buy one thing before…

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