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Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours.             14th April 2018

                             Fun for all at the Easter Gardening Party at Ally Pally Station


Saturday 14 April – listen to local researcher Iain Smith talk about Forecasting the Future at Muswell Hill Library, Queens Avenue N10, 2-3pm. Organised by Friends of Muswell Hill Library.

Monday 16 April – come to the Social Care Hustings  to find out each party’s position on this important local issue, at Wightman Road Mosque, 389 Wightman Road N8 0NA, 7pm.

Monday 16 April – topical film A Plastic Ocean (back by popular demand) is being shown by Green on the Screen at Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End, 7.30pm.

Thursday 19 April – listen to the true story of an Englishwoman who staged her own death and re-invented herself in the far colony of New Zealand, in the early 1900s. Talk about Grace Oakshott: schoolgirl, social activist and runaway is at Big Green Bookshop, Brampton Park Road N22, 7pm. Copies of the book will be available to buy.

Thursday 19 April – Jazz at Karamel presents Greens are Good for You with quartet Dave and Barrie Green, Helena Kay and Stu Butterfield, 8pm. Karamel Restaurant, Coburg Road N22.

Thursday 19 April – come to the Environmental Hustings to find out each party’s position on this important local issue, at the Green Rooms, Station Road N22, 7.30pm.

Saturday 21 April –  Aunty Sarah introduces Peter Rabbit and one of his daring adventures at her puppet booth in Peter Rabbit's Radish Rescue at Karamel Restaurant, 11.30-12.30pm.

Wednesday 25 April  – come along to our very own Alexandra Park Neighbours Spring Social and chat with neighbours at the Starting Gate Pub, Station Road (opp. Alexandra Palace station), from 7.30pm. All welcome!


News and Campaigns

The local elections are less than three weeks away, on Thursday 3rd May.  Find out who is standing in this list of all the candidates in the borough from the council website, starting with Alexandra ward.

Ally Pally station now has intricate origami displayed in the booking office, and hops planted on the platforms during the Easter Sunday gardening party.  The Friends of Ally Pally Station are promising Ally Pally station beer to drink in the local pubs in the autumn!



Ed is offering a Tchibo USB turntable in exchange for a donation to charity

Susie is looking for a garden drainage expert. Her garden is under water after the Easter rains!

Friendly cat Beans is looking for a home



With the widespread concern about the misuse of personal data by Facebook, and the imminent new EU data protection law coming into force in May, we thought it was about time we set out how we take care of your personal data on Alexandra Park Neighbours.

A truly handy handyman – willing to take on everything from gardening to computer problems – is recommended by Susie

Veolia's advice about what to put in the Green Bin has been contradicted by the people who actually do the recycling at the Edmonton MURF.

A flurry of pictures of wildlife seen in our neighbourhood has appeared on APN, the photographers perhaps encouraged by the improving weather.  The images include a charming little goldcrest, and a very handsome but rather scary-looking fox. Do add your wildlife pictures to  our Gallery!

You can now buy dry foods and cleaning products free of plastic packaging  from mini-shop Harmless at Blue House Yard, Station Road. Don’t forget to bring your containers with you.

Our advertisers on APN are joined this weekend by local architects MiRA, who specialise in homes and healthcare premises.


With warmest wishes

Annabel Gregory

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