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Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours.             2nd December 2017

                           Muswell Hill Creatives Christmas market in St James's Square


Sunday 3 December - bring your rabbit for a full health check at Wood Green Animal Charity, 601 Lordship Lane N22, 10am to 2pm.

Sunday 3 and 10 December - Salsa Xmas Special offers a 2 hour course over two Sunday afternoons at St. Andrew's church hall Chase side Southgate N14, 4-5pm.

Tuesday 5 December - listen to Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach and more at a Baroque Christmas Concert with the Marmara Piano Trio and friends at St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 7.30pm.

Wednesday 6 and 13 December - Salsa and Bachata Xmas Special offers a 4 hour course over 2 Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School Bounds Green Road N11, 7-9pm.

Thursday 7 December - Garden Centre Christmas shopping evening in support of the Alexandra Palace restoration fund, Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, 6-8pm

Saturday 9 December - Fortismere Community Choir brings you a medley of music for their Christmas Concert - Songs for Mary at St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 7.30pm.

Tuesday 12 December - join the Friends of Ally Pally Station for their Christmas Party, with Christmas Music from APS Chamber Choir and the opening of the foyer art and photo gallery! At Ally Pally Station, 6.30-7.30pm.

Tuesday 12 December - whether you are thinking about buying a woodburning stove, or are concerned about how to burn the one you already have efficiently to minimise emissions, come along to a Woodstove Wisdom evening in a local home in Grosvenor Road N10, 7pm. Booking essential. Organised by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Wednesday 13 December - community choir Songworks are holding their Winter Concert at Hornsey Parish Church, bottom of Cranley Gardens, 7.30pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be on sale before the concert, and all proceeds go to the Islington Refugee Centre.

Friday 15 December - carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine at Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm. A SAPL event.

Saturday 16 December - learn how to care for fruit trees and shrubs at the Community orchard tree-care day at the  Meadow Orchard, behind Hornsey Health Centre, 151 Park Road N8, 12-4pm.

Finally, don’t forget the ongoing Saturday markets at Blue House Yard, Station Road, Wood Green, 12-4pm! Up to and including 16 December, Vegan special on 9th.


News and discussions

Haringey Council's cabinet appears to be undergoing a meltdown with high-level resignations and the Leader of the Council narrowly holding onto her position. All this a few months before the local council elections in May.

Recent changes to the Farmers' Market at Alexandra Palace have been dropped in the face of local opposition.

Both planning applications relating to Crescent Mews have been withdrawn.

You can start a discussion about local issues on the Forum area of the website.



Bags of Taste works with people in food poverty to change the way they cook, shop and eat. The organisation is looking for an enthusiastic home cook to become its Programme Head.



Alex describes a recent Club Lotus France pilgrimage to the sites where the earliest Lotuses were built, in garages on Alexandra Park Road and Vallance Road.

Local markets and fairs abound at this time of year, and here are a few pictures of some of what was on offer last week.

Friends of Alexandra Park are planning to improve the appearance of the entrance to the park on Alexandra Park Road.

A brief update on action to tackle excessive traffic in the Palace Gates area.

This week's feature pic is of the Muswell Hill Creatives Christmas market in St James's Square.

With warmest wishes

Susie Holden

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