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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Latest Activity on the site

Annabel Gregory replied to Gudrun Parasie's forum post Sustainability
"Thanks for these, Gudrun - your planet song is great!"
11 hours ago
Lucy Rees and Katie MacMillan joined Alexandra Park Neighbours
15 hours ago
Freya Ingva posted an event

Mar 17, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lakeside Cafe in Alexandra Palace

17 hours ago
Justine added a
This beautiful young cat Tabitha Bob and her kitten Little Button Bob, are looking for their loving home together.Tabitha gave birth to 5 kittens when she was living as a stray unneutered cat on the streets. Four of her kittens went already to their…
yesterday
Gwen Dorsen replied to Admin's forum post Council building on Station Road to be turned into micro-flats - article from the Guardian
"we need more spaces for the community purposes, not flats
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Wednesday
Gwen Dorsen replied to Lizzie Scott's forum post Cleaner wanted
"Hi I live nearby and I am using the services of https://palmercleaners.com . The cleaner is bulgarian and she does a 2 bed flat for 3 hours including some laundry and ironing.
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Wednesday
Susie Holden liked Emma Burridge's event Family Fundraising Event - Solar Lights in Albert Rec
Wednesday
Susie Holden liked Emma Burridge's event Wombling Litter Pick - Albert Road Rec
Wednesday
Emma Burridge published events
Tuesday
Admin replied to Emma Burridge's forum post Crowdfunding - Lighting in Albert Road Rec
"Many thanks Emma for the update. "
Tuesday
Emma Burridge replied to Emma Burridge's forum post Crowdfunding - Lighting in Albert Road Rec
"Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged and supported our lighting project. This coming Monday (24th February) the GLA/Mayor of London will be assessing our crowdfunding campaign and scoring it based on activity on our project page.
We would l…"
Tuesday
Lindsey Blizard is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Tuesday
Supporters APL posted an event

Feb 20, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Alexandra Park Library Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ

Monday
Annabel Gregory added a
A lively group of local people squeezed into Sweet Tree Café after it closed last Saturday afternoon to discuss that topic of perennial interest in the neighbourhood – traffic! (The neighbourhood that is the subject of this project is the clearly de…
Monday
Maggy Clode added a
Can someone recommend a reliable person/Company who can repair sash windows?Mnay thanks,Maggy
Monday
Katy Ferguson posted an event

Mar 9, 2020 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Recreation Ground, N22 7XL

Monday
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Rescue cat Tabitha and her kitten Button need a home together

This beautiful young cat Tabitha Bob and her kitten Little Button Bob, are looking for their loving home together.Tabitha gave birth to 5 kittens when she was living as a stray unneutered cat on the streets. Four of her kittens went already to their new homes (rehomed in pairs). Tabitha has now been neutered and her kittens will be neutered too. Tabitha is a very friendly, well socialised, playful, intelligent cat and her female kitten Button is learning to be like her Mum. Their ideal home…

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Neighbourhood Traffic meeting in Sweet Tree Café last Saturday 8th February

A lively group of local people squeezed into Sweet Tree Café after it closed last Saturday afternoon to discuss that topic of perennial interest in the neighbourhood – traffic! (The neighbourhood that is the subject of this project is the clearly demarcated triangle of roads bounded by the railway, Alexandra Park, and Albert Road Rec.) All those who had ticked the box on the questionnaire (see last summer's neighbourhood survey) saying that they would like to be involved in the project were…

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Singing for Fun

  • Description:

    Singing – a monthly event
    Folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again.
    For people who like to sing… whether they have experience or not!
    Words provided.

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Singers' Night at Bowes Park Folk Club

  • Description:

    Come to Sing, join in, enjoy.

    £5 admission

    Come early and enjoy Mum's Bistro's Mediterranean-inspired menu!

    Bounds Green tube (Piccadilly Line) - 5-10 minutes' walk
    Bowes Park overground station - 1 minute's walk

  • Added By: Anne Heagney

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : LOCAL HISTORY SURGERY

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    Would you like help conducting your own local history research? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.
    All members of the public, as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistant on their own personal local history research are invited to attend.
    Just telephone 07531866714 or email hornseyhistoricalsurgery@gmail.com in advance to book a free half hour appointment and let us know the advice and assistance you…

  • Added By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith
  • Tags: history surgery

Life Drawing Class

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    Life drawing Class.
     
    If you have been inspired by Mary Beard's 'shock of the Nude' recently aired on BBC2, come and join our Life drawing session at the Pavillion, Durnsford Park. It runs on the second Monday of every month from 7.30 to 10.00. the next one is March 9th and costs £15.00.
    It is a drop in session, and caters for all levels, there is teaching if you wish, or you can just come and share the model.
    Any queries, please email : j…
  • Added By: Katy Ferguson

Wombling Litter Pick - Albert Road Rec

  • Description:

    Friends of Albert Road Recreation Ground have organised another litter pick to help keep our park looking tip top!  Please join them if you can, bring gloves and bags, litter pickers will be provided.

  • Added By: Emma Burridge

Folk Concert Bowes Park N11

  • Description:

    Bowes Park Folk  Club presents highly acclaimed folk trio, ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD, playing in the new Shaftesbury Hall venue on Sunday 15th March. Their recent album'Call Me Home' received widespread acclaim : 5Stars from Radio2 ('Talented & poetic triumvirate') 5Stars for album of the year from Roots Magazine.Beautifully written original songs & melodies, with rich Vocal harmonies, Fiddle, Guitar &…

  • Added By: Audrey Evers

Family Fundraising Event - Solar Lights in Albert Rec

  • Description:

    A family fundraising event to raise awarness as well as funds to support the Solar Lighting Crowdfunding Campaign.

    There will be live bands, face painting, street dance, yoga, football, tennis and an Aussie Rules Charity match.

    There will also be a silent auction and a raffle, any donations to either would be gratefully received.

  • Added By: Emma Burridge

Items offered/wanted for sale/free = link to posts in this Forum category

Recommended Tradespeople = link to posts which have been tagged with e.g. 'builder' or 'window cleaner'

 

Events Calendar

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Have your say on local carers' services - 26 Feb from 10.30-2pm - George Meehan House, 294 Wood Green High Road N22 8YX

Information Workshop: Haringey Parks strategy, sustainable design and planting - 26 Feb from 6.30-8.30pm - George Meehan House, 294 Wood Green High Road N22 8YX

Singing for Fun - 28 Feb from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library. A SAPL free event.

Information Workshop: Haringey Parks strategy, trees and woodlands- 4 Mar from 6.30-8.30pm - George Meehan House, 294 Wood Green High Road N22 8YX

Singers' Night at Bowes Park Folk Club - 5 Mar from 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22

Life Drawing Class - 9 March from 7.30-10pm, and every second Monday of the month - Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Information Workshop: Haringey Parks strategy, funding and staffing for Parks-10 Mar from 6.30-9pm - George Meehan House, 294 Wood Green High Road N22 8YX

Re-imagining Elgar: symphony no.1 for piano solo - 11 March at 7.30pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Wombling Litter Pick - 13 March from 3.45-4.45pm - Albert Road Rec. Organised by FARRG

International Womens Day event - 14 March from 2-5pm - Community Hub, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green (behind WG Library). 

Folk Concernt Bowes Park - 15 March from 2.30-5.30pm - SHAFTESBURY HALL N11 2QN

Clarinet and Piano Recital - 15 March at 4-5pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading - 17 March from 2-3pm - Lakeside Cafe, Alexandra Park

Family Fundraising Event: Solar Lights in Albert Rec - 29 March from 11-4pm - Albert Road Rec. Organised by FARRG

 

Free Sports Activity Sessions - on Thursdays from 12-2pm, starting 20 Feb  - Community Hub, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green (behind WG Library). For migrants, refugees, 40+retired/unwaged.

 

Portraits for Prosperity exhibition - everyday 23 Jan to 16 Feb (closed 30 Jan) from 2-5pm - Creativity Pavilion, Alexandra Palace East Court

 

 

 

Safer Neighbourhoods Team (Police) - for next drop-in surgeries, see bottom of their webpage.

 

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Regular Activities

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Farmers Market in Alexandra Park - every Sunday 10-3pm - Hornsey Gate (bottom of Muswell Hill) except when at Campsbourne school dates here

Introductory martial arts course - Saturdays 12-1pm for 4-weeks, starting 20 July - Alexandra Park School, entrance in Rhodes Avenue

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Finding the Poem - Monday evenings  till July 8 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Prioritise your Writing Project - Tuesday mornings till July 16 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm during term-time at Alexandra Park School

Life Drawing classes - second Monday of every month, 7.30-10pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

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

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

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

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

Friends of Ally Pally Station Gardening Parties - last Sunday of every month between 3-5pm - Ally Pally Station

Jazz@Karamel - every Thursday evening, music from 8-10.30pm - Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green

Hornsey Historical Society: local history surgery - first Saturday of every month between 10.30-2.30pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Beginners Pilates Class with Clare - Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes

Pilates class for mixed abilities - Fridays from 10.15-11.15am - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes.

Alternative Art Club for 10-15yr olds - Thursdays from 6-7.30pm during term time - Highgate Wood School

Adults and Kids Fitness Classes in Albert Rec - Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am - Albert Road Rec

Fashion Courses: learn how to make your own clothes, pattern-cutting or more advanced - Saturday all day or 6-week courses - near Manor House tube station

Alexandra WI - meetings are held in CUFOS (the old train station at the top of The Avenue) on the first Tuesday of every month, 8-10pm.

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

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

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This is an initial post in response to Annabel who suggested a lot of people don't know what permaculture is.

I thought I'd start by explaining why I have found it so compelling.

 

But firstly a quick introduction

I live on Victoria Road with my wife Sophia (teacher at Rhodes primary), my daughter Olivia (sixth form student at Alexandra Park) and my father-in-law, George.  I work at Lloyds Bank as a…

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Alexandra Park - Local history – Part 1

“Fascinating”. “I love all this stuff”.  “Very interesting indeed.”

This was the response I received from local neighbours when I shared three historical maps of the area with them. And to kick start a couple of articles about Alexandra Park’s local history I am sharing them on the APN website.

You will see that there are three maps of the area dated 1894, 1912…

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