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...

            

 

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* * * COVID-19 in Alexandra Ward * * *

If you, or someone you know locally, would like help with getting shopping, dog walking, other errands or friendly phone-calls, please email Alexandra Ward Mutual Aid and you will be put in touch with the contact for your street (you can also email them if you do not live in this ward, and they will tell you who your ward contact is).

Or if you would like to volunteer to help as set out above, you can join the Alexandra Ward volunteers by entering your details, and a member of this group will get back to you and put you in touch with the contact for your street.
          Guidelines for volunteers for safe leafleting and safe deliveries.

Haringey Council is also organising help and volunteering, see their Haringey Together webpage.

For more detailed discussions, click on the category Covid-19 to display all the posts on this website within this category.

 

Latest Activity on the site

Admin replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post NHS 72nd Birthday - join in the celebrations and communal Clap to thank anyone who has helped during the crisis!
"TODAY. Join us at 4.45pm on the Palace Gates Triangle, or outside your home at 5pm for lots of clapping and perhaps banging of pots and pans!"
yesterday
Susie Holden liked ALEX PAPWORTH's forum post What is your learning from lockdown?
Saturday
ALEX PAPWORTH replied to ALEX PAPWORTH's forum post What is your learning from lockdown?
"This event is for everyone. For example, I'm making it clear to my 17 year old daughter that she is welcome (I'm not saying that she will come!). If you live, work or play in the Alexandra Park ward and the future of this ward is important to you, y…"
Saturday
Admin replied to ALEX PAPWORTH's forum post What is your learning from lockdown?
"Before lockdown becomes a distant memory, and life returns to what we thought was normal, some local residents would like to create a space to explore our varied experience of lockdown, where every voice is heard and respected. Are there lessons to…"
Saturday
Admin replied to Annie Faulkner's forum post Rogue roofer - Supreme Roofing
"Thanks Annie for posting. My elderly parents almost got caught out by a similar scam."
Wednesday
Gudrun Parasie replied to Alice Norris's forum post Train horns at night
"Actually, the noise from Bounds Green Depot is apparently no longer responsibility of LNER but Hitachi Rail:
This is the email address: jack.commandeur@hitachirail-eu.com"
Wednesday
Annie Faulkner posted a
There's a rogue roofer/con man in the area knocking on doors offering to check your roof, and pretending he's working on neighbours' roofs.
 
 He's very plausible and has ripped off a neighbour to the tune of £20,000. 
 
The police are aware of  him…
Wednesday
Admin replied to Rachael Booth's forum post Muswell Hill charity Wave wins Community Service Award
"This is fantastic news - what an achievement."
Wednesday
Simone Swimer is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Wednesday
Rachael Booth posted a
Congratulations to the Wave community in Muswell Hill for winning the Archbishop of Canterbury's Langton Award for Community Service for creating places of true inclusion for people with & without learning disabilitiesRead the full announcement here…
Jun 30
Audy Brown updated their profile
Jun 28
Ellen King is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Jun 28
Hugh from Harringayonline replied to Hugh from Harringayonline's forum post The Brutish Belgian Lieutenant and 'The Mansion' on Alexandra Park Road
"It would have been pretty to look at, but George;s shadow leaves a bit of a bad taste. "
Jun 28
Susie Holden replied to Deirdre Stowell-Smith's forum post POST OFFICE AT BROWNLOW ROAD N11 - TEMPORARY CLOSURE
"Thanks Maggy - that is such welcome news.
 "
Jun 28
Maggy Clode replied to Deirdre Stowell-Smith's forum post POST OFFICE AT BROWNLOW ROAD N11 - TEMPORARY CLOSURE
"Yes the post office is open and has been for a few weeks. I believe the hours are slightly reduced but otherwise up and running as normal with same two helpful gentlemen.
 "
Jun 28
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti replied to Basil Clarke's forum post Seven North London councils funding a huge new incinerator that will undermine climate action
"There have been several crosspart calls for pausing, reviewing, analysis of the proposal at last Thursday NLWA meeting, including Haringey Councillor Tammy Palmer.  This is the article from the Ham&High
https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/environment/cly…"
Jun 28
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Large Eucalyptus Tree - free

We have had, growing in a big pot in our garden, a eucalyptus tree. The wind has just blown it over and the pot has broken.It is time to let it go, to be planted in a garden, instead of continuing in our garden in a pot. It is healthy and beautiful. It measures roughly 7ft above the root ball. The root ball is 1 1/2 ft deep. If you have room for it and would like to have it, please message us. You would need to be able to collect. 

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2 Replies · Reply by Caroline B Jun 28

What is your learning from lockdown?

During the pandemic it feels like people are waking up to the importance of community, especially in these difficult times.   Some local residents would like to create a space where every voice is heard and respected, to explore what really matters and where we would like to go from here. We will explore our varied experiences during lockdown, discovering what was missing or what we didn't need after all. To start this process, we are setting up a community circle event on Albert Road Rec on…

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2 Replies · Reply by ALEX PAPWORTH on Saturday

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

 

Events and Activities (covid19-era-friendly!)

NHS is 72 years old on Sunday 5th July - join in the national Clap and other activities, outside your house or socially distanced on the Palace Gates Triangle, 4.45pm (and the previous week)

Swing your Pendulum - zoom session on dowsing - 8 July from 12-12.30pm.

Meet the Diviner zoom session on dowsing - 15 July from 12-12.30pm.

Tea Wisdom zoom session on the art of tea leaf reading - 22 July from 12-12.30pm.

Zoom session on Oracles - 29 July from 12-12.30pm.

Finding the Poem writing course - zoom sessions on Monday evenings during June and July from 6.45-9.15pm.

Tales TV - online storytelling for ages 0-6years, from Chickenshed Theatre. Aired Tuesdays and Thursdays, and available thereafter.

Stories with Teddy - online storytelling, with new episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on YouTube. For children 3years+

What to do when self-isolating? See suggestions (4 April) for free offerings by the British Film Institute and MUBI, National Theatre and Royal Court, and a local production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, in addition to those suggested in the previous APN newsletter (21 March).

 


 

If you are planning to hold an online course or activity, please enter it in a forum post, and it will be added to this list.


 

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

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The prospect of going back to work on public transport – used in normal circumstances by most working people in AP, I believe – must be daunting  for many as we come out of lockdown, and not only for those who are in some respects vulnerable, or who have vulnerable relatives at home. With TfL limiting passenger numbers to 15% of the usual volume, how are all these people going to travel? And there'll be more parents joining the commuters in a couple of weeks time as…

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Join our online courses and get writing!

Social distancing and self-isolation are not incompatible with writing. Shakespeare himself is rumoured to have written King Lear while quarantined.  It can be helpful to write in challenging times and to be part of a friendly group, focusing on your writing or engaging in a new creative writing course.

Collage Writing Room’s Summer 2020 programme is set to run online and our tutors are busily getting used to delivering…

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The Council is consulting on proposals to introduce pedal cycle parking sheds in our local roads.  The impact on parking is low but nevertheless there will be a loss of parking places which is unnecessary.  There are some times of day (and some days of the week) when parking is very difficult and any unnecessary loss of spaces should be challenged.  The cycle parking can be located on the kerb build-outs at junctions or where the footway is sufficiently wide that they would not cause…

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