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yesterday
Susie Holden replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Albert Road Recreation Ground - Playground consultation
"Thanks for posting, Alessandra. The play area does need an upgrade so this is good news."
Friday
Annabel Gregory replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"Many thanks for this, Alessandra. It is very frustrating that the W3 bus will be suspended in this area for 2 days and 3 evenings/nights, when the festival only lasts one day.
I remember when I was a child in Oxford, during the annual St. Giles' Fai…"
Wednesday
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti’s forum post was featured
We have received and followed up on several enquires on the playground in Albert Rec in the past few weeks. The relevant service will be looking into upgrading the current play area and is setting up some drop-in session for parents, carers, childre…
Wednesday
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti’s forum post was featured
I want to share what we received by the Concil regarding possible disruptions to the local area due to the Kaleidoscope festival: 'To facilitate the Kaleidoscope festival, the top section of Alexandra Palace Way (in front of the Palace between Palm…
Wednesday
Lucy Nabijou liked Lucy Nabijou's forum post For sale -Vintage V2000MGG Gordon Giltrap acoustic guitar
Wednesday
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Wednesday
David Williamson’s event was featured
FRI 13 JULY BATTLE OF THE SEXES BOUNDS GREEN CLUB (MAP) The highlight of Wimbledon week is Talkies screening at Bounds Green club, where we are screening a 2017 film based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Je…
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"I remember Frances Basham of Winton Avenue saying that they had a street party partly in order to reclaim it from the rat-runners (and make a statement to the Council). That was about 10 years ago. She gave the PGRA advice about setting up their Fet…"
Tuesday
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"Thanks for the offer Grant. I’m still waiting on a response, and will let you know. "
Jul 9
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"That sounds lovely - look forward to it."
Jul 9
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Admin's forum post Proposed planning application for 1-6 Crescent Mews - public consultation event
"Hi All,
just wanted to share my comments following today’s pre-planning application meeting on the Council. It’s actually raised more concerns for me than allievated them.
firstly, they said that people who attended the public consultation were broa…"
Jul 9
Grant Gahagan replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"Thanks for following this up Nick. I'd like to know on what basis they think 'most people on Crescent Rd won't want it', which sounds like pure speculation. It's quite amazing the lengths that are apparently being gone to in order to prevent childre…"
Jul 9
Grant Gahagan replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"Yes Richard, and as you know they are rat runs because a clique of deeply out of touch traffic officers permit them to be so. "
Jul 9
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"I recently put in an appeal to the rejection of the play street, and this rejection was upheld. One of the other comments that an officer said to me was 'most people on Crescent Rd won't want it'.
I'm still on the case, and hopefully will be able to…"
Jul 8
Richard Riddle replied to Susie Holden's forum post Harcourt Road street party
"Street Parties are not permitted on Crescent Rd or Albert rd because they are rat runs. "
Jul 7
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Albert Road Recreation Ground - Playground consultation

We have received and followed up on several enquires on the playground in Albert Rec in the past few weeks. The relevant service will be looking into upgrading the current play area and is setting up some drop-in session for parents, carers, children and residents to have an opportunity to comment and discuss views and ideas. There will be for sessions at the playground:  Wed. 25th July: 12 – 2pm Thur. 26th July: 10.30am 12.30pm Mon. 30th July: 2 – 4pm Wed. 1st Aug: 4pm – 6.30pm If unable to…

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Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)

I want to share what we received by the Concil regarding possible disruptions to the local area due to the Kaleidoscope festival:  'To facilitate the Kaleidoscope festival, the top section of Alexandra Palace Way (in front of the Palace between Palm Court and the East Roundabout) will be closed to all traffic & pedestrians from 20:00 Thursday 20 July 2018 through to 10:00 Sun 22 July 2018. During this period the W3 bus will be diverted from Wood Green via Turnpike Lane onto Hornsey High Street.…

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1 Reply · Reply by Annabel Gregory on Wednesday

Alexandra Palace Theatre opening season announced

Alexandra Palace has just announced the opening season of shows in their restored theatre. Opened in 1875, the theatre entertained up to 3,000 guests with spectacle and magical stage machinery. It has been closed to the public for 80 years until now. The East Wing Restoration Project has breathed new life into the space whilst preserving its character and charm. You can now buy tickets to the first season of shows this December - enjoy music with Gareth Malone, have a laugh with Dylan Moran, or…

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Events

Famous local garden open for Charity

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    Do come and explore our "cornucopia of Sensual Delights" in aid of  NGS Charities . .ncluding Marie  Curie, Macmillan, Parkinson's Uk and  other caring  causes .to which  the NGS  donated  £3 Million last year 

      Gaze out over the carp…

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Rock Against Racism: Band In A Week

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    If you’re between 14 – 18 and have a passion for music, then join us over five days of FREE workshops led by experienced tutors in guitar, bass, drums or vocal tuition to create a Rock Against Racism inspired performance. No previous experience…

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Fund Raising Evening in Support of FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

Famous local garden open for Charity

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     This  special event  supports Humanitarian Aid  in Burma    I taught Stephanie  Lee when she was a student at NLCS .After her tragic death,  we wanted to support her family to carry on her work ..  .sharing our garden seemed the perfect  way .…

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Events Calendar

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Free Chicken MOT - 16 Jul from 11-2pm - Wood Green Animal Charity, 601 Lordship Lane N22

Jazz@Karamel: Tristan Mailliot band - 19 Jul from 7pm - Karamel 

Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace - 21 Jul from 11am-11pm - Alexandra Palace and Park

Haringey Migrant Support Centre Fundraising Quiz - 21 Jul at 7.30pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 22 Jul from 2-6.30pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Rock against Racism: Band in a Week - 23-27 Jul - Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace. Free workshops for teenagers.

Jazz@Karamel: End of Season Jam - 26 Jul from 7pm - Karamel 

Evening of Music in support of Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary - 28 Jul from 7pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 29 Jul from 2-6pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Music in the Gardens - every Sunday in July/Aug from 3-5pm - Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10 (check post for details).

Palmers Green Festival - 2 Sep from 12-7pm - Broomfield Park

 

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Regular Activities

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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

Creative Writing for Kids (8-12yrs) - every Saturday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 10-11.15am.

Movers and Shakers: music and movement for babies and toddlers - every Tuesday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 11.15-11.45am.

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.

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

Salsa Wednesdays - classes 7-8pm, 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.

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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Searching for teenagers train enthusiasts!

My son is in year 7 at APS and is really fascinated by trains and is very knowledgeable about them! He thinks he is the only person his age (12) who likes watching trains, but I thought perhaps there is someone else out there of a similar age (and local) who would enjoy trainspotting with him. 

By trainspotting, I don't mean standing with a notebook noting down the number on the same type of train as they pass by. He…

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