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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Suzanne Kelly posted an event

Feb 19, 2022 from 10:30am to 3:30pm

Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, N13 5XL

6 hours ago
Suzanne Kelly posted an event

Feb 12, 2022 at 10:30am

Stitch Crafts and Classes! 364 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, N13 5XL (entrance inside Post Office)

8 hours ago
Suzanne Kelly posted an event

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:30am

Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (enter inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, N13 5LX

8 hours ago
Emma Metcalfe replied to Emma Metcalfe's forum post Florists' buckets
"Have sent direct reply, Birgitte."
yesterday
Stephen O’Farrell liked Admin's forum post Haringey approves launch of three Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Bounds Green, St. Ann's and Bruce Grove
yesterday
Birgitte Laursen-Jones replied to Emma Metcalfe's forum post Florists' buckets
"I'd like these Emma, let me know where you are and I'll come and collect and pay. "
yesterday
Richard Riddle replied to Admin's forum post Haringey approves launch of three Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Bounds Green, St. Ann's and Bruce Grove
"Busy Roads and traffic 'break' communities. LTNs - where children can play and people can walk and chat don't. How does rat running help a community? If traffic is an issue, enabling more of it (which rat running does) will not alleviate traffic.…"
yesterday
Ben Rometsch replied to Admin's forum post Haringey approves launch of three Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Bounds Green, St. Ann's and Bruce Grove
"The notion that making a few roads in the area cul-de-sacs is going to "break the community into tiny areas" is utterly absurd. 
Go and visit De Beauvoir LTN in Islington - has been there decades. There is more community feel there than anywhere in…"
yesterday
Emma Metcalfe posted a
Cannon by Hotpoint gas cooker offered. CH60GCIK_BK black. Four hobs, one oven, one oven/grill, includes grill pan and roasting pan. Bought new Feb 2021, selling house, buyer doesn't want. Available in approx fortnight, buyer collects. Original…
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Annabel Gregory posted a
Saturday
Annabel Gregory replied to EMC2's forum post Lloyds Advert Filming at Avenue Gardens
"You're right, Ralph. So it was carefully landscaped from the start! Amazing. I guess the Palace Gates railway didn't exist in 1869.
Here's the Palace Gates railway Walk Guide (it was the 'Great Eastern' railway!).…"
Saturday
Alex King replied to EMC2's forum post Lloyds Advert Filming at Avenue Gardens
" Here are some clips from old OS maps which show the area was 'rough pasture' in 1869, and had become Avenue Gardens by 1895. A larger scale map for 1912 shows that the paths are already there as now, so I should think the landscaping was deliberate…"
Saturday
Admin posted a
The date for finalising the contract between the North London Waste Authority and the Spanish firm Acciona to build the new, larger, Incinerator at Edmonton has passed and gone, but the process continues, despite ongoing campaigns by many local…
Friday
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Wood Green High Road is set to receive £200k funding from the Mayor, aimed at revitalising the high street after the challenges of the pandemic. It is one of 35 projects across London intended to "test the potential for neighbourhood kitchens to…
Friday
John M replied to John M's forum post Going free - a glass domed light originally from John Lewis
"SORRY THIS ITEM IS NOW TAKEN"
Thursday
Collage Arts posted a
Are you a creative business, worker or freelancer based in Tottenham? N17 Creative Callings is for you!   We are looking for creatives who want to boost their creative practice, get their skills accredited, expand their professional…
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Edmonton Incinerator - campaigning will continue

The date for finalising the contract between the North London Waste Authority and the Spanish firm Acciona to build the new, larger, Incinerator at Edmonton has passed and gone, but the process continues, despite ongoing campaigns by many local groups to stop it. Haringey Council have now revoked their previous request to pause and review the process. But campaigning will continue - with concerns that the incinerator will massively increase air pollution from fine particulate matter, increase…

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Funding agreed for a new food-growing garden on a car park roof on Wood Green High Road

Wood Green High Road is set to receive £200k funding from the Mayor, aimed at revitalising the high street after the challenges of the pandemic. It is one of 35 projects across London intended to "test the potential for neighbourhood kitchens to support local food start-ups". The project focuses on creating a food growing space and garden on an underused car park roof in the town centre, that will support the emergence of a food-based identity for the area, and address local issues including…

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Events and Activities

Courses

Introductory martial arts course on Mondays and Thursdays starting 8 January at Alexandra Park School, 1pm. 6 week course.

* * * Writing Courses with Collage Writing Room * * *

 Finding the Poem Set 3 – Monday evenings for 5 weeks starting 10 Jan on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

NEW!! Flash Fiction Workout  – write short, short stories! Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 26 Jan on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

Life Writing and Memoir – Wednesday evenings starting 5 Jan for 6 weeks on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Prioritise your Writing and finish your work-in-progress – Wednesday mornings starting 5 Jan for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

  Finding the Poem Set 4 – Monday evenings for 5 weeks starting 21 Feb on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Life Writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 22 Feb for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Creative Writing Foundation Part 2 (develop yourself as a writer) - Tuesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 22 Feb for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm.

Make time to Write! Prioritise your Writing - Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 23 Feb for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm.

Novella Fever (shorter fiction workshop) - Wednesday evenings starting 23 Feb for 6 weeks on zoom, 6.30-9pm.

Ongoing courses

V&J Ensemble: Vocal group for ALL Singers on Wednesdays at St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), 6.50-8.30pm.

Collage Kids: Rhythm and Song Sessions - Tuesdays at Karamel*, 10-11.15am. Free.

Movers and Shakers - Thursdays at Karamel*, 11.30-12pm. Music and movement for babies and toddlers.

Salsa with Sureka – live course on Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG, 7-8pm. 
 

Exhibitions

Weaving Tales of Resilience at Bruce Castle Museum from 22 September to 26 February 2022. How diverse communities in Tottenham pulled together the community threads of resilience; created from textiles and film media.stories from 2020, supporting one another whilst facing the challenges of COVID-19, and standing side by side in response to Black Lives Matter.

Sisters, Sirens and Saints, imagining the women of Beatrice Offor – at Bruce Castle Museum from Sept 22 to May 28 2022. Special exhibition that explores the portraits of one of the first women students who were trained at the Slade, going on to become one of the few successful commercial Edwardian female artists.

 

*Karamel Restaurant is in Coburg Road, Wood Green.

 

 


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Digital Support Volunteers Needed

Public Voice delivers a Digital Support Project in Haringey, through it's Healthwatch Haringey project and with funding from the NHS. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to get involved with this valuable local project focussed on tackling digital exclusion. Volunteers will support people to learn new digital skills, enabling them to access services and information across a range of areas including health and wellbeing, employment,…

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The Water Game film - a year on.

Hi APN

First of all happy Xmas and New Year to you all. And wishing you all a better 2022. This too shall pass…

I am sure a lot of you will remember David Rennie of Crescent Road (now living with his daughter in Southend) who created the Water Game, which he ran for many years at the Palace Gates Summer Fete and Fins Feste (plus others).

About a year ago I completed a film about David and his invention. It was uploaded on to Youtube and a website for it was created (see…

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The Hornsey Enclosure Act, by David Frith

This slim, larger format book is very well produced, like all Hornsey Historical Society's books, and well illustrated with maps, portraits of the bigwigs involved, and landscape paintings. There is a list of all those receiving land allocations at the end, with an indication of the locations of the plots. The advert in the right column of this website gives a link to the HHS webpage, with more details.

Although many of us don't live in quite the area covered by Hornsey Historical…

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