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 Admin's forum post Tackling HGVs with vehicle weight restriction cameras in this neighbourhood
"Ok, yes, I was being careless - reducing the amount of through-traffic is likely to be much more successful than attempting to reduce congestion. I hadn't heard of Braess's paradox...
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2 hours ago
michelle tonge replied to michelle tonge's forum post Oak kitchen table for sale
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Admin replied to michelle tonge's forum post Oak kitchen table for sale
"Hello Michelle can you post a photo?"
13 hours ago
Parish of Alexandra Park added a forum post
 COMING SOONSt Andrew's Autumn BazaarSaturday 30 November, 2.00-4.30pm See You There! Stalls, activities, local crafts, refreshments, Alexandra Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team etc. St Andrew's CentreAlexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10  www.alexan…
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michelle tonge added a forum post
Trying to re arrange my flat. Solid oak table for 4. Bought in Crouch End and painted in one of the muted grey tones ( will need touch up)Email for further info or to come and take a look. It is very heavy but the legs can come off to take in two bi…
yesterday
Stephen Middleton posted an event
In July, London was declared the world's first National Park City. Our speaker Steve Pocock will explain what that means for us, our Park and our City. London is almost 50% green or blue from above, how can we help to keep and improve the green of o…
yesterday
Supporters APL posted an event
The supporters of Alexandra Park Library - SAPL - have acquired a new piano for the library and they  invite you to the first recital played by Stephen Baron, a local accomplished pianist.Please come and enjoy 60 minutes of Chopin music and the stor…
yesterday
Juliette Skeates is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
yesterday
Grant Gahagan replied to Admin's forum post Tackling HGVs with vehicle weight restriction cameras in this neighbourhood
"It's good that there is recognition that the existing ban on these heavy vehicles in our area needs to be enforced. But in the context of the massive amount of rat running this area has to bear, tackling only HGVs is really just tinkering around the…"
Wednesday
Llorett kemplen posted an event
The Pavilion Cafe will be hosting its annual Christmas Handmade Craft Fair on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, 10.00-4.00, free entry.Come and support local art and craft makers and get unique gifts for all the family.
Wednesday
Anne Hutchings posted an event
Come and hear Fortismere Community Choir sing beautiful music from around the world, and join in with Christmas carols. Programme includes:Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo Janacek The Wild Duck Lauridsen O Nata Lux New Commission: John Eady Three Hungar…
Wednesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Clare Hunter's forum post Crescent mews developement
"It is very very disappointing.
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Wednesday
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Clare Hunter's forum post Crescent mews developement
"Feels like decisions were made in advance. I've asked for the final report to be expedited, so that we can look at next steps. 
I'm very disappointed by the result, as the development is wholly unsuitable"
Wednesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Clare Hunter's forum post Crescent mews developement
"Thanks, Nick. I guess there wasn't really any likelihood that they wouldn't getting there in the end.
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Tuesday
Cllr Nick da Costa replied to Clare Hunter's forum post Crescent mews developement
"Sadly the planning application went through. "
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Clare Hunter's forum post Crescent mews developement
"Was there a decision last night? I'm very sorry I wasn't able to get there.
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Tuesday
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Crescent Mews Development

HelloIs anyone planning on going to the meeting at The Civic Centre this evening?  I live in Alexandra Park Road and feel strongly against this development - whilst recognising that London needs new homes.  I have never been to a meeting like this and just wondering if it's OK just to turn up, or if there is any procedure I have to follow.   I am feeling I need to make the effort otherwise these planning decisions just seem to get through regardless of local objections via the planning…

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Electronic transformers for 12V lighting TAKEN

All Items taken:Assorted 12V electronic transformers no longer needed after changeover to LED lighting. Mixed used and new, all believed to be fully functional. Collection only (Clifton Road).20 off 20-60 VA dimmable rectangular 3 off 20-75 VA dimmable cylindrical 1 off 20-75 VA non-dimmable cylindrical 2 off 20-105 VA dimmable cylindrical 4 off 50-150 VA dimmable rectangular 2 off 60 VA dimmable cylindrical 2 off 20-70 VA dimmable circular

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Events

The Wood Green & Turnpike Lane Design Manual Projects Drop-In Exhibition

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    *** CANCELLED *** due to election purdah. It will be re-timetabled.

    From Haringey Council:

    You are invited to the Wood Green & Turnpike Lane Design Manual Projects Drop-In Exhibition, taking place on 14th and 16th November 2019 (further details below).

    As you may be aware, Haringey Council is currently working alongside residents, community organisations, businesses and schools, to deliver The Wood Green…

  • Added By: Admin

London National Park City Talk

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    In July, London was declared the world's first National Park City. Our speaker Steve Pocock will explain what that means for us, our Park and our City. 

    London is almost 50% green or blue from above, how can we help to keep and improve the green of our city? Joined up thinking between different ecologically minded groups together with volunteers, planners and government, for a start. To learn more, come to the talk.

    Join us for refreshments from 7:30pm with the talk…

  • Added By: Stephen Middleton

CHOPIN: an intimate portrait in words and music

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    The supporters of Alexandra Park Library - SAPL - have acquired a new piano for the library and they  invite you to the first recital played by Stephen Baron, a local accomplished pianist.

    Please come and enjoy 60 minutes of Chopin music and the stories behind the music.

    SAPL

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Market

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    Celebrating five years of the Muswell Hill Creatives collective, we'll be back in St James Square on Saturday 30 November from 10.30am-4.00pm with our biggest market yet.  30 independent traders including members of Muswell Hill Creatives and guests will be selling an amazing array of gifts, crafts and art.  A great opportunity to shop locally in Muswell Hill this Christmas.  See the full line-up on our website…

  • Added By: Rachael Booth
  • Tags: art, crafts, gifts, muswell hill, shop local, christmas gifts, christmas shopping, shopping, market, winter market

Christmas Craft and Gift Event

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    Crafts people and entrepreneurs are getting ready for our Christmas Craft and Gift Event Saturday 30th November 2019. Every stall is different.

    Our artist this year is Ann who works in mixed media and printmaking. She has original works to buy along with her own prints and card designs.

    The latest entrepreneur to join our group is Joy who has designed and produced a unique foldable wig hanger.

    Marcia returns with a new colourful stash of eco-friendly yarns and skeins for…

  • Added By: Lyn Weber

Pete Morton's 'So this is Christmas' at Bowes Park Folk Club

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    Pete brings his unique mix of social comment, humour, politics, love and personal insight - all delivered with a powerful voice and stage presence. Let's see what he sings about Christmas!

    Raffle and delicious Mediterranean-inspired Mum's Bistro menu.

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

    £7 entry                                                                                                

  • Added By: Anne Heagney

Singing for Fun

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    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

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Events Calendar

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London National Park City Talk - 19 Nov 7:30pm for 8pm - Alexandra Park

Free Drama Workshop - 22 Nov from 2.30-3.30 - Community Hub, Caxton Road (behind Wood Green Library)

Chopin: an intimate portrait in words and music - 22 Nov from 5-6.30pm - Alexandra Park Library. A SAPL free event.

Fortismere Community Orchestra Winter Concert - 23 Nov at 7.30pm - St Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road)

AP Garden Centre Discount Evening - 28 Nov from 6-8pm - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way

Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Market - 30 Nov from 10.30-4pm - St James Square (outside Planet Organic) N10

St. Andrew's Bazaar - 30 Nov from 2-4.30pm - St Andrews Centre, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Christmas Craft and Gift Event - 30 Nov from 12.30-4.30pm - Union Church community centre, Weston Park, Crouch End

Pete Morton's 'So this is Christmas' at Bowes Park Folk Club - 5 Dec at 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, Bowes Park N22

Singing for Fun - 6 Dec from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library. A Free SAPL event.

Pavilion Handmade Christmas Fair - 7 and 8 Dec from 10-4pm - Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec

It's a Wonderful Muswell ! - 7 Dec from 12-5pm - St James Square (outside Planet Organic) N10

Fortismere Community Choir Christmas Concert - 7 Dec at 7.30pm - St Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Bowes Park Ceilidh - 7 Dec from 7.45pm - Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club, Goring Road (off Brownlow Rd) N11

 Coffee and Computers - 13 Dec from 10.30-12.30pm - Alexandra Palace East Court

Contemporary Wreath-making workshop - 13 Dec from 6-9pm - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way

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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Neighbourhood Street Survey - Results!

We have some interesting responses to our street survey, on a wide variety of topics (see this earlier post for info on why we ran the survey). A total of 179 people filled in the questionnaire, online or on paper - many more than the 100 or so that the Council consider adequate for a consultation, according to Tony Hopkins of the Palace Gates Residents Association. As well…

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Around the World with HGO on August 3rd!

We're tremendously excited to welcome back four stars of HGO for our Summer Concert on August 3rd at St. Michael's Highgate - 'Around the World with HGO'. Our objective at HGO is 'advancing young singers' - supporting the next generation of opera stars. And our four soloists on Saturday are already making their way. Luci Briginshaw (soprano) was Donna Anna in our 2015 production of mozart's 'Don Giovanni'; Beth Moxon (mezzo-soprano) was…

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