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

Susie Holden replied to Fiona C's forum post Best One, Crescent Road
"Apparently the shop had to close when their electrics failed. But it opened again as soon as the problem was sorted."
Wednesday
David Williamson posted an event
The amazing Steve Coogan and John C. Riley breathe new life into the iconic characters of Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo. We join the former giants as they attempt to reignite their film careers by embarking on what becomes the…
Tuesday
Lucy Craig added a forum post
Free-standing Basket-ball Hoop - FREE!  Base requires filling with water or sand for stability.  Comes with inbuilt wheels for moving easily.  Must be collected from close to Alexandra Park Library.  Call 07816878136.  
Tuesday
Ana Remigio posted an event
We will be back at the Myddleton Road Market on February 2nd! This time with at least double the amount of stalls, as more and more of our stall holders come back from a well deserved Winter break.Please, subscribe to our mail list on our website ww…
Tuesday
Deborah Hedgecock posted an event
Join us for an evening with Clive Bloom (Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies of Middlesex University), best-selling author and publisher, as he leads us through the shadowy sub-culture of Russian anarchists and dissidents living in th…
Monday
Sandra Ashwood nee Brooks is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Monday
Mary Brunton replied to Mary Brunton's forum post Tufty Club - Squirrels in Roof Space
"Thanks Jon - very helpful
Unfortunately the Council can't help me but my first step is getting a builder to check out points of entry
Hope you are Tufty free now!
Mary "
Monday
Jon Skewes replied to Mary Brunton's forum post Tufty Club - Squirrels in Roof Space
"We had this problem. They can do considerable damage. Our squirrels were using our roof space and eaves to nest. To do so they ripped off a lot of insulation from the water tank and piping. Apparently they can over a long time also damage pipes ,wir…"
Sunday
Annabel Gregory replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post Bob Spencer
"Thank you, Anna!
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Sunday
John Hare replied to John Hare's forum post 22” LCD Computer Monitor (Free)
"Sorry, this item has now been taken."
Sunday
John Hare added a forum post
This LG W2246S is about ten years old but is functional and in good condition. It accepts VGA inputs only and includes a VGA lead and power lead. When first turned on the top of the image has a warm colour cast but this diminishes when unit has been…
Sunday
Alexia charalambous liked John M's blog post Alexandra Park - Local history – Part 2
Jan 11
Anna Fielder replied to Annabel Gregory's forum post Bob Spencer
"Indeed - he looked after our technology for some 10 years and became a good friend, with strong shared interests in music (and dogs too!). He will be very much missed!"
Jan 11
Anna Fielder liked Annabel Gregory's forum post Bob Spencer
Jan 11
Stephen O'Farrell liked John M's blog post Alexandra Park - Local history – Part 1
Jan 11
Stephen O'Farrell liked Annabel Gregory's photo
Jan 11
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Household thermal imaging - could you be a heat loss detective?

This winter our Thermal Imaging Group (TIG) volunteers will survey local homes using a thermal imaging camera to detect heat loss.  Images like the one above show heat loss and suggest where insulation or draughtproofing could cut fuel bills and carbon emissions.  We need more people to help - could you be a TIG-er?  What’s involved? Surveys take a couple of hours on winter evenings when outside temperature drops well below the indoor temperature.  We take images inside and outside, discussing…

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Salsa Wednesdays in North London - New Course!

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    SALSA WITH SUREKA presents fun and friendly classes every Wednesday in Bounds Green. 

    Our fun and friendly classes will help you get fit, make new friends, develop a new passion and help you look great on the dance floor.

    No pressure, no partner necessary, just FUN!

    TIMES:
    Beginners with Patrick: 7-8pm
    Intermediates with Sureka: 7-8pm

    VENUE:
    Bounds Green School, Bounds Green…

  • Added By: Sureka Fernando
  • Tags: dance classes, north london, salsa, n11, n22, n10

Woodstove Wisdom evening

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    Find out how to run a woodburning stove cleanly and efficiently from a knowledgeable MHSG member.  Stewart will welcome you with a warming glass of wine, demonstrate how to light a woodstove and discuss sourcing local wood.
    Free event - places limited, to book please send your name, email address and phone no to info@mhsgroup.org with 'Woodstove…

  • Added By: Admin

Tackling the Climate Emergency - What can we do in Muswell Hill?

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    From Muswell Hill Sustainability Group:

    Here's your opportunity to get involved with MHSG activities in 2020. 

    Hear from members about our events and campaigns on::
    - Saving energy at home and generating renewable energy
    - Cutting…

  • Added By: Admin

Stan and Ollie

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    The amazing Steve Coogan and John C. Riley breathe new life into the iconic characters of Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo. We join the former giants as they attempt to reignite their film careers by embarking on what becomes their swan song - a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

    TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2RhmJs8 ;

    SEE TALKIES UPCOMIMNG EVENTS.…

  • Added By: David Williamson

Invite to The Russian Anarchists and Dissidents in East London from 1890-1910

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    Join us for an evening with Clive Bloom (Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies of Middlesex University), best-selling author and publisher, as he leads us through the shadowy sub-culture of Russian anarchists and dissidents living in the East of London from 1890 to 1910.

    On a freezing day in January 1909, two Jewish, Latvian anarcho-communists - Paul Hefeld and Jacob Lapidus - attempted a wages snatch in…

  • Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
  • Tags: radical history; local history; evening talk;

Singing for Fun

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    Sing together with others (words provided). Songs from childhood, musicals, 'pop' songs from the past, folk songs. All welcome, Singing is good for everybody.

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Zero Market N22 - February 2nd

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    We will be back at the Myddleton Road Market on February 2nd! This time with at least double the amount of stalls, as more and more of our stall holders come back from a well deserved Winter break.

    Please, subscribe to our mail list on our website www.zeromarketn22.co.uk for an updated list of traders before the day. We normally send an email out once a month with news about our market and our traders.

    Time to start saving those…

  • Added By: Ana Remigio

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Events Calendar

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Woodstove Wisdom evening - 21 Jan from 7.30-9pm - at an MHSG member's home in Alexandra Park

Galitizin Ensemble Concert - 22 Jan at 7.30pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Wood Green drop-in exhibition - 22 Jan from 5-7pm and 23-25 Jan all day - various locations in Wood Green. Haringey Council.

Dr. Faustess - a demonic new musical by local composer - 22-24 Jan at 7.30pm and 23 Jan at 2.30pm - Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH

Tackling the Climate Emergency - what can we do in Muswell Hill? - 23 Jan from 8-10pm - Garden Room, Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Page's Lane N10 1PP

Talkies Community Cinema: Stan and Ollie - 24 Jan at 7.30pm - Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club, Goring Road (off Brownlow Road) N11

Talk: The Russian Anarchists and Dissidents in East London from 1890-1910 - 29 Jan at 7.30pm - Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane N17

Singing for Fun - 31 Jan from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library

Zero Market N22 - 2 Feb from 11-4pm - Myddleton Road N22 8NE

 

 

Local courses in the New Year:

Salsa Wednesdays in North London - 8 Jan from 7-8pm - Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG. Course runs until March.

Girls under 11 Cricket - 12 Jan from 10-12pm - Beacon High School (previously called Holloway School), Carleton Road N7 0JG. Organised by North Middlesex Cricket Club. Course runs until March.

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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