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

Cllr Alessandra Rossetti replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Closure of Alexandra Palace Way until further notice
"I have forgot to mention that we have requested that clear communication about the diversion is given in the bus shelters a, bus stops and inside the buses...."
3 hours ago
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti posted a
Due to the high levels of antisocial behavior, illegal parking and dangerous driving on site since lockdown in agreement between the Alexandra Palace Trust Haringey Council, the Police, TfL) it has been decided to cose the Alexandra Palace Way Parki…
3 hours ago
Admin posted a
The Palace announce that they have agreed with Haringey Council, the Police and TfL, to close Alexandra Palace Way between 8pm and 5am every night, and the W3 bus will be diverted during these hours. The parking bays on this road will be closed at a…
4 hours ago
Annabel Gregory replied to Admin's forum post Boy racers and illegal parking on Alexandra Palace Way
"Time for a busgate on Ally Pally Way ...?"
4 hours ago
Admin posted a
 
From the Ham&High:
"Police are taking 'extremely seriously' the 'Wild West' scene of 'boy racers' around Alexandra Palace which has condemned some drivers’ actions as 'selfish beyond words'. Revving engines, aggressive driving, pavement parking, q…
4 hours ago
Annabel Gregory posted a
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…
11 hours ago
Annabel Gregory posted a
Veronique has been running the very popular Alexandra choir for years. Here she is singing at the clap for carers, as reported in the Ham&High:
Veronique Chacon sings at the clap for carers
btw tonight is said to be the Finale of the clap for carers…
yesterday
Susie Holden replied to Ado's forum post Free Aquilegia / Granny's bonnet seeds - colour purply blue
"I'd love to do a seed/plant swap - what a great idea and I like the suggested venue too.
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yesterday
Isabelle Pavitt is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
yesterday
Carmel Shortall posted a
Finding the Poem with Paul Lyalls Complete beginners to poetry sought! Relative newcomers very welcome! Seasoned writers – come along too! This is a course for anyone who wants to liberate their creativity and immerse themselves in the joy of langua…
yesterday
Edward Masters replied to Edward Masters's forum post In need of a spare glass panel/mirror
"Fantastic! Thankyou so much alex, I'll message you right away.
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Wednesday
Alex King replied to Edward Masters's forum post In need of a spare glass panel/mirror
"Ed: we have a lot of old secondary glazing panels, your welcome to come and get some. Message us or whatever.
Alex"
Wednesday
W May is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Wednesday
Robin Hosking replied to Admin's forum post David Chu of Crescent Hardware
"Godspeed David. We will chat about Liverpool once you're better. I am pleased the shop will be opening again. "
Wednesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Admin's forum post David Chu of Crescent Hardware
"Wonderful news, Terry, thank you!
 "
Wednesday
Lucy Nabijou replied to Admin's forum post David Chu of Crescent Hardware
"Very heartwarming to hear this update. Thanks Terry!
Lucy"
Tuesday
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Closure of Alexandra Palace Way until further notice

Due to the high levels of antisocial behavior, illegal parking and dangerous driving on site since lockdown in agreement between the Alexandra Palace Trust Haringey Council, the Police, TfL) it has been decided to cose the Alexandra Palace Way Parking Bays day and night and close the road at night.These measures will cost the Trust an initial £60,000 and will be in place for the foreseeable future. Please support the Trust with donations as you can.Further information is provided in a blog post…

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1 Reply · Reply by Cllr Alessandra Rossetti 3 hours ago

Alexandra Palace Way to be closed at night from Tuesday 2nd June

The Palace announce that they have agreed with Haringey Council, the Police and TfL, to close Alexandra Palace Way between 8pm and 5am every night, and the W3 bus will be diverted during these hours. The parking bays on this road will be closed at all times. They have been prompted to do this becaue of the "high levels of antisocial behavior, illegal parking and dangerous driving on site since lockdown but particularly in the last few weeks", which have been getting out of control. Further…

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Boy racers and illegal parking on Alexandra Palace Way

  From the Ham&High: "Police are taking 'extremely seriously' the 'Wild West' scene of 'boy racers' around Alexandra Palace which has condemned some drivers’ actions as 'selfish beyond words'. Revving engines, aggressive driving, pavement parking, quadbike racing and overcrowding have been reported in Palace Gates Road, Station Road, Priory Road and streets in the vicinity of the palace in recent weeks. Ally Pally, which reopened some of its car parks on May 22 to combat rogue parking, says it…

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1 Reply · Reply by Annabel Gregory 4 hours ago

Items offered/wanted for sale/free = link to posts in this Forum category

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

 

Events and Activities (covid19-era-friendly!)

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+

Clap, chant, bang pots and pans for our Carers and Key Workers - every Thursday evening at 8pm

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).

Haringey Literature Live (via Collage Arts) continues to offer writing courses, now delivered online (they also offer help with loading and using Zoom for this purpose). Current courses are Life Writing and Memoir on Tuesdays at 10-12.30pm, and Inspire your writing on Thursdays from 10.30-1pm, both running from late April to the end of May.

 


Our list of the wonderful line-up of local events that were due to be held is very sadly being put under wraps during the current crisis - but we will restore it as soon as restrictions on attendance at public events are relaxed!

HOWEVER if you are planning to hold your event online, or it is in some other way covid-19-era friendly, please add a forum post about it and it will be appear here!


 

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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