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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David Williamson posted an event
Part of HERE suburban film festival...London Unplugged is an anthology film about modern Londoners, comprising eleven shorts from a largely female-led talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Exploring the themes of isolation, asylum, unmanageable rents…
Indijana Harper replied to Linda Goodey's forum post Durnsford road breeze block houses.
"Tunnel Gardens Estate is in danger of being demolished to make space for a denser modern development of mixed social and private housing. Tunnel Gardens houses are pre-fabs and have reached the end of their life. The cost of refurbishment is deemed…"
Deirdre Stowell-Smith posted an event
Would you like help conducting your own local history research ? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.All members of the public, as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistance o…
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Admin replied to Linda Goodey's forum post Durnsford road breeze block houses.
"I heard there was some talk about removing similar homes in Tunnel Gardens on the other side of Durnsford Road. Perhaps someone will be able to update us on what, if anything, is happening."
Laila Hackforth-Jones is going to Talk Biodiversity in Haringey
Linda Goodey added a forum post
Hi. I did hear some time back that the breeze block built houses in Durnsford Road were going to be pulled down, is it still going to happen? I am new to this site, so not up to date with what is happening in this area. I used to live in one of them…
Admin added a forum post
Lots of coverage for yesterday's strike, and I've heard that children from several local schools joined the demonstration in central London. Intereste…
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Susie Holden replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post New draft of Local Heritage List : nominate a building
"Here's the list put together by Crouch End residents:
Susie Holden replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post New draft of Local Heritage List : nominate a building
"About the parade on Crescent Road,  I remember some amazing turquoise tiles on the wall by the shop formerly known as our cottage. They were painted and then boarded over but they are still there.
Annabel Gregory replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post New draft of Local Heritage List : nominate a building
"Ah yes, I was wondering what that little hut was the other day when I walked passed it. A ticket office? somebody suggested a weighbridge for freight.
Grant Gahagan replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post New draft of Local Heritage List : nominate a building
"Hi Alessandra. I would like to see the parade of shops on Crescent Road nominated for this list (assuming the shopkeepers are also in favour). The last three shops including Dave's Hardware include (what look like) original features - it would be a…"
Annabel Gregory liked Stephen Middleton's photo
Deborah Hedgecock’s event was featured
Discover more about Haringey’s wonderful history and community heritage at the annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.It is a chance to get involved, network and browse stalls from different local organisation…


Durnsford road breeze block houses.

Hi. I did hear some time back that the breeze block built houses in Durnsford Road were going to be pulled down, is it still going to happen? I am new to this site, so not up to date with what is happening in this area. I used to live in one of them during the 60s and believe they were only intended for a 50 year duration. Would be interested to know. Thanks.

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Help Us, Help You - Pharmacy Advice

On Monday 4th February, NHS England launched a new campaign to raise awareness that community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals, who can offer clinical advice and over the counter medicines to effectively and safely manage a range of minor health concerns, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy troubles, aches and pains and many more. As part of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ initiative, the campaign will highlight that local pharmacy teams offer a fast and convenient clinical…

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Galitzin Ensemble Concert, Saturday 9 February - Music at St Andrew's

  THIS EVENING A return visit by members of the Galitzin Ensemble (with interval refreshments)   Although now playing with some of the foremost orchestras and ensembles in this country and elsewhere, the group's principal members are firmly rooted in the Alexandra Park community www.alexandrapark.org @alexparkparish    AND COMING SOON ... Sunday 17 March 4.00pm - Clarinet & Piano Recital Mark Crooks, Clarinet (John Wilson Orchestra etc) John Horler, Piano (Pianist to Cleo Laine and John…

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Half Term Craft Club

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    Hello! I'm the new owner of Fringe, the knitting and craft shop on Alexandra Park Road. I took over in the new year and we're about to have our first craft club for children during half term. Details as follows and you can book on our new (and…

  • Added By: Rosie Fletcher
  • Tags: childrens, kids, craft, local shop

Salsa Wednesdays!

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    Salsa Wednesdays in North London

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

    From February 20th at 7.00-8.00pm
    Location: Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Rd,…

  • Added By: Sureka Fernando

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

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    A quiet Tea Leaf Reading session is available with a choice of high quality loose leaf teas, just bring your own question.

    For your enjoyment a selection of refreshments is available to be purchased separately.

    Private sessions…

  • Added By: Freya Ingva

Singing for Fun

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    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.

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Public Meeting with local police team

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    A Public Meeting will be held by the Haringey police on Friday 22nd February, it will cover several wards and will be at Hornsey Town Hall between 7pm and 9pm. Is a good opportunity to meet the local team, raise concerns and hear more on what is…

  • Added By: Cllr Alessandra Rossetti

The Broadway Supper Club

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    The Broadway Supper Club is all about providing a wonderful dining  experience, with a relaxed ‘urban bistro’…

  • Added By: Peter Thompson

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 Calendar

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Talk:Biodiversity in Haringey - Wednesday, 20th February, 7:30pm to 9:10pm Alexandra Park

Tea-Leaf Reading - 21 Feb at 2-3pm - Lakeside Cafe, Alexandra Park

Singing for Fun - 22 Feb from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library. A SAPL free event.

Public Meeting with local police team - 22 Feb from 7-9pm - Hornsey Town Hall

Half-term Craft Club - 18-22 Feb from 10.30-12pm each day - Fringe, Alexandra Parade, 108 Alexandra Park Road N10

The Broadway Suppper Club - 23 Feb from 7.45 - Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec

The Meaning of Welcome: multiform writing masterclass with Ruth Valentine - 24 Feb from 10.45-4pm - Haringey Literature Live, The Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road, London N22 7SG

International Womens Day Event - 2 Mar from 12-4pm - the Community Hub, 8 Caxton Road N22

Talk: Dickens and the Postal Service - 13 Mar from 8-9pm - Union Church Hall, Corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park, Hornsey. Hornsey Historical Society.

Tea-Leaf Reading - 14 Mar at 2-3pm - Lakeside Cafe, Alexandra Park

Clarinet and Piano Recital - 17 Mar at 4-5pm - St. Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road N10

Talk: The Other N4: Islington's Stroud Green and Finsbury Park - 10 Apr at 8pm - Union Church Hall, Corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park N8. Organised by Hornsey Historical Society.

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Regular Activities

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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

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

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

Make, Play and Prosecco - free drop-in craft and social sessions on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

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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Palmers Green is tackling rat-running

Just north of the lovely Broomfield Park in Palmers Green, there is an apparently quiet neighbourhood of substantial houses, mostly located on roads opening onto Aldermans Hill and parallel to Green Lanes. This is a very convenient route, however, for drivers wishing to avoid the congestion of Bourne Hill and Green Lanes, and a quick way to get to the North…

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