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Welcome to the latest news from Alexandra Park Neighbours           9 January 2022

                                                                                                            John with his Golden Copernicus award for the Water Game film


News and Discussions

 Lots this week on the North London Waste Authority’s plans to build a new incinerator in Edmonton, despite significant opposition. Basil posts an open letter to council leaders and councillors in the NLWA from the many local organisations opposing the plans.

To protect health and cut carbon emissions, MPs have been calling for a halt to Britain’s incinerator expansion plans.

John's wonderful film of David Rennie's Water Game (which was such a success with children at the annual Fete on the Triangle) has been winning prizes at international film festivals! As well as being translated into French, Spanish and Turkish. And it is still going the rounds – due to appear on local TV at Brighton and Sheffield. Very sad that David will not be able to run it again when we are, once again, able to have a fete. Maybe somebody else would like to step in and carry it on?!


Reminder that the deadline to comment on Haringey’s draft Walking and Cycling Action Plan is tomorrow, Monday 10th January, as also the deadline to respond to the 'Alexandra Park West' CPZ consultation.

A heron visits water-logged gardens in Outram Road.

Kate has complaints about the consultation over Bounds Green low traffic neighbourhood.

Watch out for a Lloyds Bank advert of black horses – of course – filmed in Avenue Gardens (opposite Ally Pally station).

Ally Pally darts fans pose in their exotic outfits outside the Starting Gate.   


If you are out and about in the Ally Pally area please keep an eye out for a lost iPhone 11 (black). Connor Marron tragically died looking for his phone after visiting the darts, and his family are urgently trying to retrieve it.

Good news that Larry the cat has been found!

Cal warns about some rip-off plumbers whose charge for a small job was extortionate.


Events and Activities, Exhibitions and Courses

Deadline to respond to the 'Alexandra Park West' CPZ consultation is tomorrow, Monday 10th January.

And deadline for the draft Walking and Cycling Action Plan is the same day - Monday 10th January.

Courses and Activities
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. 

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. 

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.

Our feature pic this week is of John with his Golden Copernicus awarded at the 12th Educational Film Festival Edukino in Warsaw.


With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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