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 Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours.              17 March 2019


Local young people travelling to the School Climate Strike



Sunday 17 March – find designer items donated from a film set at a Men's Designer Sale. All Dogs Matter Charity Shop, 243 Muswell Hill Broadway, 10-6pm.

Sunday 17 March – come to a Clarinet and Piano Recital of music by Brahms, Poulenc, Debussy and Vaughan Williams at St. Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 4-5pm.

Wednesday 20 March – free guidance on, for example, Universal Credit and applying for EU Settled Status at Haringey Advice Day. Civic Centre, Wood Green High Road, 12-4pm.

Wednesday 20 March – come for a spring equinox Moonlight Swim at Park Road Lido at Park Road Leisure Centre N8, 6-9pm. With music and veggie soup!

Wednesday 20 March – time for another chance to meet up with neighbours and have a chat over a pint at our very own APN Gathering. This time it will be at the Maid of Muswell Pub, Alexandra Park Road, from 7.30pm.

Saturday 23 March – handmade crafts will be on sale at the Muswell Hill Creatives Spring Market. St. James Square (outside Planet Organic), Muswell Hill, 10.30-4.30pm.

Saturday 23 March – more handmade crafts on sale at the Spring Craft and Gift Event, Union Church Community Centre, Weston Park, Crouch End, 12.30-4.30pm.

Sunday 24 March – family-friendly outreach event in Crouch End Broadway, Extinction Rebellion Street Party, 12-4pm. Organised by XR Haringey.

Tuesday 26 March – celebrate Haringey's diverse community and find out how Haringey Council and civil society are coming together to develop the UK's first Welcome Borough. Bringing our Community Together to resist the Hostile Environment policy is at the Engine Room, Hale Village N17 9FU, 7-9pm. With music, drama, Syrian food, stalls, and a panel discussion including our two Haringey MPs. Free, but booking essential.

Friday 29 March – Singing for Fun offers you folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again … at Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm. A SAPL free event.

Saturday 30 March – free, fun Introduction to Cricket for Children indoor session suitable for boys and girls in years 1 to 4. At Hornsey School for Girls, Inderwick Rd, Crouch End, 11.45-1.15pm. No experience necessary.

Saturday 30 March – pick up some seeds at the Spring Seed-Swap Festival, and bring some to swap if you have them. Plants, surplus produce, and tea and cake also available. Living Under One Sun Cafe, Down Lane Park, Park View Road N17 9EX, 12-4pm. Run by Growing in Haringey.

Thursday 4 April – Bowes Park Folk Club present Zoe Wren at Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, Bowes Park N22, 8pm.

Tuesday 9 April – come to a Universal Credit Workshop at the Community Hub, 8 Caxton Road, N22 6TB, 2-4pm.

Wednesday 10 April – listen to a talk on The Other N4: Islington's Stroud Green and Finsbury Park at Union Church Hall, Corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park N8, 8pm. Organised by Hornsey Historical Society.

Thursday 11 April – Denis Lynch of the Sunshine Garden Centre is giving a talk entitled A Spring in Your Step in conjunction with Muswell Hill & District Horticultural Society at North Bank, Pages Lane N10, 7.30pm

Friday 12 April – hear a local hedgehog champion talk about one of the oldest mammals on earth, and how to help preserve the few hedgehogs left in our area. Preserving our rare Local Hedgehogs is at Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm.

Friday 26 April – Singing for Fun offers you folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again … at Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm. A SAPL free event.

Tuesday 30 April – another chance to hear the talk Preserving our rare Local Hedgehogs at Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm.


News and Discussions

We have news that this week Haringey Council will be discussing a motion to declare a climate emergency - an action taken already by 53 other councils and cities in the UK, and 392 worldwide.
Anyone using the trains that run through Alexandra Palace to Moorgate will not be surprised to hear that they are apparently the oldest rolling stock on the UK network.   We hear about the design flaw that has delayed the introduction of the much-needed fleet of  new Class 717 trains that have been procured for the line.



WANTED: conservation and heritage volunteers to join the Alexandra Park and Palace Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
Steve is looking for someone to paint his windows and house trim so any recommendations are appreciated.
Beautiful Bindi the cat is looking for a home with a garden.
Stokey Cats and Dogs are urgently looking for more foster-carers.



Annabel reminds us that local business Fringe has closed temporarily for filming and has not turned into a gift shop. It will reopen soon with an expanded selection of  knitting, sewing and craft materials.
Great reviews for Richard III at the Victorian Theatre in Alexandra Palace. Tickets for the Bristol Old Vic production are still available and there are performances until 31 March.
Don't forget to join members of Alexandra Park Neighbours for a drink and a chat at the Maid of Muswell this Wednesday from 7.30pm.
This week's feature pic is of local young people travelling to the climate strike on Friday.



With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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