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Welcome to the latest news from Alexandra Park Neighbours           11 July 2021

                                     Spoken word artist Kieron Rennie performing at the opening of Artists Walk 2021


News and discussions

There is anger and upset over the destruction of the original Victorian shop frontage of Crescent Hardware, the much-loved shop formerly run by David Chu.

Haringey Council plans to consult on the removal of pavement parking in the borough. The concern is that parking on the pavement (or ‘footway parking’ as it is known) restricts pedestrian access, particularly for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility, people with visual impairments and families with young children.

Staying with parking, we have a response from Haringey Council following the statutory consultation they carried out last year into parking charges in the borough.


Artists' Walk
launched on 1 July in the grounds of Ally Pally. It is an outdoor art trail featuring work by 28 Haringey creatives.

There is another of the monthly craft get-togethers taking place on 22nd July at 3pm on the Crescent Road Triangle – bring along any portable projects! All welcome.

Cathy proposes setting up a local discussion group about traffic – ahead of a  likely consultation in the autumn by Haringey Council about possible changes to traffic routes through our area. This would not be a campaigning group.



The Literacy Pirates seek volunteers for an after-school programme helping young people with their reading, writing and confidence. 

Elizabeth has a Miele vacuum cleaner to give away.

Alexandra Park Youth FC is looking for new recruits under 15 years. Training is weekly in and around Muswell Hill.

Diana seeks recommendations for a builder to rebuild a small lean-to, and also for someone who boards dogs on a short-term basis.

Can you identify a very colourful and hairy caterpillar, found on an allotment?

Alex seeks recommendations for somebody who can mend electric-powered garden tools such as strimmers.


Events and Courses

Thursday 15 July – Common and Kind 5th anniversary concert, 7.30pm.
Thursday 15 July – Locomotive, an evening with the music of Theolonius Monk at Karamel, Coburg Road N22, 8pm. Please book - a limited number of seats are available.

Friday 16 July – Poetry and Poppadums - live spoken word and poetry performance at Karamel, Coburg Rd N22, 8pm. Please book - a limited number of seats are available.

Saturday 17 July – an afternoon Gel Printing Workshop, with refreshments, will be held in Torrington Gardens N11, 2-5pm.

Sunday 18 July – Top Selling Songs of Summer 1941 at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, Stroud Green N4 4EL, 7.30pm. Outdoor event, but booking essential. Part of the Crouch End Festival weekend.

Thursday 22 July – Craft get-together on the Crescent Road Triangle, 3pm.

Saturday 24 July – Kaleidoscope Festival in Alexandra Park and Palace, with live music, comedy, immersive theatre, family entertainment and of course food, 1pm -10pm.
Tuesdays until 20 July – the Pavilion in the O R Tambo Rec is offering the over 50s free sessions of bowls, petanque and Tai Chi.
Online Courses
Intensive General English course - Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30pm.
Salsa with Sureka online course - Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm.
English classes - Saturday mornings 10.30-12.30pm.

New Writing Workshops with Collage Writing Room starting in June -
Finding the poem – Monday evenings 6.30-9pm starting June 7.
Intro. to life writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings 10.30-1pm starting June 8.
Prioritise your writing – Weds. mornings from 10.30-1pm starting June 9.
Novella fever – Weds. evenings from 6.30-9pm starting June 9.
Explore Creative writing – Thurs. mornings from 10.30-1pm starting June 10.
CUFOS (Community use for the old station) - next to Ally Pally at the top of the Avenue, N10 - hold a wide range of events (regular groups only until the end of the summer, no individual bookings). Here is their calendar until the end of July.

This week’s feature pic is of performance artist Kieron Rennie at the launch of Artists Walk 2021.


With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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