Welcome to the latest news from Alexandra Park Neighbours 10th January 2021
News, campaigns and discussions
There is now a local walk-in test centre in Wood Green for COVID-19 for those who do not have symptoms.
Ado raises the question of fundraising to provide school children with essential laptops for online learning - Haringey Giving are doing this with their Help Bridge the Digital Divide campaign.
We have a petition urging the government to prioritise teachers for the coronavirus vaccine.
Haringey Council is inviting comments on their Local Plan, which is needed to support recovery from COVID-19, respond to the climate emergency and deal with the housing challenge.
Delightful picture of a local midwife and inquisitive baby in 1963 posted by her daughter Julia. She asks if there are any families out there who had her mother help to deliver their babies at home?
Picasso in the Playground – artwork at the skatepark!
Update from Cllr Alessandra Rossetti on the Council's tree planting programme, and a response from Network Rail about tree planting on the embankment by Dagmar Road.
Clarification on the plan for low traffic neighbourhoods that will shortly be consulted on in Bounds Green.
Vaccination apponintments are available to those over 80.
Guidance from the Council for christmas tree disposal.
Bounds Green Food Bank are in urgent need of winter warmers – new scarves, gloves, hats and thermals (there are several local drop-off points).
Emma asks if anyone can recommend a good care home?
Linda is offering some high quality audio for sale.
Events and Activities
Thursday 4 February – Collage Arts invites you to Meet a Literary Agent, 10.30-11.45am via Zoom.
Salsa with Sureka online course – three Wednesday evenings starting 6 Jan from 7-8pm.
Collage Writing Room are offering Extra Writing Workshops –
Poetry Course – Mon evenings starting 4th January, 6.30-9pm via Zoom and correspondence; and another course from 6.45-9.15pm starting 22 February.
Life Writing and Memoir workshop – Tues mornings starting 5th January, 10-12.30pm via Zoom and correspondence, and another course starting 23 February.
Prioritise your Writing in the New Year – Weds mornings starting 6th January, 10.30-1pm via Zoom and correspondence.
Write Short Stories – Weds. evenings starting 24th February, 6.30-9pm via Zoom and correspondence.
Explore Creative Writing – Thursday mornings starting 25th February, 10.30-1pm via Zoom and correspondence.
Our feature pic this week is of an Outram road midwife with inquisitve baby in 1963.
With warmest wishes
Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory