Events

May 28, 2019
  • May 28, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Green Rooms Hotel, 13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 6UW
  • Latest Activity: Jun 1

Find out what happens to our plastics waste! Some plastic products can be recycled through Haringey's collection systems, while some can't - many shouldn't be produced in the first place.   Bring along any puzzling items of plastic packaging and ask the experts!

Questions about the recycling of tetrapaks would be useful - Veolia say these can be recycled, whereas Biffa, who run the recycling facility, say they can't ...

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  • Sophie - here's a reply from the chair of the meeting, Quentin Given of Friends of the Earth (I realised after I sent it that the meeting was specifically about plastics rather than general waste, and was with the North London Waste Authority rather than the Council, but he nevertheless has some answers:
    Can the council website A-Z of recycling be updated, some of the entries are confusing or have insufficient details.
    ----The NLWA said they would send us an updated Q&A about what can and can’t be recycled. I will also write up notes from the discussion. We could then compare this with the Council’s A-Z and see what needs updating.

    - Is the Council investigating recycling disposable nappies, as per the councils in Wales leading the way.
    ----The NLWA weren’t aware of any scheme, and given financial constraints I think it’s unlikely the Council would do this on its own.

    why doesn’t the Council champion Terracycle and have a drop off point in libraries etc
    ----We discussed the need for collection points for Vegware, if that is the same thing, and NLWA said they would look into it but we could also raise it with the Council eg to provide a dedicated container for small businesses who are using vegware out of commitment.

    why doesn’t the Council champion eco bricks for non recyclable plastic. ---- Again I think this would be a NLWA thing rather than Council, they didn’t mention any such scheme but we can go back and ask them.

    What is the Council’s policy on the Community practice of giving away stuff outside our homes? I recently witnessed a bin lorry stop (on a Sunday) to collect a bag of books my neighbour had left out. The bin man looked in the bag, retrieved one book and then threw the rest in the crushed before driving on.
    ---- I think the NLWA/Council have supported community give-aways in the past. If people leave stuff out at other times it isn’t easy for the staff to know what’s out as a freebie and what is just refuse. Do you have a suggestion as to how that could be addressed? Leave a note on it maybe?
    • Annabel, thank you very much for facilitating replies to my comments. I had not perhaps understood the different players, such as the Council, NLWA etc but interesting nonetheless
    • You're welcome! Yes, some interesting points - and there was apparently extensive discussion of Vegware, which at present can neither be put in the kitchen/garden waste (although it is compostable at high temperatures) nor in the recycling, because it is not at the moment clearly labelled as Vegware.
  • Unfortunately I can’t attend this event, but I think it’s a great initiative, as the more we know, the better we can do with our recycling!

    If I were able to attend I would be asking
    - Can the council website A-Z of recycling be updated, some of the entries are confusing or have insufficient details
    - Is the Council investigating recycling disposable nappies, as per the councils in Wales leading the way
    - why doesn’t the Council champion Terracycle and have a drop off point in libraries etc
    - why doesn’t the Council champion eco bricks for non recyclable plastic
    - What is the Council’s policy on the Community practice of giving away stuff outside our homes? I recently witnessed a bin lorry stop (on a Sunday) to collect a bag of books my neighbour had left out. The bin man looked in the bag, retrieved one book and then threw the rest in the crushed before driving on.

    If anyone gets the opportunity to ask these questions and report back, that would be amazing.

    Sophie
    • These are really good questions to ask - unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to get to the meeting. I'll email them to the Sustainable Haringey mailing list, if that's ok, and maybe one/some of them could ask them.
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Climate Strike - 20 Sept, at many different venues

London Quintet 2: Submission only Grappling - 21 Sept from 1-6pm - Alexandra Park School. Martial Arts competition.

Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society: Autumn Flower Show - 21 Sept from 3pm - North Bank Pages Lane N10

Annual Jazz Festival in Albert Road Rec - 22 Sept from 2-7pm - Albert Road Rec

Events for Car-Free Day - 22 Sept various times - Middle Lane, Crouch End, and across London

Friends of Albert Road Rec (FARRG) AGM - 24 Sept from 7.30-8.30pm - Pavilion Sports and Cafe, Albert Road Rec

Muswell Hill Creatives Autumn Market - 28 Sept from 10.30-5.30pm - St. James' Square (outside Planet Organic), Muswell Hill

Let Muswell Hill know - 1 Oct from 7-9.30am - Highgate station. Joint leafletting action by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group and XR Haringey.

Muswell Hill Creatives Pop-up at Slipstitch - 1 - 5 Oct from 10am-5pm - 108 Alexandra Park Road N10 2AE. Slipstitch was formerly Fringe.

Singers' Night at Bowes Park Folk Club - 3 Oct at 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22

Thanksgiving Eucharist for Creation and Harvest - 6 Oct at 10am - St. Andrews' Church, Alexandra Park Road / Windermere Road N10

Talk: Trent Park's Very Secret War: Bugging the Nazis in WW2 - 9 Oct at 8pm - Union Church Hall, corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park N8. Hornsey Historical Society.

 

Safer Neighbourhoods Team (Police) - for next drop-in surgeries, see bottom of their webpage.

 

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Farmers Market in Alexandra Park - every Sunday 10-3pm - Hornsey Gate (bottom of Muswell Hill) except when at Campsbourne school dates here

Introductory martial arts course - Saturdays 12-1pm for 4-weeks, starting 20 July - Alexandra Park School, entrance in Rhodes Avenue

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

Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Finding the Poem - Monday evenings  till July 8 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Prioritise your Writing Project - Tuesday mornings till July 16 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

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

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

St. Andrew's Parish Church - Sunday services: 10am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps for children; 6pm Evening Prayer

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