Thanks to a generous grant from Homes for Haringey, on behalf of its tenants in Hornsey Park, the Association will be able to give the garden a name and welcome all who find their way to it. The garden is well loved and was recognised by the Mayor’s Well London Awards, for its contribution to community cohesion and wellbeing, despite its unpromising location. The name plaque will include a quote from Ulysses in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, a message that reflects the friendship and spirit across our community that led to the garden’s creation and its continued popularity.
The plaque, being made locally by Hornsey Architectural Mouldings, will be ready to install at the end of the month.
Life on Hornsey Park Road has been plagued with problems including noise, pollution and crumbling pavements, on top of this there appears to be a lack of strategic vision for the future. Council Leader Peray Ahmet and a few of her fellow councillors came to discuss the issues with our representatives.
Eight of us got out before the rain last Saturday. We cut back a lot of growth at the Lavender Garden ready for winter. Most of what we cleared has now gone down for composting. By John Miles
Sometime in the next week or so the work on Mayes Road will near completion. It will be a new benchmark for the look and feel of our neighbourhood and enhance its biodiversity. (photo: Luke 'Duke' Newcombe)
The loss of trees is becoming an issue locally. The wonderful false acacia at the junction of Mayes Road and Coburg Road was removed because it ‘had a fungus’ - just in time for the planning application to build on the petrol station site beside it.
Photo: The gardening team – John. Ben, Polly and John – out on a Saturday morning
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