We’ve decided to call off this Saturday’s meeting about Hornsey Park Road. MP Catherine West was to join have joined us at 11am by the new benches at ‘Mayes Corner’ at the back of the Shopping Mall. A lot of neighbours and friends were planning to attend. Although the government’s changed restrictions don’t apply until Monday this no longer seems a safe thing to do. Catherine will meet individual members of the Hornsey Park Road a Living Street group in the course of the morning instead.
Here are the issues we’ll be explaining to her.
Hornsey Park Road is a dense residential street, and it should be closed to vehicles over 7.5 tons. We’ve asked Catherine to support our demands for proper investment and for it to be made safer, quieter and less polluted. A living street, in other words. These demands will require a change of heart by Haringey Council, flexibility from Transport for London and greater enthusiasm from St William who have committed funds for improvements opposite the lime-trees where residents have said they want to see a new zebra crossing. Vinzent Egger’s proposals for improving the current plans were a hit when he explained them earlier in the summer.
More and more people in the street are talking about these concerns. They vary depending on where you live – in some parts its dangerous driving, in others vibration. And for all of us there’s the terrible state of the pavements from one end to the other. So far, despite the involvement of Councillor Moyeed, Haringey officials have shown little interest in talking purposefully about our street. That’s going to have to change. We must now find new ways to make that clear.
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You can let us know your views by commenting here or through Twitter @parksidemalvern or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning John Miles on 07817 424356. If you’d like to share your views through the local press we’re going to try to arrange it.
JM: September 10th 2020
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)
Our report on the first Wood Green Summit, organised on Zoom by the Wood Green Business Improvement District. After the grandiosity of the Heartlands developments might Haringey be discovering a sense of proportion?
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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