Maybe it's the upcoming elections, maybe it is just common sense winning the day, but Parkside Malvern Residents Association are getting a lot of support from local politicians for their campaign to distribute the traffic that is currently shouldered by Hornsey Park Road alone.
Karen Jennings, the Labour Party candidate for parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green had already partaken in our roadside protest back in October 2009 , now a Noel Park Conservative Party leaflet that fell through our letterbox a week ago is demanding better signage for the spine road.
"You wouldn't know the Spine Road was there unless you were shown". Our point exactly.
More from the leaflet:
"Noel Park Conservatives are backing the Parkside Residents' Association for better signage to the Spine Road, taking traffic away from the already heavily congested Hornsey Park Road."
"Given that the curves make it impassable for buses, we should be diverting as much car traffic [to the Spine Road] as possible, away from the houses ."
The Residents' Association is planning another protest soon, contact us if you are interested in taking part, email email@example.com for more information.
There will be a playground and new green space by the lime trees. But most residents live on the other site of Hornsey Park Road. What better reason to install a new crossing and traffic calming measures?
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.
Things are coming together nicely at 'Mayes Corner ', phase 1 of our Mayes Road linear pocket park, the stepping stones path is now open but there’s much more to come.
If you live in Hornsey Park Road now’s the time to demand change. The street is often in poor repair and the pavements a disgrace. The figures from 2014 show 8-9000 vehicles a day travelling in each direction.
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)
© Parkside Malvern Residents Association