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    Community wins big time in annual Christmas quiz night

    It was just moments ago since the ‘The Oddballs’ had celebrated their win in the Christmas Quiz. They had beaten the ‘Malvern Mavericks’, a formidable opponent, who had won in the two preceding years and were looking good to win again right until the end...

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    Saving the Moselle Brook – if there’s one thing we must do for future generations

    It would be so easy to restore Hornsey’s only river as its wends its way through the eastern most reaches of N8 into Wood Green. Its course is recorded in the layout of our streets and their names. It’s been the policy of the Environment...

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    New AAP but little has changed – get you response in before 16th March 2018

    Haringey has updated its Area Action Plan (AAP) to remove the references to it being predicated on the arrival of Crossrail2 and retain homes along Caxton Road and its junction with Mayes Road. Otherwise, it contains all of the flaws of the previous version but...

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    So many plans, so little time. Our current situation.

    With all the developments and plans that our small community is facing, it is quite difficult for local residents to keep up. PMRA is actively involved in all areas, working with neighbouring residents groups as well as through the Residents and Business Liaison Group (RBLG)...

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    Small successes on the street – with a little help from Veolia

    Thanks to Veolia we have been successfully managing the leaf-fall from the lime-trees on Hornsey Park Road. For the last fortnight our street-cleaner has, with great determination, been collecting and bagging them on his twice weekly visits. PMRA collected much of the early fall –...

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    Iceland – Who’s behind the ‘Icewall’?

    Well, we are – the residents and community of Hornsey Park Road. This monstrous and ill conceived development far exceeds and drives a coach and horses through current planning policy. Its nine storeys will overlook and dominate two storey Victorian houses and back gardens. Its...

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    The greening of Hornsey Park: help needed

    Suppose the area filled up with butterflies and bees. Hedgehogs reappeared. And bats. Air quality improved. Back gardens spoke to public open space (and ‘non-space’) and vice-versa. The Moselle Brook was something you could see and sit beside. If that’s part of your vision for...

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  • Ideal jazz venue: Karamel brings the action to Wood Green

    Jazz in Coburg Road

    According to trumpeter Henry Lowther, who I spoke to at the Karamel Restaurant on Thursday night, the great jazz composer Mike Gibbs lived in Alexandra Road in the 1990s. I’m going to see one of his 80th birthday concerts in Dalston on Monday night when...

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    The Heartlands at September 2017 and the RBLG

    This month’s meeting of the Heartlands Resident and Business Liaison Group (RBLG) was courteous and informative. The Group enables local residents to hear about progress on the site and gives us a voice in discussing with the developers their plans and proposals. Generally three PMRA...

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  • Make sure you know about fire safety, wherever you live

    Fire safety drop-in sessions for high-rise tower blocks

    Everyone will be concerned following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14 June 2017. While there are no longer any tower blocks in our area (Dylan Thomas House on Turnpike Lane was demolished nearly 20 years ago), many will have concerns about fire...

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