We were out on Saturday watering and clearing up. You may have noticed the new lighting the Mall have installed under our second mural beneath Sky City.
They’ve also put in a second tap to help us with the beds and planters close to the zebra crossing where Hornsey Park Road and Mayes Road meet. Meanwhile Ryan and Polly got some nearby children watering the cherry trees on the Hornsey Park Road buildouts.
We’ve also - perhaps for the last time - cleaned up the fuzz that grows around the boles of the lime-trees by the old gas works entrance. From next year St William will take over the management of these trees (for which Haringey made tree-protection orders in 2007) and redesign the whole area for the new park on the Heartlands - they’ve recently written to residents advising us of this and we’re planning to host an open air meeting where they can go over their plans in more detail.
They’ll be putting in a temporary salesroom next to 123 Hornsey Park Road while they landscape the park. They’ve agreed to keep a small number of the scrubland trees which have grown up inside the fence over the last thirty years.
This has been such an under-appreciated patch - for the most part its only dogs and children who ever walk the lime colonnade. It’s such a peaceful home to robins, wrens, blackbirds and starlings - and, in the winter, goldcrests.
On Friday we found a bulky moth (perhaps a puss moth) - it seemed to be sleeping in the heat but has since sadly died.
To celebrate the attention we’ve given the lime-trees over the years - keeping it clean, removing leaves and twigs, trying out small patches of shade-planting and removing litter - we’ve reinstalled our activity notice from July 2014. At that time the idea of a local park was just a proposal.
It’s a triumph all round that St William accepted the case and included it in their future plans.
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?
Last year, 2020, was one of the busiest in our organisation's history.
The redevelopment of Mayes Corner and our ongoing fight to make Hornsey Park Road a Living Street' have seen some successes but also setbacks.
So where do we go from here?
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
by John Miles Saturday was the first of the month. Eight […]
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