This week's Hornsey Journal has exposed Haringey Council's excuses for not widening this vital footpath as muddled and confused. While Cllr John Bevan, cabinet member for Environment claims the council cannot do anything, TfL has confirmed to the Hornsey Journal that the road is wide enough to allow the path to be widened and that they were, and remain willing to support proposals to achieve this. Mean while, Cllr Bevan continues to claim that TfL is the problem. The four residents associations around the bridge and St Mary's Infants School will be writing again to Cllr Bevan to ask that he reconsiders, in the light of TfL's support for improvement. The school, parents and residents have been calling for improvements for more than 5 years!
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)
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