Cllr Fiyaz Mughal has joined calls to widen the dangerous footpath beneath Hornsey Railway Bridge. (letter to Hornsey Journal 21st January 2010) The Association has joined with Burghley Roads RA and New River Viallage RA in calling for the narrow footpath on the north side to be widened to make it safe for people to pass but particularly to make it safe for children and parents on their walk to and from school. The long overdue safety improvement was first called for by St Mary's Infants School over four years ago but has since been ignored by Haringey Council, whose best advice was to cross over the road and use the opposite path.
The Association has had a number of meetings with the council and spoken to TfL and London Buses, both of whom acknowlege the danger of having such a narrow foorpath so close to traffic. A petition of the Council is planned shortly by the coalition of RAs and interest groups supporting the long overdue safety improvement.
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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