Category: Environment

June 8, 2021
Controlled chaos – and soon the sundial!

by John Miles Saturday was the first of the month. Eight of us clearing and tidying our tiny open spaces and a couple of other people out before and after, this month’s big job renewing the bark paths in the lavender garden. The late spring’s mixture of cold, rain and moderate heat has turned out […]

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May 26, 2021
Getting a look in on Wood Green’s future

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?

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February 14, 2021
Hornsey Park Road: has the trail gone cold?

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?

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October 4, 2020
Cross safely to play? Join our new campaign.

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?

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September 10, 2020
Living Street event with Catherine West

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.

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June 18, 2020
A new name for a new space – Mayes Corner

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.

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June 9, 2020
Could Hornsey Park Road become a living street?

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.

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May 2, 2020
A working partnership

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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March 10, 2020
Gardeners and critics unite!

The loss of trees is becoming an issue locally. The wonderful false acacia at the junction of Mayes Road and Coburg Road was removed because it ‘had a fungus’ - just in time for the planning application to build on the petrol station site beside it.

Photo: The gardening team – John. Ben, Polly and John – out on a Saturday morning

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January 31, 2020
Proposed Crouch End Street Closures - what impact on Hornsey Park?

A Haringey Council consultation for those living/working in the Crouch End is in progress and one of the options being consulted on is the closure to through traffic (except for buses, emergency vehicles and cyclists) of one or more major roads, such as The Broadway. A traffic survey for the Crouch End project suggests such […]

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