Category: Gardening

September 30, 2019
The Lost House and the Mayes Road marshes!

Earlier this year PMRA was awarded money by central government to improve the section of Mayes Road at the back of the shopping mall. The money is for a ‘linear pocket park’. We wanted to put in new structures and mini-facilities to encourage people to meet and use the space. The work has started with […]

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September 12, 2019
General Meeting Sept 2019

GENERAL MEETING ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 22 residents attended Clarendon Development Concerns were raised by about the level and nature of the continuous noise from the building work and its impact on residents, particularly those closest to it. The granting of a music licence to the Goodness Brewery until 3am at weekends means that there […]

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July 31, 2019
The state of the gardens

Hornsey Park community gardening - recent successes with our plots and planters but challenges old and new lie ahead!

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April 7, 2019
Changes – for better and worse

There’s a lot of activity in Hornsey Park at the moment. Some of it is welcome and some of it isn’t.  Friday night saw the first meeting of the Safer Neighbourhoods Noel Park Ward Panel. Five police officers and two business representatives. Chaired by the forthright and good-humoured Gerard McGrath and with more than a […]

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August 6, 2018
The lime-trees are a-changin’

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. […]

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June 1, 2018
Welcoming the lavender... and the bees

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd 2018 from 10am to midday The lavender garden is at the junction of Hornsey Park Road and Clarendon Road close to Turnpike Lane. All welcome!

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May 21, 2018
Streets matter in Hornsey Park

Now the local election is settled it’s a good time to review where we are up to in the neighbourhood. In July council officers will report to the new Cabinet on the outcome of the latest consultation on the Wood Green Area Action Plan. There have been some recent successes in challenging the AAP: plans […]

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October 27, 2017
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 - lime-trees break down very well to make leaf-mould - and […]

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September 27, 2017
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 the area we need your time and assistance. Following next […]

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May 5, 2017
It's springtime – join us for some community gardening

The following is part of a presentation given by PMRA to the recent Team Noel Park Community Open Day. Download the PDF of the presentation here: Noel Park Community Event 11-03-17 Community Gardening The Lavender Garden, Hornsey Park Road, N8 Despite its name, Hornsey Park has no park so, since 2010 PMRA has been both creating and […]

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