Residents attending the General meeting on 27th November felt that improving the High Road would see antisocial behaviour and
all of the current problems caused by poor environment being displaced to Alexandra Road, unless similar improvements were made between Alexandra Road and Martins Walk.
In addition to pressing the council to make such extend the improvements into our area, the meeting agreed to explore the possibility of creating a ‘pocket park’, the brainchild of the Mayor (GLA): see http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/environment/greening-london/parks-green-spaces/pocket-parks The illustration here compares the space available in Alexandra Road with that of the Lavender Garden, the first community garden created by PMRA.
The next step is a meeting between the GLA and Haringey Council officers, times for next week. Progress will depend on support from the Mayor but also a major shift by council officers who have a long history of under investment and treating our area as back land to the town centre of little value.
If all goes well, an application for funding of the ‘pocket park’ will be made to the Mayor. Time is not on our side – applications must be received by 7th January 2013.
Interested? Let us know what you think and whether you would like to be involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile the Major Scheme has a remit to include improvements to the High Road end of Alexandra Road and Martins Walk, the consultation documents offer nothing.
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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