A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
We've tried quite a few local pizza places and chain delivery services but Napoli Pizza on Palace Gates Road is now our firm favourite, almost as good as our favourite Soho pizza place. They don't…Continue
Forgive the poor, wonky iPhone shot of one of them (don't want to spoil the surprise if you haven't walked past yet) but the new artworks on Bowes Park Station footbridge are marvellous - who's…Continue
This Saturday Londoners are being encouraged to say hello to people in the street and strike up conversations with strangers on Talk To Me Day.
My experience of our 'hood is that people are very friendly and it's not too unusual to greet folk as you pass them, have a chat with staff and customers in Red Sea or The Step and pass the time of day with a neighbour but if you need an excuse to break the ice with someone new, Saturday…Continue
Haringey have launched an online exhibition that will develop over the next four years exploring what the borough was like during World War I.
Here's an extract:
"War was declared on 4 August 1914. The impact of what this meant for local people was immediately felt. The mounted King Edward’s Horse Regiment was sent to Alexandra…Continue
Hugh Myddleton, New River local hero and he whose name our shopping street bears, is now a talking statue.
The crumbling statue of Sir Hugh sits on Islington Green and if you approach him, swipe your phone on a nearby tag and pick up your phone when it rings, he'll talk to you.
Talking Statues is an initiative of Sing London. …Continue
I'm a big fan of the Gardening Against the Odds awards run by the Conservation Foundation. They celebrate gardens created in hostile or unlikely environments and/or by people struggling against 'the odds'.
This year they've added a new category, Gardens that make you smile, with nominations welcome from the public.
I'm not sure where in N22 this is, but an early nomination is for a street where neighbours are giving their multiple wheelie bins a green makeover (photo Sue…Continue