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Shaftesbury Hall Roof update

You may have seen that a professional team have taken the roof off Shaftesbury Hall.  This has been done to prevent squatters returning to the site whilst we apply to Big Lottery to refurbish the site.

The contractors were masked and suited when removing the asbestos.  They have informed us that all the asbestos was removed in a day and hoses were sprayed on to the panels.

For the timber cladding the contractors informed us they didn't need to wear suits as there was no…


Added by North London Samaritans on October 9, 2016 at 16:30 — 6 Comments

New voluntary Treasurer for North London Samaritans

North London Samaritans are looking for a new voluntary Treasurer - someone with an accountancy background.

The treasurer will be a support volunteer, so not involved in directly supporting callers, and will be a trustee of the charity.

If you are interested, please contact Alison Scoltock Chair North London Samaritans. 

Added by North London Samaritans on October 1, 2016 at 14:12 — No Comments

Big Lottery Answers Call for Help from Samaritans

September 29th 2016

The Big Lottery has confirmed that it has granted funds to North London Samaritans, which earlier this year was praised for its work by local resident, actor Neil Morrissey.

The Big Lottery has confirmed it has granted funds to North London Samaritans to help complete essential design and preparatory work for the redevelopment of Shaftesbury Hall. The grant, given at the close of stage 2 of a larger 3-stage process, will enable the North London branch…


Added by North London Samaritans on September 29, 2016 at 7:28 — No Comments

Cat Lost & Found

Hello Neighbours

A lost cat has found me and I am looking to find his/her (probably his) home.

He is a young (6 months to a year?), long-haired, black and white cat. Found in the Queen's Road area of Bounds Green. Do you know anyone who has lost a cat recently? Very friendly and domesticated. Will sit for ages watching the washing go round in the washing machine!…


Added by Jo on August 20, 2016 at 13:10 — 2 Comments

Stray cat in Maidstone rd update

We have taken collar off stray cat and put posters on trees at Maidstone rd and Tewkesbury rd. We will give it another week and then take to vets and have him neutered and tagged and keep him as one of our menagerie .

Added by gerry kift on May 10, 2016 at 16:49 — No Comments

Lost cat found in Maidstone Rd

A grey,black,white unneutered male 1/2 years old has camouflage collar and is not chipped. Checked out at vet in good health. Please contact Sue and Gerry Kift on mobile no 07914 667829.
Photo to follow when I can work out how to send attachment.

Added by gerry kift on May 5, 2016 at 11:03 — No Comments

Local job posting: Vacancies for local Nursery (Term time only)

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wood Green Preschool (which has just been awarded outstanding by Ofsted), has opened a new nursery on White Hart Lane. They are looking for staff starting immediately. See attached for more detail or email for the application pack.…


Added by Doris Quinn on April 24, 2016 at 20:57 — No Comments

Watford Gap

Shrugging off the worn leather jacket, he hung it on the chair back, sat down, and comfort stroked his thin white moustache.  Pot of tea.  Tiny jug of milk.  So different to the semi-stewed 6 pence a cuppa tea of the sixties.  Blue Boar inn used to run it.  We thought we were it back then:  guitars, sideburns, drainpipe jeans.   Cold draughty vans, swapping drivers to stay awake.  Polo mints all night.  It wasn’t all bad though -  this was the place, the middle ground, this ‘no man’s…


Added by Andrea Phillips on April 18, 2016 at 8:09 — No Comments

CLEAR-UP DAY THIS SUNDAY, 17th APRIL between 11-1pm

Albert Road Recreation Ground on Durnsford Rd is a wonderfully well-used sports facility with a community cafe.

There’s now a new project to regenerate the old Bowling Green and Hut, (hidden behind a hedge at the back of the Pavilion) and give it a new lease of life. Not as an old-fashioned bowls club but instead Bare-foot Bowling, BBQ & Beer – a facility with no dress code and open to all. In the long run we plan to give the bowling green an all weather…


Added by katy ferguson on April 15, 2016 at 17:36 — No Comments

Want to enter a family tennis tournament?

On Sunday 22 May 2016 (from 2pm - 4pm), our new tennis coach, Nick Frost will be running the first Quorn Family Tennis Cup competition at the Club.

Quorn have teamed up with the Lawn Tennis Association, the governing body for British Tennis, to encourage more families to play more tennis and eat right…


Added by Jane Lees on April 14, 2016 at 12:02 — No Comments

New Tennis Coach @ Bounds Green Tennis Club

Delighted to announce that Nick Frost has joined BGBTC as Coach this month.

His tennis programme - for both juniors and adults - has started this week and he's got some great offers.

Take a look at the BGTC website for…


Added by Jane Lees on April 14, 2016 at 11:54 — 1 Comment

Grimaldi's Leap Frog

Grimaldi’s Leap Frog


Mrs Sullivan         runs the bar and other facilities

Dolly                    young serving wench

Sam                      sailor

G Burgess             friend of William Heath

It is 13th February 1812 and Harlequin and Padmanada or The Golden…


Added by Andrea Phillips on March 31, 2016 at 22:02 — No Comments

Talkies Community Cinema: HERE Film festival

HERE FILM FESTIVAL is about the diversity of interests, people and places in the suburbs of London. HERE is not in the West End, Southbank or Shoreditch. HERE in the suburbs we aren't the swanky super-rich, the celebrity glitterati or bearded hipsters.  HERE is where the cinema creatives of London produce…


Added by Richard McKeever on March 5, 2016 at 13:42 — No Comments

(Another) Lost Cat

Dear B&BC,

Couldn't find a Lost & Found section, so please direct elsewhere if necessary - I have a neighbor who is frantic as her cat went missing yesterday from Stanley Road, N11.  I have scanned a photo I could upload, if I could figure out how.  Meanwhile, as I lost my own household deity a while back I totally sympathise with her - it's even worse as her Net is down and she can't get a teckie to fix it until 4th, so I've been posting for her on Animal Rescue…


Added by Kathie Burke on February 2, 2016 at 22:25 — 3 Comments

Thinking of hiring an affordable local venue?

North London Samaritans is planning to develop a brand new community centre by rebuilding Shaftesbury Hall in Herbert Road, by Bowes Park Station in North London.  

Do you ever need an affordable venue for a one-off meeting, party, training session, coffee morning, or Pilates class? Or do you book regular meetings for groups or organisations? Your answers could help us in applying for Big Lottery funding for the proposed new community…


Added by North London Samaritans on January 27, 2016 at 14:05 — No Comments

‘The Best Way Forward’ – political speech by Roderickina Spode on behalf of the Gross National Interest Party

Good day to all you spankingly wonderful people of Bowes Park and Bounds Green.  It is such a pleasure to be here with you today.  What ho!  Well, chaps and lady chaps, I am delighted to inform you that in this oncoming by-election, I am standing in this electoral district for the Gross National Interest Party – headed up by our estimable leader, Bertrand Aloiyishious Wooster.  Jolly decent chap.  Great pal of mine.  Spiffing old boy.

Let me make a few things spankingly clear.  In…


Added by Andrea Phillips on January 21, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

A lament for the lost bizarre bits of Bowes Park

Noticing yesterday that the Naxos girl had vanished from her High Road window, I began to lament the loss of quirky things in our area. 

London's most interesting underpants are long disposed of (unless Nick preserved…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on October 19, 2015 at 17:00 — 4 Comments

Market N13 - an update from Annita and the team.

Market N13 - changes and developments

We hope everyone is enjoying the revamped, renewed Sunday Market in Palmers Green, which launched in March this year.

We want to let everyone know that from…


Added by MarketN13 on September 28, 2015 at 16:46 — No Comments

A little exercise indoors

So, the rain is here and the temperature starts to drop.

Here at Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis we may have an outdoor bowling green and 3 all-weather outdoor tennis courts but we have the added advantage of an INDOOR bowling green.

So for anyone who needs a little exercise during the winter…


Added by Jane Lees on September 18, 2015 at 16:20 — No Comments

Centenary of Bowes Park born Illustrator Robert Ayton

This year, 2015 marks the centenary of one the best known illustrators you have probably never heard of… Yet anyone growing up in the 50s, 60s or 70s is likely to recognise the images of Robert Norton Ayton even if you do not know his name.

Robert Ayton was born in Russell Road Bowes Park…


Added by Richard McKeever on September 14, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

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