A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl
We met at the retreat, friends at first.
Casual conversations, weeding organic vegetables.
Occasional weekenders, just friends.
You were slightly younger, tall, dark, attractive
In an ugly way. Kind words. Common sense.
Good hugs, but friends, just friends.
Then one weekend it changed: or I changed.
Friday as usual, Saturday transition,
Sunday I was…Continue
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I am looking for a gardener, top soiled and turf !
A little pebble/stone border also
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North London Samaritans has been given a grant of £545,0000 to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall to provide a centre for Samaritans’ volunteers and fund an amazing new public facility for local people.
The charity now needs to look to local businesses and individuals to raise £15,000 in the next 6 months to complete the project. If all goes to plan, NLS aim to start building work in the autumn of 2017 and complete it by…
Added by North London Samaritans on March 24, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
10 years ago I wrote a short piece for some friends about daffodils and Bounds Green. I was deleting a load of old files and found it. As it is daffodil time again, and there are even more people here escaping wars 'back home' , I am 'sharing' it wider.
"Yesterday something happened that sort of woke me…Continue
Added by Caroline Simpson on March 22, 2017 at 13:36 — No Comments
Come along to our quiz night and help raise money for your local Samaritans
Date: 27th March at 19:00
Venue: The Springfield Bar and Grill
Help us be there when it matters
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The Broomfield House Trust, a registered charity and private limited company, is looking for a new volunteer treasurer who would also become a Trustee. The Treasurer makes the normal returns to the Charity Commission and Companies House; however, a new project will involve some additional tasks. The Trust is preparing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a digital history of the House and the surrounding area and carry out a trial…
Help us to raise funds and awareness of Samaritans in the local community through a variety of events and activities.
Bowes Park is on the verge of having an amazing new community space as we are at the final stage of a Big Lottery grant application to redevelop Shaftesbury Hall on Herbert Road, London, N11.
If successful, the £500,000 grant will enable the complete…Continue
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but, I'm very proud to be taking part in this.
CELEBRITY VOCAL COACHES
Are proud to announce X Factor live show finalist MELANIE MASSON will be giving singing lessons for all ages.
If you want to sing professionally or just for fun, for an audition, special occasion or just to build confidence.
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Gangnam Style Strictly Sonnet
We’re glued to the set every Saturday
To see glamour and glitz, sequins and frills
Athletes, presenters, singer and actors
Strutting and gliding to show off their skills.
Now we know who’ll be going to Blackpool
With the judges and Claudia and Tess
Who’ll be cool? Who’ll play the fool? Who will rule?
Will their tangos or salsas have finesse?
Craig Revel Horwood is…Continue
Added by Andie Phillips on November 15, 2016 at 14:54 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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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…Continue
Added by North London Samaritans on September 29, 2016 at 7:28 — No Comments
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!…
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the application pack.…Continue
Added by Doris Quinn on April 24, 2016 at 20:57 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Andie Phillips on April 18, 2016 at 8:09 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Jane Lees on April 14, 2016 at 12:02 — No Comments
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…Continue