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Muswell Hill Beatlemania

This week's Talkies Community Cinema screening celebrated 50 years since the release of the Beatles film "A Hard…

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Added by Administrator on July 25, 2014 at 15:06 — No Comments

The Tottenham Outrage - ace new Matt Baylis crime novel

Troubled local news reporter Rex Tracey is back and untangling more mysteries in Haringey, this time arising out of the sudden death of an entire family of Hasidic Jews enjoying a picnic in Finsbury Park.

He might have kept to the reporting had his mate and photographer colleague, Terry, not been been charged…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on July 18, 2014 at 12:54 — 1 Comment

On the 243 from Wood Green to Tottenham

I was on my way to the Tottenham Life Drawing Class for Beginners today and thought I would take some photographs from the top of the  243 bus. …

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on July 12, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

A Short Walk Along the Viaduct at Muswell Hill

Until last week, I never knew there was an old viaduct at Muswell Hill, so I decided to  check it out.  

I took the 102 bus from Bounds Green to Muswell Hill  and went down St James's Lane (left of St James's Church) until I came to the viaduct. There are some steps leading up, on the right hand side.  (If you come from…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 23, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Something for the Weekend? - Sunday

Continued from 'Saturday'  which describes how two  pensioners go a bit wild in the Bounds Green Area for hardly any money!

Sunday…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 16, 2014 at 17:00 — 3 Comments

Something For the Weekend? - Saturday

There's nothing more boring than reading someone's What I Did At the Weekend essay..... but this blog piece is just to show that you don't have to go very far to have an interesting Saturday and Sunday in and around the Bounds Green area!  Especially if you are trying to impress someone.  Oh, and you don't have to spend a fortune either (unless you spend all weekend in the pub....see…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 16, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Photos found on Flickr

Two contrasting ones today!

26 April 1981: Wood Green Shopping City Multistory Car Park looking to Tottenham and Edmonton

By Mike Lidgely

Broomfield Park boating pond, 1910 uploaded…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on June 12, 2014 at 8:59 — No Comments

Celebrating Volunteers week in Bowes Park and Bounds Green

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. In our area so many of the things we report on on this site have significant input from volunteers committed to improving our communities - so it's worth considering for a moment the impact that  volunteer-run organisations…

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Added by Richard McKeever on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments

I saw Elvis's Dental Mould!! (and had a free cancer check!)

Great fun at Brightside Dentists today - a full on Elvis extravaganza to celebrate the King's mouth/dental plaster mould coming to Bounds Green.   …

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on May 22, 2014 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

PLEASE VOTE ON THURSDAY!

It wouldn't be right to use the website to canvas votes for my party, as other parties have just as much a right to make their case.

But one thing that we can all agree upon is the benefit of taking part in the democratic process.

Come rain or shine, I hope that Bowes ward Enfield and Bounds Green ward Haringey enjoy high voter participation

Added by Alan Sitkin on May 21, 2014 at 0:27 — 1 Comment

Life Drawing Classes in Tottenham

Today I spent all day in Tottenham at the Beehive Pub - where there was a life drawing class for complete beginners run by the Tottenham Art Group.  It was very good, excellent tutor who gave us all one-to-one tuition as well as plenty of group tuition where he instructed us by drawing and showing us work he had done himself.  The model was really professional and worked very hard.…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on May 17, 2014 at 16:30 — 6 Comments

Help save The Antwerp Arms in Tottenham

I love pubs. I especially love traditional pubs with a strong local community so when I heard that Tottenham locals were attempting a community buy-out of their local, The Antwerp Arms, I was interested to find out more. I've written about the story for Londonist here. I've also pledged to support the buy-out. Not that I've been to the Annie yet but it sounds excellent and if it was my…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on May 14, 2014 at 15:02 — 6 Comments

Some Nice Brickwork!

I've noticed a few nice bits of brickwork when I struggle around the block... I think these patterns all have proper names in the building business and maybe somebody knows about them?

These bricks below are on the corner of The Drive and, I think,  Blake Road.  I think they look really lovely, and someone's gone…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on May 12, 2014 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

MORE TREES!

Bowes Labour wants more trees. Not just us. Most parties agree.



The problems are twofold:

- a sizeable minority of residents are opposed (because trees uproot pavements, cause blind spots, etc.)

- where a tree has been removed due to illness, it's often inadvisable to replant on the same spot (restricting the already limited number of potential sites)



Despite this we've had a number of successes: 6 or 7 on Brownlow soon after our recent walkabout with officers; a… Continue

Added by Alan Sitkin on May 11, 2014 at 8:03 — No Comments

More pavements!!!

Just back from the We Love Myddleton Road shop. Good turnout and lots of conversations as well as shopping. I said to Ali,one of our councillors,how good the paving looks around the Tube station. And how badly we need more paving especially around the bus stop on Bounds Green Road where the tarmac is cracked and we get huge puddles which fill up with rubbish. The good news is that this is going to happen. There will be paving stones from the bridge to the garage. Also, on the other side by the… Continue

Added by Cathy Herman on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Addressing the shortage of healthcare/GP facilities in the area

Four years ago, one of the aspirations that Achilleas, Yasemin and I had was to try and get more GPs to come into the area. This was based on analysis that the number of surgeries per capita was below average for London. Quite a bit below in fact.

We started negotiating with the PCT for the area (up in Cockfosters at that time). Things looked good - they accepted our statistical evidence. And then... and then the new Government got rid of the PCTs. Which can be critiqued on some other…

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Added by Alan Sitkin on May 7, 2014 at 22:43 — No Comments

Spring bargains at Wolves Lane Nursery

After the Community Garden plant sale last weekend we went to see what Wolves Lane Nursery had for our garden. There are tons of plant bargains to be had at present. We got 12 allysum plants for £3.50 (pictured planted up in our yard) and there were lots of different species on sale at the same 'double pack' price.…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on May 2, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

On my walk round the block - I thought I was Back Up North!

On my walk round the block I always stop at the bottom of Wroxham Gardens and look across Durnsford Road -  and imagine I am in Halifax or Burnley.

Well, it's a huge leap of the imagination, but you have to admit that the strange industrial chimney and the way the houses behind climb up the hill could fool you into…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on April 28, 2014 at 17:47 — 9 Comments

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Added by Austin Richerd on April 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

MP's anti-cycling meeting

Thank you Richard for announcing this meeting. Tory MP David Burrowes. is creating false divisions in our community for reasons that are pretty obvious. The reality is that we can and do support both our local shops AND our local cyclists - it is wrong to pretend, as Mr. Burrowes does, that we must choose between one or the other.

Go back to the Mini-Holland award - a…

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Added by Alan Sitkin on April 22, 2014 at 17:00 — 17 Comments

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