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PALMERS GREEN FESTIVAL 2014 – Sunday 7 September

The sun shone on Palmers Green Festival on Sunday, and the local community turned up in huge numbers to enjoy this annual event in Broomfield Park.

Festival founder Phillip Chard said, “The Festival has continued to grow year on year, and demonstrates that local people want to…

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Added by Administrator on September 12, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Richard Attenborough in Palmers Green

The recent press coverage of the death of Richard Attenborough includes a couple of references to Palmers Green.

At the age…

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Added by Richard McKeever on September 4, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

Warwick. Further uproar even as we try to overcome TFL's recalcitrance

Letter from LBE traffic specialist today

Dear Cllrs

As you may already know, Thames Water are currently working in Warwick Road as part of their lead pipe replacement programme.  As part of these works, Warwick Road will be closed from next Thursday between the North Circular and Wakefield Road  for around three weeks, with access for residents only. Further closures will follow on as the works roll down Warwick Road, as indicated on…

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Added by Alan Sitkin on August 29, 2014 at 12:18 — 6 Comments

Talk To Me, Bowes Park!

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…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 27, 2014 at 14:13 — No Comments

New police sergeant in Bowes ward

Here is the email we received

 

Good Evening,

 

My name is Perry LaFrenais and I am taking over as sergeant for Bowes Ward. I know you already have two very good Ward officers in Chris and Simon and I look forward to working with them and yourselves to address any problems that occur on this ward.

 

I will hopefully meet you all in person soon but in the mean time if you do have any issues please tell Chris or Simon or contact me…

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Added by Alan Sitkin on August 26, 2014 at 17:04 — No Comments

100 Years Ago

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…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 13:23 — No Comments

Hugh Myddleton speaks!

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. …

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

Nominate a garden that makes you smile for an award

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…

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Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

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

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