Ringslade Road Rat Run Film

 

This is a short film highlighting the issue of the Ringslade Road Rat Run. It’s an issue that we as residents can’t help but be aware of night and day, 365 days of the year. The film is part of a campaign to publicise the issue and hopefully get something done about it.

Click on the link to be taken to the film – you can download from the site using the button in the bottom right-hand if you want to share it on social media.

Rat Run Film

Rat Running could be easily be stopped by allowing cars to turn right from the High Road into Station Road. It’s time for Haringey to make good on their stated policy of addressing rat runs in the borough.

If you want to let Haringey Council, our local MP, The Mayors Office & Transport for London know how you feel about the Ringslade Road Rat Run and send them the link to the film, contact addresses are below;

HARINGEY COUNCIL

Council Leader – Cllr Joseph Ejiofor

joseph.ejiofor@haringey.gov.uk

Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability – Kirsten Hearn

kirsten.hearn@haringey.gov.uk

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods – Seema Chandwani

seema.chandwani@haringey.gov.uk

Head of Planning Policy, Transport & Infrastructure 

Rob.Krzyszowski@haringey.gov.uk

Ward Councillors

Pete Mitchell

peter.mitchell@haringey.gov.uk 

Lucia Das Neves

Lucia.Dasneves@haringey.gov.uk

Mark Blake

Mark.Blake@haringey.gov.uk
LOCAL MP

Catherine West

catherine.west.mp@parliament.uk

LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER

London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey

Joanne McCartney

joanne.mccartney@london.gov.uk

Mayor of London

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contacting-city-hall-and-mayor-0#acc-i-52349

Transport For London

Deputy Mayor, Transport and Deputy Chair, Transport for London

Heidi Alexander

@Heidi_LDN

Dr Will Norman 

TFL Walking and Cycling Commissioner

@willnorman

Alexandra House Planning Application

The attempt to turn Alexandra House into a ‘rabbit-hutch’ development has raised its ugly head again. Have a look at the drawings on the application – they’re beyond  a joke. 

Alexander House Planning Application

Most of the ‘flats’ are as small as 28 sq meters – bear in mind that a typical Premier Inn Room is 21 sq meters.

This is allowed under so-called “Permitted Development’ – introduced by the Tories to get round planning rules and there’s very few grounds for objections. 

Here’s an article about the proposed development Article about Alexander House

BUT please object anyway and make our voice heard!

 

Object on grounds of overcrowding, impact on local traffic & amenities, and on the physical and mental health of residents who will be denied space and natural light.

 

Most office blocks turned in to flats under these new rules have rapidly become modern slums. See what happened to one block in Harlow. BBC Report on ‘Human Warehouse’

 

One thing developers, agents and architects don’t like is bad publicity so it would be a good idea to share your objections on social media and name the people behind this development.

 

The developer is Andreas Panayiotou – a billionaire who has been called ‘the buy-to-let king of London’.

 

His contact details are

THE ABILITY GROUP

Hilton London Syon Park

London Road

Brentford

Middlesex

TW8 8JF

United Kingdom

E: info@theabilitygroup.com

 

His agents are DWD a planning and Property Company

 

Alexander Chalkin 

Associate DWD LLP 

ac@dwdllp.com 

077806610

 

The Architect is Ben Adams Architects

 

Ben.Adams@benadamsarchitects.co.uk

 

Enquiries

Francesca Pont

99 Southwark Street

London SE1 0JF

020 7633 0000

Francesca.Pont@benadamsarchitects.co.uk

RCRA News January 2020

PAVEMENT PLANTERS

Finally after many, many emails and two site visits we now have official permission from the council for our pavement planters at the bottom of Ringslade Road (see below plan).

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The only catch is we have to use council approved suppliers to ensure the scheme is covered by the required insurance. Hopefully the planters will be in place in time for spring!

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD BOOK-SWAP BOX

 

Thanks to Matt Richards from Bradley Road (& his uncle who has made it for us!) we should soon have a neighbourhood book-swap box that will be situated in Cafe Corso. We’re building up a supply of books (including kids books) ready for when it’s installed.

Railway Cottages Res Assoc AGM

 

RCRA AGM & Plans to Improve the Neighbourhood

DATE –   Thursday 30th May
PLACE – Wood Green Social Club, 3-4 Stuart Crescent,
                Wood Green, London N22 5NJ
TIME –     7.30pm

The money from the council is finally in our account so we’re having a meeting to discuss our plans for spending it – trees & pavement planters. Also plans for the future – decorated boxes, book swap box, murals etc along with a campaign for a low-traffic neighbourhood.

Any other concerns or ideas people would like to raise at the meeting just drop us a line (rcresidentsassoc@gmail.com) and we’ll add it to the agenda. All welcome!

Living Streets Haringey – meeting summary

Good turnout to the first public meeting for Living Streets Haringey. Lots of interesting debates and ideas about how to implement low-traffic neighbourhoods in Haringey.

Below is a summary of the group’s aims. RCRA, along with other local Res Assocs (Parkside Malvern, Palace Gates), want to work closely with Living Streets so that closing our rat-run becomes part of a wider change in the borough putting the interests and welfare of kids, pedestrians and residents before the interests of through traffic.

email:haringeygroup@livingstreets.org.uk

twitter:@HaringeyLiving

Facebook:Haringey Living Streets

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Ward Budget Grant

We’ve been successful in our bid to get funds from the Haringey Council Woodside Ward Budget to brighten up our neighbourhood. A big thank you to our councillors for backing our bid.

We’ve been given £1500 to;

Provide two new trees on Bradley Road

Position 3 sizeable planters on the pavement at junctions of Ringslade Road/Cumberland Road and Warberry Road/Cumberland Road (subject to planning permission). There’s also the money to fill them with plants for the first year – after that we have to maintain them ourselves.

Place mini-planters around the base of pavement trees in out area.

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We’re going to work on raising funds/applying for grants for the other ideas put forward such as decorating  the junction boxes, a book-swap box and a local mural.