This is what happened in neighbouring borough Waltham Forest – less pollution, less cars, more walking, more cycling, more people using local shops.
Details of forthcoming events at Ally Pally including a letter to residents informing them of road closures around the Red Bull event.
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.
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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.
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.
We’re having a short meeting this Saturday to make our bank account application official. Come along for a coffee now that Abs is open on Saturdays. Any other ideas/concerns about the neighbourhood all welcome.
Come along! Let’s help campaign against rat-running (Ringslade Rd) and for School Streets (Bradley)!
A date for your diary
Saturday 13th July
More details to follow nearer to the time.
Great turnout to our meeting on Friday about ideas to improve our streets. Thanks to everyone attending and those who posted ideas via email and facebook.
The ideas discussed were;
Tree Planting – Two trees to be planted in Bradley Road to replace the ones that died there.
Pavement Planters – Where there is space on pavements – eg. Junction of Ringslade Road and Cumberland – to brighten up the area. Also mini planters around the base of roadside trees.
Decorated Junction Boxes – Brightening up those dreary green junction boxes with brightly coloured stencils.
Litter Pickers – So we can organise our own ‘street ‘clean-up’ days
Book Swap Box – Our own neighbourhood Book Swap Box sited on one of our streets.
Decorative Street Signs – Street signs with local logo or decoration on them.
Street Mural – Maybe a long-term aim given the need to find site and get design approved – could really make a difference locally.
Community Garden – Bid to take over small garden area at the side of Wood Green Works and improve its appearance.