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.


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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.


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.

Living Streets Haringey Meeting

Come along! Let’s help campaign against rat-running (Ringslade Rd) and for School Streets (Bradley)!

Ideas To Improve Our Neighbourhood

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.


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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.


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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.


Meeting – Ideas To Improve Our Streets

We had a really good response to the shout out for ideas to improve our streets by applying to the council fund.
Suggestions included more trees – especially on Bradley Road – planters on the pavement which could double up as bike racks (see pic below) and murals on some of the ends of terraces (maybe done by the artists in Wood Green Works).
Abs at Cafe Corso has kindly offered the cafe as a meeting place to discuss the ideas  – next Friday, 1st February @ 5pm. Come along and if you can’t make it email us your thoughts/comments.


Ideas To Improve Our Neighbourhood!

Our ward councillors have a small budget – £9500 – which they can draw on to make recommendations for ideas that improve and brighten up local neighbourhoods. The details are here …
The sort of projects that are covered are things like the planting of trees, community gardens, neighbourhood events. It would be great if we could come up with some ideas and make a bid for the funds. The deadline is the end of February.
Let us know what you think and we can get the process underway.


The Railway Cottages Residents Association Xmas Social

Date – Friday 21st December 
Venue – Wood Green Social Club, 3-4 Stuart Cres, Wood Green, London N22 5NJ
Time – 6.00 onwards
Come and join us for the RCRA Xmas Social!
There’s a bar at the Social Club for drinks and it would be great if everyone could bring along some xmas food or snacks.

We’d love for as many young ones to be there so we’ve arranged a special pre-Christmas visit of Santa early on in the evening. So for those coming with children if you’d like to bring a small wrapped present (maybe an upper limit of £5) – we’ll make sure it goes in Santa’s sack.

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Photo by Jameel Hassan on