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This is the place to share all kinds of information that is helpful to the avenue’s residents.

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St George’s Drinks, 6:30 PM on April 23rd

Dear neighbors

As is customary there will be a small party on April 23rd outside No 16. Please bring food/drink contributions and look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Easter!

 

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St Georges Avenue Street Party 2014

We are planning a STREET party and WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!!

What:     St George’s Avenue Midsummer Party

When:   22nd June 2014

Where: St George’s Avenue (between Huddleston Road and Dalmeny Road)

We are still looking for people who would be willing to help as part of the party team.
Please get in touch!

We would be most grateful if you could move your car by the evening of the 21th June so that we can prepare the road for the party on the 22st June

Please contact Saskia at no. 72 or on SGAParty2014@mail.com with any objections, comments, questions and offers of help!

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St. Georges Community Panto: 11th, 12th,13th 14th December

Oh no, it almost isn’t, OH YES IT ALMOST  IS – time for the St.George’s Community Panto, at St.George’s Church, Crayford Road, N7.

This year we will be performing RED RIDING HOOD (with a bit of the 3 little pigs thrown in!) on  Wed 11th Dec ,Thurs 12th Dec, Fri 13th Dec and Saturday, Dec 14th. There will be a matinee and evening performance on Saturday.

Lots of familiar faces from the street in it, adults and children alike, so come along and support your local community and have a laugh at the same time.
More details about where to get tickets in a couple of weeks time.
(Adults £6, children £3) – don’t forget to put the date in your diary.

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Assault in Fairmead Road

Julie received an email from Tessa Wire describing an assault in Fairmead  Road:

Yesterday morning (7th Nov) at 9.26am my neighbour on Fairmead Road answered his door to a white man dressed in a red jacket like a postman, who said he had a parcel for him. He was punched in the face and strangled but was saved when his partner came down the stairs and kicked the attacker, who then ran off. The attacker had an accomplice who was wearing a hi-vis jacket and what looks like a backpack, who was on lookout. They both ran away together down Highwood Road.

Did you see anyone hanging about before the attack (they came from Highwood Road direction, along Fairmead Road going towards Holloway Road) or running away afterwards, back the way they came. They could have gone along Mercers Road but we don’t know which direction, they may have been on foot or could have got into a car or be on bikes.

It seems they targeted the house (they went straight to it), possibly because the door is off to the side and tucked away a bit. They may also have tried the day before (6th Nov) at around 4.30pm, the partner didn’t answer a very insistent doorbell (as he does shift work and was taking a nap).

My neighbour is fine but battered and bruised and very shaken up. They have lived here for 11 years.

I have attached photos from our CCTV, unfortunately you can’t see their faces but you get the idea. The attackers dropped a cap and a watch in the affray so the Police have lots of forensic evidence, including finger prints.

Video1 Video2Scenes from cctv capture

Scenes from cctv capture

If you have any information, please let me know or call the police:
The best way to pass on information to the police is to call 101
The policeman dealing with it is Tim LIVERMORE PC 472NI
The crime reference number is 2724666/13

Hopefully they won’t be coming round this area again, but it is a good reminder to take extra precautions when answering the door – check ID through a peephole, use a safety chain, ask who the parcel is for before you open the door etc. My kids always open the door to strangers, however many times I tell them not to – but we’re going to be a lot stricter about it now.

Hope you can help. Please pass this on to anyone else local who you think might be able to help, it would be good if we could catch these violent criminals.
Thanks.

Tessa

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Recommendations Required

Dear neighbour

Can you recommend a trustworthy cleaner or a reliable handyman? Have you had your roof repaired or your windows draughtproofed and were happy with the work?

We would like to expand the Services list for the benefit of all so please send us your suggestions.

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Redevelopment scheme for 443-449 Holloway Road

Amelie Trepass of yourshout.org contacted us with the following:

You are warmly invited to view a proposed redevelopment scheme for 443-449 Holloway Road. The proposals involve the refurbishment of the National Youth Theatre (NYT) Rehearsal Rooms, restoring the historic frontage, and redeveloping the industrial site behind with new homes, cafes and public open space and pedestrian links through to Tufnell Park Road.

This represents the final phase of redevelopments around the site which have already seen the refurbishment of the terrace at 429-431 Holloway Road for Family Mosaic and the approval of a mixed housing development on the former council office site on Tufnell Park Road.

We will be holding a public exhibition of the proposals on Wednesday 17 July on site at 449 Holloway Road (through the arch) from 1pm to 8pm.  We very much hope you and your colleagues may have time to pop in, meet the team, visit the site and see the plans in context. Continue reading

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Damage to Trees in St George’s Avenue

This letter has been sent to us:

Dear St George’s team.

I was out to walk yesterday and noticed substantial damage (new and older) to the barks of at least three trees, one of them a larger sapling. The damage, I would say, was caused by sticking something like a stanley knife into the bark and cutting it?  It appears that one of the trees is also “tagged”.

The trees form part of the charm of St George’s Avenue and the bark of the sapling may be damaged very far (too far?).  We are already missing one or two trees nearer the cup-de-sac end of the Avenue.

Just thought that I bring this to the attention of the association and have cc’d in the Anti Social Behaviour officer, Sharon Davie, whom I will be seeing this afternoon.

Thank you.

Please keep your eyes open to prevent any further damage done to the trees of our street!

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Big Day Out

Big day outIt seems that the warm weather is finally coming this week! A good time then, to enjoy  the culmination of the  Holloway Arts Festival. The Whittington Park Community Association will be hosting THE BIG DAY OUT in Whittington Park, on Saturday 8 June 12pm to 5pm.

On offer will be live music from Kainee of the Lovebuzz project, a “dad’s band” from Yerbury school as well as a dog show organised by the local Hornsey Vets, a penalty shoot out from Arsenal Football, free workshops in yoga and pilates, stalls,  and much more.

The event is FREE and open ALL! A great way to kick off the summer in style and fun.

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Bank Holiday Beer

Tufnell Park Tavern

Bank Holiday Ale Festival at the Tufnell Park Tavern. From Friday 24th – Monday 27th May. A selection of seasonal guest ales, fruit beers & old favourites available throughout the weekend. All £3.20 a pint.

More details here.

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Tufnell Park Playing Fields pitch renovation works

The pitch renovation works at Tufnell Park Playing Fields will be starting on Monday 20 May.

The football pitches will be closed off until January 2014

We had intended to re-open the pitches in September, however have now agreed to keep them closed for the rest of 2013 in order to give the grass the best chance to establish and provide a sustainably maintainable playing surface in the longer term. Teams have been informed and advised that there is some spare capacity for bookings at Market Road in the meantime. There is a possibility that we will also need to close the pitch for one more week next spring in order to install sand grooves if weather prevents us from doing this during the autumn.

Some of the potholes have deepened since the work was originally planned and we have therefore decided to import an extra 240 tonnes of topsoil to provide a much smoother playing surface. We still won’t have a fully even, graded, professional standard surface, but it will be a vast improvement on the current condition of the pitch.

Neither the buildings or the main gate on Campdale Road will be accessible to the public whilst the works are in the most active phase. The Park Keeper will therefore not be able to take last minute tennis bookings and the public will not be able to access the toilets. However, tennis courts will still be bookable online and park users will be directed to the toilets at Foxham Gardens and Whittington Park. The playground will remain available during park opening hours. We can review this at the end of June when the majority of the works have been carried out. The attached pdf shows the current fencing plan.

These works will repair damage and improve drainage. The results will be a smoother playing surface that can be sustainably maintained and more flexibility in bookings.The main park entrance will not always be open. Please use the Foxham Road and Huddlestone Road gates. The playground will stay open. The Park Keeper cannot take tennis bookings. Tennis can be booked online through:

aquaterra.org/tufnell-park-playing-fields/tennis-courts

Toilets are available for children at Foxham Gardens and for adults and children at Whittington Park.

Email: greenspace@islington.gov.uk Telephone: 020 7527 1782

Text: ‘Greenspace’ + your message to 80800

Web: www.islington.gov.uk/parkprojects

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