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Primark in Wood Green to host COVID vaccine clinic on bank holiday weekend
Primark is partnering with the NHS in Haringey and Haringey Council to host a walk-in vaccine clinic in its Wood Green store on Saturday 28 August, from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Safety of Women and Girls at Night Survey
As restaurants, pubs and the night-time economy reopen after the pandemic, it is really important that everyone who uses and enjoys Haringey’s vibrant nightlife, and those who simply commute from/to work at night, feel safe.
Walking, talking and making new friends Summer is here and this is the perfect time of year to get out and about with free, guided walks around Haringey. So why not put your comfy shoes on and remind yourself just how green our lovely borough is while meeting new people and enjoying each other’s company? There are regular, weekly walks in Alexandra Palace Park, Downhills Park, Lordship Rec, Markfield Park, Noel Park, Priory Park and Tottenham Marshes. Get in touch with a member of the Haringey Walks team today: Telephone (Anita): 07973 571 921 Want to meet people and make new friends? Why not try one of the many walking groups across Haringey! They get you moving and active and you will see parts of Haringey in peaceful and enjoyable surroundings. For additional information on the Walking for Health walks, such as walk leader details or walk leader training, please contact Walking for Health: Tel: 07971 113 463Email: email@example.com Find more about walking groups in Haringey.
Haringey Council launches ‘Be a Councillor’ campaign
People living and working in Haringey with passion for the borough are being invited to consider becoming councillors in a new council campaign.
The Community Hub
“Local people can lead healthier, happier and better connected lives.“ The Community Hub is a welcoming space for people of all ages, genders and ethnicities to come together, stay safe and active and feel included and valued. The Hub has classes for yoga, tuition, music, knitting and dance etc. COVID-19 has effected the community in a very negative way. “We are looking to reopen our centre to lift up the community. we want to make a new start and make our centre energetic and full of life. If artists, teachers or talent of any kind wants to book our hall for their classes and work with us make a positive change to peoples lives. Please contact us using our number 020 8889 6938 or our email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us in helping the community during this challenging time. We are a non-profit organization and any money that we make will be used for the betterment of the community. We are looking forward to collaborating with you.” Set up by the Council of Asian People in 1982 and previously known as The Asian Centre, the Hub, located in the heart of Haringey borough, and its staff and Board members work diligently to […]
The National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors The National Garden Scheme has donated over £60 million to nursing and health charities and made an annual donation of £2.88 million in 2020. Beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. “The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health and grant bursaries to help community gardening projects.” From Wood Green there are currently 4 local gardens within 4 miles of the town centre which are open to visitors, these are located within Bounds Green, Muswell Hill and Golders Green. Click here to find a garden. (external link)
Stay positive and look after your mental wellbeing
During the COVID-19 outbreak, all of us will experience some level of increased stress. Some of us will be affected as we adjust to our ‘new normal’, others may have worries about paying bills, and some may be anxious about the future and what it may look like.
Summer Holiday fun!
Haringey Council are publishing their activity booklet for the summer holiday.
Look out for signs of modern slavery in Haringey
Modern slavery is happening in Haringey but due to its hidden nature, it is difficult to know its true extent. However, it is estimated that there are at least 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK every year.
Haringey Libraries launch mental health awareness workshops
Haringey Libraries will be working alongside clinical psychologists at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (Gateway) to deliver community based, drop-in workshops to give residents an opportunity to think more about improving emotional well-being. The objectives of the workshops are to raise awareness around mental health in the local community through interactive sessions led by clinical psychologists. The initial pilot workshops will be delivered in Wood Green Library and also rolled out to Marcus Garvey Library. Themes covered will include: ● How we become more aware of our mental health● Factors that impact mental health in helpful and unhelpful ways● Ways to improve mental health and overall well-being● What to do if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health Attendees will have opportunities to discuss and ask questions around any other mental health themes they are interested in and want to know more about. The two workshops will be informal and discussion-based with one session for 16-25 year olds and the other session for people above the age of 25.The first Mental Health Awareness Workshop will take place at Wood Green Library on Thursday 8th July, details below. Location: Wood Green Library 1st Floor Date: Thursday 8th July Time: 2-4pm
Launch of the new £50 note
Today, Wednesday 23rd June, sees the launch of the new £50 note by the Bank of England. Over the next few days, the notes will start appearing in banks.
New Emergency Alert System being tested
The Government are testing a new Emergency Alert System on Tuesday 22nd June and Tuesday 29th June between 1.00pm to 2.00pm which may send a Emergency Alert to your phone or tablet.
Appeal to identify men in unprovoked double stabbing in Haringey
Officers investigating a double stabbing in Haringey last year have released images of two men they would like to speak with in connection with the attack.
Burst water main on Wood Green High Road: Info
Despite the best efforts of The BID and Haringey Council to get Thames Water to repair a burst water main for over a week, the problem was not resolved in time which lead to a large flood on the Turnpike Lane end of the High Road. Many shops have had to close, the road itself is closed to cars, causing traffic and bus diversions until at least Sunday 6th June. TFL update: Buses serving Wood Green are disrupted due to the closure of High Road during emergency works to fix a burst water main. Routes 29 123 230 are curtailed at Turnpike Lane Bus Station, missing stops north of here. Route 67 is curtailed at West Green Road, missing stops from Turnpike Lane Station to Wood Green Station. Routes 121 184 221 232 329 are curtailed at Wood Green Station, missing stops south of here.
Mecca Bingo to open with a bumper week of fun!
Mecca Bingo Wood Green opens its doors on Monday 17th May
Mums urge Londoners to call Crimestoppers with information about knife crime
Five brave mothers who lost their sons to knife crime have shared their emotional stories as part of a new campaign supported by the Metropolitan Police Service and the independent charity, Crimestoppers.
Lockdown latest: England from 12 April
Shops, pubs, hairdressers, non essential retail and gyms can reopen in England from Monday 12 April
Spring 2021 – Update on Roadmap out of Lockdown
Changes taking place from 29th March 2021
Skip the queue! Clarks in store shoe fitting service
Skip the queues and book a 15 minute measure and fit appointment at a time that suits you.
Pop-up vaccination clinics coming to Haringey
A series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be starting from Saturday 13 March as part of ongoing efforts to increase take-up of the vaccine in Haringey.
Covid lockdown roadmap: the rules changing from today, and key dates for restrictions easing
Key dates to ease restrictions though 2021
PramDepot: Delivering emergency Baby Boxes to mothers in need.
Behind the scenes in Wood Green is an amazing arts-led recycling organisation that passes on pre-loved baby clothes and equipment to vulnerable new mums and their babies in London. providing an Emergency Baby Box, containing all the essentials a woman and her baby needs for the first three months of the baby’s life. Each box is delivered directly to the mum’s place of residence. The Baby Box contains nappies, wipes, cream, soap, maternity and breast pads, a mattress, sheets, blankets, muslins, sling and breast pump, steriliser and recycled baby clothes and equipment, as well as toiletries for mum. They support mums through twenty or more organisations including: Birth Companions Happy Baby CommunityDoctors of the WorldHibiscus InitiativesHestiaHaringey Migrant Support CentreLJS St. John’s WoodAkwaabaBarnet Family Nurse Partnership Haringey Family Nurse Partnership “It takes a village to raise a child and we rely on our community of supporters to help us do what we do. Find out more about how to support us. “ If you would like to find out more about creating a referral route for your organisation, please email email@example.com If you would like to make a referral for someone your organisation is supporting, use their online referral form. Click HERE to find out how to […]
Criminals continue to take advantage of coronavirus vaccine roll-out as phishing email reports soar
The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an invitation to receive the coronavirus vaccine. If they click accept, they are asked to input personal information and their bank card details. The national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime has previously warned about coronavirus vaccine scams, with many people reporting receiving fake text messages purporting to be from the NHS. Head of Action Fraud, Pauline Smith, is warning the public to remain vigilant as fraudsters continue to act: “It’s despicable that fraudsters will take advantage of such an important tool in the fight against this evil and deadly disease. Not only are the people being targeted with this email at risk of losing money, or having their identity stolen, but they are also at risk of not receiving the real vaccine. “The public have been fantastic at reporting these scams to us and raising awareness in their local community as well. But unfortunately, as this latest phishing campaign shows, we still have to remain cautious and […]
The Haringey Strategy for Tackling Debt
New strategy to help residents tackle debt
#LOOKCLOSER TO SPOT AND REPORT SIGNS OF EXPLOITATION
Everyone in society has a role to play in protecting children and young people from abuse and exploitation. If we learn to spot the signs, we can help keep them safe and stop this abuse from happening.
Digital Divide Appeal gets £350,000 cash boost to support Haringey’s young people
The Digital Divide Appeal has received a £350,000 cash boost after the council pledged £200,000 & @BloomfieldTrust – in conjunction with @Raspberry_Pi – £150,000 to help support children & young people in #Haringey
Looking after a child or young person’s mental health
Every Mind Matters shares information on Looking after a child or young person’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Noel Park tenants set for major transformation
Council tenants living in Noel Park are set to receive a major boost as 117 properties will undergo major external works to ensure that all homes in the area are at or above the Decent Homes standard.
Hundreds more of Haringey’s most-in-need children to receive Free School Meals
As part of the council’s ambition to create a fairer and more equal borough, the most-in-need groups of children aged 7-10 who are not currently eligible for support under the Government scheme, will be able to apply for FSMs under the new expanded criteria for eligible primary schoolchildren from the Summer term onwards.
Beware of bogus callers
Connected Communities Haringey have received reports that some Haringey residents have been visited at home by people falsely claiming to be Connected Communities staff, who say they’ve been sent to check on residents’ wellbeing. Please be aware that Connected Communities team do not knock on doors randomly. If you receive a visit from anyone claiming to be from the council, please be wary and ask for ID. If you believe you have received a bogus visit then please contact the police.
Misinformation and fake news: Where to get accurate information
With so much new information about the coronavirus appearing every day, it can be difficult to know what to believe. Whether it is speculation, a genuine misunderstanding or fake news spread to deliberately misinform, it is always good to check the facts behind the stories we hear about the pandemic. Where to get accurate information The following websites contain useful, verified information about COVID-19: Coronavirus mythbusters – World Health Organisation (WHO) website (external link)UK Government advice and information about COVID-19 (external link)Translated Government COVID-19 information (external link)NHS information about the coronavirus vaccine (external link)General COVID-19 information from the NHS (external link)How to report misinformation about the coronavirus online – WHO website (external link) Is that true? Thinking of sharing a story on social media, or with friends and family?Read this useful checklist (external link) to decide if it’s reliable. COVID-19 Vaccines The following video discusses the science behind vaccines, as explained by Professor Jonathon Van-Tam:
NHS Test and Trace Self-Isolation Support Payment
From 28 September 2020 it was made illegal for any UK resident to leave their homes if: they have tested positive for COVID-19, orthey have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate For some people, this may mean they are unable to go to work and so will lose pay. To help them the Government has introduced a support payment to help out while they self-isolate. Anyone who has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace who may be entitled to make a claim, will be given a unique number for them to apply for this payment: £500 if you have tested for coronavirus and been told by NHS Track and Trace to self-isolate£500 if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus by NHS Track and Trace and been told to self-isolate To be considered for the payment you must: live in the London Borough of Haringey, andhave been notified to self-isolate on or after 28 September, andhave been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or from 10 December 2020 via the NHS COVID-19 App, either because you’ve tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been […]
Pay it Forward for the future of London businesses
The Mayor of London is offering 100% free fundraising to help businesses raise vital funds and stay afloat, rebuild and recover from COVID-19. Businesses can start crowdfunding by pre selling their services now, supporting their staff and deliver for when London re-opens. The Mayor’s £1m Back to Business Fund offers up to £5,000 in match funding to small and independent businesses. Apply HERE
New COVID-19 Test Centre opens in Wood Green
Around 1 in 3 people do not know if they have COVID-19. A new test centre has opened in Wood Green especially for those who do not have any symptoms.
Haringey Adult Learning Service
Love Adult Learning? Need to upskill or retrain? All HALS courses are currently being delivered online. You will need a smartphone, tablet or laptop with Internet access to apply and study. Enrolment for all HALS courses is currently free – enrol now for your free place as fees are subject to change. Click HERE for all courses available to join this month. If you are thinking of a course to upskill or retrain and gain qualifications, come and find out more about what we have to offer for free if you sign up now for September. With courses in ESOL, English, Maths and Digital Skills and Creative Tech, Health and Social Care, Counselling, AAT Accounting and Bookkeeping and Business Administration, we have a wide range of choices and levels. At our Virtual Open Day, you can hear from our curriculum staff, tutors and learners about what makes Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) a unique place for adult learners to study, build confidence in returning back to learning and get on track with careers and further study. Come with questions or just to listen and find more. We look forward to welcoming you! Virtual Open Day on Thursday 7 January 2021, 5.30-6.30pm To register a […]
The National Domestic Violence Helpline
The holiday period is one of the most dangerous times for those experiencing domestic violence. Please be assured that support services are running during this time. If you are in immediate danger dial 999. Or call The National Domestic Violence Helpline anytime on 0808 2000 247.
London moves into Tier 4
London moved into Tier 4 on Sunday 20th December. Our deputy London director Professor Paul Plant @Plant8Paul summarises the latest situation. Chair of London Councils Cllr Georgia Gould said: “On 17 December over 5,700 people tested positive across our city. Yesterday over 280 Londoners were admitted to hospital and in total there are more than 2,500 of our family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours in hospital. That is deeply worrying. “We are pleased that the Government has listened to London’s local leaders and public health advisors, and recognised the urgency and seriousness of the situation facing London. “We fully support the measures the Prime Minister has announced today to keep London safe. “It is clear that we have hit one of the worst points of this second wave at one of the most challenging moments of the year, when so many people are out and about on our High Streets and shopping centres, getting ready for Christmas and looking forward to seeing family and friends. We know these announcements will be bitterly disappointing for all Londoners and we will need all the care, kindness and community spirit that has shone so brightly this year to get through the coming weeks. “As London […]
What are the Tier 3 rules as London faces new Covid restrictions?
London will move into tier 3 from midnight tonight/Wednesday 16th December.
Work and financial support during Coronavirus
Wherever you live, you may be able to get financial help
Brexit transition:Make sure you’re ready
There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021
Safe Haven Helpline: A listening ear for those who need support in a crisis
The Safe Haven provides a safe, confidential helpline foranyone living in, or who has an existing GP, in Haringey and isaged 18+. This service is also available for family, friends, andcarers. If you are in crisis and need to talk, Safe Haven have trainedpeer support workers ready to listen…” We will not judge you –we can help you make sense of what you are feeling right now”. Tel: 0800 953 0223 – 7 Days a week, 5-8pm, including bank holidaysOut of hours: leave a message or text: 07943 156 973Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Organisations can refer into the service by completing a referral form and risk assessment. Please email to request a form. Organisations who can refer include: Statutory/Council servicesIAPTBEH Crisis Helpline/Crisis Resolution Team (Step Down)Voluntary and Community SectorPrimary ServicesSecondary Services For more information see the Safe Haven Helpline leaflet (PDF, 586KB). Seeing beyond how you feel right now can seem impossible. But talking to someone who will not judge you could help you today and tomorrow!
Wood Green Library: Welcoming customers back into libraries from December 2020
Whilst a visit to the library is a little different at the moment, Wood Green Library still have a fantastic range of books and online resources to choose from.
Between 23 and 27 December, you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ of up to three households.
Shop Local for Longer
Christmas opening hours in The Mall Wood Green
Local restriction tiers: what you need to know
From Wednesday 2nd December London will go into Tier 2: High alert. What will this mean for you?
Black Friday: Shopping online safely
Figures reveal reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls
Haringey Council invites you to join them in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls
Citizens Advice Haringey
Citizens Advice Haringey give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For further information click HERE to be directed to their website. Please note that due to Covid CAH are only operating a phone line service. By phone: call the local Adviceline on 0330 330 1187 Lines are open everyday 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Universal Credit: CAH have a team of Help to Claim advisers working in Haringey. If you need help with a universal credit claim or have an issue before your first payment, contact the team by phone on 0800 144 8 444 or webchat here. Stay up to date with the latest information and guidance via social media channels. Twitter: @HaringeyCAB Facebook: @HaringeyCAB Instagram: @citizensadviceharingey YouTube: Citizens Advice Haringey LinkedIn: Citizens Advice Haringey
Haringey Giving Week
#HaringeyGivingWeek 30 Nov to 6 Dec 2020 Give local to support Haringey’s communities this Christmas.
Stores open in Wood Green
The following list shows stores that are currently open for essential shopping and shops open for click and collect and deliveries in Wood Green.
Haringey Global Entrepreneurship Week:Acting Local – Thinking Global
Every year in November, Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to promote originality, creativity and ingenuity through local and global business support network and activities and involves 10 million people, 35,000 events in over 100+ countries. To mark this week, in the spirit of ‘Act Local-Think Global’ we are running a series of free online workshops to promote and celebrate entrepreneurship from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November 2020. Click HERE to find out more
The New Rules of Covid -Etiquette and remaining safe in public spaces
In line with the government’s guidance, some high street shops within Wood Green and The Mall centre will remain open only for retailers offering essential, click and collect and food takeaway/delivery services in a safe and controlled manner, with measures implemented to ensure strict adherence to government guidelines. Stay at home, except for specific purposes. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes: Do not gather in crowds on the high street or within The Mall. Wearing a face covering while in shops and at the Mall Wood Green is mandatory for those aged 11 or over unless you are exempt and have a legitimate reason not to do so. Visitors not wearing a face covering, may be approached by staff members. If you or someone you live with has any symptoms do not visit shops and book a test – please click here for further info. For full government guidelines please click here.
Good Thinking: Coronavirus and mental health
Good Thinking provides digital mental wellbeing support for London. This includes free NHS-approved apps to help you deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and poor sleep
Haringey Together includes mental health support, to essential supplies, financial help, and information for businesses, you can read about support available in the borough
LGBTQI+ Health Needs Assessment
Healthwatch Haringey are working in partnership with local LGBTQI+ organisation – ‘Wise Thoughts’, to carry out a health needs assessment of LGBTQI+ people living in Haringey.
Updates on Coronavirus Laws for Social Gatherings and Track and Trace.
Already in effect, the Government have announced that social gatherings cannot be no more than six people. This includes anywhere out and about in the Town Centre including bars, restaurants and pubs etc. For anyone over 11 years old, you must also wear a face covering while in ANY premises inside unless you have a medical condition that prevents you to do wear one. Those breaking the law can face fines of £100 doubling up to a maximum of £3,200. From Friday 18th September, the Hospitality sector which includes Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, Cinemas etc. will be required by law to collect curtain personal information from any visitor to their premises on behalf of NHS Track and Trace. Up to now, the collecting of information has been within the guidelines and while many businesses and visitors have been already providing personal information already when visiting venues, the changes coming into force ensure that ALL business comply with the law. The information collected will include your Full Name, Contact Number, Date and time of arrival. Other information includes a table number of where you where sitting and the time you left the venue. The Police have also set up a new reporting […]
World Suicide Awareness Day 2020.
Today, Thursday 10th September is World Suicide Awareness Day and for the many people who may be feeling depressed or vulnerable, now more than ever is a time to say there is help and support out there no matter what has led to you feeling this way.
TfL reminds Londoners of important changes to buses when schools start to return next week
Parents, students and school staff are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot whenever they can, while those not travelling to school are advised to travel at quiet times where possible.
Eight reasons to Shop Local this week to help Wood Green bounce back
Shoppers across the UK have been urged to do their bit and take part in Shop Local Week (10 to 16 August) to help local businesses rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic.
Restaurants in Wood Green taking part in the Eat out to Help out Scheme.
Support the local restaurants in Wood Green and take advantage of the new Governments “Eat out to help out” scheme which goes live on the 3rd August to 31st August which gives you up to £10 off meals with non-alcoholic drinks. There is no need to have a voucher. The scheme is valid between Mondays to Wednesday’s each week throughout August. There is no limit on how many times you use the scheme and you can also use it in conjunction with other offers if they are available. List of those taking part in Wood Green Town Centre Bean and Brew London Ltd198 High Road, Wood Green, N22 8HH Visit Listing Cafe villa dei fioriUnit 10, Market Hall, Wood Green Shopping City High Road, Wood Green, N22 6YE Visit Listing Cakes and Ladders5 River Park Road, Wood Green, N22 7TB Visit Listing Charlie’s Café & Bakery169 High Road, Wood Green, N22 6BA Visit Listing Chefs delight13b, High Road, Wood Green, N22 6BH Visit Listing Chick Filler152 High Road, Wood Green, N22 6EB Visit Listing Chopstix Wood Green125 High Road , Hornsey Wood Green, N22 6BB Visit Listing Creams Cafe140 High Road, Wood Green, N22 6EB Visit Listing Ezras kitchen185 High […]
Get a £50 voucher to repair your old bike
If you have an old bike gathering dust at home, you can apply for a £50 voucher to get it repaired. The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle. Registrations for members of the public who want to apply for a voucher are now open on the Energy Saving Trust website. If you’re a bike repairer and want to take part in the scheme, read our guidance for bike repair businesses. Eligibility The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair. However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, please consider the needs of others before applying for a voucher and do not delay making planned repairs outside of the scheme should your circumstances allow it. Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household. A full list of terms and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when you register. How to apply If you are a cyclist, you can apply for a voucher on […]
Five tips for using a face mask for those who wear glasses
Our friends at Specsavers have produced a video to show five tips on how you can wear a face mask if you also wear glasses. Many have complained on social media about steaming up glasses so here’s how to get around this issue.
Face Coverings now need to be warn in Shops and Supermarkets
Following the Governments announcement from today (24th July 2020), Face Coverings now need to be warn at all times while visiting any shops and supermarkets. The exemptions to this is for children under the age of 11 years old or those who have health conditions. Shops and Supermarkets may refuse entry to those without a face covering to help protect their staff or other customers. The new law also has introduced a £100 fine which can be issued to those who break the rules. Face masks are available from a range of retailers throughout Wood Green. To help the environment, please try and use a reusable washable mask and please use rubbish bins if you need to throw away your used masks.
Enter Wood Green Library Garden Short story Competition
Future Wood Green Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with Grow N22 are inviting all budding young writers aged 14 or under to enter the Library Garden Story competition. If you are aged 14 or under, we want to read your nature-themed stories for our short story competition to celebrate a new library garden outside Wood Green Library. Put your creative thinking caps on and write a 500 word short story inspired by gardening, wildlife, and the environment for a chance to win prizes including a selection of books and your own plant to look after! Enter Now: Library Garden Short Story Competition This competition has been organised by GrowN22 C.I.C and Future Wood Green – BID and combines books and gardening (two of our favourite things!). The aim is to raise awareness of the library and the garden, for people to use these spaces more, and to promote a love for nature, reading, and creativity across Haringey. In addition, GrowN22 has partnered with Nextdoor; The Social Network for Neighbourhoods. Details of our judging panel and exclusive prizes will be released over the summer holidays. To enter and for terms and conditions, please visit Grow N22 website here Click here to enter Competition
Get Involved – Lots of Activities for Young People
If your looking for things to do this summer in Haringey, then look no further, Theres a full range of activities from dance to basketball taking place, many of which are free to attend. All Activities are run safely and to the governments guidelines. To find out about the activities and what’s taking place near you, please download the booklet (pdf.) available here. Click here to Download Summer Fun Booklet
Appeal following Haringey stabbing
Detectives investigating a serious assault which left a man with life-changing injuries are appealing for witnesses. Police were called at 22:40hrs on Friday, 10 July, to a man stabbed in Westbury Avenue, N22. Officers found a 23-year-old man suffering multiple stab injuries. He has been taken to hospital and has suffered life-changing injuries. It was later confirmed shots had been fired at the scene. Detectives from North Area CID are investigating. There has been no arrest at this early stage. Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID said: “This was a sustained attack which has left the victim fighting for his life in hospital. It is absolutely crucial that witnesses come forward. “The nearby Westbury Public House was open and I urge any patrons that may have seen the assault or the offenders making off to come forward. I would also like any persons with private or dashcam footage on their vehicles to present that to the investigation team as there could be vital clues. “If you know who is responsible then I urge you to do the right thing and inform Police or Crimestoppers in confidence.” Cordons remain in place at the location. Witnesses are asked to call 101 […]
WHAT IS THE TRUE COST OF A BAG OF DRUGS FOR A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS?
As the capital eases out of lockdown, the Metropolitan Police Service is raising awareness of the devastating consequences drug supply has on young lives across the city. A short film titled ‘Fair Trade’, written and directed by London filmmaker Leon Oldstrong, in association with the Met, follows the life of a 15-year-old Jason Bojai who is groomed by an exploitative gang in south London. The film captures how Jason’s life is forever changed, as he is manipulated by older gang members. As they gain his trust, they lead him down a path which isolates him from his friends and family and puts him in danger. Conversely, ‘Fair Trade’ also highlights one of the drivers of drug supply in the capital, middle-class and recreational drug users, whose demand for products invariably helps fuel gang activity across the capital. Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose, of the Met, said: “The ‘Fair Trade’ film is a powerful reminder of the true cost of illegal drugs. We know drugs are linked to a high proportion of violence in London. Young vulnerable people have lost their lives and will continue to be painfully exploited by gangs because of demands as a result of middle class drug use. “Ignorance […]
TFL ASKS SHOPPERS TO GO GREEN THIS BLACK FRIDAY
Using click and collect, green delivery slots and grouping deliveries can help reduce emissions on the capital’s roads TfL is asking businesses and consumers to consider greener options to get their items around London as the capital takes advantage of Black Friday offers and the festive shopping season begins. Lorries and vans are vital for London’s economy as half of the value of household expenditure, around £79 billion per year, relies on road freight. However, TfL data shows that increased van and lorry traffic, partly driven by online shopping, contributed to 29 per cent of harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in central London alone in 2016. Nitrogen dioxide is a key contributor to London’s toxic air, which is threatening the health of millions of Londoners. As retailers across the capital offer various options to reduce deliveries, it has never been easier to find ways to help reduce the impact of festive deliveries on London’s air quality and congestion. Options include: When ordering online, try a click and collect facility near home – shoppers can get their parcels delivered to a local store or use locker facilities to collect parcels. Click and Collect options can be found across London and by having […]
Have your Say
Councillor Mark Blake is holding a Community Conversation event which is taking place on 4th November 2019 at Haringey United Church from 6.30pm The Event is especially for those who are business owners, Faith leaders, Group and Organisation leaders or parents. There will be time to discuss current day issues with the Councillor and other members of the Council who will be present.