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NEWS ITEMS

School Streets

In October Haringey’s cabinet agreed to the delivery of a School Streets Action plan with a  budget of £3million. The council has committed to deliver 20 schemes by March 2021, and Haringey’s second school street was opened at Chestnuts Primary School in early November. The London Health Streets Scorecard, recently gave Haringey one of the lowest scores across London boroughs on its delivery of schools streets. It is hoped this budget and plan will eventually help to address this gap. Haringey Living Streets have welcomed the plans, but have asked for the scheme’s hours to be extended, and flagged that the rate of delivery of three school streets per year after the initial delivery of 20 is too slow.

Active Travel

The last few months have proved to be an exciting time for active travel in Haringey. In October it was also announced that Cllr Matt White, would become the Cabinet Lead for Strategic Transport, taking on responsibility for walking and cycling plans for the borough. In December Haringey’s Cabinet committed to invest £5.1 million in walking and cycling infrastructure, including safe cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods.  It is expected that this funding will support the delivery of the council’s long-awaited Walking and Cycling Action plan which is expected to be signed off in February 2021. Just before the Christmas break, it was also announced that TFL had approved £860k funding for three low traffic neighbourhoods in St Ann’s/Green Lanes, Bruce Grove/Tottenham and Bounds Green.

The combined funding for School Streets, walking and cycling infrastructure, and low traffic neighbourhoods has the potential to completely transform active travel in the borough. If you have ideas and an interest in making Haringey a more walking and cycling friendly borough please do consider joining either Haringey Living Streets or the Haringey Cycling Campaign

HARINGEY CLIMATE FORUM

This website is now up and running
https://haringeyclimateforum.org/

PETITION AGAINST THIRD HEATHROW RUNWAY

https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/petition/tell-uk-government-stop-heathrow-expansion
and ask your friends. It is important to show the government the extent of opposition to aviation expansion, which is completely at odds with the need to get to net zero carbon.

MEETINGS

Tuesday 19th January 7.30pm

Muswell Hill Sustainability Group Online speaker meeting

Guest speaker: Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, University College London.
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group
https://mhsgroup.org/

Thursday 21st January 7.30pm

Online Green Book Club

Muswell Hill Sustainability Group
https://mhsgroup.org/

Monday 25th January 6pm

Haringey Rivers Forum meeting

Information from John Miles johnmiles68@yahoo.co.uk

GARDENING PROJECTS

Under lockdown rules people are allowed to go out to volunteer. Haringey has lots of practical gardening projects. We have listed a few of these below.
There are also active Friends groups in most Haringey parks
http://haringeyfriendsofparks.org.uk/

Stonebridge Lock Coalition

Frances Dismore, Chair Stonebridge Lock Coalition
07751400076
Facebook: fb.me/StonebridgeLock
Twitter: @StonebridgeLock

The Conservation Volunteers

TCV Haringey run a range of practical activities in nature reserves, parks and woodlands across the borough every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. New volunteers are welcome, no previous experience necessary.
For further details, see www.tcv.org.uk/haringey
or contact Mat at m.pendergast@tcv.org.uk

GrowN22

Projects such as Westbury Banks Nature Reserve; Wood Green Library.
Luke ‘Duke’ Newcombe,
www.GrowN22.com
#GrowN22