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Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
Haringey’s Draft Walking and Cycling Plan
Haringey 10-year blueprint to encourage active travel and create safe, pollution-free, people-focused neighbourhoods has been launched for consultation. High-quality walking routes, protected cycle lanes and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are among a raft of measures included in the Council’s draft Walking and Cycling Action Plan. The document sets out a comprehensive, long-term vision to make walking and cycling natural choices, successfully tackling obesity, improving air quality and radically cutting carbon emissions from motor traffic. The consultation on this runs until 10th January 2022. https://www.haringey.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/travel/haringeys-transport-strategy/draftwcp
Community Carbon Fund 2022-2026
Funding creative ideas from our community to cut carbon emissions. There is another chance to ask questions about the fund – which offers grants of up to £50,000 to community groups and local organisation who want to start, or expand, decarbonisation projects here in our borough – on Wednesday 8 December. Save the date and let us help turn your creative ideas to cut carbon emissions in Haringey into a reality!
For more details, visit our Community Carbon Fund page. You can submit your application online or email it to: email@example.com before midnight on Friday 7 January 2022. Apply now and help us make Haringey net zero carbon!
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Sunday December 5th, 11am-2pm
Deck the Hulls, Waterside Café
Treat yourself to a day out around Tottenham Marshes & a sit down alongside the Lee Navigation. Join us for our annual seasonal celebration crafting wreaths and decorations from natural materials. We’ll be running a fundraising stall selling goodies made by our volunteers to raise funds for the Swan Sanctuary and the Stonebridge Lock Winter Swan Food Fund. The Waterside Cafe will be baking their EPIC mince pies and the Herbal Barge Apothecary will be open for all your seasonal well-being needs.
Bring LOADS of cash – we don’t have a card reader.
Francis Dismore (Chair) Stonebridge Lock Coalition 07751 400076 Facebook: fb.me/StonebridgeLock Twitter: @StonebridgeLock
Tuesday 7th December 7.30pm
After COP26 “Blah, Blah, Blah” what action is really needed now, and what can we do ourselves to make it happen
Haringey Solidarity Group public meeting/discussion www.haringey.org.uk
Phoenix Millennium Centre, Vincent Road/West Green Road, N15 3QL (apologies for lack of wheelchair access)
Saturday 11th December
Muswell Hill Extinction Rebellion “die in”
I’m writing to you from Extinction Rebellion, Muswell Hill. I’m Holly, one of the Coordinators and I wanted to reach out to you about our upcoming action in Wood Green.
On Saturday 11th December we will be holding a street performance called a ‘die in’, where we will dance to music and then lie on the ground to symbolise death by climate crisis, you can see a video of our last die in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc3LR_DAmFE&t=194s
We will also be chatting to people about the climate issues and asking people to join our group. The aim of this action is to highlight climate injustice and raise awareness of what we can do to fight for justice for all. The local press will be covering this event and we want to make as big an impact as possible!
As we’ve never done an action in the Wood Green area before, we wanted to reach out to local groups and ensure that we’re being as inclusive as possible and at the action, appealing to as diverse a range of people as we can. One thing our group want to work on is improving our diversity and including the wider community within Haringey.
Therefore, I’d like to invite you to take part in our action, whether it’s being involved in the planning process and sharing ideas with us or just coming to see us on the day.
We’d love to hear from you, then you can get in touch via this email address or on 07540 792788.
Thanks! Holly XRMuswellHill@protonmail.com
12th and 19th Dec 11am-4pm
Tottenham Green Market (19th Xmas Market)
Haringey Climate Forum website
For information on what Haringey Council is doing to meet climate targets see https://haringeyclimateforum.org/
Haringey has lots of practical environmental and gardening projects. We have listed a few of these below.
Friends of Parks
There are active Friends groups in most Haringey parks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolves Lane Centre
Wolves Lane Centre continue their popular plant sales from 11 to 3 every Sunday. Edibles, garden plants, indoor plants all available. There is delicious hot vegan food on sale for lunch (eat in or takeaway), sometimes seasonal organic fruit grown on site, and you can visit the historic palm house and the cactus house.
Also a click and collect system for plant purchases; see https://www.woodsandgreens.co.uk/,
email email@example.com, tel. 07803246000
For other Wolves Lane events and calls/opportunities for volunteers please see http://www.wolveslane.org.