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Dear Sustainable Haringey supporter,

As you know, the lockdown halted all sorts of environmental events and activities but some have been continuing online and others will soon be starting up. We look forward to seeing you at these in the future. Let us know about other events coming up.

Please make sure you respond to the important Haringey consultations (see below).

Joyce Rosser
Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
www.sustainableharingey.org.u

Important Haringey Consultations

Haringey Council has two important consultations underway, through which we could achieve significant traffic reductions, and improvements encouraging more people to cycle. As we come out of lockdown, traffic could increase a lot, as people will be nervous of using public transport. Therefore we need measures to discourage short car journeys.

Low Traffic Neighbourhood Consultation

The first consultation is on where new temporary cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods are needed:

https://haringeystreetspaces.commonplace.is/

This is an interactive map. Click on any location to see what proposals have already been made. You can add a “like” to proposals you support, or add your own. Among the locations proposed for low-traffic neighbourhoods are Middle Lane N8, Dukes Avenue N10, and Cranley Gardens N8/N10. Partial barriers could be installed halfway down these roads preventing though traffic, encouraging car drivers to use better modes of travel. Such barriers would allow bikes through, and could where needed have mechanisms for bus drivers to pass and close the barrier behind them. The consultation ends on Friday 26 June.

Please ask your friends as well.

Haringey should emulate the “Mini-Holland” scheme used by boroughs including Waltham Forest, where it cut traffic by about a sixth, and boosted cycling substantially.

Proposed Parking Permit pricing changes

A new proposal on parking permit prices which ends on 24th June. The more feedback they get the better.
Quentin Given from Tottenham and Wood Green Friends of the Earth ~ quentin.given@btinternet.com ~ urges people to respond to the proposal to increase car parking permit changes.
He says Haringey proposes higher parking permit prices to reflect the pollution they cause. The link to the consultation is below. All permits will rise in price, with a bigger increase for the most carbon-emitting vehicles; an increased charge for households with 2 or more vehicles; and a surcharge of diesel vehicles. Income from the charges is ring-fenced to transport spending and could help pay for measures to facilitate walking and cycling, and zero-emission vehicles for freight etc. Please respond and support the changes. This is all the more urgent given the link between pollution and Covid-19 deaths and the threat of rising car traffic as public transport is restricted. We need to make the transition away from fossil-fuel transport as quickly as possible.
www.haringey.gov.uk/…/parking…/current-parking-consultations.
You can send your response to frontline.consultation@haringey.gov.uk

Events and Updates

Wednesday 24th June ~ 8pm

Webinar: How big is your carbon footprint?

Muswell Hill Sustainability Group have a webinar session at 8pm on Wednesday 24th June where you’ll be able to crunch numbers from your home heating, travel, eating and shopping habits and find out where you can make cuts. We’ll look at how your carbon footprint may have changed during the lockdown and discuss how much change might be permanent. We’ll also look at carbon offsetting and how effective it is.

 Join the webinar using a laptop or desktop, and have a smart phone by your side to do the calculations (but no problem if you don’t have a smart phone – you can just follow the number crunching on Zoom, then do your own calculation later).

 The webinar will be presented by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group’s own Alan Morton and Cara Jenkinson. Alan worked for many years as an energy curator at the Science Museum and Cara works for the environmental charity Ashden.
Book your place here.

Extinction Rebellion Haringey

XR Haringey have been meeting every Monday (online) to plan actions.
Information from www.facebook.com/XRHaringey and info@email.actionnetwork.org


Report from Growing in Haringey

No events currently planned, but lots of activity on the Growing In Haringey Facebook group — members are using it to swap plants, news and questions, interesting links. Likewise on the Tottenham Guerrilla Gardening group. When Tottenham Green market re-starts, we expect to run a local plant and info stall there to celebrate; likewise when Wolves Lane centre is able to re-open for public access.
Email Judith Hanna for more information
https://www.facebook.com/groups/growinginharingey