Yes, it's coming round again: a GROWN AT HOME competition at our Street Party on 22 June which is the final day of Sustainability Fortnight. So start growing something now - from rhubarb to radishes - and it may win a prize!
As you will have noted, from our recent Newsletter and earlier messages, members of our Neighbourhood Watch have been engaged in a dialogue with with Safer Neighbourhood Police about the need for patrols after dark to check on behaviour in and around the Broadway pubs and clubs. We have been successful in getting the police to do late night shifts at most weekends.
However, the antisocial behaviour has escalated to fights, stabbings and the wrecking of cars and there has been an outcry from other Neighbourhood Watches in the area, particularly residents in Dukes Avenue.
Chief Insepctor Shaun De Souza Brady is therefore holding a public meeting to discuss what needs to be done. It is at 7.30 on Tuesday 15 April at the Birchwood Centre (the Church Hall on the left in Fortis Green Road just before the lights).
Our own beat officers (PCs Allan Greig and Paul Lancaster) have been on late night duties near the Roundabout recently and made a few arrests. They are quite happy to do late night/early morning shifts and believe that it is necessary.
A good attendance at the meeting would show that we treat the matter seriously which might in turn unlock resources to pay for late night duties.
So please come if you can.Peter Thompson No 9 
At our General Meeting in September we agreed that we would put together a Sustainability Action Plan for Hillfield Park, including a campaign to rid Muswell Hill of unnecessary and non-degradable plastic. The next newsletter will include other elements in our proposed Action Plan. Meanwhile here is the first instalment: an irresistible Christmas present for the shopper in the family
I have a small stock. It is going down fast but I can have some more made so long as jute supplies last. They are sooooo environmentally friendly and Iím selling them for only £7. Hurry and place your order by return of email. Peter
Itís all happening at the Street Party. At 2pm bring something you have grown in your garden, window box, bathroom, sitting room or kitchen to the GROWN AT HOME stand and it may win a prize (A cactus was the overall winner in 2004: see picture, below)
Mark and Marissa from No 11 will be receiving competition entries from 2pm. Balan and Elizabeth Sisupalan from No 34 will be checking that voting is in accordance with the rules of the Electoral Reform Society and Lynne Featherstone MP will award the prizes at 5pm
Councillor Brian Haley (Responsible for granting OíNeills a late night licence, Boo!) is trying to redeem himself by the introduction of Pay and Display on the Broadway from 18 June 2007. The tariff starts at 20p for 20 minutes rising to £2.50 for 2 hours.
Public opinion on P&D is divided (apparently 2% for and 98% against). But there has been no consultation on a much more important question: Do they intend to Abolish Hanging. Currently this is the Broadwayís biggest attraction at peak shopping time and enormously good for the retail trade as motorised visitors to Muswell Hill get what they deserve. So write to your Councillors and insist that Non-compliant parking must remain a Capital Offence.
|Councillor Gail Engert (LibDem)
|Councillor Jonathan Bloch (LibDem)
|Councillor Sheila Rainger (LibDem)