Help the Friends of Parkland Walk

The Friends of Parkland Walk are looking for volunteers to help conduct a survey of usage of Parkland Walk. They will be counting users by age groups – children, adults and seniors (estimation of age is left to the teller), and also type of use – walking, cycling or running.

Volunteers can undertake as many one hour counts as they wish and fit their observations in at times of their choosing over the July and August period.

To take part, please email foparklandwalk@gmail.com with the subject heading ‘Summer Footfall Survey‘ and they will send you a PDF file of the form to be used to collect the data, a link to a spreadsheet where you can log the time slot you observed and more detailed information about completing your survey and what to do with your findings.

Music, Murder and Madness in Muswell Hill

The Annual Guided Walk is back!

Come to our Annual Guided Walk around Muswell Hill, led by longstanding MHFGA member and well known local guide Sally Stevens.

The walk will take place on Wednesday 14th July at 2.00pm and will last about 90 minutes. The meeting point for the walk will be outside The Clissold pub on Fortis Green, and we’ll finish at the cafe in The Grove (Alexandra Park) with the option of refreshments.

For more details, and to book tickets, which are free, please visit our ticketing site: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mhfga-annual-guided-walk-tickets-160716139299

Please be quick as there are only 12 spaces!

Support the campaign to bring the Kiln back

The Friends of Highgate Roman Kiln (FOHRK) would like to invite MHFGA members to two upcoming events being held as part of the campaign to bring the Kiln back to its original home in Highgate Wood.

1. Zoom event open to all

8pm, Monday, 26th July 2021
Fire, water, wood and clay: technologies for Roman Britain, for our times and for the future
Speakers include:
Duncan Hooson, Clayground Collective and Central St Martins; Nick Peacey MBE, Secretary of FOHRK and builder of reproduction Roman kilns

2. FOHRK Summer Party open to all who sign up

6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 at the Pavilion Café, Highgate Wood

To book, or for more information, please contact Nick Peacey at friendsofhighgateromankiln@gmail.com or phone 07823 337137.

Brownlow Road Closure Proposal

This is a major traffic management scheme that will seriously impact our local area, even though it is managed by Enfield Council. This will involve the closure, except for emergency vehicles, buses, cycles and pedestrians, of Brownlow Road which is a major link between Muswell Hill, and especially Alexandra Ward, to the North Circular Rd (A406).

To prevent problems for other local roads, design and consultation will need to be closely coordinated with Haringey Council.

Click HERE for more details.

Controlled Parking Zones

  • The CPZs for North Fortis Green and Muswell Hill Central are to go ahead, subject to final approval.   They were due to be implemented in March and April 2021, but are delayed.
  • The CPZ for Muswell Hill West covering, to include Kings, Queens and Princes Avenues and Fortis Green Road, is to go ahead too, though again no implementation dates are known yet.
  • There has been a push from residents to include Tetherdown and St James Lane, but they will not be included this year. There has been an administrative error and the consultation process will have to start again.

Electric Charging Points

At present, there are 79 publicly accessible Electric Vehicle charging points in the borough, operated by Source London, Polar and char.gy networks. This is up from 59 in March. No changes for Muswell Hill, 5 and Fortis Green 2

Finchley Cycle Lane A1000

Barnet Council will decide whether to make the cycle and bus lane scheme a permanent feature after reviewing feedback and collected monitoring data by March/April 2022. Click HERE for details.

The congestion in East Finchley is generating more traffic in Woodside Ave to access Muswell Hill.