Finchley Cycle Lane A1000

Barnet Council will decide whether to make the cycle and bus lane scheme a permanent feature after reviewing feedback during the Experimental Traffic Order consultation period and collected monitoring data, over a period not exceeding the 18 months maximum Experimental TRO period, i.e. until March/April 2022.

Brownlow Road Closure Proposal

This is another traffic management scheme that will seriously impact our Members, even though it is managed by Enfield Council. Funding has been received from TfL. This will involve the closure, except for emergency vehicles, buses, cycles and pedestrians, of Brownlow Rd 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, which has also received funding for LTNs in the Bounds Green area, and with Transport for London.


The ultra-low emission zone is due to expand from central London to the boundaries of the North and South Circular roadson October 25. Vehicles that fails to meet Transport for London’s exhaust emissions standards will become subject to the ULEZ charge. Petrol vehicles require a Euro 4 engine to comply, and diesel vehicles a Euro 6 engine. Roughly speaking this means that petrol vehicles first registered before 2005, and diesel vehicles registered before 2015 will have to pay the full daily charge.

Unlike the Congestion charge, the ULEZ charge applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for Christmas day. The daily charge is £12.50 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £100 for lorries and coaches. The penalty for failing to pay is £160 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £1,000 for lorries and coaches. There is no discount for residents who live within the zone.

Car Parking

Haringey Council have recently changed their pay to park system from Pay By Phone to RingGo for all street parking and for the council’s car parks across the borough. 

Motorists need to download the RingGo App on their mobile phone and register before parking the first time, and then give the location number posted nearest the parking bay. Motorists without smartphones can still park by phone by calling 0203 046 0179.  There does not appear to be any provision to park without a phone. 

Electronic Advertisement Board for Muswell Hill

BT has applied for a Street Hub to be installed outside the Everyman Cinema to replace the existing phone box in font of Sainsbury. Street Hubs are essentially large double-sided electronic advertising boards offering some public telecommunication facilities. Click HERE to see BT’s brochure.

Haringey Council recently rejected a similar BT Street Hub application in Tottenham on the basis that it would have an adverse effect on the locality. If you would like to make a comment on this planning application, please visit:

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 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:

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 or phone 07823 337137.