CROUCH END NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM 2022 AGM
SATURDAY 16th JULY 3.00 – 4.30 PM
UNION CHURCH & COMMUNITY CENTRE downstairs hall, Weston Park N8 9PX
Do come to our Annual General Meeting, our first in-person meet for sometime. Things may have been a tad quiet during the pandemic, but we hope to form a revitalised Forum with some new volunteers. Now is a good time to get involved – we still need more committee members, is this you?
In addition to reporting on key issues and developments in Crouch End we’ll be electing a new Executive Committee (details below) and welcoming the new cohort of councillors:
- Time + Space Co., the team bringing Hornsey Town Hall back to life, will be presenting on the long awaited and soon-to-open Arts Centre. It’s the biggest happening in Crouch End in years, come with questions.
- We’ll be asking how Crouch End should spend £100s of thousands of Community Infrastructure Levy funds.
- We’ll be discussing ideas for the Crouch End Neighbourhood Plan, including design codes, the town centre, the local environment, heritage, and housing priorities.
- We’ve invited the Local Area Coordinator of Haringey Council’s Connected Communities Team, an initiative to improve access to council and voluntary support in Haringey.
(Image: a future Crouch End? Credit: WestonWilliamson architects)
*To help us manage numbers please register for a free ticket through Eventbrite (but you can still fetch up on the day). All are welcome at the AGM, hope to see you there.
3 PM WELCOME
3.05 Chair’s report
3.20 AGM business – including nominations for the Committee (see below)
3.40 Crouch End projects – including character appraisal and future infrastructure investment.
3.55 Connected Communities (presentation by Daniel Flanagan, Local Area Co-ordinator Connected Communities Team)
4.05 Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre (presentation by Andrew Major, Head of Space & Community, Time+Space Co.)
4.20 Q&A, discussion
Nominations for 2022 Executive Committee
All Crouch Enders can contribute whether they live here, work here, carry out business here, are in education here, or own property in the area. Members of local societies and associations are welcome.
Name: Charles Sharp
Address: Elmfield Avenue
Statement: I wish to stand again for the CENF Executive Committee. I am currently Secretary of the group and will offer to continue in that position if requested. CENF has an important role in both disseminating knowledge about developments in Crouch End and attracting enhanced investment into the area through a Neighbourhood Plan. As a resident of the area for 40 years I will try to contribute what I can to see its improvement. Previously I was a councillor for Crouch End for 8 Years, and a former deputy chair of Haringey Planning Committee.
Charles Sharp is currently Secretary of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.
Name: Robert Jackson
Address: Glasslyn Road
Statement: I have been a resident of Glasslyn Road, Crouch End, for over 20 years, and before that lived just over the hill near Archway. I am now retired, having previously worked in the computer industry for nearly 40 years. I have been the Treasurer of the Neighbourhood Forum for the past six years, and I have coordinated the Forum’s Environment working group and related surveys. I am also a committee member of CREOS (Crouch End Open Space), a local charity whose purpose is to conserve the Crouch End playing fields, and so I have a particular interest in protecting the green spaces in the neighbourhood.
Rob Jackson is currently Treasurer of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.
Name: Mark Afford
Address: Elder Avenue
Statement: Resident in Crouch End for 30 years, with a teenage son schooled at Coleridge and Highgate Woods, my interest in CENF stems from a passion for the local area and a belief in local civic engagement. An active member in establishing the Neighbourhood Forum, I hope to continue a pragmatic advocacy of all things Crouch End. My interests are in planning and the built environment, and I possess an MSc in Historic Conservation. I have no political affiliation and have been a Committee and steering group member of CENF since its inception, representing the group on a number of Haringey council committees.
Mark Afford is currently Chair of Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.
Name: Janet Sutherland
Address: Elmfield Avenue
Statement: I would like to continue on the Forum, doing what we can to help engage Crouch Enders in planning the future for our wonderful neighbourhood. I have lived in the area since 1980, with a career in housing, with a great interest in neighbourhood planning, neighbourhood renewal, effective community engagement, urbanism and housing for older people. My first job was as co-ordinator for the Covent Garden Forum of Representatives, which was the neighbourhood voice in planning Covent Garden’s future in the mid 1970’s. I’m vice Chair of Peabody Trust’s Care and Support Committee, a Non Exec Director of Groundwork South, and involved with The Academy of Urbanism, passionate about improving placemaking.
Name: David Winskill
Address: Uplands Road
Statement: I was born in Weston Park where my family had a grocery shop. I attended local schools and my first job was with Haringey council as a gardener. I served as a Crouch End Ward councillor for twelve years until I stood down in 2014. During that time I was involved in many planning campaigns and helped set up the HTH Community Partnership Board which evolved into the HTH Creative Trust. I continue to have an active interest in local affairs, planning, transport and health and local history. At CENF’s inception in October 2014 I was elected chair – a post I held for three years. I look forward to further involvement as we continue the work of consulting on and writing the Neighbourhood Plan and responding to the challenges that Haringey and developers continue to toss in our direction. I am an Associate of the Men’s Health Forum, a patient Voice rep for specialised commissioning, on various local ICS groups and a member of the HHS Publications Committee.
Name: Roger Black
Address: Crouch Hall Road
Statement: Our family of seven landed in Crouch End back in 2016 and have been active and happy members of the community ever since. Professionally I’m trained as an architect and have worked in real estate development for thirty years, conceiving and delivering major mixed-use regeneration projects across London. I’m also a trustee within the Coram family of children’s charities. The focus of my real estate work has been on the social quality of the places we create, nurturing and enhancing the collective community experience. I’m keen to contribute my time alongside neighbours to protect and promote this place we call home.
Name: Will Chan
Address: Haringey Park
Statement: I have been a Crouch End resident for 9 years. We moved to the area because we love the community spirit, green spaces, the independent shops and restaurants on the high street. Over the years, we have made many friends in the area and have also convinced many others to move to Crouch End. Many local businesses have suffered immensely due to Covid – I think the Forum has a huge part to play to encourage Crouch End residents to shop locally so our town centre continues to thrive in the future.
I am also an Architect by training and am keen to bring my knowledge in town planning to help ensure the historic character of Crouch End is respected so Crouch End continues to be an attractive and desirable place to live, work and visit.
Name: Tara Pahari
Address: Pickled Pepper Books, Middle Lane
Statement: I’ve been manager of Pickled Pepper Books on Middle Lane for just over a year now and have already felt so warmly welcomed by this little community. I’m interested in joining the committee to see how our shop can help to support the area, and to be a part of the positive changes in Crouch End.
Name: Susan Cooper
Address: Crouch Hall Road
Ex-Officio Positions on Executive Committee
All Councillors representing the Crouch End Ward, and one each (nominated as a representative Councillor) for Hornsey and Stroud Green wards (they comprise about 30% of the Neighbourhood Area), are non-voting members of the Committee.