Newsletter – The Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum in Autumn

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Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum in Autumn

It’s the season of CENF street stalls (penny-for-the-guy anyone?) so keep an eye out for us on occasional Saturdays outside the Co-op. We’ll be the distinguished looking individuals somewhere in-between the chuggers, environment activists, and the SWP.

The topic at our recent stall was the town centre and the local economy. We would love to hear your voice on the community’s priorities – do the coffee bars float your boat? Or a grand projet of urban re-design? Take a gander at the proposed objective here, or fill out the (very) quick questionnaire by clicking the button below.




Hornsey Town Hall  send for the bellboy?

A radical new future for the Town Hall nears, and the disposal of the building and square to the private sector moved a lot closer, as Haringey Council selected a bidder and announced plans to turn the Town Hall into a boutique hotel.

The Forum has mapped out its response.


Crouch End has long-awaited a restored, reclaimed and reanimated Town Hall – and as the ‘meanwhile’ use pop-up Arts Centre allows many their first look inside, the potential of the building is once again on everyone’s mind (certainly as recorded by us, and the Evening Standard). Over 6,000 people even signed a petition about it. It remains the single largest development project in Crouch End, whether for housing, employment, or cultural purposes. Let’s not miss the opportunity.

With the new proposal long on promises, but unfortunately short on detail, the Forum awaits developments, and, as a statutory body concerned with the planning and development of the area, we expect a voice as the project unfolds. Our message to the Council is, – sharing information and decisions with the community is possible, and desirable.

Crouch End Festival Christmas Market, happily saved from the chop, is on Saturday December 3rd. We’ll see you there.


Haringey Design Awards 2016

Hats off to Crouch End as the winners are announced of the Haringey Design Awards (full booklet here).

Particular congratulations to Crouch End Picturehouse, winner in the Best Green Design category, and …




Ali Mehmet’s Burger@N8, winner Best Construction – commercial developments.

Also shortlisted, the Lodge on Crescent Road, the Corner House on Crouch Hall Road, and 7 Coolhurst Road.



Neighbourly News

Over in Highgate, the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum are in the latter stages of the public consultation for their Neighbourhood Plan – add your opinions, but do it by Friday. They’re also wondering about local bus services – including a route that snakes along to Crouch End. Have a look.

The big issue up in Muswell Hill is the contentious move by Haringey to flog off the local library – destined to become a development opportunity – and move the service down the hill into the new build on the site of the last landmark to be eradicated, the Green Man. The Council had a consultation about it, we wonder when the results will be published?

And lastly, is Stroud Green (and parts of Crouch End) Tottenham bound? The review of Parliamentary Constituency boundaries rolls into town.


The Forum are working toward a survey of Crouch End and the development of policies that can direct the way our community develops in the future – our Neighbourhood Plan

And don’t forget, new members are always welcome, no subscription necessary, and open to all. We have 100s of people, local organisations and businesses signed up. We have leaflets and posters too – if you’d like to display one, drop us a line

Keep an eye on our website for details of forthcoming meetings and events




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