Tag: Siward Road

Minutes of Tower Gardens Residents Group meeting: 24 July 2018

Minutes

Tower Gardens Residents Group

Meeting 24 July 2018 at Larkspur Close Meeting Room.

Present: Mary (Chair) Friedrich (vice chair) Matthew (sec), Fiona, Larbi, Collette, Dick, John Brown, Stuart, Thea, Grace, Karen, Ruth, Claudette.
Police: Lucy, Hassan, Simon, Pauline
Cllr Gideon Bull

Summary of Matters Discussed: 

Condition of estate – concerns raised about overhanging trees, and other areas of neglect. Dick said that tree works were coming soon.

Crime – five known burglars are operating in the area and police are monitoring their activities. Action is also being taken against drug dealers on the estate. Dealers are known to police.
There are also problems with bikes being raced down Risley Avenue.
The unmarked caravan parked on Risley Ave has recently moved but there are concerns it is a centre for antisocial behaviour of various kinds.
If anyone would like to find out more about the ‘Smartwater’ please contact Pauline.

Waltheof Gardens – there are no plans to build houses or flats here. There is not enough space. There may be proposals to build new higher quality social/health facilities to replace the existing 4 buildings.

Notice boards on the estate – these have been vandalised beyond repair and the meeting believes they should be replaced.

Conservation issues – the breezeblock extension on Risley Ave jct with Siward Road is awful. The Council has refused retrospective consent as the building does not meet any standards.

2A Risley Avenue – this is an eyesore and cars are parked in the front garden.

Littering and fly tipping continues to be a problem, and there are persistent problems regarding the bins on Lordship Lane that have never been resolved. Re: Homes for Haringey properties.

Tower Gardens Park – Zoe has been instrumental in getting a new friends group together. A friends group is really useful as it can bid for funds. There is now a Facebook page. 

Trees – Matthew has received a street tree pack to help us celebrate the trees on the estate.
Dick has been working with youth centres to help raise tree seeds for future plantings. Important to help increase ecological and amenity value.

Website – Larbi Ernst is liaising with Karen about updating the site.

Open House – this will take place on Sunday 23 September

Date of Next Meeting – Tuesday 11 September

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Feed wild foxes?
Foxes are wild animals and should remain so. They are extremely adaptable, so that today they can live in close proximity to the people and get along well in the settlement area. Foxes are omnivores. In addition to mice, birds and earthworms, they also eat fruit, berries and waste. B. of compost heaps. The food supply in the settlement area is therefore plentiful even in winter and should not be artificially increased.

Too much closeness can be dangerous
When foxes are fed, they get used to humans even more and lose their natural awe. Tame foxes, however, always cause problems and therefore often have to be shot. Because not all people enjoy foxes, the trustingly walk into the house or participate in the barbecue in the garden. Transmission of parasites and diseases is more likely to be possible in such close contact with a wild animal (read more).

Do not feed foxes!
For an unproblematic coexistence of foxes and humans in the settlement area it must be prevented, that foxes become tame.
Do not feed foxes.
Shoo foxes that show signs of tameness out of your garden.
Wild animals like foxes do not belong in human homes!

Further questions
Why do foxes live in the settlement area?
Do foxes attack humans?
How can I watch foxes?
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COMING UP NEXT WEEK at Bruce Castle ...

EVENING TALK
Wednesday 5 June, 7.30pm

BLACK BRITONS IN ART, 1780 - 1840

by Dr Jan Marsh, writer, curator, and 19th century portraiture specialist

In the long decades of the Abolitionist campaigns against British and American slavery during the late 1700s and 1800s, citizens of African ancestry were a very visible presence in London, and were depicted by white artists in a variety of visual images from oil paintings to illustrations. This talk by Jan Marsh, the curator of the Black Victorians exhibition, brings their images into view.

The talk accompanies the current exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum, 'Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions', which brings together a rare collection of black portraiture and shows the depth of the black presence and communities in this country.

Dr Jan Marsh was the curator and author of 'Black Victorians: black people in British Art 1800-1900' (published by Manchester Art Gallery and Lund Humphries, 2005). She works at the National Portrait Gallery and lives in Haringey.

Doors open 7pm.

Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Fellowship of St John and the Friends of Bruce Castle

Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772
museum.services@haringey.gov.uk
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