[from Hornsey & Crouch End Journal]
Thumbs-up for Walk makeover plans
03 October 2007
PLANS for improvements to Parkland Walk have won overwhelming approval from residents, Haringey Council has announced.
Seventy-nine per cent of consultation respondents are satisfied with plans for the nature trail between Finsbury Park and Highgate Tube Station – just 10 per cent dissatisfied.
Of the 23 proposals, only five had less than 60 per cent support. The results of the consultation were announced at Crouch End, Hornsey and Stroud Green Area Assembly in Campsbourne Baptist Church, Hornsey on Monday by planning officer Malcolm Smith.
He declared a “very high level of support for the design proposals” adding the council will “refine” the proposals with some implemented this financial year.
Transport for London (TfL) has committed £750,000 to Haringey to encourage more people to walk and cycle through parks and open spaces including Parkland Walk.
Adrian Skrebowski, of Landrock Road, told the meeting: “TfL’s remit is to improve transport. You are putting this head-to-head with a nature reserve. I can see which is going to lose.”
Plans include using crushed stone to level rougher parts and improve drainage. Other measures include benches and more litter bins, more entrances to the walk from the street with better access in the way of steps and ramps.