Burglary rates are falling, insist police

[news link] Burglary rates are falling, insist police nlnews@archant.co.uk 26 August 2009 POLICE insist soaring rates of burglary insurance claims are at odds with the borough’s falling break-in rates in crime-hit streets. Hornsey and Crouch End were named and shamed as the second most risky areas to live in the capital according to the number…

One year on… and gallery lies empty

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 21 August 2009 Shiri Shalmy One year on… and gallery lies empty A YEAR after arts exhibitions were kicked out of a converted public toilet in 115-acre Finsbury Park, the building remains empty. And this week a row blew up over the eviction of arts promoter…

Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival

[news link] Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival 7:00am Friday 14th August 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » FESTIVAL organisers are searching for residents who are a dab hand in the kitchen to get involved with the Harringay Food Festival. The first Harringay Food Festival, to be held in Green Lanes on September 20, promises…

‘Unsafe’ festival is axed

[news link] ‘Unsafe’ festival is axed nlnews@archant.co.uk 06 August 2009 A TWO-day fashion and music festival in Finsbury Park has been scrapped just four days before it was set to take place – after police raised “serious safety concerns”. Police claimed organisers of the first ever Africa Caribbean Asia Fashion Week would struggle to cope…

Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’

[news link] Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’ 5:09pm Thursday 30th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » HARINGEY is the worst area for burglaries in London. The break-in rate is now double the London average and the fourth worst in the UK, according to Home Office figures released this week after research by the Conservatives….

Community’s helping hands leads to green award

[news link] Community’s helping hands leads to green award 12:54pm Monday 27th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » GARDENS and allotments in Haringey run entirely by volunteers were deemed growing successes last week. Four green spaces that provide welcome relief in between the borough’s many buildings and busy streets were honoured with Green Pennant Awards….

20mph zone plea for kids’ safety

[news link] 20mph zone plea for kids’ safety nlnews@archant.co.uk 31 July 2009 HARINGEY Council should clamp down on thundering traffic by cutting speed limits along a “narrow residential road” from 30mph to 20mph, say campaigners.A petition signed by 240 residents has been gathered by Liberal Democrat councillors Karen Alexander and Carolyn Baker, demanding the speed…

Punter robbed in bookies raid

[news info] Punter robbed in bookies raid nlnews@archant.co.uk 23 July 2009 ARMED men burst into a bookmakers, threatened staff and robbed a customer of cash and mobile phones in an early-morning raid.The men hit the Coral bookies in Green Lanes, between Hewitt and Seymour Roads, Harringay, at 8.30am last Wednesday, police said. The men, described…

Police urge assault woman: “please make contact”

[news link] Police urge assault woman: “please make contact” 12:20pm Tuesday 7th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » A WOMAN heard screaming for help on Friday morning has gone missing. The woman had borrowed a mobile phone from a passer-by to call Haringey police at 6.20am while in Beresford Road, Harringay. She told officers she…

Design A “Beyond Zone 1” Poster Competition

[news link] Design A “Beyond Zone 1” Poster Competition If you enjoyed the Transport Museum’s Art of the Poster exhibition and are a dab hand at design yourself then you’ve got just over 3 weeks left to enter the Poster Design Competition which is being run by the Museum, TFL and the London Design Festival….

Neglect is hurting street, say residents

[news link] Neglect is hurting street, say residents nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 July 2009 ALMOST 100 people have signed a petition calling for a boost for a boost for one of Finsbury Park’s most interesting high streets. People living in the Stroud Green Road area of Finsbury Park say its diversity, lively cafes and pubs and rich…

Abduction fears after girl, 10, is chased in street

[news link] Abduction fears after girl, 10, is chased in street nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 July 2009 A 10-YEAR-old girl was chased down the street by a man in what is thought to be the fifth case of an attempted abduction since April. Worried parents fear being kept in the dark about the attacks – seemingly carried…