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…

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….

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…

‘We don’t want slums back’

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 3 April 2009 Jeremy Corbyn ‘We don’t want slums back’ MP’s warning at meeting aimed at saving Finsbury Park from falling victim to the recession ISLINGTON North MP Jeremy Corbyn has called for Finsbury Park to fight the recession and save young people from the danger…

Graffiti vandal’s internet boasts

[from Islington Gazette] Graffiti vandal’s internet boasts nlnews@archant.co.uk 24 December 2008 A GRAFFITI artist believed to be part of a gang of vandals has posted pictures of himself spraying scores of his distinctive “tags” on the internet. The Islington-based vandal has been caught bragging and posting photos of illegally defacing property across the north of…

Parkland Walk robber guilty

[from Haringey Independent] Parkland Walk robber guilty 4:38pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008 By Charlotte Gray  » A man dubbed as the Parkland Walk Robber has been found guilty of a series of robberies just a month after he was let out of prison. Barry Silburn, 42, of Stacey Street in Finsbury Park, was on trial…

London bike park ‘one of the safest in world’

[from This is London] London bike park ‘one of the safest in world’ Mark Prigg 17.12.08 placeDeferredAd(‘sky’, ‘AAMSZ=120×600’); A LONDON bicycle park has been selected as one of the world’s best examples of cycle safety. The £675,000 site in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, has space for 130 bikes. It has 24 hour CCTV, automated…

Charity collection scam

Leaflets about a clothes collection by The Children’s Welfare Foundation are around in our area. It appears this is a scam commercial company not a charity who collects the clothes. Read full story: Dodgy “good cause” children’s welfare foundation wants your help

‘It’s not festive enough by half’

[from Hornsey & Couch End Journal] ‘It’s not festive enough by half’ nlnews@archant.co.uk 19 November 2008 FESTIVE lights will grace a shopping strip once again, but critics say they only cover half the area they should do. Stroud Green Road will have its Christmas lights switched on in December, but they will stretch only from…

Locals strike back at ‘warts and all’ guide

[from Islington Gazette] Locals strike back at ‘warts and all’ guide nlnews@archant.co.uk 12 November 2008 A NEW “warts and all” guidebook threatens to “let the cat out of the bag” about London – and Islington comes in for some serious abuse. The Not For Tourists Guide to London calls Archway “grimy”, Holloway “grotty” and one…

November 2008 events at Stroud Green Library

Three major events at Stroud Green Library this month. On Saturday, 22nd November at 1.30 onwards there will be a Craft Fair, supported by Stroud Green Residents Association which will be providing refreshments. Our evening talk on Monday, 24th November at 7.30pm will be given by Shosh Morris. She is a member of the Guild…

Two men attacked in street clash

[from BBC] Two men attacked in street clash Two men are in serious but stable conditions after being attacked during a clash between two groups of men in north London. One of the men was stabbed during the incident on Stroud Green Road, in Finsbury Park, at about 0630 BST. The other was assaulted with…