Avenue Gardens Residents Association AGM 2007

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1 Avenue Gardens Residents Association AGM

2 Streets: Barratt Avenue Bounds Green Road (part to the High Road) Bradley Road Bridge Road Buckingham Road Cumberland Road Dorset Road Park Avenue Ranelagh hroad Ringslade Rd River Park Rd St Michaels Terrace Slb Selborne Road Station Road Terrick Road Tower Terrace Warberry Road Watsons Rd Wolseley Road Wood Green Common 2

3 Ward boundaries 3

4 Agenda for tonight 1. Welcome and Introduction 2. Avenue Gardens 2006/07 Review 3. Sustainability motion 4. Treasury 5. Elections 6. Question time - Lynne Featherstone, MP Hornsey and Wood Green 7. Any Other Business (next meeting is Monday 30 July at 8pm, Simon and Vivienne s house, 21 Barratt Avenue) 4

5 Donations please! To cover cost of hall and AGRA expenses Membership fee as well Set at 1 penny by donation (Required for Alexandra Palace representation) 5

6 2006/07 Review 1. Watsons Road planning inquiry 2. Assembly grant projects 3. Environmental Audit and Walkabout 4. Wins and losses 5. Heartlands developments north and south 6. Conservation Areas Appraisals 6

7 Watsons Road Planning Inquiry 89 units, 2/3/4 storeys, car free Planning inquiry July 11, 2006 Planning Inspector turned down the developer in September: change of employment use not justified impact and overlooking into neighbouring properties and within the development itself What s happening now? rumours that Presentation Housing have another scheme in the wings 7 Residents demo 26 July 2005

8 Last year (2006/7) two new park benches in Avenue Gardens and another 8 street trees - Jan/Feb 2007 Assembly Grants This year (deadline was March) 12 more trees litter bins Cumberland/ Ringslade/ Warberry/ Wolseley repair of steps from Park Av into Avenue Gardens Decision point Wood Green Assembly 24 July, 7:30 at Shropshire hi Hall, Gladstone Avenue attendance required! 8

9 Environmental Audit /Walkabout 20+ residents went round the AGRA area 10 June Some very good things to see the area has improved 9

10 Environmental Audit /Walkabout Proximity to green spaces, characterful Victorian and Edwardian houses, street tree planting, attractive local buildings 10

11 Environmental Audit /Walkabout Problems: rubbish, flytipping and litter Poor state of pavements and paths, and repairs generally Graffiti Proliferation of street clutter Increasing amount of traffic, HGVs and rat running 11

12 Environmental Audit /Walkabout 12

13 Some small wins Ads on Wood Green Common Before After 13

14 Some small wins Mall loading yards hours of operation The Mall wanted 24x7 hours of operation Ended with 7am to 7pm and excluding Sundays and Bank Hols 14

15 Some small wins Wood Green Town Centre Audit -Wood Green Action Group Forum of local RAs and the council, including Parkside Malvern RA, West Green RA, Noel Park North Area RA, Burghley Rd RA, Sky City Neighbourhood Watch for (most of) the AGRA area Green Wood the Ecological grade II site Site Stein need eedof restoration estoato and under threat from developers Council taking this seriously 15

16 Some small wins Wood Green Town Centre Audit -Wood Green Action Group Forum of local RAs and the council, including Parkside Malvern RA, West Green RA, Noel Park North Area RA, Burghley Rd RA, Sky City Neighbourhood Watch for (most of) the AGRA area Green Wood the Ecological grade II site Site Stein need eedof restoration estoato and under threat from developers Council taking this seriously 1

17 Some losses Green space corner of Bounds Green Rd and High Road A difference of opinion with Parks Dept on the amenity value of trees didn t even bother with planning permission i 2

18 Some losses Oh well I suppose that s all right then. 3

19 Some losses..another bit of old Wood Green gone 4

20 Some losses Heartlands access road the Spine Road letters of objection from AGRA and NPNARA and PMRA: But - Large roundabout at Tower terrace Chunk off the school playground Cut and paste job on Wood Green Common 5

21 New stuff - Heartlands Heartlands Southern Area Phase 1 Heartlands North Area new school/ educational use 6

22 Heartlands Southern Area Phase 1 Clearly the product of great minds. 7

23 Heartlands Southern Area Phase 1 20 storey blocks (4 of them?) 1500 flats, underground car parking LDA/GLA and Lattice Holdings (British Gas) 8

24 Heartlands Southern Area Phase 1 Big blocks of flats at the bottom the gardens in Hornsey Park Rd Potentially a lot traffic heading our way 9

25 Heartlands Northern Area New Secondary School Community school, 1100 pupils eventually, opening 2010 Conditions: agreement on playing fields in AP, and suitable access given railway line and reservoir Need to make sure inappropriate infrastructure not placed at Avenue Gardens Area marked for key landmark opportunities - 20 storey block Use of Alexandra Park as playing fields must not compromise the park public access, floodlights, artificial turf etc Need to watch for threats to Avenue Gardens itself or Wood Green Common from the school 10

26 Conservation Areas Consultation Consultation to 10 September Need to get Alexandra Primary School locally listed (at least) Appraisal detractors should be addressed (CA10 in quite good nick) 11

27 Sustainability Motion To formally endorse the founding statement of the Sustainable Haringey Network a network of local community groups and residents Our lives, our communities and our society should be sustainable for generations to come. We support the development of a Sustainable Haringey network. The network will promote and encourage: sustainable energy policies in all areas of society (including reduced general usage, and maximum use of renewable, non-fossil fuels and self-generated sources) reduced consumption and waste, and the maximum re-usage and recycling sustainable travel (including more walking and cycling, better public transport and less motorised traffic) local production of food and other necessary goods and services, and appropriate allocation and sharing of limited resources protection and improvements to green spaces and natural habitats strong local communities, community spirit and mutual aid decision-making i based on the maximum involvement of people, and on the long term needs of our communities and the environment 12

28 2006/07 Avenue Gardens Review Treasury AGRA balance at last year Less - donations to St Pauls ( 25) (overdue!) Less agm hall hire 12/7/07 ( 50) (due!) Plus - donations AGRA balance

29 Elections Chair and Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary Events Officer Press Officer Street contacts Committee Members Alexandra Palace reps Volunteer to check the books Anyone want to get involved on special topics? 14

30 AGRA- who s who Street Contacts: Dorset Road Marguerita Lopez, Steve Ballard Park Avenue Colin Kerr Warberry Road Wolseley Road Peter Mitchell Bradley Road Tower Terrace Bridget Cudd Ranelagh hroad Ringslade Road Annette Grange Cumberland Road Naomi Reed Selborne Road John Robinson Bounds Green Road - Eric Jury Simon Fedida Chair, Colin Kerr Vice Chair Treasurer, Checker of the Books Wolfgang Florek Vivienne Cuming - Secretary Wolfgang Florek Alexandra Palace 15

31 Question Time! Welcome - Lynne Featherstone, MP Hornsey and Wood Green 1. Traffic speeding and traffic calming, diverted High Road traffic and HGVs 2. Mayor s London Plan Haringey an area of fintensification, ifi i hi-rise i didn t work in the 60s, why should it work now? 3. How can residents influence schemes like Haringey Heartlands? 4. Is the quality of new affordable and social housing adequate? 5. Haringey Council consultations -window dressing or not? 6. Antisocial behaviour issues 7. Council tax rises 16

32 Donations please! To cover cost of hall and AGRA expenses Next committee meeting everyone welcome - Monday 30 July at 8pm, Simon and Vivienne s house Minutes of AGRA meetings by pass on your address and sign up for the list to get your copy 17