Next year the magazines will be supporting three local charities and we are inviting you to nominate your favourite. We will then draw up a list for voting on during January on the Beach Media Publications Facebook page. Whichever three charities receive the most Facebook “likes” will receive £100 and a year’s worth of promotion within the magazine with all the benefits that brings!

We really want to support the local charities that are closest to YOUR heart. Please email details of your favourite charity to by 31st December 2021. Then make sure you have liked the Beach Media Publications Facebook page ready to cast your vote in January.


Editors Note

When will I, will I be famous?

Those with a pre-disposition to the 80’s will remember the first line to the infamous Bros song (and my apologies if that’s now firmly embedded as your ear worm!). I’m sure most of us had aspirations to be in the spotlight, but I have often wondered how many of us have a claim to fame. I don’t mean instances such as “I shook hands with Hilary & Bill Clinton during her party after she was elected to represent New York in the senate”. I mean something that makes you get a little bit giddy with excitement over your proximity to that person. So, I’m going to start and give you some examples of my tenuous links to stardom and hope to hear from you with your vicarious or direct claims to fame!

I recently attended a magazine publishers’ conference where amongst all the training and swapping of ideas we listened to people’s journeys i.e. how they came to be publishing magazines. One of the stories was from a guy called Trevor, who started working at the tender age of 15 and became a patisserie chef at a huge London hotel. His incredible skills saw him chosen to bake and decorate one of the 24 cakes that Charles & Diana had for their wedding. How amazing is that?! Staying with the baking theme, the owner of a local garage, Tony, who looks after my car, was bursting with joy as his brother George is in the current Great British Bake Off. I didn’t think I could be any more invested in GBBO but rooting for George has made it so much sweeter (no pun intended!). My last claim is via my glamorous cousin, Lorraine. Her destiny to sing and dance was firmly cemented when the school choir she was in was chosen to sing on Wizzard’s “I wish it could be Christmas every day”.

So, over to you to share your stories. I’m sure there are plenty of tales to be told and it would be lovely to run a feature about them in the magazines. If you’d like to be involved, please send your story to by 20th November.


TTFN until the next issue

Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association Update – news from your local residents’ association

Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association Update – news from your local residents’ association

Doubling up on our Annual Guided Walk

Each year the Association organises an Annual Guided Walk around the area, or somewhere nearby. Unfortunately, in 2020 we had to cancel, but this year we were delighted to be back. One of our longstanding members, Sally Stevens, who is a well-known local guide, agreed to take some lucky Association members on a tour called ‘Music, Murder and Madness in Muesli Hill’. The tickets were snapped up so quickly that we had to ask Sally to run the same walk again the following week! The Association covered the cost of these walks including a donation to the Muswell Hill Foodbank, Sally’s nominated charity. In order to participate in our future events, we recommend joining the Association. Membership is just £10 for the whole household, and we are one of the largest and most active residents’ associations in London.

Highgate Wood Roman Kiln

Regular readers will be aware that the Association continues to support the Friends of Highgate Roman Kiln in their efforts to return the kiln to Highgate Wood, where it was discovered. They are currently fundraising for a major project, which alongside returning the kiln, would fund workshops, exhibitions, wellbeing activities, volunteering opportunities, the creation of learning resources for schools and colleges, and the possibility to help young people onto the employment ladder with placements. A worthy cause indeed, and you can find out more at:

Protecting Trees on the Rookfield Estate

In May it came to the Association’s attention that there was a mature tree at risk of being removed on the Rookfield Estate, as part of a related housing development proposal. The tree was subject to a Tree Preservation Order but had been earmarked for removal nevertheless. The Association publicised this information and subsequently the application attracted a large number of comments from local residents. We are hopeful that the Council will take these views into account.

Muswell Hill Road Paint Spillage

Our sincere thanks go to Haringey Council and their contractors Veolia for clearing up an enormous paint spillage on Muswell Hill Road professionally and efficiently. It really was a mammoth task; but Veolia arrived well before 8am the next day to deal with it!


MHFGA is your local residents’ association (since 1948!) We produce six bi-monthly Newsletters per year, which are distributed to over 770 members. Membership for households is just £10 per year and gives you the chance to attend our special events, such as our guided tour of Lauderdale House last year. We have hosted the popular ‘Odd One Out’ competition three times, and our Christmas Charity Tombola has raised almost £800 for local causes. To join MHFGA and be kept up to date on local issues and our planned activities, visit or email our Membership Secretary on

Help to save Enfield’s green belt

Help to save Enfield’s green belt


One of the most important Council consultations ever is going on right now.  The Council is asking for our ideas about their Draft Local Plan, which will shape the future of Enfield not just for the 15 years of the Plan but forever.  However, more than three weeks into the consultation we are still finding that most people know nothing about the plan, the consultation or the proposals to build on large areas of the Green Belt. You would think that the Council would want people to know about this wide-ranging and powerful plan – but no – they would prefer it to pass through the process uncriticised by the residents that they were elected and are paid to serve.

For those who do know about the consultation, navigating through the thousands of pages in multiple documents is a challenge most people will prefer to ignore.  Green Belt campaign group Enfield RoadWatch in collaboration with several other local organisations has simplified the process to make it possible for everyone to have their say.  Visit www.Enfield to find out how.  Virtually anyone with an interest in Enfield of any age is eligible to take part.  

So, why are we making this effort?  Just look at this list of the key Green Belt sites under threat and you’ll know why.

  • Crews Hill Garden centres, golf course and open land – gone.
  • The fields on either side of Enfield Road, including all of Vicarage Farm up to Hadley Road and the equestrian centre – gone.
  • Green areas in Hadley Wood – gone.
  • Half of Whitewebbs Park – gone.
  • Holly Hill Farm – gone
  • Essentially a big chunk of Enfield’s historic Enfield Chase with its heritage landscape – gone.
  • And the sites aren’t only in the west of the borough. Rammey Marsh – gone.

The Council’s so-called preferred option, which includes all the above, is NOT the only option to meet housing and other needs. There are alternatives that would bring regeneration to deprived areas, improving public services like transport, medical facilities and more. And don’t believe the threat of skyscrapers.  There are alternatives to those too. 

Please visit our website to learn how to tell the Council a resounding NO!

If you think you can offer any support towards our campaign, no matter how small, please do get in touch at we would love to hear from you. Together we are Stronger!




Ted the Dog Competition

Find Ted the Dog 

To enter the competition please complete the form below

Closing date: Sunday 21st November 2021

First SIX correct answers drawn each win £25

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