Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association Update

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

MHFGA Community Fund

Readers may recall that this Summer, the Association decided to break new ground by launching a Community Fund, with up to £500 available to fund local projects for the benefit of the community.

We are delighted to announce that we received a grand total of 13 applications from local groups and organisations, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put in the time and effort to make an application. Our committee is working very hard studying the details of all applications and will shortly make a decision on which project (or projects) to fund.

The details of successful projects will be displayed on our website www.mhfga.org/fund from mid-December. Because of the large number of excellent applications that we received, we are also hoping to run a similar scheme in the near future, so please do watch this space.

Festivities at our grand old library

On Friday 15th October, the Friends of Muswell Hill Library invited us all to a very special birthday tea party – in honour of the library itself, which turned 90! The day was marked with a set of speeches by the Friends, local Councillors and even the Mayor of Haringey. Haringey Council treated us with refreshments and entertained us with a spoken word performance and a guitarist.

Following on from this you are cordially invited to the Muswell Hill Library Christmas Party on Saturday 11th December from 2-4pm. Full details have not yet been released at the time of writing but suffice to say there will be much to enjoy for adults and children alike.

The Birth of the Film Studio – in Muswell Hill!

On 28th October our members were treated to a fascinating Zoom talk by Ian Christie, a film historian whose book Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema was published by Chicago University Press in 2019. When Robert and Ellen Paul moved from Central London to Sydney Road, N10 in 1898, they were setting a trend that would be followed around the world. Film studios were essentially a suburban development, soon to be found on the outskirts of cities around the world. In his talk, Professor Christie let us into all the secrets of the Animatograph Works on Sydney Road and its ten-year history.

To ensure you never miss out on any of our talks and events, and to keep up to date with all the latest local news, please join the MHFGA at www.mhfga.org/membership

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. 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 www.mhfga.org/membership or email our Membership Secretary on membership@mhfga.org

Middle Lane Christmas Church Services

Our 2021 Christmas Programme

Sat 11th Dec 6pm

Christmas Family Film Night

With hotdogs & refreshments

Book via our Facebook events page

 

Sun 19th Dec 11am

Carol & Service & Pop-up Nativity*

Come dressed as your favourite nativity character!

 

Tues 21st Dec 8pm

Blue Christmas*

A service for those who find Christmas difficult

Mince pies & drinks served after the service

 

Christmas Eve 7.30pm

Christingle

A service for all ages

 

Christmas Day Celebration 11am*

All-age service. Bring a toy/gift to show everyone.

Prize for the best jumper

 

26th Dec Sunday Service 11am*

 

New Year’s Eve 10pm-midnight*

Watchnight service

 

* starred services are live-streamed to our YouTube channel

CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

 

CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS!

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 community@beckybeach.net by 31st December 2021. Then make sure you have liked the Beach Media Publications Facebook page ready to cast your vote in January.

 

The Peoples Pantry

The Peoples Pantry

Business Feature: The People’ Pantry

The People’s Pantry is a new N10-based delivery service, launched to make reducing single-use plastic easy and convenient. They offer over 130 pantry, bathroom, eco-cleaner staples and oat milk as packaging-free, refill deliveries. All from independent producers, vetted for ethical and sustainability credentials, as local as possible and mainly organic.

Customers across N2, N8, N10, N11 and N22 can either shop the e-commerce site for weekly doorstep deliveries by Eric, the vintage bike, in glassware that is then collected, sterilised and reused. Or fill their own from Ernie, the restored 1970’s milk float, now a zero-waste shop. Book him through their website, to ‘Fill up and Catch up’ with neighbours.

www.thepeoplespantry.biz

Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association

Update from: Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association

MHFGA is your local residents’ association (since 1948!) We produce six bi-monthly Newsletters per year, which are distributed to over 770 members.

MHFGA Community Fund

The Association is delighted to announce the inaugural Community Fund, with up to £500 available to fund local projects for the benefit of the community. The last 18 months have been a very difficult time for everyone, but your residents’ association is here to help. We would like to support local organisations who are making a real positive impact on the area, so we came up with the idea of investing in local projects.

The application form and scheme conditions are available on our website and the deadline for applications is 31st October 2021. All local organisations and community groups are encouraged to apply, and applications will be judged on the basis of community impact. We have reached out to as many organisations as we can to let them know of our fund, but we need your help too!

Unfortunately the deadline may have passed depending on when you receive this magazine but if so, please check our website in December to read more details about the successful projects that we have chosen to fund.

For more details, please visit www.mhfga.org/fund

 

Peter Webb’s incredible art collection

We were delighted to welcome local resident and art historian Peter Webb as our guest speaker for the September MHFGA online event. In February, Peter had guided us through his collection of prints by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Goya. This was part one of his talk and in September we were treated to part two. This time Peter showed us his collection of Non-European Art, then the French Impressionists through to Matisse and Picasso, and concluded by detailing his friendships with David Hockney and Henry Moore.

MHFGA online event – 28th October, 7pm – The Birth of the Film Studio, in Muswell Hill!

Our next online event is a talk by Ian Christie, a film historian whose book Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema was published by Chicago University Press in 2019. When Robert and Ellen Paul moved from Central London to Sydney Road, N10 in 1898, they were setting a trend that would be followed around the world. Film studios were essentially a suburban development, soon to be found on the outskirts of cities around the world. But how much do we know about the Animatograph Works on Sydney Road and its ten-year history?

To ensure you never miss out on any of our talks and events, and to keep up to date with all the latest local news, please join the MHFGA at www.mhfga.org/membership

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. 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 www.mhfga.org/membership or email our Membership Secretary on membership@mhfga.org

Community Barnet

Community Barnet

It only takes 10 minutes to save three lives.

CommUNITY Barnet is working with NHS Blood and Transplant this autumn to engage with communities in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Hackney & Waltham Forest and encourage more residents to become blood donors and help save the lives of thousands of patients. The NHS is running critically low on blood donation from donors. Due to pressures from COVID-19 figures show that approximately 16,000 more blood donors are needed this year to meet the demand and help those in need such as those suffering from Sickle Cell disease that require life-saving blood transfusions. Sickle Cell disease causes blood cells to be shaped similar to crescent moons, these abnormal cells can get stuck in blood vessels causing extreme pain known as sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell disorder is inherited from both parents and primarily affects people from African and Caribbean communities. To get the best treatment, patients need blood which is closely matched to their own. This is most likely to come from a donor of the same ethnicity. Yet only 1% of current blood donors are Black – that’s 11,400 people nationally.

 Each month hospitals in England request 3-4,000 units of red cells to treat patients with Sickle Cell. To meet this need we must recruit 40,000 more Black donors. Recruiting more Black donors will improve the lives of sickle cell patients and reduce pressures on blood stocks. Veronica Awuzudike, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager at CommUNITY Barnet tells us; ‘This campaign is about saving lives and we also want to get the message out that giving blood is a simple and easy process for most people and is a fun and fulfilling way of protecting the health of your community’. Veronica will be working with local organisations throughout the seven boroughs, attending existing events and activities and hosting events with local community organisation and NHS Blood and Transplant. They also plan to hold some ‘blood identification’ events over the autumn with younger Black residents. ‘Blood identification events are a great way to demystify and explain the blood donation process’, Veronica explained ‘Donating blood is a really positive and simple thing to do and it could save the life of our friends and family in the future’. Giving blood is a safe and simple process and once you have registered all you have to do is make an appointment or visit a drop-in session.

 

For further information contact Veronica Awuzudike, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Veronica.Awuzudike@communitybarnet.org.uk, 020 8364 8400

 

For more about the CommUNITY Barnet work: barnetwellbeing.org.uk

Please find more information on the campaign here: www.blood.co.uk

Become a blood donor. Register today and book an appointment online or call 0300 123 23 23