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: www.highgateromankiln.org.uk
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 www.mhfga.org/membership or email our Membership Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org