MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Bounds Green is home to a fantastic project. Older people from Passmore Edwards supported housing scheme together with children from Bounds Green Primary school work a little allotment. Now instead of being afraid of each other – they are all friends!
One of my favourite bits of Bounds Green is the Myddleton Road Community Garden. From the time I started in politics in Hornsey & Wood Green in 1997, residents from around and about Myddleton Road reported endless problems in term of illegal habitation, dumping, parking problems, litter and so on.
Having raised the issue many times – things have improved over the years – but there is still more to do. Bowes Park Community Association – a very active and good local group – created a fantastic project in a relatively small open space on Myddleton Road – a community garden. Each month volunteers tidy, prune and plant to make sure that this tranquil garden is an attractive place for relaxation and enjoyment.
We have been following a recent consultation on the future of the road closely and will update you when the results of that consultation are made public by Haringey. Already we’ve had some successes with clearing up dumping in the road, but we want to see this neglected road supported further, so that it becomes an area where people will want to visit for their shopping and leisure time.
Another somewhat hidden asset in this ward is the Scout Park. When I first visited I couldn’t believe that hidden away in the middle of residential roads was this incredible park where youngsters from all over the country can come to get stuck into the outdoors life.
Politically, I think Bounds Green residents deserve better than the current Labour Councillors. The Lib Dems want to do things differently and show that campaigners, activists and politicians can and should work all year round.
Labour’s plans to build a waste plant at nearby Pinkham Way have been binned after a long campaign spearheaded by Liberal Democrat Councillor Juliet Solomon of Alexandra Ward and local residents campaign group Pinkham Way Alliance, in which Bounds Green campaigner Sakina Chenot is heavily involved. But the site could still be under threat – the North London Waste Authority now wants to use the Pinkham Way site for delivering, sorting and transferring waste from local households.