MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Hornsey is bang in the middle of Hornsey & Wood Green. My constituency office is there – above The Three Compasses Pub in the High Street – a very wonderful local community pub. I often have meetings in the pub itself – much better atmosphere than a formal office.
The High Street in Hornsey is really useful with lots of small shops to cover daily needs – as well an eclectic mix of other things! With Priory Park, where the annual YMCA Fun Run takes place, and the bottom end of the Alexandra Park it also has good green spaces. Each year the Hornsey Carnival with its carnival queens (and me up on back of open top car) and local community floats weaves its way through Hornsey’s streets for charity. There is a relatively new housing development at New River Village.
The key issues are: anti-social behaviour and crime, the new proposal to site a huge railway depot there, the re-development of the Hornsey Water Works site – and the usual run of traffic and parking issues.
Parcel collection: Royal mail are reorganizing and threatening to close Hornsey sorting office. Liberal Democrats and local campaigners have won a 6 month reprieve for the Hornsey delivery office – and a commitment from Royal Mail to finding a new location for an N8 pick-up point. We need to hold them to this. Royal Mail had planned to close the delivery office, which would have forced local people to travel to Holloway to pick up their undelivered mail and parcels.
My Liberal Democrat Ward councillor colleagues here are Robert Gorrie, Errol Reid and Monica Whyte.