MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Stroud Green is one of my favourite places to go out and eat. There are some great restaurants and pubs – much frequented by the high level of young people who live in the area.
Stroud Green is split down Stroud Green Road between Haringey and Islington. Cross consultation would be helpful – as the poor local population found Islington introduced a CPZ without consulting with Haringey. Ergo – the whole world parked Haringey side until Haringey joined in.
Stroud Green Road evokes strong loyalties from residents, who love its range of local shops, great choices for food and many interlocking local organisations and events which help foster a strong sense of belonging to the area.
The key issues in this incredibly lively, diverse and bustling area are: the inevitable parking problems; the extension to Hornsey High School which got permission but initially upset local residents; street crime in some parts of the ward, the state of Stroud Green Road (with its nearly famous long-running potholes!), and the more general mess, dumping and rubbish that perpetually ruins the streetscape. The Concrete Factory – which we all fought against – eventually got planning permission with 44 conditions attached – so we watch and wait!
Your local Lib Dem team have received many complaints about dumping on the corner of Stroud Green Road and Upper Tollington Park. We’ve been nagging the council to clean up this grot spot, and take action against those dumping rubbish.
We are also campaigning to replace the old and inefficient street lighting on Stapleton Hall, Inderwick, Nelson, Mayfield, Uplands and Denton Roads. Not only will this make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists, the new lights will be more energy efficient and greener.
We have also asked the Council to see if they can save some of the rusty old Victorian lampposts so they can be reconditioned and reused.
My Liberal Democrat Councillor ward colleagues are: Ed Butcher, Katherine Reece and Richard Wilson.