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We are a community of local residents keen to express our voice on the issues that matter in our neighbourhood.

Vartry Community Residents' Association includes nine streets in the area: Albert Road, Berkeley Road, Candler Street, Franklin Street, Heysham Road, Manchester Road, Richmond Road, St John's Road and Vartry Road.

Our aim is to make our area more attractive, welcoming and neighbourly.

Working together offers us a stronger voice with community partners such as Haringey Council, Homes for Haringey and our local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team.

We gain the opportunity to have our say about our area, as well as the chance to meet fellow residents and feel more connected to our community.

All residents are welcome - come along to our next meeting and/or use this website to communicate your views about how our neighbourhood can be more attractive, welcoming and neighbourly!

What we'd like

  • To make our area more attractive, welcoming and neighbourly
  • To communicate, exchange & share ideas, skills and resources
  • To develop and maintain links with community partners
  • To monitor neighbourhood services and delivery

Contact us

Contact us to get added to our mailing list, to add your issue to the agenda for the next meeting, to give feedback, add information (eg, event, website, useful numbers) or to send in photos of our the area to add to the website.

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Barnet Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust recently published a report on the redevelopment consultation exercise they conducted recently, you can find it here:

http://www.beh-mht.nhs.uk/new-st-anns.htm

A group was set up to plan and organise a community-led development with the full participation of local people, to provide genuinely affordable homes and other facilities that respond to local needs. It's call St Ann's Redevelopment Trust (StART) http://startharingey.co.uk/

They have created a public consultation. Complete it to express your views on what you'd like to be the site's future. www.surveymonkey.com/r/C8WN8TJ

A group was set up to plan and organise a community-led development with the full participation of local people, to provide genuinely affordable homes and other facilities that respond to local needs. It's call St Ann's Redevelopment Trust (StART) http://startharingey.co.uk/

They have created a public consultation. Complete it to express your views on what you'd like to be the site's future. www.surveymonkey.com/r/C8WN8TJ

Hello!

Apologies for contacting you out of the blue – I am hoping you may be able to help me! I am working for Keo Films on a new documentary series for BBC2. We are producing a 4x 1hour series about female pest controllers which has been commissioned by the Documentary Department. The channel is keen that the series is a hybrid of documentary and natural history so that the viewers get a lot of science ‘take home’. We will be looking at the work of the pest controllers day to day but will also be examining the behaviour of pests and the methods for exterminating or re–housing them.

We are working with 4 female pest controllers in different areas across the UK (each BPCA-approved and working for independent pest control companies) and for the most part, we will be following the pest controllers’ working days and responding to phone calls as and when they get them. However, we would also like to find additional stories in advance. We are trying to spread the word through community centres and residents associations so that anyone interested can get in touch with us directly. Anyone involved would receive free pest control from our pest controllers. Obviously, we also don’t identify the location of the property.

Please spread the word as much as possible – if you can put something online, out in a newsletter or on Facebook ETC that would be wonderful! ! I have included a Facebook and twitter post we have been using below and attached an e-flyer and poster.

It would be great to speak to you about this – if possible let me know a good time to call and a contact number.
Many thanks and I hope to speak to you soon, any help/advice much appreciated!

Rachel.

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If you have pest problem BBC Two would love to hear about it.

Whether it’s bed bugs, mice or cockroaches, this summer we are looking for pest infestations across the whole of the UK.

Until mid September, if you have an infestation we could help. However big or small the problem, GET IN TOUCH!

Contact the team on pest@keofilms.com, or give us a call on 07817 499 635.

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Hi,

I have just moved to Vartry Road and would like to receive your newsletter

thanks

Sophie Peters

Hello,

I am hoping to encourage Haringey Council to install secure parking for bicycles, called Bikehangars, into Vartry Road and the surrounding community.

I started by putting leaflets through 100 doors and found 6 people on Vartry Road who need bike storage; 6 bikes fill one Bikehangar. There are so many more houses on Vartry road that I didn't leaflet so I am sure there will be more people who need secure bike storage.

Has Vartry Community discussed this need at all? or is there any existing secure bike storage in the area available?

I hope to come to the next meeting and find out if this is something that could go onto Vartry Communities agenda.

Many thanks
Molly

Hi Molly,
I know me and some of my neighbours would be interested in that.
I've seen one already up on vartry road. DO you know if there is plan for more?

I would love a bike rack on St Johns Road. I would be more than happy to help you support this.

Emma

've noticed a couple in the area. I'd like one on St Johns road too if you'd like to try and get a group together Emma.

I'm very interested.178 Vartry

Hi
Wondering if anyone can help me. My mother,who will be 90 this year, went to primary school from around 1930/31 in Varty Road. Does anyone know what the school was called, whether it still exists or has been reincarnated in a different name or anything about it?

thanks

I think that you may be referring to Stamford Hill School, which still exists and is written about in my forthcoming book, Front Door to the Past.

Hi everyone! I have been living NE london for a long time and on vartry road for the last two years.

There is a huge issue with both the bin collection and the fact that many houses near the station end have their bins on the street.

Both myself and my friends in this area are very annoyed about harringeys terrible consistency with their bin collection. Also having bins cluttering the pavement is unsightly and gross. Not to mention all the rubbish thst gets strewn across the road.

Are others concerned about this? When do you meet to discuss local issues? I can find no events scheduled.

Hi everyone! I have been living NE london for a long time and on vartry road for the last two years.

There is a huge issue with both the bin collection and the fact that many houses near the station end have their bins on the street.

Both myself and my friends in this area are very annoyed about harringeys terrible consistency with their bin collection. Also having bins cluttering the pavement is unsightly and gross. Not to mention all the rubbish that gets strewn across the road.

Are others concerned about this? When do you meet to discuss local issues? I can find no events scheduled.

Hi David

Yes, this has been a problem in our area for a long time, and it's something we have tried to work with the council/Veolia to resolve in the past. There is also a similar problem going on along Seven Sisters Road opposite the Church, again because of properties that have no front gardens having to put bins out on the pavement. It's really unsightly and as far as I know, nothing has changed despite previous complaints. I think it's definitely worth taking up with Haringey/Veolia though and we may have contacts that could help you.

Hi David,

The bins at the end of the street have been bothering me for some time now, and the problem seems to be getting worse unfortunately...

There doesn't seem to be enough bins for the residents which leads to them over flowing. It's also really not appropriate for them to be on the pavement either! It also doesn't help that several seem to be missing lids which allows animals to get in. I have reported the issue re bin lids for some of the properties to Haringay several times now and despite them saying they would come out and replace them, this has never happened....

It possibly needs some of those industrial sized bins used by blocks of flats to be placed somewhere near by, maybe the end of Vartry road, or the road that leads up to the station?

Sorry I don't know when any local events are scheduled though to get this raised.

It would be useful to build a collection of pictures I think for when we are able to discuss this with the council, to show just how bad the problem gets, particularly towards bin collection day.

I'm towards the end of Vartry Road near the station and would be interested in bike storage nearby.

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