Stroud Green Residents Association & Transition Finsbury Park

edited November 2011 in About this site
Greetings<br><br>What do people know about these organisations?  What experiences, if any, have you had with them?<br><br>I have heard only rumour of the SGRA before, and know nearly nothing about it.  I hear they are especially active on the 'Upper East Side' and deliver a newsletter, but I've been living on Mount View for two years and have never received it.<br><br>I'm trying to get to grips with the various overlapping magisteria in the area.  With changes to planning law this may be about to become extremely important.<br><br>Arky<br><br><br>


  • SGRA (pronounced sigra) have a monthly surgery in the Library at Quernmore Road 3rd Thursday in the month... there's one tonight about the Boundary Commission changes which will put Stroud Green into Tottenham .. 7.00pm.<br>There's a   <span class="gI"> and the e-mail info is pretty active. <br>The Newsletter is pretty good as well... not sure distribution goes all the way along Mount View.. probably stops at Ferme park Road.. <br><br></span>
  • Thanks Jim.<br><br>I'm between Ferme Park and the library. Maybe my downstairs neighbour steals the newsletter.  I've joined the yahoo group.<br><br>Can't make that tonight sadly, perhaps you can update us afterwards?<br><br>Arky<br>
  • I am resurrecting a very old thread here, but did you pursue transition finsbury park, Arkady? I have checked their website and it seems operational. I have registered so will see what comes of it: <a href=""></a><div><br></div><div><br></div>;
  • Transition are active. One of their members comes to WI.
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  • A contact for Transition would be great. I'd like to start looking into how we could improve the take-up of domestic energy efficiency measures and renewable energies in our area, potentially by using a group-on style approach. If there were enough interested people, it would be possible to get good supplier deals and make it easier for people to access grants and subsidies (like feed-in tariffs etc.).
  • Jo Homan is the founder of Transition FP; she posts on here occasionally (but because of the space in her username, I don't think the @ thing works) - here's a post from last month: <a href=""></a>. If you're on Twitter, she's @JoTransitionFP.<div><br></div><div><br></div>
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  • Oh, here's the latest from Transition Finsbury Park: <br>Transition Finsbury Park has recently helped get some lottery money for the Manor House area. Lots of the work is targeted at that area but there are some things Stroud Greeners will definitely enjoy. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><br>1) FESTIVAL this will be in September to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the New River and will take place in Finsbury Park. Anyone wanting to get involved, please email "sarahape" at "gmail" dot "com" (sorry, just trying to confuse the spambots there!)<br>2) TRAINING: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Permaculture Intros</span>. Only £50/£20 or free if you volunteer with us. Next one is 18th & 19th May; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Creating A Forest Garden</span> 20 week accredited course. Again, you can pay by volunteering; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Plant Propagation</span> - happening later this year. Also accredited. More info here:<br>3) MEALS using food that would otherwise be wasted. Standard of cooking has been amazing. Next on is 10th May. Just turn up and help with the cooking (10) or the eating (12). Kind of a replacement for what Food Cycle was doing at Mind in Haringey. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><br>4) WALKS free foraging and wildlife walks along the New River. Second Sunday of the month, starting at 2, meet outside the Castle Climbing Centre. In partnership with London Wildlife Trust. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><br>There's other things as well, but these are the bits I know about.<br>And our latest newsletter:<br>;
  • edited June 2014
    Greetings all. To resurrect an old thread - are any of you involved in a residents association or similar local organisation? <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">I’m aware of SGRA, Wray Crescent, Transition Finsbury Park, and that there are some road and block-specific groups. I’d be interested to hear more about them, their pros and cons, and the sort of projects that they are currently involved in (and whether we can help to publicise them or assist in other ways).</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br></span></div><div>Any thoughts gratefully received.<br></div>
  • A bump for this ancient thread. I'm trying to find out whether anyone knows of any residents associations in the wider Finsbury Park area, especially for the various estates like Wall Court and Andover.
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