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MHFGA Charity Tombola raises over £450 for Soup Kitchen!

The Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association, which represents over 750 residents in the local area, held a Charity Tombola on Saturday 9th December at the ‘Very Merry Muswell’ festival in St. James’s Square, N10. We were extremely lucky to have been given a fantastic range of generous donations from local shops and businesses who are our corporate members. Our dedicated committee members did a fantastic job of organising proceedings and manning the stall in such chilly weather, and managed to put a smile on hundreds of faces, both young and old!

We are very pleased to announce that we raised over £450 for the Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen. We would like to thank everyone involved, but particularly our committee member Zoe Norfolk who came up with the idea and was instrumental in making the event a success.

MHFGA / Muswell Health taster event – Thursday 15th March 2018, 7.30pm, at North Bank, Pages Lane, N10 1PP

We are delighted that Muswell Health, a corporate member of the Association, have agreed to host an evening of free taster sessions and short talks on Life Coaching, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Psychotherapy and Counselling, Massage, Reflexology, Homeopathy, Nutritional Therapy, Alexander Technique, Ayurveda Nutrition and Lifestyle. This will be a wonderful and worthwhile opportunity to find out about the many different therapies on offer at their local Complementary Therapy Centre. Refreshments will be provided.

Please email [email protected] to book your space as there is limited availability for some of the taster sessions. Even if you do not want to book a session come along and find out more. This free event is also open to non-members.

Cashless Parking in Haringey

Many residents will have noticed that Haringey Council has suspended the use of coin-operated parking meters across the borough, in favour of a ‘PayByPhone’ system. Signs displayed advise drivers to use their mobile phone and credit card to pay for parking. Phone calls, text messages and mobile apps are available for the savvy user – however MHFGA is concerned that this system may be causing problems for residents who prefer to use cash. We have had reports of elderly people, and parents with young children, struggling to navigate the technology and needing to plead with wardens for leniency.

Haringey Council claims that they are arranging for PayPoint-enabled shops to accept cash payments for parking – however the location of the nearest shop is not currently displayed on signs, and it is unclear whether there are plans in place to prevent a driver receive a parking fine while walking to the shop in order to pay. MHFGA has raised these concerns with Haringey’s Traffic Management team, but we have not yet received a response.

MHFGA is your local residents’ association (since 1948!) We produce six bi-monthly newsletters per year, which are distributed to over 750 members. Membership is just £10 a year and gives you the chance to attend our special events. In October we hosted a guided tour of the Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace. To join MHFGA and be kept up to date on local issues and our planned activities, visit www.mhfga.org or email our Membership Secretary on [email protected]