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The Friends of Down Lane Park is a group of local people who have been campaigning since 2007 for:
  • Renovations and improvements to the park facilities.
  • Better services including better security in the park.
  • Community/sports development staff to train, run leagues and involve local young people
  • Green Flag award for Park

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Martin speaks to walking group on Haringey's River Moselle under Down Lane Park

Haringey's River Moselle flows under Down Lane Park and on Saturday 14th September a group of walkers following the 'hidden' river stopped to hear FDLP Chair Martin Ball update them about the plans for the proposed water feature to make reference to the river. The ambition is to have an interactive information board and willow bird hut. The river's route locally is along Tamar Way - the trees mark the course - and then out under the bike track towards Markfield Park, where it emerges with the Lea.



new fence

Emma Jones (manager of the nursery), Zena Brabazon (Haringey Councillor and local resident), and Lorraine Pecco (Balfour Beatty). At New Fence just completed


Events coming up

Help the Friends of Down Lane Park group improve your local park 


Our next meeting - again in collaboration with the Dowset Road Residents Association - is on Tuesday 15th October. From 7.15pm in the church hall on Mitchley Road N17. We are hoping the Tottenham Hale SNT police will attend to update us on the action being done to tackle anti-social behaviour in the park and the local shopping area. Attendees will also heard what happened at the Local Ward Police Panel meeting, due to happen on Tuesday 2nd September. If you have any ideas for topics to discussed then please tell us now via secretary@fdlp.org.uk

The November meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th November and will discuss making the future of Down Lane Park a brilliant one. While the December, happening on Saturday 7th, will consider our ambitions for 2014 and how we lobby local election candidates to achieve improvements locally.

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The regeneration scheme designs are nearly completed and then they will soon be signed off for work to happen. Albert Place will be the starting point, and should be completed in October. The other areas are to be transformed in January 2014 to prevent any major disruption to the trade of the market stalls. These changes include: new stalls for the existing two businesses plus three additional businesses, a paving over of the current 'wild west' parking area to provide safe passage for shoppers, traffic calming measures for pedestrian crossing Stoneleigh Road, and, a re-shaping of the Holcombe Road walkway. 

The transformation of Brook Street will be around the same time and will also link with some alteration of the arts (erm, Law Centre) building. We are asking for the black wall car park to be opened up and a coffee shop to be sited in an new entrance facing onto Brook Street. Have faith that the street drinking culture will have done, and in any case we shouldn't limit our ambitions to improve our area because of the anti-social behaviour of 25 people. Sooner work includes the Bruce Grove railway station bridge being re-painted in August to have 'Bruce Grove' emblazoned across it. 

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FDLP(Friends of Down Lane Park) Meeting


Next meeting is Tuesday 15th October. 7.15-8.30pm at the church hall on Mitchley Road N17.



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