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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Over on one of the events pages, Liza Messing wrote the following:

Hi there. I won't be coming to the meeting but am pleased to see WPRA on this site as I think its a really good site. I am concerned however that we - as members of WPRA- come under the 'other' rather than expected members and wonder if the group should liase with HOL about this. It seems to me HOL works best if it includes all communities with an active interest and commitment to a small geographical area around green lanes - Harringay - which certainly includes me on Avondale Road. It is much nearer for me to walk to green lanes than it would be for someone at the top end of one of the ladder roads. I think that in going with the current 'gardens/ladders' definition of the site - it is using an estate agents/post code based view of the area, rather than one based on commitment to a geographical area and so real world community. Which is after all what HOL is supposed to be about. I have many friends on the ladders and gardens roads, they send their kids to Woodlands Park Nursery (if they are lucky enought o get a place!) and our kids cross over in terms of the schools they go to. i would welcome a dialogue about this - in terms of defining membership and a sense of being invited and expected to contribute - to a radius around green lanes rather the current ladder/gardens which can feel divisive. any thoughts anyone ?

Had a look at the sites map of Harringay - and it looks as though on that basis half of my road (Avondale) is in Harringay and half isn't... I live in the Harringay bit. This is a bit bonkers and makes me think that a geographical radius around GL is still the best way to proceed....

Excuse me for moving your comments Liza, but I think this is probably a better place to have a discussion than on Geoff's Event notice.

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Like people who want to call the Harringay Passage the Haringey Passage because that's what their name for it was ;)

OK, I was only joking -- but thanks for remembering my 'pet' hate too!

I actually like the name Harringay Park! Or what about maybe .. Harringay-on-the-Hill or Harringay Heights ?
Ya, know what, that sounds about right to me. I won't have time to focus on this fro a while now, but I think that's a good suggestion which matches what I've learned over the past couple of years, so I say we go with it.
I think that's about right - tends to depend on where people do their shopping!

In the meantime I am perfectly happy to remain an 'other' ;-))

BTW, anyone reading who lives in the Woodlands Park R A area and who would like to join our email group is welcome. Drop an email to :


Geoff, I think you're right that the border between Harringay and West Green (Tottenham) is very 'fluid'; As you say it depends on ones own personal perspective..

But half of Woodlands Park Road is now *officially* (HOL borders) in Harringay.

Let's just say the boundary is a more modern European Schengen Style boundary rather than an 'Iron Curtain' style one!!
I have lived in Clarendon Road and West Green - I've always assumed I lived in Harringay.



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