To aid the battle to spruce up Wood Green High Road, Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone recently joined forceswith a residents’ alliance committed to regenerating the area.
The Hornsey and Wood Green MP recently met up with Wood Green resident Tammy Palmer who, after getting fed up with the state of the High Road, decided to take matters into her own hands to help improve the state of the shopping area.
Through twitter and social networking, Tammy grew a network of over 80 local people committed to the cause. MP Lynne met up with the enthusiastic resident at the newly opened Karamel Café in the Chocolate Factory, to see how she could help.
The ‘I Love Wood Green’ group already has a range of ideas, including using empty shops as pop-up shops for local produce and artwork, guerrilla gardening outside Wood Green Library, and a food recycling cafe inside. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP will now be supporting the cause with advice, help and contacts
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“Tammy is doing a great job setting up this community alliance. She is talented and hungry to make a difference, and an excellent example of why I love community activism. There are so many people out there who want to make a difference, but sometimes it takes someone like Tammy – with a vision and drive – to kick-start the work.
“I am a very strong supporter of the ‘I love Wood Green’ campaign. The area needs some TLC, and I will certainly be there to support Tammy in her work to make Wood Green High Road an exciting place to visit and live.
“If you want to join the I Love Wood Green Group, just get in touch with me and I’ll pass your details on.”
Tammy Palmer adds:
“I am really passionate about the local community and making Wood Green High Road as vibrant as possible – at the moment what it offers in terms of outlets isn’t really representative of the many independent retailers and communities that live locally.
“Wood Green has a lot to offer; there is a great community spirit and a lot of interesting and exciting cultural and community projects taking place already. This project is about bringing the community together and us all feeling very proud of where we live.
“It’s simply about loving Wood Green.”