Here is another great example of what can be achieved when local folk communicate and come together. Local residents formed a group called ‘The friends of Fairland Park’ and have taken a public space on the Harringay Ladder, raised a staggering amount (approx £85.000) in funding, by approaching several charities and persuading Haringey Council to contribute the further funding required. All this collective local effort has resulted in the creation of a great ‘public space’ that locals are not only using, but are extremely proud of.
Remember the old days? Our old friend Kermit reckoned it was it wasn’t easy being green. What a Muppet! He even had a song about it. Well that was back then! Fortunately, these days things are a lot easier… Whether you own or rent a property locally, Haringey Council have some great recycling facilities with a dedicated team in place to respond to any enquiries.
Ok… it is likely to be a relatively small event and her Majesty the Queen is unlikely to be attending, but it will be full of VIP’s, the ‘Very Important People’ who live nearby and made it all happen! It is a very important local event that marks a great local achievement and a great collective effort!
The 2010 world cup is well underway and presenting the usual challenges for estate agents around the country. There are basically only ever two teams we need to worry about…Team A who want to see a property whilst a game is on, and Team B who will be glued to the game and won’t answer the phone, let alone the door to let us show someone around!
Some time ago we were approached by a group of local Hornsey residents, Hornsey Parkside Residents Association, and Marcus Ballard in particular, who invited us to get involved with this ‘great community garden project’. After spending approximately 2.5 seconds pondering, we announced that Castles would be delighted to support the project, especially as they had done extremely well to secure some of the funding from ‘Haringey Council’ it was a great achievement, and an excellent example of what can be achieved when local people come together.
So How Much Do You Charge? – A good Estate Agent will seldom disclose their fee over the phone! Try not to be too irritated or put off by this… it is actually a good sign, and quite clever! If you think about it, the last thing an agent wants is for you to put down the phone, and move onto the next agent on your list with the same question. They will want to meet you, see your property, and have a chance to explain face to face the service they can offer, and what you will be getting for your fee!
There is talk of a suspension of hips, but no-one really knows for sure, at the time of typing this, what is going on. It’s all a bit like the Apple iPad was a few weeks ago… We all know it’s coming, but when? Let’s hope they do not delay the launch!
So… whichever corner you were backing in the fight for No 10 – The big scrap (as far as the housing market goes) is coming soon… HIPs will get ‘Knocked Out’ in the first round!
When an area offers a choice of three underground stations and a 15 minute tube ride into our great city, there are no prizes for guessing why Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, and Harringay (sometimes miss-spelled as Haringey), is so popular with people looking to lay down roots.
Could this be the best shortcut in London? In Harringay/Hornsey/Wood Green there is an almost deserted road offering people sitting in the rush hour traffic jam, just metres away, a great shortcut… It’s a shame they don’t know it’s there!