Adaptive Wood Green
Haringey Council has been awarded a grant of £1.2 million from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund and Accelerator Fund and £794,000 from Haringey Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy (SCIL) for a set of projects called ‘Adaptive Wood Green.’
The projects include:
- three School Streets - Noel Park Primary, Alexandra Primary and St Paul’s Primary schools
- mayes Road – building on work completed as part of Mayes Corner Pocket Park
- improvements to Caxton Gardens and neighbouring roads
- enhancements to Wood Green Common and Barratt Gardens
This new set of projects build on the work already undertaken as part of Connecting Wood Green to improve connectivity and the public realm throughout the area.
The schemes aim to tackle air quality, promote walking and cycling to school, encourage a modal shift and improve ecology, biodiversity and the facilities on offer within the green spaces.
We have funding to improve Wood Green Common and Barratt Gardens. The improvements will create better green space for people and promote biodiversity. The improvements are based on what people have told us at engagement events and through online feedback.
The design is an ambitious response to the climate emergency and the need to provide an inclusive neighbourhood space of well-being for a diverse community.
We are aiming to deliver the project by 2024, subject to securing planning permission and additional funding for the multi use games area.
The design follows the Mayor of London’s priorities to reduce pollution in and around schools and to improve walking and cycling infrastructure; Haringey Walking and Cycling Action Plan; and the Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Design Manual.
Common Ground - Wood Green Common engagement event
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Common on Tuesday 11 July 2023. Two sessions took place, an afternoon session between 2pm to 4.30pm and an evening session from 5.30pm to 7pm.
The community joined us to enjoy activities that brought the community-led plans to improve the space to life, and attendees could also see the designs that the community have helped create:
- tea party with local elders
- home growing
- volunteering opportunities
- arts and crafts
- design exhibition
Thanking you being part of the Common Ground event and for taking the green home with you! To help care for your plant, visit the links below:
- how to take care of geraniums - Almanac (external link)
- how to take care of salvia 'Hot Lips' - Horticulture (external link)
Following the successful completion of the Mayes Corner Pocket Park in partnership with local community group Parkside Malvern Resident Association, funding has been secured to deliver further improvements to Mayes Corner.
The works will include improved footways, sustainable drainage and enhancing cycling connections.
Image: Completed Mayes Corner Pocket Park.
Caxton Gardens is outside Tower Terrace and adjacent to Mayes Road and Station Road. The aim is to improve this area of soft landscaping and its functionality and the adjacent public realm of Station Road, Tower Terrace and Mayes Road.
The aim of this project is to enhance accessibility, walking, cycling and improve the open space and make it more usable and ‘playable’.
The scheme will improve east/west links from the High Road through to the Cultural Quarter and continue to provide a link to schemes such as Penstock Tunnel and on-going works to Mayes Road.
The project will also help link the School Streets being developed for Alexandra Primary School on Western Road and St Paul’s Primary School on Bradley Road and Barratt Avenue as well as improving connections to Wood Green Common and Barratt Gardens.
Image: Caxton Gardens by Parkland Road and Tower Terrace.