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I haven’t had first hand experience but this looks like a great association to be involved with if you want to be an active member of your community.  The next meeting for members is scheduled for  8pm Wednesday 5th October 2016 at Pages Lane when there will be a talk by the Chief Executive of Alexandra Palace. Plus, if this is more your thing you may be interested in and Italian wine tasting at 8pm on Thursday 10th November at The Clissold Arms, Fortis Green.

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This is what their website says about the association:

THE Fortis Green Residents’ Association was formed in May 1948, following an outcry over the parking of commercial  vehicles in Annington Road, just behind the Muswell Hill police station in Fortis Green.

Its aim was to “foster an interest in local government and other matters of local interest”. The Association was to be strictly non sectarian and non political. The slogan adopted became “strength through unity”.

Today we are an established local organisation with more than 700 members from the wards of Muswell Hill, Fortis Green and Alexandra. We are consulted on local planning applications and can bid for funding to save, maintain and improve the area’s landmarks and environment.

Our history has been documented in Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association: a history of its campaigns and landmark achievements, originally published in 2010, covering among others our successful fight against

  • the proposed Archway Road motorway scheme;
  • Haringey Council’s proposal to cut down nearly 4000 street trees in the western half of the borough;
  • the threat to demolish the famous art deco Muswell Hill Odeon (now Muswell Hill Everyman).  The cinema was saved and given Grade II listed status.

The book, by the current Association chairman, John Hajdu, has now been updated to 2015 and is made available to members and to all those who are interested in the Association’s  activities and campaigns conducted over 67 years to protect, maintain and improve the local environment and quality of life.

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The MHFGA Membership runs from the 1st of May to the 30th of April of the following year and includes:

  • six bi-monthly Newsletters covering the Association’s activities, local news, events and members’ letters;
  • regular email updates with news and developments relevant to our community;
  • members’ meetings – talks are held at North Bank in Pages Lane, where you have a chance to meet and talk with other members;
  • annual guided local walk;
  • http://www.mhfga.org – our informative website, where you can also download past Newsletters.
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