Warning about current changes in the NHS

Meeting on August 15th 2017 10.30

at the Southgate Beaumont Care Home,

15 Cannon Hill, N14 7DJ.

The meeting is a 10 minute walk from Southgate station, and on bus routes 121, W6 and 299.  It is called by Enfield Over 50’s Forum about a consultation being conducted by the Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The meeting is on ‘Adherence to Evidence-Based Medicine’ (AEBM)  

The Enfield CCG proposals are to introduce another layer of control, that would overrule doctors clinical judgement on a number of  treatments, and if applied would affect patients very badly.  The front page of the August/September newsletter of Enfield Over 50’s Forums can be downloaded.  Download

If AEBM was applied in Enfield, other borough CCGs could follow.

Note that all CCGs in North Central London boroughs: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey & Islington are under pressure to eliminate their ‘deficits’ that are really ‘overspends’ caused by under-funding)

Hetty Bechler at earlier ‘Save Highgate Library’ protest

Hetty Bechler (1915—2016) can be seen in this photograph Download

as published in the Ham & High on July 21st 2017. It  shows protestors campaigning to save Highgate Library in Shepherd’s Hill in December 1987.

Highgate Library is now threatened again. Haringey Council is considering its relocation to an extended and refurbished Jacksons Lane Community Centre. The existing building could be sold.

Franchise of Crown Post Ofices

Did you know that Crown Post Offices near us are being franchised?

Find out what that means for us. Download

Kevin Carey, branch secretary of CWU North/North West London Branch  n1posties@hotmail.com tells us that the firm ‘Universal Office Equipment HQ at, 120 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9ED’ intends to take up franchise of several crown post offices: Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Stoke Newington and an Independent for Finsbury Park.

There is a public consultation, deadline September 6th – You can also give your feedback on these proposals by completing the Post Office online survey via the following link postofficeviews.co.uk and entering: Muswell Hill N10 4DQ or another post office you are concerned about. You can also email them on comments@postoffice.co.uk.

Many residents have signed a letter to United Office Equipment  in support of a boycott of any products or services at the franchised post office in order to persuade the firm to withdraw the franchise.  Download

You can download the letter and send to UOE.

Public consultation event on Wednesday 16th August

for the proposed franchise of Muswell Hill Crown Office.

This will be open for individuals to ask questions. There is a guidance document.

Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Time: 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 77 Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, LONDON N10 3NE


August Outing and Report of July meeting

Our August meeting will be an Outing to Capel Manor Gardens

On Wednesday 16th August 11.30 to 4pm

This is a booked outing but there are still a few places available. The cost to cover the minibus and entrance fee is £15 to include transport and entrance charge. Remember we visited Capel Manor before.

Barbara, Pamela and Audrey at the gardens 5 years ago.



Please arrive by 11.15 at Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH.

This is our usual venue, entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park, Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

Contact Ann Anderson for information. 020 8340 8335 or awarr@btinternet.com

Find the full August Notice  August notice

Healthy Lungs

“Healthy Lungs & Air Quality” 

Which of us has trouble breathing?

The major conditions of the lungs that affect older people. A summary and discussion led by Janet Shapiro

How clean is Haringey Air?

Air Quality apprentice for Haringey Ishen Stewart-Dowding will speak about Air Quality in Haringey. Ishen is appointed by the Mayor of London Air   Quality fund.

Campaigning for Clean Air

Aislin Lee from London Sustainability Exchange (Waltham Forest) will tell us about her activities to combat Air Pollution.

Time and date:              WEDNESDAY July 19th 2017 at 1.30pm

Venue:                           Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park. Doors open from 1pm.

Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

July Notice here Download


Yvonne at Pamela’s party