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Hornsey Pensioners Action Group is affiliated to the NPC. See www.npcuk.org

Sarah Harris attended the Annual Convention of the NPC at Blackpool last week and will tell us more.  See Campaign! which includes the agenda.

Our group is also affiliated to London Region NPC, that meets on July 6th.  Anyone can attend as a guest , but we have two delegates who can vote on the proposed new constitution.  

On June 9th, Janet Shapiro sent a Committee Request for discussion at the London Executive meeting.  The officers refused to include this item on the agenda, and subsequently Janet has resigned from the Executive Committee.  We suspect that no explanation for her resignation has been made.   The  text of our request indicated that we saw no need for a new constitution – the old one served well and needed only one edit. Our suggestion was not discussed in January or March.

Affiliates should try to attend the London Region meeting on July 6th at which the new constitution will be discussed.  It will be held at the usual venue, St Pancras  Church Hall, Lancing Street, NW1 1NA. This is a turning off Eversholt St. adjacent to Euston Station. The meeting will commence at 11.00am.

Happy Birthday NHS!

On July 5th you are 75! Remember those cakes in earlier years.

A Birthday card for your 69th, and cakes for your 72nd on July 5th 2020.



Wednesday 19th July 2023

Behind the scenes of Food Banks:  How can we  help?

Ann O’Daly  for Hornsey Foodbank and Emma Killick for Bounds Green Foodbank

Please bring actual or financial donations for the speakers to take to their food banks

Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

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

All welcome -raffle and refreshments available

Contacts: Ann Anderson 02083408335 or 07757634405 or Janet Shapiro janet.rmshapiro@gmail.com

Last month’s meeting is reported in the July Bulletin

Many attended the meeting on Mild Fraility in West Haringey. Find slides here.

Our column will be printed in the Ham & High on July 6th.



Meeting May 17th 2023 at 1.30pm

Has IT made us ALL better informed ?

Janet Shapiro and Anne Gray

(Janet is a member of National Pensioners Convention Digital Working Party and Anne is from Over 50’s Forum) 

Andy Jeffrey of ‘Coffee & Computers’ advises our group.

Hornsey Parish Church Hall,

Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

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

Buses: nearby  W7, W3 from Wood Green and 144 from Muswell Hill to Turnpike Lane ( but returning direction both diverted . 144 over Alexandra Palace. W3  from Middle Lane)

All welcome -raffle and refreshments available

Find the May Bulletin here.

Hornsey Pensioners had a column published.



Meeting Wednesday March 15th 2023

How is the NHS, primary care and its partners supporting us in West Haringey?

Speaker – Paul Allen

Head of Integrated Commissioning (Integrated Care & Fraility) Development & Population Health Directorate

1.30pm start at Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

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

Buses 144, W3 and W7 pass nearby

An open workshop was held at Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Centre in October 2022. The papers can be downloaded here.

Haringey Council and the local NHS sit on consultative boards at which community groups are invited. One is the HBP Age Well Board.

For a report of the last meeting and lots more – download the March Bulletin

Future meetings: April 19th – AGM (bring your nominations and ideas) plus talk by Co-operative Legal Services.
May 17th and June 21st TBA.

NPC Annual Convention at Imperial Hotel Blackpool, Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th June. Registrations called for: www.npcuk.org



Meeting Wednesday February 15th

The Dark Side of Enfield

by Joe Studman a well known

London local history guide of Jaywalks

1.30pm start at Hornsey Parish Church Hall,

Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

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

Buses 144, W3 and W7 pass nearby

Contacts: Ann Anderson 02083408335 or 07757634405 awarr@btinternet.com or Janet Shapiro janet.rmshapiro@gmail.com

Find the February bulletin here.

We need a Commissioner for Older People. See statement

Our regular column January 2023

Campaign for public toilets.