Category: Campaigns

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  [email protected] 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 and entering: Muswell Hill N10 4DQ or another post office you are concerned about. You can also email them on [email protected]

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


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Crouch End Post Office & Muswell Hill


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National Demonstration on 20th June 2015


Hetty Bower Memorial on Friday 3rd October

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