Local activities and services


Become a member

You must have a permanent or long-term disability which means you are unable to use public transport some or all of the time.

Eligibility – one or more of the following: A Taxicard member ;Getting Higher Rate  Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance; Registered blind or partially sighted; Aged 85 or over; Getting Higher Rate Attendance Allowance; Getting a War Pension Mobility Supplement

If none of the above apply to you, you may still be able to join Dial-a-Ride but you will have to undergo a paper based mobility assessment to establish your eligibility for the service.

How to apply www.tfl.gov.uk Call 0845 999 1 999 to request an application form There is an application form – post to: Dial-a-Ride Progress House, 5 Mandela Way, London E1 5SS

London Taxicard

London Taxicard provides subsidised transport in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people who have serious mobility or visual impairment. Enquiry Address: LB Haringey Social Services Concessionary Travel, Street Scene Traffic Management, Hornsey Town Hall, London, N8 9JJ

Contact details, Colm Campbell 020 8489 1865/1878 Email:


Taxicard details: what it offers – Trips: 104 per annum, £8.30/£9.30/£10.80 maximum subsidies per trip, Minimum fare: £2.50

Double swiping allowed. This allows Taxicard users to swipe their cards twice in a single trip and use two trip allocations to cover one long journey.

More advice from Transport for All’s Advocacy and Advice Line on 0207 737 2339.

Applications to:

Taxicard, London Councils, 59½ Southwark St, London, SE1 0AL Tel: 0845 415 4156 or 020 7934 9791 taxicard@londoncouncils.gov.uk

Be sure to include the following details when applying:

  • Your full name
  • Your full London postal address
  • The borough in which you live
  • A contact phone number

Regular local activities

Community Lunch Club for over 50s at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, usually 1st Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3pm. Booking needed with Tanya 020 8348 4612 or email info@hornseyvale.org (ring Tues—Wed.)

Coffee and Computers: sessions near you, informal help and advice – browsing the internet or sending emails. Contact Joyce Sullivan on 0208 888 0579 or joyce.sullivan@publicvoice.london


Dance for Fun & Fitness for over 50s. Tuesdays 4pm –5.30pm. Drop in per class £6 including refreshments (5 classes £25) at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Rd. N8. Contact Kimberly 07843 216 150

Fun fitness class for over 55’s at Wood Green Library, on Mondays & Wednesday at 10.15, £3 a class. For more details contact Kiki on 07903 582883

West Haringey Seniors Exercise Class (mixed) with an expert trainer Tuesday 2.15—3.15 £3.50

Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield road N8 9LP, contact Ann Anderson 020 8340 8335

Candy’s Seniors Dance and Fitness class at Hornsey Vale.  Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm, £5


Lunch at the Paddock Bistro, Pages Lane. Information and booking 020 8444 1050. The Paddock, Meadow Drive, Muswell Hill, N10 1PL. Email: scheme.muswell@mha.org.uk

North Bank, 28 Pages Lane Vintage Club: Alternate Thursdays at 2pm, for those young in heart but older in years within the community to meet, chat and have afternoon tea.  

Muswell Hill Bowling Club You can join this club, as a playing or non-playing member; the bowling green is a gem, hidden away behind gates on King’s Avenue N10. Flyers available. Paul.chapman69@btinternet.com


Friends of Muswell Hill Library. Newcomers welcome; information email info.fomhl@gmail.com Join for £2/year. ‘Community Tales’ continue.

Muswell Hill WEA courses are held at Pages Lane, Enrolments: 0800 328 1060, enquiries: 020 7426 1950, email london@wea.org.uk, www.london.wea.org.uk

U3A Haringey at Wood Green Library on 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact Alison Nunes: Chairwoman:01992 441613, email: alison7nunes7@aol.com

Monthly social lunches for over 55’s – March 21. Contact Stuart Cox Tel. 020 8347 2411 ext 422 or email stuart@jacksonslane.org.uk