Hi all,I fell in love with Stroud Green last year and as a soon-to-be full-time resident of the area (4 days and counting), I'm keen to get involved in local life. This forum is a great starting point and I'd like to know if there is an official blog for the area with posts about local events and other announcements? Cheers
I think this is it :)
Welcome! Ashman's right - keep on eye on this forum.
There's also http://www.welovestroudgreen.co.uk, www.harringayonline.com, and I think Crouch End may have a website; if you have a Twitter account, there are a couple of Stroud Green posters and you can hashtag #N4 and #stroudgreen.
If you are female (and/or have a female partner), there's a local WI - www.stroudgreen.webs.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - which will get you meeting some local women.
You might also look into Transition Finsbury Park - http://transitionfinsburypark.org.uk/ - which has a variety of community events/projects going on.
Which road are you moving to?
Sorry, mis-typed the WI website (and for some reason can't edit it) - it's www.stroudgreewi.webs.com.
Ooops, I think a letter is missing in the WI link. I hope this link works http://www.stroudgreenwi.webs.com
Thanks, @gem, you're quite right - my brain's a bit dozy today and seems to have forgotten how to spell!
Thanks for the replies and suggestions - I will definitely keep an eye on this forum.@vetski moving to Ashley Road - unfortunately it's only a short let but I intend to stay in the area!
There's also a knitting group in the Stapleton Tavern on Thursdays from 8pm. Men/women/knitters/non-knitters all welcome. I believe there are several active conservation groups too.
@idoru that sounds great - I seem to remember seeing a flyer for a craft afternoon at the Stapleton as well, it was in August I think, I wonder if they're still running?
I like Ashley road. A nice mid-point between the Stapleton and the Shaftesbury, it has the beautiful St Mary's church, and is close to Crouch End. Easy access to the Parkland Walk, and plenty of buses. I suppose it's not technically Stroud Green, but it's closer to the Stroud Green Road than lots of SG proper.
@ohinvertedworld I went to one of the craft afternoons last year. V good fun. They're called Crafty Pint and are organised by the Seaside Sisters. Not sure if there are any more planned, but hopefully!
@arkady you're right, sadly, it's not technically stroud green. i might have to create a fictional address for my SG.org alter ego!
@idoru oh thanks, i'll look them up
@Idoru & @ohinvertedworld, the Seaside Sisters are hoping to start up at the Stapleton again - there's a new manager/landlord, so negotiations have had to start again from scratch. They'll post on here and their Facebook page when they've got something arranged, as will the WI on all available channels!
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