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There have been many achievements of the BPCA since it started in 2001 but below is a summary of the key areas. There is more information on each of these topics in the relevant sections above.
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This has been the most recent and arguably the culmination of the success of the BPCA in establishing themselves at the forefront of this community over the last ten years. The community centre provides a place to meet, learn and bring people together that is proving very popular and influential in the community.
Major Improvements to Bowes Park Station
Improving Bowes Park Railway station and bridge was one of BPCA's first projects. Lots of planning and campaigning has led to WAGN's repainting the station, improving the signage and adopting a policy of zero tolerance on graffiti. The bridge has been resurfaced and crime prevention money was used to provide better lighting.
Bowes Park has historically had more than its fair share of traffic and it has previously been heavily used as a convenient rat run from the slower part of the A406 running from Green Lanes junction round to Bounds Green Road. BPCA campaigned for solutions and Haringey responded by making Whittington Road a no right hand turn and also introducing road traffic calming in Whittington Road. They have also sought to reduce the use of other roads to through traffic by narrowing, speed humps and table tops.
Bowes Park as a whole had been blighted in the 80s and 90s in particular by a lack of enforcement of planning in the area resulting in the conversion of many houses into a large numbers of bedsits and temporary accommodation. Bowes Park is now recognised as a conservation area and where possible previous planning violations are being enforced, new building work is scrutinised and new planning applications are objected to where appropriate.
The Bowes Park newsletter was created to let all the residents of the area know about issues and news from the area. It is delivered free to all residents in the area and currently has a 3,000 print run.
A key part of the BPCA is to bring people together and one great way is for groups to exist to bring people together to do what they enjoy. The groups range from the Myddleton Road Community Gardens group which is there to safeguard and maintain the Myddleton Road Community garden to other groups such as the Walking Group that meets to go on interesting walks in and around London. All the groups are listed below please click below to go to their page.