We have put together a list of some of the local businesses, artists and practitioners that we like and would like to share with you.
We are members of the Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association. Formed in 1948 as a non-political amenity society. MHFGA “concern ourselves with all aspects of the local environment and quality of life in the Muswell Hill, Fortis Green and Alexandra wards of North London, and welcome new members living in these wards“. www.mhfga.org
Muswell Hill Creatives is a dynamic collective of local artists, designers and makers who share a passion for quality craftsmanship. It holds markets four times a year in St James’s Square, Muswell Hill as well as pop up shops and exhibitions. www.muswellhillcreatives.com
Yoga with Elena Laine. Tom Hoyland says; “These wonderfully gentle and deeply meditative sessions are fantstic, I attended classes for two years on and off.” “Elena has great knowledge and experience which she imparts wonderfully.” Hatha Yoga and Meditation in Muswell Hill. Slow and gentle classes in small and friendly groups. Over 20 years of teaching experience. Classes include: Asanas (postures), Breathing, Deep Relaxation and Meditation. www.spaceforyoga.wordpress.com
Muswellife (or Friends of St James Square) are a social business community group that promotes and supports all that adds to the unique character and quality of life in Muswell Hill for everyone who lives and works here. We put on two events a year: MidSummer Muswell and A Very Merry Muswell in St James Square. www.muswellife.com
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group
The Muswell Hill Sustainability Group is a local action group formed in 2008 to help residents live more sustainably – that is, in a way which meets both current and future needs. www.mhsgroup.org
Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen
From their web page….”Our soup kitchen started in February 1994 in response to several people asking for food following the worship services. It has become the Muswell Hill Churches & Community Soup Kitchen. It is still located and administered here at the Baptist Church and is also staffed by volunteers from several local churches, other faith groups and the wider community. We are open five evenings a week, Sunday through Thursday. Doors open 7.45-8.30pm [on SUNDAYS 5:00-6:00pm] We normally serve a two course meal to about 40 people each night, a total of 8,000-10,000 meals a year.
How can you help?
“We are very grateful to the many organisations, schools and individuals that support this outreach. Maybe you can help too?”
DONATIONS: “We can use most food that is safe to eat so contact us if you can donate some (though please don’t leave food at our doors anonymously as if we cannot verify its origin we have to throw it away). We are not a food bank but can often find ways of giving out food we cannot use. We can sometimes do the same with men’s clothes and basic toiletries. Just contact us first to check that we can use your gift. And it goes without saying that we can use money!” www.mhbc.org.uk