This was the first in-person meeting after a year of the Zoom meetings and it was a treat to see everyone.
We were also in a new venue…
Thank you to the East Finchley Constitutional Club for hosting us – a great space, AV equipment and a bar, the perfect setting to hear from local businesses and organisations sharing their news to get support so we can all promote each other’s endeavours.
Our guest speaker, Sara Gatoff spoke passionately about her journey through retail’s changing landscape providing a range of tips and tricks. Sara is also offering FREE one to one 30-minute advice sessions on the evening of 26th October, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, perfect for new start-ups, existing businesses, and social enterprises of all sizes.
N2United Soapbox – This month, Pedro Redig of Planet Pallet
Pedro Redig, local craftsman at Planet Pallet, used the N2United ‘Soapbox’ at the October N2United regular meeting to point out the dilapidated state of the East Finchley Medical Practice at the corner of Baronsmere Road and Park Hall Road. His passionate appeal for the outside of the building to be better looked after or at least painted once in a while met with others in the group nodding their agreement. Pedro said, “It looks like just a coat of paint could make all the difference to the external appearance of the surgery which might just make a visit to the Dr’s more bearable”. After the meeting, enquires are underway to alert the staff and owners of this general concern and to see if the wider community could help? Perhaps it will inspire other poorly maintained premises to get better attention and help improve the external appearance of East Finchley generally.
We’ll be following this up at the November N2United regular meeting on the 11th of November!
Remember, you can use the N2United Soapbox to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes on a subject of your choice to inform, entertain or educate at any of our meetings!
Updates from the October N2United meeting included:
• The Archer – Diana Cormack
The “glue of the community” local paper is run completely by volunteers and can always do with a hand when delivering the 10,000 copies a month. Get in touch via www.the-archer.co.uk
• Better Streets for Barnet – Julia Hines & Ashley Grossman
Encouraging more active travel in the London borough of Barnet, join the conversation with them on Twitter @BetterSt4Barnet
• Bowen for your Body at Utopia – Bernadette Tunney
Not just for sporty people, the Bowen technique is fast becoming the go to therapy for anxiety and stress, chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. www.utopiatherapyhub.com/the-bowen-technique
• Christmas in East Finchley – Gail Coles
Plans for a festive evening and tree lighting on Saturday 4th December will be revealed at our meeting next month. It would be great if High Street traders got in on the act with special promotions and festive events of their own on the day. Join our November meeting for more details.
•Cllr Alison Moore
Dedicated in East Finchley residents getting the most out of the community, join the discussion on Twitter with Alison @AlizonMoore
• Duck Whittington online pantomime – Jake Eisman-Renyard
Online charity puppet pantomime for Whittington Health Charity because Fun pantomime production can raise funds for NHS – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jake-eiseman-renyard.
• East Finchley Festival – Alison Roberts
This year’s volunteer-run community festival involved more local businesses and traders than ever. Planning is underway for next June’s festival. See how you can get involved at www.eastfinchleyfestival.org
• East Finchley Polinator Project – Roger Chapman
The project aims to plant 100,000 flowers in the hope of creating pollinator trails and “nectar cafes” in East Finchley. Let’s grow more plants and flowers!
• The Holistic Hub – Sharmila Hume
As a health practitioner, Sharmila offers a free consultation to assess which Organic and NATRUE certified Weleda products are the best combination for your skin. www.symplyhealthysynergy.co.uk/weleda/
• N2 Food Project – Giuseppe Sollo
Help the N2 Food project continue to make gourmet food to feed the hungry. They need volunteers to help cook the meals, every Saturday and Sunday at Martin Primary School kitchen. ILoveN2.co.uk/Food-Project
• Symply Synergy Property Clinic – Matt Hume
Matt aims to create healthier living through healthier homes. Bioresonance treatment focuses on reducing the harmful effects of environmental factors, pollution and toxins the body has been burdened with which will in turn make room for healthier well-being, or healthy synergy. Find out more at www.symplyhealthysynergy.co.uk/
Next N2United Meeting – 11th November 2021