Make things happen and people will come, says Lucia Das Neves of We Love Myddleton Road, which won the London category in the Great British High Street Awards last week Myddleton Road is a Victorian street in Haringey, with history, in more ways than one. For years local people have battled to ‘save’ it. Multiple problems had conspire to prevent people shopping in the street, from an increase of homes of multiple occupancy and illegal dwellings to a lack of bins, crime and ‘shed sits’ in gardens. Now we find ourselves winner of the London category of the Great British High Street awards, a competition that rewards high street innovation, and we’re excited. Some local residents have been involved in Myddleton Road for years. They secured and managed a community garden, and more recently an outdoor gym and table tennis table. Hard work and small beginnings that gave our street … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Lucia Das Neves is a member of the We Love Myddleton Road campaign group