Making North London children’s fashion a circular movement 

On 20 November 2022, the community centre hosted an event to promote recycling pre-loved children’s clothing in an attempt to reduce waste, and give parents a way to borrow and donate clothes. An estimated 200 people attended, with children enjoying face painting, crafts, and a bouncy castle as their parents browsed …

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Hornsey Vale’s work with surplus food collection

As part of our sustainability drive, Hornsey Vale Community Association (HVCA) has developed fruitful relationships with the Neighbourly scheme and Growing Communities, local organisations focused on reducing food waste. The Neighbourly scheme aims to re-distribute surplus food from supermarkets to the local community in an effort to alleviate food poverty.  …

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Making mental health accessible for all

For over 20 years, the charity Counselling Initiatives has operated on the basis that long-term talking counselling should be available to everyone—even those who may not be able to afford it.  Operating out of the Hornsey Vale Community Centre, as well as a community centre in Twickenham, the charity and its more than a …

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Get involved in your community with just one mile

Getting fit and active contributes to health and wellbeing, so why do some of us find it hard? Like many things in life, breaking it down into manageable steps—and adding a social element for friendship and support—makes physical activity more accessible and fun. This is the philosophy behind the Community …

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