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  • Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News

    Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News

    16 Aug 2019 August's Safer Neighbourhood News is now available.File Attachment:File Name: SN_newsletter_August_2019_Palmers_Green.pdfFile Size: 1,393 KB Read more...

  • Council savings and cycle lanes - Comment by David Hughes

    16 Aug 2019 [Moderator's comment: A forum discussion about wheelie bins has turned partially into a discussion about cycle lanes. I try to keep discussions to one subject at a time, so I've moved David Hughes' response to S. Leonidas's comments about council expenditure and bike lanes to a new thread, starting with a quote to put David's comments in context. However, I[…] Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by David Eden

    15 Aug 2019 S LeonidasYou may share Helen's views, but you also share the misconceptions. I have already set out how it is fallacious to suggest a garden is an exclusive explanatory factor in determining council tax levels. It simply is not. It, as an approach, also fails to acknowledge that large houses tend to contain large families with large strains on public[…] Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by S LEONIDAS

    15 Aug 2019 I share Helen's viewsOur 'larger' houses usually have gardens which add to the value of the property and ultimately are charged higher taxes . So as higher tax payers we have more than covered the cost of a regular waste collection.The Council does not really care about savings - if it did it would not have overspent on the farcical[…] Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Michael Hobbs

    15 Aug 2019 I have always wondered whether the garden recycling (green bins) are a good thing or not. How green is the whole enterprise? The bins are made of plastic and the plant contents are collected by diesel-powered trucks. The imposition of a charge for this service has led me to go back to composting. That's probably an environmentally good result.As for[…] Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment - Comment by Hugh F

    15 Aug 2019 I think they mean Harringay. "Harringay Green Lanes" is a station, Harringay is the neighbourhood.They also probably mean Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay: nowhere called "Green Lanes Parade" exists as far as I'm aware. Read more...

  • Apply for funding from Walking and Cycling Grants London

    Apply for funding from Walking and Cycling Grants London

    14 Aug 2019 Walking and Cycling Grants London is a programme which supports London's diverse communities to walk and cycle more often and more safely. The programme, funded by Transport for London and administered by Groundwork London, offers grants to projects of up to £10,000 over a three year period. Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment - Comment by David Hughes

    14 Aug 2019 David E. this is not the time to be making sarcastic remarks about attempts to raise awareness about global warming; our government has been sleep-walking towards climate change as long as I can remember. If the government is doing next to nothing 'Extinction Rebellion' is at least drawing attention to the urgent need to get on with making the necessary[…] Read more...

  • Update on Bowes SG/primary school places situation

    14 Aug 2019 The following update on the situation with primary school places, with especial reference to Bowes SG school, is taken, with kind permission, from the latest Fox Lane & District Residents Association newsletterIn late June parents of children (including those with children about to start school in September 2019) attending Bowes-Southgate Green Primary were informed by letter from the Enfield Learning[…] Read more...

  • Regenerating Palmers Green town centre

    Regenerating Palmers Green town centre

    14 Aug 2019 The latest Fox Lane & District Residents Association newsletter includes a report on the Palmers Green Town Centre public meeting held on 13th July - reproducedhere with kind permission. Read more...

  • Local health watchdog urges no reduction in opening hours of Chase Farm urgent care centre

    Local health watchdog urges no reduction in opening hours of Chase Farm urgent care centre

    14 Aug 2019 Healthwatch Enfield has written to Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) asking them to keep the urgent care centre (UCC) at Chase Farm Hospital open until 10pm and not to proceed with the proposal to close an hour earlier. The watchdog body has also uncovered confusion about the last time that patients can arrive and the roles of the UCC. Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment - Comment by David Eden

    14 Aug 2019 Very glad to be out the country that weekend then.The issue is very real. ER's aspirations are not, verging on nonsense/delusional.I'm sure these events won't be exciting enough for celebrities to fly in on their private jets to woke up their instagram accounts though sadly... Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment - Comment by Basil Clarke

    14 Aug 2019 Are such drastic actions as those carried out by Extinction Rebellion necessary? Is climate change really such a threat?The answer to both questions is Yes. Just watch these four extracts from Sky News.What happens if the world warms up by 2°C?"At a 2°C rise, people will begin to die of what is now considered normal summers. Countries already hit by[…] Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment

    Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment

    14 Aug 2019 [Original article]Extinction Rebellion campaigners from five boroughs have announced plans for a North London Uprising on 7th and 8th September. Rebellion groups from Haringey, Islington, Camden, Enfield and Barnet will be occupying streets and running events in and around Turnpike Lane, Downhills Park, Harringay Green Lanes and Manor House.The aim is to engage north Londoners with Extinction Rebellion and the[…] Read more...

  • Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment

    Rebelling to prevent climate catastrophe: A weekend of actions and entertainment

    14 Aug 2019 Extinction Rebellion campaigners from five boroughs have announced plans for a North London Uprising on 7th and 8th September. Rebellion groups from Haringey, Islington, Camden, Enfield and Barnet will be occupying streets and running events in and around Turnpike Lane, Downhills Park, Harringay Green Lanes and Manor House. Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Karl Brown

    13 Aug 2019 To move away from pure finance to one of the other background drivers for change to the status quo: North London, the sub region of the London Region into which Enfield falls for waste purposes, had a recycling level of 29% in 2016. (Waste figures are often deep in time arrears.) However, the Joint Municipal Waste Strategy, long in place[…] Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Basil Clarke

    13 Aug 2019 To answer some of the points that Helen made in her contribution to the debate:Helen Blairman wrote: The original petition started by me was designed to ask the council for clarification on its changes. That cannot be deemed unreasonable.Helen's petition read as follows:Please reverse your decision to change weekly bin collections to bi-weekly collection and cancel future charges in garden[…] Read more...

  • Broomfield's Bottleneck Blues

    Broomfield's Bottleneck Blues

    12 Aug 2019 Photographer Barbara Luckhurst was again on hand at Sunday's Broomfield Blues and has sent us shots of the two slide guitarists in action. Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by David Eden

    12 Aug 2019 Some interesting points.At my last flat on Conway Road, I had the garden flat and upstairs did not. We paid the same council tax. Please explain how my neighbour upstairs wasn't subsidising my green waste collection? At my previous flat to that on Sidney Avenue, all 4 in the (converted house) were the same band but only the ground floor[…] Read more...

  • Palmers Green Festival 2019 - Comment by Karl Brown

    10 Aug 2019 And on panic free moments, what to do about the weather? What if Festival had been today (Saturday 10 August)? There were yellow weather warnings in place yesterday. Would we have cancelled and pre advised 100+ stallholders, as many exhibitors and thousands of potential attendee it was off, or run the risk and proceeded? Today we’ve had huge rain for[…] Read more...

  • Palmers Green Festival 2019 - Comment by Karl Brown

    10 Aug 2019 There’s never a dull or panic-free moment when prepping for Festival, so a month back when we heard there was a run on portaloos for 1 September and our usual supplier couldn’t assist we panicked. So after much searching it’s today’s top news that TPH London has stepped in with 6 Tardis loos plus one disabled friendly Tardis. Costing over[…] Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Helen Blairman

    8 Aug 2019 Am surprised at the completely binary response to the bin collection petition. Basil your opinion on this matter is not wholly accurate as the concerns surrounding the consultation were that many were not aware of its existence or the issues associated with the changes. The original petition started by me was designed to ask the council for clarification on its[…] Read more...

  • Southgate Circus Library returns home

    Southgate Circus Library returns home

    8 Aug 2019 New version of the notice with the correct dates. Read more...

  • Southgate Circus Library returns home - Comment by Michael Monaghan

    8 Aug 2019 It ought never have been moved,in the first instance.Welcome back,Southgate CIRCUS Library! Read more...

  • Photographing the Blues

    Photographing the Blues

    7 Aug 2019 Photographs from last Sunday's Broomfield Blues sessions taken by Barbara Luckhurst Read more...

  • The opening act at Palmers Green Festival 2019

    7 Aug 2019 Don't be late for the start of the this year's PG Festival. The opening act at 12:20 are Solana and Gabriel, local teenage brother and sister singers, songwriters and musicians. Currently studying at the Brits School of Performing Arts! Read more...

  • Fancy a part in a panto?

    Fancy a part in a panto?

    7 Aug 2019 If you or your kids fancy a part in a panto, there will be plenty on offer in this year's SMP Theatre production of Cinderella. To find out more you can attend an introductory session and read-through on Monday 12th August and go along to auditions on 18th and 21st August. Read more...

  • August's Enfield Dispatch is out

    August's Enfield Dispatch is out

    7 Aug 2019 Issue 11 of the Enfield Dispatch is now available from hundreds of locations across the borough. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member. Read more...

  • Broomfield Park commemorative tablet to be restored

    Broomfield Park commemorative tablet to be restored

    6 Aug 2019 A shell-shaped tablet, placed in Broomfield Park when it was opened in 1903, is to be restored and its wording re-inscribed. Read more...

  • Palmers Green Festival 2019 - Comment by Karl Brown

    Palmers Green Festival 2019 - Comment by Karl Brown

    6 Aug 2019 Briefings to the volunteers who have kindly committed their time to make sure the PG Festival goes as smoothly as ever on Sunday 1st September kicked off over the weekend and will continue right up to the week before festival. Thanks to all of them; it simply couldn’t happen without people putting their own skin and time into it.We took[…] Read more...

  • An invitation from Palmers Green artist and musician Patrick Samuel

    An invitation from Palmers Green artist and musician Patrick Samuel

    5 Aug 2019 Palmers Green artist Patrick Samuel is also pursuing a musical career. Tiergarten Records, which releases music by neurodiverse artists, will be issuing his first album, Distant Star, on 16th August, and it can be pre-ordered now. On 23rd August Patrick will be launching the album and his new exhibition at Starfish & Coffee in Aldermans Hill. Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Karl Brown

    5 Aug 2019 One linked point to bear in mind re the £2m bins challenge is the £1m pa Enfield ratepayers are paying to reduce the debt taken on by the Waste Authority (NLWA) as our share of an earlier Pinkham Way debacle, and will be repaying for many years to come.In documents made pubic this week, in their submission commenting on the[…] Read more...

  • Bowes Southgate Green school: Cabinet member for children's services refutes claim about council policy

    4 Aug 2019 I've now obtained a copy of the letter from David Burrowes that was mentioned [url=Bowes Southgate Green school: Cabinet member for children's services refutes claim about council policy]in an earlier post[/url] and have extracted the part relating to Bowes Southgate Green school.Enfield Council has instructed Bowes Primary School NOT to take a reception class after September 2019 at the Bowes[…] Read more...

  • Statutory body calls for refusal of application to demolish the Intimate Theatre

    Statutory body calls for refusal of application to demolish the Intimate Theatre

    4 Aug 2019 A strongly worded objection to the planning application for demolition of the Intimate Theatre has been submitted by the Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres. Read more...

  • Wheelie bins petition relaunched - Comment by Karl Brown

    4 Aug 2019 Me too. Having seen the original options list and knowing of the financial constraints and waste industry requirements due in the short term I cut it down to only two feasible options and then took the view that of those two that the biggest money saver would be hard to beat. I could see little to argue against it and[…] Read more...

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Tuesday 13 August until Sunday 18 August

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Thursday 15 August until Sunday 18 August

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Wednesday 28 August

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