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  • Over 18 and want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

    Enfield Youth Offending Unit is recruiting volunteers to supervise young people during their reparation activities and Community Panel Members to make decisions about the rehabilitation programmes.

  • Volunteering opportunities at Noah's Ark children's hospice

    Noah's Ark children's hospice is currently looking for volunteers in three different roles.

  • The first Tottenham Literature Festival

    From 1 to 9 November, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is presenting a bold and new festival of words right at the heart of one of London's most diverse boroughs.

  • Safer Neighbourhoods Newsletter for October (PG ward)

    This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.

  • Palmers Green goes vintage!

    For two days in mid-November a vacant shop at the heart of Palmers Green will be transformed into PG Vintage Flea - a veritable emporium selling all things vintage.

  • Two new writing courses

    Two new writing courses start at the Reading Room in Wood Green in late October/early November: Short Story Workshop; and Prioritise Your Writing.

  • Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    The long drawn out process of finalising the North London Waste Plan is continuing. The next important stage - the examination in public by the planning inspector - is scheduled for November. Its outcome has the potential to determine whether or not a waste processing plant is built on an important nature conservation site - the woodlands adjacent to the Pinkham Way section of the North Circular Road.

  • A community hub for Palmers Green?

    At the recent meetings about reviving Palmers Green town centre a suggestion made from the floor was that PG needs a 'community hub'. So what might a community hub look like? A couple of months ago I visited Social Spider, the community interest company that publishes the Enfield Dispatch. Their offices are in Walthamstow, in a building called The Mill. The Mill is a perfect example of one possible type of community hub.

  • Healthwatch Enfield seeking feedback on Charles Coward Ward at the North Mid

    If you or someone you know has stayed on Charles Coward Ward at the North Middlesex Hospital in the past three months, then please share your experiences with Healthwatch Enfield via their online survey.

  • Enfield Dispatch: One year old!

    The Enfield Dispatch is one year old this week! The 13th issue of the monthly community newspaper was published yesterday and is now being distributed to several hundred locations across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member.

  • Discontinuation of walk-in GP access on weekends and public holidays

    As of 1st October it is no longer possible to use the 'walk in service' at Evergreen Primary Care Centre, Eagle House Surgery and Carlton House Surgery to get a GP appointment during the weekends and public holidays. The evening and weekend GP service will continue to operate, but access to the service will be via appointment only.

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  • Criminals preying on people in cars

    15 Oct 2019 David Eden wrote: Any more tweets? That is just a story of lost people asking for directions.....lolYou're absolutely right. The next tweet in the thread was missing. Now restored. Read more...

  • Criminals preying on people in cars - Comment by David Eden

    15 Oct 2019 Any more tweets? That is just a story of lost people asking for directions.....lol Read more...

  • Criminals preying on people in cars

    14 Oct 2019 [Original article]There seems to have been a recent increase in crimes committed where the victims are sitting in stationary cars (or even moving cars) or have just parked up.Here's an example in a Tweet from Winchmore Hill police:Hello WHW. Friday at 1:42pm as victim pulled up outside her home on Hoppers Rd she noticed a black car that had followed[…] Read more...

  • Criminals preying on people in cars

    Criminals preying on people in cars

    14 Oct 2019 There seems to have been a recent increase in crimes committed where the victims are sitting in stationary cars or have just parked up. Read more...

  • Over 18 and want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

    Over 18 and want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

    14 Oct 2019 Enfield Youth Offending Unit is recruiting volunteers to supervise young people during their reparation activities and Community Panel Members to make decisions about the rehabilitation programmes. Read more...

  • Volunteering opportunities at Noah's Ark children's hospice

    Volunteering opportunities at Noah's Ark children's hospice

    14 Oct 2019 Noah's Ark children's hospice is currently looking for volunteers in three different roles. Read more...

  • Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    14 Oct 2019 Further to Karl's post about the background to the Pinkham Way campaign, here's more information, taken from a Facebook post by another leading light of the PWA, Jeffrey Lever.THE PURCHASE The North London Waste Authority hastily bought the Pinkham Way site from Barnet Council in 2009, to meet a tight deadline for its application to the Government, for PFI funding[…] Read more...

  • The first Tottenham Literature Festival

    The first Tottenham Literature Festival

    14 Oct 2019 From 1 to 9 November, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is presenting a bold and new festival of words right at the heart of one of London's most diverse boroughs. Read more...

  • Safer Neighbourhoods Newsletter for October (PG ward)

    Safer Neighbourhoods Newsletter for October (PG ward)

    12 Oct 2019 This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available. Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green? - Comment by Karl Brown

    11 Oct 2019 It would be interesting to know what the present Broomfield House intent is as part of the shell concept (beyond the cafe).We've a few sort of hubs locally, eg PG library, RWC, Fox Lane Burford Centre plus more cafe's than coffee in Brazil. Sensibly, the location of any such "super-hub" would then need consideration, assuming there was an option, for[…] Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green? - Comment by David Eden

    10 Oct 2019 Doesn't make any money though, that idea. Just another hole in local public finances. Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green? - Comment by Colin Younger

    9 Oct 2019 Of course, the original community group concept, after the Town Hall was sold off, was that Broomfield House should be rebuilt for exactly for this purpose. Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green?

    A community hub for Palmers Green?

    9 Oct 2019 The article about taking the Mill in Walthamstow as a possible model for a PG "community hub" has been picked up on Twitter.@EnfieldDispatch tweeted: "Lovely article from @PGCommunity about the potential benefits of creating a 'community hub' in Palmers Green, using the example of the fabulous @TheMillE17 - which just happens to also be the home of our publishers Social[…] Read more...

  • Palmers Green goes vintage!

    Palmers Green goes vintage!

    9 Oct 2019 For two days in mid-November a vacant shop at the heart of Palmers Green will be transformed into PG Vintage Flea - a veritable emporium selling all things vintage. Read more...

  • Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal - Comment by Karl Brown

    9 Oct 2019 What’s it all about? Anyone new to the area in the last five years or so may well have missed the story, so in brief:The Pinkham Way site (mischievously called a sewerage works, something it hasn’t been for many decades) can be seen to your left, opposite Alan Day garage, as you head west and pass under the big mainline[…] Read more...

  • The Wellbeing Showcase is back in town

    The Wellbeing Showcase is back in town

    8 Oct 2019 Enfield's very popular and much loved Wellbeing Showcase event, now in its fourth year, is back at the Dugdale Centre on Saturday 2 November 2019, from 11am to 5pm. It is supported by Enfield Council and as always, the event supports a local charity; this year it is Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. Read more...

  • Two new writing courses

    Two new writing courses

    8 Oct 2019 Two new writing courses start at the Reading Room in Wood Green in late October/early November: Short Story Workshop; and Prioritise Your Writing. Read more...

  • Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    8 Oct 2019 [Original article] A path in Pinkham Way woodlands - photo: Miles AttenboroughThe long drawn out process of finalising the North London Waste Plan is continuing. The next important stage - the examination in public by the planning inspector - is scheduled for November. Its outcome has the potential to determine whether or not a waste processing plant is built on[…] Read more...

  • Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

    8 Oct 2019 The long drawn out process of finalising the North London Waste Plan is continuing. The next important stage - the examination in public by the planning inspector - is scheduled for November. Its outcome has the potential to determine whether or not a waste processing plant is built on an important nature conservation site - the woodlands adjacent to the[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Dispatch: One year old! - Comment by David Hughes

    7 Oct 2019 My problem is that I have only once found a print copy of an edition; this time I tried the Winchmore Hill Sainsbury's, the Palmers Green Morrison's and a site on Green Lanes without success. Sure I could read the paper online, but if the paper is to be a long-term success it really needs to be 'there' for the[…] Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    A community hub for Palmers Green? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    6 Oct 2019 [Original article]At the recent meetings about reviving Palmers Green town centre a suggestion made from the floor was that PG needs a "community hub".So what might a community hub look like?A couple of months ago I visited Social Spider, the community interest company that, among other things, publishes the Enfield Dispatch.Their offices are near St James St Station in Walthamstow,[…] Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green?

    A community hub for Palmers Green?

    5 Oct 2019 At the recent meetings about reviving Palmers Green town centre a suggestion made from the floor was that PG needs a 'community hub'. So what might a community hub look like? A couple of months ago I visited Social Spider, the community interest company that publishes the Enfield Dispatch. Their offices are in Walthamstow, in a building called The Mill.[…] Read more...

  • Healthwatch Enfield seeking feedback on Charles Coward Ward at the North Mid

    Healthwatch Enfield seeking feedback on Charles Coward Ward at the North Mid

    5 Oct 2019 If you or someone you know has stayed on Charles Coward Ward at the North Middlesex Hospital in the past three months, then please share your experiences with Healthwatch Enfield via their online survey. Read more...

  • Great Northern: 'A great deal of focus on reliability and punctuality' - Comment by Karl Brown

    4 Oct 2019 Looking at the press release, 44 old units decommissioned (“cascaded out”), so that’s 22 six car trains, and with 25 new ones replacing them it suggests we’re not going to see the promised (?) six trains an hour scenario. It would however be nice to think we will see more weekend trains than currently (are scheduled to) operate.The old ones[…] Read more...

  • Great Northern: 'A great deal of focus on reliability and punctuality' - Comment by Denis Piggott

    3 Oct 2019 It seems that as of October 1, all the old trains have been consigned to history. Have a look at this press release from GTR: www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/govia-thameslink-railway/pressreleases/gtr-completes-massive-investment-in-new-rolling-stock-2926157?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Subscription&utm_content=pressrelease Read more...

  • Enfield Dispatch: One year old!

    Enfield Dispatch: One year old!

    2 Oct 2019 [Original article]The Enfield Dispatch is one year old this week! The 13th issue of the monthly community newspaper was published yesterday and is now being distributed to several hundred locations across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member or read it online.Dispatcheditor James Cracknell is in celebratory mood:"This month[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Dispatch: One year old!

    Enfield Dispatch: One year old!

    2 Oct 2019 The Enfield Dispatch is one year old this week! The 13th issue of the monthly community newspaper was published yesterday and is now being distributed to several hundred locations across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member. Read more...

  • Social care sector workers striking for London Living Wage

    Social care sector workers striking for London Living Wage

    2 Oct 2019 Following a ballot, workers who support people with learning disabilities at a home in Enfield have begun a series of one-day-a-week strikes after the failure of negotiations to increase their pay from the minimum wage of £8.21 per hour to the London Living Wage (LLW) of £10.55 per hour. Read more...

  • Discontinuation of walk-in GP access on weekends and public holidays

    Discontinuation of walk-in GP access on weekends and public holidays

    2 Oct 2019 As of 1st October it is no longer possible to use the 'walk in service' at Evergreen Primary Care Centre, Eagle House Surgery and Carlton House Surgery to get a GP appointment during the weekends and public holidays. The evening and weekend GP service will continue to operate, but access to the service will be via appointment only. Read more...

  • Police: Do you recognise this man?

    Police: Do you recognise this man?

    2 Oct 2019 Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults on women travelling on buses in east and north London are appealing for help to identify a man they wish to speak to. Read more...

  • Interview with Alison Gordon about Age UK Enfield

    Interview with Alison Gordon about Age UK Enfield

    2 Oct 2019 In a newly released webinar (online interview), Frances Sealey interviews Alison Gordon about her work and that of Age UK Enfield. Read more...

  • Popping up in PG: a Parklet - Comment by Adrian Day

    1 Oct 2019 And now the film... Read more...

  • What a perfect day for a pop-up parklet!

    What a perfect day for a pop-up parklet!

    1 Oct 2019 Palmers Green's first ever pop-up parklet event, on Sunday 15th September, was a great success. There were plenty of visitors, the weather was ideal (believe it or not, there was a time not so long ago when it didn't rain every day), the location - at the Green Lanes end of Devonshire Road - was well chosen, nearby businesses joined[…] Read more...

  • Reviving Enfield's town centres: Progress to date

    Reviving Enfield's town centres: Progress to date

    1 Oct 2019 Enfield Council is continuing its work aimed at reviving the borough's town centres and last week launched a community engagement programme inviting people to 'participate in a conversation about Enfield Town and create a vision for its future'. Next week a council committee tasked with finding ways to improve Enfield's shopping areas will be meeting - the agenda and accompanying[…] Read more...

  • Barrowell Green recycling centre to be accessible on foot by November - Comment by David Eden

    1 Oct 2019 My understanding, based on being turned away as a walk in previously, is that their issue is identifying domestic versus commercial.If you turn up in a car or on a bicycle, they can be confident you are disposing of domestic waste, same as in a van you need a permit which requires you to sign a statement you are definitely[…] Read more...

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