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  • Local groups encouraged to seek Lottery funding for heritage projects

    Following the official launch last week of the borough's new Heritage Strategy, Enfield Council is encouraging community groups to propose ideas for local heritage projects that could attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Recent changes to NLHF priorities mean that projects in Enfield should stand a higher chance of success when bidding for funds.

  • Further funding for Broomfield Park netball courts refurbishment

    Sport England will be offering Enfield Council £100,000 from its Community Asset Fund to go towards the extensive improvements needed for the netball courts in Broomfield Park.

  • Green Open Homes 2019

    Properties include Edwardian villas, a 1920s former London County Council property, a timber-framed 1980s house and the cob and straw eco building at the Meadow Orchard community garden. Features include underfloor heating systems, an air source heat pump, rainwater harvesting, a green roof and much more.

  • More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it?

    Enfield Council have secured additional funding to install more cycle parking in #Enfield, including bike hangars on residential streets. They want to know where you would like to see extra cycle parking.

  • 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.

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  • More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it? - Comment by David Hughes

    21 Oct 2019 There was a time when I planned to make a bid for one of these, but then I was able to build my own place for a bike so I dropped the idea. Now I wonder whether there is a case for providing at least one in most substantial streets, partly to remind people that severe climate change is a[…] Read more...

  • Local groups encouraged to seek Lottery funding for heritage projects

    Local groups encouraged to seek Lottery funding for heritage projects

    21 Oct 2019 Following the official launch last week of the borough's new Heritage Strategy, Enfield Council is encouraging community groups to propose ideas for local heritage projects that could attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Recent changes to NLHF priorities mean that projects in Enfield should stand a higher chance of success when bidding for funds. Read more...

  • Further funding for Broomfield Park netball courts refurbishment

    Further funding for Broomfield Park netball courts refurbishment

    20 Oct 2019 Sport England will be offering Enfield Council £100,000 from its Community Asset Fund to go towards the extensive improvements needed for the netball courts in Broomfield Park. Read more...

  • Green Open Homes 2019

    Green Open Homes 2019

    19 Oct 2019 Properties include Edwardian villas, a 1920s former London County Council property, a timber-framed 1980s house and the cob and straw eco building at the Meadow Orchard community garden. Features include underfloor heating systems, an air source heat pump, rainwater harvesting, a green roof and much more. Read more...

  • More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it?

    More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it?

    19 Oct 2019 [Original article]EnfieldCouncil have secured additional funding to install more cycle parking in #Enfield, including bike hangars on residential streets. They want to know where you would like to see extra cycle parking.Follow this link to make suggestions: http://ow.ly/ccHK50wrYLu. Read more...

  • More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it?

    More secure cycle storage: Where would you like it?

    18 Oct 2019 Enfield Council have secured additional funding to install more cycle parking in #Enfield, including bike hangars on residential streets. They want to know where you would like to see extra cycle parking. Read more...

  • A community hub for Palmers Green?

    A community hub for Palmers Green?

    16 Oct 2019 The Palmers Green Action Team have joined the online conversation about the idea of a community hub for PG possibly along the lines of Walthamstow's Mill. This is from their Facebook page: Community Hub ? There have been pockets of local conversation about community centres that have been popping up all over London and the UK. A very successful example[…] Read more...

  • 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...

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