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  • My Virtual Neighbourhood - a directory of local businesses that deliver

    My Virtual Neighbourhood is a new online directory of local small businesses in London that deliver or provide collection options. As well as listings for localities (including Palmers Green), it has list of food and drink businesses that deliver across the whole of the capital.

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    This week's St Harmonica's Online brings you recordings bands that would have been playing at the club in Southgate, and footage of some of the musicians who inspired them.

  • Borough's community newspaper among news providers threatened by lockdown

    The financial security of the borough's community newspaper, Enfield Dispatch, is being seriously undermined by the Covid crisis and, like independent news providers across the country, and the social enterprise (Socent) sector more generally, it is falling between the cracks in the government schemes designed to support business during the lockdown. Despite this, its publisher, Social Spider CIC, says it is committed to continuing to print 10,000 copies a month

  • Update on waste collections

    Enfield Council has posted updated information about waste collection services on its Facebook page. In summary: Barrowell Green recycling centre remains closed; All four household waste collection services are continuing; To cope with extra waste generated during the crisis, street cleaning teams will collect bags of 'side waste' - up to two additional sacks per collection; Avoid big 'clear-outs' and do not put out large items; Double-bag potentially contaminated items.

  • Online Tai Chi with Sally

    Sally Foxcroft from Active Enfield shows us how to do a Tai Chi warm-up.

  • Enterprise Enfield update on Covid-19 support

    Enterprise Enfield have suspended their advice and business advice and support service for the time-being. Businesses seeking advice and support should follow the links below.

  • What the Resident Coronavirus Outreach achieved

    A list of the achievements of the community volunteering campaign set up by Emma Rigby and Love Your Doorstep in mid-March.

  • Update on Age UK Enfield services

    An update on the how Age UK Enfield are running their services during the lockdown.

  • Use our local shops and restaurants, or lose them

    Our area has a rich selection of restaurants and take away outlets. We have had a huge choice of global cuisines from which to choose. But overnight all were forced to close - to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Imagine how desolate our area would be if, when the restrictions are eventually lifted, many were never to open again.

  • Zoom into sewing and knitting sessions with Stitch!

    Stitch! is now running online sewing and knitting courses using the Zoom app.

  • North Mid: A big donation and a message of thanks to all the staff

    As staff at the North Middlesex Hospital continue to tackle the influx of Coronavirus patients, the source of a £19,000 donation to the hospital was identified as Spurs footballer Danny Rose (currently on loan to Newcastle) and the hospital's chief executive Maria Kane recorded a thank you message to all the staff.

  • Help a hospice with virtual Easter gifts

    This Easter why not try something different? Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, it may not be possible to exchange Easter Eggs with friends and family this Easter, so instead why not send loved ones a virtual gift in support of North London Hospice?

  • A classic tale of love and mischief... in which the MP for 'Oxbridge' gets his comeuppance

    Locked down we may be, and cut off from attending both professional and amateur theatre and music events, but ever more interesting opportunities are being made available online. One that I've just heard of, courtesy of Alexandra Park Neighbours, is a recording of a semi-staged production of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, performed at St James Muswell Hill by Fortismere Community Orchestra and Choir and directed by Joseph Winters from the Almeida Theatre. The Count is a certain MP for Oxbridge, who has recently been made Foreign Secretary by the PM. He has been trying to seduce his cleaner...

  • Waste and recycling collections during the COVID-19 crisis

    How to help waste and recycling services at this difficult time and protect waste collection personnel. Please help your bin crews, who are doing an amazing job in very difficult times, by keeping your waste to a minimum and avoiding doing big clear-outs while you’re stuck at home.

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