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  • Recycling plastic bags at Morrisons and Sainsburys - Comment by Sue Beard

    18 Jul 2019 So why recycle them? The only reason I ever take a bag at the checkout is because I have forgotten to bring one or visit unplanned. Instead of having a hopper to be reprocessed Why not just put them at the entrance for people to reuse? Read more...

  • Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News

    Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News

    18 Jul 2019 The July issue is now available.File Attachment:File Name: pg_safer_neighbourhoods_july2019.pdfFile Size: 1,629 KB Read more...

  • Southgate Office Village redevelopment: Deadline for objections extended

    Southgate Office Village redevelopment: Deadline for objections extended

    17 Jul 2019 Southgate District Civic Trust have provided an update on the Southgate Office Village planning application.Firstly and importantly, the consultation period has been extended until 22nd July.If you have not yet sent in a comment, there is still time. It is important to ensure the views of the community both positive and negative are included, being as specific as possible, giving[…] Read more...

  • Broomfield pond swimming project hits the headlines!

    Broomfield pond swimming project hits the headlines!

    17 Jul 2019 The crowdfunding project aimed at bringing back 'wild swimming' to a lake in Broomfield Park this week hit the headlines both regionally (Metro and Time Out) and nationally - it had the dubious honour of a headline in the Sun. Read more...

  • Southgate pub demolished illegally

    Southgate pub demolished illegally

    17 Jul 2019 Southgate District Civic Trust have reported that a pub in the Southgate Circus conservation area has been demolished without planning permission having been obtained. Read more...

  • The UK's best park? Broomfield of course!

    The UK's best park? Broomfield of course!

    16 Jul 2019 Nominations are in for Fields in Trust's annual UK's Best Park competition, and Broomfield Park is among those that have been nominated. Read more...

  • Revitalizing Palmers Green town centre

    Revitalizing Palmers Green town centre

    15 Jul 2019 The text of the presentation given by Liz Robinson of the Palmers Green Action Team at last Saturday's town centre meeting in the former Starbucks building. Read more...

  • Evaporating traffic? The impact of low-traffic neighbourhoods on main roads

    Evaporating traffic? The impact of low-traffic neighbourhoods on main roads

    14 Jul 2019 A low-traffic neighbourhood scheme would remove through traffic from the neighbourhood's streets, which raises the question: Will the traffic that now drives through the neighbourhood just be displaced onto main roads, causing more congestion? In this article, originally published on the London Living Streets website, the campaign group's vice-chair, Emma Griffin, sets out the evidence, collected over severalyears, which suggests[…] Read more...

  • Recycling plastic bags at Morrisons and Sainsburys - Comment by Basil Clarke

    14 Jul 2019 [Original article]Readers will be aware that Enfield Council no longer allows plastic bags in its recycling wheelie bins (with blue lids), but may not know that many kinds of plastic bags, including carrier bags, can be recycled at Morrisons in Palmers Green.  There is a bin for this purpose in the aisle that you come out into after paying.  Details[…] Read more...

  • Recycling plastic bags at Morrisons and Sainsburys

    14 Jul 2019 Readers will be aware that Enfield Council no longer allows plastic bags in its recycling wheelie bins (with blue lids), but may not know that many kinds of plastic bags, including carrier bags, can be recycled at Morrisons in Palmers Green and Sainsburys in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill. Read more...

  • Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school

    14 Jul 2019 Councillor Daniel Anderson published the following update on the Enfield Voices Facebook page on 11th July (note: Enfield Learning Trust is the name of the organisation that now runs both Bowes Primary School sites)I have received a response back from Children’s Services to concerns about this issue.The response is as follows:BackgroundIn 2014 Bowes Primary School were asked to establish a[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency - Comment by Bill Linton

    11 Jul 2019 That's the easy bit. Now we have to ensure that they draw up a plan to achieve zero carbon, both for the buildings, vehicles and anything else under council control, and - by encouragement, persuasion and maybe even force - for the emissions from all 300,000+ citizens and hundreds of businesses.That's going to be a tall order even if the[…] Read more...

  • Broomfield House: Important update - Comment by Colin Younger

    11 Jul 2019 Good to see a security van in the park in the light of recent problems with travellers. I didn’t notice the index number “DOG” when I went to find out why the van was there, but furious barking from the back of the van soon explained things. The van was positioned to take advantage of shade from trees and rear[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency

    10 Jul 2019 The news from the Civic Centre is that the Cabinet's report on responding to the climate emergency was accepted. One Conservative councillor voted against, the other Conservatives abstained.The council voted to move Vicki Pite's motion to the front of the queue and it was debated and passed. Labour councillors voted for it, Conservatives abstained. Read more...

  • Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school - Comment by Basil Clarke

    10 Jul 2019 [Original article]Parents are petitioning Enfield Council and the Department for Education in a bid to persuade the council to reverse its decision to instruct Bowes Primary School to cease taking any further reception pupils at its Wilmer Way site (Bowes School Southgate Green) following the September 2019 cohort.The primary school in Wilmer Way, co-located with Broomfield School (a secondary school),[…] Read more...

  • Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school

    Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school

    10 Jul 2019 Parents are petitioning Enfield Council and the Department for Education in a bid to persuade the council to reverse its decision to instruct Bowes Primary School to cease taking any further reception pupils at its Wilmer Way site (Bowes School Southgate Green) following the September 2019 cohort. Read more...

  • Livingstone Road stabbings: Police statement

    10 Jul 2019 On 8th July the BBC reported that Liban Malhamoub, 44, of Clarence Road, Enfield, was charged on Monday with four counts of attempted murder and one count of threatening a person with a blade in a public place. The report added that the woman and three children were stable. Read more...

  • Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency

    Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency

    9 Jul 2019 [Original article]Enfield Council is to join a growing list of local authorities across the UK which have made formal declarations of a Climate Emergency.  Enfield's declaration, endorsed by the cabinet on Monday and set to be approved by the full council this evening (Wednesday), commits the council to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, and[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency

    Enfield Council to declare a climate emergency

    9 Jul 2019 Enfield Council is to join a growing list of local authorities across the UK which have made formal declarations of a Climate Emergency.  The declaration, set to be endorsed by the full council on 10th July, commits the council to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, and to maximise use of environmentally friendly products. Read more...

  • Primary school children come together to showcase their talents

    Primary school children come together to showcase their talents

    9 Jul 2019 More than 60 children from schools across north London and Hertfordshire came together last week to showcase their amazing ability at a new event called Ivy’s Got Talent. Read more...

  • Problems caused by the cycle lanes - Comment by David Hughes

    7 Jul 2019 I'm also getting weary about debating the cycle lanes (though I have a half-written piece for another thread which includes comment on them awaiting completion), but there are a few things which must be said here and now:the Government provided most of the money for our cycle-lanes during Basil Johnson's tenure as Mayor;obviously the freedoms of children have suffered most[…] Read more...

  • Livingstone Road stabbings: Police statement

    7 Jul 2019 [Original article]The Metropolitan Police issued the following information at 14:28 on Sunday 7th July.Woman and three children stable following Enfield stabbingDetectives continue to investigate after a woman and her children were attacked at a residential address in Palmers Green, Enfield.Police were called to Livingstone Road, N13 at 12:13hrs on Saturday, 6 July following reports of an injured woman.Officers and London[…] Read more...

  • Livingstone Road stabbings: Police statement

    Livingstone Road stabbings: Police statement

    7 Jul 2019 Detectives continue to investigate after a woman and her children were attacked at a residential address in Palmers Green. Read more...

  • Problems caused by the cycle lanes - Comment by Karl Brown

    7 Jul 2019 I have little appetite for yet more debate on the right and wrongs of the cycle lanes (or cyclist / retail Armageddon or such linked invariably circular arguments) which have plagued this area for the past five years or so. The Transport Strategy laid down by Mayor Johnson and the later additions to his Spatial Framework, in line with other[…] Read more...

  • Problems caused by the cycle lanes - Comment by Peter Caskey

    6 Jul 2019 David Eden, Firstly I will say that I am happy to debate with anyone, but on a sensible basis. Your attempts at sarcasm do you no credit.So let me give you and Karl brown some real facts.Pop along to the following businesses if you dont want to roll your fish eyes. David Way, Cherry Newsagents,The Builders merchants claim the cycle[…] Read more...

  • Face Front Fest: Theatre for all

    Face Front Fest: Theatre for all

    6 Jul 2019 Two theatrical groups that are part of Edmonton-based Face Front Inclusive Theatre will be treading the boards at the Dugdale Centre this month. Broken Silence Theatre Group will be performing The Myth of Marvo's Millions (11th and 12th July), while InterAction Theatre Group's production, Between the Wi and the Fi, will be staged on 25th and 26th July. Read more...

  • Consultation: Reducing opening hours at Chase Farm urgent care centre

    Consultation: Reducing opening hours at Chase Farm urgent care centre

    5 Jul 2019 The Urgent Care Centre at Chase Farm Hospital is currently open 8am – 10pm every day but local decision-makers and providers are looking at the possibility of changing this. It is proposed that the Centre closes one hour earlier, at 9pm every day. This would mean that you could arrive up to 9pm to be seen before having to use[…] Read more...

  • Preliminary meeting about plan to build housing on Arnos Grove station car parks - Comment by David Eden

    5 Jul 2019 @Sanjay the convenience comes from complaining about a potential impact on residents of a situation whilst simultaneously stating that the obvious and workable solution is not deliverable because residents will refuse it.Ditto that apparently other schemes elsewhere aren't comparable just....well....because (the actual because being that they don't suit your argument). Well connected locations (AG is one) are perfectly desirable and[…] Read more...

  • Preliminary meeting about plan to build housing on Arnos Grove station car parks - Comment by David Eden

    5 Jul 2019 @NeilThanks. I'd overlooked Grainger's involvements stupidly somehow. Personally, from a TfL cashflow perspective, I consider that a big positive if it means the site will be retained by TfL as a rent producing site. I'm not sure what's been divulged though as to exactly how the development agreement has been structured? The JV may be Grainger putting in for the[…] Read more...

  • Bike lane usage statistics for June - Comment by David Eden

    5 Jul 2019 @NeilHackney has naff all public transport and an extremely well advanced/long established street closure/modal filtering system in place. Therefore it has always, as far as I'm aware, massively outstripped other London boroughs for cycling despite its provision actually being relatively poor.Pre "trendy" it's also worth noting it was a relatively poor, as well as unconnected, Borough therefore giving weight to[…] Read more...

  • Southgate Office Village redevelopment: Sounding out the wider community viewpoint - Comment by David Eden

    5 Jul 2019 Sorry Baz, duly noted. Will try drop the N word from my vocab irrespective of applicability form here on in! Read more...

  • Planning application submitted for demolition of the Intimate Theatre - Comment by Linda Fullick

    5 Jul 2019 I and my husband have both had difficulty registering for an account with the Enfield Online Planning Register (you have to register in order to comment on planning applications). Clearly this is the best way to comment on the application as the comments get automatically logged, but I have found a page on the Enfield Council website suggesting that you[…] Read more...

  • Changes in how you book an appointment at the Enfield evening and weekend GP service

    Changes in how you book an appointment at the Enfield evening and weekend GP service

    5 Jul 2019 From this week, there have been changes to how you can book an evening and/or weekend GP appointment in Enfield. The previous telephone number (03000 333 666) will no longer be available. You can book an appointment via your GP practice (if they are open) or via calling 111. Read more...

  • Planning application submitted for demolition of the Intimate Theatre - Comment by Basil Clarke

    4 Jul 2019 David Eden wrote: Heritage statement seems pretty spot on. Best of luck with the Parish fighting against the NIMBY hoards.The expression NIMBY is hereby banned from all future posts. Please confine your arguments to the merits or otherwise of the proposals, not to the merits or otherwise of other contributors to this website or of anyone else (I'll make an[…] Read more...

  • Southgate Office Village redevelopment: Sounding out the wider community viewpoint - Comment by Basil Clarke

    4 Jul 2019 I've edited a couple of earlier posts by David E because I consider them to have been phrased in an offensive manner. The argument that he put is not without its merits, but he has not expressed it in an acceptable way. There have been several earlier occasions when he has strayed into unnecessary criticism of the character of people[…] Read more...

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