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  • Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood meeting: A range of views recorded

    The Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood meeting called by Paul Mandel was very well attended and was an opportunity to hear views ranging from strong support to angry opposition. Notes of what was said at the meeting have been published on the Fox Lane & District Residents' Association website and are republished here.

  • Six months on from the climate emergency declaration: What has the council done so far?

    On 8th July last year, two days before full council declared a Climate Emergency, Enfield's cabinet members signed a printed copy of a document pledging action to tackle climate change. Six months on, how much progress has been made? Deputy council leader Ian Barnes provides answers to some questions.

  • Ghosts - a play about secrets and questioning of traditional values

    From Sunday 19th until Saturday 25th January Incognito Theatre in Friern Barnet will be presenting Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. Incognito's small but perfectly formed auditorium is the perfect place for this intense exposition of claustrophic small-town life.

  • Extinction Rebellion Enfield plans protest to remind council to act now

    Extinction Rebellion Enfield, the local branch of the global environmental movement, is planning a protest in Enfield Town on Saturday 25th January to raise awareness for the lack of action to address climate issues in the borough.

  • New year's honour for former Enterprise Enfield chairman

    The former chairman of Enterprise Enfield, Martin Jewell, has been awarded with an MBE in recognition of his services to business start ups and charity in Enfield

  • Prize draw: How much do you know about the council's Healthy Streets programme?

    Enfield residents who take part in a survey about the council's Healthy Streets programmes will be entered in a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

  • Recognition for PG action woman

    If the latest edition of Palmers Green & Southgate Life dropped through your letterbox earlier this month, you'll probably already have read that Claude Whyte, one of the founding members of the Palmers Green Action Team, has been officially listed as 'one of the women who make London great'.

  • Winchmore Hill church raising money to allow it to conduct equal marriages

    A Winchmore Hill church is all set to become a local pioneer in conducting marriage services equally for all couples, whether gay or straight. Or would be, if it weren't lacking an important item of furniture - a safe that meets the specifications required for weddings.

  • Date announced for planning panel discussion of Southgate Office Village proposals

    The public planning panel to discuss the proposals to build a mixed office and housing development on the site of Southgate Office Village has now been arranged for 7.30pm on 23rd January at Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.

  • Osborne Road CPZ: Statutory consultation begins

    Feedback from a consultation about a possible controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Osborne Road and Windsor Road N13 showed that residents in Osborne Road are broadly in favour of parking controls, 9am - 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. The consultation results suggest that there is not enough support to continue to include Windsor Road.

  • A 'dashboard' showing traffic volumes and speeds in the Fox Lane area

    Detailed traffic speed and volume data collected during the 'planters trial' in the Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood area is now available via an online 'dashboard'. Over a one week period in March just under 260,000 vehicles passed the data collection points - 235825 cars, 18,594 lorries, 1682 bicycles and 351 cars pulling trailers. They included 25 vehicles doing more than 70mph, of which 14 were exceeding 80mph and two were recorded at speeds between 96 and 100mph.

  • Got an idea for a local heritage project? Bid for lottery funding

    As we reported in October, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has identified Enfield as one of 13 local authority areas that will be prioritised over the next five years. At the same time, Enfield Council put out a call for organisations to propose heritage projects that could qualify for lottery funding. The deadline for submitting ideas has now been extended to 14th February and the council has produced a video to encourage groups to come up with suggestions.

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