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Subject tag: Environmental Protection

24 September 2015

The Pinkham Way Alliance is asking supporters to sign an online form supporting the Alliance's response to the current consultation about the North London Waste Plan. By signing, you confirm that you are happy for the PWA to represent your views. The deadline to add your name is 5pm on Tuesday 29th September 2015. The Alliance has been campaigning to preserve an ecologically valuable green space adjacent to the North Circular Road and prevent construction of a waste processing facility on the.......

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11 September 2015

The developer Fairview Homes is inviting the public to an exhibition of its plans to build around 300 dwellings and a new school on Green Belt land between Oakwood and Enfield Town. The site is a large field on the south side of Enfield Road, extending downhill as far as Boxers Lake.  The proposal has already run into considerable opposition both from people living in the vicinity and from others who are opposed to inpinging on Green Belt land.  At this stage Fairview have not.......

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04 August 2015

As we confidently forecast in the weekly newsletter, last Sunday was hot and sunny and people turned out in droves to listen to the Broomfield Blues in Broomfield Park.  They also stopped by at the Community Orchard to admire the wildflowers, see how the apples were coming on, drink home-made apple wine and observe the insects in their bug hotel, the Bugsingham Palace.  A few visitors even tried their hand at croquet on the former bowling green.  And there were chilli plants on.......

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29 July 2015

The Pinkham Way Alliance, which is campaigning against industrial use of a nature conservation site adjacent to the North Circular Road, is participating in a London-wide study into air quality.  If the monitoring confirms that the air near this stretch of the A406 is already very seriously polluted, this will help strengthen the campaigners' arguments against use of the site for processing household and industrial waste, which would inevitably result in even more lorry traffic along the.......

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29 July 2015

The Friends of Firs Farm have provided a copy of a document setting out the proposals for the creation of a wetlands area in the park.  The detailed information in the document is the subject of a consultation exercise in which Enfield Council are seeking the views of people living near the playing fields and park. The wetlands project is being funded by Enfield Council, Thames Water, the Environment Agency and the GLA.  It will achieve a whole range of objectives, including.......

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08 July 2015

A brand new reed bed is being constructed in Grovelands Park lake to help improve water quality. The reed bed is being created as part of Thames21’s Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge together with Enfield Council. The aim of the project is to improve water quality across the area through the delivery of practical environmental schemes. Currently Salmons Brook and the waterways which feed it suffer from pollution due to plumbing misconnections and run-off from roads which contain heavy.......

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13 April 2015

How well do you know your birds and birdsong?  Les Edwins of the Friends of Firs Farm is also a local RSBP representative and is organising a bird survey in Firs Farm this month. It will require early morning visits to Firs Farm between 5 and 6 am to identify birds by sight or sound and recording when they were seen and whereabouts in the park they were. If you have don't mind the early start and are interested in helping with this, please get in touch to find out more and the proposed.......

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10 April 2015

Campaigners working to improve the health of the river Lea and its tributaries have reported on the progress of their work on creating Sustainable Drainage Systems in Enfield borough. The projects are being organised by Love the Lea, the local arm of the charity Thames 21. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS for short) involve measure to slow down the flow of water, particularly during rainy weather, so that high levels of pollutants are not washed into streams and eventually into the Lea and.......

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04 April 2015

In a recent message to its supporters the Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) provided an update on its continuing fight on two fronts:  on the one hand, it is still campaigning to prevent, or at any rate minimise, the development of Pinkham Wood;  on the other hand, it continues to oppose what it considers overly grandiose plans by the North London Waste Authority for future waste incinerator capacity. Pinkham Wood The land referred to as Pinkham Wood is adjacent to the Pinkham Way section.......

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30 March 2015

Within a few days of the news that the Friends of Broomfield Park had succeeded in a bid for Enfield Residents Priority Fund money for the Conservatory railings, the energetic park protectors were again celebrating - this time for being awarded a further £5000 from the fund to help create a wildlife pond. Artists' imprssion of the Conservatory Railings projectAnd last week the Friends also got the go-ahead from Enfield Council for an extension of the wildflower meadow on the Aldermans Hill.......

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27 March 2015

The Friends of Firs Farm Park are celebrating the success of their campaign to revitalise this large green space on the Winchmore Hill/Edmonton borders.  The Firs Farm Wetlands scheme gathered the highest number of votes from members of the public among the projects shortlisted for money from the Mayor of London's Big Green Fund II. As the result of a vigorous campaign by the Friends , the project received more than 2000 votes and has been awarded the highest amount available - £175,000........

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26 January 2015

Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for volunteers to help them launch their latest project - creating a Community Growing Space on an area next to Broomfield Community Orchard. A typical growing spaceThe Friends recently reached agreement with Enfield Council to take over an area of the Park measuring approximately 20 by 40 metres, fenced on three sides and with an open, sunny, south-facing aspect.  It is sheltered from north winds by a laurel hedge.  An added advantage is the.......

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09 January 2015

A project to create an attractive wetlands habitat from a previously underused green space has been shortlisted for support from the Mayor of London's Big Green Fund. Firs Farm, the open space to the south of Firs Lane on the Winchmore Hill/Edmonton border, has up to now  been associated mainly with football pitches and dog walking (though earlier in its history it was used as a shelter for prisoners of war).  However, its transformation is already under way, thanks to collaboration.......

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07 December 2014

The website Changing London has published the fifth in a series of publications which set out "a vision for London's next Mayor". A Healthy City - a city that does no harm and tackles sickness at source can be downloaded from the Changing London website.  The website's introductory page (reproduced below) concludes by pointing out the remarkable success of New York's Mayor Bloomberg in increasing life expectancy in his city through a series of measures to improve public health. London is.......

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29 September 2014

Despite being part of a big city, we're certainly not short of green space in Palmers Green and around.  Broomfield Park, Arnos Park and Grovelands Park immediately spring to mind, but the smaller patches of green are also very important.  Firs Farm Playing Fields is an excellent example of a smaller, but very attractive "green lung".  Like the bigger parks, it now has its own "Friends", a group being set up by local resident Toni Guiver.  The Friends of Firs Farm have their.......

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26 September 2014

The latest addition to our Community Directory is the Enfield Veg Co, whose mission is to provide us with locally grown, super-fresh organic vegetables, which it delivers once a weed to four pick-up points, one of which is in Palmers Green - Baskerville's Tea Shop.  We'll let them introduce themselves. Introducing the Enfield Veg Co. Enfield Veg Co. is a local, organic veg bag delivery scheme run by Forty Hall Farm in north Enfield. The Farm is part of Capel Manor College. When you sign.......

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27 July 2014

Woodcroft Wildspace is in Winchmore Hill but it is not just for the benefit of residents of that area. The wildspace is for everyone to enjoy. It is a place where people can bring their children to learn about nature - insects, birds, small mammals, pond life, plants and trees in a natural habitat. This is especially beneficial for those who do not have the luxury of their own garden. Everyone is invited to come along and both help the series of projects we have in action as well as to see the.......

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27 July 2014

A website with advice on how to reduce waste and increase recycling at home, work and school........

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11 April 2013

On 11 April Enfield Council announced that it was launching the Cleaner Streets Campaign, aimed at reducing littering, dog fouling, fly tipping and untidy front gardens.  At present details are sketchy, but it would appear from the announcement on the Council's website and from an earlier message from the Council Leader that the campaign involves: cutting the cost of street cleaning by encouraging residents to "clean up after themselves" - to be achieved both by encouraging people to.......

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