Subject tag: Palmers Green Town Centre

23 June 2014

The Enfield Cycling Campaign is hoping that by organising a "Cycle Cash Mob" to coincide with the Palmers Green Festival of Shopping they will be able to soothe the concerns of shopkeepers in Green Lanes about the effects of the planned "Mini-Holland" cycle improvements on their businesses. The Shopping Carnival will be held on Saturday 5th July and the Cycling Campaign is asking its members - and anyone else who would like to see safer conditions for cyclists in Palmers Green - to assemble in.......

21 May 2014

In response to a Freedom of Information request, Enfield Council have provided drawings from late 2013 showing the concepts, at that time, for implementing cycle lanes along the Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill stretch of Green Lanes.  As we reported in April on the basis of another document, the newly released material does show parking bays at various points along Green Lanes between Bourne Hill and the Triangle - on the eastern side only between Bourne Hill and Fox Lane and on both sides.......

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07 May 2014

  Both the discussions on the mini-Holland scheme and the consultation on the future of Palmers Green raise issues about the shopping environment. One of the most significant influences on the street scene, whether in a Conservation Area (as along parts of Aldermans Hill) or more generally, is the appearance of shop fronts themselves. This can be as subtle as the colouring and lettering on shop fronts or as “in your face” as the spread of the solid shop front security shutters which.......

26 April 2014

A planning application pertaining to a new Sainsbury's Local store in Green Lanes was submitted to Enfield Council this week.  As expected, it will occupy the premises previously belonging to the Turkish food shop 1001 Supermarket and the adjacent Palmers Green News paper shop.  However, it does not include the former Coffee Culture cafe, which last week reopened as Kiva Coffee House and Brasserie (see this Enfield Independent report.). Sainsbury's are planning to open the new store.......

26 March 2014

According to the Enfield Council officers involved, last weekend's public consultation about improving the "Public Realm" in Palmers Green went well, and they were pleasantly surprised at the level of interest and the amount of time many local residents spent engaging with the 3D model of Palmers Green town centre.  They have begun analysing the information they gathered from residents and hope in the near future to be able to provide some initial information about the most important themes.......

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19 March 2014

This week there are three ways that you can influence the future look and feel of Palmers Green: On Thursday the Area Forum will discuss the proposed changes to Green Lanes and the Triangle. A "mobile consultation space" will be parked in Green Lanes from Friday to Sunday.  You will be invited in to tell the Council what you think about their ideas. You can contribute to our online discussion:  your top five ideas about improving the Palmers Green Public Realm.  As we.......

11 March 2014

Enfield's Mini-Holland funding bid has been successful.  The Borough is one of four that have been awarded up to £30 million from the Mayor of London to implement a comprehensive scheme to improve conditions for cyclists, with consequential benefits for everyone in terms of a reduction in traffic-related air pollution.  In addition to the cycling improvements, some of the money will be available for enhancement of the "public realm" along the cycle routes - for example, smartening up the appearance of streets and pavements and improving conditions for pedestrians.  However, an unpublicised consequence of the scheme's implementation may be the removal of the Triangle traffic island at the heart of Palmers Green.

10 March 2014

If you've ever wondered what became of the railings around the public conveniences at the Triangle, we have now discovered that they are being stored by the Council's highways contractor at a site in Broxbourne.  The Council is open to suggestions from residents' groups about suitable sites in Palmers Green to re-erect them.  One suggested location is in front of the Conservatory in Broomfield Park.  If you like this idea or have another suggestion, you can use our Forums to air.......

06 March 2014

 Later this month local residents will be invited to play a part in planning future enhancements to the "Palmers Green Public Realm", which we understand refers to redevelopment and public works along the stretch of Green Lanes between Bourne Hill and Broomfield Lane and to the eastern end of Aldermans Hill. The focal point of this area is Palmers Green Triangle, the future shape of which is uncertain - the last study carried out by the Council actually recommended completely removing the.......

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06 February 2014

Following the end of our online opinion survey about the proposed clock for Palmers Green Triangle, Costas Georgiou of the Green Lanes Business Association has provided us with further design documents, which include more details of some of the design features.  The pictures in this article are just four of many large illustrations which can be viewed in the new documents which the GLBA has supplied. You can view the following documents in PDF format: Clock Design Design Statement.......

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02 February 2014

The online opinion survey about the proposed new clock for Palmers Green Triangle has now finished. Many thanks to everyone who participated. The survey revealed mixed views. Two out of three of respondents liked the idea of erecting a clock, though only around 50 per cent were keen on the proposed design. There was near unamiity, however, on the question of whether or not the triangular traffic island should remain - 59 out of 63 people would not like it to be removed, as recommended by a.......

22 January 2014

Thanks to everyone who has filled in our online survey about the proposed clock for Palmers Green Triangle.  If you haven't done so yet, you still have until the end of the month.  In the meantime, some information about what people have said so far. At the time of writing (11pm on Wednesday) 39 people have responded.  There has been near unanimity about a wish to retain the triangle island, but opinions about the clock have been far more mixed........

22 January 2014

The Enfield Independent has reported that a campaign has been launched to improve safety for pedestrians crossing Green Lanes at the Fox Lane junction. This is just one of several hazardous crossing points facing pedestrians in Palmers Green........

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04 January 2014

Residents of Palmers Green are being consulted about the design of the clock which the Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA) intends to erect at Palmers Green Triangle. There are two methods by which members of the public can voice their opinions: by completing a brief online survey on this website - the questions refer not only to the planned clock, but also more generally to the future of the Triangle by sending an email to the GLBA. All survey responses on this website will be.......

02 January 2014

Possible design for new clock at Palmers Green Triangle

01 December 2013

In August we carried a report about a meeting between local groups and the Council aimed at clarifying issues regarding the future of Palmers Green Triangle.  At the meeting assurances were given about consultation prior to any changes.  However, in late October, and without the promised consultation, the Council carried out works on the Triangle, covering over the underground toilets and removing the railings around them, and replacing concrete planters with hanging baskets. Last.......

24 October 2013

Local residents attending this week's meeting of the Bowes, Palmers Green and Southgate Green Area Forum were provided with information about the work which is currently under way at Palmers Green Triangle.  However, representatives of Fox Lane & District Residents' Association (FLDRA) were unhappy about not being notified in advance about the work, let alone consulted about it, after having received assurances that they would be consulted at a meeting in August (see this earlier.......

22 October 2013

Enfield Council have promised to update the public on the future of Southgate Town Hall at the Area Forum meeting this week, and it is hoped that more information will be made available about work currently under way to improve the appearance of Palmers Green Triangle........

13 August 2013

At recent Area Forums members of the public have not received clear answers from Enfield Council representatives to questions about the future of the Palmers Green Triangle and possible environmental improvements in the surrounding streets.  In an attempt to clarify the situation, the chairs  of two local residents’ groups recently asked for a meeting with Council officers to find out what was happening and to ask about future consultation. A record of the meeting is now.......

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10 June 2013

The Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA) is urging Enfield Council to continue its opposition to the conversion of shops in Palmers Green Town Centre into other types of business, such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets. The GLBA recently raised the case of an application to convert the use category of the ground floor of 290 Green Lanes from A1 (shops) to mixed A1 and A3 (restaurants and cafes). In a letter to the Council's Planning Department, it suggests that the same arguments.......