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  • 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.

  • Fit for Life! Exercise at home with Age UK Enfield

    Age UK Enfield's very own Mark Huggard runs this exercise class for all abilities. This seated workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a chair!

  • Use your library card to access free online courses

    Self-isolating and running out of things to do? Why not have a go at learning a new language or completing one of the free online courses you can access with Enfield's Digital Library! Try out ALISON, Future Learn, Transparent Languages and much more

  • Help support staff at the North Mid

    Raising £25,000 to support staff at North Mid during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • April's Enfield Dispatch

    'This is both the most important and most challenging edition we have published to date. Important because in a time of crisis local news plays a vital role in communicating how and where residents can get help - indeed, journalists reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic have been identified as key workers. Challenging because our editorial team was forced to work from home throughout the production process, while our regular distribution network of local businesses and charities is temporarily shutdown.'

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  • Setting up a play street to be made easier - Comment by Karl Brown

    6 Apr 2020 The normal road closed play streets are temporarily suspended but with Old Park Road’s first of the year already scheduled, residents instead went for a socially-distancing version, with many bringing a cuppa onto their front path, drive or garden to chat across the wall or even the street to neighbours in a show of unity – the latter conversations made[…] Read more...

  • What the Resident Coronavirus Outreach achieved

    What the Resident Coronavirus Outreach achieved

    5 Apr 2020 A list of the achievements of the community volunteering campaign set up by Emma Rigby and Love Your Doorstep in mid-March. Read more...

  • Update on Age UK Enfield services

    Update on Age UK Enfield services

    5 Apr 2020 An update on the how Age UK Enfield are running their services during the lockdown. Read more...

  • Use our local shops and restaurants, or lose them

    Use our local shops and restaurants, or lose them

    5 Apr 2020 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. Read more...

  • Zoom into sewing and knitting sessions with Stitch!

    Zoom into sewing and knitting sessions with Stitch!

    5 Apr 2020 Stitch! is now running online sewing and knitting courses using the Zoom app. Read more...

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

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

    5 Apr 2020 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. Read more...

  • Help a hospice with virtual Easter gifts

    Help a hospice with virtual Easter gifts

    4 Apr 2020 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? Read more...

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

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

    4 Apr 2020 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[…] Read more...

  • Air pollution: What's the problem and what can we do about it? - Comment by Karl Brown

    2 Apr 2020 Our post-CV world is inevitably going to be different but just how we can only currently speculate. One revelation has been the two decade plus expectation of the inevitable move to teleworking having finally happened in as many weeks – things can move (very) fast with the right encouragement.We’re in very early days for CV linked research, and so much[…] Read more...

  • Waste and recycling collections during the COVID-19 crisis

    Waste and recycling collections during the COVID-19 crisis

    1 Apr 2020 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. Read more...

  • Fit for Life! Exercise at home with Age UK Enfield

    Fit for Life! Exercise at home with Age UK Enfield

    1 Apr 2020 Age UK Enfield's very own Mark Huggard runs this exercise class for all abilities. This seated workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a chair! Read more...

  • Use your library card to access free online courses

    Use your library card to access free online courses

    1 Apr 2020 Self-isolating and running out of things to do? Why not have a go at learning a new language or completing one of the free online courses you can access with Enfield's Digital Library! Try out ALISON, Future Learn, Transparent Languages and much more Read more...

  • Help support staff at the North Mid

    Help support staff at the North Mid

    1 Apr 2020 Raising £25,000 to support staff at North Mid during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Read more...

  • April's Enfield Dispatch

    April's Enfield Dispatch

    1 Apr 2020 'This is both the most important and most challenging edition we have published to date. Important because in a time of crisis local news plays a vital role in communicating how and where residents can get help - indeed, journalists reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic have been identified as key workers. Challenging because our editorial team was forced to work[…] Read more...

  • Message from a Co-op Member Pioneer: How can we help?

    Message from a Co-op Member Pioneer: How can we help?

    1 Apr 2020 Sarah Fecunda, who's a Co-op Member Pioneer, has been in touch asking how her organisation could help the local community during the Coronavirus episode. Read more...

  • North London Hospice launches urgent appeal

    North London Hospice launches urgent appeal

    1 Apr 2020 North London Hospice has this week launched two urgent appeals asking the local community for help to maintain its end of life care services as the coronavirus pandemic deepens. It desperately needs the public to help meet an enormous shortfall in fundraising caused by the Covid-19 crisis, and it also is urgently seeking supplies of masks, aprons and gloves to[…] Read more...

  • Urgent appeal from Age UK Enfield

    Urgent appeal from Age UK Enfield

    1 Apr 2020 A message from Age UK Enfield: URGENT! We need to raise funds to help vulnerable older people who are isolated due to Coronavirus. We are working hard to provide information and advice, cooked meals and emergency food packages, and caring for people in their homes - Please Donate! Read more...

  • Local man aims for lockdown marathon

    Local man aims for lockdown marathon

    1 Apr 2020 Benjamin Cuthbertson has been training for the Manchester and Boston Marathons since November - but they've both been cancelled. So instead he intends to run the first Palmers Green Marathon this Sunday, raising money for the Trussell Trust and its foodbanks. If you live on the route, you can watch him go by - 26 times! Read more...

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    31 Mar 2020 Missing Friday nights at the Southgate Club listening to the great bands playing at St Harmonica's? Well, we can't do anything about the lockdown, but we can do our best to recreate St Harmonica's in the comfort of your own home. Read more...

  • London's top traffic cop joins medics in call for slower speeds to reduce strain on NHS

    London's top traffic cop joins medics in call for slower speeds to reduce strain on NHS

    30 Mar 2020 As UK doctors call for lower speed limits to reduce the pressure on health services, London's top traffic cop has gone online to plead for slower driving and to highlight examples of criminal behaviour by drivers taking advantage of clearer roads to flagrantly breach speed limits. Read more...

  • Launch of Enfield Coronavirus Help

    Launch of Enfield Coronavirus Help

    26 Mar 2020 The weekly Love Your Doorstep newsletter includes an update on Coronavirus volunteeringWe want to thank the hundreds of local people who have registered to volunteer for the Borough wide Coronavirus approach.Love Your Doorstep are working with over 30 charity and community organisations who are communicating multiple times a day.The last 11 days have been huge:Over 250 local residents have received[…] Read more...

  • Petition: Trial a low-traffic neighbourhood as soon as possible - Comment by Karl Brown

    26 Mar 2020 As we default unintentionally to something approaching a Low Traffic Neighbourhood / Quieter Neighbourhood lite, a few observations which may inform planning for the real thing: while volumes are very much lower, this street continues to act as a Green Lanes bypass at a time when there is no congestion on Green Lanes to influence such a detour, ie it[…] Read more...

  • Noah's Ark facing a £2m funding shortfall - please help!

    25 Mar 2020 Here's Peter Capaldi explaining what covid-19 means for Noah's Ark's finances.What Noah's Ark does: Read more...

  • Noah's Ark facing a £2m funding shortfall - please help!

    Noah's Ark facing a £2m funding shortfall - please help!

    23 Mar 2020 [Original article]Barnet-based Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is urgently appealing for financial help. The coronavirus, while making the charity's young patients even more vulnerable, is undermining its fundraising methods. It faces a £2 million deficit, which threatens its future."We’ve been hit by the postponement or cancellation of a huge number of fundraising activities which is set to significantly impact our care[…] Read more...

  • Barrowell Green recycling centre to be accessible on foot by November - Comment by Katie Lewis

    20 Mar 2020 Thats good news. I recently called a waste disposal company to help me get rid of few furniture items and they were fantastic but it is good to know that I can do same by myself with in bags Read more...

  • Stop the Edmonton incinerator - Comment by Katie Lewis

    20 Mar 2020 Can we sign a petition online? Read more...

  • Launch of Enfield Coronavirus Help

    Launch of Enfield Coronavirus Help

    18 Mar 2020 [Original article]Love Your Doorstep Enfield have been cooperating with many other organisations across the borough to organise coordinated help for vulnerable people or those who are self-isolating. They have set up links to online forms for those in need of help and for people who would like to volunteer.Click here if you need helpClick here to join the Enfield Coronavirus[…] Read more...

  • What does it mean for me in practice? - Comment by Adrian Day

    18 Mar 2020 Yes, Elaine. As you live in a Conservation Area you would need permission from the Council to make changes to the path and porch (as mentioned above). Read more...

  • What does it mean for me in practice? - Comment by David Eden

    18 Mar 2020 Good luck with all that. None of that work should require planning permission but you may have to get the CAG on board as they'll kick off if not consulted and could cause you difficulties. Read more...

  • What does it mean for me in practice? - Comment by Elaine Beckford Stennett

    18 Mar 2020 Just a quick question. I live on Conway Road. I would like to replace the original black and white tiles to path and porch and remove paint from exterior building wall. Would I have to apply for planning to do this? Thanks.RegardsElaine Read more...

  • Petition launched opposing Dugdale Centre changes

    Petition launched opposing Dugdale Centre changes

    15 Mar 2020 Enfield's cabinet endorsed the creation of a Children's and Families Services hub on the first floor of the Dugdale at its meeting last Wednesday.Mark Bradbury, Director of Property and Economy, provided the following update to Palmers Green Community:"We are already in discussion with some groups affected and will be in touch with the remainder. In reality it is a small[…] Read more...

  • This year's Palmers Green Festival cancelled - Comment by Julia Mountain

    14 Mar 2020 Sad news but they have made the right decision. I feel for the many small local traders who depend on their Festival takings for a chunk of their annual income. We need to support our local businesses and traders in these tough times. Read more...

  • This year's Palmers Green Festival cancelled

    This year's Palmers Green Festival cancelled

    14 Mar 2020 [Original article]The organisers of the Palmers Green Festival have announced that this year's event, scheduled for 6th September, has been cancelled. They have stated that they would appreciate any interest from 3rd sector organisations or volunteers interested in helping lead the event in 2021.PALMERS GREEN FESTIVAL 2020The Palmers Green Festival, a substantial event entirely volunteer developed and controlled, is approaching[…] Read more...

  • Out of the Box launch postponed

    Out of the Box launch postponed

    13 Mar 2020 We were seriously looking forward to bringing the #OTB – Out of the Box Youth Centre to Palmers Green today, but due to the ongoing health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, we are regrettably having to reschedule the opening until further notice as we know that this virus is spreading fast and we don’t want to open just to close again[…] Read more...

  • New ward boundaries finalized

    New ward boundaries finalized

    11 Mar 2020 There's a very good summary of the changes to Enfield wards written by local democracy reporter Simon Allin. Read more...

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