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  • Evening and weekend rail services to Moorgate have resumed

    Work on the tunnels between Drayton Park and Moorgate has now been completed and all services on the Hertford Loop via Palmers Green now start or end at Moorgate.

  • Volunteers needed by LYDS Coronavirus Help

    LYDS Coronavirus Help are looking for additional volunteers to deliver food parcels.

  • Enfield Council's climate action plan: 'The wrong target, too slow and too secretive'

    Enfield Council's draft climate action plan is much too limited in scope, is taking far too long to be developed and put into action, is neglecting to engage citizens properly, and fails to identify opportunities for the borough's businesses. These are the conclusions of an analysis presented at the April meeting of the Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF).

  • Let Healthwatch know how the virus is affecting you - for future planning purposes

    Healthwatch Enfield would like to find out what impact Coronavirus is having on people in the borough in order to find out what information and support local people need in future. Please complete their 5-minute survey online or over the phone.

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    This week's playlist was compiled by David Sinclair: singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader of the David Sinclair Four (DS4) and a sometime music journalist. He says: 'I was looking forward to bringing the DS4 to St Harmonica's on Friday May 22. We have had to put the gig on hold, but we'll be there as soon as we can. Meanwhile, here are some of my favourite performances by great musicians I've met over the years.'

  • Council asks government to reconsider reopening date for schools

    Enfield Council's cabinet member for children's services has written to the education secretary asking him to reconsider the Government's decision to press ahead with the directive to partially reopen schools on 1 June 2020.

  • A greener alternative - hand crafted by the Enfield community

    When the Covid-19 lockdown began, among the items that quickly disappeared off the supermarket shelves - toilet rolls, pasta, flour etc - were sanitary pads. These are among the essentials that North Enfield Food Bank distributes to its users. At the council's request, Palmers Green resident Anne Nicholls came to the rescue. After putting out a call for help on Facebook, Anne was able to assemble a team of women from around the borough to help produce handmade reusable pads.

  • Has your home environment helped or hindered during lockdown?

    The Place Alliance and its partner organisations carry out research into and campaign for improvements to the built environment. They are currently carrying out a survey of how the quality of people's homes and neighbourhoods supports - or fails to support - their lives during lockdown. This short online survey runs until 24th May.

  • Join in the Broomfield Virtual Flower Show

    2020 is turning out to be the year when everything goes virtual/online. The latest to join the trend are the Friends of Broomfield Park. While you can still visit the actual, real, physical park (taking social distancing precautions, of course), the Friends this week launched their Virtual Flower Show, which you can take part in and enjoy without leaving home.

  • Europe comes to the aid of our local community press

    Enfield Dispatch will be among the news providers to benefit from grants from the European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund, which is being provided jointly by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Facebook Journalism Project. In contrast, the UK government has neglected the plight of the country's independent news outlets.

  • Four PG residents charged with forced labour offences

    Four people from Palmers Green have been charged with forced labour offences following an investigation by the Met's Modern Slavery and Child Exploitation unit.

  • Planning application submitted for flats at Arnos Grove station

    The planning application for construction of 162 flats on the Arnos Grove station car parks has now been submitted. The application has been made on behalf of Connected Living London, which is a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed provider of private rental homes. The intention is to provide quality homes for Londoners, whilst also generating revenue, which TfL will invest in the capital's transport network

  • Partial re-opening of Barrowell Green recycling centre

    Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. Various new estrictions are in force

  • Enfield Council statement on easing of restrictions in parks and open spaces

    A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible

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  • Evening and weekend rail services to Moorgate have resumed

    Evening and weekend rail services to Moorgate have resumed

    26 May 2020 Work on the tunnels between Drayton Park and Moorgate has now been completed and all services on the Hertford Loop via Palmers Green now start or end at Moorgate. Read more...

  • Government tells councils to reallocate roadspace for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible' - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Government tells councils to reallocate roadspace for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible' - Comment by Basil Clarke

    20 May 2020 The detailed guidance from TfL to boroughs on how to go about putting in the Streetscape measures: tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/streetspace-for-london London Streetspace Plan - Interim guidance for boroughs, May 2020 PDF 653KB Appendix Five: Analysis on interchanges, stations and town centres PDF 144KB Appendix Six: Analysis on Low Traffic NeighbourhoodsThe low traffic neighbourhoods document includes maps showing schemes that TfL think worthy[…] Read more...

  • Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths - Comment by Basil Clarke

    20 May 2020 More damning evidence that the care homes deaths were avoidable and that homes were in some cases "bullied" into taking in CV patients: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j81cAlso, that Hancock's "protective ring" was non-existent. Read more...

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    20 May 2020 If David and his band had been able to play at St Harmonica's on Friday, what would they have sounded like? Here's a chance to find out. Read more...

  • Covid-19 infections on the rise in Enfield?

    Covid-19 infections on the rise in Enfield?

    20 May 2020 The Covid Symptom Study suggests that cases have been increasing since 8th May across the country, though they are still a fraction of the peak estimate on 2nd April. The most recent estimate for Enfield is 1.1 per cent of the population - nearly twice the estimate at the beginning of the month. The Covid-19 Symptom Study is running out[…] Read more...

  • Europe comes to the aid of our local community press

    20 May 2020 A couple of articles about the importance of retaining (or for most parts of the country regaining) adequate local and news media, whether online or print: t.co/E5KrVocsii medium.com/@sarahirwilson/your-world-without-independent-media-42a53568f14fThe second article is also relevant at national level, and there's been a disturbing development today: www.opendemocracy.net/en/downing-street-has-banned-me-asking-questions-why/It rather looks as if Downing Street is taking lessons from the Trump handbook of how to[…] Read more...

  • Volunteers needed by LYDS Coronavirus Help

    Volunteers needed by LYDS Coronavirus Help

    20 May 2020 LYDS Coronavirus Help are looking for additional volunteers to deliver food parcels. Read more...

  • Enfield Council's climate action plan: 'The wrong target, too slow and too secretive'

    Enfield Council's climate action plan: 'The wrong target, too slow and too secretive'

    20 May 2020 Enfield Council's draft climate action plan is much too limited in scope, is taking far too long to be developed and put into action, is neglecting to engage citizens properly, and fails to identify opportunities for the borough's businesses. These are the conclusions of an analysis presented at the April meeting of the Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF). Read more...

  • Let Healthwatch know how the virus is affecting you - for future planning purposes

    Let Healthwatch know how the virus is affecting you - for future planning purposes

    20 May 2020 Healthwatch Enfield would like to find out what impact Coronavirus is having on people in the borough in order to find out what information and support local people need in future. Please complete their 5-minute survey online or over the phone. Read more...

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    20 May 2020 [Original article]Not displaying properly? Click here.David Sinclair (left) with Billy Higgins. David's band the DS4 would have been playing at St Harmonica's on Friday night if you know what hadn't happened.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[…] Read more...

  • St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    St Harmonica's Blues Club - online

    19 May 2020 This week's playlist was compiled by David Sinclair: singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader of the David Sinclair Four (DS4) and a sometime music journalist. He says: 'I was looking forward to bringing the DS4 to St Harmonica's on Friday May 22. We have had to put the gig on hold, but we'll be there as soon as we can. Meanwhile,[…] Read more...

  • Council asks government to reconsider reopening date for schools

    Council asks government to reconsider reopening date for schools

    19 May 2020 Enfield Council's cabinet member for children's services has written to the education secretary asking him to reconsider the Government's decision to press ahead with the directive to partially reopen schools on 1 June 2020. Read more...

  • A greener alternative - hand crafted by the Enfield community

    A greener alternative - hand crafted by the Enfield community

    18 May 2020 When the Covid-19 lockdown began, among the items that quickly disappeared off the supermarket shelves - toilet rolls, pasta, flour etc - were sanitary pads. These are among the essentials that North Enfield Food Bank distributes to its users. At the council's request, Palmers Green resident Anne Nicholls came to the rescue. After putting out a call for help on[…] Read more...

  • Has your home environment helped or hindered during lockdown?

    Has your home environment helped or hindered during lockdown?

    18 May 2020 The Place Alliance and its partner organisations carry out research into and campaign for improvements to the built environment. They are currently carrying out a survey of how the quality of people's homes and neighbourhoods supports - or fails to support - their lives during lockdown. This short online survey runs until 24th May. Read more...

  • Join in the Broomfield Virtual Flower Show

    Join in the Broomfield Virtual Flower Show

    18 May 2020 2020 is turning out to be the year when everything goes virtual/online. The latest to join the trend are the Friends of Broomfield Park. While you can still visit the actual, real, physical park (taking social distancing precautions, of course), the Friends this week launched their Virtual Flower Show, which you can take part in and enjoy without leaving home. Read more...

  • Europe comes to the aid of our local community press - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Europe comes to the aid of our local community press - Comment by Basil Clarke

    17 May 2020 [Original article] Enfield Dispatch, the borough's community newspaper, will be among the news providers to benefit from grants from the European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund, which is being provided jointly by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Facebook Journalism Project. The announcement from the EJC came on 14th March, listing 57 news organisations from across the continent that will benefit[…] Read more...

  • Europe comes to the aid of our local community press

    Europe comes to the aid of our local community press

    17 May 2020 Enfield Dispatch will be among the news providers to benefit from grants from the European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund, which is being provided jointly by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Facebook Journalism Project. In contrast, the UK government has neglected the plight of the country's independent news outlets. Read more...

  • Four PG residents charged with forced labour offences

    Four PG residents charged with forced labour offences

    16 May 2020 Four people from Palmers Green have been charged with forced labour offences following an investigation by the Met's Modern Slavery and Child Exploitation unit. Read more...

  • Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths - Comment by Bill Linton

    15 May 2020 A tweet from Caroline Lucas:'Damning from top Covid cardiologist:“We discharged known, suspected & unknown cases into care homes ... with no formal warning that patients were infected, no testing available & no PPE...We seeded this into very population that was most vulnerable”.No reply from PM at #PMQs'It is quite hard to believe that this was not deliberate 'harvesting'. Read more...

  • Partial re-opening of Barrowell Green recycling centre - Comment by David Hughes

    14 May 2020 I'm feeling a little pedantic about this: cars can go, pedestrians can't. What about a poor old cyclist like me who has been delivering spent cooking oil by bike for years and years? I'm going to have a tantrum.Of course my deliveries can wait, but it is a bit odd that a council which has been championing cycling for years[…] Read more...

  • Partial re-opening of Barrowell Green recycling centre

    13 May 2020 [Original article]Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. This is to ensure social distancing and safety to all visitors. Appointments are available, Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Specific appointment slots cannot be requested. There are restrictions on the amount and types of waste that will be accepted.Access is by car only -[…] Read more...

  • Planning application submitted for flats at Arnos Grove station

    Planning application submitted for flats at Arnos Grove station

    13 May 2020 The planning application for construction of 162 flats on the Arnos Grove station car parks has now been submitted. The application has been made on behalf of Connected Living London, which is a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed provider of private rental homes. The intention is to provide quality homes for Londoners,[…] Read more...

  • Partial re-opening of Barrowell Green recycling centre

    Partial re-opening of Barrowell Green recycling centre

    13 May 2020 Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. Various new estrictions are in force Read more...

  • Enfield Council statement on easing of restrictions in parks and open spaces

    Enfield Council statement on easing of restrictions in parks and open spaces

    13 May 2020 A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible Read more...

  • Help researchers study the impacts of the lockdown

    Help researchers study the impacts of the lockdown

    13 May 2020 London Metropolitan University, in conjunction with the Whittington NHS Trust, is inviting you to help with a study into the effects of social distancing and self-isolation measures on people living in the six London boroughs served by the Whittington. Read more...

  • Covid-19 Crisis Project offers extra support to abused women

    Covid-19 Crisis Project offers extra support to abused women

    13 May 2020 The newly launched Covid-19 Crisis Project provides safe accommodation with specialist support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), across London during the pandemic. It is the equivalent of three refuges, offering up to 70 spaces for women and children, ensuite facilities, food, welcome packs and toys for children, along[…] Read more...

  • Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths - Comment by Basil Clarke

    13 May 2020 [Original article]Not displaying properly? Click here. Sonya Kaygan On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were[…] Read more...

  • Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths

    Winchmore Hill care home at centre of investigation into Covid-19 deaths

    13 May 2020 On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May. Read more...

  • Government tells councils to reallocate roadspace for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible'

    Government tells councils to reallocate roadspace for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible'

    11 May 2020 [Original article]Not displaying properly? Click here.Some boroughs started taking action last month, such as this pavement widening work in Herne Hill (Lambeth)In order to be able to live with reduced public transport capacity, provide space for social distancing even after the end of lockdown, and avoid a return to traffic-snarled roads and unhealthy air, the government has told local authorities that it[…] Read more...

  • Towards a greener Broomfield Park

    11 May 2020 In this GlobalNet21 video interview Francis Sealey speaks to Kim Lumley of Friends of Broomfield Park about the Friends' environmental work, their involvement with the Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) and about volunteering. More GlobalNet21 and Enfield Voices webinars Read more...

  • Stop the Incinerator campaign: 'A wall of denial and rebuttals' - Comment by Basil Clarke

    10 May 2020 The new Edmonton Incinerator was one of the subjects discussed during the (online) meeting of Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) on 29th April. Georgia Elliot-Smith from the Stop the Incinerator campaign described how the North London Waste Authority and the councillors who make up its board simply refuse to engage. The relevant section of the video starts at 10 minutes[…] Read more...

  • Councillors urged to review mega-incinerator project and waste plan - Comment by Karl Brown

    Councillors urged to review mega-incinerator project and waste plan - Comment by Karl Brown

    10 May 2020 Personally I’ve the view that 50 years is an immensely long time to commit to such a climate impacting spend, so I’d take a breath and think, “is this really the right solution to be promoting at this time of climatic uncertainty. Am I absolutely 100% sure?” Read more...

  • Councillors urged to review mega-incinerator project and waste plan - Comment by Karl Brown

    10 May 2020 A lot of information is currently flowing regarding the planned new incinerator between the waste authority and Extinction Rebellion with little sign anything is going to change since the decision made in 2015, despite everything having since changed. I found this excerpt form a recent piece form two academics based at the University of Leeds simple and focused on what[…] Read more...

  • Towards a greener Broomfield Park - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Towards a greener Broomfield Park - Comment by Basil Clarke

    6 May 2020 [Original article]London parks - other than car parks - have always been green, in the sense that the colour of grass and trees has predominated. But the days when parks meant manicured lawns, neat flower beds and deck chairs are long gone, and not just because councils can no longer afford to employ as many gardeners as they once did.[…] Read more...

  • Temporary one-way system during Hedge Lane closure - Comment by Bill Linton

    30 Apr 2020 The W6 diversion is via Barrowell Green and Firs Lane Read more...

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