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PGC Weekly Newsletter

26 March 2020

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Only a few months ago, Noah's Ark was celebrating the opening of its children's hospice in Barnet, built thanks to a huge fundraising campaign. Now they are faced with a £2m deficit, which potentially threatens their survival. Below, Peter Capaldi explains:

Read about the Noah's Ark campaign here.

In a similar position is Haven House, another children's hospice that cares for children and families from Enfield and elsewhere in a historic building tucked away in part of Epping Forest. Watch this video about their wonderful work.

Read the Haven House emergency appeal

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The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity supports patients attending several hospitals, including the North Middlesex. Again, a large chunk of its income comes from fundraising events and the charity's shops. Read more.


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Enfield Veg Co, based at Forty Hall Farm, delivers weekly bags of fresh, organic veg to households all over Enfield and East Barnet. The Covid-19 emergency means that some of its usual dropoff points, such as Baskervilles in Palmers Green, are unavailable, but it is setting up temporary replacements located nearby. They are currently taking on new members on a first come, first served basis and are accepting up to 10 new members per week. Read more.


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Enfield Health & Wellbeing Centre have suspended all their normal activities and are instead offering a 24-hour telephone befriending service to people aged 60 and above who live alone or need someone to talk to. Read more.


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Social distancing and self-isolation are not incompatible with writing. Shakespeare himself is rumoured to have written King Lear while quarantined. It can be helpful to write in challenging times and to be part of a friendly group, focusing on your writing. And thanks to the Internet, you can join a writing course without stepping outside your front door, as the Collage Writing Room goes virtual. Read more.



Palmers Green man charged with firearms offences

Stop the Edmonton Incinerator


Jo Johnson from Love Your Doorstep on what people can do to help as the public health crisis continues

Criminals using coronavirus as guise to enter homes and steal valuables

Coronavirus: Edmonton MP calls for rent relief and extra sick pay


find your wheelie bin collection dates


Current consultations

Improving planned orthopaedic surgery for adults in north central London (North London Partners in Health and Care 6/4/2020)

Draft revised Statement of Community Involvement (Enfield Council 9/4/2020)

Modifications to the A105 Experimental Traffic Orders (Enfield Council 3/6/2020)


Recent Enfield Voices and GlobalNet21 video interviews


For more details of the events and notices below, click/tap on the graphics

i stayed at work for you

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retail workers cant stay at home

gn weekend closures

free school meals email scam

police will never

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enfield dispatch support ad

Advertise for 90 002

recycling electrical items

north london samaritans volunteering

north enfield foodbank donate food

put people first and clean our air

dont be idle


Upcoming Events

Click on event  name for more details.  For a complete list, see our What's On and Exhibitions pages

Monday 30 March

7.00pm - 8.00pm
Monday Night Stay At Home Yoga

Thursday 2 April

7.00pm - 8.40pm
Weekly "non-live" life drawing session

Monday 6 April

7.00pm - 8.00pm
Monday Night Stay At Home Yoga

Thursday 9 April

7.00pm - 8.40pm
Weekly "non-live" life drawing session