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This Saturday is Big Dig Day - the annual day when community gardens welcome volunteers and visitors, new and old, to explore how to grow food and celebrate the start of spring and the new growing season. This year there are two Big Dig Day events being organised by the Friends of Broomfield Park. One in the new Community Growing Space which the Friends have been working on for the last couple of years. The other in a much older feature of Broomfield Park - the Long Border.

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After two previous failed applications to Enfield Council, Warwick Road (in Bowes Ward) was finally granted permission to hold a monthly Play Street, and local residents enjoyed their first session on Sunday 14th April.

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Poets and poetry lovers from all around the capital are preparing to travel to our favourite part of north London this Saturday to take part in the twice-yearly Poetry in Palmers Green event, held in the parish centre at St John's Church.

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You can now pick up the Enfield Dispatch from newstands in the street - one outside Southgate Station, another outside the Ruth Winston Centre.

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Christ Church United Reformed Church on Chase Side, Enfield, widely recognized for its iconic spire, will be throwing open its doors this coming Holy Week to host a community exhibition entitled Imago Dei.

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Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood baseline data showing speeds and total vehicle counts over a one week period. The data was collected in November and December 2018.

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Four new writing courses in Wood Green start in May or June. Run by Haringey Literature Live but available to Enfield residents too.

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Enfield Council has provided reassurance in the light of concerns about the amount of parkland that will be occupied by the Broomfield Park wetlands scheme. The finished scheme will occupy only a small proportion of the site that is currently fenced off.

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RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, has today published a review looking at traffic law enforcement across London. Based on the latest statistics from 2017, the findings have led the charity to call for improved transparency and accountability of the Metropolitan Police, to understand the strategy it is deploying to tackle road danger. London should be leading the way when it comes to traffic law enforcement, and RoadPeace’s review indicates that enforcement is not only inconsistent and infrequent across the capital, but doesn’t compare well nationally either.

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A WEA Enfield and Southgate course starting this month traces the History of Ideas. June sees the start of a course about film making Around the Mediterranean and a course about Myths, Legends and Romance in Art and Music.

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Waltham Forest Council has released a short video outlining the achievements of the Enjoy Waltham Forest project since it began five years ago, when the borough was one of three to win bids for Mini-Holland funding from the Mayor of London and Transport for London.

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Winchmore Hill Police have used Twitter to report a distraction technique used to rob shoppers at Sainsbury's in Winchmore Hill.

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The April edition of Enfield Dispatch has been published and is being distributed. You can also read it online.

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The 2019 HERE film festival ended on Saturday night with a sell-out audience filling St John's Hall in Bourne Hill for the premiere of this year's Talkies commissions. The process for selecting film makers for the 2020 festival starts in the summer.

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Do you want to support people to learn to fix their bicycles? Do you want to gain experience + skills in bicycle maintenance? There are volunteering opportunities with London Grown.

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An announcement last week on the Palmers Green Action Team's Facebook page has created great interest among Palmers Green people who like to make their own things.

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The Pinkham Way Alliance is urging people to sign online in support of its response to the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP). Their submission calls for removal of the Pinkham Way nature conservation site (close to the Enfield/Barnet/Haringey borough boundaries) from a list of potential sites for new waste processing facilities.

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A group of parents have set up a crowdfunding appeal in order to raise money to take legal action against the decision by Walker Primary School to join the Ivy Learning Trust academy group.

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