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Following the official launch last week of the borough's new Heritage Strategy, Enfield Council is encouraging community groups to propose ideas for local heritage projects that could attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Recent changes to NLHF priorities mean that projects in Enfield should stand a higher chance of success when bidding for funds.

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Sport England will be offering Enfield Council £100,000 from its Community Asset Fund to go towards the extensive improvements needed for the netball courts in Broomfield Park.

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Properties include Edwardian villas, a 1920s former London County Council property, a timber-framed 1980s house and the cob and straw eco building at the Meadow Orchard community garden. Features include underfloor heating systems, an air source heat pump, rainwater harvesting, a green roof and much more.

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Enfield Council have secured additional funding to install more cycle parking in #Enfield, including bike hangars on residential streets. They want to know where you would like to see extra cycle parking.

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There seems to have been a recent increase in crimes committed where the victims are sitting in stationary cars or have just parked up.

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Enfield Youth Offending Unit is recruiting volunteers to supervise young people during their reparation activities and Community Panel Members to make decisions about the rehabilitation programmes.

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Noah's Ark children's hospice is currently looking for volunteers in three different roles.

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From 1 to 9 November, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is presenting a bold and new festival of words right at the heart of one of London's most diverse boroughs.

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This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.

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For two days in mid-November a vacant shop at the heart of Palmers Green will be transformed into PG Vintage Flea - a veritable emporium selling all things vintage.

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Enfield's very popular and much loved Wellbeing Showcase event, now in its fourth year, is back at the Dugdale Centre on Saturday 2 November 2019, from 11am to 5pm. It is supported by Enfield Council and as always, the event supports a local charity; this year it is Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.

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Two new writing courses start at the Reading Room in Wood Green in late October/early November: Short Story Workshop; and Prioritise Your Writing.

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The long drawn out process of finalising the North London Waste Plan is continuing. The next important stage - the examination in public by the planning inspector - is scheduled for November. Its outcome has the potential to determine whether or not a waste processing plant is built on an important nature conservation site - the woodlands adjacent to the Pinkham Way section of the North Circular Road.

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At the recent meetings about reviving Palmers Green town centre a suggestion made from the floor was that PG needs a 'community hub'. So what might a community hub look like? A couple of months ago I visited Social Spider, the community interest company that publishes the Enfield Dispatch. Their offices are in Walthamstow, in a building called The Mill. The Mill is a perfect example of one possible type of community hub.

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If you or someone you know has stayed on Charles Coward Ward at the North Middlesex Hospital in the past three months, then please share your experiences with Healthwatch Enfield via their online survey.

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The Enfield Dispatch is one year old this week! The 13th issue of the monthly community newspaper was published yesterday and is now being distributed to several hundred locations across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member.

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Following a ballot, workers who support people with learning disabilities at a home in Enfield have begun a series of one-day-a-week strikes after the failure of negotiations to increase their pay from the minimum wage of £8.21 per hour to the London Living Wage (LLW) of £10.55 per hour.

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As of 1st October it is no longer possible to use the 'walk in service' at Evergreen Primary Care Centre, Eagle House Surgery and Carlton House Surgery to get a GP appointment during the weekends and public holidays. The evening and weekend GP service will continue to operate, but access to the service will be via appointment only.

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