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  • Stop Killing our Children: How road danger damages us all

    This video says it all, in graphic terms about what has gone wrong and what we need to do to make our roads safe for everyone, not just drivers. It should be shown in every council meeting, every school, every highway authority, every political party meeting and the politicians must be made to sign up for proper, real action, not the toying around the edges they normally do.

  • PG ward forum attendees disappointed at lack of progress on CPZ and traffic calming

    The Palmers Green Ward Forum on 9th January included lively discussions of plans for a controlled parking zone in Osborne Road and the lack of progress in implementing a low-traffic neighbourhood in the 'Connaught Gardens Quieter Neighbourhood'.

  • Cockfosters car park housing development: More details

    The exhibition boards used at last week's public exhibition of the proposed housing development on the car park at Cockfosters station are now available online.

  • Appeal to trace vehicle involved in hit-and-run collision in Palmers Green

    Police are appealing for help in tracing a 4x4 involved in a hit and run that left a young girl with serious injuries. The collision occurred on the North Circular Road at the junction with Melville Gardens on 2nd December.

  • The changing shape of health services in Enfield – what will it mean for you?

    In common with all parts of England, the NHS in Enfield is suffering from shortages of GPs and hospital staff, accident and emergency departments at the North Mid and Barnet hospitals are struggling and patients are having to wait longer for planned operations. Enfield's NHS is not alone in being underfunded too, but even compared with neighbouring north London boroughs Enfield suffers from a particularly severe funding problem. And, again like everywhere in England, Enfield's NHS is in the middle of a major reorganisation. You will be able to find out more, and feed in your views, at Healthwatch Enfield's annual general meeting on 4th March at the Lee Valley Sports Complex.

  • Whitewebbs petition gaining support

    As at 21st January 2,878 people had signed an online petition calling on Enfield Council to protect the golf course, woods and open areas at Whitewebbs.

  • Stop the Edmonton incinerator

    Karl Brown reports on a meeting last week organised by campaigners against the replacement of the current Edmonton incinerator by a much larger plant.

  • Turkish or Kurdish and over 16? Take part in a survey and be entered in a prize draw

    London Sport is carrying out research on behalf of Enfield and Haringey councils into participation in sport and physical activity amongst Turkish and Kurdish populations living across both boroughs. Statistics show that Turkish and Kurdish residents are less physically active than other residents, which can negatively affect their health. The research is aimed at finding out why this is and what could be done to improve the amount of physical activity by Turkish and Kurdish residents.

  • Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood meeting: A range of views recorded

    The Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood meeting called by Paul Mandel was very well attended and was an opportunity to hear views ranging from strong support to angry opposition. Notes of what was said at the meeting have been published on the Fox Lane & District Residents' Association website and are republished here.

  • Six months on from the climate emergency declaration: What has the council done so far?

    On 8th July last year, two days before full council declared a Climate Emergency, Enfield's cabinet members signed a printed copy of a document pledging action to tackle climate change. Six months on, how much progress has been made? Deputy council leader Ian Barnes provides answers to some questions.

  • Ghosts - a play about secrets and questioning of traditional values

    From Sunday 19th until Saturday 25th January Incognito Theatre in Friern Barnet will be presenting Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. Incognito's small but perfectly formed auditorium is the perfect place for this intense exposition of claustrophic small-town life.

  • Extinction Rebellion Enfield plans protest to remind council to act now

    Extinction Rebellion Enfield, the local branch of the global environmental movement, is planning a protest in Enfield Town on Saturday 25th January to raise awareness for the lack of action to address climate issues in the borough.

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