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Yet another first for Talkies Community Cinema! They're teaming up with the Friends of Broomfield Park to put on another spectacular show in the park, but unlike in August, when rain stopped play, this time they'll be under cover, as for the first time they show a film in a tent - a very big tent, with room for social distancing.

In July, as part of the Covid Streetspace measures, Enfield Council issued an experimental traffic order closing one of the roads at Winchmore Hill Green to traffic (the 'northern west-to-east arm'). This has allowed restaurants and cafes to put out tables and chairs on the roadway for customers to eat and drink al-fresco. The council is now consulting on whether or not to make the road closure permanent.

Under the slogan Let's Talk Southgate, Enfield Council is launching an engagement exercise aimed at gathering ideas for improving Southgate's town centre - Southgate Circus, Chase Side and Southgate High Street. The project will include a pop-up event at the tube station, an online meeting with the council leader, and an online consultation using MapBox.

A debut collection of poetry by Palmers Green resident Arun Jeetoo will be launched online this weekend. I Want to Be the One You Think About at Night is published by Waterloo Press. Jeetoo's poems have been described as 'agile, sensual and achingly honest' and 'pulling at the throbbing veins of love'.

The September 2020 edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.

The ever enterprising Brian Lewis has converted his MyTime cake, coffee and tea house into Palmers Green's first deli specialising in organic and artisan food and drinks. MyTime, closed since lockdown struck, reopened earlier this week, appearing unchanged on the outside but quite different inside.

North London Hospice is recruiting volunteers in the roles of weekend front of house volunteers, in-patient unit meal servers and compassionate neighbours

The Enfield Dispatch reports that a Palmers Green resident was only able to tested for Covid-19 at Lodge Drive car park by applying online using a Glasgow postcode. Serco employees at the test site were 'milling around' without doing any testing.

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A pedestrian crossing in Southgate has been transformed by local designer Dan Maier, who says she wanted to create something bright and cheery, introducing the essence of nature and its vibrant colours into our urban landscape. A second crossing, in Enfield Town, has been reimagined by Alevi artist Hasan Bölücek. Three more crossings are due to get the treatment, including one in Palmers Green.

A new single written by two musicians from Palmers Green vividly portrays life on the NHS frontline at the height of the pandemic. Working on the Frontline was written by Kate St John and Neill McColl and is performed by BAFTA-nominated actor and singer Jessie Buckley and her band Jessie & The Leonards.

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Palmers Green Library is now open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday. Special arrangements apply.

Consultation about public realm improvements in Enfield Town restarts next month, when the council will be holding a series of online workshops. Places are limited, so if you are interested, register as soon as possible.

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