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Forty Hall reopens this weekend and will open every Saturday and Sunday. Tours are free be must be booked in advanced. The gift shop and cafe will also be open.

At the start of August Enterprise Enfield will be moving from the Enfield Business Centre in Enfield Wash and setting up a new North London Business Hub on the Southgate College campus. Facilities will include a large co-working area with super-fast broadband, meeting rooms and event space - which, when the pandemic restrictions are eased, will be open to businesses for hot-desking, networking events and workshops

At last week's board meeting of the North London Waste Authority, the concerns of a remarkably broad coalition of opponents of the plan for a huge new incinerator were brushed aside by the authority's chair. But challenges to the project have not gone away, the latest being an open letter which, using unvarnished language, calls out the authority on one of the most basic items of data being used to justify the project.

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News from Alison Gordon at Age UK Enfield: We've developed a wide range of free online activities via zoom to support Health & Wellbeing. Our aim is offer online activities until we can safely meet together in public in small groups, but also to reach new people who may not be confident to return to groups as they slowly redevelop and want to remain indoors.

Scams Awareness 2020 finished last week, but the advice handed out during the campaign is useful all year round.

An investigation by two local journalists has revealed that, despite a pledge by health secretary Matt Hancock, care homes in Enfield were refused Covid-19 tests for symptomatic residents at the peak of the pandemic.

The Child Poverty Action Group has launched a campaign to keep travel on London transport free for under-18s.

Enfield Council has published information about its progress in obtaining funding for urgent Streetspace schemes, designed to enable more walking and cycling post-lockdown in a situation where people will be unable or reluctant to use public transport. A document recently published on the council's Let's Talk website also includes updates about the status of planned low-traffic neighbourhoods in the Fox Lane, Connaught Gardens and Bowes Primary areas.

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This week's St Harmonica's playlist was compiled and annotatedby 'Little Paul' Besterman. From the honking and wailing of Gatortail Jackson through the downhome of Dr.Ross Sonny Boy Son House Willie Mctell stopping off in Chicago for Muddy Junior Wells, to the Screaming of Jay Hawkins, a trip of various styles possibly driven by Memphis Minnie's chauffeur. Listen, bop, or weep - it's all Blues.

A postgraduate student at UCL is carrying out a survey of people's feelings towards using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards

The 71st year of the North London Netball League's presence in Palmers Green might herald a (literally) brighter future for netball in our part of the capital, or it could be the League's final season - it all hangs on a vote that will be taken at next month's meeting of Enfield's planning committee. Your voice too might help sway the committee members in favour of granting planning permission for an upgrade to the courts which has the full support of the Friends of Broomfield Park.

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Feedback, an environmental organisation campaigning to transform the food system, is recruiting for a series of 15-week-long, 4 days per week, paid internships (£10.75 per hour) for young people (aged 18-24) based at Forty Hall Farm. Plus an additional internship placement in Barnet at GROW in Totteridge Academy