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New government guidance issued this week will simplify the process for organising play streets. It will no longer be necessary for organisers to advertise the temporary road closures.

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There will be a joint crime forum with Bowes and Southgate Green wards to discuss residents' increasing concerns regarding rising crime in the area. The event will be held at Trinity-at-Bowes Community Centre at 7.30pm on 3rd September.

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Enfield residents too can attend writing classes run by Haringey Literature Live in Wood Green. The autumn courses are now available to book and will meet all your writing needs.

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The latest subject of the National Autistic Society's online series Stories from the Spectrum is Palmers Green resident Patrick Samuel, artist and musician.

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A campaign group called BetterHomes Enfield has launched an online petition calling on Enfield Council to follow the example of many other London boroughs and take steps to prevent developers using a planning loophole called 'permitted rights' to convert office blocks into 'human warehouses' - turning former offices into flats which are not fit for purpose.

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Winchmore Hill Police have reported that for the second time in seven days an elderly man has been tricked into thinking he was about to receive a parking fine at Lodge Drive car park. The victim was robbed of several thousand pounds.

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An online interview where you can find out about the history of the Palmers Green Festival - including its rather unusual origin - and what we can expect this year, with particular emphasis on the Speakers' Corner that was introduced last year and was highly successful.

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Police are warning elderly people in particular to be aware of a bank card scam being perpetrated in Lodge Drive car park.

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Walking and Cycling Grants London is a programme which supports London's diverse communities to walk and cycle more often and more safely. The programme, funded by Transport for London and administered by Groundwork London, offers grants to projects of up to £10,000 over a three year period.

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The latest Fox Lane & District Residents Association newsletter includes a report on the Palmers Green Town Centre public meeting held on 13th July - reproduced here with kind permission.

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Healthwatch Enfield has written to Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) asking them to keep the urgent care centre (UCC) at Chase Farm Hospital open until 10pm and not to proceed with the proposal to close an hour earlier. The watchdog body has also uncovered confusion about the last time that patients can arrive and the roles of the UCC

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Extinction Rebellion campaigners from five boroughs have announced plans for a North London Uprising on 7th and 8th September. Rebellion groups from Haringey, Islington, Camden, Enfield and Barnet will be occupying streets and running events in and around Turnpike Lane, Downhills Park, Harringay Green Lanes and Manor House.

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Photographer Barbara Luckhurst was again on hand at Sunday's Broomfield Blues and has sent us shots of the two slide guitarists in action.

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Photographs from last Sunday's Broomfield Blues sessions taken by Barbara Luckhurst

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