Subject tag: Conservation

23 March 2015

Campaigners trying to prevent the conversion or demolition of local pubs, such as the Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill and the Fox in Palmers Green, received some good news today, when the government announced a change to planning laws. From 6 April where a pub has been nominated or listed as an Asset of Community Value, a planning application will be required before a change of use or demolition. Though this will not prevent eventual conversion or demolition, it will provide an opportunity for.......

10 March 2015

Twice a year the Mayor of London and members of the London Assembly hold a People's Question Time session in a different part of the capital.  On 19th March the venue will be the Dominion Centre in Wood Green High Road. The Dominion Centre is now used as a church, but started life as a magnificent cinema and still has the wording Gaumont Palace in huge letters on top of the frontage.  This was its original name - later it became just the Gaumont, then the Odeon and then Mecca Bingo........

27 February 2015

Palmers Green residents who are angry with the wholesale removal of trees from a trackside cutting have begun sending messages of protest to a Network Rail manager. Complaints relate to a section of track adjacent to the Fox Lane bridge.  On the western side of the cutting absolutely all trees and bushes have been removed along the section of track next to the new "Palmadium" housing development.  Quite apart from the visual impact, there will be an obvious severe affect on wildlife.......

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16 February 2015

Following the closure and boarding up of the Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill, a petition has been launched calling on Enfield Council to not allow the building to be converted into flats, retail or any other alternative use. The Green Dragon in its most recent guise: English pub downstairs, Thai restaurant upstairsThe online petition, initiated by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), says that saving the building as a public house is important because There has been a Green Dragon pub on or near.......

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31 January 2015

The Southgate Green Association (SGA) is asking members of the public to object to an application to erect a 15 metre high mobile phone mast on the grass verge outside the Southgate Beaumont building in Cannon Hill.  The following text is taken from the SGA website:  An application has been made for the installation of a telephone mast and four ancillary cabinets on the verge opposite the junction of Cannon Hill and Selborne Road, outside the Southgate Beaumont. Jan 2015 The mast.......

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24 January 2015

Network Rail have written to people living adjacent to the railway line in Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill to notify them that work to create a vegetation-free strip of land on either side of the line will start on 9th February and continue until 20th March. The work will involve clearing trees and other vegetation on both sides of the track so that there are no branches within 3.5 metres of the railway overhead power lines. This is to make a strip of between 6 and 7 metres wide for the safe.......

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20 January 2015

Friends of Broomfield Park are hoping to find a new home for the decorative railings that until not long ago adorned the entrances to the subterranean Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets at Palmers Green Triangle. The planned new location is in front of the beautiful restored Conservatory in Broomfield Park, replacing the functional, but not exactly pretty, chainlink fence that currently protects the vulnerable building from vandals.  A suitable design has been devised, but more money is.......

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20 November 2014

Truro House is a Grade ll listed building on the corner of Green Lanes and Oakthorpe Road which is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register. The entry reads, “Early to mid C19 detached villa with C19 stable block. Enfield have written to owners with a suggested schedule for repair works, awaiting timetable. A residential scheme was agreed in 2009 and the legal agreement remains to be concluded.” In the Truro House section of Palmers Green Community we shall be publishing news.......

07 November 2014

Southgate District Civic Trust has begun compiling a list of "community assets" within its area of coverage, which includes Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill and is asking for suggestions for additions to its list.  The concept of "Assets of Community Value" was introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  According to the Civic Voice website, A building or land in your council’s area must be listed as an asset of community value if: current primary use of the building/land or use of.......

06 November 2014

Long delayed plans to restore one of Palmers Greens' most notable buildings - Truro House, located on the corner of Green Lanes and Oakthorpe Road - are finally set to move ahead after agreement was reached between its owners and Enfield Council.   The project involves restoration of the main house as single dwelling, conversion of the coach house into a dwelling, and the construction of two apartment blocks comprising 25 flats in total. The redevelopment project was stalled for several.......

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29 July 2014

The Tottenham Civic Society was established in April 2006 following mounting public concern about inappropriate redevelopment proposals for the Tottenham High Road Historic Corridor and a desire for something better. We hope that people -- members of the Society, visitors to Tottenham, surfers who encounter our website -- will enjoy it as both a source of information and a useful resource for discovering more about Tottenham beyond the way it is often reported in the media. The Society's.......

29 July 2014

A young society, only formed in 1999, but active, not only in researching the past, but also in recording the present for future local historians.  It is named Friern Barnet “and District” as a reflection of its interest in its neighbouring areas of North Finchley, New Southgate, Whetstone and South Friern. Its aims are to encourage the preservation of things of local interest, to study and record local history and to arrange lectures on topics of local and general historical interest........

27 July 2014

This society was founded in 1936 as the Enfield Preservation Society (EPS), and renamed The Enfield Society (TES) in 2007. It has about 2000 members and is one of the most active amenity societies in the country. The Enfield Society has a record of vigorous action in defence of the local environment by practical conservation and campaigning. There is also a strong social section. The Society is a registered charity, No.276451. Enfield’s environment is threatened as never before. Open spaces.......