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This 'Snow Hero' has been rescuing vehicles stuck on Old Park Ridings

This Week in N21


Happy Christmas N21: Still much to celebrate

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Real Coffee. Real Food - the Hopper & Bean promise


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more details here

 


 

 

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More details here 

 


 

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View planning applications

in the N21 postcode in 2017

here

  


 

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 Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 


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more details here

 


 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


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www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here


 

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Bush Hill Park Residents Association


Enfield Town Residents Association


Fox Lane & District Residents Association


Grange Park Residents Association


Grovelands Residents Association

 

Winchmore Hill Residents Association 


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Another golden year for N21


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see all our gold winners here


The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Gardening Friends

more details here


Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


North London Organic Gardeners

more details here

 

Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

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Ten reasons why you

should Live Local Shop Local

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here

 

 


 

N21 Experts


The inheritance tax nil rate band has been raised to £1m?

 

True or False?

 

 George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management explains

more details here

 


 

Four tips for first time buyers

 

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Mark Edwards of Mortgages & Insurers

provides tips to help buyers get on the property ladder

more details here 

 

 


 

Preparing your house for sale

 

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Havilands provide some simple tips

more details here

 


 

 

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

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New & Updated Business Pages

 

AM Developments (Landscaping)

Aroma Tea & Coffee House

Big Seff

Fitnesshub21

The Little Green Dragon

Hair 21

Hopper & Bean

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge

The Nail Station

N21 Carpentry & Joinery

N21 Repair Service

N21 Roofing & Construction

PH Sports

S.E Beauty

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 



 

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TfL's Guiding Standards on the design of cycle lanes 

and how they have been applied to the A105


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Read the article here 




Beware the hidden hazards on the A105


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SPOT THE ORCAS


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Bike lanes don't clog up our roads, they keep London moving

says Will Norman, London's walking and cycling commissioner


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Read the Guardian article here




Are Enfield Council preparing for trams?

(if only)


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 I deliberately walk along the cycle track myself - so far without risk as no cyclist has ever passed me while on it. The space for pedestrians has been cut and what is left is cluttered with street signs and lights, shop billboards, and occasional tables and chairs at cafes. Heaven knows what mothers pushing prams and pushchairs, or anyone pushing a wheelchair, now does.

Mike S

 


 

Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?

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Report it to Enfield Council 

HERE

 

Download an incident report form 

HERE

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Chaos on Masons Corner


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watch the video here

 


 

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READ THE REPORT GIVEN TO TfL

 


 

Another near miss?


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WATCH THE VIDEO

 

"Should an accident at this junction occur I will present this clip to the police and insurers along with my numerous emails warning you of my concerns about the dangers of your design". 

Rich Turner, Manager of Lords DIY

 


 

Another tyre damaged on the A105 cycle lanes 


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Are pedestrians second class citizens?

 

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 The pavement on this section of Winchmore Hill Broadway is only 1.42m. 

Less than the 2.5m shown on the Cycle Enfield consultation drawings.

  



Disgusted Winchmore Hill

 

"I am writing to make a complaint in the strongest terms regarding the cycle lanes that run from Enfield town to Palmers Green.

The first question has to be WHY!

 Why have you done this?

 The road along there was perfectly good".

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"This email has been sent to record inadequacies in the design, the implementation, the planning, the programming and the workmanship and of dangers brought about to the public".


READ WHAT RESIDENTS ARE TELLING

ENFIELD COUNCIL 

HERE



Winchmore Hill businesses

seek a moratorium on business rates


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"businesses have suffered a significant loss of trade and service disruption for deliveries, compromised access to their shops due to restricted road widths and blocked pavements and an almost total loss of parking".


read the letter here



Is this how we should be treating our elderly residents?

 

 


 

Why are Enfield Council ignoring safety risks?

 

 What safety risks have TfL identified

on your section of the

A105 (Green Lanes)?

 

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Stage 2 Safety Audit

 

why is LBE risking our residents?

 


 

Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

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Ambulance on the wrong side of the road opposite Sainsbury's

 

read the Telegraph article

here

 


 

Enfield Council says that orcas

(plastic cycle lane dividers) are safe

 

22.5.17


Watch the video

Your decide

 


 

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"We are making sure we speak to the councils and try and divert cyclists away from main roads onto what I call quiet ways in order to encourage people particularly in outer London to cycle rather than have all our eggs in the Embankment cycle superhighway previous generation basket.... the bad news is that as a consequence of the congestion not only is it leading to worse air quality but people are stopping using certain buses because they can't rely on getting from A to B, so it is in everyone's interest to sort out congestion in London".

SADIQ KHAN

 LBC December 2016

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO SADIQ KHAN


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Check out pollution levels today

  

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http://www.londonair.org.uk/

 


 

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 


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N21 star Nikki Christou launches

STOP SPEAK SUPPORT

with Prince William


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www.stopspeaksupport.com

 


 

Train Services from Grange Park Station

are STILL under threat


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more details here

 


 

Local Heritage List

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29 properties in the

N21 postcode

more details here

 


 

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https://www.writetothem.com/


 


 

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http://www.broomfieldhouse.org

 


 

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https://www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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December Newsletter 

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download here


Winchmore Hill Police 


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CONTACT HERE

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NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED

more details here

 


 

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 Through the hatch of a café kiosk at the train station on Platform 1 of Palmers Green station, the film unearths the treasures of the everyday.

 People who make the early morning daily commute, half asleep and pensive, reveal personal stories, hopes and fears.

 


 

Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

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 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

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more details here 


Your local good neighbour scheme, sponsored by the seven churches in Winchmore Hill, is looking for a part-time paid administrator to work 6 hours per week, based in our office in the  Friends Meeting House, Church Hill, N21. 

For further details please contact the office on 0208 882 7824 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


 

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Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

  


 

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www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk



Chickenshed Theatre 

 


 

The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 READ OUR 2017 NEWSLETTER

 

The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grovelands Park
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill Mummies 
Facebook Group
 


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The 'Quiet' consultation that LBE doesn't want to tell you about

on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Posted in N21 Community

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The 'Quiet' consultation that LBE doesn't want to tell you about

 

This consultation has now closed.Attempts were made to 'game' the outcome; with details of the consultation posted on a number of cycle relaed websites, urging people to take part.

 

We wait to hear the outcome of what Enfield Council say ws an exercise "to shape the plans for your neighbourhood by telling us what you think."

 

 


 

 

The Fernleigh Road Area 'Quieter Neighbourhood' proposals and consultation, went live quietly on Wednesday, 18th October. The proposals are designed to control vehicle movements on the 'ladder' of roads linking Hoppers Road with Green Lanes; from Station Road to The Bourne; through the heart of Winchmore Hill. 

 

The basic idea seems to deter drivers from using alternative routes to Green Lanes, especially during peak hours; even though this will make the congestion even worse. Have Enfield Council told Winchmore Hill about the proposals which are going to have a major impact on thousands of people?

 

Apparently 2,100 copies of this leaflet have been distributed around the roads on the 'ladder', but it is a generic leaflet, with no mention of Winchmore Hill or any of the proposed changes, merely that the details can be found on the cycle enfield website. 

 

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Suppose you go to cycle enfield in search of the comnsultation, you might start at the A105 page under 'Major Projects'?

Not a word about this consultation, not even a download of the leaflet and map which outlines what is being proposed. 

http://cycleenfield.co.uk/major-projects/a105-scheme-consultation/

 

Here is the map, which outlines the proposals on the consultation page

 

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Here is a summary of the key proposals:


* It is proposed to make the whole area a 20 MPH Zone, which most people are unlikely to object to, although traffic calmng measures such as speed humps (which the emergency services dislike), which few people are likely to object to. In the text of this illustration we have an admission that more people are using alternative routes through residential streets, to avoid the new junctions on Green Lanes.

 

* The left turn from Station Road into Ringwood Way and Ratcliffe Road will be banned, from 7:30-9:30 am and 5:00-7:00 pm. The text box reads:

"Although this will also affect residents, we are responding to complaints about the amount of traffic using these roads to avoid the new traffic lights on Green Lanes".

 

* It is intended to reduce the width of Orpington Road, Haselmere Road and Fernleigh Road to deter drivers from using them. This is to be done by widening the parking bays.The residents of Fernleigh Road and Woodberry Avenue are to be given a choice of either having their road narrowed with planters placed in the road or speed humps! This will entail the loss of seventeen parking spaces in Woodberry Avenue and five in Fernleigh Road. Is this really going to have any impact on driver behaviour, or more naivety on the part of the so called scheme designers?

 

* It is proposed that Eaton Park Road would become one way for vehicles travelling towards Green Lanes and that Meadowcroft Road would become one way in the other direction.

 

* It is also proposed that while all of Stonard Road would remain a two way road, there would be No Entry signs on it at the junction with Avondale Road. The effect of this "point no entry" would be that vehicles would not be able to use Stonard Road to travel all of the way from Green Lanes to Hoppers Road. It would also mean that vehicles coming out of Avondale Road would not be able to turn right into Stonard Road.

 Download the technical drawings here

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This so called consultation lasts for only three weeks. It is scheduled to close on 12th November 2017.


Here is the link, which you will need to take part in the consultation

https://www.consultations.cycleenfield.co.uk/traffic-and-transportation/fernleigh-avenue/consultation/intro/


You can request a paper copy of the questionnaire by calling 020 8379 4859.

 

 

So what do you think?


If you live on one of the above roads where new measures are proposed, perhaps you are happy at the prospect of fewer cars, but will that really happen?

 

Add your comments below; (Your contact details will not be published)

 

It is important for people to make their views known, both through the official consultation process, through the press and social media.

Enfield Southgate - a four way carve up

on Thursday, 19 October 2017. Posted in N21 Community

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Enfield Southgate - a four way carve up

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On 17 October 2017, the Boundary Commission published its revised proposals,for the new parliamentary constituencies in London; following on from the extended consultation undertaken in 2016.

 

You have until 11 December 2017 to comment on the proposals, which will see the N21 wards split across FOUR constituencies. Travelling from Bowes Park to Enfield Chase you would travel through FOUR parliamentary constituencies!

 

Whatever your political affiliations, this carve up of our parliamentary constituency does not make sense. 

 

Overall, the Boundary Commission's priority seems to be to create constituencies which are of about equal size; rather than aligning constituency boundaries with local authority boundaries, or to make any real attempt to put together wards with a shared affinity; transport links or community focal points. 

 

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Grange ward will join Enfield, which stretches up the north east of the borough, to Turkey Street.

 

Winchmore Hill and Southgate Green wards are to become part of a new Finchley Enfield Southgate seat, which will encompass Brunswick Park and Coppetts Wood.

 

Palmers Green will become part of Edmonton, whilst Bowes ward will join Hornsey & Wood Green.

 

This illusion, courtesy of Bambos Charalambous MP, shows how it is proposed to distribute the current Enfield Southgate wards.

 

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It means that the serving MP, currently Bambos Charalambous will have to communicate with two town halls. Given that there is often a close alignment between issues that an MP is asked to consider, with issues which are the responsibility of a local authority does this make sound economic sense? 

 

The Boundary Commission is independent of Parliament, although they can accept or reject the proposed changes. The old age that "turkeys don't vote for Christmas" comes to mind, especially as there seem to be similar comments across most of London. 

 

Here is link to the Revised Proposals for new Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in London

 

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485