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If each of the 10,400 households in the

N21 postcode

spends an extra £100 a month in our local area,

using our shops,cafes, restaurants, local tradesmen & professional services etc,

that would add over

£1 million a month to our local economy!



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Volunteers, sponsors and stall holders

can still join in to make this year's festival even bigger than 2016




 another way in which you can start to make a difference .......







 Check out who is building what in N21 in 2018


Check out who is building what in N21 in 2017




For Sale 

Firs Lane £689,995


more details here


Barrowell Green £539,950


more details here


Denleigh Gardens £2,459,999

under construction


more details here

Houndsden Road £2,550,000


more details here










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 Do you know we are a sports club?

Join us for a game of badminton



more details here



Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 



more details here



Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park



Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here




Bush Hill Park Residents Association

Enfield Town Residents Association

Fox Lane & District Residents Association

Grange Park Residents Association

Grovelands Residents Association

Western Enfield Residents Association


Winchmore Hill Residents Association 




Grange Park Horticultural Society Trading Hut

is open for the new gardening season


 10-12 Saturdays and Sundays

Garden sundries and seeds available at favourable prices


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





Are you thinking of starting a business?


Are you unemployed?





New & Updated Business Pages


AM Developments (Landscaping)

Big Seff


Fortitude Dance Company

Gadget Bees

The Little Green Dragon

Hair 21

Hopper & Bean

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge


N21 Carpentry & Joinery

N21 Repair Service

PH Sports

S.E Beauty

Smooch Wine Bar & Restaurant

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 



London's first vegan and gluten free restaurant opens in Winchmore Hill


 munch 2



The orcas claim another casualty

Melvyn Samuels 3

 Letters reproduced from the Enfield Independent 







Some of these business owners have lost nearly a third of turnover

'Barbaric a more apt description?'





" Introducing our new Urbo dockless hire bikes. Based along Green Lanes, you can ride our green bikes all over Enfield - 30 mins for 50p.

Download the @myurbo app today for only £1.

Your first 5 rides are free.

More info:

Happy cycling!"





Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?




download the leaflet on how to report incidents



Report it to Enfield Council

on the incident reporting page


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Another cycle lane casualty


Village Road, 17.2.18




Read this new research published

in the Evening Standard




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

says Will Norman, London's walking and cycling commissioner


Read the Guardian article here



Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned



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


read the Telegraph article




Enfield Council says that orcas

(plastic cycle lane dividers) are safe



Watch the video

Your decide


A beginners guide to taking wildlife photographs


Read here



Check out pollution levels today









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Do you use Winchmore Hill station?


Winchmore Hill Waiting Room Survey

more details here

Grange Park residents

sent Govia a clear message

our train service is NOT good enough




After strong evidence given by Grange Park residents, exposing flaws in the proposed timetable, Govia has agreed to re-look at where more trains can stop at Grange Park. 









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March Newsletter 


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Winchmore Hill Police 







Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association



 more details here



Ruth Winston Community Centre


Winchmore Hill Community Care




more details here  



Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here




Chickenshed Theatre 



The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

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The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

Winchmore Hill Book Club

Grovelands Park
Facebook Group


Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group


Winchmore Hill Mummies 
Facebook Group


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

on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Posted in N21 Community


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. 




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.


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




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



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

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


Enfield Southgate - a four way carve up



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. 




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.





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