Noel Hughes, the none driving/cyclist and owner of Il Falcone on Winchmore Hill Broadway explains what a disaster this cycle lane scheme has been for his his shopping parade

This Week in N21

how people in our local patch are raising staggering amounts for good causes

READ HERE

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How fast is your internet speed in N21?

 

more details here

 


 

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more details here

 


 26.8f3

Another golden year for N21


 26.8f2

 

26.8f1

 

See all the Gold award winners 

here


 


 


STRIPES SEEKS RECECTIONIST

& BARBER/NAIL TECHNICIAN 

More details here



 

N21 BUSINESS PREMISES TO LET


Physio/Medical room available to rent at Winchmore Hill Sports Club.

Please contact Sue Coates, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

Hazelwood Ladies win

Middlesex Cup FInal 2017

 

4.8d1

 


 

3.8f5

 

TARGET

£66,233

more details here

 


 

Southgate Photographic Society

Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill - since 1939

 

  New River Loop, Winchmore Hill

Clive Wade

16.6f9

 

 You can view all the finalists

www.southgatephoto.org.uk/


Southgate Photographic Society

meet at St Paul's Church hall

and welcomes new members

 


 

New path along the New River

between Carpenter Gardens

and Barrowell Green

from this 


16.3d5


to this - but why the delay?


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more details here

 


 

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View planning applications in the N21 postcode in 2017

here

  


 

13.2b8

 

 Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 


 1.6d2

 

more details here

 


 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


29.12b8

 

www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here


 

 11.5b2

 

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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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

 


 

22.2d4 

  

Ten reasons why you

should Live Local Shop Local

5.10b6

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

 

 7.8f5


Mark Edwards of Mortgages & Insurers

provides tips to help buyers get on the property ladder

more details here 

 

 


 

Preparing your house for sale

 

 20.6d3

 

Havilands provide some simple tips

more details here

 


 

 

31.5d4

 

 


 

 

10.5b2

 

Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

 24.4f3


New & Updated Business Pages

 

AM Developments (Landscaping)

Aroma Tea & Coffee House

Fitnesshub21

The Little Green Dragon

Hopper & Bean

The Nail Station

N21 Carpentry & Joinery

N21 Roofing & Construction

Oakwood Painting

PH Sports

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 


 

The Queen's Head

reopens under new managment

 

14.9h3

 

14.9h1

 

more details here



 

The Green Dragon returns

to Winchmore Hill


3.9f2

 

  more details here


 

13.4b7


Pussy Bow is closing on Saturday


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Takings are down by 90% this year

Killed by Cycle Enfield

 


 

 

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REPORT INCIDENTS HERE


 


 

Another of the tyres damaged on the A105 cycle lanes 


3.9f6

 


 

Mind the granite setts


3.9f1


 


 

Cyclist and car involved in accident

on Bush Hill Road/London Road junction (2/9)


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Months of barricades are

destroying our businesses


29.8f2

 

This afternoon 6/9/17

There was no parking on the South Side of The Broadway. No parking in Queens Avenue, No parking on the North Side of Green Lanes. I am a registered Blue Badge holder. The only place I could park was in Compton Road about 20-30 metres up the road. I needed to get to my pharmacist on the South Side on the Broadway. (Atkinsons) The whole of the south bound side is now fenced off apart from 2 car parking spaces. I did not realise that there was no way to get to the pavement until I reached the fencing. and therefore had to walk in the road to get round the fencing. As there is no temporary crossing on the Broadway I had to walk approx. 400-500 meters just to pick up my prescription which unfortunately was not ready.  

Richard Johnsen


 

The new Compton Road junction

Where are pedestrians supposed to cross?


How can you judge whether it is safe

to pull out from behind the double white lines?

 

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Are pedestrians second class citizens?

 

25.8d9

 

 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.

 


 

Another pedestrian accident

in Palmers Green

(24/8/17)

 

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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?

 

 


 

More accidents on the A105

as a consequence of the cycle lanes


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4.7g1

 


 

 

Why are Enfield Council ignoring safety risks?

 

 What safety risks have TfL identified

on your section of the

A105 (Green Lanes)?

 

 15.6f4

15.6f2

 

Stage 2 Safety Audit

 

why is LBE risking our residents?

 


 

 Another driver hits a 'wand'


15.6d9

 


 

Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

13.6d8


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

 


 

So are cyclists using their new cycle lanes?


25.4d6

 

or is it too slow and complicated!!


 

 

 


 

14.1d4


"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


 5.5d3

 


 


Check out pollution levels today

  

12.1c8

 

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

 


 

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 


Can you help your local community?

 

 

n21online is a community portal for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

If you have a news story about life in

or around Winchmore Hill, or wish to communicate with people in the local area about an activity, business, campaign or local event; please email info@n21online.com

 

 

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Enfield Town Show

 


https://www.enfieldshow.co.uk/

 


 

Free Taster for Big Choir  

 7.8f4a

 more details here  


 

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https://www.writetothem.com/



 

 

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http://www.broomfieldhouse.org

 



Draft Enfield Town Framework

Master Plan

Public consultation

 

 10.7f1

 Download the document

CONSULTATION SURVEY

 Consultation period ends

 5pm on Monday 25 September 2017



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letter reproduced from the Enfield Independent


 


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https://www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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September 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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more details here

  


  

Enfield Local Heritage List

 

11.10b5

 

Explore our rich local architectural heritage

LINK

 


 

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North London Hospice

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www.northlondonhospice.org

 


 

 

25.1d1

 

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

 

26.10c1 

 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

29.12b7

 

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

 14.10b5
 

Winchmore Hill Mummies 
Facebook Group


 
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more details here


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General

Mark Leech wins major Sports Photography award

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Winchmore Hill Veteran Footballer and Club Quiz attendee (specialist subject “On The Buses”) Mark Leech has won ‘The Barclays Photographer of the Twenty Seasons Award’ (Premier League) for his portfolio of five images from the past twenty season. The portfolio contains an iconic shot of legendary manager Brian Clough among Forest fans on the final day of the 1992/93 seasons plus photos of Ian Wright competing for the ball with Blackburn keeper Tim Flowers (1997/98) and a stunning shot of David Ginola attempting an overhead kick.
 
Mark, who runs Offside Sports Photography, commented, “It has been a huge privilege to cover all twenty seasons of the most exciting League in the world, from the Clough era to the dramatic final day of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League Season”.
 
“I’ve been fortunate enough to witness some of the most memorable moments. I’m very grateful for the continued support that Barclays shows for sports photographers like myself”
 
The judging panel included Kevin Wall, a Vice Chairman in Investment Banking, Barclays, Steve Barnes, Chairman of the Football Writers Association, Alan Sparrow, President of the Guild of Picture Editors, Martin Tyler, Sky Sports commentator and Hamish Brown, celebrated sport, music and celebrity photographer.
 
Ken Wall of Barclays said, “Photography has played a major role in the history of the Barclays Premier League and has brought to life the most memorable moments of the past twenty seasons.
 
Mark receives an official Barclays award and £10,000 worth of photographic equipment.
 
Anna, Mark's wife contacted n21online.com to say that she and the family are very proud of Mark.
 
See Mark’s five outstanding photographs here

About n21online.com

on Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Posted in General

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Hi, I'm Helen Osman, the founder of n21online.com. I am going to introduce myself to you in much the same way that I encourage businesses and groups to do on this website - to tell you about themselves and their stories.

 

I have lived in the area for over thirty years, firstly in Palmers Green and in Grange Park since 1987. My two daughters went to Grange Park Primary School and Palmers Green High School and have since flown the nest and are flying high.

 

My background is marketing and business innovation, working for over thirty years in commercial sociology, marketing and business innovation; a rich and varied career, working with multi-national companies, in dozens of sectors, in different parts of the world. I took redundancy from the company I was working with in the City in 2008 and having some time on my hands, I began to think about how I could use the Internet to create a community portal, a source of useful information about the area I have now spent the largest part of my adult life, where my children were brought up, where I call home.

 

It started with a few ideas in powerpoint, which I took to a local web designer. n21online.com went live in December 2009 and I became a webmaster - a stepp but fascinating learning curve. I am a great believer in the old adage that you are never too old to learn.

 

Over the past few years, n21online.com has grown rather large. I have met hundreds of people in the local area, have helped to set up new community and charity groups, given some marketing advice to a large number of small businesses, working with local schools and found myself unexpectedly campaigning against the likes of Network Rail, The Environment Agency and most recently Enfield Council's Mini Holland scheme.

 

The concept behind this website is very easy, it is a marketing platform for N21's assets - its people. I call it ABC for short.

 

A: Activities

B: Business

C: Campaigning and Connecting

 

All three are vital to sustaining a local community.

 

So why would someone who has spent a career in innovation and social change be interested in such issues as local community and encouraging people to shop locally I am often asked? Because we all have to live somewhere and the majority of people reading this page and using this website are very lucky to live in this rather nice part of leafy North London, with good quality housing, schools and plenty of open spaces. Yet we can't be complacent. We may see the little independent shops and restaurants as adding an interesting backdrop to our lives, but if we don't use them they aren't going to survive. We are a little local economy, with hundred of people earning their living by providing goods and services to people in the local area, many of whom are based at home and difficult to find. If we can keep them in business then we will all benefit.

 

A no brainer?

 

I was recently persuaded by the highly personal Spurs football coach Luke Georgiou, to conduct two intereviews about my n21online.com, my mentoring with start ups and larger companies.

 

 

 

Do you have a business or community group in the local area?

 

If you are a business, you must either be an N21 resident or already trade in the area to be eligible for inclusion on n21onlime.com. There is a small fee for inclusion, community groups and campaigns can usually be included for free.

 

Do you have a business outside the area which could benefit from 'a fresh pair of eyes'?

 

Alongside running this community website I also undertake marketing, planning and sales training projects for clints outside N21. If you would like an informal chat about your business please get in touch.

 

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

 

It was been hard work but also rewarding running this rather large community portal. The best thing about it has been getting to know so many local people.

 

 

 

Helen Osman

07946 545603

 

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Residents Associations

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Grange Park Residents Association

 
Grange Park Residents Association aims to represent people living in Grange Park, including planning issues, policing, transport, environmental matters relating to the local area.  The Association's elected committee liaise with the local authority, the Federation of Enfield Residents & Allied Associations and other relevant bodies.
 
Annual membershp is £2 per year. You can join via the website.
Phone: 020 8360 9873 
 
 
Winchmore Hill Residents' Association

The Winchmore Hill Residents' Association (WHRA) has been in existence for about sixty years and covers an area bordered by Bourne Hill/Firs Lane/Green Dragon Lane/Winchmore Hill Road and has about 450 members.
 
The Management Committee meets every month to discuss issues of local concern or interest e.g. planning applications, matters affecting the environment and transport, local borough policy changes, and any other matters that are of concern to our residents.  They invite our local councillors for part of these meetings so that we can keep in touch with them, raise any problems and have clarification of any council proposals. The AGM is held in April each year, to which members and non ­members are invited.
 
The Association welcomes new members.  If you would like to become a member, subscription is either £6 for one year, or £10 for two years. An application form is available on our website. Please return it with a cheque made payable to the WHRA to send it with your name and address to Mrs Tricia Miller, Winchmore Hill Residents' Association, PO Box 34037, London N21 2ZB.
 
Address: PO Box 34037
London
N21 2ZB
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Contact Person: Tricia Miller, Membership Secretary 
 

The Fox Lane & District Residents Association



The Fox Lane & District Residents’ Association was formed in 1978 and represents the interests of residents living in the area bounded by Bourne Hill N13, The Bourne, High Street N14, Cannon Hill N14, Aldermans Hill N13 and Green Lanes. An area covering parts of Palmers Green, Southgate, Southgate Green and Winchmore Hill Wards
 
It is a very active Association with the aims of safeguarding the environment and retaining the general ambience of the area, fighting against over-development, trying to do all we can to make the area a safer and pleasant place in which to live, and to encourage a spirit of neighbourliness. There are meetings every two months at which topics of local interest and concern are discussed, often with appropriate representatives from the Council or the Police, and where members have the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns they have. We also invite speakers from the local community where possible. Each December we hold a popular and well-attended Christmas party.
 
Currently the Association has over 530 member households but are very keen to increase membership in order to be able to continue to present a strong representative body to the Council, particularly in situations where we find it difficult to get Councillor’s support.
 
Membership is only £5 per year for each household.
 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Person: Andy Barker
Phone: 020 8882 3434 
 
 
The Western Enfield Residents' Association
 
 
The Western Enfield Residents' Association is a residents' association for people living in Western Enfield, including the Highlands ward. It is a long established association, founded shortly after the Second World War, to further the interests of people living in the local area, liasing with our local councillors and council officials, as well as our local schools, residents and businesses.
 
W.E.R.A is chaired by Christine Bunce and meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at Merryhills School (8pm). The meeting is open to people who wish to join living in Highlands Ward.
 
The Association produces 4 newsletters per year keeping members up to date with our activities and giving information which may be of common interest. Membership of the Association costs £1 per household per annum. Please contact the Membership Secretary for more details.
 
 
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Libraries

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The role of libraries in the community is changing. Whilst they remain a depository of books, newspapers and periodicals, they have become more socially relevant and more attractive places to spend some time. 

 

Our libraries have embraced the digital age. DVDs, audio books, music CDs, language courses, Playstation2 games are available on loan from selected libraries and all Enfield libraries provide free computer use and Internet access.

Enfield has an amazing digital resource, which can be accesised from anywhere, just by typing in your library membership details. Currently this resource is used by less than 10% of library users, but usage is growing and once people discover it they tend to return again. 

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/24hourlibrary

You can join Enfield libraries online, search the catalogue and make online reservations. They will even send you an email reminder when your books are due back. Follow this link to find out how to join:

Enfield libraries provide access to a large number of subscription only databases. All you will be asked is to type your Enfield Library membership number to gain access to these services.  .


Enfield is part of the London Libraries Consortium, which enables library cardholders to borrow books from other borough libraries, including  Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Ealing, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Waltham Forest.  The catalogue is searchable online using this link.

The Mobile Library visits this part of the borough on Mondays, at the following locations:

10am - 10.30am   Highlands - Outside Blake Court (near Sainsburys) 
 
10.45am - 11.15am   Langham Gardens - Junction with The Grangeway

11.20am - 12pm Uplands Way - Outside Bumblebees Nursery

For more information on the Mobile Library Service telephone   020 8379 1723


Enfield also provides a Housebound and Special Library Services for people with mobility and sight problems. This includes large print books, audio books, Braille resources, computers and print magnifying machines.


The Cunneen Collection at Ordnance Road Library has books and British Sign Language (BSL) videos about deaf issues for adults and children. The address is 645 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 6ND  Telephone: 020 8379 1725 / 1726


People with special needs are entitled to reduced library fees and charges.


If you, or someone you know has difficulty getting to a library and would like books (including taped books) posted to them, apply for the Home Library Service. Their telephone number is 01992 970211


The Information and Digital Citizenship Team
 can be contacted on 020 8379 2732 / 2733

 

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/437/libraries-general_information/21/library_information/2



ENFIELD LIBRARY

Enfield Town Library
66 Church Street
Enfield
EN2 6AX
 
Tel: 020 8379 8341
 
The award winning Enfield Town Library re-opened in March 2010 and it has been transformed into an exciting environment to read and learn in. The library offers free Internet (over 40 PCs)  music listening posts, self service issuning and returns, a large collection of children's books and DVDs and a play area. 
 
Up to date information on specail events can be found on the Enfield Library Facebook page

 

Ridge Avenue Library

Ridge Avenue
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 2RH
Phone: 020 8379 1714/5 
 
Winchmore Hill Library
Green Lanes
WInchmore Hill
London
N21 3AP
Phone: 020 8379 1718 
 

Parks

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We are very fortunate in having a lot of green space in the environs of N21, including two parks with  Green Flag status, Grovelands and Oakwood.


Both of these parks have a rich history and are very important to our local community, not just as somewhere picturesque to walk the dog and exercise the kids. They offer a wide range of leisure pursuits, have well run  cafes and are a meeting place for many different exercise and environmental groups (as well as dog walkers).


Here is a summary of what both parks have to offer, more information can be found on the Enfield Council website.

GROVELANDS PARK

          


Grovelands Park covers 91 acres, with native broadleaf woodland, lake, streams and extensive rough pasture and grassland, linking Winchmore Hill with Southgate.The Park and the adjacent Priory Hospital and its grounds have been designated as sites of Borough Importance Grade II for Nature Conservation and thus is protected from further development. 


       



       


          


The trees surrounding  the lake are remnants of the old estate and are designated as veteran trees, some of them dating back at least to the Repton period and a number even older. The seven acre lake is fed by two streams and is well stocked with fish. There are two small islands in the lake, a nesting area for several species of waterfowl.
  
       

The earliest known owner of the Grovelands Estate was Mr. Walker Gray of the Taylor Walker brewing family. The house, which is now Grovelands Priory was designed by Nash in 1798, while the grounds were laid out at the same time, including the construction of the lake. The park was acquired by Southgate Urban District Council in 1911 and Grovelands became a public park in 1913. 

        


Grovelands Park has a fenced children's playground, a natural play area located in the woods, an 
excellent cafeteria, which has been run by Louise Scagnelli for over twenty years. Public toilets are located behind the cafe. 

        

Grovelands Park has a pitch & putt course (run by Louise's brother), a bowling club, two football pitches, two tennis courts and one basketball court.
     


Play equipment has been installed in the woods, which is part of an award-winning 
Enfield Playspaces scheme, which you can read about here on n21online and on the Play Spaces website www.playspeacesenfield.org.uk

          
  
 
          

           


The park is open every day of the year from 8:00am Monday to Saturday and 8:30am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Closing times vary according to the seasons. 

Use this link to find out about the Friends of Grovelands Park here



OAKWOOD PARK


            

Oakwood Park covers 64 acres, linking Winchmore Hill with Oakwood and Southgate. Originally part of Enfield Chase, for several centuries the land was primarily farmland owned by the De Bohen family, only becoming a public park in 1927.

          

Like Grovelands Park, it is designated as a site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation, with a large area of herb rich grassland and small pockets of woodland. Other important features include the avenue of Poplar trees, planted to mark the coronation of King George VI and an avenue of scarlet oak trees, planned by successive mayors over a period from 1945, a tradition which has now stopped.

                              


            


The park also contains a number of historical features, including the Ice Well, the only surviving feature from the former estate.


            


The former yachting pond for model boats is now being gradually transformed into a wildlife area by the Friends of Oakwood Park.  More formal features include a new fenced children's play area, a nine hole pitch & putt course, six tennis courses and a cafe, overlooking the children's play area.



          

The park is open every day of the year from 8:00am Monday to Saturday and 8:30am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

 




For further information contact the Parks Outreach Team on 020 8379 1000.

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Enfield Council has compiled a comprehensive guide to each of the parks on the website, as well as management plans for the parks, designed to safeguard their long term future.


https://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/download/641/grovelands_park_management_plan

https://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/download/633/oakwood_park_management_plan


ENFIELD COUNCIL

on Wednesday, 09 May 2012. Posted in General

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Silver Street
Enfield
EN1 3XY

 

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

 

www.enfield.gov.uk


Telephone: 020 8379 1000 

Website: http://www.enfield.gov.uk

 

Enfield Council has a new and much improved website, which is a comprehensive data resource and offers a wide range of online services, including payment of council taxes, reporting problems and requesting information



 

A facility called My Property, gives householders information on council tax band and annual charges; ward councillors, refuse and recycling collection dates, by typing in a postcode.

 



The Area Forums are public meetings organised by the Council, to give people a chance to meet their Ward Councillors, invited Council representatives and representatives from other bodies, such as as the Metropolitan Police. 

There are 7 Area Forums across the Borough, each made up of 3 wards. They meet every 3 months in local venues across the area they represent. 

The Area Forums covering N21 are:

Bush Hill Park, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill Area Forum
Cockfosters, Grange and Highlands Area Forum

 

Meeting minutes and agendas are published on the Enfield Council website.
Bush Hill Park, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill Area Forum here
Cockfosters, Grange and Highlands Area Forum here

 

Typically 60 to 100 plus people (on a good night) will attend a Area Forum and the Council has been consulting on the future and format of the Area Forums, with the aim of getting more people from the floor involved in the debate on local issues.



For further details call Democratic Services on 020 8379 5119

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

Dates of forthcoming Area Forum meetings and agendas relevant to N21 are published on n21online.com

Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes

on Monday, 17 May 2010. Posted in General

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David Burrowes has retained the Enfield Southgate seat.

David was elected as MP for Enfield Southgate in 2005 and has lived all his life in the constituency, first in Cockfosters, then Winchmore Hill and now Southgate. He is married and has six children, who attend local schools.


Before entering parliament in 2005, David was a councillor representing Trent ward and worked as a solicitor for an Enfield firm specialising in criminal law. Since becoming a Member of Parliament, David has been a member of the Public Administration Select Committee and has served on several Select Committees. He is particularly interested in the policy areas of drugs and alcohol, the criminal justice system, family policy, international human rights, voluntary sector, Cyprus and the Israel.

 

Outside of Parliament, David is the Chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and is an active participant in his local church. David is a sports enthusiast and particularly enjoys playing and watching football and cricket and is a strong supporter of Arsenal FC.


David can also be contacted through his constituency office, through which appointments for his surgery can also be made:
1c Chaseville Park Road, London N21 1PG
Telephone 020 8360 0234.

http://www.davidburrowes.com/

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Parks

on Thursday, 06 May 2010. Posted in General

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We are very fortunate in having a lot of green space in the environs of N21, including two parks with
Green Flag status, Grovelands and Oakwood.


Both of these parks have a rich history and are very important to our local community, not just as somewhere
picturesque to walk the dog and exercise the kids. They offer a wide range of leisure pursuits, have well run
cafes and are a meeting place for many different exercise and environmental groups (as well as dog walkers).


Here is a summary of what both parks have to offer, more information can be found on the Enfield Council
website.

GROVELANDS PARK


         


Grovelands Park covers 91 acres, with native broadleaf woodland, lake, streams and extensive rough pasture
and grassland, linking Winchmore Hill with Southgate.The Park and the adjacent Priory Hospital and its grounds
have been designated as sites of Borough Importance Grade II for Nature Conservation and thus is protected from
further development. 



         


         



         


The trees surrounding  the lake are remnants of the old estate and are designated as veteran trees, some
of them dating back at least to the Repton period and a number even older. The seven acre lake is fed by
two streams and is well stocked with fish. There are two small islands in the lake, a nesting area for several
species of waterfowl.
  
      

The earliest known owner of the Grovelands Estate was Mr. Walker Gray of the Taylor Walker brewing family.
The house, which is now Grovelands Priory was designed by Nash in 1798, while the grounds were laid out at
the same time, including the construction of the lake. The park was acquired by Southgate Urban District Council
in 1911 and Grovelands became a public park in 1913. 


       


Grovelands Park has a fenced children's playground, a natural play area located in the woods, an
excellent cafeteria, which has been run by Louise Scagnelli for over twenty years. Public toilets are located
behind the cafe. 


        

Grovelands Park has a pitch & putt course (run by Louise's brother), a bowling club, two football pitches, two
tennis courts and one basketball court.


         


In the last year Grovelands has had new play equipment installed in the woods, which is part of an award-winning
Enfield Playspaces scheme, which you can read about here on n21online and on the Play Spaces website
www.playspeacesenfield.org.uk



         
  

 
         




           



The park is open every day of the year from 8:00am Monday to Saturday and 8:30am on Sundays and
Bank Holidays. Closing times vary according to the seasons. 

Further information on seasonal opening times can be found on the Park Opening & Closing Timetable
https://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/461/parks_and_open_spaces-general_information/457/park_opening_hours

Use this link to find out about the Friends of Grovelands Park here




OAKWOOD PARK



           

Oakwood Park covers 64 acres, linking Winchmore Hill with Oakwood and Southgate. Originally part of Enfield
Chase, for several centuries the land was primarily farmland owned by the De Bohen family, only becoming a
public park in 1927.

          

Like Grovelands Park, it is designated as a site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation, with a large area
of herb rich grassland and small pockets of woodland. Other important features include the avenue of Poplar
trees, planted to mark the coronation of King George VI and an avenue of scarlet oak trees, planned by successive
mayors over a period from 1945, a tradition which has now stopped.


                             


           


The park also contains a number of historical features, including the Ice Well, the only surviving feature from
the former estate.



            



The former yachting pond for model boats is now being gradually transformed into a wildlife area by the Friends
of Oakwood Park.  More formal features include a new fenced children's play area, a nine hole pitch & putt course,
six tennis courses and a cafe, overlooking the children's play area.



         

The park is open every day of the year from 8:00am Monday to Saturday and 8:30am on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Closing times vary according to the seasons. Further information on seasonal opening times can be found on the
Park Opening & Closing Timetable
https://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/461/parks_and_open_spaces-general_information/457/park_opening_hours


Both Oakwood Park and Grovelands Park  have active Friends of Park Groups that meet regularly to discuss issues
relevant to the park and its future development. Anyone with an interest in the park can join.

For further information contact the Parks Outreach Team on 020 8379 1000.

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Enfield Council has compiled a comprehensive guide to each of the parks on the website, as well as management plans
for the parks, designed to safeguard their long term future.


https://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/download/641/grovelands_park_management_plan

https://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/download/633/oakwood_park_management_plan





 

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

on Wednesday, 21 April 2010. Posted in General

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REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE


We have got the message that others may have a use for stuff that we no longer have a use for and that our surplus stuff can actually have a monetary value; hence the phenomenal success of Ebay.


At a local level, it is gratifying to see that more than half of the rubbish taken to our local dump at Barrowell Green is recycled. According to the council, the proportion of rubbish taken to the dump which is recycled rather than disposed of in the rubbish skips has risen from a third to over a half in the last two years.

 

 

Local resident John Oliver is undertaking research into AFILS (Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems), otherwise known as “Deaf Aid Loops”. All too frequently, these systems do not work properly and he is undertaking reseach with the ISCE (Institute of Sound & Communication Engineers) and Action on Hearing Loss.

He needs unwanted hearing aids "to get some of the sensor parts from them to see what differences there are, the laptops will also provide parts to act as sensor amplifiers and measuring systems and also mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players can be used with special sensors. These will be used in experiments to develop better assisted hearing services. Working units would be great but we can use broken ones as well. Old, new, whatever"

If you have any unwanted technology please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.

Thank you, John

 

 

BROKEN SMALL APPLIANCES

 

These can be recycled at Barrowell Green, but small items, such as kettles, toasters, small DIY tooths and anything with a plug which is less than 28cm x 23cm (11in x 9in) can now also be recycled via the Small Electricals Bank in the car park at Sainsbury's, Florey Square, Highlands Village.

 

Do you have any excess cuttings & seedlings; outgrown children’s clothes, school uniform and toys, rabbit hutches, running machines, surplus building materials, furniture or any other items cluttering up your home which could be passed on to others, either for free?

The Enfield branch of Freegle was only set up in September 2009 and already has 7,000 plus members! Its easy to use, give it a go!



http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/enfieldfreegle/


You can also try Freecycle, another local group which matches people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them, thus keeping usable items out of landfills.

http://groups.freecycle.org/enfield_freecycle/posts/all






The Restore Community Project, based in Tottenham is a registered charity which recycles and reuses domestic furniture and appliances for the benefit of people in need. They have a collection service, for more details go to www.restorecommunityprojects.org





There is now an Oxfam collection bin at Barrowell Green for books and music, will all proceeds going to Oxfam





For more information on recycling in Enfield go to www.enfield.gov.uk/recycling







Enfield Council  is urging residents to recycle their old mobiles to help stop domestic violence, by sending old phones to the fonesforsafety® project, which recycles unwanted mobiles into 'emergency only' phones for victims of domestic violence. The mobiles are recycled into "999 emergency only" personal alarms for those who have experienced domestic violence. 

To recycle your old phone simply drop it off at the collection points in all Council libraries.                

Or by post, just put your phone in a strong envelope or box and address it (no postage needed) to:
Fonesforsafety - CRISP
FREEPOST LON 15948
London
SE17 1BR
Please print ENF on the bottom corner of the envelope. 

For more information go to http://www.fonesforsafety.org.uk


 

 

www.Computeraid.org takes old PCs and laptops, restores them and sends them to communities and schools in developing countries. At the time of writing, they had donated over 188,000 computers!

Conservation Areas in N21

on Monday, 04 January 2010. Posted in General

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London N21 has four of the sixteen designated conservation areas within the Borough of Enfield:

Grange Park
Highlands
Vicars Moor Lane
Winchmore Hill Green

A Conservation Area Character Appraisal has been prepared for each of these areas by Enfield Council's conservation consultants, The Paul Drury Partnership, highlighting the qualities which make the area special. The reports, available here in PDF, make interesting reading, outlining the history of the area, with photographs illustrating architectural features of historical significance. The consultants also make recommendations on preservation of the unique qualities of the area.

To view the Grange Park Conservation Area Character Appraisal go to: http//www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/file/205/grange_park_caa_final_approved_2008

To view the Highlands Conservation Area Character Appraisal go to:
http://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/file/207/highlands-character_appraisal_2009

To view the report which covers Winchmore Green, Church Hill and Vicars Moor Lane go to:
http://www.enfield.gov.uk/downloads/file/214/winchmore_hill-character_appraisal_2009

 

The Grange Park Conservation Study Group has set up a website to provide more information on The Grange Park Conservation Group

 

 

http://gpca.btck.co.uk/

 

Thank you

on Wednesday, 21 October 2009. Posted in General

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Thank you for submitting your details.

N21 Gallery

on Thursday, 15 October 2009. Posted in General

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We would like to develop a gallery of photographs which reflect the local area.

There are a number of local photographers who regularly post photos of London N21 on  www.geograph.org.uk  and we are pleased to have showcased some of their images on N21online.

We would like to invite local residents to send us some images of London N21. Whilst we are primarily interested in photographs which present positive images of the local area, we recognise that no area is perfect, but N21 is not a bad place to live!

GPs & Health Centres

on Tuesday, 08 September 2009. Posted in General

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The main GP practices covering the N21 post code are listed below. Currently, the majority of GP practices specify the area covered by their surgeries, although the Health Secretary Andy Burnham has announced plans to abolish GP practice boundaries, in England, to offer patients greater choice. However, the Governement has yet to consult with GPs on how this will work in practice, especially in relation to home visits and will still be able to close their lists to new patients in agreement with their local primary care trust (PCT).


Details of other local health clinics run by Enfield Primary Care Trust can be found on the website here

NHS Direct can be contacted on 0845 4647

All the GP practices in the vicinity of N21 have indicated that they are accepting new patients. You may contact any GP from the list and ask to register with him/her  When you go to register please take your medical card with you. If you do not have a medical card the surgery will have a form (GMS1) for you to complete.


If you experience any difficulty securing registration with a new GP in Enfield the PCT can help.

Patients in need of immediate medical assistance can also visit the Edmonton GP Led Walk-in Service, which sitiated in Smythe Close, Edmonton, N9 0TW, in Edmonton Green, opposite Asda. The telephone number is  020 8887 8355. It is open between 8am and 8pm, 365 days a year.No prior registration or appointment is necessary. For further information go to the website here

Enfield Primary Care Trust can be contacted at NHS Enfield Headquarters, Holbrook House, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, EN4 0DR, 020 8370 8100.

A Potted History of N21

on Friday, 04 September 2009. Posted in General

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A number of interesting books have been written about Winchmore Hill. A selection are listed for those seeking to know more about local history. Wikipedia is also a useful starting point in tracing the roots of many prominent place names and buildings within the locality.


To summarise notable points in our N21 history, around 60BC, the area was occupied by the Belgic Gaul Catuvellauni tribe, who built a hill fort on the site which is now Bush Hill Park Golf Club. Their leader, Cassivellaunus, led the resistance unsuccessfully against Julius Ceasar in 54BC.


From the Roman occupation, throughout the reign of the Anglo-Saxons, right up to the end of the eighteenth century, the locality was largely forested, with native oaks. The earliest recorded mention of Winchmore Hill dates back to 1319, in a deed; spelt as Wysemerhull, which means 'boundary hill', with the modern name of Winchmore Hill first recorded in 1586.


Enfield Old Park, on which Grange Park now stands
, was mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1086), as being a park – the preserve of game, owned by Geoffrey de Mandeville, the lord of the Manor of Enfield. Queen Elizabeth l is reported to have regularly hunted on Enfield Chase, sometimes staying at the Manor House, also known as Enfield Palace (the site of the Palace Gardens Shopping Centre) and also at West Lodge. Enfield Town Park is the only remaining part of the Old Park, although Old Park Ridings, Old Park Avenue and Old Park Road serve as a reminder to the area’s history.


The New River
, which intersects N21 is not a natural river, but a man-made waterway, opened in 1613, to supply London with fresh water from the River Lea. This was an ambitious engineering project, led by Sir Hugh Myddelton, a wealthy landowner, goldsmith and royal jeweller to James l, who contributed to the building costs.

Following the Civil War, the land on which N21 now stands was granted by Oliver Cromwell to George Monck, 1st Duke of Albermarle and remained in the Monek family until the late eighteenth century, when parts were sold off, as small holdings for agricultural use.


The oldest pub in N21 is believed to be the Green Dragon
, on Green Lanes, which was originally built in 1726, on the junction of Green Lanes and Green Dragon Lane, not on its current site, to which it moved at the end of the 18th century, although the Green Dragon as we know it today, was rebuilt in 1935.


Grovelands House,
designed by John Nash, was built in 1797 for Walker Gray, a Quaker brewer from Tottenham. With grounds landscaped by the legendary Humphry Repton, the house passed into the Taylor Walker family after Gray’s death and they continued to own it until the First World War, when part of the estate was purchased by Southgate Council to become a public park. The house is now a private hospital, the Grovelands Priory Clinic. Grovelands House has a Grade One listing and the Nash octagonal dining room, decorated to resemble a bamboo bird cage is sometimes opened to the public.

The village of Winchmore Hill grew up around the Green. There was no church in the vicinity until the building of St Paul’s church in 1828, although there was a Quaker community, dating from the 1680s, with the meeting house on Church Hill dating back to 1790. A number of leading Quakers involved in the abolition of slavery are buried in the graveyard.


Highlands Village,
the newest residential area within N21 postcode, was also part of the Enfield Chase and more recently, the Highlands Hospital complex from which it has taken its name. Formerly known as the Northern Convalescent Fever Hospital, it was built by the Metropolitan Asylums Board, opening in 1887, it was primarily used as an isolation hospital for the treatment of infectious diseases. After the formation of the National Health Service Highlands became a general hospital, closing in 1986. In 1993 the 53 acre site was sold for residential development, with some of the former hospital buildings being restored and converted into stylish apartments.


Books about the local area

Cresswell, Henrietta – Winchmore Hill – Memories of a Lost Village, 1982, Southgate Civic Trust
ISBN 0905494024

Delvin S – A History of Winchmore Hill, 1988, Hyperion Books/Regency Press
ISBN 0721208002 - ISBN-139780721208008

Delvin S – A Look At Winchmore Hill, 2001
ISBN 0952255812 - ISBN-13 9780952255819

Delvin S - More Winchmore Hill Lives (A Further Book of Recollections) 2004
ISBN 0952255847 - ISBN-13 9780952255840

Dumayne, Alan – Fond Memories of Winchmore Hill, 1990, ISBN 0951228625
ISBN-13 9780951228623

Dumayne, Alan – Southgate, A Glimpse of the Past, 1987, Macdermott & Chant
ISBN 0951228609

Eccleston M - Enfield-Portrait of a London Borough, 1996
ISBN 095286990X

Hodge Peter – The Cresswells of Winchmore Hill, 1999, Southgate Civic Trust
ISBN 0905494075 - ISBN 13 9780905494074

Pam, David – Southgate & Winchmore Hill: A Short History, 1982
ISBN 0906076013 - ISBN-13 9780906076019

Pam, David – The Story of Enfield Chase, 1984, Enfield Preservation Society
ISBN 0907318037

Living in London N21

on Friday, 04 September 2009. Posted in General

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So how much do you know about N21, the leafy North London suburb in which you live or perhaps aspire to live?

 
                              

Whilst we have a London postcode, London N21 is in the Borough of Enfield, nine miles north of Charing Cross. There are just under 9,700 households in the N21 postal district, with Winchmore Hill, Grange Park and Highlands Village each having a distinct identity.

We are a green postcode, with two large parks, Grovelands and Oakwood; a number of smaller green spaces. Bordered by three golf courses (Bush Hill, Enfield and Trent) with Trent Park country park also on our doorstep, this adds up to a lot of green space.


N21 is an affluent postcode, (Winchmore Hill has the highest household income in the Borough, at £48,879 in 2009); a high level of owner occupation and good housing stock, both old and new; including three conservation areas. It is home to a large number of managerial and professional workers and people with higher education qualifications. Our quality of life is good, with excellent schools, numerous decent pubs & restuarants; easy transport links to the City, West End, the M25 and beyond.

Winchmore Hill, was described in a recent article in the Evening Standard as "the suburb that thinks its a village", while Time Out's 'London For Londoners' refers to Winchmore Hill's "opulent tranquillity".

With the help of n21online you can explore the rich diversity of this very attractive suburb of North London.