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This Week in N21

Why N21 is the focus of attention from Land's End to John O'Groats

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"I read this newsletter the moment it pops into my inbox"


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Have you lost this cat?


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It has taken up residence in Station Road

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 https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3020

 


 

 

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Former Winchmore Hill Police Station

planning application


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more details here

 


 

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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 Roofing & Construction

PH Sports

S.E Beauty

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 



 

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The start of the A105 cycle lane rip up?


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Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?

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Report it to Enfield Council 

HERE

 

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This BT box which is blocking the new cycle lane needs to be relocated

The cost? Around £280k


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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

 

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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

 


 


Can you help your local community?

 

 

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

 

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Train Services from Grange Park Station are STILL under threat


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more details here



Nikki makes Speedy Pudding Pots with Jamie Oliver

 

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Watch the video


 

Enfield Southgate, our parliamentary constituency is about to be carved up

 

 

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Whatever your political persuasion

please object to these proposals

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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October

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

 

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Explore our rich local architectural heritage

LINK

 


 

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North London Hospice

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www.northlondonhospice.org

 


 

 

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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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more details here


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Latest News

We will post news articles about the local area, but would be grateful for scouts on the ground to help us to report local happenings.

 

If you have any news which you think is worth sharing around N21, please send it to us.

David Burrowes MP moves to the Department of Environment In Reshuffle

on Monday, 10 September 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Following the Government reshuffle last week, David Burrowes MP has been promoted to be Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP. He also continues in advising the Cabinet Office Minister Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP in relation to drugs policy.
 
David Burrowes said " I am delighted to be appointed a PPS to Owen Paterson at DEFRA. It is a new challenge for Owen and a new challenge for me. I look forward to supporting Owen in the Government's aim to be the greenest ever. I am also pleased to continue the drugs policy work which I have been involved in for some years with Oliver Letwin."

WINCHMORE HILL SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM NEWSLETTER APRIL 2012

on Thursday, 19 April 2012. Posted in Latest News

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WINCHMORE HILL SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM NEWSLETTER MARCH 2012

on Friday, 23 March 2012. Posted in Latest News

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THE OLYMPIC TOUCH PASSES THROUGH N21 ON JULY 25TH

on Tuesday, 20 March 2012. Posted in Latest News

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The Olympic Touch will pass through our local area on Day 68 of its nationwide tour, July 25th, two days before it reaches the Olympic Village.

It will be carried from Southgate, down Bourne Hill, right through the heart of Winchmore Hill, turning east at Ridge Avenue.

 

http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay

 

People from the local area are volunteering in lots of ways, serving stewards, training volunteers and even participating in the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

Lets hope the sun shines on July 25th, planning is already underway to make this an exciting day!

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH LONDON HOSPICE GARDEN APPEAL AND SUPPORT GROUP

on Thursday, 15 March 2012. Posted in Latest News

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The new North London Hospice Day Services building is due to open in May, in Barrowell Green. The fundraising team would like to hear from people in the local area who could potentially be interested in joining a local support group, to work in a variety of ways, connected with fundraising, supporting patients or with the new Hospice garden.

 

The Hospice team would like to invite you visit the Hospice on Tuesday April 24th at 6pm, where you can meet the team and be given a tour of the faciiliites.

 

Please can you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance and you wiill receive an invitation in early April from the North London Hospice Fundraising team.

 

The North London Hospice Garden Project brochure has been uploaded to explain more about the project and provide contact details, should you wish to make a small donation to this worthwhile project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFIELD TRADE ALLIANCE ASKS ENFIELD COUNCIL TO LISTEN TO COMMON SENSE

on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Southgate furniture retailer Vic Smith is upping the pressure on Enfield Council to listen to local businesses and residents, following concerns that the Council will ignore the recent parking petition, which has collection hundreds of signatures across the borough.

 

Launching a dedicated website today Vic is calling for Enfield Council to allow people to park for free for 30 minutes, on our local shopping parades, in a move which is widely anticipated to be very popular with the residents of Enfield and encourage them to stop and shop.

 

Idea for parking strategy in Enfield Town

To quote VIc, "Now this would make Enfield a far nicer friendlier place to park and shop. We all know if you shop and the assistant in the shop is friendly you are more likely to buy. Well take a step back if you can’t park near the friendly shop then the friendly shop is useless because their customer base has been taken away from them.

 

Kill parking, kill local traders, kill local jobs , kill the local economy which will kill Enfield - is this what you want? If not, act now - be positive and we as a borough can not only survive but prosper".

 

Support the Enfield Trade Alliance campaign here

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE NORTH LONDON HOSPICE DAYCARE CENTRE

on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Volunteers are needed to help set up a fundraising and support group for the new North London Day Services, which opens in May.

 

This new £6m state-ofthe-art day service will support people suffering from terminal illness; providing not just pain management and palliative care but a host of complementary therapies (e.g. reflexology, massage), exercise, physiotherapy, and art and music therapies.

 

The North London Hospice (which celebrates its 28th anniversary this year) is holding a special week to showcase its work (27 Feb – 4 Mar) and would like to invite people who could be potentially interested in joining a support group to visit the site of the new Daycare Centre, in Barrowell Green on

 

Friday, March 2nd at 9am.

 

It will be a chance to meet some of the team, including the Daycare Service's new manager, Anneli Beesley.

 

For health & safety reasons (the builders are still on site) the visit must be by invite only. Therefore if you are interested in finding out more email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the frst instance.

 

If you could potentially be interested in joining the support group but are unable to make the meeting, please get in touch, so that yo can be included on the contact list.

 

 

In a press release to announce Anneli's appointment, she says “We can’t wait to get started, we’re very proud of the new building and we’re hoping to reach many more people who need us from across Barnet, Haringey and Enfield".

 

North London Hospice has launched its new charity appeal, called Hospice 100 – and Chief Executive Douglas Bennett is hoping the local communities (including Winchmore Hill) will show support.

 

“Many people don’t know that North London Hospice is a charity,” said Douglas. “The majority of our money comes through fundraising - less than 25% comes from the NHS. These are tough economic times, but we can go from strength to strength with this new facility to complement our established services in Barnet.

 

“The Hospice 100 appeal and our other fundraising activities in 2012 will help us develop our specialist end-of-life care for our inpatients at Woodside Park, our day care visitors in Enfield, and for thousands of people in their own homes.”

 

There are many ways to get involved and help support the charity’s specialist services. Please call 020 8446 2288 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Other facts about the North London Hospice

 

NLH is a charity – 77 per cent of our costs are met through fundraising, while the NHS funds the other 23 per cent

 

The hospice cares for about 1,350 patients a year and we also support their families and their carers

 

Two thirds of patients are cared for in their own homes by the hospice’s own specialist community nurses - most patients want to be cared for at home and the hospice does everything it can to make this possible through its community nursing team

 

Last year the hospice cared for 900 patients in the community, 300 inpatients at the hospice in Barnet, and 150 patients through day services

 

NLH relies on the local communities of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet to fund its specialist care – the hospice is always looking for new business partners

 

www.northlondonhospice.org

 

GOING FOR GOLD IN GRANGE PARK

on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Thank you to Mark who lives in Highlands Village for his generous donation of £50. Mark says " I live on Highlands Village and commute each day from Grange Park to the City. It's wonderful to know that you and your friends care about the station garden".

WINCHMORE HILL SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2012

on Monday, 13 February 2012. Posted in Latest News

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ENFIELD COUNCIL CRIME SURVEY

on Friday, 03 February 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Enfield Council and police are urging residents to complete this year's Crime Survey and help the borough make sure its resources are being directed at the right types of crime and anti-social behaviour.

 

The results of the borough's Crime Survey will help to shape the work that Enfield's key organisations undertake to tackle crime in the borough over the next year.

 

 

 

 

 

On the Council website it is reported that overall, crime in Enfield has dropped in the last 12 months with gun crime halving, violent crime dropping four per cent, robbery down ten per cent, rape down nearly six per cent and other sexual offences dropping by 13 per cent.

 

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety Cllr Christine Hamilton, said: "I'm very pleased that together with the police we are bringing crime down in Enfield, but we are never complacent and we know we have to continue working really hard to make our borough even safer.

 

"This survey gives residents the chance to tell us what crimes and anti-social behaviour they think we should be focusing our efforts on so I'd urge people to log on and take the time to get involved in our fight against crime in Enfield."

 

Chief Inspector Ian Kibblewhite, Safer Neighbourhoods Lead for Enfield Police said: "We are very keen to hear the views of Enfield's communities  on how they are affected by crime and  anti-social behaviour. Reported crime was down again last year and we are concentrating this year on residential burglary,  serious  youth vi violence and  domestic violence and  hate  crime. This survey is the ideal opportunity for everyone to provide feedback on what concerns them in their area. "

 

 

You can complete the survey here

The closing date is February 29th.

 

PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING SCHEME IN WINCHMORE HILL

on Tuesday, 17 January 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Enfield Council is conducting a consultation precess about the introduction of new 20 mile zones, which will involve speed humps, in a number of parts of the Borough, including Winchmore Hill. Whilst the objectives are laudable, to improve road safety and encourage more parents and children to walk to school, a number of residents and councillors are concerned that it is proposed to create a very large zones involving the installation of road humps/ cushions on every residential road in the zone.

 

You can view the proposals and take part in the consultation process, using this link

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/867/council-consultation-service_delivery/1786/current_20mph_zone_consultations

 

Hurry the survey closes on January 20th

WINCHMORE HILL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: UPDATE ON PROPOSED WORKS ON THE GREEN

on Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Latest News

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Discussion on the Association’s proposals for The Green, Winchmore Hill, under the Residents Priority Fund has continued and we felt it could be useful to explain the background and rationale behind the original proposals.


Historically The Green was a common working area upon which tradesmen parked their carts and carried out their business.  The eastern part of The Green was almost totally covered by the village pond but at about the turn of the century this was filled in and the whole area enclosed by high railings and laid out inside with paths, seats, flower beds and a fountain as a central feature.  The section of The Green which is the subject of the Association’s proposals was part of the garden of a large house, Roseville, behind a high brick wall at the back edge of the current pavement.  Why and how the boundaries were changed we don’t know.

 

A number of people currently working and living in and around The Green have expressed their concern in recent years on the commercial viability of the shops around The Green and the need to introduce more activity to attract people from a wider catchment area.  One of the legacies of the N21 Festival and one of the major aims of the now sadly defunct Winchmore Hill Green Traders Association was the introduction of a monthly market.

 

It was with this idea in mind and the resurgence of different activities that this area was suggested to be paved to withstand the more intensive use. In other words the paving was introduced to give another dimension to the possible activities on The Green, limited only to shopkeeper’s imagination, to help The Green to become more commercially alive and not just remain a bland open space providing a foreground to the enclosing buildings which have little architectural merit. The paving would also eliminate any need for future maintenance which was understood to be a prerequisite of The Priority Fund.  The introduction of bicycle racks of a selected design in this context would have been virtually unnoticed.

 

However the Priority Fund Panel requested us to substitute the paving with grass in order to reduce costs.  Some residents considered this more appropriate although there were no historical grounds for this.

 

At this time, because of the change in surfacing, the Association should have reconsidered the overall effects more fully. Owing to the need to lay either a form of paving or reinforce the grass in the area associated with the bicycle racks this element inevitably would have become visually more dominant.

 

In our opinion every effort should be made to encourage the use of bicycles and we feel more racks should be provided at all stations.  In this instance owing to the changed circumstances we are now proposing the removal of the bicycle racks from the area and supplementing those in Station Road as part of the Fund works.

 

The proposals will therefore now include the retention of all mature trees with thinning and lifting of their crowns, the removal of self-sown saplings and undergrowth, the levelling of the surface and re-seeding with grass.  The introduction of ground cover in selected areas, the repair and removal of brick edging, the provision of two hardwood seat benches and associated paving and the repair of notice boards.

 


Brian Foyle, Chairman, Winchmore Hill Residents Association

January 2012

WINCHMORE HILL SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2012

on Wednesday, 11 January 2012. Posted in Latest News

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A RESOLUTION FOR 2012

on Friday, 06 January 2012. Posted in Latest News

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POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE ENFIELD & HARINGEY STOP SMOKING SERVICE