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This Week in N21

Who is staying this week in N21 and in the Silver Street Tower?

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How you can make a difference 

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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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Entries have to be received by 18th June

http://www.enfieldinbloom.org.uk

 


 

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46 Eversley Park Road: family house to three storey apartment block?


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more details here

 

 


 

 

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 Check out who is building what in N21 

 here

 


 

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 Do you know we are a sports club?

Join us for a game of badminton

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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


Western Enfield Residents Association

 

Winchmore Hill Residents Association 

 

 

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Grange Park Horticultural Society Trading Hut

is open for the new gardening season

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 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

 


 

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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)

Big Seff

Fitnesshub21

Fortitude Dance Company

Gadget Bees

The Little Green Dragon

Hair 21

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge

Mi Homes

Munch

N21 Repair Service

PH Sports

The Sacred Tree

S.E Beauty

Smooch Wine Bar & Restaurant

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 

                            


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The Government wants to know how safe

you think our new cycle infrastructure is

 

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click on image to download




If you are concerned about the safety of orcas

please sign the petition

 

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https://www.change.org/p/london-borough-of-enfield-tell-enfield-council-to-take-the-orcas-out 


Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?


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download the leaflet on how to report incidents

here


 Report it to Enfield Council

on the incident reporting page

here


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Enfield Council say orcas are safe - really?


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 Should the Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood scheme

be cancelled?


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read his email here

 

 


 

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Read this research published

in the Evening Standard

here

  


 

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

 


 

A beginners guide to taking wildlife photographs


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Read here

 


 

Fix My Street


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www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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?

n21online is a community portal

for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

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Grange councillors here


Winchmore Hill councillors here


https://new.enfield.gov.uk/

 


 

How can we reduce the amount of plastic we use in N21?

 

Take it back to Sainsbury's  

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Please complete this short survey

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7CDYQ25

 


  

 

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Winchmore Hill May newsletter

download here


Grange May newsletter

download here


Winchmore Hill Police 


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CONTACT HERE

 


 

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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  


 

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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 2018 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
 


 

N21 Community

Capital Growth - how urban food is a growing movement

on Monday, 11 April 2016. Posted in N21 Community

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Capital Growth - how urban food is a growing movement

 

 

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Capital Growth, set up in 2012  is London's largest food growing network. It is a partnership initiative between London Food Link, the Mayor of London and the Big Lottery's Local Food Fund, which now has over 2,000 community growing spaces, allotments and private gardens registered, throughout the city.

 

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The objectives are not greatly different from the war time 'Dig For Victory' campaign; to encourage people living in the capital to grow their own food. Joining the network is free and Capital Growth have an extensive calendar of events, publications, training and support programme, discounts & offers, suitable for everyone, from beginners to the expert horticulturalist. The Capital Growth website is an invaluable resource for schools and a number of local schools, including Eversley, St Paul's and Hazelwood Infant and Junior School are members of Capital Growth;our last big dig a fantastic event where all the family enjoy getting involved to make the school a lovely environment.

 

Naomi Greig who is involved in the Hazelwood Wild Garden says:

 

"Capital growth is a fantastic resource to be part of, the information for schools are incredibly useful. The handout for Growing in schools is particularly good to help ensure the best crops within the school year. The courses which are run through the year have been inspiring and knowledgeable, this has given us the confidence to pass on information to other teachers and really engage the children with learning outside"

 

Here are some families working in and enjoying the wildlife garden.

 

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Another important local Capital Growth member is the Broomfield Community Orchard, which was awarded a 'Community Tree Award', in the London Tree and Woodland Awards 2015.

 

 

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Located next to the bowling green off Aldermans Hill, the orchard was planted in December 2014 and is a good example of the kind of community growing projects that Capital Growth is keen to promote. Initally started by the Friends of Broomfield Park and the Fox Lane and District Residents' Association, with the support of Enfield Council, more than sixty people have been involved in the project. To date it has been planted with more than seventy fruit trees, along with hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, wild plum and spindle in the surrounding shrubberies. As the orchard mature, the fruit will be available to local people, schools and community groups.

 

Across the borough there are around 80 community garden spaces registered and the organisation is now opened its membership to people who grow their own produce. Capital Grow are keen to expand the urban growing movement. Their biggest event of the Capital Growth calendar is The Big Dig, Now in its fifth year, on Saturday April 16th 2016, Capital Growth want to encourage hundreds of volunteers to pull on their wellies and help a community garden get ready for the new growing season. 

 

The Friends of Broomfield Park are seeking volunteers to build a new pond in the park, from April 13th - April 16th.

 

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Typical jobs will include shovelling compost, building trellises, planting seedlings and getting more involved in the growing urban food movement.

 

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The Capital Growth photo gallery shows people of all ages getting stuck in, working with friends and neigbours transforming underused land into urban growing space

 

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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/capitalgrowth

 

Sign up to Capital Growth, it may be a cliche but this is a growing movement!

 

 http://www.capitalgrowth.org/

 

 

 

 

The power of video to tug at the heart strings

on Thursday, 31 January 2013. Posted in N21 Community

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The power of video to tug at the heart strings

 

This video has been watched over 5 million times and shared around the globe.

Jim Stenson put the music to it. "I found this video online, I did not film it but I thought it was so special I had to put a song behind it"

If you agree with Jim, share it, but be warned it won't leave you dry eyed!.

Boxers Lake A Cause For Concern

on Friday, 14 December 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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Boxers Lake A Cause For Concern

  

  

The aim of the project is to reduce urban pollution such as road run-off in the Salmons Brook by creating sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) in 6 locations along the brook and its tributaries, including Boxers Lake on the edge of N21.. Thames 21 tests showed that there are very high levels of phosphate,Phosphate can cause algae and duckweed to grow very vigorously, which can then cover the surface of water, block out sunlight and reduce oxygen for other plants and fish. Sometimes the algae can be dangerous too, in the case of blue green algae, which can be seen in some other lakes in the borough. The water here is also warmer than elsewhere, which suggests that outfflow from misconnected pipes from houses near the lake is causing the problem. Thames 21 Project Manager Aimee Felus, who conducted the tests says that that misconnections, whereby a property is plumbed incorrectly are common,.

 

Thames 21 estimate that around 10% of homes are misconnected and this is a problem along the whole of the course of the River Lea. This means waste water from washing machines, showers or toilets is going down the drainpipe instead of into the sewer pipe. Drainpipes are just meant for rain – many lead to local rivers. With thousands of properties polluting their river it adds up to a heavy burden on the environment. For example a washing machine or dishwasher (dishwasher tablets are high in phosphates) might be connected to the drain meant for rainwater (which goes straight to the local stream) instead of the sewers (which go to the treatment works). A Lonsdale Drive resident has noted that the swans and geese appear to be spending less time in the lake than in the past and have been waddling up the road awy from lake, causing a potnential accident hazard. People can check if their house is misconnected using the checker on the ConnectRight website and Thames 21 will contiue to work with residents, Enfield Council, Thames Waterand

 

The Environment Agency to ensure that there are improvements in water quality. http://www.connectright.org.uk/ As part of the treatment Thames 21 are SuDS, which are 'green sponges', which are being planted and will naturally intercept and remove pollution, provide storage for flooding, and create new areas of wildlife habitat. All the work will be done alongside local people, and sites will only be selected if local people want to have SuDS there. Key to the success of this project is ensuring we collect excellent data to establish current levels of pollution and show the positive effects of SuDS installation, which we are doing in collaboration with University College London. Thames 21 are looking for volunteers to help with its projects. This presentation provides an update of the SuDS project, wih plans for creating new wild spcaes that local residents can use. Click on the image to view. If you are interested in finding out more about the Boxers Lake and Salmon Brook projects contact Aimee Felee Thames21 - bringing London's waterways to life

 

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Congratulations to the St Nicholas Fair team

on Wednesday, 12 December 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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Congratulations to the St Nicholas Fair team

 

A great community event, congratulations to all the organisers.

Photo courtesy of the Enfield Independent

Taken by Bob Ludlam

to view a time lapse video go to n21.net

Saved from Network Rails scythes (for the moment)

on Friday, 16 November 2012. Posted in N21 Community, Network Rail

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A Hoppers Road resident received this letter this morning, advising that in 3 days time Network Rail will once again start removing the vegetation in the area they refer to as Winchmore  Hill '6mp to 8mp'. In sending out the letter on a Friday, with the work due to start on Monday, Network Rail is deliberately giving little time for residents to discover the exact nature of the work or raise any objections. 
 
David Burrowes, WH councillors and the Council have been alerted. David Burrowes says "I have spoken to the Chief Executive's office today and made my/our dissatisfaction clear and await a response today. I have demanded a deferral of the works pending proper consultation".

Click on the image to read the letter. 
 
UPDATE FROM DAVID BURROWES "I have just received a message from the Managing Director of Network Rail that following my representations the planned works for Monday have now been stopped. He accepts the late notice and apologises for the proper notification procedures not being applied"
 


A war memorial for Winchmore Hill?

on Friday, 12 October 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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A war memorial for Winchmore Hill?
Many, if not most, towns, villages, suburbs and parishes erected memorials in the aftermath of the First World War. These were almost all funded by public subscription and bore the names of those from that place who had been killed in action in the war. To these memorials were added new names after the Second World War.
 
In Winchmore Hill I understand that plans were drawn up for a memorial to be cast in bronze and erected inside the parish church of St Paul. However, for whatever reason this did not happen and I have no idea whether a public subscription was ever taken up.
 
We are now two years from the centenary of the beginning of the Great War and I have been in conversation with one or two of you over the last year or so about whether this would be a good opportunity to consider raising funds and commissioning a public memorial not only to the First World War but to all those who suffered and continue to suffer as a result of war. There are some rolls of honour and other memorials around in Winchmore Hill, for instance the 3rd Southgate (St Paul's Winchmore Hill) Scout Group has one, as do Winchmore Hill Baptist Church and Winchmore Hill Cricket Club, but there is no public memorial.
 
Initial thoughts about the site for such a memorial have been to place it somewhere on Winchmore Hill Green. The planning of such an enterprise is going to be long and complex and will involve the local authority planning department, local groups and organisations and the public at large. I am writing to you as someone who is involved with the community at this level to gauge initial support. If it seems that there is some enthusiasm for such a project then we will call an initial meeting to take counsel together with others who are interested.
 
Rev Dr Will Adam, Vicar, St Paul's Winchmore Hill
020 8886 3545
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George Ttouli raises £1,000 for The North London Hospice

on Friday, 12 October 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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George Ttouli raises £1,000 for The North London Hospice

 

Congratulations to George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management, based in Highfield Road has handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Natalie Gordon at the new North London Hospice Day Cente in Barrowell Green. George raised th money through a sponsored cycle ride from Winchmore Hill to Tour in France, natually finishing in the Mumm champagne tasting room!

 

 

George is a member of the newly formed N21 Support Group.

Find out how you could get involved with the Group here

Winchmore Hill Quakers launch £33,000 appeal for historic meeting house and grounds

on Tuesday, 25 September 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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Winchmore Hill Quakers launch £33,000 appeal for historic meeting house and grounds

 

 

Quakers originally met in a barn, built their first Meeting House in 1688, making them the oldest religious foundation in Winchmore Hill. The current Meeting House was built in 1790. A number of nationally famous people are buried in the grounds.

 

The Quaker appeal leaflet says "The Meeting House and gardens/ Burial Ground are a very special place of tranquillity and reflection in our busy lives. The gardens are open to the public and the Meeting House is let to local groups. It is an asset for everyone. It is the centre of our Quaker community, an open and accepting spiritual group, which has no dogmas or creeds, but which tries to live out our testimonies in the modern world"

 

Our Meeting House is built on clay,

The walls have cracked, we have to pay;

Five times the roof has lost its lead,

We need to find a plan instead;

Windows and doors have now gone rotten,

Our planet too is not forgotten,

Our welcome is warm but not carbon free safe, green and friendly - that's our plea.

 

A Georgian island in a sea of calm,

A place of peace and prayer and balm,

Where noble trees view ancient graves.

Here love moved us to free the slaves.

 

The rows of stones show faithful lives,

Luke Howard's science named the skies,

Two schools were founded, that spared the rod,

For loving our neighbour is the breath of God.

 

In times of strife and times of need,

There is more to life than war and greed.

For some the beauty, for some the history,

Some moved by love, the greatest mystery...

 

The Quaker story – still long to run

There's more to do and more to come

Come those of faith and those of none

Together we are not weak but strong! 

 

http://www.winchmorehillquakers.org.uk/wpsite/?page_id=56

 

 

 

From Lands End to Grange Park: Cycle For A Cure

on Wednesday, 22 August 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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From Lands End to Grange Park: Cycle For A Cure

 

 

 

Micheal Peatchey of Peatchey's Fine Foods returns to a hero's welcome, with over a hundred customers, friends, family and members of the Cure Parkinsons charity at the shop in Grange Park to welcome him home. Michael was sponsored by Paul O'Sullivan of Le Peloton Cycles, who loaned him a light-weight bike for his gruelling 330 cycle ride from Lands End to Grange Park.


Michael has already raised over £6,000 and you can still sponsor him at the shop or using this link to his sponsorship page 


http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=cycleforacure

 

Michael's Jubilee recipe sausages (delicious, I can vouch for them) are on sale over the weekend, with proceeds to Cure Parkinsons

 

http://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/ 

 

Creating local edible landscapes

on Friday, 10 August 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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Creating local edible landscapes

 

Network Rail: A summary in pictures

on Saturday, 12 May 2012. Posted in N21 Community, Network Rail

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Grange Park Before and After Network Rail's 'vegetation clearance'

 

 

More pictures of the destruction suffered by Grange Park, the replanting of the embankment and what people in Grange Park have thought about the work can be viewed in the N21 Photo Album 

 

 

 

Boys & girls come out to play

on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in N21 Community

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Boys & girls come out to play

 

 

Two years after this article was first written, Winchmore Hill has it's first play street. Orpington Road was closed for play for the first time on Saturday July 18th, for three hours between 2pm and 5pm.

 

The verdict?


"Loads of families with children and lots of grandparents with their grandchildren were out spending time together and as a community. We met loads of people we had never spoken to before and the children just loved running around and playing games in the street. There was lots of traditional games as well as just scooting up and down the road and even some Dad races at the end! It was a real 'street' event with everyone helping out and tidying up. Well over 90% of residents were able to move their cars which we were delighted about and very thankful that people have been so supportive".

 

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There will be four more play street days in Orpington Road over the next twelve months. 


Shouldn't play streets be commonplace?

 

 


 

DEVONSHIRE ROAD UPDATE

 

Devonshire Road in Palmers Green has become the borough's first Play Street. The street is now closed to traffic one Sunday a month, from 2pm - 5p, to allow children to play out on the street..

 

 

Drivers tend to use Devonshire Road as a rat run to avoid the traffic lights on the high street, but on the afternoon of Sunday 1st June 2014 , barriers will be placed at both ends and supervised by volunteer stewards. Only residents' cars will be allowed in and out at walking pace – and children will have the freedom play in the road as they choose.

 

This is a new scheme for Enfield – Devonshire Road is the borough's first 'play street'. The idea comes from Playing Out, an organisation started by two mothers in Bristol who wanted their children to play outdoors with the same freedom they had enjoyed growing up. As more streets take up the idea, local authorities across the country are offering road traffic orders like the 'Temporary Play Street Order' that Devonshire Road has successfully applied for.

'We had a one-off trial a couple of years ago,' says Devonshire Road resident Clare, a mother of two. 'The children were so excited to have the freedom of the whole road to play in. One mum told me she was amazed that her son spent three hours running around outdoors instead of playing on his X-Box. We're looking forward to doing this once a month.'

 

Richard, father of two and a town planner, is also looking forward to reclaiming the street. 'Streets should be much more than just conduits for cars and parking. When we use it as a social space to play and meet our neighbours it changes the dynamic on the street completely.'

 

Neighbours will use the first play event to discuss ways to calm traffic on the street permanently.

 

For more information on play streets, see www.playingout.net, or contact Devonshire Road organisers via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Here are the dates agreed so far

 

6 July 2014, 3 August 2014, 14 September 2014, 5 October 2014, 2 November 2014, 7 December 2014, 11 January 2015, 1 February 2015, 1 March 2015 12 April 2015, 10 May 2015

 

Read more about the project on the Devonshire Road Facebook page here

 


 


THE LONDON PLAY CAMPAIGN

 

In the middle of August comes the timely announcement that councils across London are planning temporary road closures to allow children to play outside their homes in a safe environment. This follows on from lobbying by a number of pressure groups and an interesting experiment in Bristol where a group of mums persuaded the Council to close a street for three hours a week. It proved so popular that Bristol's third Play Street has recently been added. You can read about the Bristol project by clicking on the image.

 

 

These are the ladies who have got it started.

 

 

 

 London Play has broadly the same objectives, and this group will be releasing details of a study entitled Explore. Play. Connect - in the City in October

 

 

http://www.londonplay.org.uk/index.php

 

 

Play England have just released the results of a new study into children playing outdoors which found that whilst 50% of the parents interviewed reported playing out at least seven times a week when they were growing up, less than a quarter of children (23%) to do today. Yet, 40% of the 3,000 children who took part in the survey said they would love to spend more time playing outside.

 

 

 

So what's stopping them?


Concerns about traffic and 'stranger danger' were high on parents' reasons for not encouraging their children to play outside. However 28% of parents cited intolerant neighbours as a major barrier stopping children playing out where they live and a concern that children playing out in the street would upset the neighbours.

 

In addition, a lack of dedicated community space was also cited as hampering children's opportunities to play, with almost a third of adults (32%) and a fifth of children (20%) saying that more spaces to play within their local community would get more children playing out.

 

Play England argue that "play has the power to bring communities together" If ways can be found to enable children to play out on the streets, it gets them into the fresh air, away from the telly and 'digital play', children make new friends, get to know children who are both older and younger and it helps families to get to know each other; which can only be good for fostering stronger community ties.


Cath Prisk, Director of Play England writes "It's up to all of us to turn around the creeping disappearance of children from our streets, parks and communities. We all have role - as families, neighbours, and friends. We can all do something to say we love kids playing outdoors, that we want to live in communities that actively welcome kids playing out. There always was and always will be some people who want to squash kid's fun - but there are far more that really want kids back outside playing, not stuck indoors, especially over the summer holidays! Play is fundamental to our children's enjoyment oheir childhood; it can't be taken for granted. All of us, from parents to planners, from neighbours to policy makers have our part to play in allowing and supporting children's play as it is vital for our children's health, learning, development and happiness.'


So what is Enfield's Policy? 

 

Nothing has been announced yet but the person responsible for road closures across the borough is Elliott Parkin 020 8379 2126.

 

Devonshire Road in Palmers Green is already kickstarting a local campaign. Here are some of the pictures from the Devonshire Road Facebook page.

 

 

 

So what are you waiting for?    

 

Playingout.net have produced a useful manual which you can download by clicking on the image.


 

 

 

Lets get the boys and girls out to play!

 

 

 

 

Jubilee party fun

on Wednesday, 06 June 2012. Posted in N21 Community

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Jubilee party fun

 

Jayne Poole and Tanya Lugli organised a very successful street party in The Orchard N21.

 

"Its was a fantastic day and great fun was had by all.  We only encountered one downpour and a little shower of rain so were very lucky.  This started out as a small event and as the day approached more and more neighbours wanted to take part.  We had over 150 people attend. 

 

We wanted to organise one as we felt it was too great an opportunity to miss to get to know neighbours at the other end of the street we had never met, this was definitely achieved.

 

We have met a good number of our neighbours who have now become firm friends. We had country dancing, a couple demonstrating Latin American dancing and also a Tai Chi demonstration.

 

Thanks to all those who helped to make this such a successful event, particularly Denis the DJ, Tez and Paul the men on the BBQ's.


What's that I hear "Can we have one every year?' - What a fabulous idea!