Safe crossing or children's play mat? 




This new crossing on the corner of Bury Street West has no lights;

no guidance as to whether pedestrians have right of way. 

What is wrong with an 'old-fashioned' zebra crossing?


This Week in N21

Playing 'happy families' with our money?



"I really like this newsletter. Informative, concise and a great link to the community"


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





Community Award


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Do you have any toys or children's books

to donate to School Aid

to support children in Malawi & Zimbabwe?




More details here



IL Falcone

win international window competition


more details here



Morgages & Insurers (The Grangeway)

win 'Buy To Let Broker of The Year award




The Winchmore wins

'Spirit Pub of the Year' award



 more details here




more details here



Grange Park Horticultural Society

Trading Hut open to the local gardening community


 Trading hut

 Saturday & Sunday 10am - noon

Compost & garden sundries at competitive prices

Membership £3




Check out who is building what near you







 more details here











Rugby Tots



Enfield Council undertakes



and the 'patient' is poorly

a cause for concern?

more details here



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Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park



Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here




Bush Hill Park Residents Association

Enfield Town Residents Association

Fox Lane & District Residents Association

Grange Park Residents Association

Grovelands Residents Association

Western Enfield Residents Association


Winchmore Hill Residents Association 





The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here

Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here

Gardening Friends

more details here

Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here

North London Organic Gardeners

more details here


Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here





Are you thinking of starting a business?


Are you unemployed?




New & Updated Business Pages


Anokhi Restaurant

Armour Security

Barber El's

Chi Chi's Coffee & Waffle House

Create Life Space

Espresso & Co

Fortitude Dance Company

Gadget Bees

Going Greek

Hair 21

Mi Homes

More Yoga

Nourished Naturally

 PH Sports


The Sacred Tree

S.E Beauty

Siobhan Cosgrave Herbalist & Naturopath

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winwell Financial Consultancy



Winchmore Hill Councillor Ian Barnes

ousts Cllr Daniel Anderson as Deputy Leader of Enfield Council








Craig & Keeley have taken over Beau Regard

and are keen to meet you




Why you should take part in the A105

Experimental Cosultation on parking & loading



Read the leaflet

Consultation closes on 13 JUNE


 'Mini-Hollands' (including A105) are creating 'real distress'

for visually impaired


Read the National Federation of the Blind's review 

Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?






Delivering a petition to Theresa May

at 10 Downing Street


"We submit this plea to you following the experiences of elderly, disabled and blind people in Enfield. Elderly, disabled and blind people have been dealt a major injustice based on negligent road planning and been subjected to road re-engineering schemes that have: reduced pavements below recommended widths; introduced shared space (also called shared use) bus-boarders (where the cycle lane passes between the bus and the bus stop); removed pedestrian crossings and pedestrian refuges; and introduced recognised trip hazards ('orcas' and 'armadillos') along our major shopping streets. All of these present real dangers to all pedestrians but much more so to older, infirm, disabled and blind/visually impaired people."




Enfield Council say orcas are safe - really?





Read this research published

in the Evening Standard




Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned



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

read the Telegraph article




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Could you help to run garden groups at the North London Hospice in Barrowell Green?

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Save The Intimate Theatre




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The Intimate Theatre has been added

to the 'Theatre At Risk' register

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Bush Hill Park councillors here

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Winchmore Hill Police 






Southgate Homebound

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Ruth Winston Community Centre


Winchmore Hill Community Care




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Dementia Cafe

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Chickenshed Theatre 



The Fontliners Book Club

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on Wednesday, 16 May 2012. Posted in N21 Community, Network Rail



Click here to access these documents


"It is unacceptable that Network Rail is still not fully transparent or accountable to Parliament or the taxpayer. The Department hands Network Rail over £3 billion each year and underwrites debt of over £25 billion and yet maintains the fiction that this is a private sector company. The National Audit Office must be allowed full audit access as quickly as possible to this organisation which is essentially kept afloat through public funds." The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts 13.3.12


Fifty shows with ELODS

on Tuesday, 08 March 2011. Posted in N21 Community


Fifty shows with ELODS






On 22 March Mark Newport will take up the baton for his 50th show with Winchmore Hill based amateur theatre group ELODS, conducting Thoroughly Modern Millie.  The show will run from 22-26 March at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar. 

Mark’s 26 year personal commitment to ELODS is mirrored in his professional life where he’s spent nearly 20 years working on the hit musical Les Miserables.  In that time he’s had a variety of jobs including conducting the show on tour and a spell as Associate Musical Director at the Queen’s Theatre, the show’s West End home.  He’s been involved in several community activities for Les Miserables, including concerts of the show, master classes, TV competitions and school productions as well as regular rehearsals for cast changes and understudies.  And he’s also worked on a string of other hit musicals, including Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Cats and Chicago.  

Performing so many different musicals with ELODS means that every six months Mark has to learn a new score and coach principals and chorus members through the songs.  He also has to recruit an orchestra of professional musicians to play for the week the show is running.  But Mark thrives on this constant challenge. 

“The cast will rehearse with me for months before each show” Mark says about his rehearsal schedule.  “But the musicians only join us the week the show goes on.  That makes the two days before our opening night pretty intensive, but also great fun as the orchestra learn their parts and the cast get used to singing with them.  Their professionalism always shows through, and they always pull off a great performance”. 

For Mark, it has always been important to work with his local community.   He has taken his enthusiasm for music making into teaching in primary and junior schools, college, University and some of the country’s top drama schools.  In November last year Mark organised a concert at his local school in aid of Children in Need.  In typical style, he drafted in soloists from Les Mis as well as from ELODS to sing with the school choir.  For all involved it was a fun and very special day.  He has also used his West End contacts to bring the Resident Director of Les Miserables to North London for a master class in musical theatre with ELODS.  

“It’s surprising how many of the same basic ideas and techniques can be used throughout”, Mark said about his professional work and his role with ELODS.  “Les Miserables has given me lots of experiences that hopefully I can pass on to ELODS, but equally I have learned things at ELODS which have helped me in my West End career.” 




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Save Our Scout Field

on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Posted in N21 Community


Save Our Scout Field



On 8 April 2019 a planning application to build a car wash was resubmitted on the Scout Field.

This is despite the fact that the initial application received one of the highest number of objections ever recorded.

The 5th Southgate Scouts would like the local community to submit further objections to this application

on the grounds that this is not vacant space but established community space.






The 5th Southgate Scouts and local residents would like to thank everyone who rejected this planning application

The field is retained for future generations of young people 


The 5th Southgate Scout Group (formerly known as the 163rd North London) celebrated its 100 year anniversary in March 2017.

For more than sixty years the Scout Group have use the Scout Hut and Field, located at the edge of the Paulin Ground, aka Winchmore Hill Sports Club.




Unbeknown to the Scout Group a planning application has been submitted to run a hand car wash on the site, relocating from behind Coffee Break.


The application is for the construction of a concrete slab to wash two cars, a paved roundabout on the field for traffic, hardstanding for 4 cars to be parked before/after washing


A containerised office and a waste pipe to remove waste water, detergents, chemicals and oil to the street.


There are no toilets in the plans


There is no lighting in the application dispite the fact that the proposal is to operate from 8am - 7pm, seven days a week







Read this letter of objection from Group Scout Leader Jayne Poole:


5th Southgate Scout Group,

Winchmore Hill URC,

77, Compton Road,

Winchmore Hill,

London. N21

Save Our Scout Field

I write as the Group Scout Leader for the 5th Southgate Scout Group who meet regularly at Winchmore Hill URC in Compton Road. The group also has access to a wonderful area of open space known locally as 'The Scout Field' which forms part of the land owned by The Paulin Trust and incorporates Winchmore Hill Sports Club. We have rented this land for 60+ years..


Recently, by way of disgruntled residents of Fords Grove (where the field is situated), it has come to our attention that a person/persons unknown to us have applied to Enfield Council Planning Department to change the use of the field to a hand car wash open 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm 7 days a week. The application is somewhat flawed as it states that the area is 'vacant' and previous use as vacant, which clearly it isn't. The application states that there aren't any protected species or tress on the site, again I would have to dispute this. I know there are tree preservation orders on the site and believe that a bat population may be sited there, apart from the large numbers of wildlife that inhabit the wooded area. There is no water supply or electric on the site, no mention is made of how this would be introduced. It states it does not need to dispose of trade effluent or waste, how can that be correct. Where are the staff amenities going to be located or serviced?


I and our group and members strongly object to this change of use. This open space affords our members which range from the age of 5 years to 14 years the opportunity to play games on the site and carry out badge work and being out in the open doing this also enables us to educate them about nature and the need to protect it. They learn to make fires and cook, skills that are transferred to our weekend and week camping expeditions. We have a very dedicated team of volunteers who give up their valuable time to devote to the wellbeing of these children. Our members would be unable to use the site due to various health and safety issues and of course safeguarding issues.


The field is also used for the benefit of the local community, we allow other Scout Groups and our local cadets to use this area for parade practice etc. We have a radio ham group that also use it. We hold an annual BBQ in the summer where the children and parents get together and have food, chat and play games, this is always well attended.


The field is also used annually for our Fireworks Display which is revered by the local community. We have circa 1300 people in attendance who come together to enjoy the fireworks, hot dogs and a small glass of mulled wine. This is our only fundraiser for the group with any monies raised going back into the group for the wellbeing and valuable youth work in the ward. Without this event to support us it would undoubtedly put us in serious financial difficulty.





We just can't let this happen.

Jayne Poole






It is not known where the Sports Club stand on this application, which is positioned right in the centre of the scout field, effectively render the whole site unusable. It is believed that there is a covenant on the site which precludes it from being used for commercial rather than community purposes.


Both the 5th Southgate Scouts and residents in Fords Grove are asking people to lodge an objection. Possible grounds for objection:


The application shows it as a vacant site (which it isn't).


Poor visibility for vehicles exiting from the site,  near the hump bridge with poor visibility)


Loss of community space.


Check out who is building what near you 2019

on Saturday, 02 February 2019. Posted in N21 Community


Check out who is building what near you 2019





Using n21online planning page, you can check out all the new planning applications submitted during 2019 in the N21 postcode.


2018 planning applications can be viewed here


61 Uplands Way London N21 1DU

Ref. No: 19/01401/HOUPart single, part 2-storey side/rear extension.


Land Rear Of 74 Broad Walk London N21 3BX

Ref. No: 19/01400/FUL

Redevelopment of site and erection of 2x two storey 4-bed single family dwelling houses with associated parking and landscaping.


241 Firs Lane London N21 2PH

Ref. No: 19/01363/HOU

Single storey side and rear extension.


Change of use of land to provide a hand wash car facility 

Land Paulin Ground Fords Grove London N21 3ER

Ref. No: 19/01336/FUL


27 Brackendale London N21 3DH

Ref. No: 19/01301/HOU

Part single, part 2-storey rear and single storey front extensions; extension of hipped roof at side and rear dormer with Juliet balcony and front rooflights.


30 Hoodcote Gardens London N21 2NE

Ref. No: 19/01243/CEA

Part single, part 2-storey rear extension, single storey side extension, rear domer with rooflights to front elevation and replacement garage roof with rooflight.


151 Green Dragon Lane N21 1EN

Ref. No: 19/01329/FUL

Redevelopment of site and erection of two storey block of 8 self-contained flats, comprising 4 x 2-bed, 4 x 3-bed, involving rooms in roofspace and associated parking and landscaping.


20 Broad Walk London N21 3DB

Ref. No: 19/01314/TPO

Fell 1 Oak tree at rear, covered by Southgate Order No. 1, 1956


699 Green Lanes London N21 3RS

Ref. No: 19/01285/FUL

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a part 4-storey, part 5-storey building comprising employment floorspace (Use Class B8) with ancillary trade area and showroom at ground floor level and 18 no. residential units above (8 x 1-bed, 8 x 2-bed, 2 x 3-bed); including landscaping, car parking to rear; and associated works.


7 Firs Park Avenue London N21 2PR

Ref. No: 19/01297/PRH

Single storey rear extension 3m deep x 3m high (2.9m high to eaves).


Oakwood Park Cottages 1 And 2 Willow Walk London N21 1NH

Ref. No: 19/01257/CND

Details submitted pursuant to planning application ref: 17/04327/FUL comprising details of SuDS (22) in respect of redevelopment of site, comprising demolition of existing dwelling houses and erection of 5 x 3 bed detached single family dwellings involving access gates and boundary fencing, construction of new access road, vehicular access,parking, landscaping and amenity space.


96 Wades Hill London N21 1AJ

Ref. No: 19/01252/CEA

Side dormers with front and rear rooflights.


35 Hyde Park Avenue London N21 2PL

Ref. No: 19/01262/PRH

Single storey rear extension 6m deep x 3m high (3m high to eaves).


3 Eversley Close London N21 1NY

Ref. No: 19/01191/CEA

Dormer at side with rooflights.


19B The Grangeway London N21 2HD

Ref. No: 19/00899/TCA

Works to various trees within Grange Park conservation area - 1 x poplar reduce to 6m, 3 x conifer reduce to 4.5m.




69 Eversley Park Road London N21 1NT

Ref. No: 19/00996/CEA

Single storey rear extension.


Works to 1x Salix matsudana in Grange Park Conservation Area:- Reduce by up to 6m.

3 The Chine London N21 2EA

Ref. No: 19/00907/TCA


94 The Chine London N21 2EH

Ref. No: 19/01025/TCA

Work to trees in Grange Park Conservation Area:- Reduce Cedar by 2m.


79 Wades Hill London N21 1AU

Ref. No: 19/00993/HOU

Two storey side extension, part single, part 2-storey rear extension and rear dormer with front and side rooflights.


26 Old Park Ridings London N21 2EY

Ref. No: 19/01066/HOU

Single storey rear extension.


3 Station Road Winchmore Hill London N21 3SB

Ref. No: 19/00160/CEA

Rear and side dormers with front rooflight.


Winchmore Hill Sports Club Paulin Ground Fords Grove London N21 3ER

Ref. No: 18/04484/FUL

Erection of structure over existing cricket nets to provide indoor sports facility.


18 Elmscott Gardens London N21 2BP

Ref. No: 19/01084/PRH

Single storey rear extension 5m deep x 3m high (3m high to eaves).


7 Houndsden Road London N21 1LU

Ref. No: 19/01050/HOU 

First floor front extension.


11 Willow Walk London N21 1NG

Ref. No: 19/01047/HOU

Replacement roof to existing rear conservatory.


43 Broadfields Avenue London N21 1AG

Ref. No: 19/01034/HOU

Construction of front gable roof extension


69 Ringwood Way London N21 2RA

Ref. No: 19/01193/HOU Single storey rear extension, first floor side extension and extension to roof at side, with rear dormer, juliette balcony and front/side rooflights.


36 Houndsden Road London N21 1LT

Ref. No: 19/00958/CEA

Single storey rear extension.


37 Church Hill London N21 1LE

Ref. No: 19/00955/FUL

Part single, part 2-storey side and rear extension.


32 Hanbury Drive London N21 1SZ

Ref. No: 19/00954/HOU

Single storey rear extension and conversion of garage into habitable room.


40 Bush Hill Road London N21 2DT

Ref. No: 19/00944/PRH

Single storey rear extension 6m deep x 3.92m high (3.0m high to eaves).


81 Macleod Road London N21 1SW

Ref. No: 19/00878/HOU

Two storey side and rear extension.


41 The Spinney London N21 1LL

Ref. No: 19/00889/HOU

Single storey side extension and part single, part 2-storey rear extension.


3 Viga Road London N21 1HH

Ref. No: 19/00647/HOU

Single storey rear extension, first floor front/side extension, alterations to roof form, front porch extension and alterations to front vehicular and pedestrian access.


18 Church Hill London N21 1JA

Ref. No: 19/00649/HOU

Extension to roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer, front rooflights and Juliette balcony, together with replacement garage.

55 Wades Hill London N21 1BD

Ref. No: 19/00524/HOU

Single storey infil extension at rear/side.


Elizabeth Lodge Nursing Home 69 Pennington Drive London N21 1TG

Ref. No: 19/00920/TCA

Works to trees in Highlands Conservation Area:- 1 x Sycamore (T13)- Prune back from pathway to allow clearance of 2.5m in height, 1 x Sycamore (T19)- Prune back from parking bays to allow clearance of up to 3m in height, 1 x Sycamore (T22) - Prune back from parking bays to allow clearance of up to 3m in height, 1 x Oak (T23) - Prune back from parking bays to allow clearance of up to 3m in height, 1 x Elm (T44)- Prune back from gutters and building to allow clearance of up to 2m and 1 x Willow (T61) - Pollard to up 2m in height as tree.


3 Leacroft Close London N21 3AW

Ref. No: 19/00891/HOU

Single storey rear extension


34 Houndsden Road London N21 1LT

Ref. No: 19/00884/FUL

Minor material amendment to planning application ref: 15/01077/FUL to allow alterations to front porch, roof form, rear dormer, rendering of front and side elevations, car parking arrangements, relocation of bins, roof lights to rear extension and rear patio with deck and wider patio doors (RETROSPECTIVE).


8 Stone Hall Road London N21 1LP

Ref. No: 19/00888/CEA

Extension of roof to side to form gable end, rear dormer, with rooflights to front and side elevations.


8 Stone Hall Road London N21 1LP

Ref. No: 19/00887/HOU

Single storey rear extension and alterations to existing garage roof.


28 Deepdene Court London N21 2NH

Ref. No: 19/00872/FUL

Redevelopment of site and erection of two detached 2-storey 3 bedroom single family dwelling houses.


48 Hoodcote Gardens London N21 2NE

Ref. No: 19/00848/HOU

Creation of a first floor and single storey side/rear extensions.


933 Green Lanes London N21 2PB

Ref. No: 19/00865/FUL

Change of use of ground floor from office (Class A2) to residential (Class C3), 1 x 1-bed self-contained flat.


23 Elsiedene Road London N21 2RN

Ref. No: 19/01306/NMA

Non-material amendment to planning application ref: 18/03861/HOU to allow modification of the glazed door/window configuration, and an additional rooflight.


17 Chaseville Park Road London N21 1PH

Ref. No: 19/01140/HOU

Single storey rear extension.


29 Laburnum Grove London N21 3HT

Ref. No: 19/01102/CEA

Rear dormer with juliette balcony and rooflights to front.


2 Roseneath Avenue

Ref. No: 19/01080/FUL

Extending the staircase at the rear of building (RETROSPECTIVE). Open for comment icon


76 Vicars Moor Lane London N21 2QH

Ref. No: 19/00902/NMA

Non material amendment to Ref: 17/02886/HOU and 17/02887/LBC to allow to alterations to window and doors arrangements at ground floor rear.


108A Woodberry Avenue London N21 3LB

Ref. No: 19/00871/FUL

Rear dormer with front rooflights and Juliette balcony.


25 Solna Road London N21 2JS

Ref. No: 19/00478/CEA

Single storey rear extension.


46 Solna Road London N21 2JE

Ref. No: 19/00309/CEA

Extension to roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer, front rooflights and Juliette balcony, together with single storey rear extension.


131 Wades Hill London N21 1EQ

Ref. No: 19/00767/CEA

Extension to roof at both sides to form gable end with rear dormer, front rooflights and Juliette balcony.


86 Old Park Ridings London N21 2ES

Ref. No: 19/00747/HOU

Replacement of existing windows and doors to white upvc (RETROSPECTIVE).


19 Broad Walk London N21 3DA

Ref. No: 19/00756/CND

Details submitted pursuant to ref: 15/05723/FUL comprising construction methodology (03), design details and materials (04), surfacing materials (05), landscaping (06), energy statement (11) in respect of demolition of the existing buildings and erection of two detached dwelling houses comprising 1 x 2-storey 3- bed dwelling with accommodation in roof space and 1x 2-storey 11-bed single family dwelling with basement with swimming pool, accommodation in roof space and integral garage, associated parking to front and landscaping.


2 The Spinney London N21 1LH

Ref. No: 19/00809/CEA

Extension to roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer and front rooflight.

61 And 63 Wades Hill London N21 1BD

Ref. No: 19/00741/FUL

Single storey rear extension to both properties.


43 Willow Walk London N21 1NG

Ref. No: 19/00762/HOU

Rear garden decking with privacy screens and associated landscaping.

18 Ringwood Way London N21 2QY

Ref. No: 19/00744/HOU

Part single, part two storey rear and side extension.


14 Devonshire Gardens London N21 2AL

Ref. No: 19/00784/PRH

Single storey rear extension 5.5m deep x 3m high (3m high to eaves).


25 Hadley Way London N21 1AL

Ref. No: 19/00759/PRH

Single storey rear extension 6m deep x 3m high (2.8m high to eaves).


38 Uplands Way London N21 1DT

Ref. No: 19/00643/FUL

Sub-division of site and erection of a 2-storey, 4-bed detached dwelling and part single, part 2-storey rear extension to existing property along with rear garden outbuilding.


14 Chaseville Park Road London N21 1PD

Ref. No: 19/00414/HOU

Part single, part two storey side/rear extension involving replacement garage at side.


The Wells 11 Quakers Walk London N21 2DE

Ref. No: 19/00109/FUL

Two storey side extension with pitched roof over and Juliette balcony, together with replacement conservatory at rear and single storey office/storage at side.


4 Church Hill London N21 1JB

Ref. No: 19/00755/PRH

Single storey rear extension 3.3m deep x 2.81m high (2.81m high to eaves).


15 Maxim Road London N21 1EY

Ref. No: 19/00680/CEA

Rear dormer with front/side rooflights.


11 Landra Gardens London N21 1RS

Ref. No: 19/00678/HOU

Extension to roof at side.


The Lodge 82 Bush Hill Road N21 2DZ

Ref. No: 19/00670/HOU

Creation of additional floor at first floor level.


3A Wilson Street London N21 1BP

Ref. No: 19/00667/CEA

Change of use of ground floor from retail (Class A1) to accountancy office (Class A2).


49 Old Park Ridings London N21 2ET

Ref. No: 19/00613/FUL

Erection of front and side boundary wall with railings, electric sliding gates at front together with hardstanding.


15 Carpenter Gardens London N21 3HJ

Ref. No: 19/00623/CEA

Single storey rear extension and replacement steps to rear.


2 Roseneath Avenue London N21 3NE

Ref. No: 19/00512/FUL

Outbuilding to rear.


25 Solna Road London N21 2JS

Ref. No: 19/00497/HOU

Single storey rear and rear/side extension.


Uplands Court The Green Winchmore Hill London N21 1LD

Ref. No: 18/04600/FUL

Installation of replacement front entrance gates and widening of existing vehicular access.


Land To Rear Of Pumping Station And Adjacent To 62 Carpenter Gardens London N21 3HH

Ref. No: 19/00412/FUL

Erection of a total of 10 single family dwellinghouses comprising 3 x 2-bed houses accessed via Cedars Road and 7 x 4-bed houses on Carpenter Gardens, with associated car parking, access, extension to Cedars Road cul-de-sac and landscaping.


57 Park View London N21 1QS

Ref. No: 19/00584/PRH

Single storey rear extension 5.46m deep x 2.4m high (2.25m high to eaves).


33 Cranleigh Gardens London N21 1DR

Ref. No: 19/00480/HOU

Single storey rear and side extension, with front entrance porch, involving extension of roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer, juliet balcony and front roof lights.

6 The Spinney London N21 1LH

Ref. No: 19/00464/PRH

Single storey rear extension 5.04m deep x 3.25m high (3m high to eaves) and single storey rear extension 4.95m deep x 3.25m high (3m high to eaves).

39 Hillfield Park London N21 3QJ

Ref. No: 19/00449/CEA

Extension of roof to side to form gable end, rear dormer with juliette balcony and rooflights to front.


82 Old Park Ridings London N21 2ES

Ref. No: 19/00516/CND

Details submitted pursuant to ref: 18/03042/FUL comprising rear amenity details (6) in respect of conversion of single family dwellinghouse into 3 self-contained flats, comrpising 2 x 3-bed and 1 x 4-bed involving part single, part 2-storey rear extension, installation of pitched roof over side extension and associated parking and refuse storage.


116 Bush Hill London N21 2BS

Ref. No: 19/00518/HOU

Single storey rear extension.

Land At The Rear Of 29-39 Elm Park Road London N21 2HP

Details submitted pursuant to planning application ref: 18/02582/FUL comprising of samples and materials (3), details of refuse storage (4), tree protection (5), details of soft/hard landscaping (6), surfacing materials (8), external lighting (9), site enclosure (10), cycle storage (12), SUDS (13), energy statement (14), construction management plan (15), water consumption (17), contamination (18), detailed drawings (19), landscape strategy (20) and soft landscaping (21) in respect of redevelopment of site by erection of a 3-storey block of 6 self-contained flats (4 x 1-bed, 1 x 2-bed and 1 x 3-bed) with associated amenities and car parking.

32 Highfield Road London N21 3HL

Ref. No: 19/00488/CEA

Rear dormer with juliette balcony and rooflights to front.


18 Elmscott Gardens London N21 2BP

Ref. No: 19/00500/PRH

Single storey 1m rear extension to existing 5m extension totalling 6m deep x 4m high (3m high to eaves).


42 Wades Hill London N21 1BG

Ref. No: 19/00465/CEA

Rear dormer with juliet balcony and roof lights to front.


23 Elsiedene Road London N21 2RN

Ref. No: 19/00442/CEA

Rear dormer with Juliet balcony and front rooflights.


35 The Chine London N21 2EA

Ref. No: 19/00502/CND

Details submitted pursuant to ref: 18/04396/HOU comprising external materials (3) in respect of replacement boundary wall and pathway.

4 Oxford Gardens London N21 2AP

Ref. No: 19/00400/CEA

Rear dormer with front rooflight.




18 Holly Hill London N21 1NP

Ref. No: 19/00356/CEA

Alterations to roof to form gable end, rear dormer, roof lights to front and single storey rear extension.


30 Hoodcote Gardens London N21 2NE

Ref. No: 19/00307/CEA

Part single, part two storey rear extension, conversion of garage into habitable room involving alterations to front elevation, single storey infill extension at side, and side/rear dormer with front and rear rooflights.


20 Hyde Park Avenue London N21 2PP

Ref. No: 19/00178/CEA

Single storey rear extension.


35 The Green Winchmore Hill London N21 1HS

Ref. No: 19/00061/LBC

Installation of gated carriage driveway to front garden and associated alterations to garden wall.


126 Barrowell Green London N21 3AX

Ref. No: 19/00333/PRH

Single storey rear extension 5.9m deep x 2.85m high (2.78m high to eaves).


3 The Spinney London N21 1LL

Ref. No: 19/00336/FUL

Single storey rear extension.


6 The Spinney London N21 1LH

Ref. No: 19/00301/PRH

Single storey 5.2m rear extension to existing 0.8m extension totalling 6m deep x 3.2m high (3.2m high to eaves).


144 Wades Hill London N21 1EH

Ref. No: 19/00277/FUL

Redevelopment of site by the erection of a detached 2-storey, 5-bed dwelling house with basement level with swimming pool basement, integral garage, lightwell and balcony at rear.


20 Hyde Park Avenue London N21 2PP

Ref. No: 19/00318/PRH

Single storey rear extension 3.54m deep x 3m high (3m high into the eaves).


Land Between St Paul's Vicarage And 6 Denleigh Gardens Church Hill London N21 1JA

Ref. No: 19/00249/CND

Details submitted pursuant to planning application ref: 16/03819/FUL (Erection of 2-storey 4 bed single family dwelling with associated access, parking, amenity space off Denleigh Gardens and new boundary wall together with creation of a new access and parking for the existing house) in respect of condition 5 (Landscaping)


46 Solna Road London N21 2JE

Ref. No: 19/00234/HOU

Part single, part 2-storey side and rear extensions, single storey front extension porch and rear dormer with front rooflight.


124 Old Park Ridings London N21 2EP

Ref. No: 19/00233/CND

Details submitted pursuant to planning application ref: 16/05960/FUL comprising of SuDS (7) in respect of redevelopment of site including subdivision and erection of a new building containing a 1 x 4 bed dwelling and a new building containing 1 x 2 bed flat and 2 x 3 bed flats with mansard roof and balconies and terraces at rear.


157 Hoppers Road London N21 3LP

Ref. No: 19/00168/HOU

Single storey rear extension.


1 Onslow Gardens London N21 1EA

Ref. No: 19/00004/FUL

Sub-division of site and conversion of property into 1 x 2-bed and 1 x 4-bed single family dwelling houses involving vehicular access.


122 Firs Lane London N21 2PJ

Ref. No: 18/04810/FUL

Conversion of property into 1 x 1-bed and 1 x 3-bed self-contained properties involving part single, part two storey side extension.


38 Houndsden Road London N21 1LT

Ref. No: 18/04302/FUL

Redevelopment of site by the erection of 2 x 4-bed semi-detached houses.


51 Crescent London N21 1PA

Ref. No: 19/00295/NMA

Non-material amendment to planning application ref: 18/01479/FUL to allow installation of solar panels.


96 Wades Hill London N21 1AJ

Ref. No: 19/00223/HOU

Extension to roof at sides to form gable ends with rear dormer with patio doors, balustrade and front rooflights.


5 Griffins Close Winchmore Hill London N21 2EW

Ref. No: 19/00195/HOU

Rear dormer with front and side rooflights, involving additional windows to side and rear elevation.


17 Houndsden Road London N21 1LU

Ref. No: 19/00127/HOU

Conversion of garage into habitable room involving alteration and extension to front elevation.


747B Green Lanes London N21 3SA

Ref. No: 19/00119/FUL

Change of use from residential flat (Class C3) to office (Class A2/B1).


747 Green Lanes London N21 3SA

Ref. No: 19/00122/CEU

Use of property as law firm (Class A2).


67 Fernleigh Road London N21 3AJ

Ref. No: 19/00085/HOU

Single storey rear extension.


32 Hanbury Drive London N21 1SZ

Ref. No: 19/00051/CEA

Conversion of garage into habitable room involving alterations to front elevation and single storey rear extension.


101 The Chine London N21 2EG

Ref. No: 18/04876/FUL

Replacement windows at front.


18B Eversley Park Road London N21 1JU

Ref. No: 19/00100/FUL Single storey rear extension.  


35 Shrubbery Gardens London N21 2QU

Ref. No: 19/00075/CEA

Extension to roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer and front rooflights.


1A Brookside London N21 1JT

Ref. No: 19/00022/TPO

Works to 1x Lime covered by LBE ORDER NO (260) 1999:- Reduce by 2m, 1x Lime covered by LBE ORDER NO (259) 1999:-Reduce by 2m, 1x Lime covered by LBE ORDER NO (259) 1999:- Fell.


Land Paulin Ground Fords Grove London N21 3ER

Ref. No: 18/04923/FUL

Change of use of land to provide a hand wash car facility.


26 The Alders London N21 1AR

Ref. No: 18/04910/CEA

Extension to roof at side to form gable end with rear dormer and front rooflights together with single storey rear extension submitted pursuant to prior approval ref: 18/04141/PRH.










Has the A105 'Experiment' worked?

on Tuesday, 04 December 2018. Posted in N21 Community


Has the A105 'Experiment' worked?


STOP PRESS: Why has Enfield Council launched a consultation on the A105 Experimental Traffic Management Orders

when they have supposedly already made the traffic management orders permanent?



     Suffering from 'Consultation Fatigue'?


      Probably and that is certainly what Enfield Council is hoping. On 13 December 2018 Enfield Council has launched a new consultation

      for the A105 cycle lane scheme.


      Having told the world that the traffic management orders were now made and tough, there was nothing you can do about it.


      Surprise, surprise it now seems that they have been forced to admit that key elements of the scheme were built utilising

      Experimental Traffic Orders and you have until June 2019 to submit your comments.




17,000 copies of this leaflet were supposed to have been delivered to homes and businesses along the A105 (Green Lanes) and roads in close proximity in the week before Christmas.  In case ution you haven't seen the leaflet, including many people who live in the so-called distribution zone, who can't recall receiving it;  this is what it says:



       Construction of the Cycle Enfield scheme on the A105 is now complete. However, some elements of the schme are supported by

       experimental management orderss so that we can assess their impact further. consider representations and make amendements

       if necessary.  A six month period has now commenced during which anyone may object to these orders continuing indefinitely.

       In due course, the Council will consider whether the provisions of the experimental traffic orders should be made permanent.

       To read more about the elements supported by experimental traffic orders and to find out how to let us know your views visit





        The reverse of the leaflet does not provide anymore detail on these very important changes but instead invites you to take part in a 


        Come and explore Enfield's new cycling infrastructure with our qualified instructors.

        This ride will guide you round the new cycle route and this A105 show you how to make the most of it on your day-to-day journeys                by bike!

        For more information or to book, plase visit










In 2016 there were more than 1600 objections to the construction of this A105 cycle lane scheme lodged during the Statutory Consultation. Save Our Green Lanes lodged an injunction in the High Court in September 2016 as such a large number of objections should have triggered a public inquiry. However, to avert a public inquiry the presiding judge was told that this scheme was being build using experimental management orders relating to the changes that would be required to parking and loading along the road. It is not possible to challenge changes made under an Experimental Traffic Order, as it is deemed to be temporary and thus reversible. However:


Experimental Traffic Management Orders need to be evaluated before they can be made permanent.

In July 2018 David Taylor, Head of Highways at Enfield Council published notices that the traffic management orders for the A105 had been made permanent but seems to have 'forgotten'  that they are experimental. 

After extensive lobbying by Save Our Green Lanes, Enfield Council has now had to backtrack and open this new consultation, which runs for a six month period, until 13/6/19, but it would seem that yet again an attempt is being made to limit engagement.



You have to delve deeply into the Cycle Enfield website to find this consultation. 


21.2w6          The changes to parking and loading has had a major impact on residents and businesses              along the A105. 

          This is a quote from Transport for London's own Kerbside Loading Guide.

                       Deliveries are vital for a thriving and vibrant local economy.             

                       Without deliveries, there would be no goods to buy in shops;

                       no home deliveries; no food or drinks in bars and  restaurants;

                       offices would have no stationery and waste would pile up.

                       Without local shops and facilities, residents have to travel further

                       for the things they need, increasing the demand for travel on

                       already congested networks.

          This is the same TfL that is refusing to recognise the consequences of its 'Experiment'.


An overview of Experimental Traffic Management orders and how they have been mis-used by Enfield Council


Experimental adj.: The Oxford Dictionary Definition: "based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalised."


This definition (of a word we are all familiar with) postulates that if something is the subject of an experiment, then it is monitored and then evaluated to determine whether it has been a success or failure.


Turn back the clock to to 6 July 2016, when David B Taylor Head of Highways at the London Borough of Enfield posted notification of changes to road traffic acts to be undertaken along the A105 (Green Lanes) in The Gazette, the official journal, in which Road Traffic Acts are logged, which included the following statement:


"Waiting & loading restrictions and designated disabled persons parking places will be introduced on an experimental basis

as part of separate proposals at various locations in Green Lanes N13/N21, Ridge Avenue N21, Village Road EN1, Park Avenue EN1 And London Road EN2

(between Ecclesbourne Gardens and Cecil Road"


To consult adj.: The Oxford Dictionary Definition: "seek information or advice from (someone, especially an expert or professional)".




What followed was a three week Statutory Consultation over the school holidays (timed to minimise participation?), whereby streets in close proximity to Green Lanes received a leaflet describing the proposed scheme as a project which "is about transforming our high streets and town centres. Its about improving our health. Its about creating safe cycle routes for everyone"


More than 1600 people lodged objections to the proposed cycle lane scheme, in particular the changes to parking and loading; because of the impact this would have both on local businesses and people's homes. This was an unprecedentedly high number of objections for a local highways scheme.


Local residents were enraged but LBE was not deterred. Instead they had the audacity to authorise the start of building the A105 cycle lane project during this statutory consultation period.




As a result of the huge opposition from most residents, businesses and community groups and churches, Save Our Green Lanes, a local campaign group, sought an injunction in the High Court. Save Our Green Lanes (SOGL) were calling for a public inquiry into the viability of the project, in the light of fierce opposition and the somewhat suspect conclusions arising from the Council economic impact modelling, traffic & air quality projections and the lack of consideration of the impact of the proposed changes on the least able, including blue badge holders and those residents with limited mobility who rely on local parking and convenient places to cross the road.


The injunction to halt construction was unsuccessful primarily because Mr Taylor, through his barrister informed the Court that as the changes to parking, waiting and loading as a result of the building of the cycle lane scheme was being undertaken under an 'Experimental Traffic Management Order'. This meant that the proposals could not be challenged and even if there was opposition there was no requirement to hold a local public inquiry.


The 'Experimental' nature of this scheme had also been explained to councillors by Mr Taylor and recorded in the Minutes of an LBE Council meeting held on the 8th September 2016).


David Taylor stated that the waiting and loading restrictions would be introduced on an experimental basis to enable them to be modified in the light of feedback and operational experience. As this is an experimental order there was no requirement to hold a public inquiry".


So what exactly is an Experimental Traffic Management Order?


Here is an explanation put forward by a highways expert:

"Experimental Traffic Orders (ETOs) are part of the decision-making process and therefore allow us to trial things in a "live" situationand is the key part of the consultation process. In short, rather than the consult then decide approach of the permanent process, the experimental process is the implement and see what people think and gather data on this approach".


The law states that Experimental Traffic Management Orders (Section 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) can only stay in force for eighteen months before the council must decide whether or not to make the changes permanent.


It is not possible to lodge a formal objection to an experimental traffic regulation until it comes into force.


Once it is in force, objections may be made to the order being made permanent and these must be made within six months of the day that the experimental order comes into force.


Now leap forward to July 2018, when most of the construction of the cycle lanes and junctions had been completed. Mr Taylor posted notices in the local press, on lamp posts along the A105, announcing that the Road Traffic Management Orders relating to the A105 cycle lane scheme were to be made permanent.

However, strangely, Mr Taylor seems to have 'forgotten' to mention that an Experimental Traffic Management Orders had been used to push through this deeply unpopular scheme and that there are significant differences in the procedures for making of the Orders for Experimental and Permanent schemes, including the notification to be given to people in the local area.


* So where is the evaluation of the A105 cycle lane scheme?


* Why haven't people been given the opportunity to say what they think about the 'Experimental scheme'?


* Where is the data that should have been systematically gathered to evaluate the 'Experiment'?


Key considerations which might need to be evaluated could be the impact of the very many changes to the highways introduced by the council which includes:


* Alarming congestion which is now commonplace through the heart of Winchmore Hill and Palmers Green; especially between Bourne Hill and Station Road due to the installation of two new sets of traffic lights, outside Sainsbury's the biggest destination in Winchmore Hill and Palmers Green and also the Station Road and Fords Grove junctions.


* Extended bus journey times.


* Rat running by drivers to avoid the area.


* Poor air quality.


* Significant rise in accidents and falls as a result of the cycle lane infrastructure.


* An alarming downturn in trade experienced by many local businesses.


* Reduced accessibility for emergency services.



Has the law been broken?

That question has been put to LBE's Director of Law & Governance, Jeremy Chambers, who has failed to answer this question for more than six months.


Now the question is "what should we do next?"

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

on Thursday, 29 November 2018. Posted in N21 Community


Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission


Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission


Do you sometimes think that more new buildings should be of better design?


If you do, you will be interested in a recently announced Government initiative, the 'Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission'.


The purpose of the Commission is to tackle the challenge of poor-quality design and construction of homes and places across the country, by promoting better design, making the planning system work to support good design, not against it as now. The intention is also to help ensure that new building has popular consent. You can read the draft document using this link


Southgate District Civic Trust, the local community group that campaigns to protect and enhance the environment in our local area, is making a call for donations to support Civic Voice, the national body for civic amenity groups, who want to ensure that community groups as well as developers have a voice. Civic Voice needs £5,000 to conduct research and convene meetings before making a submission to the Commission.


Individuals can make donations to Civic Voice's work by calling 0121 792 8177 or contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Commission will report to the Government by July 2019.


Southgate District Civic Trust actively campaigns to protect and improve the built and local heritage. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We welcome new members who can join online at the membership page of our website at Join now and get 16 months for the price of 12!


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Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Scheme - Recommendations

on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. Posted in N21 Community


Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Scheme - Recommendations




                  Buried in the 'bowels' of the Enfield Council website is a report relating to the Fernleigh Road Area                            Quieter Neighbourhood Scheme statutory consultation. It recommends that the scheme be adopted,                      with the changes outlined in the report. Here is a summary of the report. It is not known whether                            recommendations have been accepted by the Deputy Leader, Daniel Anderson. 







464 consultation responses were received to the consultation, many of whom (29%) were general comments and suggestions relating to the major A105 cycle lane scheme.

The key concerns raised at this 'informal' stage were:


  • Lost of parking spaces
  • The roads are already quiet ad the scheme is not therefore necessary;
  • Congestion caused by the proposed point no-entry;
  • Speed of vehicles in roads inside and outside of the proposed Quieter Neighbourhood Area;
  • That the proposals would make life more difficult for residents living within the area; and
  • Issues caused by introduction of the cycle lanes along the A105.


The results of the consultation for the two traffic calming options for Fernleigh Road and Woodberry Avenue clearly indicated that the majority of respondents from these roads were against the introduction of planters due to associated loss of parking.


A petition was also received from residents of Woodberry Avenue regarding the proposed planters and speed humps in the road. There was a lack of support for using planters as a traffic calming measure.


The report recommends that the Quieter Neighbourhood scheme for the Fernleigh Road Area be implemented, including:

  • Introduction of a 20mph zone:
  • Installation of speed humps and speed cushions in Fernleigh Road, Woodberry Avenue and Compton Road; and
  • Trialling of a point no entry feature in Stonard Road to allow for further feedback from residents.
  • The following will NOT be progressed following objections to the proposals;
  • One –way traffic in Eaton Park Road and Meadowcroft Way
  • Area wide road narrowings (wider parking bays); and
  • Banned turns into Radcliffe Road and Ringwood Way.


The report author Andrew Ruffell recommends that the necessary traffic management orders be made to bring the scheme into operation, including an experimental traffic management order relating to the point no-entry in Stonard Road. ie: unlike the so-called 'A105 Experimental Traffic Management Order', temporary materials will be used so that the pilot scheme could be reversed.


Read the report Note it is the second report.

Enfield In Bloom 2018

on Monday, 17 September 2018. Posted in N21 Community


Enfield In Bloom 2018




      Enfield In Bloom had a good response from the N21 area again this year.

      The standard was very good even though the competition was judged in the middle of the heatwave.

      All our gardeners must have worked extremely hard to keep all the plants looking green and healthy.

      Well done to all!


Here are our N21 winners


GOLD Firs Park Wetlands, The Friends of Firs Farm


GOLD Woodcroft Wildspace

Woodcroft Wildspace also won Silver for their Sensory Garden and Bronze for their new entrance


GOLD Grange Park Residents Association, for Flower Bed outside Grange Park Station





GOLD 4th Winchmore Hill Guide Group, for Horse Trough on The Green




GOLD Blake Court, Communal Gardens




GOLD Homewillow Close, Communal Gardens


GOLD Mary Macguckin, Best Small Front Garden





Barnabus Court, Silver

Grange Park Primary School, Silver

Philip Hallwood, Large Front Garden, Bronze

Pegasus Court, Bronze

Pegasus Lodge, Bronze




Dennis Lushey

Enfield In Bloom Chair

How Winchmore HIll can use less plastic

on Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in N21 Community


How Winchmore HIll can use less plastic


I am Claire Hill. I have helped to set up 'Winch More Plastic Less'. I am trying to help N21 reduce our use of plastic and in particular single use plastic. You may by now have seen some of our posters around N21.





The local survey we undertook earlier in the year showed that 82% of us who live in Winchmore |Hill are very concerned about plastic in the environment so I hope you will find the following useful. Please follow me on Instagram at #goplasticless or get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more


Here are some tips on how we can all reduce our use of plastic

Take a reusable bag for all shopping trips including those quick visits to our local shops.


Invest in a pure stainless steel (without an aluminium lining) flask for water. It will keep your water nice and cool all day.


Buy a bamboo toothbrush. When you need to change it the old one can go directly into your green waste bin. I can recommend and prefer the medium to firm bristles as the bristles on natural toothbrushes are generally a bit softer. This company also sell biodegradeable floss and toothpaste in glass jars.


Look into investing into a 'Keep Cup' or similar. You can keep this or a flask in your bag and ask the coffee shop you visit to pour your drink into it. Most coffee shop chains offer a discount for this. Pret A Manger offer a 50p discount for bring your own cup. A siginificant saving!


Stop buying water in plastic bottles.


Look into doorstep milk deliveries. I now get our families organic milk delivered to the door 3 times a week by Micheal Miles Dairy 07572 638 750.


Research into a veg box delivery or source fruit and veg from our local farmers market. Most of us feel frustrated at how much packaging we bring home from the supermarket. Remember that we are sending a message about what we want every time we spend our money.


If you buy fruit and veg in the supermarket try to buy it loose without the packaging.


Take a resuable pot or dish to Peatchey butchers for your purchases to be carried home in. Ask other businesses that you visit if they would agree to do the same.


Before purchasing think how has this been made and how will it be disposed of when I am finished with it!


Watch out for my blog in September when I will put together some information about recycling.



Let's make London N21 a plastic free postcode

N21online Privacy Policy

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in N21 Community


N21online Privacy Policy

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46 Eversley Park Road - family home to three storey flats?

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in N21 Community


46 Eversley Park Road - family home to three storey flats?


46 Eversley Park Road London N21 1JS

 Redevelopment of site and erection of a part single, part 2, part 3-storey block of 5 self-contained flats (3 x 2-bed, 2 x 3-bed) with associated car parking and landscaping.

View the planning application



Under planning application 18/01530/FUL, developers want to knock down a small family home and build a three-storey block of flats.

We, the local residents are objecting to this because:

The proposed block is in an urban, office-block style that is not in keeping with this local, suburban, residential area which was built up in the 1930s.





The developers plan to cut down all the trees currently surrounding the property, significantly cut back the ash tree within the property grounds (the tree is subject to a preservation order) and pull down the cypress tree in the neighbouring property. Not only is this environmentally unsound, it would ruin the green, leafy, suburban character of Eversley Mount and Eversley Park Road. See picture 03, attached, of the greenery that would be destroyed.


There would be too much pressure on amenities. We already have problems with too many cars parking on the streets. The developers only plan a small number of parking spaces for the flats. The overspill would exacerbate and existing problem.The block would accommodate many people, but there would only be six parking spaces. This will create on-street parking congestion.


The flats are in the catchment areas for local primary schools. If you have young children, you will be competing for school places with families who will move into the flats on a short-term basis solely to be in the catchment areas for these schools.


The full planning application submitted by the developers is full of unfounded, subjective claims that the development will benefit the community and the area. These are not true. These claims are an attempt to mask the reality that this is simply a commercial enterprise designed to maximise income by building as many flats as possible on the plot of one small, family home. Commerce is fine. But not when it is at the cost of the character and appearance of this area and the wellbeing of our community.


If you believe, like us that this development is inapproporate please submit an objection to the proposals. Also please contact Winchmore Hill councillors to express your concerns. Their contact details are here 


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on Monday, 09 April 2018. Posted in N21 Community





            Here are the reults of the local elections for Grange and Winchmore Hill wards








ANDY MILNE Conservative 2627 (20.4%) Elected

CHRIS DEY Conservative 2538 (19.7%) Elected

TERENCE NEVILE Conservative 2527 (19.6%) Elected

HAZEL KINSLER Labour 1352 (10.5%)

VANESSA SKARPARI Labour 1185 (9.2%)

RASHEED SADEGH-ZADEH Labour 1159 (9.0%)

STUART LAYCOCK Liberal Democrats 512 (4.0%)

NEIL ANDERTON Liberal Democrats 511 (4.0%)

ROBERT WILSON Liberal Democrats 458 (3.6%)


 Winchmore Hill


DINAH BARRY Labour 2054 (15.1%) Elected

IAN BARNES Labour 1963 (14.4%) Elected

MARIA ALEXANDROU Conservative 1956 (14.4%) Elected

GONUL DANIELS Conservative 1891 (13.9%)

PAUL MANDEL Conservative 1873 (13.8%)

CALVIN TUCKER Labour 1624 (12.0%)

HARRY REDMOND Independent 549 (4.0%)

ALISON PHILLIPS Green 498 (3.7%)

LYNNE DAVIES Green 457 (3.4%)

MATTHEW MCLAREN Liberal Democrats 431 (3.2%)

LORICE STAINER Liberal Democrats 293 (2.2%)


Read all the Borough of Enfield results here



Statements from Candidates


NEIL ANDERTON (Liberal Democrats)

The UK that I know and love is moderate, outward thinking, open minded and inclusive. I campaigned hard to remain in the EU and was appalled at the misinformation on both sides of the argument which led to the worst political decision this country has made in many decades. In these times of division and polarisation between the two main parties there is a desperate need to return to the core British values which the Liberal Democrats espouse.

As your local councillor for the Grange Ward my aim will be to improve local services, including transport and increase school places close to students' homes. I will also support local businesses and seek to improve the lives of the least fortunate in the borough.

Enfield Liberal Democrats Manifesto


CHRIS DEY (Conservative)

I was born in Chase Farm Hospital growing up and going to school in the Borough at St Andrews Enfield and then Bishop Stopfords School. I am passionate about our borough and it being a great place for us all to live and work. I live in Grange ward near Enfield Town Park with my partner.

I work in the retail sector as a Managing Partner and Co-owner of a popular retail brand. I've worked for this organisation for 23 years, having joined the business when I left full time education.


I volunteer some of my spare time running adventurous outdoor activities for young people, with the largest youth movement in the world. I am interested in sports and healthy activities and enjoy running, cycling and working out in our local gym. My other big passion is cars and motorcycling.


If elected as a local councillor I will focus on making sure we get good value for money as council tax payers and that the local authority provides the services we need. I am passionate about road safety and devote time to a well known road safety charity. I think that the Council needs to do more to make the town centre a destination so that all the shops are occupied providing us with a greater variety of stores. Causes that I will champion if elected.


Our manifesto key priorities are:

• Listen and respond to residents' concerns

• Deliver a value for money, low tax council focussed on front line services

• Keep our streets clean and tidy –fly tipping will not be tolerated

• Protect and enhance our Borough's open spaces and the Green Belt

• Deliver a school place for every child by supporting new secondary schools and expanding existing ones

• Deliver new affordable homes for sale and rent

• Invest in our high streets and town centres to reduce empty shops

• Work with the Police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

• Deliver a Borough of opportunity for all by encouraging inward investment and creating new jobs

You have three votes on May 3rd use them to vote for Terry Neville, Andy Milne and Chris Dey

Enfield Conservative Manifesto



I am honoured, once again, to be standing as a candidate for Labour in the local council elections on May 3rd in Grange ward where I have lived for many years.

Most residents care about the refuse collection and clean streets and the impact of traffic in the area.


Labour's record on refuse collection is good . Recently our Labour council has set up a new fly tipping clean up squad with CCTV cameras positioned at hotspots to catch offenders. I would always be available to Grange residents to deal with any concerns here in our ward.


Knocking on doors in Winchmore HILL ward on Friday, residents in Barrowell Green were concerned about speeding cars on that road. Some form of traffic calming is needed. Old Park Ridings is another such case! I would be lobbying, mightily, on behalf of our residents.NOT ONE PENNY OF COUNCIL TAX PAYERS MONEY HAS GONE TO FUND THE CYCLE LANES



STUART LAYCOCK (Liberal Democrats)

I have lived here and raised a family here for many years. I love the area and would value the opportunity to serve it and its residents as councillor. I have never seen Britain as divided as it is today, and in such a difficult political environment it's vital that the centre ground has a strong voice speaking loudly, with people prepared to make the values of Britain's centre ground their priority. If I am elected a councillor I will stand up for the centre ground in Enfield

Enfield Liberal Democtats Manifesto

TERRY NEVILLE (Conservative)

I have been a councillor in Enfield for 32, most of the time representing Grange Ward, but originally for Winchmore Hill.


I am married, now with four grandchildren, a lawyer, magistrate and retired director of John Lewis plc. On the Council, I have held most senior positions including Conservative leader for two separate terms. I'm passionate about the Environment in its widest sense, and when we were last controlling the Council, I was Cabinet Member for 8 years. Particular achievements include initiating smoking ban for London through London Council's in 2003/4, which led to the government; securing the replacement of antiquated streetlighting; creating an Envro Crime Unit for Enfield to implement a tough zero tolerance policy on littering and dumping; and introducing the first local authority Climate Change Board in London in 2006;


If elected I hope to continue to serve the residents of this area to the best of my ability.

Enfield Conservative Manifesto


ANDY MILNE (Conservative)


I am lifelong resident of the Borough and was educated at Eversley Primary and Southgate Secondary Schools. Following an active role with the Grange Park Residents Association was elected as a Conservative Councillor for Grange Ward in 2014.


I have extensive knowledge of Local Government having qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1984 and has worked in a number of senior positions in a number of London Local Authorities. I have worked in the Private Sector since 2013.


I have been a member of the Planning Committee, and I have been a champion of local residents with respect planning applications; supporting applicants through the process and leading objections to unsuitable schemes. Since being elected as a Councillor in 2014 I have also held the positions of Shadow Cabinet Member for Public Heath, Regeneration and Finance. I am currently campaigning for improved road crossings in and around the Grange Park area, particularly roads serving local schools.


I have a keen interest in improving customer service and access to Council Officers, I have very recently brought several examples of poor customer service to the attention of the Council's Chief Executive where the current administration is failing the public. The Conservatives have a commitment to run an open and transparent Council, and as regular readers of your blog will know, that cannot be said of the current Labour administration.


I do not believe the Cycle Enfield experiment will achieve its purpose of significantly increasing the uptake of cycling, and that is why I have continually opposed the spending of circa £42m of your money on the scheme.


I am also extremely concerned about the staggering debt being accumulated by the current Labour administration which now stands at around £650m.

Enfield Conservative Manifesto



ROBERT WILSON (Liberal Democrats)


I'm standing as a candidate as I believe Enfield Council in its current form pays scant or no regard to the opinions and wishes of its residents. Too often we have seen the council engage in consultations which in my opinion are fake and pre-determined.


The result of not listening to the residents is flawed policy that often achieves the opposite of what was intended. For instance, at present the council seem hell bent on imposing their vision of a transport policy regardless of anyone who lives in Enfield.


Whilst the aims may be laudable the implementation has been in my view appalling and shambolic. This all could have been avoided by the council holding proper consultations and listening to people for a change. We could have built something together that achieved the aims and brought people along with it, whilst not everyone would have got everything they wanted we could have done this so much better.


The irony is that this policy is called 'mini-Holland', the one thing Holland is renowned for is tolerance of views, building of consensus and engagement of everyone.


This is what as Liberal Democrats we will build in Enfield, a council that listens and acts for the people of Enfield

Enfield Liberal Democrats Manifesto



Winchmore Hill 



Hello, my name is MARIA ALEXANDROU and I am one of the three Conservative Party candidates representing Winchmore Hill ward in the local elections on the 3rd May.


Having lived in Enfield for over 30 years, I love the close community atmosphere. I am married with four children and have a degree in Economics and Sociology. My children attended local schools and our doctor's surgery is in Winchmore Hill. You will regularly find me in Sainsbury's Winchmore Hill shopping for the family.


I always support local shops by giving them my custom whether it be having keys cut, buying door accessories and dry cleaning to name a few. Speaking to residents and businesses, they have raised issues of concern-

 Fly tipping

 Pot holes

 Cycle lanes

 Local businesses

 Zebra crossings

 Secondary school places

 Police officers


If you elect me as your Councillor, I promise to fight for you to ensure that 

  • The fly tipping epidemic is dealt with
  • Pot holes and pavements are repaired
  • Orcas are replaced with reflective studs and the dangerous raised bus ramps are removed
  • Support for local businesses with free 30 minute high street parking
  • Zebra crossings near schools are increased for a safer walk to school for children
  • Every child has a secondary school place
  • To increase the number of council funded police officers.


I urge you to use your 3 votes to vote for the 3 Conservative candidates who will work very hard as your Councillors if elected, MARIA ALEXANDROU, GONUL DANIELS and PAUL MANDEL

Winchmore Hill Conservative leaflet





Unlike all three Conservative candidatesI live in our ward. Home is Fernleigh Road with Beth and their daughter. 


A journalist for the BBC news before moving into directing drama and comedy - most recently 'Death in Paradise', Ian also teaches at the London Film School and London Film Academy.


Having experienced the benefits first hand, I am passionate about the personal, professional and social benefits of creativity and the arts. I am a a member of 'Speakers For Schools' and have talked to pupils across the Borough about career opportunities. I am a mentor to local filmmakers in the Talkies HERE festival as well as being a BAFTA mentor at a national level.


As a local resident my concerns are focused on policing and crime, education and the environment of Winchmore Hill. Living in the ward, walking the streets daily, gives you a sense of pride and protecting our ward is why I've chosen to run as Councillor.

Winchmore Hill Labour Candidate Bios




I have been a Councillor representing Winchmore Hill since 2014. My chidren, now parents themselves went to Enfield Schools and I am a member of Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting. 


My family no longer need a car - walking our local streets means that I know the area well and helps me to identify issues that need attention. 


Having lived in Winchmore Hill since 1991, I was already aware of some of the long-standing issues that needed to be tackled. Focussing on the needs of the community, I was successful in getting new drains built which now prevent flooding onto the streets off Compton Road. I secured a commitment from GTR to make Winchmore Hill station safe for passengers. 


Since 2014 I have dealt with at least 1,000 local issues on behalf of residents. If re-elected, I will continue to work hard to make Winchmore HIll a better place for you and your family. 

WInchmore Hill Labour Candidate Bios 


GONUL DANIELS (Conservative)

I am delighted to be the Conservative Party candidate standing in Winchmore Hill Ward in the 2018 Borough Elections.


I grew up in Southgate and have lived in Enfield all of my life. I have a young family and my children attend St Paul's Church of England Primary School in Winchmore Hill. I am active in my local parish church, St John the Evangelist.


I have volunteered in my local community for 15 years bringing education and technology skills to develop community groups. I am Chair of Governors at Ashmole Primary School, a school that I campaigned for and created with the Ashmole Team when Enfield's Labour Council refused to provide new places. The new school has improved the local economy by bringing new jobs and a £7.5mn permanent building project to Enfield Southgate. I am Vice-Chairman of Ashmole Academy Trust Board, a multi academy trust which I founded as Chair of Ashmole Academy to expand an educational centre of excellence and satisfy the need for school places in Southgate.


I campaign on women's issues and I am a Conservative Women's Organisation activist. I am the Area Chairman for the London CWO North West and I lead a team encouraging more women into public life. I recently held a fundraising dinner, attended by a Minister, an Ambassador and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for Communities, which raised money to be donated to women standing in future elections. I have worked with the Conservative Outreach team and last year visited Bosnia to train women parliamentary candidates for their General Election. Last summer I worked in the education aspect of Project Umubano in Rwanda and I have ambitions to initiate a similar project for Syrian refugees in Turkey.


I have been the Edmonton Parliamentary Candidate in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections. Issues that I highlighted in those elections still exist such as fly tipping. Enfield tops the list for the highest number of fly tipping incidents in England in 2016 – 2017. If I am elected I want to introduce measures that will eradicate this problem such as a single free large items collection per household.


On 3rd May you will have three votes. Vote for me, Gonul Daniels and my Conservative colleagues Maria Alexandrou and Paul Mandel to elect councillors who care about their community.

Winchmore Hill Conservative leaflet




I am particularly concerned about global warming. Climate change is not the myth that some politicians would have us believe. We have all seen the incidents of floods, drought and heat waves becoming the norm; and this is just in North London. But if we wait for the 'world' to act, it will soon be too late.


Climate change is probably the biggest threat we face today, but it is not such a problem to help reverse. We in Enfield can make a difference by ensuring all future buildings in the borough, that we live in, work in, and congregate in, are built to a much higher standard of energy efficiency.


So there is no reason to believe that we cannot make a difference. All we have to do to get the ball rolling, is to do something which is both constructive and possible. The buck stops here.

Green Party newsletter



PAUL MANDEL (Conservative)

It is a pleasure to be standing as a candidate to represent WInchmore Hill Ward in the elections on 3rd May. I have lived in the area with my family since 2005. My son attends St. Paul's Church of England primary school in Ringwood Way.


I have been on the committees of various local charities, community organisations and campaigns. Notably, I am one of the founders of the Save our Green Lanes (SOGL) campaign group, that has been vocal in highlighting the ongoing shortcomings of the mini-Holland project, in particular the A105 cycle lanes. If it wasn't for the changes Enfield Council made only as a result of objections by SOGL and numerous residents, the scheme would have suffered even more issues than it does now. However, a great deal still needs to be remedied.


If the Conservatives win the Council from Labour on 3rd May, we will make further changes to address the serious safety issues still inherent the scheme, particularly at bus stops, road junctions and in the shopping areas. We will look at ways too of reducing congestion and improving air quality.


But, we are also conscious of the need to avoid more unnecessary disruption and will consult fully, transparently and fairly on the proposals we put forward. Most importantly, we will take note of the consultation responses and only make changes that you want.


Enfield under the Conservatives will be a Low Council Tax Borough delivering good quality public services by reducing waste and inefficiency. Whichever party is in power after 3rd May, if elected as one of your councillors, you will find me approachable and hardworking , willing and enthusiastic to serve all Winchmore Hill residents.

On 3rd May you will have three votes. Please vote for MARIA ALEXANDROU, GONUL DANIELS and me, PAUL MANDEL.

Winchmore Hill Conservtive leaflet



MATT MCLAREN (Liberal Democrats)

I've lived in Winchmore Hill (on Green Lanes, just down the road from the Methodist Church) for five years now. Despite having previously been politically active (having stood to represent Greater London in the European Parliament in 2014), I hadn't planned on standing in the forthcoming election to Enfield Council. That is until two hugely important issues changed my mind, one local and one national – Cycle Lanes and Brexit!


Like so many of my friends and neighbours, I have been absolutely enraged by the Labour Council's Cycle Lanes project. Whatever the merits or otherwise of such a scheme, the way it has been implemented has completely disregarded local shops and business owners not to mention being enormously disruptive for residents enduring huge traffic disruption for months on end (in addition to ridiculously loud overnight roadworks vibrating through bedrooms at 3am!)


I support measures which promote sustainable transport solutions, improve transport capacity, and facilitate a healthier lifestyle; and therefore, in principle, would support the idea of dedicated cycle routes. But any such a project should have been done in an inclusive and consultative way, working with local residents and businesses, not imposing it on them!


Shops in Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill, already struggling with local business rates and other pressures, have been absolutely hammered by blocked entrances and huge transport disruption. The Labour Council could hardly have done more damage if they'd deliberately tried to strangle the High Street! Moreover, the design of new bus stops halts all traffic on busy Green Lanes every time a bus needs to stop – slowing traffic for everyone, both car drivers and bus passengers.


Labour must be held to account for their abject failure on this issue!


As for the Conservatives, we cannot escape the fact that, despite this being a local Council election, every vote cast for a Conservative candidate will be used by Theresa May and her incompetent Government as a show of support for their misguided and perilous Brexit strategy. I don't know about you, but I just can't bring myself to support a Tory Party that seeks to lead the United Kingdom off the Brexit cliff-edge – one might as well vote UKIP!


I am therefore standing as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats – a party which believes in working with local residents and businesses rather than imposing unwanted and expensive projects on them; and will stop at nothing to give you the final say on the Brexit deal, rather than letting it become a Tory stitch-up.


So, If you want to send a clear message to the Labour Council that their management of the cycle lanes scheme has been woefully inadequate, needlessly disruptive, and economically catastrophic – but, like me, can't bring yourself to support Theresa May's Brexit-obsessed and unforgivably incompetent Conservative Party – please use your votes on 3rd May to support the Liberal Democrats.

Enfield Liberal Democrats Manifesto

HARRY REDMOND (Independent)


I am standing in the local elections because I want to empower local people, to give you a real say in how your local areas are run and to give you a voice in the decisions made by the Council. I believe that local people aren't being listened to by those that are currently representing them, and that the solution is electing an Independent representative, who will listen to the residents who elected them, and only those residents.


Across the country, people are tiring of the same two parties, and I believe the situation is no different in Winchmore Hill. Both parties are so sure that they'll hold all the seats on the council that they aren't offering fresh solutions to the problems we face. Instead they are bickering with each other, showing how out of touch they are with local people's concerns. I want to find new and innovative solutions rather than attempting to continue the same political cycle that everyone has become fed up with.


I am offering a new way of doing politics, one in which the decisions don't come from the top down, but from the ground up. A system in which we can come together as a community and work together to find local solutions to local problems.


I have spent months on doorsteps across the ward listening to you, understanding what your priorities are and hearing how you want to see things change. Many people reading this have already told me their priorities, and I thank you again for doing so. Using this information, I have created my campaign commitments. I promise to continue listening to you and acting on your behalf if elected. I endeavour to continue to do this for my whole term.


Unlike parties who decide their priorities through their regional and national organisations, I have committed to do only what you, residents in the ward, have told me you want to see, giving you a Councillor who will represent your views directly.


On May 3rd you will choose three candidates to vote for. If you decide to vote for me, you will still be able to offer your two remaining votes to candidates in a political party of your choice. This means you can choose an Independent, local candidate while also being able to support the party that is closest to your views. This campaign has allowed me to meet so many of you and has shown me what a vibrant and positive community we have. I hope you will work with me to give our community the representation it deserves.

Thank you.

 Harry Redmond election leaflet

 LORICE STAINER (Liberal Democrats)

As a resident in the Borough for over 50 years and member of the Liberals/LiberalDemocrats for also as long, I am extremely passionate about their forward thinking and concern with every aspect of local life, especially education, health and housing. As an individual who has stood many a time in Enfield, I believe I can make a contribution by instilling 'common sense' and efficiency in the local political arena. It seems that intolerance and divisiveness have accelerated the issue of crime and dismantling communities and, thus, I believe that I can encourage individuals to have a voice and contribute positively to societal needs.

Enfield Liberal Democrats Manifesto





I have lived in Southgate with my wife Jackie and our children for over 15 years. I work as a campaigns manager for a national newspaper, where I am responsible for engaging with readers, trade unions and members of parliament. 


I have been involved with community groups all my life, including tenants associations, afterschool clubs and environmental organisations. 


My previous career as a head-hunter involved working across Europe, Africa, and hte Middle East, and I am passionate about representing all parts of our diverse community here in Enfield. I have worked for several newspapers and journals on local and international issues. I enjoy reading, public speaking and most sports. In 2010 I completed the Etape du Tour - a mountain stage of the Tour de France open to amateurs. 


If elected on 3 May, I hope to focus on local housing, social care, and reducing pollution, especially near schools. 

Winchmore Hill Labour Candidate Bios

Why the Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Statutory Consultation should be declared null & void

on Monday, 26 March 2018. Posted in N21 Community


Why the Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Statutory Consultation should be declared null & void


An open letter from a Fernleigh Road resident to Cllr Daniel Anderson on why the Fernleigh Road Statutory consultation should be withdrawn.


Dear Mr Anderson,


I refer to my earlier email below. I am writing to you again following the meeting of Fernleigh Road and Woodberry Avenue residents last week and to reiterate my earlier points.


The overall conclusion of the meeting was that the consultation, which closed on Sunday, has not been properly communicated to residents , is ill conceived, does not explore all available solutions to the overall traffic problem (including adjustments to Green Lanes) and therefore should be withdrawn. A revised consultation, incorporating the comments from the first consultation should take place once the local election outcome is known.


Our reasons are set out below:

1. Many residents did not receive the leaflet notifying them of the consultation and if they did, it did not boldly state that it was statutory. The document was very similar to the consultation document sent out last year and therefore confusing for those people who received it . More importantly, given the failed postal communication, many residents who have no internet access have not had enough time to view the proposals and respond.


2. Aspects of the consultation do not follow the Council's own consultation protocols as set out in the Engagement Framework document.


3. The range of questions (sections 6-10) of the consultation are too narrow to allow residents to properly express their views and allow the Council to reach a complete and rounded solution to the traffic problems affecting the whole area, including consideration of adjustments to Green Lanes, which may alleviate the need for traffic calming measures on adjacent roads (see below).


4. To date there has been no confirmation that the comments made in section 11 of the current consultation, and those made in the pre-Christmas consultation, will be considered and given equal weight to the answers to questions 6-10. If this is not done residents' views will not have been fully canvassed. It is unclear whether or not all responses to both consultations would be fully included prior to any decision making.


5. In particular, with regard to Fernleigh Road, we would generally support the need for 20mph traffic calming but would request that instead of the proposed speed hump/cushion just east of Haslemere Road, either a speed table or speed bumps are placed at the junction with Haslemere Road. There is currently nothing in Fernleigh Road to indicate the T junction. Installing a speed table at the junction of Fernleigh Road and Haslemere Road would slow traffic at this dangerous junction coming from both ends of the road and remove the need for a modified speed hump/cushion to the east of Haselmere Road. If speed humps or cushions are needed elsewhere, they should be placed in both sections of the road (top and bottom) – the most obvious location would be mid-way between each end of the road and the junction with Haselmere. In addition, no consideration appears to have been given to installing speed warning signs or cameras.


6. The solution to the traffic problems in Winchmore Hill needs to be a complete holistic solution and should include consideration of adjustments to Green Lanes. By the Council's own admission it is the changes to the configuration of the A105 that has necessitated the Quieter Neighbourhoods initiative in our area. The options presented do not include more effective measures such as:-

(i) Replacing the traffic lights on Green Lanes outside Sainsbury's and at the foot of Station Road with mini roundabouts or adjusting the phasing to improve traffic flows thus reducing traffic jams and the pollution caused.


(ii) Recessing bus stops on Green Lanes so that the road is not blocked


(iii) Cats eyes at raised and uneven surfaces that the cycle lane scheme introduced so that they are visible to pedestrians and cars .


Changes to Green Lanes should be considered as this may reduce the need for traffic calming measures elsewhere. If, for no other reason, changes to Green Lanes should be implemented in order to address the increased levels of pollution which we are all being subjected to due to the traffic congestion. In particular for those residents living close to the main road. Has there been any air quality measurements or any environmental impact analysis carried out for Green Lanes since the introduction of the cycle lanes scheme?


In summary given the flawed consultation process ; the potential that other, more effective, traffic calming measures have not been considered ; the impact of the traffic calming on many local households and the looming local elections, the consultation should be postponed and revisited after the election once the opportunity has been taken to improve the process.


Most importantly, the issues which we have raised regarding Green Lanes should be addressed first and without delay. Traffic calming measures on adjacent roads should not be implemented until the effectiveness of changes to Green Lanes have been assessed.


I trust that you will give proper consideration to my and other people's comments.


Yours sincerely

A Fernleigh Road resident (Name withheld from publication)


N21 holiday home owners invite you to stay

on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Posted in N21 Community


N21 holiday home owners invite you to stay


N21 holiday property owners would like to invite you to stay in their properties and what's more they will give you an extra special welcome pack or a  10% discount on their published price for your stay. All you have to do is mention n21online.


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Happy holidays!

 Here are some holiday properties you might like to visit,

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 Goat Street Cottage

Cosy cottage (sleeps 5) in the heart of St Davids, in the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Pembrokeshire is the Countryfile Destination of the Year, 2018



Owner: Helen Osman

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The Old Bakery, WInchmore Hill

Guests coming to stay who want their own space in Winchore Hill?

Two comfortable apartments to rent

10% discount for local residents



 Owner: Nina Anstee

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Santiago House

Beautiful 4 bedroom House (sleeps 8) with 2 allocated parking bays.

Fabulous location by harbour and close to beach, in the heart of Weymouth, Dorset.



Owner: Maxine Spencer

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 Appartment Arc 1950

 A summer holiday in the mountains or winter skiing in Les Arcs, France



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