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This Week in N21

No more clapping but "you're still my neighbour, still my friend"

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Join in the Firs Farm Wetlands teddy bear hunt


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download the guide




Join in the virtual gardeners question time

on Monday June 8

27.5h1

more details here


 


 

 

Grovelands Park


26.5x1

posted on Instagram by Newinnorthlondon

 


 

VE Day in N21

Lest we forget


1.5.20

a snapshot of a memorable day

 

 


 

 

7.4v1

 



The Dog and Duck

'Help Locals in Lockdown Fund'


18.5z1


Help local families who have been worst hit by the financial and emotional pressures of the pandemic

DONATE


 


 

14.5y1

Community Nurses needed

more details here

 


 


29.4c3

The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted

in more vulnerable children of all ages

being in need of foster care

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

 


 

#viralkindness in N21


Can you volunteer to help people in your street?

hello

 more details here

  


 

9.4x1

click on image to enlarge

 

 


 

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Campaign from Sport England designed to give you the advice and tools to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

 https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout

 


Siobhan Cosgrave

Herbalist & Natropath

How to boost your immunity

 31.3x6

http://n21online.com/articles//item/boosting-your-immune-system.html

 

Virtual advice from local experts during lockdown

1.1.p

http://n21online.com/articles//item/wise-words-from-local-experts.html

 

 


 


Is your child struggling with their school work?


After School Learning Centre has devised a range of online supprt programs

details here


Chris Hall, maths tutor has devised a range of online support programs more

details here

 

GoGenius Academy offers group and one to one support in Maths & English

details here

 


 

Working from home but not enough space?

Temporary work space in the Old Bakery

near Winchmore Hill Green

 

 30.3z1

 

more details here 

 


 

 4.5m3

 

Read the May issue

here

 


 

 11.5b2

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

 

 


 

 17.9p1

https://addresspollution.org/

 


 

 

Check out who is building what near you


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2020

more details here


2019 

more details here

  


 

Enfield Council undertakes

Retail 

6.10m1

and the 'patient' is poorly

a cause for concern?

more details here

 


 

13.2b8

 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park

SUSPENDED


29.12b8

 

www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here



 

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The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Gardening Friends

more details here


Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


North London Organic Gardeners

more details here

 

Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

10.5b2

 

Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 


 

 

pm tweet

 


 

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Enfield Council would like to hear what impact Coronavirus has had on your wellbeing

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CoronavirusExperiences/

Closes 11 June

  


 

Dr Ian Hosein explains

why it is important to understand

the R Rate


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 watch the video


 


Partial Reopening of

Barrowell Green Recycling Centre

 more details here

 


 

Coronavirus-related frauds increase by 400% in March

more details here

 


 

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https://healthwatchenfield.co.uk/

 


 

CORVID-19 ADVICE FROM EXPERT SOURCES

 http://n21online.com/articles//item/corvid-19-advice-from-expert-sources.html


 

 

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Stay at home guidance

 

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Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing aspects of cornavirus (COVID-19)

 


 

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Download the Children's Commissioner's Guidelines



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https://covid.joinzoe.com/

 


 

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Your NHS needs you! Join the team today

 https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhsvolunteerresponders

 


 

ENFIELD COUNCIL


ADVICE, SUPPORT & VOLUNTEERING

 

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https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/your-council/enfield-stands-together/

 

Enfield Council and Enfield Voluntary Action have brought together key local partners and organisations so that we have a coordinated effort across our borough to organise volunteers and those who need help.

Can you give a donation?

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/enfield-stands-together?utm_id


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Can you set up a WhatsApp group

for your N21 street?


The Winchmore Residents Association has produced a template letter for people to post through the doors of their neighbours to help them stay connected

Neighbourhood WhatsApp letter

If you need any technical support email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 

Pensioner suffers life changing injuries after falling on an orca


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https://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/18140620.barnet-pensioner-injured-fall-enfield-cycle-lane/?ref=eb

 

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

 


 

CYCLE LANES INCIDENT REPORTING PAGE

https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/report-an-incident

 

 


 


Petition delivered to Downing Street

on the dangers many new road layouts

present for blind, disabled and vulnerable people


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Read the petition



 

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WINCHMORE HILL FOOTBALL CLUB

– 100 YEARS OF FOOTBALL IN N21

read here

 


 

Enfield Council say orcas are safe - really?


 22.5.17

   


 

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

 


 

Check out pollution levels today

  

12.1c8

 

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

 


 

11.1c8


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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 Sunday

 

Read the article reproduced from

the Sunday Times

 


 

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BUSINESSES TRADING


Food & Drink

Broadway Butchers

Broadway Food & Wine

Cup n Beans (fruit & veg)

Deli On The Green

Masons Corner Convenience Store

 Peacheys Butchers

Refill @ The Grange

 Shopoint

 Wades Hill Butchers

 

Delivery/Takeaways

 Agatha

Ambrosia

 Anokhi

Chi Chi

 Coffee Break

Coffee On The Hill 

Doorstep Delicious Bakery

Espresso

 Giovanni

Going Greek

 The Grange Indian Restaurant

Has Kebab

 Honey Pot

Hopper & Bean

The Micro Cheesemonger

La Nostra 

Little Green Dragon

Punto

 Red Bamboo

Samdam

 The Vine Leaf

The Winchmore

 

Non Foods

Atkinsons Chemist (Grange Park)

Atkinsons Chemist (Winchmore Hill Broadway)

Autostore

Cherry Newsagents

Hond & Langer

Hunters Newsagents

Keymakers

Lords

Mortgages & Insurers

Panache

Pounds (delivery only)

Post Office

Riverside Florist

Russdales

Tessa Stephens (delivery)

 

Respect is due to all our local shops, restaurants, beauty salons

and the like who have closed their doors, to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

When all is back to normal, let us not forget our local high street shops, who are there for us in our time of need


 

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How 10,000 meals were cooked in Winchmore Hill Sports Club's kitchen during lockdown

more details here 



URGENT APPEAL


17.4z4

 

The North Mid hospital has put out an appeal

for support and donations to ease the burden

on their staff and patients during these difficult times.

 

http://www.northmid.nhs.uk/donate


 


 

 

In memory of Sonya Kaygan (26),

        

1.5p6

 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/care-worker-sonya-kaygan-26-loses-covid19-battle

 


 

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click on poster to enlarge

 


 


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CHECK OUT YOUR COLLECTION DATES

     


  

 Winchmore Hill Police

https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000213/

 

Grange Safer Neighbourhood newsletter

May 2020

Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhood newsletter

May 2020

 


 

Save The Intimate Theatre

 

14.9g3

 

Sign the petition

 

The Intimate Theatre has been added

to the 'Theatre At Risk' register

more details here

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheIntimateTheatre/

 


 

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Bush Hill Park councillors here


Grange councillors here


Winchmore Hill councillors here


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

 


 

29.12b9a

 

Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

26.10c1 

 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

29.12b7

 

more details here  


 

9.8b9a

Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

  


 

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 2020 NEWSLETTER

 

The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grange Park N21
Facebook Group

Grovelands Park
Facebook Group
 
Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group
 
Winchmore Hill Families 
Facebook Group
 


 

News

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A day in the High Court exposes Mini Holland consultations as a sham

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. Posted in N21 Community, News

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A day in the High Court exposes Mini Holland consultations as a sham

 

Yesterday (Monday 19th September) Save Our Green Lanes (SOGL) were in the High Court seeking an injunction to stop the work which has begun on the cycle lanes in Ridge Avenue. The council put in a £2m works order to Jacobs to start "mobilisation" just one week into the statutory consultation - not after the results had been evaluated.

 

 

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This was a real David v Golaith situation in Court 37 - the SOGL team, led by Constantinos Regas, a public policy expert and SOGL member pitted against Mr James Goudie QC, his legal entourage and a coterie of highways and Cycle Enfield officers, with a sometimes frantic passing of notes to Mr Goudie. What ensued was three hours of delving into the legalities of highways acts, TMOs (traffic management orders); references to 'Bob the bus' (Williams v Devon County Council, which was in the High Court and the Court of Appeal); safety concerns about bus passengers crossing cycle lanes, the concerns of Arriva bus company, Transport for London and the emergency services about how the A105 cycle lane proposals would cause congestion and slow them down.

 

The judge, Mr Justice Dove, was told that Enfield Council had actually signed contracts with its contractors for the first £2m whilst the A105 Statutory Consultation was running. He was read sections of the London Cycle Design Standards that confirm that the scheme design contravenes best practice and that Enfield Council had sought ways to avoid a public inquiry on the cycle lane scheme which they know to be hugely unpopular.

 

There was a great deal of confusion about what orders Enfield Council had made and the judge asked lots of questions to clear this up. It transpired that although Enfield Council had undertaken a statutory consultation on the Highways Act 1980 works (the construction of the cycle lanes) and the traffic management orders (which regulate their use), the council hasn't yet made the Traffic Management Orders (TMOs).

 

Only if the TMOs are made can a public inquiry be required. Enfield said that they wouldn't make the TMOs until the cycle lanes are completed! Constantinos told the judge that the Highways Act works were indistinguishable from the TMOs - both are required for the scheme. Mr Justice Dove described this as a 'chicken & egg' situation and questioned at what point it would be possible to raise a legal challenge. Essentially, SOGL was bringing this case too soon but by the time the scheme is completed, it could arguably be considered that the challenge was being brought too late because of the expense incurred. The judge said he wasn't empowered by the law to grant the injunction because the TMOs are not in place.

 

By 3.15 on Monday afternoon, the whole Mini Holland consultation process and perhaps the wider consultation process for these schemes all over London was exposed as a complete farce. The millions of pounds already spent on exhibitions, consultations, publicity etc was an elaborate smokescreen to kid the people of Enfield that they were being consulted. Enfield signed the multi-million pound works order with Ringway Jacobs just one week into the statutory consultation.

 

Wasn't the A105 Statutory Consultation intended to consult local people about the Traffic Management Orders?

 

Weren't there over 1600 objections to the Statutory Consultation?

 

So is this a fait accompli - a done deal?

 

People are now realising what this all means for them. To quote local resident Helen S:

 

"It's astounding that despite several other options and in the face of fierce local opposition, Enfield Council has persisted in pushing on with this farce. I can only suppose that the reason is because they can undertake work on the main roads under the guise of the cycle scheme and use the money granted from the London Mayor to effectively finance maintenance rather than find the money out of their own highways budget. SHAME ON YOU ENFIELD COUNCIL for your disgraceful undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour".

 

Enfield Council sought costs of almost £25,000 but the judge said that SOGL's claim was covered by the Aarhus Convention on environmental matters and capped the liability at £5,000.

The Council was quick to put out a press release explaining that the injunction had been rejected - without explaining the circumstances of course.

 

Council spokesperson Andrew Golder told the Enfiield Independent that after 18 months of consultation and changes to the A105 leg meant it was finally ready for construction, and would benefit "the vast majority of people in the borough."

 

He said: "During Monday's hearing, the Judge made it very clear that the Save Our Green Lanes group had failed to express any grounds that had any merits. REALLY?

"Save Our Green Lanes has repeatedly failed to persuade independent judges that there is anything flawed about the A105 Cycle Enfield scheme. Instead of working with the Council to identify and address their concerns they have instead resorted to unsuccessful legal action, delaying tactics and spin in a failed attempt to prevent a major regeneration project – which will benefit tens of thousands of people – from taking place" REALLY?

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"The A105 scheme has been heavily modified to reflect the comments made by people living along its route and we are confident that Cycle Enfield will transform our town centres, revolutionise transport and hugely benefit businesses in our borough" REALLY?

 

"The decision to proceed with the borough-wide Cycle Enfield proposals is fully supported by Cabinet." REALLY?

 

Read the Enfield Independent Article

 

The judge didn't address the issue about the works order having been signed before the end of the consultation.

 

What next?


Is the battle to protect Green Lanes from chaos over?


No of course not, it belongs to the local people, so the fight will go on. If you are not happy with this awful Enfield Mini Holland Mess contact councillors, in particular the leaders of this scheme, but please complain in measured tones, no abusive language please - it isn't yet the time for mass public protests.

 

SOGL want Enfield Council to undertake a pilot scheme using plastic barriers so that the real-world impacts can be seen.

 

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They first made this request in December 2014 and SOGL have said that if the trial is well-designed, they will support its findings (whether positive or negative).

 

But will Enfield Council listen to its citizens?

 

 

 

What do you think? - please leave your comments