Eco & Community

on Thursday, 21 June 2012.

Name Hits
Save Enfield Southgate Boundary Commission Update Save Enfield Southgate Boundary Commission Update
You have until 27th March to comment on the proposed Boundary Commission changes which could lead to the break up of Enfield Southgate.
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Accidents on the new cycle lane Accidents on the new cycle lane
There have been dozens of reports of adverse incidents and accidents as a result of the installation of the cycle lanes. Do you have anything to report?
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New path being created along the New River New path being created along the New River
Enfield Council and Thames Water are redeveloping the open space between Carpenter Gardens and Barrowell Green. 
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Open Letters to Cllr Denial Anderson Open Letters to Cllr Denial Anderson
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Woodberry Surgery Extension Planning Application Woodberry Surgery Extension Planning Application
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Councils remove 'hazardous' low level cycle lane dividers Councils remove 'hazardous' low level cycle lane dividers
Councils are taking these 'orcas' out - so why is Enfield Council putting them in?
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Check out who is building near you 2017 Check out who is building near you 2017
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Highways flower beds - another 'victim' of the Great Cycle Lane Con Highways flower beds - another 'victim' of the Great Cycle Lane Con
Are our highways flower borders about to be sacrificed for this?
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Cycle lane construction has your life been blighted? Cycle lane construction has your life been blighted?
Has your life been unduly affected by the cycle lane construction? If so please let a comment.
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Enfield In Bloom Gold Winners in N21 2016 Enfield In Bloom Gold Winners in N21 2016
Another strong performance from N21 gardeners in this year's Enfield in Bloom
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Save Our Southgate Launch - Project Humpty Save Our Southgate Launch - Project Humpty
Under the new Boundary Commission proposals Enfield Southgate will disappear. David Burrowes launches Save Our Southgate.
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Chase Farm Charity Garden Project Chase Farm Charity Garden Project
Over the next year we are transforming two under-used outdoor spaces in Chase Farm Hospital into specialist therapeutic gardens to help our patients and their families.
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A day in the High Court exposes Mini Holland consultations as a sham 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.
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Why we need the re-instatement of Parks Police Why we need the re-instatement of Parks Police
Michael J McDonagh, Friends of Grovelands Park writes an open letter to Cllr Anderson, warning that our parks are being put at risk.
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WARNING: M25 cat killer strikes in Winchmore Hill WARNING: M25 cat killer strikes in Winchmore Hill
It is believed that the 'M25 cat killer' may have struck in Winchmore HIll
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Cycle lane road works begin - a dark day for local democracy in Enfield Cycle lane road works begin - a dark day for local democracy in Enfield
With legal action still pending, work begins on the cycle lane - the chaos has started
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Demolition and division in Old Park Ridings Demolition and division in Old Park Ridings
All over N21 large family homes are being aquired by developers, demolished and divided - good use of land or destruction of our architectural heritage?
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Save Our Green Lanes Judicial Review to go to appeal Save Our Green Lanes Judicial Review to go to appeal
The Save Our Green Lanes campaign group has been refused permission to apply for judicial review - on the grounds that Enfield Council does NOT have to listen to the views of its residents.
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Putting parking outside cycle lanes is dangerous - see for yourself Putting parking outside cycle lanes is dangerous - see for yourself
What happens? ACCIDENTS!
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Firs Farm Wetlands Festival - a day to remember Firs Farm Wetlands Festival - a day to remember
More than two thousand people made it to the Firs Farm Wetlands, for what was a glorious celebration of this major environmental regeneration project.
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The A105 cycle lanes statutory consultation has begun The A105 cycle lanes statutory consultation has begun
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Capital Growth - how urban food is a growing movement Capital Growth - how urban food is a growing movement
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Why Cycle Tzar Andrew Gilligan thinks local knowledge is important when planning road schemes Why Cycle Tzar Andrew Gilligan thinks local knowledge is important when planning road schemes
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This is what cycling in Enfield SHOULD look like This is what cycling in Enfield SHOULD look like
this is how to get the people of Enfield cycling
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Firs Farm Wetlands is officially open Firs Farm Wetlands is officially open
Moving 30,000 tonnes of soil; imagination and two years of cooperation between the nearly formed Friends of Firs Farm, Enfield Council and the GLA has resulted in the offical opening of the one of the largest new wetlands projects in Europe.
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Why are the long suffering people of Winchmore Hill not employing tactics of non co-operation? asks Robert Taylor Why are the long suffering people of Winchmore Hill not employing tactics of non co-operation? asks Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor, resident and former traffic engineer explains what how Enfield Council, the GLA and TfL really don't care about the people of Winchmore Hill
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Letter to mayoral candidates about Cycle Enfield Letter to mayoral candidates about Cycle Enfield
Dr Linda Miller asks the two mayoral candidates to provide their views on Cycle Enfield
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Historic England do not support building of a school in Grovelands Park Historic England do not support building of a school in Grovelands Park
Historic Engand rule that building a new primary school within the boundary of Grovelands PArk would not be in the public interest,
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Enfield Council press the green button but the road ahead is far from clear Enfield Council press the green button but the road ahead is far from clear
On February 10th Enfield Council's Cabinet voted to proceed with the proposals to build segregated cycle lanes along Green Lanes from Enfield Town to the North Circular. 
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Petition to curb speeding on Old Park Ridings Petition to curb speeding on Old Park Ridings
Old Park Ridings resident  Sally Mason is calling on her neighbours to help curb speeding on this dangerous road
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Cycle Enfield - the sums DON'T Add up Cycle Enfield - the sums DON'T Add up
Is Cycle Enfield reaching hte end of the road, - the sums don't stack up
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Boris agrees to halt approval of Green Lanes cycle scheme following David Burrowes' referendum Boris agrees to halt approval of Green Lanes cycle scheme following David Burrowes' referendum
All planning on the Green Lanes cycle lanes is to stop for two months - read on
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Vicars Moor Lane terrace, a case study in conservation Vicars Moor Lane terrace, a case study in conservation
If you walk down Vicars Moor Lane have you noticed the changes to 70 -76?
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The people say NO to Cycle Enfield proposals in David Burrowes' referendum The people say NO to Cycle Enfield proposals in David Burrowes' referendum
The results of David Burrowes 'referendum' on the A105 (Green Lanes) cycle scheme are announced and it is a resounding NO to the proposals
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Check out who is building near you 2016 Check out who is building near you 2016
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Campaign to Stop Bush Hill Telecoms Mast Campaign to Stop Bush Hill Telecoms Mast
Is this pristine stretch of the New River the right spot to locate a mobile phone mast?
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Crossrail 2 - an appeal in support of the Alexandra Palace Interchange Crossrail 2 - an appeal in support of the Alexandra Palace Interchange
Cllr Dinah Barry urges you to support the Alexander Palace route in the Crossrail2 consultaion
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The Sidings celebrates its first birthday The Sidings celebrates its first birthday
Graham Hill, founder of The Sidings wishes to thank the residents of N21 for their support on The Sidings's first birthday
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Enfield Food Festival a feast of local food Enfield Food Festival a feast of local food
Join Winchmore Hill's own Food Gatherer for a feast of local food
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Why is Boris rushing Cycle Enfield - is he afraid of George Osborne? Why is Boris rushing Cycle Enfield - is he afraid of George Osborne?
Is this a scheme for everyone or just for cyclists. 20 questions for Enfield Council after their cycnical PR stunt!
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A New River Revival? A New River Revival?
Thames Water is proposing to work with Enfield Council and local residents to make the New River in Winchmore Hill a more attractive place to walk and cycle.
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The Green Lanes Consultation has closed - what next? The Green Lanes Consultation has closed - what next?
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Why Winchmore School is investing in China Why Winchmore School is investing in China
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Radcliffe Road resident explains to Enfield Council why the Green Lanes cycle lane consultation is unsafe Radcliffe Road resident explains to Enfield Council why the Green Lanes cycle lane consultation is unsafe
A Radcliffe Road resident explains why there are very serious problems with the A105 (green Lanes) cycle lane scheme 
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Whitechapel Cycle Superhighway is a mess - why we don't want this to happen in Green Lanes Whitechapel Cycle Superhighway is a mess - why we don't want this to happen in Green Lanes
The first Boris cycle superhighway through a suburban high street is the best example we have of how the Green Lanes cycle route will be disaster
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Enfield Road Watch - Green Belt land at risk Enfield Road Watch - Green Belt land at risk
Can you help local residents to protect our green belt land?
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Volunteers needed for the Palmers Greenery Community Cafe Volunteers needed for the Palmers Greenery Community Cafe
Another brillant example of what can be achived when local people work together
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Fundraising For Emily Fundraising For Emily
my name is Sarah I'm 34 years old and a mother and I'm asking for a little help.
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The Dance Studio - why Enfield Council must reconsider the cycle lane proposals The Dance Studio - why Enfield Council must reconsider the cycle lane proposals
Loraine Grayston of The Dance Studio explains why the Green Lanes cycle lanes proposals are very bad are bad for her business, other neigbhouring businesses and will put her pupils at risk.
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Save The Sidings Save The Sidings
Graham Hill, founder of The Sidings asks for support in the application to Enfield Council to enable The Sidings to continue trading. 
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Cycle Enfield Consultion is now underway Cycle Enfield Consultion is now underway
The 'real' debate on the Green Lanes cycle lanes is about to begin
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Why is the Cheyne Walk Why is the Cheyne Walk "Open" Space still CLOSED?
Months after the opening of the cycle path for the local community, Cheyne Walk has been abandoned by the Environment Agency.
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An open to Cycle Enfield from Malcolm McGrath of Keymakers An open to Cycle Enfield from Malcolm McGrath of Keymakers
Malcolm McGrath, Director of Keymakers, explains his concerns about the cycle lanes proposals
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Save the Green Dragon: An Open Letter to Enfield Councillors Save the Green Dragon: An Open Letter to Enfield Councillors
On the day that the new Mayor of Enfield Cllr Patricia Ekechi takes up her post, Sharon & Mike McClean founders of the Save The Green Dragon campaign write an open letter to Enfield Councillors to explain why it is imperative that they follow through their commitment to granting the Green Dragon Asset of Value application.
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Why Green Lanes business owners need to be afraid, very afraid Why Green Lanes business owners need to be afraid, very afraid
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Rob's Rays of Sunshine Appeal Rob's Rays of Sunshine Appeal
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Why parking is important to businesses along Green Lanes Why parking is important to businesses along Green Lanes
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Campaign to Save Trent Park Mansion Campaign to Save Trent Park Mansion
Can this important and beautiful building be saved for the people of Enfield?
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Talkies Community Cinema: Suburban Film Festival Talkies Community Cinema: Suburban Film Festival
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Enfield Thinks - so what do you think? Enfield Thinks - so what do you think?
Enfield Thinks - have you reserved your tickets yet?
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Campaign to Save the Green Dragon for Winchmore Hill Campaign to Save the Green Dragon for Winchmore Hill
The Green Dragon pub has stood on or near this site since 1726. If you think it should be preserved and protected please sign the petition
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Winchmore Hill Residents Association Parking Survey Winchmore Hill Residents Association Parking Survey
Whilst acknowledging the undoubted environmental and public health benefits of encouraging cycling, the Winchmore Hill Residents' Association (WHRA) has some concerns about the Enfield Council's plans to provide continuous 2m wide cycle lanes on both sides of Green Lanes.
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Anyone who says that their school hasn't got a problem is lying Anyone who says that their school hasn't got a problem is lying
My Name is Tom is an education project which explores the problems of e-safety and the many issues surrounding new media
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Open letter to David Burrowes MP: Cheyne Walk Amenity Reinstated? Open letter to David Burrowes MP: Cheyne Walk Amenity Reinstated?
I hope you don't mind us writing this open letter to thank you again for your supportive words at the "handover ceremony" on 16th and your commitment to do all you can to ensure that Cheyne Walk Open Space is reinstated as close as possible to its previous condition.
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Woodcroft Wildspace Planning Application Woodcroft Wildspace Planning Application
Woodcroft directors worked closely with Enfield Council to put together a Planning Application to change the use of the land from sports ground to wildspace. This is your chance to comment on the applications.
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Rosa is scared: an open letter to Cllr Chris Bond Rosa is scared: an open letter to Cllr Chris Bond
Rosa will turn 99 in February and has lived in her home that backs on to Grovelands Park since 1952.
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Winchmore School 'Degenerative Art': a Tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day Winchmore School 'Degenerative Art': a Tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day
Winchmore School pays tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day, through the medium of art.
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Check out who is building near you 2015 Check out who is building near you 2015
Check out who is building what in N21, since January 2015
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The Friends of Firs Farm - YOUR VOTES WON! The Friends of Firs Farm - YOUR VOTES WON!
YOUR vote is needed to make this happen!
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Twenty is Plenty in Winchmore Hill Twenty is Plenty in Winchmore Hill
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Cycle from Enfield to Haringey with Paul Smith Cycle from Enfield to Haringey with Paul Smith
Paul Smith gives you a cyclist view of the A105 (Green Lanes) from Enfield to Harringey.
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Talkies Community Cinema coming to N21 Talkies Community Cinema coming to N21
Talkies Community Cinema is coming to Winchmore Hill. Want to help make this happen?
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Pounds: An open letter to Chris Bond regarding Mini Holland proposals Pounds: An open letter to Chris Bond regarding Mini Holland proposals
Maxine Spencer explains to Cllr Chris Bond how Mini Holland could destroy their family business.
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Firs Farm acquiring new friends Firs Farm acquiring new friends
Interested in joining a new Friends of Firs Farm group?
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The Only Place For Pictures - an open letter to Enfield Council The Only Place For Pictures - an open letter to Enfield Council
David and Teresa Coleman of The Only Place For Pictures explain their concerns about the Mini Holland project
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Mini Holland: Translating the bid into bike lanes Mini Holland: Translating the bid into bike lanes
Planning work is now underway to get Enfield cycling
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Would you like to turn your street into a play street? Would you like to turn your street into a play street?
There is lottery funding available to help you to turn your street into a play street
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Park at my house Park at my house
Your drive could be earning you money
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What could Enfield Council achieve if they bring in Ben Hamilton-Baillie to get Enfield moving and socialising? What could Enfield Council achieve if they bring in Ben Hamilton-Baillie to get Enfield moving and socialising?
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Woodcroft Super Summer Sunday (or when Bob met Dani) Woodcroft Super Summer Sunday (or when Bob met Dani)
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The Landmark Clock marking time in Palmers Green The Landmark Clock marking time in Palmers Green
The long awaited Landmark clock, marking time in Palmers Green
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Can you help Chris to raise the bar? Can you help Chris to raise the bar?
Have you ever heard of Chris Kandu? No, well fingers crossed you will know the name well by the time of the next Olympics in 2016.
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Caroline Green: the Dark Ride to publishing success Caroline Green: the Dark Ride to publishing success
Meet Caroline Green, who has made the transition from commuter journalist to 'proper author', her description and the winner of a number of awards for her teenage fiction novels.
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Ask N21 Residents - Making the Green the heart of the community again Ask N21 Residents - Making the Green the heart of the community again
Less than a century ago, Winchmore Hill Green was the heart of the community. It could be argued that the new heart of the community is the foyer of Sainsburys.
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Felicity's Meringue Mission Felicity's Meringue Mission
Felicity is on a meringue mission this summer!
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Discovering wildlife in Oakwood Park Discovering wildlife in Oakwood Park
I'm Brenna Boyle. Do you know that London is the greenest major city in Europe?
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Fears grow for Grovelands land Fears grow for Grovelands land
The Grovelands Residents Association and The Friends of Bourneside Sports Ground have issued a joint statement about their fears for the open land near the Bournside Sports Ground.
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Helping our hedgehogs Helping our hedgehogs
ten simple things you can do to protect our endangered hedgehogs
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Why do You stop in Green Lanes and The Broadway? Why do You stop in Green Lanes and The Broadway?
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Mini Holland The Facts: what it could mean for the businesses along Green Lanes Mini Holland The Facts: what it could mean for the businesses along Green Lanes
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Nikki's N21Easter Egg FUNdraising Day Nikki's N21Easter Egg FUNdraising Day
Hundreds of families came out to play for Nikki's Easter Egg Hunt and FUNdraising day!
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Are our high streets about to be sacrificed for the Mini-Holland Superbike Highway? Are our high streets about to be sacrificed for the Mini-Holland Superbike Highway?
Enfield Council's grandiose 'Mini-Holland' projects could be the final nail in the coffin for many local businesses
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Grange Park embankment replanting update Grange Park embankment replanting update
How many Network Rail engineers does it take to plant two hundred trees and a thousand hedging plants on the Grange Park embankments?
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The Enfield Experiment The Enfield Experiment
The Guardian's senior economics commentator kicks off a new series looking at the challenges facing the London suburb where he grew up – and the ideas that might offer a radical fix.
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The N21 property market in 2014 The N21 property market in 2014
"Crazy", "Baffling", "Unprecedented", three words used by local estate agents to describe the N21 property market.
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How you think about stress can save your life How you think about stress can save your life
Fascinating TED Talk, watching it could save your life (honestly)
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Replanting the Grange Park Embankment restarts in March 2014 Replanting the Grange Park Embankment restarts in March 2014
The Tree Council are drawing up a new planting schedule to help restore the Grange Park embankments. 
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Talk Pants: NSPCC new anti child abuse campaign Talk Pants: NSPCC new anti child abuse campaign
The NSPCC launches a simple guide for parents and children to educate but not frighten young children.
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Check out who is building near you 2014 Check out who is building near you 2014
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Sent To Siberia Sent To Siberia
"I want to go to Siberia," I announced. "I want to make the journey without getting on an aircraft to gain a true sense of the size of the Earth. I want to travel from our house in Grange Park and go all the way to Beijing by train!"
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The Tree Council produce damning report on the Grange Park embankment replanting The Tree Council produce damning report on the Grange Park embankment replanting
On a cold and foggy December morning, Pauline Buchanan Black, Director General of The Tree Council and Jon Stokes, the charity's Project Manager and renowned hedgerow expert, traipsed across the Grange Park embankments, notebooks and cameras at the ready. They were visiting at the behest of Network Rail, following campaigning by local residents.
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Network Rail's new assault on N21 Network Rail's new assault on N21
Over the last few days letters from Network Rail have been dropping through the letterboxes of households abutting the railway line between Palmers Green and Enfield Chase. The letter advises residents that VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WORKS are about to commence along the 3.5 mile stretch on December 2nd and will continue until February 7th.
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Grovelands Park SuDs Stream Improvement Grovelands Park SuDs Stream Improvement
As residents and park users may know the lake and stream in Grovelands Park have suffered from poor water quality for a number of years. Recent tests by water quality monitors have confirmed this.
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Let this mouse inspire you Let this mouse inspire you
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Donating to the North London Foodbank Donating to the North London Foodbank
Every so often an email lands in your inbox that makes you stop and think. This happened to me this week, when Tessa Stevens, owner of the Tessa Stevens Health & Beauty Clinic on Masons Corner posted an appeal on the N21 Live Local Spend Local Facebook for food. The appeal was for staples - tins, cereals, rice, pasta etc which they are collecting for an Enfield food bank.
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Power to the people: sign up for the Big London Energy Switch Power to the people: sign up for the Big London Energy Switch
Enfield Council is participating in the Big London Switch, to negotiate better deals for residents for electricity and gas. Sign up before November 19th.
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Sunshine Quilts creating colourful family heirlooms Sunshine Quilts creating colourful family heirlooms
I'm Susie, welcome to my colourful world. I make quilts, wall-hangings, throws, and small gifts based on a variety of traditional designs and quilting techniques, from my home in Winchmore Hill.
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The secret of happiness - can it be studied scientifically? The secret of happiness - can it be studied scientifically?
This short video (which has had over 1.7m views on You Tube) is one of a serious of 'Secret of Happiness videos, described as "an experiment in positive psychology". Is it real science or pseudo science?
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Death - the final taboo? Death - the final taboo?
A recent survey by the charity Dying Matters reveals that more than 70% of us are uncomfortable talking about death and that less than a third of us have spoken to family members about end-of-life wishes. In our increasing secular society, we view death as an inconvenience, something to be swept under the carpet
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Express yourself Express yourself
We are looking for suitable pieces of original art work which reflect the spirit of our local community in and around Winchmore Hill.
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What Makes Us Care? asks Kathryn Prescott What Makes Us Care? asks Kathryn Prescott
Local girl Kathryn Prescott, daughter of Winchmore Hill Councillor Martin Prescott, has had a taste of the high life, even though she is only 22. Kathryn, who was brought up in Palmers Green, has had a starring role in the controversial cult E4 teen drama Skins, now in its seventh series; and has a mere 56,550 Twitter followers.
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Are you accidentally polluting Houndsden Stream? Are you accidentally polluting Houndsden Stream?
Its your legal duty to check. This is the outflow into the Houndsden Stream at the Spinney Sometimes it runs with polluted water from toilets and washing machines, killing the stream.
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Boys & girls come out to play Boys & girls come out to play
In the middle of August comes the timely announcement that councils across London are planning temporary road closures to allow children to play outside their homes in a safe environment
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The Power of Just Doing Stuff The Power of Just Doing Stuff
So what do you think?
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Trying Not to Lose The Plot Trying Not to Lose The Plot
Let's face it – allotments have become cool. Our preconceptions of them and their keepers have changed. Today, you are more likely to see a young, suited, city-gent watering his globe fennel before work, or a yummy-mummy and her child after school, picking cherry tomatoes on their plots, than you are to see the flat-capped, senior citizen we commonly associate with allotments
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Enfield Council outlines plans to build a school in Grovelands Park Enfield Council outlines plans to build a school in Grovelands Park
On Thursday July 18th, afternoon, Gary Barnes, the Council's 'School Scout' (Assistant Director Regeneration, Leisure and Libraries) addressed a meeting of a hundred plus people, to present an outline plan to build a new two form entry primary school in the South West corner of Grovelands Park.
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Update on The Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge Update on The Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge
We've been continuing to work hard on the Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge, with the goal of bringing the stream up to a good standard of water quality and make it a thriving, clean stream to be proud of. The Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are so desperately needed to stop some of the terrible pollution blighting the Salmons Brook, although it is a long term process, but the project is progressing.
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'The Magic of Venice' fundraising for Cure Parkinsons Trust 'The Magic of Venice' fundraising for Cure Parkinsons Trust
Retired butcher Micheal Peatchey, is a Parkinsons Disease sufferer. He uses his twin passions, cycling and photogrpahy to raise money for Cure Parkinsons Trust..
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Reflections of Grovelands Park Centenary Weekend in a hundred photos Reflections of Grovelands Park Centenary Weekend in a hundred photos
They marched into the park from all directions, parading from Woodcroft Wildspace; through the Inverforth Gate, through the woods; from Southgate, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill: a park uniting three communities.
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Grovelands Park Centenary Message from The Friends of Grovelands Grovelands Park Centenary Message from The Friends of Grovelands
Well the birthday party is now over, the food plates, drink glasses, the Marquees, Stages, Equipment and Stalls have all been cleared and our treasured Grovelands Park is now restored to the natural state we all love. We are left with the memories but what great memories.
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Memories of Grovelands Park Memories of Grovelands Park
Here are some of the happy memories of Grovelands Park, collected during the Centenary weekend. Maybe they could be buried in the park in a 'time capsule' to be dug up in 100 years?
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Harvey's story: help our lad to get to the Endeavor Games Harvey's story: help our lad to get to the Endeavor Games
If you were in Grovelands Park over the Centenary weekend, you may have seen or even met the event's youngest star, Harvey Parry, aged seven; double amputee and one of the world's youngest paralympians. If you weren't there, meet Harvey and his mother Carol.
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Grovelands Park Centenary Photography Competition Winners 2013 Grovelands Park Centenary Photography Competition Winners 2013
Celebrating one hundred years in our beautiful psrk
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Winchmore School excelling in art Winchmore School excelling in art
Winchmore School became a Specialist Arts College in 2004, as part of the Government's plans for raising standards in secondary schools. Has this been achieved? Judge for yourself.
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Two days in May: Grovelands Park Update Two days in May: Grovelands Park Update
The Friends of Grovelands Park are pleased to announce the planned events to celebrate the Centenary of Grovelands Park supported by funding from the London Borough of Enfield Residents Priority Fund, local businesses and donations. 
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Could your cat give blood? Could your cat give blood?
This is a very important appeal to cat owners to help us establish a Blood Donor Register at Village Vets clinic. Some pets, due to injury or illness, require blood transfusions as part of the treatment we provide. In these circumstances we need to be able to have a list of willing donors who we can call upon to help.
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Ash Dieback Alert Ash Dieback Alert
Enfield Council would like residents to be on the lookout for ash trees showing signs of the dreaded Ash Dieback. Should you think you have spotted it, the advice is to contact the Forestry Commission or the Council's arboriculture officers, but don't touch it or take samples, as this could transfer fungal spores.
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Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge
Click on the image to read this presentation prepared by Thames21, on the innovative SuDS programme to improve the Salmons Brook, including Boxers Lake and the Houndsden Gutter
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Can you help a three in a million girl? Can you help a three in a million girl?
It's the nightmare of every parent to find out that their child has an illness; let alone be told that the condition is incredibly rare and that there is no known cure. Meet Nicole, who is eight years old, lives with her family in Winchmore Hill and suffers from a very rare condition called AVM, Arteriovenous Malformations.
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The power of video to tug at the heart strings The power of video to tug at the heart strings
This video has been watched over 5 million times and shared around the globe. Jim Stenson put the music to it. "I found this video online, I did not film it but I thought it was so special I had to put a song behind it"
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Reseach reveals 'Facebook Envy' Reseach reveals 'Facebook Envy'
Do you log-on to Facebook only to be confronted with updates and images that leave you angry, envious or just darn right miserable with your lot in life? If so, you're not alone, according to new research by two German universities.
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Tickets please for community cinema Tickets please for community cinema
Why is that in the age of the multiplex, the 3D blockbuster and viewing on demand is community cinema gaining in popularity, in this local area and all over the country? Church and village halls, pubs and clubs are being booked for viewings of classical films and less well known pieces, often from local film makers.
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In search of a Venezuelan odyssey in Winchmore Hill In search of a Venezuelan odyssey in Winchmore Hill
As you are walking around your home area, or any other area for that matter, do you ever wonder who lives behind those anonymous front doors? Within our London suburb reside all sorts of interesting people, including believe it or not, the world's greatest authority on the butterflies of Venezuela. Meet Andrew Neild, Grange Park resident and said butterfly expert.
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For Sale: Des Res in N21, a labour of love For Sale: Des Res in N21, a labour of love
Why do miniatures of everyday objects have a universal appeal; miniature railways, model villages, cars etc, as well as doll houses? This highly desired des res has been made by retired Winchmore Hill carpenter Roy Hooper.
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Boxers Lake A Cause For Concern Boxers Lake A Cause For Concern
  The aim of the project is to reduce urban pollution such as road run-off in the Salmons Brook by creating sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) in 6 locations along the brook and its tributaries, including Boxers Lake on the edge of N21. Thames 21 tests showed that there are very high levels of phosphate,Phosphate can cause algae and duckweed to grow very vigorously, which can then cover the surface of water, block out sunlight and reduce oxygen for other plants and fish.  Sometimes the algae can be dangerous too, in the case of blue green algae, which can be seen in some other lakes in the borough.  The water here is also warmer than elsewhere, which suggests that outfflow from misconnected pipes from houses near the lake is causing the problem.  
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Congratulations to the St Nicholas Fair team Congratulations to the St Nicholas Fair team
A great community event, congratulations to all the organisers.
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Beware of strangers bearing unexpected gifts Beware of strangers bearing unexpected gifts
The Police want to make people aware of this "new and clever credit card scam - be wary of those who come bearing gifts".
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It's Movember and time to make a difference. It's Movember and time to make a difference.
Men's health is a cause I am passionate about but in order to make a difference I need your help. My commitment is to grow a moustache for the month of November and in doing so, raise vital awareness and funds for mens health including prostate and testicular cancer.
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Meet Joe Meet Joe
Meet Joe Attridge and watch this short video to understand why he gives so much of his time to the North London Hospice.
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George Ttouli raises £1,000 for The North London Hospice George Ttouli raises £1,000 for The North London Hospice
Congratulations to George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management, based in Highfield Road has handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Natalie Gordon at the new North London Hospice Day Cente in Barrowell Green  
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A war memorial for Winchmore Hill? A war memorial for Winchmore Hill?
Many, if not most, towns, villages, suburbs and parishes erected memorials in the aftermath of the First World War. These were almost all funded by public subscription and bore the names of those from that place who had been killed in action in the war. To these memorials were added new names after the Second World War.
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The North London Hospice N21 Support Group The North London Hospice N21 Support Group
The North London N21 Support Group has been set up to support the work of the North London Hospice, in Finchley and the new day care centre in the heart of Winchmore Hill, through fundraising and volunteering to offer one-to-one support to patients and their carers.
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Winchmore Hill Quakers launch £33,000 appeal for historic meeting house and grounds Winchmore Hill Quakers launch £33,000 appeal for historic meeting house and grounds
Quakers originally met in a barn, built their first Meeting House in 1688, making them the oldest religious foundation in Winchmore Hill.  The current Meeting House was built in 1790. 
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From Lands End to Grange Park: Cycle For A Cure From Lands End to Grange Park: Cycle For A Cure
Micheal Peatchey of Peatchey's Fine Foods returns to a hero's welcome, with over a hundred customers, friends, family and members of the Cure Parkinsons charity at the shop in Grange Park to welcome him home
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Creating local edible landscapes Creating local edible landscapes
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Could you give Trigger a home? Could you give Trigger a home?
Can you help Dogs4Life to rehome a dog?
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Give-A-Car: how old bangers are bread & butter for charities Give-A-Car: how old bangers are bread & butter for charities
Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise that can turn your old car into cash for any UK charity. Since it was set up in 2010, Give A Car has raised over £700,000 for over 500 charities and has won numerous prestigious awards.
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Why sitting too long is killing you Why sitting too long is killing you
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Which sport is right for you? Which sport is right for you?
Find out which sport you are best suited to with a short psychological and aptitude test. Developed with an expert team of sports psychologists at Loughborough University.
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Canine blood donation Canine blood donation
Could your dog become a blood donor?
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Fat or Fiction: the true story in pictures Fat or Fiction: the true story in pictures
Fat or Fiction is an interesting web site that displays the calories and nutritional content of a range of foods deemed to be less healthy, using pictures of the food in graphs and charts, so that you can see how many calories there are different portion sizes.
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Jubilee party fun Jubilee party fun
                        Street party was brill, we soldiered on inspire of the challenging rain - Gill    
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Dementia Awareness Week: Remember The Person Dementia Awareness Week: Remember The Person
A diagnosis of dementia is often unexpected and it is usually a worrying and distressing time. It is hard for the person being diagnosed but often even more difficult for family and friends. People generally need a great deal of reassurance and support. There are usually lots of questions that need answering and it can be a bewildering time. The good news is that there is much that people can do in the early stages that can help to make life easier and more enjoyable, both now and in the future.
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Keeping ex-battery chickens in London N21 Keeping ex-battery chickens in London N21
When our chicken Dorothy's best pal Camilla the chicken passed away we put our names down with the British Hen Welfare Trust (www.bhwt.org.uk) to re-home 6 ex- battery hens.
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Organising a street party in N21 Organising a street party in N21
In recent years there have been a growing number of street parties in N21, as part of the 'Big Lunch' camapaign to encourage neghbours to get together and also for the Royal Wedding last year.
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How to get children to take 10,000 steps a day How to get children to take 10,000 steps a day
MOVband was developed by a teacher and fitness instructor, who was looking at solutions to address the obesity problem in American schools, which has been made worse by budget cuts in schools hitting the provision of physical education.
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Winchmore Hill People & Pictures: A labour of love Winchmore Hill People & Pictures: A labour of love
Winchmore Hill People & Pictures is the latest book from local historian Stuart Delvin. The book is part oral history and  "the Great & the Good" includes potted biographies of some of Winchmore Hill's most distinguished former residents and families.
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Stringing along in Winchmore Hill Stringing along in Winchmore Hill
Twenty years ago a new musical venture began in Winchmore Hill – an amateur string orchestra. Called unpretentiously the Winchmore String Orchestra (WSO), or simply the Winchmore Strings.
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Calling all Grange Park Primary Former Pupils Calling all Grange Park Primary Former Pupils
Grange Park Primary School would love to hear from its old pupils, to find out what you have been doing since you left the school.
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Farm Shop: a 'growing' shop Farm Shop: a 'growing' shop
Enfield Council recently announced an ambitious project to make Enfield the biggest fruit and vegetable producer in London. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: “We want to revolutionise the way we grow fruit and vegetables in Enfield and get the whole community involved in growing, cooking and eating their own food."
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Team Green Britain Bike Week Team Green Britain Bike Week
Its Team Green Britain Bike Week from June 18th - June 26th, Britain's biggest cycling event, with over half a million people taking part in events up and down the country, including Enfield Town Par
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Why gardening matters Why gardening matters
The Royal Horticultural Society has launched a scientific review of the value of gardening in combating climate change.Gardening Matters: Urban Gardens, argues that domestic gardens contain around 25% of the total non forest and woodland trees and a msssive 86% of urban trees.
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London Wildlife Trust Stag Beetle Project London Wildlife Trust Stag Beetle Project
Did you know that Winchmore Hill is one of the few areas in the country where stag beetles can be found?
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Organising a Street Party in N21 Organising a Street Party in N21
Have you ever thought about organising a street Party? Here's how to go about it.
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Fifty shows with ELODS 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.
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A Short Guide to How Enfield Council Makes Decisions A Short Guide to How Enfield Council Makes Decisions
Consultations, deputations, working parties, scrutiny panels, planning committees - local government is a confusing business. The Democracy Team at the Council are attempting to educate local residents and improve our civic literacy and help us to navigate around Enfield Council's rather clunky website.
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Localism Bill: Big Idea or Big Con Localism Bill: Big Idea or Big Con
Localism has been described as 'the glue that holds the coalition together', combining the Lib Dems long held belief in the importance of community politics with David Cameron's Big Society concept.
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Check out who is building near you 2011 - 2013 Check out who is building near you 2011 - 2013
If you are contemplating building work, the Planning Portal is a useful starting point, in particular for people who need Conservation area or listed planning consent. https://www.planningportal.gov.uk
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Snow clearing - civic duty or civil action Snow clearing - civic duty or civil action
To shovel or not to shovel - that is the question.
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In pursuit of the 'pursuit of happiness' In pursuit of the 'pursuit of happiness'
So David Cameron thinks it is time to measure the nation's wellbeing (GWB), as a measure of the nation's success, as well as our GDP and has tasked the Office For National Statistics to create a 'happiness index'.
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Foraging for food in Trent Park Foraging for food in Trent Park
f you were in Trent Park last weekend you may have come across a modley group of people foraging in the woods and hunting for food. They were taking part in a 'Wild Food Walk' organised by the Parks Outreach Team. Andy Jones
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Value My Stuff Now Value My Stuff Now
Most professional advisory services have migrated online, so why not the antiques business? Value My Stuff Now provides an easy way for you to get some idea of the value of your family heirloons or stuff that you would like to get rid of. It is like an online version of 'Antiques Road Show', staffed by experts from Sotheby's, Christie's or one of the other major London auction houses
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Grange Park Horticultural Show 2010 Grange Park Horticultural Show 2010
Grange Park Horticultural Society held its 67th annual Horticultural Show on Saturday (September 11th). The warm afternoon brought a steady stream of visitors to St Peters Church Hall.
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The Majestic Plastic Bag The Majestic Plastic Bag
WRAP, the government waste reduction agency released figures yesterday showing our use of plastic carrier figures is falling. Whilst this is a commendable achievement, showing that people are starting to change their behaviour, this is still a massive number of bags, the majority of whom are destined for land fill.
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Million Ponds Project Million Ponds Project
The Million Ponds Project was established in February 2009, to protect ponds, streams and lakes and to reverse the decline in the number of ponds in England and Wales.
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Food For Free Food For Free
Not Far From The Tree is a campaign originating in Toronto, now in its third season, which has set up a residential fruit-picking programme that aims to prevent locally grown fruit from going to waste.
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Improving Palmers Green Improving Palmers Green
IMPROVING OUR PLACE is a campaigning group keen to improve the quality of life in and around Palmers Green, and which believes it could be a better place in which to live, work and study
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Make your garden a honey pot for bees Make your garden a honey pot for bees
Take steps to help reverse the decline in bee numbers.
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Every object has a story Every object has a story
Every object has a story attached to it, even stuff that gets donated to charity shops has often been previously loved. Here's how an Oxfam shop in Manchester is taking part in a collaborative project with an organisation called TOTeM (Tales of Things and Electronic Memory) to attach stories to the garments and objects that are donated to them.
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Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket
The sounds and smells permeating Winchmore Hill yesterday came from the Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket, the biggest sporting event of the year in Winchmore Hill  
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Borrowing thy neighbours' chattels Borrowing thy neighbours' chattels
NeighborGoods is a service that allows its users to share physical items with other people in their area.
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Forty Hall Vineyard seeks volunteers Forty Hall Vineyard seeks volunteers
Forty Hall Community Vineyard is a new social enterprise, in partnership with Capel Manor College, established to produce a range of quality still and sparkling wines for the London market - thats us!
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Cakebook Flash Mob Picnic Cakebook Flash Mob Picnic
These days if you want people to turn off their tvs and laptops and turn up at your event you have to do something pretty spectacular.
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Sainsbury's to open bee hotel in Winchmore Hill Sainsbury's to open bee hotel in Winchmore Hill
Whilst N21online's mission is to highlight new business and marketing ideas for small businesses,  the big guys can't be ignored when they are doing something which is of real value. 
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Go to work on an N21 egg Go to work on an N21 egg
Winchmore Hill residents Andrew and Simon have kept hens for the past five months, Dot, Sky and Beau, who have laid eggs for them nearly every day. Here's what they have to say:
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Everybody needs good neighbours Everybody needs good neighbours
The Co-op has just released a report entitled ‘Co-operative streets: Neighbours in the UK, described as “the most comprehensive piece of research into the UK's neighbours”.
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Woodcroft Wildspace - a case study of Winchmore Hill community action Woodcroft Wildspace - a case study of Winchmore Hill community action
How many of you have ever visited the Woodcroft Wildspace, the award winning environmental haven bang right in the middle of Winchmore Hill?
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Cherry Pickers, a tale of a local investment club Cherry Pickers, a tale of a local investment club
The first Friday evening of the month is the night when the Cherry Pickers Investment Club get together
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Donating not Dumping! Donating not Dumping!
The Oxfam shop in Green Lanes is run by Gill Smith, who has been involved with the shop for 30 years and as volunteer manager for the past ten years.
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Plugging in the car at Sainsbury's Plugging in the car at Sainsbury's
Have you noticed the electric vehicle charging points which have been installed in Sainsbury's car park?
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Catch-up sermons in N21 Catch-up sermons in N21
you can listen to and download sermons from Grace Church services, prepared by Reverend Andy Wandsworth and other members of the congregation
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Why being sociable is good for your health Why being sociable is good for your health
Being sociable and active is good for a person's health and well-being; scientists are now saying that it can even protect against memory loss and the effects of ageing.
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Making A Difference - Locally Making A Difference - Locally
Making A Difference – Locally is a new charity that has been launched to help independently-run local stores to add value in their communities through donations to local charities or good causes
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Why hiring is the new green Why hiring is the new green
Over the past five years we have seen a growing number of new businesses emerge which allow people to rent something which is either too expensive for them to buy or something they don't use very often or for very long.
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