TOWARDS A COMMUNITY LED VISION & ACTION PLAN

The council will ensure that the borough's town centres are vibrant, vital and valued, being successful in social and economic terms. Town centres act as community focused hubs and destinations through their distinct character, offer and connectivity to their surroundings

Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council (13.7.19)

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WINCHMORE HILL: Why action is urgently needed

more details here

This Week in N21

We need action to save our businesses and potentially save lives.


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THIS WEEK IN N21 IS BACK IN SEPTEMBER


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Check out who is building what near you


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more details here


 


 

The quirkiest house in N21 is for sale


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more details here

 


 

Capitol House - going, going, gone

 

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The Winchmore: lets end the water crisis together 


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more details here

 

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Read the August issue

 


 

 

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 Admin/bookkeeper sought

for Bush Hill Park office

 

 More details here



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Community Award

 


 

Do you have any toys or children's books

to donate to School Aid

to support children in Malawi & Zimbabwe?

 

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More details here

 


 

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SUMMER COURSES

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

 

 


 

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 more details here


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https://bhpgc.com/women-s-golf

 


 

Enfield Council undertakes

Retail 

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and the 'patient' is poorly

a cause for concern?

more details here

 


 

you can make a difference 

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Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


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www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here



 

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The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Gardening Friends

more details here


Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


North London Organic Gardeners

more details here

 

Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 


 

 

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

MK & Co

Mi Homes

More Yoga

Nourished Naturally

 PH Sports

Punto

The Sacred Tree

S.E Beauty

Siobhan Cosgrave Herbalist & Naturopath

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winwell Financial Consultancy

                            


    

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Inflatables Tuesdays at Bury Lodge Park

Bush Hill Golf Club Junior Summer Holiday Fun

Chi Chi's Craft Cool Club Summer Workshops

Chi Chi's Wednesday Morning Movies

Firs Farm Nature Activities 

Firs Farm Summer Tennis Courses 

Kalo Sports Camps at Hazelwood Sports Club 

Monkey Music Summer fun 

Muddy Mutley Junior Canine Workshops

Saracens Youth Summer Rugby

The Secret Garden Childrens Crafts

Kids@Stitch

Talkies Outdoor Cinema presents Jungle Book

Vicars Moor Tennis Club Summer Camps 

Winchmore Hill Cricket Colts Camps 

Winchmore Hill Football Camps

Winchmore Hill Tennis Club Summer Camps

 

 Summer Uni - 1000 free places for

young people aged 11 - 19

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 more details here

  


 

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Welcome beryl - how long will 'she' stay?


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third time lucky?

https://beryl.cc/bikeshare/london


HAVE YOUR SAY ON BERYL BIKES


 


 


Your feedback on the trial No Entry in Stonard Road

(Fernleigh Road Area Quieter Neighbourhood)


Stonard Road Point No Entry 2


Stonard Road Experiment explained 

 


 

Volunteers sought to test the safety of the A105 cycle lanes

for people with disabilities and mobility issues 


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more details here

 

Read the article

'Mini-Hollands' are creating 'real distress' for visually impaired'

http://londonroadsafetycouncil.org.uk/mini-hollands-creating-real-distress-for-visually-impaired/

 



Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?


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 REPORT IT TO ENFIELD COUNCIL

https://consultations.trafficandtransport.co.uk/traffic-and-transportation/incident-reporting/   


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

 



Enfield Council say orcas are safe - really?


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Read this research published

in the Evening Standard

here

  


 

Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

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

read the Telegraph article

here

 


 

Check out pollution levels today

  

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

 


 

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 

 


 

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Bush Hill Park Residents Association


Enfield Town Residents Association

 

Fox Lane & District Residents Association

 

Grange Park Residents Association

 

Grovelands Residents Association

 

 Western Enfield Residents Association

 

 Winchmore Hill Residents Association



 


 

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for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

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The Woodman tree blown down (30/7)

fortunately nobody hurt


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The Felix Project: Good Food For Good Causes


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Can you help?

More details here

 


 

Stolen bike

29.7p1

 

 

Voodoo Aizan mountain bike, stolen

from Chyene Walk Open Space area on 25/7.

£50 reward for its return

07900 491849

 


 

Everyday our ears are bombarded with noise. The roar of traffic, the banging of building sites and DIY, the wail of sirens, the beat of music from cars, phones and houses. All day, everyday.


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Where can you go to escape?

not far



 

 

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DO YOU LOVE GARDENING?

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

More details here

 


  

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2 Conway Road, N14

1 September

 

95 Woodland Way, N21

8 September


 


 

Save The Intimate Theatre

 

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Sign the petition

 

The Intimate Theatre has been added

to the 'Theatre At Risk' register

more details here

 

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

 


 

BAMBOS CHARALAMBOUS MP

FOR ENFIELD SOUTHGATE

https://www.bambos.org.uk/

 


 

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Bush Hill Park councillors here


Grange councillors here


Winchmore Hill councillors here


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

 


 

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Winchmore Hill ward

July newsletter

download here

 

Grange ward

August newsletter

download here

 

 

Winchmore Hill Police 

CONTACT HERE

 


 

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Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

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 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

29.12b7

 

more details here  


 

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Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

  


 

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www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk



Chickenshed Theatre 

 


 

The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

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The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grovelands Park
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill Families 
Facebook Group
 


 

Boys & girls come out to play

on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in N21 Community

 

 

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

 

The verdict?


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

 

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It wasn't just the kids who had all the fun.  



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


Shouldn't play streets be commonplace?

 

 


 

DEVONSHIRE ROAD UPDATE

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Here are the dates agreed so far

 

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

 

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

 


 


THE LONDON PLAY CAMPAIGN

 

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

 

 

These are the ladies who have got it started.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

So what's stopping them?


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

 

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

 

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


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


So what is Enfield's Policy? 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

So what are you waiting for?    

 

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


 

 

 

Lets get the boys and girls out to play!

 

 

 

 

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

Comments (5)

  • Fiona

    Fiona

    15 August 2013 at 09:36 |
    Lakeside Road in Palmers Green was shut off a few weeks ago for resurfacing and the kids came out in droves to play in the street. It was wonderful to see, this is a brilliant idea

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  • Jessie

    Jessie

    15 August 2013 at 11:19 |
    I love it, I imagine that some of my neighbours might object, but if it was only for a couple of hours a week at a regular time, people would soon plan around it

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  • Clare Rogers

    Clare Rogers

    15 August 2013 at 13:15 |
    Greetings from Devonshire Road! Lots of us are keen to have a play street here, and we've had two successful one-off closures over the last two years. This year, as we're in the throes of trying to apply for a 'temporary play street order', we held an informal 'chalking' session without actually closing the road. We just had four volunteer stewards in hi-vis jackets keeping an eye on traffic, and it went extremely well.

    Play streets have taken off in several London boroughs, and we saw one in Hackney which has quickly led to six others. Some people object to the idea, but once you see it in action there's really nothing to object to or even plan around. Residents can enter or leave the street in their cars as usual, with the help of a steward - and it's welcome respite from through traffic. It's an idea Enfield council is starting to get its head around and that should make it easy for any street to apply.

    My favourite thing about this is the friendships that have sprung up with neighbours. I've lived on my street for 16 years, but it's only since we started 'playing out' that I find myself chatting to 2 or 3 neighbours every time I set foot outside our front door.

    Sorry to bang on. Do visit our Facebook page and maybe message us if you'd like to apply too and want some moral support :-).

    Clare

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  • Rochelle

    Rochelle

    15 August 2013 at 13:24 |
    What a wonderful idea! We used to spend every afternoon and holiday playing with other children in our street. I think it's a real shame that children these days miss out on the freedom and inventiveness that comes from lots of free play. I hope this scheme rolls out to every street in the country - I should imagine we'll see the obesity epidemic disappear very quickly!

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  • David Hughes

    David Hughes

    15 August 2013 at 22:52 |
    Concerned about a galloping obesity epidemic the government has just caught up to the fact that playing out is key to balanced child development, and this week has allocated £1.1M to Play England, some of which will be used to fund street closures for the purpose of play (distributed in ways unspecified so far). Great news in terms of direct funding, but in my opinion more important in implying that the government supports street closures, which will in turn make it harder for car-obsessed or cautious councils to refuse applications.

    My guess is the current Enfield administration is well disposed to Playstreets, but in some sense cautious for reasons we can only guess. More pressure from Mums and Dads, and of course more applications, would probably help clarify the position.

    In a wider sense I think that Playstreets are part of a broader idea about the liveability of residential streets versus streets as conduits for traffic. Is there any real need for drivers to charge along a residential street which goes from nowhere to nowhere at 30mph or 30mph+ thereby preventing kids from playing out ? And behind this again are the questions about health, obesity, and what affect obesity will have on future generations.

    Personally I think that a shift in attitudes to these sorts of issues is slowly gaining ground.

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