This Week in N21

Are local residents about to be given the chance to comment on our local experiment?

Or is this more smoke & mirrors?

READ HERE

 



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

 

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

 

SUBSCRIBE HERE

 

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 21.11g9

 



CHRISTMAS IN N21

 

26.11k4

 

 Peachey Butchers Christmas brochure

to download

 

22.11m5

 


 

26.11k2

 

 26.11k3

 

 


 

15.11k4


 more details here

 


 

Enfield Council undertakes

Retail 

6.10m1

and the 'patient' is poorly

a cause for concern?

more details here

 


 

you can make a difference 

4.3h6


 

Subscribe to 'This week in N21' 

 

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 24.1k2

 Check out who is building what in N21 

 here

 


 

13.2b8

 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


29.12b8

 

www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details 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 

 

 

13.2b9d 

 

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

 


 

 

New & Updated Business Pages

 

Armour Security

Barber El's

Chi Chi's Coffee & Waffle House

Cloud9 Wellness Hub 

Fitnesshub21

Fortitude Dance Company

Fun English Conversation Classes

Gadget Bees

Geo Thermal

Hair 21

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge

Mi Homes

More Yoga

Nourished Naturally

Parkwood Builders

 PH Sports

Punto

The Sacred Tree

S.E Beauty

Siobhan Cosgrave Herbalist & Naturopath

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Lounge

                            



12.12.18

 

 


  

13.4b7


Have the A105 cycle lanes passed the test?

Has Enfield Council 'forgotten' (until now)

that this scheme was an 'experiment'

Read the article


30.11m6


"Green Lanes from the PG direction can get so bad that I drive anywhere but head towards those lights. The stupid thing is that the Sainsbury entrance used to work fine without lights. And there was never a jam on Green Lanes"

Robin C


 


 

 

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 Sharing the A105 is a documentary film project that aims to engage the local community with the recent changes to the A105 with the introduction of segregated cycle lanes along a length of the route.

Would you like to take part in the film?

http://www.sharingthea105.co.uk


 


 


Mind the gap

 

28.11m3

 

The new planters in Palmers Green are a very tight squeeze

Watch the video


29.11m6


Maybe this should be the correct sign?



 

The results of the Fernleigh Road Area

Quieter Neighbourhood Consultation:

a partial 'victory' for residents

 

1.3h8

more details here

 


 

The distance between the zebra crossing

north of Masons Corner and the crossing

outside the Post Office at 822 Green Lanes

is 400 metres


29.6g2

 


 

Council to keep cycle lane dividers

despite safety fears

read Cllr Daniel Anderson's defence of orcas


http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/16268414.Council_to_keep_cycle_lane_dividers_despite_safety_fears/?ref=eb

  


 

If you are concerned about the safety of orcas

please sign the petition

 

9.5h4


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


Whose clever idea was this?


16.7k3

 

Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?


 18.2g3

 

download the leaflet on how to report incidents

here


 Report it to Enfield Council

on the incident reporting page

here

 

 18.2g4

Enfield Council say orcas are safe - really?


 22.5.17

 


 

31.1g4

Read this research published

in the Evening Standard

here

  


 

Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

13.6d8


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

read the Telegraph article

here

 


 

A beginners guide to taking wildlife photographs


14.2g4


Read here

 


 

Fix My Street


9.4g1

www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

Check out pollution levels today

  

12.1c8

 

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

 


 

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 

Can you help your local community?

 

n21online is a community portal

for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

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Carols on The Green 18-page-0 1

 


 

Volunteers sought for 

Speeding Monitoring Programme


6.12m3


more details here

 


 

Enfield Local Plan Consultation


5.12m2


The draft plan sets out options for development over the next 15 years through 'good growth' principles, as endorsed by the Mayor of London Consultation closes

28/2/19

MORE DETAILS HERE

 


 

Our vision for Enfield is:

Heritage for change - engaged, cherished, conserved and enjoyed


7.12p1

 

Enfield Council has published a new Heritage Strategy 'Making Enfield', with a consultation,

 

https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/planning/heritage-strategy-consultation/

 


 

 

Enfield Council Waste Collection Consultation

Find out what is proposed and take part in the consultation


22.11m7

 

 MORE DETAILS HERE


 

9.11m4


St Monica's Players have put forward

an alternative plan for the Intimate Theatre

View the proposals

 

Petition: Save The Intimate Theatre

 

14.9g3

 

Sign the petition

 

Steven Berkoff backs call to save The Intimate Theatre

Read the article in The Stage


"I definitely think that St Monica's Church should take more pride in the Intimate's history and its place in our community - after all, churches have always had an important community function - and look seriously at the alternatives to demolition"

 


 

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/

 


 

19.6d1

 

Winchmore Hill ward

November newsletter

download here


Grange ward

December newsletter

download here

 

 

Winchmore Hill Police 

CONTACT HERE

 


 

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

  


 

5.1c2


www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk



Chickenshed Theatre 

 


 

The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 READ OUR 2018 NEWSLETTER

 

The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grovelands Park
Facebook Group

12.1c7
 

Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group

 14.10b5
 

Winchmore Hill Families 
Facebook Group
 


 

Giving your lawn some autumn TLC

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in N21 Experts


David Fortune of Greensleeves explains what you need to help your lawn recover from summer and withstand the winter ahead.

 

How is your lawn looking as summer draws to a close?

Lush & green?

Parched & thirsty?

Patchy & weedy?

 

 

 

Do you know that autumn is THE most important time to give your lawn an extra bit of TLC? Your perennials and pots may also be looking past their best but if you give your lawn some attention now, it will be better prepared for the vagaries of our unpredictable winter ahead, when most other plants are bare and will be ready for a growth spurt in spring.

 

The most important tasks at this time of year are getting air, nutrients and water to the roots, removing dead grass, thatch, moss and weeds. Autumn lawn care jobs can include:

* Moss control

* Lawn scarification

* Lawn aeration

* Over seeding

* Feeding the lawn

 

These jobs should be done in this order, starting with killing off the moss and weeds; followed by scarification two weeks later to get rid of all the unwanted material.

 

Next hollow tine aeration alleviates soil compaction and involves perforating the soil and allowing air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. One of the main reasons for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction and this can only be done by hollow tine aeration.

 

 

 

 

Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots of essential nutrients as well as moisture and air.

 

Once the scarification and aeration has been completed the lawn surface will be left with grooves and holes, this creates the ideal seed bed, perfect for over seeding.

 

 

Applying an autumn - winter fertiliser or lawn feed will help build a strong sward and maintain the health of the lawn during the winter and give it a head start during the spring time.

 

* Other useful tips include raising your mower height and don't forget to keep your blade sharp, otherwise you tear the grass.

 

* Occasionally brush the lawn: Light brushing is done to keep the surface of the lawn clean and free of any debris such as leaves, twigs and worm-casts. Try to do this task when the surface is dry as worm-casts smear when the soil is wet which creates more problems.

 

* Keep an eye out for disease and pest activity. Red thread seems now to be having a much longer season than ever before and keep an eye on the birds – if they're busy, it's a sure sign that some grubs may be lurking!

 

* Remove heavy dews from the lawn: During periods of heavy dew, fusarium patch disease may become a problem, removing dew will help discourage this disease.

 

* When leaves start to fall, try and remove as quickly and as often as possible. Leaves that are allowed to lie for any length of time are one of the biggest enemies of grass, as they stop light and air reaching the roots making it easier for moss to grow. They stop it from drying naturally during the daytime and act as an insulation layer, creating perfect breeding conditions for diseases

 

*If the weather continues to be warm, your lawn will still continue to grow for months to come. Continue to cut the grass as and when it needs it, it is a myth that the grass doesn't require cutting through the winter, once a month is usually sufficient during the winter months.

 

You can of course do all this for yourself, or alternatively I would be happy to help you with these tasks, for a very small charge!

 

Thanks for reading, I am always happy to provide you with a free lawn consultation.

 

David Fortune

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

020 8363 4110

 

Read more about aeration and scarification here

David Fortune explains what you need to help your lawn recover from summer and withstand the winter ahead.

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