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)

 11.7p9b


WINCHMORE HILL: Why action is urgently needed

more details here

This Week in N21

C20 - any sign?


READ HERE

 

"I love this newsletter, I read it as soon as it pops into my inbox!"


"thanks for reminding me that we are so lucky to live in this great place"


SUBSCRIBE HERE

 


 

2.9p1

more details here




Check out who is building what near you


2.2f1


more details here


 


 

The quirkiest house in N21 is for sale


7.8p1


more details here

  


 

11.9p3


more details here




N21 toddlers time to join in the fun! 


11.9p2


11.9p1

 

 


 

 2.9p2

 

Read the September issue

 


 

6.8p6

 Admin/bookkeeper sought

for Bush Hill Park office

 

 More details here



26.4p7


Community Award

 


 

Do you have any toys or children's books

to donate to School Aid

to support children in Malawi & Zimbabwe?

 

24.4p2

 

More details here

 


 

1.4b1


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

 

 


 

 5.6p3

 more details here


29.4m1



 

24.1m5

 

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

 


 

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


 

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



 

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

 

 

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

                            


 

PETITION

20.8m1

Due to a loophole in planning law

Enfield has:

* Allowed poor quality homes to be built

without planning permission

* Lost £millions in community payments and planning fees

* Missed out on HUNDREDS of desperately needed affordable homes

* Forced dozens of local businesses to relocate


Other councils have closed this loophole years ago

ad we think it's time Enfield Council did the same!

Please sign the petition on the

Enfield Council website

to help get the loophole closed

https://governance.enfield.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?Id=226

  


 

13.4b7

 

Have you changed your travel patterns

since the A105 cycle lanes were built?

Please complete this short survey

https://survey.zohopublic.eu/zs/mgB8BV




Welcome beryl - how long will 'she' stay?


1.7p3

 

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 


20.6p2

 

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?


 24.2x1

 

 REPORT IT TO ENFIELD COUNCIL

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


24.2x3


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

 



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

 


 

Check out pollution levels today

  

12.1c8

 

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

 


 

11.1c8


CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE 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



 


 

Can you help your local community?

 

 

n21online is a community portal

for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

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9.9.19

 

 


 

3.9p2

 


 

Police Warning:


12.9p9

Distraction robbery attempts

are continuing to be a problem at the

Barclays Bank ATM on Station Road


 


 

 

The Felix Project: Good Food

For Good Causes


26.7p8

Can you help?

More details here

 

 


 

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.


15.7q1

Where can you go to escape?

not far



 

 

14.5z1

 

 

DO YOU LOVE GARDENING?

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

More details here

 


  

 14.5z5

 

95 Woodland Way, N21

8 September


 


 

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/

 


 

BAMBOS CHARALAMBOUS MP

FOR ENFIELD SOUTHGATE

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

 


 

14.5g1

Bush Hill Park councillors here


Grange councillors here


Winchmore Hill councillors here


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

 


 

19.6d1

 

Winchmore Hill ward

July newsletter

download here

 

Grange ward

September 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

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 READ OUR 2019 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
 


 

Open letter to David Burrowes MP: Cheyne Walk Amenity Reinstated?

on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in N21 Community

 

Dear David,

 

An open letter to David Burrowes MP

Cheyne Walk Open Space 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 February 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, minus a substantial number of mature trees of course. The Independent has it that the ceremony was to hand back CWOS but the "newspaper" obviously wasn't there because the site was a total mess and the open space was still almost entirely fenced off, with debris and Portaloos for decoration, and with much work to be done before it can be reopened, which is really the point of this letter.

 

As you know there are many long running and ongoing Salmons Brook FAS issues requiring investigation/ resolution but the most pressing is to ensure that the Environment Agency fulfils as quickly as possible what I presume is its contractual responsibility to restore CWOS, after having so substantially damaged it. I think the following is a fair list of the issues which the EA will need to address in order to do that:-

 

1. Soil compaction – the weight and intensity of movement of heavy plant in the large works compound area (covering most of the open space) has compacted the ground, so that a "lake" forms when it rains. On being questioned about this at the "handover ceremony" with the consequences clearly visible, the EA reaction was to undertake to ask the contractors 'to take a look at it and possibly spike it to improve drainage'. That may work on a small lawn but is ridiculous on a drainage problem of this scale. The question of increased drainage was raised but ignored.

 

2. Ground and surface water problems have tended to make CWOS a bit boggy during very wet weather and the new soil compaction will compound that effect significantly.

 

3. Doubts were expressed but no assurances offered about the proper sealing of local sewage pipes – this needs to be properly investigated and urgently before the bund is called into action.

 

4. The nature of much of the substantial environmental changes at CWOS has obviously changed the local wildlife habitat. What's done is done but what is being done to ensure that as much as possible is now done to restore the "old" wildlife environment?

 

5. Doubts were expressed about the extent of tree planting on CWOS to compensate for the substantial destruction of mature trees: two saplings were visible at the site entrance but they didn't look like Monty Don had planted them. Questioned about tree planting plans, the EA offered nothing. To avoid a Network Rail situation (this must be very fresh in your mind), there must be some ongoing monitoring and maintenance of the trees until they are well established. Network Rail paid the price for not doing this in Grange Park. We believe that the Tree Council took on the job of managing the planting second time round which gave some assurance that it would then be done properly. Perhaps their services could be used at CWOS.

 

6. Here is what we have been left with, how much longer before CWOS can truly be returned to the community? No one seems prepared or able to give a date.

 

 

 

7. Despite each of us receiving individually, advice from the EA at the "handover ceremony" about where ongoing responsibilities lie for the efficacy of the bund and the maintenance thereof, there are still some discrepancies in our understanding of the overall position. Given these discrepancies, and the volume and longevity of doubts and concerns expressed about these matters, it would surely be sensible for the division of the efficacy and maintenance responsibilities to be set out in writing, to include the provision of contact phone numbers. This information should be kept current by notes on-line and on site. Local residents and users of CWOS could then form an early warning system in case of any mishap. I recollect this matter as being of particular concern to you too. You advised that the EA had responsibility for the bund in perpetuity but, with my conservative hat on, I think prudence dictates that all aspects of efficacy and maintenance should be drawn together in writing under the "signature" of those entities responsible.

 

I'm sure the Environment Agency wants to get out of CWOS asap and we have to make sure that they don't go leaving it in a mess and quite possibly ruined as an amenity. We have to do this as, based on its past performance, the Council has clearly demonstrated that it is either not capable of doing it or not prepared to do it. As always, we'll do the heavy lifting, but we need and welcome the help of all of our political representatives.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Tony Boother

Graham Findlay

Sue Woollard

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.

Comments (1)

  • Ronald Hunter

    Ronald Hunter

    30 January 2015 at 16:56 |
    Its very interesting reading all about CWOS, but its only 30/01/2015 and it seems a little strange that the handover is in the future 16th /021/2015

    reply

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