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This Week in N21

Why N21 is the focus of attention from Land's End to John O'Groats

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Have you lost this cat?


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It has taken up residence in Station Road

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 https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3020

 


 

 

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Former Winchmore Hill Police Station

planning application


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more details here

 


 

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Real Coffee. Real Food - the Hopper & Bean promise


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more details here

 


 

 

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More details here 

 


 

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View planning applications

in the N21 postcode in 2017

here

  


 

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 Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 


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more details here

 


 

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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Bush Hill Park Residents Association


Enfield Town Residents Association


Fox Lane & District Residents Association


Grange Park Residents Association


Grovelands Residents Association

 

Winchmore Hill Residents Association 


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Another golden year for N21


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see all our gold winners here


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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Ten reasons why you

should Live Local Shop Local

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here

 

 


 

N21 Experts


The inheritance tax nil rate band has been raised to £1m?

 

True or False?

 

 George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management explains

more details here

 


 

Four tips for first time buyers

 

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Mark Edwards of Mortgages & Insurers

provides tips to help buyers get on the property ladder

more details here 

 

 


 

Preparing your house for sale

 

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Havilands provide some simple tips

more details here

 


 

 

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

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New & Updated Business Pages

 

AM Developments (Landscaping)

Aroma Tea & Coffee House

Big Seff

Fitnesshub21

The Little Green Dragon

Hair 21

Hopper & Bean

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge

The Nail Station

N21 Carpentry & Joinery

N21 Roofing & Construction

PH Sports

S.E Beauty

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 



 

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The start of the A105 cycle lane rip up?


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Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?

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Report it to Enfield Council 

HERE

 

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This BT box which is blocking the new cycle lane needs to be relocated

The cost? Around £280k


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Chaos on Masons Corner


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watch the video here

 


 

 

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READ THE REPORT GIVEN TO TfL

 


 

Another near miss?


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WATCH THE VIDEO

 

"Should an accident at this junction occur I will present this clip to the police and insurers along with my numerous emails warning you of my concerns about the dangers of your design". 

Rich Turner, Manager of Lords DIY

 


 

Another tyre damaged on the A105 cycle lanes 


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Are pedestrians second class citizens?

 

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 The pavement on this section of Winchmore Hill Broadway is only 1.42m. 

Less than the 2.5m shown on the Cycle Enfield consultation drawings.

  



Disgusted Winchmore Hill

 

"I am writing to make a complaint in the strongest terms regarding the cycle lanes that run from Enfield town to Palmers Green.

The first question has to be WHY!

 Why have you done this?

 The road along there was perfectly good".

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"This email has been sent to record inadequacies in the design, the implementation, the planning, the programming and the workmanship and of dangers brought about to the public".


READ WHAT RESIDENTS ARE TELLING

ENFIELD COUNCIL 

HERE



Winchmore Hill businesses

seek a moratorium on business rates


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"businesses have suffered a significant loss of trade and service disruption for deliveries, compromised access to their shops due to restricted road widths and blocked pavements and an almost total loss of parking".


read the letter here



Is this how we should be treating our elderly residents?

 

 


 

Why are Enfield Council ignoring safety risks?

 

 What safety risks have TfL identified

on your section of the

A105 (Green Lanes)?

 

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Stage 2 Safety Audit

 

why is LBE risking our residents?

 


 

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

 


 

Enfield Council says that orcas

(plastic cycle lane dividers) are safe

 

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Watch the video

Your decide

 


 

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"We are making sure we speak to the councils and try and divert cyclists away from main roads onto what I call quiet ways in order to encourage people particularly in outer London to cycle rather than have all our eggs in the Embankment cycle superhighway previous generation basket.... the bad news is that as a consequence of the congestion not only is it leading to worse air quality but people are stopping using certain buses because they can't rely on getting from A to B, so it is in everyone's interest to sort out congestion in London".

SADIQ KHAN

 LBC December 2016

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO SADIQ KHAN


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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

 


 


Can you help your local community?

 

 

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If you have a news story about life in

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Train Services from Grange Park Station are STILL under threat


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more details here



Nikki makes Speedy Pudding Pots with Jamie Oliver

 

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Watch the video


 

Enfield Southgate, our parliamentary constituency is about to be carved up

 

 

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Whatever your political persuasion

please object to these proposals

More details here 

 


 

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https://www.writetothem.com/


 


 

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http://www.broomfieldhouse.org

 


 


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https://www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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October

Newsletter 

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download here


Winchmore Hill Police 


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CONTACT HERE

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NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED

more details here

 


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more details here

  


  

Enfield Local Heritage List

 

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Explore our rich local architectural heritage

LINK

 


 

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North London Hospice

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www.northlondonhospice.org

 


 

 

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More details here

 


 

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 Through the hatch of a café kiosk at the train station on Platform 1 of Palmers Green station, the film unearths the treasures of the everyday.

 People who make the early morning daily commute, half asleep and pensive, reveal personal stories, hopes and fears.

 


 

Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

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 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

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more details here 


Your local good neighbour scheme, sponsored by the seven churches in Winchmore Hill, is looking for a part-time paid administrator to work 6 hours per week, based in our office in the  Friends Meeting House, Church Hill, N21. 

For further details please contact the office on 0208 882 7824 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


 

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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

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

 READ OUR 2017 NEWSLETTER

 

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 Mummies 
Facebook Group


 
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more details here


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The 'Quiet' consultation that LBE doesn't want to tell you about

on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Posted in N21 Community

 

This consultation has now closed.Attempts were made to 'game' the outcome; with details of the consultation posted on a number of cycle relaed websites, urging people to take part.

 

We wait to hear the outcome of what Enfield Council say ws an exercise "to shape the plans for your neighbourhood by telling us what you think."

 

 


 

 

The Fernleigh Road Area 'Quieter Neighbourhood' proposals and consultation, went live quietly on Wednesday, 18th October. The proposals are designed to control vehicle movements on the 'ladder' of roads linking Hoppers Road with Green Lanes; from Station Road to The Bourne; through the heart of Winchmore Hill. 

 

The basic idea seems to deter drivers from using alternative routes to Green Lanes, especially during peak hours; even though this will make the congestion even worse. Have Enfield Council told Winchmore Hill about the proposals which are going to have a major impact on thousands of people?

 

Apparently 2,100 copies of this leaflet have been distributed around the roads on the 'ladder', but it is a generic leaflet, with no mention of Winchmore Hill or any of the proposed changes, merely that the details can be found on the cycle enfield website. 

 

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Suppose you go to cycle enfield in search of the comnsultation, you might start at the A105 page under 'Major Projects'?

Not a word about this consultation, not even a download of the leaflet and map which outlines what is being proposed. 

http://cycleenfield.co.uk/major-projects/a105-scheme-consultation/

 

Here is the map, which outlines the proposals on the consultation page

 

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Here is a summary of the key proposals:


* It is proposed to make the whole area a 20 MPH Zone, which most people are unlikely to object to, although traffic calmng measures such as speed humps (which the emergency services dislike), which few people are likely to object to. In the text of this illustration we have an admission that more people are using alternative routes through residential streets, to avoid the new junctions on Green Lanes.

 

* The left turn from Station Road into Ringwood Way and Ratcliffe Road will be banned, from 7:30-9:30 am and 5:00-7:00 pm. The text box reads:

"Although this will also affect residents, we are responding to complaints about the amount of traffic using these roads to avoid the new traffic lights on Green Lanes".

 

* It is intended to reduce the width of Orpington Road, Haselmere Road and Fernleigh Road to deter drivers from using them. This is to be done by widening the parking bays.The residents of Fernleigh Road and Woodberry Avenue are to be given a choice of either having their road narrowed with planters placed in the road or speed humps! This will entail the loss of seventeen parking spaces in Woodberry Avenue and five in Fernleigh Road. Is this really going to have any impact on driver behaviour, or more naivety on the part of the so called scheme designers?

 

* It is proposed that Eaton Park Road would become one way for vehicles travelling towards Green Lanes and that Meadowcroft Road would become one way in the other direction.

 

* It is also proposed that while all of Stonard Road would remain a two way road, there would be No Entry signs on it at the junction with Avondale Road. The effect of this "point no entry" would be that vehicles would not be able to use Stonard Road to travel all of the way from Green Lanes to Hoppers Road. It would also mean that vehicles coming out of Avondale Road would not be able to turn right into Stonard Road.

 Download the technical drawings here

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This so called consultation lasts for only three weeks. It is scheduled to close on 12th November 2017.


Here is the link, which you will need to take part in the consultation

https://www.consultations.cycleenfield.co.uk/traffic-and-transportation/fernleigh-avenue/consultation/intro/


You can request a paper copy of the questionnaire by calling 020 8379 4859.

 

 

So what do you think?


If you live on one of the above roads where new measures are proposed, perhaps you are happy at the prospect of fewer cars, but will that really happen?

 

Add your comments below; (Your contact details will not be published)

 

It is important for people to make their views known, both through the official consultation process, through the press and social media.

The Fernleigh Road Area 'Quieter Neighbourhood' proposals and consultation, went live quietly on Wednesday, 18th October. Are LBE planning to tell residents what they propose to do?

Comments (8)

  • John B

    John B

    22 October 2017 at 12:43 |
    this is putting sticking plaster over a disaster area. There was never a traffic problem pre the cycle lanes.

    Traffic planners of Enfield have little understanding of how we live and travel in this area. Under "quieter neighbourhoods" they propose no left turn travelling east down Station Rd into both Ringwood Way & Radcliffe Rd!. The prevention of a left turn into Ringwood Way from Station Rd will cause chaos, especially during school time & parents will just travel down Compton Road, Kings Ave, into Station Rd , and then right turn into Ringwood causing a log jam in Station Road. Seems a good way to block Station Rd with extra right turns!

    Our A105 was designed to be an arterial road, which is now severely clogged by a £42m badly designed cycle scheme, forcing essential traffic and cyclists into even busier residential streets. The proposed changes will have little effect in encouraging motor traffic back onto the A105 , will drain stretched Enfield financial resources and make life more difficult and no safer for most residents.

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  • Jane F

    Jane F

    22 October 2017 at 12:46 |
    I live on Woodberry Avenue, should I have had a leaflet delivered to my house? This is is all worrying news to me, it is hard enough parking in our own road as it is, without losing all these parking spaces

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  • Mark B

    Mark B

    24 October 2017 at 18:25 |
    I too have not received any leaflet. My neighbour suggested I read this on N21online. Just completed the consultation and had a rant! Not that will probably make any difference. Seems about 80% of residents did not want the Green Lanes changes but low and behold we now have a congested main road at the bottom of our once quiet residential streets. This will make things even worse in my opinion.

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  • Jon

    Jon

    25 October 2017 at 15:25 |
    I think the council are missing the point. The issue isn't just extra traffic but the dire parking situation the cycle lane has created. I live in Fernleign Road and there was never a problem with parking in Hazlemere or Fernleigh. there is now a major issue with people leaving cars for weeks and months at a time from the edge of the CPZ all over Arundle, Hazlemere and Fernleigh and I'm assuming the same problem exists in Woodberry. The cause of this I believe is the removal of the parking spaces in Green Lanes where people used to leave cars parked to sell, a local garage situated in the mews between Compton and Station Road who leaves cars for months and parked all along Hazelmere and often works on them on the street, people parking as they want to avoid the delays caused by parking in Sainsbury's car park. I'm against any reduction in parking spaces and believe the only way to improve the parking situation and stop our streets being used as a dumping ground by inconsiderate local businesses and individuals is to ask for an extension to the Residence Parking Zone. The cost depends on the size of the car and isn't that bad I have been told. I've spoken to some residents in Arlow Road and they are very happy with the parking situation now and even if they have off street parking they still buy a permit for their second car which they tell me can cost as little as £40 for a small car. I'm not against he 20 mile zone and speed humps but they have to do something to ease the parking situation!

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  • Cath O

    Cath O

    26 October 2017 at 18:47 |
    I live on Meadowcroft - me and my neighbours have had no leaflets: This is a disgrace and all a complete waste of money.

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  • Ann Bennett

    Ann Bennett

    27 October 2017 at 09:35 |
    The cycle lane work is largely to blame for people now using the side roads to get to their destinations and I know my friend who lives in Green Moor Link says that road is now almost busier than Green Lanes, with huge lorries, etc. trying to negotiate the bends and the islands. She lives between Green Dragon Lane and Hoodcote Gardens and more often than not has to suffer someone parked outside her house all day, and getting out of their drive (even though they always reverse on to the drive) is perilous.

    If they narrow Woodberry Avenue and Fernleigh Road, etc., where are the residents supposed to park? I had to go to the doctor’s last week and to my horror found that I can no longer park on Green Lanes so had to find somewhere in Fernleigh. If that is to be narrowed I think I will have to resort to a cab to get me there and back but not everyone can afford to do that. Obviously (to me at any rate), too many of our Councillors live in large houses with their own driveways and have no idea of the problems people have to park. And how are residents in this ‘quieter neighbourhood’ going to get on when they want a delivery, or, more to the point, want to move – where is the removal van going to go? Probably half a mile away at this rate.

    We will all have shortly to revert to using horses and carts, and I’m not totally joking when I say that.

    I know traffic is a problem but the Council are partly to blame, in my opinion, in that they let people convert their garages into rooms and thus have only room, if they’re lucky, for one car on the driveway. But, of course, there are many houses in this Victorian built part of London that don’t even have garages. We already have to accommodate wheelie bins, now cars. What next?

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  • Jo Davey

    Jo Davey

    27 October 2017 at 21:22 |
    It doesn't matter if you knew about the consultation or whether or not you complete it - it's probably a farce like the whole cycle lane ones!

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  • Jenny Carter

    Jenny Carter

    30 October 2017 at 11:21 |
    These proposals are going to be a disaster for residents living in Compton Road, on top of the ridiculous turning the council has constructed for us. We will have even more traffic, these plans should be torn up and someone sacked.

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