This Week in N21


Red dots, yellow ducks, brown fields and green spaces

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"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"

 

 

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Fly tipping by the New River has got worse


5.2h2



 

New trains coming into service shortly


31.1q1

watch the video 

 


 

Proposed New Development on

Bush Hill

 

28.1m2

https://bushhillheights.com


 


 

Check out who is building what near you

 

2.2f1


here

 


 

 5.2h1

 

 


 

 

24.1m1


http://talkies.org.uk/event/premiere-talkies-short-film-commissions-3-2/

 


 

24.1m5

 

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



 

 25.1m8

 

 


 

 

25.1p8

 

Rugby Tots

 


 

 30.1.p1

 

 

 

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


 

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5.1b2


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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

 

Anokhi Restaurant

Armour Security

Barber El's

Chi Chi's Coffee & Waffle House

Cloud9 Wellness Hub 

Create Life Space

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

                            


 

13.4b7


Stop building cycle lanes in London

that cause traffic gridlock

4.2h1

Sign the petition 



 


28.1m1

YES - Because the A105 cycle lane scheme is an 'EXPERIMENT'

 

Enfield Council 'forget' this crucial fact when they announced that the project was completed in July 2019. 

Now lbe has to consult residents and businesses on the charges to parking and loading regulations.

 

HAS THIS SCHEME BEEN BUILT ILLEGALLY?

 

WE NEED A PUBLIC INQUIRY

Find out more

 


 

1.2t2

 

Confused by the Station Road junction lights?

 

 


 


Dr Linda Miller and members of the Enfield Town Residents Association (ETRA) & campaigners, delivering a petition to Theresa May

at 10 Downing Street


11.1m9


"We submit this plea to you following the experiences of elderly, disabled and blind people in Enfield. Elderly, disabled and blind people have been dealt a major injustice based on negligent road planning and been subjected to road re-engineering schemes that have: reduced pavements below recommended widths; introduced shared space (also called shared use) bus-boarders (where the cycle lane passes between the bus and the bus stop); removed pedestrian crossings and pedestrian refuges; and introduced recognised trip hazards ('orcas' and 'armadillos') along our major shopping streets. All of these present real dangers to all pedestrians but much more so to older, infirm, disabled and blind/visually impaired people."


 


 

ANOTHER ORCA FALL


8.1p2a

 

Lucy Wilkinson fell over an orca in November 

and spent Christmas on crutches

more details on the Enfield Independent website

 


 

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

  


 

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

 


 

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 

 

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

 


 

Check out pollution levels today

  

12.1c8

 

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

 


 

11.1c8


CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 

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 14.2k2


Enfield's Green Belt

& Open Spaces under attack

from proposals in the draft Enfield Local Plan Consultation


Enfield's future is in YOUR hands


ACT NOW before it's too late!

Deadline 28 February, 2019

more details here

 


 

 STOP SPEEDING ON OLD PARK RIDINGS

 

Sally Mason writes an open letter to Grange ward councillors

about the problem which she campaigned about in 2015:

nothing has changed

 

Read Sally's letter here


 


 

 

 1.2p2

 


 

Enfield Local Plan Consultation

 

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

 

5.12m2

 

MORE DETAILS HERE

 


 

31.1q4

 


 


Can you support Girl Guiding in N21?


21.1m2


contact Martha Coleman for more details

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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

February newsletter

download here

 

Grange ward

February 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 2019 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
 


 

Why the Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Statutory Consultation should be declared null & void

on Monday, 26 March 2018. Posted in N21 Community

 

An open letter from a Fernleigh Road resident to Cllr Daniel Anderson on why the Fernleigh Road Statutory consultation should be withdrawn.

 

Dear Mr Anderson,

 

I refer to my earlier email below. I am writing to you again following the meeting of Fernleigh Road and Woodberry Avenue residents last week and to reiterate my earlier points.

 

The overall conclusion of the meeting was that the consultation, which closed on Sunday, has not been properly communicated to residents , is ill conceived, does not explore all available solutions to the overall traffic problem (including adjustments to Green Lanes) and therefore should be withdrawn. A revised consultation, incorporating the comments from the first consultation should take place once the local election outcome is known.

 

Our reasons are set out below:

1. Many residents did not receive the leaflet notifying them of the consultation and if they did, it did not boldly state that it was statutory. The document was very similar to the consultation document sent out last year and therefore confusing for those people who received it . More importantly, given the failed postal communication, many residents who have no internet access have not had enough time to view the proposals and respond.

 

2. Aspects of the consultation do not follow the Council's own consultation protocols as set out in the Engagement Framework document.

 

3. The range of questions (sections 6-10) of the consultation are too narrow to allow residents to properly express their views and allow the Council to reach a complete and rounded solution to the traffic problems affecting the whole area, including consideration of adjustments to Green Lanes, which may alleviate the need for traffic calming measures on adjacent roads (see below).

 

4. To date there has been no confirmation that the comments made in section 11 of the current consultation, and those made in the pre-Christmas consultation, will be considered and given equal weight to the answers to questions 6-10. If this is not done residents' views will not have been fully canvassed. It is unclear whether or not all responses to both consultations would be fully included prior to any decision making.

 

5. In particular, with regard to Fernleigh Road, we would generally support the need for 20mph traffic calming but would request that instead of the proposed speed hump/cushion just east of Haslemere Road, either a speed table or speed bumps are placed at the junction with Haslemere Road. There is currently nothing in Fernleigh Road to indicate the T junction. Installing a speed table at the junction of Fernleigh Road and Haslemere Road would slow traffic at this dangerous junction coming from both ends of the road and remove the need for a modified speed hump/cushion to the east of Haselmere Road. If speed humps or cushions are needed elsewhere, they should be placed in both sections of the road (top and bottom) – the most obvious location would be mid-way between each end of the road and the junction with Haselmere. In addition, no consideration appears to have been given to installing speed warning signs or cameras.

 

6. The solution to the traffic problems in Winchmore Hill needs to be a complete holistic solution and should include consideration of adjustments to Green Lanes. By the Council's own admission it is the changes to the configuration of the A105 that has necessitated the Quieter Neighbourhoods initiative in our area. The options presented do not include more effective measures such as:-

(i) Replacing the traffic lights on Green Lanes outside Sainsbury's and at the foot of Station Road with mini roundabouts or adjusting the phasing to improve traffic flows thus reducing traffic jams and the pollution caused.

 

(ii) Recessing bus stops on Green Lanes so that the road is not blocked

 

(iii) Cats eyes at raised and uneven surfaces that the cycle lane scheme introduced so that they are visible to pedestrians and cars .

 

Changes to Green Lanes should be considered as this may reduce the need for traffic calming measures elsewhere. If, for no other reason, changes to Green Lanes should be implemented in order to address the increased levels of pollution which we are all being subjected to due to the traffic congestion. In particular for those residents living close to the main road. Has there been any air quality measurements or any environmental impact analysis carried out for Green Lanes since the introduction of the cycle lanes scheme?

 

In summary given the flawed consultation process ; the potential that other, more effective, traffic calming measures have not been considered ; the impact of the traffic calming on many local households and the looming local elections, the consultation should be postponed and revisited after the election once the opportunity has been taken to improve the process.

 

Most importantly, the issues which we have raised regarding Green Lanes should be addressed first and without delay. Traffic calming measures on adjacent roads should not be implemented until the effectiveness of changes to Green Lanes have been assessed.

 

I trust that you will give proper consideration to my and other people's comments.

 

Yours sincerely

A Fernleigh Road resident (Name withheld from publication)

25.3.18

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