2.12c2


What issues do YOU think the relaunched WHRA should support?

Read the presentation

This Week in N21

a record investment in our community in 2019


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

 

 2.12c3 

Read the December issue

here

 


 

N21 resident Maria Panayi is collecting warm clothes, sleeping bags, blankets & toiletries to be given to homeless people over the winter months

 

 9.12m1

 

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

 


 

 17.9p1

https://addresspollution.org/

 



Check out who is building what near you


2.2f1


more details here

  


 

House of the week

Solna Road

 

9.12m4

 

more details here

 


 

3.12j3

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

Gadget Bees

Going Greek

Great Beauty

Hair 21

MK & Co

Mi Homes

More Yoga

Nourished Naturally

 PH Sports

Pro Elite Football Academy

The Sacred Tree

Siobhan Cosgrave Herbalist & Naturopath

Stitch!

Swiss Care Clinic

Winwell Financial Consultancy

                            


 

FOX LANE AREA LOWER TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD CONSULTATION


2.12c1


EXTENDED UNTIL 22 DECEMBER

https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/foxlaneQN?idU=1

 


 

 

Grange Park has a new community cafe


9.12m2


Crepes and pasta on Winchmore Hill Broadway


9.12m3


Winchmore Hill now has an optician

 

 20.11z1

Helena and Rav are now open 


 

 14.10p1

WINCHMORE HILL FOOTBALL CLUB

– 100 YEARS OF FOOTBALL IN N21

read here

 


 

30.9p1

N21 resident shares her horror story

Read here

 


 

13.4b7

A105 CYCLE LANES INCIDENT REPORTING PAGE 

https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/report-an-incident

 

 


 

Do you recognise our local area from this leaflet?


17.9p3

 

Read here

 


 


Have you changed your travel patterns

since the A105 cycle lanes were built?

Please complete this short survey

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


 


 

beryl axed three months after launch


 1.10p2

 


 

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 

  


 

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 

 

If you have a news story about life in or around Grange Park and Winchmore Hill, or wish to communicate with people in the local area about an activity, business, campaign or local event; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

facebook logo      twitter logo 

 

 


 7.11q4

BAMBOS CHARALAMBOUS

RETAINS HIS SEAT

Full results here

 


 


 10.12k1

 

 


 

 

 Nikki 1

 

Nikki 2

 

 


 

Police Warning


12.9p9

Distraction robbery attempts

are continuing to be a problem at the

Barclays Bank ATM on Station Road


 Winchmore Hill Police

https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000213/

 

Grange Safer Neighbourhood newsletter

December 2019

Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhood newsletter

November 2019



 

7.11q5


 


 



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/

 


 

14.5g1

Bush Hill Park councillors here


Grange councillors here


Winchmore Hill councillors here


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

 


 

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

  


 

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
 


Grange Park N21
Facebook Group

Grovelands Park
Facebook Group
 
Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group
 
Winchmore Hill Families 
Facebook Group
 


 

Winchmore Hill: why action is urgently needed

on Thursday, 11 July 2019. Posted in N21 Community, N21 Business Blog

 

UPDATE

On Saturday 13 July 2019 Cllr Nesil Caliskan agreed to add Winchmore Hill to the Palmers Green Regeneration Programme.

The following mission statement was provided:

 

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


 14.8p1

 click on image to view outline strategy presentation

 


 

 

In 2016 the Regeneris report 'Economic Impact Assessment of the A105 Corridor Cycle Enfield Scheme'

commissioned by Enfield Council prior to the start of the cycle lane construction reported that:

"The town centre data reflects that Winchmore Hill Broadway is a prosperous town centre"

p45 (5.3)

 

Similarly for Winchmore Hill Green Dragon:

"The town centre data reflects that Winchmore Hill Green Dragon is a prosperous town centre:

p65 (6.3)

 

Is this still the case in 2019 after the A105 cycle scheme is in operation?

YOU DECIDE

 

  

Winchmore Hill Broadway  


11.7p5 

 

 11.7p6

 

 

 

          Parking and loading bays on the west side of Winchmore Hill Broadway

          have been removed.

 

          This is what pedestrians have to contend with, now that cyclists have been given priority

 

           Customers have been hit coming out of shops by cyclists

 

           A zebra crossing and a central reservation on Winchmore Hill Broadway

          have been removed because the road was too narrow for larger vehicles including buses.

 

          Now fewer people are visiting and fewer people crossing the road, reducing the number of outlets they visit

 

          The local economy has suffered, the butcher, the bakery, coffee shop, Bang & Olufsen showroom,

          a beauty salon, interior design shop, a North London Hospice charity shop, the newsagents all report

          that trading is down

 

 

 

Winchmore Hill Green Dragon

 

This is the parade opposite Watirose. The former Studio Pasta and Bike Boutique premises have been empty for years. Why aren't new tenants interested in these prime sites?

 

 30.7p2

 

This is the junction at Vicars Moor Lane, with Waitrose on the corner; which has a small car park. The store is also popular with pedestrians.

 

 11.7p7

 

X marks the spot where there used to be a central reservation.

Now that this has gone people have to walk around 100 metres south to the crossing or 300 metres to the north.

Many people either take a risk or don't bother to cross.

 

 

 11.7p8

 

 

IN SUMMARY

 

High streets up and down the country are suffering, as a result of changing customer shopping patterns and the over-expansion of many large multiple chains. However, in general local shopping centres are not subject to these trends as people use them for everyday times, because it is close to where they live; or because they provide important services or have a reputation for good service, so people will seek them out. If you make it less convenient for people to visit, many people will spend their money elsewhere.

 

Before the cycle lanes Winchmore Hill was assessed as a 'prosperous town centre'. Now, footfall is reduced, turnover is down, and there are around 18 units either empty or up for sale.

 

Many premises along the A105 in Winchmore Hill remain empty, as landlords struggle to find replacement tenants in the face of this economic disaster.

 


 

This email has been sent on 10/7/19 to Cllr Guney Dogan, Cabinet Member for Environment, who is now responsible the Cycle Enfield programme:

 

Dear Cllr Dogan

 

Perhaps we could set a time to talk so that I can explain to you the problems and the complexity of the A105 and A1010 cycle lane schemes that you have inherited?

 

In your response to my article in the Enfield Dispatch you implied that I was lying, which I don't take kindly to. It isn't the cycle lanes which are 'illegal' as such but rather the somewhat unorthodox route chosen by Mr David Taylor to construct this scheme. In September 2016, when faced with the need to hold a public inquiry/review of the cycle lane proposals because of the weight of public objections in the A105 statutory consultation, Mr Taylor chose to declare that all the changes to parking and loading along the route, where being made under an Experimental Traffic Order.

ETMOs can't be challenged, as they are temporary, reversible, normally used when sections of road are coned off for works etc. Without reducing the free parking and loading along large stretches of the A105, the scheme could not be constructed, because the carriageway is too narrow.

 

Last summer(July 2018) Mr Taylor declared that the scheme was now finished so that the traffic management orders were now permanent. He seemed to have 'forgotten' that these changes were made under under an Experimental Traffic Management Order until he was 'reminded'. The six month consultation undertaken from December 2018 to last month merely confirms that this is the case. Mr Taylor has now consulted on whether these changes should be made permanent or revert to what they used to be. If this sounds absurd, it is, that a multi million pound highways scheme should be build on a 'temporary basis'.

 

The scheme has had a significant - largely negative impact on the local area, from congestion, a high accident rate, rat running along alternative routes, reduction in pedestrian activity and a downturn of trade, which is threatening the fabric of our local economy. I will send you a quick analysis of this shortly which should alarm you.

 

LBE's own retail snapshot undertaken last year identified that there were problems, here is the report produced for the council.

http://n21online.com/articles//item/winchmore-hill-retail-health-check.html

 

It is gratifying that some action is now starting to happen, with the workshop in Palmers Green this Saturday. Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill were deemed to be thriving local communities in the economic impact evaluation undertaken for the council by Regeneris prior to the start of the project, with few empty shops. Now thee are 17 empty units in Palmers Green, with 18 businesses either empty or up for sale in Winchmore Hill along the A105. Whilst high streets across the country are suffering, such a rapid downturn is way beyond the macro trends.

 

Your consultants Regeneris (2016) did warn that should business turnover fall by more than 7% many would no longer to viable and that it would be a house of cards. Local shopping is predicated on convenience and people spending money in a number of outlets when they are out and about. I would be happy to supply you with the reports and a response to the flawed modelling should you wish to read them. The research concluded that neither Palmers Green or Winchmore Hill would be likely to benefit economically from this scheme, because the spending from people cycling would not counteract the loss of trade through reduction of on street parking and other changes. What was 'wrong' was their failure to identify the scale of the downturn. A cynic might say that the modelling was undertaken to satisfy the requirements of the client. Having spent a career in consultancy this is something I understand.

 

One of the major safety issues which needs to be urgently addressed is that there are key sections of the A105 where pedestrians can't cross because zebra crossings and central reservations have been moved or removed. This is of particular concern on the stretch of road south of Masons Corner, where it is around 400 metres between crossings. There used to be a central reservation close to the Green Dragon, now Waitrose. People are faced with walking hundreds of metres in the wrong direction, crossing the road when they think it is safe (sensory overload because of lots of factors to evaluate) or not cross. Business owners witness dangerous situations on a daily basis, people have been hit, fallen over orcas because they are more concerned about looking in three or more directions for traffic. LBE talk about 'desire lines' - how it is important to provide safe ways for pedestrians to cross the road, from A to B at the most obvious point when it suits the council, not when it suits people actually walking about the area. The scheme has failed TfL's own safety audits.

 

It needs fresh thinking, from you, the leader and the whole cabinet, as the problems being faced on A1010 are the same, perhaps even worse.

 

 


 

11.7p9          Palmers Green, (which has been equally badly affected by the A105 cycle lanes,

          which has around 17 premises currently empty),has been selected as the first town centre

          to take part in a ton centre regeneration programme, led by Enfield Council Leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan.

 

          The workshop, followed by a tour of the area is the starting point of a project to help create community led

          action plans to reinvigorate the borough's high streets.

 

           https://new.enfield.gov.uk/news-and-events/town-tours-to-help-create-visions-for-growth-and-s/

 

 

 

Whilst Winchmore Hill is smaller than the other Enfield town centres - surely Enfield Council should be including it, to address the urgent problems that they have created?

 

The downturn in trade was identified a year ago in research commissioned by Enfield Council, but NO action taken.

 

http://n21online.com/articles//item/winchmore-hill-retail-health-check.html

 

N21 residents please lobby the Council to get the support that our local community needs

 

 11.7p9a

 

 

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.