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  • How parks can heat homes and other buildings

    How parks can heat homes and other buildings

    12 Aug 2022 The environmental charity Possible is inviting supporters to contact their local council and ask them to investigate the feasibility of using the ambient heat present in parks to heat buildings. They quote the example of Hackney Council, which is installing heat pumps in open spaces in Stoke Newington to heat a visitor centre and leisure centre. Read more...

  • Organisers withdraw application for London Oktoberfest

    Organisers withdraw application for London Oktoberfest

    12 Aug 2022 Friends of Broomfield Park have released the final version of their submission to the council's licensing committee. I've added it to the end of the article above. Read more...

  • Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday - Comment by Peter Rust

    12 Aug 2022 Thank heavens council employees will be able to ignore the restrictions. Why should they suffer too. Read more...

  • Heritage guides to Southgate and Winchmore Hill

    Heritage guides to Southgate and Winchmore Hill

    11 Aug 2022 The Enfield Society has published two new local heritage walk booklets, for Southgate and Winchmore Hill, both produced with help from Southgate District Civic Voice. Read more...

  • Organisers withdraw application for London Oktoberfest

    11 Aug 2022 [Original article] Go to original article It appears that the organisers of the London Oktoberfest have abandoned their attempt to hold the beer festival in Broomfield Park. An email sent this morning by Ellie Green from the council's licensing team to people who had submitted objections to the event stated: "Please be advised that the applicant (Barbican Events Ltd) have[…] Read more...

  • Organisers withdraw application for London Oktoberfest

    Organisers withdraw application for London Oktoberfest

    11 Aug 2022 Barbican Events Ltd have withdrawn their application for a licence to hold the London Oktoberfest beer festival in Broomfield Park. Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Karl Brown

    11 Aug 2022 There’s a general comparison of sorts ( #6546 ) of Broomfield Park’s use for the PG Festival (and other family events in large public spaces) and the beerfest. Looking specifically at the PGF, one is a volunteer run, non-profit, family friendly extravaganza, set up by this community for this community, with free access to all, built up over time, which[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Colin Younger

    11 Aug 2022 Darren, You may not have read the license application (now withdrawn) It was for two weekends a year, Fridays 1500-2230, Saturdays 1100-2230, Sundays 1200-2100. So a clear clash with us of the childrens' playground. Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Neil Littman

    11 Aug 2022 Re the comments about age profiles – that is an interesting issue. I think it is a given that most people (there are exceptions such as young councillors) only take an interest in local affairs due to having more time, different responsibilities etc. when they are above a certain age. I didn't have any involvement in anything like that until[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Geoffrey Kemball-Cook

    11 Aug 2022 First a disclaimer: I do not live in Palmers Green and would be unaffected by any "disorder" or ASB resulting from Oktoberfest. So "obvs" anything I say can be discounted on that basis. However (you sensed that coming) after long cogitation about the OktoberFest, I think it is a shame to dismiss it out of hand - as an idea.[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Darren Edgar

    11 Aug 2022 Basil Clarke wrote (message 6537) : Darren Edgar wrote (message 6534) : Whilst the Council has again consulted poorly, feels a bit like Merkur where they just tried to brush it under the carpet, the hyperbole on here is absolutely staggering. Out of interest, of those complaining, anyone under 40?? Thank you. Much better articulated than me. While I disagree[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Darren Edgar

    11 Aug 2022 Support for the skate park may not be confined to the young, but opposition is certainly confined to the old. As for this event, it is not an evening do? Under 12s aren't playing on the swings at 9pm (I take my 2 year old there often but never after 5pm...). The event is aimed at 18-40, I'd say, and[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Nicola Scott

    11 Aug 2022 Whilst I agree that it is worth looking at age related attitudes and objections in this case I don't think this does create undue influence. What is proposed is an event that is likely to overwhelme facilities. Also worth pointing out that a demographic whose park use could suffer badly are the under 12s and their playground. An absent voice[…] Read more...

  • MP joins call to turn down Oktoberfest licence

    MP joins call to turn down Oktoberfest licence

    10 Aug 2022 Despite Enfield Council's request to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest to withdraw their application to hold a German-themed beer festival in Broomfield Park, Friends of Broomfield Park and other residents concerned about the planned event are calling on residents to continue to submit their own objections to the licensing committee. Among those who have done so recently is Enfield[…] Read more...

  • Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday - Comment by Darren Edgar

    10 Aug 2022 Should help Spencer Avenue immeasurably. It's been suffering as the bottom rung of the current half LTN ladder. Read more...

  • Environmental vandalism in Green Lanes

    Environmental vandalism in Green Lanes

    10 Aug 2022 The photo above (from Google Maps) shows the 11 trees that the McDonalds owner chopped down. When applying for planning permission he ticked a box saying there were no trees on the site that might be important as part of the local landscape character. I think most people would beg to differ! It seems that in 2019 McDonalds were planning[…] Read more...

  • Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday

    Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday

    10 Aug 2022 [Original article] Go to original article Haringey Council's Streets for People team have announced that the low-traffic neighbourhood in Bounds Green will start trial operation on Monday 15th August. The team has published new and clearer maps of the scheme (see below), which is split into three areas. Through traffic will still be able to use Bounds Green Road and[…] Read more...

  • Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday

    Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood scheme to start on Monday

    10 Aug 2022 Haringey Council has announced that the low-traffic neighbourhood in Bounds Green will start trial operation on Monday 15th August. The scheme uses a mix of camera-controlled 'filters' and filters created by bollards or other physical barriers that will prevent cars and lorries passing through without hindering pedestrians, wheelchair users or cyclists. Vehicles in certain categories will be exempt from the[…] Read more...

  • Writing Room autumn courses

    Writing Room autumn courses

    10 Aug 2022 Writing Room is the new name for what was previously known as Collage Writing Room and before that as Haringey Literature Live. It was originally just what it calls itself - a large room in a 1970s office block behind Wood Green bus garage, but in the spring of 2020 it went virtual, using Zoom, and has remained online ever[…] Read more...

  • Environmental vandalism in Green Lanes

    9 Aug 2022 [Original article] Go to original article There's no other way to describe it. At a time when heatwaves are making the presence of trees in our city even more important than before, by chopping down 11 trees, nearly 40 years old, outside McDonalds adjacent to Harringay Green Lanes station, and then laying down plastic "grass", the owner of the restaurant[…] Read more...

  • Environmental vandalism in Green Lanes

    Environmental vandalism in Green Lanes

    9 Aug 2022 There's no other way to describe it. At a time when heatwaves are making the presence of trees in our city more important than ever, by chopping down 11 trees, nearly 40 years old, outside McDonalds adjacent to Harringay Green Lanes station, and then laying down plastic 'grass', the owner of the restaurant is guilty of environmental vandalism or hooliganism. Read more...

  • 4th Southgate Scout Group has vacancies for Beavers and Cubs

    4th Southgate Scout Group has vacancies for Beavers and Cubs

    9 Aug 2022 Beginning Monday 5th September 4th Southgate Scout Group will have vacancies for both Beavers and Cubs. Read more...

  • Friends of Conway Rec introduce their Learning Circle

    Friends of Conway Rec introduce their Learning Circle

    9 Aug 2022 Keith Weller describes some recent projects carried out by the Friends of Conway Rec in their small but perfectly formed park - in particular, to the Learning Circle mosaic that was installed this year. Read more...

  • Councillor: 'I am confident that Oktoberfest will not be going ahead'

    Councillor: 'I am confident that Oktoberfest will not be going ahead'

    8 Aug 2022 Enfield Council has asked the organisers of a German-themed beer festival due to be held in Broomfield Park to withdraw their application for a licence for the event. In a letter to residents a Palmers Green councillor says she is 'confident' that the event will not go ahead. Read more...

  • A festival too far?

    8 Aug 2022 Darren Edgar wrote (message 6535) : Council have also now confirmed this event is being rejected. Organisers were set a list of conditions to satisfy and haven't therefore permission is being withdrawn. Unless you've seen something that I haven't, this isn't quite right. As reported in Enfield Dispatch , the council has asked the organisers to withdraw their application and[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    8 Aug 2022 Darren Edgar wrote (message 6534) : Whilst the Council has again consulted poorly, feels a bit like Merkur where they just tried to brush it under the carpet, the hyperbole on here is absolutely staggering. Out of interest, of those complaining, anyone under 40?? While I disagree with Darren's view that objections to this particular event are greatly exaggerated (well,[…] Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Neil Littman

    8 Aug 2022 Looks like Enfield Council are asking for the application to be withdrawn. Read more...

  • A festival too far? - Comment by Darren Edgar

    8 Aug 2022 Council have also now confirmed this event is being rejected. Organisers were set a list of conditions to satisfy and haven't therefore permission is being withdrawn. Good result for the fun police. Read more...

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