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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Karl Brown

    29 May 2024 The robberies are suggested as being heavily skewed towards phone theft, and no surprise there if you ask around. Along with shoplifting and on line fraud, it's an adverse area I had flagged previously.But compare what could read as an end-of-the-world scenario with eg, “Crime falls to lowest level on record, ONS says“   www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-67161967 And,  “According the Crime Survey[…]

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Darren Edgar

    24 May 2024 Good to see Khan out-performing the national average there.

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Neil Littman

    23 May 2024 Then this week this appears in the Dispatch in an article headed: Sadiq Khan says robbery levels are too high. Data published by the Office for National Statistics shows that robbery in London has risen 57% since Khan took office in 2016. While 21,604 offences were recorded in the capital in the period from April 2015 to March 2016, the[…]

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  • A406 crash puts PG dental surgery out of action - posted by Basil Clarke

    22 May 2024 "What would have happened if a pedestrian had been walking there at the time of the collision?" Good question. Clearly, at least one of the drivers was seriously at fault here, but lives to drive another day. A pedestrian hit by one of these cars, judging from the damage done to the building, would have no chance. This is a[…]

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  • Throwing open the doors to Broomfield Conservatory!

    Throwing open the doors to Broomfield Conservatory!

    22 May 2024 After a closure lasting eight months, the doors of Broomfield Conservatory will at last be thrown wide open on Sunday to let the public into Palmers Green's own mini-Kew Gardens.

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  • A406 crash puts PG dental surgery out of action

    A406 crash puts PG dental surgery out of action

    22 May 2024 A dental surgery in Palmers Green has been forced to suspend operations after a collision yesterday evening between two drivers resulting in a car crashing into the building.

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  • Survey reveals locals' love for Broomfield Park

    Survey reveals locals' love for Broomfield Park

    22 May 2024 Responses to a survey of visitors to Broomfield Park show that it is well loved. People believe it benefits their physical and mental health and helps them connect to the wider community and natural world.

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  • Celebrating ten years of the Palmers Greenery Community Café

    20 May 2024 The Palmers Greenery Community Café in Broomfield Park will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in early June with a series of free events: a Wellbeing Wander, a dog show and a Community Fun Day - something for everyone! But the Palmers Greenery is much more than just - to coin a phrase - an 'ace café'.

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  • Can You Help This Person? - posted by Karl Brown

    Can You Help This Person? - posted by Karl Brown

    18 May 2024 For over two years now Fox Lane bridge has been plagued by an overnight food dumper, usually weekly, sometimes twice weekly. Bad on pretty much every dimension and sucking up not inconsiderable council resource to boot. This could be the equivalent of the Japanese soldier trapped in the jungle and still fighting WW2 decades years on, in this case protesting[…]

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Karl Brown

    18 May 2024 To follow Neil’s posting, its exactly the impression given by press and social media, with its inevitable focus on sensationalism, which the research suggests has been a major factor in perception being out of step with actual crime levels. Stay calm despite the headlines! As for the other point, recorded crime which is not investigated is still very much a[…]

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen!

    Time, please, ladies and gentlemen!

    17 May 2024 Here's the Dispatch story that Karl referenced. Last orders for two more Enfield pubs. If it's true that some bar staff didn't know about the closure a couple of days ago, that doesn't strike me as good management. Though at least they're all being redeployed.

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Neil Littman

    17 May 2024 I don't think I would have guessed that fall in crime from the constant stream of stories that appear in the local and national press or social media forums? Think it possible that it also has a lot to do with the way the statistics are compiled for reporting the numbers of crimes in terms of charges, trials, convictions etc.[…]

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Neil Littman

    17 May 2024 Probably worth repeating this link to the story from January this year:   www.pgweb.uk/planning-all-subjects/pg-town-centre-improvements/3822-new-town-centre-business-applies-for-3am-alcohol-licence

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Karl Brown

    17 May 2024 A dense fog of uncertainty seems to surround PG’s Wetherspoons: earlier this week I heard it had seen a reprise from its well publicised sale plan; by mid week two bar staff had told  a friend it was to close imminently with them being relocated to alternate outlets; a local publican subsequently confirmed same, adding rumour had it the (pretty[…]

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Neil Littman

    16 May 2024 The closing of the Alfred Herring along with over 30 other Wetherspoon pubs was announced quite a while ago with a new development proposed mainly upstairs. No closure timing was given back then. Also in Wanstead Wetherspoons announced the closure of The George which is magnificent Edwardian pub on the high street with a bit of notoriety concerning the previous[…]

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen!

    16 May 2024 Bill Linton wrote (message 7135) : Someone who has been in there reports that the staff are unaware of a change of ownership, or an impending shutdown. They are surely legally entitled to more than 2 days notice. Are you sure of your facts, Basil?   Oh dear... Well, I'm less sure now that you've written that. I heard the[…]

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  • Redesigning Devonshire Square

    Redesigning Devonshire Square

    16 May 2024 Apologies to readers who may have encountered a broken link to the design concept document in yesterday's article about redesigning Devonshire Square . The link was correct when I wrote the article, but since then Journeys and Places have replaced what was quite evidently an interim version of the document with a new version. I've updated the link in the[…]

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Bill Linton

    16 May 2024 Someone who has been in there reports that the staff are unaware of a change of ownership, or an impending shutdown. They are surely legally entitled to more than 2 days notice. Are you sure of your facts, Basil?  

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by JuliusCaf

    16 May 2024 This is one of the better Wetherspoon pubs. At the end of the day, price matters. The other pubs in the area are rubbing their hands.  

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Basil Clarke

    15 May 2024 Karl Brown wrote (message 7131) : ...it does seem that violence, burglary and vehicle related theft have indeed fallen, gradually, off a cliff...   How do you fall down a cliff gradually? Sounds more like it's rolled a long way down a hill...

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  • Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Basil Clarke

    Time, please, ladies and gentlemen! - posted by Basil Clarke

    15 May 2024 They say all good things come to an end. No doubt opinions are divided as to whether the large Wetherspoons pub in the centre of PG's high street is a good thing or not, but it's now clear that it is coming to an end imminently - this weekend in fact. Just one among a large number of JDW venues[…]

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  • Breaking Barriers: Addressing youth unemployment in London

    Breaking Barriers: Addressing youth unemployment in London

    15 May 2024 On Monday the umbrella body London Councils launched a new reportexploring ways the boroughs can break the barriers to addressing youth unemployment in London.

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  • Fancy 'Strutting the Square'?

    Fancy 'Strutting the Square'?

    15 May 2024 Love fashion? Want to build your confidence? Be the most beautiful gazelle on the runway? Then why not go for this opportunity being offered by Arbeit Studios in conjunction with Palmers Green business Philanthropy CIC and drag artist Vedi Roy?

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  • Most crime has fallen by 90% in the last 30 years - posted by Karl Brown

    15 May 2024 I’m now taking more interest in policing and crime articles, so this recent headline really struck me. Surely not I thought.  I know stats can be dodgy. My first introduction to that was many years since when attending the inaugural professorship lecture of Adrian Smith, now President of the Royal Society, who introduced himself by saying he had more legs[…]

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  • Redesigning Devonshire Square

    Redesigning Devonshire Square

    14 May 2024 Palmers Green residents are being invited by Enfield Council's Journeys and Places team to provide feedback on the recently published concept for a permanent redesign of Devonshire Square. In addition to an online survey running until 2nd June, there will be a public drop-in session at Arbeit Studios on Friday 24th May.

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  • Dementia Action Week in Enfield

    Dementia Action Week in Enfield

    13 May 2024 The nationwide Dementia Action Week takes place this year between 13th and 19th May. In Enfield the organisations working together in the Enfield Dementia Network are running help and awareness raising events throughout the week.

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