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  • Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub - Comment by Darren Edgar

    6 Oct 2022 Love love LOVE this idea. BUT..... more information is needed. No Landlord wants an empty shop, especially not as the government still gets to collect it's astronomic taxes on it. However what terms are being offered? I am not just talking about the limited tenant covenent, but more importantly how much cash is the tenant offering to put into converting/fitting[…] Read more...

  • Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub - Comment by Elizabeth Robinson

    6 Oct 2022 Thank you for your support on the campaign Basil. Read more...

  • Wanted: Volunteer Poppy Appeal collectors

    Wanted: Volunteer Poppy Appeal collectors

    5 Oct 2022 The Royal British Legion is recruiting local Poppy Appeal collectors for the period running up to this year's Remembrance Day. Read more...

  • Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    5 Oct 2022 The agenda for the council meeting on 12th October has now been published (see this earlier report ). The petition will be the first item of new business, with 15 minutes set aside to debate it. The next item is Opposition Priority Business. The Conservative Group are proposing a motion which also concerns the procedures for developing and adopting the[…] Read more...

  • New exhibition at the Southgate gallery

    New exhibition at the Southgate gallery

    4 Oct 2022 Currently showing at the Southgate Gallery until mid October (in addition to the continuing mixed media exhibition of various local artists), Mary Horsfield, a member of the Enfield Art Circle, has several examples of her work on display. Mary's colourful and detailed acrylic paintings on canvas show a variety of flowers in Victorian planters plus recognisable scenes viewed through imaginary[…] Read more...

  • Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub

    Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub

    4 Oct 2022 [Original article] Go to original article Only three days after its launch, a petition designed to convince landlords of popular demand for a cinema and arts hub in Palmers Green is well on its way to accumulating 2500 signatures. The online petition on change.org was started by the Palmers Green Action Team and expresses the frustration felt by the team's[…] Read more...

  • Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub

    Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub

    4 Oct 2022 Only three days after its launch, a petition designed to convince landlords of popular demand for a cinema and arts hub in Palmers Green is well on its way to accumulating 2500 signatures. Started by the Palmers Green Action Team, it expresses the frustration felt by the team's members and by a potential cinema operator at the unwillingness of landlords[…] Read more...

  • Could a new market and community space create a more people-friendly Wood Green?

    Could a new market and community space create a more people-friendly Wood Green?

    3 Oct 2022 Four years ago Haringey Council dropped a plan to totally reshape the centre of Wood Green, demolishing the Mall, library and Morrisons, and many other buildings, and creating new squares and a boulevard, with views over to Alexandra Palace. So shoppers and diners continue to contend with some of the worst aspects of 1960s and 1970s town planning. What could[…] Read more...

  • Pop into the patisserie for a second helping of PG children's author's thumb-sized adventures

    Pop into the patisserie for a second helping of PG children's author's thumb-sized adventures

    29 Sep 2022 A children's author whose plot ideas came to her while daydreaming when waiting for trains to Palmers Green will be signing copies of her books at the Holtwhites shop on Aldermans Hill on 14th October. Read more...

  • Broomfield House: What is the council up to? - Comment by George Andruszkiewicz

    29 Sep 2022 Surely it is time to move on and demolish what is left of Broomfield House. The building will be gone but the memories will linger for people. It is a sad relic that serves no purpose other than drain the Council's coffers. I have lived in the area for over two decades and nothing has changed. Read more...

  • Improving Enfield Town: Engagement period extended

    Improving Enfield Town: Engagement period extended

    28 Sep 2022 The Enfield Town consultation has been extended until 9th October and some additional drop-in events have been added. See below. Engagement extended until 9th October 2022 24 Sep 2022 Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Enfield Council cancelled two events that were scheduled to take place for the Enfield Town project, namely: Pop-up at the Market Square scheduled[…] Read more...

  • Safer Neighbourhood News for Palmers Green ward

    Safer Neighbourhood News for Palmers Green ward

    28 Sep 2022 This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available. Read more...

  • Meanwhile, just down the road from the Fox... - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Meanwhile, just down the road from the Fox... - Comment by Basil Clarke

    28 Sep 2022 So the new landlord at the Fox (if there ever is one) will have to invest a minimum of £300K to fit out the interior and pay £120K a year for the lease. But we lucky customers (if we can afford to buy the odd pint or two) will benefit from leather wing armchairs and dado-height tiling in the gents'.[…] Read more...

  • The Fox: Apply for this pub! - Comment by Colin Younger

    The Fox: Apply for this pub! - Comment by Colin Younger

    28 Sep 2022 The Fox is being advertised for rent at £120,000 pa. See the full details at www.starpubs.co.uk/pubs/fox-london There is fascinating detail there about the area including this:- Transformational refurbishment planned A fabulous refurbishment will transform the Fox into a great pub with great food. Inside, the pub will be redecorated throughout. Other upgrades throughout the pub such as overhauling the bar[…] Read more...

  • PG author's second novel out in paperback next month

    PG author's second novel out in paperback next month

    27 Sep 2022 A Palmers Green author whose work has won critical acclaim will next month be launching the paperback edition of his second novel. This October will also mark ten years since he committed to being a writer. Read more...

  • Rogue traders warning: If in doubt, keep them out!

    Rogue traders warning: If in doubt, keep them out!

    26 Sep 2022 Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team are warning residents about the severe financial risks involved when dealing with rogue traders, in particular roofers. Accompanying their monthly email newsletter is information about how a Southgate resident was nearly persuaded to sign over their property to a rogue trader. Read more...

  • Schoolkids, tell us how you feel about climate change

    24 Sep 2022 EnCAF have now issued another, more recent interview with the people behind the competition and with a student at Middlesex University who was involved in creating the two films for screening in schools. Read more...

  • Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    24 Sep 2022 [Original article] Go to original article The debate about a petition demanding adequate debate about the new Enfield Local Plan has been rescheduled and will now be held at 7pm on Wednesday 12th October at a newly convened meeting of Enfield Council. Campaigners are asking supporters to fill the public gallery and, if available, any overspill capacity in the Civic[…] Read more...

  • Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

    24 Sep 2022 The debate about a petition demanding adequate debate about the new Enfield Local Plan has been rescheduled and will now be held at 7pm on Wednesday 12th October at a newly convened meeting of Enfield Council. Campaigners are asking supporters to fill the public gallery and, if available, any overspill capacity in the Civic Centre. Read more...

  • Join Healthwatch Enfield as a community outreach volunteer

    Join Healthwatch Enfield as a community outreach volunteer

    23 Sep 2022 Healthwatch Enfield are recruiting community outreach volunteers. Their role is to be 'out there' talking and listening to patients, community members and/or people who use health and social care services. If you enjoy chatting to people, have good listening skills, a little bit of spare time and an interest in health and social care this could be the perfect role[…] Read more...

  • Broomfield House: What is the council up to? - Comment by Jan-Willem Jonker

    22 Sep 2022 Broomfield House Trust chair Colin Younger says in Enfield Dispatch: “The last fire [in 2019] left it with nothing left to restore – it is non-existent.” If that is the case, then why on earth would the National Lottery Heritage Fund be willing to fund a rebuild? There are so many other buildings at risk in Britain where the money[…] Read more...

  • Local events for Great Big Green Week 2022

    Local events for Great Big Green Week 2022

    21 Sep 2022 Great Big Green Week 2022 starts on Saturday. As last year, Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) is organising events throughout the week - though rather fewer than last year, where there were so many events that people found it difficult to choose between them! Read more...

  • UPDATE: Broomfield House: What is the council up to?

    21 Sep 2022 Since writing the article, I've been informed that yesterday the council invited the Broomfield House Trustees and Friends of Broomfield Park to a meeting on Monday to hear about the council's approach to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and their response. Historic England - also key players - have also been invited to the meeting. So by this time next[…] Read more...

  • Collage Voices: Drama, creative writing and music for children and young people

    Collage Voices: Drama, creative writing and music for children and young people

    21 Sep 2022 The autumn term is starting at Collage Voices - a performing arts and creative media programme for children, young people and emerging artists. Read more...

  • Broomfield House: What is the council up to?

    Broomfield House: What is the council up to?

    21 Sep 2022 [Original article] Go to original article The saga of Broomfield House rolls slowly on, but what kind of ending it is heading towards remains as obscure as ever. Enfield Dispatch has reported this week that Enfield Council has confirmed that it has submitted an "expression of interest" bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for obtaining grant funding for work[…] Read more...

  • Schoolkids, tell us how you feel about climate change

    Schoolkids, tell us how you feel about climate change

    21 Sep 2022 [Original article] Go to original article _ILVx4x38ow A competition launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools aims to increase engagement by young people in efforts to tackle environmental threats. The Love Your Planet competition invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change. It has three main aims: to raise awareness of[…] Read more...

  • Broomfield House: What is the council up to?

    Broomfield House: What is the council up to?

    21 Sep 2022 The saga of Broomfield House rolls slowly on, but what kind of ending it is heading towards remains as obscure as ever. Enfield Council has begun the process of submitting a new bid for Lottery Heritage Fund money to be used in connection with the ruined mansion. But the council has given no hint of its proposals to the public[…] Read more...

  • Putting PG on the page (again)

    Putting PG on the page (again)

    20 Sep 2022 It's less than a month since I commented on a new novel that it 'belongs to what I can with confidence assume to be a vanishingly small category: novels where the action takes place in Palmers Green', and what do I find? A feature in this month's Enfield Dispatch under the headline 'Putting Palmers Green on the page' about another[…] Read more...

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