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  • Incinerator opponents to demonstrate as minister orders more scrutiny of £1.2billion project

    6 Jul 2022 This footage was put together by Real Media. The accompanying report is at realmedia.press/nlwa-agm-protest. Here's a similar video reporting on the same meeting and demonstration: Read more...

  • A skatepark for Broomfield Park? - Comment by Philip Sheffield

    6 Jul 2022 The Fldra is broadly sympathetic to this proposal. Have there been any recent developments? Read more...

  • Going Car Free 2022

    Going Car Free 2022

    6 Jul 2022 Calling out around the UK, are you ready for a brand new challenge? Summer's here and the time is right for Going Car Free - a month of climate-friendly travel. Read more...

  • Out-of-hours GP appointments survey

    Out-of-hours GP appointments survey

    6 Jul 2022 The North Central London Integrated Care Board, set up as part of a major reorganisation of the NHS in England which began this week, is carrying out a survey of patients' views about out-of-hours GP appointments. Read more...

  • Free course: Create an online zine

    Free course: Create an online zine

    6 Jul 2022 Collage Arts are running a free 3-week course to create an online zine, intended to allow people from all backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich culture of Britishness and the impact that people of colour have had on the UK for centuries. Read more...

  • Join Healthwatch Enfield as a community outreach volunteer

    Join Healthwatch Enfield as a community outreach volunteer

    6 Jul 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...

  • North London shoulder pain massage study

    North London shoulder pain massage study

    6 Jul 2022 In the autumn Palmers Green-based massage therapist Steven Murdoch will be carrying out a study on chronic shoulder pain, exploring the effectiveness of Jing Method™ clinical massage in adults. He's inviting chronic shoulder pain sufferers who meet certain criteria to participate for free. Read more...

  • Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    6 Jul 2022 The seven London Councils climate change programmes are focused on all aspects of reducing carbon emissions and adapting to our future climate. Each is led by one or two boroughs in London who are responsible for overseeing the implementation of a pan-London action plan. You can read the action plans for each of the seven programmes below: Retrofit London Low[…] Read more...

  • Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    6 Jul 2022 As part of London Climate Action Week, London Councils, the umbrella body that brings together the capital's boroughs, organised an online Climate Actions Showcase to bring the public up to date with actions being taken by individual boroughs. The slides used by presenters can be viewed below. File Attachment:File Name: SlidesUpdated_LondonCouncilsClimateProgrammeShowcase01July22.pdfFile Size: 1,983 KB Read more...

  • Disability Action Haringey - Comment by Disability Action Haringey

    5 Jul 2022 Disability Action Haringey are keen to increase the number of Personal Carers for Direct Payment Holders in Haringey. A Direct Payment holder is someone who receives funds from the local authority to pay for care and support. This is called getting direct payments. DAH are looking to match potential Personal Care Assistants across Haringey and beyond to create independence and[…] Read more...

  • Keepers of the Conservatory

    Keepers of the Conservatory

    4 Jul 2022 At the end of June volunteers in Broomfield Conservatory gathered in their favourite greenhouse for the first time since January 2020. Read about how volunteers maintain the plants and welcome visitors and find out how you can join them. Read more...

  • How dare the Federation of Enfield Residents speak on my behalf? - Comment by Karl Brown

    4 Jul 2022 I’ve found myself commenting before, including to our local press, about FERAA taking their agenda and wrapping it in a, “speaking for the people” wrapper. I suspect it doesn’t do themselves, or those remaining member associations, much good. In this one, I was most touched by, “inefficient loss-making public transport services” when referring to TfL. Personally I often find our[…] Read more...

  • Music, theatre and poetry to launch the Living Room Library

    Music, theatre and poetry to launch the Living Room Library

    3 Jul 2022 On Thursday 7th July an evening of live music, poetry, theatre and craft workshops is set to launch the refurbished Fore Street Library in Edmonton under its new name of the Living Room Library. Read more...

  • Helping families get on their bikes

    3 Jul 2022 When the fundraising campaign finished on 28th June the total pledged to get the Family Bike Club off the ground had reached £10,153. This was made up of money pledged by 78 supporters, additional contributions from Aviva and match funding by Power to Change. This is the latest message from Luke Balnave on the Aviva Community Fund page : A[…] Read more...

  • How dare the Federation of Enfield Residents speak on my behalf? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    How dare the Federation of Enfield Residents speak on my behalf? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    3 Jul 2022 The vice president of the Federation of Enfield Residents did not speak on behalf of this particular resident when he wrote to Enfield Dispatch criticising the proposal to extend the ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) to the whole of Greater London. Nor, I suspect, on behalf of residents living near the A406 and A10 in Enfield, currently exposed to high levels[…] Read more...

  • "Using a magic mirror to cast light on reality"

    "Using a magic mirror to cast light on reality"

    2 Jul 2022 "Using a magic mirror to cast light on reality" - Stephen Cox, interviewed here by Francis Sealey, on why his two novels, which aim to entertain while dealing with real-world issues, use science fiction. He also points out that the invention of mobile phones has created problems for authors! Read more about Our Child of the Stars . Read more...

  • 'Think it over!' Anti-incineration protesters serenade waste authority members - Comment by Karl Brown

    26 Jun 2022 A splendid lead vocalist, perhaps best enjoyed towards the end of the 19 minute public meeting before the CCTV plug was pulled camden.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/669792 The deputation, which kicked off these proceedings, angled in on the inappropriateness of re-electing the NLWA chair for a 14th (fourteenth) consecutive term; and we had one councillor highlighting the succession issue of board members. Such key[…] Read more...

  • 'Think it over!' Anti-incineration protesters serenade waste authority members

    'Think it over!' Anti-incineration protesters serenade waste authority members

    23 Jun 2022 "Think it over!" At the waste authority's annual general meeting today, anti-incineration protesters serenaded the NLWA board members, who subsequently moved their meeting to another room. More information on what went on and more videos on this Twitter thread posted by local democracy reporter Josh Mellor: Josh Mellor @jshmellor Following a failed attempt to re-enter the meeting, which ended with[…] Read more...

  • Waste authority MD writes to incinerator protesters dismissing their claims.

    23 Jun 2022 The managing director of the North London Waste Authority has written to the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now(StEIN) campaign rebutting the points made by StEIN in their letter to communities secretary Michael Gove . The letter, which does not address any of the issues in much detail, can be read on the NLWA website and contains links to various earlier[…] Read more...

  • Safer Neighbourhoods Newsletter - PG ward

    Safer Neighbourhoods Newsletter - PG ward

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

  • Incinerator opponents to demonstrate as minister orders more scrutiny of £1.2billion project

    Incinerator opponents to demonstrate as minister orders more scrutiny of £1.2billion project

    22 Jun 2022 [Original article] Go to original article On Thursday 23rd June campaigners from the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now (StEIN) coalition will be protesting outside the annual general meeting of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in opposition to its decision to build a new waste incinerator in Edmonton. The latest anti-incinerator demonstration follows the news that, following intervention by Chingford[…] Read more...

  • Incinerator opponents to demonstrate as minister orders more scrutiny of £1.2billion project

    Incinerator opponents to demonstrate as minister orders more scrutiny of £1.2billion project

    22 Jun 2022 On Thursday 23rd June campaigners from the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now coalition will be protesting outside the annual general meeting of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in opposition to its decision to build a new waste incinerator in Edmonton. The latest anti-incinerator demonstration follows the news that, following intervention by Chingford MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, communities secretary[…] Read more...

  • Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    22 Jun 2022 [Original article] Go to original article Friday is the start of London Climate Action Week 2022. A total of 162 events will be held, some in-person, others online, covering pretty much every aspect of the campaign to take action to reduce human-induced climate change and adapt to those effects of climate change that we can no longer prevent. Also happening[…] Read more...

  • 'The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it'

    'The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it'

    22 Jun 2022 'The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it' - famous words uttered by Nye Bevan in 1948. 'We are those folk, come and join us', says Frances Warboys of Defend Enfield NHS, as she explains how the NHS has been neglected and what the implications are of the Health &[…] Read more...

  • Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

    22 Jun 2022 Friday is the start of London Climate Action Week 2022. A total of 162 events will be held, some in-person, others online, covering pretty much every aspect of the campaign to take action to reduce human-induced climate change and adapt to those effects of climate change that we can no longer prevent. Read more...

  • Helping families get on their bikes

    17 Jun 2022 Here's a video interview with Luke Balnave about the Family Bike Club. Read more...

  • What future for e-scooters in London? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    What future for e-scooters in London? - Comment by Basil Clarke

    17 Jun 2022 There's a very comprehensive and informative article about the pros and cons of e-scooters and other forms of "micro-mobility" on the Smart Transport website , beginning “I think that they (e-scooters) can play a very important role, not so much in the short term to encourage modal shift away from the car, but in the longer term as part of[…] Read more...

  • Correction: Email address to volunteer as a poppy appeal collector

    17 Jun 2022 Apologies for the mistake. The correct email address is fbell [AT] britishlegion [DOT] org [DOT] uk. Read more...

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