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  • Return of a much missed Bowes Park venue

    Return of a much missed Bowes Park venue

    19 Jul 2024 The Hillbilly Social has now begun its "soft launch" period. During our soft launch period we will be open Friday and Saturday 3-12 pm and for special events Tuesday to Thursday. The Social will fully and officially be open with food in September: Tuesday to Thursday 3-11pm Friday (3-12pm) Saturday 10am- 12pm) Sunday (10am- 11pm) July Events Friday 19th July[…]

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  • Council recruiting community engagement officer to help 'unlock Broomfield Park for the community'

    Council recruiting community engagement officer to help 'unlock Broomfield Park for the community'

    19 Jul 2024 Enfield Council is recruiting an officer whose role will be to engage with the public during the development phase of a project to 'memorialise' Broomfield House and 'conserve and enhance' Broomfield Park.

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  • Another PG pub lost? - posted by Darren Edgar

    18 Jul 2024 Some dubious, verging on nonsense, rhetoric in there. Someone with an axe to grind? Or just usual parochial localism? "it was also Marstons who were responsible for the illegal demolition of "Britain's wonkiest pub", the Crooked House in Dudley" What trash. Marstons sold the pub. The new owners had the fire and did the demo. Even the bloody article he[…]

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  • Community music festival issues a cry for help - posted by Darren Edgar

    18 Jul 2024 Nope: "ticket sales this year are not keeping up with usual trends and in fact are falling behind at an alarming rate" They are failing to sell tickets. This COMPOUNDS the issue of underperformance last year.

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  • Arnos Park river restoration project

    Arnos Park river restoration project

    17 Jul 2024 Enfield Council is inviting residents to participate in an engagement event on the potential river restoration project in Arnos Park. Please join us on Saturday 20 July,  10am to 1pm, at the Arnos Road entrance. For more info, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More information about the project is[…]

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  • Community music festival issues a cry for help

    17 Jul 2024 Darren Edgar wrote (message 7189) : haha indeed Having been to Pic-Nic on the Park this weekend it was absolutely rammed so worrying if these guys cannot sell tickets... If you go back and read the original message you'll realise that your comparison is completely inappropriate. The problem is that because of poor weather last year Livestock made a big[…]

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  • Return of a much missed Bowes Park venue

    Return of a much missed Bowes Park venue

    17 Jul 2024 The announcement of two events scheduled for 23rd and 24th July at 101 Myddleton Road signals the reopening of a popular local cafe/bar after it was purchased by the community. The former Step, now rechristened Hillbilly Social at 101, will play host on Tuesday to Bowes Park Folk Club and on Wednesday to Homebrew Poetry.

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  • Not the Livestock Festival...

    Not the Livestock Festival...

    17 Jul 2024 The organisers of the big annual music event at Forty Hall Farm had to cancel this year or risk its entire future, but instead they're putting on an alternative that is Not the Livestock Festival. It's restricted to 500 attendees and tickets are going fast!

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement

    15 Jul 2024 Colin Younger wrote (message 7194) : The Cumulative Impact Assessment has now been added, but I don't think it was there before the deadline. See www.enfield.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/60338/Cumulative-Impact-Zone-Review-document.pdf However the deadline for comment appears to be 11 AUGUST   The cumulative impact assessment definitely wasn't there when I started this thread (and even now is clearly an unfinished draft, missing the maps[…]

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  • Another PG pub lost?

    Another PG pub lost?

    15 Jul 2024 A post on Facebook has stated that the Woodman on Bourne Hill has closed, reportedly after having been sold by Marstons to a different pub operator.

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement - posted by Colin Younger

    14 Jul 2024 The Cumulative Impact Assessment has now been added, but I don't think it was there before the deadline. See www.enfield.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/60338/Cumulative-Impact-Zone-Review-document.pdf However the deadline for comment appears to be 11 AUGUST  

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  • 'A touching, sometimes heartbreaking evening in the theatre, with some surprisingly funny moments...'

    'A touching, sometimes heartbreaking evening in the theatre, with some surprisingly funny moments...'

    14 Jul 2024 Rabbit Hole, a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by David Lindsay Abaire, charts a couple's bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. All this week at Incognito Theatre in Friern Barnet.

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement - posted by Karl Brown

    11 Jul 2024 ... and checking the council web site reveals nil regarding the "ANNEX 2-7 CUMULATIVE IMPACT POLICY THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT FOR CONSULTATION PURPOSES" .  So that's no separate document and no information. To be fair, this all started on16 May under a previous government when nothing worked.   

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement - posted by Colin Younger

    11 Jul 2024 This is one of the most unhelpful "consultations" I've seen.  Isn't there a duty to make consultations more understandable? The draft is complex for legal reasons, but few but lawyers will be able to understand the overall impact. The proposal to include PG and Bowes in the category of areas covered by Cumulative Impact is covered by this:- ANNEX 2-7[…]

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement - posted by Colin Younger

    11 Jul 2024 Has anyone understood the impact of PG being listed as a new Cumulative Impact Zone?

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  • Consultation on updated Licensing Policy Statement

    10 Jul 2024 I've only just become aware of this consultation, which I've no doubt some readers will be very keen to respond to. The deadline is this Friday. See www.enfield.gov.uk/consultations/licensing-policy-statement . And note the mention of Cumulative Impact Zones in Bowes and Palmers Green. Start date:     16 May 2024 Closing date:     12 July 2024 Details Every five years the Council[…]

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  • If 14-year-old Divine were in No 10...

    If 14-year-old Divine were in No 10...

    10 Jul 2024 A powerful message for the new occupier of No 10 Downing Street from a 14-year-old resident of Ponders End.

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  • A voracious knitter expands his skills and makes new friends

    A voracious knitter expands his skills and makes new friends

    10 Jul 2024 Sri Lanka-born Jana tells the story of how the women of the Stitch! community helped him fulfil his dream of learning to crochet.

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  • Free creative workshops for people identifying as disabled

    Free creative workshops for people identifying as disabled

    10 Jul 2024 Local people who identify as disabled are invited to enrol in workshops being held this month at Arbeit Studios ahead of an art exhibition to be held at Arbeit in August.

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  • Volunteering opportunities galore!

    Volunteering opportunities galore!

    10 Jul 2024 The latest issue of the guide to volunteering opportunities in the borough and further afield has been published and can be downloaded from the Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) website.

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  • Striking teachers at local fee-paying school say 'let's talk' about plan to impose pension changes

    Striking teachers at local fee-paying school say 'let's talk' about plan to impose pension changes

    9 Jul 2024 Teachers at Palmers Green High School staged a strike on Monday and Tuesday this week in protest at plans to change their pension scheme and the refusal of the school's board of governers to meet unions to discuss the proposals.

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  • Crying out for Equal Health: Charities unite to call on the next government to end 'scandalous' life expectancy disparities

    Crying out for Equal Health: Charities unite to call on the next government to end 'scandalous' life expectancy disparities

    3 Jul 2024 A group that brings together 27 charities is calling on the next government to fix "stark health inequalities" that are cutting thousands of lives short across the UK every year.

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  • Enfield Town pedestrian improvements work starting this week

    Enfield Town pedestrian improvements work starting this week

    3 Jul 2024 Construction work on the initial phase of the Enfield Town Liveable Neighbourhood scheme is due to begin this week. Phase 1 will bring improvements for pedestrians in the western part of the borough's main town centre, in particular making it easier and safer to access the Library Green and Town Park on foot from Church Street. A new public square[…]

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  • Devonshire Square statutory consultation ends next week

    Devonshire Square statutory consultation ends next week

    3 Jul 2024 The deadline for responding to a statutory consultation regarding a permanent ban from driving on Devonshire Square is approaching. The 28-day period for submitting views about banning cars from the new pedestrianised space in Palmers Green will be up on 9th July.

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  • Help Andy get to the Top of Africa and a food bank reach its goal

    Help Andy get to the Top of Africa and a food bank reach its goal

    2 Jul 2024 Andy Dawson, a volunteer at Bounds Green Food Bank, has been preparing for a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the charity, which has recently been struggling financially and has had to cut back the services it provides to more than a thousand residents.

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  • Community music festival issues a cry for help - posted by Darren Edgar

    1 Jul 2024 haha indeed Having been to Pic-Nic on the Park this weekend it was absolutely rammed so worrying if these guys cannot sell tickets...

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