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  • Redesigning Devonshire Square

    14 Jun 2024 As mentioned in a previous post in this thread and contrary to the assertion by Cllr Alessandro, the council IS consulting on the plan to "extinguish" the right to drive cars on the part of Devonshire Road referred to as "Devonshire Square". The statutory consultation runs until 9th July, giving anyone so minded a chance to object to the plan[…]

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  • A406 crash causes damage to PG dental surgery - posted by Neil Littman

    13 Jun 2024 Very difficult to comment properly on this post without a detailed description of precisely what happened if it ever does get reported elsewhere after the police have published their findings. I have been across that junction many times from the direction of Brownlow Road or Powys Lane going straight across but only turned right twice from the A406 into Powys[…]

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  • Conservatives oppose pedestrianisation of Devonshire Square - posted by Karl Brown

    13 Jun 2024 Agree, and sometimes it is surely better for a leader to show leadership qualities by supporting the bleeding obvious: “invented” and trial-led by a Palmers Green resident, picked up and run with by two of our voluntary groups, supported by local traders and subject to a raft of consolations, pilots, in-flight additions from locals, such as the pontoon lights, and[…]

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  • Time to rescue the NHS, its patients and its staff!

    Time to rescue the NHS, its patients and its staff!

    12 Jun 2024 Defend Enfield NHS is part of a nationwide alliance of groups campaigning to restore a fully functional, free and non-privatised NHS. One important part of the alliance has called an emergency conference in central London on Saturday 22nd June, , which is open to all supporters of the NHS. The Restore the People's NHS London conference will be a vital[…]

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  • Whitewebbs campaigners issue urgent crowdfunding appeal

    12 Jun 2024 For a rather more nuanced view on the Whitewebbs/Spurs lease controversy than either of those expressed above, see this post on the Enfield Society website: [T]he Society’s view continues to be that Enfield Council’s financial situation is such that disposal of the land is inevitable and that the Spurs option seems to be the most acceptable outcome of those tendered[…]

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  • A406 crash causes damage to PG dental surgery - posted by Basil Clarke

    12 Jun 2024 The Enfield Independent reports that the dentist whosesurgery was damaged when a driver lost control is blaming "confusing" traffic lights. He thinks the pedestrian crossing shouldn't be there as it is "unsafe" (a type of victim blaming - the problem isn't with the pedestrians, it's some drivers who are unsafe). According to the report, despite two previous serious crashes since[…]

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  • When we design streets for children, we create places that work better for everyone

    When we design streets for children, we create places that work better for everyone

    12 Jun 2024 The national charity Living Streets is calling on the public to write to election candidates asking them to support policies that will create child-friendly streets. They have designed a door hanger for people to download that will help get the message to candidates and political parties.

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  • General election 2024: A chance to quiz candidates on the most pressing issues

    General election 2024: A chance to quiz candidates on the most pressing issues

    12 Jun 2024 Ahead of next months's general election, Enfield Dispatch, Enfield Climate Action Forum and LocalMotion Enfield are joining forces to run online hustings focussing on three of the most pressing issues that the next government has to tackle: the housing crisis, the cost of living and, last but certainly not least, climate change.

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  • Conservatives oppose pedestrianisation of Devonshire Square - posted by Darren Edgar

    12 Jun 2024 Agreed. Rabble rousing. Electioneering. Opposition for opposition sake.

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  • Whitewebbs campaigners issue urgent crowdfunding appeal - posted by Darren Edgar

    12 Jun 2024 Disgusting. They should be raising money to repay the tax payer what they cost us first!!

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  • Whitewebbs campaigners issue urgent crowdfunding appeal

    Whitewebbs campaigners issue urgent crowdfunding appeal

    12 Jun 2024 Campaigners opposed to the leasing of part of Whitewebbs Park to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to launch an appeal against the judicial review which found that Enfield Council's decision to let the land is lawful.

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  • Time to rescue the NHS, its patients and its staff!

    Time to rescue the NHS, its patients and its staff!

    11 Jun 2024 Frances Warboys from the campaigning group Defend Enfield NHS says it's time to restore the National Health Service to its former level of efficiency and effectiveness.

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  • Conservatives oppose pedestrianisation of Devonshire Square - posted by Basil Clarke

    Conservatives oppose pedestrianisation of Devonshire Square - posted by Basil Clarke

    9 Jun 2024 Enfield Dispatch has reported that at a recent planning committee meeting the leader of the Conservative opposition on Enfield Council, Alessandro Georgiou, voiced opposition to the permanent pedestrianisation of Devonshire Square. The Dispatch quotes Cllr Alessandro as saying: “What the committee is being asked to do is to make a permanent decision without a level of consultation, and my understanding[…]

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  • Elizabeth Dobbie: Her life in gardens

    Elizabeth Dobbie: Her life in gardens

    8 Jun 2024 The "enchanting treasure trove" garden of Arnos Park Lodge is open to the public on June 16. Created by the indomitable and inspirational plants-woman Elizabeth Dobbie, it is an opportunity not to be missed. Sally Everist went to meet her and find out more.

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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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  • 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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