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  • Stalking Awareness Week: The effects of the pandemic

    Stalking Awareness Week: The effects of the pandemic

    19 Apr 2021 To mark Stalking Awareness Week two charities working in the field have published new information about this type of abberant behaviour: its prevalance, how to identify it, the effects it has on victims, how it is dealt with by the police, the rise in cyberstalking, changes resulting from the pandemic, and more. Read more...

  • Age UK Enfield launches support project for armed forces veterans

    Age UK Enfield launches support project for armed forces veterans

    17 Apr 2021 Age UK Enfield has launched a two-year Veterans Support Project designed to tackle loneliness and isolation in armed forces veterans and their families, to connect them to others and to develop new activities that keep them engaged and part of the community Read more...

  • The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    17 Apr 2021 The environmental debate between candidates for the Mayor of London, scheduled for 12th April, has been rescheduled for Wednesday 21st at 7pm. If you registered for the original date, there is no need to re-register. Hosted by Wildlife and Countryside Link and chaired by presenter and environmentalist Julia Bradbury, this debate will allow mayoral candidates to put forward their policies[…] Read more...

  • Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available - Comment by Bill Linton

    15 Apr 2021 They never completely closed. I've been picking up (and taking back) pre-booked books throughout this latest lockdown. Read more...

  • StopPGMerkurSlots campaigners to meet with chair of parliamentary gambling harm group

    StopPGMerkurSlots campaigners to meet with chair of parliamentary gambling harm group

    14 Apr 2021 As they continue to work on finalising their application for a review of the gambling licence issued to Merkur Slots, leading activists from the campaign group StopPGMerkurSlots will this week be asking for advice from the chair of an all party parliamentary group (APPG). Read more...

  • Local therapist welcomes new guidance on chronic pain

    Local therapist welcomes new guidance on chronic pain

    14 Apr 2021 On 7th April the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued new guidance to healthcare professionals regarding the effective treatment of chronic pain. According to Palmers Green-based clinical massage therapist and chronic pain specialist Steven Murdoch, the new recommendations have created both confusion and anger amongst people with persistent (chronic) pain and pain specialists alike. However, he believes[…] Read more...

  • Stitches of support for Nightingale Cancer Centre clients

    Stitches of support for Nightingale Cancer Centre clients

    13 Apr 2021 Nightingale Cancer Support are planning to bring together knitters old and new, even if it is virtually, to do something positive with our lockdown creativity and bring comfort to those who need it most. They're calling all knitters, crocheters, beginners, professionals and everyone in between to be part of Stitches of Support. Read more...

  • Local environmentalist in court this week

    Local environmentalist in court this week

    13 Apr 2021 Local environmentalist Georgia Elliott-Smith is in court this Wednesday and Thursday - the High Court, no less - arguing that the government's new carbon trading scheme is in contravention of the Climate Change Act. It will be possible to watch the proceedings online. Georgia' crowdfunding page, raising money for legal costs, is still open for pledges. Read more...

  • Domestic abuse support: The Freedom Programme

    Domestic abuse support: The Freedom Programme

    13 Apr 2021 Are you a female victim of domestic abuse, or do you know someone that is? Join Enfield Women's Centre and Enfield Council for their online 'Freedom Programme', starting next week (21st April). Read more...

  • Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

    Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

    13 Apr 2021 [Original article] Go to original article The borough's four hub libraries, including Palmers Green, have reopened but are offering restricted services. Shelf browsing is now available, subject to pre-booking up to two days in advance. The information below has been reproduced from the Enfield Council website. Information current as of 13th April - to check for updates visit this page[…] Read more...

  • Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

    Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

    13 Apr 2021 The borough's four hub libraries, including Palmers Green, have reopened but are offering restricted services. Shelf browsing is now available, subject to pre-booking up to two days in advance. Read more...

  • Volunteer at the new Cooking Champions community cafe

    Volunteer at the new Cooking Champions community cafe

    13 Apr 2021 Cooking Champions are looking for volunteers to help serve customers at their new community cafe. Read more...

  • Are you a woman looking for help to start your own business?

    Are you a woman looking for help to start your own business?

    13 Apr 2021 The Inspiring Women Start Up Programme is Enterprise Enfield's free 3-month programme of support designed to help women in London develop their business idea and get ready to start their new enterprise. Delivered through a series of webinars with access to an expert adviser, the course covers all the business start up basics including: creating a vision; researching the market;[…] Read more...

  • Coming up: A burst of cultural joy in the park

    Coming up: A burst of cultural joy in the park

    7 Apr 2021 Instead of hibernating over the winter, Friends of Broomfield Park have been busy organising the Broomfield Summer Festival, an amazing array of music, theatre, dance, cinema, family and food events. Read more...

  • 'Challenge your friends, your family, your colleagues not to speed, and make it unacceptable'

    'Challenge your friends, your family, your colleagues not to speed, and make it unacceptable'

    7 Apr 2021 In the week that we were all shocked by the killing of a tiny baby by a dangerous driver, we need to hammer home the message of London's former top traffic cop in this interview for Crimewatch Live: 'Don't speed, challenge your friends, your family, your colleagues not to speed, and make it unacceptable. ' Read more...

  • Plenty of interest in April's Enfield Dispatch

    Plenty of interest in April's Enfield Dispatch

    7 Apr 2021 This month's news and features-filled Enfield Dispatch has several items directly concerning our bit of the borough. Stitch! gets a big feature ahead of its reopening next week. Däna Burstow provides an update on Palmers Green Action Team's projects for trees in large planters along Green Lanes. There's an interview with Melanie Smith, the minister at Palmers Green United Reformed[…] Read more...

  • Merkur Slots: Building the case

    Merkur Slots: Building the case

    7 Apr 2021 The StopPGMerkurSlots campaign has been continuing to collect evidence for a review of a licence for a new branch of the Merkur Slots gambling arcade chain planned for Green Lanes. The campaign has the support of local councillors and the council leader and is being assisted by council officers, but as a review would be a lengthy process (nine to[…] Read more...

  • How US takeover of London GP surgeries evaded attention of councillors and the public - Comment by Basil Clarke

    How US takeover of London GP surgeries evaded attention of councillors and the public - Comment by Basil Clarke

    6 Apr 2021 Protest over GP takeover by private corporation The Laurels is a GP practice on St. Ann’s Road in North London. It is one of 37 practices across 49 sites that has recently been acquired by the huge American health insurance company Centene Corporation, via its subsidiary Operose. According to anti-privatisation campaigners who held a protest there on Friday afternoon, the[…] Read more...

  • Councillors across London protest about US corporation takeover of GP surgeries - Comment by Basil Clarke

    Councillors across London protest about US corporation takeover of GP surgeries - Comment by Basil Clarke

    6 Apr 2021 Around 140 London councillors have signed an open letter to the various Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which operate in the capital - ours is the North Central London CCG. People other than councillors etc can also sign - go to weownit.org.uk/open-letter-local-leaders-mps-councillors-assembly-members-ccgs-centenes-takeover-nhs-gp-practices Dear Clinical Commissioning Groups, We have recently been made aware of the takeover of 49 NHS GP practices by[…] Read more...

  • Can LTN’s both cause congestion and not cause congestion? - Comment by Karl Brown

    6 Apr 2021 There seems to be a repeated keenness to claim I agree with you; in the main I don’t. I would place myself as pro active travel, and in particular accepting that means starting to make change from where things are now, rather than not being anti- active travel. They are far from the same thing. There are a multitude of[…] Read more...

  • Can LTN’s both cause congestion and not cause congestion? - Comment by Peter Payne

    4 Apr 2021 Hi Karl Thanks for the substantial comments of your position. As we have conversed before on previous threads you know that my position is not that far removed from your own in terms of what we would like to achieve, just the methods of approach to achieving it. I think I also speak for a substantial number who are anti[…] Read more...

  • High-rise living with a difference! - Comment by Basil Clarke

    High-rise living with a difference! - Comment by Basil Clarke

    2 Apr 2021 The extraordinary tower dwelling on Bush Hill that I wrote about last summer is still for sale and this week was featured in the Evening Standard . Asking price is £1 million and if you're a lover of spiral staircases and 1970s interiors it will be just the thing. Read more...

  • The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    2 Apr 2021 [Original article] Go to original article Ahead of the mayoral election on 6th May, a coalition of leading environmental groups have published a joint manifesto outlining ambitious programmes of action needed to reduce pollution and waste, improve health and wellbeing, secure nature’s recovery and increase resilience to climate change. There will be an opportunity to discuss these proposals with the[…] Read more...

  • The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    The next mayor should create a 'more natural capital'

    2 Apr 2021 Ahead of the mayoral election on 6th May, a coalition of leading environmental groups have published a joint manifesto outlining ambitious programmes of action needed to reduce pollution and waste, improve health and wellbeing, secure nature's recovery and increase resilience to climate change. There will be an opportunity to discuss these proposals with the candidates at the Mayoral Environment Debate,[…] Read more...

  • Enfield Society backs measures to reduce driving and encourage walking and cycling

    Enfield Society backs measures to reduce driving and encourage walking and cycling

    2 Apr 2021 A recently published Environmental Statement by the Enfield Society indicates support for measures to reduce car use and encourage walking and cycling, while stressing that the Society 'is careful not to become involved in political debate' and 'will only support schemes where it can be clearly demonstrated that reduced traffic flows in some areas do not significantly increase them elsewhere'.[…] Read more...

  • 'Dirtier than coal': Does north London really need a new 700,000 tonne incinerator? - Comment by Karl Brown

    1 Apr 2021 Questioning the need and sensibility of the proposed new incinerator in Edmonton continues, and not least from Enfield resident Georgia Elliot-Smith, who as well as taking HMG to court on the wider issue of incineration has been talking to Islington councillors about some of the related issues. The position has been reported in the Islington Gazette, copied here word for[…] Read more...

  • The Nightingale welcomes spring with an Easter Eggztravaganza and a special raffle

    The Nightingale welcomes spring with an Easter Eggztravaganza and a special raffle

    31 Mar 2021 Nightingale Cancer Support have sent details of an Easter quiz and a spring raffle. They also have a vacancy for a part-time Finance and Governance Manager. Read more...

  • An impressive addition to the PG skyline?

    31 Mar 2021 A week after I confidently reported that the crane would be removed last Thursday, it's still there. Judging from an official notice, the crane's last day in PG will be on or after 12th April. However, the notice says that Fox Lane will be closed for for approximately 70 metres eastwards from the junction with Green Lanes! Read more...

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