Environment & Sustainability

Enfield Council is consulting about proposals for a sustainable urban drainage scheme (SUDS) involving creation of 'rain gardens' along both sides of Green Lanes just south of the junction with the North Circular Road.

Parking controls can play an important role in encouraging more sustainable modes of transport. A new report commissioned by the Centre for London makes the case for a more strategic approach to managing parking and the kerbside, and for reallocating street space to uses that Londoners value.

A recent council sustainable drainage project has reduced chronic flooding around a housing estate in Enfield, made the surroundings pleasanter and created a more people-friendly environment.

A resident whose house in Woodfield Way backs onto the railway line has contacted Palmers Green Community and a number of residents of Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill seeking support in lobbying Network Rail and Enfield Council to ensure that tree clearance on land adjacent to the railway is not carried out overenthusiastically.

Christmas is a time when our consumption and waste reach a peak, driven by expectations. But this year a lot more of us are looking to save money and energy, to enjoy the festivities with more care for the environment.

Enfield Council has launched a review of its Climate Action Plan, which it adopted in July 2020. It has published a progress report and an emissions review, both for the period 2021/22. A new round of public engagement started this week and continues until 8th January, using both face-to-face events and online surveys

The Love Your Planet competition, launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools, invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change.

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The London Borough of Enfield has teamed up with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or a parent-to-be, currently living in Enfield you are eligible to apply for a free £54.15 voucher to buy reusable nappies or contribute to a washable nappy laundry service. The incentive is to help you save money and reduce single-use nappy waste being thrown away in the borough

Extinction Rebellion Enfield are inviting you and lots of your neighbours to a talk about the climate crisis and what we can do about it. This is our chance to be a part of something big - and there's a role for everyone.

The environmental charity Possible is inviting supporters to contact their local council and ask them to investigate the feasibility of using the ambient heat present in parks to heat buildings. They quote the example of Hackney Council, which is installing heat pumps in open spaces in Stoke Newington to heat a visitor centre and leisure centre.