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  • Covid researcher: 'We're in a bad place'

    Covid researcher: 'We're in a bad place'

    25 Oct 2021 In this most recent YouTube update, Professor Tim Spector from the Zoe Covid Symptom Study gives a very downbeat assessment of the current status of the pandemic and anti-Covid measures in England. The title he has assigned to this episode - 'Freedom fails as COVID cases surge amidst new variant' - presumably reflects what he thinks, but doesn't say overtly,[…] Read more...

  • PG's notable back-alley business in the news

    PG's notable back-alley business in the news

    25 Oct 2021 It's not difficult to live in Palmers Green while remaining unaware of the existence of one of its most interesting and unusual businesses, but this week a feature in a London-wide online news website has drawn the curtain aside and revealed some fascinating facts about the antiques dealer that is hidden away behind 90 Aldermans Hill. Read more...

  • A message from the London Regional Director of Public Health

    A message from the London Regional Director of Public Health

    25 Oct 2021 'With winter rapidly approaching and the potential for more social mixing over half-term, it's important Londoners step up their action to prevent catching and spreading Covid.' Read more...

  • Getting into the swing of things in Southgate!

    Getting into the swing of things in Southgate!

    24 Oct 2021 Ever wished you could revisit the romantic and stylish dance venues of the 1930s, 40s and 50s? Well, starting next month you'll have plenty of opportunities as the Southgate Club will be hosting a weekly Swing Dance Club with live bands featuring classic swing from those past decades and dancers from all over London ripping it up on the club's[…] Read more...

  • North London Waste Plan - Further Consultation - Comment by Karl Brown

    21 Oct 2021 Another £140m has been borrowed to support the development of the new incinerator with more expected, adding to last year’s £100m plus the several tens of millions pounds worth of debt rolled over from a previous exercise. Waste management is far from a cheap matter. We’ll be repaying these loans until February 2060. The development is currently proceeding in the[…] Read more...

  • Local survey: Are you experiencing Long COVID?

    20 Oct 2021 Healthwatch Enfield is collaborating with sister organisations in four other north London boroughs to survey people's experiences of Long COVID with the aim of supporting the development of services and systems that will help those with the condition manage their symptoms. Read more...

  • Environmental campaigners issue new challenges over incinerator project

    20 Oct 2021 XR Zero Waste (part of the Extinction Rebellion movement) have published a document which they say is in response to a challenge set by the chair of the North London Waste Authority as to how north London boroughs can reduce waste and increase recycling - XR's argument being that the waste authority's authority's predicted requirements for the amount of residual[…] Read more...

  • Tailored fitness sessions for women recovering from cancer treatment

    Tailored fitness sessions for women recovering from cancer treatment

    20 Oct 2021 Age UK Enfield have launched a new service for women over 50 living in Enfield or Haringey who are recovering from cancer treatment. This Girl Can, which is funded by Sport England, provides a series of exercise sessions, trying out different sessions each week, with the aim of building self confidence and wellbeing. Read more...

  • Funding our Floral Friends

    Funding our Floral Friends

    20 Oct 2021 The appeal by the Friends of Broomfield Park for donations to help restore three of the park's borders has got off to a great start. Only four days after sending out their first email asking for donations, enough money had flowed in for the Friends to start work on one of the borders this autumn. However, the volunteers are still[…] Read more...

  • PG Safer Neighbourhood Teams October newsletter

    PG Safer Neighbourhood Teams October newsletter

    17 Oct 2021 October's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available. Read more...

  • The Enfield Art Circle annual exhibition - online again this year

    The Enfield Art Circle annual exhibition - online again this year

    17 Oct 2021 For the second year running Enfield Art Circle's annual exhibition of members' work will be held online. Between 24th October and 19th December you will be able to drop in and out and browse at your leisure, from the comfort of your own home. Most of the works will be available to purchase, and 10 per cent of the proceeds[…] Read more...

  • 'Stories of Enfield' - could you be a storyteller?

    'Stories of Enfield' - could you be a storyteller?

    16 Oct 2021 Here's some slightly more detailed information taken from the council website Enfield Council has awarded over £100,000 to community heritage projects as part of its ‘Stories of Enfield’ programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. ‘Stories of Enfield’ has brought together groups from across the borough to share ideas about Enfield’s heritage and to receive training in planning and[…] Read more...

  • Enfield in Poetry

    Enfield in Poetry

    16 Oct 2021 A new website, Enfield in Poetry, presents an interactive map of the borough with markers denoting the settings of verses about a local place written by a a local poet. You can read the poems or have the poets read them to you. Read more...

  • Civic groups unite in opposition to council green belt and tall buildings plans - Comment by Karl Brown

    15 Oct 2021 Picking up the thread of local assets impacted in the draft Local Plan and now drawing from a recently published appraisal of Tesco’s direction might give some insight to the thinking behind several of our local supermarkets apparently not having a future. “Instead of having to get in the car and make the weekly trip to the supermarket, customers can[…] Read more...

  • Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    13 Oct 2021 The course has now begun and I don't know if there are any vacancies, but this composite photo of the 8 to 11 year old cooking champions is too good not to republish! Read more...

  • After a 19 month wait, Talkies presents its 2020 short films commissions winners

    After a 19 month wait, Talkies presents its 2020 short films commissions winners

    13 Oct 2021 On Saturday 13th November Talkies Community Cinema presents its first indoor screening for 19 months, restarting where it left off by presenting the six short films that won its 2020 commissions and were due to be shown on 21st March 2020. Read more...

  • An open letter to the prime minister from the Climate Coalition

    An open letter to the prime minister from the Climate Coalition

    13 Oct 2021 Read the open letter sent to the prime minister by the Climate Coalition. Read more...

  • From grass to gravel: a grave mistake?

    From grass to gravel: a grave mistake?

    13 Oct 2021 A Southgate resident who is unhappy about the appearance of a newly developed part of Southgate Cemetery has started an online petition asking Enfield Council to take steps to preserve the cemetery's green and biodiverse character and to plant greenery in the new part to bring its appearance into line with older sections. Read more...

  • Improve your speaking skills and lose those anxieties with Winchmore Hill Speakers

    Improve your speaking skills and lose those anxieties with Winchmore Hill Speakers

    12 Oct 2021 Back in early 2018 PGC reported the first birthday of Winchmore Hill Speakers. The good news is that this club for people who want to improve their public speaking skills is still going strong, though like so many other activities it's currently happening online via Zoom. Read more...

  • The Nightingale Fashion Week - look good while caring for patients and planet

    The Nightingale Fashion Week - look good while caring for patients and planet

    11 Oct 2021 As its twentieth anniversary approaches, the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is this year expanding its annual Fashion Show and running the first Nightingale Fashion Week, from 11th to 15th Octobe Read more...

  • 'Stories of Enfield' project funding - winners announced

    'Stories of Enfield' project funding - winners announced

    6 Oct 2021 Enfield Council has announced the winning bids for Heritage Lottery Fund money to enable community groups to carry out projects that tell Enfield Stories (see this article from May 2021 .) The list includes the Palmers Green Action Team, Talkies Community Cinema, St Anne's School and others with PG connections. This is all the detail that we have for the[…] Read more...

  • The future of Broomfield House: Back on the agenda?

    The future of Broomfield House: Back on the agenda?

    6 Oct 2021 There have been signs this week that Enfield Council has moved the question of the future of Broomfield House out of the Pending (or Too Difficult) tray, where it had been gathering dust for many months, and into the For Action tray. Read more...

  • 'Excitement' as 24-hour 'entertainment centre' opens in Palmers Green

    'Excitement' as 24-hour 'entertainment centre' opens in Palmers Green

    6 Oct 2021 [Original article] Go to original article A senior manager of the parent company behind a new 24-hour slot machine arcade in Palmers Green has said that he is sure that visitors to the "entertainment centre" will be as excited as he is about the new venue. However, many local residents are likely to be less than enthusiastic about the opening,[…] Read more...

  • 'Excitement' as 24-hour 'entertainment centre' opens in Palmers Green

    'Excitement' as 24-hour 'entertainment centre' opens in Palmers Green

    6 Oct 2021 A senior manager of the parent company behind a new 24-hour slot machine arcade in Palmers Green has has said that he is sure that visitors to the 'entertainment centre' will be as excited as he is about the new venue. However, many local residents are less than enthusiastic about the opening, which followed a widely supported but ultimately unsuccessful[…] Read more...

  • Environmental campaigners issue new challenges over incinerator project - Comment by Karl Brown

    4 Oct 2021 The Court of Appeal is to hear a case concerning Surrey Council’s granting of planning permission to six oil wells based in their green belt. The original case against, heard by the High Court, was brought by a local activist arguing that the 10 million tonnes of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere from the 3 million tonnes of[…] Read more...

  • Life after Loss: Free counselling for people severely impacted by Covid

    Life after Loss: Free counselling for people severely impacted by Covid

    28 Sep 2021 A free support and counselling service is being offered to people who live, work or study in Enfield and whose mental health has been severely impacted by Covid-19. Read more...

  • Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    28 Sep 2021 [Original article] Go to original article A new series of cooking lessons for kids starts next month in Grange Park, taught by the amazing local community interest company Cooking Champions. Students will learn how to prepare a range of different foods and dishes while picking up cooking skills that they can use more widely. Spaces are limited, so book now![…] Read more...

  • Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

    28 Sep 2021 A new series of cooking lessons for kids starts next month in Grange Park, taught by the amazing local community interest company Cooking Champions. Students will learn how to prepare a range of different foods and dishes while picking up cooking skills that they can use more widely. Read more...

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