News

A year or more of lockdown has resulted in some people doing less walking than usual. They may have lost confidence in walking longer distances, which increases the risk of falls. Age UK Enfield's Falls Stop Service has devised a Stepping out from Lockdown Falls Programme and will be resuming in-person sessions from this month.

The good news: St Harmonica's Blues Club is back at the Southgate Club from 21st May. The bad news: All tickets for the first two nights have gone. Some allied news: A new gallery featuring local artists will be opening soon at the Southgate Club.

This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill wards is now available.

In response to questions from Palmers Green Community, deputy council leader Ian Barnes has provided some updates on the status of the Connaught Gardents quieter neighbourhood scheme plus a couple of points about the Bowes scheme.

Enfield Council has published further information about how it will be assessing the success of the Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood. The consultation period has been extended until 11th July and a webinar to update residents has been scheduled for 26th May. Data on traffic levels and speeds on surrounding roads is currently being collected. There will be further monitoring of traffic levels in the summer. In the autumn the council will be reporting on all monitoring activity and the outcomes of public consultation and will take a decision to either make the scheme permanent or remove it.

The Ruth Winston Centre will be re-opening for drop-ins and some low-activity classes from 24th May.

Palmers Green born and bred mezzo soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards has been selected to represent England in the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in June.

Historic England will be providing some of the funding to create a high street heritage action zone in Bruce Grove area of Tottenham, to include reinstatement of traditional shopfronts and facades and the restoration and re-opening of a listed public convenience.

Enfield Council has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a series of community heritage activities - the Stories of Enfield. Community organisations and individuals who have ideas for suitable activities are invited to apply for training which will enable them to devise, develop and deliver their projects. The range of possible subject matter is broad, and there are many different ways in which each story could be presented.

When Natasha Boydell saw a local writing course advertised on Palmers Green Community, it inspired her to sign up and finally get stuck into writing the book that she'd always wanted to. Now, on the release of her debut novel, she shares her experience.

If you haven't already decided who you're voting for and have a couple of hours to spare, you can watch the online environmental hustings that were held last month.

The top story in May's Enfield Dispatch is the project to reintroduce beavers to Enfield, which if successful would be the first time the semiaquatic mammals have returned to London since going extinct in the UK 400 years ago.