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The North Middlesex Hospital is again appealing for people to make and donate washbags for NHS staff uniforms

After a busy fortnight rebuilding and settling into their new home inside Palmers Green post office, Stitch! is back up and running. The previously bare and boring shop in front of you when you enter from the street is now a cosy and colourful treasure trove of fabrics, wools, threads, buttons and general haberdashery.

Enfield Council's proposals for Liveable Neighbourhoods improvements to Enfield Town will make walking around the Town much easier and safer. Disabled people will benefit from 14 new blue badge bays. For those visiting or passing through by bike, there will be through cycle routes, mainly taking the form of protected lanes, but they will not go along the main part of Church Street. Public spaces will be enhanced.

Age UK Enfield have been busy creating opportunities for people affected by dementia to find meaningful activities and connect people. They've put together a programme of online sessions, postal activity packs, YouTube activities and telephone groups.

Making History is a Lottery-funded project designed to encourage young people to express their emotions and experiences relating to COVID-19 and the London lockdown. Platinum Performing Arts is inviting children aged 9-18 from the Enfield community to take part in free creative workshops at Millfield House - pottery, dance, poetry, spoken word, fitness & wellbeing and more!

The statutory consultation for the Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood trial is now under way and comments can be submitted online or by post. People can comment more than once. The trial is initially due to last for six months, but if modified might be prolonged. On the other hand, it could be stopped before six months is up, as has occurred in some other boroughs. The council has made it clear that - despite claims to the contrary on social media - the emergency services have not objected, but if they do raise any issues during the trial the scheme will be suitably modified.

Enfield Art Circle's annual exhibition is under way - this year it's moved online.

Biodiversity is declining globally but one option for helping to reverse this issue is to improve natural spaces in cities for wildlife. This research project is exploring ways in which people perceive nature-based solutions to urban planning problems so that we can better enhance cities for people and nature.

A petition to the government started by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford has so far gathered more than 250,000 signatures

The Enfield Poets are inviting people to send them poems about Enfield, past and present, to help create an interactive poetry map of the borough.

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this Autumn and join our supportive writing community: Poetry; Life Writing & Memoir; Prioritise Your Writing; Novella Fever; Explore Creative Writing. Courses are for six weeks starting in November via ZOOM and cost £125.

October's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.