News

Enfield Council is consulting on the idea of a permit parking scheme (or Controlled Parking Zone) for the Cedars Road area of Winchmore Hill. The consultation is open to people living in Cedars Road and Highfield Road, as well as others who feel they may be impacted by the proposals. The deadline for responding is 22nd January.

Enfield Council has launched a crowdfunding appeal on Spacehive to raise money for home starter kits for homeless people who have been found somewhere to live by the council.

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

The Ruth Winston Centre's familiar building in Green Lanes has been closed to members since March, but RWC continues to provide for its members. Like, it seems, almost all organisations, it has moved online and is using Zoom to run its classes - exercise, arts and crafts, dance, music, games and much more. Below, Centre manager Elizabeth Thoree updates readers on how this Palmers Green institution and its members have been copying with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enfield Council has released the latest figures for the number of bikes passing Palmers Green Triangle in either direction. Compared with December 2019 usage average weekday usage was up by a half and average weekend usage doubled.

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The North MIddlesex Hospital website has a page with information about arrangements during the current stage of the coronavirus emergency. Bullet points below, but visit www.northmid.nhs.uk/coronavirus for details.

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this February and join our supportive writing community: Explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your Life and start a Memoir; finish that work-in-progress, or write a short story! Courses are for six weeks starting in February, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125. We help to develop and support the writer, as much as the writing, with extra check-in sessions like our free process/progress group, Feedback Fridays, sharing salons and reading groups.

Enterprise Enfield are now recruiting for the next Inspiring Women Start Up Programme, which starts on 27th January and is open to any women in London thinking of starting a business.

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking local people to help support them by: continuing to observe simple clear public health advice to stay at home; only calling 999 and using A&E for emergencies and life threatening situations only and to contact your GP or NHS111 for urgent care advice; waiting to be contacted by the NHS when it's your turn to receive the Coronavirus vaccination (you do not need to contact your GP practice or other NHS services to make this happen)

How do Enfield Council's ideas for protecting and enhancing the borough's 'green and blue assets' measure up against the challenges of providing a healthy and pleasant environment, good jobs and, above all, halting climate change and mitigating its effects? In its consultation response, Enfield Climate Action Forum praises the draft strategy's ambition, its 'laudable goals and intentions' and 'real strengths', but concludes that it neglects some important opportunities and that overall it lacks a 'long-term all-embracing strategy to fulfil the admirable ambitions'.

Cooking Champions are currently providing weekly food packages to support individuals and families across Enfield borough. They have a list of items which they require. Please take donations to St Peter's Church, Grange Park, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.

Contrary to information in this week's PGC newsletter, the Palmers Greenery community cafe is currently closed until further notice.