While we admire and support the Christmas campaigns that we see pop up in December, we also know that help is urgently needed all year round, each and every year. As some people pack away after the festive break, we are still here.
Our support is not limited to a food package, but it leaps beyond - we form connections, we listen and respond to everyone who steps through our doors. We open up a warm, safe, environment which aims to feel like a home away from home.
For us to continue to thrive and grow, and keep supporting as many people as possible, we are asking you to become a Friend of Cooking Champions. Even a donation of just £5-10 per month can make a HUGE impact on the lives of those who come through our doors.
Pop to our People's Fundraising page to donate, and we promise to keep you updated with how your support is making a difference. Thank you, we appreciate you! Team Cooking Champions
Enfield Council's 'Liveable Neighbourhoods' project for improvements to the public realm in Enfield Town has already progressed through four stages of public engagement since 2019, designed to find out people's views and improve the design. Funding is now in place for phase 1 - covering the north western corner of the scheme - and the statutory consultation period has begun, running until 3rd March.
Projects to create two new Quieter Neighbourhoods - Bowes East and Edmonton Green - have now progressed to the second phase of community engagement, which runs until 11th February. The council has now developed specific proposals designed to deter or prevent drivers from cutting through the two areas, which will thus become more peaceful for people living within the area and safer and pleasanter for people using the streets on foot or on bikes, or stopping to talk to neighbours.
A new survey has revealed the shocking level of abuse and aggression shown towards women cyclists in London by other road users. The group that commissioned it, London Cycling Campaign, say this is a prime reason why, compared to men, so few women use this inexpensive and environmentally friendly method of transport.
Images of two crashes in Palmers Green this week. How can we put an end to reckless driving? Why is it not at the top of the police's priorities? Why do magistrates award such lenient sentences to people who endanger the public?
Two recent public meetings have raised the profile of complaints about car 'meets', 'boy racers' and speeding on the A10 and elsewhere. They have already led to some action being taken, but do the police and council have the resources and powers (and determination) required to resolve this longstanding issue?
Enfield Council's Journeys & Places team have launched the initial engagement phase for a proposed 'Bowes East' Quieter Neighbourhood in the southern part of Palmers Green, south of the A406 and east of Green Lanes. A much larger quieter neighbourhood is also proposed for Edmonton.
Enfield Council is inviting people to apply to be members of a group being set up to ensure that the views of deaf and disabled people are heard throughout the design phases of projects designed to enable and encourage people to use environmentally sustainable means to make daily journeys, such as school streets, quieter neighbourhoods and walking and cycling routes.
In a video made for the RoadPeace Challenge 2023, Professor Scarlett McNally, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, calls on drivers to drive more safely around cyclists and pedestrians in order to encourage active travel, which, she ways is 'so good for people's health'. Where cities reduce their speeds to 20mph, she says, casualty rates reduce by 40 per cent.