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Environmental Protection

Watch the candidates for Southgate & Wood Green speaking about housing, the cost of living and the climate

29 June 2024

A recording of yesterday's election hustings for the Southgate & Wood Green constituency is now online. The LibDems were represented by their election agent as their candidate could not attend. As happened with the Edmonton & Winchmore Hill hustings, both the Conservative and Reform parties failed to take up the invitation to participate.

Watch the candidates for Edmonton & Winchmore Hill speaking about housing, the cost of living and the climate

28 June 2024

A recording of yesterday's election hustings for the Edmonton and Winchmore Hill constituency is now online. All candidates apart from those standing for the Conservatives and Reform attended.

General election 2024: A chance to quiz candidates on the most pressing issues

22 June 2024

Ahead of next months's general election, Enfield Dispatch, Enfield Climate Action Forum and LocalMotion Enfield are joining forces to run online hustings focussing on three of the most pressing issues that the next government has to tackle: the housing crisis, the cost of living and, last but certainly not least, climate change.

Council launching updated Enfield Climate Action Plan this weekend

19 June 2024

Enfield Council will be launching its updated Climate Action Plan at a "community networking and fun event" to be held at Edmonton Green Library on Saturday 22nd June.

Why London needs to be turned into a 'sponge city'

19 June 2024

The next four years are critical to tackling flooding and water pollution in London. To address these problems, London must urgently become a ‘Sponge City’. But how – and why? And how can Londoners with front or back gardens help? Alice Roberts from CPRE London explains.

Read the full article and forum comments

Survey: Your thoughts on single-use plastics and switching to reusable alternatives

17 April 2024

Enfield Council and the North London Waste Authority are conducting a survey to find out what residents think about single-use plastics and switching to reusable alternatives.

London Assembly Enfield & Haringey constituency climate hustings

10 April 2024

Quentin Given from Friends of the Earth reports on this week's climate hustings, held in Wood Green, to which four of the candidates for the post of Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey were invited.

Southgate urban realm enhancement discussions at the Southgate Club

20 March 2024

The final stop on the Southgate Launches itinerary on Saturday 9th March, after admiring Dan Maier's window art at the library and the two new parklets on Ashfield Parade, was the Southgate Club on Chase Side, where visitors were able to meet the designers who will be creating the Portrait of Southgate mosaics, as well as finding out about plans for rain gardens along this currently very ungreen street.

Interested in environmentally sustainable fashion?

12 March 2024

Enfield Climate Action Forum members are looking to set up an 'Eco Fashion' working group to research ways of reducing the impact of the clothes we buy on climate change and other environmental issues. To find out more you can join a webinar (online meeting) at 7pm on Wednesday 20th March.

Floating Pennywort Volunteer Days on the Lee Navigation

28 February 2024

Pippa Rowlandson from the River Lee Floating Pennywort Project invites readers to join her clearing a nuisance weed from the Lee.

Two concerned schoolgirls call on supermarkets to reduce plastic packaging

13 February 2024

'Two concerned schoolgirls' with a Palmers Green connection are behind a petition calling on supermarkets to stop packaging fruit and vegetables in single-use plastic.

New report says London and UK 'underprepared' for climate change impacts like flooding and extreme heat

17 January 2024

An interim report published by the London Climate Resilience Review confirms that London and the UK are 'underprepared' for major climate impacts, including severe flooding, extreme heat and wildfires, with a 'lethal risk' to the most vulnerable communities. The review makes urgent and strategic recommendations for UK Government and London.

A flavour of the Palmers Green community hub discussions

17 December 2023

While we await the full report on the discussions that took place at Palmers Green's first community hub, held last month, Francis Sealey from Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) has released several short YouTube videos that give a flavour of what the afternoon was all about.

Setting people's imaginations alight: Palmers Green's first community hub

29 November 2023

The Palmers Green Community Hub was held on 28th November and attracted around 120 different organisations and individual attendees. Francis Sealey celebrates a successful afternoon.

Environment Agency funding work to improve water quality in Broomfield Park

29 November 2023

The Environment Agency has agreed to commission an ecologist to carry out an environmental audit and recommend an enhancement strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity and water quality in Broomfield Park. Next spring FoBP volunteers will start testing water quality in all the watercourses and carry out new planting to help improve water quality and provide natural food for birds and other wildlife.

Putting our heads together to work towards a better future

22 November 2023

More than 100 people from PG and nearby came together last Saturday to spend the afternoon discussing their common challenges and ways of meeting them at the first Palmers Green Local Community Hub.

What issues concern PG residents most?

09 November 2023

In the run-up to the first Palmers Green local community hub, Enfield Climate Action Forum has published a list of the issues that most concern people. The full timetable for the hub has now been published, along with details of the discussion leaders and the topics.

The PG local community hub: tackling challenges together

01 November 2023

The agenda has been published for the Palmers Green local community hub on 18th November. It will provide an opportunity for local people to discuss a range of topics - a place where those who attend have a voice and feel free to tell us how we can improve our locality and the lives of people there.

Our streets need more trees: let's take a leaf from our southern neighbours

25 October 2023

Just down the line, in Bowes Park, people are clubbing together to line their high street with shade-creating and pollution-absorbing trees. They're taking advantage of a government-sponsored scheme. Could we do the same?

Council-owned energy company to answer criticisms of borough-wide heat network plans

11 October 2023

Enfield Over 50s Forum is inviting both members and non-members to a meeting on 31st October when the head of stakeholder engagement at the council-owned firm Energetik will be defending her employer's project to build a district heating network against criticism from a number of angles.