Subject tag: Environmental Protection

08 September 2023

The campaign for a large new park to be created using currently unloved land surrounding the Banbury Reservoir is gathering pace. In addition to an ongoing survey seeking people's ideas, a 'community hub' meeting has been organised for Thursday 28th September.

24 August 2023

Today, between 10am and 8pm, there will be fun for the whole family in the borough's 'hinterlands' - along the Lea Navigation towpath. Explore an area that was once an important part of London's industry and a transport artery. It's still both of these to an extent, but it's also taken on a vital role in providing a cooling and calming strip bisecting the capital's ever hotter 'heat island'. All free, courtesy of the Canal and Rivers Trust and Enfield Climate Action Forum.

23 August 2023

Environmental campaigners say that a survey of north London residents, designed to find out their views about managing waste in seven boroughs, is a 'box-ticking exercise' that fails to mention and ignores the negative economic and environmental consequences of building a large new incinerator in Edmonton. They accuse the waste authority of using flawed data to justify the project and instead call for advanced pre-sorting of waste to greatly reduce the need for incineration.

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30 July 2023

A large new park surrounding a reservoir in the east of the borough is being suggested. Apart from lots of green space and clean air, what else could there be in the Banbury Reservoir Park? Let the proposers have your ideas by filling in a five-minute survey.

04 July 2023

Local environmentalist groups are running two online workshops designed to enable participants to deploy a climate model to be used in support of local climate action.

11 June 2023

Ahead of this year's Clean Air Day, which falls on Thursday 15th June, local environmental campaigners have sent an open letter to the leadership of Enfield Council calling on them to do more to monitor and improve air quality in the borough.

30 May 2023

The Friends of Whitewebbs Park have launched a crowdfunder asking people to pledge money needed to mount a legal challenge to Enfield Council's apparent determination to lease more than half of the park to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

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06 April 2023

Jason Chrysostomou tells Enfield Climate Action Forum about The Big One - a four-day demonstration in central London (21 to 24 April) aimed at Parliament. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, but without emphasizing rebellion and disruption. No need to glue yourself to the road or do anything that might get you arrested.

23 March 2023

I make no excuse for featuring a story which isn't 'local' to Palmers Green, to London or even to the UK. Because it is of course local to every spot on Earth where people live. Short films, one by David Attenborough, stress the urgency of drastic action.

10 February 2023

Fancy going on safari with the Zoological Society of London, completely free of charge?

01 February 2023

Enfield Council is consulting about proposals for a sustainable urban drainage scheme (SUDS) involving creation of 'rain gardens' along both sides of Green Lanes just south of the junction with the North Circular Road.

06 January 2023

A recent council sustainable drainage project has reduced chronic flooding around a housing estate in Enfield, made the surroundings pleasanter and created a more people-friendly environment.

30 November 2022

Enfield Council has launched a review of its Climate Action Plan, which it adopted in July 2020. It has published a progress report and an emissions review, both for the period 2021/22. A new round of public engagement started this week and continues until 8th January, using both face-to-face events and online surveys

24 August 2022

Extinction Rebellion Enfield are inviting you and lots of your neighbours to a talk about the climate crisis and what we can do about it. This is our chance to be a part of something big - and there's a role for everyone.

10 August 2022

There's no other way to describe it. At a time when heatwaves are making the presence of trees in our city more important than ever, by chopping down 11 trees, nearly 40 years old, outside McDonalds adjacent to Harringay Green Lanes station, and then laying down plastic 'grass', the owner of the restaurant is guilty of environmental vandalism or hooliganism.

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21 July 2022

Extending the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to the whole of London will improve the health of half a million people with asthma, it will help prevent up to 4,000 premature deaths each year caused by breathing toxic air, and it will help tackle the looming climate crisis. The deadline for responding to TfL's consultation is 29th July. Using Possible's online form you can respond in three minutes.

13 July 2022

Enfield Over 50s Forum has issued advice for older people on surviving the temperatures that we will be experiencing this week, while Green MP Caroline Lucas comments on the "delusional" behaviour of the candidates to be next prime minister who are proposing reducing efforts to stave off disastrous climate change. "Has the sun," she asks, "blinded their eyes to the climate science?"

12 July 2022

Pymmes BrookERS have postponed this weekend's discovery walk along part of the Pymmes Brook because of the high temperatures forecast for Sunday. The walk will now take place on Sunday 31st July.

06 July 2022

Calling out around the UK, are you ready for a brand new challenge? Summer's here and the time is right for Going Car Free - a month of climate-friendly travel.

22 June 2022

On Thursday 23rd June campaigners from the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now coalition will be protesting outside the annual general meeting of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in opposition to its decision to build a new waste incinerator in Edmonton. The latest anti-incinerator demonstration follows the news that, following intervention by Chingford MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, communities secretary Michael Gove has ordered a review of whether the £1.2billion project represents 'best value'.

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