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Societies issue final appeal to public to object to draft Enfield Local Plan

01 May 2024

With the deadline approaching, the Enfield Society and Enfield RoadWatch have jointly issued a leaflet informing residents how they can object to elements of the draft Enfield Local Plan that the societies are strongly opposed to: construction on the green belt and tall buildings in town centres.

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Lottery to provide the first of the keys needed to 'unlock' Broomfield House

16 January 2024

Enfield Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds of lottery money to pay for the first phase of its project to 'unlock Broomfield Park for the community', which includes 'memorializing' Broomfield House.

Saving an old school to help a new generation of young people flourish

30 October 2023

Residents are being invited to contribute ideas to a project to reopen a historic school building in Edmonton as a community hub which will provide training opportunities for young people in the borough.

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A stroll around our streets

18 July 2023

A new self-guided walk booklet will take you around 21 of Palmers Green's architectural and heritage highlights and reveal fascinating snippets about our local history. For instance, did you know about the time when three crowned heads of European states got together around a PG table?

A roundel renewed

07 July 2023

As part of ongoing restoration work at Southgate Station, a large roundel located above a sheltered seating area outside the station was recently renovated.

Heritage at risk

24 April 2023

At the next meeting of Enfield Council's Environment Forum, on Tuesday 25th April, councillors and other participants in the forum will be given a briefing about buildings, parks, conservation areas and other structures in the borough that are included in Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register for London and SE England.

PG landmark pub reopens

03 February 2023

Four and a half years after closing to enable redevelopment of its car park into flats, Palmers Green's landmark pub, the Fox, is back in business.

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The Fox emerges after a long hibernation

01 February 2023

This week Palmers Green's most notable Fox will be coming out of a very long hibernation. Much of the credit for its survival belongs to Sue Beard, the local chronicler behind the website Palmers Green Jewel in the North.

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Marking 90 years of Southgate's special tube station

01 January 2023

To mark the 90th anniversary of the extension of the Piccadilly Line past Arnos Grove, Southgate District Civic Trust will be holding an open meeting on 14th January, where heritage officers from TfL will talk about the architectural features of the stations on this stretch of the Underground and about Southgate Station in particular.

Concerns raised about tree clearing on railway land

21 December 2022

A resident whose house in Woodfield Way backs onto the railway line has contacted Palmers Green Community and a number of residents of Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill seeking support in lobbying Network Rail and Enfield Council to ensure that tree clearance on land adjacent to the railway is not carried out overenthusiastically.

Taking a Step towards reviving the beating heart of a community

14 December 2022

A community group in Bowes Park has been awarded more than a quarter of a million pounds by the government to go towards a project to reopen a once thriving local bar that served as a community hub. The ultimate success of the project will require local people to take shareholdings in what would become a truly community-owned asset.

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Write a poem about Forty Hall

14 December 2022

Enfield Poets are inviting submissions for poems that express the ethos, ambience and atmosphere of Forty Hall. The aim is to have poems that are not physical descriptions of the hall, but communicate the feelings the space engenders.

Poetry at the Triangle: Memorialising Stevie Smith

12 October 2022

A new piece of permanent artwork at Palmers Green Triangle provides a memorial to one of PG's most famous former residents, the poet Stevie Smith, who up to now has been memorialised only by a blue plaque on the house in Avondale Road where she lived for nearly all her life.

Enfield Council's new proposals for Broomfield House and Broomfield Park

10 October 2022

Enfield Council has now shared a document with the Broomfield House Trust and the Friends of Broomfield Park which outlines the scope of a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding new proposals for Broomfield House and Park.

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An invitation to become a Friend of the Lakes Estate

17 September 2022

Friends of the Lakes Estate do important work promoting the conservation area and protecting it from damaging changes. They are currently looking for new people to join and bring fresh energy and ideas.

Looking at the borough from 360 degrees with Enfield Dispatch

05 September 2022

Oakwood Station's refurbished shelter gives 360 degree protection. Enfield Dispatch provides us with 360 degree coverage of our borough, but it too is in need of some help.

Could you help review the local heritage list?

13 June 2022

The Enfield Society is looking for volunteers to help it and Enfield Council update the borough's local heritage list.

Intimate Theatre: Statutory body disappointed by go-ahead for demolition

09 March 2022

To the 'huge disappointment' of the Theatres Trust, Enfield's planning committee last night gave the go-ahead for St Monica's church to demolish the Intimate Theatre. In a statement issued to the press today, the statutory body called the building in Green Lanes 'a rare example of a repertory theatre design from the inter-war period with a rich cultural history that cannot be replaced'.

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Intimate Theatre: Theatres advisory body not satisfied by updated planning application

07 March 2022

Ahead of Tuesday's planning committee meeting, the statutory body set up to advise on the future of theatres in England has restated its opposition to demolition of the Intimate Theatre and has set out the reasons why it considers that facilities for theatre provision in the proposed replacement building are inadequate

Intimate Theatre: Planning committee to consider revised application next week

04 March 2022

The future of the Intimate Theatre will be discussed by Enfield's planning committee for the third time next week. A slightly revised application designed to satisfy demands for a theatre-type facility in the replacement building is on the agenda for the committee's meeting on Tuesday 8th March

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