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Local People

Elizabeth Dobbie: Her life in gardens

09 June 2024

The "enchanting treasure trove" garden of Arnos Park Lodge is open to the public on June 16. Created by the indomitable and inspirational plants-woman Elizabeth Dobbie, it is an opportunity not to be missed. Sally Everist went to meet her and find out more.

Getting Bambos over the finishing line again

01 May 2024

Enfield Southgate MP and PG resident Bambos Charalambous completed the 2024 London Marathon last month. He needs a few more people to sponsor him in order to reach his target of raising £5000 for four charities.

Want to find out more about artificial intelligence (AI)?

24 April 2024

AI is constantly in the news today - but how does it work, what does it do and what will it do in the future? There's a chance to find out more at an open event next month being put on by Palmers Green & Southgate u3a.

Pub of the Year - yet again!

03 April 2024

Easter Monday afternoon was a scene of celebration at the Little Green Dragon micropub in Winchmore Hill. On the pavement outside Etcetera Morris danced, while inside the packed bar customers were entertained by musical duo/trio That Blue Patch. But the highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of a Pub of the Year award by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Save the Sex Editor!

01 March 2024

Sex-themed supporters gathered in London last month to help a Palmers Green family raise money for cancer treatment in Germany

St John's church fire: 'Your encouragement has given us strength to dust ourselves off from the haters'

06 February 2024

Police are treating the New Year's Day fire in St John the Evangelist church as arson. It was preceded by a campaign of misogynistic harrassment of the vicar, Rev Julie Coleman. Repairs and redecoration will cost 'tens of thousands' and the church may be out of use for six months.

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Democracy in danger: can local community hubs rescue it?

13 January 2024

Francis Sealey, chair of Enfield Climate Action Forum, suggests that local 'community hubs' like those that he helped organise in 2022 and 2023 can help overcome some of the shortcomings in the way democracy works in the UK.

Local resident's bilingual book examines mind-body health

03 January 2024

A locally based sports and life coach is publishing a not-for-profit 'community wellness book' in both English and Turkish.

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.

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.

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.

Alex sets himself a push-up challenge!

01 November 2023

Palmers Green resident Alex Atherton is raising money this month for Cancer Research UK and you can help spur him on to meet the goal he's set himself.

Happy birthday, Enfield Dispatch!

25 October 2023

Last Thursday evening supporters of Enfield Dispatch gathered to celebrate the free community newspaper's fifth birthday. Since its launch, the Dispatch, in combination with the BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting scheme, has utterly transformed news reporting in Enfield in terms of both quantity and quality, and has also provided an outlet for members of the community to see their words in print.

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Ukrainian mother and son looking for a home to rent

27 September 2023

Somewhere to rent need by a Ukrainian mother and son - 'perfect tenants, quiet and considerate'.

Mayoral recognition for food charity founder

27 July 2023

The Mayor of London has written to Clare Donovan, a local resident and founder of Cooking Champions, thanking her for the 'amazing' work done by her and by the charity's staff and volunteers.

You're invited to an Open Day in Broomfield Park

14 June 2023

Curious about what that busy bunch of people, Friends of Broomfield Park, have been up to, and what their future plans are? Then come along to their Open Day on Sunday..

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Fundraiser for PG resident with brain cancer

01 June 2023

Palmers Green resident Francesca Ackroyd is organising a fundraiser to go towards the cost of treatment for her husband Steve's brain tumour.

Making merry in May!

09 May 2023

The first Sunday of the month means it's time for Myddleton Road Market, and Sunday gone being the first in May, what better way to celebrate than to dance around a maypole? Meanwhile in Fox Lane Sunday's celebrations included a tug-of-war between streets on either side of the road: Old Park Road versus Caversham Avenue.

Fruit flies, the Caterpillar Club, a celebrity jackdaw and chocolate digestives...

01 May 2023

If a prolific award-winning local children's author and TV scriptwriter hadn't run out of fruit flies, she might never have heard the fascinating true stories about a celebrity jackdaw and a prisoner-of-war in Nazi Germany, recounted by a former head keeper at London Zoo, that she retells in her new book, out this week.

Picking up in PG on the way to the Women's Freedom Ride

08 March 2023

People from Palmers Green were among more than 1100 cyclists who took to the streets of central London on Sunday for the Women's Freedom Ride, and the main organiser of the ride was a PG resident. It was a joyous celebration, but carried a serious message: a demand for a better deal for women cyclists throughout London.

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