Subject tag: Local People

25 October 2021

It's not difficult to live in Palmers Green while remaining unaware of the existence of one of its most interesting and unusual businesses, but this week a feature in a London-wide online news website has drawn the curtain aside and revealed some fascinating facts about the antiques dealer that is hidden away behind 90 Aldermans Hill.

16 October 2021

A new website, Enfield in Poetry, presents an interactive map of the borough with markers denoting the settings of verses about a local place written by a a local poet. You can read the poems or have the poets read them to you.

15 September 2021

This Sunday Broomfield Bowl will be the venue for the first ever Palmers Green Food Festival. And who better to take charge of the spoons and ladles, pots and pans and kitchen teams than PG's own Cooking Champion, Clare Donovan?

01 September 2021

This month's Enfield Dispatch carries a report and photograph of a rocket attack on Palmers Green station. And a photo of this month's Enfield Community Hero thigh-deep in water, also in Palmers Green.

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18 August 2021

A few weeks ago Francis Sealey of GlobalNet21 and Enfield Voices uploaded an interview with Sarah Cotton about the Palmers Greenery community café in Broomfield Park. The interview is packed with information and ideas and I've picked out just a few of the points. Watching the interview, if you weren't aware of it already, you'll soon realise that, in Sarah's words, the Greenery is 'so much more than a park café'.

21 July 2021

PG resident David Williamson is Enfield Community Hero for July.

19 July 2021

A trio of Palmers Green authors were out on the street in Green Lanes last weekend selling signed copies of their comic novel, Work in Progress, hot off the press. Thanks to a massive crowdfunding effort by some 250 supporters, their dream of getting the book published is no longer a work in progress - and it's already attracting rave reviews.

09 June 2021

Do you recognise the young fashion icon in the photo? Rumour has it that he's now a prominent figure in our neck of the woods.

10 May 2021

When Natasha Boydell saw a local writing course advertised on Palmers Green Community, it inspired her to sign up and finally get stuck into writing the book that she'd always wanted to. Now, on the release of her debut novel, she shares her experience.

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07 April 2021

This month's news and features-filled Enfield Dispatch has several items directly concerning our bit of the borough. Stitch! gets a big feature ahead of its reopening next week. Däna Burstow provides an update on Palmers Green Action Team's projects for trees in large planters along Green Lanes. There's an interview with Melanie Smith, the minister at Palmers Green United Reformed Church, about a new foodbank in Ponders End. The petition against Merkur Slots opening in PG gets some column inches, PG resident Joseph Wagland has a letter calling for a skatepark, and there's notice of music events run by Livestock which will be held in Broomfield Park during July.

23 March 2021

A local civic sector activist has been named as a Woman of Influence by a professional planning journal in view of her contribution to the development of an innovative method of involving the wider community in shaping local development proposals.

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23 December 2020

Grange Park resident Katrina Campbell's dream of making a book out of her large collection of photographs recording life under lockdown has been turned into reality. There was a large enough and quick enough response to her Kickstarter campaign for her to get the book, When We All Stayed at Home, out in time for Christmas, hand delivered to addresses in the areas where the pictures were taken - Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill Park, Edmonton and Enfield.

25 November 2020

Vic Black, one of the volunteers who have been maintaining and replanting the historic long border in Broomfield Park, is a qualified gardener and is available for work redesigning or just tending gardens in the Palmers Green/Bounds Green area.

23 November 2020

Winchmore Hill photographer Katrina Campbell is planning to turn her online exhibition Tales of Life under Lockdown into a book with the title When We All Stayed at Home and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to have it printed and published in time for Christmas. The idea isn't to create a large coffee table book to be saved for special occasions, but an A5 volume that can be shared at the kitchen table or read on the bus. What an excellent way of recording and remembering an extraordinary year!

22 November 2020

To spread a bit of Christmas cheer, local arts organisation Tiger Monkey are making a short festive film for Enfield Council and you could be in it - without even leaving your living room.

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10 November 2020

A 92-year old Palmers Green resident has raised more than £1200 for a hospital neonatal unit by daily walks in Broomfield Park. By the end of the month she's aiming to have walked 50 kilometres, visiting the bench the commemorates her late husband, in support of the FiftyforFinnley campaign. Her daughter, Jill Reidy, cut off from her mother by the lockdown, has sent me her story to warm readers' hearts.

27 September 2020

A debut collection of poetry by Palmers Green resident Arun Jeetoo will be launched online this weekend. I Want to Be the One You Think About at Night is published by Waterloo Press. Jeetoo's poems have been described as 'agile, sensual and achingly honest' and 'pulling at the throbbing veins of love'.

22 September 2020

A new single written by two musicians from Palmers Green vividly portrays life on the NHS frontline at the height of the pandemic. Working on the Frontline was written by Kate St John and Neill McColl and is performed by BAFTA-nominated actor and singer Jessie Buckley and her band Jessie & The Leonards.

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20 July 2020

Tributes have been appearing on social media to Chris Bond, a Labour councillor in Enfield for 34 years and former cabinet member for the environment

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15 July 2020

Judy Dyble, a founder member of Fairport Convention, has died aged 71. She was born at the North Middlesex Hospital and educated at Minchenden School.

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