Subject tag: Local People

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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01 May 2020

Hidden behind the front window blinds of a house in a Palmers Green street is the centre of a discussion network that is international in scope, but never forgets that global issues are always felt locally.

16 February 2020

Talkies - your local community cinema - launches its HERE Suburban Film Festival' on Friday 22 February with a Mike Leigh film shot in Enfield during Thatcher's Britain and continues through March with a feast of suburban stories. Talkies is also very proud to premiere six new short films from rising stars of the film world, commissioned by Talkies for the festival, using locations in our area of North London. The festival closes on Talkies' 200th event milestone with the classic 'Blues Brothers' with live music intro.

14 January 2020

The former chairman of Enterprise Enfield, Martin Jewell, has been awarded with an MBE in recognition of his services to business start ups and charity in Enfield

14 January 2020

If the latest edition of Palmers Green & Southgate Life dropped through your letterbox earlier this month, you'll probably already have read that Claude Whyte, one of the founding members of the Palmers Green Action Team, has been officially listed as 'one of the women who make London great'.

10 September 2019

A new cooperatively run bookshop in Wood Green will be running a double celebration on 20th September, to mark its official opening and to launch the paperback edition of a local author's debut novel.

26 March 2019

The Mayor is hosting a Mayor’s Vintage Awards Day at Salisbury House, Edmonton, on the 20th April 2019 between 10am to 10pm with free admission. She is inviting residents to nominate people who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, achievements to community life, or their commitments to serving and helping others

08 March 2019

Francis Sealey interviews Mehera Begun about the Green Stars Youth Club at Palmers Green Mosque

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19 February 2019

Palmers Green Tales has published a three-part interview with award-winning children's author Jeanne Willis.

12 February 2019

A new comic novel, by three local authors living in the same road in Palmers Green, is to be published this year by Unbound - a farcical story, told in emails, about an imaginary writers group.