Subject tag: Public realm

31 July 2022

Enfield Council has published an updated version of the Enfield Town Improvement Plan, which it hopes to carry out in 2024, depending on the outcome of statutory consultation in 2023. A new phase of public engagement is now under way between now and 25th September, seeking views on how well the plan meets the design principles, asking for ideas about a proposed sensory garden, and including a competition for the best suggested name of a new public square. The changes are designed to make Enfield Town more people-friendly, bustling and vibrant and to reduce car use through improvements to arrangements for walking, cycling and using public transport.

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16 March 2022

Palmers Green Action Team have some exciting news for everyone interested in making our home town live up to the Green in its name. This week the project to create a green link between two parks - Broomfield and Hazelwood Rec - will take a big step forward with the installation of four new trees along Green Lanes, each housed in a large and stylish pot.

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17 November 2021

Enfield Council is proposing to create 'plazas' in Palmers Green and Enfield Town with the aim of providing outdoor trading opportunities for businesses, encouraging 'café culture' in the two town centres and creating a space for children to play and for community and cultural events

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07 November 2021

The the announcement that Hazelwood Primary is one of the schools chosen for the next batch of school streets could not have been more perfectly timed, as on Friday the team behind the Hazelwood Lane Project will be submitting their ideas to the council. There's still time to sign the petition and let the council know that people want a safer and pleasanter walk to school.

21 September 2021

A group comprising parents of children at Hazelwood School and nearby residents are asking the public to sign a petition to Enfield Council in support of the Hazelwood Lane Project, which was launched this week to coincide with Walk to School Week.It proposes major improvements to pavements, road crossings and public spaces between Green Lanes and Hazelwood School, all of which are currently in a very poor state. The objective is to encourage sustainable and active travel, reduce the number of car drop-offs outside the school and make it easier for children to travel to school independently.

04 August 2021

Palmers Green Action Team is gearing up for another community litter-pick and clean-up on Saturday 14th August between 10am and noon.

03 August 2021

The borough-wide Month of Sundays festival will be stopping off in Southgate on Sunday 15th August, and one of the many activities taking place near the tube station will be the launch of a new campaign - Cleaner, Safer, Greener Southgate.

28 July 2021

The borough's first official 'parklet' trial will take place in Palmers Green this year, following the positive response to a pop-up parklet organised by the Better Streets for Enfield campaign in 2019.

24 October 2020

Enfield Council's proposals for Liveable Neighbourhoods improvements to Enfield Town will make walking around the Town much easier and safer. Disabled people will benefit from 14 new blue badge bays. For those visiting or passing through by bike, there will be through cycle routes, mainly taking the form of protected lanes, but they will not go along the main part of Church Street. Public spaces will be enhanced.

28 September 2020

In July, as part of the Covid Streetspace measures, Enfield Council issued an experimental traffic order closing one of the roads at Winchmore Hill Green to traffic (the 'northern west-to-east arm'). This has allowed restaurants and cafes to put out tables and chairs on the roadway for customers to eat and drink al-fresco. The council is now consulting on whether or not to make the road closure permanent.

22 September 2020

A pedestrian crossing in Southgate has been transformed by local designer Dan Maier, who says she wanted to create something bright and cheery, introducing the essence of nature and its vibrant colours into our urban landscape. A second crossing, in Enfield Town, has been reimagined by Alevi artist Hasan Bölücek. Three more crossings are due to get the treatment, including one in Palmers Green.

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31 January 2018

On more than one occasion, on leaving the Alfred Herring, it's occurred to me that I might be seeing double.  Surely there shouldn't be so many phone boxes along this stretch of Green Lanes?  When almost everyone has a mobile and hardly anyone uses phone boxes?  And at least one was installed quite recently?  Is it time to go teetotal? Well, that very sober body the Local Government Association (LGA) has also noticed this phenomenon, which it turns out is much more marked in.......

29 November -0001

Enfield Council has issued a report summarising the views obtained from residents during the second round of community engagement about planned improvements to the public realm in Enfield Town. It will also be presenting the same information at two webinars (online events) in late June and early July. Updated proposals will be published in winter 2021.

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29 November -0001

The London Assembly today approved a motion calling on the mayor of London to fund more toilets and pedestrian crossings at traffic lights without them.

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