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Striking teachers at local fee-paying school say 'let's talk' about plan to impose pension changes

09 July 2024

Teachers at Palmers Green High School staged a strike on Monday and Tuesday this week in protest at plans to change their pension scheme and the refusal of the school's board of governers to meet unions to discuss the proposals.

Bowes Primary school street to come into force at end of April

15 April 2024

As of Monday 29th April a school street will be in operation during school arrival and departure times in the section of Highworth Road adjacent to Bowes Primary School. School streets are designed to improve the safety of children and parents when arriving and leaving school by banning cars from a zone near the school during these times.

Getting around the clean, green way: hear from parents determined to make streets safer for their kids (and all of us)

14 February 2024

At their open online meeting next Tuesday, Better Streets for Enfield's special guest will be the founder of Mum's for Lungs. We'll also hear about the big women's cycle ride around central London that's coming up on 3rd March and how you can get to the ride safely from Enfield and Palmers Green, thanks to trained ride marshals from Enfield Cycling Campaign and Edmonton-based London Cycling Club.

Chace Community School consulting on regeneration proposals

08 November 2023

Chace Community School are consulting about proposals to regenerate the school.

Delving into Trent Park's top secret history

11 August 2023

Ahead of the opening of a museum in part of the historic mansion at its heart, projects to carry out further in-depth research into Trent Park's vital World War 2 intelligence-gathering role are already yielding results. In parallel, an interactive project to teach local children about the activities of the 'secret listeners' is being readied for roll-out across Enfield schools.

Helping new generations discover the fascinating history of Trent Park

17 May 2023

News about interactive sessions delving intoTrent Park's past being developed for local schools, plus a potted history of the mansion.

Schoolkids spread Christmas cheer to hospital patients

21 December 2022

Pupils at Oakthorpe Primary School have donated toys and cards to young patients who will be spending Christmas in the North Middlesex Hospital.

Hazelwood Schools: On the lookout for new governors and hiring out rooms

07 December 2022

Louisa Constanti, a governor at Hazelwood Schools, has been in touch with a request to publicise the fact that the school is looking for new people, who don't have children at Hazelwood, to join the Governing Body. She also wants to remind the community that the school has facilities that can be hired out.

Broomfield School seeking community input into its future direction

16 November 2022

A message to prospective families and community partners from the headteacher of Broomfield School, inviting them to join a focus group to discuss the school's future.

There's Gold in them there gardens!

02 November 2022

Palmers Green organisations were again among the proud recipients of Gold awards at this year's Enfield in Bloom ceremony, held this year at Chickenshed in Southgate. They went to two Friends of Broomfield Park projects - the Conservatory and the Wildlife Pond, to Anthony Webb estate agents in Green Lanes, and to Tottenhall Infant School.

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Schoolkids, tell us how you feel about climate change

21 September 2022

The Love Your Planet competition, launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools, invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change.

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Getting to school the healthier way

24 August 2022

As Enfield Council puts in place the infrastructure for a new batch of school streets, including schemes in Hazelwood Lane and outside Bowes School, the Clean Cities Campaign asks, 'Could you do an 'active' school run?'

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Council consulting on more school streets

01 June 2022

Enfield Council is consulting residents about its plans to introduce a further six school street schemes, including two in Palmers Green - outside Hazelwood Schools and Bowes Primary. At the times that pupils arrive at and leave schools school streets are closed to all motorised traffic other than residents and other drivers with exemptions.

Looking for secondary schools to help Love our Planet

27 May 2022

Enfield Climate Action Forum will be running a competition for primary and secondary school pupils during this year's Big Green Week. To help promote the competition students from Middlesex Uni will be filming examples of best practice in teaching climate change subjects. They're seeking help in identifying suitable schools to do the filming.

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Green light for Bounds Green LTN

08 December 2021

At its meeting on Tuesday evening Haringey's Cabinet approved the creation of the borough's first three low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs). Work on the first to be built, Bounds Green LTN, will begin in early 2022.

The Hazelwood Lane Project: Show your support

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.

Hazelwood Lane to get a school street, but a more radical solution to its traffic problems isn't imminent

07 November 2021

Enfield's Council's deputy leader has revealed that a school street scheme will be installed outside Hazelwood Primary and should be in force by May. However, phase 2 of the Connaught Gardens LTN, which would solve chronic problems further along Hazelwood Lane, remains a more distant prospect.

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Smoothing the path 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.

Building a multigenerational chill-out space

14 July 2021

A new 'chill-out' space in Broomfield Park which was formally opened last Wednesday has been designed and built by pupils from Broomfield School to provide somewhere for people of different generations to spend time together in the park. The project is a collaboration between the school, the Palmers Greenery community cafe, the Friends of Broomfield Park and the charity Build Up.

Children celebrate new Walker Primary School

05 July 2021

The official opening ceremony for Walker Primary School's new building has taken place after a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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