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04 October 2022
Four years ago Haringey Council dropped a plan to totally reshape the centre of Wood Green, demolishing the Mall, library and Morrisons, and many other buildings, and creating new squares and a boulevard, with views over to Alexandra Palace. So shoppers and diners continue to contend with some of the worst aspects of 1960s and 1970s town planning. What could be done, on smaller scale, to improve Wood Green? Anabel Gregory has some ideas.
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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.
04 August 2021
This week's newsletter was almost ready to be 'put to bed' when some exciting news arrived, sent by Liz from the Palmers Green Action Team and 'hot from the oven'.
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17 May 2021
The team at Stitch! Crafts and Classes had only just begun settling in at their new premises when a new lockdown meant that, along with all other 'non-essential' shops, they were forced to close. But now they're open again and looking for new customers!
07 December 2020
A newly opened business located at 450 Green Lanes means that we now have specialist fishmongers shops at both the northern and southern ends of Palmers Green.
25 October 2020
After a busy fortnight rebuilding and settling into their new home inside Palmers Green post office, Stitch! is back up and running. The previously bare and boring shop in front of you when you enter from the street is now a cosy and colourful treasure trove of fabrics, wools, threads, buttons and general haberdashery.
06 October 2020
The current Stitch! shop on the corner of Devonshire Road closes on 8th October. Stitch! will be opening a new shop inside Palmers Green Post Office on 20th October.
23 September 2020
The ever enterprising Brian Lewis has converted his MyTime cake, coffee and tea house into Palmers Green's first deli specialising in organic and artisan food and drinks. MyTime, closed since lockdown struck, reopened earlier this week, appearing unchanged on the outside but quite different inside.
23 June 2020
Shoppers can support small, local businesses and get essential goods delivered directly to their front doors, following Enfield Council's partnership with online marketplace ShopAppy.com.
05 April 2020
Our area has a rich selection of restaurants and take away outlets. We have had a huge choice of global cuisines from which to choose. But overnight all were forced to close - to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Imagine how desolate our area would be if, when the restrictions are eventually lifted, many were never to open again.
11 February 2020
One of PG's most notable shops is closing at the end of the month. All the stock at Electrohill Guitars and Amplification must go before 29th February, so to pick up a bargain pop along to the shop at 2 Springfield Parade Mews N13 5ES.
01 October 2019
Enfield Council is continuing its work aimed at reviving the borough's town centres and last week launched a community engagement programme inviting people to 'participate in a conversation about Enfield Town and create a vision for its future'. Next week a council committee tasked with finding ways to improve Enfield's shopping areas will be meeting - the agenda and accompanying documents provide some insight into the council's emerging ideas for its town centres, in particular Enfield Town and Palmers Green.
26 August 2019
Local author Stephen Cox celebrates the opening of a co-operatively run bookshop in Blue House Yard, near Wood Green Station.
15 July 2019
The text of the presentation given by Liz Robinson of the Palmers Green Action Team at last Saturday's town centre meeting in the former Starbucks building.
03 July 2019
At the first of a series of Town Centre Meetings, Enfield Council's Neighbourhood Regeneration and Town Centres Development team is inviting Palmers Green people - residents, business owners, visitors - to air their views about how PG can be made better. The meeting will include a presentation by the council leader, Cllr Nesil Caliscan, and refreshments will be provided.
08 May 2019
The arrival of Stitch! Crafts and Classes at 397 Green Lanes Palmers Green has a back-story with links to two stores that were once much-loved local shopping institutions.
27 March 2019
An announcement last week on the Palmers Green Action Team's Facebook page has created great interest among Palmers Green people who like to make their own things.
10 October 2018
One of our most traditional (and useful!) local shops is closing on Christmas Eve after 59 years of trading in Southgate.
13 June 2018
An initiative called Reimagining Palmers Green has the goal of helping our shopping parades not just weather the storms currently afflicting high streets everywhere, but become a thriving, local, multi-purpose visit centre.
06 June 2018
In the face of the growing problems affecting high streets nationwide and the difficulties faced by small start-up businesses, the Palmers Green Festival is working with local traders and with the Green Lanes Business Association on an initiative designed to help both established shops and promising new start-ups.
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