The Southgate Green Association (SGA) is asking members of the public to object to an application to erect a 15 metre high mobile phone mast on the grass verge outside the Southgate Beaumont building in Cannon Hill. The following text is taken from the SGA website:
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Now in its fourth year, Emerging Writers’ Week continues to grow and diversify, driven by the wealth of new writing nurtured within the Chickenshed Writers’ Group. The week will showcase an array of new work as well as two longer pieces as cornerstones to the evening: Blackton Back in Action and The Devil's Music. Along with the programme in the Studio each night there will also be Offstage fringe events taking place in and around the building before and after the evening performance: readings of new plays, extracts of work in progress, sketch shows and more.
Audiences are set to enjoy fresh and energetic new writing that wears its heart on its sleeve during this informal, entertaining and inspiring week.
Blackton Back in Action
In a London invaded by stock characters from 1970s detective movies, we find Officer Jackie Blackton. He’s a cop who don't play by anyone's rules, especially the rules of a madman who’s trying to destroy Jackie's beloved city. Armed with his ‘fro and a handful of clichés, and haunted by nightmares of his father's disappearance, can this bad-ass brother save the city, get the girl and keep his flares immaculate? Only time will tell... Ya dig?
(or Conscientious Objector: a person who, because of principles of religious training or political or moral belief, is opposed to all war regardless of its cause.)
What fundamental belief defines you as a person? What resistance would you offer in order to uphold it? To what lengths would you go in order to defend your country?
Set during the Great War, strong opinions and passionate natures collide as the world rips itself apart. Is there a line you wouldn’t cross?
The Devil’s Music
‘The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits.’ Willie Dixon
In 1938, legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson was mysteriously poisoned in a Mississippi bar room. In 1964, his mentor and great bluesman, Son House, was rediscovered after a self-inflicted exile of twenty-six years in Rochester, New York. Being interviewed for the first time in his life by musicologist Dick Waterman, Son relives his time on the road with Johnson and is forced to face the demons that ended his career.
Being evil isn’t a pretty job, but someone’s got to do it.
Behind the shrieks and screams, all the most terrifying mythical menaces want deep down is to be liked and respected. This is certainly the case for one particular group of monsters – including The Grim Reaper, the Monster in the Closet and one extremely creepy Clown – as they attempt to find self-acceptance through a visit to a place that is unspeakably frightening in its own way: Group Therapy.
Play in a Day workshop
If you have an interest in the creative process, from writing to seeing a play directed and then performed to a live audience, there’s a whole day’s Play in a Day workshop to come and get involved with on Saturday 21 February - find out more.
Dates: Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 February
Running time: approx 2hrs 10mins including interval
Offstage fringe events: Thursday - Saturday, 6.30pm (pre-show) and after the evening performance
Sign Interpreted: Friday 20 February at 7.30pm
Friday 20 February at 12pm - contact Box Office for more information.
Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for volunteers to help them launch their latest project - creating a Community Growing Space on an area next to Broomfield Community Orchard.
The Friends recently reached agreement with Enfield Council to take over an area of the Park measuring approximately 20 by 40 metres, fenced on three sides and with an open, sunny, south-facing aspect. It is sheltered from north winds by a laurel hedge. An added advantage is the existence of a nearby artesian well, and the Friends hope they will be able to use it as a source of water.
Educational and health benefits
The Community Growing Space is envisaged as a not-for-profit social enterprise intended to encourage people to grow fruit and vegetables locally. It is hoped that people of all ages will be involved, but especially school chlldren and older people. There are many benefits that come from growing your own food, and not just in terms of improved taste and nutritional value (the plan is to grow food to organic standards). Growing andf tending plants has educational and health benefits (both physical and mental) and the fact that, unlike conventional allotments, it will be a community endeavour will help counter loneliness.
The Friends have already received donations amounting to £1500 towards the project, a notable donor being the North London Netball League, which holds its matches in Broomfield Park. Further fundraising will be necessary - it is hoped that grants will be available from a number of bodies.
More help needed!
Friends of Broomfield Park have already built up teams of volunteers who help run the Community Orchard and Broomfield Conservatory. To get the Community Growing Space off the ground (so to speak), they will need more people to get involved in:
- designing and creating the growing space
They are particularly keen to recruit people with experience of working on allotments and in vegetable gardens, and/or have an interest in garden design and who would like to act as facilitators.
The Garden Enfield Network
The Broomfield Community Growing Space is a member of the newly established ‘Garden Enfield Network’, whose objective is to help set up community growing spaces in Enfield and to develop a programme of training in organic gardening and the production of food in
conjunction with the local community.
The owners of Palmers Green bus garage, Arriva London ("a DB Company" - ie owned by the German state railways), have applied for planning permission to demolish two buildings next to the garage (to its east) and use the land as an open-air bus park. However, there are no plans to expand the number of buses which are housed at the garage - the maximum number will remain at 69. This number of buses is in fact rather too many for the size of the building, meaning that manoeuvring of buses within the garage is difficult and potentially unsafe, and the new parking capacity will alleviate this problem.
One possible consequence may be that buses running on route 141 and terminating at the North Circular will in future be able to turn round in the garage at all times of day. At present, in the evenings there is insufficient space in the garage, so 141s sometimes run empty all the way up to the centre of Palmers Green and turn round at the end of Hedge Lane (they used to turn round in front of the Town Hall, but that option is no longer available). Which is rather frustrating when you've been kicked off the bus at the Tottenhall Road stop, only to see the vehicle that you've just got off continue to where you want to get to! You'll still have to change bus or walk the rest of the way though, as there's little sign of TfL being interested in the proposed extension of the 141 to Winchmore Hill.
Palmers Green garage actually started life as the Rosalie Skating Rink in 1910, but by 1912 had already become a bus garage. Its history was described in the December 2013 issue of Palmers Green Life and there has even been a book written about it - copies can be found on eBay.
Network Rail have written to people living adjacent to the railway line in Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill to notify them that work to create a vegetation-free strip of land on either side of the line will start on 9th February and continue until 20th March.
The work will involve clearing trees and other vegetation on both sides of the track so that there are no branches within 3.5 metres of the railway overhead power lines. This is to make a strip of between 6 and 7 metres wide for the safe passage of trains to run within. Also to be removed are plants that "have leaves that settle on the stretches of line during autumn and cause particular problems where trains begin to brake or are pulling away from stations", plus "any trees that have been recognized as likely to be a danger to our neighbours, as well as to the travelling passengers".
The letter will undoubtedly raise concerns that Network Rail will remove far more trees and vegetation than is actually required for operational and safety reasons, causing both ecological and visual damage. This is because of the drastic tree removal work that was carried out in the Grange Park area in 2011, which resulted in fierce protests - Network Rail were eventually pressured into planting new trees along this stretch.
A new multi-use games area will be installed at an Palmers Green park after the council successfully bid for £45,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
The improvements to Hazelwood Recreation Ground off Hedge Lane, will significantly improve the current five a side grass football pitch and tarmac basketball area, be free to use all year round and will tackle problems with waterlogging on the football pitch in the winter.
EnfieldThinks is looking for volunteers to help staff and promote Enfield’s first pop-up learning shop.
EnfieldThinks is a collaborative project run by Enfield Council, Birkbeck, University of London, Christian Action Housing and the borough’s further education colleges- Barnet & Southgate, Capel Manor and the College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London.
Based in Burleigh Way, Enfield, between from 7 April and 27 June 2015, the EnfieldThinks team will deliver an exciting programme of events designed to inspire and engage.
A full event schedule will be published in early February and will involve a series of lectures, debates, seminars and workshops on topics such as animal husbandry, floristry, politics and happiness.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “This is a brilliant project designed to encourage people to do the subjects traditionally seen as difficult by young people – science, technology, engineering and maths.
“We want to help students make informed choices and promote the options available to career changers and people re-entering the labour market.
“We also hope to promote the educational options available for retired people and inspire intellectual curiosity amongst Enfield’s residents. If you think you can help us guide young people to unforeseen heights or help older people reignite their career or spending their retirement unlocking the secrets of the universe, we’d love it if you could get in touch.”
The dates have been announced for the first public consultations about the planned Cycle Enfield/Mini Holland cycle routes. These will be "exhibitions" running from the afternoon to mid-evening. Members of the public will be able to call in, examine the plans, ask questions and feed back their initial views about the schemes. Later in the year there will be a "full and extensive public consultation".
The Palmers Green/Winchmore Hill consultation will be held at the Fox from 3pm to 8pm on Wednesday 11th February. There will also be similar events at the Dugdale Centre on 17th February, at Community House in Edmonton on 2nd March and at the Ordnance Unity Centre on 2nd April.
The complete text of the announcement can be found at the end of this report.
In addition, the Council have stated that they will upload consultation documents to the Cycle Enfield website.
Following the 8th January first meeting of the West Enfield Cycle Enfield Partnership Board, there have been complaints about the exclusion from the Board of some prominent opponents of cycle lanes along Green Lanes, notably the Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA). At the Palmers Green Ward Forum on Tuesday these opponents again voiced their concerns about the possible impact on businesses and repeated their claims that cycling was confined mostly to men and it was mainly women who visited shops. In response councillors pointed out that, while there would probably be a reduction in parking spaces, there had never been a plan to completely ban parking in Green Lanes (see our earlier article for information about the amount of parking envisaged in the initial Mini-Holland concept drawings).
Councillors also pointed out that the two candidates standing on an anti-Cycle Holland ticket at the most recent council elections had been defeated. However, Councillor Bambos Charalambous did undertake to seek to have GLBA Chairman Costas Georgiou invited to join the Partnership Board.
Healthwatch Enfield are recommending A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing, which has just been published jointly by NHS England and Age UK.
According to the introduction, "the advice in this booklet will help improve the health and general fitness of people of any age, but it is written to be particularly relevant for people
who are about 70 years or older.
"People of this age, and sometimes younger, begin a ‘slowing-down’ process related to the effects of ageing on their body. This is a progressive process and the advice given here will help keep you fit and independent."
The evidence-based guide covers key areas that have been identified as the main risk factors for older people living at home, but if they are proactively managed, they can help people stay well for longer and improve their quality of life.
Topics include medicines reviews, exercise, preventing falls, general home safety, and keeping warm and staying well in winter, with tips to help older people stay both physically and mentally fit and independent, and pointers on when to seek medical support and advice. It also signposts people to a range of additional help and advice from Age UK.
The booklet can be found on the NHS England website.
Friends of Broomfield Park are hoping to find a new home for the decorative railings that until not long ago adorned the entrances to the subterranean Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets at Palmers Green Triangle.
The planned new location is in front of the beautiful restored Conservatory in Broomfield Park, replacing the functional, but not exactly pretty, chainlink fence that currently protects the vulnerable building from vandals. A suitable design has been devised, but more money is required. A source of money has been identified - the Enfield Residents' Priority Fund. The chances of obtaining money from the Fund will be greatly increased if they can persuade Enfield Council that their proposal is supported by the community at large. Which is where you come in...
The Friends are asking everyone who live in Enfield borough and who support the idea of reusing the railings in this way to drop them an email. All that's needed is one sentence saying that you support the idea, plus your name and address. [Comment: The deadline for contacting FoBP to express support has now passed. Thanks to everyone who emailed Chris Brook - she received 71 messages.]
A list of proposed bus service changes, several of which would affect Palmers Green, was presented to Transport for London a year ago, but to date there has been no indication that any of the proposals will be implemented. A public meeting on 22nd January may shed some light on the situation.
The Enfield Bus Review
In early 2012 Enfield Council initiated a review of bus services within the borough which eventually resulted in a report outlining a comprehensive package of route changes designed to meet a series of objectives (eg easier access to hospitals) without requiring any increase in operating costs. However, more than a year after the publication of these recommendations, it is unclear whether Transport for London (TfL) has looked seriously at the proposals and what the likelihood is that any of them will be implemented.
The Enfield Bus Review was the outcome of collaboration between the Council's Public Transport Consultative Group (PTCG) and a voluntary body, the Enfield Transport Users Group (ETUG). Several public meetings were held. The core team carrying out the work (the "Three Busketeers") included a mathematician and a bus expert. Their completed report was forwarded to TfL, who, it appears, have been very tardy in responding. At a meeting held in December 2014 to discuss improved services to and from the North Middlesex Hospital there was reportedly no indication that TfL had given the Review's recommendations any serious consideration.
ETUG are hoping that at the special meeting that they have arranged on 22nd December TfL will be more forthcoming.
The Review parameters
The objectives of the Bus Review were:
- improved access to hospitals
- services that would reflect Enfield Council's plans for regenerating certain areas (eg Meridian Water)
- better services for secondary schools
- improving servioes to certain identified areas with particularly poor accessibility
- taking account of planned level crossing closures
- improving access to retail parks and industrial estates
- improving interchanges with rail and tube stations.
These objectives were to be met without any increase in the total number of buses required.
Proposed changes affecting Palmers Green and nearby areas
- Route 329 to continue as far as Chase Farm Hospital (along the W8 route). However, its frequency would be reduced. However, between Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill this would offset by changes to the 141
- Route 141 to continue past the North Circular and through Palmers Green as far as Station Road, Winchmore Hill
- Route 125 to continue southwards in Winchmore Hill as far as Sainsburys
- Route W6 to use double-deck buses and to run past Edmonton Green as far as Picketts Lock (Lea Valley Leisure Centre)
- Route W4 to be extended eastwards at its northern end via Silver Street to the North Middlesex Hospital
- Route 298 would not run south of Southgate Station (Southgate-Arnos Grove-Turnpike Lane section deleted)
- Route 299 would not run north of Southgate Station (Southgate-Oakwood-Cockfosters section deleted)
- Route 399 would be extended southwards to Southgate Station. It would replace the 299's Southgate-Oakwood-Cockfosters section then continue to Hadley Wood.
- Route W9 would be discontinued. Between Southgate Station and Winchmore Hill Green it would be replaced by a much extended W10. The Highlands Village-Chase Farm section would be replaced by a much extended 377.
- Route 377 would run Barnet Hospital-Oakwood-Grange Park-Enfield Town-Chase Farm Hospital.
- Route 232 would use double-deck buses
- Route W10 (currently an infrequent service between Enfield Town and Crews Hill) would be transformed into a regular service running Arnos Grove-Southgate-Fox Lane-Hoppers Road-Winchmore Hill Green-Winchmore Hill Broadway-Enfield Town-Baker Street-Forty Hall-Capel Manor-Crews Hill (serving both the garden centres and the housing estate).
The campaigning group 20's Plenty for Us has published a document describing the status of various 20mph schemes throughout Greater London and the policy decisions (mainly from the Mayor of London's office) that have been leading to their becoming increasingly widespread throughout the capital.
A factor affecting policy was the rise in pedestrian and bicycle rider fatalities and serious injuries which was noted in 2011, reversing a prolonged reduction. Reacting to this, the GLA Transport Committee has called for a Vision Zero approach to road casualties.
As well as the gradual adoption of borough-wide schemes (see the map), notable changes have included the spread of 20mph limits to parts of the strategic "red route" network and the introduction of 20mph limits on the revised road network between Tottenham High Road and Tottenham Hale.
Download the report: 20mph Speed Limits in London: Update December 2014
Some information about an exciting funding opportunity to get people all over Enfield involved in growing their own food.
A £500 grant is open to all community, voluntary, resident and faith organisations to support any activity that gets groups in the community together around food growing, for example:
- Setting up a community garden or grow boxes
- Running sessions in existing gardens
- An intergenerational or intercultural project
- Cookery sessions for your produce
- Training sessions for young people
- Getting vulnerable members of the community involved in food growing
- Buying tools or other equipment
- A growing project on a housing estate (communal growing, window boxes etc.)
We can guide you to information about growing, link you to other groups and possibly help you find space, so don’t feel restricted. We can also give you tips on what you can get for free or cheap.
Ella Goschalk – Garden Enfield – Neighbourhood Regeneration
Earlier this month Andy Barker, in his role as Chairman of Fox Lane and District Residents' Association (FLDRA), attended the one of the Partnership Board meetings that are being held as part of the consultation about the Cycle Enfield ("Mini-Holland") scheme. This meeting relates to the section of route between Green Dragon Lane in the north and Broomfield Lane in the south.
The first Cycle Enfield – West Partnership Board Meeting was held on the 8th of January at the Civic Centre.
This was quite a large meeting with councillors, council officers, town centre managers, consultants and representatives of various associations.
The Chair (Bambos Charalambos) confirmed that there would be more public consultation over the next 12 months as plans are developed.
The whole process involves public meetings, further Partnership Board meetings to refine proposals, scheme-specific public consultations including house-to-house leafleting - all prior to a final recommendation which will then go to Council for approval and then to Transport for London (TfL) for final approval and implementation.
Bob Griffiths (Enfield Assistant Director – Planning & Environmental Protection) advised that so far there are no plans only indicative ideas, and that the purpose of the meeting was as a starting point to glean ideas and for representatives to advise others about the schemes.
Presentation given by Liam Mulrooney (Enfield Traffic & Transportation Services):
- Gave an outline of the parameters for this section of the proposed Green Lanes changes.
- Talked about the work already done on Green Routes Network, pointing out that they will provide a major contribution to the Borough’s cycling network.
- Described the background support for Cycle Enfield: training, repair of bikes, etc.
- The main cycle routes will be along the A105, A110, A1010. An aim on these routes is to invigorate high streets. He emphasised that TfL is happy for Mini-Holland money to be used for improving public realm on these routes, but TfL is not willing to provide public realm money if cycle routes comprised of residential streets by-passing the ‘A’ roads are chosen.
- All projects planned to be completed by 2017.
- It is proposed that the cycle lanes on the chosen through routes should be ‘defended’ by what are known as armadillos, but that TfL have relented somewhat and that Shared Space would/could be considered for Palmers Green.
- The council considers Quieter Neighbourhoods as the branch lines to the cycle networks
Ringwood Jacobs (Consultants) – Have been collecting data from the route, including up-to 100 metres on side streets, such as:
- measurements & traffic counts,
- some local business questionnaires.
Unfortunately the data was not yet available for discussion/advice at the meeting.
There followed a Question & Answer session on various topics. One of the issues noted was that there were no plans to remove the Triangle, unless there were major recommendations for such action following public consultation – it was recognised that this would be unlikely.
It was also noted that the previous work carried out in discussing potential Palmers Green Regeneration with local representatives was now subsumed within the proposals that would arise from this exercise.
It was confirmed that the Quieter Neighbourhoods process would continue as planned although there could be some overlaps.
The meeting was invited to examine the large plans available and provide initial comments.
There will be another meeting of the Partnership Board before Easter 2015.
There will be a wider consultation in February 2015 which will be an afternoon and evening event.
Further notes about the meeting
The meeting was also attended by David Hughes, whose notes of the meeting were similar to Andy Barker's. David's notes quoted a couple of Q&As;
Q. About the problems bus stops pose for cycle lanes?
A. There are various possible solutions, but this stage is not the time to dwell on them.
Q. What form will consultations take?
A. On a choice of options.
Q. Who were selected as membership of Partnership Boards?
A. Mainly local people who can play a part as critical friends, but with some others such as members of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) (as distinct from members of Enfield Cycling Campaign [a branch of LCC] who were there in numbers) and Living Streets.
David also described the breakout session, where groups of attendees were invited to examine large plans of the proposed route fixed to the wall and attach post-its with comments and ideas about specific points along the route.
“I never thought I would hear a passenger say to me bring back First Capital Connect." A quote from Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of the transport watchdog Passenger Focus, emphasizing how poor has been the performance of the Govia consortium since it took over the Great Northern and Thameslink routes last September.
Govia's bad start - three to four per cent of services failed to run in the first twelve weeks of the new franchise - proved to be only a prelude to its appalling performance in the four weeks running up to 3rd January, when six per cent of Great Northern services were cancelled. For Thameslink passengers things were even worse - nine per cent of trains did not run.
The key factor behind these figures is shortage of drivers. The full establishment required for Thameslink and Great Northern is 666, but at the transfer date First Capital Connect only had 611 drivers. Services have for some time depended on overtime and rest day working, but drivers are unwilling to work overtime during school holidays - which will come as no surprise to passengers using Palmers Green station.
A driver recruitment programme has been launched, but because training takes a year its effects will not be felt for some time.
As well as criticising First Capital Connect and Govia for failure, passenger groups have laid some of the blame at the door of the Department for Transport. They say that when the DfT extended the FCC franchise, it should have insisted that First instigate a driver recruitment programme.
A public meeting to discuss poor performance on the Great Northern is being held on 23rd January (7.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church, Windmill Hill, Enfield Town).
Two unsuccessful betting shops in Palmers Green are shortly to reopen as rather more benign enterprises - one as a bakery, the other as an opticians.
The bakery will have a French name - Le Grand Jour (meaning "broad daylight") - and is described as a Boulangerie-Patisserie, suggesting gethat we can look forward to French-style home baked bread, pastries and cakes. Le Grand Jour will be on the corner of Green Lanes and Devonshire Road.
The other former betting shop is located at the Triangle. Tipico, downstairs from the banqueting suite, will become a Boots opticians and hearing aids shop.
Unfortunately, that still leaves Palmers Green with rather too many betting shops - the big players, such as Ladbrokes and Paddy Power, show no sign of closing.
And at long last work has begun on converting the former 1001 Turkish supermarket and adjacent Palmers Green News shop into a Sainsbury's Local store - see our earlier report.
The final piece of shopping news is rather sad: the owner of Westlakes is retiring and the shop will be taken over by Amy's Hardware.
Caught up in train disruption to/from London Paddington or to/from London King's Cross on Saturday 27 December?
The rail industry must establish what went wrong and take steps to stop it happening again – that is a given. Passenger Focus, the independent watchdog, wants to know how well things were handled from a passenger perspective – in terms of information, of the alternative arrangements, of how you were looked after.
Passenger Focus will use this feedback to provide a report to the Office of Rail Regulation for its investigation into what when wrong.
If you were affected, please complete a short online feedback form.
The Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA), which works on behalf of businesses in Palmers Green (mainly shops), has released the text of a letter which it sent to the Mayor of London's Cycling Commissioner in December.
The letter from GLBA Chairman Costas Georgiou was sent to the Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, and copied to a number of local and national politicians, plus people running local businesses and community groups.
Mr Georgiou has summarized the letter as follows:
Green Lanes Business Association is in favour of promoting sustainable and healthy travel, including cycling, but schemes must balance various interests, including those of the local economy and overall taxpayer value for money.
However, WE CALL ON ENFIELD COUNCIL to:
- Broaden representation on the cycling partnership boards, to include organisations such as local schools, Green Lanes Business Association and the Ruth Winston Centre for older people.
- Provide information such as large-scale maps of proposed cycle routes in accessible locations and at convenient times, and publish all the assumptions and methodologies underlying business cases, shopping surveys and designs.
- Consider practical alternative cycle routes, including parallel roads close to Green Lanes.
- Conduct a low cost simulation of scheme designs, such as lane closures and parking suspension along the proposed route, for at least 2 consecutive weeks. This will demonstrate the positive or negative impacts on businesses and residents.
- Extend opening times and improve the signage for Lodge Drive car park. Trial free 20minute parking in Palmers Green (as with other town centres).
The full text of the letter is set out below, or you can view a PDF file of the original.
Maybe you used to play a brass instrument at school and would like to return to playing or have never played anything and would like to learn to play? Here's your opportunity!
London Metropolitan Brass set up a beginners band a year ago and since then have taught over 40 people to play, free-of-charge. We are very active within the local community, having played over recent weeks in East Finchley, Crouch End and Bounds Green Bowls Club.
If you'd like to come down and join in the fun, we rehearse at CUFOS (near the Ally Pally) on Wednesday nights 7-10pm. Led by a dedicated group of experienced brass players, we offer one-to-one and small group coaching before getting together to play some simple music. We'll have you up to speed in no time! Instruments are available to borrow, including Cornet (Trumpet), Tenor Horn, Baritone Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba.
Starting on 12th January Thames Water will be replacing old lead water pipes connecting to properties in Hoppers Road. The work is expected to take until 23rd February.
During this period (12th January to 23rd February) the W9 bus will be diverted away from Hoppers Road. The diversion between Winchmore Hill Green and Bourne Hill will be via Wades Hill, Green Dragon Lane and Green Lanes. This means that both Chase Farm-Southgate and Southgate-Chase Farm buses will run along Wades Hill twice (once in each direction). Passengers boarding buses in Wades Hill will therefore need to check that the bus is going in the direction they require.
The official routings are as follows:
- Route W9 towards Southgate Station - From Green Dragon Lane at the junction with Wades Hill, right Wades Hill, ahead Wades Hill, circumnavigate the roundabout at the junction with Church Hill and The Green to return into Wades Hill, right Green Dragon Lane, right Green Lanes, right Bourne Hill, ahead to line of route.
- Route W9 towards Chase Farm Hospital - From Bourne Hill at the junction with Hoppers Road, ahead Bourne Hill, left Green Lanes, left Green Dragon Lane, left Wades Hill, ahead Wades Hill, circumnavigate the roundabout at the junction with Church Hill and the Green to return into Wades Hill, ahead Wades Hill, left Green Dragon lane to line of route.
- Could you help people speak English with confidence?
- Firs Farm transformation project shortlisted for the Big Green Fund
- Coming up this month at the Ruth Winston Centre
- Gentlemen required by Enfield Community Singers
- Poor service by new rail operator prompts complaints
- Become a Friend of Talkies
- Recycling real Christmas trees
- Chase Farm plans discussed by council scrutiny committee
- Cycle Enfield stakeholders to consider alternative to Green Lanes cycle route
- Beware the online shopping delivery scam
- 20mph campaign launched in Winchmore Hill
- Play streets in Enfield are taking off!
- Step-free access coming to Palmers Green station
- Consultation on December 2015 train service changes
- All the fun of the fair!
- Free removal of unwanted bulky objects and electrical items
- New York has become a healthier city - so could London
- Chase Farm redevelopment - application for outline planning permission
- Sewing workshops at Studio 306
- St Nicholas Fair - one week to go!
- March to mark one year since stabbing of Joshua Folkes
- Decluttering our streets to make them safer and pleasanter
- Public transport users group seeking a new meetings venue
- Downton star to discuss mid-life crisis this month at the Fox
- Council scheme to help people in long-term care lease out their home
- Healthwatch Enfield looking for volunteers
- Southgate local history publication wins award
- Further Council spending cuts - where do you think the axe should fall?
- Traffic calming: Is it needed and what are the best methods?
- Donate Christmas decorations to brighten up the North London Hospice
- Saturday Shed - Performance workshops for young people
- Join the Chickenshed Community Chorus
- "Hot Mikado" - the next FFBOS show needs you!
- Quieter Neighbourhoods consultations begin
- Aged over 60 or between 16 and 23? Fancy being in a play?
- Library changes in prospect as part of cost-cutting measures
- Mini-Holland/Cycle Enfield: Outline timetable for A105 Enfield Town-Palmers Green
- The Northern Lights - in Winchmore Hill!
- What can we learn from Turnpike Lane DIY Streets?
- St Nicholas Fair 2014 - stalls still available
- Civic Trust seeking to protect "community assets"
- Traffic calming - why not learn from what's happening in Edmonton and Turnpike Lane?
- Truro House: Light at the end of a long tunnel?
- "Quieter Neighbourhoods" consultation to start soon
- Charity gala night at the Intimate, with a special guest
- Civic Trust to unveil plaque to pioneering wildlife photographer
- Along Green Lanes by bike - the movie
- Plan to leave parks unlocked under scrutiny
- Residents' views on improving Palmers Green revealed
- Reporting criminal and anti-social behaviour
- "Gordon Ramsey"stops off for breakfast
- Talkies Community Cinema expands into Winchmore Hill
- Unplugged Sundays at St Monica's
- Boogie-ing to transform the "Tin Tabernacle"
- Bid for money to restore Broomfield Park Garden of Remembrance
- Your breakfast can help look after young adult carers
- Singing the "Greek Blues" to help leukaemia sufferers
- Make a will in Free Will Week
- Firs Farm finds Friends
- New Neighbourhood Watch sets up Facebook page
- Autumn Shed - performance skills for 5-12 year olds
- Introducing the Enfield Veg Co
- Changes to Enfield Residents' Priority Fund
- Broomfield Park goes Gold
- Enfield Carers Centre's Best Breakfast Campaign
- Helping people recover through their own creativity
- Join the Pumpkin Plod to help sick children and their families
- Symphonic Tots: new classes start next week
- PG Festival 2014 - a tremendous success!
- St Nicholas Fair 2014 - a call for helpers
- New WEA courses start this month: 100 Years of Cinema, Introduction to Social Anthropology and more
- Government consulting public over changes to planning laws
- "New Jarrow" March to pass through Palmers Green on Friday
- PG Library closure - update on alternative arrangements
- Palmers Green Festival - not long to go!
- Report concludes that North Mid "requires improvement"
- Planning permission refused for McDonalds drive-thru
- New waiting restrictions at Bourne Hill/Hoppers Road junction
- Bus passengers warned about "free oyster cards" scam
- Aged 18 to 24 and unemployed? Talent Match is there to help you
- Conservation group campaigning for a "shared space" approach to "Mini-Holland" scheme in Enfield Town
- Planning Inspectorate to hear Turret Court appeal on Tuesday
- Chickenshed Community Chorus for adults and acting workshops for over 60s
- Could you foster a child?
- New flats behind Southgate Town Hall - residents say their concerns about parking have been ignored
- WW1 Centenary commemorated in Broomfield Park
- Sun and Fun in the Park
- Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News for July 2014
- Official World War One Commemoration in Broomfield Park
- Join a focus group to discuss GP services in London
- Healthwatch Enfield seeking volunteers to help monitor health services in the borough
- Things for the kids - and you - to do this summer
- Broomfield Blues - Five Sizzling Sundays in the Park
- PG Library closure: Changes to arrangements for extended hours at other libraries
- Local history course returns in September
- Find out about the plans for Palmers Green Library
- Super Summer Sunday to support local charities
- Thieves target garden paths
- First-aiders needed for folk concert in Broomfield Park
- Broomfield House restoration project update