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Time to get on a 'dockless' bike?

This Week in N21

 Enfield Council doesn't want you to read the Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Consultation results

READ HERE

 


"I really like this newsletter. Informative, concise and a great link to the community"

 

"I read this newsletter the moment it pops into my inbox"


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Cat missing from Fords Grove since 19/2/18

Call 07813 566490 if you spot him

 

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Air pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing London, affecting the health of all Londoners. It contributes to thousands of early deaths each year and impacts our health over the course of our lives – leading to decreased lung function in our children and greater risk of dementia and strokes as we get older


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Take part in this TfL consultation on air quality

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/

Consultation closes 28 February 2018

 


 

 

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 Check out who is building what

in N21 in 2018

 here

Check out who is building what

in N21 in 2017

here

 


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More details here 

 


 

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 Do you know we are a sports club?

Join us for a game of badminton

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more details here

 


 


Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 


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more details here

 


 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


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www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here


 

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Bush Hill Park Residents Association


Enfield Town Residents Association


Fox Lane & District Residents Association


Grange Park Residents Association


Grovelands Residents Association

 

Winchmore Hill Residents Association 


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GRANGE PARK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY TRADING HUT IS OPEN


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 10-12 Saturdays and Sundays

Garden sundries and seeds available at favourable prices


 


 


The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Gardening Friends

more details here


Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


North London Organic Gardeners

more details here

 

Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

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Ten reasons why you

should Live Local Shop Local

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here

 

 


 

N21 Experts


The inheritance tax nil rate band has been raised to £1m?

 

True or False?

 

 George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management explains

more details here

 


 

Four tips for first time buyers

 

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Mark Edwards of Mortgages & Insurers

provides tips to help buyers get on the property ladder

more details here 

 

 


 

Preparing your house for sale

 

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Havilands provide some simple tips

more details here

 


 

 

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

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New & Updated Business Pages

 

AM Developments (Landscaping)

Big Seff

Fitnesshub21

Gadget Bees

The Little Green Dragon

Hair 21

Hopper & Bean

Mesa Kitchen & Lounge

The Nail Station

N21 Carpentry & Joinery

N21 Repair Service

PH Sports

S.E Beauty

Smooch Wine Bar & Restaurant

The Southgate Club

Swiss Care Clinic

Winchmore Hill Speakers Club 

 


 

 

Enfield Council is planning to 'push through'

the Enfield Town Centre Masterplan 

on 1st March ahead of the local elections


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read the report 


Subject: Adoption Enfield Town Framework Masterplan

"7.1 The absence of a robust planning framework through the preparation of an Enfield Town Masterplan would result in a void in guidance that could lead to inappropriate, uncoordinated and poor quality development that fails to respond comprehensively to the challenges facing the town centre and the sites/inward investment opportunities confirmed in the document

 


 

 

Serious accident on Old Park Ridings

Saturday 17th February, 6.30am


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London's first vegan and gluten free restaurant opens in Winchmore Hill

 

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http://munch.restaurant/

 


 

When N21's Superstar Nikki meets Theresa May


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" Introducing our new Urbo dockless hire bikes. Based along Green Lanes, you can ride our green bikes all over Enfield - 30 mins for 50p. Download the @myurbo app today for only £1. Your first 5 rides are free. More info: http://urbosolutions.com/how-it-works/

Happy cycling!"

 

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Have you tripped over or hit one of these

whilst walking, driving or cycling?

 

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download the leaflet on how to report incidents

here

 

Report it to Enfield Council

here


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Enfield Independent 21.2.18

 


 

Another cycle lane casualty

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Village Road, 17.2.18

 


 

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Read this new research published

in the Evening Standard

here

 


 

Consultation on cycle lane hangers

on Woodberry Avenue


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closes 26 February


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read the leaflet here


https://www.consultations.cycleenfield.co.uk/traffic-and-transportation/woodberryavenue/

 


 

Residents say the A105 cycle lane scheme is NOT a success

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 Read the letters in

the Enfield Independent

31/1/18

here

 


 

Bike lanes don't clog up our roads, they keep London moving

says Will Norman, London's walking and cycling commissioner


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Read the Guardian article here

 


 

Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

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Ambulance on the wrong side of the road opposite Sainsbury's

 

read the Telegraph article

here

 


 

Enfield Council says that orcas

(plastic cycle lane dividers) are safe

 

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Watch the video

Your decide

 


A beginners guide to taking wildlife photographs


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Read here

 


 


Check out pollution levels today

  

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http://www.londonair.org.uk/

 


 

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 


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Grange Park train services are still under threat

more details here29.1G1


 

Want to get involved in organising the next fair on Winchmore Hill Green?

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 You are invited to meet the organisers at the Kings Head

on Thursday 22nd February at 7pm

www.fancy-fair.co.uk


  



 


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more details here

 


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Check out your road  

 


 

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Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

to offer your support

 


 

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http://www.broomfieldhouse.org

 


 

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https://www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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Warning: Beware of opening your door to strangers

Watch this video


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Reconstruction of a real incident


 


 

Meet The Safer Neighbourhood Team

 

23/02/18 11am – 12 noon Hopper & Bean

 

03/03/18 8.50am Grovelands Park Run With A Copper

 

February Newsletter 

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download here


Winchmore Hill Police 


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CONTACT HERE

 


 

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Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

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 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

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more details here  


 

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Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

  


 

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www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk



Chickenshed Theatre 

 


 

The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 READ OUR 2018 NEWSLETTER

 

The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grovelands Park
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill Mummies 
Facebook Group
 


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Woodcroft Wildspace - a case study of Winchmore Hill community action

on Monday, 14 June 2010. Posted in N21 Community

 




How many of you have ever visited the Woodcroft Wildspace, the award winning environmental haven bang right in the middle of Winchmore Hill?

Over the past decade this five acre former disused sports ground has been transformed into a local nature reserve, providing a natural habitat to a growing number of species. The project was kickstarted by former Winchmore Hill Councillor Martin Prescott, who conceived the idea of turning a site which never worked as a sports recreation field (because of problems with flooding) into a nature reserve. Martin cajoled council officials into putting together a feasibility plan for the site and then brought in local residents who have picked up the baton and the 'Friends of Woodcroft' was born, now led by local resident Bob Ladell and an enthusiastic band of Friends of Woodcroft volunteers.

 

In 2011 the long term future of the site was secured and whilst a proportion of the site is being sold off for housing, Woodcroft Wildspace is wildspace, not a park, for everyone to enjoy. It is a place where people can come and enjoy some quiet tme, it is so6emwhere that parents, carers and schools can bring their children to learn about nature - insects, birds, small mammals, pond life, plants and trees in a natural habitat. This is especially beneficial for those who do not have the luxury of their own garden. Everyone is invited to come along and both help the series of projects we have in action as well as to see the wildspace.ional Lottery, 

 

Whilst funding has been secured from Enfield Council and the National Lottery, the management of Woodcroft Wildspace and its growing role as an educational resource, is largely dependent on volunteers.

 

Woodcroft Wildspace is open to the public throughout the week. Volunteers can normally be found working on the site on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am to 1pm. Here is our latest site plan

 

 

 

 

 Spring 2014 sees the final topping out of our well, many hours of hard,dirty and sometimes dangerous work.

 

 

 

With the help of volunteers, including residents, schools, local community groups and our corporate Give and Gain, team building days, we have slowly turned the site from a disused sports ground into a wildspace, with a range of habitats. Our wetland area ponds and boggy area are home to frogs, and newts; whilst insects abound, stag beetles. Our orchard, has 83 trees, with over 30 varieties which are cropping well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of our Give and Gain volunteers. Under this excellent Business in The Community programme, volunteers from dozens of companies have spent the day with use, helping in teams to help us achieve some of our larger projects such as bigging our wildlife ponds. If your company would like to participate in this rather unusual but highly worthwhile away day please get in contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 Woodcroft Wildspace is a great place for children, here are just a few of our younger visitors. Children are never to young to start to understand the importance of the natural world and Woodcroft Wildspace provides learning opportunities for children of all ages; right across the curriculum. A number of nearby primary and secondary schools are regular visitors, whilst Duke of Edinburgh Award participants have helped us to create hedges and dig our ponds. Our apiary building also serves as a class room and we are keen to raise funds to extend our range of classroom facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have hosted a number of open days, picnics and community events at Woodcroft and we are looking forward to our Woodcroft Wildspace Family Fun Day on Sunday July 13th 2014. Here are some pictures of some of our past open days. 

 

 

 

 

 

Our bees are recovering from three difficult winters, but we are now hopeful that our new colony is thriving. This is an important project for us, and it is a great place to teach children just how important bees are to our natural environment. 

 

 

 

 Woodcroft Wildspace is a haven for many species, here are just a few of our residents. 

 

 

 

As well as our wells, 2014 will be the first session for our new sensory gardens, which you see taking shape here and our new outside gym.

 

 

 

On the Woodcroft Wildspace website you can follow the transformation of the Woodcroft Sports Ground, shown below, to Woodcroft Wildspace; starting with three years of complex negotiations with Enfield Council to secure
the lease.  Whilst the site is still under development it is being transformed into managed woodland, with a range of tree species, some of them self seeded; a wetland with a newly created wildlife pond, dug by the volunteers and a
meadow area.






2009 was a big year in the short history of the project, with a Big Dig Day, in partnership with BBC Breathing Places and Blue Peter and the opening of the Woodcroft Apiary, the planting of bee friendly plants and the first batch of Woodcroft Honey and Woodcroft Beeswax. Use this link to see pictures of the event on the website, here

Sadly, security gates have had to be erected, because of vandalism and antisocial behaviour on the site, including irresponsible dog owners, but please come and see us, we always welcome new volunteers. 

                    

 


Woodcroft Wildspace is registered charity and more volunteers and money are still needed to secure the long term future of the project.
 
You can help secure the long term future of the project by becoming a Friend of Woodcroft Wildspace for a mere £10 a year, £15 for couples and households.

Woodcroft Wildspace is open from 9am to 5.30pm or sometimes later from April to September. Opening times vary during the rest of the year, depending on the weather.

 

Volunteers work on the site on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm

 

If you wish to visit as a group, please call 020 8819 1662 ahead of your visit. It is fantastic example of what can be achieved when local residents, community groups and businesses pull together.



http://www.woodcroft.org.uk/






How many of you have ever visited the Woodcroft Wildspace, the award winning environmental haven bang right in the middle of Winchmore Hill?

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