March 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Trying to get trees onto Brownlow

Here is what the officer wrote us

Dear Councillor

Thank you for your email dated 19 March 2014 regarding the above.


Following enquiries from both residents and Councillors in previous years, the area Arboricultural Officer surveyed Brownlow Road to identify suitability of the road for new and replacement tree planting, however he reported that there are no suitable sites to accommodate new trees within this road.


On receipt of this latest…


Added by Alan Sitkin on March 28, 2014 at 16:51 — 1 Comment

On a walk round the block I saw....

....  on Blake Road, the humble art of cementing  elevated to a higher dimension:…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on March 23, 2014 at 20:44 — No Comments

Bowes, Palmers Green, Southgate Green local area forum

This Thursday 20 March, starting 7.30pm at Trinity at Bowes Church, Palmerston Rd

See you there!

Added by Alan Sitkin on March 17, 2014 at 0:29 — No Comments

Latest information delivered to Warwick

Dear resident

Following your Bowes ward councillors’ repeated representations to the Deputy Mayor for Transport (Isabel Derdring) and other Transport for London representatives, we have just received TfL officer Nigel Hardy to negotiate solutions to the unacceptable traffic congestion faced by residents of Warwick Road.

TfL is unwilling to reintroduce the right turn from the North Circular Road into Brownlow Road, which is currently banned for all vehicles apart from…


Added by Alan Sitkin on March 16, 2014 at 1:00 — 16 Comments

Very Entertaining Programme About a Bus Trip Through North London

I have just been listening to a programme on Radio 4 Extra which is being repeated because one of the men in it, Alan Coren,  has died recently.  He was a great broadcaster.

The programme  is called The Sage of Cricklewood and together with his friend, Christopher Matthew, they go on a trip across North London with their Freedom bus passes.  The conversation is sparkling as they pass through Camden Town,  Wood Green, in an effort to get to Palmers Green and on to…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on March 15, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

Enfield Council wins mini-Holland cycling bid = £30m GLA investment

Fantastic news for borough although Bowes ward won't get any direct benefit since the scheme is meant to link Enfield Town to Edmonton (the specs being to expand cycle use to deprived populations that have cycled less up until now).

But as a committed cyclist (about 5/6 days a week for last 9 years), I think it's great to generalise usage. If only for air quality reasons...

Added by Alan Sitkin on March 10, 2014 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Background to Highworth Neighbourhood Watch meeting - burglaries on the rise!

The meeting at the Bowls Club this Friday is the result of discussions we've been having with a local resident justifiably concerned about rise in burglaries in the area. Subsequently the MP was invited, the police too. Here is the problem

1) Police numbers may be up from their 2012 lows but they remain - certainly in Bowes/Southgate Green - well below the numbers we had been able to achieve beforehand. But don't mention the cuts.

2) The recent rise in police…


Added by Alan Sitkin on March 6, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments

Enfield Council Access to Finance event. Another strand of Enfield Experiment

Most economists are VERY concerned that the current "recovery" is anything but sustainable. It seems to be built on the basis of an asset bubble (property, shares) but business lending is lower and lower, limiting companies' working capital (jobs!) and investment in fixed assets

So our Administration is trying to do something about it. 

Monday 10 March, from 10am-2pm at Dugdale Centre: Access to Finance event


The programme is…


Added by Alan Sitkin on March 6, 2014 at 14:14 — No Comments

Reviving market gardening in North London - the food strand of the Enfield Experiment

Huge event today at GLA City Hall run by our Administration (Del Goddard as Lead for Regen, also Doug Taylor) with speakers including Rosie Boycott, people from Capel Manor, reps from Growing Communities, school teachers, etc. etc.

It's too long to write about extensively this late at night. Can do if friends are interested. For the moment, a couple of websites give an idea of what we're doing.

Garden Enfield: …


Added by Alan Sitkin on March 5, 2014 at 22:55 — 2 Comments

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