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Our next OPEN meeting is on Wed. 9th May 2012 at 07.30 – 09.30pm.

Venue: Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, N13 5UE

Thank you to those who have paid either the 3 year or “life” option of the Membership subscription. As a reminder, it is £5 for 3 years or £20 for life of member. Additionally, donations will of course be welcomed. At this time of squeezed funding we need to ensure we can meet our admin and more importantly the planting and conservatory plant maintenance costs. I hope many of you will want to support our efforts and consider joining as a member.

Please note that our AGM (members only) will precede this Open meeting at 07.00 – 07.30pm.

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Today, I received a letter from Mr Kuta Tsu in the Asset Management Department for the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank China. He says that he asked a friend to post this letter for him in Europe on his behalf.

I am assured that he can make me the beneficiary of $12.350 million dollars as sole beneficiary of Mr Alan Burke. (No Alan’s in my family!).

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17th April 2012 – If you take the Evening Standard or have an account with the paper you might like to read today’s article by Christian Wolmar (normally seen as a rail specialist) on attitudes to cars by the two leading candidates for mayor. Not the specifics, but the attitude of mind are important in this context.


British bees do a huge amount for wildlife, our food supply and the economy, and last week thousands of you did a huge amount for bees. 10,000 packets of bee-friendly seeds were snapped up in just 24 hours, creating many new habitats for bees across Britain.

Even if you missed out on the free seeds you can still take action to help bees by calling for a National Bee Action Plan to reverse their decline.

Please ask David Cameron to take action to save British bees.
Changes to town planning, farming and our use of pesticides could prevent even more bee species from becoming extinct. The Prime Minister needs a plan to make these changes now.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the week ending 24th April 2012.
FLDRA Weblist 24 April 12

While the chances of being burgled are statistically low we know that being burgled can be a distressing experience.

While we are taking action to target and arrest those responsible, we remind home owners to take some simple measures which can further reduce the chance of them becoming a victim of burglary.

Most burglaries tend to be opportunistic rather than planned. So if your home does not look secure, seems unlived in, or provides unobserved access, it could be at risk. Understanding what burglars look for when choosing their target will help you identify weak spots in your home’s security.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the week ending 17th April 2012.
FLDRA Weblist 17 April 12

Planning Applications and Decisions for the week ending 10th April 2012.
FLDRA Weblist 10 April 12

Enfield and the Barnets United Nations Association




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A workshop, attended by various local representatives including the business community, was held on Thursday 5th April to provide views on issues and opportunities in Palmers Green as part of the on-going initiative that we have been discussing with the Council.

The workshop was run by the Council appointed consultants – SKM Colin Buchanan.

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FLDRA General Meeting & Summer Social
Burford Main Hall
Wednesday 24 June 2017

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