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PLANS/DRAWINGS – outline concept drawings from the Grovelands Improvements Meeting of the 18th July as detailed in the FLDRA post of 21st July are available here Grovelands_Priory Concept Drawings 1 (2).


DESIGNER CRAFT & ART FAIR, Southgate 17th November 2013  APPLICATION CALL!

Following the huge success of the Southgate & Palmers Green Open Studios & Art Fair, the organisers, Creative Exchange are running an Autumn Fair.  Applications are now open and places are limited so please contact Dan Maier ASAP at: for an application form.
Deadline for applications is 31st July 2013.

POP UP EXHIBITION just opened in former Blockbusters space at Southgate tube.

Several designers and artists who took part in the recent Open Studios in Southgate & Palmers Green have joined a new network, Creative Exchange and staged a members exhibition bringing art and design to the high street once again!  The window only exhibition is planned to be up for a month to give the public a taste of the creative hub that is developing in the area.

At approximately 9.30am on Saturday (27th July), a male person called at a house in Lakeside Road, N13. The house is split into two flats.

When he rang a bell, the upstairs tenant opened the door, the person said he was from Neighbourhood Watch. The downstairs tenant made enquiries of one of our Committee and was advised that this could not be, and that the caller was bogus.

The curtains of the downstairs flat had been drawn as the occupant had been asleep.

It would appear that this could be an attempt to establish whether the house was empty at the time, possibly with residents away on holiday. Unfortunately we do not have a description of the caller.

Please be aware of this, and also advise neighbours as appropriate. It would help if there was a description of the person involved.

 Fldra messages 25th July
1. Message from Broomfield Orchard:
2. N21 Festival – Summer Exhibition:
3. News from Broomfield Conservatory:
4. Music in Broomfield Park:
5. Bus Route w9 on Diversion from 25th July:
6. Planning:

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A meeting was held at Southgate College on Thursday 18th July to advise and discuss Enfield’s outline proposals to invest and redevelop areas of Grovelands Park

A presentation was given by Gary Barnes, Assistant Director, Regeneration, Leisure & Libraries. Jenny Tosh, Assistant Director for Education also took part.

The Council has commenced a commissioning process to appoint external consultants to undertake an historic parks survey and to develop a management plan for the park, which will be used to develop options both in terms of introducing a two form entry primary school and improving the current sporting facilities.

The area in question is within the boundary of the original Repton designed estate however, it is not within the boundaries of the current park. It is an eight acre site in the south west corner, off the road leading to The Priory and land currently owned by Thames Water. Much of the land is currently overgrown and poorly maintained.

It was advised that this is still a ‘concept’ at this stage. In order to progress, the Council must initially gain English Heritage approval because the land is part of a designated two star park designed by Repton & Morson. A fuller public consultation process will not commence until there has been a historic parks survey and a full management plan.

Apparently, initial discussions with English Heritage have been reasonably positive.

Whilst there is, and will be, some hostility towards these plans, it is encouraging that our concerns over the provision of primary school places in this area has been noted by the Council and action is being taken. It was also encouraging to note that there were some positive contributions being made by members of the audience who felt that it was time that something was done about this area of land.

PLANS/DRAWINGS – outline concept drawings should be available soon and we will put them on this site.

If you would like further details at this stage please contact Andy Barker –

 Fldra messages 18th July
1. Pedestrian Crossing Bourne Hill:
2. Safer neighbourhoods – Information & Advice:
3. Planning Decision:
4. Proposed Aldermans Hill Pedestrian Crossing:
5. Bowes, Palmers Green, Southgate Green – Area Forum:
6. Planning:

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 Fldra messages 11th July
1. Enfield Art Circle – 81st Annual Exhibition:
2. Motor Vehicle Thefts:
3. Planning:

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Pinkham Way is still on the NLWA’s agenda

Please Sign Our Petition

 This is the only petition set up by the PWA

You have NOT signed this before.

Our vigorous challenges to the NLWA have culminated in a 40 page paper to the District Auditor, requesting him to conduct a public interest audit of the procurement of the Pinkham Way site for waste.

The petition is an essential expression of public feeling that directly supports our request.


For every person that signs a petition, they say that there are 20 who feel the same way.


You can help us by gathering signatures from people you know. Please print off our petition kit here, download it from our website, or collect one from our awareness stands at Ally Pally Farmers’ Market.
It includes simple points to help you explain this issue to others, and a page to collect signatures from family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, anyone you know… the more the better!

Please aim to return signatures by 31 July 2013.

Thank you.Stephen Brice

Pinkham Way Alliance

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 Fldra messages 4th July
1. Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team:
2. Area Forums – forthcoming meetings:
3. Non-emergency Number – 111:
4. Walker Primary School Diamond Jubilee fete:
5. Planning:

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Come and join us at this year’s Fabulous Summer Fete – Saturday 6th July 2013,

St John’s Church Grounds at 12-4pm

£1 entrance fee

Remember the fetes of yesteryear when competitions and afternoon teas were compulsory?  Well, St John’s summer fete has decided to go ‘Vintage’ this year based on fetes of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The Fete runs from 12-4pm with David Burrowes, MP, opening for us. There are various stalls, bric-a-brac, clothes, cake, gifts, raffle, plants, composting and many more for you to peruse.

For the children there is a bouncy castle and face painting as well as various games to try out, such as the bottle tombola and hunt for silver in the sand!

Food abounds and there is a BBQ, Pimm’s, strawberries and cream and uniquely this year we are serving afternoon tea in the Parish Centre.

Entertainment inside the church includes, Hazesamba, Douglas Knight (performing a recital on the church organ) and closing with Yorkshire Belle.

Finally we have brought back the Teddy abseiling so don’t forget your teddies!

Fete pic


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Burford Main Hall
Wednesday 24 June 2017

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