A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
We have become used to Election Campaigns conducted via broadcast media: leader debates live on TV, party Twitter feeds and viral videos on YouTube. Very different from earlier days when politics relied much more on face-to-face discussions, public meetings and rallies; campaigning “on the stump”.…Continue
EnfieldThinks is offering over 250 free courses, classes, talks and workshop out of an empty shop unit off Church Street. There are some good local history sessions coming up in May but also GCSE revision classes, vocational stuff, help on getting into further education and much more. I wrote about it for Londonist today.
Added by Lindsey Clarke on April 6, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
I've spent this morning reading up on the history of the Piccadilly Line northern extension in "The Piccadilly Tube: A history of the first 100 years" by Mike Horne. There are some fascinating images included and I've scanned a few to share with you. You can watch the slideshow below or to read the captions that go with the pics have a look at…Continue
I'm organizing an open mic. poetry event at Alexandra Park Library on 21st January 5.30 to 7.0 pm. If you would like to bring along some of your own poetry please contact me, so that we have some idea of numbers - quite a few poets have already said they are performing, so do join us.
And of course you are very welcome to join the audience if you enjoy poetry.
Added by Wendy Beauchamp-Ward on December 29, 2014 at 13:29 — No Comments
BACK TO CAVE by Andrea Phillips
Go back to your cave
It’s raining fierce, cold
Hard, wet, solid rain…Continue
Added by Andrea Phillips on November 28, 2014 at 9:39 — No Comments
A number of roads, notably though not exclusively, Nightingale Road and Lascotts Road, have raised concerns with us about parking. Other roads in Bounds Green which are in the Wood Green Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) have also expressed concern about the operating hours of the CPZ. Alongside our councillor colleagues in those other wards within the Wood Green CPZ, we agreed that it was time to review the Wood Green CPZ. As Bounds Green ward councillors we also asked for those roads…Continue
“Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot” so goes the children’s rhyme assocated with “Guy Fawkes night” which we commemorate with fireworks and bonfires on November 5th each year.
But many things about the Gunpowder Plot have not been remembered - many…
Added by Richard McKeever on November 2, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments
Excellently attended. Covered a great many items / issues / problems of concern to our residents. One of several action points was to encourage everyone to contact Achilleas, Yasemin and me over the next month with items that might be addressed through the Enfield Residents Priority Fund. You have our details on the Bowes Labour website. Please get in touch
Trinity at Bowes Church, Palmerston Road
Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm
Added by Alan Sitkin on October 17, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments
Pete and I took the train up there last weekend as we'd heard that it had some garden centres. We were really surprised by the area, Britain's "Horticultural Mile'. I wrote an article with photos about it for Londonist which you can read in full here: http://londonist.com/2014/09/explore-the-greenhouses-and-garden-centres-of-crews-hill.php
But here are some…Continue
Festival founder Phillip Chard said, “The Festival has continued to grow year on year, and demonstrates that local people want to…Continue
Added by Administrator on September 12, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
The recent press coverage of the death of Richard Attenborough includes a couple of references to Palmers Green.Continue
Added by Richard McKeever on September 4, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments
Letter from LBE traffic specialist today
As you may already know, Thames Water are currently working in Warwick Road as part of their lead pipe replacement programme. As part of these works, Warwick Road will be closed from next Thursday between the North Circular and Wakefield Road for around three weeks, with access for residents only. Further closures will follow on as the works roll down Warwick Road, as indicated on…
This Saturday Londoners are being encouraged to say hello to people in the street and strike up conversations with strangers on Talk To Me Day.
My experience of our 'hood is that people are very friendly and it's not too unusual to greet folk as you pass them, have a chat with staff and customers in Red Sea or The Step and pass the time of day with a neighbour but if you need an excuse to break the ice with someone new, Saturday…Continue
Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 27, 2014 at 14:13 — No Comments
Here is the email we received
My name is Perry LaFrenais and I am taking over as sergeant for Bowes Ward. I know you already have two very good Ward officers in Chris and Simon and I look forward to working with them and yourselves to address any problems that occur on this ward.
I will hopefully meet you all in person soon but in the mean time if you do have any issues please tell Chris or Simon or contact me…Continue
Haringey have launched an online exhibition that will develop over the next four years exploring what the borough was like during World War I.
Here's an extract:
"War was declared on 4 August 1914. The impact of what this meant for local people was immediately felt. The mounted King Edward’s Horse Regiment was sent to Alexandra…Continue
Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 13:23 — No Comments
Hugh Myddleton, New River local hero and he whose name our shopping street bears, is now a talking statue.
The crumbling statue of Sir Hugh sits on Islington Green and if you approach him, swipe your phone on a nearby tag and pick up your phone when it rings, he'll talk to you.
Talking Statues is an initiative of Sing London. …Continue
Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments
I'm a big fan of the Gardening Against the Odds awards run by the Conservation Foundation. They celebrate gardens created in hostile or unlikely environments and/or by people struggling against 'the odds'.
This year they've added a new category, Gardens that make you smile, with nominations welcome from the public.
I'm not sure where in N22 this is, but an early nomination is for a street where neighbours are giving their multiple wheelie bins a green makeover (photo Sue…Continue
Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
This week's Talkies Community Cinema screening celebrated 50 years since the release of the Beatles film "A Hard…Continue
Added by Administrator on July 25, 2014 at 15:06 — No Comments
Troubled local news reporter Rex Tracey is back and untangling more mysteries in Haringey, this time arising out of the sudden death of an entire family of Hasidic Jews enjoying a picnic in Finsbury Park.
He might have kept to the reporting had his mate and photographer colleague, Terry, not been been charged…Continue