A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Here's a beautiful and interesting blossom tree on Bounds Green Road which bears both pink and white blossoms.…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on April 15, 2014 at 11:23 — No Comments
...I go up Cline Road and at the top there's a factory called 'Textile Team - Bianca'. It's a nice building, and I love the door and the whole entrance bit. ! Am I crazy? I just think it's got that special design 'something'!
Woops - I'm afraid I chopped the top off!…Continue
Been worried about air quality for years. As a kid in the city where I grew up, the school authorities used to force us to cancel afternoon sports practices due to smog. So it's been awful witnessing the same thing again in Bowes.
A few years ago I had Enfield Council's Sustainability scrutiny look at the existing air quality sensors. They really weren't good enough. So went out a while back (ostensibly as part of a "smart cities" agenda) to doorstep Intel. And wangled about…Continue
Here is what the officer wrote us
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…Continue
.... on Blake Road, the humble art of cementing elevated to a higher dimension:…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on March 23, 2014 at 20:44 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on March 15, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments
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...
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…Continue
Added by Alan Sitkin on March 6, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alan Sitkin on March 6, 2014 at 14:14 — No Comments
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: …Continue
Added by Mandy Norman on February 17, 2014 at 14:56 — No Comments
Bikeworks, a social enterprise, are teaming up with Haringey Council to provide lucky residents the opportunity to take part in a new cycling course, aimed at equipping people with the tools to enjoy their daily commute. Spaces are currently available from now until March 2014. IT'S ALL FREE!!!
Participants will receive:
• A FREE recycled bike from the Bikeworks Re-Use Centre
• FREE lights and lock, brand new
• A FREE six…Continue
Added by Mandy Norman on February 14, 2014 at 10:10 — No Comments
1. We've been arguing as cllrs that Warwick should get pinch points that actually pinch. Looks like that is happening. Good.
by Chris Joseph
This illustrated short book by Chris Joseph is dedicated "For the People who live with the North Circular Road"
The short 16 page booklet features a collection of illustrations…Continue
Added by Richard McKeever on February 13, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Sunday 16 February 2014,
2 - 5pm at Chances,
399 High Rd N17 6QN
Bring seeds to swap – vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers.
Find out about local gardening projects and events,…
Added by Living Under One Sun on February 11, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map.
The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. …Continue
Added by Peter Berthoud on January 31, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments
I've just been down to the Sunshine Garden Centre and noticed that they have a little art exhibition in one of their indoor spaces. There are some lovely pieces of art work by some pupils from North Harringey Primary School. Worth checking out if you are down there this weekend.
There are two lovely big paintings - one of Alexandra Palace and the other looks like another part of the local area, and some smaller art projects. Really good!
Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 25, 2014 at 12:39 — No Comments
Article just came out in the Independent:
We're really excited because it's the Bowes Labour councillors who first went out and brought Intel back to the borough for these new sensors. No surprise, given how particularly bad air quality can be along the…Continue
Added by Alan Sitkin on January 24, 2014 at 22:18 — No Comments