A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Recent news about the redevelopment of Palmers Green Bus garage has prompted questions about its fascinating history.
Constructed just over a century ago in…
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... and we have a merchandise partner who produces print to order t shirts with various Londony designs, among them place names and postcodes. So I asked them to put up a Bowes Park N22 one. And they did.
The t-shirts are a little pricey as they're print to order, and let it be known that Londonist gets a small commission on sales, but…Continue
Added by Oonagh Gay on June 16, 2015 at 14:25 — No Comments
The Enfield Community Singers, who recently performed at Trinity at Bowes, needs more men to join our choir. No need to read music or audition just a desire to sing with others in a group. If you are free during the day the Monday choir meets from 11:00 - 13:00 at Holy Trinity Church, Winchmore Hill.…Continue
Added by Robert Hughes on June 11, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments
Suspicious that it's not the political suicide it's made out to be by police, journalist Tracey gets on the case, digging into her family, discovering a lot about Kurdish, Turkish and Cypriot history…Continue
This is something I have been thinking for a while. As it keeps niggling in the back of my head I would like to know the view of other residents in the area:
Campaigning to/with First Capital Connect to fit the Bowes Park Station with a disability access in the form of a built in lift from the top of the bridge to the platform. Bowes Park Station operates on a single platform and thus only one lift would be sufficient to cater for both directions of…Continue
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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud on August 27, 2014 at 14:13 — No Comments