4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014
This letter refers to my letter agreeing with GA Musey’s views (‘Road space should have increased’, Opinion, July 9) and responses from K Brown and David Hughes (‘Council is not to blames for this one’, Opinion, August 6 and ‘Motorists are feather-bedded’, Opinion, August 6).
4:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014
4:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014
I’ve been following the bicycle versus car debate on these pages for the many weeks it has been rumbling on. However, after reading Rick Jewell’s letter (‘Motorists win hands down’, Opinion, August 13), I feel compelled to make a contribution as Mr Jewell makes some incorrect statements.
4:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014
I have received a response to my letter about my concerns regarding Age UK (‘Assisting in the demise of our NHS’, Opinion, August 6). I would like to offer a short response given that the response from Age UK was itself short (‘Age UK does what is best for each person’, Opinion, August 20).
3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014
3:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014
So letter writer Arif Beyzade (‘Take a deep breath and start again’, Opinion, August 13) thinks that the Labour council is responsible for the Mini-Holland bid. Wrong. The money was provided by a Conservative government, allocated by a Conservative mayor, whilst the bid itself was a bi-partisan Labour/Conservative policy. Government at every level understands that traffic growth on urban streets cannot go on, and that additionally to reduce the cars on the road, cycling has benefits ranging from tackling obesity to curbing dangerous exhaust emissions.
3:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014
3:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014
2:59pm Friday 22nd August 2014
2:58pm Friday 22nd August 2014
I have lived in Palmers Green since 1986 and not long after had two ornamental ironwork planters to adorn the garden with overhanging fuchsias. I had not used them for several years now but they have always been in the front garden until such time I could use them again. There was also a ceramic square ornate tub filled with earth and really quite heavy.
4:13pm Thursday 14th August 2014
4:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014
I share many of the sentiments expressed by your letter writer Catherine Aldridge (‘Cycling Scheme will bring many benefits’, Opinion, July 30), but I feel she is sadly deluded if she thinks bringing the Cycle Enfield scheme to Enfield will turn it into a version of Valkenswaard – lovely as that would be.
4:10pm Thursday 14th August 2014
4:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014
4:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014
So the Labour council has rebranded the Mini-Holland scheme to Cycle Enfield. No doubt they have realised the unpopularity of the scheme they proposed and hope that by changing the name it will make it somehow more acceptable.
4:07pm Thursday 14th August 2014
On the front page of this newspaper (‘Fundamental weakening’, Enfield Independent, July 23) there was a very important account of the changes to the way council decisions are scrutinised, which I hope, amendments by the council would be in order.
4:06pm Thursday 14th August 2014
4:08pm Thursday 7th August 2014
4:06pm Thursday 7th August 2014
Local news tells us, after the meeting between councillors, GPs and MPs on Monday, July 21, an outline case for the redevelopment of Chase Farm is to be put before the Royal Free Foundation Trust board, the document however, would not be made public. A planning application to Enfield Borough Council will be revealed to the public in November and we will finally see the building details, consultation with stakeholders, staff and neighbours living near the hospital, in accordance with planning rules.
4:02pm Thursday 7th August 2014
4:01pm Thursday 7th August 2014
The letters page inevitably includes problems over the shortage of space allocated to traffic: be it parking space on our high streets and retail parks, or not enough actual road space, thereby causing congestion.
4:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014
I must firstly declare that I am a passionate believer in the National Health Service. It was therefore with some concern that I read the Age UK advertising ‘wrap around’ on last week’s Enfield Independent, which dealt at length with their special hearing advice week.
3:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014
3:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014
Again I have to agree with G A Musey (‘Road space should have increased’, Opinion, July 9). I do not know Mr Musey, but he is one of very few who’s views make any sense. I agree with everything he says.
3:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014
On Saturday morning, I joined volunteers from the Friends of Enfield Playing Fields group litter picking. We were clearing the litter with kit provided by the Mayor of London’s Capital Clean Up initiative. This was the big society in action.
3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014
An interesting article in your paper (‘Police step up to tackle challenging crime levels’, Enfield Independent, July 16) stated police are stepping up their activity to combat recent higher levels of crime and burglary, particularly along the Hertford Road.
3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014
3:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014
3:13pm Thursday 31st July 2014
I write in utter disgust and dismay at hearing of another shooting and stabbing in Edmonton on Saturday, July 12. We hardly have to dream up a fantasy image of a Bronx-type ghettoised existence where people are afraid to walk the streets. For it is already occurring on the streets of Edmonton today. It never use to be that way. Increased shootings seem to be a sign of the times in a world where guns and knives are tolerated.
2:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014
2:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014
In reply to Kerry Menezes’ letter about her parking fines (‘More pressing issues to address than parking’, Opinion, July 9), I’d just like to point out that people such as Ms Menezes have nobody to blame but themselves for their situation. Don’t break the law: don’t get a fine. Where the money from fines goes is of little consequence. To question where it goes is just ‘sour grapes’.
2:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014
Deep in the North Circular Area Action Plan (NCAAP), recently adopted by Enfield Borough Council (EBC), there is a reference to the development potential of the car parks adjoining Arnos Grove Underground Station (see Policy 17 Site 7).
2:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014
2:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014
3:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014
3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014
3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014
3:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014
3:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014
As a resident of Enfield, I would like to highlight and hear other residents responses regarding any issues with council tax or housing, the automated system of contact and the struggle to gain any consistency to support, which includes lengthy timescales.
3:49pm Thursday 17th July 2014
I read with interest your reader’s letter praising Napier ward for the care her mother received recently (‘Hospital staff deserve a medal for the work they do’, Opinion, July 2) at Chase Farm Hospital.
3:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014
Has anyone seen a street cleaner in EN2 for the past three weeks? I am constantly picking up bits of litter from outside my house and in the local streets. I need the help of the street cleaners, who seem to have vanished recently (unlike the litter itself which is accumulating rapidly).
4:46pm Thursday 10th July 2014
4:44pm Thursday 10th July 2014
4:41pm Thursday 10th July 2014
4:39pm Thursday 10th July 2014
As William Hague convenes ministers from around the world at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, women in South Sudan are being tied up and raped as they try to seek safety from the conflict there.
4:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014
4:34pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Two or more years ago there was a group of volunteers called the Street Hawks – a small dedicated band of people who were co-ordinated by one council staff employee as part of her job, to encourage, hold meetings and organise groups to remove large and small fly-tips from all over the borough.
1:32pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
1:28pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
1:25pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Whilst I agree with Andy Pagin (‘Lack of training is to blame’, Opinion, June 25) that providing cycle training is essential and, as a cyclist, I too deplore cyclists breaking the Highway Code, Mr Pagin’s perception of the causes of accidents is not correct.