4:17pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:16pm Thursday 16th October 2014
I support wholeheartedly Enfield Borough Council’s lobbying of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to keep 25 extra police officers in the borough (‘Calls made to keep extra officers’, Enfield Independent, October 8).
4:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014
I have received a questionnaire entitled ‘Quieter Neighbourhoods Wolves Lane Area’. The object of the exercise is to stop so-called ‘rat-running’ through the area. To achieve this, it will be necessary to impose road restrictions on traffic movement.
4:13pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:13pm Thursday 16th October 2014
I was very sorry to hear from Paul Mandel’s letter (‘Residents’ voices were heard’, Opinion, October 1) that at a meeting of the Fox Lane Residents’ Association I created the impression that I am anti-car. That is certainly not the case.
4:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014
2:45pm Thursday 9th October 2014
2:42pm Thursday 9th October 2014
Enfield’s frontline workers play a vital role in our everyday lives, be it keeping our streets safe, helping us in a medical emergency or getting us to work. Yet shockingly, my colleagues and I have uncovered figures which show that violence against people like nurses, cabbies, and receptionists is rife.
2:36pm Thursday 9th October 2014
I am writing in response to K Brown (‘Cycle more to live longer’, Opinion, September 17). If he believes everything he reads in an overseas study, that is his choice. I prefer to form an opinion from facts, such as the following: car owners pay car tax, petrol tax, VAT on insurance and maintenance of the vehicle, income tax and council tax. Multiply these amounts by 30 million car-owners and we have a very large amount of money used for the benefit of all UK residents.
2:35pm Thursday 9th October 2014
4:14pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
Commuting on the Tube means being out of contact, and when you are delayed underground you can’t tell anybody, unless they’re sitting in the same carriage as you. If you work in Enfield and are waiting on an important call, don’t go on the Piccadilly Line – you’ll miss that call. But if you were in Berlin, Paris, or Seoul this would not be a problem, because for the past decade you have been able to call and text, and more recently tweet, underground.
4:12pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
4:11pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
4:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
4:09pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
4:07pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
On a recent visit to the urgent care centre at Chase Farm Hospital, now acquired by the Royal Free NHS Trust, there was a gentleman brought in by a member of the public, who had mental health issues and was a former alcoholic.
4:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
4:19pm Thursday 25th September 2014
I was shocked to read your front page article about the resiting of the war memorial (‘Memorial should be in town where it belongs’, Enfield Independent, August 27). John Mitchell has every right to be upset – so am I.
4:12pm Thursday 25th September 2014
Come on residents of Enfield, let us all give our support to John Mitchell and The Veterans’ Association, after all the people named on the memorial gave their lives for us. In return we should be supporting the families of today.
4:11pm Thursday 25th September 2014
In today’s society we are understandably shocked by the atrocities around the world and by the level of crime and injustice we hear, read or see in the media. The untimely death of a frail, elderly dementia patient could be overlooked, unless that person happened to be your dad.
4:09pm Thursday 25th September 2014
The disabled parking spaces outside the cafeteria at Forty Hall have recently been replaced by parking for cyclists and the disabled are being told they can get a buggy from the car park to Forty Hall. Surely, it should have been the other way around – the cyclists parking at the car park – after all, if you can cycle you do not have a mobility problem.
4:06pm Thursday 25th September 2014
Would you believe it? At a meeting of the Fox Lane and District Residents’ Association – which straddles three wards – on September 10, at least seven local councillors turned up rather than the usual one or two. Excellent, you might think, and perhaps it was, but in the case of some of them it might just have been because the agenda included a presentation about the council’s new quieter neighbourhoods policy, which arises from the mini-Holland bid. Certainly that’s when some became animated.
4:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014
3:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014
3:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014
3:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014
3:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014
The Mayor’s announcement that travel fares in the capital will increase in line with inflation will no doubt be spun by City Hall as Boris doing his bit to help struggling Londoners with the cost of living.
3:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014
Like Patricia Whitmarsh I was disgusted to find when taking my mother to the Ukrainian Festival at Forty Hall that the disabled bays had been replaced by cycle racks (‘Park users’ anger at bay removals’, Enfield Independent, September 10).
3:35pm Monday 15th September 2014
3:34pm Monday 15th September 2014
It has been suggested that London should have five larger council areas: north, south, east, west and central. I support this suggestion but with huge cuts in public services in England, I suggest the next government abolish all fragmented NHS Trusts in England and set up larger NHS services.
3:33pm Monday 15th September 2014
I was sorry to read that David Burrowes MP had such an terrible ordeal at North Middlesex accident and emergency unit and I am pleased he is now on the mend. Unfortunately, his is the second case I have heard of recently of a patient suffering a ruptured appendix after being made to wait too long in A&E.
3:32pm Monday 15th September 2014
3:31pm Monday 15th September 2014
If Age UK does what is best for each person as Mr Forde claims (‘Age UK does what is best for each person’, Opinion, August 20), perhaps he can tell us how many people attended his week-long hearing advice clinic in Enfield and how many of them were signposted to the NHS.
3:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014
3:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014
3:28pm Thursday 4th September 2014
From the outburst of indignation about Cycle Enfield, which has appeared in the local press during the past few weeks, one would think that people were being threatened with the loss of their lives, not just the control over their cars and where they park them.
3:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014
K Brown (‘Council is not to blame for this one’, Opinion, August 6) and David Hughes’ (‘Motorists are feather-bedded’, Opinion, August 6) criticism of Mr King is unwarranted because although providing more space for traffic in London is difficult, it can be done by making better use of what we have.
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.