June 6, 2017 / admin / Comments Off on Welcome to Better Streets for Enfield! /
If you want streets that are friendly to people, not just traffic, you’re in the right place.
Better Streets is a group of Enfield residents from many different walks of life. Some of us cycle to get around; many of us walk, use public transport and drive – but we’re all agreed that we want healthier, safer, better streets that work for everyone in the borough.
To find out more about our vision, see our manifesto. You can also find us (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter. Our latest news is below. Enjoy!
An open letter to Transport for London and Enfield police
Once again, over the Easter bank holiday weekend, residents had to listen to the roar of engines and the squeal of tyres into the early hours of the morning as drivers raced on and around the A10.
Once again, there was an outcry on social media from people who couldn’t sleep and wanted someone to do something – anything – to stop it. On Sunday evening, a police commander tweeted in reply that he had gone to a trouble spot and given “advice” to “car enthusiasts”.
You can read how Enfield Council is planning for vibrant town centres in the Local Plan here (Chapter 7).
We support better high streets and town centres as Better Streets. Part of making a high street healthy is reducing the impact of traffic on pedestrians visiting the town centre. Here is our response to this aspect of the Enfield Local Plan – don’t forget to respond to the Plan yourself via the online questionnaire by 28 February!
The Enfield Local Plan is a significant council strategy that will take us up to 2036, setting the direction for all types of housing development, transport, high streets and so on. We have until 28 February to comment on it.