On Wednesday 10 July, the evening that Enfield Council declared a climate emergency, the local Extinction Rebellion group held a good-natured protest outside the Civic Centre. There were banners, speeches and even a bit of singing. I got to say a few words on behalf of Better Streets…
Last Friday, I went with a group of Fox Lane area residents on a tour of Waltham Forest’s low traffic neighbourhoods, to see what we could learn for our own area. I was particularly interested to find out how we can make walking easier for all ages. What we found, on a lovely sunny June day, was a paradise for pedestrians, on a network of streets full of greenery where walkers have priority over traffic.
In April we wrote an open letter to Transport for London and Enfield police asking for action on night-time racing on the A10. Not long after, the police began a spectacular campaign to tackle the problem.
April 24, 2019 / admin / Comments Off on Dangerous racing on the A10 is driving us round the bend
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”.
There were two events to promote cleaner air at Enfield schools last week – one at George Spicer Primary on Southbury Road and the other at Walker Primary School on Waterfall Road, N14. I was at the Walker School event -and it was a real eye opener.