Archive for February 2021

Some good news; Trinity Avenue part resurfacing

There have been calls for sometime to get this section of road resurfaced – as it has been littered with pot holes for many years.

I am pleased to report that the stretch of the road from First Avenue end of Trinity Avenue to outside number 12 will be resurfaced starting next week.

Whilst this is not the full resurfacing of the stretch that I was hoping for; it is a start. I spoke with the lead Highways Officer, who will put in a bid for the next financial year to hopefully finish the job (April 2021 – April 2022).

In addition all existing potholes were surveyed in the last week and are down for patch repairs.

Certainly whilst progress is made – I will keep pressing until the whole stretch is resolved!

Bush Hill Park Ward – Call for more trees – update

I have been making ongoing enquiries about the level of trees planted on our pavements as a local Bush Hill Park Councillor.

Since the start of 2019 to the end of this financial year (April 2021); a total of 42 trees have been removed and 92 trees planted – a net addition, but only of 50 trees across the Ward – not enough by far!

Trees that are with the contractors to plant by April (some may have been done recently) are as follows and within the numbers above;

Abbey Road, 1 Tree / Bury Street West, 2 Trees / Church Street, 2 Trees / Colne Road, 1 Tree / Halstead Gardens, 1 Tree / Harlow Road, 1 Tree / Melbourne Way, 2 Trees / Queen Annes Gardens, 1 Tree / Second Avenue, 1 Tree / Trinity Avenue, 2 Trees.

If your road/street has seen a net reduction in trees over the years, please let me know. Please see red line map (to the right) to see if you are within Bush Hill Park Ward.

I have called on the Council for greater action. Especially since Enfield Labour run Borough Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency ‘ in July 2019 a total of 40 trees have been planted and 26 removed – a net addition of just 14 trees in 17 months! Clearly not good enough!

If you are also concerned about tree levels in Bush Hill Park Ward please feel welcome to email the Cabinet Member for Environment and copy me in