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Edmonton A10 Skatepark – great progress made!

Since March 2021 I have been raising the neglected condition of the skatepark with Enfield Council. This has involved a lot of time and effort including many site visits –

Bush Hill Park Tree Watch – progress!

As previously posted, I have been pressing the Council on the unacceptable net loss of street trees across Bush Hill Park Ward. Given the Council has declared a Climate Emergency

Since March 2021 I have been raising the neglected condition of the skatepark with Enfield Council. This has involved a lot of time and effort including many site visits – but

Campaign for Raglan School 20mph limit continues

Raglan School Road Safety Update ➡️ We continue to call for 20mph School speed limits at the Amberley Road and Raglan Road entrances. The call has been ongoing since 2018

Salmon Brook barriers repaired – Campaign success

Pleased to report that after many months of pressing Enfield Council for action; that the Salmons Brook barriers have now been repaired. This was clearly a concern to many due

Edmonton A10 Skatepark – great progress made!

Since March 2021 I have been raising the neglected condition of the skatepark with Enfield Council. This has involved a lot of time and effort including many site visits – but we have now seen significant progress made. It is now looking much better.

  • Area torn up during cemetery expansion resurfaced.
  • New bins installed and regular litter picking of the site.
  • Potholes near ramps repaired.
  • Maintenance works on the trees/bushes/grass.
  • New fencing barrier installed.
  • Planting area created.
  • Graffiti continues to be removed from old toilet building / ramps. Some had swear words.
  • Artist commissioned to work with community and skatepark groups to create artwork on the skatepark ramps / equipment.
  • Also requested benches to be installed.

If anyone has ideas of how we can improve the site further please let me know.

Bush Hill Park Tree Watch – progress!

As previously posted, I have been pressing the Council on the unacceptable net loss of street trees across Bush Hill Park Ward.
Given the Council has declared a Climate Emergency we should be seeing a visible and sustained increase of trees across Bush Hill Park Ward.
Efforts have included putting a question to Council Cabinet Member. They are now looking to redress the loss – watch this space.

Since March 2021 I have been raising the neglected condition of the skatepark with Enfield Council. This has involved a lot of time and effort including many site visits – but we have now seen significant progress made. It is now looking much better.

Area torn up during cemetery expansion resurfaced.

New bins installed and regular litter picking of the site.

Potholes near ramps repaired.

Maintenance works on the trees/bushes/grass.

✅ New fencing barrier installed.

Planting area created.

❗️Graffiti continues to be removed from old toilet building / ramps. Some had swear words.

Artist commissioned to work with community and skatepark groups to create artwork on the skatepark ramps / equipment.

Also requested benches to be installed.

If anyone has ideas of how we can improve the site further please let me know.

Campaign for Raglan School 20mph limit continues

Raglan School Road Safety Update

➡️ We continue to call for 20mph School speed limits at the Amberley Road and Raglan Road entrances. The call has been ongoing since 2018 and we not stop until this is secured. Currently only Wellington Road has a School time 20mph limit.

➡️ Add your support emailing Traffic@Enfield.gov.uk and please feel welcome to copy me in Cllr.James.Hockney@Enfield.gov.uk ➡️ Four years ago the community successfully secured the Zebra crossing and extended zig zag lines on Wellington Road.
➡️ We would like to see School walk to School project (known as walking buses) to encourage walking and reducing car use. Sadly there is £0 funding from the Council.

➡️ There have been complaints about anti social parking and we regularly contact parking enforcement about this. This occurs on many roads and most complaints are about Wellington Road and Manor Way. If you see anti social / illegal parking please contact parking enforcement.

We will not rest until there is a 20mph speed limit on Raglan Road and Amberley Road.

Salmon Brook barriers repaired – Campaign success

Pleased to report that after many months of pressing Enfield Council for action; that the Salmons Brook barriers have now been repaired.

This was clearly a concern to many due to the safety issues.

 

Call for A10 action grows

We continue to press the issue of tackling A10 speeding.

In the last week we received front page coverage in the Enfield Independent Newspaper.

Our call is for average speed 📸cameras network between Southbury Road junction / Great Cambridge Road roundabout like the northern section of the A10.

Please sign the petition. https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-enfield-average-speed-cameras-for-a10-southbury-road-junction-to-great-cambridge-road-roundabout

Labour neglect of Edmonton A10 Skatepark

It is a disgrace that Enfield Labour run Council continues to neglect the A10 Edmonton Skatepark.

Today we had a site visit and continue to raise this to a senior level at the Council.

Many issues about the conditions and maintenance at the skatepark still remain. As you know I have been pressing the Council for action since last year.

Along with Councillor Peter Fallart and Councillor Pat Gregory – we will keep pressing Enfield Labour run Council to account – as our youngsters deserve better.

 

A10 road safety petition has passed 1,000 signatures! 👍

We continue to press the issue of tackling A10 speeding.

Our call is for average speed 📸cameras network between Southbury Road junction / Great Cambridge Road roundabout like the northern section of the A10.

Please sign the petition. https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-enfield-average-speed-cameras-for-a10-southbury-road-junction-to-great-cambridge-road-roundabout

A10 Edmonton Skatepark update

Many issues about the condition and maintenance at the skatepark still remain. As you know I have been pressing the Council for action since last year.

I have now escalated this issue at Enfield Council.

I will post an update in due course. Issues include; safety of skate surface/area, rubbish/litter need clearing, pavement access in need of repair and graffiti/tags.

Bush Hill Park – Tree Watch

As previously posted, I have been pressing the Council on the unacceptable net loss of street trees across Bush Hill Park Ward.

Given the Council has declared a Climate Emergency we should be seeing a visible and sustained increase of trees across Bush Hill Park Ward. This has included inquiries to ascertain numbers of trees cut down during April to December, tree planting season plan and the corresponding roads.

Sadly with only 14 street trees being planted in this years planting season across the whole of Bush Hill Park Ward; means the overwhelming majority of roads are not getting any new trees. In summary the current financial year (2021/22) 18 roads has seen a net loss of trees. With the greatest net loss on Queen Anne’s Place of seven trees. Seven roads have seen a net gain with Halstead Road being the highest with a net gain of three trees.

If you had any trees cut down on your road in the last month or any going forward, please let me know. As we still have four months of the financial year left to run we will have to see how many more trees are cut down. I will keep pressing that all trees are replaced and that we have an overall net gain of trees.