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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

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

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

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

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

Action on street cleaning for Edenbridge Road

Edenbridge Road has been experiencing a number of issues with street cleaning over the recent months.

These include;

  • Fly tipping of plastic bags then normally torn apart and debris spreading everywhere.
  • Rubbish and tree debris on the pavements / kerbside.
  • Flooding in areas due to block drains from above.

I can report that Street Cleansing took over the Gully Cleansing contract in September of 2020 with a schedule of areas to clean supplied by the Highways Department. They are currently working through these, but Bush Hill is not due to be cleansed just yet.

But having pressed this with residents they have however added this gully to a list to be done within before June 21st.

In addition a mechanical sweeper will visit Edenbridge Road and the surrounding areas and the Senior Chargehand for the area has been briefed.

I can also update that Edenbridge Road and the surrounding area is cleansed weekly on a Tuesday and a fly tip vehicle will visit the area most days of the week to remove all fly tipping on the road / pavements.

If there is any evidence of who dumped it, found while clearing it will be photographed and sent to Waste Enforcement for the action to be taken.


Edmonton A10 Skatepark – time for the Council to take action.

Call for action on Skatepark.

Disappointed to report that after chasing Enfield Council for over two months on the state of Edmonton A10 Skatepark – it is still in an appalling condition.

Some of the issues include: *Part of Skatepark tarmac covered with stones/gravel – following Council using as an access point. Which creates a safety issue. *Litter everywhere. *Floodlights not working. *Trees and grass needing to be cut back.

As a Bush Hill Park Councillor I will keep pursuing this matter until the Skatepark is safe and clean for the Skatepark users.

Edmonton Cemetery footpath

Noticed on my walk a dangerously uneven footpath from the Edmonton Cemetery to the A10. Raised with Enfield Council.

It doesn’t need a sign – it needs fixing!

Vandalism at Bury Lodge Gardens toilets

Sad to report that the toilet block at Bury Lodge Gardens was vandalised on Saturday. This mainly included windows being smashed and toilet doors being ripped off.

Working with the Friends Group and Council I am pleased to say that Council contractors have been out; first to secure by repairing the glass windows. In the last 24 hours the toilet doors and damage to the cubicles has been addressed.

Another contractor will be conducting a clean with a view to the toilets reopening tomorrow.

This follows the shelter suffering graffiti – that we managed to ensure was promptly repainted.

Action on Cambridge Terrace / Crawley Road alleyway

I have been actively working with residents and the Council on the issues with the alley way.

The problem was the gates being left open and the alleyway seeing fly tipping and anti-social behaviour.

A few very community minded residents had cleared litter previously – which clearly should not have been needed in the first place.

As the land owner passed away. The Council agreed to clear all the rubbish and ensure the gates were locked.

All businesses and residents have been written to on the need to keep the access secure.

Hopefully the issue is now resolved and will be cleaner and safer for all.

Your issues – March casework

Certainly another very busy month of casework of issues spread across 13 distinct policy areas.

These are the issues you raised with me – your concerns.

In joint first place was fly tipping and road safety. These two issues are consistently, month on month the main subjects of concern.

For fly tipping it is a constant battle with several areas in particular being hotspots. The Council cutting bin services and reducing service at  Barrowell Green has not helped.

We are working with the Police to tackle speeding and in the process of setting up a ‘Community Speed Watch’.

The third issue is parks and includes a range of issues from maintenance, repairs, litter and provision of facilities. With the Skatepark being the fourth issue with similar challenges.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me.


Bush Hill Park road safety update (and some good news)

As one of your Bush Hill Park Councillors, I continue to proactively press the issue of road safety with Enfield Council. Sadly, the Council has stated on repeated occasions that the accident rates across Bush Hill Park are not high enough for intervention. Clearly this is disappointing to say the least; consistently road safety is one of the biggest concerns of residents and have raised the issue at the very most senior levels of authority.

Speed cameras are the responsibility of the Greater London Assembly (GLA). Funding is currently paused – but it is likely that these will be prioritised for high accident areas. To date all the Council have offered are LTNs (road closures to through traffic) which are clearly deeply divisive and controversial. The feedback I have received overall from local residents is a clear majority against.

The good news.

I have been working with the local Bush Hill Park Police and local crime panel (CAPE). Through this securing a commitment that speeding cars are one of the three key priorities for the Police. As a result of stopping these cars, due to other offences (eg no license, tax etc) over 30 vehicles have been seized in the last month. Where you can help. I am working with the Police and CAPE to set-up a ‘Community Speed Watch’ project for Bush Hill Park Ward. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this – if you are interested please let me know.


Edmonton Bush Hill Park Skate Park – update

Many residents have contacted me about the condition and up keep of the area. This seems to have become worse since the cemetery works took place with general stones and debris scattered around the area.

It is clear that the skate park is very important to many young people and is long overdue some improvements in addition to the safety concerns raised.

Rest assured I will keep pressing this with the Council. So far it is disappointing that they took over a month to even reply to the issues raised.

Parking issues on Little Bury Street.

I have contacted the Council regarding the parking problems being experienced around Edmonton County School.
The Parking Team are aware that this is a problem location during school drop off and pick up times and the location is already on our additional enforcement list.
They will take up with the Parking Contractor advising them to pay particular attention to the area stated and ask for a more robust approach to be taken.

Addressing Park safety issue

The Bury Lodge Park Friends raised concern about holes appearing under the fence line between the playground and building site. I got onto the Council who ensured additional fencing and that the holes were filled in.