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Green Lanes Business Association by Costas Georgiou, This month the Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA) are very excited to announce the arrival of the long awaited Landmark Clock. The black clock, which has three faces and stands 5.5metres tall, has been installed at The Triangle, at the junction of Aldermans Hill and Green Lanes. We hope it will become a landmark that will draw more people to the area. Most of Palmers Green’s shops were built in 1904 and we want to commemorate the 110th anniversary of our area with this landmark. The clock’s design is the result of collaboration between the GLBA, Mark Leaver, of the Enfield Business and Retailers’ Association, and graphic designer Kareen Cox incorporating aspects from the local area, buildings and the history of Palmers Green. The body of the tower was manufactured by Dave Plummer, of Triangle Metal Works, which is based just around the corner in Green Lanes, while the clock has been made by the Hawkins Clock Company, in Peterborough. The project has been funded through the council’s Residents’ Priority Fund. The clock comes four years after the chestnut tree which stood in The Triangle had to be felled because it was dying. Palmers Green has been promised a replacement tree however this has

been delayed due to planned works on The Triangle. We are still campaigning and working with the London Borough of Enfield to get another tree for The Triangle and will keep you up to date on any new developments. On Saturday 5th July 2014 GLBA hosts the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival. We will have a full update and review of the day in next month’s issue. As it currently stands, the GLBA are hoping that the day will bring dry weather and dare we say some sun, and that everyone will take the time to appreciate our brand new layout which will see the event stretch from Hazelwood Lane, up to The Triangle and along Aldermans Hill. There will be two music stages as well as other events and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. The GLBA is still awaiting for the consultation period to begin regarding the proposed Mini Holland Scheme and we will keep readers updated with any developments and our campaign plans.

Love Your DoorStep by Emma Rigby Visit us on facebook When I heard that this particular issue of the Palmers Green & Southgate LIFE Magazine would be dedicated to the esteemed local poet, Stevie Smith I was very pleased, because it also reminded me how important art and culture is to society, as it helps to weave the fabric of our communities. Poetry, music, literature - all the arts help to inspire us; helps us to be creative and different. Arts and culture helps us make a place, creates businesses and give communities traditions. Where would we be without our poets, writers, painters, sculptors…? I tell you where we would be, we would all be very dull, living very boring lives. So with this thought in mind, I invite everyone living in the area to celebrate and participate in this summer’s programme of the Enfield Festival. There is so much to do and I know that we will be spoilt for choice by the Enfield Councils Leisure and Culture Team who is


To know more about everything happening on your doorstep visit the Enfield Festival and Events website at you will not be disappointed.

now in its second year of working with local community organisations such as Artstart; Ziggy's World Jazz Club; The Funky Festival; Niburu Media and yes us here at Love Your Doorstep to deliver these wonderful activities such as the Edmonton & Enfield Town Show Festivals. Enfield is not just becoming the busiest place in London this summer, but also the best place to be, as the borough plays host to over 1000 festivals and activities! There is live music in the park, arts, crafts, vegetable growing competitions, sports galore, out-door theatre, travelling circus, acrobatics and even a civil war battle!

I shall leave you with these thoughts as we head into our Enfield’s festival period…to become the creative, innovative and imaginative citizens that our businesses and government demands we need to willingly expose ourselves to new ideas. A vibrant arts and culture community is the easiest way to make this possible. Living and travelling abroad is a great way to do this, but for most of us that isn’t a practical reality. Arts and culture on our home turf offer us the chance to “bombard” our brain with new stimulus without leaving town. So, who needs a holiday when it is all happening here in the area and here’s a lemonade toast to the wonderful festivals and times ahead of us in Enfield.

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Pg&s life july 2014  

Anthony Webb's Free community magazine featuring historical local articles, local blogs and stories of special interest alongside homes for...

Pg&s life july 2014  

Anthony Webb's Free community magazine featuring historical local articles, local blogs and stories of special interest alongside homes for...