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Winchmore Hill Residents Association is a non-political group run by residents, who seek to protect the quality of life in Winchmore Hill, now and for future generations

Enfield Neighbourhood Fund

We learnt earlier this week that we had not been successful with our application for funding. This was not a huge surprise and it was a long shot when you consider the type of applications that are made around the borough and the ones most likely to be successful.

This is by no means the end of the road as far as changes to the Green are concerned, there are many other avenues we need to to pursue to alleviate the current issues and to pursue a long term vision for what the Green could become.

General meeting – Thursday 4th May – please put this in your diary

We decided not to go ahead with the earlier general meeting that was planned for the 9th March but we do have a new date to share. We will be running a general meeting on Thursday 4th May from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the usual venue, the Waterhouse Hall behind the United Reform Church at the top of Compton Road. More details and an agenda will follow in April.

Metropolitan Police Survey

We would like to share with you the link to the “The Turnaround Plan: More Trust, Less Crime and High Standards” from the Metropolitan Police. Please take a look at the plan and if you can please fill in the survey. It is important that we feedback into this plan as a community and for our voices to be heard. The link to the webpage with the plan and the survey is here.

Winchmore Hill Ward Forum РTuesday 25th April РQuaker House, Church Hill

Just a reminder about this event, please try and go along if you can and make sure you bring to the attention to our councillors any issues locally that you feel strongly about and would like them to address. The link to the agenda is here.

Downes Court Flood Alleviation Scheme

You may have noticed the work that has started on the corner of Downes Court and Hoppers Road. This is to tackle the very bad flooding that has bee occurring where these two roads meet. The project will involve constructing two detention basins, within an area currently comprised of open grass, to capture storm water before discharging any excess water into the local sewer network. The basins will be seeded with wildflower after the scheme is complete. The project has been developed to help manage a persistent surface water flooding issue impacting local residents. If you would like to know more and see the plans please click here.

Friends of Firs Farm Appeal

The Friends of Firs Farm have done an amazing job and reached the total with their appeal to get the cafe building, which you may have seen has arrived. However due to the rising costs of the building the still need to raise funds to get it finished and kitted out. We know many people have donated previously but if you feel you could donate a little more or you didn’t donate in the initial appeal please consider donating this time. Please take a look at their appeal page which you can access here and donate if you can.