Welcome to FLDRA
Fox Lane & District Residents’ Association – 2022
2022 is here and with it a renewed desire from your committee to be useful and relevant to as many members as possible.
There has been talk of updating the constitution for a number of years and following last years rather contentious AGM it was felt that we needed a clear Code of Conduct for all members as well as a renewed Constitution. With that in mind the committee has produced two new documents. We plan to put these to members at an EGM on Wednesday 26th January. Please click here to see the two proposed documents.
The meeting will be held at 19.30 in the small hall of The United Reform Church in Fox Lane.
AGM – 2022
The AGM of the association will be held at 19.30 on Wednesday , 30th March, also in the small hall of the United Reform Church.
News and current issues
We held a very successful and enjoyable social event in Burford Hall in December. First class entertainment was provided by three local residents who have performed all over the world. Hugely enjoyable .
Importantly we also managed to raise over £300 for the Ark charity run out of St Johns in Bourne Hill. Generous donations from residents , local businesses and our MP , Bambos Charalambous, meant that raffle tickets were snapped up eagerly!!
Devonshire Road Plaza
Tomorrow , Friday 7th, members of the committee are meeting with representatives from Enfield Council to discuss the proposed Devonshire Road Plaza. We look forward to being involved in the dialogue.
Local residents have told us that a priority for them is improving the state of Broomfield Park. The committee is keen to work with the Friends of Broomfield Park to restore the boating pond and we are looking actively at ways we can help.
We want your ideas!
The committee is keen to get more actively involved with local residents and we welcome ideas and offers of help. The committee is open to new recruits in 2022 and we would love to see some completely new faces joining us. Please consider putting yourself forward to join the committee at the AGM.
Very Best wishes,
Philip Sheffield – chair FLDRA.
Fox Lane LTN.
The council has provided residents with another chance to comment on the LTNS. Objections and representations can be made by residents until 11th January 2022. The letter can be read here; Enfield Council Update
Report from FLDRA secretary of the Southgate Green Ward Forum on 5th July 2021
Newsletter June 7th 2021
Southgate Green Ward Panel Survey
Your Safer Neighbourhoods Team is dedicated to serving your community & making a difference.
They work diligently in response to reports of anti-social behaviour and crime in our area, working closely with the council, partner agencies and the community to solve these issues.
By taking part in this quarterly survey, you will help shape policing response and ensure that they deal with issues that matter most to you and the local community.
Click link here to go straight to the survey;
Click links for latest crime statistics and useful contact numbers
Upcoming initiatives from your new committee
- Tree Group being setup to look at all issues in FLDRA area. Meeting with Cllr Dinah Barry and Andy Robinson, head of tree care at Enfield Council.
- First social event since 2019 – July 28th United Reform Church- 2021 – date and speaker to be confirmed
- New study group into safe bike storage locally
- Regular newsletter –
- Weekly planning updates
- Weekly Crime stats and meetings with local police support officers
Brexit Information for EU parents
Brexit will affect the lives of EU citizens and their children. Parents, legal guardians and those with any responsibility for a child/children may need to take action to ensure they secure the rights of those children in the UK. According to The Migration Observatory, there are over 900,000 children of non-Irish EU citizens living in the UK.
In many cases, parents, carers or legal guardians may not know that these children can and need to apply. This includes 239,000 children born in the UK, many of whom may not be British citizens.
All applications must be made to the EU settlement scheme by 30 June 2021.
Citizens Advice Enfield is providing advice to those EU/EASS and Swiss citizens living in Enfield that need support with applications. It would be extremely helpful if you were able to share the attached flyer via your weekly newsletter or via the school website. The information may be relevant to the families of your pupils, and parents may not know where to seek assistance with their applications.
Please have a look at the latest news from Healthwatch Enfield
In our October Newsletter we launched an appeal for Toiletries for those facing real hardship during the pandemic. We have had a wonderful response as you can see as Reverend Julie from St John’s Church shows the result.
But we need to maintain the momentum and continue to receive donations on a regular basis
To find out more, and see how you might help – Click Here – Toiletries Appeal
Two of the committee members met with Ian Barnes to discuss the LTN. Here are notes from the meeting.
The FLDRA committee thus encourages everyone to make their individual views known through the formal process set out by the council and described in the leaflets that we have now all received. To submit your comment on the Lets Talk Enfield web site go to:
On specific traffic issues you may also write to:
Head of Traffic and Transportation London Borough of Enfield Silver Street London EN1 3XA
Live Local, Shop Local, Eat Local
It is still a difficult time for local businesses , so please support them and ensure we have a vibrant local scene.
- During lockdown many restaurants turned to providing food deliveries or collections and as a result nearly all managed to survive whilst providing residents with delicious offerings
- Traditional food takeaways remained open
- Our wide range of smaller independent grocery stores provide a wide range of goods.
So we have had the Government Eat Out scheme which provided a life line to our local restaurants. But they all need our continuing custom throughout the week as they have all been forced to reduce the number of tables available:
- Restaurants & Takeaways Providing Collection/Delivery Services
- Local Food Shops – offering good variety of foods, Fresh veg, Deli etc
We will continue to keep our lists up to date to help support local business
Here is what our councillors have said:
Maria Alexandrou: “I believe it’s vitally important for residents to support local businesses. Thank you for providing a list of shops that are open- this is a lifeline for both residents and shop owners. These businesses after all are the backbone of our local economy and we want to see them thrive going forward.”
Dinah Barry: “Keep healthy and keep our local business healthy too. Our local businesses have look after us by delivering groceries and tasty meals. Let’s look after them. ‘Support local businesses – they are supporting us.”
The ‘Fox Lane and District Residents’ Association (FLDRA)’ was formed in 1978 and is the sole voluntary body representing the interests of residents living within the area bounded by Bourne Hill, The Bourne, High Street, Cannon Hill, Aldermans Hill and Green Lanes.
This area comprises of a total of around 3500 households, of which more than 460 households are currently members.
Our constitution is described here
If you would like to become a member please see our Membership page for details of how to join and you can apply via our Online Membership Form.
We welcome members coming forward to take a lead on topics of relevance across our area, representing the association and our members, in particular our key priorities. You do not need to become a member of the committee.
Please enquire through our Contact Page if you have any questions or comments.