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Fox Lane and District Residents' Association
London N13 & N14

Welcome to FLDRA

 

FLDRA AGM and OPEN GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday 24th March 2021 – 19:45-21.30

The meeting will be held online on Zoom. The deadline for registering to take part is 10th March. Please send an email with the title “AGM attendance” to info@foxlane.net  so we can send you the link. You need to have paid your annual fee to take part. Please note: Only one vote per subscription at this online meeting. The Agenda and Draft Constitution can be found here. The annual accounts have been audited and are here for your perusal. The Present Constitution can be found here.

Please click to see Statements of the candidates standing for the committee who wish to share this information ahead of the AGM this evening.

NB the AGM information and Zoom meeting link was sent yesterday from the FLDRA mailbox to everyone registered for the AGM. Unfortunately many members did not receive the email, so the information is to be re-sent late this afternoon via Mailchimp to those members.

We thank you for your patience as we prepare to run our first ever online FLDRA AGM.

Skatepark in Broomfield Park

We are a small group of local parents and park users living in N13 and surrounding areas who feel Broomfield Park would greatly benefit by having a skatepark built. We dearly love this park but there are not enough facilities for youth of all ages to enjoy. The benefits of skateboarding are huge and with the inclusion in this year’s Olympics, its popularity looks set to soar. Since lockdown its popularity has massively increased, including among girls.

Local skateboarder Joseph (aged 16) explains:
“As a passionate skater, I have made friends from all walks of life and all ages, through merely rolling around a skatepark on my board. Skating is a fun, exciting and healthy way of meeting people. As a teenager in today’s world, where so much socialising is done online, I feel distant from my peers, there isn’t much to connect us in real life.
Skateparks are a great way to bring people together. When I lived in Finsbury Park,  I was friends with such a large number of people whom I met at the skatepark. This made me feel safe and motivated me to go out every day, meet people and improve on my skating.
After the the isolating effect of the COVID-19 lockdowns, I feel a skate park would be a perfect way of re-animating the community and uniting the youth.”

The skatepark would be located close to the concrete steps in an area of the park not protected by Heritage England. It will be a professionally designed concrete park with areas for all levels and abilities.

We already have the support of the Friends of Broomfield Park and some local councillors however we need to demonstrate wider community support for this plan. If you agree please help us by signing this PETITION which we will present to Enfield Council.

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.

(info: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/european-londoners-hub/brexit-impact-children-eu-citizens-living-uk)

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.

Healthwatch Enfield

 

Please have a look at the latest news from Healthwatch Enfield

Toiletries Appeal

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

LTN Update

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:

http://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/foxlaneQN

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:

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.”

About FLDRA

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.

For details of our current committee members please see the Committee Members page and for details of meetings please see our Agendas & Minutes for Meetings page.

You can also read about Issues and Consultations, Neighbourhood Watch and see the weekly Planning Applications.

Please enquire through our Contact Page if you have any questions or comments.