Agenda and minutes

Bowes Ward Forum - Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 7.30 pm

Venue: Trinity At Bowes Methodist Church, Palmerston Road, N22 8RA

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Cllr Georgiou welcomed residents and introduced them to the new ward forums.


The new forums are designed to give a greater opportunity to prioritise residents’ issues.


Residents were asked to agree an agenda to add items they wished to discuss.





The police reported that several ANPR (license plate recognition) operations are on-going in partnership with the local authority, and that several leaflet drops had been made to residents on the ‘Safe as Houses Scheme’.

UV pens and window alarms had been handed-out in the Princes Ave and Tottenhall Rd.


Traffic contraventions in Warwick Road were reported such as people ignoring the double yellow lines on Costcutters. Vans were reported with expired tax discs along the road. Police also noted speeding.  They stated speed operations would be done on the road. They alerted the meeting that the number of officers had been reduced.  1 PC and 1PCSO remained for the ward.

                                                                                    ACTION:  Speed Operations Police


Residents also requested extra police presence in the ward and asked what their hours of operation are in view of the fact that drug dealing had been witnessed near the two schools in the Princes Ave/Tottenhall and Stanley Road areas. A term of reference to be drawn up between Police and Cllrs was requested as were longer shifts into the night. There was general agreement this is a good idea but the Police made residents aware there would be cost implications.


Residents also complained about the poor service on 101 numbers and the access generally to police. The Morrissons’ drop-in was not proving helpful and residents asked for an evaluation of this.


                                                                                    Action: Police Evaluation


Police reported that burglary was down 9.1% for Enfield as was ‘Taking from motor vehicles’ (TFMV) also down 10 to 11%. Arrests were down 24%.





Residents stated that Warwick Road issues were not properly addressed by TFL who viewed the NCR as a priority. TfL had been contacted several times but in spite of considerable pressure was currently unwilling to approve the right hand ban onto the NCR.


Residents advised they had set up a Warwick Way Forum and that the needed action on Warwick Road such as the lorry ban signs promised but not delivered as yet. 30 foot lorries were using the road as a relief road and no U-turn signs were needed at the top of Warwick as it came onto the NCR as traffic was becoming gridlocked. There were requests by some to close Warwick Rd at one end and a CPZ was also requested due to displacement from Haringey.


There were complaints about the pinch points had done little but taken away parking places.  A survey was requested on the speed humps.


Cllr Georgiou at this point explained the whole process that had been done in consultation with residents, including extensive consultation with Warwick Rd residents, and that the pinch points were well received at the outset, whilst agreement is often difficult to reach.


Air Quality: pollution was dreadful in Warwick and the NCR. Alan Sitkin reported on securing air monitor devices from INTEL. Requests were made for the ultra-low /emission zone to be extended to Enfield.


More trees were requested for the Central NCR reservation.


Wolves Lane and Grenoble would be re-consulting as part of a quiet neighbourhood scheme.


Trees were obscuring lights in Elvendon Rd contributing to crime.


Action: Trees Elvendon Rd, encourage Mayor of London to extend emission zone