Agenda item



   Cycle Enfield

        The west side of Winchmore Hill Broadway has been built as planned.  Changes are being made to provide a wider footway.  the cost will come from the Cycle Enfield funds.

        At junctions where motorists enter Green Lanes, they cannot see if it is safe to pull out from behind the cycle lanes.
Drivers are expected to wait until no cyclists are coming before pulling forward to a position from which they can safely enter Green Lanes.

        The auditors accepted Cycle Enfield’s response to their comments about orcas in the Stage two safety audit and they are being monitored. 
There is a space of 2m between the orcas, they are no higher than many kerbs and there are no orcas at pedestrian crossings.

        The crossing across Sainsbury's access road has no pedestrian phase because that would slow traffic on Green Lanes.
It is being monitored and once the scheme is complete and traffic has stabilised, changes can be considered.
Many resident consider this crossing to be even less safe for pedestrians than it was before and are keen that a pedestrian phase is included even though this will impact traffic on Green Lanes.

        Motorists’ visibility of the pedestrian crossing across Green Lanes near Sainsbury’s is sometimes impeded by buses at the bus stop. 
Rules 165 - 167 of the Highway code cover this, for example, “DO NOT overtake if there is any doubt, or where you cannot see far enough ahead to be sure it is safe. …”

        The refuge has been removed near St Monica’s. 
A new pedestrian crossing will be installed near Meadowcroft Road.

   Why are there not more street trees in the area?

        The number of trees has increased.  We are keen to plant more and if anyone identifies a site please let councillors know.

        Trees are not removed unless they are diseased and need to be.

        Sites for them are limited.  They are only planted in boundaries between two houses unless a resident requests otherwise and many services are sited there preventing trees from being planted.

        If a tree is removed and a resident builds a vehicle crossover we cannot replace that tree.

        Residents were invited on a walk-about with our senior arboriculturalist a year ago and appreciated how difficult it is to find new sites for trees.

   Can there be a zebra crossing on The Green?
No suitable site could be suggested at the meeting.

   The invitation to the MPS/MOPAC Public Access and Engagement Strategy public meeting on Wednesday 20th September 7-9pm, now being held at the Dugdale Centre rather than Millfield as per the first invitation.  Formal consultation ends on 6th October re proposed closure of front counters and sale of premises.  This would leave Enfield with only public access at Edmonton Police Station.

Handouts were available on the following topics:

   Quieter Neighbourhoods

   Parking at Chase Farm



7.30 - 9.30pm, Tuesday 9 January 2018 at The Orange Tree, 59 Highfield Road, N21 3AH


Please contact councillors about any issues we should include.
Contact details:
Dinah Barry       

Elaine Hayward

Ertan Hurer