Many of the young trees that were planted last year are under stress due to lack of water. If there is a young tree near your property, please would you throw a can of water over it from time to time.
It was reported at the AGM that the school was no longer fit for purpose and would be demolished during the summer holidays. Pupils would be accommodated in temporary buildings for approximately a year, until building work was completed. Pupils numbers would not change.
The school had been awarded academy status and would in future be funded by national government rather than local government. Because of this change LBE would no longer pay rent and insurance for the Walker car park, which was therefore likely to close. Concern was expressed atthe AGM about the potential traffic problems created by school construction vehicles and by on-street parking by teachers.
Another development that might not be welcome to members is TfL’s plan to build on both car parks at Arnos Grove tube station and on Cockfosters car parks. A briefing on the Arnos Grove proposal will take place in Bowes Road Library, Bowes Road, on Wednesday June 19th from 3.30pm. A briefing on the Cockfosters proposal will take place in Church House, 1B Chalk Lane on Tuesday June 18th from 3.30. Both meetings are open to all.
There are now a number of young trees in the area. There is a watering contract for the trees but until they are fully established this might not be sufficient during a dry spell. If there is a young tree in your vicinity, would you kindly throw some water on it during hot dry weather.
With our thanks,
The Association has received 14 trees through Christ Church’s application under ‘Trees for Sacred Spaces’- a programme sponsored by the Conservation Foundation and London Tree Officers Association.
We have identified places where they could replace dead or damaged trees or improve the street scene in our area. However, since most of these will be planted by LBE with a 3 year watering contract, we are appealing to members to help with the cost which is £90 per tree.
Thanks to the support of members, we now have funds for planting 11 of the donated trees. This map shows the proposed location of 8 of the trees (the red spots), which should be planted in the next couple of weeks. In addition, 3 yews and 2 hawthorns will go into Minchenden Oak Garden and a tulip tree and a hawthorn will go to the Walker Ground.
We hope you will consider making a donation towards this cause.
All donations, large and small, will be welcome.
Donations can be made by cheque made out to:
“Southgate Green Association”
And sent to: J. Bowden, 17 The Green, London N14 7EH.
In Southgate Green Conservation Area, the past year has seen more than 40 tonnes of trees and greenery removed, excluding works to the Minchenden Oak. Much of these works took place on privately owned lands but current legislation allows removal of trees without any replacement conditions and this means that the visual amenity of this area is under threat.
SGA is studying how CAVAT- a system of valuing the amenity value for trees can help us inform members about tree issues to preserve and protect the greenscape.
Capital Asset Value for Amenity Trees (CAVAT) – Capital Asset Value for Amenity Trees (CAVAT) was written by Chris Neilan for the London tree officer’s association. www.ltoa.org.uk/resources/cavat CAVAT provides a method for managing trees as public assets rather than liabilities. It is designed not only to be a strategic tool and aid to decision-making in relation to the tree stock as a whole, but also to be applicable to individual cases, where the value of a single tree needs to be expressed in monetary terms.
Ellington Court- High Street 14/03290/VAR. Ellington Court has an application for a 4th floor extension to the current building. They are seeking to change the windows facing the High street and Fontaine Court to clear glazing – on all windows to habitable rooms on E and N facades. They are also seeking to change the windows and substitute new drawings.
65-75 High Street P14 P14-02243PLA | Alterations during the course of construction to planning consent ref.: TP/09/1624 dated 21/08/2011, for the following: 1. Reconfiguration of retail units so as to provide 2no A1/A2/B1 units. 2. Formation new entrance and new staircase to serve upper level flats from the High Street. 3. Removal of rear external staircases. 4. Reconfiguration of parking bays. 5. Increase height of amenity deck area. 6. Alterations to shop fronts. 7. Alterations to rear elevation at ground floor level. | 65-75, High Street, London, N14 6LD