Who would be the best mayor for cycling?

On Friday I went to one of the last of the London mayoral hustings before the election on 5 May, co-organised by London Cycling Campaign and hosted by The Times in their building on London Bridge Road. There were three of us from Enfield Cycle Campaign: David Hilliard and Andrew Larssen, who both cycled from Enfield, and myself (Clare Rogers) who chickened out and took the train.

View from the News Building

View of London Bridge from the 14th floor

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Cycling Towards a Better Enfield: Health, Business and Travel

This conference at Enfield’s Dugdale Centre on Friday 8 April left me feeling both inspired and daunted – inspired because we were shown what is possible and already being done in the Netherlands – and daunted because Enfield has such a long way to go. Continue reading

Join us for our AGM – Tuesday 12 April

The Enfield Cycling Campaign Annual Meeting will be at

8:00pm on Tuesday 12 April at the

Old Wheatsheaf, Windmill Hill, Enfield EN2 6SE

With the developments in Mini Holland in Enfield, this has been an exciting year and next year promises to be just as exciting. Please come along to our Annual Meeting to hear about our achievements and help plan for the future. Everyone is welcome.

In the meantime don’t forget to Sign for Cycling at: www.signforcycling.org and help to get the new mayor to take cycling seriously.

 

Enfield Cycling Fair – Friday 8 April

Don’t miss an afternoon of cycle-themed fun this Friday in Enfield Town centre! It’s for you – and your children/grandchildren/nephews/nieces – whether or not you already ride a bike.

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The Enfield Cycling Fair will be an opportunity for the public to try out different bikes, discover that you CAN transport kids and shopping on two wheels, and have a go at the rollapaluza – a stationary bike race for ages 7 and up.

It’s from 12-5 on Fountain Island (opposite Barclays Bank on Church Street) and there will also be food and music.

It’s also not too late to volunteer to help out on the stall so let Clare know if you can on chocrogers@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Letter to Mayor of London

The Enfield Cycling Campaign and We Support Enfield Mini Holland residents group have sent the following letter to the Mayor of London in response to David Burrows MP factually inaccurate letter calling for a halt to the Mini Holland programme.

Letter from We Support Enfield MH Mar 2016

Only 3% of the Borrows’ constituents actually filled in his survey to oppose the scheme.

Need help filling in the A1010 (south) consultation?

Here is Enfield Cycling Campaign’s response to the Cycle Enfield (Mini Holland) plans for the south section of the A1010. There’s more time now to have your say as the closing date has been extended to the 20 March. Feel free to use the comments below to guide your response at: http://cycleenfield.co.uk/have-your-say/a1010-south-scheme-consultation.

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Enfield Town and Southbury Road consultation

Enfield Town as it is now

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And how it could be

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Click on these for a direct link to the consultations : Enfield Town Consultation and Southbury Road Consultation

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Cycle Enfield consults on the A105

Cycle Enfield are holding exhibitions on the latest proposals for the A105 (including Green Lanes).

They will be at The Fox pub, Palmers Green, at these times:

Try to get to them if you can and make your views known!

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Vigil – Monday 8th May 2015

Monday 8 June
Vigil and Die-In for the latest victim of road violence, Esther Hartsilver

a8f20004-063c-11e5-_915837cEsther was crushed by a lorry in Camberwell. She wasn’t spared pain, she didn’t die straight away.
2015-06-01_102546This is the environment which she braved, and which killed her. Esther was the sixth person to die whilst cycling in London this year (all by lorry drivers) and the fifth woman.
The Stop The Killing event will be held in Camberwell at 6 for 6.30pm. Please join us to make sure Esther’s death isn’t forgotten and ignored the way people killed with motor vehicles tend to be..

Enfield Cycling Campaign draft constitution

CONSTITUTION OF Enfield Cycling Campaign (Enfield CC), a locally governed group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC), a charitable company registered number 01766411, registered charity number 1115789.

1. The name of the group shall be “Enfield Cycling Campaign” (or such other name as the group may decide in an Annual Meeting (AM) and this document is the governing document for such group.

2. Enfield CC is established for the following objects, which form a summary of the LCC objects contained in the Memorandum and Articles of LCC:
• encourage people to cycle
• improve conditions for cyclists
• raise the profile of cycling

3. Enfield CC is an independent locally governed group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) with a degree of autonomy and independence in its management of campaigns and finances and inherits the objects and powers of that parent body from the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the LCC. In particular Enfield CC may hold funds in designated accounts for the purpose of furthering the above objects. Such funds may only be spent in agreement with the Coordinator and Treasurer of Enfield CC, subject to the financial regulations agreed by the Management Committee from time to time of Enfield CC.

4. Membership of Enfield CC is open to any member of the public who shares the aims of Enfield CC and who is a member of the London Cycling Campaign living in the London borough of Waltham Forest. Meetings, rides, and other events are open to members and non-members alike but membership of LCC is encouraged, as local group funding from LCC is calculated on the number of LCC members living in the Borough.

5. Enfield CC shall be governed by a committee comprising not less than 3 members who shall be appointed by all members attending the AM. This committee shall be known as “the Management Committee”.

6. The Management Committee shall comprise at least the following roles:

• Treasurer
• Secretary

Other members of the group may be co-opted as officers to perform specific roles such as coordination of:

• Web design
• Council Liaison
• Publicity
• Campaigns
• Events
• Newsletter
• Membership

7. Members of the Management Committee shall be elected at the AM by a show of hands or ballot for a period of one year. Candidates will nominate themselves and be seconded by at least one other person. In the event of more than one person proposing themselves to a role then all those seconded will serve the role with one person identified as the lead – except in the case of Borough Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer, which should be filled by only one person. Only LCC members are eligible to vote.

8. The Management Committee shall meet not less than quarterly, and all members of Enfield CC may attend to take part in decisions. Once a year an AM shall be held which shall be advertised in appropriate media. The AM is open to everyone but only Enfield CC members are eligible to vote on decisions and elections of Management Committee members.

9. Enfield CC operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes people of all backgrounds and abilities. In its operations and staff Enfield CC seeks to reflect the social makeup of the community it serves. Enfield CC is committed to ensuring that its services are accessible to all irrespective of background and ability.

10. The London Cycling Campaign may dissolve Enfield CC if no AM has been held for a period of twenty four months or for other good and just cause. On dissolution any assets will be absorbed into the funds of the London Cycling Campaign.

Adopted:

Signed:

Coordinator and Secretary