The Association has been working for residents of Bush Hill Park for over eighty years. We are an active group looking to help local residents solve problems and promote the well-being of the area. We work very closely with the local Councillors, meeting them each month to discuss issues and developments. Please use our contact form or Facebook to get through to us. Or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Better still—why not join us? It is only £5 per household and you can see details of what we do and also how to pay here on the web-site.
20m Phone mast for Park Avenue?
A planning application has been lodged with Enfield Council for erect a 20m (66ft) mobile phone mast on this green space where Queen Anne’s Place meets Park Avenue (and opposite Bagshot Road).
We are urging all members and residents to write a letter of objection to the planning application. You can read more here.
Please forward your objections to email@example.com before 11th May.
The BHPRA have donated £500 to two local organisations who are helping people in need at this difficult time. We have given £250 to the Enfield Stands Together scheme and £250 to the North Enfield Food Bank. These donations are possible because of the generosity of members at past AGMs in supporting our raffles.
The BHPRA Committee have decided that we will not be asking members for subscription payments this year as we wish to avoid our Liaison Officers having to call on residents to collect subs. A number of members have already paid us by cheque or bank transfer and we will hold this for subscription payments in 2021.
We need more Liaison Officers. . .
We’re looking for street Liaison Officers to cover roads in our area. Please consider volunteering for just a few hours a year to help. Full details are here. Thank you!
Bury Lodge depot site cleared
The site in Bury Street West which was formally a council depot, has been cleared of trees in a move which appears to herald the start of building work, though this seems likely to be delayed by the current coronavirus epidemic.
The BHPRA understands that following a fruitless search for a private developer willing to take on the site’s high percentage of social housing, the Council are to develop the site itself.
TfL Announces new trains “by June”
TfL have sent out an e-mail to customers informing them that the new trains are now being introduced onto the Enfield, Cheshunt and Chingford services, with “all in place by June of this year”.
New trains start running on Enfield Town line
On Monday 24th February the 11:22 from Enfield Town to Liverpool Street became the first public service to be operated by the new Class 710 overground stock. The new stock was due to return to Enfield Town from Liverpool Street at 17:15 but failed in an earlier roster to Cheshunt, so didn’t run. We believe this pattern may be being repeated (though, hopefully, without the train failures).
It is still likely to be some time before all the services are operated by the new trains.
The new stock has air conditioning, wifi and USB phone chargers. But less good is that it has considerably fewer seats, with seating along the sides facing inwards—like other Overground stock. This means it’ll be standing room only from Bush Hill Park in the rush hours.
Station Garden Group
The group who look after the station planters have started to clear the winter away and have created a colourful spring display. The group is looking for more help to try and improve more of the station. Contact the group here.
Bush Hill Park Overground ticket office hours reduced
As from today, 30th January, the ticket office at Bush Hill Park will only be open between 6.45 and 10.00 Monday to Friday. It will also be closed on bank holiday Mondays.
Campaign for more off-peak Overground trains?
We’re considering running a campaign to get TfL to increase the frequency of the off-peak service from Enfield Town. If you want to get involved, please e-mail MoreEnfieldTrains@gmail.com.
Spurs match dates
Check this site for the next Spurs match date if you are concerned with match-day parking or travel on Overground.