Parks & Open Space

The Labour MPs for Enfield North and Enfield Southgate and the Enfield Society have written to Enfield Council and issued public statements about the controversy over the proposed leasing of the former golf course at Whitewebbs to Tottenham Hotspur. Though none of them has expressed opposition to the lease in principle, they all wish to see greater assurances about future public access to the land.

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On a very wet Sunday 8th January, volunteers from the Friends of Broomfield Park's conservatory group gathered in their favourite greenhouse to celebrate their achievements in 2022 and look forward to another year welcoming visitors to Palmers Green's own mini-Kew Gardens.

The Friends of Whitewebbs Park are asking residents who are opposed to Enfield Council granting 'an agreement for lease' of the former Whitewebbs golf course to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to submit objections by Sunday 15th January.

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The Friends of Broomfield Park Facebook page has a map of a self-guided walk around the park to admire plants that still look good in December. The walk was devised by Catherine Hetherington and made possible through the efforts of all the horticulture volunteers and gardener Vic Black

Keith Weller from Friends of Conway Rec reports on last week's ceremony inaugurating the park's Learning Circle.

Palmers Green organisations were again among the proud recipients of Gold awards at this year's Enfield in Bloom ceremony, held this year at Chickenshed in Southgate. They went to two Friends of Broomfield Park projects - the Conservatory and the Wildlife Pond, to Anthony Webb estate agents in Green Lanes, and to Tottenhall Infant School.

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If Friends of Firs Farm are to receive funding promised by sponsors to go towards building a community hub on the popular green space in the east of Winchmore Hill, they need to have it well under construction by the end of the year. But Covid has caused delays, while costs have increased, and they're still short of the amount they need. You can help build this community enriching new facility by contributing to their crowdfunder.

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Broomfield Park's resident gardener, Vic Black, shares her tips on how to plan ahead this autumn to ensure your garden will be thriving, not surviving, next spring and all through the summer.

The Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for people to help steer the next phase of their development. Do you feel passionately about making Broomfield Park an even better place? Do you have particular skills or experience that you believe will benefit our park?

Barbican Events Ltd have withdrawn their application for a licence to hold the London Oktoberfest beer festival in Broomfield Park.

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Despite Enfield Council's request to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest to withdraw their application to hold a German-themed beer festival in Broomfield Park, Friends of Broomfield Park and other residents concerned about the planned event are calling on residents to continue to submit their own objections to the licensing committee. Among those who have done so recently is Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous, who has published his letter to the committee.

Keith Weller describes some recent projects carried out by the Friends of Conway Rec in their small but perfectly formed park - in particular, to the Learning Circle mosaic that was installed this year.