Parks & Open Space

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.

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Barbican Events Ltd have withdrawn their application for a licence to hold the London Oktoberfest beer festival in Broomfield Park.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

Enfield Council has asked the organisers of a German-themed beer festival due to be held in Broomfield Park to withdraw their application for a licence for the event. In a letter to residents a Palmers Green councillor says she is 'confident' that the event will not go ahead.

Over three days in October up to 8000 people from all over London are due to be flocking to Palmers Green, attracted by an opportunity to 'loosen up their lederhosen' and enjoy three days of bratwurst, oompah bands and axe throwing, all washed down with German beer served by dirndl-clad waitresses. The council, it seems, gave the green light to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest some three months ago, but local people were unaware of it until very recently. How does this fit in with the 'partnership approach' to events in the park that the council signed up to after the 4 Not 24 campaign in 2018?

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Pymmes BrookERS have postponed this weekend's discovery walk along part of the Pymmes Brook because of the high temperatures forecast for Sunday. The walk will now take place on Sunday 31st July.

During June and July there will be two opportunities to find out more about the walking trail and the river that pass through Palmers Green en route from Barnet to Edmonton.

Campaigners for a skatepark in Broomfield Park have set up a crowdfunder to raise the money needed to pay for a feasibility study.

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If you've been wondering why the model boating pond in Broomfield Park has been in such a sorry state for so long, it's because restoring the water supply from a borehole in the park is by no means straightforward. Kim Lumley from Friends of Broomfield Park explains why: