Community Groups and Events

The Ruth Winston Centre will be re-opening for drop-ins and some low-activity classes from 24th May.

Instead of hibernating over the winter, Friends of Broomfield Park have been busy organising the Broomfield Summer Festival, an amazing array of music, theatre, dance, cinema, family and food events.

Enfield Council is inviting community groups to bid for grants of up to £60,000 to fund projects that will help develop their neighbourhoods and improve the day-to-day lives of communities. The Enfield Community Fund, totalling £1.4 million, will disburse the 15 per cent of developers' Community Infrastructure Levy contributions which is ringfenced for local projects.

The Palmers Greenery Community Cafe in Broomfield Park has reopened, with Covid precautions in place.

A local civic sector activist has been named as a Woman of Influence by a professional planning journal in view of her contribution to the development of an innovative method of involving the wider community in shaping local development proposals.

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Winchmore Hill Residents' Association has launched an online survey to gauge the views of its members and other residents about a number of issues

Like pretty much every local society or group, Enfield National Trust Association have had to move their meetings to Zoom and temporarily abandon their days out to National Trust properties and other places of interest. Monthly ENTA talks are open to non-members at a cost of £3 per talk

The Ruth Winston Centre's familiar building in Green Lanes has been closed to members since March, but RWC continues to provide for its members. Like, it seems, almost all organisations, it has moved online and is using Zoom to run its classes - exercise, arts and crafts, dance, music, games and much more. Below, Centre manager Elizabeth Thoree updates readers on how this Palmers Green institution and its members have been copying with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Palmers Green Action Team are looking for people to help with a litter pick of Bridge Drive next to Morrison's car park.

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Yet another first for Talkies Community Cinema! They're teaming up with the Friends of Broomfield Park to put on another spectacular show in the park, but unlike in August, when rain stopped play, this time they'll be under cover, as for the first time they show a film in a tent - a very big tent, with room for social distancing.

A new 'social hub' for Enfield residents aged 50 and above is launching soon and the organisers are inviting people to join. The project is being run by the Enfield Asian Welfare Association (EAWA), but people from all communities will be welcome.

Two new community groups are being set up for people living in the area south of the North Circular Road, east of Green Lanes and west of the A10. The Tottenhall Area Community - a Facebook group; and the Friends of Tottenhall Rec & Boundary Fields.