Community Groups and Events

Following a two-day journey on a low-loader along the M6 and M1, on the last day of January the two halves of a modular building were lowered into position on a disused car park just off Firs Lane. The Friends of Firs Farm's dream, going back to 2015, was finally coming true: a community hub offering a cafe, toilets and meeting rooms in the borderlands between Winchmore Hill, Edmonton and Palmers Green.

A volunteers group's ambitious plans to build a new community hub are coming closer to fruition as contractors start work at a construction site just off Firs Lane, on a disused car park close to Firs Farm Wetlands.

On the Tuesday after Christmas eighty plus people, young and not so young, responded to an invitation to 'work off the Christmas pud' by taking part in a community bike ride around traffic calmed streets in Bounds Green and Bowes.

A community group in Bowes Park has been awarded more than a quarter of a million pounds by the government to go towards a project to reopen a once thriving local bar that served as a community hub. The ultimate success of the project will require local people to take shareholdings in what would become a truly community-owned asset.

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The deadline for applying for grants from round 2 of the Enfield Neighbourhood Fund has been extended until Friday 6th January 2023. The fund uses money received from developers to benefit local communities, supporting the delivery of infrastructure and services, such as environmental improvements and new community facilities. <

On the afternoon and evening of Thursday 1st December Upper Edmonton's streets will be filled with joyous and fun activities. Visitors will be invited into brilliant spaces and shops on Fore Street for some creative, entertaining and thought-provoking experiences. There will be live music, performances, exhibitions, crafts, food and drink, silent discos, reindeers, a town crier, and more.

In 2021/22 Friends of Broomfield Park volunteers put in more than nine thousand hours of unpaid work to improve the park and help local communities.

Sixty years ago a society was set up with the aim of preventing the demolition of some Georgian houses on Southgate Green. Houses and society are both still in existence, and a specially commissioned artisan gin, named after a famous local tree, has been created to celebrate the anniversary.

On Saturday 24th September join a family-friendly guided and marshalled bike ride around some of the borough's loveliest places (with a brief incursion into Haringey).

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On Thursday 7th July an evening of live music, poetry, theatre and craft workshops is set to launch the refurbished Fore Street Library in Edmonton under its new name of the Living Room Library.

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Join the crowdfunding campaign and help set up an innovative family cycling hub and library.

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The Friends of Broomfield Park are creating another summer to remember with a kaleidoscope of events featuring music, theatre, family events, a food festival and much more - something for everyone. Broomfield Summer Festival runs from June to September, using the 'Broomfield Bowl' - a former bowling green repurposed for live outdoor events.