Community Groups and Events

PG resident David Williamson is Enfield Community Hero for July.

We are delighted to announce that the Ruth Winston Community Centre will be welcoming back some of its popular classes as from Monday 19th July.

A new 'chill-out' space in Broomfield Park which was formally opened last Wednesday has been designed and built by pupils from Broomfield School to provide somewhere for people of different generations to spend time together in the park. The project is a collaboration between the school, the Palmers Greenery community cafe, the Friends of Broomfield Park and the charity Build Up.

For the second year running the Hazelwood panto goes alfresco, relocating to the Broomfield Bowl, where the beautiful backdrop of verdant foliage will match its eco theme perfectly. The daft songs and well worn jokes delivered by an accomplished cast of panto actors and musicians will delight adults and children alike. <

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.