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The Restoring Broomfield House website has published reports about the progress of the project to restore the house at the centre of Broomfield Park, which was seriously damaged by fires during the 1980s.

In May the Broomfield House Trust met English Heritage representatives, who recommended that a conservation management plan should be developed covering the entire park, followed by an options study that would investigate all possible ways forward, including having some degree of commercial involvement.  English Heritage emphasized that restoration of the Lanscroon murals was of key importance.

The Trust also met officers from Enfield Council and the fundraising expert employed by Enfield to obtain advice on how best to deal with the Heritage Lottery Fund, a possible commercial partner and other potential funding bodies.

At a meeting in June with Enfield Council leader Doug Taylor and a Heritage Lottery Fund representative, it was confirmed that the Council had commissioned condition surveys on the House and the murals and was preparing a conservation management plan for the park as a whole.  The key will be what the condition survey says about Broomfield House. The critical question is how much original material of heritage value remains.

To read more detailed reports of these meetings and to keep abreast of developments, visit the Restoring Broomfield House News page.

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