Heritage and Conservation

A Southgate resident who is unhappy about the appearance of a newly developed part of Southgate Cemetery has started an online petition asking Enfield Council to take steps to preserve the cemetery's green and biodiverse character and to plant greenery in the new part to bring its appearance into line with older sections.

If you live on the Lakes Estate or in another local conservation area, you may find yourself uncertain about how the planning system works. The Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area are happy to share the knowledge they've built up and are offering short online courses.

Historic England will be providing some of the funding to create a high street heritage action zone in Bruce Grove area of Tottenham, to include reinstatement of traditional shopfronts and facades and the restoration and re-opening of a listed public convenience.

Enfield Council has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a series of community heritage activities - the Stories of Enfield. Community organisations and individuals who have ideas for suitable activities are invited to apply for training which will enable them to devise, develop and deliver their projects. The range of possible subject matter is broad, and there are many different ways in which each story could be presented.

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Nat Buckeridge from Enfield Council's Place Directorate has sent information regarding an online discussion about the council's heritage strategy on 9th December. He also has news about a Culture, Heritage and Creative Industries newsletter.

Enfield's planning committee tonight voted to approve the plan to demolish St Monica's Large Hall (aka the Intimate Theatre) to make way for a new parish centre for the adjoining church plus six two-bed flats. There were seven votes for, one against and four absentions.

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In this year's Open House Festival (now longer than just one weekend) you'll have an opportunity to visit (in some cases, only virtually) ten buildings or groups of buildings in Enfield borough, plus to tour the 'daylighted' parts of the Moore Brook, find out about the masterplan for Meridian Water and follow a 'self-guided' itinerary.

The London Historic Buildings Trust is seeking ideas from the community about future uses of two important 18th century buildings in Edmonton - the former Girls' Charity School the adjacent cottage, located in Church Street, just to the west of Edmonton Green station. The site includes a school hall with a second classroom, a cottage which was originally for the headmistress, and a large secluded garden to the rear.

A most unusual house, near the top of Bush Hill, is for sale.

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Forty Hall reopens this weekend and will open every Saturday and Sunday. Tours are free be must be booked in advanced. The gift shop and cafe will also be open.