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18 September 2023
Enfield Council has submitted a bid for heritage lottery funding for the development stage of its plans for Broomfield House and Park, which would see the remains of the derelict mansion dismantled and 'memorialised' and landscaping of parts of the park to reflect its history. Community involvement is envisaged throughout the project, which would take until 2028 to complete.
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12 July 2023
Enfield Council is inviting local people to help develop ideas for improving Broomfield Park and 'memorialising' Broomfield House ahead of submitting an application for lottery funding in August.
14 June 2023
Curious about what that busy bunch of people, Friends of Broomfield Park, have been up to, and what their future plans are? Then come along to their Open Day on Sunday..
07 March 2023
Recent news items posted on the Friends of Broomfield Park's website include updates on plans to memorialise Broomfield House and to refill the model boating pond, plus the story of local characters Julia, Caesar, Dozy, Beaky and Titch and their successful campaign to defend themselves from a lonely outsider.
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16 November 2022
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.
10 October 2022
Enfield Council has now shared a document with the Broomfield House Trust and the Friends of Broomfield Park which outlines the scope of a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding new proposals for Broomfield House and Park.
06 October 2021
There have been signs this week that Enfield Council has moved the question of the future of Broomfield House out of the Pending (or Too Difficult) tray, where it had been gathering dust for many months, and into the For Action tray.
07 January 2020
On 7th January a group of the Friends of Broomfield Park and the Broomfield House Trust met to unveil a plaque recording the planting in 2010 of a mulberry tree in Broomfield Park by local historian Peter Brown. This may nitially seem slightly eccentric, but it has its roots in the history of Broomfield House
26 August 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the Broomfield House Trust will be held next Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Ruth Winston Centre. Ahead of the meeting the Trust's chair, Colin Younger, has issued his annual report. As outlined in the report, the current most optimistic scenario for the rebuilding of Broomfield House is restoration of the complete exterior of the building with only very limited fitting out of the interior, to incorporate a cafe. Enfield Council support this, but only on condition that the costs of this work are completely covered by money earned by building housing in the Stableyard.
10 May 2019
Enfield Council has issued an important statement about the future of Broomfield House and stableyard. Read the statement plus comments from the Broomfield House Trust and Friends of Broomfield Park representatives who have been invoved in the discussions.
19 September 2018
Colin Younger, chair of the Broomfield House Trust, writes that the current marketing of the house and stableyard to developers as a 'restoration and development opportunity' is the last hope for Broomfield House.
24 July 2018
This Saturday sees the launch of the long awaited exhibition about Broomfield House and the surrounding park, organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust. The exhibition runs until 6th January 2019 at the Dugdale Centre.
30 May 2018
A summary of information from the open meeting of the Friends of Broomfield Park held on 21st May 2018
21 February 2018
The Broomfield House Trust and Enfield Museum Service have agreed to hold a joint exhibition, "Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House", at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield from 23 July 2018 until 6 January 2019.
The Broomfield House Trust will be using donations and a grant from the Enfield Society to fund the restoration and display of the Minerva panel of the Lanscroon Murals, which will be the centre piece of the display. We are awaiting formal permission from Enfield Counci,l who "own".......
30 October 2017
At its meeting on 18th October, Councillor Dinah Barry updated Enfield Council's Cabinet on the situation regarding the future of Broomfield House. Below we reproduce the relevant section of the draft minutes of the Cabinet meeting, along with a commentary by Colin Younger, Chair of the Broomfield House Trust.
Excerpt from draft minutes of Cabinet meeting on 18 October 2017
Councillor Dinah Barry (Associate Cabinet Member - Enfield West) gave a verbal update to Members.......
09 October 2017
The Broomfield House Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising £10,000 to be used to restore a section of the Lanscroon murals that were salvaged from Broomfield House after the first fire in 1984.
Help bring Minerva to life!
Broomfield House is a beautiful Grade II* listed 16th century building, the centrepiece of Broomfield Park in Palmers Green. It was badly damaged by fire some 20 years ago. It remains held up by scaffolding and awaits restoration. This is now.......
26 August 2017
Colin Younger, Chair of the Broomfield House Trust, updates us on the progress of efforts to restore the House.Broomfield House Trust members met with Enfield Council officers on 23 August to discuss thinking on a way ahead on the reconstruction of the House and stableyard. This follows structural engineers' re-examination of the House's remains and further cost estimates for potential work.On behalf of the Broomfield House TrustThe Art of Gerard Lanscroonwith ML.......
27 July 2017
The Lanscroon Murals in Broomfield House before the fires. The staircase at the Beaumont Care Home in Southgate also has murals by the same artist.
The Broomfield House Trust is hoping to work with local artists, teachers and schoolchildren on a project that would promote a lifelong love of art and learning while at the same time contributing to the Trust's multipronged efforts to raise funds to restore Broomfield House.
The project would be be run along similar lines to Take One.......
28 August 2016
Enfield Council has just posted on its website a comprehensive set of documents prepared for the Broomfield House Partnership Boards’  consideration of the future of the House  and Stableyard. These can be read as they stand, but in order to better understand these papers, it might be helpful to summarise how we got here.
As well as the House, the Conservation Management Plan considers the Stables and the Park as a wholeRecent Plans
A number of earlier plans proposed by Enfield.......
13 April 2016
During April the theme for the Spirals of Life exhibition in Broomfield Conservatory is Bamboo and Grass. "Botanical sculptures" created by Cathy Taylor and June Dawes can be seen nestling among the normal plants in the flower beds.
Grasses from Broomfield Park, with Cow Parsley (porcelain paper clay with porcelain slip)Cathy writes:
"Can you imagine how to make a sculpture of grass? It's not easy, is it? Ai Wei Wei did it, but his grass was hard and spiky, and each tuft of grass.......
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