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29 November 2023
The Environment Agency has agreed to commission an ecologist to carry out an environmental audit and recommend an enhancement strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity and water quality in Broomfield Park. Next spring FoBP volunteers will start testing water quality in all the watercourses and carry out new planting to help improve water quality and provide natural food for birds and other wildlife.
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31 October 2023
The survey about the proposal to create a skatepark in Broomfield Park has been extended until 15th November.
23 October 2023
If you thought that the ceremony of the Palmers Scream in 2015 had finally taken away all the spookiness from Broomfield Park after dark... think again!
27 September 2023
The not-for-profit Palmers Greenery Community Café in Broomfield Park is now in its tenth year and its unique business model not only provides visitors with healthy and ethically produced (but still affordable) food and drinks, but also brings a whole range of other benefits to the park and local community. Just quite how much social impact it has is the subject of a newly published report.
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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06 September 2023
Among the many people who had a great time at last Sunday's Palmers Green Festival were members of the Broomfield Park Skatepark Group, whose stall attracted many visitors. As a survey is launched to gauge opinion, campaigners are continuing their efforts to raise money for a feasibility study.
19 August 2023
The already hugely impressive Friends of Broomfield Park have ambitions to 'move up to the next level'. They're looking for new people to help them do so. Might you, or anyone you know, help shape the Friends' future?
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.
07 July 2023
When in Broomfield Park I often see people feeding bread to the water fowl, ignoring the signs asking them not to. On one occasion I pointed out the signs to someone who was in the process of throwing bread in one of the lakes, only to be told 'No, that's wrong.' But the notice is right - feeding ducks bread is bad for them.
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..
18 April 2023
Sally Bailey's upbringing involved playing in the woods for hours, making dens, mud pies and telling stories in fields of barley and making golden memories. And in Broomfield Park every Wednesday morning, in (almost) all weathers, she'll be recreating a little bit of this lost world for today's kids.
17 April 2023
Friends of Broomfield Park invite you to celebrate the coronation by joining their Family Volunteer Day on Monday 8th May.
16 April 2023
It's nearly ten years since an abandoned toilet building in Broomfield Park reopened as a community cafe. Ahead of anniversary celebrations, the Palmers Greenery team are asking people to fill out a survey to reveal what impact their community cafe has had on People, the Park and Palmers Green..
08 April 2023
Funding for restoring the Model Boating Pond in Broomfield Park is in place and preparatory works have started.
31 March 2023
The Friends of Broomfield Park's Conservatory Group have published a list of the special events that will be taking place this year in the hidden jewel in our local park. There will be events for gardeners and music lovers, as well as for kids and for people of all ages wishing to improve their artistic or culinary skills.
29 March 2023
From the start of April these impressive gates, that once guarded the underground toilets at the Triangle, will be opening to let in visitors to Broomfield Conservatory on Wednesdays as well as Sundays. To raise money for the upkeep of the plants, this Sunday (2nd April) there will be a plant sale outside the Conservatory.
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.
14 January 2023
On a very wet Sunday 8th January, volunteers from the Friends of Broomfield Park's conservatory group gathered in their favourite greenhouse to celebrate their achievements in 2022 and look forward to another year welcoming visitors to Palmers Green's own mini-Kew Gardens.
07 December 2022
The Friends of Broomfield Park Facebook page has a map of a self-guided walk around the park to admire plants that still look good in December. The walk was devised by Catherine Hetherington and made possible through the efforts of all the horticulture volunteers and gardener Vic Black
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.
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