Subject tag: Heritage

03 February 2023

Four and a half years after closing to enable redevelopment of its car park into flats, Palmers Green's landmark pub, the Fox, is back in business.

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01 February 2023

This week Palmers Green's most notable Fox will be coming out of a very long hibernation. Much of the credit for its survival belongs to Sue Beard, the local chronicler behind the website Palmers Green Jewel in the North.

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01 January 2023

To mark the 90th anniversary of the extension of the Piccadilly Line past Arnos Grove, Southgate District Civic Trust will be holding an open meeting on 14th January, where heritage officers from TfL will talk about the architectural features of the stations on this stretch of the Underground and about Southgate Station in particular.

21 December 2022

A resident whose house in Woodfield Way backs onto the railway line has contacted Palmers Green Community and a number of residents of Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill seeking support in lobbying Network Rail and Enfield Council to ensure that tree clearance on land adjacent to the railway is not carried out overenthusiastically.

14 December 2022

A community group in Bowes Park has been awarded more than a quarter of a million pounds by the government to go towards a project to reopen a once thriving local bar that served as a community hub. The ultimate success of the project will require local people to take shareholdings in what would become a truly community-owned asset.

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14 December 2022

Enfield Poets are inviting submissions for poems that express the ethos, ambience and atmosphere of Forty Hall. The aim is to have poems that are not physical descriptions of the hall, but communicate the feelings the space engenders.

12 October 2022

A new piece of permanent artwork at Palmers Green Triangle provides a memorial to one of PG's most famous former residents, the poet Stevie Smith, who up to now has been memorialised only by a blue plaque on the house in Avondale Road where she lived for nearly all her life.

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.

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17 September 2022

Friends of the Lakes Estate do important work promoting the conservation area and protecting it from damaging changes. They are currently looking for new people to join and bring fresh energy and ideas.

05 September 2022

Oakwood Station's refurbished shelter gives 360 degree protection. Enfield Dispatch provides us with 360 degree coverage of our borough, but it too is in need of some help.

13 June 2022

The Enfield Society is looking for volunteers to help it and Enfield Council update the borough's local heritage list.

09 March 2022

To the 'huge disappointment' of the Theatres Trust, Enfield's planning committee last night gave the go-ahead for St Monica's church to demolish the Intimate Theatre. In a statement issued to the press today, the statutory body called the building in Green Lanes 'a rare example of a repertory theatre design from the inter-war period with a rich cultural history that cannot be replaced'.

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07 March 2022

Ahead of Tuesday's planning committee meeting, the statutory body set up to advise on the future of theatres in England has restated its opposition to demolition of the Intimate Theatre and has set out the reasons why it considers that facilities for theatre provision in the proposed replacement building are inadequate

04 March 2022

The future of the Intimate Theatre will be discussed by Enfield's planning committee for the third time next week. A slightly revised application designed to satisfy demands for a theatre-type facility in the replacement building is on the agenda for the committee's meeting on Tuesday 8th March

19 January 2022

Enfield's planning committee yesterday voted to defer approval of the application to demolish the Intimate Theatre to make place for a new parish centre. This represents a change of mind from November 2020, when the same committee approved an almost identical planning application.

13 October 2021

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.

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.

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02 June 2021

The summary description of planning application 21-01230-FUL relating to 88 Green Lanes N13 5UP gives little clue to its significance, but this is a key site for Palmers Green in terms of both its history and its location.

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11 May 2021

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.

11 May 2021

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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