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The poetry of the Pymmes Brook

24 January 2023

River of Stories is a film about the Pymmes Brook and its people. Pymmes BrookERS walked this stretch of the river with communities, walking and talking the river into being. What people said about the river became the soundtrack of this film.

Concerns raised about tree clearing on railway land

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.

Still looking good!

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

Too hot to trot: Pymmes Brook discovery walk postponed

12 July 2022

Pymmes BrookERS have postponed this weekend's discovery walk along part of the Pymmes Brook because of the high temperatures forecast for Sunday. The walk will now take place on Sunday 31st July.

Would you like to take the lead on keeping our rivers healthy?

06 May 2022

If you love your local waterways and want to make them even better, join the Thames21 accredited Leading Action for Healthy Rivers training!

Urgent call for tree planting volunteers

25 February 2022

With spring looking like it's going to arrive early, the tree planting season is nearly at an end, but there are still 8000 trees waiting to be planted as part of this year's contribution to the Enfield Chase Restoration Project, so Thames 21 have issued an urgent call for volunteers to help with the planting programme. The sessions run from Saturday 26th February to Saturday 12th March.

Apply to become a London National Park City Ranger

31 January 2021

The National Park City Foundation is looking for another 50 volunteer London National Park City Rangers to share their vision for a greener, healthier and wilder London. New year, new you? What if in 2021 you joined our community of Rangers who aim to make life better in London National Park City?

A tour of Firs Farm

13 June 2020

In this video Louise Dennis takes us on a tour of Firs Farm - the wetlands, the ancient hedgerow and the Spinney, explaining their function and their importance.

Preserving the Pinkham Way woodlands - a new appeal

08 October 2019

The long drawn out process of finalising the North London Waste Plan is continuing. The next important stage - the examination in public by the planning inspector - is scheduled for November. Its outcome has the potential to determine whether or not a waste processing plant is built on an important nature conservation site - the woodlands adjacent to the Pinkham Way section of the North Circular Road.

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UK's best park? Don’t forget Woodcroft Wildspace!

25 July 2019

Last week Broomfield Park announced that it had been nominated for the UK's Best Park competition and encouraged Palmers Green residents to vote for it. However, there is another green space in the vicinity of Palmers Green that you should also continue supporting in this competition: Woodcroft Wildspace, the lovely nature reserve which lies between Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill.

Sign before 10th April to safeguard the Pinkham Way nature conservation site

27 March 2019

The Pinkham Way Alliance is urging people to sign online in support of its response to the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP). Their submission calls for removal of the Pinkham Way nature conservation site (close to the Enfield/Barnet/Haringey borough boundaries) from a list of potential sites for new waste processing facilities.

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Yet more new wetlands - and this one is really big!

25 October 2017

If you follow this website, you'll have read a lot about local wetlands schemes in our parks and green spaces, most notably the transformation of the land surrounding Firs Farm playing fields into Firs Farm Wetlands.  There's another new wetlands to report on this week, but of a very different nature and different scale. Walthamstow Wetlands isn't the kind of wetlands that involves slowing down a stream or small river in order to filter out impurities and reduce the risk of.......

Mayor of London's Greener City Fund will support local environmental projects

30 August 2017

In line with his support for Make London a National Park City, the Mayor of London is setting up a Greener City Fund to provide money for local groups to plant trees and improve green spaces.  Groups have until 29 September to apply for Tree Planting Grants and until 20 October to apply for Community Green Spaces Grants. Greener City Fund Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London. The Mayor wants.......

Wolves Lane Centre needs volunteers with skills

28 August 2017

The Friends of Wolves Lane Centre are looking for people with the skills needed to set up and run a workshop needed keep the unique horticultural Centre in working order, now that it is no longer looked after by Haringey Council. Wolves Lane Centre needs you! Would you be able to help look after the buildings and equipment at the Wolves Lane Centre? Please help us to preserve this local asset. If you would like to get involved... Come to Wolves Lane Centre Tuesday 5th September at 11.......

28th May - a Day of Action along the New River Path

12 May 2016

A Day of Action is being coordinated by Thames21 and CleanupUK to clean up the footpath beside the New River. Residents are coming together at 5 locations to spruce up these well used and well loved paths beside this seventeenth century aqueduct. Volunteers are invited to join Thames21 and CleanupUK at one of the sites in Hackney, Haringey or Enfield. Meet at 10am at any of these locations: Turkey Street: between Bulls Cross and St Ignatius College, Enfield, EN1 contact:.......

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Opening on Bank Holiday weekend: A vast wildlife oasis just off Green Lanes

27 April 2016

The upcoming bank holiday sees the opening of a large wildlife reserve that includes two reservoirs hoding water that has travelled along the New River, through Palmers Green.  The Woodberry Wetlands project is run by the London Wildlife Trust and is making the area accessible to the public for the first time since the reservoirs were built in 1833. You can watch a clip about the Wetlands from BBC1. The wetlands will be open every day and there will be regular guided tours and various.......

Volunteers needed to plan and create a growing space and wildlife pond in Broomfield Park

12 April 2016

Many of you will have heard about the plans of the Friends of Broomfield Park to create a wildlife pond and a community growing space in the park. Well, it is about to happen. Do you fancy helping to create the new wildlife pond and community growing space in Broomfield Park? The pond and growing space will be located between the tennis courts and the orchard. The location of the growing space and wildlife pond - and what they might look like 1. Marking out, stripping the turf and.......

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How the next Mayor can tackle London's environmental crisis

01 March 2016

Nine of the UK's leading environmental campaigns have come together to publish a manifesto outlining ways in which the next Mayor of London could tackle the capital's growing environmental problems. Greener London:  What the next Mayor can do to improve our capital has been produced by the  Campaign for Better Transport, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England,  Friends of the Earth, the Green Alliance, Greenpeace, the London Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, the Royal.......

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London Elections 2016: Parks forum calls on users of parks and green spaces to lobby candidates

28 February 2016

A charity which helps promote good practice among organisations involved in managing and supporting London's parks and other green spaces is calling on everyone who values them to lobby candidates for the upcoming Mayoral and Greater London Assembly elections. The London Parks and Green Spaces Forum has written to Friends of Parks groups throughout the capital suggesting points which should be made to candidates.  The Forum is particularly concerned about cuts in expenditure on parks by.......

Fancy visiting Ryton Organic Gardens on 18th June?

23 February 2016

A message from Sue Davies of North London Organic Gardeners We are a local branch of Garden Organic and are planning on a visit to their gardens at Ryton near Coventry on Saturday June 18th. (It would be leaving from Winchmore Hill at 9am returning from Ryton at 3.30pm; a guided tour is arranged if wanted) We would like to hire a coach to make this trip, but would need to attract more people than just our local members. If anyone is interested in joining us please contact me for more details.......

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