Subject tag: Parks

07 September 2022

If Friends of Firs Farm are to receive funding promised by sponsors to go towards building a community hub on the popular green space in the east of Winchmore Hill, they need to have it well under construction by the end of the year. But Covid has caused delays, while costs have increased, and they're still short of the amount they need. You can help build this community enriching new facility by contributing to their crowdfunder.

05 September 2022

Broomfield Park's resident gardener, Vic Black, shares her tips on how to plan ahead this autumn to ensure your garden will be thriving, not surviving, next spring and all through the summer.

17 August 2022

The Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for people to help steer the next phase of their development. Do you feel passionately about making Broomfield Park an even better place? Do you have particular skills or experience that you believe will benefit our park?

12 August 2022

The environmental charity Possible is inviting supporters to contact their local council and ask them to investigate the feasibility of using the ambient heat present in parks to heat buildings. They quote the example of Hackney Council, which is installing heat pumps in open spaces in Stoke Newington to heat a visitor centre and leisure centre.

11 August 2022

Barbican Events Ltd have withdrawn their application for a licence to hold the London Oktoberfest beer festival in Broomfield Park.

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10 August 2022

Despite Enfield Council's request to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest to withdraw their application to hold a German-themed beer festival in Broomfield Park, Friends of Broomfield Park and other residents concerned about the planned event are calling on residents to continue to submit their own objections to the licensing committee. Among those who have done so recently is Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous, who has published his letter to the committee.

09 August 2022

Keith Weller describes some recent projects carried out by the Friends of Conway Rec in their small but perfectly formed park - in particular, to the Learning Circle mosaic that was installed this year.

09 August 2022

Enfield Council has asked the organisers of a German-themed beer festival due to be held in Broomfield Park to withdraw their application for a licence for the event. In a letter to residents a Palmers Green councillor says she is 'confident' that the event will not go ahead.

03 August 2022

Broomfield Blues is back on each Sunday afternoon in August. This year entry will be free of charge, but there will be a hat collection to pay the musicians.

27 July 2022

Over three days in October up to 8000 people from all over London are due to be flocking to Palmers Green, attracted by an opportunity to 'loosen up their lederhosen' and enjoy three days of bratwurst, oompah bands and axe throwing, all washed down with German beer served by dirndl-clad waitresses. The council, it seems, gave the green light to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest some three months ago, but local people were unaware of it until very recently. How does this fit in with the 'partnership approach' to events in the park that the council signed up to after the 4 Not 24 campaign in 2018?

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04 July 2022

At the end of June volunteers in Broomfield Conservatory gathered in their favourite greenhouse for the first time since January 2020. Read about how volunteers maintain the plants and welcome visitors and find out how you can join them.

01 June 2022

Campaigners for a skatepark in Broomfield Park have set up a crowdfunder to raise the money needed to pay for a feasibility study.

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13 April 2022

The Friends of Broomfield Park are creating another summer to remember with a kaleidoscope of events featuring music, theatre, family events, a food festival and much more - something for everyone. Broomfield Summer Festival runs from June to September, using the 'Broomfield Bowl' - a former bowling green repurposed for live outdoor events.

04 April 2022

A new report by CPRE London lists more than 60 parks and green spaces in the capital which it says are under threat. The list includes Green Belt land in Enfield and the former Whitewebbs golf course.

19 January 2022

Ahead of May's council elections, a collective of Enfield friends of parks groups has issued a manifesto aimed at persuading candidates from all parties to commit to a list of measures that would improve the borough's green spaces.

05 January 2022

Refurbishment of the netball and tennis courts in Broomfield Park is now complete. The work to upgrade the nine courts was funded by Enfield Council, Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

02 January 2022

Next Sunday the community orchard in Broomfield Park will be full of music and the sound of pots and pans being bashed as the Friends of Broomfield Park enact their annual wassail.

26 November 2021

Kahtan Kibasi has sent in a poem about Broomfield Conservatory, written while it was closed during lockdown. He introduces it with a thankyou message to the volunteers who look after the conservatory and its plants.

14 November 2021

Watch a presentation about the last year's work by the Friends of Broomfield Park.

20 October 2021

The appeal by the Friends of Broomfield Park for donations to help restore three of the park's borders has got off to a great start. Only four days after sending out their first email asking for donations, enough money had flowed in for the Friends to start work on one of the borders this autumn. However, the volunteers are still £1000 short of the amount they need to complete the project.