Subject tag: Parks

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.

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.

08 September 2021

Friends of Firs Farm Wetlands have launched a campaign against a proposal by Enfield Council to build a crematorium on land at Firs Farm where the Friends have been planning to build a community hub.

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01 September 2021

The summer (?) weather has not cooperated quite as well as it could have with this year's Broomfield Summer Festival, but the forecast is looking good for this weekend, when the final two theatrical events will be staged in the Broomfield Bowl. Prepare to be amused...and moved.

28 August 2021

Details of the gastronomic delights that we'll be able to partake of at the Palmers Green Food Festival next month are being gradually revealed. One of the highlights will be a London-themed pie baking competition.

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19 August 2021

Broomfield Conservatory has now reopened to the public. Visiting hours are 2.30 to 4.30 on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Sunday 5th September there will be a sale of house plants to raise funds for the upkeep of the Conservatory.

19 August 2021

A rather unusual little patch of green in New Southgate will be celebrating its 21st birthday on 21st August with an Art & Music Fest.

18 August 2021

A few weeks ago Francis Sealey of GlobalNet21 and Enfield Voices uploaded an interview with Sarah Cotton about the Palmers Greenery community café in Broomfield Park. The interview is packed with information and ideas and I've picked out just a few of the points. Watching the interview, if you weren't aware of it already, you'll soon realise that, in Sarah's words, the Greenery is 'so much more than a park café'.

26 July 2021

This photo/music project featuring beautiful photographs taken in Broomfield Park was created by Annemarie Fearnley and Jonathan Wober during lockdown and included in Tower Theatre's 'Love (and Survival) in the Time of Covid' festival.

14 July 2021

A new 'chill-out' space in Broomfield Park which was formally opened last Wednesday has been designed and built by pupils from Broomfield School to provide somewhere for people of different generations to spend time together in the park. The project is a collaboration between the school, the Palmers Greenery community cafe, the Friends of Broomfield Park and the charity Build Up.

29 June 2021

For the second year running the Hazelwood panto goes alfresco, relocating to the Broomfield Bowl, where the beautiful backdrop of verdant foliage will match its eco theme perfectly. The daft songs and well worn jokes delivered by an accomplished cast of panto actors and musicians will delight adults and children alike. <

07 April 2021

Instead of hibernating over the winter, Friends of Broomfield Park have been busy organising the Broomfield Summer Festival, an amazing array of music, theatre, dance, cinema, family and food events.

09 March 2021

Two years ago Palmers Green resident Joseph, then aged 14, wrote a highly personal and persuasive letter to his local councillors suggesting that young people would greatly benefit from a skate park in Broomfield Park. A group of local parents have now begun a campaign to fulfil Joseph's vision and have launched an online petition. Friends of Broomfield Park have said that they would welcome a feasibility study and more detailed proposals and will be interested to hear what their members and other local residents think about the idea.

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