Subject tag: Parks

06 February 2023

Following a two-day journey on a low-loader along the M6 and M1, on the last day of January the two halves of a modular building were lowered into position on a disused car park just off Firs Lane. The Friends of Firs Farm's dream, going back to 2015, was finally coming true: a community hub offering a cafe, toilets and meeting rooms in the borderlands between Winchmore Hill, Edmonton and Palmers Green.

26 January 2023

The Labour MPs for Enfield North and Enfield Southgate and the Enfield Society have written to Enfield Council and issued public statements about the controversy over the proposed leasing of the former golf course at Whitewebbs to Tottenham Hotspur. Though none of them has expressed opposition to the lease in principle, they all wish to see greater assurances about future public access to the land.

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24 January 2023

A volunteers group's ambitious plans to build a new community hub are coming closer to fruition as contractors start work at a construction site just off Firs Lane, on a disused car park close to Firs Farm Wetlands.

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.

03 January 2023

The Friends of Whitewebbs Park are asking residents who are opposed to Enfield Council granting 'an agreement for lease' of the former Whitewebbs golf course to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to submit objections by Sunday 15th January.

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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

30 November 2022

Keith Weller from Friends of Conway Rec reports on last week's ceremony inaugurating the park's Learning Circle.

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.

02 November 2022

Palmers Green organisations were again among the proud recipients of Gold awards at this year's Enfield in Bloom ceremony, held this year at Chickenshed in Southgate. They went to two Friends of Broomfield Park projects - the Conservatory and the Wildlife Pond, to Anthony Webb estate agents in Green Lanes, and to Tottenhall Infant School.

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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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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.

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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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