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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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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.

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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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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.......

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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.......

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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.......

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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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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.......

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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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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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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.......

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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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11 February 2016

The voluntary group Black Rainbow Events have published their programme of guided walks for 2016.  All walks are either within Trent Park or start or finish there. Trent Park History and MysterySunday 20th March 201610:00am till 12:30pmDistance: no more than 3 miles Trent Park Link Walk (Trent Park to Arnos Park)Sunday 17th April 201610:00am till 2:00pmDistance: no more than 6 miles The Beauty of Nature RevealedSunday 22nd May 201610:00am till 12:30pmDistance: no more than 3 miles The.......

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05 January 2016

The environmental group Thames 21 has issued a progress report on one of its north London projects - the Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge.   During 2015 work was continued in Grovelands Park and along the Houndsden Gutter. What is the Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge? The Salmons Brook Healthy River Challenge is part of Thames 21's Love the Lea programme of work to improve the quality of the water in the River Lea, some of which is used to provide drinking water and some.......

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28 November 2015

Within the next few weeks Enfield Council is hoping to start work to restore the double avenue of trees in Broomfield Park which extends in a straight line across the whole of the top field from the western edge of the Park in the direction of the ornamental ponds and remains of Broomfield House.  The avenues and the remains of a former "causeway" running between the tree lines are regarded as important features relating to the Park's Baroque history. The existing avenue of lime trees.......

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11 November 2015

The Chair of the Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) has written to Haringey Council's cabinet member for planning policy to complain about suppression and misrepresentation of evidence which contradicts the Council's policy of classifying woodland at Pinkham Way as suitable for employment use. In his letter dated 5th November 2015 Stephen Brice writes that the PWA has come to the view that its evidence "is so inconvenient for the Council that there has been a systematic attempt to bury it". The.......

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01 November 2015

The charity London Wildlife Trust is appealing to householders to reverse the trend towards paving over gardens, especially front gardens from which rainwater spills onto roads and into drains.  The following article is reproduced from the Trust's website. We are losing our gardens at an alarming rate. The allure of free off-street parking, a bigger bike shed or simply the idea of a low maintenance space in our busy modern lives has left our city’s gardens in crisis. In London,.......

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11 October 2015

The Pinkham Way Alliance has now published the response it submitted to the consultation about the North London Waste Plan.  Following a fundraising campaign, the Alliance was able to employ a planning consultancy, Turley, to present arguments against the allocation of Pinkham Wood as a potential site for waste processing, and, more generally, to question the draft Waste Plan's assumptions about future waste volumes and required processing throughput. The Response and associated.......

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03 May 2015

If you're a regular visitor to Broomfield Park, you're probably familiar with the pair of Egyptian Geese that were frequently seen there.  Sad to say, there is now only one of these good-looking birds. Egyptian geese in Broomfield Park during February 2013The death of one of the Egyptian Geese was noted by Derek Honnor of the Friends of Broomfield Park.  Derek posts a monthly report on bird sightings in the Park, which you can find on noticeboards and also on the Friends of Broomfield.......

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13 April 2015

How well do you know your birds and birdsong?  Les Edwins of the Friends of Firs Farm is also a local RSBP representative and is organising a bird survey in Firs Farm this month. It will require early morning visits to Firs Farm between 5 and 6 am to identify birds by sight or sound and recording when they were seen and whereabouts in the park they were. If you have don't mind the early start and are interested in helping with this, please get in touch to find out more and the proposed.......

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