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Subject tag: Parks

04 June 2019

An ambitious crowdfunding campaign has been launched by a group called the Broomfield Pond Swim Society, whose aim is to revive wild swimming in Broomfield Park.

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22 May 2019

There was a big turnout of volunteers to help plant the new Broomfield Wetlands on a sunny Tuesday morning this week.

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20 May 2019

In 2019 we have been reporting about the introduction of new trains for Palmers Green and plans for new schools in the north west of the borough. 60 years ago PG was also celebrating new trains, and a new school was being built in Oakwood. And the Mayor at the time was someone whose name remains well known in Palmers Green. All this and more event in Broomfield Park can be discovered in Southgate Newsreel No 1.

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10 May 2019

Enfield Council has issued an important statement about the future of Broomfield House and stableyard. Read the statement plus comments from the Broomfield House Trust and Friends of Broomfield Park representatives who have been invoved in the discussions.

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06 May 2019

Watch Palmers Green Tales latest film, about the North London Netball League. Matches are played in Broomfield Park.

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23 April 2019

This Saturday is Big Dig Day - the annual day when community gardens welcome volunteers and visitors, new and old, to explore how to grow food and celebrate the start of spring and the new growing season. This year there are two Big Dig Day events being organised by the Friends of Broomfield Park. One in the new Community Growing Space which the Friends have been working on for the last couple of years. The other in a much older feature of Broomfield Park - the Long Border.

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07 April 2019

Enfield Council has provided reassurance in the light of concerns about the amount of parkland that will be occupied by the Broomfield Park wetlands scheme. The finished scheme will occupy only a small proportion of the site that is currently fenced off.

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01 February 2019

A programme in the PBS documentary series Sinking Cities looks at London's history of serious flooding, the (temporary) solution provided by the Thames Barrier and the growing threats posed by extreme weather events and rising sea levels, both of these being consequences of human-induced climate change. Schemes covered by the programme include Firs Farm Wetlands and the Houndsden Gutter in Grange Park

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31 December 2018

The charity London Waterkeeper has launched an online petition calling on the Environment Agency and Ofwat to instruct Thames Water to double its planned efforts to reduce the number of polluting outfalls into streams and rivers.

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25 November 2018

Pymmes BrookERS (short for ‘Pymmes Brook Restorers’) are a group of Londoners who want to make the Pymmes and Salmons Brooks more lovely!

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07 November 2018

What events would you like to be held in Broomfield Park - complete a short survey

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16 October 2018

Breathing Again follows Patrick Samuel, an artist with autism and ADHD, as he prepares for his sixth solo exhibition using his local park as inspiration. Shot on location in Broomfield Park, Patrick, accompanied by his emotional support dog Chase, shares what it’s like living and coping with autism, how art has changed his life and why going to the park is such an important part of his daily routine.

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22 September 2018

Friends of Broomfield Park have won three awards from Enfield in Bloom 2018

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18 September 2018

The project to create a wetlands area in Broomfield Park is to be discussed at the meeting of the Enfield Council Planning Committee on 25 September.

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06 August 2018

The Mayor of London is inviting groups to apply for Community Green Space Grants

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24 July 2018

This Saturday sees the launch of the long awaited exhibition about Broomfield House and the surrounding park, organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust. The exhibition runs until 6th January 2019 at the Dugdale Centre.

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11 July 2018

In the wake of the successful campaign to cancel a planned 24-day long fair, the Friends of Broomfield Park (FoBP) have called on Enfield Council to establish a better system of consultation about future events in the park.

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11 July 2018

Firs Farm Summer Festival takes place on 14th July

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06 July 2018

Back in March 2016 we reported that a new green space was being created between the New River and Green Lanes between the junctions with Carpenter Garden and Barrowell Green.

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04 July 2018

A campaign against a planned funfair in Broomfield Park which would have lasted for 24 days has been successful. An Enfield cabinet member has written to neighbouring residents stating that the fair will not be held this year and that the council will be applying tighter conditions on future funfairs and circuses in the park to address the various issues raised by campaigners.

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