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Bowes & Bounds Connected

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Bowes & Bounds Connected is a volunteer-run community website primarily focussed on Bowes Park and Bounds Green. It is a source of local news, events listings and provides a lively discussion space for its members.

Bowes Park Community Association

bowesparkassociationlogoThe Bowes Park area, as defined by the Community Association, runs along Bounds Green Road, Green Lanes, the A406 and the train line by Whittington Road. Within our area we have the unique challenge of representing the views of the community to both Haringey council and Enfield council! We welcome any members whether you live in this defined area or not, even if it is just to get involved in our events and groups.

Our mission is to represent and include the community in protecting and improving this interesting and historic residential area of North East London. Protecting the community’s best interests is about being proactive and reactive to decisions made by Haringey and Enfield on issues such as planning, traffic, crime, parking, rubbish and green space maintenance.

We also aim to help bring the community together and celebrate the good things about this area. We do this by raising money and bringing together volunteers to organise local events and promoting groups with particular interests such as the art group, the walking group and the garden groups.

We want to help regenerate Myddleton Road which is at the heart of our community and to act as a catalyst to get new businesses to this road that benefit the local community and encourage the community in the meantime to support and use the great businesses that we already have in this road.

Ebony People's Association

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EPA has expanded our work to all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and is currently the only major black mental health service in Enfield. Our work covers Enfield mainly focusing on mental health users, carers and their families.

Our Core services are Support and Advocacy Services to carers, individuals and their families in the areas of:

  • Children and families
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Debt
  • Criminal
  • Employment
  • Health (mental and physical)
  • Benefits / welfare
  • Domestic violence
  • Respite support
  • Information and advice on mental health issues, access to mental health services, legal support and referrals to other agencies
  • Ongoing training and developmenr for services users and careres
  • Advice, support, training and development to professionals who work with African and Caribbean communities
  • General advice, awareness, information and training for young people

Enfield Asian Welfare Association

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Our Mission Statement is 'To Support, Care For, Empower and Improve the Quality of Life of Older (Asian) people and their families'

Enfield Borough Over 50s Forum

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The Forum is open to all over 50s in the Borough of Enfield and its members are drawn from the rich and diverse ethnic mix of Enfield multicultural population.

The Forum meets on the last Tuesday of every month at the Civic Centre in Silver Street with the exception of December when there is no meeting. Other monthly coffee morning meetings are arrange for Skinners Court in Palmers Green and East of the Borough or Millfield House.

The Forum seeks to influence decision-makers nationally and locally on such matters as health, educational and leisure activities, transport, social and community care, housing, age discrimination in employment, pensions and benefits.

Enfield Freegle

freeglelogo whitebgDon't throw it away, give it away! You might not want it, but someone just round the corner might.

We're here to help you give and get stuff for free - anything which could be reused. All items must be legal and appropriate, and free. No loans, swaps or sales please - just free gifts.

Enfield Local Involvement Network

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A Local Involvement Network (LINk) is an independent network of local people, organisations and groups established by law to work together to:

  • Encourage and support more local people to get involved in shaping local health and care services by: helping to decide what services should be commissioned, helping to influence the way they are run;
  • Actively seek to find out the views of people from every part of the local community on their experience of local health and care services, especially of those who may not often get their point of view across;
  • Provide the local community with a way to monitor and review local health and care services and hold commissioners and providers to account;
  • Tell those who commission, run and scrutinise local health and care services what local people have recommended to help improve services.

Enfield Racial Equality Council

erecEnfield Racial Equality Council (EREC) is an umbrella organisation and the only one in Enfield concerned with racial discrimination and equality of opportunity in every aspect of your life.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and receive public funds to carry out the work that we do. We are a membership organisation and our members are from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to furthering race equality in Enfield.

Enfield Time Bank

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Our vision is to achieve a cohesive community in Enfield using Time banking whereby, neighbours come to know their neighbours and can rely on each other for help and support. We welcome people of all different ages, cultures and backgrounds who have the abilities to interact with each other on an equal footing and share mutual respect and understandings.

In these economic hard times, many people have time on their hands and in return would want to contribute and become useful. These people have skills and the experience that goes many times unrecognised and unrewarded. The Enfield Time Banks value these people, and their contributions, encourages their connections within their respective communities and neighbourhoods. They will alleviate isolation. As people start to help and get to know their neighbours, they will rebuild a sense of trust, and start to feel that they also are part of their community/neighbourhood again.

http://enfieldtimebank.org.uk/

Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association

etca-logoETCA's key objectives are:

  • To increase awareness in the Turkish speaking community of available community services;
  • To widen access to services & resources by people and groups from the Turkish speaking community;
  • To provide services for older people from the Turkish speaking community, to prevent isolation and poor health;
  • To engage young people from the Turkish speaking community enabling them to integrate into the wider community, build confidence, increase educational attainment and skills;
  • To provide services to and assist families with young children.

Friends of Arnos Park

friends of arnos parkThe Friends of Arnos Park are local residents who work hard to ensure that the park continues to be a well maintained and safe place of recreation for the whole community. We lobby the London Borough of Enfield and work with them to improve the tidiness of the park, increase its bio diversity and fundraise for improvements. Our work includes some maintenance of flowerbeds, pruning of trees and shrubs and landscaping work.

Sadly, as budgetary constraints increasingly restrict the amount of resources provided by local authorities to parks, the work of Friends groups becomes more and more essential to maintain and improve them.

We plan to stage several fun events each year and hope you will join us in working together to make our park an even better place. If you have any suggestions please contact us:

If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer or even as a committee member, we would love to hear from you.

Friends of Firs Farm Park

friends of firs farm parkWe are a group of volunteers interested in looking after our park. We are looking for like minded people to help look after our green space.

Many local dog walkers, keep-fit enthusiasts, along with a number of sports groups, use this space and currently it is going through a number of changes in relation to the recently publicised flood relief works. Would you like to know how you can contribute to these changes and in how our park will be used? Join the Friends Group for Firs Farm Park. N21 2PJ. Friends Groups represent the community's interest in their local park or open space. You can get involved in how our park is managed and maintained, hold events, raise funds, develop small projects and work with the Council in various ways for the benefit of Firs Farm Park.

Friends of Pymmes Park

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Friends of Pymmes Park are a team of volunteers who love Pymmes Park so much that they give their time freely to ensure the health and welbeing of the park is maintained and made safe for the many animals as well as the various people who enjoy it.

It is their hope that more people, young, old and inbetween, will come and visit, care for and enjoy the park as much as Friends of Pymmes Park do.

Because of various cutbacks and financial shortages to care for the park, it is up to everyone to understand what is needed for such a special park as Pymmes.

Greek & Greek Cypriot Community of Enfield

greekandgreekcypriotcommunityofenfieldOur Aims

  • The promotion of Health and the relief of sickness predominantly amongst members of the Greek and Greek Cypriot Community, particularly but not exclusively Greek and Greek Cypriot women.
  • The promotion of public education in Greek and Greek Cypriot culture.

Our Current Services

  • Information and Advice
  • GGCCE Counselling Services
  • Home from Hospital
  • Homecare
  • Carers Service
  • Drop-In Centres
  • Pilates and Wellbeing
  • Greek Dancing

London Campaign for Better Transport

campaignforbettertransportFor nearly 40 years, working with hundreds of thousands of inspiring people, Campaign for Better Transport has fought for better public transport, walking and cycling, for the sake of communities and the environment.

The Campaign's London Group has developed a proposal to build a North & West London Light Railway, one of the goals of which would be to relieve the traffic congestion associated with travel by car to Brent Cross.

New Southgate Millennium Green

new southgate millenium green logoThe New Southgate Millennium Green is a public open space owned and operated by our own charitable trust.  It is one of  245 such greens  throughout England, created to celebrate the turn of the millennium in 2000 ad.  The land is unfenced and is open to the public at all times. 

The small, 1.4 acre site is situated near busy roads and housing estates and forms a quiet, hedged-in  haven with mown grassland for recreation; wild, untouched areas in the trees, adding to the wide range of habitats; formal gardens and a central paved area with a sculpture children can play on.

North London Asian Care

northlondonasiancareNorth London Asian Care is a Non Profit Making Registered Charity which provides a culturally sensitive, linguisticaly appropriate, fully accessible service to all service users, specialising with Asian Cares in North London irrespective of their ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and disability. They provide a culturally appropriate Home Care service in various languages.

North London Citizens

northlondoncitizensNorth London Citizens is a powerful alliance of schools and universities, churches, mosques and synagogues that has been built to take action together for the common good of our local area and beyond.

Citizens UK is a powerful alliance of local Community Organising groups in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham & Birmingham. We bring together churches, mosques and synagogues; schools, colleges and universities; unions, think-tanks and housing associations; GP surgeries, charities and migrant groups to work together for the common good.

We develop the capacity of our members to build power locally so they can hold politicians and other decision makers to account. We work on both small local campaigns and large national campaigns from asking for a Green Man crossing in west London to calling for a Living Wage, from persuading Newham council to put up a street sign to developing CitySafe across the capital.

Community Organising is about building power and participating in democracy: being realistic in what we demand and winning key victories to improve the lives of disadvantaged communities across the country.

North London Humanists

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The Group meets at the Ruth Winston Centre on the second Thursday of the month (except August) for discussion meetings ... We welcome visitors at all our events with no obligation to join, so that anyone can come along to see if they like us!

Free tea/coffee served on arrival; time to chat before talk and discussion at 8.30pm  and we finish at 10pm

(If you should arrive late and the front door is locked knock on the window on the left and someone will open the door for you.)

North London LETS

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North London LETS is your Local Exchange Trading System.

Just like LETS organisations all over the world, we help local people in north London - from a wide variety of backgrounds and with all sorts of skills - to exchange their products and services to help one another.

  • North London LETS provides the structure for you to access local products and services.
  • Need a job doing? Check our latest membership directory for someone to do it!
  • Trading is done and recorded in an alternative unit of currency, called Pledges.
  • Take part in the cashless exchange of products and services in your local community!
  • Draw on a large local talent pool, and enjoy sharing your talents with others too!
  • Grasp a unique personal development opportunity to practice your existing skills and learn new ones!
  • Build some real community spirit!

 

Palmers Green Festival

The Annual Palmers Green Community Festival seeks to encourage all age groups, faiths, local groups and charities to join together to celebrate, develop and unite our diverse community.

It also seeks to raise funds, which will be used to enhance our local community.

All the effort to develop the Festival are provided voluntarily by local residents and businesses, plus a few not-so-local, who simply wish to support.

The Enfield Debaters

enfielddebatersDo you need a place to voice your ideas, thoughts, collaborate, debate and challenge within a sociable and friendly environment?  Then join the Enfield Debaters. Monthly meetups to discuss chosen topics, from political, social, environmental, fashion, religion, historical to even comical. There will be events with guest speakers, with the emphasis on sociability, drinks and food. All are welcome to join and participate in discussions.

We Love Myddleton Road

we love myddleton roadA new community campaign group has been formed to help protect and promote Myddleton Road - one of Bowes Park's most important and unique assets.

WE LOVE MYDDLETON ROAD works alongside the Bowes Park Community Association and the existing Myddleton Road Strategy Group to complement the work these groups have been doing for many years.  It was formed by concerned residents and traders wanting to see more regeneration on the road and protection for its valuable shops and buildings.

The group's focus is to find ways for the whole community, both residents and traders, to play their part in building a better future for
this much loved road – that means anything from running events like a “Cash Mob” to encourage more people to shop locally, to promoting the road and its businesses or talking to the council about how we can support the needs of existing traders.
The group is also trying to stop further decline of this unique road by reporting dumped rubbish and objecting to unwanted planning applications.

It meets monthly and is looking for new members to help build on all the positive change already happening on the road.  To get involved or to be kept up to date email or follow them on Twitter @welovemyddleton.

We Want Local Schools

"A campaign for local schools for local children" launched in 2013 to improve the provision of primary schools in the London Borough of Enfield