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Parks & Open Space

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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The crowdfunding project aimed at bringing back 'wild swimming' to a lake in Broomfield Park this week hit the headlines both regionally (Metro and Time Out) and nationally - it had the dubious honour of a headline in the Sun.

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Nominations are in for Fields in Trust's annual UK's Best Park competition, and Broomfield Park is among those that have been nominated.

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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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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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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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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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Inspired by the wonderful wetlands in Firs Farm, this is our second Firs Farm photography competition. If you've never entered a photographic competition before this is an ideal opportunity to start. The competition will take place as part of the Firs Farm Wetlands 'Get out & Get active' project on 12th May 2019. So come on, get out and capture your Wetlands inspiration!

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

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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONBreathing 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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Friends of Broomfield Park have won three awards from Enfield in Bloom 2018

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

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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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