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At a ceremony at Lords cricket ground last week, Marc Ellun, Chair of the Friends of Tatem Park, was declared Community Champion 2017 by Fields in Trust. The national charity presents this award to "those who really make a difference to their local green space, going the extra mile organising events, or encouraging others to get involved".

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The Friends of Broomfield Park will be having a 'green workout' at the wildflower meadow for the next two Thursday mornings from 10 till 12 noon. . . . in other words, we need your help to lay and secure a weed suppressing membrane to keep the thistles under control! Winter work in the Wildflower Meadow The wildflower meadow in summer (photo by Marios Iacovou) The two sessions will be on Thursday 23rd November and Thursday 30th November. <?php$ogImage =.......

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Fields in Trust is again running a competition to find the UK's Best Park

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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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The results of the 2017 Friends of Broomfield Park photo competition have been announced.

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Firs Farm Wetlands has won a Living Waterways Awards in the 2017 competition, which is run by the Canal & River Trust, the national charity which has the task of protecting more than 2000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Firs Farm, located on the borders of Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Edmonton, was winner of the Contribution to the Natural Environment category.  The judges commented that "The highly integrated nature of this scheme, involving very active partners and.......

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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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Anna Gaudia has posted this message on our Facebook page: We are group of people who would like to see more art in Broomfield Park and we would like your input. wildgeckos.typeform.com/to/GznvSb Ps. Check out the bonus question if you would like to get involved. <?php$ogImage = ' ';include 'php/article_metadata.php';?>.......

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Jenny Bourke's latest film on Palmers Green Tales tells the story of Broomfield Community Orchard.  Film footage and still photographs show the evolution of the former bowling green, which is now home to apple and pear trees, wild flowers and a bug hotel, and a venue for an annual round of pagan-derived events. {youtube}2ZPFzzbGprY{/youtube} <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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Enfield Council and Thames 21 have now published a more detailed version of their proposals for a wetlands scheme in Broomfield Park, designed to produce environmental benefits both locally and in the rivers Lea and Thames.  There will be a consultation event in the park on 12th August or you can give your views online or by post. The wetlands area would be at the southern end of the park, on part of the "top field" in the vicinity of the historic brick wall.  It would consist of two.......

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Following preliminary soundings last month, Thames 21 and Enfield Council will be presenting more detailed proposals for a wetlands scheme in Broomfield Park.  Consultation events will be held in the Park on 27th July and 12th August, followed by an online consultation. Please join us on the following dates so that we can share plans and seek your views on a potential environmental project in Broomfield Park Thursday 27th July ‐ 15:00 – 18:30 Saturday 12th  August.......

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One of many projects run by the Friends of Broomfield Park is beekeeping.  The hives are tucked away in a corner of Broomfield Community Orchard.  Jenny Bourke and Susan Mehmet of Palmers Green Tales recently visited the Broomfield hives and shot a short film about what beekeeping involves. {youtube}G3YqT__MIog{/youtube} <?php$ogImage = 'https://www.palmersgreencommunity.org.uk/pgc/images/2017/broomfield_beekeeping_video.JPG';include.......

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The latest Palmers Green Tales video looks at the activities of volunteers in Broomfield Conservatory - how they tend to the collection of subtropical plants, open it up to the public twice a week and run special events such as plant sales and activities for children.

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Broomfield Park's community café- the Palmers Greenery - has had another successful year and is inviting groups and individuals to bid for a share of its profits. The Greenery is a "community café" in several ways: its cakes are baked and sold by volunteers from the community, it serves a community function by providing refreshments in the park, and it invests its surpluses in community projects.  It's located near the tennis and netball courts and is open on Wednesdays,.......

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