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07 June 2017

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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02 June 2017

Thames21 and Enfield Council are considering creating a wetlands area in Broomfield Park.

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24 May 2017

The Friends of Broomfield Park and Enfield Council have recently been successful in securing £64,000 of funding from the War Memorials Trust. As part of the proposed project it is intended to restore the Stained Glass windows that were once set in the back three recesses of the Memorial Temple. We are now asking if anyone out there may have taken photographs of the memorial many years ago showing the design on the original stained glass before the three red fillers were installed. If you.......

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17 May 2017

Introducing to the area a new, friendly group with an emphasis on promoting the huge mental and physical positives that laughter brings. The free local community group sessions will use a variety of techniques and exercises to stimulate laughter, break down boundaries and reap the resultant benefits. Your mood will be lifted, stress levels will be lowered and your health and well-being will be improved. All you need to bring is yourself (and some family and friends!!) and an open mind........

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02 May 2017

Four months to go before the biggest event in the PG calendar - the Palmers Green Festival.  This year the Festival will be back in Broomfield Park on 3rd September. {youtube}F5ZtUZy2VZc{/youtube} The 2017 Festival will look, feel and sound very similar to last year and the year before, but in its tenth year there will need to be some changes behind the scenes. The Festival is now so popular that the volunteer-run approach that has worked so well needs more professional - ie paid for -.......

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20 February 2017

The Friends of Broomfield Park launch their 2017 season of special events in Broomfield Conservatory this Sunday, starting with a Sketching Workshop. The workshop is suitable for people of all ages and there'll be paper and pencils available, or you can bring your own coloured crayons or pastels.  If you need any help, artist Cathy Taylor will be along to advise and assist. Later special Conservatory events include live music, a children's event - Plant a Turf Head, various plant sales,.......

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20 February 2017

The Remembrance Garden Temple A campaign by the Friends of Broomfield Park to restore the Park's Remembrance Garden has finally succeeded.  Enfield Council notified the Friends this week that the War Memorial Trust has agreed to a grant of £63,270 to the Council.  This represents 75 per cent of the total cost - the remainder will be paid by the Council War Memorial Temple - roof repairs and new stained glass windows replicating the original design. Memorial cairn - repair of.......

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20 November 2016

The banana plant in Broomfield Conservatory has had a big bunch of fruit hanging from it for several months.  The bananas have grown steadily larger, but stayed green, until a week or two ago.  Now they are begining to ripen, as you can see from this photo. So get round to the Conservatory while they're still there! Broomfield Conservatory is maintained by volunteers and is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm........

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14 November 2016

The Friends of Broomfield Park’s annual service of remembrance for those who died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts was held in the Garden of Remembrance in Broomfield Park on Friday, November 11. It was led by Rev. Chrichton Limbert, vicar of Christ Church, Southgate and was attended by Christine Hamilton, Deputy Mayor of Enfield, David Burrowes, MP for Southgate, Doug Taylor, Leader of the Council, Terry Neville, Leader of the Opposition,  local councillors,.......

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02 November 2016

"Towards Alexandra Palace" by Christine Matthews - an entry in the 2016 Friends of Broomfield Park photo competition Voting is now under way for the 2016 Fields in Trust award for the UK's Best Park and Broomfield Park is among 30 London parks that have been nominated this year. Voting will close at 5pm on Wednesday 9th November. The park with the most votes in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted. Their nominators will be invited to attend the.......

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12 October 2016

The Friends of Broomfield Park have announced the results of their 2016 Photo Competition. The winner in the Adult category was Munise Cebesi for entry No 47: The winner in the Under 16 category was Alize Akturk for a photograph entitled Perspective Runners up in the adult category were David Sumeray (entry No 13) and Sandra Roberts (entry No 29). The winners were selected using a two-stage process:  first the Friends' committee members selected a shortlist of photographs, which.......

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05 October 2016

Broomfield Community Orchard was awarded Silver for its horticultural contribution to the local community Broomfield Park has had another triumphant year in the Enfield in Bloom competition, winning Gold for Best Maintained Park.  Another Gold went to Broomfield Conservatory for its Exceptional Horticultural Contribution to the Community, while Broomfield Community Orchard was awarded Silver in the same category. Both the Conservatory and Orchard are run by volunteers from the.......

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28 August 2016

Enfield Council has just posted on its website a comprehensive set of documents prepared for the Broomfield House Partnership Boards’ [1] consideration of the future of the House [2] and Stableyard. These can be read as they stand, but in order to better understand these papers, it might be helpful to summarise how we got here. As well as the House, the Conservation Management Plan considers the Stables and the Park as a wholeRecent Plans A number of earlier plans proposed by Enfield.......

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21 August 2016

That (Bigger) Blue Patch (Photo: Colin Younger)After two successive blazing hot Sundays in the park, things weren't looking too good for the third week of Broomfield Blues.  Heavy rain on Saturday and a very dull start to Sunday.  But the weather gods must have been sufficiently mollified by the sacrifices people made last week (the money collected in Ralph Hutching's bright red top hat) and eventually laid on a warm afternoon with long enough sunny spells to bring out the audience and.......

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03 August 2016

Exactly one month to go until Palmers Green Festival 2016.  Expect the same mix as before of fun and games, food and drink, music and dancing, things to buy, people to talk to... However, behind the scenes there will  be some changes in the way the PG Festival is run this year.  The chief organiser behind all the Festivals to date, and this year's too, is Phillip Chard, who explains how the Festival's phenomenal success makes it necessary to do things a bit differently this.......

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02 August 2016

  The Friends of Broomfield Park with The Vintage Blues Music Association present Broomfield Blues Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 2015 1.30pm - 5pmThe Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4RB FREE EVENTS The best Blues Music brought to you every Sunday afternoon in August on the Bandstand. The Friends of Broomfield Park have teamed up with The Vintage Blues Music Association, who run the highly acclaimed St Harmonica's Blues Club in.......

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21 July 2016

James Downing (left) and Graham Deal display the Green Flag newly awarded to Broomfield Park At a special cream tea held in the shade of trees by the boating pond, Friends of Broomfield Park yesterday said goodbye to two good friends who arrived carrying a special green flag. The cream tea was served by the Greenery Community Cafe, the two good friends were James Downing and Graham Deal, both employees of Enfield Council, and the green flag was the official emblem of the Green Flag Award,.......

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19 July 2016

Last year FRIENDS OF BROOMFIELD PARK and TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA had a sell out with Ghostbusters in Broomfield Park. This year will be even better - bring friends and family, come in fancy dress, make some alien food and have a picnic in the park in the dark. ALIEN FAMILY PICNIC IN THE PARK IN THE DARKfeaturing...ET - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIALFRI 2 SEPTpicnics from 7.00film starts 8.00 (ish)Bowling GreenBroomfield ParkAldermans Hill,London N13 4RBMore details on the Talkies.......

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09 July 2016

Palmers Green plays host to one of North London’s top Blues clubs – St Harmonica’s hosted at the St Monica’s Parish Centre. Together with The Vintage Blues Music Association, our sponsor Winkworth, and a host of supporting friends, The Friends of Broomfield Park are delighted to bring you another August full of the best in Blues. Broomfield Blues is our annual celebration and showcase of what can be found every Friday evening at St Harmonica’s. Each Sunday.......

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23 June 2016

The Spirals of Life final show of ceramic sculptures is now on in Broomfield Park conservatory. Most of the previous sculptures are back, with a few new ones (look out for the Venus baby-trap!). A ceramic sculpture of a pitcher plant hanging among real pitcher plants in Broomfield ConservatoryIn addition, the work from the two ceramics workshops are being displayed. (Participants can collect their work next month from 3rd to 24th July, during normal opening hours.) There are also a couple of.......

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