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Subject tag: Broomfield Park

04 August 2015

As we confidently forecast in the weekly newsletter, last Sunday was hot and sunny and people turned out in droves to listen to the Broomfield Blues in Broomfield Park.  They also stopped by at the Community Orchard to admire the wildflowers, see how the apples were coming on, drink home-made apple wine and observe the insects in their bug hotel, the Bugsingham Palace.  A few visitors even tried their hand at croquet on the former bowling green.  And there were chilli plants on.......

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15 July 2015

The first of this year's Proms in the Park was hot and sunny, the second - held last Sunday - was overcast with occasional drizzle.  But the weather didn't deter over a hundred people gathering to listen and dance to musicians from Bowes Park Folk Club and local singer/songwriter Luke Carey - as you can see from the cutting below, taken from the Enfield Gazette.  Click on the picture for a bigger version As the Gazette also points out, this weekend will see a change of style: .......

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11 July 2015

It's just after a year since the Palmers Greenery Community Cafe opened in Broomfield Park - but work on this imaginative project goes back much longer.  It has transformed an abandoned toilet building into a top destination for visitors to the park. This video tells the story so far: {youtube}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n11o-kfFgdQ{/youtube} Just one of many videos about local people that you can watch on www.palmersgreentales.com. At the moment the Greenery is open on Saturdays,.......

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07 July 2015

Despite rain earlier in the day, the Proms in the Park season got off to a hot and sunny start on Sunday afternoon.  A pleasant atmosphere prevailed as music lovers sat on the grass near the Broomfield Park bandstand to listen to music by North London Brass, with an intermission provided by young drummers from BishBashBosh and BoxBeaters.   There are three more Proms in the Parks concerts featuring a variety of musical styles - see below.  As well as the music and great.......

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25 June 2015

As already announced, Silverfit Silver Fridays are about to be launched in Broomfield Park. Silverfit, a charity that promotes exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people, is looking for a volunteer to act as a "Silverfit Ambassador". Volunteer Positions: Silverfit Ambassadors Hours: 3 hours/week Silverfit isa charitable organisation promoting exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people. We need enthusiastic, highly motivated, enterprising individuals to be our Silverfit.......

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23 June 2015

Breaking with their tradition of running photographic competitions over the winter, the Friends of Broomfield Park have announced that this year the competition will take place during the summer. Prizes will be awarded in two categories:  Adults and Under 16s.  You can enter up to three pictures, which must be taken "of the Park or in the Park" between 1st June and the closing date for entries, which is 22nd August. All entries will be displayed on the Friends of Broomfield Park.......

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22 June 2015

Many people run, swim or cycle to raise money for charity, a few people do two out of three of these things and even fewer combine all three, but one grandmother who does is 72-year-old Eddie Brocklesby, Britain's oldest competing "Ironman" triathlete. And she only took up sport when she was over 50! Eddie, who recently was listed in the Independent on Sunday’s 100 Happy List 2015, said: "I only started running when I was 50, and competing in triathlons when I was sixty-two. You're never.......

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08 June 2015

Following lobbying by friends of parks groups and submission of public petitions, Enfield Council has modified the decision it took in 2014 to cease locking all parks overnight.  The new policy is to completely cease locking those parks where only some entrances have been locked, but to continue to completely lock parks where the practice has been to lock all entrances overnight. Broomfield Park will be locked overnight (photo by Belinda Robinson from the FoBP Facebook page)Now that there.......

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02 June 2015

The mysterious "Palmers Scream" scroll, discovered in Southgate Town Hall, says that "Broomfield should be a happy place. All effort should be taken to bring joy and merriment to its grasses throughout the year, for each smile reduces the power of the witches as they sleep."  One group of people who are rising to the challenge of "bringing joy and merriment to its grasses" are the Friends of Broomfield Park, who this year are extending the season of summer free musical events to take in.......

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24 May 2015

Photographs of two beautiful plants that are flowering now in Broomfield Conservatory. On the left, an Epiphyllum. Below, a Gloriosa Vine. The Conservatory is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2.30 to 4.30pm.  (Please note, it will not be open on 3rd and 10th June because of work to install the former toilet railings from the Triangle.) Iqbal from the Friends of Broomfield Park's Conservatory Group comments:  "Gloriosa superba is the national flower.......

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20 May 2015

Efforts are continuing to obtain the funds needed to restore Broomfield House.  In preparation for a probable public consultation exercise later in the year, a model of the house dating from 1951 (the model, that is - the house is rather older!) is to go on show.  It is hoped that a Conservation Management Plan for the whole of Broomfield Park, currently in development, will enable the Broomfield House Trust and Enfield Council to make a second, successful, bid for Heritage Lottery.......

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03 May 2015

If you're a regular visitor to Broomfield Park, you're probably familiar with the pair of Egyptian Geese that were frequently seen there.  Sad to say, there is now only one of these good-looking birds. Egyptian geese in Broomfield Park during February 2013The death of one of the Egyptian Geese was noted by Derek Honnor of the Friends of Broomfield Park.  Derek posts a monthly report on bird sightings in the Park, which you can find on noticeboards and also on the Friends of Broomfield.......

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27 April 2015

On Sunday 26th May a ceremony was held at the Garden of Remembrance in Broomfield Park to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the World War One Gallipoli Campaign. To mark the centenary an almond tree was planted in the remembrance garden.  Those taking part included Captain Ken Semmens, representing the Australian High Commission;  the Leader of the Council, Cllr Doug Taylor;  the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Ali Bakir;  Cllr Joanne Laban, representing the Leader of the.......

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30 March 2015

Within a few days of the news that the Friends of Broomfield Park had succeeded in a bid for Enfield Residents Priority Fund money for the Conservatory railings, the energetic park protectors were again celebrating - this time for being awarded a further £5000 from the fund to help create a wildlife pond. Artists' imprssion of the Conservatory Railings projectAnd last week the Friends also got the go-ahead from Enfield Council for an extension of the wildflower meadow on the Aldermans Hill.......

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09 February 2015

After a very successful Sunday entertaining children with Floating Lanterns on the Model Boating Pond, the Friends of Broomfield Park are preparing to brief the public about the many projects that they are involved in. A floating lantern on Broomfield Model Boating Pond - the new improved 2015 design impressed with its increased top speed!At their quarterly Open Meeting at the Ruth Winston Centre tonight (Monday) the Friends will report on developments in Broomfield Conservatory and the.......

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07 February 2015

The Palmers Greenery Community Café in Broomfield Park is looking to recruit some additional volunteers for the Spring.  If you have a few hours each week OR every month to spare and you would like to be a part of this exciting project, the Greenery holding a training session on the afternoon of Sunday 8th March. Please email to register your interest. The Palmers Greenery has been a great success since it opened in August 2014.  It is an entirely.......

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26 January 2015

Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for volunteers to help them launch their latest project - creating a Community Growing Space on an area next to Broomfield Community Orchard. A typical growing spaceThe Friends recently reached agreement with Enfield Council to take over an area of the Park measuring approximately 20 by 40 metres, fenced on three sides and with an open, sunny, south-facing aspect.  It is sheltered from north winds by a laurel hedge.  An added advantage is the.......

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20 January 2015

Friends of Broomfield Park are hoping to find a new home for the decorative railings that until not long ago adorned the entrances to the subterranean Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets at Palmers Green Triangle. The planned new location is in front of the beautiful restored Conservatory in Broomfield Park, replacing the functional, but not exactly pretty, chainlink fence that currently protects the vulnerable building from vandals.  A suitable design has been devised, but more money is.......

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