Broomfield Park

22 November 2017

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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18 October 2017

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

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04 August 2017

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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02 August 2017

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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02 August 2017

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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22 July 2017

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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12 July 2017

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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13 June 2017

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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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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