Subject tag: Community Groups

13 May 2015

One of the most notable institutions in Palmers Green is the Ruth Winston Centre.  In essence, it's a club for older people, but not the kind of club where you sit round dozing in armchairs reading copies of The Times.  Quite the reverse - it's a place where people do things.  The aim is to help people remain active, maintain mobility, and live a full life by providing opportunities to make and meet friends, learn a new skill or hobby, keep fit, have lunch in a convivial.......

18 January 2015

Some information about an exciting funding opportunity to get people all over Enfield involved in growing their own food. A £500 grant is open to all community, voluntary, resident and faith organisations to support any activity that gets groups in the community together around food growing, for example: Setting up a community garden or grow boxes Running sessions in existing gardens An intergenerational or intercultural project Cookery sessions for your produce Training sessions for.......

06 December 2014

We are a group of volunteers interested in looking after our park. We are looking for like minded people to help look after our green space. Many local dog walkers, keep-fit enthusiasts, along with a number of sports groups, use this space and currently it is going through a number of changes in relation to the recently publicised flood relief works. Would you like to know how you can contribute to these changes and in how our park will be used? Join the Friends Group for Firs Farm Park. N21.......

28 November 2014

In the same week that Southgate District CivicTrust placed a blue plaque on the former home in Winchmore Hill of wildlife photographer and author Oliver Pike, their members celebrated winning the Local History Publications Award for Best Journal 2014 for the latest edition of their local history bulletin, Oakleaves. The prize was given on Saturday 22 November at the annual Local History Conference held at the Museum of London by LAMAS (London.......

13 October 2014

Talkies - the pop-up cinema with a difference - is expanding its reach to take in Winchmore Hill and is looking for volunteers in N21 to help choose films and find venues. Talkies Community Cinema showed its first film two years ago this month and has been attracting large audiences ever since.  Its events in Palmers Green (at the Fox, Baskervilles and the Intimate) and in Southgate (at St Monica's Parish Centre and at Christ Church) have frequently sold out.  it has also been showing.......

24 September 2014

Ahead of their quarterly open meeting next week, the Friends of Broomfield Park are celebrating their favourite green space's two Gold awards in this year's Enfield in Bloom competition. The Park won Gold in the Best Maintained Park category, while one of its most interesting features, the Broomfield Community Orchard, won Gold in the Innovative Growing Space category.  Another Broomfield Park attraction, the Broomfield Conservatory, was awarded Bronze for its Exceptional Horticultural.......

27 July 2014

We have a vision of a strong and generous London - where residents, business and government act collectively to create a fair and good society for all who live or work in the capital. Known for prosperity and opportunity (even in current times), it's easy to forget about the thousands of Londoners left on the margins. Wealth and poverty live side by side, with middle class terraces, green spaces and trendy high streets blending into run-down estates and empty playgrounds. Poverty, isolation and.......

27 July 2014

Do you need a place to voice your ideas, thoughts, collaborate, debate and challenge within a sociable and friendly environment?  Then join the Enfield Debaters. Monthly meetups to discuss chosen topics, from political, social, environmental, fashion, religion, historical to even comical. There will be events with guest speakers, with the emphasis on sociability, drinks and food. All are welcome to join and participate in discussions........

25 July 2014

The Friends of Arnos Park are local residents who work hard to ensure that the park continues to be a well maintained and safe place of recreation for the whole community. We lobby the London Borough of Enfield and work with them to improve the tidiness of the park, increase its bio diversity and fundraise for improvements. Our work includes some maintenance of flowerbeds, pruning of trees and shrubs and landscaping work. Sadly, as budgetary constraints increasingly restrict the amount of.......

20 July 2014

A new community campaign group has been formed to help protect and promote Myddleton Road - one of Bowes Park's most important and unique assets. WE LOVE MYDDLETON ROAD works alongside the Bowes Park Community Association and the existing Myddleton Road Strategy Group to complement the work these groups have been doing for many years.  It was formed by concerned residents and traders wanting to see more regeneration on the road and protection for its valuable shops and buildings. The.......

16 April 2014

The beautiful Broomfield Conservatory is at its best in this sunny weather.  Both visitors and the conservatory's collection of exotic plants are enjoying the light and warmth, and currently there's an extra treat for visitors - an exhibition of photographs submitted to the Friends of Broomfield Park's second annual photocompetition. The Friends' committee members have, with great difficulty, shortlisted eleven of the 85 entries to the competition, printed them out and put them on display.......

19 February 2014

Two new projects will be described at the quarterly Open Meeting held by the Friends of Broomfield Park, which will take place at 7.30pm next Wednesday (26th February) at the Ruth Winston Centre. © Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceThe first new project is looking into the possibility of using the former bowling green for games, sports and fitness activities for people of all ages - these might include tai chi, yoga, croquet and skittles........

03 October 2013

The Friends of Broomfield Park have won three awards in this year's Enfield in Bloom competition: the Park itself was awarded Silver in the category for Maintained Parks Broomfield Community Orchard won Silver in the Innovative Growing Space category Broomfield Conservatory was awarded Bronze for its Exceptional Horticultural Contribution to the Local Community........