Subject tag: Conservation

03 November 2017

The Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area have submitted an objection to the planning application by Star Pubs and Bars and the Lateral Property Group to redevelop the Fox pub and its car park. This follows a few days after an objection was submitted by Talkies Community Cinema. Artist's impression of the proposed Fox Lane block: "crude and unattractive ... its brutality is reinforced by the eight balconies and five double height windows set within further rectangular 'frames'"Like.......

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22 October 2017

Chris Horner and Jane Maggs of Southgate District Civic Trust are at the far left in this line up of Civic Voice 2017 award winners For the second year running the national body Civic Voicehas presented its Civic Day Award to Southgate District Civic Trust (SDCT).  The award is a recognition of "An Outstanding Contribution". As last year, our local civic trust wasn't satisfied with a just organising a Civic Day - instead it was the driving force behind the Southgate Civic Week,.......

09 October 2017

The Broomfield House Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising £10,000 to be used to restore a section of the Lanscroon murals that were salvaged from Broomfield House after the first fire in 1984. Help bring Minerva to life! Broomfield House is a beautiful Grade II* listed 16th century building, the centrepiece of Broomfield Park in Palmers Green. It was badly damaged by fire some 20 years ago. It remains held up by scaffolding and awaits restoration. This is now.......

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04 October 2017

Ahead of a speech in London on Tuesday 3rd October to an audience of heritage professionals, Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice, has called for an end to the continued cutting of local conservation officers in local government and launched a survey to investigate the impact. The survey can be filled in via surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GYMZLC2 Research by Historic England and the IHBC shows that one in five local authorities now do not have their own conservation officer. Many authorities,.......

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26 August 2017

Colin Younger, Chair of the Broomfield House Trust, updates us on the progress of efforts to restore the House.Broomfield House Trust members met with Enfield Council officers on 23 August to discuss thinking on a way ahead on the reconstruction of the House and stableyard.  This follows structural engineers' re-examination of the House's remains and further cost estimates for potential work.On behalf of the Broomfield House TrustThe Art of Gerard Lanscroonwith ML.......

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12 July 2017

Following three public consultations and discussions with Enfield planning officers, the planning application for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex University campus in Trent Park will go before the Planning Committee on Tuesday 18th July. Berkeley Homes are applying to refurbish the mansion and some other historic buildings, demolish most of the more recent former university buildings and create a total of 262 residential units. A notable inclusion in the plans is the reservation of.......

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28 June 2017

A message from the Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area The character appraisal for the conservation area was reviewed in  2015Do you live in the Lakes Estate Conservation Area? Are you interested in helping preserve its character? We are a group of residents who assist Council officers in safeguarding the Estate's unique character as described in the Conservation Area Appraisal. One of the roles of the group is to comment on planning applications in the area. Another role.......

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.......

28 April 2017

Artist Gabriela Schutz has been working on two detailed panoramas of shopfronts and houses in Myddleton Road, Bowes Park, executed in pencil, and each 7.2 metres long.  They will go on show at Bruce Castle Museum in May. In the meantime, watch this video in which Gabriela talks about the project and you can see it taking shape. {vimeo}214521706{/vimeo} <?php$ogImage = 'https://www.palmersgreencommunity.org.uk/pgc/images/2017/myddleton_road_panorama_detail.jpg';include.......

19 April 2017

The future of a historic well in Barnet, with a Samuel Pepys association, is looking more assured thanks to a collaborative project between Barnet Museum, Historic England and the Heritage of London Trust. Barnet Physic Well, situated near Barnet Hospital on land that was once Barnet Common, was dug in the 17th century to provide a source of chalybeate spring water, which supposedly had healing properties.  The mock tudor wellhouse, which dates from 1937, is a Grade II listed building but.......

25 February 2017

Local volunteer Darius Hazelwood Horner, a member of the Southgate Green Association, has restored the Southgate Village Gates to their former glory. Southgate originated as the "south gate" to Enfield Chase, the King's Hnting grounds. A timber lynch gate marks the southern entrance to Southgate. The Gates stand at the corner of Cannon Hill and Aldermans Hill N14 and had fallen into a state of disrepair. <?php$ogImage =.......

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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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08 February 2017

The Broomfield House Trust, a registered charity and private limited company, is looking for a new volunteer treasurer, who would also become a Trustee. The Treasurer makes the normal returns to the Charity Commission and Companies House; however, a new project will involve some additional tasks. The Trust is preparing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a digital history of the House and carry out a trial restoration of sections of the Lanscroon Murals. The HLF will want us to account.......

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07 February 2017

The second Southgate Civic Week will be from 10th to 18th June 2017. Southgate District Civic Trust are extending an invitation to local groups to add their own events to the week's activities

20 December 2016

Southgate Green's new Christmas Tree before installation of lights.  It will be officially inaugurated on 20th December The Southgate Green Association (SGA) will today be singing in an impressive new "Christmas Tree" - an 18-foot Norwegian Spruce - with the help of the choir from neighbouring Christ Church, augmented by anyone else who would like to come along and join in.  The ceremony and carol singing will start at 6.30pm. SGA was able to buy and plant the tree thanks.......

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14 December 2016

The minutes of the planning panel to discuss the redevelopment proposals for Trent Park mansion and former university campus are now available on the council website and include some useful information about the project. The purpose of the meeting was to receive a briefing on the proposals, to provide local residents and other interested parties the opportunity to ask questions about the application and for the applicants, officers and Panel Members to listen to the reactions and comments........

22 November 2016

The owners of Osidge (previously the site of the Thomas Lipton Memorial Home) have submitted a new planning application which they hope will overcome the criticisms of the previous application that were made by Barnet Council planning officers: “Demolition of 3 no. existing buildings and conversion of Osidge House to Class C3 residential use providing 16 no. self-contained flats. Erection of 3-storey apartment building to provide 8 no. self-contained flats. Erection of 3 no. 3-storey.......

08 November 2016

Berkeley Homes have submitted a planning application for their scheme to build housing on the former Middlesex University campus in Trent Park. The application is listed thus: 16/04324/FUL  |  Phased redevelopment of site to provide a total of 262 residential units (134 apartments, 128 houses, including 18 affordable units) with museum, cafe and leisure uses, ancillary parking, vehicle and pedestrian access routes and cycle ways, involving the demolition of Bevan Hall, Lakeview,.......

07 November 2016

Actress Helen Lederer's grandfather fled to Britain from Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis.  Save Trent Park have posted a clip from the TV series War Hero in my Family in which she finds out about other relatives who failed to escape and about her grandfather's role as a Secret Listener at Trent Park........

28 October 2016

Campaigners have launched an online petition aimed at persuading Haringey Council to rethink their decision to sell the former Hornsey Town Hall to an overseas company who plan to convert it into a "boutique hotel" and build housing on part of the site. The 1930s building, situated in Crouch End, near the clocktower, is a Grade II* listed building,  but has been neglected and is on Historic England's At Risk Register. The petition set out by the Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society.......

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