Community

There’s been a real resurgance in community activity in Palmers Green in recent years. Please let us know if there are any groups we have missed. We will also be happy to list your events in the calendar  – just drop us an email.

Palmers Green People and Community

Improving our place a campaining group dedicated to improving the quality of our lives and surroundings in Palmers Green. Read the manifesto and join!

Broomfield House a website dedicated to efforts to restore Broomfield House, in particular the 2012 bid to the HLF, and next steps in 2013 now that it has been refused.

Friends of Broomfield Park A group of local volunteers who work to improve the appearance, facilities, conservation values and safety of Broomfield Park, for the use of all, and who run a huge range of initiatives:

  • Broomfield Park Conservatory. Built in 1933, the conservatory had fallen into dilapidation until a refurbishment by Enfield Council in 2009. The consevatory is now opened to the public on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons by a group of volunteers (part of the Friends)who also hold a range of talks and events through the year. A must for Palmers Green gardeners, and new volunteers are always very welcome.  Pop along one Sunday for a chat.
  • Broomfield Park Community Orchard. Another initiative by volunteers from Friends of Broomfield Park. The orchard includes a variety of fruit trees and bee hives and is open on the  first and third Saturday mornings of the month between 10.00 and 12.00 and the second and fourth Sunday afternoons of the month between 2.00 and 4.00pm.
  • The Palmers Greenery. A group of Palmers Green residents, in association with Friends of Broomfield Park, are planning to open a small, not-for-profit Community Cafe in a disused building in Broomfield Park. ‘The Palmers Greenery’ will serve locally-sourced, fresh, healthy and affordable drinks and snacks, and will be staffed by volunteers from the community.

Palmers Green Community A group which harnesses the collective action of ordinary people within our neighbourhood through inclusive, locally-rooted and accountable community organisations. “We believe that Palmers Green and the surrounding area can be a much better place in which to live, work, study and visit.”

The Ruth Winston Centre At the heart of the community now for over 50 years, Ruth Winston Centre is a registered charity whose mission is to promote independence, well-being and activities for the over 50s in Enfield.  It offers offers 60 classes and/or  activities per week. In addition to learning and staying connected with others, it promotes healthy living and well-being.

Residents Associations

Broomfield Home-Owners’ and Residents’ Association BHORA was established in 1929 and is the longest standing residents association in the London Borough of Enfield.  It was set up to serve the interests of the local community organising social events, as well as tackling aspects of local life such as health, transport, and so on.  The Association is non-political and non-commercial.

Fox Lane and District Residents Association A hard working residents association for the roads to the west of Green Lanes. Quarterly meetings, a new website and regular email updates on planning issues/community events and issues, all for £5 a year.

Southgate Green Association http://southgategreen.org.uk/n is an organisation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Southgate Green Conservation Area,  from Southgate Green northwards along the High Street, westwards down Waterfall Road and southwards along Cannon Hill until the junction with Alderman’s Hill.

Winchmore Hill Residents Association http://www.whresidents.org The Winchmore Hill Residents’ Association covers an area bounded by Green Dragon Lane, Firs Lane, Hedge Lane, Bourne Hill, Oakwood Park and incorporates Winchmore Hill Ward and part of Grange, Bush Hill, Palmers Green and Southgate Wards.

Neighbouring community websites

Bowes and Bounds Green Connected a fantastic forum for online neighbourliness for our neighbours in Bowes Park and Bounds Green, full of content, interest and fun. We could do with one of these couldnt we?….

N21.net another great site, combining local history and community and promoting local business. The driving force behind 2012’s wonderful N21 festival and Winchmore Hill Fancy Fair.

Haringey Online  “The online home of all things Harringay with a good mix of Hornsey and Crouch End”

Noelpark.net an online community forum for residents of Noel Park and surrounding areas. Our goal is to promote neighbourliness in real life, with a little help from the Internet.

History and conservation

Southgate District Civic Trust covers Southgate, New Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Cockfosters, Oakwood and Hadley Wood, with the aim of conserving and enhancing the best aspects of our district and encourage interest in its character. It  negotiates with Enfield Council, local national authorities, central government and MPs.

Edmonton Hundred Historical Society a local history society representing the Edmonton Hundred area of what was Middlesex and is now North London. Runs a wide range of events and has published over 60 books and leaflets about the area.

Broomfield House Museum Trust (no website). A small charity aiming to keep alive the idea of a museum in Broomfield House. The Trust produces a number of publications about the area. Further information is available from Broomfield House Museum Trust 37 Belsize Avenue N13 4TL.

Education

Enfield and Southgate WEA http://www.london.wea.org.uk/component/content/article/88

Art

Open Studios and Art Trail Southgate and Palmers Green A fast growing annual weekend highlighting creativity in the area, featuring an art trail, artists and designer-makers opening up their studios, and window displays in shops and cafes around the area. For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/OpenStudiosandArtTrail or the open studios website http://www.openstudios.uk.com

SPACE art gallery 141 High Street Southgate – a not for profit art space run by Fionn Wilson (artist) and Gosia Stasiewicz (photographer) and a team of volunteers, located a few minutes’ walk from Southgate tube (Piccadilly line) and focusing on modern and street art and supporting local artists. There is an exciting roster of local and international artists –  exhibitions change monthly. http://www.spaceatsouthgate.co.uk/

Cinema

Round the Corner Cinema http://aroundthecornercinema.com/

Talkies Community Cinema http://www.talkies.org.uk/

Literature

Poetry in Palmers Green – visit their site on Facebook

Drama

Acorn Theatre Company http://www.london.wea.org.uk/component/content/article/88

The St John’s Players http://www.stjohnsplayers-pg.org.uk/index.htm

St Monica’s Players http://www.london.wea.org.uk/component/content/article/88

Music

St Harmonica’s blues club http://www.thevintage.org.uk/VintageSite/St_Harmonicas_Blues_Club/St_Harmonicas_Blues_Club.html

Southgate Symphony Orchestra http://www.southgatesymphony.co.uk/hear/future/

Winchmore String Orchestra http://n21.net/winchmore-string-orchestra-website-home-page.html

Food

Palmers Green Community Market is held in the railway station car park every Sunday between about 10 and 2.  Fresh food from local producers and lovely garlic, biscuits and preserves from the Isle of Wight.  Have you been recently? You havent have you? Go now.

 

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