Park Update and Friends AGM!

The regeneration works we’ve campaigned for are due to be completed in July. There’ll be a Celebration/Festival on Saturday September 22nd! Meanwhile why not attend the Friends Annual General meeting – All welcome!

SUNDAY 6th MAY, 2pm
In our temporary venue: Church on the Farm @ the back of the Opportunity Centre, Adams Rd, Broadwater Farm
–  200 metres to the east of Broadwater Community Centre


Much of park remains open most of the time, but there’s disruption in some areas whilst works go on. A temporary ‘road’ has been created through the main field so the public can continue to use paths safely and paths aren’t damaged by works vehicles.

  • A new Environmental Centre is being built by the playground The old hut was   demolished, and a new larger ‘Hub’ is being built to include café, toilets, classroom and meeting room. The playground stays open (access from the back)
  • The Shell Theatre has been refurbished as a staff depot, and for performances
    • A new river channel has been created in the main field, with bridges & a ‘weir’ to raise water levels. The old ‘ditch’ channel got filled in, turned into a nature corridor.
    • The old toilet block at the main entrance has been refurbished as an Info Shop.
    • The historic Model Traffic Area is being resurfaced and restored
    • Underground drainage pipes have been put in throughout the park.
    • The sports field has been resurfaced and reseeded, ready for use at end of 2012
    • New bike track A new track has been built around the adventure playground.
    • Meadows/trees Meadows are being created & additional trees planted in many areas.
    • Paths Some paths are being resurfaced, and more lighting, bins & benches added.
    • Entrances Some of them will be repaired and enhanced with flower beds

Activities and some temporary relocations for park user groups

  • The Friends Monthly Drop-Ins are at a temporary venue (see below).
  • The Mother & Toddler Group are currently in the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, but they and the Friends will move to the new Environment Centre when its finished.
  • The Trax Club holds weekly youth cycle sessions on Saturdays.
  • The Dog Training Sessions have been suspended for a while…
  • The Monday morning brisk health walks continue: 9.20am, meet at Downhills Gate
  • Football Teams continue but have had to relocate temporarily
  • Lordship Wildlife Group Meet monthly at Back2Earth office, Opportunity Centre
  • Back 2 Earth Continue to promote community gardening & food-related projects

Broadwater Community Centre news

New Harmony Gardens are being created by volunteers in the grounds of the Centre, co-ordinated by ‘Back 2 Earth’. The Friday lunchtime cafe continues, 1pm-2pm.

Other centre activities continue! Refurbishment of some of the downstairs is planned.