Council seeks views on ‘enhancing’ open space in Edmonton Green

Events taking place to get people involved in developing a vision for the future of The Green in Fore Street

The Green (credit Google)
The Green (credit Google)

An open space in Edmonton Green is set to be “enhanced” as Enfield Council seeks views from residents on its future.

Described as “a natural asset at the heart of Edmonton Green”, The Green is a narrow open space sited between Fore Street and the railway arches, on the approach to the station. It currently consists of some trees, lawn and a winding footpath with some seating.

But the council is aiming to improve the space next year and is now seeking people’s views, with a series of consultation events already being held and another taking place today (Saturday 19th). A residents’ survey will remain open until September.

The council says The Green “has the potential to be a precious resource for the local community” and that it is “keen to engage with residents and local stakeholders to develop a future vision for this space”. Among the council’s aims are to create a “riparian habitat”, a “temporary pavilion” and “explore the restoration of the railway arches as a heritage asset”.

Today’s event from 10am until 4pm features a “den building workshop” and will see the council’s project team presenting feedback received from around 400 people who have taken part in the consultation so far. It will also include activities for children.

A final consultation event is due to take place on Saturday, 9th September, from 12pm-6pm, in the form of a summer celebration of The Green – with a petting zoo, creative workshops, live theatre, poetry and music.

The council hopes to inspire local people to form a ‘Friends of The Green’ group to help protect the space in future years. Anyone interested in getting involved should email [email protected].

For more information about the project to enhance The Green and to take part in the survey:

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