Why Gordon Hill is ‘Gateway to the Green Belt’

New community map launched to celebrate railway station’s important role in the borough

Ledley King is present with a framed copy of the community map by Whitewebbs councillor Hannah Dyson
Spurs legend Ledley King is presented with a framed copy of the community map by Whitewebbs councillor Hannah Dyson (credit Andrew Ridley)

An artistic map showcasing Gordon Hill Station as the “Gateway to the Green Belt” has been unveiled by Tottenham Hotspur ambassador Ledley King.

The community map shows passengers arriving at the station where they can go to enjoy countryside walks, spot wildlife and enjoy a beer. The colourful design can now be viewed on the platforms of the station, after being commissioned by the Friends of Gordon Hill Station voluntary group and being designed by artist and illustrator Camilla Charnock.

Funding for the map project was provided by sponsors Anthony Fisher from Enfield Poets and Tottenham Hotspur FC, with additional help from The Enfield Society and Great Northern Railway. Also in attendance at the launch event was Hannah Dyson, the Conservative councillor for Whitewebbs ward.

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Speaking at the launch event, John Cole from the Friends of Gordon Hill Station said: “I want to thank the railway staff for their support and to everyone for coming together to help us promote the Green Belt, the shops and businesses in the area – the top bit of our lovely borough.”

The Friends of Gordon Hill Station group only launched last year but already boasts a number of successful projects. In the waiting room of platform two is now a photography exhibition space, while a mural of a steam train was unveiled to celebrate the late Queen’s jubilee in June. There have also been film showings held in the station’s car park.

John added: “When we work together for the community we are stronger.”

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