Improvements made to borough parks

Wed 26 November 2014, 2:47 pm

Enfield Council has revealed details of recent improvements made to parks across the borough.

Developers and other organisations have provided funding for projects such as pond restoration at Tatem Park, revamping the town park boating lake and installing a new trim trail at Albany Park. Biodiversity improvements are planned at Oakwood Park.

The council has also secured Fields in Trust Queen Elizabeth II status for Craig Park, St George’s Field, Jubilee Park, Ponders End Recreation Ground and Tatem Park, which increases the protection against future development.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment and community safety, Councillor Chris Bond, said: “We’re very proud of our parks and we want to make them as accessible as we can for the widest possible audience. Despite significant budget pressures we are continuing to provide excellent parks and open spaces by finding creative solutions.
“We are determined to increase the numbers of Green Flag parks in the borough from eight to 10 by 2016, and we will be working very closely with the relevant friends of the park groups to make that happen.” 

Other recent projects in the borough’s open spaces include an artificial cricket wicket installed at Ponders End Recreation Ground, a new orchard and wildlife area at Jubilee Park, new paths in Tatem Park and a new social area at Aldersbrook Recreation Ground, funded by the mayor of London’s Pocket Park programme.