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Millennium Green up and running

Published Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Enfield Council has completed improvements to an under-used open space in New Southgate in partnership with the Millennium Green Trust.

The work at Millennium Green included pruning bushes and trees to improve visibility, constructing a nature trail and information boards to tell visitors about the wildlife on the Green as well as put in woodchip pathways, benches, a willow fence and new bins.

The designs were created from local community feedback as part of the ‘Take the High Road Project’ consultation and the future aspirations of Millennium Green Trust.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety Cllr Chris Bond said: “We listened to what the community had to say about Millennium Green and made a load of improvements to make it safer and more appealing to everyone.

“Thanks to the Millennium Green Trust, the volunteers who helped with the work and the community who took part in the consultation, we’ve been able to create a little oasis of calm in New Southgate which residents can visit and enjoy to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

Public realm improvements have also been carried out to support the shops on the corner of High Road and Springfield Road to provide attractive green links through New Southgate. The work has included new road surfaces and paving outside the shops, planted beds, a new tree and lights and railings with panels designed by children from Garfield Primary School.

Andrew Irvine the secretary of New Southgate Millennium Green Trust said: "We have come a long way from the empty grassland twenty years ago, but there are still many exciting things to do.

“We are preparing for the opening of 500 new homes next door; and encourage everyone in the neighbourhood to get involved in our future plans.  Thanks to support from Enfield Council and the Ladderswood Estate we are well on our way."

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