London Borough of Enfield

London Borough of Enfield London Borough of Enfield logo

A to Z of services

Firs Farm Park scoops award

Published Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Friends of Firs Farm Park joined with Cllr Chris Bond and Enfield Council this week in celebration after hearing that they had won £175k to construct a flood relief and cycle path scheme for the park.

Firs Farm

Funding was decided through a public vote and the Firs Farm scheme received more votes than any other project with 2,100 people voting for it, the popular park won the cash from The Mayor of London’s Big Green Fund.

Firs Farm secured funding alongside six other parks in London.

Cllr Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety said: “This is the most fantastic news for Firs Farm Park and we couldn’t have done it without the tireless work and support of the Friends.

“This money will see vital work taking place to build a flood relief scheme and cycle path to improve the park for visitors and make even more accessible so even more people can enjoy it. We have the support of our partners the Environment Agency, Thames Water, Sustrans and Thames 21.”

Toni Guiver, founder member and the Chair of the Friends of Firs Farm Park said “I was so excited when I heard the news that we had won! This is a golden opportunity to help transform a dull green space into an exciting area for everyone.

“The aim of the Friends of Firs Farm is that more people will be able to access and enjoy our park; to cycle, run, jog, or just sit and watch the wildlife, to stroll along the paths; taking in all that the new wetlands and surrounding area will have to offer.

“This winning project has much to offer the community, particularly for local schools in terms of health, recreation, and education. It is a very exciting project and I look forward to work starting as soon as possible”

More articles in the news archive.