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Residents to celebrate community open space

Published Friday, 05 July 2013

An open day to celebrate the completion of a £280,000 joint project between Enfield and Broxbourne Council and the Highways Agency to rejuvenate the previously run down Holmesdale Open Space is being held next Sunday (14 July).

parks, environment A public consultation was launched asking residents what they thought should happen to the space and following extensive works the park now contains a sensory garden, orchard, outdoor learning area, community artwork and lots of colourful flowers and shrubs as well as a wildflower meadow planted by local residents and schoolchildren from the area.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We've taken a run down, underused tatty open space and transformed it into an area which families can enjoy. This is a brilliant example of how volunteers, councils and national organisations can and should work together to improve the quality of life of residents. It's taken us a while but we got there in the end and everyone is delighted with the results of all the hard work that's been done."

Attractions on Sunday will include face painting, a bouncy castle, refreshment stalls and lots of other fun and games for residents. Entry is free.

Funding for the project was received from Natural England and further money was provided by the two councils. The plans were developed in conjunction with the Friends of Holmesdale Open Space.

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