Ask N21 Residents - Making the Green the heart of the community again
Less than a century ago, Winchmore Hill Green was the heart of the community. It could be argued that the new heart of the community is the foyer of Sainsburys, as this is where you are most likely to meet people you know.
In the past few years we have had a number of well organised and highly success local events on the Green; the N21 Festival, the Christmas Fair and carol concerts which are planned again for this year and a number of small arts, crafts and music events. All have brought the Green to life, bringing in more people to support the local businesses, vibrancy and colour to this lovely little space.
Organising an event on the Green is a bureaucratic and expensive and very tightly controlled. Whilst it is important that the use of the Green is strictly maintained as an attractive open space, a local business would like to know what you would feel about having a few tables and chairs on the Green, during Summer weekends, when the weather is fine?
For this to happen there would have to be a change in licensing arrangements and a full consultation with local residents and business owners in proximity to the Green.
Is this a good idea? Please share your views, both pro and against so it would help business owners on the Green to gain a better understanding of whether there is potential interest in the idea of making the Green a community meeting place on a more regular basis.
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Less than a century ago, Winchmore Hill Green was the heart of the community. It could be argued that the new heart of the community is the foyer of Sainsburys.