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East Finchley

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Projects Past

Permanent Christmas Tree April 2105

Funds were obtained by EFCT from Barnet Council to fund the planting of a permanent Christmas Tree outside Budgens on Viceroy Parade.

 

Martin School Conservation Area March 2015

The parents, teachers and members of EFCT got together on Saturday the 7th March at The Martin School East Finchley to help in the creation of a school conservation area. There is a small wooded trail, a pond with a bridge and an orchard with 30 fruit trees. A wheel chair friendly path was also created leading to the pond and orchard.

Funds for this project were provided by the East Finchley Community Trust for a picket fence to safeguard the area.  Other major funds were provided by an anonymous donor whose children attended the school many years ago.

A wooden hide and a small tool shed were also erected.

Seed and Plant Swap Day

 

15th May 2013
A hole lot of digging going on!

East Finchley’s ‘Big Dig’ will be taking place on the weekend of 13th and 14th July 2013 and we need you to be involved. The weekend is all about discovering the history of East Finchley and is based on the Channel 4 Time Team archaeology programme approach. We want people to dig a one metre square test pit in their garden and together with other pits being dug in open spaces across East Finchley we will begin to uncover the past of our local area. Each square will be part of a mosaic that will help us build up a bigger picture of what was going on in the past.

The East Finchley Big Dig is being run by a partnership of the East Finchley Community Trust, Dig Where We Stand – a University College London research project and the Hendon and District Archaeological Society. It follows on from the successful test pits dug on Martin School playing field where a mysterious bunker was discovered. We want to find more structures, pottery and other finds.

We will be holding a public meeting at Martin Primary School between 6.30-7.30pm on Tuesday 25th June for anyone interested in taking part. In the meantime if you want to know more please contact Roger Chapman on 07855 304 488 or email us at efbigdig@gmail.com You can also check out our website for new information at: http://eastfinchleybigdig.wordpress.com/

Recent Projects Completed 2013

1.  The East Finchley Community trust has funded, to the tune of £1200, a new outdoor sheltered area for the senior citizens of Paul Byrne House on the Thomas More Estate. This has helped to establish a refreshing outdoor facet of life at Paul Byrne. Budgens East Finchley have funded the outdoor furniture and equipment for this project. The opening ceremony for this facility will be announced fairly soon.

 2.  We established, in 2011 with the financial help of Wates Builders and the supply of trees from the Woodland Trust, an orchard of 50 apple trees at the Martin School. The first crop of fruits should be available from the Finchley Abundance stall on Apple day outside Budgens in the High Road on Saturday 12th October 2013.

 3.  We successfully concluded our first effort at a Christmas Festival in East Finchley High Road in December 2012. It was a great success and we managed to donate the profits of £500 to each of 3 charities:  The Bobath Centre for people with cerebral palsy, Home Start to help young mothers to bring up children and introduce them to school and Nazareth House; a multi denominational home for the frail elderly.

Recent Projects Completed 2013/2014

The East Finchley Community trust has funded, to the tune of £1200, a new outdoor sheltered area for the senior citizens of Paul Byrne House on the Thomas More Estate. This has helped to establish a refreshing outdoor facet of life at Paul Byrne. Budgens East Finchley have funded the outdoor furniture and equipment for this project. The opening ceremony for this facility will be announced fairly soon.

 We established, in 2011 with the financial help of Wates Builders and the supply of trees from the Woodland Trust, an orchard of 50 apple trees at theMartin School. The first crop of fruits should be available from the Finchley Abundance stall on Apple day outside Budgens in the High Road on Saturday 12th October 2013.

 We successfully concluded our first effort at a Christmas Festival in East Finchley High Road in December 2012. It was a great success and we managed to donate the profits of £500 to each of 3 charities:  The Bobath Centre for people with cerebral palsy, Home Start to help young mothers to bring up children and introduce them to school and Nazareth House; a multi denominational home for the frail elderly.

We obtained, supervise and act as a repository for £10,000 from the Lottery Fund for the Martin School History Project.  This highly successful project has revealed, amongst many other things, after a planned dig in the playing field, some underground air raid shelters from the Second World War.  It is anticipated that the project will culminate in October; shortly after theMartin School centenary celebrations on the week ending12th October 2013.

 We obtained a grant of £4900 from the J. Lyons Trust to fund, with the aid of the local neighbourhood police a music project for senior school pupils and a mini motorcycle project whereby the children will be taught to ride and maintain these motorcycles. The music project is still in progress with drum lessons etc. The motorcycle project had to be abandoned due to the unfortunate indisposition of the police expert in charge.

Seed Swapping 2012




 

Orchard Planting 2012

Stanley Road Project

We have worked hard since our formation to protect open space in the area. One significant and on going campaign has been in respect of Stanley road Playing fields where we have developed proposed for continued sporting use of these fields to benefit the local community especially youth provision. This scheme has been support by the local neighbourhood police team as well as by the Football Foundation and other sports charities. The Stanley Road project has now been taken over by East Finchley Sport to whom we give our continued and utmost support. www.stanleyroadsports.org/about



 
 

Finchley Christmas Festival
2012

 

Finchley Christmas Festival
2012

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