BUSH HILL PARK
We live in a green and pleasant part of Enfield and it is our aim to help maintain and improve it. Do join us to help make Bush Hill Park one of the most desirable areas in London.
THE RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Who would think Bush Hill Park Residents' Association, originally formed back in 1935, would still be going today? Well we are!
We are a voluntary organisation still run by local residents who for many years have represented all in Bush Hill Park. We listen to your concerns and try to resolve problems on your behalf. Our aim has always been to ensure Bush Hill Park remains a green and pleasant place to live. We are non party political.
Over the years not much has changed other than an increase in population and traffic. We still have problems with developments, traffic, transport and safety issues as day to day life in Bush Hill Park continues. It is important we continue to represent residents and try to retain the ethos of the old Bush Hill Park. To achieve this we work with numerous others; Enfield Council, local councillors and other politicians, community groups and statutory bodies, in fact anyone who can help us achieve our aims.
As you can see from our successes we have not been idle and some issues have taken not just weeks but months and years before progress was made. The important thing is that it happened. As a resident of Bush Hill Park we encourage you to come and join us, become a member of a Community Group who cares about where we live, and help keep Bush Hill Park a green and pleasant place to live.
Over the years we have had many successes
- A major success was the saving of the 377 bus route. This runs from Ponders End to Oakwood and with the help of London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney and local MP Andy Love it continues to service the heart of Bush Hill Park. It is a well used and popular service
- You can take the weight off your feet when waiting for the 377 or the 192 at the junction of Bagshot Road and Park Avenue. We gained funding from the Enfield Council Residents’ Priority Fund to provide much needed seats
- The Enfield Council Residents’ Priority Fund also provided funds for the much needed refurbishment of the notice board in Queen Anne’s Place
- We lobbied successfully for the rebuilding of the steps by Bush Hill Park Station with contrasting tiles for the visually impaired
- One of our members alerted us to post-school anti-social behaviour in Cambridge Terrace. Association members worked successfully with the local police, one of our councillors and the local school to find a solution
- As a community group we are involved with other projects like planting roses at Bury Lodge Park. Some of our members do a Wednesday morning gardening session helping to keep the park maintained and a safe and pleasant environment for all to enjoy
- One of our members looks after the plants in the old horse water trough in Park Avenue. This helps make it a pleasant place to be while waiting for the bus
- We successfully lobbied for the reinstatement of the post box in Edenbridge Road
- As part of the plan to put in 20mph zones the Council proposed to paint double yellow lines on one side of St Mark’s Road, outside the shops. Shopkeepers were concerned this would badly affect business and met with a Councillor, Council officers and members of the Residents’ Association. A second meeting involving Cllr Chris Bond resulted in the decision to leave the road with its current single yellow line
- On the occasion of General and Local Elections the Association has held hustings in the form of Q&A forums to allow residents to hear and quiz candidates.
WHAT DO YOU GET AS A MEMBER OF BUSH HILL PARK RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION?
Newsletters are produced regularly. You are encouraged to attend our AGM where guest speakers talk on issues of interest and you are served with a free glass of wine! Maybe most importantly you have someone to ask for help and advice on issues of concern.
Businesses can be members and we have opened the Association to group membership.
PRIORITY FUND GRANT
We have benefited from an Enfield Council Priority Fund Grant for which we are extremely grateful. This has helped us publicise the Association.