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The Spring Bank Holiday is a public holiday in the UK which usually falls on the last Monday in May. It was traditionally known as Whit Monday and marked the first Monday after Pentecost, seven weeks after Easter Sunday, but the date is now fixed as the last Monday in May.
Why not come and join us for the bank holiday weekend and enjoy some relaxation at one of our park cafes and have some fun with family and friends.
Haringey Council is seeking your views on the quality of your local park. To monitor progress and establish future priorities, we would like to know what you think.
You could win £100 in exchange for a few minutes of your time!
Please complete the questions by Monday 28 January 2013 and if you agree, your name will be entered into our prize draw and the £100 could be yours!
One of our newest ventures takes the form of Pistachios in the Park, Markfield Park. This relatively new Cafe came about through the regeneration of Markfield Park thanks to lottery funding.
Situated on the River Lea, this cafe is perfect for pit stops on long bike rides as it is situated on the River Lea cycle route.
Recently the cafe changed management, it is now managed by Abed (otherwise known as Bud), Sonia his lovely wife and their Baby Girl. They love the family feel in Markfield park and are working closely with The Friends of Markfield Park committee to organise community events and help build community relations.
We thought we would share with you a brilliant piece from the Haringey Press, take a look!
PISTACHIOS MARKFIELD PARK
Markfield Park is situated in the Seven Sisters ward of Haringey. The site is owned and managed by Haringey Council. It is categorised in the borough’s Unitary Development Plan (UDP) as a Site of Borough Importance Grade II and it also forms part of the Lee Valley Regional Park and is therefore Green Belt land. Markfield Park was officially opened as Markfield Recreation Ground King George’s Field by the Mayor of Tottenham in 1938. The park has 5 entrances and is 7.6 hectares in size. There are various different areas and facilities within the park, these include;
- Formal football pitches
- Open grass / multi use area
- Children’s playground
- Stonebridge Brook (culverted)
- Old Moselle Brook
- Rose garden
- Markfield Museum
- Walled areas of old sewage filter beds, settling and precipitation tanks
- Bowls club
- Picnic area
- Markfield Project
- Community garden
- BMX area
We are Now Open
Saturday19th September 2009 Pistachios in the Park opened its doors to the public.
The Project To date:
New café construction, full regeneration of the playground and drainage improvement works to the Old Moselle Brook.extensive park landscaping and building improvement works to the pavilion, Museum and Markfield Project.
Restoration of the Pump House in nearing completion.The engine stopped being productive in 1964, and it has been preserved by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Industrial Archaeology Group. The Museum exhibits are owned by Haringey Council and the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum (MBEAM) Trustees currently have a rolling licence to occupy the building, which they open monthly to the visiting public.
After the development of the park, Haringey’s Libraries, Archives & Museum Service have made a commitment to take on the management of the Museum, they will work in partnership with the MBEAM Trustees to increase the audiences to the Museum and turn it into a marketable visitor attraction.
TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Markfield Park and the museum is situated within 7 minutes walk of Seven Sisters, South Tottenham and Tottenham Hale Underground and Overground stations, both only 20 minutes from Central London.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
Markfield Road is a turning immediately off the A10, a major road running from the City of London north, to Hertford and Cambridge.
From the north the A10 can be accessed directly at junction 25 of the M25 and the route to follow to Tottenham is the A10 to Central London.
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