A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Did you know Southgate Green and Winchmore Hill Conservation Areas are both 50 next year? SDCT plan to mark this milestone with an event on Conservation Areas in early 2018. (See below). The concept of conservation areas was introduced in England, Wales and Scotland by the Civic Amenities Act 1967, through a private members bill led by Lord Duncan Sandys. When conservation areas legislation was introduced there was widespread public concern over the pace of redevelopment in our historic towns and cities. Today there are over 10,000 conservation areas in the UK, with 22 in the London Borough of Enfield and 10 in our area of interest. The roles of conservation and the historic landscape are as important now as they were 50 years ago. So with all the concerns highlighted by Historic England and the civic movement, this seems an appropriate time for us to discuss this further. We are delighted to announce that Ian Harvey, Director of Civic Voice, will be speaking at our Conservation event in 2018. As Ian Harvey says ‘Together we can make change happen if we come together and say "My Conservation Area Matters".’
• Spring Open Meeting 2018 - Saturday 24th February at 2.00pm. (Note earlier start time)
The Conservation Conversation: Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation in the Southgate District
We are delighted to welcome Ian Harvey, Director at Civic Voice as our keynote speaker for this event. Venue: Walker Lower Hall, Christ Church Parish Centre, 7 The Green, Southgate, N14 7EG NB: as there will be a full programme for the afternoon, the meeting will be starting slightly earlier than usual at 2pm.