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Festival brings feel good factor to Enfield
A Palmers Green park was buzzing with thousands of people as it hosted a community festival.
Palmers Green Community Festival had been gearing up all week for its main event at Bloomfield Park in Aldermans Hill on Sunday, September 1, with singers performing in coffee shops and lessons on the history of the surrounding area.
Treasurer of the festival, Karl Brown, was delighted with how things turned out on the big day, and admits it was the ambience which made the occasion special.
He said: “The place was packed throughout the day, I reckon we had a third more than we had last year. The atmosphere was absolutely lovely and it was brilliant to see everyone enjoying themselves.
“People were able to come to the festival free of charge and have a comfortable time in the park. The feedback we have received has been superb; whether it is via text or emails, everyone in the area has responded very well to the event.”
Following the success of the 2012 London Olympics, the treasurer believes that this feel-good factor has had an impact, not just in the sporting world but in the atmosphere of Londoners.
He said: “The game last year weren’t just about Farah and Ennis winning golds, it was the sense of pride and feel good factor that all Londoners had and we think that the festival has continued that sense of pride in being from London.”
After working 13 hours on the festival last weekend, Mr Brown and colleagues will start planning for next year’s festival after a debrief.
He said: “We will total up the money that people donated and hopefully find a worthy project in the local area to give some of the funds to. I am hoping we can find a new home for the festival in Palmers Green, somewhere where people from far and wide can come to.”
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