Edmonton Green’s Shopping Centre Manager Roger Allen, was last week helping to open the new picnic area in Russell Park, Haringey. Roger was representing the St. Modwen Environmental Trust, a fund established to offer grants to local communities who wish to improve their local environment set up by the Centre’s owners, St. Modwen.
The celebrations were officially started by local councillor Pauline Gibson who officially cut the ribbon. The afternoon’s events included a delicious BBQ provided by Noel’s Kitchen, a salsa band and accompanying dancers, arts, crafts and herb planting workshops, sports activities and a bouncy castle.
The project was also funded by Big Lottery’s Community Spaces and Well London, Groundwork London and Friends of Russell Park in partnership with Haringey Council. The St. Modwen Environmental Trust also financed the recently completed Paigton Park project in the same area, continuing the Trust’s principle of backing projects which bring long-term public benefits when alternate funding is scarce.
Roger’s involvement comes only three months after joining the Edmonton Green team who have been very busy with a number of recent events at the Centre, including the hugely successful Cultural Festival.
Roger Allen, Edmonton Green Centre Manager commented:
“The St. Modwen Environmental Trust emphasises the regeneration of publically beneficial sites which is at the centre of St. Modwen’s ethos. St. Modwen continues to be involved in several regeneration led projects across North London including Edmonton Green and the Arcade site in Walthamstow, in partnership with Waltham Forest Council. I was delighted to be asked to represent the trust and St. Modwen at this special community event.”