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PONDERS END
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT TRUST

PECDT is a voluntary organisation working to improve the quality of life in Ponders End and to make the area a better and safer environment in which to live work and study.

THE QUBE MOVES

On Friday the 29th of March 2019, work started on the Qube to dismantle it and move it along the High street to its new home next to the Eagle House Doctors Surgery. By the End of the day the Qube was reassembled in its new position over looking the Junction of Southbury and Nags Head Road.
Now all it needs is a lick of paint and some community events to bring it back to life.'
Thanks to H Jacobs for the footage.

The Qube

The Qube has been on Ponders End High Street since 2016 is now closed. 
The Qube is moving on 25th March 2019 and reopening at the beginning of May at The Eagle House Surgery car park.
We are asking anyone who has used this space to complete this short survey to help gather feedback on what their experience has been of using this community space.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MLPYCZQ
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Qube Moves

A crane lifting The Qube to be taken to its new place at The Eagle House Surgery car park.

Vinnie's Cafe at Vincent House

The cafe is currently open on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am - 2pm only. On Mondays it is run by CONEL and Tuesdays it is run by PECDT volunteers. See Cafe page.

Breaking News!

PECDT have recently been fortunate enough to be funded to run 2 community festivals in 2018.
Thanks to funding from The Big Lottery Fund we will be able to hold a summer and winter festival, as well as re-instate The Ponders End News Letter (The PEN).
We will be looking for community groups from the Ponders End area to get involved in this fabulous opportunity. Watch this space for further details. 

Ponders End Together Summer Festival 21st July 2019

Its that time again for the Ponders End Together summer festival. If you are interested in having a stall or getting involved please call us on 0208 443 3858 or EMAIL maria.aciyan@pondersend .org.uk

Peddle My Wheels

Zebras Community Cafe is now open on Fridays

COMMUNITY SPACE

The Qube


PECDT would like to ask for input to support its efforts to secure a permanent community space on the High Street.

We are currently in discussion with council and it seem likely that the current site that The Qube is on will be taken up by the development of new homes and shops.
During its short life which began in March 2016, it has benefited many community groups and individuals. It has become a focal point on the High Street and has offered several events and activities for local people. The Qube, managed by the PECDT has proven that there is great need for local affordable space and without it there will be less opportunities to bring communities together. 

Activities so far:
Fitness classes, tuition groups, health awareness talks, police surgeries, ward forums, partnership meetings, private parties, religious groups, festivals, community engagement consultations, business promotions. Exhibitions, film screenings, heritage club meetings, arts and crafts events, gardening clubs and employment training.

If you can see the benefit of having a community space on the High street, we would like your help to put forward a request to the council to help us secure a permanent space. 
We have attached a questionnaire for you to complete and ask that you get as many of your family, friends and group users to fill out the questionnaire and return it to us here at PECDT office by the 9th of February 2018.

You can return your response by email to the following address: roomhirepecdt@btconnect.com using the subject line ‘Community Space Response’.
Alternatively you can print your response and hand it in, Vincent House, 2E Nags Head Rd, Enfield EN3 7FN.

Whats happening in Ponders End

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PECDT runs events in Ponders End.

-Ponders End Together Summer Festival 21st July 2019
12pm - 5pm
Ponders Park
High Street
EN3 4AE

Its that time again for the Ponders End Together summer festival. If you are interested in having a stall or getting involved please call us on 0208 443 3858 or EMAIL maria.aciyan@pondersend .org.uk


- Mental Health Awareness Week
Open day at Mind in Enfield.
Tuesday 14th May 2019  12;00-4;00pm
275 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PD

- Peddle My Wheels
Pop-up bike market.
Sell your old bikes. Buy second-hand bikes.
At Ponders End Park.
Sunday 28th April 2019.
10am - 4pm.
See above for a flyer.

- Music Festival
Ponders End Park
22/06/19
Watch this space.

- Zebra's Cafe
New local charity comes to Vinnies Cafe.
See above for a flyer.


ROOM HIRE

PECDT manages two community rooms and the cafe at Vincent House and The Qube. 

- Fill in our
Online Booking Form
to hire a room.

- The Qube on Ponders End High Street is now closed. 
The Qube is moving on 25th March and reopening at the beginning of May at The Eagle House Surgery car park.

- The Qube Survey
The Qube has been on Ponders End High Street since 2016. It is due to be moved in September 2018.
We are asking anyone who has used this space to complete this short survey to help gather feedback  on what their experience has been of using this community space.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MLPYCZQ
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Local activities running in Ponders End.

- DANCEROBICS
Have fun keeping fit.

- Enfield Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Footcare Service.
For the treatment of Nail cutting/thinning, Corn removal, Hard skin and calluse removal, Foot health check and advice.

- Doing it for themselves!
Free accredited workshop programme.
A unique opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to start a new STAY & PLAY group in January 2019 and prepare for a new qualification.

- Writing Group
Have fun getting creative with writing.
An informal group to help you put pen to paper. 

- Craft Cafe 

- Free Meditation sessions
Practical, easy to learn techniques. To enjoy inner peace and balance.
FREE TO ATTEND.

- Animal Fu
Dance fitness based on performance Kung Fu for pre-schoolers and their grown-ups to bond and get fit together.

- 24 Fit Club
Workout with us.

- Zumba classes

- Full Body Workout with Claire 
Ladies only. Beginners welcome. 

PONDERS END NEWSLETTER

Open the Ponders End Newsletters (PEN) here.

Open the latest PEN for April 2019.

- Maureen Cairns
On the 22nd January 2019 Ponders End said goodbye to one its Heritage Heroes Maureen Cairns. I had the privilege of meeting Maureen October 2014 at the opening of the Two Brewers memorial on the corner of South Street and Ponders End High Street. I met Maureen with other elders who attended, they told me stories of Ponders End life that painted a colourful, interesting and intriguing view and made me want to know more. Click below for more.

MEETINGS

Here you can find out about local public meetings concerning Ponders End.



Christmas Festival 2018

10th Community Games

25th August 2018. 12-6pm.

Legacy of the Olympic Games.

We had 50 people attend throughout the day. There was a bouncy castle, giant jenga, hula hoops, skipping,giant snakes and ladders, giant chess, and arts and crafts. Watch this space for the next one. Coming soon.

Love Ponders End video

Directed by Colin Francis
at Niburu Media.

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