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Of note in Cockfosters is Trent Park, now a country park. Christ Church, Cockfosters was founded in 1839.
Cockfosters is a suburb of north London, lying partly in the London Borough of Enfield and partly in the London Borough of Barnet. Cockfosters was located pre-1965 in the counties of Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
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Hammersmith and Fulham Council have launched a new consultation on Hammersmith Park, inviting local residents to have their say on the area and how it can be improved.
Hanwell is a small town located in the Borough of Ealing and is in between Ealing and Southall, providing excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.
COCKFOSTERS: The busiest time at Cockfosters station is 07:45 - 08:15 Monday to Friday. If you're able to travel outside of this time you could have a quicker and more comfortable journey.
Cockfosters tube station features prominently in the novel While England Sleeps by American author David Leavitt. One of the novel's protagonists is writing a book entitled The Train to Cockfosters.
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Brent Council has partnered with the Brent Housing Partnership as it aims to improve the standard of housing for local people.
Cockfosters has several religious minorities, notably Jews, Muslims and Hindus, and a relatively high proportion of older people.
Yeading is a laid-back and peaceful residential area situated north-east of Hayes and is one of the most up-and-coming areas of the capital.
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Islington Council is preparing for this year’s “In Bloom” event by teaming up with local gardeners to identify the best greenery available in the area.
Summer is for growing. It was such a privilege to study life-changing Old Testament texts together at the recent Summer Seminars, “Learning to Love the Old Testament”. You can listen to both sessions here, and we have some copies of the highly-recommended accompanying book “Loving the Old Testament” (our price £4) for sale in church. […]
Saracens used to play at Chase Side (also known as Clocktower Park); however, they are now based in Hendon. The ground is still used for Enfield F.C. training and for the Saracens' 'B' team, Saracens Storm. It is also used as Saracens Amateurs' training ground. Cockfosters Cricket Club and Southgate Compton Cricket Club play at Chalk Lane on fields adjacent to Christ Church, either side of Cockfosters Bowling Club.
Christ Church and the nearby Trent Church of England school, (originally for girls and infants, now Trent CE primary school) were built at the expense of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan of Trent Park in the late 1830s.
Cockfosters is a London Underground station on the Piccadilly line for which it is the northern terminus. The station is located on Cockfosters Road (A111) approximately nine miles (14 km) from central London and serves Cockfosters in the London Borough of Barnet although it is actually located a short distance across the borough boundary in the neighbouring London Borough of Enfield. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5 and the next station south-east is Oakwood.
Trent Country Park covers approximately 320 hectares. An attraction within Trent Park's grounds, installed in 2012, is the treetop adventure park Go Ape.
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Trent C of E Primary School is located on Chalk Lane.
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London Buses routes 299, 384 and 298 and night route N91 serve the station.
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The name was recorded as far back as 1524, and is thought to be either the name of a family, or that of a house which stood on Enfield Chase. One suggestion is that it was "the residence of the cock forester (or chief forester)".
Cockfosters is the name of a 2015 short-story collection by Helen Simpson. One of the short stories features a visit to 'lost property' at Cockfosters tube station.
The Piccadilly line of the London Underground reached Cockfosters in 1933. The Cock Inn (formerly the Cock), off Cockfosters Road on Chalk Lane, opened in 1798.
A new fitness centre is expected to be opened in Manor Park by Newham Council.
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Little then changed in the village for almost a hundred years except that a subscription-funded boys’ school opened in 1859 and two houses, Ludgrove Hall and Heddon Court, later became boys’ preparatory schools.
Trent Park served as an interrogation centre for high-ranking German POWs during the Second World War.
Platforms 3 & 4 looking north with a Piccadily line train on platform 4
Sutton Council has announced its Take Part Take Pride summer festival.
The Chickenshed Theatre Company, aka Chickenshed, is located in Cockfosters. It was founded in 1975 in a chicken shed and has since moved to its current site. It now produces many shows. It is an inclusive theatre company and started the concept of "inclusive theatre", which means anyone, regardless of background, race, gender, age or disability, is allowed to both watch and perform in theatre.
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Trent Park was until 2012 a Middlesex University campus. After the university’s departure, Enfield council expressed a preference for the site to remain in educational use – with the retention and enhancement of the historic buildings and landscaped parkland.
From at least the early 16th century this was an estate granted to the cock (chief) forester of Enfield Chase. Cockfosters developed as a hamlet long before most other parts of Enfield Chase. It lay on the edge of woodland, halfway along the road from Southgate to Potters Bar. A Lincoln’s Inn barrister owned a house called Cockfosters in 1613 and a small group of cottages and houses had formed by 1754.
In 2013 the campus was bought for around £30 million by a privately owned Malaysian university. This venture did not work out well, the site is currently vacant and Trent Park’s future remains uncertain.