Greenacre Project

Some of the founding members of the Greenacre Project
Some of the founding members of the Greenacre Project
Credit: Greenacre Project

The GREENACRE PROJECT is a community organisation set up by a group of North London individuals in order to promote community values, sustainable living, green transport and protection of green spaces.

They publish the GREENACRE TIMES bi-monthly. This is a 44 page A5 green community magazine. As well as cycling, it covers environmental issues, green spaces and local history. The Greenacre Times is now in its third year.

They also run the GREENACRE WRITERS, creative writing groups: Finish That Novel, Short Story and Life Writing plus creative writing workshops. The aim of the groups is to meet with fellow writers, to work on creative writing exercises, share their work to receive supportive feedback and ideas in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The GREENACRE BICYCLE RALLY is the focal point of their cycling campaign. This is a high profile, once yearly, mass cycling event run within BIKE WEEK. 2010 was their third year. The emphasis is on a fun day out and starts from artsdepot accompanied by trained stewards, St John Ambulance and police cyclists. This mass cycling event takes over the roads around Finchley, Friern Barnet and Whetstone before stopping off for lunch at Friary Park. This year the rally included a green ride through Dollis Brook up to Barnet Countryside Centre where cyclists were given tea, delicious cake and a warm welcome.

Contributions

Greenacre Project participated in both the August 12th and September 12th MOCO days, and also recorded thier own Bicycle Rally.