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Discovering the ’15 Minute Suburb’

25 June 2023

12:15 -13:00

A guided walk, inspired by the '15 minute city', taking in public buildings and green spaces that are easily accessible, free and held 'in common'. Brigid, one of the Community Plot volunteers, will lead the tour: starting at Derwent Medical Centre and ending at Whetstone Stray Allotments. This is usually a 15 minute walk but we will take 45 minutes, to take in the places and history 'in common' in this area. We will explore the public rights of way which date back to the days when this was farm land, the site of the Horse Hospital, and the park kiosk featured in a Monty Python sketch!

The journey finishes at the Community Plot @ Whetstone, where local artist Becky Lyon will be showing a new work as part of a sculpture trail for LFA. This work responds to the habitats for insects, and amphibians, including toads and slowworms, which have been made at the Community Plot. Together, we want to show how suburban Barnet is still shared with our other-than-human neighbours. Refreshments will be available.



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Community Plot @ Whetstone

N12 7DX

We will meet from 12:00, to set off for the walk at 12:15, the walk will take about 45 minutes. The meeting point is outside Derwent Crescent Medical Centre, 20 Derwent Crescent, N20 0QQ. The starting time for the exhibition and refreshments is 1pm at the Community Plot. If you are not able to make the walk you can go straight to the Community Plot @ Whetstone Stray Allotments, Holden Road, N12 7DX. It is about ten minutes walk from Woodside Park Station (turn right onto Holden Road and look for the double gates). If you are coming from The High Road, when you see the Catholic school on the left, go over the railway bridge, and the entrance to the allotment site is immediately on the right hand side. There is parking on site, call Les on arrival for access: 07957 388033
If you use What 3 Words to find places: the allotment entrance is: Landed. Detect. Feast. The Community Plot is Bucks. Loving. Lots

Nearest station: Woodside Park


Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Gender Neutral Toilet
Quiet Space
On-Site Parking

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