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Meeting June 2022

We look forward to seeing you on 9th June 2022 for an extra special meeting to introduce the East Finchley Town Team – which is a collaboration between East Finchley Community Trust, N2United, The Archer, East Finchley Festival CIC and East Finchley Open Artists – and to celebrate national volunteers week.

The East Finchley Town Team has secured funding to improve our high street and would like to hear your ideas as to how to best use it.

New venue!

We’re delighted to announce that The Engine Rooms, now under the direction of Operations Director Zak Jones, has kindly offered to host our meeting.

8pm, Thursday 9th June

Venue:
The Engine Rooms
82-92 Great North Road,
London N2 0NL

Meetings are FREE and open to everyone – traders, businesses, community organisations and residents of East Finchley.

Email hello@N2United.co.uk to reserve your free place.

We’d like to get to know you!
If you’d like to introduce your business* or be a guest speaker at a future meeting, please click here!

*2-3 minute ‘Elevator Pitch’ to promote your business, or 5 minute ‘Soapbox’ about a local issue.

Meeting: May 2022

We look forward to seeing you at 8pm on Thursday 12th May 2022

We’ll hear from The Phoenix Cinema and Grange Big Local, amongst other local businesses and organisations.

Email hello@N2United.co.uk to reserve your free place.

Venue:
East Finchley Constitutional Club
9 The Walks
London N2 8DE

Meetings are FREE and open to everyone – traders, businesses, community organisations and residents of East Finchley.

We’d like to get to know you!
If you’d like to introduce your business* at the May 2022 meeting or be a guest speaker at a future meeting, please click here!

*2-3 minute ‘Elevator Pitch’ to promote your business, or 5 minute ‘Soapbox’ about a local issue.

Town Team – Jobs

Project Co-ordinator, East Finchley Town Team
Fixed fee/term (self employed)

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 1st of June 2022


The East Finchley Town Team has secured funding to boost use of the High Road over the next year. We are looking to appoint a consultant with appropriate experience in curating and delivering engaging community events to support us to scope, plan and deliver this project.

The East Finchley Town Team, comprising representatives from N2United, East Finchley Community Trust, East Finchley Open Artists, East Finchley Festival CIC, The Archer newspaper and local councillors, has secured a £10,000 grant from Barnet Council to support the borough’s town centres. The money will be used to deliver three events on the High Road from September 2022 to March 2023.

Each event will have related activity and publicity throughout 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our town centre, its traders and the people who use it. The events will show what an amazing range of goods, talent, and ideas exist locally.
From the events we want to gain information on the use of the High Road, how people get there, barriers to use and what improvements need to be made to support the development of a longer-term action plan.

Primary Purpose of Role

The primary purpose of the project coordinator’s role is to work with the Town Team to deliver the bid proposal as set out in the bid documents. The coordinator will be expected to:

  1. Coordinate with the Town Team to help deliver three events, to include:
    • “A sustainable and biodiverse East Finchley” looking at greening ideas, improving sustainability, and getting to and from the High Road
    • An “Arts and Music event” to showcase local talent and venues and focus on how they can be used to attract more people onto the High Road.
    • A “food fair” to promote the range of food available on the High Road, where it comes from, how we can make it more sustainable and link into food projects in the area.
  2. Liaise with relevant parties and individuals who will contribute to the success of the project.
  3. Work with Town Team members on advertising materials including social media to ensure that they are effective.
  4. Develop a framework in conjunction with Town Team members to monitor and survey the impact the project has on the High Road. This will include:
    • Measuring attendance and footfall at events
    • Collecting and collating ideas for High Road improvements
    • Understanding how and why people use the High Road facilities
    • Assessing barriers to use of the High Road by local people
  5. Prepare and report on project progress within the format provided by the council Town Team Fund.
  6. Negotiate with contractors and suppliers.
  7. Ensure­ that the bid remains within budget and is delivered on time.

Are you the person we are we looking for?

  • A confident individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Experience in co-ordinating projects to time and within budget.
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good social media and marketing skills.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and on own initiative.
  • Knowledgeable about East Finchley and its community.

If you can answer yes to these 6 points, then please send us:

  1. Your CV (in pdf format) showing your experience in delivering similar projects
  2. A covering letter or email telling us why you are the ideal person for the role

Please send this information to eftownteam@gmail.com by 5pm on Wednesday 1st of June 2022

We will then shortlist applicants and look to host interviews on or about Wednesday 8th of June 2022

The small print
Contract length: 90 hours, to be delivered between July 2022 and March 2023.
Contract value: £3,150 payable in 3 instalments on completion of each event.
The coordinator will be expected to work from home, and to attend monthly Town Team and related meetings as required. Travel will be focussed within the East Finchley area.

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Notes: 14th of April 2022

The East Finchley Constitutional Club again hosted the N2United meeting on the 14th of April. Enthusiastic attendees saw further proof of the group’s value in enabling productive connections between N2 businesses, residents, charities, and organisations.

Enthusiastic attendees at the April 2022 N2United meeting heard about the different treatments available at Serene Wellness on the High Road, the new and affordable menus at the Engine Rooms, and the developing programmes and sponsorship initiatives at the Muswell Hill Club on Fortis Green.

Karen Williamson reported on activities at Age UK Barnet and Alison Roberts and Mike Hughes updated the meeting on plans for the East Finchley Festival on the 19th of June!

Town Team
The Town Team concept for innovative High Road related events, based on food, the arts and the environment were outlined by Kate Brown, Chair of the newly formed Town Team. The East Finchley Town Team comprising of N2United, East Finchley Community Trust, East Finchley Festival CIC, The Archer and East Finchley Open Artists.

Supported by East Finchley’s local councillors, secured a grant from a Barnet Council fund to support the borough’s town centres. The team will be staging three key events throughout 2022 and 2023 and will launch the initiative at N2United on the 9th of June 2022.

N2United ‘Volunteers Wanted’ page in The Archer!
Gathered from those requesting help at our monthly N2United meetings, the new regular column published in The Archer is compiled by N2United and publishes volunteer posts in the area – please help if you are able too!

If you wish to be included in this column, please send details to volunteer@n2united.co.uk. Max 60 words please.

Next Meeting – June 9th 2022
To find out more about local plans and activities, join us at our next meeting on N2United Thursday 9 of June at 8pm

We’ll have an extra special meeting to introduce the East Finchley Town Team – which is a collaboration between East Finchley Community Trust, N2United, The Archer, East Finchley Festival CIC and East Finchley Open Artists – and to celebrate national volunteers week. has secured funding to improve our high street and would like to hear your ideas as to how to best use it. For more, see: Town Team

New venue!
We’re delighted to announce that The Engine Rooms, now under the direction of Operations Director Zak Jones, has kindly offered to host our meeting and promised some special editions to proceedings!

N2United, 8pm, Thursday 9th June at a new venue, the Engine Rooms , 82-92 Great North Road, London N2 0NL – Meetings are free and open to all.

Notes: 10th March 2022

The March N2United meeting saw East Finchley Constitutional Club host another action-packed meeting, including an appearance from Councillor Alison Moore who kept everyone in the loop about the goings on in the local area, including everyone’s favourite topic, the cycle lanes!

Clockwise from top left: Roger Chapman of EFCT, Mike Hughes of East Finchley Festival CIC. and update from Erini Rodis of Grange Big Local.

East Finchley Community Trust
Roger Chapman covered topics from the recently launched East Finchley Pollinator Project, which aims to plant 100,000 flowers in the hope of creating pollinator trails and “nectar cafes” in East Finchley, to East Finchley’s ‘Town Team’ bid that would help increase footfall on the High Road and around.
ILoveN2.co.uk/community-organisations/east-finchley-community-trust/

East Finchley Festival CIC
Alison Roberts and Mike Hughes gave an exciting presentation about the upcoming festival to be held on Sunday 19 June in Cherry Tree Wood, inviting involvement and sponsorship from local businesses.
eastfinchleyfestival.org/sponsorship

N2 Food Project – Giuseppe Sollo
Help the N2 Food project continue to make gourmet food to feed the hungry.  They need volunteers to help cook the meals, every Saturday and Sunday at Martin Primary School kitchen. 
ILoveN2.co.uk/Food-Project

 The Archer – Diana Cormack
The “glue of the community” local paper is run completely by volunteers and can always do with a hand when delivering the 10,000 copies a month. 
www.the-archer.co.uk


‘Secrets of Success’ at the April meeting we’ll hear from three local businesses that launched during the pandemic and have succeeded against the odds.

Meeting: April 2022

What’s the secret to success?
This month we’ll hear from three local businesses which launched during the pandemic and are going from strength to strength. The Muswell Hill Club turned a dilapidated gym in to THE place to be, The Engine Rooms at Hexagon and adjoining shop Bottles N Jars sprung up from a car showroom and quickly established themselves as a top destination for wine and food lovers alike, and the two Sharons at The Cherry Tree Cafe have transformed the kiosk in Cherry Tree Wood into a thriving community hub.
We’ll hear about their plans and have the chance to ask questions.As always, our meeting is free to attend and open to all.

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th April 2022
Email hello@N2United.co.uk to reserve your free place

Venue:
East Finchley Constitutional Club
9 The Walks
London N2 8DE

Meetings are FREE and open to everyone – traders, businesses, community organisations and residents of East Finchley.

We’d like to get to know you!
If you’d like to introduce your business* at the April 2022 meeting or be a guest speaker at a future meeting, please click here!

*2-3 minute ‘Elevator Pitch’ to promote your business, or 5 minute ‘Soapbox’ about a local issue.