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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 Friday 13 May


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 money will be used to deliver three events on the High Road. Each event will have related activity and publicity throughout 2022.

Primary Purpose of Role

The primary purpose for the project coordinator 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 take the lead:

  1. To scope with the town team and then coordinate and deliver three events and associated activity contained in the bid in a timely manner. These events are 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” will 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. Liaising, communicating and developing good working relationships with all relevant parties, organisations and individuals who will contribute to the success of the project.
  3. We will expect you to produce the associated social media and advertisement content e.g., banners, posters etc. to ensure the events are well attended.
  4. To ensure all health and safety documentation is prepared and the necessary licenses are in place with the Council to enable the events to go ahead.
  5. To develop a framework to monitor, survey the success of the project to help the Town Team understand the success of the work, this will include measuring 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,
  6. Preparing and reporting on project progress within the format provided by the council Town Team Fund.
  7. Negotiating with contractors and suppliers as required. We would like careful consideration around local recruitment to assure the events support the local high street economy where possible.
  8. Ensuring that the bid remains within budget and is delivered on time.
Anticipated programme for work to be delivered
Proposed ActivityTimeline
Establishment, marketing and delivery of 3 events on High RoadJune 22 to March 23
Sustainable and biodiverse East FinchleySeptember 2022
Arts and Music East FinchleyDecember 2022
Food Fair in East FinchleyMarch 2023
Survey of participants and evaluation of feedback  June 22 – March 23
Are you the person we are we looking for?
  1. A confident individual with excellent interpersonal, organisational, verbal and written skills.
  2. Innovative and creative in overcoming problems and challenges to deliver projects on time and within budget. An experienced project co-ordinator.
  3. Competent IT skills e.g., use of Word, excel, PowerPoint (or equivalent) etc.
  4. Good social media and marketing skills.
  5. Able to manage several tasks simultaneously and remain calm under pressure
  6. Enjoys working collaboratively and on own initiative.
  7. Sharp attention to detail and ability to work at pace.
  8. Knowledgeable about East Finchley and its community.
If you can answer yes to these 8 points, then please send us:
  1. Your CV (in pdf format) showing your experience in delivering similar projects; and
  2. In no more than 500 words please provide a statement outlining how you will approach and support the successful delivery of the East Finchley Town Team’s project in alignment with the specification above.

Please send this information to eftownteam@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 13th May

The small print

Contract length: Up to March 31st, 2023. Contract Value: £3,150 payable in 3 instalments on completion of each event. The consultant will be expected to work from home, attend Town Team and related meetings as required. Travel will be focussed within the East Finchley area. For the purposes of this contract the East Finchley Community Trust will administer funds, but the coordinator will report to the East Finchley Town Team project Board.
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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.