What We're Doing
We are a resident-led group, bringing local talent, skills and energy together to make a positive, lasting difference to our community since 2013.
Our Vision For 2019-21
“We will continue to work towards building a safe, integrated, harmonious Bountagu community, bringing together diverse groups, through activities and opportunities which will build a legacy of beauty, hope and aspiration for future generations.”
Bountagu deeply believes in equipping the children and young people of the Lower Edmonton area with appropriate leadership, employability and creative skills through our events and workshops to enable them to grow as leaders of the future.
In a community, no one should be neglected. We move forward together. Our People 50+ programme seeks to support older people who are isolated and engage them in community activities and events.
Bountagu aims to support improved access to outdoor spaces and experiences, including parks and play areas, and to reduce rubbish and fly tipping.
Bountagu are committed to helping people access opportunities for learning, employment, and enterprise, existing and new.
Bountagu is a diverse community, and our focus is on integration, building community spirit and a sustainable future.
Bountagu aims to review and respond quickly to residents and businesses in the Bountagu area who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Bountagu is a community development project in Lower Edmonton, in the London borough of Enfield. It was created by local residents in 2013 as part of the Big Local initiative; one of 150 neighbourhoods in England funded with £1m over 10 years from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The project was initially known as “The Bounces-Montagu Big Local” but residents joined together the names of two main roads running through the area; Bounces Road and Montagu Road. Hence “Bountagu”!
Bountagu is led by local residents to develop opportunities for the community and improve the environment. Residents work together to make a positive and lasting difference.
Bountagu is a community development project, meaning that the community is at the heart of everything that we do.
We address community issues and prioritise community safety. This includes developing resources to support partnerships and instill stronger confidence in local safety enforcement.
We are an advocate for community art, green spaces and cleaner streets. We believe that in a community, no one should be neglected.
Led by the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham, Our Bigger Story has been working with 15 Big Local areas to record change – in individuals and in Big Local communities as a whole – as it happens, to create a unique digital record of change in communities over a 10-15 year period.
Our Bigger Story have been supporting Big Local areas to record their experiences, through community research, blogs, photos, digital stories, films and other media, creating an on-line record and making films about how Big Local is making a difference. Since 2013 they have been adding some of Bountagu’s milestones to a timeline on their website, gathering content from Bountagu, conducting visits and interviews, and building a historical overview. Click this link to see the content, including videos, audio, documents, and articles included on the timeline.
What The Residents Say
St Peter’s Community Peace Gardens
Lockdown Craft Boxes
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