Joanne McCartney Deputy Mayor of London announces “Southgate Civic Week” photograph winner

The selection of the winning entry for the Photographic Competition "50 Years of Conservation" was announced last night at the opening event for Southgate Civic Week by Joanne McCartney Deputy Mayor of London and London Assembly Member together with newly elected MP for Enfield Southgate Bambos Charalambos.

Over 150 photographs were submitted by members of Southgate Photographic Society.The photographs were taken within the ten designated conservation areas in Southgate and are displayed in the Southgate Station shop unit kindly leased at a peppercorn rent to Southgate District Civic Trust by London Underground Ltd. The competitions objective was to make a record at 50 years of the flora fauna,people and the built environment within conservation areas in Southgate.

The winning Photograph taken by Christine Matthews , titled Southgate Station is an appropriate choice.
Southgate Station is a Piccadilly Line London underground station ,Grade 2 listed ,designed in the Art Deco /Moderne style by Charles Holden in 1933.

The opening Civic Week event was attended by representatives of local civic societies, clubs and associations including :

Southgate District Civic Trust
Southgate Photographic Society
Southgate Green Association
Enfield Choral Society
The Walker Cricket Ground Trust
Friends of The Minchenden Oak Garden
Jay Walks
The Enfield Society
Christ Church Southgate
Selborne Bowling Club
Southgate Councillors

The shop unit will be open during Civic Week and provides an information resource facility for local groups to promote their activities and membership. The aim being to play a part in strengthening partnerships in Southgate by reinforcing a stronger sense of community and to foster a better environment for the future.