190 Green Lanes
Post CodeN13 5UE
Ruth Winston Centre
The Ruth Winston Community Centre started life on 7 March 1961, and was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra, thanks to Mayor Cllr Ruth Winston MBE. She was the First Lady Mayor of Southgate Borough from 1958 to 1959 and during her mayoral year raised the funds to buy 190 Green Lanes.
Life started out as the Southgate Old People’s Welfare Committee and housed the WRVS, meals on wheels and some day care activities. In 1970 a terrible fire broke out in the kitchen and destroyed the top half of the house, this was rebuilt and in 1973 HRH Princess Alexandra returned to reopen the “Ruth Winston House”. In 2005 the Board of Trustees took over as an independent charity with some funding from local government.
Today we stand as an independent and self-funded local charity known as “Ruth Winston Community Centre”
The Ruth Winston Community Centre is an Activity and resource centre for people aged 50 and over, located in Palmers Green and serving Enfield Borough and surrounding areas.
We offer a bright, welcoming environment where people from all walks of life can join in. Our members must be independent or bring a carer to take part in a wide range of activities, from computer courses and craft classes to Yoga and Zumba Gold. It is an ideal place to make new friends, lean new skills and ensure you live life to the full.