Internet links to other organisations and information
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Enfield Council and other sources of information
Historic buildings, listed buildings and assets of community
Information about Enfield
Enfield Council’s interactive
This provides a map of the borough on which many different
types of information can be superimposed. Unfortunately,
though, the viewing window is so small that only a very
limited area can be seen at a time at a legible scale. The
response time of the site is also rather long. A new and somewhat improved mapping
service is being developed.
Enfield Town Area Action Plan – issues and options
report (April 2007). The Area Action Plan (AAP) for
Enfield Town provides an opportunity to create a
coordinated framework for the future change and development
of the town centre. This will ensure that new development
and transport improvements complement and enhance the
centre’s historic and environmental quality.
- The designated areas of green belt in Enfield are shown
on the Council’s mapping system. (Many
other types of information can also be shown on these
maps, by ticking the appropriate boxes from the list on
- An interactive map showing the green belt areas for the
whole of England is on the Daily Telegraph site, based on data
supplied by the Department for Communities and Local
Government. This map, based on Google mapping, can be
zoomed in to show individual streets.
- Another interactive map showing green belt areas and
other types of information is available on a site maintained
by Idox plc. This resulted from a pilot
project in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning
Institute, and the map has the note "This interactive
map will be available to view from 1st October 2012 to
31st October 2013".
Facebook discussion groups
There are several Facebook groups which cover various aspects
of Enfield's history and life, including the following. Some
of these are closed groups, which you have to join before you
can view their contents.
Enfield past & present. The aim
of this group is to bring back to life the past and enhance
the present. We will be working alongside Enfield’s
Local History Unit for pictures and comments. We are about
the Borough of Enfield and just over the borders.
Enfield’s past in
North Enfield, London. This group is
formed to share memories, pictures and find old friends
from the wonderful area of Enfield. Membership is only for
people who have a close connection to Enfield, both past
Enfield & surrounding areas. Photos &
chat. No photos of central London. Just
post photos of places within the Enfield area or
surrounding areas. Out in the countryside is OK as are
towns outside Enfield.
Find old friends from Enfield. A site for
searching of old friends or relatives who lived or live in
the area of Enfield or very close surrounding areas.
Edmonton N9 remembered
Edmonton’s past. This group is for
people to post about their memories of Edmonton
particularly, but not exclusively, about education and what
they may know about local history.
past for the over 60s. This is a niche
group for members over 60 to post photos and communicate
for anyone with a connection to old Edmonton.
Remembering our Edmonton with pride!
A group for remembering great memories had by us older
generation that grew up in Edmonton. No age limits apply
just great and happy memories. Add your photos news and
stories! We’ll love them all.
Neighbourhood discussion and mutual help groups
- “Kahuti is a local social network for
discovering what’s happening in your neighborhood
and surrounding community. We believe that by starting
small and coming together to make our communities
better we can make a difference on a broad scale to
make the world a little better.”
- “Nextdoor is the private social
network for you, your neighbours and your community.
It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbours
to talk online and make all of your lives better in the
real world. And it’s free.”
Conservation areas :
Sculpture and memorials
A list dated March 2008. There are 47 commemorative
"Blue Plaques" (not all of which are blue) in the
Borough. Four of these are English Heritage plaques; the
remainder are London Borough of Enfield commemorative
plaques. Some are recorded as "missing".
Other organisations. (Annotations are taken from the web
sites of the organisations concerned.)
Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement.
We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.
We promote civic pride.
CleanupUK is a charity whose main focus is on helping those
who are most in need, usually in areas of deprivation, to
combat the litter problem where they are. CleanupUK helps
anyone, wherever they live in the UK, to form a
litter-picking group to strengthen their community. They
achieve this via the Litter Action website
that they have set up in conjunction with the Campaign to
Protect Rural England (CPRE). A local organizer in Enfield
is Sarah Hayes email@example.com.
Community Service Volunteers
Founded in 1962, CSV is the UK’s leading volunteering
and training charity. CSV’s vision is of a society
where everyone can participate to build healthy,
enterprising, inclusive communities.
Edmonton Hundred Historical
Membership of the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society is
open to everyone with an interest in the history of the
locality. The Edmonton Hundred – a term for a
medieval administrative area – includes the modern
Edmonton, Enfield, Potters Bar, Southgate, South Mimms,
Monken Hadley, Tottenham and Wood Green.
Enfield Archaeological Society
Enfield Archaeological Society is active in carrying out
research and fieldwork in Enfield, in order to understand
the archaeological past of the Borough. Its main aims are:
to promote the practice and study of archaeology in the
district; to record and preserve all finds in the district
and encourage others to allow their finds to be recorded by
the Society; and to co-operate with neighbouring societies
with similar aims.
Enfield Camera Club
Our aim is to encourage and maintain interest in one of the
most openly accessible artforms – photography.
Visitors and new members always receive a very warm welcome
at our meetings. Advice and help is readily available from
all levels of expertise for those who are just curious
through to novices and advanced photographers. Club members
range from beginners to very advanced and experienced
photographers, several of whom have been members for over
25 years. Our meetings are lighthearted and friendly with
plenty of time for discussion etc. especially the workshops
which are great fun.
Enfield Conservation Volunteers
Enfield Conservation Volunteers is open to anyone aged 16
or over in good health. No skills or experience are
required as training will be provided for all aspects of
the work. The aim of the projects is to carry out practical
improvements while enjoying yourself, so work at your own
Enfield Over 50s Forum
The Forum is open to all over 50s in the Borough of Enfield
and its members are drawn from the rich and diverse ethnic
mix of Enfield multicultural population. There are some
80,000 people over 50 residing in Enfield and members come
from all areas including the east of the borough where
there is considerable deprivation.
The Forum seeks to influence the decision-makers nationally
and locally on such matters as: health, educational and
leisure activities, transport, social and community care,
housing, age discrimination in employment, pensions and
Enfield Strategic Partnership
The Enfield Strategic Partnership (ESP) brings together key
public sector organisations, local businesses, community
and voluntary groups to work collectively to improve the
quality of life for local people.
Enfield Voluntary Action
EVA provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs
of voluntary and community organisations in Enfield.
Includes details of volunteering opportunities in Enfield.
Friends of Trent Country Park
A volunteer group formed in 2005 with the following
- Ensure the enjoyment of Trent Park by the present and
- Work in partnership with Enfield Council to improve
the appearance of and facilities and safety in Trent Park
to meet the needs of users.
- Propose and facilitate projects which do not
adversely affect the environment in the park.
- Co-operate with the Trent Park Conservation Committee
to ensure that the Green Belt and Conservation areas are
- The London Forum of Amenity and Civic
Londonforum’s role is to represent the views and
interests of amenity and civic societies and their members
on issues that are important for the quality of life of
London Metropolitan Archives
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an
extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, films and
books about London. This site offers an insight into the
archives, with practical advice on how to research and use
them, both at LMA and online. We run a wide selection of
talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other
events, and you can find out more about these as well as
the latest updates from the archives on our news and events
page. LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether
you’re tracing your family history or researching the
history of your neighbourhood, if you’re interested
in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.
London Westminster & Middlesex Family
This society was formed in 2001 from an amalgamation of two
former societies: the London & North Middlesex FHS
(formed in 1978) and the Westminster & Central
Middlesex FHS. The Society’s area now comprises the
City of London, the City of Westminster and the London
Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey,
Harrow and Islington, together with parts of Ealing and
Hillingdon. We aim to bring together all those family
historians with ancestors in the area or who live in the
area. Beginners and experienced researchers are invited to
London Green Belt Council
The London Green Belt Council is a grouping of
organisations with a concern for the Green Belt around
The Open Spaces Society
The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 as the Commons
Preservation Society. It is Britain’s oldest national
conservation body. Over the last century the society has
preserved commons for the enjoyment of the public. It has
also been active in protecting the historical and vital
rights-of-way network through England and Wales. Much of
our work is about the preservation and creation of public
paths – footpaths was included in the society’s
title after it amalgamated with the National Footpaths
Preservation Society in 1899. Before the introduction of
official maps of public paths in the early 1950s, the
public did not know where the paths were. We helped to
campaign for paths to be shown on Ordnance Survey maps.
The aim of the Palmers Green Community website is to
promote inclusive, locally rooted and accountable community
organisations made up of people who care about the quality
of life in Palmers Green and surrounding areas and have
ideas about how it can be turned into an even better place
in which to live, work, study and visit – and of
course enjoy an enriching social life.
There are already many groups and websites working towards
such a vision – our aim is not to replace them, but
to serve as a portal directing people towards them, and
also to act as a focus for discussions about those aspects
of life in Palmers Green that currently have no online
jewel in the north
A site about Palmers Green history, people and community
Community Development Trust
The Trust is working to promote a strong sense of identity
for our local community. It is the only voluntary
organisation which aims to involve local people and
organisations in activities and partnerships, to provide a
focal point for development and to fight deprivation in
Ponders End. It facilitates local capacity building, share
information on funding initiatives and provides the
opportunity to feed into local decision making
processes.The PECDT grew out of the Ponders End Development
Forum. It started in 1999 as a partnership between the
London Borough of Enfield and local community
representatives and groups. The Trust was registered as a
Company limited by guarantee in June 2002.
Radio Enfield is Chase Farm Hospital’s very own
closed circuit radio station, run by volunteers and
providing entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You
can also listen to it online from its web page.
Small Arms Factory - Apprentices Association
The main aims of the RSAF Apprentices Association are:
- To create a fraternal organisation whereby former
RSAF apprentices can maintain contact through Annual
Reunions and readily exchange correspondence.
- To locate, and where possible, acquire artefacts,
photographs and memorabilia from and related to the RSAF
Enfield heritage. Items of particular interest are those
made by apprentices during their time in training.
The RSA Island Centre
The RSA Island Centre (RSA IC) is the vibrant village
centre for the community on Enfield Island Village whether
they live there, work there or simply visit to enjoy the
surroundings, convenient shops or leisure facilities. Their
website has sections covering: The RSA Story, RSA Island
Village Ltd, The RSA Trust, the Interpretation Centre and
the historic Clock Tower.
Southgate District Civic Trust
The Southgate District Civic Trust’s area of interest
includes Southgate, New Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore
Hill, Cockfosters, Oakwood and Hadley Wood. The Southgate
District Civic Trust is also concerned with general matters
in other parts of the Borough of Enfield. They have a
Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/southgatedistrictcivictrust
Southgate Green Association
An organisation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the
Southgate Green Conservation Area.
Southgate Photographic Society
The Society meets on Tuesdays for 10 months each year in
the Howley Hall at St Pauls Church, Winchmore Hill between
8pm and 10pm. Feel free to drop in to a meeting and have a
cup of tea - see if a Photography club is for you. We have
about 40 Full members and a number of Associate and Country
members, and more are always welcome.