Borough launches regeneration-awareness drive

By Jim Dunton - Thu 1 August 2013, 8:29 am

Enfield Council has kicked off a campaign that aims to encourage investment in the borough and raise awareness of the huge regeneration projects already taking place.

Its “Improving Enfield” drive aims to encourage residents, businesses and other partners to help promote the borough and take more interest in the decisions affecting the future of their communities.

As part of the bid, colourful advertising hoardings are being placed at key sites, outlining the various regeneration schemes taking place across the borough.

Councillor Del Goddard, Enfield’s business and regeneration lead, said the campaign was about helping residents to understand the extent of the authority’s ambitious plans, and inviting them to have a say.

“We are encouraging growth and sustainability by building a stronger local economy supported by new infrastructure and working closely with residents, businesses and other partners to create housing and jobs for people living in our borough,” he said. 

“It is crucial that people know our plans and actively take part in the process of developing them so we can build an Enfield in which everyone is better off."

Current key projects include the £1.3 billion Meridian Water development that will create up to 5,000 homes and 3,000 jobs in Edmonton; the multi-million pound rejuvenation of Ponders End; renewal programmes creating hundreds of homes on the Alma, Ladderswood and Highmead estates; and the multi-million pound primary expansion programme to deliver hundreds of additional primary school places.