Town tours with council leader

Wed 16 October 2019, 2:26 pm

Tours around Enfield hosted by the council leader took place over the summer months to create community-led action plans to help revitalise the borough.

Councillor Nesil Caliskan met with the public and businesses to help create a unique vision for each town centre, starting in Palmers Green in July.   

Plans are due to be created to help with the strategic growth and resilience of each area, which also includes Enfield Town, Angel Edmonton, Southgate and Edmonton Green.

Cllr Nesil Caliskan said: “It is no secret that town centres across the UK are facing challenges so it’s up to us to collectively develop strategies to support businesses and allow our communities to flourish.

“Not every town centre has the same challenges or desires so this fact-finding mission will help us to understand what is genuinely needed and we will help to develop ideas of both short-term wins and visions for the future.”

Several co-ordinated events between community groups and the council have already taken place. The Palmers Green Action Team recently organised a mass clean-up with volunteers, schoolchildren and beaver and cub groups from the area.

They were awarded funding from a £58,000 pot allocated to Enfield Council by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) from the Town Centres Clean-Up Project Fund.

A shopping festival was also held in June by the Green Lanes Business Association, which highlighted the diverse and vibrant businesses along the high street.

If you would like to get involved in developing a town centre in Enfield contact: towncentres@enfield.gov.uk

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