Let's Talk Enfield Town

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Introduction

Enfield Town will be undergoing an exciting transformation that will see a range of improvements delivered in the coming years.

Enfield Council is focused on working with the community to create a healthy town centre that encourages more people to visit and enjoy their time in Enfield Town. As such, we are bringing forward proposals to deliver new and improved public spaces, alongside better pedestrian, bus and cycling facilities that will mean people can arrive to and get around the town centre by foot, cycle, bus or car.

We engaged the community in both 2019 and 2020 to hear the views of residents, businesses and other stakeholders to shape the vision for the future of Enfield Town. We have heard from over 3000 people through the Let’s Talk Enfield Town engagement programmes. From our conversations with people in 2019, five design principles were established:

Enfield Town is:

  • is safe for all;
  • has a vibrant economy;
  • is a great place to be;
  • offers transport choices; and
  • celebrates its heritage.

In late 2020 we published and consulted on a proposed plan to improve Enfield Town. This included the introduction of a 20-mph speed limit in the Town Centre and introducing a series of facilities to enable safer walking and cycling. The videos from the webinar sessions held in 2020 can be found on the right-hand side of this website.

A series of co-design workshops were also convened on four public spaces in Enfield Town namely:

  • The Library Green and Town Park entrance;
  • Fountain Island;
  • Enfield Town Station Plaza; and
  • Saddlers Mill Square (a new public space proposed at the eastern junction of Church Street and Little Park Gardens).

In conversation with the landscape architects and project team, participants of these workshops provided suggestions for the design of each of these spaces. This input has been used to inform the proposed designs for the public spaces above. Additionally, we have been revising the wider proposal for the Town Centre. Some of that work is still ongoing, but before presenting the revised plan, we are now able to report back on what we heard during the period of engagement in 2020 as well as present the evolving plans for the four public spaces.

In addition to the four public realm spaces co-designed with the community, Enfield Council have been working closely with The Old Enfield Charitable Trust and St Andrew’s Church on developing proposals for the Market Square and church yard area. The plans also respond to the design principles that emerged from earlier engagement and align with the wider objectives of the Enfield Town project. These designs and potential implementation plans continue being discussed with the respective landowners. The plans are being shared with the public and any comments on the plans are welcomed.

The Phase 1 report can be read here and Phase 2 report can be read here.

Recordings of the webinars held on 30 June 2021 and 3 July 2021 can now be viewed in the Videos section to the right of this page.


Introduction

Enfield Town will be undergoing an exciting transformation that will see a range of improvements delivered in the coming years.

Enfield Council is focused on working with the community to create a healthy town centre that encourages more people to visit and enjoy their time in Enfield Town. As such, we are bringing forward proposals to deliver new and improved public spaces, alongside better pedestrian, bus and cycling facilities that will mean people can arrive to and get around the town centre by foot, cycle, bus or car.

We engaged the community in both 2019 and 2020 to hear the views of residents, businesses and other stakeholders to shape the vision for the future of Enfield Town. We have heard from over 3000 people through the Let’s Talk Enfield Town engagement programmes. From our conversations with people in 2019, five design principles were established:

Enfield Town is:

  • is safe for all;
  • has a vibrant economy;
  • is a great place to be;
  • offers transport choices; and
  • celebrates its heritage.

In late 2020 we published and consulted on a proposed plan to improve Enfield Town. This included the introduction of a 20-mph speed limit in the Town Centre and introducing a series of facilities to enable safer walking and cycling. The videos from the webinar sessions held in 2020 can be found on the right-hand side of this website.

A series of co-design workshops were also convened on four public spaces in Enfield Town namely:

  • The Library Green and Town Park entrance;
  • Fountain Island;
  • Enfield Town Station Plaza; and
  • Saddlers Mill Square (a new public space proposed at the eastern junction of Church Street and Little Park Gardens).

In conversation with the landscape architects and project team, participants of these workshops provided suggestions for the design of each of these spaces. This input has been used to inform the proposed designs for the public spaces above. Additionally, we have been revising the wider proposal for the Town Centre. Some of that work is still ongoing, but before presenting the revised plan, we are now able to report back on what we heard during the period of engagement in 2020 as well as present the evolving plans for the four public spaces.

In addition to the four public realm spaces co-designed with the community, Enfield Council have been working closely with The Old Enfield Charitable Trust and St Andrew’s Church on developing proposals for the Market Square and church yard area. The plans also respond to the design principles that emerged from earlier engagement and align with the wider objectives of the Enfield Town project. These designs and potential implementation plans continue being discussed with the respective landowners. The plans are being shared with the public and any comments on the plans are welcomed.

The Phase 1 report can be read here and Phase 2 report can be read here.

Recordings of the webinars held on 30 June 2021 and 3 July 2021 can now be viewed in the Videos section to the right of this page.


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