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As part of the Angel Edmonton Good Growth Fund project, a number of public realm improvements are proposed along Fore Street as high-impact placemaking interventions at key sites that have been identified through extensive consultation.


In an area which is undergoing vast amounts of change, we are looking to create a public realm that generates continuity of place, drawing together themes of past, present and future. The proposed plans aim to celebrate positive narratives and local conceptions of place.

Project Aims

  • Enhance the high street offer

  • Improve the perceptions of safety

  • Deliver a linked set of interventions that improve place and change local and external perceptions of Fore Street.

  • Celebrate the diversity of Fore Street.

  • Help to alleviate long standing concerns expressed by local residents; anti-social behaviour, crime, traffic.

  • Facilitate community engagement and build capacity.

  • Improve health and well-being.

  • Improve sense of belonging to Angel Edmonton.

Existing sites


Public Realm sites


Fore Street Action Days May 2021: Public Realm

We want the community to shape the public realm around which they live, work and spend time. During our latest public engagement events on 21st and 22nd May 2021, we showed updated designs for the public realm. The proposals were generally positively received, welcoming opportunities for colour, more lighting and greenery in the public realm, as well as the opportunity to engage with local creatives as part of the process. The experimental idea of having portraits in the Joyce and Snells alleyway was questioned, and the design moving forward will take this feedback on board.

"I can imagine young people will want to Instagram themselves in the alleyway once the artwork is there, like in Covent Garden!"

"I love the lighting in the trees, it is such a simple thing but can really uplift the area"

"This is a low income area where healthy living gets neglected. How can we encourage healthy living in the local community?"

"The artwork should promote positive vibes"

On the evening of the 22nd May, we conducted a Night Walk up and down Fore Street to hear about experiences of the street at night and how this might be improved. Your feedback centered around a lack of things to do on the high street at night, and providing a sense of safety at night being a priority. We understood from the conversations that enhancing lighting and activity would help improve a sense of safety.

"There’s nothing to do on Fore Street at night except get takeaways. If there was more activity on the streets apart from betting shops and takeaways which attract certain types of people, it would feel safer."

"I feel it’s become less safe in the past year, there are lots of men loitering on the streets and people with mental health problems. If I return home late from work I really have to consider if I want to take the overground or the bus as the bus stop is closer – but I still have to have my wits about me even on the short 2 minute walk home from the bus stop. It does not feel safe at night."


If you weren’t able to join us for the Action Days, don’t worry – you can see the latest designs online, and there will be more opportunities to engage as the project progresses.

Stay in touch

We will be using Let's Talk as a project hub, where you can find out more about how work is progressing and find opportunities to get involved or have your say on proposals.

If you have any specific questions, get in touch with us at towncentres@enfield.gov.uk


As part of the Angel Edmonton Good Growth Fund project, a number of public realm improvements are proposed along Fore Street as high-impact placemaking interventions at key sites that have been identified through extensive consultation.


In an area which is undergoing vast amounts of change, we are looking to create a public realm that generates continuity of place, drawing together themes of past, present and future. The proposed plans aim to celebrate positive narratives and local conceptions of place.

Project Aims

  • Enhance the high street offer

  • Improve the perceptions of safety

  • Deliver a linked set of interventions that improve place and change local and external perceptions of Fore Street.

  • Celebrate the diversity of Fore Street.

  • Help to alleviate long standing concerns expressed by local residents; anti-social behaviour, crime, traffic.

  • Facilitate community engagement and build capacity.

  • Improve health and well-being.

  • Improve sense of belonging to Angel Edmonton.

Existing sites


Public Realm sites


Fore Street Action Days May 2021: Public Realm

We want the community to shape the public realm around which they live, work and spend time. During our latest public engagement events on 21st and 22nd May 2021, we showed updated designs for the public realm. The proposals were generally positively received, welcoming opportunities for colour, more lighting and greenery in the public realm, as well as the opportunity to engage with local creatives as part of the process. The experimental idea of having portraits in the Joyce and Snells alleyway was questioned, and the design moving forward will take this feedback on board.

"I can imagine young people will want to Instagram themselves in the alleyway once the artwork is there, like in Covent Garden!"

"I love the lighting in the trees, it is such a simple thing but can really uplift the area"

"This is a low income area where healthy living gets neglected. How can we encourage healthy living in the local community?"

"The artwork should promote positive vibes"

On the evening of the 22nd May, we conducted a Night Walk up and down Fore Street to hear about experiences of the street at night and how this might be improved. Your feedback centered around a lack of things to do on the high street at night, and providing a sense of safety at night being a priority. We understood from the conversations that enhancing lighting and activity would help improve a sense of safety.

"There’s nothing to do on Fore Street at night except get takeaways. If there was more activity on the streets apart from betting shops and takeaways which attract certain types of people, it would feel safer."

"I feel it’s become less safe in the past year, there are lots of men loitering on the streets and people with mental health problems. If I return home late from work I really have to consider if I want to take the overground or the bus as the bus stop is closer – but I still have to have my wits about me even on the short 2 minute walk home from the bus stop. It does not feel safe at night."


If you weren’t able to join us for the Action Days, don’t worry – you can see the latest designs online, and there will be more opportunities to engage as the project progresses.

Stay in touch

We will be using Let's Talk as a project hub, where you can find out more about how work is progressing and find opportunities to get involved or have your say on proposals.

If you have any specific questions, get in touch with us at towncentres@enfield.gov.uk


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