• New Proposal for the Dugdale Centre

    The Enfield Society has published an alternative plan for LBE's Children and Youth Services which would accomplish the Council's aims yet keep the Archive and Museum on level 1 at the Dugdale Centre.

    The Society has also offered £20,000 to the Council for the Museum which would be used to enhance the displays.

    On Friday 23rd October we received a reply from Mark Bradbury, Director of Property and Economy.

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The Enfield Society promotes the conservation and enhancement of the civic and natural environments of the London Borough of Enfield and its immediate surrounding area, for the public benefit.  We were established in 1936.

Joining the Society costs as little as £5 per person per year. Our morning and evening talks are free to members and we welcome non-members for £1 each. Members also receive four colour newsletters per year.  In normal times we organise an extensive range of guided walks which are usually accessible using public transport. Again, these are free to members, but we welcome non-members who wish to come and try before deciding to join. And by joining the Society you help support our valuable work within the borough.

New proposal for the Archive & Museum

Members of The Enfield Society’s Management Committee outside The Dugdale Centre with copies of the Charity’s alternative proposal
Ever Stronger is the title of The Enfield Society’s new proposal for the Dugdale Centre

On Friday 9th October the Enfield Society published an alternative plan for the Council’s Children & Youth Services which would meet the Council’s objective but at the same time allow the Archive and Museum to remain in their current location. The report can be downloaded from here.

Coronavirus update

Talks Programme, Autumn 2020

The Enfield Society has reluctantly concluded it cannot hold its Autumn talks at Jubilee Hall. As a result we will be holding some of the planned programme to members via Zoom. Members will receive the details of these meetings via our monthly news e-mails.

Walks Programme, Autumn 2020

There are still too many uncertainties to produce a Walks Programme for the period September to November. Most Society walks use public transport and there may still be some restrictions on the use of public transport during this period. We are monitoring the situation in consultation with other organisations and hope that it will be possible to resume walks during the Autumn. We had to postpone most of the walks in our Spring programme, but it may be possible to reinstate a few of these walks in a modified manner when circumstances allow. Depending on the government advice at the time, we may need to ask members to book a place on a walk in order to limit the group to a certain size.

We will keep members informed via our monthly news e-mails as the situation changes. If you are not receiving these and wish, please contact us.

Little Park Gardens, Enfield

Little Park Gardens, September 30th, 2020

The work to re-model the area around the former public convenience has now progressed to the point where the site hoarding has been removed. There is further work to a seat in order to complete the changes. Residents are being encouraged to join online workshops to help design more changes in Enfield Town.

New heritage walk leaflet: Clay Hill and Whitewebbs

The Enfield Society has recently published Heritage Leaflet No.5 covering Clay Hill and Whitewebbs Park. Price £2, including P&P, it is available from our online store.

Jubilee Hall Evening Meetings Organiser

This position is still vacant and without a volunteer we will be unable to offer evening talks next year. This is not an onerous task and the present volunteer, Stephen Gilburt, would be pleased to share his list of the speakers he has used. Contact us for more information.

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