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. We organise an extensive range of guided walks which are 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.
Major web-site redesign
After twelve months of running with our new mobile-friendly web-site, we’re just about ready for the next phase. Our current shop site is looking a bit old and tired having served us well for nearly eight years. But it’s now time for this section of our site to receive some TLC.
From early February look for a new web-site design which will incorporate the shop. You’ll be able to purchase the same books, maps and other publications from us, but in a more straight-forward way.
Important message about membership renewals
Our Treasurer had a fall over Christmas and is in hospital recovering. Our Chairman has issued a statement about the problems this is causing the Society at present over membership renewals.
Planning Panel to consider Southgate Office Village proposal
Members will be aware of the highly controversial proposal for high-rise blocks in Southgate (see newsletters 215, Autumn 2019 and 216, Winter 2019). The Enfield Society have lodged an objection to the proposal.
A Planning Panel to consider this application originally scheduled for November was deferred due to the general election. A revised date has now been agreed on Thursday 23rd January, 7.30pm at Highlands School, Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.
The Planning Panel will provide an opportunity for local community groups and all interested parties to hear further details about the scheme and to express their views prior to the matter being considered by Planning Committee.
The meeting is open to all residents. Members are encouraged to object to the proposals but any objections should be on planning grounds rather than a general dislike of the proposal.
Call for Heritage Projects
LBE is one of thirteen authorities the National Lottery Heritage Fund is working with across the country to promote local heritage. LBE is now calling community groups and individuals across the Borough for project ideas.
Walk with The Enfield Society
Medical studies and academic research into health and well-being continues to tell us that regular walking is good for both our physical and mental health. Walking with a group provides the opportunity to explore new areas that you may not otherwise visit and it provides social opportunities. Our walks range from discovery walks in parts of central London to countryside walks. All walks are arranged using public transport. More details of our walks can be found here.
Jubilee Hall Evening Meetings Organiser
Many of you will know Stephen Gilburt has organised our Monday evening meetings for some time. Sadly Stephen feels unable to continue after the end of 2020. Consequently, the Enfield Society is looking for someone to book speakers, lay out the hall and Chair the evening meetings held at 7.30pm for 8pm in Jubilee Hall on the third Mondays of January to November (except June, July and August), from the beginning of 2021. The programme for 2020 has already been arranged.
Please contact Stephen (020 8363 0031) if you would like more information on what is involved or if you would be willing to undertake this task.
Parliamentary Petition about protecting the Green Belt
A petition has been set-up on the HM Government web-site to demand no more building on the Green Belt.