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.
Friends of Whitewebbs Park set for re-launch
The Friends of Whitewebbs Park is being re-lauched as it is one of the registered “stakeholder” organisations for the Park and its role is to represent the interests of general Park users and to liaise with the Council.
An AGM will be held after April at which there will be approval of the constitution and the election of officers. By that time they should have a better idea of what is happening to the Park. Once The Enfield Society know the details for the AGM, we’ll post the information here.
Whitewebbs petition forces full Council debate
The petition was a huge success with over 4,212 signatures. The council disallowed quite a few of them—out of borough, no address, duplicates, several were from supporters abroad. Despite this culling The Friends were well over the required figure.
As a result the issue of Whitewebbs will be debated at a full council meeting on Wednesday 26th February at 7.00. The Friends are allowed to make a 5 minute presentation to the full council at the beginning of the debate. Councillors can debate the issue for 15 minutes.
The Friends would like to have as much support as possible at the meeting. It has been agreed to provide an overflow area, with a live feed, should there not be enough room in the public gallery.
Spring newsletter now published
Our Spring 2020 newsletter is now available from this site. Members should receive their copies in the post from about 20th February onwards.
Now in stock
We have just received more copies of the Godfrey Maps (Old Ordnance Survey) of Lower Edmonton.
Important message about membership renewals
Our Treasurer had a fall over Christmas and is now recovering. Our Chairman has issued a statement about the problems this is causing the Society at present over membership renewals.
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.
We have now published our provisional list of eleven projects which The Enfield Society will be submitting for consideration.
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.