Enfield Signs Edmonton Deal
Enfield Council has signed an agreement with the Mayor of London which means £2.2m will be spent to deliver major regeneration works in Edmonton and create a better town centre.
The Council decided on 20 October 2020 to match fund the £1.1m it has been awarded from the Good Growth Fund – the Greater London Authority’s £70million programme designed to support growth and community development in London.
The decision means the cash can now be used to improve the look and feel of Angel Edmonton, provide a community hub with better library services, 30 affordable workspaces to increase employment and skills in the area, and a school street to help improve air quality.
The project will also help address concerns raised by the community and the Council is already working closely with local partners, community groups and businesses to make sure the work carried out meets the needs of people who live and work in the area.
And in further good news for the area the New London Awards has announced the Fore Street, Angel Edmonton Good Growth Fund Project as the winner of the award in their best Meanwhile Use category for the proposal to create a versatile ‘Urban Room’ on the high street.
The scheme will re-purpose existing garages as affordable work and studio space for local businesses, and deliver place-making through public realm improvements.
The Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Enfield Council is delivering a long-term programme of major regeneration works in Upper Edmonton, and the community in Angel is central to those plans.
“The Good Growth Fund opens opportunities to build a resilient, vibrant town centre and connects the people of Angel Edmonton to the wider strategic growth presented by the regeneration of the Joyce & Snells estates.
“The £1.1 million from the Good Growth Fund, match-funded by Enfield Council, will provide – a community hub and enhanced library services, affordable workspace to boost employment and skills opportunities, enhancements to the general look and feel of the area and deliverable measures to improve air quality which will in turn improve public health.
“Many people in Angel Edmonton have felt in the past that they have been left behind. This changes now. These measures will provide the boost to help move families out of poverty, support businesses to achieve successful, ongoing economic growth and will build the foundations for young people to harness their creativity and make meaningful life-changing progress.”