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Priority fund agrees £46,486 of community projects

Published Friday, 07 February 2014

Community projects worth in excess of £46,000 will be funded as part of the latest round of Enfield Residents Priority Fund (ERPF) decisions.

Last night’s meeting (February 6th) saw 10 projects, agreed by councillors .So far this year, the fund has allocated £ 1,467,133.

The ERPF is a £1.4 million pot of money made available by Enfield Council which residents can apply for to fund community projects in their local areas. A total of £200,000 was carried forward from last year’s fund.

Last night’s meeting agreed to fund projects including:
- Funding for Friends of Bury Lodge Group, to refurbish the chess board, undertake further landscaping and deliver more community events
- Funding for the Friends of Town Park to install two outdoor table tennis tables
- Funding for the Friends of Albany Park to purchase equipment to fit out their community café
- Funding to provide ESOL sessions to the Turkish speaking learners in Highway Ward
- Creative music sessions for disadvantaged children and young people in Lower Edmonton
- Sewing project in Southbury Ward to help teach skills and build confidence. Enabling residents to produce, enhance and up- cycle their own items
- Free public access to Queen Elizabeth II Stadium Facilities
- 'Gift for Friends'; an employment opportunity for residents with learning difficulties
- A community notice board in Chase Ward
- Funding to help restore the entrance gates, brick pillars and front fences of Aldersbrook Park.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism, Cllr Bambos Charalambous, said: “The ERPF has gone from strength to strength, and I am delighted to see even more projects being agreed at this meeting.

“This month has more innovative projects, which have been designed by the community and funded by Enfield Council, which bring real benefit to the local area".

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