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Cabinet to decide on 50th birthday celebrations for Enfield

Published Monday, 20 October 2014

Enfield Council’s Cabinet will decide at its meeting on Wednesday (22 October) whether to endorse a campaign celebrating the borough as a great place to live, visit, do business and study.

The London Borough of Enfield was created on 1 April 1965 by merging the Municipal Boroughs of Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate and if agreed by cabinet the Council will launch a campaign to commemorate the last 50 years of life in the borough and promote it as a great place to live, visit and do business.
The aim of the campaign if agreed, will be to raise awareness and celebrate the history of the borough, encourage those living, working and studying in Enfield to take pride in their borough, encourage local people and visitors to discover the borough’s attractions, businesses and organisations to boost the economy and promote Enfield as a growing and forward thinking borough.
The campaign would, if adopted, promote the borough’s history, current attractions and Enfield's bright future.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Public Health, Cllr Rohini Simbodyal, said: “We are tremendously proud of our borough and, if adopted, this campaign would celebrate everything that is great about Enfield and showcase it as a brilliant place in which to live, visit and do business.
“Enfield Council is working really hard to improve the quality of life in this borough for residents, we’ve got ambitious regeneration plans to bring thousands of homes and jobs to Enfield, we’re rolling out training programmes to cut unemployment and get people into work, our schools are constantly improving and we have fantastic parks, leisure facilities and theatres.”
Enfield is the home of innovation, with a long and prestigious industrial heritage. The filament lamp was invented in the borough and the first colour televisions were manufactured in Enfield, as were the first mass produced dishwashers. The first ever cash machine was installed in Enfield in 1967 and the world famous Enfield Small Arms Factory produced the Lee Enfield Rifle for the British Army throughout both World Wars.
Famous sons and daughters of Enfield include Sir David Jason and Sir Bruce Forsyth, comedian Russell Kane, hypnotist Paul McKenna, actor Michell Ryan and singer Amy Winehouse.
If adopted the campaign would be funded from existing budgets.

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