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Enfield opens for business as new centre hits town

Published Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Enfield’s first Tourist Information Centre made its debut at the Dugdale Centre on Tuesday 6th July.

And welcoming all visitors to the centre are two bright graduates, Lucia Okenve and Naveenia Virasami, who have been trained to a high standard in customer care, and have learned all about Enfield's unique cultural attractions and hidden treasures.

They also have a sound knowledge of central London and Hertfordshire and will be able to help all visitors with information about specific places of interest, transport details, shopping areas and hotel accommodation.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for youth, leisure, culture and Olympics, said, "This is a much needed service in the heart of Enfield Town.

"It is easy to find near to Enfield Town station and major bus routes, and provides information about all the main attractions to entertain, as well as our home grown businesses and services throughout the borough.

"It will be a hub for all kinds of information and will be a great help to anyone who wants to enjoy the borough but does not know how to get around or what to see.

"Visitors include Enfield residents, their friends and families, other Londoners, UK domestic visitors and international visitors mainly from North America, Europe and China. Our information officers will make them all very welcome."

An added interest at the centre is the shop which is showcasing the creative talent in Enfield with tasteful handmade products for sale by Enfield crafts people and artists.

This includes: ceramics by Steve Harrison, jewellery and accessories by Monica Grande, jewellery and candles by Cher Morresey, aromatherapy products by Zuleikha Assenjee, heritage and walk guides from The Enfield Society, and paintings and prints by Geoffrey Wright.

Centre manager, Eleanor Hunter, says, "This is a rare opportunity for visitors to buy original handmade products and for artists and crafts people to sell and advertise their skills in the heart of Enfield Town."

If local artists want to sell their work through this shop they should call 020 8379 3755.

'Visit London' project manager, Lael Scheckter, said, "Enfield is establishing a firm base to introduce new people to North London and we welcome the great efforts being made to promote its arts and museums and the work it is doing with local arts and crafts people.

"The Tourist Information Centre will provide a high profile for the borough and add greatly to the London image."

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