Cumberland Park transformed

A green space nestled between Graham and Cumberland House that had been disused and unloved for nearly five years has been given a much-needed makeover by Enfield Council.

The space at Cumberland Park in Lower Edmonton has been re-planted and re-landscaped, transforming it into a pleasant and relaxing green space for all to enjoy.

Following consultation with the neighbouring residents at Graham and Cumberland House, the decision was made for Enfield Council to clear up and replant the garden. The area had been fenced off a few years ago as it had been subject to anti-social behaviour and was not being used as intended. It had become overgrown, full of litter and unsightly.

Now the garden has a number of plants and beds that will be in full bloom by the summer. Winding paths have been cleaned and cleared, leading to seated areas. Large granite boulders will be installed in the grass area for natural play and the boundary fencing is being removed from most of the periphery.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: “We recognise the importance of outdoor space in promoting improved health and wellbeing. Urban green spaces help with social inclusion within communities. The response from the neighbourhood to this project has been fantastic and I am glad to see that there is now a well-kept, beautiful, green space for local people to enjoy.”

The Cabinet Member for Social Housing, Cllr Gina Needs, added: “Cumberland Park is ideally situated to serve the needs of a large number of Enfield’s residents. While Graham and Cumberland House are just a few moments away from this space, Walbrook and Goodwin House are also down the road. I therefore look forward to seeing many locals enjoying the area for years to come.”

The revamped park is expected to officially open later in May. While Enfield Council will be maintaining the area, we’d love to hear from local groups who’d like to get involved in community gardening, litter picking and other neighbourly ventures. Those interested can contact Enfield Council on Facebook (@EnfieldCouncilUK) or Twitter (@EnfieldCouncil).

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