Residents, businesses, students and young people are being encouraged to get behind the ‘I Love Enfield’ campaign, designed to inspire people to be proud of the borough they live in and help sustain a strong local community.
‘I Love Enfield’ was officially launched on 5 July at an event where Enfield Council thanked volunteers representing all kinds of organisations, who have given at least 100 hours of their own time to help others.
The volunteers were the very first recipients of ‘I Love Enfield’ badges which Enfield Council hopes will become a symbol encompassing the vibrancy, diversity, kindness and creativity of the people who live in the borough.
The 100 Hours event was seen as the perfect showcase for the campaign as it supports one of its key messages - ‘I Volunteer’. Other strands of ‘I Love Enfield’ are ‘I Vote’ and ‘I Keep Enfield Tidy’.
Enfield’s volunteers were congratulated for their hard work in the community by Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Saray Karakus and Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the borough, Mrs Ann Cable. Along with their badges they were presented with a certificate at a reception at the Civic Centre.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Cohesion, Cllr Nneka Keazor, said: “Enfield has a long tradition of volunteering and it seemed very fitting that we should launch ‘I Love Enfield’ at our 100 Hours celebratory event.
“This campaign is of huge importance. It brings the community back to the heart of Enfield and we hope it will engage and inspire many people. If you know someone who is doing something wonderful in Enfield, let us know on social media by tweeting about them with the hashtag #ILoveEnfield .”
In particular, we are keen to hear from people who have started community projects, work with young people, engage in consultations and the democratic process and those who help others less fortunate. Anyone looking into volunteering can find out more here: www.enfield.gov.uk/volunteering.
As well as adopting the hashtag, residents may like to sign up to receive up-to-date news containing information about Enfield Council and some of its key services. Sign up to Enfield Council’s free newsletter.