Cash raised from Enfield Council’s flagship £6 billion Meridian Water project is being spent on street cleaning in Edmonton to improve the quality of residents’ lives.
A dedicated clean-up team is now in place which will regularly patrol the area around Fore Street and the Joyce and Snells estate as part of wider efforts by the Council to tackle problems identified by residents and businesses.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “People living in and around Fore Street told us that they thought the area needed more regular cleaning, so we have done what they asked.
“We are a listening Council which works hard to improve its residents’ quality of life. We are working incredibly hard to improve Enfield as a place to live and work in and we will not allow any part of our borough to feel neglected.
“This investment builds on the £500,000 we allocated to tackle fly-tipping and littering last year and we will continue to allocate resources to keep Enfield tidy for the people who live here.”
The money funds the new dedicated cleaning team and this programme will be expanded to tackle crime and disorder – another issue raised as a concern by people living and working in the borough. This will enable the recruitment of specialist officers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.
The £6 billion Meridian Water project will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs and create 8.2 hectares of parkland in the Lea Valley over the coming 25 years.