The London Borough of Enfield is a London borough in north London with a few districts inside the borough straddling north-east London, England. It borders the London Boroughs of Barnet (to the west), Haringey (to the south) and Waltham Forest (to the south-east), the districts of Hertsmere (to the north-west), Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne (both towards the north) in Hertfordshire, and Epping Forest (towards the east) in Essex. The local authority is Enfield Council. It covers a total area of 31.74 square miles.
According to population estimates from the middle of 2014, the borough includes a permanent population of about 324574 inhabitants. The armorial bearings of these 3 boroughs had been also merged. The heraldic beast on the shield of the Enfield coat of arms is known in heraldry as an 'Enfield', or more colloquially as the 'Enfield beast', and it is utilised extensively as a logo representing Enfield, specifically by the borough council. The Borough's Civic Centre is located in Silver Street, Enfield Town and is the location of the Council. Enfield Town is also home to the nearby credit union, North London Credit Union.
In 2007, Enfield Town centre completed a major redevelopment project. An extension was added to the current retail area with several new shops. Along with this, a major redevelopment of Edmonton Green, including the shopping centre, an adjacent municipal housing over a wide area, began in 1999 in order to provide new housing, health facilities, a new leisure centre, a supermarket, and many other civic features.