The London Borough of Enfield is a London borough in north London with some 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 (towards the north-west), Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne (each 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.
As outlined by population estimates in the middle of 2014, the borough features a permanent population of about 324574 people. The armorial bearings of these three boroughs were also merged. The heraldic beast on the shield of the Enfield coat of arms is recognised in heraldry as an 'Enfield', or more colloquially as the 'Enfield beast', and it's made use of extensively as a logo representing Enfield, particularly by the borough council. The Borough's Civic Centre is positioned in Silver Street, Enfield Town and is home to the Council. Enfield Town is also home to the local credit union, North London Credit Union.
In 2007, Enfield Town centre completed a significant redevelopment project. An extension was added onto the existing retail area with lots of new shops. As well as this, a significant redevelopment of Edmonton Green, including the shopping centre, an adjacent municipal housing over a wide area, began in 1999 in order to deliver new housing, health facilities, a brand new leisure centre, a supermarket, and several other civic features.