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 (towards the west), Haringey (towards the south) and Waltham Forest (towards 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 from the middle of 2014, the borough includes a permanent population of about 324574 people. The armorial bearings of these 3 boroughs have been also merged. The heraldic beast on the shield of the Enfield coat of arms is identified in heraldry as an 'Enfield', or more colloquially as the 'Enfield beast', and it's utilised extensively as a logo representing Enfield, specifically by the borough council. The Borough's Civic Centre is situated 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 significant redevelopment project. An extension was added onto the current retail area with several new shops. In addition to this, a major redevelopment of Edmonton Green, including the shopping centre, an adjacent municipal housing over a wide area, started in 1999 in order to provide new housing, health facilities, a new leisure centre, a supermarket, and a lot of other civic features.