The London Borough of Enfield is a London borough in north London with some districts within 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 to the north) in Hertfordshire, and Epping Forest (to 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 has a permanent population of about 324574 individuals. The armorial bearings of these 3 boroughs had 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, particularly by the borough council. The Borough's Civic Centre is positioned in Silver Street, Enfield Town and is the location of 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 current retail area with a lot of new shops. Along with this, a significant redevelopment of Edmonton Green, including the shopping centre, an adjacent municipal housing over a wide area, started in 1999 in order to supply new housing, health facilities, a new leisure centre, a supermarket, and lots of other civic features.