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 (to the north-west), Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne (both towards 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 in the middle of 2014, the borough includes a permanent population of around 324574 people. The armorial bearings of these three boroughs had been 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 is used extensively as a logo representing Enfield, particularly by the borough council. The Borough's Civic Centre is situated in Silver Street, Enfield Town and is home to 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 significant 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 brand new leisure centre, a supermarket, and numerous other civic features.