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 (towards the north-west), Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne (each to 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.
Based on population estimates in the middle of 2014, the borough has a permanent population of around 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 known 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 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 major 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, started in 1999 in order to supply new housing, health facilities, a new leisure centre, a supermarket, and numerous other civic features.