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 (towards the west), Haringey (to the south) and Waltham Forest (towards 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.
As outlined by population estimates in the middle of 2014, the borough has a permanent population of around 324574 inhabitants. The present borough was created in 1965 in the former areas of the Municipal Borough of Southgate, the Municipal Borough of Enfield along with the Municipal Borough of Edmonton. 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 to the existing retail area with numerous 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 numerous other civic features.