Council wins £1.1m Good Growth Funding

The Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund has allocated £1.1 million to a local regeneration project in Angel Edmonton.

Focusing on Fore Street, the fund will go towards a number of projects and will be match-funded by Enfield Council.

The project will comprise of an ‘urban room’ for community engagement, the creation of low-cost office and retail space in disused garages and a laundry yard and improvements in targeted areas along Fore Street.

The project also includes a programme of business support, the creation of employment and skills opportunities and the development of a strategic area plan.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan said: “Enfield Council is delivering a long-term programme of major regeneration works in Upper Edmonton, and the community in Angel is central to those plans. The Good Growth Fund opens opportunities to build a resilient, vibrant town centre and connects the people of Angel Edmonton to the wider strategic growth presented by the regeneration of the Joyce & Snells estates.

“The £1.1 million from the Good Growth Fund, match-funded by Enfield Council, will provide – a community hub and enhanced library services, affordable workspace to boost employment and skills opportunities, enhancements to the general look and feel of the area and deliverable measures to improve air quality which will in turn improve public health.

“Many people in Angel Edmonton have felt in the past that they have been left behind. This changes now. These measures will provide the boost to help move families out of poverty, support businesses to achieve successful, ongoing economic growth and will build the foundations for young people to harness their creativity and make meaningful life-changing progress.”

Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said: “The Mayor and I are committed to doing all we can to support projects which create opportunities to regenerate their local areas. This is a great example of how Londoners can take a lead in shaping the future of the capital.”