Enfield: A Short Guide
The London Borough of Enfield sits within North London. A few of its local towns and neighbouring areas include Barnet and Cheshunt. Edmonton, Tottenham, Chingford and Wood Green.
The history of Enfield
The borough’s history can be traced back to Roman times, with remaining Roman settlements close to Ermine Street, located in Bush Hill Park. In the 11th century, Enfield Town became an administrative and religious centre within the city. By the 14th century, the area had become an important business location, with an increasing number of companies registered. Edward I granted the first market licence for the area, giving Enfield rights to host two fairs annually. In the 15th century, production and development of the London Borough of Enfield began, which is when the historic All Saints Church, in Edmonton, was built.
By the early 17th Century, Enfield had become the lead borough for delivering fresh water to the city’s expanding population. An impressive 40-mile-long canal was constructed between Hertfordshire through Enfield and into London. The borough houses some important buildings such as; The Royal Small Arms Factory, the Edmonton Gas Works and several waterworks. Which were all constructed during the 18th and 19th century.
A booming borough
Enfield boasts a fairly diverse community as according to studies.38% of the boroughs population are of Black, Asian and other ethinic minorities. It is home to over 338,000 residents.
The borough has a decent number of registered businesses; the figure sits at 14,285. The top industries within the area include management consultancy, computer consultancy, and other business support services, as well as construction and domestic buildings, and accounting and auditing companies. These businesses can generate large amounts of waste which Bywaters collect and process.
The high density of businesses and tourist sites generates a substantial amount of commercial waste, which Bywaters will be busy managing and collecting. This can be challenging at times but we have experience working effectively and sustainably to deal with waste. We provide an efficient and versatile service to clients of all magnitudes, and can offer you the best solutions for your waste management.
Enfield has some notable tourist hotspots that attract thousands of visitors annually. This includes the famous Forty Hall Estate — a beautiful manor house surrounded by a serene landscape — the Bruce Castle Museum, the Royal Gunpowder mills, the Epping Forest District Museum, Queen Elizabeth’s hunting lodge, Epping Forest and Alexandra Palace. There are also many stores and shopping parades which include luxury and retail units.