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The Visit of
Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
to the London Borough of Enfield
on Wednesday 15 October 2003


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Edmonton Partnership Initiative
South Mall, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre

Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited the borough's flagship regeneration scheme aimed at improving the housing, shopping, transport, environmental, social and economic conditions in Edmonton.

With funding of over £150 million, the scheme brings together public and private money to create a complete transformation of the area. Central to the scheme has been the transfer of 1312 council homes to Green Horizons Housing Association, and the transfer of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre to the property developer St Modwen.

Already three tower blocks have been demolished and the families rehoused in newly built low-level homes. A fourth tower block is due to be demolished shortly and the remaining tower blocks, which form an integral part of the shopping centre and will remain, have been completely refurbished. In addition to the development of new housing and the revitalisation of the shopping centre are a new library, health centre, leisure facilities, credit union, renewal of Salmon Brook and a new children's centre.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met residents and traders in the South Mall of the shopping centre before visiting the new credit union, the Salmon's Brook conservation project and some of the new homes.

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Community House
Fore Street, Edmonton

The Queen visited the centre which houses a number of voluntary and community groups that support some of the most vulnerable people across the Borough. In particular The Queen met staff in the café which is a supported employment scheme for people with learning difficulties. She was also introduced to many representatives of the community and voluntary organisations in Enfield.

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Warburton’s Bakery Millmarsh Lane, Enfield

The Duke of Edinburgh visited Warburton's Bakery. Warburton's are a long-standing family bakery previously based in the north of England. To enter the southern market, Warburton's chose Enfield as the location for their new state-of-the-art bakery employing many local people.


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Enfield Town Market Place

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Enfield Town Market as part of the Old Enfield Charitable Trust's celebrations to commemorate 700 years of trading in the market place.

The Charitable Trust is a unique charity supporting the community of the Ancient Parish of Enfield, with its history going back to well before the Doomsday Book. The Trust owns the market place and organises the current market that takes place there on four days a week, as well as offering grants to local groups.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh met representatives of the Trust as well as market stallholders and residents of the Almshouse. They also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the anniversary before doing a walkabout.

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Civic reception at Forty Hall

A variety of local people were invited to a Civic Reception at Forty Hall including local foster carers, Duke of Edinburgh award winners, active citizens and community workers. Those who were invited lunched with The Queen and The Duke.


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Keys Meadow Primary School

The Queen visited Enfield's newest school, a modern and innovative primary school built by the Council to meet the rising demand for school places in Enfield Lock.

Funded from the Council's Capital Programme, at a cost of £5.5 million, Keys Meadow School provides excellent accommodation with real opportunities for innovative learning. It was designed by the Council's architect Charles Grant, and includes facilities for one quarter of the curriculum to be taught outside in ecological areas, as well as good access to technology and IT.

The first pupils came through the gates in September 2003 and eventually the school will provide places for 420 pupils aged 5 to 11 years, and 60 part-time nursery places.

The Queen toured the school including the music/drama suite, computer room, library and early years rooms, before unveiling a plaque.

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Bishop Stopford’s School

The Duke of Edinburgh visited Enfield's only Church of England secondary school. As one of the few Church of England secondary schools in North London they take pupils from a wide area.

The school is particularly renowned for their work with textiles, and have a large sixth form that offers students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

The Duke toured the school, meetings pupils, staff and Governors. He also met the students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme this year.

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