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The beach is back in Enfield’s historic town

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28 July 2017

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Who needs to go abroad for a holiday when the beach has been brought to Blighty – or at least to Enfield Town’s market square.

- The Old Enfield Charitable Trust brings the beach to Enfield Town’s marketplace
- Enfield Council welcomes the beach and all the participating partners
- The free event is open to all the community

Who needs to go abroad for a holiday when the beach has been brought to Blighty – or at least to Enfield Town’s market square.

Enfield Council whole-heartedly welcomes the community beach which has been brought again to the Town courtesy of the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and with the support of Enfield Market and local businesses.

The historic marketplace will host the beach for 14 days near the ever-popular food court. Shoppers can relax on deckchairs with an ice-cream while children and those young-at-heart can build sandcastles with the buckets and spades provided.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin, was on-hand at the opening day of the 70 square metre beach (27 July) to test the deck chairs.
He said: “We are immensely grateful to the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and its partners for hosting this wonderful beach for the second year running, right in the centre of Town.

“There is no better way to get local people together and create strong communities. This is also a fantastic opportunity to encourage some positive collaboration between local businesses, encouraging them to get involved and show off what they have to offer. Come down, enjoy the sand and support your local high street and market.”

Trustee and Chair of the Market Committee, Jim Eustance, said, “I’m very pleased to be able to open the Beach for the second year running for Enfield Market.

“It will be really pleasing to see the beach again busy with mums, dads and grandparents with their children and grandchildren enjoying their time playing in the sand or building sandcastles. It will also be great to see visitors taking time out to see what’s on offer at our regular market which takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our sandy beach, deck chairs and tiki bars.”

The Beach will be open every day between 10am and 4pm until 9 August . In addition a children’s fun fair will be located on the historic market place on non-market days; 30 July to 2 August and from 6 August to 9 August. The funfair will include a helter skelter and rowing boats. Additional children’s rides will be located on Fountain Island and in the Palace Gardens shopping centre. 

The Old Enfield Charitable Trust is a charity that helps those in financial need in the local community. It awards grants to individuals, families, education groups and community groups residing within the Ancient Parish. More information on its work can be found here http://www.thetrustenfield.org.uk/. Follow them @TheTrustEnfield. For details on what is going on in Enfield, you can follow Enfield Council on Twitter, @EnfieldCouncil.