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Highlands ward falls in the parliamentary seat of Enfield North held (from 12th December 2020) by the Labour MP Feryal Clark In 2013 the total population of Highlands Ward was estimated to be 13,500.  It is projected to increase by 3.2% in the next five years.  Fewer people (2,250) are under the age of 15 years than in any other borough.  On the other hand, those over the age of 65 years (2,600) is the second highest, conceding only to Cockfosters.  The demographic is relatively stable.  Predictably, white British make up the majority of around 61%.  

Most residents have lived here for many years and will continue to do so. Others leave for a variety of reasons:  children become adults and move into their own homes while elderly adults often move into care homes.  Arriving in the ward are young families, and economic migrant workers.  Nevertheless, the proportion of people not born in the UK is the second lowest of any borough (20.2%) with only Enfield Town having a smaller percentage.


Highlands welcomes diversity of people, families and social groups.  In almost street here you will find people who have made new lives, who are thriving and making a positive contribution to the community.  On this page we include news of services or facilities that are of help or interest to one and all.

Hidden Heroes?  The objectives of WERA would be impossible to achieve without the help of our Ward Envoys.  They collect annual subscriptions, deliver newsletters and in some cases convene as officers of the Committee.  At last count we had thirty eight stalwarts (over two thirds of them female) from every part of the Highlands Ward.  As the London Underground poster declares about ticket inspectors:  it’s easy to tell who they are - they look just like you and me!  If you'd like to help spread the word our Membership Secretary will gladly take your call (see our Contact page).

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Doghan (Don) Delman, before he retired in 2017, served as our Ward Councillor for twenty years.  During that period he held local government portfolios in direct and shadow cabinet roles and was Mayor of Enfield.  His career was distinguished by many achievements.  Of particular note, as Cabinet member for Housing, he pioneered an allocations policy which gives proportionate weight to key workers and borough residents.

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Calling for Monitors in Highlands Ward!
Our after school community patrol will be spreading to Highlands starting on the 29th of April.
The scheme is in place to help our children feel safer and has approval and support from our local police team.
We have strict guidelines to make sure the patrol is run safely and effectively by suitable volunteers.
If you live locally and would like to help then please register here with Sue Davey.
https://enfield.loveyourdoorstep.co.uk/blog/community-coming-together-tackle-crime/

CycleEnfield covers everything to do with bikes for anyone who might ride them.
Cycle Enfield believes that enabling more of us to use bicycles, rather than cars, for more of our local journeys, can help make Enfield an even better place to live - for everyone.

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At Healthwatch Enfield, it is our job to amplify your voice on the key issues that affect you when you use health and care services in the borough. 
Emerging from the Health and Social Care Act 2012, local Healthwatches were set up in every local authority area of the UK.
These help put patients and the public at the heart of service delivery and improvement across the NHS and social care services.
To find out more click on the following link:  https://healthwatchenfield.co.uk

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What is the U3A?
 
Unless you are beyond a 'certain age' (essentially retired) you might be unaware of The University of the Third Age.  Even if you have retired parents you might be too busy establishing your own life and caring for your own children to pay much attention to what 'the elders' do in their enviable spare time.  Someone near you is a member for sure, or could enjoy being a member.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its many and various faculties, certain life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.  Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but the rewarding joys of discovery and self enlightenment.  The U3A is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

If this applies and appeals to you why not make that first contact with a suitable branch in your neighbourhood - there will be more than one.  As the website succinctly states:  
Members share their skills and life experiences:  the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

AGE CONCERN (ENFIELD)
We are pleased to give you a web link to the 
Age Concern website which will inform you about all the services they provide.  You can also call Age Concern to discuss any matters. Their main switchboard number is:  020 8375 4120
If you'd like to visit them, Age Concern is in Vincent House at the junction of Southbury Road, Nags Head Road, Hertford Road and High Street, Ponders End.

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