Enfield Island Canal Basin

Local Information

What is our Residents Association fee spent on?

What is the Residents Association Reserve Fund?

How do we report untaxed/dumped cars?

Where is the local Doctor/Dentist and how do we register?

Who do we pay water rates to?

What about Buildings Insurance?

How do I get large items of rubbish removed?

Where are the nearest Re-cycling facilities?

What can I do about noisy neighbours?

Where are the libraries?

Where is the nearest swimming pool?

Who are my Local MP’s /Councillors?

Where are the nearest Police?

Where’s the launderette?

What supermarkets are nearby?

Where is my nearest gymnasium?

Where are the cinemas?

How do I get on cable TV?

How do I become a Director of Enfield Island Village Residents Association ( EIVRAL )?

How do I join/get involved with the youth Club/Toddlers group?

Where is the nearest Pharmacy?

 

What is our Residents Association fee spent on?

Below is a brief resume of the items of expenditure for which the Residents Association is responsible. Essentially the Residents Association is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of areas within the development that, firstly are not included within the several Flat Management Company areas, and secondly that are due to be adopted by the London Borough of Enfield upon completion of the scheme.


There are certain interim areas where the Residents Association will, when satisfied with the works being undertaken by the developer, be accepted as the responsibility of the Residents Association, and there are other areas that in due course will be the responsibility of the London Borough of Enfield for which the developer currently has control (namely the roads to be adopted, adoptable verges etc.) The Residents Association in conjunction with the Managing Agent is obtaining assurances from the developer that outstanding issues will be attended to prior to the developers completing the scheme and moving off site.


Listed below are general items of expenditure that are covered by the Enfield Island Village Residents Association Limited budget:

Budgets are prepared in advance of the commencement of the financial year (in the case of the Enfield Island Village Residents Association the end of the financial year is 31 August). The budgets are approved by the Directors prior to being forwarded to residents.

What is the Residents Association Reserve Fund?

A reserve fund has been set up to deal with medium to long term capital expenditure within the development. It is important to ensure that sufficient funds are available to cover contingencies, and known repair and renewal costs in respect of the various features within the development. This obviates large individual demands being sent to residents in the event of large bills being received regarding maintenance and repair issues at some stage in the future.


It is a major benefit to residents to have a reserve fund on a scheme such as Enfield Island Village . Having a reserve fund is a positive advantage in respect of the sale of residential properties within the development, giving comfort to potential purchasers that they will not be faced with large unexpected items of expenditure for the future.

As you will be aware, there are several areas of responsibility that the Residents Association is responsible for. Listed below are certain of the items that will require capital expenditure in the future for which the reserve fund has been set up:

The makeup of the reserve fund is to be periodically assessed and costings prepared under the supervision of your Directors.

How do we report untaxed/dumped cars?

Call CPM – 01992 444 447. They will check with DVLC and put notice on car, and arrange removal.

Where is the local Doctor/Dentist and how do we register?

41/45 Island Centre Way - Call for surgery hours on Tel: 01992 714 235.

Who do we pay water rates to?

Thames Water cover the island. Visit http://www.thameswateruk.co.uk or call 0845 9200 800 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you live in a house, you will pay Thames water direct, the flats have the amount of water rates built into the service charge (which is paid to the different Phase management companies).

What about Buildings Insurance?

Again, this is built into the Service Charge for flat owners, but will need to be arranged by house owners. 

How do I get large items of rubbish removed?

Call Enfield Council on 020 8379 4419 or visit http://www.enfield.gov.uk/environment.htm.

Remember – large items should not be left in bin houses.

Where are the nearest Re-cycling facilities?

At present, we have no re-cycling facilities on the island. This is because the Residents association felt it would encourage mess and noise in the residential areas, the nearest re-cycling for paper, bottles and aluminium are at the Co-Op on the Hertford Road (end of Ordnance Road )


For more information about re-cycling in the borough call the ‘Wipe Out waste’ hotline on 020 8379 1788.

What can I do about noisy neighbours?

You can phone the Public Health, Nuisance and Noise Team, Monday to Friday, between 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on 020 8379 3663, for noise from residential premises.


For noise from commercial premises telephone 020 8379 3661.


You can contact the Out of Hours service 24 hours a day 7 days and week and leave a message which is faxed to the team the following working day. Please note an Environmental Health Officer will only visit premises overnight if an Enforcement Notice is already in place.


For noise in the street you should contact the local Police at Enfield on 0208 363 1212.

Where are the libraries?

The nearest to the island is Address 645, Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 6ND Telephone (020) 8379 1725/ 6 First Stop Information (020) 8379 1727 Textphone (020) 8350 9296 Fax 01992 788763 Email ordnance.road.library@enfield.gov.uk Access Wheelchair Access, Car Parking, Disabled toilets, Induction Loop facility at counter.


The mobile Library visits Enfield Island Village on a Monday afternoon between 4 and 5.00 pm.


More information can be found at http://www.enfield.gov.uk/library/index.htm.

Where is the nearest swimming pool?

The nearest pool is Albany Pool – 505 Hertford Road , EN3. Call 020 8379 3762 for opening times and classes.

Who are my Local MP’s /Councillors?

Where are the nearest Police?

Station Enfield

Address 41, Baker Street , Enfield , Middlesex EN1 3EU

Phone 020 8807 1212

Open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week

 

Station Ponders End

Address 204-214, High Street, Ponders End, Middlesex EN3 4EZ

Phone 020 8807 1212

Open Every day, 7.30am - 10pm

Where’s the launderette?

There is a launderette on Ordnance Road , past Enfield Lock station on the left.

What supermarkets are nearby?

Tesco Express - RSA Centre on the Island!.


Co-op on Hertford Road.


Tesco on Meridian way (continuation of Mollison Avenue, south towards Tottenham).


Sainsburys on the A10 Cambridge Road.


Waitrose and Marks & Spencer in Enfield Town (121 buses frequent stops from the Island).

Where is my nearest gymnasium?

The Island is fortunate to have its own its own gymnasium the Island Fitness Health Club tele: 01992 762 107.

Where are the cinemas?

UCI at Picketts Lock Tel – 0870 010 2030.


UGC at Southbury Road Tel – 0208 366 1550.

How do I get on cable TV?

Telewest serve the area 207 911 0911.

How do I become a Director of Enfield Island Village Residents Association (EIVRAL) ?

Come along to the AGM (date to be confirmed – each summer) and stand for election. We always need new blood and people who are concerned about the island can get involved and make a difference to the area. You don’t need any formal qualifications, but accountants are always welcome! Enthusiasm and a thick skin are necessary, as well as a fondness for writing letters to the Council.

How do I join/get involved with the youth Club/Toddlers group?

See the page on the Community Centre – and contact Alison for times and facilities.  EIVRAL are looking to form a committee to promote the use of the Community Centre and fresh blood is always welcome.

Where is the nearest Pharmacy?

The Island is fortunate to have its own Pharmacy in the RSA Centre on the Island