People are being given more time to come up with ideas for projects that will preserve and celebrate the borough’s heritage.

The council wants community groups to submit ideas that could be in with a chance of winning funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Enfield is one of 13 areas in which the fund wants to increase spending and address what it calls an “under-representation in heritage”.

According to the fund’s website, heritage “can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations”.

Examples include oral history, cultural traditions, historic buildings and nature.

In June last year, Enfield Council adopted a new five-year strategy setting out how the borough’s heritage will be managed.

It details how the local authority will preserve the historic buildings, parks and other heritage assets in the borough as pressure for new developments continues to grow.

The original deadline for submitting heritage projects was January 15, but it has now been extended to February 14.

People are being asked to email their ideas to and mark their messages ‘Call for projects’.

The council says: “We will use your ideas to help the Heritage Fund tailor its support in Enfield, to identify possible collaboration and try to avoid duplication of project ideas.”

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