Patrick Vernon OBE is now one of Enfield Caribbean Association Patrons.
About the Enfield Caribbean Association
ECA was founded by a small group of like-minded individuals led by Ken Allen, who wished to provide activities and services to local people. Many of them are still active within the Association today. Originally called Enfield Afro-Caribbean Association – Afro was dropped after a few years.
The first office base – Portacabin, Knights Lane, then moved in 2008 to Claverings Industrial Estate in a shared area with a few other voluntary sector organisations before the final move to Community House.
The Luncheon Club, which began in Howard Hall over 20 years ago, was one of the early developments along with an annual outing. Vince Campbell MBE was amongst the first co-ordinators/cooks. The Luncheon Club meets on the first three Fridays of every month 12pm to 3pm at Green Towers Community Centre, Plevna Road Edmonton Green N9 0TE. £10 members and £14 for non-members. The first session is free.
Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) was established in 1986. We work to eliminate racial discrimination and for an inclusive, fair and equal community, in which people of Caribbean origin can develop their full potential as visible, positive contributors and participants in the life of the Borough of Enfield.
ECA works to ensure that Enfield’s Caribbean Community is fully informed about services it needs, including advocacy, support, befriending, and social and cultural activities.
The Association has contributed to many local initiatives, including a campaign to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of the North Atlantic Slave trade with the commemorative plaques now in place at Enfield Civic Centre, Edmonton Library and Community House on Fore Street in Edmonton, Enfield.