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.
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 reopened in September and meets on alternate Fridays at Green Towers Community Centre, Plevna Road Edmonton Green N9 0TE. The sessions in October are on 9th and 23rd October from 12pm to 3pm. £8.00 members and £12 for non members. The first session is free.