RSA Island Centre / RSA Island Village Limited

It has become apparent that there is confusion over who is who on Enfield Island Village and at the RSA Island Centre. The RSA Island Centre is owned and operated by a company limited by guarantee, RSA Island Village Limited. This company collects rents and manages the estate on a day to day basis. It also manages and operates the service charge for both commercial tenants and leaseholders. The estate management team share an office premises with the RSA Trust.

The RSA Trust
As explained on their “About Us” page, the RSA Trust is a grant distributing organisation. It does not own or manage any commercial or residential estates, nor does it manage funds for the benefit of tenants or leaseholders on Island Centre Way.

Enfield Island Village Trust
The Enfield Island Village Trust (EIVT) is responsible for maintaining the common areas of the Enfield Island Village Estate. RSA Island Village Limited pays an annual rent charge to EIVT, as do all freeholders and long leaseholders. Beyond that there is no relationship between EIVT and RSA Island Village or the RSA Trust. If you require to contact EIVT please visit their website for details on how to do so, or visit their offices at the Community Hall.

Staff in Our Office
The estate management team do attempt to be helpful to tenants of the RSA Island Centre and implement the decisions of the Board of Directors. However, with the exception of the Estate Manager, they are unable to adjudicate in disputes between landlord and tenant, tenant and tenant or between third parties. Nor can they provide updates on ongoing negotiations without the permission of the board.

Furthermore RSA Island Village DOES NOT TOLERATE ANY ABUSIVE OR THREATENING BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS STAFF, including, but not limited to physical, legalistic, sexual or racial / religious hatred. This includes times when staff are on duty on or off site, or off duty, going about their daily lives. Staff reserve all their rights under law.

Island Centre Way

Parking Restrictions Come into Force Today

Following a recent Fire, Health & Safety review, the RSA Island Village Board has directed the Estate management Team to implement parking restrictions on the Island Centre Way (ICW) road; the one-way system controlled by the bollard.

This is to ensure that any fire vehicles have unimpeded access to buildings in the event of a fire. We trust you will all recognise the importance of such.

Accordingly, and with effect from today, 8th October 2017, no vehicles are to be parked on, or block, any part of the ICW road at any time.

We are pleased to report the annual opening of the RSA Interpretation Centre as part of London Open House received around 200 visitors on Saturday. An added attraction this year was the last minute inclusion of Film London’s Kino Van, showing historic newsreel footage from around the Enfield area.

The directors would like to thank Ray Tuthill and his volunteers from the Royal Small Arms Factory Apprentices’ Association for manning the Interpretation Centre as well as bringing the story of the Factory to life with their memories of working at the factory.

We are pleased to announce a new Estate Manager who shall be in post from next month. Iain Campbell is an experienced and effective estate manager, with experience of managing large estates at Amber Management. Before that he was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force, having managed relations between military and civilian air traffic control as well as commanding bases across the UK.

Iain succeeds Pauline Dyson, who has given us four years of excellent management and brought her considerable legal knowledge to bear on many aspects of managing the RSA Island Centre, leaving it in better shape than previously. We all wish her a very happy retirement in the Lake District.

The opening hours of the Management Office remain unchanged by this appointment.

Date: 23 Oct 2015

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Due to media coverage of a Charity Commission Investigation into Enfield Island Village Trust (EIVT) the Board of Trustees of the RSA Trust & Board of Directors of RSA Island Village Limited wish to make clear:

For the avoidance of doubt, RSA Trust and RSA Island Village Ltd are not to be confused with Enfield Island Village Trust, which is a different entity.

Date: 23 Jun 2015

Every Thursday between 9:30 and 12:30 you are welcome to attend the Ordnance Road Library for advice from Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau.

An experienced Adviser is available to provide advice and assistance on enquiry areas including Benefits, Debt, Housing, Employment and Relationship & Family issues.

The Service is funded by The RSA Trust and is available to Residents of the London Borough of Enfield.

Ordnance Road Library
645 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 6ND
 

Date: 18 Dec 2014

RSA Trust Chairman, Gary Walker, was the proud recipient of an award at the London Leadership and Peace Awards which were held on 10th December 2014 at City Hall.

The London Leadership and Peace Awards celebrate individuals and organisations who make a noticeable difference with their efforts in the capital. The awards ceremony was hosted and arranged by the Peace Alliance, a national charity that focuses on local communities and initiatives aimed at reducing crime.

Gary Walker was presented with the individual award for benevolence by London Mayor Boris Johnson; the award criteria being “An individual who has over the years shown outstanding care, compassion, kindness, sacrifice and commitment for the well-being of others.”

Mr Walker is a local businessman who carried out the regeneration of the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield, which generates a surplus which funds The RSA Trust, a charity that he co-founded in 2004, which in the last 10 years has distributed in excess of £4,000,000 to numerous good causes in the north east London vicinity. He also serves on the board of the Enfield Island Youth & Community Trust, which provides support and positive opportunities for young people in and around Enfield Lock & Enfield Island Village.

Mr Walker commented: “Whilst I did not set out to receive this recognition, it is nice to be acknowledged by the London community for the regeneration and charitable work I have done.”

Date: 21 Oct 2014

For Matthew Bourne’s latest production of Lord of the Flies he has been going around the country to find new and local talent to be part of his production. When Lord of the Flies came to Saddler’s Wells in London they asked local organisations if they would like to host a workshop run by Lord of the Flies Ambassadors.

In July 2014 we hosted one of those workshops and 4 young boys were selected to go to further auditions at Saddler’s Wells. From 800 people Tarik Msaouri (18) was selected to be part of the 25 strong cast alongside professional dancers.

Tarik has been attending Enfield Island Village youth Centre since he was 11.

For more information about Tarik and the Lord of the Flies production please click on the following links.

http://www.northlondon-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=10299&headline=Seamless+leap+from+street+dance+to+ballet+for+teen

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/matthew-bournes-lord-of-the-flies-sadlers-wells–dance-review-games-and-choreographed-larking-about-turn-into-a-footstamping-febrile-tribal-ritual-9787247.html

Date: 29 Apr 2013

The ATM, provided by Tesco will make life a lot easier for many people who live and work at Enfield Island Village. Accessible 24 hours a day, it is free to use for most customers of UK banks.

Nick de Bois opened the cash machine with a large pair of scissors and an anecdote about Enfield being the site of the world’s first ATM. RSA Island Centre Estate Manager, Pauline Dyson described the machine as ‘a welcome addition to the site and a great asset to the community.’

Date: 13 Nov 2012

In the tradition of the Enfield?s engineering excellence, Metaswitch Networks last week brought the scale model of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car to CHENEL’s Enfield Campus, with the assistance of Chairman of the RSA Trust and EBT Trustee of Metaswitch Networks, Gary Walker, The Bloodhound Supersonic Car is being built to break the Land Speed Record (and the sound barrier), travelling at over 1000 miles per hour. To do this, the car will use a jet engine and a rocket, fuelled by rubber and hair dye.

The jet engine will bring the car up to speed over a 12 mile track in the South African desert. Then the rocket will launch the car to supersonic speeds, breaking the Land Speed Record. Sodium Peroxide (used in most hair dyes) will cause a solid rubber fuel inside the rocket to quickly rot down, producing an explosive blast of heat, water and oxygen. If that wasn’t enough a Cosworth Formula One Engine will power the rocket?s fuel pump and the steering and suspension in the car.

Children and young people from across Enfield, including Enfield Island Village saw the car and were treated to many activities, including making their own balloon rocket powered cars. James Musgrave, of the Enfield Island Youth and Community Trust said of the event “the opportunity to stand next to, get a sense of and experience this car was significant for our children. We often talk and encourage participation in events that raise aspiration, but to experience and experiment with ideas and concepts next the ‘the actual car’ was inspiring for young minds. Experiences like this capture the imagination of our children and give us the opportunity to harness imagination with skills that turn ideas into reality.”

Metaswitch Networks brought the car to Enfield in association Gary Walker to help inspire Enfield?s next generation of engineers and scientists, 22 years after the Royal Small Arms Factory closed its doors. He explained the importance of the project and why it came to Enfield, “We know that the UK has a shortage of Engineers and this will get worse over the next 20 years. Unless we inspire our young people and show them how exciting engineering is, the UK will not be in a position to continue to innovate and do top class engineering. Metaswitch is a world class software engineering company and is proud to bring the Bloodhound to Enfield and help inspire our young people.”

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car will attempt to beat the World Land Speed Record in 2013 and then break 1000mph in 2014.

Since 2001 the RSA Trust has donated around £2,500,000 to good causes in North London and is committed to developing opportunities for young people and their families. As well as sponsoring youth provision on Enfield Island Village from 0-19 years of age, the Trust has sponsored Chingford Model Engineering Club to expand its facilities.