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  • GLA elections: Candidates for Enfield & Haringey constituency

    Enfield Dispatch has published statements from four of the candidates standing in the London Assembly election for the Enfield & Haringey constituency.

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  • Health charities call for ultra-low emissions zone to be extended to all of London

    Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation are calling for the ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) to be extended to cover the whole of London in order to improve the health of sufferers from asthma and other lung diseases. They say Sadiq Khan's planned extension of the zone to the area within the North and South Circular Roads would leave 360,000 asthma sufferers exposed to harmful air. The Green candidate for mayor agrees with the charities, but the Conservative candidate has said he would cancel even the currently planned extension

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  • Inspiring Women Start Up Programme - Last call for applications

    The Inspiring Women Start Up Programme is Enterprise Enfield's free 3-month programme of support designed to help women in London develop their business idea and get ready to start their new enterprise. Delivered through a series of webinars with access to an expert adviser, the course covers all the business start up basics including: creating a vision; researching the market; legal requirements; developing a business model and action planning. All support is FREE as the scheme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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  • Merkur Slots licence to be reviewed

    The campaign against a 24-hour slot machine arcade planned for Green Lanes is moving into a new phase, following success in applying for a review by the council of the 'bingo' licence that was granted to Merkur Slots in December. The review will be discussed by Enfield Licensing Committee on 16th June. Ahead of the review there will be a four-week period - 21st April to 18th May - during which interested parties can make further representations.

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  • Stalking Awareness Week: The effects of the pandemic

    To mark Stalking Awareness Week two charities working in the field have published new information about this type of abberant behaviour: its prevalance, how to identify it, the effects it has on victims, how it is dealt with by the police, the rise in cyberstalking, changes resulting from the pandemic, and more.

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  • Age UK Enfield launches support project for armed forces veterans

    Age UK Enfield has launched a two-year Veterans Support Project designed to tackle loneliness and isolation in armed forces veterans and their families, to connect them to others and to develop new activities that keep them engaged and part of the community

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  • Local therapist welcomes new guidance on chronic pain

    On 7th April the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued new guidance to healthcare professionals regarding the effective treatment of chronic pain. According to Palmers Green-based clinical massage therapist and chronic pain specialist Steven Murdoch, the new recommendations have created both confusion and anger amongst people with persistent (chronic) pain and pain specialists alike. However, he believes the new guidance is a step in the right direction.

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  • Stitches of support for Nightingale Cancer Centre clients

    Nightingale Cancer Support are planning to bring together knitters old and new, even if it is virtually, to do something positive with our lockdown creativity and bring comfort to those who need it most. They're calling all knitters, crocheters, beginners, professionals and everyone in between to be part of Stitches of Support.

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  • Local environmentalist in court this week

    Local environmentalist Georgia Elliott-Smith is in court this Wednesday and Thursday - the High Court, no less - arguing that the government's new carbon trading scheme is in contravention of the Climate Change Act. It will be possible to watch the proceedings online. Georgia' crowdfunding page, raising money for legal costs, is still open for pledges.

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  • Domestic abuse support: The Freedom Programme

    Are you a female victim of domestic abuse, or do you know someone that is? Join Enfield Women's Centre and Enfield Council for their online 'Freedom Programme', starting next week (21st April).

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  • Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

    The borough's four hub libraries, including Palmers Green, have reopened but are offering restricted services. Shelf browsing is now available, subject to pre-booking up to two days in advance.

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  • Volunteer at the new Cooking Champions community cafe

    Cooking Champions are looking for volunteers to help serve customers at their new community cafe.

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  • Coming up: A burst of cultural joy in the park

    Instead of hibernating over the winter, Friends of Broomfield Park have been busy organising the Broomfield Summer Festival, an amazing array of music, theatre, dance, cinema, family and food events.

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