Subject tag: Council Services

09 December 2020

Details of revised collection dates for rubbish and recycling are available on the council website. There are several ways you can dispose of real Christmas trees - you can put them in your green garden waste bin, take them to a park, book an appointment at Barrowell Green or book a kerbside collection in advance - booking is already open.

01 November 2020

Enfield Council has rejected the Enfield Society's alternative proposals for the future of the Dugdale Centre, claiming that the £20,000 that the Society was offering to donate will not offset the hundreds of thousands of pounds a year savings that the council's plans will provide.

13 October 2020

In March, despite protests, Enfield's cabinet agreed to go ahead with a plan to set up a centralised children and families hub on the first and second floors, despite, it seems, not having identified a suitable new home for the borough's well regarded archives and local history library. Ever since local the Enfield Society and other civic sector organisations have been seeking in vain to enter into satisfactory dialogue with the council about this. They have now published an alternative plan which, they say, would not only allow the museum and archives to remain at the Dugdale, along with conference facilities and rooms for hire by community organisations, but would actually save more money than the council's proposal.

08 September 2020

Enfield Council is making changes to arrangements for collection of waste and recyclables. Aluminium foil and carrier bags can now be recycled, but from 5th October households will no longer be able to put out extra bags of general waste.

02 August 2020

Sian Berry, one of two Green members of the London Assembly, has issued her fifth report on cuts to youth services in the capital. Her data shows that, after nearly a decade of austerity, councils in London are still feeling forced to take money out of vital youth services with a further £2.2m removed. Enfield's youth services budget for 2019-20 amounted to a mere 14 per cent of the amount budgeted for 2011-12.

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14 July 2020

As of 6th July Barrowell Green recycling centre has been accepting a wider range of items for recycling or disposal. It remains obligatory to have an appointment and there is still no pedestrian access.

13 May 2020

Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. Various new estrictions are in force

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06 May 2020

Enfield Council and its partners have set up a dedicated domestic abuse hub to help tackle increasing numbers of cases caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. The free phone number 0800 923 9009 is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

06 May 2020

Enfield Council's Fostering Service team has launched an urgent appeal for foster carers, as the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in more vulnerable children of all ages being in need of foster care.

29 April 2020

Some brief updates on the general subject of waste collections and recycling.

14 April 2020

A collaborative effort by Enfield Council, Enfield Catering Services and Age UK Enfield will be providing hot dinners to the most vulnerable older people in the borough and to those at risk of homelessness.

12 April 2020

An update on the support to vulnerable people provided by Enfield Stands Together

07 April 2020

Enfield Council has posted updated information about waste collection services on its Facebook page. In summary: Barrowell Green recycling centre remains closed; All four household waste collection services are continuing; To cope with extra waste generated during the crisis, street cleaning teams will collect bags of 'side waste' - up to two additional sacks per collection; Avoid big 'clear-outs' and do not put out large items; Double-bag potentially contaminated items.

01 April 2020

How to help waste and recycling services at this difficult time and protect waste collection personnel. Please help your bin crews, who are doing an amazing job in very difficult times, by keeping your waste to a minimum and avoiding doing big clear-outs while you're stuck at home.

23 December 2019

A night shelter in Edmonton will provide specialist support and accommodation for rough sleepers in Enfield is now open and will operate until May.

17 December 2019

The Barrowell Green recycling centre and Revive Re-use Shop are now accessible to visitors on foot.

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30 September 2019

Enfield Council's recycling centre in Barrowell Green is to be made accessible to people on foot in time for the changes to wheelie bin collection arrangements.

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31 July 2019

More than two thousand Enfield residents have signed a new petition calling on Enfield Council to abandon its plans to reduce the frequency with which 'wheelie bins' are emptied from once a week to once a fortnight. This follows the council's refusal to accept an earlier version of the petition, supported by more than 6000 people, because signatories' addresses were not included.

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11 February 2019

At its meeting on 13th February Enfield's Cabinet will be discussing proposed changes to waste collection services for households with 'wheelie bins'. If the Cabinet approves the recommended option, Enfield will join the growing list of UK local authorities (82 per cent of all LAs) that no longer collect refuse every week.

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30 January 2019

The chair of London Councils says that the local government finance settlement that was announced yesterday means that key services will continue to be overstretched and struggling.