Subject tag: Enfield Council

08 February 2023

At the first Ward Forum for the reconfigured Palmers Green ward, held on 31st January at the Ruth Winston Centre, local residents were introduced to their two new councillors and raised a large number of issues of concern. But the meeting also agreed to look for positive ideas to improve PG.

01 February 2023

Enfield Council is consulting about proposals for a sustainable urban drainage scheme (SUDS) involving creation of 'rain gardens' along both sides of Green Lanes just south of the junction with the North Circular Road.

26 January 2023

The Labour MPs for Enfield North and Enfield Southgate and the Enfield Society have written to Enfield Council and issued public statements about the controversy over the proposed leasing of the former golf course at Whitewebbs to Tottenham Hotspur. Though none of them has expressed opposition to the lease in principle, they all wish to see greater assurances about future public access to the land.

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06 January 2023

A recent council sustainable drainage project has reduced chronic flooding around a housing estate in Enfield, made the surroundings pleasanter and created a more people-friendly environment.

03 January 2023

Twice Mayor of Enfield Kate Anolue published her second book in September and this month will be personally signing copies for purchasers at two Enfield Libraries. In 'Time for Purpose' she shares her experience, expertise and wisdom with a new generation of women

03 January 2023

The Friends of Whitewebbs Park are asking residents who are opposed to Enfield Council granting 'an agreement for lease' of the former Whitewebbs golf course to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to submit objections by Sunday 15th January.

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02 January 2023

Why did seven Labour councillors ignore strongly expressed professional advice about risks to life and other serious deficiencies and vote against a motion to refuse planning permission for a new tower block in Brimsdown? Some information that might provide a clue has been unearthed by the borough's independent community newspaper, Enfield Dispatch, and is revealed in the lead front-page story in its December issue, published yesterday.

30 November 2022

Enfield Council has launched a review of its Climate Action Plan, which it adopted in July 2020. It has published a progress report and an emissions review, both for the period 2021/22. A new round of public engagement started this week and continues until 8th January, using both face-to-face events and online surveys

16 November 2022

In a written judgement issued on 9th November, a High Court judge has dismissed legal challenges against the traffic orders issued by Enfield Council to implement the low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in the Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood.

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09 November 2022

Local campaigners have notified Enfield Council that in their view the planned leasing of a large part of Whitewebbs Park to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is unlawful. They have warned both the council and the football club that they intend to enforce the rights of the public to make use of the land for recreation and will take legal action if necessary.

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31 August 2022

With one day remaining before the 1st September deadline for residents to sign the Debate Enfield's Local Plan petition, signatures have already considerably exceeded the number required to force a debate about the local plan in full council.

23 August 2022

The Police in Enfield borough are in the process of adapting their safer neighbourhood teams to the new wards that came into force at the time of the local elections in May. In Palmers Green ward, PCSO Jennifer Arkwright is inviting ward members to volunteer for the new ward panels. The article includes maps of all new wards in and around Palmers Green.

09 August 2022

Enfield Council has asked the organisers of a German-themed beer festival due to be held in Broomfield Park to withdraw their application for a licence for the event. In a letter to residents a Palmers Green councillor says she is 'confident' that the event will not go ahead.

27 July 2022

Over three days in October up to 8000 people from all over London are due to be flocking to Palmers Green, attracted by an opportunity to 'loosen up their lederhosen' and enjoy three days of bratwurst, oompah bands and axe throwing, all washed down with German beer served by dirndl-clad waitresses. The council, it seems, gave the green light to the organisers of the London Oktoberfest some three months ago, but local people were unaware of it until very recently. How does this fit in with the 'partnership approach' to events in the park that the council signed up to after the 4 Not 24 campaign in 2018?

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15 June 2022

In a bid to 'force the local plan process into the daylight', civic sector societies and community organisations in the borough have joined forces to launch a petition calling on Enfield Council to provide for thorough discussion of the revised draft local plan before it is submitted to the official government inspector. The deadline for adding your name to the petition is 31st July.

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08 June 2022

A three-month open-air exhibition at town centre locations around the borough will reveal how the Dugdale Centre will look when it reopens in the winter.

25 May 2022

On 25th May, at Enfield Council's annual general meeting, a new mayor and deputy mayor were sworn in and details of the the new cabinet were announced.

18 May 2022

Both Labour and Conservative groups on Enfield Council have chosen their new leadership teams following the elections on 5th May and ahead of the council's annual general meeting next week.

14 January 2022

With only four days to go before the contract to build the new Edmonton Incinerator is due to be signed, councillors from the Green Party and Liberal Democrats have criticised the Mayor of Enfield, accusing him of unnecessarily delaying the date of a council meeting to discuss the contract, meaning that it will take place too late to stop contract signature. Meanwhile, the broadbased coalition which unites members of more than 50 campaign groups and opposes the new incinerator is making preparations for what is likely to be the biggest protest yet, a family-friendly march on Sunday afternoon from Edmonton Green to the misleadingly named 'Eco Park' along the North Circular Road.

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01 December 2021

Notes from the 23rd November meeting of Palmers Green ward forum, the first since January 2020. Issues discussed included: the one-way system in Windsor Road, Osborne Road, Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent; continuing failure to stop dangerous rat-running at the bottom of Hazelwood Lane; and consultation on a controlled parking zone.