Subject tag: Enfield Council

04 June 2017

The Enfield Over 50s Forum's "Fairer Funding for Enfield" petition has now been signed by 10,000 people: “ A big, big Thank You to everyone who collected signatures to our petition seeking to end the years of Enfield being under-funded and treated as a second class borough. "As soon as the General Election is over and we know who the Ministers are in the Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government we will be knocking on their door with the petition signed by some.......

10 April 2017

The organisers of the Fairer Funding for Enfield petition are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours collecting signatures at local shopping centres.

30 January 2017

The organisers of the Fairer Funding for Enfield petition are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours in the evening collecting signatures at local leisure centres. The petition has been set up by the Enfield Over 50s Forum and will be running until the end of March.  To collect signatures you don't need to be a member of the Forum or, for that matter, be over 50, as the campaign is intended to benefit borough residents of all ages. Volunteers don't need any special knowledge -.......

11 January 2017

In this Love Your Doorstep video, Monty Meth explains why now more than ever, as the government looks into the systems of funding local authorities, it's important to sign the Fairer Funding for Enfield petition. Links Online petition Background article.......

11 December 2016

Topics on the agenda for the meeting of Southgate Ward Forum on 14th December include complaints about the recently relocated Southgate Library, the status of the proposal to build a new primary school adjacent to Grovelands Park and planting of flower beds around Southgate Station. More information about the specific concerns about these three topics (and others) can be found in the draft minutes of the September ward forum meeting. Southgate Ward Forum Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 7.30.......

17 October 2016

This week's meeting of Enfield's Cabinet will be asked to approve proposals for changes to the procedures for processing applications for land or buildings to  be registered as Assets of Community Value. The concepts of "Asset of Community Value" and "Community Right to Bid" were introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  While the main principles are set out in the Act, local authorities have been left to devise their own procedures for assessing nominations.  External consultants.......

05 August 2016

A petition has been launched in support of a cross-party campaign demanding "Fairer Funding for Enfield".  The petition has been organised by the Enfield Over 50s Forum and has the strong support of both political parties represented on Enfield Council.  Enfield residents of all ages are invited to sign - the effects of underfunding are felt across the generations. FAIRER FUNDING FOR ENFIELD A cross-political party Petition addressed to the Secretary of State, Department of.......

21 July 2016

James Downing (left) and Graham Deal display the Green Flag newly awarded to Broomfield Park At a special cream tea held in the shade of trees by the boating pond, Friends of Broomfield Park yesterday said goodbye to two good friends who arrived carrying a special green flag. The cream tea was served by the Greenery Community Cafe, the two good friends were James Downing and Graham Deal, both employees of Enfield Council, and the green flag was the official emblem of the Green Flag Award,.......

10 May 2016

Enfield Council has found partners for two "community libraries" in the east of the borough.  The builders are currently in at Ponders End Library, making room for the charity Age UK Enfield, which will be moving its headquarters to the library.  Work is also under way at Enfield Highway Library, which will be sharing with a "public health services department". Ponders End Library - and the new HQ of Age UK EnfieldTransforming the majority of the its libraries into community libraries.......

03 May 2016

Following our successful MPs event in December, EDA will host a local Councillors Question Time. Doug Taylor the Leader of the Council has confirmed his attendance. We’re still waiting for others to confirm. This is your opportunity to put your questions about the issues which affect your life including, cuts to local services, your experience of living and working in Enfield as deaf and disabled people, people who experience mental distress and those with long term health conditions.......

02 March 2016

The Friends of Broomfield Park have written to Enfield councillors to express serious concerns about the impact of budget cuts on the management and upkeep of parks in the borough and on Broomfield Park in particular - "one of the jewels in the borough's crown". The letter from the Friends, sent ahead of last week's full meeting of the Council, listed some of the impacts which the proposed cuts would have:  reductions in grass cutting in parks, use of volunteers to pick up litter after.......

27 February 2016

The budget approved by the full meeting of Enfield Council on 24th February includes an increase in Council Tax of 1.99 per cent.  However, because of a reduction in the contribution to the Greater London Authority the effective increase will be smaller - 1.78 per cent. The paperwork for the budget debate is available at this link.  This describes the background to the budget and medium-term financial plan and the cuts which will be made to various council services.  To access.......

06 February 2016

Documents published ahead of the meeting of Enfield's Cabinet contain a wealth of information about financial plans, the Cycle Enfield A105 scheme and other important business. The Cabinet meet on Wednesday 10th December at 8.15pm in the Civic Centre.  The Public Information Pack (522 pages!) includes detailed information about many topics, including the following; Budget 2016/17 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2016/17 to 2019/20.  A recommendation to raise Council Tax for.......

01 December 2015

Residents hoping that the vacant space in the refurbished Palmers Green Library would be used as a health centre, GP surgery or dental surgery will be disappointed by the news that a ten year lease is to be granted to a commercial fitness club operator.  The decision could be subject to a Councillor Call In but this would have to be done before this Friday. Index of Published Decisions The news that Enfield Council has decided to let the space to Fit4Less (a brand of Energie Fitness.......

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25 November 2015

Enfield Council has withdrawn its proposal to completely cease providing drop-in access to its Local Studies Centre at the Dugdale Centre and to drastically scale back the Enfield Museum, which is also located at the Dugdale Centre.  There will, however, still be cutbacks, though their scope is unclear. "Just Married" might have been the last special exhibition at the Enfield Museum under the original proposalsThis rethink, announced on the Council website earlier today, is a response to.......

09 November 2015

Subjects on the agenda for this Wednesday's meeting of the full Enfield Council include protection of Green Belt land within the borough, gambling policy and progress on prevention of child sexual exploitation. The Green Belt is the subject of two items: presentation of a petition from Enfield RoadWatch in opposition to proposals to build housing and a school on land to the south of Enfield Road (between Oakwood and Enfield Town), followed by discussion of the subject matter discussion of a.......

03 November 2015

"Enfield 229" has issued a second bulletin with information about its campaign against drastic reductions in Enfield Council's Museums and Archives Service (see this earlier article).  The campaigners are now expecting a decision by the end of November, but say that there have been contradictory indications about the proposed scale of cuts to the service. Despite reassurances that "nothing has been finalised yet", the campaigners claim to have learnt that plans are in place to delete all.......

29 September 2015

A campaign has been launched in opposition to Enfield Council's plan to make money-saving changes to the operation of the Museum and Archive Services (see this earlier article).  'Enfield 229' or the "Unofficial Friends of Museum and Archive Services" have issued a four-page bulletin outlining their fears about the impact of the proposed changes.  They accuse the Council of a lack of frankness about the proposals, in particular the failure to mention that four and a half experienced.......

11 September 2015

Enfield residents are being invited to comment on proposed changes to the Council's "heritage resources" which are intended primarily as a cost-cutting measure, but at the same time would provide increased online access to these resources. The Council is proposing to digitise the materials stored at the Local Studies Centre in Thomas Hardy House and make them available online.  The current Monday to Friday drop-in access to the Local Studies Centre would cease and visitors wishing to see.......

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17 June 2015

Seven-day opening of Palmers Green Library is one of the innovations that will be introduced if Enfield Council agrees to a proposed Library Development Strategy for 2015 to 2018. The Strategy will be among the subjects to be discussed at this week's meeting of Enfield's Cabinet.  If agreed by the Cabinet, it will be presented to the full Council for its approval later this year. Palmers Green Library as it will look when it reopens later this year. Under the new strategy it will be open.......