Subject tag: Enfield Council

16 October 2020

The latest webinar published in the GlobalNet21 YouTube channel is an interview with Councillors Dinah Barry (Winchmore Hill) and Derek Levy (Southgate), two of four councillors who have this year left the Labour Party because they disapprove of the way the Labour Party Group in Enfield is being run.

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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.

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30 September 2020

Southgate Green councillor Daniel Anderson's appeal against a finding that he bullied council officers has been dismissed by Enfield Council's Conduct Committee, which met on 23rd September.

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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.

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22 August 2020

A recently published report into telephone befriending in Enfield during lockdown provides a snapshot of the issues affecting residents in the 'vulnerable' and/or 'shielding' categories and shows the value of telephone befriending and of other services that were provided, such as delivery of food and medicines. Most call recipients were pleased to receive the calls and a core continued to receive these throughout the period, not missing a call. The report recommends that the council should be ready to reactivate the service in case there is a second wave or a local lockdown.

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05 August 2020

Southgate Green councillor Daniel Anderson today became the third Labour member on Enfield Council to leave the party. He joins fellow former Labour councillors Derek Levy (Southgate) and Dinah Barry (Winchmore Hill) in the new Community First group on the council. All three have stated that they remain committed to the Labour values that they were elected on, but can no longer work with council leader Nesil Caliskan.

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02 August 2020

Two Enfield councillors who quit the Labour Party to become independent members have given an interview to the Enfield Dispatch. Derek Levy, a councillor in Southgate ward, and Dinah Barry, from Winchmore Hill ward, left Labour earlier this year, and now form the Community First group.

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22 July 2020

Enfield's cabinet has approved a Climate Action Plan which sets out measures designed to make council activities carbon-neutral by 2030 and the borough as a whole carbon-neutral by 2040.

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22 July 2020

Amid continuing criticism from some civil society groups, Enfield Council has issued a defence of the abolition of separate consultative panels covering green belt issues, conservation and public transport and their merging into a new Environment Forum

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20 July 2020

Tributes have been appearing on social media to Chris Bond, a Labour councillor in Enfield for 34 years and former cabinet member for the environment

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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.

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14 July 2020

The list of 2020/21 Enfield Council committees and panels and their membership - taken from list amended on 13 July 2020.

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11 July 2020

Ever since the news slipped out in March that the museum and local studies service would be losing their current accommodation in the Dugdale Centre, the Enfield Society has been seeking information and reassurances about their future location and accessibility. A letter to the council leader has gone unanswered, and the Society is now asking members and other residents to write to the leader, council officers and local councillors.

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17 June 2020

On 4th June Enfield Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee met to consider the re-opening of schools in the borough as the Covid-19 lockdown is relaxed. At the meeting questions submitted by the National Education Union (NEU) were read out and answers given. In a GlobalNet21 webinar, Francis Sealey interviews Clare Docherty, Secretary of the NEU's Enfield District, about the issues raised by the union and how well she felt the scrutiny process worked.

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20 May 2020

Enfield Council's draft climate action plan is much too limited in scope, is taking far too long to be developed and put into action, is neglecting to engage citizens properly, and fails to identify opportunities for the borough's businesses. These are the conclusions of an analysis presented at the April meeting of the Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF).

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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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13 May 2020

A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible

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29 April 2020

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

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15 April 2020

The Climate Action Plan published by Enfield Council in mid-March outlines measures designed to make the council carbon-neutral by 2030. However, only 11 per cent of borough-wide emissions are due to the council's own operations, the main sources are transport, housing and the industrial and commercial sector, and it is equally important to make these carbon-neutral too. The deadline for comments is looming - in view of the coronavirus crisis taking precedence, it should be extended.

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13 April 2020

Some of Enfield Council's services need additional staff or have staff shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak. These are temporary roles that need to be filled now and are open to anyone who is unemployed.

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