Subject tag: Local democracy

06 October 2021

There have been signs this week that Enfield Council has moved the question of the future of Broomfield House out of the Pending (or Too Difficult) tray, where it had been gathering dust for many months, and into the For Action tray.

23 September 2021

The Green Party gained its second Enfield councillor last week, when during the full council meeting on 22nd September Cllr Anne Brown announced that she had become a member. She represents Southgate Green and joins Cllr Charith Gunawardena, from neighbouring Southgate ward, who announced his move to the Greens in May.

01 September 2021

This month's Enfield Dispatch carries a report and photograph of a rocket attack on Palmers Green station. And a photo of this month's Enfield Community Hero thigh-deep in water, also in Palmers Green.

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13 June 2021

Among recently recorded GlobalNet21/Enfield Voices webinars is an interview with Charith Gunawardena, a councillor representing Southgate ward who recently left the Labour Party and joined the Green Party.

09 June 2021

The Boundary Commission for England's proposals for new parliamentary constituencies would replace the Enfield Southgate constituency by a new constituency - Southgate & Barnet East - incorporating two Barnet wards - East Barnet and Brunswick Park. Some areas in the east of the current constituency would be moved into Edmonton or Enfield North constituency.

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18 May 2021

A councillor representing Southgate ward has this week resigned from Labour and joined the Green Party, calling for more transparency and committing to defend and preserve strong local democracy

06 May 2021

If you haven't already decided who you're voting for and have a couple of hours to spare, you can watch the online environmental hustings that were held last month.

05 May 2021

The top story in May's Enfield Dispatch is the project to reintroduce beavers to Enfield, which if successful would be the first time the semiaquatic mammals have returned to London since going extinct in the UK 400 years ago.

21 April 2021

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

07 April 2021

This month's news and features-filled Enfield Dispatch has several items directly concerning our bit of the borough. Stitch! gets a big feature ahead of its reopening next week. Däna Burstow provides an update on Palmers Green Action Team's projects for trees in large planters along Green Lanes. There's an interview with Melanie Smith, the minister at Palmers Green United Reformed Church, about a new foodbank in Ponders End. The petition against Merkur Slots opening in PG gets some column inches, PG resident Joseph Wagland has a letter calling for a skatepark, and there's notice of music events run by Livestock which will be held in Broomfield Park during July.

02 April 2021

Ahead of the mayoral election on 6th May, a coalition of leading environmental groups have published a joint manifesto outlining ambitious programmes of action needed to reduce pollution and waste, improve health and wellbeing, secure nature's recovery and increase resilience to climate change. There will be an opportunity to discuss these proposals with the candidates at the Mayoral Environment Debate, which will take place online on 12th April.

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03 March 2021

A second councillor representing Southgate Green ward has left the Labour Party and joined the Community First group of Enfield councillors during what a local journalist has called 'a tumultuous few days at the civic centre'.

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03 March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Enfield Dispatch features photographs taken in the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, which has been converted into a Covid vaccination centre. The photographer, Katrina Campbell, was allowed to photograph and talk to some of the people involved in the huge vaccination effort at the Dugdale Centre. In a single photo on the paper's front page she captures the whole story of the reassignment of this key building

23 February 2021

The draft minutes of the Winchmore Hill ward forum on 11th February are now available online. Topics discussed included the Fox Lane LTN and the new care home at Reardon Court.

01 February 2021

The February 2021 edition of Enfield Dispatch has been published and can be downloaded.

31 January 2021

The Mayor of London has issued a message to all Londoners on the first anniversary of the UK's leaving the European Union in which he assures EU citizens living in the city that they are valued, respected and loved and that London will continue to be a beacon for progressive ideas, for decency and diversity, continuing to value everyone, regardless of the colour of their skin, passport or national flag. The Mayor has set up an online European Londoners Hub with information and advice about Brexit, obtaining settled status, rights and entitlements, UK citizenship and much more.

31 January 2021

A video with a step-by-step guide to proving your Settled or Pre-Settle status in the UK.

02 December 2020

The December issue of Enfield Dispatch is now available online or can be picked up from distribution points throughout the borough, including outside Southgate tube station and the Ruth Winston Centre in Palmers Green. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member.

07 November 2020

The November issue of Enfield Dispatch is now available

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.