Subject tag: Local democracy

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.

02 October 2020

Thanks for more support from local advertisers, the October Enfield Dispatch has 20 pages instead of 16.

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.

03 September 2020

The September issue of Enfield Dispatch has been published. You can read it online or pick it up at one of the many distribution points in the borough.

05 August 2020

The top story in August's Enfield Dispatch is the indefinite postponement of long-awaiting upgrades to the Tube and rail services.

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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05 August 2020

The chair of London Councils and mayor of London have written to the prime minister expressing their 'great surprise' at press reports that the government held a critical planning exercise in which a major resurgence of Covid-19 in London was a central scenario. 'Our surprise is that such far reaching contingency plans have been discussed and tested without the involvement or awareness of London's government. This is clearly totally unacceptable and an affront to London and Londoners'.

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.

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