Subject tag: Local democracy

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.

08 February 2023

The umbrella body London Councils, which brings together London's borough councils, has issued a statement outlining its concerns about the newly announced local government finance settlement

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.

19 December 2022

Still looking for Christmas presents? Why not buy something that will benefit not just the recipient, but the whole community? Like a monthly subscription to our local community newspaper, Enfield Dispatch.

28 November 2022

A campaign has been launched in opposition to the proposal by the boundary commissioners for a radical reshaping of the parliamentary constituency in which Palmers Green is located. A public meeting will be held at St Peter's Church, Grange Park, at 8pm on Monday 28th November.

09 November 2022

Updated proposals for new parliamentary boundaries would place Palmers Green in a long, thin and strangely misshapen constituency that stretches from the M25 in the north as far as Turnpike Lane in the south - but doesn't include Winchmore Hill!

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08 September 2022

As a result of their success in collecting signatures supporting a petition calling for a debate on the draft local plan in full council, the coalition of local groups behind the campaign have been invited to make their case at the next meeting of Enfield Council, on Wednesday 21st September.

05 September 2022

Oakwood Station's refurbished shelter gives 360 degree protection. Enfield Dispatch provides us with 360 degree coverage of our borough, but it too is in need of some help.

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.

24 August 2022

The editor of Enfield Dispatch has taken to social media appealing for more readers of the borough's only community newspaper to support it by paying a small monthly amount to become a member.

07 August 2022

Enfield Council has published interim statistical profiles for the new wards that came into effect in May this year, plus an updated version of the borough profile. The profiles contain demographic, environmental and socioeconomic factors, and comparisons with borough-wide, London-wide and national averages

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.

11 May 2022

Election results for the reconfigured Palmers Green ward and the six wards that surround it.

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04 May 2022

Who are the local candidates in the council elections? What are their policies? And how does Palmers Green fit into the new Enfield wards?

27 April 2022

Bowes ward councillor Yasemin Brett says she is 'bewildered' to find herself listed as an Independent on the Enfield Council website.

18 April 2022

A manifesto sent by Enfield Climate Action Forum to all candidates standing in the council elections asks them to acknowledge the profound risks created by climate change, the need to both mitigate and adapt to its effects and to protect the most vulnerable people and ensure that measures taken do not cause suffering for the most disadvantaged members of the community. It sets out a list of actions needed to cut waste; reduce car use; cut pollution; ensure that the planning system works to reduce rather than exacerbate climate risk; and mitigate flood risk.

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13 April 2022

Who are the local candidates in the council elections on 5th May? What are their policies? And how does Palmers Green fit into the new Enfield wards?

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05 April 2022

With both diesel and petrol cars responsible for an increasing proportion of harmful air pollution in London, the Clean Cities coalition of campaign groups is calling on all candidates in the council elections to commit to taking steps to reduce driving in the capital.

04 April 2022

Ahead of May's council elections, the London Child Poverty Alliance are asking all those hoping to be elected or re-elected as councillors or mayors to publicly commit to working towards a child poverty free London.