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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.......
The "hub" libraries are Palmers Green, Enfield Town, Ordnance Unity Centre and Fore Street.  For opening hours see.......
Enfield Council have introduced a scheme whereby residents with severely restricted mobility can pay to have a disabled bay close to where they live reserved for their use alone.

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The change from weekly to fortnightly collection of "green" (food and garden waste) recycling will occur in March.  Ahead of the change households will be sent a calendar showing which weeks the green bins will be collected. The following information is taken from the Council website: Changes to your green bin service In March 2017 your green bin service will become fortnightly. This will not affect the collection of your other bins or, in the vast majority of cases, the day of your.......

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Enfield Council is still seeking volunteers to work in its libraries, most of which are now categorised as "community libraries". The following is taken from the council website. Library lovers sought to be Enfield Heroes Library lovers are being sought to volunteer in Enfield Council's community libraries so that we can continue to offer a first rate service across the borough. Enfield's 13 community libraries are run mainly by volunteers and Enfield Council has launched a recruitment.......
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.......
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.......
Winchmore Hill library will be reopening after refurbishment on Tuesday 1st November as a "community partnership library".  There has been no announcement about the identity of the "partner" organisation, but presumably this will be occupying part of the accommodation previously used by the library. Opening hours will be: Monday: ClosedTuesday: 9am to 7pmWednesday: 9am to 6pmThursday: 9am to 6pmFriday: ClosedSaturday: 9am to.......
Following the public consultation on the future of "green bin" collections, Enfield Council's Cabinet will be presented with a paper recommending that collection of food and garden waste be reduced from once a week to once a fortnight. A brief item about the proposed changes was posted on the council website yesterday.  It states that 87 per cent of respondents to the survey preferred a free fortnightly collection rather than an optional paid for weekly green bin collection (£60 a.......

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According to information on the Enfield Council website, opening hours at Palmers Green Library will be extended beginning in September this year. Extended opening hours will be a feature of the "flagship libraries" that are being introduced as part of the council's libraries development concept.  Unless previous plans have been revised - in view of continuing pressure for expenditure cuts, not out of the question - the flagship libraries will be opening seven days a week initially, .......
New opening hours at Bowes Road library from 4th July: Monday:  closedTuesday: 9am - 5.30pm (currently 2pm - 7pm)Wednesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 5.30pm (currently 2pm - 7pm)Friday: 1pm - 5pm (currently closed all day)Saturday: 9am - 1pm (currently 9am - 5pm) The changes introduce morning openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays and afternoon opening on Fridays,  but do away with late afternoon/early evening openings and Saturday afternoon opening. Southgate Circus library is moving.......

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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.......