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Three years after its controversial move onto the adjacent Southgate College campus, Southgate Circus Library is moving back 'home' to the building on the High Street that it vacated in August 2016.

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More than two thousand Enfield residents have signed a new petition calling on Enfield Council to abandon its plans to reduce the frequency with which 'wheelie bins' are emptied from once a week to once a fortnight. This follows the council's refusal to accept an earlier version of the petition, supported by more than 6000 people, because signatories' addresses were not included.

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At its meeting on 13th February Enfield's Cabinet will be discussing proposed changes to waste collection services for households with 'wheelie bins'. If the Cabinet approves the recommended option, Enfield will join the growing list of UK local authorities (82 per cent of all LAs) that no longer collect refuse every week.

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The chair of London Councils says that the local government finance settlement that was announced yesterday means that key services will continue to be overstretched and struggling.

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The North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise is running two free events in February specifically for people running businesses in the borough of Enfield (funded by Enfield Council). Following attendance at either, businesses will also a receive a free business growth advice session from one of our Advisers.

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The draft minutes of the Winchmore Hill ward forum held on 2nd November are now on the council website.

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Enfield Council is consulting residents about options to save money by changing the frequency of waste collections from households with wheelie bins.

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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONEnfield Council are currently consulting on their Safeguarding Adults Strategy (2018 – 2023). They are asking people who live and work in Enfield for their views on their next Safeguarding Adults Strategy, which will run until 2023. A Safeguarding Adults Strategy is a plan to keep adults safe from abuse and harm.

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On Friday 22 June an event is being arranged especially focused on older people living in Enfield. This Friendship Matters event is aimed at attracting those who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation to attend and become engaged by meeting with individuals and groups and thereby improve their quality of life.

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An Open Letter to Enfield Council As a deaf journalist (Stephen) and a deaf counsellor (Pauline) living in Enfield, we write urgently to ask you as council leader to reconsider your imminent funding cut to a lifeline for some of the borough's most vulnerable people. At last week's Deaf Forum meeting at Community House, attended by several of your fellow councillors, the local deaf community was caught unawares by the decision to cease funding - in just three weeks' time - of the Deaf Project's.......

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LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) is Enfield Council's FREE service aimed at fighting fuel poverty and providing affordable warmth. We are offering local residents a completely FREE OF CHARGE service called LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme). LEAP can help you to save money and keep your home warm and cosy. How it works: If you’re eligible, you will get a FREE home visit from a friendly, qualified Home Energy Advisor. LEAP can: Install FREE, simple energy saving measures which.......

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Last  night's Winchmore Hill Ward Forum at the Orange Tree was by all accounts very informative and a success - apart from disruption from someone who will be standing in the council elections for one of the councillor seats in the same ward.  It seems that the police even had to intervene.  Probably no coincidence that the same man is the only person I've ever had to ban from the PGC forums because he persisted in attacking "the man, not the ball" and for unacceptable language........

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Work on installing sprinklers in the 54 high rise tower blocks managed by Enfield Council will start in the new year. The project, expected to cost in the region of £8 million, or £3,000 per property, will be paid for by Enfield Council, but the authority is lobbying the government to fund the scheme which has been introduced in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington and Chelsea, which claimed the lives of 71 people. Although Enfield Council managed blocks are.......

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The following figures are taken from a press release regarding London Councils' pre-budget submission London has experienced significant funding cuts The 2017-18 local government finance settlement confirmed cuts to core funding of 26% in real terms over 3 years. This comes on top of a cumulative cut to core funding of over 50% in real terms since 2010-11, meaning core funding from central government to councils will have fallen by 63% in real terms over the decade to 2019-20. London.......

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