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The November issue of Enfield's community newspaper is now available from several hundred locations across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member or read it online.

As editor James Cracknell explained at last month's Enfield Voices social event, obtaining the income needed to keep publishing a printed newspaper is not easy these days, but he was optimistic about the prospect for the Dispatch. We can all help by becoming members - not expensive - and by raising awareness of the paper, which will help bring in advertising.

What's in the November Enfield Dispatch?

enfield dispatch nov 2019In this month's edition our top story is a row over housing affordability as Enfield Council signs a major new homes deal at Meridian Water.

On Page 3 we look at how local constituencies are shaping up ahead of the snap general election.

On Page 5 a scout group celebrates 60 years in Southgate.

On Page 8 a merger of five local NHS groups is described as a ‘farce’ by the president of Enfield Over 50s Forum.

On Page 12 find out what’s in store at Chickenshed this festive season.

And on Page 15 the popular netball courts in Broomfield Park are set for a major revamp.

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