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Issue 18 of the free community newspaper Enfield Dispatch is now being distributed across the borough, so go and pick up your copy. You can also get it delivered to your door by becoming a member. By doing so you'll be helping keep local journalism alive and kicking.

The deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 17th March. If you have an idea for an article, or would like to write a "letter to the editor", please email .

What's in this month's Dispatch?

enfield dispatch march 2020This month's top story reports growing fears over the level of risk being taken by Enfield Council, after it approved £2billion of spending on capital infrastructure.

On Page 4 a new climate network is inspiring people to take action;

On Page 5 a crowdfunder is launched to open a new roller skating rink in Palmers Green;

On Page 6 Transport for London says it will prioritise upgrading the Piccadilly Line;

On Page 8 Extinction Rebellion protesters explain why they disrupted an Enfield Council meeting;

On Page 13 female composers are being celebrated at an upcoming Enfield Choral Society concert;

And on Page 15 find out how charity status is helping Enfield Town FC's community arm do more for local people.

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