Subject tag: Enfield Council

17 June 2020

On 4th June Enfield Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee met to consider the re-opening of schools in the borough as the Covid-19 lockdown is relaxed. At the meeting questions submitted by the National Education Union (NEU) were read out and answers given. In a GlobalNet21 webinar, Francis Sealey interviews Clare Docherty, Secretary of the NEU's Enfield District, about the issues raised by the union and how well she felt the scrutiny process worked.

20 May 2020

Enfield Council's draft climate action plan is much too limited in scope, is taking far too long to be developed and put into action, is neglecting to engage citizens properly, and fails to identify opportunities for the borough's businesses. These are the conclusions of an analysis presented at the April meeting of the Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF).

13 May 2020

Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. Various new estrictions are in force

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13 May 2020

A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible

29 April 2020

Some brief updates on the general subject of waste collections and recycling.

15 April 2020

The Climate Action Plan published by Enfield Council in mid-March outlines measures designed to make the council carbon-neutral by 2030. However, only 11 per cent of borough-wide emissions are due to the council's own operations, the main sources are transport, housing and the industrial and commercial sector, and it is equally important to make these carbon-neutral too. The deadline for comments is looming - in view of the coronavirus crisis taking precedence, it should be extended.

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13 April 2020

Some of Enfield Council's services need additional staff or have staff shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak. These are temporary roles that need to be filled now and are open to anyone who is unemployed.

12 April 2020

An update on the support to vulnerable people provided by Enfield Stands Together

07 April 2020

Enfield Council has posted updated information about waste collection services on its Facebook page. In summary: Barrowell Green recycling centre remains closed; All four household waste collection services are continuing; To cope with extra waste generated during the crisis, street cleaning teams will collect bags of 'side waste' - up to two additional sacks per collection; Avoid big 'clear-outs' and do not put out large items; Double-bag potentially contaminated items.

30 March 2020

Enfield Council has published a flyer notifying people of the support available through Enfield Stands Together.

30 March 2020

Enfield Council is suspending enforcement or recovery action against people who fall behind or have problems paying their council tax.

30 March 2020

Enfield Council's Housing Service has published the following information about how it will be operating during the current virus outbreak.

18 March 2020

Enfield Council and Enfield Voluntary Action today launched Enfield Stands Together, a 'community response website', with the aim of coordinating volunteering and help to those who need it.

06 March 2020

A campaign to 'Save Our Dugdale' has been launched after community groups which use rooms on the first floor of the Dugdale Centre were told that they will no longer be available from this September. In response, Enfield Council has explained that it plans to use the accommodation to improve services for children and families.

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01 March 2020

Enfield Council is consulting on a draft revised Statement of Community Involvement in Planning.

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04 February 2020

The final report of the Enfield Poverty and Inequality Commission found that deprivation in the borough has increased in recent years and called on the government to review its funding arrangement for local authorities to help them tackle increasing poverty. The Commission made 27 recommendations which it says will make a significant difference to families with the lowest incomes in the borough. They include reforming the private rented sector, improving access to healthcare - including mental health services - revitalising youth services and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

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02 February 2020

A demonstration by environmental campaigners from Extinction Rebellion Enfield led to last Wednesday's meeting of Enfield Council being temporarily adjourned. The protesters say that the council is taking too long to take measures to combat the climate emergency.

14 January 2020

On 8th July last year, two days before full council declared a Climate Emergency, Enfield's cabinet members signed a printed copy of a document pledging action to tackle climate change. Six months on, how much progress has been made? Deputy council leader Ian Barnes provides answers to some questions.

14 January 2020

Extinction Rebellion Enfield, the local branch of the global environmental movement, is planning a protest in Enfield Town on Saturday 25th January to raise awareness for the lack of action to address climate issues in the borough.

14 January 2020

Enfield residents who take part in a survey about the council's Healthy Streets programmes will be entered in a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.