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Jobs fair offers something for everyone

Jobs fair

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016

Enfield Council is holding its next prestigious job fair at the Green Towers Community Centre in Edmonton. It is being held on Wednesday 20th April 2016 between 10am - 3pm at the Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton, N9 0BU.

New development by Chancerygate brings seal of approval

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

This week Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business Development, Cllr Alan Sitkin, welcomed the news that industrial developer Chancerygate has acquired a 3.2 acre development site in Lockfield Avenue, Enfield.

Small Business Saturday

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

Enfield Council has unveiled a raft of measures designed to encourage residents to use the borough's small shops and other businesses in the run up to Christmas, and shop locally on Small Business Saturday (5 December).

Man fined for dangerous cosmetics

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A proprietor, together with his company which sold cosmetic products containing dangerous substances, have been ordered to pay out a total of £16,000 in costs and fines after a successful prosecution by Enfield Council.

Enfield’s unemployed dip their toes into the world of work at Thames Water

Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A group of keen jobseekers from Enfield say their experience at Britain’s largest water company has left them feeling more confident and more likely to be offered employment after completing a three week work placement.

Council launches new resources for business

Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

Local Enfield businesses got a boost last week as new ‘Town Teams’ were launched in the borough at a special summit held at the Dugdale Centre.


Big business in the borough as Siemens comes to Enfield

Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Technology giant Siemens has just opened up a new multi million pound operation in Millmarsh Lane in Enfield, bringing jobs and opportunity to local people, and investment to the borough.


Careers Inspiration Event

Published on Monday, 10 August 2015

Young people aged 16-18 living or studying in Enfield are invited to attend a special Careers Inspiration Event sponsored by BBC Children in Need and supported by Enfield Council, on Friday 21 August.

Cllr Sitkin

Enfield Council backs local businesses

Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Almost a third of money spent by Enfield Council ends up in the tills of businesses in the borough new figures have revealed.

Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Celebrate Success!

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Enfield congratulates women entrepreneurs.

Licence Appeal Refused

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

A District Judge refused to overturn Enfield Council’s decision to revoke a supermarket's alcohol licence.

Enfield Trading Standards crack down on counterfeiters

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015

One hundred and seventy seven items of fake bags, sunglasses, and pieces of jewellery were seized by Enfield Council trading standards officers during a sting in Edmonton on 9 July.

£1m cash package to enhance skills, business and high streets

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

Enfield Council has received £1,082,824 of New Homes Bonus Funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA), which will invest in apprenticeships, bring businesses together and improve town centres in Enfield Town and Ponders End.


Shoppers say ‘Ciao’ to Enfield’s first Italian Market

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

Enfield will be saying ‘ciao’ to a fantastic Italian market, ‘Italia in Piazza’, coming to ‘fountain island’ in Enfield Town on 10 and 11 July (9am till 5pm).

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Enfield's Newest Wine Bar

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Enfield’s newest wine bar will fling open its doors on Thursday (25 June) so why not pay it a visit and sample some of the fantastic wines it has to offer.

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New warehouse development brings jobs and commerce to Enfield

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015

This week Cllr Alan Sitkin, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development, saw for himself the development of a 93,000 sq ft warehouse being built in the heart of industrial Enfield (Mollison Avenue).

Construction training with EnfieldThinks

Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Anyone interested in a career in the construction industry should make sure they attend Enfield Thinks’ FREE construction sessions in May. These sessions will look to give an introduction to all aspects of the trade and help direct you towards a career in construction.

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Take control - Switch to Direct Debit

Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Enfield Council has launched a new campaign urging residents to switch paying their council tax to direct debit, and be in with a chance of winning £25,000 in a prize draw!

Bake – off contestant runs library café

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015

Great British Bake Off’ contestant, Urvashi Roe, who appeared on BBC2's Great British Bake Off Series 2 in 2011, is now managing the cafe in Enfield Town Library.


Councillors in hot seat as new salon launched

Published on Thursday, 19 February 2015

Yesterday, (Wednesday 18 February), Cllr Alan Sitkin, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection paid a visit to the HEAT hair salon in Enfield to see for themselves how this modern hairdressing academy is creating opportunities for local people to train in the profession.

Over 50s employment on the agenda

Published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A range of measures have been unveiled by Enfield Council to help those over 50 in the borough find lasting employment, and access training.

Jobs fair

Jobs fair offers something for everyone

Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Enfield Council is holding its 17th prestigious job fair at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London which will be open to anyone resident in Enfield who is currently looking for employment, training, apprenticeships or advice.

Land charges team nominated for award

Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Enfield Council’s land charges department has been shortlisted for ‘The Best Customer Experience Award’ by Land Data, the official government appointed organisation that manages and regulates the National Land Information Service (NLIS) contracts.

Banishing fuel poverty in Enfield

Published on Monday, 09 February 2015

A summit has been held to develop plans to eradicate fuel poverty in Enfield.

Enfield saves millions through print contract

Published on Friday, 06 February 2015

Enfield Council will be saving over £1.5m on its photocopying and printing costs after it announced a new Managed Print Service deal with imaging company ‘Canon’ this week.

Smart Homes

Smart residents sign up for Smart Homes

Published on Thursday, 05 February 2015

A new project designed to improve the energy efficiency of privately owned homes and save residents money was showcased by Enfield Council yesterday (Wednesday 4 February).

Drop in to the Credit Union!

Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The North London Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial co-operative, run on behalf of its members and supported by Enfield Council has announced some permanent, new drop in days at Edmonton Green and Ordnance Unity Centre libraries, which will be followed a couple of weeks later by a regular afternoon at John Wilkes House, Ponders End.

No getting off scott-free for fraudster

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014

A woman, who was prosecuted for benefit fraud after Enfield Council received complaints about alleged anti-social behaviour, and investigated her background, has been sentenced.

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Enfield’s Winning Businesses Awarded!

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

Local businesses celebrated their well-deserved awards at the 2014 Enterprise Enfield Business Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation Ceremony last night (Wednesday 3rd December) at the Royal Chace Hotel in Enfield. The annual competition, now in its tenth year, is run by local enterprise agency, Enterprise Enfield, supported by Enfield Council, and aims to recognise and reward the achievements of businesses as well their owners’ determination to succeed in the current challenging economic climate.

Small Business Saturday

Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Some popular characters are about to paint the town red in Enfield on Small Business Saturday as a smattering of Smurfs fill the town centre with their special magic alongside Cllr Alan Sitkin.

Hitch for sham marriages as Enfield Council cracks down

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

Since July, when new data sharing powers were given to local authorities, Enfield Council and the Home Office have exposed 12 suspected sham marriages and civil partnerships which were due to take place at the borough’s registry office.

Enfield Council top business landlord

Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

New figures show Enfield Council is open for business after it was revealed that of the 211 shops owned by the council only two remain unlet to businesses.


Shoppers say ‘Bonjour’ to Enfield’s first French Market

Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Enfield’s very first French Market injected a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ into Enfield when it set up its stalls in the town last Friday.

Living wage

Enfield Council continues to back Living Wage

Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

This week it was announced that thousands of workers living in London will receive a pay rise as the London Living Wage saw its value increase from £8.80 an hour to £9.15 this week.

Enfield Council sends fraudster to jail

Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

A fraudster who received nearly £100,000 in benefits he was not entitled to was jailed for three months after investigative work by Enfield Council.

Land sale nets in excess of £600k

Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

This week a plot of unused land was sold off by Enfield Council to raise vital funds.

Thumbs up to customer services from Jobsnet

Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

During October representatives from Jobsnet, a brokerage service that helps match employees with suitable vacancies, visited Enfield Council’s Customer Services Call Centre based in The Dugdale Centre.


Come to the Career, Jobs & Training Fair

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

Residents are invited to attend a special Career, Jobs and Training Fair sponsored by Enfield Council on the 7 November.

Cllr Sitkin

Lovell signs contract for Ponders End Electric Quarter redevelopment

Published on Monday, 22 September 2014

Lovell has signed a £50 million contract with Enfield Council to undertake a landmark mixed use regeneration development at a key town centre site in North London.


Relaunch of the Enfield Business Centre

Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014

Business leaders were told of Enfield Council’s vision to attract industrial pioneers, help new businesses to flourish and prosper and create 40,000 new jobs in the borough yesterday, (17 September), when the Enfield Business Centre was officially reopened after an extensive refurbishment.

Rob Leak

Enfield switches to online electoral registration

Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014

Enfield Council’s elections team is urging local residents not to miss out, as the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years takes place with the message “It’s time to act”.

Rogue traders caught in the act

Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Enfield Council and Metropolitan Police officers caught con men in the process of ripping off a 59-year-old man during an operation to tackle rogue traders earlier this month (September 4).

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'My Enfield' Account clicks for lucky winner

Published on Thursday, 04 September 2014

Local resident Yvonne Holder from Edmonton Green was presented with an iPad this week from Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance as the lucky winner of Enfield Council’s ‘win an iPad’ competition.

Enfield Fraudster gets curfew clampdown

Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A woman who received nearly £22k of taxpayers money she was not entitled to has received an eight weeks prison sentence suspended for 12 months, and a two month curfew to run between 8pm and 6am. She was also ordered to pay costs of £550 and a victim surcharge of £80.

Support for small businesses

Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Enfield Council is hosting a networking meeting for small businesses in the borough so they can meet new customers and discover new technologies and techniques to make them more efficient and profitable.

Jail time for council tax evader

Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

An Enfield resident has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for repeatedly failing to pay his council tax.

Job and training fair success

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Enfield Council in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions has successfully placed 32 people who attended its last jobs and training fair into employment or education courses.

Enfield Council gears up for dementia training

Published on Friday, 30 May 2014

Enfield Council is revolutionising the way it identifies and tackles dementia after announcing that hundreds of staff will be trained in how to better support people with the condition.

Making Enfield’s town centres even better

Published on Monday, 17 March 2014

Businesses in Enfield are being consulted on how town centres and shopping areas in the borough can be improved, better managed and made even more attractive places for shoppers to visit.

Council Tax Update

Published on Friday, 28 February 2014


First business signs up to broadband voucher scheme

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The first business in Enfield has signed up to the Connection Voucher Scheme run by Enfield Council and the Greater London Authority which aims to bring better internet connectivity to companies in the borough.

Enfield Business Centre gets new lease of life

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A £325,000 project to rejuvenate and improve Enfield Business Centre has started.

New business site forks out new jobs

Published on Thursday, 16 January 2014

A welcome addition to the Eley Industrial Estate in Advent Way, Edmonton N18 starts tomorrow when the first forks are plunged into the barren land to build a small business area and a Premier Inn Hotel.


Efficient working pays for council

Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013

It was announced this week that Notley High School in Braintree, Essex has asked Enfield Council’s payroll service to administer the school’s pay with effect from January 2014.

Enfield pilots broadband scheme

Published on Monday, 16 December 2013

Up to 200 charities and small or medium–sized businesses in Enfield could apply for vouchers worth between £250- £3,000 from Enfield Council to upgrade their broadband infrastructure under a £400,000 pilot scheme funded by the Greater London Authority.

Benefit cheats

Benefit cheats cheat us all say Enfield Council

Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Enfield Council has launched a new hard hitting campaign to tell any benefit cheats in the borough ‘It’s not if we catch you, it’s when!’

Internal Audit Services – provider information day

Published on Friday, 04 October 2013

Please not that this is an invitation to an open provider information day only; it is not a contract notice. If you wish to be considered for any future contract for these services you will need to register your interest by following the instructions given in the formal contract notice.

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Businesses Back University Technical College

Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Businesses in Enfield are being urged to join forces with a number of multi-national corporations and back a University Technical College based in the proposed new Meridian Water Development.

All's fair in job hunting

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013

Residents and businesses are invited to attend one of the biggest Career, Jobs and Training Fairs sponsored by the London Boroughs of Enfield and Haringey, next month.

Skip company fined

Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A company and its owner have been fined by magistrates in relation to five offences of placing a skip on the highway without a licence after being prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Restauranteur fined £25,000 for “riding roughshod” over planning regulations

Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A restaurant owner who converted a car show room into a banqueting suite without planning permission was fined £25,000 at Wood Green Crown Court after being prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Shopper friendly parking tariff unveiled

Published on Friday, 02 August 2013

Enfield Council has unveiled new parking tariffs in its car parks to encourage short stay shoppers to spend longer in its town centres and give traders a welcome boost.

Building for the future

Published on Thursday, 13 June 2013

Young people, businesses and unemployed adults will be brought together at an employment fair supported by Enfield Council showcasing the jobs and opportunities available in the construction industry.

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Enfield Legal Team shortlisted

Published on Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Enfield Legal Services have been shortlisted for the ‘In-house Public Sector Team of the Year Award’ organised by The Lawyer magazine.

"Chuggers" face fines for flouting fundraising rules

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

Enfield Council has announced strict new rules designed to limit the number of charity fund raisers and regulate their behaviour, with repeat offenders facing fines of up to £200.


Enfield Council cracks down on social housing cheats

Published on Thursday, 25 April 2013

Enfield Council has been awarded £200,000 to continue its successful work to combat social housing fraud and provide more housing to people who really need it.

The Enfield Innovation Competition is now open!

Published on Friday, 08 March 2013

Nominations for entries into a competition designed to promote, nurture and encourage businesses and social enterprises in Enfield are being sought before this month's closing date.


Autopay kiosks make their mark

Published on Friday, 08 March 2013

Cllr Andrew Stafford unveils the new autopay machines, which make paying council bills easier than ever.

Green jobs go on show

Published on Monday, 18 February 2013

New jobs and careers are springing up as environmental technology industries develop.

New Council Tax Benefit Scheme agreed

Published on Friday, 01 February 2013

A new local Council Tax Support scheme for Enfield was voted through at Wednesday night's Council meeting.


Enfield Council wins Fighting Fraud Awards 2012

Published on Friday, 11 January 2013

Enfield fights fraud with award!

New signs help shoppers spend a penny

Published on Friday, 11 January 2013

Enfield Council is investing £9,000 in new signs to point shoppers in the direction of the borough's popular community toilets.

Enfield Council's Residents Priority Fund publishes Annual Report

Published on Thursday, 10 January 2013

Enfield Council's Residents Priority Fund has published its Annual Report for 2011/2012 showcasing some of the dreams that have become reality for the borough's communities during the past year.

Multiple fraudster behind bars

Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012

Fraudster Viorica Spirache , 44, from Rays Road Edmonton was sentenced in Wood Green Crown Court on Wednesday 21st November to two years imprisonment for what the judge called ‘multiple fraud’ and ‘fraudulent from the outset’.

Benefit fraudster jailed for multiple fraud

Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A man who received more than £25,000 of taxpayers money he was not entitled to has been jailed after a multi agency prosecution.


Cleanliness without cruelty

Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Photo shows Penny Ashcroft - BUAV and James Rolfe - Director at Enfield Council, using the products.

Is it a bird ? Is it a plane? No it's Operation Condor

Published on Friday, 10 August 2012

Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police launched a series of raids on licensed premises at the weekend to make sure pubs and clubs were complying with the terms of their licenses.

Apprenticeships made easy

Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Businesses in Enfield have been invited to a breakfast event organised by Enfield Council, designed to show them the benefits of supporting youth employment and training in the Borough.

Council clamps down on unpaid rent

Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012

Enfield Council is clamping down on tenants who owe it rent as part of a wider strategy to protect its income against a backdrop of unprecedented government spending cuts.

Help transform Edmonton

Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Give your views and help shape Edmonton Green.

Rogue trader fined

Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012

A rogue trader has been fined £200 and ordered to pay £500 costs after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council for failing to provide a geographical address for his business.

Residents boost as new licensing laws lead to businesses limiting late night opening

Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012

Cumulative Impact Licensing Policy takes effect

Counterfeit clothes are rebranded for those in need

Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Over 3,000 counterfeit clothing items are losing their labels and being rebranded for distribution to vulnerable living in Enfield.

Enfield bids for market town funding

Published on Friday, 30 March 2012

Enfield is bidding for a slice of a £1 million pot which aims to breathe new life into Britain's high streets.

Car Clamping Firm director prosecuted

Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The former Director of a car clamping company has been ordered to pay £4,870 in fines and costs.

Chris Bond - Councillor

Clothes blow for counterfeiter

Published on Monday, 19 March 2012

A trader who sold counterfeit designer clothes and accessories has been jailed for nine months after he was caught by Enfield Council's Trading standards officers.

Del Goddard - Labour Councillor

New street market planned in Enfield

Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Enfield Council has outlined plans to establish a new street market near the entrance to Ponders End Park in the Spring.

Regeneration cash boost from London Mayor

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Enfield has scooped £1.9 million from the Mayor of London to regenerate and improve North East Enfield.

Enfield is Open for Business

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2011

Investors, politicians and industry experts are attending a reception at the House of Commons designed to promote growth opportunities in Enfield and show the borough is Open For Business.

Cash boost to tackle unemployment

Cash boost to tackle unemployment

Published on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Projects designed to tackle unemployment and low skill levels will be launched as part of a £920,000 drive in Enfield.

Message from Enfield Business and Retailers Association Ltd

Message from Enfield Business and Retailers Association Ltd

Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The recent public order disturbances that have taken place in some of our town centres has deeply affected Enfield’s business community.

Help for Businesses in Enfield

Published on Monday, 08 August 2011

In response to the civil unrest in Enfield on Sunday night, any business that has been directly affected by the incidents should contact the Business Rates Section immediately.


Join the Mayor to celebrate Enfield as a Fair Trade Town

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2011

To celebrate the establishment of 1,000 Fairtrade towns worldwide, the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Christiana During, will be cutting a special Fairtrade cake on Saturday 4th June and giving out other Fairtrade goodies to visitors.

Independent retailers receive thumbs up from Council

Independent retailers receive thumbs up from Council

Published on Tuesday, 08 March 2011

This evening independent retailers from East Enfield will graduate from a ‘commerciality’ training programme to boost their bottom lines and services to their local communities.

Apprentice Celebration Event welcomes companies and honours apprentices

Apprentice Celebration Event welcomes companies and honours apprentices

Published on Friday, 11 February 2011

Part of National Apprentice Week 2011.

Headteacher leaves a great learning legacy

Headteacher leaves a great learning legacy

Published on Friday, 11 February 2011

Geof Cumner-Price, headteacher at Oakthorpe Primary School in Tile Kiln Lane, Palmers Green, died last Friday 4th February after a long and brave struggle with cancer.

Council gives more power to local people

Published on Friday, 11 February 2011

Enfield Councillors gave the thumbs up for a new people power project at a Cabinet meeting this week.

Council makes moving to Enfield easier

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

They say death, marriage and moving can be the three most stressful things in life.

eBay con man caught in act by council watchdogs

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

An Enfield conman has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service for selling over a 1000 bogus brands on the internet.

Edmonton trader pays price for selling booze to kids

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

AN Edmonton shopkeeper has been fined and ordered to pay costs of £1500 after he twice sold booze to underage youngsters.

Let’s have the best local services

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2010

9.30 for a 10am start - aiming to finish by 4 pm Monday 15th February Tackling Inequality in Enfield - Building on our Achievements - Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, Grange Park, London N21 1QQ

Another boost for business this Christmas

Another boost for business this Christmas

Published on Friday, 11 December 2009

Borough bargain hunters received a boost to their Yule-tide spending power today after Enfield Council announced FREE parking days over Christmas.

Women Inspired to Start Businesses in Enfield

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Enterprise Enfield is currently looking for women looking to start their own businesses to join its next RSA Trust Inspiring Women Programme.

Free Drop-In Advice Day for People Thinking About Starting a Business in Enfield

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2009

Enterprise Enfield will be holding a free Drop-In Advice Day for people thinking about starting a business in Enfield, on Thursday 19th November, 9am - 4.30pm.

Business awards

Enterprise Enfield Announces Business Winners!

Published on Friday, 06 November 2009

Enterprise Enfield is delighted to reveal the winners of its fifth Business Awards competition sponsored by The RSA Trust.

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