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Porn film seller brought to book

Published on Friday, 15 April 2016

A man who sold hard core porn films on eBay, which bore no classification mark, was put under a curfew (which involves wearing an electronic tag) and ordered to pay £5,060 (in contribution to costs and victim surcharge) after being prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Fake mattresses

Bad ‘Dreams’ for father and son convicted of Trade Mark offences

Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A father and son who admitted displaying false trade marks on mattresses and misleading signage on the son’s van have been ordered to pay a total of £3,520 by magistrates after they were prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Clean for the queen

Enfield Council’s Right Royal Clean Up!

Published on Friday, 04 March 2016

A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by the Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Doug Taylor, as ‘Clean for The Queen’ aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

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Loom Band danger as importer fined

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

A resident who was caught importing and distributing loom bands from China which not only contained a dangerous foreign object, but were made from cancer causing materials, was prosecuted by Enfield Trading Standards and fined on the 18 February at Tottenham Magistrates Court.

Recycle

Check before you chuck says council

Published on Thursday, 18 February 2016

Toilet Seats, nappies and DVD players might sound like some very random objects - but these are just some of the unwanted items which are being put into recycling bins in the borough putting recycling in Enfield in jeopardy.

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Cycle Enfield second-hand bike sale gets into gear

Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Merryhills Primary School has played host to a very special second-hand sale, which gives children the chance to buy fantastic bikes at a reasonable price and get into the cycling habit.

Dodgy driveway salesman forced to pay up

Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A man who had previously been prosecuted by Enfield Council for selling dodgy driveways has been ordered by a judge to pay £23,200 within 12 weeks or face jail.

Health club fined after filthy find

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

The owners of the David Lloyd Leisure Ltd centre in Carterhatch Lane, Enfield have been fined £11,652.40, and ordered to pay £1,652.40 costs at Enfield Magistrates Court on 4 February, after Enfield Council successfully prosecuted them for serious food safety failings.

Flooding measures developed in Enfield

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

Enfield Council has outlined the precautions it has taken with partner agencies to ensure the borough is protected from flooding in the event of extreme weather events.

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True cost of being a “tosser” revealed by Enfield Council

Published on Thursday, 04 February 2016

The money spent on cleaning up litter and fly tipping in Enfield could instead be used to pay for the resurfacing of roads or pavements figures released by the Council show.

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Enfield launches free child car seat safety checks

Published on Thursday, 04 February 2016

Enfield Council is holding a series of free car seat checks for parents to ensure they have the correct child restraints for their child and vehicle.

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Score with Enfield Council’s football pitches

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Enfield Council put a call out this week to football teams and players to say ‘If you want to play, we have the pitch’ to encourage more people to hire the wide variety of football pitches available in the borough.

Recycling

Campaign will aim to lift recycling rates

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Enfield Council is launching a new campaign designed to boost recycling rates in the borough.

Flytipping

‘Don’t be a Tosser’ says Enfield Council

Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Enfield Council is urging residents not to be ‘tossers’ as part of a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the problem of flytipping in the borough.

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Dig deep in 2016 for a new allotment

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016

This week local resident Trevor Smith invited us down to his plot in Goat Lane in Enfield to explain how rewarding having an allotment can be.

Cycle Enfield

Children hit high note for Cycle Enfield

Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

Officers from Enfield Council’s Cycle Enfield Team visited Eastfield Primary School this week to showcase the benefits of cycling to pupils, to help youngsters write a tune about sustainable travel and sing the new ‘Cycle Enfield Song’.

Fake goods fraudsters caught thanks to council

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Two fraudsters who were caught distributing fake goods were both jailed for over four years after they were prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Tandoori feels heat after illegal workers discovered

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Enfield Council has revoked the licence of a local tandoori restaurant after the premises were raided and illegal workers discovered.

Enfield parks in Tate Modern

Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

Soil from three Enfield Council run parks features in an ambitious living sculpture at the Tate Modern Gallery on the Southbank.

Enfield holds out for a hero

Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

Everyone could do with a hero in their life and Enfield Council is launching a campaign to encourage more residents to volunteer their free time and help make the borough a better place for everyone.

Flytipping resident prosecuted by Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A resident who was caught flytipping a van load of household rubbish on The Ridgeway in Enfield was ordered to pay fines and costs of £2,244 after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council.

‘Reckless’ director prosecuted by Enfield Council

Published on Friday, 23 October 2015

A company director whose employee was seriously injured because of a failure of management has been ordered to pay more than £22,000 after Enfield Council prosecuted him.

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Enfield Council says “Don’t waste your pumpkin this Halloween”

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

Halloween is nearly here and the days are numbered for our favourite spooky staple, the pumpkin!

Tatem Park

Tatem Park clean up brings improvements

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

A special competition was held this week at Tatem Park in Palmers Green, organised by Enfield Council and Brownes construction, to make real improvements to the area.

Halloween and Bonfire Night advice

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

Young people are being warned to take sensible precautions into the run up to Halloween and Bonfire night to make sure they have fun and stay safe.

Be safe be seen

Be Safe be Seen

Published on Saturday, 10 October 2015

Enfield Council is launching a campaign so that when the clocks go back on 25 October, and as the winter nights draw in, people are reminded to stay safe on the roads.

Cash in with Big Energy Switch

Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Enfield Council is reminding residents that they have another chance to find cheaper deals on gas and electricity through collective energy switching, a scheme that helps residents club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party ‘switching provider’.

Green Flag

Enfield Council celebrates Green Flag status

Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

This week Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment visited Grovelands Park in Winchmore Hill to celebrate that Enfield has once again retained Green Flag status in eight of its parks.

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Enfield Council brings Letting Agents to book

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2015

Enfield Council’s Trading Standards Team have been working in partnership with the Housing Enforcement team and Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau to crack down on rogue letting agents.

Shed security targeted in Enfield

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Enfield Council joined with the police this week to warn residents in Enfield to check their security after a spate of burglaries from sheds and outbuildings.

Get on Your Bike for £10 with Enfield Council

Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

Are you thinking about taking up cycling, but don’t want to pay out for an expensive bike and equipment? Then Enfield Council’s Cycle Loan Scheme is for you!

Aldersbrook Park

Aldersbrook Park begins upgrade

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Today Aldersbrook Park in Enfield was the centre of attention as Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, went to the park with the Friends to see for himself the start of its £118,000 redevelopment.

Enfield Council clamps down on rogue builder

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

A rogue builder has been sentenced to a community order for 12 months, a fine of £50 and 200 hours of unpaid work, after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council for intimidating customers and carrying out shoddy work while working on driveways in Enfield.

Internet fraudster fined £90,000 after Enfield Council prosecution

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2015

A resident who was caught distributing fake goods to unsuspecting buyers was fined £90,000 after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council. He was also ordered to pay £35,000 to the Council for their costs in bringing the prosecution, and given a 12-month sentence suspended for 2 years with 200 hours of unpaid work.

Homeowner fined for illegal extension

Published on Friday, 04 September 2015

A homeowner who extended his property without planning permission was fined £1,000, ordered to pay costs of £4,500 and a victim surcharge of £100 at Wood Green Crown Court on 28 August after being prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Council not resting on laurels with shoddy sofa sales

Published on Monday, 24 August 2015

A furniture company has been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay Enfield Council costs of £1,547.65, plus a victim surcharge of £120, after furniture that failed to comply with fire safety regulations was sold from two different premises.

Quasar

Quasar shot down after health inspection

Published on Monday, 24 August 2015

The former management of Enfield Quasar were found guilty of running unhygienic premises and instructed to pay fines totalling £4,000, council costs of £2,025.23 plus a victim surcharge of £120 after an inspection revealed filthy premises and poor cooking and storage procedures.

Enfield in Bloom

Enfield in Bloom winners celebrated

Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Green fingered gardeners from across Enfield have scooped prestigious Enfield in Bloom gongs in recognition of their work in turning the borough into a riot of glorious colour.

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Cleaning company cowboy washed up thanks to Enfield Council

Published on Thursday, 13 August 2015

A cleaning company conman has been sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months, with an order to undertake 200 hours unpaid work after charging a 70-year old resident £10,000 for labour, which should have cost £2,000. He was also ordered to pay the victim £8,000 within 12 months, which was the difference between what she was charged and the market value for the work.

Dig in during National Allotment Week

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2015

Next week (10 – 16 August) is National Allotment Week, so there has never been a better time to put your best foot forward to dig for victory!

Enfield parks retain Green Flag status!

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Enfield Council has retained Green Flag status in eight of its parks.

Big Bluff brought to book

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The first man in the United Kingdom to be jailed for money laundering in connection with the running of an illegal poker den has been ordered to pay £50,000.

Burst Water Main - bottled water supplies

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Thames Water switching off the water supply to a number of houses in Enfield following the burst water main earlier today (Thursday 23 July)

Have your say on the future of waste management in North London

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Have your say!

Firs Farm Project Underway!

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

A new £792k wetlands project and cycle path, being constructed in Firs Farm Playing Fields in Palmers Green, is being taken forward by Enfield Council.

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New reed bed tackles pollution in Grovelands

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015

A brand new reed bed is being constructed in Grovelands Park lake to help improve water quality.

Love Parks Week launched in Enfield

Published on Friday, 03 July 2015

Enfield Council has unveiled a bumper programme of fun for Love Parks Week, including musical treats, guided walks and an exciting historical reenactment!

Crime fighting scheme gets the thumbs up

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Enfield Council will be investing a further £112,000 in a project designed to tackle fly tipping, burglary, anti-social behaviour and drug use in the borough.

Enfield Council sets up Trent Park Mansion Working Group

Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Council has set up a cross party councillor Working Group to work with the Receiver tasked with finding a buyer for the Trent Park Mansion building. The Group will be meeting the Receiver shortly to emphasise that the views of the local community should be taken into account in any development proposals that come forward in the future.

Enfield Council launches campaign to snare fly tippers

Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Residents will have the chance to nab a fly tipper thanks to a new reward scheme being offered by Enfield Council.

Pymmes wetlands

New wetlands bring diversity to Pymmes

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2015

This week senior councillors saw for themselves the beginnings of the £200,000 wetlands project at Pymmes Park in Edmonton.

Give and Take

FREE Give and Take Day comes to Enfield!

Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It’s time to dig into your overstocked cupboards and perhaps swap it for something you really need at the North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) Give & Take event.

FREE furniture collection with the British Heart Foundation

Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Enfield Council is teaming up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to make it even easier for residents to get rid of their unwanted furniture for free!

Enfield in Bloom

Enfield in Bloom calls for gardening gurus

Published on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The hunt is on for gardening gurus who can transform barren patches of earth into flowery explosions of colour for this year's Enfield in Bloom Competition.

Illegal booze and tobacco find sparks licence revocation

Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

A supermarket has had its licence revoked by Enfield Council after illicit alcohol and cigarettes were found in a sting operation.

Bumper programme of park improvements announced

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015

Two million pounds will be invested in Enfield parks over the next year, Enfield Council has announced.

Enfield flood plans out for consultation

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015

Enfield Council has published a draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy this week, and is asking for everyone to get involved and share their views on the document.

National retailer fined for mice infestation

Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

99p Stores have been ordered to pay out more than £8,000 in fines and costs after Enfield Council found packets of food for sale which had been urinated on and gnawed by mice just days before Christmas.

Council strips supermarkets of licences

Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Two supermarkets have lost their licences after Enfield Council decided to revoke them.

Angel Gardens

How does your garden grow?

Published on Thursday, 02 April 2015

A derelict site in Edmonton that has been transformed into a fun packed park for residents by Enfield Council, has just been opened by Cllr Chris Bond.

Firs Farm

Firs Farm Park scoops award

Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Friends of Firs Farm Park joined with Cllr Chris Bond and Enfield Council this week in celebration after hearing that they had won £175k to construct a flood relief and cycle path scheme for the park.

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‘BEAR’ necessities achieved at tree planting event

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015

Children from five different primary schools got their hands dirty at Merryhills Primary School this week, (17 March), to plant over 60 native trees after winning a special competition.

Parents warned to park legally

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015

Enfield Council has launched a clampdown on parents who park illegally during the school run and endanger the lives of children and parents.

Punch up foiled by CCTV operators

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015

Two men were arrested after they were spotted fighting on CCTV and police alerted.

Disqualified driver nicked

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015

Police officers were forced to smash the window of a car and drag the driver out after a chase through Southbury.

Cllr Bond

Two awards, richly deserved

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Today Cllr Chris Bond saw for himself two awards, won by Enfield Council recently, showcasing the borough’s commitment to clean and green open spaces.

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Cash reward to catch arsonists

Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Enfield Council is offering a cash reward for information leading to the prosecution of arsonists who caused £30,000 damage to a children’s play area in Groveland Park.

Ponderful project boosts wildlife

Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A £20,000 project to help ducks breed while improving the environment around a pond has been completed in Oakwood Park.

Millennium Green up and running

Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Enfield Council has completed improvements to an under-used open space in New Southgate in partnership with the Millennium Green Trust.

Enfield condemns Which? Magazine Food hygiene ratings

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015

Enfield Council has rejected claims from Which? Magazine suggesting the borough is the worst in the country for food hygiene.

West Anglia line

Local businesses called on to press for rail investment

Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Enfield Council has joined forces with businesses in the borough to lobby the government and Network Rail to expand the West Anglia mainline to a four rail track in order to boost the borough’s economy, create jobs and stimulate growth and investment in the borough.

Toxic soap seized

Published on Monday, 02 February 2015

Soap containing toxic mercury was seized by Enfield Council's Trading Standards team on Tuesday (27 January).

Edmonton Green lift

New Edmonton Green lift gives access to all

Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Today (28 January) Cllr Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, saw for himself the brand new lifts which have been installed into Edmonton Green station to improve accessibility for everyone.

Enfield Council Leads by Example

Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Enfield Council has revealed it has slashed its carbon footprint by 35 per cent in the last five years, saving almost £1 million per year on its energy bill.

Enfield Council welcomes station improvement programme

Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A Transport for London (TfL) project which will see several stations in the borough upgraded and improved has been welcomed by Enfield Council.

free fitness classes in parks

Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Residents are invited to sign up for free group exercise classes in four of the borough’s parks.

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Find out about Cycle Enfield

Published on Friday, 23 January 2015

Local residents and businesses will be able to have their first look at Enfield Council's ambitious plans to revolutionise cycling in Enfield at a series of exhibitions due to start in February.

Bumper Park boost

Published on Friday, 23 January 2015

A new multi-use games area will be installed at an Palmers Green park after the council successfully bid for £45,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Supermarket licence revoked

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015

A supermarket has had its licence revoked after trading standards and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers found it was selling illicit alcohol.

Firs Farm

Firs Farm needs your vote!

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015

Enfield Council is calling for all residents to vote for Firs Farm Park in Winchmore Hill, in a competition which could see the space in line for £175k of money to construct a flood relief and cycle path scheme for the park.

Courts order landlord to pay thousands for planning breach

Published on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A landlord who refused to revert six illegally converted bedsits back into a single property for more than seven years will be more than £138,000 out of pocket after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Enfield scoops street cleaning gong

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014

Enfield Council has won a 2014 Clean Britain Award in recognition of the work it does to keep its streets tidy for residents.

Enfield Council scoops parks award

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014

Enfield Council’s work to protect and enhance the borough’s parks and open spaces has been recognised by an organisation responsible for ensuring access to free, outdoor spaces for sport, play and recreation.

Cycle Enfield rolls on

Published on Friday, 05 December 2014

Residents will be consulted on the £30 million Cycle Enfield project in the new year as Enfield Council develops its proposals to revolutionise cycling in Enfield.

Man arrested over shopping centre fight

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

A man was arrested by police on Friday (28 November) after Enfield Council’s CCTV operators alerted police to a fight at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre then directed officers to his location.

Stolen Car recovered

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

A stolen car was recovered and the occupant arrested after quick witted Enfield Council CCTV operators spotted it driving through the borough.

Bus review forges ahead

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Transport for London (TfL) are looking at ways of improving access to North Middlesex Hospital as part of a wider review of bus provision in Enfield.

Enfield gears up for flood defence

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014

Equipment to monitor the level of rivers in Enfield will be installed in six new locations following the successful of a flood alleviation pilot scheme, Enfield Council has announced.

Disabled badge prosecution

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014

A woman from Crouch End has been ordered to pay more than £800 in fines and costs after parking illegally using a disabled blue badge.

Imitation foods warning

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014

Residents are being warned to watch out for the dangers of fake food this Christmas.

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Road Safety Week kicks off at Lavender

Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

This week youngsters at Lavender Primary School in Enfield took Road Safety Week to their hearts with help from Enfield Council.

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Enfield tackles fuel poverty with special conference

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014

Last week Enfield Council organised a special fuel poverty conference in conjunction with British Gas, and NEA (National Energy Action) looking at various ways to tackle this issue in the borough.

RE:NEW delivers benefits to private-sector homes

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

A major project to improve the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in Enfield and tackle fuel poverty will continue, Enfield Council has confirmed.

Probe launched into unsafe phone chargers

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

An investigation has been launched after Enfield Council’s trading standards officers seized more than 1,000 counterfeit mobile phone covers and 111 potentially lethal travel adaptors.

Fine for woman who used disabled child’s blue badge

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A woman who used her son’s blue badge to park while he was at school has been prosecuted by Enfield Council.

High tech fight against burglary starts

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014

Homeowners will be able to use a high tech CSI type deterrent to repel burglars after Enfield Council forked out £18,000 for the state-of-the-art SmartWater property marking liquid.

Enfield Council welcomes Crossrail 2 extension

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014

Enfield Council has welcomed the Transport for London (TfL) decision to extend Crossrail 2 to New Southgate saying it will bring investment, business and visitors to the area.

Halloween and Bonfire Safety Advice

Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Young people are being warned to take sensible precautions into the run up to Halloween and Bonfire night to make sure they have fun and stay safe.

Street Trader fined for car sales

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

A used car salesman who was trading from a residential street was ordered to pay fines and costs of £720 after he was prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Pair pay the price for spitting

Published on Friday, 17 October 2014

Two men have been ordered to pay out a total of £740 after they were convicted of spitting in the street after they were prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Free parking pilot scheme launched

Published on Friday, 17 October 2014

A pilot scheme offering drivers 15 minutes free parking at five of the borough’s town centres has been launched by Enfield Council.

Son pays the price for blue badge fraud

Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014

A BMW driver who repeatedly used his mother’s disabled blue badge to park outside a pub has been ordered to pay £1,600 by magistrates.

Declutter ahead of Christmas

Published on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Residents are being encouraged to de-clutter their homes in the run up to Christmas and pick up some fantastic free stuff while helping to boost recycling rates at an event on 25 October.

Food safety successes outlined

Published on Friday, 10 October 2014

Enfield Council has agreed plans to protect the public and raise hygiene standards in its 2,600 food businesses over the next year.

Big Energy Switch

Cash in with Big Energy Switch

Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014

Residents in Enfield have another chance to find cheaper deals on gas and electricity through collective energy switching, a scheme that helps residents club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party ‘switching provider’.

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Improvements to Bush Hill Park and Turkey Street Stations

Published on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Enfield Council is embarking on a programme of work to improve the environment outside six stations in the borough which will be added to the London Overground network in 2015.

Developers agree to replace trees

Published on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Enfield Council has reached agreement with Fairview New Homes which will see the developer carry out replacement planting and landscaping on the border of Enfield Town Park after it accidentally encroached onto council land.

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Cash injection for Heat Network

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Enfield Council has received £183,000 from the government to help drive forward the development of an innovative project to provide low carbon heating to homes across the Lee Valley.

Gates

Gate widening improves access at Forty Hall

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

This week work will begin on the historic gates at Forty Hall as they are widened to improve access for larger vehicles.

Fighting dog trainers blamed for wrecking new playground

Published on Monday, 22 September 2014

Enfield Council is urging residents and park users to help them find the people responsible for repeatedly wrecking a new children’s playground in Forty Hall.

It’s ‘get – tough’ on zig-zags at the school gates

Published on Friday, 19 September 2014

Drivers who endanger children by stopping on the zig zag lines outside schools in Enfield are being targeted in a hard hitting campaign.

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).

Duo fined for selling dangerous face cream

Published on Thursday, 11 September 2014

A pair of businessmen who sold skin lightening cream containing a banned substance have been ordered to pay out almost £15,000 in costs and fines after they were prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Hard core punishment for Thames Water

Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Thames Water has been ordered to pay out more than £82,000 in costs and fines after the company admitted it had botched repairs to roads it had dug up to maintain its pipes.

Name the flytipper and cash in!

Published on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Do you know who these fiendish flytippers are? Then you could be quids in!

More burial space for Enfield

Published on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Enfield Council is planning to roll out a project designed to create more burial space across the borough following a successful pilot scheme.

Bid to protect war memorial site.

Published on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Enfield Council has applied to the organisation Fields In Trust to protect Chase Green and Cenotaph Gardens, which is adjacent and where the war memorial is located, from future development.

Greenways

New films show beauty of Greenways for everyone

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Two special new films, shot and uploaded by Maria Tolly from the Friends of Bush Hill Park and inspired by her son who is a wheelchair user, seek to showcase an accessible route through Enfield’s parkland.

Cllr Bond

Future Clean scrubs up Success

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014

An eco-car wash scheme launched by Enfield Council in May, which helps disabled people find employment, has seen its first 10 workers secure permanent jobs.

Enfield Council orders developers to stop work

Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Developers Quadrant Construction, working on the Cat Hill development in Cat Hill, Barnet, EN4 8HU were ordered to stop work after council officers found the public highway had been left in a filthy state by lorries entering and leaving the site.

Foul trio prosecuted

Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Three dog owners have been fined by magistrates in the last three weeks after they were prosecuted by Enfield Council for failing to clean up after their pets fouled in the street.

Parks made clean sweep

Published on Friday, 08 August 2014

Extra staff have been drafted in to make a clean sweep and arrange extra litter collections to ensure that Enfield’s busiest parks are kept spick and span for visitors.

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Parks make cleaner sweep

Published on Friday, 08 August 2014

Extra staff have been drafted in to make a clean sweep and arrange extra litter collections to ensure that Enfield’s busiest parks are kept spick and span for visitors.

Freedom card renewal changes

Published on Friday, 01 August 2014

People who own a Freedom Pass are being encouraged to renew their passes by post or online rather than visit their Post Office to ensure their applications are dealt with in the quickest and most ef

Pontoons and pulleys shift algae

Published on Thursday, 31 July 2014

Enfield Council has swung into action to remove algae from the New River Loop following complaints from residents.

Lest We Forget

Published on Monday, 28 July 2014

Enfield will commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One (WW1) in 1914 with an event at Broomfield Park’s War Memorial on Monday August 4.

Enfield parks retain Green Flag Status

Published on Monday, 28 July 2014

Enfield Council has once again retained its Green Flag status in eight of its parks

Cycle campaign re-named

Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cycle Enfield has been chosen as the name of Enfield Council's £30 million initiative designed to improve cycling facilities and get more people on bikes across the borough.

BT handed record breaking fine

Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

There was good news for frustrated motorists last week when BT was handed a record breaking fine for carrying out dodgy road repairs after relaying cables.

Albany Park hub

Albany Park Hub throws open its doors!

Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A new community hub, funded by £63,000 from the Enfield Residents Priority Fund (ERPF) was officially opened last Friday by Cllr Chris Bond and Cllr Yasemin Brett (11 July).

Food clampdown launched

Published on Monday, 14 July 2014

Enfield Council has launched a clampdown on shops selling out of date food as part of a drive to raise standards amongst retailers.

Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week 2014

Published on Monday, 07 July 2014

Enfield Council has unveiled a packed programme of activities for Love Parks Week to encourage residents to see what the borough's parks can offer them this summer time.

Virgin Media forks out

Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014

Magistrates have ordered Virgin Media to pay a total of £6,120 for endangering the public while repairing fibre optic broadband cables following a successful prosecution by Enfield Council.

Boating lake restored

Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

An externally funded £75,000 project by Enfield Council to restore the former boating lake in Town Park is nearing completion

road safety

All aboard the walking bus

Published on Monday, 16 June 2014

More than 60 banner waving school children marched through Enfield Town on Wednesday 11 June as part of a charity event, backed by Enfield Council, designed to raise awareness of the danger of traffic and the benefits of walking.

Drinkers World Cup Warning

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Enfield Council is warning people planning to enjoy this year’s World Cup not to let a match day drink ruin their lives.

Big energy switch

Enfield Council says ‘Make the Switch’

Published on Friday, 30 May 2014

Residents in Enfield have another chance to find cheaper deals on gas and electricity through collective energy switching, a scheme that helps people club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party ‘switching provider’.

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Green thumbed growers sought for Enfield in Bloom 2014!

Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The race is on to find the greenest fingered local residents as Enfield Council's ever popular 'Enfield in Bloom' competition has been launched again this year.

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Enfield in Bloom 2014

Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Enfield in Bloom is now open!

Director pays the price for selling counterfeit goods

Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

At Wood Green Crown Court 53 year old Kabamba Tabukanga, director of Gramadi Place Limited at 3 Hoe Lane, Enfield EN3, pleaded guilty to 16 charges under the Trade Marks Act on Wednesday 16 April.

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First money laundering prosecution for illegal poker den

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Enfield Council has become the first local authority in the United Kingdom to successfully prosecute a person for money laundering in relation with the running of an illegal poker den.

Closure of Southbury Road Eastbound

Published on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Transport improvement schemes approved

Published on Monday, 07 April 2014

Enfield Council has agreed a range of transport schemes including new Greenways and improvements to Ponders End which have been funded with £3 million by Transport for London.

Air quality advice

Published on Thursday, 03 April 2014

The Government Department for the Environment, DEFRA, has today issued a warning that air quality is likely to be poor this week. On the DEFRA scale of 1-10, the air quality score in Southern England is likely to reach 8 or 9 today.

Enfield Council welcomes water company disruption pledge

Published on Monday, 31 March 2014

Enfield Council has cautiously welcomed a Thames Water promise that they would keep disruption to residents and road users to a minimum while the installation of smart water meters across the borough is being carried out.

Flood damage to Greenway to be repaired

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Enfield Council has announced it has started repairing the Greenway in Hillyfields that was extensively damaged by the recent unusually heavy rain and flooding as a matter of urgency.

Robo-lorry coming to Enfield

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Enfield Council has agreed to buy a new computer system to more effectively track its refuse and recycling collections and save the borough tens of thousands of pounds each year.

Anti-congestion measures in Lancaster Road

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Enfield Council has agreed a package of measures designed to improve traffic flow in Lancaster Road and improve access for buses and the emergency services.

New food waste collection for flats

Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Enfield Council has completed the first stage of an externally funded project to bring a food waste collection service to 16,000 flats in the borough to improve recycling rates.

cycling, transport, road safety, sustainability

Thirty million reasons to be happy

Published on Monday, 10 March 2014

Enfield Council has been awarded up to £30 million to revolutionise cycling in its borough as part of the Mayor of London’s ambitious Mini-Holland scheme to encourage cycling in London.

Enfield Council seizes illegal sheep heads

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Enfield Council has seized six sheep heads which were illegally on sale in a supermarket as part of continued efforts to ensure that food businesses are compliant and food is safe.

Enfield's plan to be a jolly green food producing giant

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ambitious plans to turn Enfield into the garden of London will be unveiled at City Hall on Wednesday March 5.

Magnificent seven prosecutions for blue badge con merchants

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Seven people have been ordered to fork out more than £2,800 after Enfield Council prosecuted them for blue badge fraud.

Estate facilities swap deal

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Enfield Council has agreed to replace an unwanted synthetic sports pitch and changing room with a grassy area and a multi-use games area after consulting residents.

Metal theft campaign relaunched

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Residents and businesses are being urged to do everything they can to stop metal thieves by Enfield Council.

Enfield Council aiming for a clean sweep

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Eight shiny new sweeping vehicles will be hitting the streets soon after Enfield Council agreed to fork out more than £420,000 to improve the cleanliness of the borough’s streets.

Flooding advice

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

According to the most up to date Flood Guidance Statement issued on Monday (February 10) at 10.30am there is a low risk of flooding in Enfield for the rest of the week.

Restaurateur banned from running food businesses

Published on Monday, 10 February 2014

A Chinese restaurant in Enfield has been fined £2,800 and its owner banned from running a food business after the owner pled guilty of seven breaches of food hygiene regulations between June and December last year (2013).

Enfield Council says ‘Cash in by making the switch’

Published on Monday, 03 February 2014

Residents in Enfield have another chance to find cheaper deals on gas and electricity through collective energy switching, a scheme that helps residents club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party ‘switching provider’.

Barrowell Green recycling centre alternatives

Published on Friday, 31 January 2014

Enfield Council is changing the opening times of Barrowell Green recycling centre to make it easier for residents to dispose of bulky rubbish and recycling.

Full steam ahead for Meridian Water rail station

Published on Friday, 31 January 2014

Enfield Council has appointed Atkins to design an integrated rail and bus transport terminal for Angel Road Rail Station which will be the heart of the new Meridian Water eco-development in Enfield.

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Enfield Council wins £600,000 investment in cycling

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Enfield Council has been awarded £600,000 of additional funding for new cycling projects.

Pollution kept in check with new project

Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

An innovative project to monitor pollution in Enfield and improve air quality has been launched by Enfield Council and computer giant Intel.

Condemned play area to get new lease of life

Published on Thursday, 16 January 2014

A condemned play area will be renovated and improved thanks to a £40,000 improvement scheme funded by Enfield Council and the London Marathon Trust.

Enfield Council working to avoid flooding

Published on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Work to reduce the risk of flooding in Enfield is proceeding smoothly with the borough avoiding the worst effects of the extreme weather which hit the United Kingdom in recent weeks.

Cleaner streets

Street superheroes arrive in Enfield

Published on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Superheroes are arriving in Enfield to tackle littering, fly-tipping and other environmental crimes

Barrowell Green temporary closure

Published on Thursday, 09 January 2014

Enfield Council's Barrowell Green Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be closed for part of February while it undergoes a £25,000 refurbishment of its weighbridge.

Bid to ban super strength booze

Published on Thursday, 09 January 2014

Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police are joining forces in a bid to stop off licences selling cans of super strength alcohol in the borough by the end of January.

Christmas hygiene advice

Published on Friday, 20 December 2013

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a night out at a lovely clean restaurant

cycling

Changes to Dr Bike

Published on Monday, 16 December 2013

The date of the first Dr Bike session of the new year has been moved form Saturday January 4 to Saturday January 11 between 10am and 4pm because of the closure of Enfield Town Market.

Fraudulent Traders prosecuted

Published on Friday, 13 December 2013

Two fraudsters who sold dodgy HGV training schemes to unsuspecting members of the public have been jailed after being prosecuted by Enfield Council.

cycling, transport, road safety, sustainability

Enfield's ambition for better cycling facilities

Published on Friday, 13 December 2013

Enfield Council has submitted its bid to the Mayor of London, for a share of £100 million of funding, as part of an ambitious plan to make the capital more cycle friendly.

Tobacco and alcohol seized

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

More than a quarter of a million illegal cigarettes and gallons of illicit alcohol have been seized and destroyed by Enfield Council.

Aldersbrook Park consultation

Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Enfield Council and The Friends of Aldersbrook Park want to know what people have to say about Aldersbrook Park and have launched a consultation to gather the views of residents.

Tackling metal theft

Published on Friday, 22 November 2013

A new campaign encouraging residents and businesses to do everything they can to stop metal thieves is being launched by Enfield Council on December 1 .

True grit as Enfield gears up for winter

Published on Thursday, 21 November 2013

With winter fast approaching, Enfield Council’s Highways team has been gearing up and preparing for the freezing temperatures ahead.

Spitting to be banned in Enfield

Published on Thursday, 21 November 2013

People who spit in the street in Enfield face prosecution and fines of up to £500 from December 8 after Enfield Council's historic byelaw was confirmed by the government banning the practice.

Improvements come to town

Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas lights in shopping centres, installing hanging baskets and planting poppies are among the projects funded as part of a £200,000 package of improvements to the borough’s town centres.

Greenway crossing improves safety

Published on Monday, 11 November 2013

Enfield Council is installing a new Toucan crossing to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross Forty Hill.

Life saving operation for one of London's oldest trees

Published on Monday, 11 November 2013

Enfield Council is launching a rescue bid to save one of London's oldest trees from dying.

Care Home Manager prosecuted for serious safety breaches

Published on Monday, 11 November 2013

A care home manager who failed to call an ambulance for five days after a 99 year old woman fractured her leg has been given a six month suspended prison sentence and fined £3,000.

Lake pollution warning for residents

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Residents whose homes are in the water catchment area of a popular Enfield beauty spot are being urged to check they are not inadvertently polluting the lake and stream there.

Metal licence fees set

Published on Friday, 25 October 2013

Fees for people who deal and move scrap metal about have been agreed by Enfield Council.

"Check It" don't regret it during National Consumer Week

Published on Friday, 25 October 2013

Enfield Council is hoping to steer residents in the right direction in November when it comes to buying a used car.

"Unsafe" pedestrian crossings fixed

Published on Friday, 25 October 2013

Faults at 16 crossings in the borough, which Enfield Council reported as being defective, have been repaired or will be upgraded, it has been confirmed.

Home Secretary lobbied over metal theft

Published on Friday, 25 October 2013

Enfield Council has written to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, asking her to make metal theft a separate crime category to help police and the council tackle the problem more effectively.

Road resurfacing

Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Three roads in Enfield are to be resurfaced thanks to an extra £290,000 grant from Transport for London (TfL).

Be Safe be Seen

Published on Monday, 21 October 2013

The clocks are due to go back on October 27 and as the winter nights draw in, Enfield Council is launching a campaign to remind people to stay safe on the roads.

Continued customer service excellence

Published on Monday, 21 October 2013

The Environment Department at Enfield Council has again been awarded with a Customer Service Excellence accreditation in recognition of how well it deals with residents and customers.

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Solar Power at the Civic

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2013

Solar power shines on the Civic!

Cllr Bond

Enfield Council says ‘Cash in by making the switch!’

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Residents in Enfield have another chance to find cheaper deals on gas and electricity through collective energy switching, a scheme that helps residents club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party ‘switching provider’.

Street sweeping

Motoring ahead to better street sweeping

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Shiny new street cleaning vehicles will be making a clean sweep in part of Edmonton as part of a drive to improve the quality of cleaning along busy routes.

Greater Anglia pledges better services

Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

A train operator has promised to improve cleanliness and keep its ticket offices open for longer after complaints from Enfield Council.

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RE:FIT Rolling Out in Enfield

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2013

An ambitious programme of cost saving measures, worth £1.7 million, has been launched by Enfield Council to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings across the borough.

Extra parking for disabled drivers and parents

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2013

A whole floor of a multi storey car park will be dedicated to disabled motorists to make it easier for them to get to the shops, Enfield Council has announced.

Trent Park

Woodland area is the place for play

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Launch of new Trent Park playground for toddlers and young children.

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Green for Go at New Gym at Enfield Playing Fields

Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Enfield Council, via the Enfield Residents Priority Fund, has funded a new Green Gym in Enfield Playing Fields which will allow visitors to the area to get fit whilst out and about.

Bicycle scheme boost

Published on Monday, 09 September 2013

Enfield Council has qualified for the final round of Boris Johnson’s £100 million competition to make London boroughs as cycle friendly as cities in the Netherlands.

£50k bid secures cash for parks

Published on Wednesday, 14 August 2013

An artificial cricket pitch, wildflower orchard and play equipment are among the array of improvements Enfield Council will be making to five of its parks after winning £50k from a ‘Fields in Trust’ bid.

Transport, environment

Enfield Council Opens "Super Depot"

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A new super depot which brings together dozens of Enfield Council services has started operating.

Love Parks Week Launched in Enfield

Published on Thursday, 18 July 2013

Enfield Council has unveiled a bumper programme of fun for Love Parks Week to encourage residents to see what the borough's 123 pristine open spaces can offer them, their friends and family.

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Residents to celebrate community open space

Published on Friday, 05 July 2013

An open day to celebrate the completion of a £280,000 joint project between Enfield and Broxbourne Council and the Highways Agency to rejuvenate the previously run down Holmesdale Open Space is being held next Sunday (14 July).

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Water Way to Spend the Weekend

Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013

On Saturday the Friends of Albany Park joined with local volunteers and The Outdoor Pursuits Scheme (T.O.P.s) to clean up a section of Turkey Brook which had suffered from dumped rubbish, pollution and general neglect.

Pilot scheme to increase recycling rates

Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Enfield Council is introducing a pilot scheme to clamp down on people who routinely contaminate their recycling bins - a practice which can cost the borough tens of thousands of pounds a year.

Metal thieves steal copper water tank

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2013

Metal thieves have stolen a huge copper water tank, metal piping and fittings and caused extensive damage to changing rooms at an Enfield Council Recreation Ground this week.

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Music in the Walled Garden event

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Friends of Forty Hall Park are holding a very special musical event to raise money to plant ‘bee friendly’ plants and flowers in their 16th Century Walled Garden.

Cllr Chris Bond, parking, environment

Eco-car wash launched

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

An eco-car wash scheme launched by Enfield Council and offering jobs for people with various disabilities has started operating.

Builders merchants fined £12,000 for forklift truck accident

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

A building merchant has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £5,199 costs after admitting two health and safety breaches after a member of the public was injured in a forklift truck accident

Green Fingered Geniuses Sought for Enfield in Bloom

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

The hunt is on for gardening gurus who can transform barren patches of earth into flowery explosions of colour and fun for this year's Enfield in Bloom Competition.

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Six wards to be blitzed in Tidy-Team clear up

Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

Communities in six wards have received nearly £250,000 of funding from Enfield Council's Residents' Priority Fund for improved cleaning in streets and community areas.

Trading Standards clampdown launched

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Enfield Council and other agencies launched a major crackdown on illegal activity which was designed to disrupt shady business practices and protect residents from con-men.

Pensioner's life savings recouped by Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Enfield Council's Trading Standards Team has returned £23,000 to an 81 year old man after a rogue trader conned him out of the money by telling him his home needed urgent repair work.

Council’s shared service scoops award

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Waltham Forest and Enfield Councils have been celebrating their joint win in scooping the Team of the Year Award at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.

Enfield Council wins legal fight to evict squatters

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Enfield Council has won a legal battle to evict squatters from one of its buildings.

Enfield 2020 Scheme to save millions

Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

A scheme which will see energy efficiency measures installed in 14 corporate buildings will save Enfield Council millions of pounds and significantly reduce carbon emissions in the coming years.

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Community and Council join forces for playground

Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Enfield Council and Hadley Wood Association have joined forces to breathe fresh life into an underused play area.

Shisha more harmful than cigarettes

Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Shisha bars that break the law risk being prosecuted if they don't mend their ways, according to the Enfield and Haringey Tobacco Control Alliance which is campaigning to highlight the dangers of smoking shisha tobacco.

Challenge

On Your Bike is the Message at Commuter Challenge

Published on Monday, 29 April 2013

A very special ‘Commuter Challenge' took place on the 25 April, when six intrepid commuters tested out four different methods of transport in a challenge to travel two miles from John Wilkes House in Ponders End to Enfield Civic Centre to see which transport was the fastest in rush hour.

Cllr Bond

Top dogs recognised with special awards

Published on Monday, 29 April 2013

Owners and their four legged friends were honoured in a special ceremony in Bush Hill Park last week which rewarded both well behaved dogs and conscientious owners.

Council unveils multi-million highway improvements

Published on Friday, 26 April 2013

A bumper £8 million will be spent on upgrading the borough's roads and pavements and improving the appearance of the borough, Enfield Council has announced.

CCTV

Enfield Council to spend £950,000 on CCTV expansion

Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Enfield Council has announced plans to invest £958,000 on expanding its CCTV network into 24 new locations as part of a major drive to make the borough even safer.

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Cleaner Streets campaign launched

Published on Thursday, 11 April 2013

A new campaign to tackle littering, dog fouling, fly tipping and untidy front gardens and cement Enfield's status as having some of the cleanest streets in London has been launched today.

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Historic times as Edmonton Green Clock returns

Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2013

After a 24 year absence, the historic Edmonton Town Hall Clock has been returned to the community it first served in 1903.

Cycle Enfield

Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013

A wide range of events ranging from cycle training to bike checks is being offered as Enfield Council seeks to get more and more people using greener and healthier forms of transport.

Enfield pockets £85,000 for park improvements

Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Enfield Council has been awarded £85,000 to improve two open spaces in the borough as part of the Mayor of London's Pocket Park's initiative.

Enfield Council highlights £8 million of energy savings

Published on Monday, 18 March 2013

Enfield Council has introduced a scheme to reduce energy use in its street lights by more than 40% and save millions of pounds of council taxpayers money over the next 20 years.

Enfield raises safety concerns over M25 scheme

Published on Monday, 18 March 2013

Enfield Council has written to the Highways Agency expressing serious safety concerns about a scheme affecting the stretch of the M25 passing through the borough.

Stop the Stink

Published on Monday, 18 March 2013

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign the community petition to stop the stink coming from the Deephams Sewage plant and make sure future improvements to the site tackle the odour it produces.

Enfield Council are Super STARs

Published on Monday, 04 March 2013

Enfield Council, Transport for London, Network Rail and local mewmbe have gained approval in principle for a multi million pound rail infrastructure project to improve services from Angel Road Station

Takeaway fined £2,000 for glass in food

Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A takeaway owner has been fined £2,000 after a piece of shattered lightbulb was found in a chicken dish bought by a member of the public from his restaurant.

Utilities in Enfield Trench Share

Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013

Enfield Council has successfully persuaded two utility companies to simultaneously use the same hole in the ground to carry out network maintenance in a unique trench sharing scheme believed to be the first of its kind in London.

Road safety scheme introduced by Council

Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013

Enfield Council has agreed a £22,000 scheme to make it safer for pedestrians to cross Green Lanes.

Enfield Council continues casino ban

Published on Friday, 01 February 2013

Enfield Council has voted to continue its ban on issuing casino licences in the borough with immediate effect.

Woodcroft Wildspace used as education inspiration!

Published on Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Friends of Woodcroft Wildspace have been celebrating two joint working initiatives as they join forces with students at Winchmore School and Southgate College on two special projects aimed at prom

It's good to talk - about recycling

Published on Monday, 28 January 2013

Residents will be able to get recycling advice and encouragement at a pair of events in Enfield designed to increase recycling rates by showing why it’s a good thing to do and how to recycle more efficiently.

Grit Bags deployed to help residents

Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Enfield Council is deploying large bags of salt for residents to use in 22 locations that are not on the borough's normal gritting route during freezing temperatures.

Organic waste service

Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013

Enfield wins £2.4million to extend a weekly organic waste collection service to all properties (including flats) and supporting weekly residual waste collection services across the borough.

Ho Ho Go for Christmas waste collection

Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Enfield Council is issuing guideline so residents know when their refuse and recycling collections will be taking place over Christmas and the New Year and giving them a few pointers about disposing of unwanted Christmas trees.

Mobility is the key

Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Enfield Council is gearing up for Christmas with a festive drive to encourage people who have difficulty walking long distances to use its Shopmobility Service.

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Christmas Glow Festival to illuminate Eastern Enfield

Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Enfield Council is gearing up for Christmas with the Christmas Glow Festival in North East Enfield featuring skating, the Christmas Glow Parade, a brass band, carollers and the return of the Creative Market next week.

Green fingered gardeners scoop gongs

Green fingered gardeners scoop gongs

Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

Talented gardeners have been recognised for their flower power at this year's Enfield in Bloom Awards.

No cold calling zones

Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

Stay safe from cold calling rogues and say NO to doorstep traders.

Street sweepers on the road to hell

Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

Enfield Council has bitterly condemned fly tippers who tipped bag loads of rubbish along a residential street in the early hours of the morning and is appealing for help in catching those responsible.

Cllr Bond

Play Days Arrive

Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

Play days are here again after Enfield Council completed the finishing touches to a £600,000 improvement scheme to improve the quality of five playgrounds in the borough.

Pest control fees reduced by Enfield Council

Published on Monday, 15 October 2012

Pest control fees are going down!

Chris Bond

Enfield's second hand baby car seat safety warning

Published on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Parents who use second hand car seats could be putting their children at risk Enfield Council has warned.

Strictly come jiving

Published on Friday, 07 September 2012

Durants Park will be swinging on Sunday 16 September as local older dancers perform an exclusive dance piece backed by the UK’s leading jive and swing band, The Jive Aces.

Enfield Council - Saving money and the world

Published on Thursday, 30 August 2012

Enfield Council has announced it is seeking a partner to develop a £1.7 million project to fit energy saving devices to civic buildings and school sites, which will save more than £230,000 a year.

Trees to be removed as safety precaution

Published on Friday, 17 August 2012

Enfield Council has announced it will be removing 33 trees from the Bush Hill Park area as a safety precaution after surveys found they were at in an unacceptable stage of deterioration.

Enfield Council hits out at Olympic scrooges

Published on Friday, 17 August 2012

Mindless vandals who wrecked Olympic themed flower beds have been condemned by Enfield Council.

Big carbon tax drop for Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Significant reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide have helped Enfield Council save more than £30,000 tax in the last year.

Enfield Council wins Court of Appeal verdict

Published on Monday, 13 August 2012

Enfield Council has been awarded more than £130,000 costs after winning a landmark compensation case against a pair of advertising companies.

Health alert over lake algae

Published on Thursday, 09 August 2012

Enfield Council is urging park users to avoid contact with the water in Grovelands Park after testing revealed the presence of Blue-green algae in the waters.

Enfield Council calls on residents to twig over wood recycling

Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Council helps residents to reuse or recycle wood rubbish

Parking deal struck with NHS

Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Heath visitors told to not to abuse parking

Council's MOT test centre to close to public

Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Service is ceasing due to cuts

Innovative Road recycling scheme saves pounds and planet

Published on Monday, 23 July 2012

Recycling road surfaces has prevents greenhouse gases from escaping and saves taxpayers' money.

Don't worry about air quality - be app-y

Published on Monday, 23 July 2012

Enfield residents will be able to get up to the minute information about air quality in the borough after the Council signed up to the airText system.

Enfield's Flag-tastic parks

Published on Monday, 23 July 2012

All eight parks in Enfield which received a Green Flag Award last year have retained their status it has been announced.

Forty Hall Park Scoops prestigious national award

Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Enfield Council has been awarded the prestigious Green Heritage Accreditation in recognition of the work it has done to maintain, improve and care for Forty Hall Park.

Olympic Campers warned - Stay off our land

Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Enfield Council is warning campers and caravanners they will be moved on and potentially fined if they try to stay overnight in the borough's parks during the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Enfield Council acts over residents’ lorry concerns

Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Width restrictions are to be placed in side roads by Enfield Council after residents complained lorries were using them as rat runs.

Enfield spitting ban bid approaches final hurdle

Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Enfield Council has submitted its final application to the government requesting permission to ban spitting in the borough.

Residents break recycling record

Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Environmentally friendly residents in Enfield have smashed the record for the most green waste collected in seven days.

Green Gym'll fix it for park workouts

Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Enfield Council and the Friends of Broomfield Park have officially opened a fantastic outdoor Green Gym, designed to help people get active and enjoy the outdoors while doing so.

Enfield scoops prestigious design award for playground

Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Enfield Council has won a prestigious street design award for the Arnos Park Play Area.

Border raiders steal plants from Enfield park

Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012

Enfield Council is appealing for witnesses after brazen thieves stole roses and bedding plants worth £460 from a park.

Enfield's dangerous dog clampdown successes revealed

Published on Monday, 25 June 2012

Enfield Council dealt with more than 500 complaints about dogs in parks new figures have shown.

Festival of cycling comes to Enfield

Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012

Calling all bike riders, Enfield Council is holding the Enfield Festival of Cycling on Sunday 24 June with a fun packed day of events and activities to enjoy.

We’re the fire starters – Jubilee fire starters

Published on Friday, 01 June 2012

A massive beacon will be lit by Enfield Council and the Friends of Albany Park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday 4 June.

Driving up standards in food businesses

Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012

Environmental Health Officers have launched a scheme designed to dramatically improve hygiene standards in Enfield's mankiest restaurants.

Mice infestation costs £1,074

Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012

An infestation of mice in a Thai restaurant cost the owners £1,074 after Environmental Health Officers visited the premises following a complaint from customers.

Noise nuisance advice

Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Residents will be able to get help and advice on how to deal with noise nuisance at drop in sessions organised by Enfield Council next week.

Parks chosen to host Jubilee Beacons

Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Enfield Council has announced Albany Park and Trent Park have been chosen as the locations for giant beacons to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

No Cold Calling Zone set up

Published on Friday, 27 April 2012

Residents and Enfield Council have joined forces to tackle the menace of criminal cold callers who prey on the vulnerable and elderly.

Blue badge fraudsters pay the price

Published on Friday, 27 April 2012

Three fraudsters who illegally used blue badges to park free of charge have appeared before magistrates.

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

A Clean Sweep for Enfield Council

Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Street cleaning machines improve standards of cleaning across the Borough.

Cllr Bond

Fake gym kits seized in Edmonton

Published on Friday, 23 March 2012

More than 1,500 fake health and beauty products, which were seized during a raid on an Edmonton import firm, will be recycled to raise money for the council.

Statement on Go Ape installation at Trent Park

Published on Friday, 27 January 2012

Enfield Council has issued the following statement regarding the Go Ape installation at Trent Park.

Footpath gritting plans unveiled

Published on Thursday, 08 December 2011

Enfield Council has unveiled plans to grit main footways ahead of snowfall as part of its plans to keep the borough moving if a big winter freeze strikes.

Calls for rail and road improvements

Published on Thursday, 08 December 2011

Enfield Council has called for significant improvements to be made to rail and road infrastructure in north London and the Lea Valley corridor to drive growth and attract billions of pounds of investment in coming years.

Food safety advice for Mongolian delegates

Published on Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Mongolian government official says she hopes a fact finding mission to Enfield Council will help her country put in place regulations that will ultimately lead to the nation being a recommended trading partner of the European Union.

Witnesses sought after war memorial graffiti attack

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2011

Enfield Council is appealing for people to come forward with information after graffiti was scrawled over a war memorial four days before Remembrance Day.

Firework retailers warned to behave

Published on Friday, 28 October 2011

Enfield Council is warning traders not to sell fireworks to children or face the full force of the law.

Fruitful plans for food production

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2011

An ambitious project to make Enfield the biggest fruit and vegetable producer in London has been launched by the Council.

Bond

Be a friend recycle a phone to save a life

Published on Friday, 17 September 2010

Enfield Council’s enviro chief is urging residents to recycle their old mobiles to help stop domestic violence.

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Seven Up as Trent Park tastes Green Flag Success!

Published on Wednesday, 04 August 2010

This week Enfield Council was celebrating as it heard that not only had it retained its Green Flag Award for six of its parks, but it had scored this prestigious national quality award for a seventh, Trent Park.

Litter Picking Team

Buckland, Bond and Big Mac loving the litter pick in Grovelands

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

Enfield’s new mayor and enviro chief joined volunteers and workers from the borough branches of McDonalds to help in a litter pick at Grovelands Park in Southgate.

Groundforce Celebrate 500th task

Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Enfield’s very own green fingered volunteers ‘Groundforce Countryside Conservation Volunteers’ had their 20th anniversary this year, having been formed in May 1990 by the Green Belt Ranger.

Hate Crime Forum draws crowds

Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Residents were invited to a meeting organised by the borough’s Hate Crime forum where young people spoke on how religion has helped them stay out of trouble.

Do not be a mug be on the ball when buying the Three Lions brand says Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Enfield Council trading standards officers seized a batch of suspected fake England merchandise today as part of their crackdown on World Cup conmen.

Enfield to tackle conmen in defence of Three Lions

Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Enfield Council has launched a crackdown on conmen selling fake football merchandise in the run-up to the World Cup.

Fatty food survey should NOT be taken with a pinch of salt

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Enfield Council’s Food Safety Team has released new figures showing high levels of salt and fat in five take-away outlets used by school children.

Enfield Pledges No Pothole Precept

Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Enfield Council taxpayers will not have to pay a pothole tax said the authority’s enviro chief.

Enfield launches Dog Poo Patrol

Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2010

As part of its on-going battle to keep Enfield streets clean, the Council has launched a crackdown on irresponsible dog owners who allow their pooch to poo on the borough’s pavements.

Flytippers ‘Guilty as sin’ says Judge

Published on Friday, 26 February 2010

Two brothers who blighted North London with serial flytipping offences were sentenced to community penalties at Wood Green Crown Court this week.

Local waste for local plates

Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Enfield residents food scraps and garden waste are being used to drive forward the Council’s bid to become London’s breadbasket.

It's four gold stars for Enfield's Parks

Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Enfield's parks are some of the best say London in Bloom after giving gold awards to four of them.

Enviro chief pledges - no bin taxes, fines and no fortnightly collections

Published on Friday, 09 October 2009

Enfield Council’s enviro chief has pledged residents will keep their door to door refuse and recycling service weekly.

Bridge repairs at Picketts Lock Lane / Meridian Way

Published on Friday, 18 September 2009

Enfield Council have engaged the company ICTS Ltd to carry out structural repairs to Picketts Lock Lane / Meridian Way Bridge

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