Southgate Christmas Tree- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Enfield Council,

A response point by point please:

  1. When can we expect tinsel covered lampposts around Southgate in time for Christmas
  2. When can we expect a similar Christmas ball-balls on the Southgate roundabout, similar to the one at Edmonton Green.
  3. When can we expect hanging decorations going across the high street roads, similar to that at Enfield Town.
  4. When can we expect some lights on our Christmas tree at Southgate.
  5. Will the tree be straightened instead of left slanted.


Dear Cllr Ioannou

Please see below a point by point answer to your enquiry.

  1. When can we expect tinsel covered lampposts around Southgate in time for Christmas, There are no further plans to install more festive decorations in Southgate.
  2. When can we expect a similar Christmas ball-balls on the Southgate roundabout, similar to the one at Edmonton Green. Edmonton Green Christmas Tree is funded and Installed by the Owners/Management Company of the shopping centre.
  3. When can we expect hanging decorations going across the high street roads, similar to that at Enfield Town. Cross Street decorations in Enfield Town and Palmers Green are a legacy of the match funding project of business and traders last year
  4. When can we expect some lights on our Christmas tree at Southgate. Should be installed by now or are imminent to be done.
  5. Will the tree be straightened instead of left slanted. Thank you for letting us know, it will be straightened as soon as I can get a crew there.

The main explanation is that the areas which actively canvas for Xmas decorations and offer to invest some of their own funds to the small council budget tend receive more attention than other areas. Yours is the only enquiry I have received regarding Christmas at Southgate. I have carried out the same installation as has been done over the last few years, since the Festive Lighting budget was drastically cut.

Sorry I cannot be more helpful at this time.


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Tudor Way waste issue- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

I am concerned as to the state of the area around the back of Southgate Circus, namely Tudor Way N14. Can we please ensure:

1- A team attends the area and removes all excess rubbish from around the bins, as this is a health hazard to residents.

2- Can we please have a more frequent cleaning attendance to this area, thus increase collections from two to three a week.

3- Can we please monitor the area to see exactly who is tipping all this excessive rubbish.


Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for your enquiry, the service have reported on going access issues to the bin stores due to parking. The road in general is very narrow.

We have now increased collections to this location to three times a week to help reduce the over fill. The area is known as a fly tip area.

I will speak to highways and parking enforcement to see if there is anything else that can be done, Street scene are also monitoring the area.

I have a team going in tomorrow to clear. Then going forward collection will be scheduled Mon -Wed -Fri

Best Regards

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Parking Signage on Park Road- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

Please be aware that there is a parking sign that needs replacing on Park Road N14. It seems that someone has scrubbed out the existing restrictions signage.


Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the faded sign in Park Road N11. An officer has attended site to confirm what signage requires replacing and an order has been submitted  for this to be changed.

Please do not hesitate to contact the parking team if you have any further queries.

Kind regards

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Dear Cllr Ioannou

CRM MEQ 20111 – 62a high Street N14

Thank you for your report regarding the goods on the public highway at the above location.

On the 26th September the court found the owner guilty of obstruction of the highway under section 137 of the Highways act 1980, and gave 28 days to clear it up.

The 28 days has now expired, and we can use section 137ZA of the same act to apply for the power to remove the obstruction.

The next steps will be to apply to the court for a hearing in the matter to prove to the court that the offence is continuing and it is in the owners power to remove the obstruction.

If the court accept our application and we prove the case, the owner will be liable to a fine.

If he is convicted of the above , we can exercise our powers to remove the goods and recover the amount from him.

Our legal team has advised us to gather as much evidence as possible showing the offence is still happening (25 0ctober 2019)

Kind regards


Gladeside Cleaning- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

I would like to get some clarity on the following:

  1. When was the last time Enfield Council’s clean streets team visited and carried out some cleaning operations along Gladeside N14?
  2. When do the council next plan to visit the particular road?
  3. If the answer to one and two is never, then can we expect a team to go and give the guttering a clean sweep anytime soon?

These questions come because it has come to my attention that residents along this stretch of road and not satisfied with the quality of street cleaning they are receiving.

Hope we can get some answers to get the ball rolling.

Kind Regards,

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou
Conservative Councilor for Southgate ward,
London Borough of Enfield


Dear Councillor Ioannou

Thank you for your recent e-mail raising your constituents’ concerns about the standard of cleanliness in Gladeside N14.

A thorough cleanse has been carried out and the team who visit every Tuesday have been reminded of the standards they are required to achieve.  The area senior chargehand will regularly monitor the team’s work.

Yours sincerely


Anderson Close N21- MEQ

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your recent enquiry about Anderson Close.

The Highways Team has informed me that the works in question are being undertaken by Thames Water to replace the existing water mains. Over the years, this water main has burst and caused disruption to road users and local residents on a number of occasions and we hope these replacement works will help to alleviate this.  The job itself commenced in July 2019 and was due to finish at the start of September. Unfortunately, Thames Water have come up against a number of engineering difficulties whilst on site and the works have had to be extended. As it stands, we expect these works to be complete and the site to be clear by 16th November 2019. Enfield Council has been liaising with Thames Water for the entirety of the project and will continue to do so as it draws closer to completion. With regards to your question concerning ‘other works in the Highlands Village area’, they are unable to assist you adequately without further information (e.g. road names and locations). If more information can be provided, they are more than happy to assist.

The Waste Operations Team have also advised that domestic collections are scheduled for Wednesday, Communal recycling bins are scheduled for a Tuesday and communal refuse bins are scheduled for a Monday. The crews have not recorded any issues of late. The operations team have advised that two weeks ago the refuse team were behind due to a vehicle issue but cleared the following day. Waste dumped beside the bins will not be cleared as all waste should be contained within the bin. Residents are also encouraged to use the Council website to report missed collections.  Please pass on their apology and any inconvenience that has been caused.  Further, they have spoken to the collection crew and reminded them of the standards we expect when working for the Council and the need to pay due care when carrying our collections to ensure all bins are collected on their scheduled collection day.

I hope this answers your enquiry.

Kind Regards



Dear Councillors,


As part of Enfield’s investment for 2019/2020 in the highway  infrastructure for the Borough, the above road has been identified as requiring resurfacing.


The scheduled dates could be subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Please find attached a copy of the letter explaining the works in full detail which has been delivered to residents.



Alan Pullinger Centre – Response- MEQ

Questions and Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your email dated 8 September 2019 where you requested information about Alan Pullinger Centre’s gate installation.

Your request and our response in red text below.

  1. Please confirm when and for what reason the Alan Pullinger Centre has had a gate erected.

    The gate and fencing installation commenced on or about 6th September 2019.
    The railings and gate were installed to the Alan Pullinger Youth Centre Car Park following the build of the Premier Inn Hotel opposite to the site to improve user safety, site security, prevent trespassing and control anti-social behaviour, as this was brouht to our attention by councillors such as yourself in the ward.

  2. Please also confirm how much this costed.

    The costs of the works are £4,209.51 + VAT and these costs are to be repaid by a third party and therefor no cost to the Council.



Antiques Shop- 62A High Street- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

I would like to have a complete and concise update on the status of progress Enfield Council is making against Deal or No Deal Antiques, on 62A High Street, Southgtae N14.


Dear Cllr Ioannou,

CRM MEQ 19015 – 62a High Street

Just to update you,

——- of the above premises was taken to court ( 26/09/19 )  regarding the goods displayed on the highway.

Although ——– never turned up at court, the following sentence was given:

  1. Fine £440
  2. VSC £44
  3. Costs £ 721.99
  4. Collection Order
  5. 28 days to pay

Legal also applied for a disposal order which was granted. And asked if goods are still displayed after 24th October 2019  I have to  let them know.

I will update you further if/when I get any more information.

Kind regards


PAVEMENT RENEWAL SCHEME: Burleigh Gardens N14 – Burleigh Parade to Borough Boundary – Both sides


Road Name: Burleigh Gardens N14 – Burleigh Parade to Borough Boundary – both sides
As part of the investment in Enfield’s highway infrastructure for the Borough, a section of the above road has been identified for pavement renewal (see plan overleaf).

This will involve reinstating a higher kerb face where possible and replacing the pavement with asphalt in accordance with Enfield’s Highway Maintenance Policy.
The work is scheduled to start week commencing Monday 14th October 2019 and will last for approximately 4 weeks. Please note that the dates could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. You will be advised of the exact start date nearer the time.
Further information on the pavement renewal programme can be found on the Council’s website, under the heading More Services click: Roads and transport > Road and pavement maintenance. The map shows the London Borough of Enfield. Zoom into the map to find planned road and pavement works in your area.
Your help with parking will enable works to be carried out with as little delay as possible and we therefore ask you to comply with any no parking cones and signs. If you are directly affected by the works, you may not be able to access your drive whilst works are undertaken outside your property, therefore we suggest you find alternative suitable on-street parking.
We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and should you have any queries or concerns during these works, please contact us using the email address above.