Filling the gaps in the welfare system essential to London’s recovery

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, raised concerns about the widening gaps in the welfare system at this week’s (23rd July) London Assembly Plenary meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the capital’s economic recovery Covid-19, with an expert panel outlining measures that City Hall and the Government can take to mitigate the impacts of … Continue reading Filling the gaps in the welfare system essential to London’s recovery

Joanne welcomes 60 hectares of new woodland in Enfield

In response to the news that the Mayor has awarded £748,000 of funding to Enfield Council to restore the Enfield Chase area to create 60 hectares of new publicly accessible woodland, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “This is an incredibly important initiative that will help to unlock a large swathe of the green belt … Continue reading Joanne welcomes 60 hectares of new woodland in Enfield

Permitted development not the solution for Enfield’s housing crisis

Building more social homes, rather allowing more sub-standard office-to-residential conversions, should be the solution to addressing Enfield’s housing shortages, according to local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM. Ms McCartney’s latest calls to prevent rabbit-hutch sized homes springing up across the capital, come in the wake of a Government-commissioned report into the impact of permitted development rights. … Continue reading Permitted development not the solution for Enfield’s housing crisis

Organisations urged to bid for part of £2.1m fund for youth services

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, is encouraging organisations in Enfield & Haringey to apply for a share of £2.1 million of new City Hall funding to support vulnerable young Londoners who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. This investment pot, which has come out of the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund and Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), will … Continue reading Organisations urged to bid for part of £2.1m fund for youth services

Joanne welcomes emergency funding for creative workplaces and studios

In response to the news that City Hall has awarded emergency funding to support several creative workspaces and artist’s studios in Enfield and Haringey, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “This vital emergency funding for creative workspaces and studios in our community is timely, with many having been pushed to the brink in the midst … Continue reading Joanne welcomes emergency funding for creative workplaces and studios