You may be aware that Enfield council has threatened the continuing existence of the first floor of the Dugdale Centre as both a community hub and the base for the main museum displays, office and the whole Local Studies Library.
A petition against this has reached more than 2,000 signatures at change.org
The Enfield Society has published Ever Stronger: Revising Enfield Council’s Plans on Dugdale Centre/Thomas Hardy House, a new alternative proposal to Enfield Council and Cabinet to avoid unnecessary planned changes at the Dugdale Centre / Thomas Hardy House.
Our proposal, Ever Stronger: Revising Enfield Council’s Plans on Dugdale Centre/Thomas Hardy House, still brings Children’s and Youth Services together at Enfield Town but crucially offers a reduction in planned costs and even brings in new investment. It is a compromise from the vision of one giant Children’s and Youth Services office (creating instead a large new hub and secondary extension) but the priority here is finding solutions that improve all services, that work within limited resources, and offer the best value for money.
For more details and to download the full proposal, see https://enfieldsociety.org.uk/ever-stronger/