Following her victory in last month’s by-election, new Jubilee ward councillor Chinelo Anyanwu introduces herself
I have very gratefully been given the opportunity to serve the residents of Enfield.
I was born and brought up in Edmonton and have great memories, from my first job at Giftland in Fore Street to attending many funfairs at Jubilee Park with my school friends.
I look forward to being a very active local councillor, facing issues head on, working together with my ward colleagues Alev Cazimoglu and Nesil Caliskan to serve the residents in Jubilee ward.
A top priority for me is to support the efforts of the council in keeping our streets clean. It is unacceptable that some inconsiderate residents and businesses dump rubbish on our street corners and alleyways. I will be working to help tackle this issue – I encourage residents that witness fly-tipping to please report it and support the council in taking enforcement action whenever it can.
I also know that community safety is really important to residents. As a mother of two, I understand the challenges parents face bringing up children in a safe environment and ensuring they have access to a variety of positive activities.
The children of our community are the future and I plan to work with schools in the ward to inspire, champion and celebrate young people. That’s why I support the council’s ‘Summer University’ programme so that, in July and August, thousands of places will be offered on free courses for young people aged from eleven to 19 years.
I am concerned that the Conservative government’s funding cuts since 2010 mean that Enfield borough has lost 241 police officers and police community support officers. I will continue to campaign for more neighbourhood police officers and I welcome Enfield Council investing in more than 300 CCTV cameras.
I have met many Jubilee residents over the past few weeks and look forward to meeting many more, alongside the community groups and friends of the park. In the meantime, if you are a Jubilee resident that needs help with any casework, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Chinelo Anyanwu represents Jubilee ward alongside Alev Cazimoglu and Nesil Caliskan (all Labour). Ward surgeries are currently taking place online.
Call 020 8379 5516
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