Enfield Council was accused of “letting down” the borough’s youngsters after failing to win funding for youth projects. Conservative leader Cllr Joanne Laban blamed an “incompetent” submission by the council for its failure to win money from a £15million pot aimed at providing more opportunities for young Londoners. An Enfield Council spokesperson said: “The grant fund that we applied for received 109 bids. Only four bids were successful.”

A paedophile paid his lover to sexually abuse a young girl. Paula Dos-Reis, 28, provided photos and footage of herself with a girl to her older lover Andrew Barker, 53, in return for cash. The victim was aged between two and six when the abuse took place. In total, Dos-Reis, of Greencroft Gardens, Enfield, received £64,000. Barker was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison while Dos-Reis was jailed for six years.

Staff at Enfield Council trialled a new dockless bike hire service, with a view to rolling out the scheme across the borough in 2019. The council worked with London-based company Beryl and encouraged staff to ride the dockless bikes for work trips, using recently constructed cycle lanes.