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October 2015

MAGAZINE Cycle Enfield Enfield Town Plan Keeping Your Home Warm

Christmas Baking Ideas Local News & What’s On In Your Area


Welcome to your October issue of en MAGAZINE Hello and welcome to the October 2015 issue of EN Magazine. October brings with it the start of winter. The clocks go back and the colder weather returns. At this time of year we turn our homes heating back on to keep us warm. In this issue of EN Magazine we share some tips and advice to keep warm this winter and save money as well. The shorter days may mean that we are not using our gardens so much. However, there is still a lot to do to make sure that our gardens can offer us some cheerful colour through the winter and on into spring. Our local gardening expert, Amanda Clibbens-Stoney shares her advice with our readers. Cycle Enfield have launched the plans for consultation on the introduction of cycle lanes through Enfield Town. These plans are causing a lot of debate and controversy amongst the local residents and businesses along with the council. Find out more in our special report. I hope that you enjoy reading this issue of EN Magazine. Feedback is always appreciated, if you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at dal@enmagazine.co.uk. Kind regards

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4 - Local News and Events 12 - Local People Living the Dream 14 - Local History - Recognition 15 - Special Report - Cycle Enfield - Enfield Town Routes 18 - Home Improvements - Winter Warmth 22 - Cookery - Christmas Barking 25 - Gardening - An Ode to Autumn 28 - EN Directory, Local Trades and Services 29 - What’s On and Things To Do Douglas Lee Publisher Marci Lee Credit Control

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Local News and Events

Enfield Market ReOpens after 700 Years! The reopening of Enfield Market ,which has been held for over 700 years, was attended by Deputy Mayor of London, Roger Evans AM who said “What we can see here today is the future of markets”.

The official opening was handled by The Old Enfield Trust who are one of only three markets in the country to operate as a Charter Market and as such the honour of cutting the official ribbon was handed to British High Jump athlete Chris Kandu, whom the Trust assist with travel expenses to competitions, just one of the £250K in grants that are handed out each year to local people from money taken from the pitch fees. The Trustees at The Old

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Enfield Charitable Trust said “We are really excited about the planned new market. It is vital that we continue to support these small, independent businesses as well as offering a more vibrant, exciting market, adapted to the needs of local people and recognising modern shopping habits.” Joining the old traders, many of whom have operated on the market for decades, or are second generation businesses were Mexican, French, Italian, Jamaican, Chinese and Vietnamese food stalls that have been placed into the centre of the market to form the new Food Court that has seating for around 80 people and can survive all weathers.


Local News and Events The market has still retained its character as a general market but with the addition of fine cheeses, fresh pastas, cured meats, juices and lots more the market is on track to become a destination for Enfield residents and for foodies from far and wide who are into their food.

EN Magazine spoke to some of the people using the Market over the opening weekend to get their thoughts, here is what they said.

“As you approach the market it has a real presence now and looks like somewhere exciting an inviting” “I’ve already been for lunch with my friend and really enjoyed the hog roast” “The stalls reach everyone, from the staples of fruit and veg to clothing, gifts and toys and the new continental foods stalls.

It’s nice to see the visitors from the specialty markets becoming a more permanent feature. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store”

“I really like the new look market much better than before. I am off home now to plant the plants I bought form the plant stall this morning”

“I am please to see that all the old regular traders are still here and not just been pushed aside to make way for new stalls. It looks like a good mix of old and new that I think will encourage people to shop here.

“I have been shopping in Enfield Market for years and it was beginning to look tired and past its sell by date. This new look and the increase in stalls is really exciting, I have already bought more than I usually do.”

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Local News and Events

Local Company Supporting Local Children’s Charity Metaswitch Networks, the worlds leading network software provider, were delighted to become a corporate sponsor of Zebras Childrens Club in Enfield, a non-profit social organisation helping children with disabilities.

Zebras, founded by Metaswitch employee Jamie Ashton, caters to children ages 4 to 16 by creating a welcoming environment and focusing on activities that promote individuality, integration and inclusion for children, adults and caregivers. Zebras meets every other Saturday in Boleyn Community Hall in Enfield.

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“This donation will go a long way to helping us provide our services to our members and the local community who often find they have nowhere else to turn to for support and advice,” said Jamie. “We are delighted to help Zebras,” said Alison Jackson of Metaswitch. “We have seen how the help and guidance that they give really makes a difference to people lives. In the photo, Alison Jackson and Gill Paschalis, representing Metaswitch’s Community Affairs team, present a cheque to the founding members of Zebras – Harriet Piercy and Jamie Ashton. Their

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son, Joshua, is the inspiration behind the club At Zebras professionals, parents and volunteers run activities and skills groups, provide a safe, supportive and fun environment where there are NO expectations upon the individuals whom attend. At the clubs children will have the opportunity to do many fun activities, learn and develop new skills, make new friends and above all have a great time !!

Parents and Carers can take some time out, have a refreshment ,if they wish to, and enjoy the company of others or even join in the activities too! To find out more about Zebras please contact Harriet on 07534502244 or visit www.zebrasclub.org


Local News and Events

Be Safe Be Seen

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Enfield’s roads are generally safe, but we want to make sure they stay that way. “This campaign is about reminding people to wear reflective or fluorescent clothing as the winter nights draw in, so they are easily visible. “We’re also warning motorists to drive sensibly and bear road conditions in mind while they are driving, especially when visibility is poor or roads are slippery. “Accidents have been known to rise during the winter months and if we can stop one person from being seriously injured or killed as a result of people changing their behaviour on the roads, this campaign will be a success.” Here are some useful tips to ensure you are safe:

• In the dark, reflective material is best and shows up in car headlights remember fluorescent clothing doesn’t work after dark. You can put reflective tape on your coat or school bag to help you be seen by drivers. • It is against the law to cycle at night without a white front light, a red back light and a red reflector at the back, so make sure that your bike is properly equipped and working. • Cross the road at the safest place possible e.g. zebra, pelican and patrolled crossings. Remember to use the Green Cross Code: Stop, Look, Listen, Live. • If you’re out at night, choose routes that are welllit by streetlights and cross the road at well-lit places. • If there is no pavement and you have to walk on the road, always face the oncoming traffic - this is particularly important in poor light or in the dark. • Find out about ‘walking buses’ where children walk in groups and are more visible by contacting your child’s school or your local council. To find out more go to: www.enfield.gov.uk/ besafebeseen

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With pedestrians and cyclists becoming less visible to motorists, Enfield Council has launched the ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ campaign to urge children and adults to stay safe by wearing fluorescent clothes in the day and reflective clothing in the dark. It is also urging drivers to take extra care while driving in poor visibility, including at night.

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Local News and Events

An Enjoyable Halloween For All It’s almost Halloween and police in Enfield are asking people to respect the young and elderly who may find it a difficult and worrying time. In the lead up to celebrations, officers from Enfield’s School team have been speaking with young people about the importance of staying safe. Officers are keen that youngsters stay safe and enjoy the season, but the talks also concentrated on the fact that for many people - older people in particular - it can be a worrying time.

Tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a priority for the teams and it is hoped that people can enjoy themselves whilst respecting others who do not wish to get involved. As part of the initiative Operation Bang - officers have visited schools, giving an interactive presentation on trick or treating and how to keep safe on Bonfire Night. They have also been distributing posters and leaflets to retailers, community centres, shops, doctors’ surgeries and churches.

The mobile police station will be out and about during this period, from Thursday, 22 October to Monday, 14 December allowing officers to use it as a base to speak to members of the public. As well as advice on trick or treating, students are also being given safety advice for Bonfire Night, including details of the law concerning the use of fireworks. Inspector Esther Hamill, said: “Our main priority over the next few weeks is to make sure everyone enjoys Halloween and Bonfire Night safely. “It is important that police, parents and schools do their bit to teach children to recognise that not everyone considers trick or treating to be fun. For some, having unsolicited callers at their door after dark can be frightening. It’s a balance of tolerance and respect. Everyone has the right to go about their daily business without the threat of being a victim of anti-social behaviour. One person’s fun should never be another’s misery.” You must be over 18 to buy fireworks and it is an offence to throw or let-off a firework in a street or public place. Our advice is to go to a publically organised firework display and enjoy the spectacle without the safety concerns of organising your own event.

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This Halloween follow these safety tips: - Don’t knock on doors displaying a ‘No trick or Treat’ sign. - Always go trick or treating with an adult. - Plan your route - only go to places where you and your friends know the residents. - Keep visible - stay in areas that are well lit and take a torch. - Don’t talk to strangers on the street. - Don’t go inside any house. - Be careful crossing the road. - Although Halloween is supposed to be spooky, be careful not to frighten vulnerable people. Remember, remember, on the 5th November: - You must be over 18 to buy fireworks. - It is illegal to possess fireworks in a public place if you’re under 18. - It is an offence to throw or let-off a firework in a street or public place. - If you let off fireworks between 23:00 and 07:00hrs, you will be breaking the law (except on Bonfire Night when it extends to midnight). - Don’t forget your pets; keep them safe indoors.


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Your Home At Christmas The Ideal Home Show at Christmas sponsored by Gocompare.com is opening at Olympia London from the 25th – 29th of November.

The UK’s biggest Christmas exhibition will be open to provide everything you could possibly need in the run up to the festive season, from over 600 exhibitors showcasing top Christmas shopping inspiration, a plethora of celebrity appearances and a Christmas bandstand hosting live entertainment. The event will be the first Ideal Home Show at Christmas to be hosted at Olympia following its return earlier in 2015. The famous venue will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring exhibitors across 7 sectors, as well as a host of festive favourite celebrities including Gino D’Acampo, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Olly Smith and Katie Piper who will be making her Christmas show debut. Our experts will be on hand at the show offering their own festive hints and tips to make your Christmas Ideal. Other highlights include a Christmas bandstand full of live entertainment

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for visitors to enjoy as they shop, a wide range of expert talks and advice, a food & drink theatre featuring top tips from celebrity chefs, and even a champagne bar as well. The first Ideal Home Show opened in 1908 and was organised by the Daily Mail. The show was aimed at a growing market of home owners and showcased many labour saving devices that were starting to become more widely available. 2011 saw the launch of the first ever Ideal Home Show at Christmas, held in the lead up to the festive season.

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Local News and Events

Green Belt Land Under Threat Many people are now be aware that there is a proposal by Fairview New Homes to build on Green Belt land on Enfield Road.

This land is not only Green Belt but an Area of Special Character as detailed and confirmed by Enfield Council. Forming part of the Merryhills Brook Valley extending down to Boxer’s Lake and its Green Chain link, it performs an important function extending the Green Belt up to the urban edge and creating a separation between Slades Hill (World’s End) and Oakwood. This forms an important and valuable connection passing through the Green Belt. For many years this land has been grazed by a number of horses and in the past used as a playground by local children. It contains both beautiful specimen ancient oak trees and hedgerows that are home to a diverse section of wildlife.

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The land is owned by the Diocese of London who entered into an agreement with Fairview Homes in 2010 to manage the land on their behalf. However, last month Fairview Homes have begun to carry out soil testing and have submitted an application to Enfield Council for a ‘Scoping Report’. This meaning to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment to provide the local authority with information to form a decision on a future planning application they would like to submit. The planning proposal they wish to submit is for an 8-form entry free school and a 4-form further education college and approx. 300 houses or flats. Thus far no application has been submitted. Maria Turner of Enfield Roadwatch told EN Magazine,”Local residents, The Enfield Society, The Federation of Enfield Residents’ & Allied Associates (FERAA), The Western Enfield Residents Association, The Campaign

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for Rural England, The London Green Belt Council, The Green Party and Local Ward Councillors are against this development. Southgate MP David Burrows has also stated his opposition to building on this green belt land. New Enfield north MP Joan Ryan, at her coffee morning in July, stated she would also support her constituents. In fact currently the only people we are aware of who are for this application are Fairview Homes!” “We believe that Enfield should retain its Green Belt land, support the views of its community and respect government policy. Any threats by developers should be fought by local

people who actually live in, work and enjoy this area.” Enfield Road Watch, are an action group committee which has been formed to oversee things on behalf of residents and the wider community concerned about this proposal, along with the other Societies and Associations mentioned – you can find out more at: www. enfieldroadwatch.co.uk Enfield Roadwatch are asking local residents who support their campaign to sign their Change.org petition to protect this green belt land and the wildlife at Enfield Road. www.change.org (then type into the search bar: Protect Enfield)


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Keeping You and Your Homes Safe As the clocks go back and evenings get darker, burglars are on the prowl for valuables and cash, recognising that homes tend to be getting ready for seasonal celebrations and may have gifts and items around and on display.

Homeowners are being warned about the increased risk of being burgled once the clocks go back this month. Statistics show there is as much as a 20% hike in house breakins as the evenings draw in. During this period, properties remain in darkness for much longer periods that make them easier to target, especially if there are no obvious signs there is anyone home. Top tips for keeping your property safe: •

Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.

Mark or etch your property with your postcode, house or flat number or the first three letters of your house name.

Do not leave your car keys, valuables or ID documents near a door,letterbox or window.

Always check who’s at the door and don’t open it if you feel anxious.

Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you are only goingout for a few

minutes. Make sure UPVC doors are properly locked with a key. •

Keep your valuables out of sight

Leave some lights on if it will be dark before you get home

Fit a mortice lock to your front door and other external doors.

Consider installing a burglar alarm.

Always keep sheds and outbuildings locked

Make sure the side and/or back gate is locked.

Cancel milk or other deliveries if you will be away for days or weeks at a time.

consider security lighting around the entrances front and back to your property

Security lighting not only deters burglars, but offers you protection on your doorstep as you can be standing in the light rather than darkness. They can also offer particle solutions for detecting trespassers to the back or side of your property

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Local People

Living the Dream in Hollywood Many people dream about heading to Hollywood and seeing themselves on the big screen. But very few people make it onto the plane let alone into the movies. For one, now ex resident of Enfield,the dream has become a reality. EN Magazine meet up with Natalie Marie Ames who has seen her dream become a reality to find out about more about her live and career. “It is great coming back to spend a few weeks with family and friends in Enfield and to catch up with what is happening

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locally. Since originally leaving in 2012 I have had a real rollercaster ride, see I am now even sounding like an American!” “I will always have Enfield and England as where I started from, even if I do now see LA as my home. I still remember the young girl from Chase Community School on Baker Street, who was too shy to audition for the lead roles in the school production of Bugsy Malone, and yet I sit here today just down the road from that school an actress appearing in a film, Criminal, that releases in 2016 with a cast including such household names

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as Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Alice Eve, Kevin Costner and Gal Gadot.” “Although from a young age I wanted to be an actress my confidence held me back. I left school and studied a foundation degree before moving to Southampton University to study Graphic Design. It was in my second year of Uni that I decided acting really was for me and not design. After speaking to a course co-ordinator I decided to finish my degree, just incase I need a different career. But as soon as I finished at Uni I auditioned for, and won a place at The Drama Studio London.”

“After a years course I was suddenly here in London, a young actress going round auditioning for parts. I had some success in Fringe Theatre including playing Mona in the critically acclaimed British play ‘Eight’ at the Kings Head Theatre, the lead role of


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Cecily in the Oscar Wilde Classic,‘The Importance of being Earnest’, Amelia in ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ at The Barons Court Theatre and the lead, Maya in ‘A Golden Age’ at the prestigious London landmark ’The Royal Festival Hall’. “I had visited California on a family holiday some years ago and in 2012 I decided that it would be the place for me. So I packed my bag and got on a plane to follow my dreams in Hollywood.” “On arrival I found myself in a motel with no real plan for how I was going to find a part, let along get my big break. Hours spent sitting in coffee shops listening and meeting people not only, helped me to meet and make friends but also to learn. It was overhearing one guy on the phone talking about a production that he was working on that would ultimately be responsible for one of my biggest breaks. I just plucked up the courage to ask his advice on what a young English actress who had just recently arrived should do to get work. I became good  friends with this guy and like most businesses its all about forming long term, meaningful industry relationships and when the right projects come up, you remember each other, that’s exactly what happened.” “Over the last 3 years I have found out a lot about living in Hollywood and myself. Hollywood really is all encompassing and it often appears to be in a different reality to the rest of the world. Many people do just turn up with no experience and expect to be offered a part straight off the bus or plane, of course this is

not the reality and there is a lot of time attending auditions and it seems that almost everyone I meet is attending an acting class or two.”

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Local History

Recognition for Pre World War 2 Bravery Many people received recognition for their daring and dangerous endeavours throughout the Second World War and against the rise of Nazism. One of the people to be recognized for his exploits in saving the lives of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia was Sir Nicholas Winton. However one local resident, Malcolm Roberts, has started a campaign from which he hopes other members of the team that rescued children will also receive recognition for the irexploits. From my research into the history and endeavors of Sir Nicholas Winton, I have become very aware of two people who I believe should also be recognized for their work in rescuing these children.” In Sept 1938 Prime minister Neville Chamberlain visited Hitler and agreed to allow the Sudetenland to be handed back to Germany. No Czech representative was at this meeting and Chamberlain returned waving that infamous piece of paper, it was called appeasement. Now the lives of many who had opposed Hitler would be at risk, the socialists, communists, intellectuals and of course the Jews. It is estimated that 200,000 refugees left their homes in the Sudetenland and fled to the Czechoslovakia An English academic, Doreen Warriner heard of the plight of these refugees and like many others felt that Britain was in some way responsible. She headed to Prague, a city she knew and loved, arriving Oct 13th determined to help. She quickly set up an office with the help of the Quakers from where she would try to arrange the escape of those most at risk. Her mission was to help adults.  Sir Nicholas Winton arrived in December 1938 at the summons of his close friend Martin Blake who had gone to Prague to see what was going on. Nicky was introduced to D.W. and at once realised that nobody was doing much for the children especially the Jewish ones. Remember that this was long after Kristallnacht so the world knew that the Jews were vulnerable. Sir Winton knew that he had to act and thought of the ‹Kindertransport’ as a means of getting children out. At this time Trevor Chadwick arrived in Prague to bring back 2 Jewish boys who were sponsored by the Forres School in Swanage. A school founded by his father and now headed by his uncle. Trevor was met in Prague by Doreen Warriner who wasted no time in introducing him to Sir Winton. Trevor was so impressed  that he immediately offered to help and returned after escorting the 2 boys back to England. Sir Winton only spent 3 weeks in Prague, returning home with the task of obtaining visas, finding people willing to foster Jewish children and doing battle with the Home

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Office. Now Nicky cashed in Trevor’s offer to help and asked him to be his man in Prague. Trevor quit his teaching post and became the main man in Prague, he was the one who had pictures of the children sent to Nicky and he was the one who placated nervous parents, he was the one who accompanied each of the children to the station and calmed them, carrying the smallest and holding the hands of the very nervous ones. All this under the watchful eyes of the watching German agents. When the right documents hadn’t arrived from England in time for the departure Trevor  obtained forged papers and he was the one who had to present these to the Germans. Nicky never returned to Czechoslovakia until invited by Pres. Havel to be honoured in 2007 and was never there when the Germans were, unlike Warriner and Chadwick whose lives were in danger. Doreen Warriner meanwhile was accompanying groups of wanted adults out of Czechoslovakia often with forged papers. She was made an O.B.E. in 1941 in recognition of her work in Czechoslovakia. Both she and Trevor had to leave when the Gestapo were closing in on their forging network. Trevor Chadwick remains the one of the three who has never received any honour or acknowledgement of his work in Prague. When asked why he was the one upon whom so much praise has been bestowed Sir Winton simply said that he was the one who outlived the others. To his credit Sir Winton has never sought the fame that came his way and when being sounded out about possible nomination as one of ‘The Righteous Gentiles’ he said that he couldn’t accept such an honour as he was Jewish by birth!  Sir Winton was born to Jewish parents in London 1909. Neither Trevor nor Doreen were Jewish, their acts of bravery and pure altruism deserve more for their lives were truly at risk. Sir Winton always said that there were others who were more deserving of the credit than he was. I do believe that Doreen Warriner & specially Trevor Chadwick deserve more than they had. With the Winton Kindertransport bandwagon rolling again there will never be a better time to right this wrong! This is in no way intended to take anything away from Winton a most remarkable man who held a pilots license, fenced for Gt.Britain and lived to 106,truly an outstanding individual.

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Special Report

Cycle Enfield Plans for Enfield Town Cause Controversy The Plans for the Cycle Enfield Scheme for Enfield Town have now been released by Enfield Council with one point of contention standing out more than any other – the closure of Church Street to cars to make way for bus and cycle routes.

will have to get off the bus into and cross the cycle lane to reach the pavement. The council is now claiming that passengers will have right of way but really, how can this be a safe option for the elderly, partially sighted people, young children or mums with push chairs – or in fact any bus user?”

Local resident and Chair of the Enfield Town Residents Association Linda Miller told EN Magazine why she and so many of the other local residents she represents are against the plans and feel both let down by Enfield Council and bullied by Andrew Gilligan of Transport for London.

“Regarding the proposals for Enfield Town, at the moment, both of the schemes being taken out to consultation will see access to Church Street restricted to bus and cycles with access for deliveries. The most contentious part of the plans is the proposal to return Cecil Road to two way traffic. All the traffic, except buses, that currently goes down Church St will be channeled onto Cecil Road.”

“There are many issues regarding the scheme being proposed by Enfield Council and TfL in the current consultation that worry and alarm local residents.” “First, regarding the A105 scheme from Palmers Green to Enfield Town. Parking will be banned along much of the A105 at all times. This is going to have a major impact on the local businesses who receive deliveries and on residents which use the current parking facilities. “I saw that someone asked on Streetlife a few days ago ‘Why would shops close because a cycle lane was installed? Well, that’s pretty simple. If shops can’t get deliveries they can’t continue trading. And we know of many other shops that will be in this position if these changes are brought in. Interesting that when I mentioned the problem for Sainsbury’s to a cyclist at the local Town Fair his response was ‘what does it matter if we lose a national?’ Well, it matters because those shops are not just ‘nationals’ to us they are local resources and more importantly they provide jobs for local people too. And it’s of some concern that the great majority of shops along the Enfield Town to Winchmore Hill section of the A105 said that the Council had not bothered to tell them about these plans. When we went to speak to them it was the first they’d heard about it. ”

“Many residents and shoppers will know that Cecil Road is a one-way, mostly residential road that forms one of the two main roads of Enfield Town. It was made one way in the late 1970s following a comprehensive review of traffic volumes and accidents.” “Since then traffic has increased significantly. In fact the consultants to Cycle Enfield have reported that 600 cars an hour use Church Street. Also we have the big stores in Enfield shopping centers Palace Exchange and Palace Gardens that need to receive deliveries throughout the day, which have to manoeuvre the full width of Cecil Rd. Yet despite this the Cycle Enfield consultants say that the change back to two-way traffic ‘won’t have an impact because we’ve got better at traffic management since

“There is also the issue of the proposed bus stops. Buses will now stop in the middle of the road increasing congestion and bus users

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Special Report then.’ Frankly, that’s difficult to believe!” “As far as residents and shop owners can see there are two possible outcomes arising from moving these cars on to a two way Cecil Road. One, the worst case scenario for residents, is that it will cause major congestion on Cecil Road and the surrounding roads which are used to gain access to and through Enfield. The second, which shopkeepers fear, is that after experiencing this traffic mayhem motorists will just abandon Enfield Town for areas where they do not get snarled up in traffic. That’s not ideal at a time when the Council is trying to regenerate its town centres.” “During the development stage of the Cycle Enfield plans Enfield Council did draw up a version of the plans that saw Cecil Road remaining one way with cyclists routed along it. This plan did not disrupt deliveries to shops. It didn’t turn Cecil Road into a car park. It was supported by residents and the local shops.” “This option – Option 4 of the seven versions that Enfield produced - was rejected by Transport for London because it was, apparently, insufficiently ‘transformational’. “ “So these ‘transformational’ plans that TfL has approved and that Enfield will be taking out to consultation will see two way cycle lanes and either one way or two way bus lanes along Church St. This is our main shopping road and ten bus routes run along it, around 55 buses an hour. Another problem with these plans is that while currently when there is a bus at a stop, buses behind it can overtake. Under the proposals , buses would be held in a single, physically segregated, lane. So in other words, if one of them stops, they’ll all have to stop. And let’s not get into what will happen when a bus breaks down! Yet again, the consultants say that these changes will have only a ‘slight’ impact on bus services. I’m not the only person around here who finds this difficult to believe!” “Furthermore, there are currently three bus stops and these will be reduced to two. The pavement on the market side of Church Street will be narrowed. We already have extreme overcrowding around the bus stops at peak periods; if the number of bus stops goes down to

two and the pavement is narrowed we are going to have to climb over each other to get along Church St in future. You couldn’t make it up.” “So I hope that local residents will take the time to look at the Cycle Enfield plans and fill out the consultation and I hope that they will support our campaign. We are happy to say “Yes” to cycle lanes. But where we take issue with Enfield and with TfL is in seeing them being crow barred into the area in such a way that it destroys local businesses, worsens public transport, destroys quality of life for residents and ignores the needs of everyone except cyclists.” Cllr Daniel Anderson Cabinet Member for Environment at Enfield Council told EN Magazine. “I appreciate and understand that concerns that have been raised. What I’d say in response is that Church Street is currently a vehicle dominated environment and that evidence suggests that this negatively impacts on those coming to the town centre to shop, for business, or for pleasure. In addition there are also air quality and road safety concerns, particularly as there have been a number of accidents involving pedestrians.”  “The Council is therefore looking to develop a scheme that addresses all of the issues as well as improving pedestrian connectivity between the shopping centre south of Church Street and the shops and market to the north.” “So though the Council is not planning to close Church Street, by restricting access to all except buses, cyclists, pedestrians, taxes and for those loading/unloading this will, we believe, significantly improve the town centre and make it a much more attractive environment for visitors. Indeed, based on experience with similar schemes elsewhere, we believe that this will actually attract more people to the town centre, encourage them to stay longer and spend more money in local shops and restaurants.”   “Regarding the proposed cycle route, this is intended to serve the heart of the town and Enfield Town station. If it was routed via Cecil Road as has been suggested, it would be a lot less direct and would not provide the same level of benefit to people who want to cycle.” “Ultimately, both TfL and the Council believe that the provisional proposals are appropriate and necessary to improve the vibrancy and wellbeing of Enfield’s town centre.” But it appears that not all the council and local councillors are in support of the scheme.  Cllr. Mike Rye, OBE, Town Ward told EN Magazine “Cycle Enfield is a great concept that I support but it is a great pity the initial proposals which won the bid of some £30 million from the Mayor of London were not shared with the public, traders or Ward Councillors. Had this been done a proposal that provided secure cycle access to the Town may have been achieved but without the problems inherent within the proposal

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Special Report submitted and approved by TfL. Even at this late stage I hope the consultation on the TFL approved scheme will result in a rethink.” “I would like to see a secure cycle lane through Enfield Town, but alongside buses and other traffic, with the one way system continuing - and no two way traffic in Cecil Road. “    “The present plan to remove all traffic except buses and bicycles, will, in my view, adversely affect trade, as people wish to park as close as possible to where they want to shop and parking will disappear on street while access to other car parks is likely to be lost - in the market square (because TfL want to see this banned) and behind the post office. In addition passing trade disappears and what’s more, at night, when no buses run, the Town will no longer be policed by passing traffic and so there will be more opportunities for anti-social behaviour to occur unobserved and the area will feel much less safe.” EN Magazine did contact all the Councilors representing residents in the wards around Enfield Town asking for their thoughts and response to the plans, but only two responded. However David Burrows MP Enfield Southgate told EN Magazine,“I am pleased that many constituents are engaging with this significant issue, attending my public meetings and taking part in the consultation. I have met with the Mayor’s Cycle Adviser Andrew Gilligan who assures me that the Mayor’s Office is listening to concerns raised to me by constituents. So we will now

see the retention of parking along the Winchmore Hill stretch, the scrapping of the ban on left turning traffic into Station Road from Green Lanes, and an extension of the consultation relating to Enfield Town to allow for a full economic impact assessment. “ I am carrying out a referendum of constituents to find out the level of support for the scheme so that I can properly inform the Mayor of London and Enfield Council’s Leader.” “In my view there needs to be clear evidence of the economic benefit for the high street and public support for the cycle lane plan to progress. I am determined to ensure that my constituents have their voice heard by Enfield Council and the Mayor.” It appears that the issue of Enfield Cycle is very divisive amongst the council, local business and residents. Many issues do not appear to have been clearly thought out from these plans. What is the impact for deliveries to the business in Church Street? What about the effects on the roads surrounding Enfield Town from increased traffic looking for routes around the Town? What impact will there be on emergency vehicles having to find ways around the extra traffic on Cecil Road? And on the plans for Southbury Road where will the residents that park there park in the future, what will the impact be on parking in other residential roads? To see the plans for yourself and to have your say visit www.cycleenfield.co.uk/have-your-say

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Home Improvements

Winter Warmth Frost crunches underfoot, the trees are bare and the morning hunt for coats, scarves and matching gloves is well underway. Yes, it’s definitely that time of year again - winter. During this season, your own home is one of the most comfortable places to be. The early nights can seem a little limiting, but once you’re in your most comfortable clothes, sprawled out on your sofa there’s nowhere better. That is, of course, if you’ve bitten the bullet and turned the heating on. Though many of us have waited and waited in an effort to keep the gas or electric bill down, there is always that inevitable point where enough is enough. On the heating goes, and though it’s blissful warmth is everything you hoped it would be, it’s hard to avoid thinking about the financial side of heating the home. Ultimately, though the winter energy bills will also trump the summer equivalent, there are several tried-andtested ways to ensure that you’re making the absolute most out of the heating once you do decide to turn it on. From larger home improvements that could save you money in the long term, to small additions that could make all the difference. Furnishing company Furniture Choice (www.furniturechoice.co.uk) share their tips on everything you could need to save yourself some money this season.

Central heating

If you’ve recently moved house, or you’re just not up to speed with the system in your home, simply understanding the heating system you’re living with could save you money. The main difference with how heating systems are to be best utilised depends on whether you use gas central heating, or electric immersion heaters. Ultimately, gas central heating will always be a favourable option because of the greater amount of control you can have over the heating system. Implementing gas central heating in your home can be a costly affair if you’re changing from electric - the cost of boilers, new radiators and all the plumbing can add up, but the control you glean from them can save you hundreds over the year. With gas, you can control the heating through thermostatic radiator valves, a thermostat and a boiler timer. Not only can you control what time the heating is best to come on, you can control the overall temperature as well as the heat of individual radiators. Electrical heating systems do not accommodate that level of flexibility - but there are ways that you can make heating a hot water tank cheaper. If you’re not already, see if your energy provider can put you on an Economy 7 tariff. With this, your water is heated overnight, making use of a cheaper rate of electricity, though you need to

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ensure your tank is well insulated for it to keep its heat during the day.

Boiler efficiency

If your home uses gas central heating, ensuring your heating is up to scratch could help you save each year too. The Energy Saving Trust cites that a boiler accounts for about 55% of what is spent yearly on energy bills, and that updating an old boiler unit to one that is able to be fully controlled by you, the homeowner, could save you £305 a year. It’s important to talk to a professional if you’re looking at updating your boiler - the boiler for you depends on what you most use it for, be it large family use, small homes or if there’s the option for solar. An expert will be best placed to advise you whether a regular or combi boiler is most suited to you!

Thermostat controls

Having more control over your system means that you only have to pay for the level of heating that you want. Most homes already utilise both thermostat and adjustable temperature controls on the individual radiators (thermostatic radiator valves), but when it comes to thermostats, the more the better! If possible, installing a room thermostat could save you upwards of £60 a year, and even installing radiators with thermostatic valves could save you £10 a year - and avoid that horrible situation where the windows are open because it’s simply too hot in your home!


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Believe it or not, there is a surprising amount of disparity between energy providers. Shopping around allows you to get the best deal for both your house and your pocket. Ensure that you compare your costs yearly to see the true benefit a new rate could be getting you, but ensure you know the ins-and-outs of a new rate and provider before signing up. Many offer fixed-rate plans, but ensure you clarify just how long this rate is fixed for. Don’t forget to factor any cashback benefits into your calculations too the amount you could find back in your account can be a real eye-opener.

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Simply paying your energy bills monthly by direct debit could earn you a discount between £60 and £100 a year. The amount you’re charged will likely be estimated, so be sure to take frequent meter readings if you’re reluctant to be in credit with your energy provider.

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The Scandinavians have long been aware of the warming benefits of animal hide, and in modern terms, this translates into a resounding appreciation of leather sofas. Though fabric sofas might feel like they would be the warmer option over winter, leather sofas, though cold at first, actually absorb your body heat and retain it. This creates the perfect, most cosy spot in which to hibernate the winter away!

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Ultimately, Scandinavian style is centred on defending yourself from the freezing cold winter blowing around outside, so who better to take inspiration from at this time of year than the Danes, Swedes and Norwegians? Initially turning up the heat and making changes to your home can make your feel warmer, but taking the time to insulate your home can keep you warm and save you money at the same time. Comparison website Love Energy Savings (www.loveenergysavings.com) has some top tips for insulating your home.

How Can I Insulate My Home?

Despite being one of the most effective methods available to home owners looking to make their home more energy efficient, not many people are taking advantage of the technique. Insulating your house can take a little time, but if reducing your home energy bills is important to you it could well be worth the time and effort. Not only will your home be warmer and cheaper to heat, but you

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Home Improvements will also be doing your bit for the environment as well.

What Is Home Insulation?

Draught proofing and insulation are the two most common methods when it comes to making the home more energy efficient. This keeps the cold air out in the winter and will also make your home more comfortable come the summer months, by stopping any excess heat from entering. What’s more, if you live near a busy main road or perhaps a noisy venue, these steps can help to combat noise pollution as well. These steps are often cheap and easy to implement and will more than pay for themselves in matter of a few years. Recent surveys have also suggested that home insulation and draught proofing can save you more money than anything, aside from energy efficient light bulbs. If you think there is a chance you may sell your home in the future, these techniques can also be fantastic for increasing your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.

being replaced by cool air. Cold winds blowing outside and into the home can also have an adverse effect and can be combated through insulation. Radiation – This is the heat you feel when you are near a radiator, fire place or other source. This is actually infrared radiation which is not dissimilar to things like radio waves and UV which are all forms of electromagnetic radiation. So, these can move around and ultimately leave the home – this can be analysed by taking infra-red photos of your home. Evaporation - Although you may not necessarily associate evaporation with heat loss, it can be a big factor especially in the summer months. For example, if there is a big downpour when the weather is hot and then this water evaporates from the top of your building, this will contribute to heat loss dramatically. Conduction – This is heat leavings your home through the exterior. This could be wood, brick or metal. Convection – This is the rising of hot or warm air in the home. This will often result in there being lots of air circulating in certain rooms and the principle behind central heating radiators.

Where in the Home Should I Be Insulating?

Do New Build Homes Need Insulation?

Houses in the United Kingdom are now built to an excellent standard when it comes to energy efficiency, due to advances in construction and also guidance from the government and energy saving bodies. However, if your home is twenty years old or more then there will be a range of “retro-fit” procedures you can put into place to help with your home insulation plan. Modern eco home will most likely not need any attention, as some constructors even look to create homes which need no heating whatsoever.

How Does This Heat Escape from My Home in the First Place?

Heat leaves non-insulated homes in five different ways, or even a combination of them all. These are recognised as being: Air Movement – This is basically the draughts you feel around the home. This is often warm air being blown out of your all-important rooms and ending up outside and

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When the cold weather ensues, the heat from your home can escape in a number of ways and directions. The recommendation is to insulate the whole ‘envelope’ to make sure you have all bases covered and keep the maximum amount of heat inside your home. So, this is your roof, the floor, windows and doors as well as the all-important walls. The crucial point here is that heat can be lost in a number of ways and it’s important to bear in mind that you will also be effected by your neighbour if you live in an adjoined home. If you adopt a sound insulation programme, you can look to save up to 25% of the heat that you would otherwise be losing.

Which Materials are the Best for Insulation?

Wool-like substances are generally the best when it comes to insulating your home. These are the best a trapping the pockets of air that you want to keep inside and stop any more warmth from leaving. These days, there are lots of mineral and glass wools which are very cost effective and come in large rolls, slabs or batts. Wood and wood based products are also pretty decent insulators, which is why they are often used for doors and loft boards. Even paper is better at insulating than many people think, which is why you will see this used to seal studs and sacks, it is also a lot less cumbersome


Home Improvements and expensive than blankets etc. Other commonly used materials include polystyrene, spray foam, multi-foil and papier-mâché which have the obvious positive effects on insulation in the home.

What Are The Worst Materials for Insulation?

The sad fact of the matter is that the majority of the materials used in the construction process are pretty bad at insulating your home. Copper, steel, aluminium and concrete are all bad insulators and are to blame for the majority of the energy leaving your home unnecessarily. Although modern versions such as breeze blocks are a lot better, they still aren’t ideal making the aforementioned steps vital if you wish to make savings on your home energy. Once your home is all warm and cosy and you are wrapped up inside there are still a few things that you can do to help save money this winter

Top 5 tips to save money in your Home 1) Insulation – All appliances in your home, from your TV to your fridge, produce heat and so a great energy saving tip is to invest in insulation so that none of it is wasted. Cavity wall insulation could save you up to £100 per year on heating expenses depending on the size of your home. Likewise, investing in double glazing will aid the retention of heat and so are an obvious choice for anyone wanting to up their energy efficiency. 2) Replace Inefficient Lightbulbs – Swapping old lightbulbs for an energy saving equivalent, such as LED’s could cut lighting costs by £3 per light. They becoming increasingly affordable ad readily available so there really is no excuse. 3) Fix Leaking Taps- A dripping hot water tap can waste a staggering 5,500 litres of water a year. If you have an electric boiler this could mean £45 of your cash is literally be being washed down the drain. 4) Invest in Smart Home Tech- Thanks to the internet and Smart Phones there are now nifty apps which can help you monitor your home’s energy uses, even allowing you to turn appliances on and off when you are out and about. This will be especially useful during the summer holidays! 5) Turn It Off- Most domestic appliances can be turned off at the plug without much difficulty. A typical household could save up to £30 a year by just turning the oven off at the wall every night. Love Energy Savings are committed to saving individuals and businesses money on their energy bills by comparing the tariffs of energy providers. EN magazine hopes that these ideas, tips and advice from Furniture Choice (www.furniturechoice.co.uk) and Love Energy Savings (www.loveenergysavings.com) will help you to keep warm and save money this winter.

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Cookery

Putting the C in Christmas - C for Cake From fruit to sponge, chocolate to jam, stollen to Yule logs Christmas is the time for cakes. But what kind of cake should you serve and how should they look. If you are thinking of cooking your own Christmas cake ideally you need to give it time to mature. So now is the time to get out the mixing bowls and cake tins in time to slice up your cakes for Christmas

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Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin, smooth over top and decorate with nuts and cherries. Bake in lower half of a pre-heated oven 160°C (325°F Gas Mark 3) for approximately 90 minutes. A skewer inserted in the centre of the cake, comes out clean when baking is complete. Leave to cool for 2 - 3 hours before removing from tin. Make a few skewer holes and feed the cake with brandy. Note 1: Best wrapped in foil or cling film and allowed to mature for about one month. Note 2: If the cake is browning too much, loosely cover with foil for protection until baking is complete.

Stollen Christmas Fruit Cake Fruitcake, the traditional English Christmas Cake, is a heavy cake filled with candied or dried fruits. It may also contain nuts and spices. The cake can be served plain or with marzipan and icing. Traditional fruitcake is usually soaked in liquor, such as rum or brandy, for several weeks to add some bite to this very sweet and chewy cake.

Stollen is a yeasty cake that’s served after Christmas dinner in Germany. Like fruitcake, stollen is filled with an assortment of dried fruits and often marzipan. Traditionally, the sweet cake is topped with a thin icing and may be adorned with candied cherries. More of a sweet bread than a traditional cake, a stollen is oval in shape with the ends pinched together. This shape symbolically mimics the shape of a swaddled baby.

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Ingredients: Wrights Premium White bread mix 500g Softened Butter 120g Sugar 50g Egg 1 medium Mixed Nuts 25g Mixed Fruit 300g Mixed Peel 100g Marzipan 225g Glace Cherries 50g Warm Water 260ml Lemon, Almond & Vanilla Essence - 2 Teaspoons Each Granulated Sugar For Glazing Syrup 1 Tablespoon Icing Sugar For Dredging

Method ( makes 1 x 7” cake ): • Line a 19 cm (7 inch) round deep cake tin with baking parchment or greaseproof paper. • Place prune juice, vegetable oil and Carrot Cake Mix into a mixing bowl, followed by all the fruit and sprinkle over the plain flour. • Blend together and beat by hand for 30 seconds or slow speed if using an electric mixer to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.

Method: • Add well softened butter, sugar and egg to the bread mix, blend the essences with the 260ml warm water, then make up the dough in the usual way. • Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes then blend in the mixed fruit, mixed peel and mixed nuts. • Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces, mould round and rest for 5 minutes. • Chop the cherries, divide the marzipan into 2 pieces

Ingredients: Wright’s Carrot Cake Mix 500g Currants 100g Sultanas 150g Dried Apricots (chopped) 100g Glace Cherries 50g Cut Mixed Peel 50g Glace Ginger 50g Chopped Walnuts 50g Plain Flour 50g Vegetable Oil 60ml Prune Juice 200ml

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Cookery and roll each into a sausage shape.

Roll each dough piece into a 20cm (8 inch) disc. Place Character Cakes the marzipan sausage slightly off centre on the dough and sprinkle each with for half the cut cherries. Birthdays

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Slightly moisten the larger area of dough and fold the smaller side over the marzipan to completely cover, leaving a slight lip of moistened dough. Cover with a damp tea towel; lightly oiled plastic or polythene and leave in a warm place for 40-45 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) gas mark 6 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Glaze immediately on removing from oven with granulated sugar dissolved in a little boiling water. Leave to completely cool and heavily dredge with icing sugar immediately prior to serving.

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Bake in a preheated oven 180°C (360°F, Gas Mark 4) for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Mix the melted butter with the brandy and brush on the stollen as it is cooling. Dust with icing sugar and cut into slices.

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020 8366 7666 Apricotwww.decorativesupplies.co.uk & Almond Stollen Bars Ingredients: Wright’s Premium White or Ciabatta Bread Mix 250g Caster Sugar 150g Mixed Spice 1 tsps Butter (softened) 75g Full Fat Cream Cheese 200g Ground Almonds 75g Egg 1 medium Dried Apricots (chopped) 100g Sultanas100g Golden Marzipan (cut into 1cm cubes) 275g Blanched Almonds (toasted) 100g Zest and Juice of 2 Oranges Topping Melted Butter 75g Brandy (optional) 2 tbsps Icing Sugar 2 tbsps Method (Makes 1 tray – 14 portions) • Place the caster sugar, butter, cream cheese, orange zest and juice and mixed spice into a bowl and beat to a smooth paste. • Add the egg and mix well. • Add the bread mix, ground almonds, sultanas, dried apricots, toasted blanched almonds and mix to a soft dough with a wooden spoon. • Add the chopped marzipan and mix through. • Grease and line a tin measuring 30x20cm (12x8 inches) and pour in the stollen mix. • Using the back of a wet spoon level the mixture down in the tin.

Panettone Native to Italy, panettone is another type of yeasty sweet bread. Served at Christmas, as well as other special times, the cake is filled with a variety of fruits and nuts, most notably raisins and pine nuts. The very tall cake has a citrusy bite because it is often made with citron, a citrus fruit with a flavorful rind. Ingredients Wright’s Premium White Bread Mix 500g Juice of 1 Lemon

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Cookery Vanilla Essence 1-2 tsp Almond essence ½-1tsp Milk 150ml approx. Butter (at room temperature) 100g Eggs 2 medium Fruit: Sultanas 150g Zest of 1 Lemon Glace Cherries (chopped in half ) 50g Mixed Peel 50g Orange Marmalade 1 tablespoon Method: (makes 2 x 15cm/6” Panettone loaves). • Weigh out and prepare “Fruit” in a bowl and set aside until later. • Pour almond essence, vanilla essence and juice from one lemon into a measuring jug and make liquid up to 200ml with milk. Add the two eggs then beat all the liquid together. • Place White Bread Mix into a mixing bowl, add all the liquid and blend together to form a soft dough. • Knead well for 5 minutes then mix in softened butter and continue kneading until the dough looses its stickiness and becomes elastic again. • Cover with a damp tea towel; lightly oiled plastic or polythene and leave to rest for 10 minutes. • Meanwhile, line the base and sides of two 15cm (6 inch) deep round cake tins with baking parchment. • Remove polythene cover and mix the prepared fruit evenly through the dough. Divide dough equally into two and mould each piece into a ball shape. • Place each piece into the prepared tins, cover loosely with a damp tea towel; lightly oiled plastic or polythene and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. • Bake in lower half of pre-heated oven 200°C (392°F) gas mark 6 for approximately 25 -30 minutes until well risen and golden brown. • Allow to cool for 30 minutes before removing from tins and placing on a cooling wire. When completely cold, pack into airtight polythene bags and store in a cool place for up to one week or deep freeze until required. • Lightly sift over with icing sugar before serving, spread liberally with butter.

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Dust edible glitter on the icing for a little Christmas sparkle Decorate with shop bought little marzipan fruits and characters for a cute and colourful look. Use ribbons and silver/gold balls Remember to coat your cake with a little boiled apricot jam before you cover it with marzipan so it sticks on nicely Make snowman cake pops to stick in the Traditional Christmas cake — Striking and popular with kids!

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Gardening to fill these gaps, or add some seasonal colour with lateflowering perennials or autumn bedding

Ode to Autumn

Right, that’s got the mundane but necessary jobs out of the way. So it’s time for fun!

Summer’s over, time to put the cover on the barbecue, stash the deckchairs in the shed and put away the shorts and suncream until next year (if you ever got them out this year that is!) Autumn, Keats’ “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, has arrived. But there are still lots of jobs to be done in the garden before the colder weather really sets in.

First I’ll give you my checklist of garden jobs to keep you busy in October, and then we’ll have a closer look at the more enjoyable ones where I’ll give you some inspiration for planting combinations for late season colour and interest. •

remove all faded bedding plants from borders and containers and either recycle or put on the compost heap • plant spring flowering bulbs in the garden and containers (more later) • plant up containers with autumn and winter bedding (more later) • sow lawn seed or lay new turf – either to replace worn or bald patches or to create a brand new lawn • aerate and apply lawn sand to established lawns • sow autumn seeds (more later) • collect and save seeds from perennial plants • start feeding birds again if you stopped during the summer – fat balls, sunflower/niger seeds and peanuts will all be welcome • also leave out sunflower seedheads if you’ve been growing them over the summer for the birds to feed on • keep watering borders, especially in dry spells • feed plants in borders with a general purpose organic fertilizer such as blood, fish and bone, chicken manure pellets or diluted tomato feed • continue to deadhead roses and other perennials • certain shrubs can be pruned now – this is whole subject in itself but you can find lots of information about individual plants from sites such as www.rhs. org.uk; www.gardenersworld.com; www.crocus.co.uk • begin to tidy borders, removing fallen leaves and other debris. Leaves can be collected to make leaf mould. But don’t be too tidy – create a small wild corner of the garden where you can leave cut branches or logs for insects and other small mammals to overwinter and shelter in. • new hedges will establish well if planted now and finally – autumn is a great time to take stock of the garden – what worked this year and what didn’t. We can renew or make additions to the garden now, ie. take out plants which are struggling or unhealthy and move those which have outgrown their position or are in the wrong place. New evergreen shrubs can be planted now

What to plant now, in terms of spring bulbs, autumn/ winter bedding and autumn seeds? Spring bulbs first: Tulips are my favourites so I’m going to concentrate on these, but if you’re not a fan (and why not?!) then other spring bulbs to look out for when you’re at the nursery are Alliums (lovely strong colour and shape, try ‘Purple Sensation’ or A. sphaerocephalon); woodland favourites to provide a carpet of colour under tree shade such as Anemone, Camassia, Muscari or Chionodoxa; Crocuses

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Gardening in a whole range of hues; Fritillaria (gorgeous snakeprint pattern); Gladiolus, with its architectural spires; miniature Iris (try the true blue I. reticulate Cantab or mauve with yellow tongue I. histroides ‘George’); Hyacinths, for their knockout perfume and long vase life; Irises for their exotic blooms and fantastic new shades available in caramel and midnight blue; Lilies, hard to beat for scent, scale and drama; and Narcissi for early spring cheer (I love the pink ones and have found a mouth-watering collection to rival Barbie’s wardrobe ‘Daffodil Pink Varieties Mixed’ from www. guardiangardencentre.co.uk). But back to tulips. I like to colour theme my tulips, I think they look more elegant and dramatic this way, rather than ten different colours all lashed together. Sarah Raven has some fabulous colour combinations (www.sarahraven.com) such as Jewel Tulip Collection, which uses copper, burnt orange, crimson and black (‘Annie Schilder’, ‘Cairo’, ‘Bruine Wimpel’, ‘Burgundy’ and ‘Black Parrot’). Or the lovely vintage-y Belle Epoque Tulip Collection, which combines soft, smoky shades of apricot, pinky-brown and burgundy (‘La Belle Epoque’, ‘Bruine Wimpel’ and ‘Recreado’). New this year and on my must-have list is the Blood Orange Tulip Collection, using intense, dramatic and sumptuous shades of hot orange, carmine and magenta (‘Request’, ‘Sarah Raven’ and ‘Arjuna’). Next, on to autumn and winter bedding. I

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like to fill my containers with a mix of pansies, violas or panolas (a cross between both), mini grasses and small foliage plants, all in autumnal shades of russet and burgundy. This year I’m using mulberry panolas mixed with burgundy mini chrysanthemums and mini bronze carex grasses. Or you could try orange and purple violas teamed with mini grasses and mini orange chrysanthemums. What about trying acid green mini conifers combined with lime marmalade heucheras and yellow mini grasses? Or perhaps you’d prefer wine-coloured heucheras with a small purple leaved Phormium and russet yellow-red pansies? The combinations are endless and the nurseries have lots to choose from, just remember to keep to a limited colour palette to ensure cohesion and a more ‘designed’ look to your plantings.

Finally, I have some suggestions for shrubs and perennials which are looking good at this time of year. You could use these to fill any gaps in your borders and they’ll add colour and interest during the autumn and beyond. Shrubs could include Callicarpa ‘Profusion’ (violet flowers and berries and bronzey-lilac new foliage); any of the Japanese maples (Acer) with their fiery foliage; Cotoneaster horizontalis, with its crimson leaves on fishbone stems and matching berries; any of the small Crab apple trees (Malus) with great spring blossom followed by long-lasting fruits in yellow, orange and red, very attractive to birds; Euonymus ‘Cascade’, a native deciduous shrub with fiery autumn leaves and spectacular pink and orange fruit. Phormiums are brilliant, with their sword-shaped foliage in shades from pink through olive green, purple and black, and don’t overlook Hebes. Some of the newer varieties in the Magicolors series have fantastic pink and


Gardening design master craftsman Piet Oudolf ’s favourites, combining red button flowerheads and an upright architectural grass. And last but not least ‘Penstemon ‘Garnet’ and Salvia ‘Amistad’ – one of my personal favourites - combining lovely jewel-bright shades and flowers that will last right up until the first frosts. All in all, there’s every reason to spend as much time as the shortening day lengths allow in your garden. Because whether you’re a poet writing odes to the season, or gardener looking for loads of seasonal interest, Autumn has plenty to inspire and reward you.

Amanda ClibbensStoney Owner of Amanda Clibbens-Stoney Planting Design m: 07813 955002 e: amanda.cstoney@ gmail.com RHS and Capel Manor College qualified

purple foliage, well worth seeking out. A couple of late-season perennial combinations to try are Persicaria amplexicaulis and Molinia ‘Transparent’ – lovely red foxtail spires and ethereal floaty grass; Aster (especially Symphytotricon novi-belgii ‘Purple Dome’) and Crocosmia ‘Carmin Brillant’ – a fabulous colour combination of hot orange and electric violet; Rudbeckia and Deschampsia cespitosa - classic prairie mix of yellow daisies and caramel grass; Sanguisorba ‘Red Thunder’ and Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ - one of Dutch planting

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Hall’s past hidden in the rooms. Solve the mystery and then collect your prize pumpkin carved with help from witches. Don’t forget to make a Smelly Ghost and a Pine Cone Spider to take home for you! Suitable ages 4 – 11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult For more information or to book tickets visit www.fortyhallestate. co.uk or call 0208 363 8196.

A Musical Celebration in St Lukes Church Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HL Thursday 22nd October 8pm Concert London People’s Orchestra admission £5 An orchestra of local musicians featuring both orchestral and organ music Friday 6th November 12.30pm Organ Recital ROBERT EVANS admission Free Teacher, accompanist (organ and piano) and composer at St. Ignatius School For further information, phone 0208 482 2936

Halloween Ghost Walk 31 October 2015 Meet at High Barnet tube station EN5 5JY 19:30 - 21:30 £9 A special guided ghost walk for Halloween through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England. The tour includes stories about t he famous Camlet Moat. Ideal for all ages from 4 to 94. Parental discretion is advised for those with very young children. Please bring a torch if possible, as we will be going through a churchyard. And dress up if you can -- there’s a small prize for everyone who does, and a special prize each evening for the spookiest costume. Oh, and there’s some audience participation, so watch out. The tour takes place every evening between October 27th and 31st. It costs £9, under 12s £4. To book, or for more details, phone 020 8440 6805, or email pbaker54@hotmail.co.uk Or visit www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net

Trent Park History and Mystery – Halloween Special! Sunday 25th October 2015 Join walk leader Alan Mitellas on a tour that explores some amazing history and takes a closer look at the ghosts and legends of Trent Park. Learn about the mystery of Camlet Moat, the ghosts that haunt the park as well as some darker legends. Why not come along in the spirit of Halloween and dress in costume? A stunning accompanying booklet can be downloaded free of charge from: www.enfield.gov.uk/ trentparkhistory Meet 4:00pm at the main car park near the Cockfosters Road entrance (approx. 6:00pm finish). No need to book. Bring a torch. Distance: no more than 4 miles. Spooky House Trail 31 October 2015 Forty Hall & Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA 15:00 - 17:00 £7.50 Go on a spooky trail of the Hall! Follow the clues to discover the many spooky characters from Forty

The Victorian Kitchen Garden: an exhibition by Enfield & District Embroiders’ Guild 01 September 2015 - 22 November 2015 Forty Hall Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA 12:00 - 16:00 £Free Embroidered work inspired by the Kitchen Garden The kitchen garden played an important and productive part of country homes such as Forty Hall, providing food, herbs and flowers for the household. Members of Enfield and District Embroiderers’ Guild present an exhibition of intricately embroidered works inspired by the history of The Victorian Garden to the Hall.

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REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Bridge Club We are a small friendly group who meet every Monday at 2 p.m. and every Friday at 9.30 a.m. to enjoy playing ‘chicago’ bridge. We need new members and will be pleased to welcome all though sadly we are unable to cater for absolute beginners. We meet at the Mary Magdalene church which is at the corner of The Ridgeway/ Windmill hill. Buses 121.313.307.377 all stop at The Ridgeway almost outside the venue. The cost is just £2 which covers coffee and biscuits. For further details please call Malcolm on 02082452587/ 07956505366 Enfield Town Model Railway Club We meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the small hall (at the rear of) St.Pauls Centre, !02,Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR. (bottom of Windmill Hill). Prospective new members always welcomed Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.-12.00noon St Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new members. for more information go to www. enfield-dfas.org.uk or call 020 8367 3171 Enfield Woodcarving Club is a small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. Chace Community School Enfield EN1 3HQ New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George 07703219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look.

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What’s On Edmonton Camera Club ECC meets at Millfield House Arts Centre at 7:45 pm on most Mondays between September and June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly and welcoming club and invite visitors and potential members to attend 4 meetings before subscriptions become due. For more information contact John McAndrew on 0208 920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. co.uk or find out more about the club and our 2015/2016 programme on our website www. edmontoncameraclub.co.uk Winchmore Hill Writers We’re a small,friendly group who meet on occasional Sunday afternoons in Winchmore Hill to develop our skills and for mutual support. Group lead by Christine Vial,experienced tutor and published writer. All kinds of writing and levels of experience (including none) welcome. Please contact me for

dates, topics and cost of future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 or christine@roomofherown.plus. com The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex. August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.nlondonhumanists. fsnet.co.uk. E-mail: nlhumanists@ gmail.com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176

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The North London Morning Orchestra rehearse on Wednesdays from 10-12 a.m.in the Scout Hut in the track opposite the Jolly Farmers pub in Slades Hill Enfield EN2. No auditions, no concerts, minimal fees. No age restrictions. We play all kinds of music for enjoyment. Details from Eric 080 8367 3169. The Enfield Writers’ Workshop meets on Friday evenings from 8 to 10 at Salisbury House, Bury Street West N9 to promote Creative Writing of all kinds.No age restrictions. Currently only £5 a year required. Details from Eric 020 8367 3169 or Bernard 020 8364 5464. The Bonsai Group meets at Capel Manor College at 7.30pm. on the 2nd Tuesday of most months. We often have a speaker and every month members bring a tree for a friendly competition. For actual dates and Club programme visit www.wix.com/bonsaigroupenfield/ home or phone Joy 020 8367 3169. Southgate and Enfield Friendship Centre We meet once a month on the first Monday (except Bank Holidays) at Ruth Winston House

190 Green Lanes. We have regular talks of various interest, quizzes and 08/10/2015 self contributing meetings as well as a lunch club. We are a small but friendly crowd and welcome new members. Entrance £1.50 per night Enfield Poets (formerly Salisbury House Poets) meet at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, on the first Saturday in the month, 7.30 p.m. start. £3.50 entrance, £2.50 concessions. 1.45 Ladies Group We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, at 1.45pm in the church hall at Grange Park Methodist Church, Park Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of speakers, slide shows, quizzes and outings. Contact Carol - 0208 360 4081 or Sue - 0208 367 8489 Radio Enfield Radio Enfield broadcasts music, news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day to patients in Chase Farm Hospital on channel 1, and can also be heard on www.radioenfield.co.uk Record request programmes are broadcast every night from Sunday to Friday at 8pm and can be telephoned in on 020 8363 6000 or emailed to studio@radioenfield. co.uk Edmonton Camera Club Meets at Millfield House Arts Centre N18 1PJ, on Mondays at 7:45pm between September and June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly club and invite visitors and potential members to attend 4 meetings before subscriptions become due. For more information contact John McAndrew on O2O 8920 6551, email info@ edmontoncameraclub.co.uk

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What’s On Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at Enfield Grammar School. We have summer outings, London outings, theatre visits & lectures, please check our website; enta.btck.co.uk for details or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568. Merlin Magical Society, Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Rd. P. Bar.EN6 1JJ. Meets fortnightly Thursday evenings. 07931 525399 We also have a website www.merlinmagicalsociety.co.uk Enfield Over 50s Computer Clubmeets first Sunday of every month at St John’s Hall, Strayfield Road, off Theobalds Park Road, Enfield EN2 9JP from 10.30am to approx 3.00pm Our website is www.enfieldcomputerclub.com or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162

- 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670

Old Park Ridings, London N21 2EU for an evening of entertainment and friendship usually involving a speaker and sometimes a quiz. We also organise social events and other activities. For further details please contact Chris on 0208 360 4029 or why not take a look at our website at www.grangeparkeve@ weebly.com.

Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; rspb.org. uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www. enfieldvideomakers.co.uk

Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Cuffley Floral Art Club Meets once a month, and has We are a friendly flower arranging speakers of various kinds, often club meeting every 2nd Tuesday with slides, and we are open to in the month (except January and both ex civil servants and non Civil August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Servants.We meet at St Andrews Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield from 7pm, visitors always welcome. EN1 3EG on the 1st Monday of For more information ring Jackie the month [2nd Monday if a Bank 8441 3663 or sleeps Val 01707 Outstanding two story, six bedroom020 Vacation Villa up to Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30 am 889447 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes start. For details, please contact from the 020 Disney Sue Sims 8245Theme 4723 orParks. Oakmere Bridge Club susanksims@gmail.com Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Facilities include Swimming Pool, Lane Spa,Potters TVs, Games Bar everyRoom Monday, Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball Potters Bar & District 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. equipment We are a small provided, & Wi-Fi. Photographic Society friendly club and would welcome Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar new members. We have vacancies Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. improvers intermediate Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967for681908 forand info’ on the Contact Ann on 01438 832504 players We Season. play Chicago Bridge. fantastic rates available for both high & low Competitions, lectures, practical Interested? Then contact Robert Visit www.villaneardisney.info sessions; we are a keen group 01707 658677 Janice 01707 of amateur photographers of 850983 Option 1 above all abilities. New members very welcome. £90 per month Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Grange Park (Evening) WI Now in our 48th year. would love you to come and join Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor us at 7.30pm on the first Monday Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd of each month in the Main Hall, Wednesdays of each month 7-45 Grange Park Methodist Church,

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