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April 2017

MAGAZINE Ideas for Days Out Direct Selling Vacancies! Does your garden need a water feature? Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Welcome to your April 2017 issue of en MAGAZINE

Hello and welcome to the April 2017 issue of EN Magazine. Can you believe the Easter School Holidays are here already? Many of our readers may be looking for inspiration for days out for the kids! Well, help is at hand as we bring you some ideas for some great days out in and around London. As many people struggle to make ends meet with increasing prices on the high street we take a look at direct selling as a second job or a career change to generate an income that fits your lifestyle. Local garden designer Amanda Clibbens-Stoney joins us as our guest columnist this month and shares her tips and advice on introducing water features to gardens. I hope that you will continue to enjoy EN Magazine in 2017 and if you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.


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4 - Local News and Events 14 - Days Out Ideas 18 - Health - Where to store food 19 - Health - Are you sitting Comfortably 21 - Special Report - Direct Selling Opportunity or Scam 24 - Gardening - Water Features 26 - Gardening - Allotments 27 - EN Directory, Local Trades and Services 29 - What’s On and Things To Do Contacts Douglas Lee Publisher Marci Lee Credit Control

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Want to change the world in 2017? Local residents are being given the chance to receive £1,000 to do their bit to put community projects and ideas into action, and change the world for the better in 2017, thanks to organic skin and haircare brand Green People. Green People, which is celebrating its 20th year of driving positive difference in the beauty world, is being supported by renowned anatomist, author and broadcaster, and their official science communication advisor and brand ambassador, Professor Alice Roberts (pictured below).

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Green People’s national campaign ‘Change the World in 20 Ways’ aims to uncover individuals or groups from across the UK with great ideas for making a positive difference to the community around them – however small it might be – and local residents are invited to take part. Whether it’s trying to get a charity project off the


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ground, starting a freeto-attend yoga class or perhaps sprucing up a local urban area, Green People wants to hear from people with their ideas and why they deserve to receive £1,000 towards their project. Commenting on the campaign, Alice said: “This is a chance for people to think of a way they’d like to make a positive change and to get some support to make that dream a reality. I’m delighted to be helping Green People in their quest to spread around some positivity and inspire people to change the world for the better.” To be in with a chance of receiving £1,000, local residents simply need to submit their ideas, along with a breakdown of how they would spend the funds, no later than Monday 31st July 2017 by emailing greenpeople@ pmwcom.co.uk. Entries can also be sent by post. Full details along with terms and conditions can be found on Green People’s website www.greenpeople. co.uk/change.

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Council quids in as recycling quality improves Enfield’s residents are helping the Council save money by recycling more carefully than ever before. The percentage of non recyclable items placed in a blue-lidded recycling bin in Enfield dropped by four percentage points between November 2015 and November 2016 (from 14% to 10%). It is great news for residents and the Council because just one item wrongly placed in a recycling bin can result in the entire recycling load being sent to landfill at significant cost. Every year nearly a thousand tonnes of contaminated recycling

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material is thrown away because people place items such as nappies and food waste into their blue-lidded recycling bins. Better recycling is not only good news for the environment, but also helps Enfield Council save money by diverting waste from landfill and raising revenue by selling the recyclable material it collects. The drop in contamination follows a campaign by Enfield Council to educate residents in what can and cannot be recycled. People who fail to recycle correctly will not have their bin collected and will have a sticker placed on their bin explaining

why it has been rejected. Persistent offenders who repeatedly place incorrect items in their recycling bins face a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “I am glad to hear that thanks to the hard work of residents the quality of the Borough’s recycling has markedly improved. Putting the wrong items into your recycling bin is not only bad for the environment, but it also ends up costing us money because it means an entire recycling load ends up going to landfill – which is the most expensive way of disposing of rubbish.

“I would therefore like everyone to keep up the good work.” What can go into your blue recycling bins: empty aerosols, food tins and cans, glass bottles and jars, paper and card, drinks cartons and plastic bottles, tubs, pots and trays. All bottles, jars, tins etc. should be rinsed out before being disposed of in the blue bins. What cannot go into your recycling bins: nappies, tissues, food and garden waste, plastic bags or wrapping, recycling in tied plastic bags, shredded paper, clothes or shoes, electrical items, foil, broken glass or polystyrene.

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Ka–Pow, Fairview New Homes have come to The Nightingale’s rescue. On Friday 12th May, we hope hundreds of people will pull on their capes, masks and leggings and unleash their inner Superhero to walk 15 km around the streets of Enfield to raise money for The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. Superman and Batman will join forces with Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk for the greater good – to raise thousands of pounds for this great cause and now thanks to the generosity of Fairview New Homes all their fundraised income can go direct to the charities work. The spirit of the event is to enjoy a fantastically fun evening and take on the walk at your own pace – you can walk, jog, skip or fly your way to the finish line. Please sign up now to join the team!

You can confirm your place at www. nightingalesupport.org.uk or call 020 8366 9674. “Superheroes are a living inspiration. We urge everyone over the age of 12 to take on this exciting adventure together to allow us to do better things for others. At The Nightingale we try to provide the protective cape to let people know they don’t have to go through their journey alone. We are delighted that Fairview New Homes have come to our rescue to sponsor this event.” Joan Kearns – Director of Services and Development at The Nightingale. Siobhan’s F, tells you why she is planning to be one of our superheroes. “The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre were there for me and my family when

we needed them most. Now, through this event, it is our way of being there for them.

our lives that were most important which greatly helped reduce our stress levels.

I was first introduced to The Nightingale when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. They helped me to understand my condition and the impact it was having on me and my family. I was able to talk freely about what I was going through without the worry of upsetting or scaring my husband and daughter. They also helped us prioritise the things in

Today I am well and my family are readjusting to life after cancer. I realise now what they mean by the words “new normal”. I hope you can join me on 12th May it really is a truly amazing experience and the atmosphere is electrifying. Each year I can’t wait to get out there and dress up in my gear, put on my head boppers and join the rest of the walkers. The Nightingale is a local charity to Enfield supporting local people. They do so much for the community so for me to give back one evening is nothing?” For further information on the services of The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre and fundraising opportunities vist www. nightingalesupport.org.uk or call 020 8366 9674.


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Upgrade Your Computer Skills The internet has changed our lives and digital skills have become an essential tool to help communicate with friends and family, as well as in doing business. The internet is both educational and entertaining. You can use it to keep up to date with the latest news and trends, and also to gain new skills, from learning to play the guitar to programming your own mobile app. The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London will be running a FREE IT course every Thursday from 27 April – 29 June 10am – 1pm at the Tottenham Centre .

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While children’s and young adult literature is currently more popular than ever, many adults are becoming disenchanted with the genre’s propensity to succumb to gaudy humour, vampires and epic battles of good and evil. However, local resident, Helen Fox is stepping up to the plate with gusto, bucking all trends with a moral-rich new book that harks back to a traditional era of storytelling.

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the same spot at my local park. But one day, only the young one was there, and my imagination began spinning as to where his parents had gone and how he’d cope alone in the world. Abandoned animals face the same predicament – and so this story was born.”

“I wanted to write something different,” explains Helen. “Something with a good deal of heart that would foster respect and keen interest among children for the natural world. That’s why this innocent little adventure, packs a powerful punch that will stay with readers young and old, for many long years.

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Cash to make Hertsmere Healthier Voluntary organisations, social enterprises and charities with a great idea or initiative to help support health and wellbeing in the borough, can now apply for a cash boost from our Public Health Fund. One-off grants of up to £3,000 are available for projects that promote healthy weight and increase physical activity; schemes that encourage people to reduce smoking or cut back on alcohol or initiatives that improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. Hilary Shade, Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement, said: “There’s already so much great work being done to promote health and wellbeing across Hertsmere, and I believe that this new injection of cash will allow us to fund projects that can have a real impact on those who work and live in the borough.

“We welcome any submissions about schemes that will improve the lives of those who work and live in Hertsmere or are visiting the borough.” The Health and Wellbeing Partnership in Hertsmere comprises the council, health partners and voluntary sector organisations. It works together to develop and support initiatives to address the causes of ill health and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all residents. The grant has been made available through Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health Fund.

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New Social Transport An innovative new nationwide company that provides luxury transport and welfare services for vulnerable children and young adults in social care, opened for business following an official launch event at Crews Hills Golf Club.

The company, which is based in Enfield, works with local authorities, children’s services, youth offending offices, and other health care professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide secure and non-secure transport and other welfare services.

Serenity Welfare is the creation of CEO and Founder and former property entrepreneur Emily Aklan, whose dream of providing a high-quality transport and welfare service for children dealing with challenges in their personal lives was thought up following a tragic event in her personal life.

Emily explained, “I set this company up with my heart rather than my head as I felt that many vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a difficult start to life are often misunderstood and pushed aside in society these days. We want to help the young people we transport to feel a sense of self-worth and confidence

that somebody does care for them, and to help them push through the hardships that they face in their life.” “We employ experienced secure officers who will drive and escort these children and young adults. They have extensive police, military and close protection backgrounds whereby they can handle any difficult situation if it occurs. They are very friendly, approachable and personable, with some of them coming from similar backgrounds as these young adults before turning their lives around.” “They are great mentors who understand the hardships young people face in society and will provide them with a listening ear, whilst at the same time providing a very cost effective service for the authorities we work with as we understand the challenges our clients face with tight government budgets.” Deputy Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Christine Hamilton, said “I’m delighted to see that Serenity Welfare has launched in Enfield. The company is committed to providing a transportation service for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives

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and I welcome their approach. They are clearly passionate and committed to making a difference.” During the event, Emily gave a presentation on her vision for the company and explained how events in her personal life had changed her destiny and led her on a new path in which Serenity Welfare was born. Emily intends to launch a non-profit charity in the future to further help and support young people who are overcoming challenges in their lives. Serenity Welfare designs its services around individual care needs, catering for children and young people with serious difficulties and providing care, supervision and support services wherever necessary. The company’s ethos centres on the belief that everyone deserves a chance in life at achieving their dreams and goals. They aim to help young people avoid a life of crime and push past the hardships that they encounter in society, regardless of their age, race, religion or background. For more information about the services provided by Serenity Welfare visit www.serenitywelfare.org or call 0800 086 9567 Please send your thoughts and memories of EN Magazine to editorial@ enmagazine.co.uk

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Market Financing Local People

The national media are full of stories of people and Charities making donations helping people to make ends meet in their day to day lives. But did you know that for residents living in the Ancient Parish of Enfield you have your very own charity that can offer financial support, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust. In a typical year, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust administers around £300K in discretionary grants to families, individuals and community groups residing and living within the boundary of the Ancient Parish of Enfield.


Bindya Amin the trust Manager told EN Magazine, “We offer people who live in the Ancient Parish of Enfield financial support in 3 areas, Personal Grants, Education Grants and Community Grants.” “Personal grants are oneoff grants for residents in need who require help with unexpected expenses, including the replacement or provision of household goods and furniture and items associated with the needs of the disabled or chronically ill. The Trust also makes around 8 regular quarterly payments to those on low incomes in financial need.”

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“Education grants are for students and residents undertaking education or training who need assistance with course fees or with living costs. These can include equipment, stationery, travel costs and other general expenses during their

course of study. Students are expected to take up loan offers and make approaches for Access Funding where available, prior to seeking assistance.” “Grant decisions are taken on a regular basis by the fifteen Trustees who either live, work or otherwise

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have a good knowledge of the Ancient Parish. Applications are treated in the strictest confidence.” “The grants are there to help all sorts of people. The trust is pleased to be able to help young sports stars of the future. Denise Payet, who at 15 is one of the leading national table tennis stars competing across Europe. We have also helped Chris Kandu who is currently No. 1 in England’s U23 high jump rankings.” “The Trust welcomes funding applications from community and grassroots projects within the Ancient Parish that reflect the diversity and vibrancy of Enfield. Applications will be required to demonstrate the benefit to local residents in alignment with the Trusts key areas of interest.” It was in 1303, Edward I granted a charter to Humphrey de Bohun, and his wife to hold a weekly market in Enfield each Monday, and James I granted another in 1618, to a charitable trust, for a Saturday market. In 1904 a new wooden structure was built to replace the stone cross, by now decayed. The market is still in existence, administered by the Old Enfield Charitable trust. Susan Foss Deputy Trust

Manager, told us, “The trust raises its funds from running the Enfield market and car park, plus income from the property it owns, predominantly the Kings Head Pub and the Barclays Bank building in the market square. We also have a trustee who is a whizz with investments” “As well as giving grants we also administer Alms Houses. There are two locations sited within the boundary of the Ancient Parish. One site provides 6 one bedroom houses and the other 4 one bedroom bungalows, providing 10 units of accommodation for those in housing need. The earliest was founded in the 16th century through a legacy provided by Mrs Ann Crowe, whose Almshouses were built on Turkey Street and today stand not far from there, having been rebuilt in 1893 at the expense of Henry Carrington Bowles of Myddleton House. More accommodation was provided through a legacy from Charles Wright, who had them built several years before his death in 1851. They bear the inscription: “These almshouses were erected and endowed by Mr Charles Wright of Enfield Highway for the support of six poor widows A.D. 1847 and these are still being used today.”

To apply for a grant application you initially, need to check your address is within the boundary of the Ancient Parish of Enfield. To do this, you can find the list of all the street names in the eligibility checker via the charities website. Some roads cut across the boundary but these are clearly marked in the checker and in these circumstances you will need to contact the Grant 3DRKS_WED_95X141_003.pdf administrator for 1 clarification. You can then

pop into the trust office The Old Enfield Charitable Trust, The Old Vestry Office, 22 The Town Enfield EN2 6LT Tel: 020 8367 8941 to collect an application form or visit the trust site at www.thetrustenfield.org. uk.



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Ideas For Days Out Now the kids have broken up for the Easter holidays do you find you are at a loss to keep them entertained. EN Magazine has come up with a few ideas for days out. Spooky Days Out A brand new show is coming to The London Dungeon this Easter. Come face to face with Jekyll and Hyde tells the curious tale of Richard Mansfield, the Shakespearean actor who was the lead in The Lyceum theatre’s 1888 infamous production of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.   The show will run for a limited period of time from 31st March – 12th May 2017 and will reveal how Mr Mansfield was so convincing in his portrayal of Hyde that the public reported him to the police as a suspect in the ongoing and famous ‘Ripper’ murders. Guests will need to keep their wits about them as their tour starts to take a dark turn.   Guests will be transported backstage to London’s Lyceum Theatre set in 1888 for a unique tour with their guide ‘Cartwright’. They will learn all about how the play’s tremendous success became its ultimate downfall, thanks to Mr Mansfield’s doomed and scarily realistic portrayal of the Jekyll and Hyde characters.    Alongside the spine-chilling tale of Jekyll and Hyde, the experience brings to life 1,000 years of London’s dark history with ample amounts of jumps and scares thrown in. Stories of Sweeney Todd, Guy Fawkes and even the Great Fire of London will deliver the ultimate Easter day out. www.thedungeons.com/london

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see life-sized DINOSAURS taking over parks across the UK, where visitors will be transported back to a time when they ruled the earth. In a UK first, over 30 true-to-life dinosaur models and installations will tour major UK cities in seven months, where they’ll set up camp in parklands, ready to roar and snarl at those brave enough to get up close and personal. Diplodocus heads will poke 16 metres above the ground, amongst the tree canopy as Triceratops escort their young through the bushes beneath. The ear-piercing screeches of the Pterosaurus will alert visitors to the danger in the skies above and guests must be wary of the spitting defence of the Pachycephalousaurus, in case he lurks around the next corner. But wherever you are in Jurassic Kingdom, remember you’re never far from the ‘King of the Tyrant Lizards’ and the most famous dinosaur of them all - Tyrannosaurus Rex, standing 18 metres from head to tail. After an exciting trek around the twisting trails of Jurassic Kingdom, younger visitors will be encouraged to pick up their brushes and become budding archeologists in our Excavation Scene, where a T-Rex skeleton lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered. Designed by Weli Creative - the team behind the sell-out Magical Lantern Festival - Jurassic Kingdom will kick off on April 1st at Osterley Park in London, where the dinosaurs will remain until April 17th. David Lee, Director at Weli Creative, said: “Jurassic Kingdom will be an incredible, awe-inspiring dinosaur experience like no other. It’s the first outdoor animatronic display of its kind in the UK and we can’t wait to open our doors to the public in 2017.

Days Out “We’ve seen through our work on Magical Lantern Festival that there’s a huge demand for unique, familyfriendly events in the UK and we’re certain that adults will enjoy Jurassic Kingdom just as much as their children.” www.jurassickingdom.uk

Astounding Acrobatics Compagnie XY present It’s Not Yet Midnight... Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH Monday 10 - Sunday 23 April 2017 “Alone we go faster, together we go further...” Returning to London for the first time in seven years, French Compagnie XY bring their spectacular show It’s Not Yet Midnight... to the Roundhouse for its UK premiere. Featuring over 20 awe-inspiring acrobats, It’s Not Yet Midnight... is a show about togetherness; a timely reminder that if we come together, accept and look out for one another, we can achieve more. Blending beautiful choreography with exceptional circus skills and physicality, this show is poignant and humorous, playful and uplifting. Their hand to hand ... their takeoffs, their five-storey human towers, the care with which they ensure the landing of their somersaults describes an ideal world where risk-taking, generosity and solidarity rule the roost (Le Figaro). Widely regarded as one of the leading contemporary circus companies in the world, Compagnie XY create jaw-dropping and poetic spectacles. They are unique in their company set-up, operating as a collective who live and work together. It’s Not Yet Midnight... is Compagnie XY’s third creation, following Le Grand C (2009) and Laissez- Porter (2005). With more than 500 performances worldwide, the company’s success has enabled them to challenge acrobatic technique from a creative perspective working with large numbers of artists. www.roundhouse.org.uk

Letting Kids Work! This Easter half term plan a trip to KidZania London, the indoor city where the kids are in charge and choose from a variety of Easter themed activities. Children can make chocolate bunnies in the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, have their face painted, create Easter designs in the painting school or even deliver the Easter eggs around the city; alongside a host of other unique, real-life role play experiences.   Also, back by popular demand for the Easter break is the amazing Google Expeditions pop-up, where children can explore anywhere in (or out of!) this world. From the Great Barrier Reef, to the International Space station via the Northern Lights; this immersive experience not only keeps the kids entertained, but will inspire a new curiosity for the world with fun virtual reality trips.   KidZania London offers 4-14 year olds more than 60 real life activities. spanning across 75,000 square feet. Blending learning with reality and entertainment, each career at KidZania is developed to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, team work and independence. Designed to empower and entertain kids, KidZania gives children the chance to challenge themselves and explore the world of opportunities. If your child has ever dreamt of becoming a pilot, a firefighter or the next award winning singer, watch the excitement on their faces as they try out real life activities! The concept effectively gives them their first taste of independence and gets kids thinking about what they might want to be in the future.   www.kidZania.co.uk

Exploding! Easter fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills ‘Spring into Easter’ school holiday / bank holiday event 1 – 17 April daily: 10am – 5pm (last entry 3pm) The Royal Gunpowder Mills is set to Spring Into Easter where Professor Nitrate and his assistants will be stirring up creative fun for all the family. Children can get handson with a wide range of activities which will get them thinking and learning and having fun throughout. Home to Professor Nitrate and his assistants, The Mad Lab delivers science shows with a mad professor, while

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Days Out There are also ample opportunities for children and families to enjoy the 170 acres of heritage with ample play space including a playground and crazy cart arena. www.royalgunpowdermills.com

Private Play With Friends If you are struggling for inspiration on your own why not get a group together and hire a venue for a few hours fun for your kids. Local children’s soft play KidzBiz is available for private hire in Palmers Green. When you hire Kidzbiz you get exclusive use of the play center facilities, sound system to play CD’s or from any device with a headphone socket, relaxing soft seating, their space is your space you get the freedom to decide and provide your own food, comfortably accommodates 35 adults and up to 50 children. Available to book for 2 hours or more between 10.00am and 9.00pm 7 days a week, you will always have Kidzbiz all to yourself. The cost for a couple of hours fun is from £100 to £295 depending on time and day. his assistant’s help children make “Gooey Eggs” to take home, look at the science of “Bouncy Eggs” and the amazing theories of “Non Newtonian Fluid” This Easter children can explore their creative side by designing their very own Chalkboard Egg, making Bunny Ears for hopping around our heritage site, fashioning Easter Cards to send to friends and family, making puppets and even having a go at writing a puppet show. Children can also design a small t shirt to take home with them. Children and adults alike can try their hand at making and launching rockets, testing their skill to hit targets and top the leader board. This Easter we are also bringing out our Tennis Ball Cannon which can fire projectiles across our Mead which explores and tests how pressures and forces work.


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Ten fun free things to do in London

To help out ideas-strapped parents in London, Family & Friends Railcard, which saves a third off most adult rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares, has compiled ten free activities and days out to keep families entertained in the capital city.  

Make a date with a dinosaur at the Natural History Museum

With over 80 million specimens spanning billions of years, it’s unsurprising that this attraction has over five million visitors every year – and best of all it’s free to visit. See the world-famous dinosaurs (including a huge T. Rex), take a journey through a spectacular Earth

Days Out sculpture, and see scientists at work in the Darwin Centre.

Meet some furry new friends at Vauxhall City Farm

With ferrets, ducks, pigs and alpacas (to name a few), Vauxhall City Farm offers a piece of the countryside in the busy capital. With an ecology area, herb garden and a picnic spot, this is perfect for a family day out.  

Explore the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Set across 560 acres, this urban park is perfect for exploring – spend the day walking through parklands and taking in the spectacular sites of the London 2012 venues. There’s also impressive play areas for the kids. In the north of the park, Tumbling Bay features rock pools, sand pits, tall treehouses, and wobbly bridges, while in the south, there’s a climbing wall and waterworks fountain.  

Feeding time with the pelicans of St James’s Park

St James’s Park is home to some special residents; the park’s famous pelicans can be seen sunbathing on their favourite rocks in the summer near Duck Island. Every day, from 2.30pm-3.30pm, visitors can witness these impressive social creature fed fresh fish.  

Get your skates on with London Skate

Taking place on Wednesday evenings during the summer months, London Skate invites people to join a twohour skate session through London on a pre-planned route. Hundreds of people take part, creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere – and as long as you can stop and turn-around on your skates, you can take part.  

Take a trip down the Thames

Out on the waters of the Thames you can enjoy a whole new view of London. This free ferry travels from Woolwich and North Woolwich, and while it’s not a very long journey, if you’re in the area it’s great fun for the kids and a novel way to get out on the Thames.  

Visit the Sky Garden

For fantastic 360 degree views of London, visit the Sky Garden (situated 155 meters up!). You’re free to wander around this unique space which sits across three storeys – with landscaped gardens, an observation deck and an open air terrace to explore. Remember to book tickets in advance, as there are only a limited number of spaces each day.  

Enjoy outdoor entertainment at The Scoop

The Scoop is an outdoor amphitheatre, situated near Tower Bridge. During the summer months this unique

venue hosts theatre productions, live music and film screenings for free! The Scoop can seat 800 people – and there’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the show.

Get scientific

With seven floors to explore, the interactive Science Museum in South Kensington is a great day out, providing entertainment and education for all ages. Under-eights can enjoy the Pattern Pod and learn about the importance of patterns, while the Launch Pad handson gallery always proves popular.  

Visit the Children’s Park

The Children’s Park in Mile End Park gives kids (of all ages!) a fun space to let their imaginations run wild. It features a rope slide, scrambling wall, impressive climbing frame, and a dedicated area for under-fives. Equipment has also been recently installed to appeal to children with disabilities as well as their able-bodied playmates.   For more information visit www.familyandfriendsrailcard.co.uk


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Where should you store your food Do you store your bread in the fridge or cupboard? Should eggs really be stored on the kitchen worktop? And where do you keep bananas?

There’s always been debate around where common foods are stored and now online healthy food retailer, MuscleFood.com have stepped in with their definitive guide on what should go where. They’ve looked into the debate, and settled it by revealing where you should really keep fruit, veg, bread, confectionery and condiments. The experts have discovered tomatoes, cucumbers and chocolate should never be stored in the fridge, but all condiments except for peanut butter and soy sauce should be. The findings also looked why bananas should not be kept in the fruit bowl, and why bread should never be chilled.

to preserve it for longer, it is recommended that you keep it in the fridge. If you like smooth butter that’s easily spreadable, a great tip would be to cut small sections off for the butter dish, and keep the rest of it in the fridge. 6. Eggs, can go in the fridge but never in the egg rack inside the door. Put them on the rack and the constant changes in temperature, as the door is opened and closed, causes them to go off quicker. Instead keep them in the main body of the fridge.

Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com said: “There’s always debate around where you should store food. Much of it comes down to personal preference and what we’ve picked up from parents and other family members. But believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong place to store kitchen essentials.

7. Chocolate, never refrigerate chocolate. Chocolate absorbs odours from the fridge and moisture in the fridge can discolour it. Store chocolate in a cool, dry place, away from anywhere it could melt.

“This ranges from the perishable items like fruit and veg, to jarred preserves and sauces. By getting it right, you can preserve the taste and quality of the food for longer – so it’s worth taking the time and effort to find out where’s best.”

8. Red wine, although many people prefer to store red wine in the cupboard after opening, it is better to keep it in the fridge. Storing red wine at warmer temperatures slows down chemical reactions, including oxidation, which is bad for an open bottle.

1. Bread, should be stored at room temperature, enclosed in a plastic bag. Two days after opening, move to the freezer wrapped in plastic freezer bags or foil. NEVER store bread in the fridge. This makes the bread go stale quicker.

9. Ketchup, should be stored in the fridge. Storing it at room temperature can damage the quality of the product. The high acid content means the appearance and texture will begin to deteriorate if not left in the fridge.

2. Tomatoes, most of us store tomatoes in the salad draw of the fridge but if you want them to taste their best, leave on the kitchen worktop. If they start to become too soft, move them into the fridge. 3. Cucumber, leave you cucumber in the fridge and it could end up with chill injuries, which makes it go watery and mushy. The best place for it is the kitchen worktop. If you like your cucumber chilled store at the very front of the fridge to avoid it becoming too cold. 4. Bananas, never go in the fridge, unless they’re over ripe and you want them to last a little longer. The best place for them is in a fruit bowl by themselves. Banana’s ripen quickly and let off a gas called ethylene. This causes other fruit to spoil. So unless you’ve got other fruit that you want softening up, bananas are out of the fridge and by themselves. 5. Butter, for short-term storage, butter is fine kept in a butter dish on the kitchen counter. But if you want


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10. Mayonnaise, commercially produced mayonnaise should be kept in the fridge. The product contains eggs and cream, which wouldn’t be best to store at room temperature. 11. Jarred preserves, jams, marmalade and pickles should also be put in the fridge once opened. Prior to opening, they’re fine in a dark, cool kitchen cupboard. 12. Peanut butter and soy sauce, these can be safely stored in a cupboard even when opened. Peanut butter lasts up to three months and soy sauce three years. 13. Apples and grapes, most of us put them straight in the fruit bowl but apples and grapes should both be left in the fridge. Don’t wash them before putting them in – the excess water speeds up the fruits decomposition. 14. Potatoes & onions, vegetables such as potatoes, onions and winter squashcan all be stored in a cool, dry place. Shallots and garlic can be left out of the fridge for around two weeks.


Are you sitting comfortably at work Are you eating your lunch at your desk, yet again, whilst planning your next meeting and at the same time trying to stay on top of emails? You’re not alone with 3 out of 5 workers admitting to being chained to their desk and not escaping the workplace for lunch. Sitting at your desk all day, staring at the screen, can severely impact your health. Our experts share their top tips to give your wellbeing a boost, especially when you don’t have the chance to take a full lunch break. 1. Make a packed lunch To save time in your working day skip buying lunch from the high street and bring something pre-made from home. “Not only will you be saving big bucks, but you also have the chance to wave good-bye to salt and sugar ladened high street lunches. Packed lunches give you full control over the quantities of each food group that you add to your plate as well as the calorie content, which is a massive plus point. “High street lunches rarely provide you with enough veg, fibre and good quality protein to keep hunger at bay and blood sugar levels stable throughout the afternoon. A great blood-sugar balancing lunch is essential for preventing that post-afternoon energy slump as well as keeping hunger at bay,” explains Lily Soutter, Nutritionist at www.Lilysoutternutrition.com.

2. Avoid the ‘cake culture’ If you are yet to head out for a break from the delicious wafting smells reaching your desk, perhaps chocolate cookies from the office’s ‘weekend baker’ or ‘congratulation’ doughnuts from the boss, then you may be more likely to cave into eating calorific snacks. A table of sugary treats is commonplace in many offices and research from the Royal College of Surgeons suggests that this cake culture is fuelling obesity and dental problems. To help you resist joining your peers delving into naughty snacks reach for your Slissie. Slissie (from £39.99, www. slissie.co.uk), is the first of its kind as it helps to curb cravings with flavourings that instantly help you resist snack temptation. “Temptation will always present itself. You have to be prepared and be aware, ahead of time, that when you go somewhere, visit someone, go out for a meal, that temptation will be right there, in front of you. You have to plan a course of action to curb your vulnerability to being seduced by something you know will trigger your need

to snack. This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decisionmaking, retraining and application of willpower – with a little help from your Slissie friend,” explains Psychologist, Corinne Sweet.

3. Top up your vitamin D levels Spending short periods of time in the sunshine is a great way to top up your vitamin D levels, but for those who are unable to venture outside on their lunch break it is important to look at other ways of getting the sunshine vitamin. “You can get some vitamin D from foods such as butter and oily fish, but it’s not really enough. The best way to get vitamin D is from spending lots of time in the sun, but if this is not an try taking a supplement, such as Vega Vitamins Everyday-D 10g (from £5.95 www. vegavitamins.co.uk), which is available in a tasty orange spray, or as blackcurrant chewable tablets (100s and 500s),” says Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.

4. Stay hydrated Even if you’re swamped with work, remember to drink plenty of water. “Focusing on our water intake is absolutely essential for health. We should be aiming for 2 litres of water per day. Herbal teas count towards this. However caffeinated drinks, fruit juice and fizzy drinks do not. Keeping hydrated is important for many processes in the body, including brain function. When we are dehydrated we often get headaches and feel tired. Severe dehydration can lead to becoming confused and even having hallucinations. Another sign that you are dehydrated is dark urine. Keeping an eye on this throughout the day, and making sure it’s a light straw colour is a good way to check if your water intake is adequate,” explains Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com, the online shopping destination for all things health and wellbeing.

5. Up your daily steps When possible, take a walk out at lunch to stretch those legs and up your steps, but if you’re struggling to fit this in Podiatrist Dave Wain, at Carnation Footcare has some suggestions; “Change your route to work. Even by adding an extra 5 minutes, you’ll up your step count. I’d also suggest if you’re a bit of a desk jockey, set a reminder to make sure you have a brief walk around the office to get yourself moving and always opt to take the stairs.”

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Health 6. Take your eyes off the screen when eating

“It is important for our digestive systems to sit up straight whilst eating and eat slowly. If you want to enjoy your food make sure you look at it whilst you are eating and take the time to savour the flavours. Eating slowly will also give your body time to release something called cholecystokinin (CCG). This is also known as the “full up” signal. Once your body receives this signal, you should realise that you are full up and stop eating. It is thought to take at least 20 minutes to be released though, so eating slowly is important,” says Shona.

7. De-stress by writing a to-do list Don’t have the time to clear your head on your lunch break? Help yourself feel more calm and collected by writing a to-do list. “If you feel the symptoms of stress

coming on, learn to get your priorities right. There is nothing in your life right now more important than your health. Learn to say ‘no’ if you feel that you have taken on too much. Being assertive is invigorating and empowering. It also helps to make lists of what is, or is not a priority, and to tackle the priority tasks first. This will help give you a sense of control over your life,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist (www.marilynglenville.com) and author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar.

8. Don’t eat when you’re stressed Had a stressful meeting? Avoid heading for the biscuit tin, or speeding your way through your lunch straight away. “Never eat when you are stressed, feeling emotional or in a rush. Take time to sit down at the table and eat slowly and calmly. Try to avoid being over-talkative at lunch. By focusing on conversation rather than the eating, may interfere with the digestive process. It’s also important to chew properly, at least 30 times each mouthful,” says Shona.

9. Have a spring clean Desks have been known to harbor 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, which is stomach churning – especially for those who eat at their desks! Try to spare five minutes a day to give your desk a tidy and a clean. For the hours many spend at their desk it deserves some TLC. “To give your immunity an extra boost in fighting off any office lurgies try Quest’s Immune Biotix (from £13.45, www.qnutrapharma.com)”, Cassandra recommends.

10. Embrace fidgeting Are you naturally someone who feels like they constantly have to move, whether that’s simply tapping your foot, or swinging on your chair? This could actually help you burn calories, according to research, so even with a busy schedule you could be exercising without even realising!


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Special Report

Direct Selling a Scam or a Career Opportunity For many people the current economic climate is creating a mystery. We are hearing about record number of people employed, the Ftse 100 hitting record high but many people are finding that the salary they are receiving is making it hard to make ends meet.

Andrea Taylor Cummings Forever Living • •

You probably know someone who has taken on a second job or been approached by someone to sell home utilities or one of the many health or make up products available from direct sales organisations. There are lots of companies offering direct selling opportunities but are they really the solution or just a scam? EN Magazine decided to find out. People start up a direct selling role for many reasons and many have found that the roles offer them both financial rewards and flexibility

Heather Newham Practically Slim • • •

Business Owner Over 15 years coaching and counselling Won more than 10 awards, including top UK councillor on 3 separate occasions for a major UK weight loss company Based in Enfield

Practically Slim, an innovative weight loss company offer direct sales and coaching roles in the weight loss sector. Heather Newham told EN Magazine “We set up Practically Slim, two years ago after a successful career with another weightloss organisation” “We now have a national network of coaches and regional directors who we offer the flexibility of running their own business with hours to suit them.” C



“As a company we specialise in helping people to lose weight by offering unique weight loss packages to suit the client, combined with high levels of support for long term change.” CM




“We are looking for highly motivated coaches and regional directors from all over the UK to join our team and grow the business. With our support we offer our team the choice of where you work from and the hours you work. Ideal for those working from home or those who have worked within the weight loss industry previously. If you have the drive and motivation to grow your own business whilst helping others, then we believe we are delivering a great opportunity, for example one of our coaches was enjoying the role so much she has now taken on 3 areas working around her own timescale but delivering her the results that she wants.” K

Direct selling and coaching for over 14 years Based in Potters Bar

Andrea shared her direct selling journey with EN Magazine “Funny how traumatic life experiences can be the catalyst for getting you solidly on your life path.” “Everything was going to plan …that is, everything that I could make happen academically and professionally, until I was faced with the fear that the one thing I should naturally be able to do as a woman – have children – was no longer in my control. When I finally had my first son (after a very challenging 7yr journey including doctors giving up on us) I knew instantly that I wanted to be Mummy, fully present at home. Suddenly I was experiencing first-hand, the tension many professional women experience, as they try to find the right balance between being “present” as a parent while pursuing a meaningful career. Finding that balance and inspiring others tosab to doenthe same became1 my30/03/2017 passion. 12:07 ad 03 17 copy.pdf

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Special Report “I was looking for a genuine opportunity that would allow me to choose my own hours and still earn a decent income but very sceptical about what was available. Coming from a background in the city, it had to be with a solid, reputable company I could trust, one that offered the security I could build a future on. Through my search I discovered Forever, a $2.8bn global company in the booming health and wellbeing industry, with a solid 38 yr track record, cash rich and debt free yet still run to traditional family values of “people first and profits second”. Forever are the number one grower and producer of aloe vera in the world, offering an exclusive range of health, nutrition, skin care and fitness / weight loss products all based on the well-known health benefits of aloe vera. Working flexibly with Forever for the last 14+years, I have been able to replace a full-time income and still enjoy corporate style benefits like car payments, end of year bonuses and travel to exotic locations every year fully paid for by the company – including spending money. One of the most special memories was the trip to Hawaii about four years ago when my 11 year old son had just studied the Hawaiian volcanoes. Thanks to Forever, we were able to take him to see the very volcano he studied at their expense. “ “The best bit is that I have achieved all this by helping others to build successful businesses and incomes themselves. The greatest reward has been mentoring and coaching other Mums to create the income they need so they could be home for their children and then see them go on to qualify for the same incentives, especially the amazing all expenses paid holidays they can enjoy with their families. Our most recent qualifier last month was with a team member in Malaysia - because Forever is in 150+ countries, we can help people all over the world. Despite being in the UK for 24yrs, Forever is expanded massively and has doubled in size in the last four years. To help fuel this growth, I am looking for 7 ambitious women to coach and develop over the next six months . Ideally they will have had a background in HR, marketing, recruitment or sales, or be someone ready for a change and open to being mentored / coached to

achieve the lifestyle they desire. Who do you know who would value an extra £1,500+ per month working around their commitments? Let’s have a chat – call me on 07736 777 521 or visit www.dareglobal.flp.com, https:// facebook.com/dareglobalteam for more information.

Perrie WalkerNu Skin

• Has been a direct seller for two years • Bedfordshire • Recently awarded Rising Star of the Year at the • Direct Selling Association’s Stars of Direct Selling Awards 2016

Perrie joined Nu Skin in May 2015; by May 2016 she had reached the top of Nu Skin’s compensation plan - she has now taken her place as one of the top leaders in the UK. When she decided to join Nu Skin, she was working long hours with three jobs whilst studying for a college degree. When she joined Nu Skin, Perrie showed huge motivation; she has a fearless approach and grew her team quickly while constantly motivating others and showing them the way forward. Today, Perrie is one of the top leaders in the UK and still working hard. She tours the country to motivate her team whilst doing online trainings and calls. She quit full time employment, and is now solely focused on her direct sales business - she is a proud network marketer.

Maddy Ballantyne Captain Tortue • •

Has been a direct seller for nine years; is a manager and top 10 personal retailer Balham, SW London

Maddy joined Captain Tortue in 2008 after twenty years in the magazine industry, working on titles as diverse as New Scientist, Woman’s Own and Smash Hits. As a Publishing Director for EMAP/Bauer, she was responsible for the bottom line profitability of their portfolio of music brands including Q, Mojo and Kerrang! With two young children, the desire to have more control over her career led her to become self-employed and she fulfilled her long-standing ambition of launching her own business. An entrepreneurial spirit, love of clothes, people, personal


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Special Report service and making a difference to women’s lives made Captain Tortue the perfect choice as a partner. Maddy has built a business that she is very proud of with a client base of over 600 happy customers and a team of 14 women that she mentors. The proudest moments for Maddy have been seeing how she’s helped so many other women; she’s seen their confidence flourish, whether it’s as they discover how to feel great from looking good, or as they find out that they have the skills and talent to make a success of their own enterprise.

Jacky Alder Captain Tortue

• Been a direct seller for eight years; is a director • Based in Brackley, Northamptonshire Jacky has over 20 years’ experience in retail, working for large FMCG companies. Having started her own direct selling business as a part-time venture, just over two years ago, she took the plunge and left her job to focus on her Captain Tortue business. She has a team of over 60 women and loves what she does. A large part of her role is making women feel good about themselves, either by helping them with their personal wardrobe, or supporting them to start their own business and then their future development.  Jacky says that this job is the perfect fit for her; it works around the family which is very important for as it allows her to be with her children and watch them growing up.

Jenny and David Willison Energetix Bingen • •

Have been in direct selling for seven years Benfleet, Essex

They have been working with Energetix Bingen for seven years and claim to be having the time of their lives. Jenny was introduced to the company by a friend as she’s been unwell; her friend suggested that she try one of Energetix Bingen’s magnetic bracelets - Jenny had been unwell for over 14 years so was prepared to give anything a try. She felt very quickly that Energetix was working for her, and says that relatives noticed a change for the better. She and David decided that this was not a luxury or seasonal product but a necessity, so they chose to join Energetix Bingen together. When they first started, nobody had heard of Energetix Bingen or about magnetic jewellery; they had to get the name on the map in the UK. Within two years though, Jenny was able to give up her part-time job. In 2015, David took redundancy from his job after 28 years, so now they are both full-time in Energetix – they don’t need an alarm clock and they have freedom, which is priceless to them.

“The appeal of direct selling is its flexibility – this is something you can do around a full or part time job, while the little ones are napping, around your studies, or even during your lunch break. The beauty of it is that it’s your business and you can put in as little or as much time as you want or can. As with anything, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it; for those looking for a little monthly top-up with no pressure, it could be the answer.” Lynda Mills, Director General of the Direct Selling Association: 62% of the UK’s 400,000 direct sellers having another job, and 95% only do it part-time, so it is a very popular choice for a flexible, composite career. But what should you consider when looking into direct selling: Always choose a reputable company – always look for the Direct Selling Association’s logo when choosing a company to work for. All member companies of the DSA sign a code of conduct which ensures they uphold ethical trading standards. By choosing a member company, you and your customers will be protected by the DSA. Expect that not everyone will say yes – you will often hear the word ‘no’, but this does not mean failure. You must keep positive and think of it as another reason to move onto the next ‘yes’. Don’t pay more than £200 for a starter kit It is easy and cheap to start your own direct selling business – on average £100 for a business kit and sample products. The law prevents the initial outlay to be over £200, and a DSA member will never ask you for more in the first seven days. Starter kits often contain products to a much higher value and many companies even charge nothing for this. For more information, please visit: www.dsa.org.uk. www.praticallyslim.com andrea@aloebenefits

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Spring’s the time to splash out Well thank goodness for that! Finally the sun has deigned to show his face again. And while he may not have his hat fully on, his presence makes the idea of venturing out into the garden a little more appealing. It’s also starting to bring out the green shoots and buds that you can see on almost every plant and tree you look at. In my own garden, I’ve begun to see the very first tiny ferns, just beginning to uncurl their soft, feathery fronds in the beds by my pond. And it’s the pond that’s inspired me this issue, to write about water features. Of course, the term ‘water feature’ is pretty generic and covers all sorts of ways of using water in your garden. In fact, there are almost as many types of water feature as there are gardens, so whatever the size of your patch, you’ll be able to find a match. A water feature in your garden will help you relax, keep you cool on hot days and bring a feeling of tranquillity to your outdoor space, not to mention providing a home or habitat for all kinds of wildlife and insects such as toads, frogs, newts, dragonflies and damselflies. Birds, bees and other flying insects will also visit throughout the summer for a much needed drink or to bathe. There are a myriad of ways in which you can introduce water into your garden. One of the easiest is simply to fill a container with water, fill with a few miniature

pond plants and watch the wildlife arrive. For a traditional feel you can use old Butler sinks, troughs, or ornamental buckets, or you can visit the garden centres and browse their selections of containers, in all shapes, sizes, materials and colours, which can give a more contemporary aesthetic. The beauty of these simple water features is that you can place them near seating areas, or even on a garden table if they’re small enough, so that you can see all the wildlife action close up! One of the most popular kinds of water features, particularly for small gardens, is a wall-mounted spout. Traditionally, it would be a gargoyle or a lion’s head issuing forth the flow, with water cascading into a bowl below. In many examples of this type of water feature, a small submersible pump recirculates the water from the bowl to the pump, so almost no water is lost. If you have the time, skill and inclination to build a water feature like this from scratch, careful planning will mean you can hide the plumbing away. But there are short cuts for those of us who, like me, are a little short on the necessary know-how. A quick look around the garden centres – and a leisurely visit to our lovely local pond and fish specialists (especially Wildwoods Water Garden centre in Theobald’s Park Road; www.wildwoods.co.uk) will reveal a wide choice of self-contained units. No pipework, no plumbing, no palaver. A pond will take a little more blood, sweat and tears but, depending on the size of your ambition, not much more. You can dig a miniature pond in a single day. For a small pond – up to one about 3ft by 6ft – a rigid liner could be the best option. Once they’re full of water and plants the liner will be invisible, but the preformed shelves at the sides will give you a stable base for marginal plants. For larger pools, odd sites or irregular shapes, flexible liners will do the same job. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) liners (1mm thick) are now thought to be superior to butyl, but whatever you buy, you’ll need a layer of underlay beneath the liner. After all, you don’t want your precious pond draining away like a bath! The best sites tend to be in sun or partial shade. That way, light will dance on the surface of the water – every ripple sparkling with diamonds of sunshine. But do look up and try and avoid digging your


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Gardening pond under trees. While a leafy bough gently reaching down to touch the shimmering surface might be a romantic image, fishing armfuls of sodden leaves from the depths every autumn will soon disabuse you of it. You can surround your pond with beautiful stones, which not only look lovely but also do a great job pinning and disguising liner edges. But try to give wildlife as much help as you can, by including a gradual slope to access the water in at least one spot. Now finally the bit I’ve been waiting for: the planting. Like every other bed in the garden, keep a sense of proportion. If you’ve only got room for a small pond, buy your plants accordingly. If you’re lucky enough to have space for a large pond then you can obviously choose bigger plants and have more of them. Good water garden centres will be able to advise if you go armed with your water feature/pond dimensions. And what a choice of aquatic plants you have! Beautiful marginals or shallow-water lovers, will give you elegant movement with gorgeous reflections, and many have pretty flowers as an added bonus. Try water irises, Houttuynia cordata (orange peel plant), Mimulus, Caltha palustris (marsh marigold), Cyperus papyrus (Egyptian paper rush), Myosotis scorpioides (water forget-menot) or Mentha aquatica (water mint). Typha minima (miniature bullrush) will give you height and lovely strokeable brown felty flowerheads. On the surface of the water, floating plants will provide shade. Try Pistia stratiodes (water lettuce) or Stratiodes aloides (water soldier). You should be aiming to buy enough plants to cover around 60% of the surface. You’ll also need oxygenating plants to help keep your water clear and provide habitat for invertebrates. Try to buy native if possible as they are less invasive. Ones to try are Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort) or Ranunculus aquatilis (water crowfoot). One of the best oxygenators is Lagarosiphon major (also known as Elodea crispa) which isn’t native but is widely available and will multiply very quickly. You can throw weighted plants straight into the pond and let them get on with it. Deep-water plants will complete your pond planting. Nymphaea (water lilies) have exotic-looking flowers which range in colour from white and yellow through to pink, red and bronze. Their paddle-like leaves also provide shade and insects and even newts like to sit

on them for a sunbathing session! You can also buy miniature varieties for even the smallest of water features. Aponogeton distachyos (water hawthorn) has white flowers and slim oval leaves. Relaxing as they are to look at, water features aren’t maintenance-free. You’ll need to keep an eye on water quality and the dreaded duck and pondweed. Many garden centres stock treatments to keep your pH levels stable to combat these, but I find that a regular scoop with a small net, or winding the pondweed around a bamboo cane keeps them from taking over. And while you’re there, you can also take the opportunity to remove any slugs and snails who’ve accidentally taken a dip. But water features are definitely worth the effort. They’re incredibly attractive and not only for you. As mentioned previously, frogs, dragonflies and newts will all appear as if from nowhere. Often within 24 hours. So start planning your water feature now. If it’s in place in time to settle for summer, you’ll have a constant carnival of water-loving flora and fauna to enjoy the sunshine with. Amanda Clibbens-Stoney Planting Design Amanda.cstoney@gmail.com/07813 955002 RHS, City & Guilds & Capel Manor College trained and qualified

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Grow like a pro on an Enfield allotment Green-fingered residents with a passion for growing their own fruit and veg have a wonderful opportunity to lease an allotment plot from Enfield Council.

With around 200 vacant allotment plots based over 30 sites in Enfield, residents can grow their own food while getting some fresh air and exercise and can also meet like-minded gardeners in a sociable environment. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to grow their own food and a fantastic use of land. The environmental benefits to our community are clear - growing your own food is the best way to ensure a constant supply of fresh, natural produce. As well as being an environmentally friendly use of land it’s pocket friendly too as it’s cheap and accessible to people from all walks of life. In addition, using gardening to improve our residents’ health is a wonderful way to enhance wellbeing.” Mr. Glen Hosford, winner of the Enfield in Bloom 2016, 2015 and 2014 gold medal for the best innovative growing space (allotments) has a plot at the site off Carterhatch Lane/Ladysmith Road. He took on the allotment in 1992 and started planting in 1993 with potatoes and was amazed at the size of his crop and the taste. Since then, he has expanded his repertoire to include radishes, runner beans, courgettes, pak choi, leeks and many other fruits and vegetables.


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Mr. Hosford said: “I grow far more than I can eat and give the rest away. People are always amazed how much nicer everything tastes when you grow it yourself.” Mr. Hosford is keen to encourage other residents in Enfield to look into allotments, even those who have no experience in gardening or harvesting. He added: “There is plenty of advice out there, lots of books and information online... Keep it simple and if something doesn’t work, try something else.” Enfield, which is famed as a green borough despite its proximity to central London, has almost 2,000 plots already let out to residents. While most areas with allotments are already keenly cultivated with long waiting lists for vacancies, there are other areas that have availability right now. These areas include Elliots Field, Sunny Road and Enfield Playing Fields. A small plot could be yours to rent from as little as £3 per month. In addition, a discount can be arranged in some areas for plots that are overgrown. Other discounts are available for those on low incomes, the unemployed, those over the age of 63, disabled people and those residents who are studying. To find a vacant allotment near you in Enfield, take a look at Enfield Council’s website. So grab a shovel and a trowel and get growing on a plot in Enfield.

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What’s On Foodies Festival – Alexandra Palace Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year’s festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old. Sat 26 Aug, Sun 27 Aug, Mon 28 Aug – 11.00 – 17.00 £16 (£13; Family £30; Children under 12 free) To book: 020 8365 2121 www.foodiesfestival.com Wild Wednesday - Easter ’Eggspert’ Family Orienteering Competition Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1QX Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 Bring your family and take part in an orienteering competition with a difference. Can you become the winning team and gain points by collecting 10 egg stickers and answer riddles about the creatures that lay them to earn bonus points as you navigate your way around part of the Lee Valley Regional Park. Which team will become the reigning “Eggspert” Champion? All participants receive a certificate with the winning team receiving winners certificates and prizes. 13:00 - 15:00, £4.50, booking required Contact telephone: 03000 030 610 Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.visitleevalley.org.uk/ Wild Wednesday - Spring has Sprung Activity Afternoon Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1QX Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing – ‘spring has sprung’ Discover the magic of seasonal change through a fun filled afternoon of spring related activities, including arts, crafts, seed planting and games. 13:00 - 15:00, £4.50, booking required Contact telephone: 03000 030 610 www.visitleevalley.org.uk/

Cake International Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY Saturday 22 Apr 2017 and Sunday 23 Apr 2017 The world’s largest cake decorating show is returning to Alexandra Palace in spring 2017 with an amazing display of sugarcraft and cake decorating talent from 22 – 23 April. The event, which attracts world-wide attention from cake decorating enthusiasts, is the perfect place to stock up on supplies and marvel at the phenomenal creations on display. Ticket Prices 1 day - Adult: £12.00 (£14.00 on the door) Senior: £11.00 (£13.00 on the door) 2 day - Adult: £20.00 (Not sold on the door) Senior: £18.00 (Not sold on the door) For more information and tickets visit www.ichfevents. co.uk Around Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5AA Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 and Thursday 13 Apr 2017 Wed: 3pm & 7pm Thu: 11am & 3pm. Arriving with a caravan of hobby horses, two acrobats transform an empty stage into a charming circus ring with the help of a band of musicians. Making its London debut as part of Jacksons Lane’s Sirkus Finnish showcase, Around is a magical show that combines incredible skill, beautiful artistry and live music. Juggling, sword swallowing, hula hooping, acrobatics, clowning and a guitarplaying monkey will surprise and delight little ones and their families in this captivating spectacle. For ages 4+ Tickets: £12.95 Contact telephone: 020 8341 4421 Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.jacksonslane. org.uk/whats-on Go Jumpin Unit 22, Lumina Park, Lumina Way, Enfield, Greater London, EN1 1SB, If you love to bounce then Go Jumpin is for you! This trampoline park is fun for all ages, and even has its own dedicated jumping space for toddlers - perfect for tots who are

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just finding their feet. They also have a range of activities for you to try your hand at, including slam dunk basketball, a battle beam, a foam pit to perfect your diving skills, a twist ladder where you can show off your balance, and a giant air bag Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 21:00 Friday 10:00 - 22:00 Saturday to Sunday 09:00 - 21:00 Pricing Online: £11.50 On the door: £12.00 Last Entry: Last entry is 1 hour before closing time. For on line tickets go to; www. gojumpin.com/enfield REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Second Sunday Car Club The Plough Pub Crews Hill Enfield Middx 10-00 to midday Bring something interesting along with two, three or four wheels FaceBook#Second Sunday Car Club Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and Model Railway: open every Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month. Annual membership available. Special events held and parties welcome. Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, EN2 9HW (near Crews Hill): Tel No: 0208-367 1898. Web address http://www.whitewebbsmuseum. co.uk. Hertfordshire Showband 60 strong Community Concert and Marching Band based in Potters Bar. Core age teens and young adults, but with several senior members as well! Brass, wind and percussion players always welcome to join us. Very sociable group with lots of good gigs and fun activities, including Lord Mayor’s Show, Disneyland Paris, Christmas Concert. Rehearsals Monday nights, Mount Grace School, Potters Bar. Training Band 7pm to 8pm Senior Band 8pm to 9.30pm Membership just £12 per month – uniform supplied. Many instruments free on loan. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 Southgate Photographic Society are a friendly group of amateur photographers who meet on Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to socialise and improve our skills. We would really like to meet

you – please email Mike on info@ southgatephoto.org.uk for further information. Enfield N.H.S. Retirement Fellowship. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Enfield Community Care Centre, Gater Drive, EN2 0JB at 2 p.m. Meetings include illustrated talks, quizzes and discussions, plus local visits. Membership is open to all National Health staff, their families and those working in social care services. For details please contact Brenda Hurford on 01707655297 or at bkh32@btinternet. com Potters Bar’s Twin Towns The Municipalities and Twinning Clubs of Franconville (nr. Paris) and Viernheim (nr. Mannheim) offer a warm welcome to local clubs and residents on a reciprocal basis. Make new friends - and there is so much to see, do and learn. Interested? Contact pbtwintowns@ hotmail.com 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 Barnet Walks A series of guided walks around the borough of Barnet, and Cockfosters. These include: The Battle of Barnet, Barnet Ghosts (including Halloween walks), Dickens in North London, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Monken Hadley Common to Cockfosters, Mill Hill, High Barnet, Monken Hadley. Also walks in London, including Soho and Jack the Ripper. For details please phone 07506 761294, or email pbaker54@hotmail.co.uk. Website www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net. Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers

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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.

Edmonton Camera Club Meets at Millfield House Arts Centre N18 1PJ, on most Mondays between September and Mid-June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly club and invite visitors and potential members to attend up to four meetings before subscriptions become payable. For more information contact John McAndrew 0n 020 8920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. co.uk or find out more about the club and our current programme by looking at 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

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,

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Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.northlondonhumanists.org. uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176 Oaklands Badminton Club Held at Dame Alice Owen’s School, Sports Hall, Potters Bar every Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. There are 5 courts always available. Membership is by invitation and new members with experience are always welcome. We are a small friendly club with social events organised throughout the year. If you are interested please contact Yvonne for more details. 01707 642328, yvonnenewby@sky.com Whist Drive Every Thursday 1.30p.mActivity room 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close N13Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449 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.

360 4081or 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 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. 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

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and has speakers of various Southgate and Enfield Friendship often with andupweto Outstanding two story, six bedroomkinds, Vacation Villaslides, sleeps Centre We meet once a month are open to both ex civil servants 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes on the first Monday (except Bank and non Civil Servants.We meet from the Disney Theme Parks. Holidays) at Ruth Winston House at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver 190 Green Lanes. We have regular Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st Facilities include Swimming Pool, Monday Spa, TVs, Games talks of various interest, quizzes and of the monthRoom [2nd Monday Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment self contributing meetings as well if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a provided, & Wi-Fi. as a lunch club. We are a small but 10.30 am start. For details, please friendly crowd and welcome new contact Sue Sims 020 8245 4723 or Telephone 020 8366 3311 07967susanksims@gmail.com 681908 for info’ on the members. Entrance £1.50 per or night fantastic for020 both high & low Season. for furtherrates detailsavailable ring Pat on 8428 2852 Potters Bar & District Visit www.villaneardisney.info Photographic Society 1.45 Ladies Group Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Option Mondays 1 above7.45pm to 10pm. We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, Contact Ann on 01438 832504 £90 per month at 1.45pm in the church hall at Competitions, lectures, practical Grange Park Methodist Church, Park sessions; we are a keen group Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of amateur photographers of of speakers, slide shows, quizzes all abilities. New members very and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 welcome.

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What’s On Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 50th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 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 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 Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday,

7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert 01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 Grange Park (Evening) WI would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Main Hall, Grange Park Methodist Church, 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 Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively contact the website www.enfieldcameraclub.co.uk or email to mail@enfieldcameraclub. co.uk. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers

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2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm Enfield Chase Rotary Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church Ceceil Road Enfield Middx. EN2 6TG020 8360 9403 Meeting each Thursday 7.30am Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers co.uk and watch some Members’ Films. DANCE CLASSES Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant firsttime dancer floor with confidence. Wednesday 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/ Intermediate Class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:15 Social Dancing for all levels St Thomas’ Hall 79a Prince George Avenue Oakwood N14 4SN Car park is at the rear of the building. Call 07960 736925 for details Business Events Get the New Biz Know How FREE Friday 7th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 4th May, 9.30am – 12.30pm seminar. Find out what’s involved in starting your own business. For more details and to book visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457. North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Networking Lunch with speaker topic: The Regeneration of Brent Cross Wednesday 10th May For more details visit www.nlcce.co.uk or call 020 8443 5457

APRIL 2017 Sat 01, 15:00 H - Bognor Regis Town Sat 08, 15:00 A - Billericay Town Sat 15, 15:00 H - Folkestone Invicta Mon 17, 15:00 A - Harlow Town Sat 22, 15:00 H - Leiston Fixtures are subject to change depending on cup competitions. Please check the club website for the latest information. www. enfieldtownfootballclub. co.uk Ticket available on the gate. Adults: £10.00 Concessions: £6.00

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EN Magazine April 2017  

The local magazine for people living in Enfield Potters Bar and Cuffley News Views Whats On and a whole lot more

EN Magazine April 2017  

The local magazine for people living in Enfield Potters Bar and Cuffley News Views Whats On and a whole lot more

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