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July - August 2015

MAGAZINE Summer Health and Beauty

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Ideas for Summer Days Out


Welcome to your July-August issue of en MAGAZINE Hello and welcome to the July 2015 issue of EN Magazine. This edition includes myself, Stephanie, as a guest journalist, writing some of the articles included in this issue. I am currently a student at Edmonton County School who has joined EN Magazine for my 2 weeks of work experience in journalism. The past 2 weeks have been fantastic as I have gotten the chance to learn more about the field that I would like to go into. I have had the opportunity to interview important local business people and write some interesting articles, which you can see later on in this edition. The experience has taught me how to better my writing style and increased my confidence, making me love journalism even more! Summer holidays are approaching fast, so EN Magazine wants to help out! This issue includes places to go, and tips for keeping healthy on holiday! EN Magazine helps you to pick up some tips on exercise, healthy eating, and skin/eye/ hair care for the summer holidays so you can look and feel great on the beach! Stuck on what to do in the summer holidays? EN Magazine lists 15 great days out for the summer, suitable for the whole family. In this issue we also go back into the incredible history of Enfield to celebrate the borough turning 50 this year! 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 13 - Local People - 40 years of Uniforms 15 - Local History - More than 50 years of Enfield 17 - Health and Beauty - Summer Tips and Advice 22 - Days Out- Ideas for Summer 28 - EN Directory, Local Trades and Services 29 - What’s On and Things To Do

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Crime Fighting gets the thumbs up Enfield Council will be investing a further £112,000 in a project designed to tackle fly tipping, burglary, antisocial behaviour and drug use in the borough.

been very positive. Since the project started more than 435 alleys have been gated off, and residents whose properties are accessed through the gates given entry keys

The money will be spent on 70 alley gating schemes which block access to secluded parts of the borough, usually alleyways that run along the backs of houses and which can be used as hot spots for fly tipping, concealed access points to properties by burglars and havens of anti-social behaviour.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “This is a brilliant scheme that delivers excellent results and plays a huge role in reducing fly tipping, anti-social behaviour and burglary in our borough. It is understandably popular with residents and we have taken the decision to expand the scheme this year to make residents feel safer, keep the borough cleaner and make it harder for people with mischief in mind to commit anti-social acts.”

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Enfield Council is working with the Enfield Society to identify things which should be included on an updated Local List of Heritage Assets. A heritage asset may be a building, monument, site, place or landscape which reflects the character of an area and which should

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be protected wherever possible when planning decisions are made.

To put the list together the Council is looking for volunteers to join our team and help research and identify new heritage items, people who are interested can register for a place at one of the free workshops in July and September. To find out more or to register visit www.enfield.gov. uk/locallist or email locallisttes@enfieldsociety. org.uk’


Local News and Events

The Nightingale opens third charity shop. The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre officially opened its third charity shop which is located at 71 High Street, Waltham Cross, EN8. All profits raised through sales will go to support those living with the effects of cancer.

To add a little sparkle, the shop opened as an Alternative Wedding shop and featured a vast number of extremely beautiful wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, men’s suits and much much more. Whilst there are still some wedding dresses remaining the shop now features more mainstream charity shop items. Joan Kearns, Director of

Services and Development at the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre said, “We are delighted to have opened our third shop and it was fantastic to see how our staff and volunteers worked together to ensure that we secured sufficient donations and that they were so well displayed. The local mayor Martin Greensmyth cut the red ribbon and it was heartwarming to see that we were so many people came along to wish this venture well.

The shop relies totally on voluntary donations and will be delighted to accept any of your unwanted goods eg clothing, books, CD’s, DVDs, jewellery, collectables and bric a brac.

We would also love to hear from you if you have some time on your hands and would like to become a shop volunteer. Contact the shop manager directly on 01992 787393 or call the office 020 8366 9674

I would urge everyone to pop in and see some of the wonderful items on sale, these are one off pieces and once they are gone they are gone”.

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Crackdown on Council Tax Cheats

A crackdown on people in Hertsmere who fiddle their council tax bills by fraudulently claiming they live alone is being launched. Currently around 13,000 people in the borough have their council tax bill reduced by 25 per cent because they are the only countable adult at the property.

But a proportion of the applications of Single Person Discounts (SPDs) are not genuine or the council has not been notified of a change in circumstances. Claiming a discount where there is no entitlement results in incorrect bills being issued and an underpayment of council tax. The council will be undertaking an in-depth review to root out those who are taking advantage of the system and underpaying their council tax bill. Council tax is the main source of funding for the police, fire and rescue service, Hertfordshire County Council, the borough council and town and parish councils. It helps pay for vital services such as schools, housing, parks, and waste management, and much, much more. Councillor John Graham, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property said: “The majority of people in the borough pay their council tax correctly, but

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there are people who claim a discount where there is no entitlement. We, as the local authority responsible for collecting council tax, have to take into account exemptions and discounts when we work out the council tax charge per household each year. Because of those people who pay less when they shouldn’t, genuine taxpayers have to pay more, which isn’t fair.” As part of the review data from SPD claimants will be cross-matched with information from a credit rating bureau.

If evidence is found of multiple occupancy then the resident will receive a letter warning them that the discount will be removed and that they will have to pay back the money they owe. Tax cheats who do not respond or who refuse to comply could face prosecution in court. Councillor Graham added: “We understand that in some cases, false claims will have been made unintentionally and we want to work with residents who are genuinely unsure about their council tax obligations. .” For more information on this scheme and answers to frequently asked questions visit the council tax section of or email revenues@ hertsmere.gov.uk.


Local News and Events

Diana, Princess of Wales Legacy Rose Garden Capel Manor Gardens is now home to a new rose garden dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her brother Earl Spencer and sister Jane Fellowes officially opened the garden on 30th July the day before what would have been her birthday. Lady Salisbury and other dignitaries attended, along with Capel Manor staff and governors who enjoyed a tour of Capel Manor Gardens along with attending the opening of the rose garden. The roses, chosen by garden designer Richard Beales all have links to Diana and her life. The Clematis was planted around the garden for the royal baby, Prince George. Also, the Rosa Help the Heroes roses were planted for the military charity ‘Help the Heroes’ that Diana’s son, Prince Harry, is very involved in. Other flowers like the Rosa Spencer, Rosa Ballarina and the Churchill Rose were also planted in remembrance to the legacy of Diana.

EN Magazine spoke to the brother of Diana, Earl Spencer, who said: “I was here when the gardens were first opened 15 years ago and it’s wonderful to see this newly developed garden. I travel the world and hear such lovely things about my sister, Diana, and here we have such a lovely garden were people can enjoy her memory.” EN Magazine also spoke to Lady Salisbury, who said: “I think that this will be a very important garden. A lot of people were devastated by the loss of Diana and this garden is now apart of her legacy which people can share and enjoy.” You can visit the Diana, Princess of Wales legacy Rose garden at Capel Manor Gardens in Enfield. by Stephanie Vella

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Let the People Sing This summer the EN area is awash with live entertainment, including the Enfield Choral and Orchestral Music Festival that took place from the 24th June to the 12 July. One of the choirs performing at the event is the Enfield Community Singers who sold out their performance on the 5th July at the Dugdale. EN Magazine meet up with Choirmaster Simon Gilbert to find out more about the choir. “It was after watching a performance by a local community choir in Harrow that I got the idea for starting the Enfield Community Singers. I had had a long and successful career in show business producing musical tours, working with some big names including Ginger Rogers, Cleo Lane, Peter O’Toole and Luciano Pavarotti and this idea gave me the opportunity to continue my passion for live music and teaching people to sing,” said Simon. “I started Enfield Community Singers in 2011, and today we have grown to two choirs with over 60 members. One choir meets on a Monday from 11am till 1pm at Holly Trinity Church Winchmore Hill, the other meets on Tuesday

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at Millfield House from 7pm to 9pm. We are always on the look out for new members especially men, to join the choirs. We have a large group of women just desperate to be supported by men, in song that is! We welcome singers of all abilities to join. There are no auditions we are just looking for people with a love and enthusiasm for singing.” “Since launching the choir we have performed throughout the Enfield area at local community events, fetes, church halls and at the Dugdale Theatre. Many of the shows have been sell outs and we have received many fantastic reviews and comments of support for the group.” “For me the enjoyment I see from members of the group joining the choir and then grew and confidence, stature and ability whist have the fun of singing in the choir. This makes it so worth while.” For more information on the Enfield Community Singers up coming shows or for details of joining the choir contact Simon at simon@letthepeoplesing. co.uk. tel. 020-8360-7386 or visit www.letthepeoplesing. co.uk.


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New signs point way to cleaner park An eye-catching campaign aimed at encouraging dog owners to pick up after their pets has launched in Potters Bar. Visitors to Green Flag award-winning Oakmere Park may notice something unusual underfoot from this week. Striking stencilled signs asking dogwalkers to ‘Clean it up’ and ‘Bag It, Bin It’ have been temporarily sprayed on to pavements near entrances at the Hertsmere Borough Council-owned park in a bid to crack down on dog fouling. Research released by Keep Britain Tidy last

year found that nine out of ten dog owners clear up after their pets, but a small minority are still making Hertsmere’s green spaces unpleasant. Councillor Jean Heywood, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, who represents Potters Bar Oakmere ward and owns two dogs - Winnie and Teddy - is hoping the initiative will have an impact. She said: “Summer is now here and with the school holidays just around the corner, this is exactly the time of year that families and children are most likely to be using the park.

“It is not acceptable that people are continuing to leave their dog’s poop to cause an eyesore and a health hazard.

It follows a campaign featuring glow in the dark posters warning visitors ‘We’re watching you’ which ran during the winter in all parks. Residents and visitors can give their thoughts on this campaign by emailing parks@hertsmere.gov.uk or calling 020 8207 2277.

“This new campaign is just another way of trying to get the message across and we will be monitoring its success. If you have any thoughts on this campaign or ideas for future ones, please let us know. This latest initiative is being trialled in Oakmere Park by the council throughout the summer, with a view to rolling it out across the borough.

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Have You GOT iit? EN Magazine recently spoke with businesswoman, Theo Lewis, who has created a new mobile app called GOT iit which helps local businesses to get customers and expand their audience. She also is hosting an event on September 3rd for local businesses to come to and get some publicity, so we met her to find out more!

Theo Lewis is a local businesswoman who originally started her work as a single mother with an idea that could help small businesses to have a level playing field. After many years of speaking with investors and getting advice on how to set up her business, she has finally created the new mobile app, GOT iit. GOT iit is an app available on android and apple mobile devices which allows local businesses to widen their audience and for users to find them. It is a low costing and simple to use app which seems to be very effective for those who choose to use it. A great thing about the app is that so many types of businesses can use it. Whether you are a home based business, one man/ woman business, high street or charity, GOT iit allows you to create a profile where you can add events, businesses and job vacancies to get customers or to advertise. It also includes many features which make it appealing to lots of different audiences; such as a unique Business Directory which lists businesses, events and

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job vacancies by other GOT iit users. Also, all search results are in order of business most local to you so that they appear relevant to the user’s location. On the 3rd of September, Theo Lewis is hosting an event in Enfield town to launch the start of GOT iit. The event is held to showcase GOT iit and so that Enfield businesses can get as much publicity and awareness as possible, especially those who do not have the resources to do it on their own. Not only local businesses can attend, members of the public can also come to see the launch of the app and find out about any businesses in their area. It will allow the Enfield community and local businesses to come together and support each other. The event is open to the businesses and organisations which helped Theo to grow her business so that other individuals can also benefit from their support. Theo Lewis was able to gain up to £3000 from one organisation and £25,000 from another to help develop GOT iit and has been offered even more, so it’s worth coming down to the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town on the 3rd to meet some potential important investors. As GOT iit is a mobile app, it can be hard to understand and use for those who do not use their mobile phones a lot for business, however she has invited students from local secondary school,


Local News and Events Winchmore School, to help out at the event as assistants. They will be trained on how to use GOT iit and can explain how it works to members of the community who have any queries. In my opinion, this makes the event more appealing to younger age groups as well, who may feel that this event is not for them. There will also be a Business Network lunch upstairs in the Dugdale centre for business owners to meet each other and share concerns and obstacles they are facing so they can gain support and advice from other businesses. There will also be a surprise VIP guest attending the Business Network lunch, but you will have to attend to find out whom! GOT iit are also offering a FREE listing for any

Enfield business on the unique GOT iit Business Directory as part of the GOT iit launch marketing awareness campaign. If you are interested in this offer simply send the following to Theo Lewis: • A mobile phone number. • A website address. • Confirm what distance/area you service from your business address postcode -between 5miles to Nationwide. • A logo or image to go with your listing. • Address from where you operate. Local businesses will get to showcase their business at the event by booking a branded vendor tray which they can wear a branded tray and give out flyers, cards and any business accessories which help them to advertise. For any businesses who would like

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to attend, if you pre register, you will receive a food voucher, free T-Shirt and a souvenir bag. Theo would like the event to get as much publicity as possible so advises residents to get on social media and advertise the event so even more people will attend and know about what’s going on in Enfield, using #enfieldonGOTiit. TV stations will be given notice of the event and the hopefully the whole borough will be given media coverage.

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Try A Little Tipple In June, a new wine bar opened in Enfield’s Dugdale Theatre called Eco Vino Teatro. According to owner Tulip Hambleton, originally from New Zealand, the aim of the new wine bar is to give Enfield residents a local place to relax and sample the delights of organic, biodynamic, sustainable and natural wines from around the world.

EN Magazine met up with and interviewed Tulip to find out more about her and about Eco Vino Teatro. Why did you choose to open a wine bar at the Dugdale centre? I have been an Enfield resident for over 7 years and in that time there has never been anywhere like this here or even nearby, that I would like to pop in to of an evening for a nice glass of wine. I decided to open my own wine bar! After speaking to a couple of local councillors, I was eventually put in touch with Paul Everitt who runs the Dugdale, who liked my idea. Having the wine bar inside the Dugdale means that we can provide audience members with a nice-tasting glass of wine before, after and during the intervals of the many fantastic shows at the Dugdale. And you don’t have to be going to a show! There is no other place in Enfield like Eco Vino Teatro, where people can just hang out in comfortable surroundings with nice music and relax over a glass of wine.

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We sell organic, biodynamic, sustainable and natural wines, which is something I am very passionate about and wanted to give local people the opportunity to find out how good they taste, as well as to find out more about our wine producers through our Tasty Thursdays tasting programme and our regular wine quizzes. I also run a business importing wine from a New Zealand winery and selling it online, along with other organic, sustainable, biodynamic and natural wines. The winery is just down the road from my mother’s home in New Zealand’s newest wine region, Ohau. I had tried the wine on previous visits home and always found it to be fantastic. I talked to the winery about importing Ohau (pronounced “or ho”) wines to the UK and I am now their UK distributor so it is available in our wine bar. How and why are your wines organic? I am very passionate about organic food and wines as I have lost my father and several good friends to cancer and I am convinced that it is better for our health to consume the natural option in food and wine without all the chemicals that cause chronic illness. We use organic, non-processed food and wine with little or no chemicals or added sulphites, for a great taste and healthy drinking. Our wines are sustainable, biodynamic and natural

meaning they are all grown and farmed organically as much as possible without chemicals added to the land, to sustain the viability and vitality of the soil and environment used to produce them. What are some of the specific wines being sold? At present I have personally selected wines from Italy, France, the UK and New Zealand. Our wine list includes UK guest wines made by Will Davenport, who is the winemaker for our local Forty Hall organic vineyard – his still white is called the Davenport Horsmonden Dry White. We have white wines from New Zealand like the 2014 Ohau Gravels Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Our European wines include a Chardonnay from the Languedoc in France and a Pinot Grigio from Italy. What are your food platters and where are they from? We are now doing locally sourced food platters of cheeses, smoked fish and charcuterie with breads from Enfield bakery Holtwhites. Our food producers are based in Tottenham, Hackney and Essex. I also want to add some locally brewed beers to the menu, however wines will always be our specialty.

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Where do you see the business going? There are no other wine bars, let alone organic wine bars in Enfield Town, making us very unique. I would like to create a nice environment where Enfield residents can have a great time and drink some great wines. We will soon be introducing live acoustic music to the bar as well to showcase local musicians. We are introducing a programme of producer tasting events that we are calling Tasty Thursdays, where local food producers and some of our wine makers will come and share their products, knowledge and experience with our customers. We are also planning to introduce a regular wine tasting quiz. If you would like to enjoy an evening out at your new local wine bar or would like to take part in any of the events, visit the Eco Vino Teatro at the Dugdale centre, Enfield, 39 London Road. For further information on events and opening times, visit the website www. ecovinoteatro.co.uk by Stephanie Vella


Local People

40 Years of School Uniforms The schools are about to break up and parents throughout the area will be wondering how to keep their little ones amused and occupied until they return to school in September. But parents are faced with another challenge bought about by the return to school, when to buy the new school uniform? Do I buy it early and beat the rush? What if my child grows over the summer? Will they still have the right size if I leave it until later in the holidays? Just a few of the decisions that need to be made when purchasing a new school uniform. EN Magazine meet up with a local businesswomen who has been helping parents with these decisions for more than 40 years, Joy Prince from LeeJoys.

schools and as importantly our suppliers to make sure that the clothing we sell is meets the needs of the schools, parents and is value for money.

Lots of people complain that they have no choice where to buy school uniform from – how do you respond to this? As I mentioned, we work closely with the schools and our suppliers to make sure that our uniforms are of quality and that offer good value for money. We also listen to our customers and where possible try to adapt. For example over the last couple of years the boys coming into the shop have been saying they 1want slim fit 12:38 trousers and JW_EN_award01_print.pdf 23/04/2015 blazers. We spoke to the schools, our suppliers and some

When did you open your school uniform business? My first shop was in Cuffley, which I opened in 1975. It was actually already a children’s clothing and uniform shop that I took over. In 1996 we opened a second store in Potters Bar closing the Cuffley shop a year later. At one point we had two shops in Potters Bar, the school uniform shop and a ladies clothing shop, which closed in 2011 so we could focus on the uniform business. Today we have just the one shop specialising in uniforms at 63 High Street Potters Bar.

What uniforms do you sell? We currently supply uniforms and sports kits to; 3 nursery schools, 9 primary schools, 3 secondary schools and 2 local private schools as well as uniforms for Scouting and Guiding.

Why do you think you have lasted 40 years? For me it has always been about customer service and experience, along with high quality clothing offering value for money. I hear many of my customers comment on how they walk in the door and just by me and my staff looking at the child we look at the child and know what size uniform they will need, without the fuss of having to try on lots of clothing. We have parents returning year after year saying how easy it is to buy uniform at LeeJoys. We also often hear parents say how they remember coming to us for their uniform and are now back having their own children fitted out. We have even had a grandmother who bought school uniform from me come back with to get her grandchilds uniform from us.

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Local People parents to find a slim fit trouser and blazer that everyone liked both for quality and price, which we now stock. Time and time again parents comment not only on the quality of the uniforms that we sell but also the fit. Having a specialist school uniform supplier means that uniforms are available all year round. You may be able to by uniforms during the summer from supermarkets. But have you tried replacing a pair of trousers or lost blouse in December from a supermarket? We are aware that some school uniform shops try to oversell products by pushing additional branded products like water bottles and bags, we don’t do this. We advise the parents on the range of products that the schools specify as part of the uniform and that is what we sell.

When is the best time to buy the new school uniform? It always amazes me how many parents really leave it until the last minute. We even have parents rushing in the morning the kids go back to school saying they cannot find the jumper or skirt and need a new one. We would always recommend coming in with at least a couple of weeks before the kids go back to school so there are no panics. If you do come in at the start of the holidays to get the uniform and then find they have a growth spurt over the holidays we will always exchange the uniform, but please don’t come in the day before they start!

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So after 40 years are you ready to retire? No way. I still enjoy coming to the shop and meeting old and new customers every day both young and old. A few years ago we bought a couple of embroidery machines to logo the school uniforms ourselves. These machines have turned into a business in their own right, supplying logo work wear to lots of local business from plumbers and builders to restaurants. As well as work wear we have also embroidered clothing for Hen and Stag do’s, golf days and one off gifts. We can also embroider a range of gifts from teddy bears to horse blankets. Last year my daughter in law joined the business and is learning all about the business with the aim of taking over one day, but not too soon! For more information on the School Uniforms or embroidery service visit LeeJoys at 63 High Street Potters bar or call 01707 653366

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Local History

Celebrating 50 Years - but a lot happened before!

This year, the London Borough of Enfield turns 50! However, Enfield existed long beforehand and has a rich and varied history. Here is a potted look back at some of the points in the history of Enfield before the joining of the three boroughs of Southgate, Enfield and Edmonton.

The focal point of Forty Hill in the 16th century was the Elsynge house which lay between the site of Forty Hall and Turkey Brook. The house belonged to Sir Thomas Lovell and became a royal palace in 1539. It was still standing in the area until 1656 but was demolished soon after.

One of the earliest mentions of Enfield was in the Domesday Book in 1086 and was recorded as ‘Enefelde’. The Domesday Book is a great land survey commissioned by William the Conqueror to assess the land in England and its resources at the time. It included an extensive record of landowner, tenants, and amounts of land owned and more. At the time of the Domesday, Enfield had a priest which implies that there was a church, almost certainly at the site of St Andrews church in Enfield Town which dates back to the 13th century.

By 1572, much of the basic street layout in Enfield Town was established. At this point, the area known as Enfield Town to us now was just a village green. Around this time there were several settlements in the Forty Hill and Bulls Cross areas of Enfield. From 1629-1632, Forty Hall house was built by Sir Nicholas Rainton who was the Lord Mayor of London at this time. It acted as his country home until he died in 1646 and was buried in his family tomb at St Andrews church in Enfield Town. The home then belonged to his great nephew, Nicholas Rainton, who had a daughter named Mary, who married Sir John Wolstenhome in 1675. The Wolstenhome family extensively modernized the hall in several phases over the course of the 18th century and more changes were made at the end of the 19th century.

Throughout history, Enfield has always been an important business centre. In 1303, Edward I granted Enfield a charter allowing a weekly market to be held. During the 16th century, a Sunday meat market was held which caused conflict with the church. A new charter was created for the market in 1618. It was still running in 1798 but was closed not long after this date. The market was revived in the 19th century and is still running in Enfield Town to this day. In 1398, a license was awarded to Baldwin de Radyngton to found a chantry school which in 1558, was founded as Enfield Grammar school, the oldest school in Enfield. A chantry school was like a catholic school. In 1624, Latymer School was established on Church Street by Edward Latymer. Enfield Grammar School Circa 1880

Many great settlements like Forty Hall were built in Enfield such as the Whitewebbs in 1791, Capel House in 1793 and Myddelton House in 1818. Sir Hugh Myddelton created the New River which runs through Enfield and was a Welsh clothmaker, entrepreneur, mine-owner, goldsmith, banker and self-taught engineer. Years before the Plague in1665, Parliament and King James I, realised that improving hygiene for Londoners would be impossible without a proper water supply. Using Thames river water wasn’t going to provide a solution. Instead, an impressive feat of engineering from Sir Hugh Myddelton saw fresh water brought from 20 miles away into London because of the canal known as the New River.The New River is an artificial waterway which was completed in 1613 and runs through the Forty Hill area and through Enfield Town Park. Sir Hugh Myddelton offered to build the New River himself. Work started in 1609 and lasted for four and a half years and it still runs through Enfield Town Park to this day. In 1872, a direct line rail

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between London and Enfield Town was opened. In 1800, Enfield was mostly market areas and links to London from Enfield were provided by horse drawn trams from the Kings Head Pub in Enfield to the City of London. In 1840, the steam revolution came into play and brought miles of railway tracks into Enfield. The first railway in Enfield was Lea Valley Line built in 1840 and long after in 1849, a single track branch line was built from Water Lane (Angel Road) which terminated at Nags Head Lane (Southbury Road). From 1814-1816, the Royal Small Arms factory in Enfield was built, producing rifles, muskets and swords for the British Military. It was the main Government-owned manufactory for the production of military small arms and produced hundreds of thousands of rifles and machine guns during World War One and Two closing in 1988. Our homes today wouldn’t be the same without the work of businesses in Enfield. We may not have been able to even see colour on our TVs! Enfield was responsible for the manufacturing of the world’s first solid state circuitry colour televisions by Ferguson at their now closed plant in Enfield. The first dishwasher to be massproduced was in Hotpoint’s now closed Enfield plant and the Barclays Bank branch in Enfield was the first place in the world to have an ATM or cash machine; it was officially opened in June 1967 by Reg Varney. That’s right, the first in the whole world!

By adopting the 1848 Public Health Act, Enfield had its own local health board. This gained further power in 1894 when it became the Enfield Urban District Council (UDC). The UDC lasted for 61 years before Enfield became a Municipal borough. Edmonton was originally an administrative area called ‘Hundred’. As the population increased, the Edmonton Hundred became divided into smaller local government areas. Until the 19th century, Southgate was still a part of Edmonton but then in 1881, they separated. In 1894, Southgate became an urban district and then a municipal borough in 1933. Then in 1963, the Local Government Act united the three boroughs and two years later on April 1st 1965, the London Borough of Enfield was formed. The London borough of Enfield has had a long and interesting history which hopefully will continue for many years to come, because if it weren’t for Enfield, modern homes would not be as we know them today. by Stephanie Vella

In 1933 Southgate became a borough, in 1937 so did Edmonton and in 1955, Enfield became a borough too. The current London Borough of Enfield consists of the formation of the Municipal Boroughs of Enfield, Southgate and Edmonton.

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Health and Beauty

Looking Good, Fit and Healthy This Summer With the summer holidays approaching, everyone wants to be beach body ready. Unfortunately you can’t get a quick fix, however if you need some last minuet advice on getting fit for your holiday using exercise and healthy eating, we have some tips here. But don’t forget as well as looking good you need to look after yourself and protect yourself from the elements.

EN Magazine spoke to General Manager at PureGym Enfield, James Stringer, and he gave ten top tips for getting fit. 1. Have a plan, be realistic First things first, we know we want to get in shape for summer so creating a plan will help you achieve greater consistency. With a good fitness and nutrition plan to follow it will give you more chance of success. Have a goal to work towards to improve your health and look & feel great.   2. Breakfast  Eating a healthy breakfast will speed up your metabolism making it work harder. You will also feel less tired and more active. Eating the wrong kinds of breakfast can leave you feeling hungry sooner because of peaks in blood sugar. Lean protein, eggs, omelette’s or oats are perfect choices. 3. Little and often  Instead of two, one-hour workouts per week at low intensity, aim for four 30-minute high intensity workouts. These intense workouts improve glucose metabolism and improve fat burning. The same applies with food - swap three large meals for five to six small meals, keeping your metabolism going and preventing hunger later on in the day.   4. Don’t skip carbs  One of the biggest mistakes you can do is to skip carbohydrates. Carbs are a healthy edition to your diet as they help prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. Not all carbs are the same - it’s the type and quantity that’s important. Aim for complex carbs such as oats, wholemeal rice, sweet potato etc.   5. Exercise and stay active  Exercise five times per week. Split this up into cardio and strength training. Try some fitness classes, hire yourself a personal trainer to show you how to get the best out of your workout, and push you to your limits.   6. Eat before exercise  If you don’t eat before you work out you won’t have the

energy for your body to gain maximum fitness. If you exercise for a long time without eating you will limit your ability to burn calories. Protein and fats take longer to digest so try to stay away from these before your workout - aim for carbohydrates to fuel your workout. 7. Eat after exercise  Your body needs to replenish its depleted stores of glycogen and fluids. It also needs to repair damaged muscle tissue and build new tissue to tone and for a strong body. Eat within 15 to 60 minutes of your workout to get what your body needs.     8. Shopping list and food diary  Understand what healthy protein, carbs and fats are. Create yourself a shopping list. Cut out sugar and alcohol. Keep a food diary each week to monitor progression - if you’re not seeing change then review your food diary.   9. Cheat meals Cheat meals don’t mean cheat days. You should set yourself a day and choose one meal to reward yourself. Don’t over indulge, cheat meals allow you to satisfy cravings and give you the chance to relax a little. But they shouldn’t turn into cheat days that could backfire on you.   10. Sleep Even with the very best diet and fitness routine, if sleep is off ,so are you. Not sleeping enough can reduce and undo the benefits of dieting. Sleep loss makes you feel hungry even when full and increases fat storage. We need at least

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Although exercise is important in getting fit, not everyone has time or can be bothered to go to the gym or to work out, so healthy eating is also very important in getting your beach body. MaxiNutrition’s head nutritionist, Gareth Nicholas also told us some tips on what to eat, when to do it, and how much you should be eating. “A balanced diet is extremely important. Your diet should consist of carbohydrate, protein and fats. The amounts of which will be specific to the individual and to the exercising goal. The busier you are, in life and in exercise, the more you will need. As a guide men should consume 2500 kcals per day and women 2000 kcals per day. It can be good to eat little amounts often. Split your daily calorie requirement into 5-6 equal balance meals. Have your snacks prepared, that way you’ll avoid the temptation of unhealthy snacks. Drink water throughout the day (2-3 Litres per day).” If you have a busy schedule with work or family life and cannot go to the gym, simply try to stay active as much as possible. On a break or when you have free time go for a walk. When travelling to close places, try to cycle or walk, as it is a better choice than driving and will build your energy. Try doing small things, like taking the stairs instead of the lift, or parking further from your destination to walk more.

When you feel like having a snack, don’t reach for a packet of crisps try to snack on proteins. Some ideas for high protein snacks are peanut butter on crisp breads, mixed nuts, glass of milk or low fat yoghurt. If you don’t like any of these try an energy or nutrition bar! Hopefully these tips help you to get fit for the summer and for you to be beach body ready. Most of us don’t plan to get slim whilst on holiday... While time away is meant to be a break from your regular daily restrictions, most of us would rather not return home with extra luggage around our waists!! When you’re on holiday, it’s all too easy to abandon everything we know about eating healthily -- and then return home unable to do any of our buttons up!! EN Magazine spoke to local weight loss and diet expert Heather Newham of Practically Slim. Maintaining your weight is a realistic goal during your holidays as long as you remember that moderation is the key to enjoying a fun and healthy holiday. You can’t expect to eat like a saint during your entire holiday, but here is some advice that should allow you plenty of room for fun and indulgence. 1) Eat before going to the airport. Airport food is horrible, and the food on plane is even worse. Even if you’re rushing around packing before your trip, include time for a healthy meal as close to takeoff as possible. If your flight is less than 6 hours you can probably get through it without eating (or finishing) whatever the airline is serving. Also consider packing nuts or fruit in your carry on luggage for an in-flight snack. But don’t forget to eat it before getting off the plane if you’re heading somewhere with agricultural restrictions!!. 2) Be active. When you’re active your body can be very forgiving with an occasional dessert or heavier meal. To encourage yourself to get moving on your holiday, bring a pair of running shoes. These will allow you to use the hotel gym but, they’re even more useful for long walks where you can explore the local scenery. Chilling on the beach is wonderful, but don’t spend all your time lounging around. Hotels often provide fun activities that can be surprisingly effective at burning calories, and even a sunset stroll is likely to be more activity than you’d be getting in front of the TV at home. 3) Take advantage of traditional, local specialties. The big, sugary waffles and French toast can be tempting, but you can get stuff like that anywhere. Traditional foods tend to have long local histories and therefore have fewer processed ingredients than usual indulgence foods. Explore the regional culture and look for foods that emphasise fresh, local ingredients. 4) Eat small portions. Whilst you are on holiday you’re likely to be eating every single meal in a restaurant, and of course restaurant

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children. If you use a barrier suncream, the two best ingredients to look out for are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Personally I have found that zinc is the most gentle of all the suncreams and is also suitable for babies.  Interestingly, zinc oxide is usually the main ingredient in nappy rash cream!

5) Don’t Pile up your plate Peruse the buffet before you load your plate to avoid foods you don’t really want, for instance, you could load your plate with the protein and vegetables first, and take the edge off your appetite. This will help you gain control and allow you just to taste the delightful but deadly carbs on offer. Don’t forget to practice the three-bite rule to keep your sweet tooth in check. “You’ll get that amazing first taste, a satisfying middle one, and then a lingering third bite

When using a barrier suncream it is very important to apply it correctly in order for it to be effective. Unlike other skincare, you must not rub it into the skin.  Simply pat it on the skin and it will give instant protection!”

6) Eat your H20 Instead of trying to drink eight glasses of water (near impossible when you’re out and about), have a green salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and a few slices of avocado. “These water-rich foods help keep you hydrated, so that everything moves through your system faster

“A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by Ladival Sun Protection and revealed that a worrying 80% of Brits are simply unaware of the serious damage that infrared-A rays can do to their skin.

People tend to think that UV are the only rays which can affect your skin and lead to skin damage, however, infrared rays are also very dangerous. EN Magazine spoke with Ladival Sun Protection about their infrared protecting sunscreens and protectors.

Scientific evidence indicates that 37% of the sun’s rays are damaging to our skin, with Infrared-A making up an astounding 30%, compared to just 7% UV-A and UV-B. Infrared-A rays are also the most deeply penetrating of the sun’s rays and may cause both short and long-term skin damage.

7) Chew slowly When you eat slowly, you digest better. You lose or maintain weight more easily. Yet you also feel more satisfied with each meal. Munching on each mouthful for longer significantly reduces the amount of calories consumed during a meal. According to the experts at Ohio State University, you should chew softer foods 5-10 times, and more dense foods (meats/vegetables) up to 30 times before swallowing. Chewing your food for longer may help you lose weight, scientists have suggested. After finally getting the chance to get off work and go on holiday, how many of us rush off to a beach to get a tan. Although exercise and getting your beach body are important, people often look past skincare when they are on holiday or out and about. So here are some tips on how to keep your skin looking healthy when you’re out in the sun! EN Magazine spoke to beauty therapist, Lucy Vardy, who gave some tips on sunscreens to use for children and babies:

Yet, when asked what was most important when choosing sun protection, just 8% said Infrared-A protection, as opposed to over 50% UV-A and UV-B protection. Although perhaps that attitude is understandable, as only 4% of people in the UK realise that standard sun screens that they buy don’t protect them against harmful Infrared-A rays2. That is, until now.

“There are two formulations of sunscreen that prevent skin damage in very different ways. One forms a barrier against the skin that UV rays are not able to penetrate. This is often called ‘sunblock’ on packaging. The other is a chemical sunscreen, where UV rays react with the ingredients of the suncream and neutralize their ability to damage the skin. I would always suggest a barrier suncream for children.  It is far gentler, and far less likely to aggravate sensitive skin. Also chemical sunscreen gets absorbed into the lower layers of the skin and therefore into the body (as opposed to sitting on top and creating a barrier).  It is still being researched, but it is not yet known whether these chemicals are toxic or dangerous to

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Health and Beauty This spring sees the launch of new Ladival Sun Protection – the first mainstream sun care brand available in the UK to protect against harmful Infrared-A rays, as well as UV-A and UV-B. Which means it offers people protection from the effects of up to four times more of the sun’s damaging rays. Ladival is scientifically proven to protect against the broadest spectrum of the sun’s rays and offers protection against four times more of the sun’s rays than standard UVA and UVB sunscreens. Ladival’s Advanced Infrared-A Protection System (IR-D Infrared DefenceTM) is clinically proven to protect against damaging Infrared-A rays that reach the deepest part of the skin and which cause cellular-level damage. Ladival has a wide range available to suit everyone, including lotions and sprays at SPF’s 15, 30 and 50, as well as a kids range.” Don’t lose sight of eye protection Protecting your skin when in the sun from UV is important, but UV rays aren’t just damaging to our skin, they can also damage our eyes! Everyone loves to go out and buy cool, fashionable sunglasses for the summer or for holidays, but are they actually protecting your eyes? EN Magazine spoke to Devan, local optician at Hammonds Opticians on London Road Enfield about eye care from the sun: “The things that we are protecting our eyes against when we wear sunglasses are UV and visible light. Exposure to UV light causes ageing of the eyes and for them to be damaged, depending on the type of UV light. There are 3 types of UV light, UV A,B and C. UVC is already protected against thanks to the earths

atmosphere, however UVB and A can be damaging. UVA affects the retinas and lens of your eye and could lead to cataracts or even blindness. UVB affects the skin on and around the eye, possibly causing skin cancer and sun burn to the eyes which is extremely painful! Visible light also affects our eyes as it tends to make them feel uncomfortable and makes it hard for us to see properly. The way to protect your eyes against visible light and UV rays is by wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses block out visible light with their dark tint. The darker the tint, the better the glasses because if you have a light tint then more visible light can get to your eyes therefore it has less protection. Darker tinted glasses dilate the pupil of your eye, making it bigger and protect more against light. Also, the darker the tint on your glasses, the less you have to squint when facing the sun, taking the strain off your eyes! Glasses also offer protection against UV light, however cheap glasses often lie about their UV protection and can actually make your eyes worse! The best glasses to get are ones that are close to the eye to block out more visible and UV light. Glasses should have large, curved lenses and so that it covers more of your eye and blocks out the light. Glasses need to have UV protection for all the types of UV light and preferably a dark tint. Polarised glasses are also helpful as they help to prevent light from hitting your eyes. When light hits things around us, it reflects off of them and hits our eyes. Reflected light can enter your eye from different angles, therefore it is hard to block out. This reflected light is polarised and causes glare. Polarised glasses prevent reflected light from entering our eye and protect them against glare. Glasses bought off the shelf for children can be very cute, but often don’t protect their eyes properly. Your eyes are most affected by UV and visible light from ages 1 to 20, so it is very important to protect children and young adults from damaging their eyes. Make sure children get glasses which have a dark tint and cover their whole eye area, just like the normal ones should. Some advice for anyone wearing sunglasses, do not keep them on your head! I may look more fashionable but the lens can get easily scratched when resting on your hair and affect how well they protect your eyes! Prescription glasses cannot be bought off the shelf, and need to be bought at an optician as they suit your specific prescription. Modern prescription glasses can change their tint depending on the amount of sun in the area. If you go outside in the sun with these glasses, the lens can change to a darker tint, and protect your eyes. These are usually for elderly people as they can have worse eye sight and their eyes need more protection. If you don’t want glasses, some contact lenses can protect against visible and UV light and you don’t have to wear glasses. However, they do not prevent damage the skin on and around your eyes which are very important to protect.” So before you run off into the sun, make sure your glasses

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Health and Beauty can protect your eyes against visible and UV light so that you can enjoy your summer holidays without damaging or straining your eyes! Sun,sea sand and split damaged hair!!! Something I get asked a lot at his time of year is how do you keep your hair in great condition and looking amazing on holiday? This can easily be achieved in three simple steps making you look like an A lister on the beach and in the clubs or even just walking down the street. 1. Get your hair cut and coloured a week before you go not the day before. A cut takes a week to settle in so get it done in advance and book now. Salons will be getting very busy at this time of year. Colour will be stripped if exposed to the swimming pool the day after it has been done! A good colourist will get colour close enough to the roots that a week won’t make a difference. 2. Products. Using the right professional products will do wonders for styling your hair and looking after the condition. More on this later 3. The after cut. Book in now for your return haircut. Let your stylist just take the very ends off any sun damaged hair making it instantly look healthier. An in salon treatment will put moisture back into the hair and if you tint your hair get that refreshed. Just think how amazing you will look tanned,and with great,refreshed hair. The right products Using the right hair products will make your hair look and feel amazing. Always go for a professional product as these have a far better quality of ingredient in them and help protect hair and colour. After all, you have spent your money on your hair so a little extra to make it last is well worth it.

holiday weather how does she keep those tresses looking oh-so good?!

James Whitaker Hair only use Unite, a premium boutique line of professional haircare products sold only through professional salons. Here are my top summer essential products. Shampoo and Conditioner. Using a shampoo and conditioner that is infused with colour locking antioxidants and free from sulfates,parabens and sodium chloride such as Unite’s will keep your colour looking fresher for longer. If you are a blonde then Blonda shampoo is a must as this will keep your tone looking amazing. Weekender Clarifying shampoo will remove chlorine,salt and all the bad from your hair but not your colour. A must for all the family. An oil such as U Luxury Argan Oil will give your hair that lasting moisture and instant shine whilst the natural thermal protector, makes it an amazing product for flat irons,curling and blow drying and reduces your drying time.

“I took this Unite hair product with me and used it throughout my honeymoon on my locks. Everytime I washed my hair I towel-dried it then sprayed the product on liberally - I also use it round the pool, as it stops your hair from drying out in the sun and sea salt, and it smells really good.” by Stephanie Vella

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Days Out

Things To Do This Summer Everyone wants to run off on holiday during the summer, but the local area has some incredible events and activities to offer during the summer break for the whole family to enjoy. Here are EN Magazines suggestions for things to do during the summer for a great day out!

encourage visitors to ‘hear the paintings and see the sound’. The event is open from, 8th July to 6th September. ‘Soundscapes’ are a part of the National Gallery Inspires programme of exhibitions. Drawn from the National Gallery collection, the exhibitions take a fresh view of National Gallery paintings.

1. Open Air Theatre at Regents Park: Pay a visit to Regents Park where you can sit in the rows of one of London’s largest auditoriums with 1250 seats! Although it seems like a lot, many people who attend the open air theatre say it’s a very intimate venue. Regents Park holds the open air theatre which puts on plays and productions like William Golding’s, ‘Lord of the Flies’ from 3rd September to 12th September. Over 140000 people attend their four annual productions between May and September. If you’re wondering about weather, the great thing about the open air theatre is that it adds to the show. Weather conditions have known to create an even better atmosphere at the theatre, however come

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prepared for whatever the forecast tells you. For more information on the open air theatre, visit the website https://openairtheatre.com/.

3. Spitfire Experience at the RAF Museum: Step into the Battle of Britain Hangar at the Museums London site and travel back to the year 1940. Visitors can literally walk through history, as every step takes you through the events that led to ‘Our Finest Hour’. From the rise of the Nazi party to a war torn London Street and to a face to face meeting with Winston Churchill. The hangar focuses on the epic struggle of 1940 with a range of exhibits including a replica Ops Room; Radar machines; an Enigma code-breaker machine; a statue of Sir Keith Park. And of course it holds the best and the most comprehensive Battle of Britain aircraft collection in the world including examples from Britain, Germany and Italy such as the Spitfire, Hurricane and Heinkel. The museum is hosting multiple events throughout the year. On the 29th August, the Historic Hangars Gallery at the RAF Museum welcome visitors to see the unveiling of their Spitfire Mk16 experience, offering visitors the opportunity to climb inside and take the pilots seat! Get the chance to model a spitfire from 25th August to 31st August. To mark the arrival of the Spitfire Mk16, the museum will be holding a full week of Spitfire kit making. Come along, grab a kit for £3 and let your creativity flow!

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2. Soundscapes at the National Gallery: ‘Soundscapes’ have commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collections and compose a piece of music or sound art in response to the piece. The soundscapes are immersive and

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ART & SCIENCE ADVENTURES will be available to meet the tigers up close and visitors will be able to explore the Visitor Enrichment Centre and take part in tiger themed games! There will also be face painting and three special star prizes to be won in the raffle. Woburn’s Animal Encounters team is holding a special penguin charity weekend on the 1st and 2nd of August to help raise money for the vulnerable Punta San Juan Project in Peru, home to Peru’s largest breeding population of Humboldt penguins. Visitors can take part in special penguin feeds, a raffle and lots of other fun activites to help raise money and awareness for the Proyecto Punta San Juan charity.

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Pongo’s Party Tues 18th Aug 11am & 1.30pm Tickets: £10

For kids, get the chance to meet Peppa Pig on bank holiday Monday 31st August! Woburn Safari Park invites you to come along and see Peppa Pig, appearing at Elephant Meadow at intervals throughout the day. Kids can have a chance to meet Peppa, have a photo taken and listen to Peppa Pig during story time sessions. Join Woburn Safari Park for a delicious bank holiday barbeque! Families will have the chance to enjoy a selection of barbeque favourite from 12.30pm until 3.30 pm at the Safari Lodge at the heart of the Foot Safari. Tickets for the barbeque and other events are available on the website. For more information on the Safari Park and to book tickets, visit the website at www.woburnsafari.co.uk/ events.

A colourful farmyard & a host of loveable puppets! Ideal for 3yrs+ Your ticket price includes: face painting & farmyard activities!!

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Wyllyotts will host an array of films and workshops for children over the summer that will include: Wizard Workshop; Terrible Tudors & Baking Workshop! Minions (PG) & more! Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

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Days Out 6. Gardens of the Rose Upon arrival to the garden, the first thing that you will notice is the fantastic array of colour from thousands of roses. When walking through the gardens, enjoy the calming sights and smells of the nations favourite flower. Walk along paths and enjoy the scenery, or sit and relax in the seated areas, taking in the tranquillity of the gardens. Stroll through multiple mesmerising arches and pergolas, wrapped up by flowered vines all around you. On a sunny day, the gardens are a perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm breeze and captivating colours of one of Hertfordshire’s most beautiful gardens, just a few minuets from the M25 and M1. 4. Go Ape at Trent Park: For an amazing tree top adventure, visit the beautiful woodland area, Trent Park. The park is ideal for family activity days out. Go Apes activity is a tree top adventure where you can fly down zip lines or leap from Tarzan swings on top of the high rope obstacle course. This tree top fun is a 2 – 3 hour course including basic safety training and practice. For a day of fun and adventure, visit Trent Park! For more information on Go Ape visit the website at http://goape.co.uk/. 5. Trampoline Park in West Acton: Londoners will have a spring in their step this summer as Oxygen Freejumping gets set to open the capital’s first trampoline park in West Acton on Monday July 20, 2015. Children and adults from across the city will literally be bouncing off the walls in the vast 27,000 sq ft facility which offers hour-long freejumping sessions with access to dodgeball courts, air bags, “walk the wall trampolines” and an obstacle course; Family Bounce sessions; fitness classes in the park and on rebounders in the modern ‘O Fitness’ studio; a professional trampolining academy for aspiring gymnasts and Teen Takeovers which include two hours of strobe-lit bouncing with a live DJ. If Parkour and Freerunning are more your style, then Oxygen will teach you to treat any landscape as your playground. For more information on the Trampoline Park, visit the website at http://www.oxygenfreejumping.co.uk/.

The Royal National Rose Society is home to one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, the Gardens of the Rose in Hertfordshire. The Royal National Rose Society has been running since 1876, supporting and promoting the growth of one of the most iconic flowers in British history, the rose. The gardens are home to hundreds of types of roses, all with intriguing history, a few of my favourites being these: The Gallicia Rose is a pretty pink- red wild rose of the Near East and southern Europe. It is highly valued in antiquity for its sweet smelling dried petals. The rose has been known to be used in cosmetics and medicines throughout the years. The Centifolia Rose was first noticed in France around 1696, which adapted into the Moss Rose over the years and is included amongst the gardens of the rose. It was

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Days Out very popular amongst the Victorians and is a sweet pink colour. There are 2 types of ancient Damask roses; both are large, thorny and open flowers with strong fragrance and creamy pink colours. In the Summer Damask, due to the high oil content in the petals, it is most attractive in the summer or in warm climates, becoming bright and open. The Autumn Damask was the only autumn rose in Europe before the 18th century and is a pretty pink flower, important in rose history. For further information visit www.rnrs.org.uk 7. Paintballing

and an extensive special events programme, the Royal Gunpowder Mills has something to offer everyone and makes for a different family day out. Art & Science Adventures: 23 July - 31 August Summer’s here again and so too are a host of thrilling activities and entertainment at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. As well as performing new science shows in the Mad Lab, Professor Nitrate will be venturing out to join other mad scientists as they create really wild experiments only safe for the outdoors. The lab Rats can’t wait to show you their eccentric experiments and contraptions on the Test Range. You’ll be given the unique opportunity to sample everything from rail rocket cars and air cannons to Nerf Gun and BB Rife Ranges and not forgetting our ride on contraptions perfect for younger children. With themed days throughout the holidays there’s fun and adventure to be had for children of all ages: ‘Secret Monday Missions’ - Become a fully-fledged Secret Island Agent every Monday when you’ll be tasked with challenges, code breaking and secret missions. ‘Experimental Tuesday’ - Every Tuesday Prof. Nitrate is on the lookout for mad scientists in the making to have a go at improving some of his famous experiments.

Paintballing Ltd’s exciting mix of unique game zones will test your skills to the limit. Their centre is armed with the latest and safest paintballing equipment and can cater for all events, including birthdays, team building days and Stag or Hen adventures. Highly experienced and friendly staff are on hand to make sure you day out is a huge success. Get your mates together, don a combat suit, and book your dates on www.paintballing.co.uk! The North London paintballing venue is situated just north of Enfield near Newgate Street and is easily accessible from all parts of Hertfordshire and the surrounding North London areas. Whether you find yourself sniping your opponents from towers, storming the castle or defending key buildings against an enemy assault, we guarantee that this venue will not disappoint.

‘Rocket Trials Wednesday’- Every Wednesday real mad rocket scientists will be launching real scale rockets. These one’s aren’t to be messed with, and certainly aren’t to be missed. ‘Creative Thursday’ – With the lab rats on hand to help, see just how imaginative and creative you can be as you create your own printed t-shirt and other crafty creations. ‘It’s Friday: Let’s Go Wild!’ - Explore the natural environment and survive in the wilderness with activities from den building to making natural paints. Join us for an explosive Big Bang Bank Holiday Weekend full of fun at Royal Gunpowder Mills from Saturday 29 – Monday 31 August. http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/

For just £9.99, you get a full days entry, a paintball marker, ammo hopper and camo outfit, 100 FREE paintballs, and lunch too. Call 0845 500 7755 or visit www.paintballing.co.uk for more inforamtion and to book your shooting fun. 8. An Explosive Day Out Set in 170 acres of secret history you can discover over 300 years of history at The Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. Find out how gunpowder came to Britain, how the famous bouncing bomb was developed and the vital role the Gunpowder Mills played in both World Wars. Find out how in later years the site became a top-secret research facility, more secret than MI5! With interactive exhibitions, children’s activities, natural woodland

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Days Out 9. Learn to Swim or just have fun in the pool Fusion Swim School The ever popular Swim School is taking bookings now so if you want your children to learn to swim or improve their swimming look no further. Your child can learn to swim and stay water safe at your local leisure centres. The Fusion Swim School programmes run in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) under the nationally recognised Learn to Swim Framework. The great value swimming lessons are now available on a monthly Direct Debit membership*. If you sign your child or children up to the Direct Debit Swim School programme you will not only spread the cost of lessons over the year but will also receive weekly swim lessons, 50 weeks per year, unlimited swimming during all general swim sessions outside of school time and visit the online portal - for you to follow your child’s progress and have regular teacher consultations. For further details and book you place simply drop into any of our swimming pool facilities at Albany, Edmonton, Southbury, Southgate leisure centres and Arnos Pool.

hen do with a difference, they can help! Their fleet of go karts are provided by RiMO – the premium name in indoor go kart racing. You can experience indoor go karting like never before when you visit Capital Karts, and with a range of motor racing events available to select from, you will be spoilt for choice when planning your big day out. Capital Karts, offer a truly unrivalled experience with the longest indoor go karting track in the UK – leading to breakneck speeds of up to 45 mph, challenging corners and optimum track surfaces, as well as space for up to 25 karts and longer lap times providing you with superb value for money. For indoor go karting London which simply cannot be beat, look no further than Capital Karts. For more information visit www.capitalkarts.com 11. St Albans Cathedral The Cathedral is somewhere visitors must see- and is completely free to enter, and even has free tours. It has been welcoming visitors and pilgrims since the 11th Century and has always been free to enter. When it was built in 1077, it was the largest building in the land. Built on the spot in the City on which Britain’s first Saint - Alban himself - was beheaded for giving refuge to a persecuted Christian priest, the stunning St Albans Cathedral is the oldest place of Christian worship in the UK and the jewel in St Albans’s crown. Once the most important Cathedral outside London, it is a site of huge historical importance, not least because the first draft of the Magna Carta was drawn up here in 1213. It also has the longest nave of any Cathedral in England, which, along with the distinctive Rose window and Norman

10. Karting fun With 1050 metres of professionally designed race track just ready and waiting to be put to the test, Capital Karts easily boast the longest indoor go karting London and the UK has to offer. In fact, the track is three times the length of a standard go karting track! Designed to offer unbeatable racing, maximum enjoyment and a spot of friendly indoor go karting competition, so whether you are celebrating a special occasion with friends and family, planning a corporate day out of the office, or want a stag/ tower give the Cathedral its individuality. The cathedral is hosting a number of arts and crafts historically themed workshops where children get to explore the Cathedral, unlock its historical secrets and create a work of art to take home in a fun craft session. The sessions are: Monday 10th August - Saxons Learn: why the Saxons made an Abbey in St Albans, what it was made of and what it would have looked like Explore: and handle: everyday Saxon artefacts Craft: make and decorate a model helmet like King Offa would have worn

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Days Out Monday 17th August - Vikings Learn: about runic writing, the Vikings and their daring raid on St Albans Abbey Explore and handle: everyday Viking artefacts Craft: make a Viking longship Monday 24th August - Normans Learn: how and why the Normans made St Albans Cathedral Explore and handle: some of the tools they would have used to make the Cathedral Craft: make a model of the Norman Abbey and a mini Bayeux Tapestry How much? £6 per child, or £10 for 2, suitable for ages 7-11. Sessions at 10:30 & 14:00. To book: stalbanscathedral.org

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Your child can learn to swim and stay watersafe at your local leisure centre. Our Swim School programmes run in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) under the nationally recognised Learn to Swim Framework. Our great value swimming lessons are now available on a monthly Direct Debit membership*. If you sign your child(ren) up to our Direct Debit Swim School programme you will not only spread the cost of lessons over the year but will also receive: • Weekly swim lessons, 50 weeks per year. • Unlimited swimming during all general swim sessions outside of school time. • Online portal - for you to follow your child’s progress • Regular teacher consultations Albany 020 8804 4255 Arnos 020 8361 9336 Edmonton 020 8375 3750 Southbury 020 8245 3201 Southgate 020 8882 7963 Register for a call back at www.fusion-lifestyle.com/swimschool

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Enfield Market Place Three Day Fun Event 30 July – 1 August 2015 11.00am – 3.30pm Enfield Market Place Church Street Enfield EN2 6LT Meet the characters Sponge Bob and Patrick, Scooby Doo and Minions. Face painting and balloons, Complimentary entry to the raffle, £50 cash first prize, microwave, M&S voucher and lots more. ‘Back To Square One’ are making a return to The Bandstand on the Saturday. See them again at The Enfield Christmas Parade on Sunday 29 November 2015 Social Dog Walking Every Friday till Friday 25 September) 10am meet; 10.30am depart from the Café, Large Courtyard £4 (includes tea/ coffee) All proceeds go to The Cinnamon Trust (The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets) Bring your dogs and join your neighbours at this weekly jaunt around Forty Hall Estate come rain or shine! Enjoy brisk walks around the Estate and continue your conversations in the Café afterwards. Livestock Music Festival at Forty Hall Farm Saturday 29 August 12noon – 11pm music starts at 1pm, last entry at 9pm) Adults £10 in advance | £15 on the door Children under 16yrs £5. Free for under 3 yrs. Enfield’s very own music festival Livestock returns, promising a wealth of local musical talent. Whether you’re kicking back at the Woodland Blues Stage or relaxing with some folk or acoustic in a barn, this year’s Livestock promises to be the biggest and best yet. With local food stalls and a bar onsite, as well

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the Friends visit http://www. friendsoffortyhallpark.org/ Teddy Bears’ Picnic 22 August 2015 Location: Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield Time: 10:30 - 15:00 £5.00 each for anyone over 1 year old. Family ticket £20.00 (admits 5). Bring your teddies and picnics to meet all your favourite fairy tale characters. Free activities include: Story time with Prince Charming, Dance and Music time with Jo Jingles, sack race, egg and spoon race, pass the parcel, tiara and crown making. Also enjoy the craft fair, burger and ice cream vans, bouncy castle, coconut shy, teddy bear spin, face painting, bean bag bonanza and much moreIn aid of the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. Spirit of Ukraine Festival 6 September 2015 Location: Forty Hall & Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA Time: 12:00 - 17:00 Friends of Forty Hall Park present the Spirit of Ukraine Festival. This event promises a day filled with arts, crafts, children’s activities, face painting and traditional music and dance. Enjoy food from one of the stalls and stop by the Ukrainian Beer Tent. The event is organised by Friends of Forty Hall Park in partnership with Association of Ukrainians Waltham Cross Branch and supported by Forty Hall Estate. For further information about the Friends of Forty Hall Park then visit www.friendsoffortyhallpark. org/ Battle of Britain Memorial Service Sunday 20 September 2015 3.00pm – 4.00pm War Memorial

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REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS 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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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 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. Radio Enfield Radio Enfield broadcasts music, news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day


What’s On 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 Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at either Enfield Grammar School or Enfield County School, Holly Walk, Enfield. We have summer outings, London outings, concert & theatre outings as well as lectures. Please ring Peter on 020 8363 1568 for details. 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 Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, and has speakers of various kinds, often with slides, and we are open to both ex civil servants and non Civil Servants.We meet at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st Monday of the month [2nd Monday if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30

am start. For details, please contact Sue Sims 020 8245 4723 or susanksims@gmail. com Potters Bar & District Photographic Society Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Competitions, lectures, practical sessions; we are a keen group of amateur photographers of all abilities. New members very welcome. Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 48th 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

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