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In 2007 Tony Blair was Prime Minister Manchester United won the Premier League Apple launched the original iPhone Smoking was banned in pubs Great Britain came joint second last in Eurovision Northern Rock collapsed Enfield 1893 FC was founded The new Wembley Stadium hosted its first match The analogue TV signal began to be switched off Steve McClaren was England Manager Harry Potter and the Deathly Harrows was published Dame Anita Roddick died ‘The Departed’ won best film Oscar London Overground is established Sony launched PS3 and EN MAGAZINE was first published

Hello and welcome to the 10th Anniversary issue of EN Magazine. The election news continues to rumble on at a National level but one election that has delivered definitive results is the EN Magazine Local Business Awards. You can find out who the winners are, as voted for by you, our readers, on pages 17 to 19. With the value of the ÂŁ fluctuating downwards many of our readers may be considering a holiday in the UK rather than abroad this year. EN Magazine has put together a selection of holidays offering something a bit different for a summer break. Autism is something which affects more than 1 in 100 people, but do you know what Autism is? EN Magazine brings a special report looking at this condition and meets some people who are helping people who are diagnosed from the condition. I hope that you will continue to enjoy EN Magazine in 2017. If you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.


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“Having been a resident of Enfield since 1995, I believed that Enfield and the local area was, and is, a great place to live. However, I felt that the local media did not always reflect this and I wanted to produce a publication that did. I still believe this today. Where some media, both local and national, focus on the negatives, I try, through EN Magazine, to focus on the benefits and success stories of the local people and local business.” “Following 20 something years working in the publishing and print industries, I took the plunge and launched my own company and magazine. I initially worked from my bedroom


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in Enfield, with help from friends to write and to inspire me with ideas for articles. I published the first issue in June 2007. Today, I continue to publish EN Magazine by myself along with running my marketing and clothing companies.” “Over the last 10 years we have meet and worked with some great people and businesses. From the National Junior Table Tennis Champion, who lives in Enfield, to members of Royalty; from X Factor stars to local politicians; award winning hairdressers and bakers to family businesses with over 100 years of trading in the area.” “The way that we receive news and information has changed dramatically since launching EN Magazine and is continuing to evolve with the internet and the Things to do - Places to go - People to see

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Helping the Homeless Officially Registered “Back in 2015, after finishing work on Brick Lane, Shoreditch, my brother and I made our way to the infamous bagel shop for a culinary treat. Exiting the shop, we were met by a group of people, who clearly had very little and needed some help. All we had was a little change, but handed it over nonetheless. Such a small gesture was met with monumental gratitude and appreciation that will stick with me forever.” William Sock told EN Magazine that this was the real life event that lead to the foundation Todos. Over the last couple of years Billy and a group of friends have been doing regular trips into central London to drop off packages which along with some food and drinks have included warm clothing, socks, hats and scarves and hygiene products like wipes, toothpaste and deodorants. We even had a donation of sleeping bags which we were able to hand out.

Spring forward to 2017 and Todos is now a registered charity- Todos Together UK. “It has been a lot of hard work by a lot of people to bring us to this point, but now as a fully registered charity it opens up new avenues for funding and support which means we can do more for the homeless and those in poverty.” On the 6th May, we held our official launch party at the Hop Poles pub in Enfield and raised nearly £3,000 which will go along way to helping people, but this is only the start. “Along with the help from my friends in handing out donations I must say a big thank you to all the people who have donated clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries that we can then hand out to those that really need them.” “A lot of us, and I used to include myself, are way too quick to judge people when we see them on the streets.” “We don’t know their story.

The fact remains- they’re still people, like us, and deserve to be happy. Jon and I met this guy once, also called Billy. He was sitting outside a pub on Upper Street with a friend, reading a Karl Pilkington book. We approached him and offered him one of the care packages we’d put together. Needless to say, he was over the moon, and even more charmed that we’d taken the time to sit down and let him tell us his story – “It’s nice to see I’ve not completely been forgotten and people still care.” He used to own his own business, and after some misfortune now lives on the streets. He didn’t want to go to shelters because they were dirty and ‘full of tramps’. He went on to talk about big dreams and aspirations; which quite frankly, in our shoes, sounded like pipe dreams as it’s almost impossible to see how he’s going to turn his life around; especially with no postal address or capital. He doesn’t see himself as a tramp; hence the pride of not wanting to live in dirtied surroundings, although I questioned how living on the streets was any better. He argued that there was less disease if you choose a ‘clean’ place to stay. It’s hard to put it into context when you’re not in that position. The point is, there are thousands of people in London in Billy’s position. We’re not going to change their lives long term (not yet), but short term we can make them smile and feel


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some sort of contentment in their lives. No matter their position or their addiction, they have the right to be happy and aspire to have a better life. We have all worked hard to do this as volunteers from raising donations of products and money to buy more products and food. Todos also has set up an Amazon giving page (can you give me the correct address where people can buy products which will be directly donated to the charity or go to the www. gofundme.com/p8fs44. I’m so passionate about this, but it’s a long road ahead and we need all the support we can get. We desperately need a large Transit like van, hope to open our own charity shop come community hub in Enfield, and plan on transforming a doubledecker bus into a hostel. So, if anyone has a spare transit or double-decker bus for that matter, please feel free to donate it!” “You can also leave donations at James Whitaker Hair on Lancaster Road Enfield who has been supporting us from the start taking in collections and allowing us use of storage and a space to sort out donations.”

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Are You A Savvy Saver People are looking after the pennies in the hope the pounds will look after themselves, a study has revealed. Researchers have found, having learned lessons from the recession more people than ever are successfully managing their money and doing their best to put cash away each month. According to the results six out of ten adults now save regularly while just 13 per cent – or close to one in ten – still consider themselves a ‘splurger’. The about-turn comes as the cost of living is at an all-time high. David Winter, head of online electricity company for Powershop UK, which carried out the study of 2,000 people said: “As the cost of living rises it’s encouraging that more of us are budgeting in order to keep money aside.

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“More of us try to budget and are increasingly looking at ways of understanding our outgoings to save money on bills and to spend on the things we actually like.” The study found seven in 10 people typically try to budget, and the average only overspends by £63.42 a month. Two thirds of people

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try to save as much spare cash as they can, with the monthly average save coming in at £247.41 – that’s an impressive three thousand pounds put away annually. The survey shows men and women are adopting a string of money-saving tasks around the house to lower their bills and monthly spend. Two thirds of people always turn the light off when leaving the room, while 54 per cent always shop around for insurance. A further five in 10 people always make sure all the windows are shut if the heating is on, and the same percentage regularly check their direct debits to ensure they are correct and current. A quarter of those polled have installed a water meter to monitor usage, 42 per cent never leave the TV on standby and 43 per



cent keep a record of all payments. And the average person claims to have more than £11,000 put away in total, although a third will take money out of their savings pot in emergency situations. Only a quarter of people answering the study are currently in debt, and this is to the tune of £7,452.90. When it comes to spending money, nine out of 10 people keep a good track of where their money goes, and 78 per cent manage their credit card payments wisely. And researchers found that rather than relying on the overdraft and credit card to get by, 55 per cent are more likely to save up for larger more expensive purchases before buying. Savvy savers are even on top of their bank accounts, with 82 per cent claiming to know exactly how much cash they have in their current account and a further 80 per cent knowing what is in their savings to the nearest penny. When it comes to managing money, the study found 61 per cent of people no longer turn a blind eye to their finances, preferring to keep track of every penny and pound. Despite this 44 per cent of those who took part said they struggle to make ends meet

on a monthly basis. David Winter for Powershop UK continues: “Despite the rising cost of living there are savings to be had and some savvy budgeting by Great British bargain hunters on everything from takeaways to electricity bills can make a difference to household income.” TOP 10 MONEY SAVING TIPS: •

Turn off the lights when you leave the room

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Helping improve food recycling A new food waste recycling campaign is hoping to get the message to stick with residents. From mid-June stickers will be placed on over 40,000 bins to remind residents to put their food waste in to their green bin. As part of the campaign, Hertsmere Council will be giving away free caddy liner rolls. d rth





During an audit, the council discovered that over half of waste thrown in the residual black bin was food waste – all of which can be recycled. No

Jenna Bates, Recycling Officer for Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “Our aim is to increase the amount of food waste recycled in Hertsmere. At the moment, 5,786 tonnes of our food waste is sent to landfill every year where it rots and produces methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times stronger that CO2! “Such a small difference, such as putting food waste in a different bin, can

make such a big difference. Instead of producing greenhouse gases, you will be helping to produce nutrient-rich compost to be spread on local farmland. “We hope something as simple as stickers on bins, general reminders through our free e-alerts ‘News for You’ and social media updates about collections, will increase food waste recycling in Hertsmere and help to make food waste recycling a habit. In Hertsmere kitchen caddies, which you can keep in your kitchen to store food waste before transferring the contents to your green bin. Caddies are available, free of charge, at locations across the borough. You can recycle any cooked or uncooked food, as well as egg shells, bones and tea bags. Remember that no amount of food waste is too small to recycle.

wasting all your hard work,” adds Jenna. Hertsmere kitchen caddies can be picked up, free of charge, from: Hertsmere Borough Council’s Area Office, The Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar (9.30am to 2pm on Thursday) Hertsmere compostable caddie liners cost £2.50 per roll of 52 (cheaper than any supermarket equivalents)

Only compostable bags with the Hertsmere logo are accepted in our green bins. Plastic bags and other liners, such as supermarket biodegradable or compostable bags, cannot be accepted - they will be considered as contamination and your bin will not be emptied. For more information on food waste recycling visit our website www. hertsmere.gov.uk/greenbin

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N21 Festival Fancy Fair

“When Henrietta Cresswell wrote her book about Winchmore Hill in the late 1800s, and described a ‘Fancy Fair’ that was remembered for three times seven years afterwards, we knew we had a challenge to repeat such an event in modern times.”

this coming 8th July event on Winchmore Hill Green.” Hugh Humphrey, one of the event organisers told EN Magazine.

“Undeterred, that has been our aim, from the very first Fancy Fair in 2012 until

“We aim to make the N21 Festival Fancy Fair an event that brings people together for one day to celebrate the diversity and talents of the area, whilst making memories that will last. We aim to give local businesses the opportunity

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to showcase their products and services, whilst giving the local community a fun filled day with lots of happy and quirky things going on.” “The event we have created this time exceeds anything we have done before “ “On the day we have 60 eclectic stalls, The Tessa Stevens Stage with local Bands, Choirs, solo artists and a rousing finale, an acoustic stage with music all day from 10:am to 7 pm from local talented musicians and groups, a dance and performance stage with diverse acts all day, in addition, nearly 40 artists and crafters will be selling their wares at the event. There will be magicians, balloon modellers, Children’s entertainment, a puppet show and petting zoo, most of which will be free due to our generous sponsors, there will be pop-up surprises happening throughout

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the day and plenty of tasty street food and The Winchmore Pub will be providing refreshments all day near to the action.” In keeping with the connection with Henrietta Cresswell and the history of the area, there will be a People and Places of Winchmore Hill exhibition next to the Green in The Waterhouse Hall. “Oh, and a Big Wheel in the centre of the Green – with a unique view of the area and the City! The hardworking small Festival team think we’ve cracked the challenge – come and see if you agree. It should be the best day out in Winchmore Hill !” The N21 Festival Fancy Fair Saturday 8th July 2017 The Green Winchmore Hill N21 10:00 – 7:00pm www.N21festival.net Follow us on twitter@ N21Festival Like our Facebook Page N21Festival

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BBC Good Food Show and Gardeners’ World Live BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show, sponsored by Lexus, return together. For over 20 years these Shows have taken up residency at The NEC and have entertained over two million visitors in this time. Quite simply, together they’re one of the biggest and best events of the summer, packed with garden inspiration, artisan food and drink, the UK’s most famous gardeners and food experts including Monty Don, Mary Berry, Alan Titchmarsh and James Martin to name a few, plus magic moments around every corner leaving visitors spellbound. Every ticket includes entry to both BBC events - the perfect combination for all food and garden lovers. Visitors can get up close and personal with household names in food and gardening as the experts take part in live interviews and demos, mix with the crowds, sign books and have a thoroughly great day out. “Our big anniversary bash!” Monty Don This is a very special anniversary year for gardening, as Gardeners’ World turns 50. BBC Gardeners’ World Live


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is at the very heart of the celebrations, which includes: •The unveiling of the much-anticipated Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant by Mary Berry •Anniversary Show Gardens packed with iconic garden styles from the past 50 years •Presenters past and present gracing the expert line-up •Themed Beautiful Borders including ‘Nigel the Dog’ Border inspired by the nation’s favourite golden retriever •Birthday cake created for the Show exclusively by Nadiya Hussain Gardeners can be inspired by the UK’s best loved experts in the Gardeners’ World Live Theatre sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres including TV favourites Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and Adam Frost. “An amazing foodie vibe” Tom Kerridge Each year the BBC Good Food Show, brings its Supertheatre experience

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to the NEC, showcasing some of the UK’s favourite top chefs cooking live in a unique 30-minute theatre experience. 2017 will see Michelin masters Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr taking to the stage, queen of baking Mary Berry back by popular demand, firm Show favourite James Martin, the fantastic Two Greedy Italians, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, and star baker Nadiya Hussain. The Healthy Kitchen is the place to pick up fresh, summer inspiration from stars including Instagram’s infamous ‘Clean Eating Alice’, Alice Liveing and health and fitness blogger Dr Hazel Wallace. Likewise, fans can interact up close with their food and gardening heroes at book signing sessions throughout the weekend. Taste and try before you buy in the Producers’ Village, BBC Good Food Champions area, Eat Well Pavilion, Drinks Cabinet, plus discover regional treats in the Ludlow Producer Market. There’s hundreds of exhibitors to sample and shop from.

Complementing the ever-popular classic VIP tickets, new this year is our extra special VIP Luxe Package. Meet your culinary idols whilst enjoying the comfort of the private Luxe Lounge complete with complimentary bar, delicious buffet lunch and much more – a touch of the red carpet treatment. BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 15 - 18 June 2017 NEC Birmingham Show tickets start from £23.50 for adult General Admission.


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Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs Do you think you have what it takes to run your own business? Now you can find out. Research has unearthed what it takes to be a natural business owner, with traits such as passion, confidence and being able to rise to the challenge as just some of the attributes needed. Being a natural leader and having a strong character were also cited as musthave characteristics, with determination ranking high for people looking to turn an idea into a fullyfledged business.

The survey of 800 British small business owners and 800 British full-time employees revealed that small business owners are twice as likely to love their job and be passionate about their work than full time employees. And they are also more likely to cite love of the job and achieving work life balance as their primary career motivation, whereas full time employees are twice as likely to cite “wanting to be liked”.

their working hours averaging a mere 33.3 hours a week compared to 39.4 for full time employees. And when compared to full time employees, small business owners have significantly more independence, passion

for their job and achieve a better work life balance,and put their primary career motivation over making money. And three times as many small business owners say their work is flexible compared to full time employees. It’s easy to see why over a third of full time employees say they have plans to start their own business in the future.

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Local Business Awards

The national media may have been full of news on the national for the last few weeks but as important to local Business are the EN Magazine Local Business Awards 2017sponsored by The Business Hub and 3Drakes. In the May issue of EN Magazine we launched the 2017 EN Magazine Local Business Awards, to recognise the success and contribution of local businesses in the area. EN Magazine wanted to give our readers the opportunity to show their support for local business and to share their favourites with other readers.

• your favourite local restaurant / takeaway • your favourite local pub/bar • your favourite local cafe/coffee shop • your favourite retail outlet • your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon • your favourite local tradesman (Plumber, Electrician, Builder etc)

Readers voted for their favourite local business: from restaurants to hairdressers, local tradesman to pubs.

• your favourite local professional service (Estate Agent, Solicitor, Web Designer etc)

Now in their 7th Year the aim of these awards is to give the readers of EN Magazine, the opportunity to vote for, and tell other readers about, their favourite local businesses.

• your favourite local health service (Dentist, Doctor, Acupuncturist etc)

This year we had over 5,000 votes across the following categories:

• your favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity

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And the Local Business Awards winners are

your favourite local restaurant / takeaway

your favourite local cafe/coffee shop

Winner - Saathi Indian Restaurant

Winner - Zippola

runner up - Mama’s Pitta

runner up - Art Cafe

your favourite local pub/bar

your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon

Winner - The Winchmore

Winner - James Whitaker Hair

runner up - The Wonder


runner up - Abbie’s Hair

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your favourite local retail outlet

your favourite local health service

Winner - Crews Hill Vintage Emporium

Winner - Practically Slim

runner up - Pearsons

runner up -Hammonds Opticians

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Autism There are around 700,000 people in the UK living with autism - that’s more than 1 in 100. People from all nationalities and cultural, religious and social backgrounds can be autistic, although it appears to affect more men than women. What is autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

they say. They may find it difficult to use or understand: • facial expressions • tone of voice • jokes and sarcasm. Some may not speak, or have fairly limited speech. They will often understand more of what other people say to them than they are able to express, yet may struggle with vagueness or abstract concepts. Some autistic people benefit from using, or prefer to use, alternative means of communication, such as sign language or visual symbols. Some are able to communicate very effectively without speech. Others have good language skills, but they may still find it hard to understand the expectations of others within conversations, perhaps repeating what the other person has just said (this is called echolalia) or talking at length about their own interests.

Social interaction

How autism is diagnosed?

Autistic people often have difficulty ‘reading’ other people - recognising or understanding others’ feelings and intentions - and expressing their own emotions. This can make it very hard for them to navigate the social world. They may:

The characteristics of autism vary from one person to another, but in order for a diagnosis to be made, a person will usually be assessed as having had persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours, activities or interests since early childhood, to the extent that these “limit and impair everyday functioning”.

appear to be insensitive seek out time alone when overloaded by other people not seek comfort from other people appear to behave ‘strangely’ or in a way thought to be socially inappropriate. Autistic people may find it hard to form friendships. Some may want to interact with other people and make friends, but may be unsure how to go about it.

Social communication

Repetitive behaviour and routines

Autistic people have difficulties with interpreting both verbal and non-verbal language like gestures or tone of voice. Many have a very literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what

The world can seem a very unpredictable and confusing place to autistic people, who often prefer to have a daily routine so that they know what is going to happen every day. They may want to always travel the same way to and from school or work, or eat exactly the same food for breakfast. The use of rules can also be important. It may be difficult for an autistic person to take a different approach to something once they have been taught the ‘right’ way to do it. People on the autism spectrum may not be comfortable with the idea of change, but may be able to cope better if they can prepare for changes in advance.

Highly-focused interests Many autistic people have intense and highly-focused interests, often from a fairly young age. These can change over time or be lifelong, and can be anything from art or music, to trains or computers. An interest


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Health may sometimes be unusual. One autistic person loved collecting rubbish, for example. With encouragement, the person developed an interest in recycling and the environment.

college provides learners with the opportunity to access vocational learning and social opportunities alongside their peers. Learners benefit from a dedicated and specialist team of teaching and health professionals.

Many channel their interest into studying, paid work, volunteering, or other meaningful occupation. Autistic people often report that the pursuit of such interests is fundamental to their wellbeing and happiness.

Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, said: “The opening of Ambitious College is a very exciting chapter in our history. Our research shows that only 1 in 4 young people with autism progress beyond school to any form of education or training. This statistic gave us the impetus to establish Ambitious College as we believe every young person with autism has a fundamental right to an education which is key to transforming their lives. With the right support, young people with autism can learn, thrive and achieve and go on to lead independent and fulfilling lives.”

Sensory sensitivity Autistic people may also experience over- or undersensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light, colours, temperatures or pain. For example, they may find certain background sounds, which other people ignore or block out, unbearably loud or distracting. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain. Or they may be fascinated by lights or spinning objects.

What causes autism? The exact cause of autism is still being investigated. Research into causes suggests that a combination of factors - genetic and environmental - may account for differences in development. Autism is not caused by a person’s upbringing, their social circumstances and is not the fault of the individual with the condition.

Is there a cure? There is no ‘cure’ for autism. However, there is a range of strategies and approaches - methods of enabling learning and development - which people may find to be helpful. Young people with autism, especially those with complex needs, face real barriers to accessing education and training beyond school, severely reducing their chances of transitioning to a fulfilling adulthood. Ambitious about Autism, based in Muswell Hill is the national charity for children and young people with autism, and serves children and young people on the more complex end of the spectrum.

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Viv Berkeley – Principal at Ambitious College Pears Campus took EN Magazine on a walk around the college. “Our learners are at the heart of everything we do, their curriculum is highly personalised to help them achieve their goals. We operate a person-centered approach. It is delivered by our very skilled and friendly staff. We offer lots of opportunities to learn in the community through a range of partnerships with local employers, services and our mainstream college partners.” Viv told us. Walking around the college it feels just like many other colleges with some distinct differences. On the walls are pictures of everyday items like a water bottle or toilet. Viv explained that for some of the leaners communicating through speech is very difficult so through the pictures they can communicate with their career by pointing at the images to let them know their needs. “We are aiming to help our learners engage with the wider community and we work very closely with their families and wider care support networks to match their needs. An example of this is one of our learners who could not cope with getting on and off a bus. The local London Transport bus depot helped us out by parking a bus by the college and over a few days we were able to show the learner how to get on and off the bus and build

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in September, it runs TreeHouse School and educates pupils with autism aged 3 to 19 from across London and the Home Counties. The charity also opened Ambitious College last September and is London’s first specialist day college for young people and provides them with specialist further education provision knowledge. Ambitious College is co-located with the College of North East London, and has already received an award for its impact on the local community. Partnership working and co-location with the mainstream

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their confidence. This young learner now commutes daily by bus to the college.” “Another area where we are able to help our learners with everyday task is by allowing them with a career to visit the local Tesco and purchase the ingredients so they can prepare their own lunch.” “Each of our young learners has a team of careers allocated to them so as not to build up dependency with one career. All of our careers are highly trained and we try to match their particular skill sets with the needs of the young learners.” “We have also built up a fantastic working relationship with the College of North East London. They are one of the few college that offer the teacher training courses to the level needed to teach disabled and learning impaired. We have also been able to utilise the college facilities with some of our young learners progressing to attend courses.” Having visited the college myself and seen the care and dedication given by the staff to the young learners and to hear about the successes that the college has had in helping young people with autism overcome their challenges was a very moving and powerful experience. The college is only partly funded by the Department of Education with the shortfall being raised through the Ambitious About Autism charity and fundraising events put on by the young learners themselves. For more information on Autism, and the Ambitious College please visit www.autism.org.uk www.ambitiouscollege.org.u

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Get Away from it all in the UK Are you still trying to plan a summer getaway? Does the thought of sitting around airports for hours on end to reach a destination fill you with dread? Well we could have the answer with a selection of UK holiday which offer something a bit different.

Hyde Park in the spring time, your bank holiday is sure to be one to remember. From £305 per person for two night’s accommodation at the 5* Mayfair Hotel including Full English Breakfast. Valid for arrival on 28th May 2017.

Wales Adventure

Why not immerse yourself with a 48 hour adventure break in Wales with a stay at the Royal Victoria Hotel. Situated in 30 acres of its own serene gardens and woodlands and right on the very edge of the Snowdonia National Park, surround yourself with breath taking views of the welsh landscape. Achieve the incredible and scale Mount Snowdon with the Llanberis path, directly opposite the hotel, heading directly up to the summit. If that’s not enough adventure for one weekend, why not visit nearby Zip World and ride the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the whole world. It’s sure to be a weekend to remember!

Spitbank Fort

Boasting fantastic views across the water to the Isle of Wight on one side, and mainland UK on the other,

From £52.50 per person for one night’s accommodation at Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis including bed and full breakfast. Valid for arrival on 1st June 2017. Spitbank Fort is the UK’s must secluded luxury private island and one of a series of land- and- sea- based forts, built by Lord Palmerston to repel a perceived French Invasion. Once on board, guests are encouraged to discover the history behind the majestic monument for a truly spectacular coastal break with a difference.

Mayfair Hotel Spa Break

Start the weekend as you mean to go on with a stay in this five star luxury hotel in the very heart of London. Opened in 1927 by King George himself, treat yourself like royalty with the hotel’s ultra-chic rooms and amazing spa facilities. Relax in the aromatic steam room and unwind by candlelight in the ice fountain and relaxation room, complete with heated beds. With the opportunity to sip champagne at nearby Claridge’s or stroll through

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Holiday On arrival, you will be greeted with a chilled glass of champagne and then taken on a historic tour showcasing the best of British military architecture and carefully restored original artefacts. Once accustomed to your own private island, you can check into one of the eight luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms and refresh before the afternoon’s activities. If you’re feeling active, the afternoon can be whiled away flying kites or fishing before an aperitif, or, for a more relaxing alternative, you can recline in the hot pool with a glass of champagne. In the evening, you will enjoy a gourmet five course dinner in the Officer’s Mess, whilst enjoying the remarkable views across the ocean. An overnight stays includes a full Fort breakfast as well as boat transfer to and from the private island. Prices start from £799 per night (excluding activities). For further information please visit: www.solentforts.co.uk

Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower stands majestically above the rugged shoreline at Sinclair Bay on the northernmost tip of Scotland – one of the most remote and romantic settings in the entire British Isles. Steeped in history, the castle and its 3,000 acre private estate with dramatic views over the North Sea, provides the ultimate backdrop to a trip people won’t forget.

Just 15 miles from the breathtaking scenery and varied wildlife of John O’Groats, known for its iconic ‘end of the road’ location on Britain’s north-eastern tip, the destination is a true bucket-list spot to tick off the travel list for a long weekend. The Tower has a collection of 34 individually decorated rooms, offering stunning views across to the sea on one side, and across the impressive estate on the other. For visitors looking for something extra special, Ackergill Tower also offers guests the chance to stay in their very


own treehouse. This secluded hideaway, perched within a spectacular sycamore tree, provides a retreat like no other – the biggest in Europe, the treehouse at Ackergill Tower offers guests a breath-taking 180 degree view of the surrounding woodland and the chance to gaze up at the stars shining through the branches. Guests may even have the chance to watch the northern lights dance in the night sky above them, whilst enjoying a sumptuous home-cooked meal. Prices start from £195 per night in the treehouse. It is a self-catered space; however, couples can upgrade to a Bed and Breakfast package for £16.50 per person, and enjoy breakfast in the castle. Prices start from £119 in the main castle on a Bed and Breakfast basis, For additional information and reservations please visit: www.ackergilltower.com

Chapel House

Stunning church conversion on the outskirts of Chale, a picturesque farming village on the south coast of the

Isle of Wight. Chapel House offers complete luxury with immaculate attention to detail and is the perfect choice if you’re looking to spoil yourself. The original architecture and stunning stained glass windows have been greatly enhanced, with the owner’s spectacular vision of using contemporary technologies and colours making this a true masterpiece! There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, two sitting areas, a cosy snug and spectacular kitchen with island and dining area- plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and eat together. The village itself offers an award-winning pub with an excellent children’s play area, and breathtaking coastal and downland walks, especially to the 35ft-tall octagonal tower ‘St Catherine’s Oratory’, locally known as the Pepper Pot. www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Isle-of-Wight-Chale-

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Halzephron Cottage

Rustic character cottage on a cliff top setting on the Cornish coastline. This beautiful property is bright and airy with a cosy woodburning stove and charming porthole window looking out to uninterrupted ocean views. There’s a BBQ for sunny afternoons and a firepit for relaxing in front of with a glass of wine when the

sun goes down. Guests also have access to the owner’s wildflower meadow with an amphitheatre where incredible views of the sunset can be admired. The 500 year old Halzephron Inn (voted one of the UK’s best pubs by AA) is also an easy stroll away with its award winning restaurant serving fresh local food and local ales. www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Cornwall-Berepper/ Halzephron-Cottage-946382.html Price: 7 nights self-catering from £661. Sleeps 6.

Castle Barton

A cottage next to the 15th century gatehouse at Tiverton Castle. Built within the castle walls, the property is ideal for exploring the historic town of Tiverton in Devon. Guests will be enchanted by this extensively refurbished home with its picturesque Gothic windows, welcoming open fire and self-contained garden. Free castle tours are also available to all guests who stay at Castle Barton. www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Devon-Tiverton/ Castle-Barton-947913.htmlPrice: 7 nights self-catering from £639. Sleeps 6. (01244 617687; sykescottages.co.uk).

Somerset Yurts

Somerset Yurts offers luxury glamping holidays nestled on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills. Come and enjoy the space, let the kids run free, and explore the beautiful countryside around us – the yurts provide the perfect setting for you to relax, unwind and unplug.

Somerset Yurts is set across two fields of about three acres enjoying far reaching views over Taunton Vale to the Blackdown Hills in the distance.The Yurts are furnished with everything you’d expect, including a regular power supply, comfy double bed, and a lovely crackling warm woodburner to keep you toasty in the evenings. The barn provides a regular kitchen with home comforts if you don’t fancy BBQ’ing or cooking on the camping stoves provided. The barn also houses wonderful hot power showers and proper flushing toilets…this is luxury camping after all. Picture yourself relaxing on your Yurt deck with the BBQ gently sizzling, the cows grazing in the distance and nothing but the sound of birds singing in the background. Somerset Yurts are easily accessible only about 15 minutes from J25 of the M5 (about a two and a half hour drive from London), with trains into Taunton from Exeter and London Paddington. Whether you’re a family, or couple, looking for a yurt glamping holiday, or a group wanting a small, exclusive site you can book all to yourselves – get in touch. For further information visit www.somersetyurts.co.uk/ Low season: Weekends from £200 - 2 night midweek from £160 High season: Weekends £350 - 4 night midweek £350

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How to Survive a Drought in the Garden There are two words that are feared by gardeners everywhere! Hosepipe. And ban. But water companies have been warning that parts of the UK could see drought this summer after the driest winter in more than 20 years (although, ironically as I write this my garden is being lashed with rain and wind!) The lack of rain over the autumn, winter and spring has left rivers and reservoir levels with very low levels, particularly in the east and south-west. And even though we’ve had the odd rainy day recently, it has been nowhere near enough to properly replenish these levels and help farmers and gardeners who have been desperately watering their crops as the ground dries out. Weeks of prolonged rainfall would be needed for this, and to really give the land the quenching drink it needs. If you’re anything like me, you will be silently cursing Thames Water who allow leaks to go unfixed for too long and aren’t showing any signs of investing their cash reserves in long-term solutions. But fear not – there are lots of easy tricks that can help to cut down water use in the garden. The first thing you can do is to set up as many water butts as you can – every shed roof and downpipe can help you to store up what rain we do have for drier times. Because of course, while a hosepipe ban may stop you spraying your garden with a hose, it doesn’t prevent you from filling all your watering cans to water the garden – it’s just more time-consuming and heavy work on the back! Pots can be very troublesome in times of drought. Plants in the ground can sink their roots deeper into the soil, but those in pots rely on you for all their needs. You can help by simply choosing larger pots as small pots heat up and dry out more quickly. You can also try mixing water retaining granules or gel with your potting compost. Try grouping pots together in threes or fives. They will create a little microclimate between them so that the leaves lose less moisture and so need less water. Design-wise pots also look much better placed in groups rather than scattered around like lonely singletons at the local disco. Mulching the pot surface with something decorative such as crushed glass, slate or paddlestones will also help to reduce water evaporation. It’ll do the same job as garden mulch does in your beds. Lawns can use vast amounts of water. But only if you insist on having the perfect green space all year. Lawns are actually tough and resilient and can look after themselves to a great extent. Don’t worry about keeping the sprinkler on the grass – it’s wasteful and unnecessary. In a drought the lawn will go brown but it won’t die and


will green up again at the next rainfall. Stop cutting the grass to within an inch of its life and let it grow a bit longer. Longer turf creates its own shade and retains moisture better. Wait until autumn to sow lawn seed and lay new turfs. New lawns need plenty of water while establishing and if a hosepipe ban is in place you won’t be able to keep on top of its watering requirements. Leave it until autumn, when the winter rains will (hopefully) do the watering-in for you. Ponds – water will evaporate quite quickly from the surface in hot weather, and they will need topping up. Use rainwater collected from butts if you can; this is gentler on wildlife and fish than tap water. Some fish, such as orfe, are very susceptible to lack of oxygen during dry, warm weather, and they will need special attention. Maybe you could try shading the pond with some large pots of plants moved into strategic positions, or you could invest in some aquatic plants. As a general rule, 50 to 70 per cent of the pond’s surface should be covered in plant growth, as this not only helps to prevent a build-up of algae in the pond, but also prevents against evaporation. You could try water lilies or marginal plants and don’t forget oxygenators (see my feature on water gardens in the April issue of EN). Mature borders, shrubs and trees shouldn’t need watering at all. They should have large root systems which will be able to draw on water reserves deep down into the soil. If they start to look really parched, a watering can directed straight down onto the base of the plant should help. Or you can try watering with grey water (bath, shower or used washing-up water). Cultivate the soil deeply and dig in large quantities of organic matter such as well-rotted garden compost, horse manure compost, etc. to improve soil structure and water retention.

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Choose plants with grey or silver leaves as they reflect the sun’ s rays, helping to conserve moisture within the plant. Choose plants which suit the soil type and aspect – in other words, don’t try to grow plants that need lots of water or prefer cool conditions in hot, dry places. It’s tempting, but remember the rule: right plant, right place. Plants that are suited to warm dry conditions will thrive rather than just survive. And they’ll reward you with being lower maintenance, as well as being more resistant to pests and diseases. Plant things while they are small – they will develop greater resilience as they adapt to their conditions from a young age, rather than expecting a mature specimen to cope with a sudden change in its growing medium. Also do your planting in autumn if possible so they can put their roots down and make the most of the autumn and winter rains. Thoroughly water in all new plants and keep them wellwatered for their first season. Looking after them well at the beginning will ensure that they establish well and will be more drought-tolerant in the future.

These will include plants such as grasses, Euphorbia, Salvias, Geraniums, Achillea, Stachys, herbs and prairiestyle perennials. For ideas and inspiration on design ideas for dry gardens and plants to use, have a look at the following: www.bethchatto.co.uk (particularly her famous Gravel Garden) www.crocus.co.uk www.rhs.org.uk www.sarahraven.com www.thompson-morgan.com With thanks to www.rhs.org.uk and www.telegraph.co.uk Amanda Clibbens-Stoney Owner of Amanda Clibbens-Stoney Planting Design RHS, City & Guilds and Capel Manor College trained and qualified E: amanda.cstoney@gmail.com M: 07813 955002

Consider Mediterranean planting schemes or gravel gardens - these are generally low maintenance, as well as looking stylish and contemporary. And they’ll take a suitably relaxed and laid back attitude to a lack of water.

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Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits Dugdale Theatre Wednesday 28 Jun – Saturday 1 July, 7.45pm £16 Forbidden Broadway is a hit cabaret revue which sharply spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway & West End musicals. Popular shows such as Les Miserables, Chicago, Wicked, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Hairspray and Fiddler on the Roof are mocked, as Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist. A hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the Theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters, this famous hit show is finally available in the UK. Age suitability 11+. “Wonderful! There’s no Broadway like Forbidden Broadway” Entertainment Weekly www. dugdalecentre.co.uk 0208 807 6680 Family Fun Day Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet Wyllyotts Theatre Wednsday 26th July 11am & 1.30pm Tickets £10.00 Your ticket price includes face painting and craft activities! The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! Ideal for 3 yrs + www.wyllyottstheartre.co.uk Box Office 01717 645005 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


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Winchmore Hill Writers We’re a small,friendly group who meet on occasional Sunday afternoons in Winchmore Hill to develop our skills and for mutual support. Group lead by Christine Vial,experienced tutor and published writer.All kinds of writing and levels of experience (including none) welcome. Please contact me for dates, topics and cost of future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 or christine@roomofherown.plus. com 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 The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex. August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.northlondonhumanists.org. uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176

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What’s On 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. 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 £2.00 per night for further details ring Pat on 020 8482 2852 0r Veronica 0208 888 9739 1.45 Ladies Group We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, at 1.45pm in the church hall at Grange Park Methodist Church, Park Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of speakers, slide shows, quizzes and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 360 4081or Sue - 0208 367 8489 Radio Enfield

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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

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

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Enfield Civil Service Retirement Cuffley Floral Art Club Fellowship Meets once a month, We are a friendly flower arranging and has speakers of various club meeting every 2nd Tuesday kinds, often with slides, and we in the month (except January and are open to both ex civil servants August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards and non Civil Servants.We meet Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver 7pm, visitors Outstanding two story, six bedroomfrom Vacation Villa always sleepswelcome. up to Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st For more information Jackie 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15ring minutes Monday the month [2nd Parks. Monday 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 from theofDisney Theme if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a 889447 10.30 am start. For details, please Facilities Swimming Spa, TVs, Games Room contact Sueinclude Sims 07946 901 856Pool, or Oakmere Bridge Club Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment susanksims@gmail.com Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes provided, & Wi-Fi. Lane Potters Bar every Monday, Potters Bar & District 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967friendly 681908 forand info’ on welcome the Photographic Society club would fantastic rates available low Season. Wyllyotts Centre Potters Barfor both high new&members. We have vacancies Mondays 7.45pm toVisit 10pm. for improvers and intermediate www.villaneardisney.info Contact Ann on 01438 832504 players We play Chicago Bridge. Competitions, lectures, practical Interested? Then contact Robert 1 above sessions; we are a keen groupOption 01707 658677 Janice 01707 of amateur photographers of £90 per850983 month all abilities. New members very welcome. Grange Park (Evening) WI would love you to come and join Enfield & District Fuchsia Society us at 7.30pm on the first Monday Now in our 50th year. Meet at of each month in the Main Hall,

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Outstanding two story, six bedroom Vacation Villa sleeps up to 12 available. Located 15 minutes from the Disney Theme Parks. Facilities include Swimming Pool, Spa, TVs, Games Room, & Wi-Fi. Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967 681908 for info’ on the fantastic rates available for both high & low Season. Visit www.villaneardisney.info

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What’s On 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 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. Business Events Start Right in Business for Women FREE seminar Thursday 29th June, 10.00am – 3.00pm For more details and to book visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457. How to Start a Social Enterprise, FREE seminar Monday 3rd July, 9.30am – 12.30pm For more details and to book visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457.

Get the New Biz Know How, FREE seminar. Thursday 6th July, 9.30am – 12.30pm For more details and to book visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457. North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Networking Lunch Thursday 6th July, 12.30pm For more details visit www.nlcce. co.uk or call 020 8443 5457

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