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Easter Getaway Destinations Local News & What’s On In Your Area

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Hello and welcome to the March issue of EN Magazine. Since launching EN Magazine in 2007 the media landscape has dramatically changed. The way people engage with news and information has changed to include Online, as well as in printed media. But this has bought with it a whole new range of challenges to protect yourself and children in particular from dangerous and harmful content. In this issue of EN Magazine we take a look at ways to protect you and your family Online. The Easter holiday is not far away and many people may be considering getting away for a few days. We tempt you with some destinations that are ideal for a short break. And don’t forget your Mum this Mothers Day on the 31st March. We bring you some inspiration beyond a bunch of flowers. If you have any comments or suggestions please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.


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Neil Diamond – The Experience Fri 15th Mar 8pm Tickets: £24

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The meeting point will be the small car park adjacent to the former Boundary House public House which is at 3 High Street EN3 4EJ. This can be reached by way of the 191 bus from

Enfield Town, alight at the Nightingale Road bus stop and the meeting point is then just a few moments walk back in the direction from which the bus has come.

The journey from Enfield Town takes about 25 minutes. Meet at 10.00 and expect to be on site for between two and three hours. Participation will be at your own risk, equipment such as litter grabbers will be provided but please wear stout footware as the path might be muddy and uneven in places.

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Poop Happens Dogs of all breeds and sizes joined Enfield Council to launch its Poop Happens campaign, designed to keep our parks and open spaces clear of dog fouling. The Poop Happens programme aims to see dog owners take responsibility by picking up after their dogs.

Enfield Council was met by professional dog trainer Clare Grierson of Muddy Mutleys and a number of proud dog owners to demonstrate their support for the campaign. They meet regularly at Bury Lodge Park in Bush Hill Park for lessons and of course, come armed with Vic Smith Nov18.indd 1 plenty of disposable dog poop bags. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for environment, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: “Not only is dog fouling unpleasant and unsightly, it’s unhygienic, spreads diseases and is costly for the council to tackle. Importantly, responsible dog ownership requires owners to clean up after their dogs. Owners who don’t do this can be issued

with a £100 fixed penalty notice. Refusal to pay can lead to prosecution and a criminal record with a maximum fine of £1,000.”

Other interventions have already helped to keep public spaces cleaner and safer for users. Last year, Enfield Council worked with the Dogs Trust on creating a walking route in Trent Country Park, encouraging dog walkers and their pooches along a mapped-out route which is well-serviced with bins. By nudging dog owners along this route, there was a reduction in dog fouling by 53%, according to the Dogs Trust. Residents can report dog fouling online, here: https://new. enfield.gov.uk/services/ environment/dogfouling/. If the person responsible for leaving waste cannot be found, the Council will clean up the street as part of their regular street cleaning routine.

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What is a Easter Panto? What is a Easter Panto? is a regular question I get asked. If we look back a number of years, there would be Christmas, Easter and even summer Pantomimes, but these were on the decline. In December 2011 during the Christmas Panto season at Millfield Arts Centre I found myself think, why don’t we do an Easter panto? We had just taken over the Dugdale Centre, in Enfield town and were looking at what shows we could programme there. To create a panto for Millfield is a huge amount

of work and we would only be able to offer four performances. It wouldn’t be worth all the effort for such a minimal return but with the smaller capacity or just 95 seats the Dugdale would be perfect and we could run the show for two weeks. ‘That was all it took to convince me to try it out.’ Marc Day, Creative Producer and creator of the Millfield Panto’s told us. It would mean we could create pantomime versions of some of the classic fairy tales not often performed in the pantomime style. We would make the show


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smaller and shorter so it would be suitable for younger children and offer families an opportunity to see if their children would sit through a live theatre show.

Year on year the popularity of the Easter Panto at the Dugdale Centre has grown and we are confident that this year’s production of Rapunzel will be no different. Rapunzel will be our eighth and see the return of some cast members from not only previous Easter pantos, but also the Millfield ones. Playing Rapunzel will be Lottie-Daisy Francis who was Princess Alice in last year’s Puss in Boots and Beauty in Beauty and the Beast at Christmas, along with Paul Cleveland who played Madame Fifi, in the same production. Lydia Rose Bertie who

was Puss in last year’s Puss in Boots, returns to show us her ‘witcherty’ side. Joining them will be Inti Conde who recreates the role of King Harry from the Hoxton Hall Production in December and Daniel Urch who will be playing the handsome and heroic Prince Richard. With tickets selling fast and Easter not that far away, we highly recommend you book your seats now by calling our Box Office 020 8807 6680 or online at www. dugdalecentre.co.uk.

Performances from 3rd April – 22nd April, various times (check www. dugdalecentre.co.uk for more details). Tickets £14.50 Full Price £13 Child & Concessions £50 Family Ticket (Based on 4 tickets, minimum 2 Children

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Are You a Woman Thinking about Starting a Business? Have you ever thought about running your own business, but don’t know where to start? Enterprise Enfield is offering FREE Steps to Starting Your Own Business Taster Sessions for women in London to help them find out what’s involved in starting a business and whether it’s the right route for them. These 2-hour Taster Sessions offer women a valuable opportunity to find out what it takes to run a business as well as hear about the rewards and challenges from a successful woman entrepreneur. Previous attendees have said: “What an amazing morning.. it was well planned with an inspirational guest speaker!”, “Especially useful was hearing from a previous participant’s journey” and “The guest speaker was inspiring so interesting to hear her story”. Attendees at the sessions will also learn about further help and support available through Enterprise Enfield’s Inspiring Women StartUp Programme – a free

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Nearly 2,500 Rspsones to Hertsmere Local Plan Consultation The results from the latest phase of engagement on the Hertsmere Local Plan have been reviewed by the council’s Member Planning Panel. They showed encouraging levels of engagement for the Potential Sites for Housing and Employment stage, which attracted significant interest from the public and comments from nearly 2,500 people. In total, more than 4,000 different points were raised about the development sites

included in the Plan.

Five exhibitions were also held across the borough in November to engage with the public, which attracted 1,200 people: 50 percent more than attended previous events when the council was at an earlier stage of developing its new Local Plan.

Issues raised by those responding included concerns about congestion and a lack of infrastructure in the areas where development was proposed, as well as the loss of Green Belt and recreation land, along with

the impact on wildlife and the overall character of the area. However, there was also some support shown for more housing in the area to meet local need, so long as there was sufficient infrastructure in place to support the new homes, particularly highways improvements.

Many favoured developing in more built-up areas, rather than in the villages and surrounding countryside, with the priority being to develop brownfield sites then poorly performing Green Belt land, if necessary. A summary of the responses received from the general public has now been published and can be viewed online at www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ newlocalplan.

Many people also expressed their views through the council’s social media channels, with 3,700 people engaging with posts on Facebook, while 230 people liked, shared, commented or clicked on links on the Local Plan on Twitter. Once finalised and adopted in 2021, our plan will outline where development should take place in the borough over the next 15 years.


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Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Localism, said: “We

would like to thank all those who have attended the exhibitions and commented on the Potential Sites for Housing and Employment through the online consultation portal. “The council has invested in new consultation software to make it easier for local residents to get involved in the preparation of our new Local Plan and I am pleased that over 60 percent of responses were made directly through our portal.

“A lot of work was invested by the council in communicating this recent phase of engagement and the comments we received will be important in helping us identify appropriate sites in the borough.” These comments will feed into the next stage, the publication of the draft Local Plan, which is scheduled for Spring 2020. Once this has been published and comments considered, the plan will then be submitted to a Planning Inspector for independent examination. For more information about the plan, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ newlocalplan.

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£5k funding for Local Projects Residents of Enfield have a fantastic opportunity to turn their creative ideas on how to make the borough a better place to live into a reality. The Council’s Enfield Now project is again partnering with crowdfunding platform Spacehive to offer support and to ensure the viability of pitches for funding. Enfield Now has a funding pot of £50,000 and can match fund up to 50% to a maximum of £5,000 per project, which can be added to what you raise from the crowd.

The crowdfunding programme is open to all groups and individuals in the borough. A workshop, being held on 6 March at the Civic Centre will explain more on how to get started, and ideas need to be submitted by 22 April. We are particularly interested in supporting projects in regeneration areas and town centres

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44 Years Success and Still Going Strong Forty four years ago the world was a very different place. Not so many cars as there are today, no credit cards in our wallet or purses and definitely no online shopping. When you wanted to purchase something, you would visit your local shop. If you lived in Potters Bar or Cuffley and needed to purchase ladies, childrens’ wear or school uniform you were likely to be going to see Joy in LeeJoys.

Joy was born into the business, her grandmother began as an East End draper in 1914. Her mother, Peggy, had her own shops and by the age of 15 Joy was helping run them. As she became a mother herself Leejoys was born in 1975. “If you were 10 when I started, you’re now 54,” Joy said. “I think it’s quite an achievement. It means that LeeJoy have now got three generations of kids ready for school. “It’s nice to see people when they come back and say hi.

“I do know my customers for a number of years, then I lose them because they don’t need me.

“And then they become parents and I see them again - it makes it a nice personal business which is what’s missing in this day and age.” Faced with the pressures of the high street, Joy is convinced it’s this personal touch that keeps the business thriving. Now on the High Street, Leejoy is the only place to purchase school uniform in Potters Bar. With Joy herself still at the helm and her daughter-in-law, Marci joining her. On the 30 January Leejoys revealed their new facelift. The purchase of new embroidery machines led to some building work being required, so the shop was revamped too! On a daily basis customers

notice the difference to how bright the shop looks and how spacious it is, marvelling at how so much fits into what, from the outside, appears to be a tiny shop. “The new machines revolutionised last year’s Back to School”, Joy tells EN Magazine. “For a number of years we have embroidered initials on PE Kits. One of the new machines means this can often be done whilst the customer is still in the shop. For hundreds of families this meant only one trip to the shop for their child’s new uniform, enabling them to enjoy more of the summer holiday.”

Leejoys have embroidered on site for about 20 years. Over the years, this service has extended to workwear and gifts along side the school uniform. In recent years the addition of printing equipment has further expanded the range, meaning Leejoys is a one stop shop for many local businesses.

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Gain new skills and boost your prospects for FREE at CONEL Following its success in 2017-18, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is to offer free courses again this year. After becoming London’s first free college last year, the College is to continue offering all of its courses from Entry Level to Level 2 to adults and 16-18’s for free, which they previously paid for. This resulted in a third more enrolments at CONEL with many more part-time evening and weekend courses underway. Some 40% of these people went on to further study at the College.

Interim Principal Kurt Hintz said: “Affordability is one of the main barriers to many wanting to go back into education. Previously, adult learners would have to cover the cost of their studies out of their own pocket.


“At CONEL we wanted to remove this barrier to give everyone the chance to get back into education, regardless of age or income, knowing that education is the key to accessing higher paid jobs and getting ahead.”

CONEL offers free courses in Accounting, Business, Construction, Media Production and Games Design, Engineering, English and Maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Computing, Music, Public Services, Science, Sport and Fitness, Travel and Tourism and Teacher Education. Level 2 courses are the equivalent of GCSE and Level 3 courses the equivalent of three A-levels and are accepted for entry to many universities. Geoffrey Forde, 45, who studied a Level 2 Plumbing Diploma, said: “The teachers really

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sparked my interest. The course was very practical and informative, and it has really increased my confidence.

“There was really positive atmosphere in the classroom and workshop, and a great camaraderie between the students.”

Agnieszka Sandak 43, who studied a Level 1 Functional Skills course in English, said: “I wanted to improve my English and have more confidence with social interaction with friends, and to help my autistic son. “The course was amazing and the teacher was perfect and so helpful. My

English was already quite good, but it has definitely improved a lot.” The College is also offering free short courses again this year in these subjects and more. These courses are ideal whether you are looking to learn skills for a new career or simply improve your own skills in English or Maths to help your children with their homework.

They include a series of Women into Construction courses as a result of extra investment following CONEL being named as one of the Mayor of London’s first

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Construction Academy hubs.

Elizabeth Minter, 54, who studied a carpentry course last year used her new skills to build a leanto at her home. She said: “It’s been brilliant. It’s given me the confidence to know I can pick up a drill or a jigsaw and use it, rather than having someone else do it.” For others, like Natalie Galloway, 36, the decision to do a bricklaying course was not just about learning new skills. “You can save money if you need a job done when you can do it yourself, so it’s more financially beneficial,” she said. To apply for a course at CONEL go to conel.ac.uk/ courses or for the free short courses go to conel. ac.uk/shortcourses.

CONEL is holding an Open Day on Saturday 9 March from 10am to 2pm. Book on at conel. ac.uk/opendays to fasttrack your entrance on the day.

If you can’t maketh eOpen Day the College is also open every Monday during term-time from 4pm to 6pm.

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Keeping Enfields Green Spaces When I grow up – ‘I want Enfield to have green parks and open healthy spaces.’ Enfield’s draft new Local Plan consultation closed on 28th February. Time for a breather, gather our strength and plan for the next phase of the consultation in about a year. It’s not over yet. A little about us - Enfield RoadWatch Despite the title we are not a group concerned with road safety or parking infringements, although we do sometimes get asked!

Enfield RoadWatch began life in 2015 to protest the potential development of an area of Green Belt South of Enfield Road by Fairview Homes and which is still very much under threat today. As the campaign developed it became apparent that the Green Belt, not only in Enfield but throughout London and Britain was under severe threat.

We started life with a handful of local supporters and thanks to the overwhelming support from people around us, now have over 22,000 supporters on the petition site Change.org www. change.org/p/enfieldlocal-authority-protectthe-green-belt-and-openspaces-in-enfield We teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England - London (CPRE) to resist and make people aware of this continuous and dangerous threat. In conjunction with your responses, the overwhelming message to Enfield Council being


‘Leave the Green Belt and Open Spaces of Enfield alone’ should make them sit up and listen, and then carry out the wishes of you, the people who live, visit, work and study in Enfield. Unlike many other boroughs, people choose to live here because of its green and open spaces. If little pieces of Green Belt are stripped away, when will it end? Do you want concrete, concrete and more concrete? For my own health and wellbeing, I know what I want.

We have popped up at the Enfield Town show, Palmers Green Festival, Firs Farm Festival, the Enfield Horticultural Show at Salisbury House, Capel Manor Harvest Festival and the Enfield Parade of Lights in December – brrr that was cold but so enjoyable meeting so many people from across the borough, sharing our views! - Our aims were to increase awareness and also raise campaign funds. This we did by growing organic Chilli Peppers,

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and all kinds of wonderful plants which we offered for a donation to the fund.

Is Enfield’s Green Belt worth saving? Not according to Enfield Council. The Enfield Local Plan, Issues and Options Document, which many of you responded to, suggested that Brownfield (previously developed) land is in short supply in Enfield and that a small piece of Green Belt, 7% to be precise, needs to be released so they can build upon it to provide the homes needed. One large area under threat and specifically mentioned in the draft Local Plan is Crews Hill, where people from far afield visit the Garden Centres, nurseries and have done so for many years and want to continue to do so. There have been no less than 11 approaches made to one business to sell, and we know that Wyevale, the one with the windmill, has already been sold to a developer.

They are starting to circle. Could this be because they have been tipped the wink following little chats behind closed doors? No, of course not. No surprise that we disagree with this proposal and have said so.

Having looked at some of the comments from this consultation which are available on the Council’s Local Plan web pages, representations from developers, Fairview Homes being one of them, suggest the Glebe, or ‘The land South of Enfield Road’ should be released from Green Belt protection so they can build 608 units and even possibly a school. So popular is this land, it was mentioned 23 times in Fairview’s submitted response. With the help of CPRE – London and The Enfield Society, a detailed study has been undertaken to identify sufficient land which could be developed and provide the homes necessary to meet all but the highest housing


targets, while leaving the Green Belt and our open spaces alone. This report has been presented to the Council.

What next Enfield Council will now use the information they have gathered from the consultation responses to formulate the Draft Local Plan, how Enfield could look in 2036. It may seem a long way off, but this plan needs to be bold and imaginative to fulfil the housing needs of the Borough while retaining the green spaces we currently enjoy and want to keep for our children and their children. This will start the latter part of 2019 or early 2020 when again we will no doubt need your assistance and continued support as we start to ramp up the awareness campaign. We as a campaign group still need to raise more funds, so keep an eye out for us at the shows throughout the year and enjoy one of the delights on offer. In the process we met so many wonderful people - you may be reading this now - shared many a word and have taken strength from the support shown. We rely on a small band of helpers who, like us, give up their free time and skills to promote the threat to the Green Belt and Open Spaces. A big THANKS to them as well.

However, we desperately need more helpers so we can attend even more events and achieve even more. If you can help, please contact us enfieldroadwatch@gmail. com It has been a long hard but rewarding slog throughout the past

four years and we, the Committee at Enfield RoadWatch would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our supporters, the residents of this Borough, the Residents Associations, Groups and committees or visitors to Enfield who have supported us and given us the strength to continue the fight. We would also like to thank all the small businesses who have displayed our posters, taken and distributed our leaflets, or given us space on their premises to spread the word. Your words of encouragement and thanks for what we are doing help considerably as we continue spreading the word and raise awareness of the threat to the Green Belt across the Country. This is not the end of the campaign, but as mentioned earlier, a slight pause before the beginning of the next stage and we must not get complacent and rest on our laurels. These Developers have deep pockets, but we have the support of the Community! Keith Bilton Enfield RoadWatch

Any questions please get in touch or Sign up for updates by sending an email to: enfieldroadwatch@gmail. com

Hints and Hacks to Improve Your Wellbeing

By Adrienne Kirk, Psychotherapist

A recent report suggests that wellbeing drops from the age of 30 until we are in our 50s and then rises until about the age of 70. That means that there are a lot of adults whose wellbeing is lower than it might be. Things such as having a partner, a job and good health are determinants of higher wellbeing, but these aren’t always open to us. So that got me thinking about what we can do to improve our wellbeing. Looking at the current research, the following are ways we can help ourselves. Get outside more Alfred Wainwright, the writer and walker who spent his life exploring the Lake District, said that “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”. Whilst this is rather annoying, he does have a point. Getting outside whatever the weather is good for our mood.

Research has shown that getting outdoors can lower the rates of the stress hormone cortisol in our blood, which means that we are less stressed after a walk than we are if we exercise inside. Some studies even suggest that getting outdoors can mean that we suffer from fewer health problems, and even live longer.

I find that going for a walk can free my brain from repetitive thoughts and instead allows me to think more creatively. Because of this, I am more productive if I walk each day. And it doesn’t have to be a long walk, I do try to walk round Enfield Town Park each day, but sometimes only manage to walk round the block. At the moment, there are spring flowers popping up in gardens and parks, and I find admiring them very good for lifting my mood. Try something new When you try something new, your brain creates neural passages and increases your brain’s plasticity. Even picking up something with your left hand (if you’re right-handed) can make the brain work a little bit. This does have to be something you want to do though, it’s very difficult to try something new that you don’t really want to do, even if you think it’s something you should do. As a psychotherapist, I spend time with my clients exploring their motivation for things - are the changes something they want or just something that they, or someone else, thinks they ought to do.

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Health The something new doesn’t have to be a big thing. I have a client who is working on putting her house and car keys in the same place each time she comes home. This is because she is fed up of not being able to find them when she needs to leave the house, rather than having to run round the house to locate them!

Choose only one thing to change about myself at a time I don’t tend to set New Year resolutions, it feels too depressing a time of year to deny myself something I enjoy, so I am more likely to set resolutions around now – spring always feels more hopeful! I was in a session with a client the other week, and she was talking about how much of a failure she felt. As we explored this, it became clear that she had made a number of New Year resolutions and had struggled to do them all. She was trying to lose weight, tried to give up alcohol for January, had decided to go to the gym 3 times a week, and to declutter her house to live a simpler life. No wonder she couldn’t keep up with all those changes!

Research says that average time it takes to develop a new habit is 66 days, not the 21 that is usually stated. That’s how long it takes for the neurons in our brains to develop a habit, which means that something becomes automatic rather than something we need to think about doing. 66 days is more than 2 months, or 9 and a half weeks.

of eating healthily. Nurturing myself. My husband and I have developed a short-hand way of expressing this, we say “my body is a temple” if the other one offers chocolate biscuits or crisps! This makes a bit of a joke of it, and reminds us that we are honouring ourselves with good, nutritious food at the moment. It feels less like we are denying ourselves tasty things and more like we are doing something really positive for ourselves. See friends and family It doesn’t have to be expensive meals out, I am getting great joy at the moment from meeting friends I haven’t seen for ages for a coffee, a chat and a laugh at the moment. Carving out time for friends is a form of selfcare and is great for our wellbeing.

We can’t always control everything about our lives, but feeling that we have some control over some aspects is very good for our wellbeing. I wish you a happy month ahead.

Adrienne Kirk is a psychotherapist, with a private practice in Enfield. She specialises in loss and bereavement, especially loss in pregnancy. info@adriennekirk.london www.adriennekirk.london Facebook LinkedIn

However, the more hard work the habit is, the longer it takes – with some taking up to 254 days for a new habit to become second nature.

My client and I discussed this, and she decided to pare back her resolutions. She is working on not drinking on ‘school nights’ and is decluttering one room at a time now, allowing herself to take a number of months to complete the task. Reframe the change as something positive If we want to change something about ourselves, it seems to me that we need to consider 2 things – we need to allow ourselves at least 10 weeks to develop the change, and equally importantly I think, it has to be something positive for us.

So, rather than losing weight, denying myself food I like, I am trying to think about it in terms

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Online Safety

Mobile Screen Time is More Tempting to Kids Than Sweets

Online safety has once again been brought into the spotlight, particularly for children, with the appearance of “momo”. If you have not heard of momo – it is a social media game that appears on screen and encourages kids to do tasks, many which are dangerous and threatens them and their families if they are not done. The momo game also sends out disturbing and graphic photos to scare and control users, often hacking into their device to spread itself share information and blackmail users, Kids now want time on mobile devices more than they want sweets according to parents surveyed by Norton. But as parents grapple with parenting in the digital age, three in five say they are worried about setting a bad example.

Nick Shaw, EMEA Vice President and General Manager at Norton told EN Magazine “The internet is becoming the children’s new playground, as kids today spend more time on their mobile devices than playing outside. Similar to the physical world, the digital space has its own hazards.”   “According to our recent study, over half of British parents believe smartphones and tablets can help foster children’s problem solving and learning skills (60%), creativity (53%) and happiness (53%). Yet, many ‘digital first’ parents didn’t grow up surrounded by the

technology their children take for granted, and they worry about the threats that their children might be exposed to online.”     “This comes as no surprise as modern parents don’t have the luxury of their own parents passing down knowledge and wisdom of how to keep kids safe from whom and what they may encounter online or how much time they should spend in front of a mobile screen.”      “To help their children make the most out of the internet, parents should open an ongoing conversation with their kids about their online experiences and how they can stay safe online. It’s also important for parents to be mindful of how much time they themselves spend online and lead by setting a good example for children.”   Tips on how parents can keep their children safe online:   ·         Parents should teach young children to use strong and unique passwords across all their accounts and never to share passwords, even with their friends.  

·         Parents should create a set of House Rules for their children for online communication, downloading, websites they access, and cyber harassment. A decrease in negative online experiences is closely linked to households where there is an open dialogue with children about online safety. 

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Online Safety ·         Discuss the risks of posting and sharing private information, videos, and photographs, especially on social media websites with children - everything posted online is a digital footprint for children and can be challenging to completely erase. Parents need to ensure kids are not posting content that will compromise their security or will regret when they got older.   ·         Children are likely to imitate their parents’ behaviour, so they should be taught how to safely surf online and lead by example to provide them with a positive role model. 

·         Kids need to be encouraged to think before they click - whether they are looking at online video sites, receiving an unknown link in an email or even browsing the web and seeing banners or pop-ups, remind your child not to click links which may take them to dangerous or inappropriate sites. Clicking unknown links is a common way people get viruses or reveal private and valuable information to criminals. 

·         A robust and trusted security software solution should be used in all household devices - from tablets to smartphones, laptops and desktops.  Parents Use of Mobiles Parents feel guilty about the amount of time they spend online in front of their children, and their kids are not shy about reprimanding them, according to recent research from Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). The survey found that over three in four British respondents (77%) said parents are setting a bad example by spending too much time online. Four in ten parents (42%) admitted they have been told off by their own children for device use, highlighting how today’s families are struggling to enforce healthy screen time routines in an increasingly connected world. Surveying nearly 7,000 parents across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA) with children aged between five and sixteen, Norton’s “My First Device” Report explores the challenges the first generation of “digitalfirst” parents face. Unlike them, their children have


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never known a world without smartphones and tablets. Today’s parents are facing the unknown, questioning the right age at which their child should be exposed to screen time or have their “own” device, whilst also examining their own habits and potential effects on their children.

“Modern parenting isn’t easy,” says Nick Shaw, vice president and general manager, Norton, EMEA. “The old challenges of getting children to eat their greens, get to bed on time and do their homework are all still there, but there is an added layer of technology that parents have to navigate. Unlike their children, most parents today didn’t grow up with connected devices like smartphones and tablets, which leaves them struggling with making and enforcing screen time rules.” Norton’s research found that children desire mobile screen time more than they do sugar or sweets. British children spend more time in front of a mobile screen than playing outdoors, and almost one-quarter (23%) of parents in Britain say their children spend more time than they do online.

The UK topped the charts, with British children spending almost three hours of their leisure time on mobile devices every day, almost an hour longer than the average amount of time spent playing outside. While Spanish children spent the least time on mobile devices across EMEA, it was only eleven minutes less than the average child in the region. Blessing or curse? Parents are conflicted about their children’s use of mobile devices

It’s not all good news, as parents also have real concerns about the potential negative impact of device usage. Nearly half of British parents (43%) say mobile screen time affects their child’s quality of sleep. Parents also worry about the detrimental impact devices have on energy levels (40%), social skills (38%) and mental health (32%).

These concerns are only growing as children get their own devices at increasingly younger ages. Norton’s research shows that parents are giving in to pester power, as on average British children are getting their first connected device at nine - a full year younger than parents feel their children should be allowed one. In the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia the difference is even greater where, on average, children are given devices at just seven-years-old.

Online Safety Most parents do try to enforce rules around screen time but admit that they may be their own worst enemy, as they feel they set a poor example for their children. Almost two thirds of parents in Britain (64%) say they spend too much time online, and over half (58%) feel guilty about the amount of time they spend browsing the web. Two in five (42%) further admit their own children reprimand them for spending too much time online or at inappropriate times and three in every five parents (61%) said they are worried about setting a bad example for their child with the amount of time they spend online.

“Parents clearly see the benefit of mobile devices for their children, but also want to enforce healthy screen routines as they see the disadvantages smartphones and tablets can have on sleep and mental health,” added Shaw. “We all should be mindful of how much time we spend online and tackle the issue of excessive screen time, with parents setting a good example. We found that more than half (58%) of parents in Britain already set a ‘tech free’ times or days in their house when everyone stays away from their gadgets, which offers a great opportunity to reassess our dependence on devices.” The changing rules of traditional parenting in the digital world

The digital world has British parents feeling at a loss with almost half (49%) saying they want to set limits and parental influence on the use of connected devices, but they don’t know how to do so, while almost twothirds (62%) want more advice and support to help them protect their children online. And almost one in ten British parents (9%) don’t set any rules at all for device usage; while four in ten say their children are so tech savvy they would be able to get around the rules. Almost two thirds (65%) allow their child to go online in their bedrooms, with four in ten (43%) of parents admitting this is true even for children aged from five to seven. Interestingly, the report also found that across the UK, the level of strictness increases among younger parents (80%) and parents of younger children (82%). Those groups were more likely to be strict compared to older parents (65%), and those with older children (59%).

The My First Device Report revealed that parents yearn for guidance in enforcing healthy screen routines, so the following are some practical tips to help parents better manage device use: Establish house rules and guidelines: these can include setting limits to screen time, the type of content a child accesses online or the appropriate tone of language to use online. These rules should vary depending on your children’s age, maturity and understanding of the risks they could face online.

Encourage your children to go online in communal spaces: it’s about striking a balance where they don’t feel that you are constantly looking over their shoulder and don’t feel like they need to hide to go online. It will help put your mind at ease about what they are doing, and they’ll know they can come to you if they are confused, frightened or concerned. Encourage and maintain an open and ongoing dialogue with your children on Internet use and experiences, including cyberbullying. For helpful information on talking with your children about digital dangers, check out Norton’s Cyber Safety for Kids resources page. Encourage kids to think before they click: whether they’re looking at online video sites, receiving an unknown link in an email or even browsing the web, remind your child not to click on links, which may take them to dangerous or inappropriate sites. Clicking unknown links is a common way people get viruses or reveal private and valuable information about themselves.

Look out for harmful content: from websites to apps, games and online communities, your kids have access to a lot of content that can affect them both positively and negatively. Using smart family security and parental web safety tools, as well as the built-in security settings in your browsers, can help the whole family stay safe. Discuss the risks of posting and sharing private information, videos, and photographs –especially on social media.

Be a good role model. Children are likely to imitate their parents’ behaviour, so lead by example. Use a robust and trusted security software solution, such as Norton Security, to help keep your children and devices protected against malicious websites, viruses, phishing attempts and other online threats designed to steal personal and financial information.

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A Special Day

A Day For Mum’s The 31st of March is a very important date to put in your diary as its Mothers dDay! But howcan you treat your mum? Yes you could go for the traditional bunch of flowers or box of chocolates but we thought we would come up with some ideas of different ways to say I love you Mum.

Local jewellery maker Zoe White has created a range using her own inspiration to say I love you. There are several pieces that I had Mums in mind when designing. There is the Connect collection where I create a sterling silver cable tie to represent connection, secure, un- untieable connection. The circle has been done to death so I want a new look at love, unity and connection. To add a personal touch, I place a letter charm with the initial of the child/loved one in the loop of the tie.

‘Made with Love’ collection was inspired by love. Love between partners, friends and family. The ‘Hug’ earrings were taken from the idea that there is nothing like a ‘Mummy Hug’ so reassuring and warm. A part of the same collection are the lips. I designed them so they look like they are about to do something, smile, say a kind word etc. There is also something about the knowing smile; a reassuring look across the room, a look of knowing. There is nothing like the smile from Mum to say all is OK, I understand. Sensations also has a love for Mums with the ‘Love Mum’ charm bracelet. Sterling silver chain and ‘M U M’ charm with a Swarovski heart (available in different colours, or can have a semi-precious stone). This also has a magnetic clasp for ease or use, the bracelt can be put on one-handed. Then there is the ‘Feel the Love’


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pendant. A large bronze heart with genuine Braille saying ‘Love’ so when the wearer rubs their fingers over it, the sentiment flows through the mind. It comes on choice of sterling silver chain lengths and has the option of sterling silver letter charms too.

A more subtle piece is the Petal; a stylised Petal in sterling silver has colourful felt set inside (available in different colours) and can be infused with perfume so your mum can hold her favourite scent with her. I believe that Mums are connected to their children (no matter how grown up they get) by love memories and soul. No one loves you like your Mum. Why not treat to her to the most sumptuous bath

OLVERUM, famous for its iconic bath oil beloved by celebrities and the Royal Family, is launching two exquisite universal body oils – the first new products in many decades to bear the OLVERUM brand name.

Olverum was originally created in 1931 by Franz Otto Klein, a wine maker in the Mosel Valley in Germany, who developed a keen interest in the beneficial properties of natural essential oils. Franz and his wife Edith, an accomplished pharmacologist, were struck with an ambitious idea. They would employ all their skills acquired in both winery and laboratory and the knowledge they had acquired of essential oils, to create the perfect therapeutic oil. Two years later, after experimentation with blend after blend, they finally perfected an oil of extraordinary quality with the preternatural therapeutic properties they sought. The formulation contained extracts from 10 aromatic plants blended according to a closely guarded formula, passed from father to son for over 50 years and which remains largely unchanged today.

A Special Day Olverum Bath Oil is a highly concentrated and unique blend of 10 essential oils: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Juniper, Lavandin, Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Exotic Verbena, Lime, Geranium and Rosemary. It is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is not tested on animals. KEY BENEFITS

DEEP RELAXATION AND STRESS RELIEF Inhaling the aromatic vapours released by a warm OLVERUM bath helps relieve tension and aids relaxation. Used at the end of a stressful day, OLVERUM can help you achieve a deep and untroubled night’s sleep. SOOTHES ACHES AND PAINS Olverum stimulates the circulation and helps bring relief to aching muscles and joints.

BEAUTIFULLY SOFT SKIN The light non-greasy oil is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it feeling beautifully soft and pampered. 125ml (enough for 25 Baths) – RRP £32.00 250ml (enough for 50 Baths) – RRP £58.00 3 x 15ml Travel/Gift Set )enough for 9 baths) RRP £22.00 Availbale from Olverum.com, Liberty and Fenwick.

We all know our mums are beautifull, but everything they do for us can take its tol. How about saying I love you with a recipe for great skin Founded by MasterChef Finalist Angela Langford British brand Angela Langford, which lovingly creates organic, vegan, cruelty free, mood-boosting skincare products by hand in Somerset. This highly effective, affordable, natural range harnesses the finest ingredients from natures larder to feed your skin - with no chemical nasties. Suitable for even the most temperamental of complexions, Angela Langford Skincare offers a tailor-made solution to each unique skincare concern. Angela’s anti-ageing, Award Winning Bloom and Glow has just been voted by Good

Housekeeping as #1 in their Nourishing Face Oil Testing - beating off high street brands to win first place, and was marked a staggering 91/100 during lab and independent testing Mums often spend hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove. But how about a gift to give her more time?

New from Ninja, the Ninja Foodi is the future of one- pot cooking.

The new Ninja Foodi, launching 25th February, is set to pave the way for a new standard of simple, quick and deliciously tasty meals, all cooked in one pot. Household meals have never been easier to prepare with the Ninja Foodi. The Ninja Foodi cooks and crisps food to golden-brown perfection by using exclusive TenderCrisp Technology. There’s no need to stand over a hot stove, as the Ninja Foodi pressure cooking function cooks meals up to 70% faster1 than traditional cooking methods. Plus, you can enjoy healthy meals because the Ninja Foodi’s air fry function creates crispy fried food with up to 75% less fat2 than deep frying. This one-pot-wonder can slow cook, steam, sear, sauté, bake, roast and grill. The Magic of TenderCrisp Start with pressure cooking. Finish with the crisping method of your choice.

Exclusive to Ninja, TenderCrisp Technology pressure cooks to lock in juices, cooking up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods1. Then choose from Air Crisp, Bake/Roast or Grill settings to give your perfectly cooked food a crispy, golden finish. Enjoy juicy chicken wings with a crispy coating, fluffy roast potatoes with a golden finish and homemade fish and chips with delicious results in minutes. Simply switch from the Pressure Lid to the Crisping Lid to finish food with a delicious crispy texture. Ninja Foodi OP300UK: RRP £199.99 

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A Special Day Alterntivley to a gift why not give your mum an experice that she will not forget? Here are a selection of experiences from Fizzbox.coms, activitities for you and your Mum

Afternoon Tea Cruise London £36.50 per person For a luxurious and memorable way to celebrate Mothers Day this year, why not take in the stunning sights of the Capital, with this fabulous Afternoon Tea cruise, it combines breathtaking views, food, drink and music as you set sail along the River Thames.

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Afternoon Tea Bus in Brighton £38.50 per person

Treat your mum to a fun day at the coast with this stunning Regency Routemaster bus Afternoon Tea experience in Brighton. It really is a perfect seaside delight, here you will board an iconic restored British Routemaster bus and take in the sights of the gorgeous South Coast, passing Brighton’s famous landmarks which include: British Airways I360, Palace Pier and The Royal Pavilion whilst enjoying some tasty teas and traditional afternoon tea delicacies.

Wine Tasting in London £24.90 per person (minimum 4 people)

For those who appreciate the finer things in life Fizzbox. com offers a wine tasting activity which will add a touch of sophistication and luxury to any Mothers Day. Not only will you get to taste six different kinds of wine, you’ll learn all about them. This interesting tasting session is led by an expert wine Barista, who’ll tell you all about them; you’ll learn how they’re made and what to look out for when you taste them. Not only this but a sharing platter, or spuntini (Italian for sharing), is there for you to enjoy that complements each of the wines perfectly. This experience is a perfect activity to learn something new and enjoy whether you or your mum are wine connoisseurs or not!

Mums go free on Mothering Sunday! (Father’s go free on Father’s Day too).   Take one of our steam or diesel Engines through the beautiful Audley End Estate Woodland, designed by Capability Brown. Boasting hundreds of majestic

A Special Day occasions. The bubbly is perfect for enjoying with family and friends this Mother’s Day and tastes great paired with light pasta sauces and moreish finger food.   Barefoot Wine’s Bubbly Pinot Grigio is available nationwide, RRP £8.50.

trees and flooded with wildlife, be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you travel around the private 1.5mile track. The Teddy Bears take pride of place throughout the route, a tradition that was started many years ago by the Braybrooke family and is now part of our heritage. Try and spot all of the animals and features on our Woodland I Spy Sheet too, you might even see a Pill Box from the Second World War, cross the River Cam and travel through hidden tunnels, Mothers go free, £7 for kids and £8 for adults.  https://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk 

And how about just giving your mum the chance to relax over a glass of something. Here is our selection of Pink, Bubbles and Red to say I love you Mum! Dark Horse Rosé Meticulously crafted by winemaker Beth Liston to guarantee the highest quality, Dark Horse Rosé is a refreshingly dry styled wine that’s bursting with flavour. This blushing wine boasts fresh strawberry, raspberry and citrus, balanced by hints of minerality and floral notes, all racing towards a bright, crisp finish. Dark Horse Rosé is the ultimate drink for wine lovers to enjoy this Mother’s Day and it provides   the   perfect accompaniment for fresh seafood dishes. As the trend for drier styled rosé continues to soar in popularity, raise a glass this Mother’s Day with the new Dark Horse Rosé. Dark Horse Rosé is available nationwide with an RRP of £8.50.   Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio                  Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio is the latest sparkling addition to the award-winning foot family. This light bodied Pinot bubbles over with flavours of zesty citrus andorange blossom aromas and caters for all

Apothic Red Apothic Wine Red’s unique style is crafted with four distinct red grapes- Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. With tasting notes of sweet cherry, hints of mocha and brown spice, Apothic Red is opulence in a bottle. Boasting a bold and distinctive flavour, Apothic Red is made for wine lovers who prefer fruit- driven reds. Paired impeccably with dark chocolate and decadent desserts. Apothic Wine Red is available nationwide, RRP £10.

It may have been known as Old Mothers Ruin, but this gives it a new spin on an old favourite. Calling all gin and cake lovers… Mrs Cuthbert’s is a new range of British Gin Liqueurs, inspired by one of the founder’s late Auntie Dorothy ~ a.k.a. Mrs Cuthbert. Born and bred in Yorkshire, Dorothy Cuthbert was a frugal home-baker, typical of the 1940’s and 1950’s era. Mrs Cuthbert was also a big fan of gin and would often garnish her G&T’s with a cake or pudding ingredient, creating her very own bespoke cocktails. The first flavours in the range include:

Mrs Cuthbert’s Parma Violet Mrs Cuthbert’s Rhubarb & Custard Crumble Mrs Cuthbert’s Lemon Drizzle Mrs Cuthbert’s Cherry Bakewell

All are delicious served with either tonic or Prosecco. Simply pour a measure (25ml) into a glass and top with either the tonic or Prosecco.

Mrs Cuthbert’s Gin Liqueurs are bottled at the Yarm Distillery in North Yorkshire. They come in 50cl bottles, have an ABV of 20% and RRSP of £13.99.

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Getting Away At Easter With Easter not far away many people may be thinking about getting having a few days away with out having to delve into to many of their holiday entitlement with the long bank holiday weekend. Getaway to North Norfolk Just a stone’s throw from some of Britain’s best beaches there’s no better place for a stylish Easter weekend than a stay at The Globe Inn. Guests receive exclusive hire of one of the highly sought after beach huts on awardwinning Wells beach. The hut comes complete with deck chairs, picnic blankets and if you want to make a day of it, a locally sourced, freshly prepared picnic can be organised.

Keen walkers can enjoy the 45 mile Norfolk Coast Path on their doorstep, the national trail runs through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or stay a little closer to home and go for a walk with Alpacas.    Set up base at The Globe Inn, a delightful boutique hotel, restaurant and modern pub boasting seven luxurious en-suite bedrooms, each one individually designed in a contemporary, stylish look which reflects the


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quirky maritime charm of their coastal location. In the evening, cosy up in front of the fire and take advantage of the locally sourced winter menu. Double rooms are available from £95 per night with breakfast included. Larger groups may want to stay at The Globe’s very own cottage, Spicer’s House on The Buttlands. Sleeping eight, the house comes complete with kitchen, dining room and four en-suite rooms offering guests a spacious, boutique base for a cool holiday on the coast. Low season costs from £1225, high season costs from £1850. For more information visit www. theglobeatwells.co.uk or call 01328 710 206   Getaway on an organised Tour to the Bard’s Country UK’s leading small-group tours operator Rabbie’s. With a friendly team of over 170, Rabbie’s ethical small group tours take guest off the beaten track and onto the back roads where other tours can’t go. Touring with friendly and experienced driver-guides, and no more than 16 passengers means passengers get more personal attention, a chance to meet the locals, extended time off the bus, more adventures down the back-roads, and more freedom to make their trip their own.

They recently introduce new longer tours effectively double the choice of departures that Rabbie’s offer from London in 2019, combining railway lines with our new package tours.       Here’s an example of a Shakespeare inspired tour perfect for the family or even a solo traveller, wanting to

Travel make the most of the Easter break! Shakespeare’s England, Warwick Castle & the Cotswolds – three-day tour, departure from London www.rabbies.com/ The thick-walled castles inspired Shakespeare’s battletorn tales. The narrow cobbled lanes kindled his love stories’ twists and turns. And the deep, green valleys encouraged him to write about monsters, myths, and magic. On this adventure, we take you through the landscapes that sparked his imagination and his inspirational hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn about Shakespeare’s inspirations. Study the spires of Oxford. And venture through grand palaces and castles on this journey through England’s most beloved sights.   From £139 per person Departing from London Victoria on 23 April 2019 Excludes accommodation and entry fees to visitor attractions To find more about the tours Rabbie’s have to offer, visit: www.rabbies.com.

If you fancy gowing a bit further afield how about a short hop over the channel to France? The city of Toulouse makes a fantastic city break thanks to the a plethora of attractions for all ages, and all budgets. At just 100km from the Spanish border, Toulouse has become a vibrant food scene with quality cuisine to suit every type of foodie. From local Cassoulet

dishes and foie gras to top-notch tapas – the lively food markets provide the city’s many restaurants with the freshest sun-blushed produce. It’s not only food that makes Toulouse a great city break: the diverse range of attractions from basilicas to spaceships, old mansion houses to new art and museum exhibitions.   Step aboard Toulouse’s enthralling world of aeronautics and visit the assembly line of the Airbus factory and don’t miss the Cite de l’Espace, the space museum that brings the city’s illustrious aeronautical history to life. Budding astronauts can learn about the conquest of space with immersive shows and interactive exhibitions including a moon-running simulator, a planetarium and observatory plus see a 52-ft-high Ariane 5 space rocket.

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Travel The museum will be marking 50 years since man first set foot on the moon by launching a new exhibition, Moon: Episode II from 20 April 2019. The exhibition will allow visitors to relive the mission of Apollo 11 and learn about the challenges NASA had to solve 50 years ago. It will demonstrate the struggles of survival in everyday life (lack of air, exposure to cosmic radiation, gravity six times lower than on Earth) to display an alternative perspective to the lunar journey   Tickets for the Cité de l’Espace are available from €21/£19 en.cite-espace.com   Three nights at the three-star Zenitude Toulouse Metropole in a Studio room on a room-only basis costs from £261 per person, including flights departing from London Gatwick on 19 April. To book visit:www. easyjet.com/holidays Or how about a few days messing about in boats on the cannels and rivers of France?

The undisputed champion of Slow Tourismriver tourism in Burgundy-Franche-Comté unveils its latest news and little gems for 2019...From April to October, whether aboard a houseboat, sailing it yourself at your own pace in perfect safety, or staying on a bargehotel that offers a complete range of services that are usually very high-end, the region invites to take it easy as you enjoy discoveries and encounters along the waterways. And don’t forget a new way to explore the region dreamed up by Backwaters Tours!

With 1,300km of waterways, Burgundy-Franche-Comté boasts the largest network of navigable rivers and canals in France! It’s worth remembering nonetheless! Its 5 canals: the Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Nivernais, Canal du Rhône au Rhin, Loire Lateral Canal and Canal du Centre and 4 main rivers: the Doubs, the Saône, the Seille and the Yonne, allow pleasure boaters to explore the unique natural, historic and architectural heritage. Not to mention the wines and the gastronomy... Boat hire companies offer vessels that are becoming more and more innovative: comfortable, ecological and easy to operate.


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Nicols, a boat building and rental firm, offers the “SixtoGreen”, the very first river boat with 100% electric propulsion, is non-polluting and ultra silent. Also, the “Octo Fly”, the largest in the fleet at 15m long, is perfect for groups of 8 to 10 people and boasts a large terrace so you can really enjoy the scenery.

Aboard the barge-hotels and floating gîtes you can enjoy a total cocooning experience... Usually offering full-board, these cruises include visits to sites and markets, as well as tastings of wines and local products during stop-offs. The La vie en Roseis a beautiful barge from the 1930s that offers total comfort as it sails along the Canal du Centre: an unfortgettable cruise. From 6 250 €/week breakfast included. www.bargelavieenrose.com

Backwaters Tours : ‘Natalia’ is a purpose-built, eco-friendly, 40-seat, electric hybrid boat, best described as a floating observation lounge. Launched in June 2018 to tour the hidden canals and rivers of France, the vessel has been developed by UK-based Backwaters Tours. ‘Natalia’ operates on the River Yonne and allows the discovery of historical places such as the UNESCO-listed Basilica at Vézelay and the Abbaye de Fontenay; the spectacular cities of Sens and Auxerre; and the iconic vineyards of Chablis. The slow pace of travel means the same hotel can be used all week. Guests enjoy a morning cruise and lunch supplied by a local boulangerie, before travelling by coach to visit local chateaux, vineyards and historic towns and cities. www.backwaters.tours

Travel Or an alternative and not to far away is Holland, with a great choisce of destinations, only a short journey across the North Sea. With world-class art museums, beautiful architecture and wild nightlife, Amsterdam is a great city break destination for the Easter weekend. However, if you want to save money and avoid the crowds, it might be worth looking further afield.

It’s no wonder that Amsterdam is consistently one of the most visited cities in Europe. But a weekend break in the Dutch capital doesn’t come cheap, and the small city can often feel overcrowded - especially at peak times like Easter. So what if you could experience the best of Amsterdam while saving money and enjoying a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere?

HomeToGo has researched four other cities in the Netherlands which are cheaper and less busy than Amsterdam. They’re all worth visiting in their own right, offering interesting museums, delicious food, historical sights, canals and a distinctively Dutch style. On top of that, they’re all less than 40 minutes from Amsterdam by train, so you can easily see the sights of the capital without the hefty price tag. www.hometogo. co.uk/

years. Frans Hals Museum: A famous collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, mainly by Frans Hals and other well-known Dutch paintings. De Adriaan Windmill: This typical Dutch windmill is almost 240 years old. Climb to the top for a beautiful view over Haarlem.

Alkmaar A half-hour train ride from Amsterdam will take you to Alkmaar, home of the Netherlands’ most traditional cheese market. Local cheese makers and cheese enthusiasts from all over the country have been coming here for centuries - it’s a dream destination for foodies. • Distance from Amsterdam: 41.7km (35 minutes by train) • Cost of return trip to Amsterdam: £13.02 • Cost per night of a 4-person vacation rental: £130.27 • Saving compared to Amsterdam: 72.5%

Haarlem Only a quarter of an hour from Amsterdam you’ll find Haarlem - often referred to as ‘little Amsterdam’ because of its similar appearance to Amsterdam, with historic architecture, many canals and charming canal houses.

• Distance from Amsterdam: 19.3km (16 minutes by train) • Cost of return trip to Amsterdam: £7.36 • Cost per night of a 4-person vacation rental: £297.22

• Saving compared to Amsterdam: 41.5% Things to do in Haarlem Spaarne River: Take a walking tour along the local river and its many canals. This route is the perfect way to discover ‘little Amsterdam’ on foot. Brouweij Jopenkerk: A beer brewery located in a former church in the city centre. Sample some different beers from their brand, Jopen, which has existed for over 150

Things to do in Alkmaar Kaasmarkt: Cheese has been Alkmaar’s main product since the 14th century, so paying a visit to the market to sample some traditional varieties is a must. Canals: Like many other Dutch cities, Alkmaar’s city centre is a network of traditional canals. Take a boat trip or a stroll along the canalside to see the sights and soak up the atmosphere. Nationaal Biermuseum: Located in a former brewery, this museum shows how Dutch beers have historically been produced, and how they’re made today. Take a tour of the brewery, and a free beer is included! Stadsstrand De Kade: Along some of the canals, there’s an artificial ‘city beach’ where you can relax and check out a variety of street food stalls. Cheese Museum: Here, you can learn all about the history and significance of cheese for Alkmaar and the Netherlands. Utrecht • Distance from Amsterdam: 42.9km (28 minutes by train) • Cost of return trip to Amsterdam: £13.02 • Cost per night of a 4-person vacation rental: £135.49

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• Saving compared to Amsterdam: 71.5 The ‘Dom stad’ (cathedral city) offers a fascinating mixture of modern and historic architecture. Utrecht has ruins dating back to Roman times and mediaeval structures along every street, but you’ll also find stateof-the-art modern buildings such as its famous Rietveld Schröderhuis.

Things to do in Utrecht Dom Tower: Climb the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres, for a wonderful view over the city of Utrecht. Canals: Utrecht’s city centre is also made up of traditional canals, and you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants where you can have a drink or dinner on the canalside. Belgisch Biercafé Olivier: A café located in a former church, serving a variety of speciality Belgian beers. Centraal Museum: Utrecht’s most popular museum, with exhibits about art, design, fashion and history. It also has a large garden and a charming café. Rietveld Schröderhuis: A house built by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld between 1923 and 1924, in the style of the famous De Stijl art movement. Leiden The birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden offers many cultural attractions and landmarks. For centuries it’s been one of the Netherlands’ main student cities, which gives it a young and vibrant energy. • Distance from Amsterdam: 44.3km (36 minutes by train) • Cost of return trip to Amsterdam: £15.58 • Cost per night of a


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4-person vacation rental: £154.33 • Saving compared to Amsterdam: 67.4%

Things to do in Leiden Canal cruise: Just like Amsterdam, Leiden is full of old canals, bridges and charming historical buildings. This canal boat tour is the best way to discover all of the local heritage. The Leidse Loper: This self-guided walking tour route will help you explore the inner city and see the most famous landmarks. Naturalis Biodiversity Centre: This national museum of natural history offers interesting zoological and geological exhibits, including dinosaurs! The Meelfabriek: This former industrial area has been turned into a hub of creative shops, boutiques, hip restaurants and cosy bars. Museum De Lakenhal: This museum is home to many iconic masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including some by Leiden’s most renowned resident, Rembrandt van Rijn.

What’s On Champions of Rock - The Supreme Queen Concert show Saturday 16th March, 7:45pm Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton N18 1PJ The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular! Be part of the ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen. Champions of Rock recreates the magic, fun & showmanship of the bands touring days, as they played to millions of people every year. www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk BOX OFFICE: 020 8807 6680 Mother’s Day Market, Sunday 24th March 2019 11am - 4pm Dugdale Centre Enfield Town A chance to shop in the Museum of Enfield Gift Shop for locally made handcrafted items, local craft stalls, food stalls, live music and a purchase bar. Free demonstrations by local business owners and children’s craft activities. Our new Museum Shop will be offering free gift wrapping and discounts too! If you are interested in having a stall at this event please download the application form here. The deadline for application and payment is Thursday 28th February 2019. The Museum of Enfield has the right to stop accepting applications before this date if necessary. For all enquiries please email: stacey.bagdi@ enfield.gov.uk Tickets: FREE ENTRY David Baddiel’s Animalcolm Friday 29th March, 5pm Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton N18 1PJ Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to……oh no. A farm. After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is…yourself. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage. Age 5+

www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk BOX OFFICE: 020 8807 6680 REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Cuffley Horticultural Society Friendly gardening club meeting every 3rd Thursday in the month (except August and December) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place, EN6 4JA from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. For more information ring Carol 01707 875742 or visit our website www.cuffleyhortsoc.org.uk. Bridge in Enfield Mary Magdalene Bridge Club meets at the church which is on the corner of The Ridgeway/ Windmill Hill. We play on Monday afternoons at 1.30 p.m. and on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. We play Chicago bridge Our Monday group welcomes learners and is ideal for players seeking to improve their game. The Friday club is better for those who can play and are past the beginners stage.Buses 121. 307. 313 377. all stop at The Ridgeway close to the church. Enfield Chace Station is only a 5 minute walk.Further info call Malcolm on 02082452587 Grange Park Horticultural Society based at Cheyne Walk Allotments Trading Hut Open Saturday’s and Sundays 10 – 12 am. Details from Secretary, Evelyn 0208 363 4708 email: secretary@gphs.org.uk Adorned Community Gospel Choir - Meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm9pm at St Paul’s Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR Come sing your heart out with Adorned Community Gospel Choir. Be uplifted and encouraged by upbeat contemporary and classic Gospel songs. All are welcome, no auditions, no need to read music. sign up at adornedvoicesuk@ gmail.com or visit www. adornedgospelchoir.com Tel: 07980550542 Albany Badminton United play at Oasis Academy,South Street,Ponders End every Wed.8.30pm to 10 pm. All standards welcome.Open for over 16 years old.£5 a session. We have 4 courts and good facilities.Large car park in Falcon Rd. very near the school.Contact Sheila Nielsen on 0208366 1901 for more details or just turn up on the night. Enfield Arthritis Group Frist Wednesday of the month 6pm to 8pm The Art Town 29-30 The Town Enfield Whether you have arthritis or care for some with the condition Our

Group is for You For more information about the group please email enfieldarthritissocialgroup@ outlook.com or call Arthritis Care on 020 7380 6522 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 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 8pmSenior Band 8pm to 9.30pmMembership just £12 per month – uniform supplied. Many instruments free on loan. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 Mary Magdalen Bridge Club meets at the Mary Magdalen church which is at the corner of The Ridgeway/Windmill Hill. We meet on Monday afternoons at 1.30 pm when we welcome improvers and players of all standards and on Fridays at 10 am. We play Chicago . Cost is just £ 2 per session and your first visit is free. For more information call Malcolm on 02082452587 or malcolmroberts72@hotmail.com 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. You are warmly invited to join us to share in

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 01707-655297 or at bkh32@btinternet.com North London Morning Orchestra meets in the Scout Hut at the bottom of Slades Hill, down the lane opposite the Jolly Farmers every Wednesday morning between 10.00 and 12.00. Subscriptions £60 a year, single sessions £2.00 (First two sessions are free) For further information contact Amanda Ladell on 0208372 Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.12.00noonSt 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 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. 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.

Soup & Conversation Every Wednesday 12 noon – 2pm At Grange Park Methodist Church Corner of Park Drive/Old Park Ridings N21 2LS Queries 07930 920941 www.grangeparkmethodistchurch. com

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

Enfield N.H.S. Retirement Fellowship.

Oaklands Badminton Club Held at Dame Alice Owen’s School,

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What’s On 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 367 848 Radio Enfield Radio Enfield broadcasts music, news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day to patients in Chase Farm Hospital on channel 1, and

Useful Contact Numbers Enfield Borough Police Crime Prevention Office Crimestoppers Neighbourhood Watch Anti Terrorist Hotline Hertfordshire Police

020 8807 1212 020 8345 1102 0800 555 111 020 7963 0160 0800 789 321 0845 330 0222

Enfield Council 24 Hour Contact No Hertsmere Council Hertsmere Out of Hours Welwyn & Hatfield Council Welwyn & Hatfield Out of Hours

020 8379 1000 020 8207 2277 0845 300 0021 01707 357 000 0800 111 4484

NHS 111 Chase Farm Hospital 020 8375 2999 Barnet Hospital 020 8216 4600 North Middlesex University Hospital Switchboard 020 8887 2000 Potters Bar Community Hospital 01707 653 286 Age Concern Enfield 020 8375 4120 Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous

0845 769 7555 08700 50 88 80 020 773 0009

Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

0800 1111 0870 1671677 0845 790 9090

RSCPA 24 Hour Emergency Vet

0870 555 5999 01992 762699

Three Valleys Water Freephone Leakline Thames Water Freephone Leakline National Gas Emergency Service Freephone London Electricity Freephone

0800 376 5325 0800 714 614 0800 111 999 0800 0280 247

National Rail Enquiries Congestion Charge Phone Line

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can also be heard on www. radioenfield.co.ukRecord 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 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 07946 901 856 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 50th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www.enfieldvideomakers.co.uk

Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert 01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 Winchmore Folk Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon at The Village Hall, St.Peter’s Church, Grange Park, N21 1RJ to enjoy folk dancing from every era. Experienced callers used. All welcome, including beginners. Come and join us for a taster session. Contact Gillian West 020 8360 6226 Grange Park (Evening) WI would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Main Hall, Grange Park Methodist Church, Old Park Ridings, London N21 2EU for an evening of entertainment and friendship usually involving a speaker and sometimes a quiz. We also organise social events and other activities. For further details please contact Chris on 0208 360 4029 or why not take a look at our website at www.grangeparkeve@ weebly.com. 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 The Rotary Club of Southgate Venue - JJolly Farmers Monday 12.45 for 1pm Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church Ceceil Road Enfield Middx. EN2 6TG 07925 143402 Meeting each Thursday 7.30am The Rotary Club of Bush Hill Park The Winchmore, 235 Winchmore Hill Road, Winchmore Hill, London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday

What’s On Business Taster for Women (in Enfield) For women thinking of starting a business in London Part funded by the European Regional Development fund

You are warmly invited to join us to share in

Soup & Conversation

Every Wednesday 12 noon – 2pm At Grange Park Methodist Church Corner of Park Drive/Old Park Ridings N21 2LS Queries 07930 920941 www.grangeparkmethodistchurch.com 6.30 for 7pm GPMC soup.indd 1

The Rotary Club of Enfield, Venue The Plough, Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill EN2 9DJ Tel 0208 363 4386 Monday 6.30pm for 7pm North London Morning Orchestra meets in the Scout Hut at the bottom of Slades Hill, down the lane opposite the Jolly Farmers every Wednesday morning between 10.00 and 12.00. Our repertoire ranges from classical overtures and symphonies to Palm Court, opera, marches and musical medleys. Our friendly orchestra accommodates all sections, with vacancies for strings and brass and a waiting-list for woodwind. We play approximately 8-10 pieces of music from our library of over 400 scores for a month and change the music every month. We do not give concerts and a minimum level of Grade 5 is recommended. (We are a rehearsal orchestra and do not give concerts, so no stress!) Tea and biscuits included! No upper age limit! Subscriptions £60 a year, single sessions £2.00 (First two sessions are free) For further information contact Amanda Ladell on 020-8372-9647 or e-mail amandaladell@yahoo. co.uk website: nlmo.org.uk



Business Events

Friday 22nd March, 10.00am 12.00noon Free Steps to Starting Your Own Business Taster for Women (in Haringey) For women thinking of starting a business in London Part funded by the European Regional Development fund

​ Tuesday 26th March, 10.00am 05/04/2018 16:18 Enfield Business Networking 12.00noon Every other Tuesday Free Steps to Starting Your Own Bringing together sole traders, Business Taster for Women (in business owners and managers Barnet) across a range of sectors, For women thinking of starting a breakfast networking is a great business in London way to expand your knowledge Part funded by the European base, build connections and Regional Development fund develop opportunities not only ​ for themselves but also fellow Thursday 28th March, 10.00am members. 12.00noon Running between 8am - 10am, Free Steps to Starting Your Own Unlike other breakfast networking Business Taster for Women (in events, the morning is relaxed and Waltham Forest) visitors are under no pressure to For women thinking of starting a ‘perform’. There is plenty of time business in London to engage with every attendee Part funded by the European Call Doug on 020 8363 9444 for Regional Development fund more details or to book your place ​ Wednesday 3rd April, 10.00am Enterprise Enfield Seminars 12.00noon and Events: Free Steps to Starting Your Own For more details and to book: visit Business Taster for Women (in www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call Enfield) 020 8443 5457 For women thinking of starting a business in London Thursday 7th March, 9.30am Part funded by the European 12.30pm Regional Development fund New Biz Know How Free Seminar At: Enfield Business Centre, 201 For more details and to book: visit Hertford Road, EN3 5JH www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457 Friday 8th March, 9.30am 4.30pm Talking Social Media Basics Seminar (for Enfield businesses under 3 ½ years old (Free) At: Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH Thursday 14th March, 10.00am 12.00noon Free Steps to Starting Your Own

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Upcoming Fixtures March 2019 Sat 09, 15:00 A - Whitehawk Sat 16, 15:00 H - Bognor Regis Town Sat 23, 15:00 A - Haringey Borough Sat 30, 15:00 H - Leatherhead APRIL 2019 Sat 06, 15:00 A - Kingstonian Wed 10, 19:30 A - AFC Hornchurch Sat 13, 15:00 H - Carshalton Athletic Sat 20, 15:00 A - Harlow Town Mon 22, 15:00 H - Potters Bar Town Sat 27, 15:00 A- Brightlingsea Regent For the latest news and match information please visit


Look out for the April issue of EN Magazine with tips on Spring Cleaning Your Home and ideas for days out over the Easter School Holidays

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the local magazine for pep living and working in Enfield Potters Bar and Cuffley with local new and more engaging editorial.

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