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Hello and welcome to the October issue of EN Magazine. Well the leaves have started to drop from the trees, so winter is not far away. Along with winter comes the increase in heating our homes. So, in this issue of EN Magazine we bring our readers some tips and advice on ways to create a warm welcoming home without high bills. The School half term break is not far away either and many parents will be looking for things to do with the kids. We have a report on one readers experience of a trip to the zoo along with some Halloween themed activities for all the family. Thinking about heading to the ski slopes this winter? Well before you jump into your salopettes and grab your skis take a look at our guide to 10 destinations for skiers of all abilities. If you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.

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Over the last few years Christmas has appeared a bit duller in Enfield Town with the lack of Christmas lights to brighten the shopping experience throughout the high-street.

Due to budget cuts the Council has not been able to fund the Christmas lights that have light up the Town centre. However this year the local retailers are hoping to bring back the Christmas Lights. The revived Enfield Town Business Association is raising funds to finance the Christmas lights and bring the spirit of Christmas back to 11:29 Enfield Town for all the community to enjoy. Mark Rudling, Town Centre Manager, has started a crownfunding campaign that Enfield Council have agreed to matchfund. Mark commented that both the local community and businesses have been disappointed that in recent years the borough’s major town centre has had no festive decorations

to celebrate the joy of Christmas time. Mark told EN Magazine, “In total we need to raise £7,736 to install fund the lights but with the support of 50% funding from Enfield Council leaves us to raise £3,868 by 19th November. We have already made a start and received some very generous donations from local businesses.” Although it is expected that local businesses will be donating the majority of funding, members of the local community are invited to pledge donations no matter how large or small by visiting;  www.spacehive. com/christmas-lights-forenfield-town


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Get On With Secondary School Applications The parents of children due to transfer to secondary school in September next year are being urged to get their applications in by the 31 October deadline. An impressive 90 per cent of Enfield’s Secondary schools have been rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. Because many schools in Enfield get many more applications than they have places available, the Council recommends that parents are should apply for more than one school to maximise the chances that they will get a place at one of the schools of their choice.

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Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Achilleas Georgiou, said: “It is important that parents do their research before making their application so they know what the admissions criteria are and they choose schools their children stand a good chance of getting into. “Our admissions process underpins the principles of fairness for all and a good quality education for everyone so that anyone in Enfield can achieve their potential. Moving to secondary school is an exciting time for children and we are committed to providing excellent learning opportunities and

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“I am incredibly proud that 93 per cent of our schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and our young people have the opportunity to succeed and achieve great things whichever school they go to. I’d strongly recommend that parents do their research and make their application by the deadline to maximise their chance of getting a place at a school of their choice.

All secondary schools offer an opportunity to visit and we would encourage parents to visit the schools they are interested in before making their applications.

“If you make your application after the deadline you are more likely not to get one of your chosen schools, so it makes sense to get

Check the school website for information about how many places are available at the schools in question and reading the admission criteria and check how likely your child is to get a place there. Also when choosing a school, consider how your child will get to and from that school.

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Local News and Events

Local Primary School Children to Plant Purple Crocus Corms to Mark Worlds End Polio Day To mark the 6th World End Polio Day the Rotary Club of Edmonton have purchased 7,500 purple crocus corms to gift to local schools. “We have agreement with Enfield Council Parks Department to plant 5,000 corms with the help of local school children to create a display at Forty Hall and an additional 2,500 corms are going to West Lea School.” Andrew Ryde - club President told EN Magazine, ”Our aim is to help raise public awareness and help educate our children and finally eradicate this terrible disease.” Rotary members in

Edmonton are among the millions of Rotarians reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year

over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. i.e. every pound raised is trebled to three pounds by the Gates Foundation. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralysing disease could return to previously poliofree countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has contributed more than US $1.7 billion to ending polio since 1985, including funds contributed by the Rotary Club of Edmonton. Rotary brings together a global network of

volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a poliofree world. Visit www. endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. For more information on the Polio appeal and Edmonton Rotary contact Club Secretary Dennis Perkins on 020 8363 2079

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Residents help to get the Register Right Hertsmere residents are being asked to check the information that appears about them on the electoral register. Hertsmere Borough Council has sent forms to all 43,000 residential addresses in the borough to make sure the electoral register is up to date, identify any residents who are not registered and to encourage them to do so. Council officers will soon be calling at addresses of those who haven’t yet responded, around 10,000 in total, to stress the importance of checking the form so that everyone is able to have their say at elections. Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager, said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections, we need householders to simply check their form and return it. “The job of the canvassers is to call at addresses where householders haven’t yet responded, so that we can urge them to check the information and get back to us. “Calling door to door also enables us to answer any questions about the electoral register or voting that householders may have.” With whole council elections taking place

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Across Great Britain, 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 40% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year. Residents who have any questions can contact the elections team on 020 8207 7481 or email elections@ hertsmere.gov.uk. The canvass is scheduled to end 30 November.

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Local News and Events

Brigader Parker- Bowles Visits Childhood Home Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles OBE returned to his childhood home, Forty Hall in Enfield as part of the celebration of the launch of a new Forty Hall Guide Bookand exhibition, Hidden Treasures: Forty Hall, a Family Home. Forty Hall was bought in 1894 by Henry Carrington Bowles of the neighbouring Myddelton House for his son Major Henry Ferryman Bowles (1858–1943), MP for Enfield and later 1st Baronet Bowles. Under Sir Henry and Lady Florence’s ownership, Forty Hall was renovated and modernised. Electricity was installed, layers of lime wash removed and the main staircase altered. Account books survive from this period and list furniture acquired for the house, uniforms purchased

for servants, and even the sixteen pounds paid for Wilma’s horse-riding lessons. Like previous owners of Forty Hall, Henry Ferryman Bowles took a keen interest in local politics and civic life. He was twice elected Conservative MP for Enfield and in 1926 he was created a Baronet in recognition of his political and public service. Lady Florence was also very much involved in local affairs and was a keen supporter of the newly established Girl Guide movement. In 1920, Henry Ferryman Bowles’ only child, Wilma, married Eustace Parker and with this marriage, the family name became Parker Bowles. It was Wilma’s son, Derek Henry, Brigadier Andrew Bowles father, who inherited the

Forty Hall 1943. Derek Parker Bowles and his family continued to live at Forty Hall until 1951. The estate was then sold to Enfield Urban District Council and the house converted into a local museum. The new exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of The Bowles and Parker Bowles family, who were the last family to own Forty Hall including reprints of family photographs and portraits. At the launch of the exhibition Brigadier Andrew Bowles recounted some of his

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experiences of living at Forty Hall for 10 years in his childhood, from digging for treasure in the gardens hunting for the Elsyng Palace. He also commented just how much smaller the house feels now. Walking through the restored kitchen he remarked I remember this room being so much bigger and filled with noise and cook. The exhibition is open now and free to enter. The new book on the history of FortyHall is available from the Forty Hall gift shop. For further information vist www.fortyhall.co.uk or pop along to Forty Hall.


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Zeppelins Bought Down Over EN Area - a look back at local history On a cold misty night in October 1916, a Zeppelin crashed in Potters Bar (only a small village at the time) after being shot at over the River Thames. On fire, it floated into the dark away from London and finally, with crew members jumping from the skies in a bid to save themselves, it plummeted from the heavens into the sodden, mist covered fields of Oakmere Park, an old oak tree insuring complete destruction. Dead at the scene were the Captain, Lieutenant Heinrich Mathy and his crew. Mathy was a renowned air commander who held the record in Germany for the most bombing raids on Britain. He had even written a letter to the New York Times, stating that he would “smash London” on October 1st 1916. Hours earlier however, above the city of London was the beginning of the zeppelin’s ruin, when a young 2nd Lieutenant

Wulstan Joseph Tempest, part of the 39th Home Defence Squadron, decided to ignore his orders and fly higher than his normal patrol over the Thames, into an area where the airships usually flew. Tempest had read the letter by Mathy and for him this was personal; England was his home and no German ’Ace’ was going to destroy it. 11 Zeppelins in total were tracked approaching from the North Sea but poor weather conditions were causing problems and several were blown off course. This however did not deter the arrogant and vainglorious Mathy. The zeppelin was picked out by searchlights and Lt. Tempest was able to fly higher and faster than the airship, enabling him to send a succession of incendiary bullets into the massive frame, causing it to light up like a ‘cotton ball soaked in turpentine’. Wulstan Joseph Tempest

was later promoted to Major and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Tempest Avenue, near Oakmere Park was named after him. This however, was not the first time a downing of an airship had occurred in the area. On September 3rd 1916, a SchutteLanz airship of wooden construction (lighter than a Zeppelin) was gunned down over Cuffley, the first on British soil. This ship too was on a bombing mission but again fell victim to an English pilot of 39th Squadron. The pilot in question was a 2nd Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, flying a BE2C bi-plane, with an open cockpit. He had been in the air for over two hours and had also attacked another dirigible during his flight. When he spotted his target he emptied two ammunition drums into the airship but failed to do any damage, so he aimed with his final drum, at a different part

of the hull and caused the SL11 to burst into flames and crash behind the Plough Inn at Cuffley. The Lieutenant was later made captain and awarded the Victoria Cross (VC). The bodies of the crew for both these airships were buried at Mutton Lane Cemetery but in 1962, they were exhumed by the German War Graves Commission and re-laid to rest in Cannock Chase German War Grave Cemetery in Staffordshire. The zeppelin itself was a rigid airship pioneered by Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, which served scheduled flights before the outbreak of World War I, when the German military used them as bombers and scouts. After the war, under the aegis of Hugo Eckener, Zeppelin’s successor, the Zeppelin airship experienced a renaissance period in the 1920s and 30s, operating regular flights between Germany, North America and Brazil. In fact, the Art Deco spire of the Empire state building was originally designed to serve as a dirigible (steerable, self propelled aircraft) terminal but unfortunately the Hindenberg disaster in 1937 plus economic and political issues, all contributed to the demise of this graceful airship.

Zeppelin L31 which was shot down at Potters Bar. Picture courtesy of Royal Air Force Museum.

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Wolf upside down by subverting the stereotypes of Big Bad Wolf and Silly Little Pigs. Who says they should be enemies? Why can’t they help each other? Who says who is good and who is bad? Do you have to follow the majority?

A fiery explosion of Hip Hop Dance, Physical Theatre and Rap performed by four kids who revitalize the tale of Wolf and the three pigs, with a contemporary new script. In this original take on the children’s classic, the pigs encounter the hardest of times when Mrs Pig bans their best mate Wolfie from the house and then sends them out into the big wild world to fend for themselves, but their resourcefulness and spirit keep them together until one fateful day when Wolfie returns. The dance tricks, original sound track and ‘off the wall’ choreography will send you on a musical roller coaster alongside the story which deals with real life social issues of loss, hope and stereotyping. This enthralling, inspiring, gutsy show is going to BLOW the house down. Wolf is a riveting piece of theatre performed by children for children. Expect energy from these four gifted young people but more surprising is their beautifully choreographed movement where every look, turn of the head and flick of the wrist tells the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf story. So far so different! This Wolf turns the original tale

You will be on the edge of your seats as the story of Mrs Pig unfolds. She bans Wolfie from her house and turns her three piglets out into the wicked world. They experience hope and loss on their journey but also reconciliation as they fend for themselves. Parallels between Wolf and real life are clear but are treated with humour whilst the sheer physicality and gutsy performances draw you in. Wolf shows how divisive stereotyping is and how there are better answers. It is a heart warming, stunningly athletic show performed with verve by young actors who love every minute. It is a brilliant combination of hip hop, physical theatre and rap with a soundtrack of roller coaster sound and feisty rap storytelling. Each actor brings unique talents but work together superbly as a team. We are used to expecting a high standard of choreography, scripting and performance from Elizabeth Lahav (Director of Streetz Ahead) but Wolf is up there with the best. Wolf must be seen by children and adults alike. Wolf at The Dugdale 39 London Rd, London, Enfield EN2 6DS Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th October 2018 Book tickets via www. dugdalecentre.co.uk

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Heather (Newham) has been an Obesity and weight loss Coach in Enfield for nearly 17 years and has helped thousands of clients to reach their weight loss goals and to achieve a heathier life. Five things you need to know about crash diets: According to the Beeb’s Big Crash Diet Experiment, and ITV’s The Fast Fix –Diabetes Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) are the new black. It’s official. Cutting the calories delivers the goods. And that’s out of the mouths of clinical evidence text books. Or something like that. So let’s get straight off the blocks with number one. VLCDs are nutritious Yep, things have moved on since the stone age monochromatic grapefruit or cabbage diet options. The shakes being tested by the programme provide our daily balance of vitamins and minerals. (Plenty of other VLCD shakes do too). So we need not run screaming from a nine-week liquid-only diet, however counter-intuitive that may sound. They’re a good option for diabetics If they’re good enough for Father Paul Lomas, the BBC experiment’s type 2 diabetic – well, say no more. After 8 weeks on the VLCD his diabetes went into remission. Other researchers have found the same too. It’s difficult to start with Well, what isn’t? If a thing’s worth doing it’s worth doing right. Push through the pain and all that. It gets easier once you get into it. And start to see the weight fall off. VLCDs really work The weekly weigh-ins were almost redundant, so visible was each volunteer’s weight loss. In eight weeks all four of them significantly reduced their bulk, one losing three stone. When the diet finished not only did they not put their weight back on, they actually lost more. Dieters need a lot of support to stay on track And that’s where we come in. We got the shakes. (Not the same as the Beeb’s but a different, also nutritionally complete, very low calorie type. Tasty too).We got the packs. We got the know-how, the motivation and the support. All we need is you. Contact Heather today on 07970 252 647 to discuss how best Practically Slim can help you. Your weight your way. heather@practicallyslim.com www.practicallyslim.com

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Creating Happiness In a world dominated by social media and online entertainment have we forgotten what actually makes us and children happy? Award-winning blogger duo Penny Alexander & Becky Goddard-Hill have lauched a fun-filled, inspirational activity book with easy-to-follow exercises and happy life lessons for the whole family. Packed with interactive activities like planting a seed bomb, crafting a recycling monster and making a happy playlist, Create Your Own Happy

sends out the message that “Your happiness is your superpower”, giving children the ability to shape their future and “make happy happen” by spreading happiness around them. A book of beautiful and uplifting anecdotes that explain in simple terms the science behind what makes you happy or sad, offering practical help and a fun approach that will appeal directly to both children and parents. The value of children’s books is priceless as it plays a huge part in the development of their

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Local News and Events

Books and more during Libraries Week Yoga classes, origami workshops, chess matches and music clubs will all be on offer in Enfield libraries during Libraries Week, 8-13 October. Enfield Council’s four hub libraries at Enfield Town, Edmonton Green, Ordnance Unity Centre and Palmers Green will be hosting events every day of that week and all libraries in the borough open on Saturday 13 October will have something special on offer too. Highlights of the week include: • The creation of a community quilt at Enfield Town Library on 9 October • A Community Health Workshop at Edmonton Green Library on 10 October • A Yoga Workshop at Palmers Green Library on 8 October • A Stress and Relaxation Workshop run by Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) at Ordnance Unity Centre Library on 11 October Enfield has 17 libraries in all and this dedicated week provides an opportunity to showcase some of the many services that can be accessed. Our libraries have activities to suit all ages and interests as well as facilities to support the visually and hearing impaired and adults with learning disabilities.

Residents, with a free library card, can access books, including an online catalogue, a DVD and CD library and free WiFi access. All Enfield’s libraries, except Angel Raynham, have self-service terminals. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Achilleas Georgiou, said: “We are very proud of our library service and want to ensure that as many people as possible are inspired to visit a library and see what is on offer. National Libraries week is an opportunity to discover something new. They are not only a great place for learning and education but also serve as community hubs and places for social engagement. “This year, Libraries Week has a focus on wellbeing and we will be showcasing how they can bring communities together, can help combat loneliness and spark creativity. Take a look at our calendar of events and see how you can be inspired.” C

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Hidden Treasures Revealing Broomfield House and Park Broomfield House has a history stretching back to the 16th century, with some notable owners. Along with the surrounding park, it was bought for public use in 1903. The House sadly suffered a number of fires but key items were salvaged and stored with the aim of restoration. Many people have fond memories of this once loved building, its museum, art displays, café and baby clinic. This exhibition will explore the history of Broomfield House to the present day, bringing the house and landscape back to life through photographs, paintings and objects. It will be a rare chance to see a newly restored section of the Baroque Lanscroon murals, and rediscover one of Enfield’s long lost treasures. The exhibition has child friendly activities and interpretation suitable for all and is co-organised with The Broomfield House Trust, supported by The Enfield Society. Exhibition events:

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Once a month hear free talks from a variety of experts on the history of Broomfield House and Park as well as those who manage Broomfield Park today.

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Half Term Workshops Join us in half term to explore the exhibition and make your own Haunted Broomfield House to take home.

Museums at Night - Taste of Broomfield Evening Join us on Thursday 25th October for a tasting evening of produce made at Broomfield Park or nearby. There will be Halloween activities suitable for all, live music and bar.

Poetry Workshop

On Saturday 24th November, join us for an afternoon of poetry workshops inspired by the current exhibition and memories of Broomfield Park and the surrounding area. Delivered by Palmers Green Poetry Group.

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Meet The Broomfield House Trust at the Palmers Green Festival and find out more about the house and park and chat to those who have supported the exhibition. Advance online bookings recommended for all events include free ones. Book online or pop into the Dugdale Centre to book at Box Office.

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Winter Warmth Keeping your Home Warm and Bills Down Frost crunches underfoot, the trees are dropping their leaves and the morning hunt for coats, scarvess and matching gloves is well underway. Yes, it’s definitely that time of year again – winter is on its way. During this season, your own home is one of the most comfortable places to be. The early nights can seem a little limiting, but once you’re in your most comfortable clothes, sprawled out on your sofa there’s nowhere better. That is, of course, if you’ve bitten the bullet and turned the heating on. Though many of us have waited and waited in an effort to keep the gas or electric bill down, there is always that inevitable point where enough is enough. On the heating goes, and though it’s blissful warmth is everything you hoped it would be, it’s hard to avoid thinking about the financial side of heating the home. Ultimately, though the winter energy bills will also trump the summer equivalent, there are several tried-and-tested ways to ensure that you’re making the absolute most out of the heating once you do decide to turn it on.

Central heating

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

see if your energy provider can put you on an Economy 7 tariff. With this, your water is heated overnight, making use of a cheaper rate of electricity, though you need to ensure your tank is well insulated for it to keep its heat during the day.

Boiler efficiency

If your home uses gas central heating, ensuring your heating is up to scratch could help you save each year too. It’s important to talk to a professional if you’re looking at updating your boiler - the boiler for you depends on what you most use it for, be it large family use, small homes or if there’s the option for solar. An expert will be best placed to advise you whether a regular or combi boiler is most suited to you!

Thermostat controls

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

Energy providers

Shopping around allows you to get the best deal for both your house and your pocket. Ensure that you compare your costs yearly to see the true benefit a new rate could be getting you, but ensure you know the ins-and-outs of a new rate and provider before signing up. Many offer fixed-rate plans, but ensure you clarify just how long this rate is fixed for.

Bill payment

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

How Can I Insulate My Home?

Despite being one of the most effective methods available to home owners looking to make their home more energy efficient, not many people are taking advantage of the technique. Insulating your house can take a little time,

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Home but if reducing your home energy bills is important to you it could well be worth the time and effort. Not only will your home be warmer and cheaper to heat, but you will also be doing your bit for the environment as well.

waves and UV which are all forms of electromagnetic radiation. So, these can move around and ultimately leave the home – this can be analysed by taking infra-red photos of your home.

What Is Home Insulation?

Evaporation - Although you may not necessarily associate evaporation with heat loss, it can be a big factor especially in the summer months. For example, if there is a big downpour when the weather is hot and then this water evaporates from the top of your building, this will contribute to heat loss dramatically.

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

Do New Build Homes Need Insulation?

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

How Does This Heat Escape from My Home in the First Place? Heat leaves non-insulated homes in five different ways, or even a combination of them all. These are recognised as being:

Air Movement – This is basically the draughts you feel around the home. This is often warm air being blown out of your all-important rooms and ending up outside and being replaced by cool air. Cold winds blowing outside and into the home can also have an adverse effect and can be combated through insulation. Radiation – This is the heat you feel when you are near a radiator, fire place or other source. This is actually infrared radiation which is not dissimilar to things like radio

Conduction – This is heat leavings your home through the exterior. This could be wood, brick or metal. Convection – This is the rising of hot or warm air in the home. This will often result in there being lots of air circulating in certain rooms and the principle behind central heating radiators.

Where in the Home Should I Be Insulating?

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

Which Materials are the Best for Insulation?

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

What Are The Worst Materials for Insulation?

The sad fact of the matter is that the majority of the materials used in the construction process are pretty bad at insulating your home. Copper, steel, aluminium and concrete are all bad insulators and are to blame for the majority of the energy leaving your home unnecessarily. Although modern versions such as breeze blocks are a lot better, they still aren’t ideal making the aforementioned steps vital if you wish to make savings on your home energy. Hoping you have a warm and welcoming home this winter without shocking bills come the spring.

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Are You Confused About Recycling Millions of Brits are STILL unsure what to recycle with light bulbs, crisp packets and plastic packaging causing the most confusion, a study has found. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed one third don’t know what to do with empty crisp bags while one in four aren’t sure whether cardboard drinks cartons can be recycled. Almost one in 10 even admitted they are unclear if glass can be recycled and another one in 10 are confused over what to do with their old cardboard boxes. The study also found two in three Brits are worried about packaging and the types of materials used to package their favourite products, yet 56 per cent are still confused by what can and cannot be recycled. The stats emerged in a study by Beyond the Box, a team of experts from leading UK packaging companies who want to change the nation’s attitudes towards packaging and recycling. Spokesperson Andrew Barnetson said: “Being green and recycling as much as possible is becoming a bigger issue every day. “Interest and concern about the UK’s packaging supply chain has never been higher. ‘’Packaging is a subject which has shot up everyone’s agendas and many are really trying to do what they can to try and make a difference. “But there appears to be a great deal confusion as to what can and cannot be recycled. ‘’As a result, there could be a huge amount of recyclable items unknowingly being sent to landfill.’’

by Gemma Francis

The study, carried out via OnePoll.com, also found more than a third blamed a lack of knowledge about what should and shouldn’t go to landfill as the main thing which stops them from recycling more often. One in four blame a lack of facilities near their home and one in twenty don’t bother to put in more effort as they don’t think it makes a difference. Barnetson added: “There is a real opportunity for sustainable, renewable and recyclable materials like corrugated cardboard to play an even bigger role in providing the sustainable packaging solutions we all seek. ‘’With a recycling rate of over 80 per cent corrugated cardboard has the best UK recycling record of any packaging material. ‘’To put things into perspective, this rate saves an area the size of Greater London from landfill every four months. “It is clear that there is an opportunity for us all to work together to improve the UK’s recycling rates even further, be it through increasing the number of collections and providing greater capacity, or educating householders about which types of packaging can be recycled.” Top items Brits are most confused about 1. Plastic 2. Light bulbs 3. Crisp bags 4. Mattresses 5. Cardboard drinks cartons 6. Cooking oil 7. Batteries 8. Car tyres 9. Wood 10. Metal

The survey also found while 86 per cent of adults reckon they are good at recycling, 53 per cent admit they sometimes think it’s easier just to throw something in the bin instead of working out if it can be reused. And a staggering 57 per cent have knowingly thrown something in the bin when it could have been recycled. One in four of those said the item ended up in the bin because they didn’t know how to go about recycling it, while 29 per cent admitted it was too much effort to dispose of it properly. More than one in five said it was a product which isn’t currently recycled in the area they live in.

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Travel - Sking

10 Ski Destinations for this Winter

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Are you wondering where to go for a winter ho;iday? … Maybe a healthy holiday skiing on the slopes? If so, this article highlights our choice of 10 international ski destinations ranging from Austria to Japan. There are a wide variety of ski resorts and for all levels of skiing expertise. Whether a nervous first-timer, for a family holiday, or the ultimate experienced James Bond type (but without the dinner suit)!

Vail, Colorado (USA) - Best for Experienced Skiers and Snowboarders Do you go skiing every year and are looking for somewhere different? If so, Vail could be the destination for you. This is one of the world’s top ski resorts which also boasts a superb accommodation and an attractive alpine style village centre with a fabulous après ski atmosphere. It is also the largest ski area in America, stretching seven miles wide. The price for this resort for two would be in the region of £700 based on a holiday for two which includes accommodation and flights.

Flaine, France – Best for Family Holidays Flaine offers some of the best skiing in France. In the Grand Massif ski area in the Haute Savoie, there are over 265 km of dazzling ski runs. A family favourite is the Hotel Le Totem. A Pepi Penguin

Club for Children aged from 6 months-to-4 years and a Whizz Kids Club for children aged 4-11 years. Also there are family sized rooms and suites for up to 4 people. Other childcare facilities include an optional nanny service, older kids clubs, evening baby-sitting clubs or individual baby monitoring services. The price of this resort would again be in the region of £700 inlcudes flights and hotel for a week.

Flaine, France Bansko, Bulgaria

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Travel - Sking Verbier, Switzerland

Kitzbuhel, Austria – Best for Partygoers The world famous ski resort of Kitzbuhel is one of the top Austrian ski resorts. It has superb scenery, atmosphere, style and some of the best skiing around. There are also stylish restaurants, sophisticated nightspots and a casino in this fashionable resort. Geared mainly to adults who enjoy partying and trendy nights out!

Bansko, Bulgaria - Best for Budget If you are looking for a more economical alternative, Bulgaria could be a serious contender. Bansko is a traditional town that has been recently developed into a ski centre. It has over 65 km of marked ski runs and is located at the foot of the beautiful Pirin Mountains. This resort would only cost around £400 per person for a week’s stay accommodation and includes flights.

Verbier, Switzerland – Best for Snowboarders

bar and an outside après ski bar. Just in case skiing is not for you – there are alternative recreational facilities.

Niseko, Japan – Best for Exotic Skiing Niseko can be described as a skiing wonderland with an abundance of fresh powder snow as far as the eye can see. Niseko is located on Japan’s scenic northern island of Hokkaido and offers a unique skiing experience on a phenomenal amount of dry powder snow. It is also the biggest and most beautiful of Hokkaido’s ski areas. The Land of the Rising Sun really is the destination for those seeking a unique blend of fantastic skiing mixed with a taste of the Orient. Among the most expensive of all destinations mentioned so far, a week’s holiday in this region could potentially set you back around £1600 including hotel and flights!

Niseko, Japan

Verbier is renowned for being one of the most outstanding ski areas in Europe located in Switzerland’s southern-most Alps. Verbier has a large array of tempting shops, restaurants and lively bars to choose from. The ski area is vast, high and varied with over 400 km of runs and a glacier at 3,330 m that can provide even the most advanced skier with a number of challenges. Whether you are a skier or a shopper, Verbier could be the ideal destination.

Rauris, Austria – Best for Beginners Rauris is a terrific resort for first-time skiers. The 3* Hotel St Hubertus is an ideal place to stay and boasts an indoor pool, sauna, sun bed, lounge,

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Travel - Sking Aspen, USA

Weddings in Stowe, New England (USA) – Best to get Married Stowe is set amongst the beautiful Green Mountains. Located in Vermont, New England – Stowe is a classic New England town full of history, character, charm and even a famous white church – the perfect romantic destination for dedicated skiers. Breath-taking scenery, ambiance and style – this is certainly a different type of holiday but still includes a great resort for those who look for sport and slopes, whilst others may enjoy wandering around the town taking in the sites, shopping or enjoying local cuisine in the many restaurants available. St Anton, Austria

Aspen, USA – Best for Luxury Aspen is one of the all time great ski destinations. From the glitz and glamour of the nightlife to the shopping extravaganza, the town really does have everything. There are also four different ski mountains which have terrain to suit everyone’s ability. However the price is not for the feint-hearted – those on a tight budget – keep away - A stay in this luxurious resort would cost in the region of £1200 per person including flights and accommodation.

St Anton, Austria - Best for Weekend Skiers Are you thinking about taking a break for a weekend and want to go skiing? If so, St Anton could be the ski resort for you. One of the best ski resorts in the world. The Verwallstube on the Galzig mountain at 2185 m is a must see and was honoured with the prestigious Gault Millau Award. Other facilities available are an extensive spa and leisure complex, ice skating, ice climbing, sleigh rides and plenty of mountain restaurants. Realistically priced for all the amenities offered. The cost would be in the region of £300 per person including accommodation. So – a good buy! Skiing is not necessarily reserved for the more affluent among us – if you savour the slopes and skiing – there are destinations and prices to suit all budgets and for all tastes! Enjoy, but be careful…. and make sure you have adequate travel insurance.

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Days Out

A Day At The Zoo

by Alan Harvey

Let me start by giving you some background to why I was not looking forward to a day at London Zoo. I can remember visiting the zoo as a child with fond memories but that was a long time ago. The last zoo I visited, which shall remain nameless, was not a fun day out, crowds of people pushing and shoving to get to the edge of fences and cages to look at animals that were either in hiding or looking bored and unhappy. Not what I wanted for a day out! So when my son said for our day out he wanted to visit a zoo, I tried to persuade him to visit somewhere else but even a bribe or two thrown in did not change his mind, he wanted to visit a zoo to see lions and tigers. We headed off to Regents Park to visit London Zoo. Upon arrival we could see Reindeer on the other side of the street that only helped to build the excitement and anticipation for my son as we stood in the queue. With lots of people in the queue, my thoughts turned to people pushing and shoving to get a glimpse of the animals. How was my four year old going to stand a chance to see anything? On entering we picked up the guide map and opening it I thought to myself that the place looks quite small I hope we can make the day last past lunchtime before he gets bored. I should have know better…. London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study.. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847 and I was hoping had learned a thing or two along the way about keeping visitors entertained

Well looking at the map I decided to start the day and headed off the Aquarium to look for Nemo! We did not see Nemo but finding Dory, well, Royal Blue Tangs was an exciting experience along with the many fish we did see. Then to the reptile house, have you meet a four year old yet who is not excited by snakes and lizards? And, luckily perhaps because it was early these,areas where not too busy. Moving along we headed over to the Gorilla Kingdom. The area has been designed to allow people, even though there were lots of them by now, to keep moving and look at all the animals including white-naped mangabeys and white colobus monkeys. Before coming face to face with the gorillas, and they did not disappoint “look dad they are swinging from the pole just like I do” said the excited voice alongside me. We continued making our way through Tiger Territory looking out for the tigers lounging around we continued

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to Land of the Lions. Both of these areas have been designed to give ample viewing points at various heights giving ample opportunities to see the Big Cats. The day was already turning into a success for a little four year old. We progressed on to an area that was to be one of many of the highlights of the day, In with the Monkeys. Now I thought this was just going to be another looking though a cage at monkeys? But no you walk through the door and you are in the enclosure with a group of blackcapped squirrel monkeys in a habitat designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible. There you are with monkeys scampering and climbing all around you and yes as we found out my rucksack is an ideal place to land and climb. The area has keepers in it, who are there to keep both animals and people safe but also to answer questions from inquisitive children.

forty something Dad. A glance at my watch and my worries that there may not be enough to fill the day, when having looked at the map were dispersed as it was now lunchtime and we still had a lot more to cover but time to eat. I had decided as it was a special day out I would treat us to lunch in the Zoo. We headed to the Terrace Restaurant where I was expecting some majorly overpriced menus or pre packed soggy sandwich. I could have not been more wrong a fantastic selection of foods from snacks and sandwiches to proper meals for adults and kids led to two full and happy tummies with a lot of change from a ÂŁ20 note.

This was not what I expected from a Zoo at all, and was a fantastic experience for both of us. And this new experience was to be one of many we found on our day out. The Bughouse where we walked into a room full of spiders and webs to watch a keeper feeding flies to the spiders. This was actually my son’s favourite room and had to be visited 3 times during the day. But the whole Bugs exhibition is interesting, interactive and engaging to a four year old and a

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Days Out the Rainforest and In with the Lemurs exhibits. Before heading Into Africa to be delighted by the Giraffes and the antics of the Wild Dogs. Heading back through the underpass we visited the Outback, this for those old enough to remember was once the land of the bears but is no more. This, along with the elephants no longer living in the elephant house, were the only things to disappoint my childhood memories of visiting London Zoo. Komodo Dragons, Penguins, petting Goats, Camels, Donkeys, Meerkats and much more there, is just so much to see, and I know I have missed a lot off the list. We finally left just before the Zoo closed after nearly seven hours of entertainment and I thought we would not last pass lunchtime! We headed back through Regents Park to our train home where a now sleepy four year old in-between recounting all the animals he had seen that day asked “Dad can we come back to the Zoo again?” And with out a hesitation “Yes we definitely can” was my response. London Zoo had been an exciting day out, a destination that has been well thought out for both the care of the animals and the engagement and entertainment of the visitors. Fully recharged we headed under the underpass to the other side of the Zoo. Once again we were both delighted and enthralled to get really close to the animals in both

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Halloween

Celebrating Halloween is becoming a big deal in the UK. The shops are awash with gaudy plastic orange pumpkins and skeleton chocolates. Our peaceful evening in front of the television is interrupted by the knocks on the door and the call of “Trick or Treat!” I have often rued the American tradition reaching our shores until I read into the history of Halloween and discovered the roots of Halloween traditions could be far closer to home… October 31st is thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches, and fairies are especially active. It is also the eve of a major Catholic festival, All Saints (1st November) and the eve of the pagan Celtic festival known as Samhain. The three days between 31st October and 2nd November see pagan and Christian celebrations intertwined in a fascinating way and is a perfect example of superstition struggling with religious belief. Currently, it is widely thought that Halloween originated as a pagan Celtic festival of the dead related to the Irish and Scottish Samhain, but there is no evidence that it was connected with the dead in pre-Christian times. Our ancestors celebrated New Year on November 1st. They celebrated their New Year’s Eve on October 31st. Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-in’) marked the end of the “season of the sun” (Summer) and the beginning of “the season of darkness and cold” ( Winter). In the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made 1st November a church holiday to honour all the saints. Although it was a joyous holiday it was also the eve of All Souls Day, so in Medieval times it became customary to pray for the dead on this date. Another name for All Saints Day is ‘All Hallows’ (hallow is an archaic English word for ‘saint’). The festival began on All Hallows Eve, the last night of October. Halloween

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comes from All Hallow Even, the eve (night before) All Hallows day. Therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day.

The Celts and Halloween

The Celts believed that evil spirits came with the long hours of winter darkness. They believed that on that night the barriers between our world and the spirit world were at their weakest and therefore spirits were most likely to be seen on earth. So they built bonfires to frighten the spirits away, and feasted and danced around the fires. The fires brought comfort to the souls in purgatory and people prayed for them. The fires of Halloween burned the strongest in Scotland and Ireland, where Celtic influence was most pronounced, although they lingered on in some of the northern counties of England until the early years of the last century. In England, the day of fires became 5th November (Bonfire Night), the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot of 1605, but its closeness to Halloween is more than a coincidence. Halloween and Bonfire Night have a common origin they both originated from pagan times, when the evil spirits of darkness had to be driven away with noise and fire.

Jack-o-lanterns Hollowed out pumpkins with a face cut into one side. People once carved out beets, potatoes and turnips to use as lanterns on Halloween. Nowadays we carve out pumpkins. According to an Irish legend, jack-o-lanterns were named for a man named Jack, who could not enter heaven because he was a miser. He could not enter hell either, because he had played jokes on the devil. So instead, he had to walk the earth with his lantern until Judgment Day. Today, we light candles in pumpkin lanterns and then put

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Halloween them outside our homes to frighten away witches and ghosts.

Apple Bobbing (Duck-apple)

The Roman festival for remembering the dead was also in October. During this time, the Romans remembered their goddess, Pomona. She was the goddess of the trees and fruits, and when the Romans came to Britain, they began to hold these two festivals on the same day as Samhain. Apple games probably became associated with Halloween because of this. We play the game bobbing for apples, in which apples are placed in a tub or a large basin of water. The contestants, sometimes blindfolded, must take one bite from one of the apples without using their hands. It is not permitted to edge the apple to the side of the bowl to get hold of it.

Halloween costumes

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. To keep ghosts away from their houses on Halloween, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter. Halloween was a time for making mischief - many parts

of England still recognise Halloween as Mischief Night when children would knock on doors demanding a treat (Trick or Treat) and people would disguise themselves as witches, ghosts, kelpies and spunkies, in order to obtain food and money from nervous householders.

Superstitions of Hallowe’en

On Halloween, journeys must be finished before sunset. A piece of bread crossed with salt (holy bread with witchrepellent salt) was carried in the pockets of travellers to keep them safe. Apples, nuts and candles figured prominently in many of the superstitions practised at Hallowe’en: Girls placed hazel nuts along the front of the fire grate, each one to symbolize one of her suitors. She could then find out who her future husband would be by chanting, ‘If you love me, pop and fly; if you hate me, burn and die.’ People believed that the Devil was a nut-gatherer. At Halloween, nuts were used as magic charms. Apples 1) If you slice an apple through the equator (to reveal the five-pointed star within) and then eat it by candlelight before a mirror, your future spouse will appear over your shoulder. 2) Peel an apple, making sure the peeling comes off in one long strand and then throw it over your shoulder. The shape it lands in will be the initial of your beloved. 3) If you place an apple under your pillow you will dream of your future husband.

Candles

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Halloween hair or eating an apple. Your future husband will appear peeking over your shoulder. So, if you are planning to celebrate this Halloween it is wise to be cautious.

Spooky Days Out and Events Explore the Haunted Hall

Trick-or-Treating Tips •Plan your route ahead of time. •Trick or treat in streets that you are familiar with. •Carry a torch! •Take along money for a phone call ( this is better than a mobile in case it gets lost or stolen)

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October, Timed admission slots during normal opening hours Free admission, Children’s activity trail map £1 Dare you creep inside Forty Hall this Halloween? Look out for ghouls, spiders and cobwebs, rats and mice… Cover your ears – there’ll be some chilling sounds! Pick up a children’s activity trail map on reception for £1 to help you explore the Hall and find your way out again! Advanced booking recommended as this event gets busy. Suitable for all ages

•Wear identification that’s easy to read. •Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult. •Stay on the pavements and off the streets. Watch carefully when crossing roads •Walk. Don’t run. •Don’t trample through flower beds and gardens. •Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings. •Only visit well lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. •Don’t enter any houses unless you know the people. •Don’t approach unfamiliar pets and animals. They could get very scared. •Follow traffic signals •Always watch for cars backing up or turning. •Never accept rides from strangers. •Respect other people and their property. Only knock on the doors of people you know or who have put up Halloween decorations indicating that they are happy to take part. •Be polite and say “thank you.” •Avoid any sweets that have loose wrappings or are unwrapped. Be aware of nuts if you have an allergy. •Small children should have their sweets inspected by an adult before they eat it •Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police. •Consider having a party at home instead of Trick or Treating.

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Explore the Haunted Hall – Late Night Opening

Wednesday 31 October, Timed admission slots from 4pm - 8pm Free admission, Children’s activity trail map £1. Join the late night opening of the Haunted Hall exhibition at Forty Hall. Enjoy a drink in our bar before and after your trip round the house!


Halloween

Get Spooked at Dreamland this October half term

Get Spooked is back at Dreamland Margate this October half-term, with seven days of frightfully good fun by the sea for families to enjoy at the award-winning amusement park. Get Spooked in a slippery slime factory, put your craft skills to use in a Halloweenthemed costume workshop, get jumpy in a spooky games arena or lost in a puzzle hedge maze.

can get creative in the farm’s very own Pumpkin Patch where they can carve and decorate an array of pumpkins before joining the family for a walk along the eerie Trick or Treat trails. For those looking for an extra dose of thrills, the Haunted House will also be open to those brave enough to step inside…if they dare!

There will also be a character appearance from children’s TV superhero favourites, PJ Masks on Wednesday 24 October.

Visitors will also be treated to a special Creepy Crawly Critter Show, where they can get up close and personal to millipedes, stick insects and Ember the Tarantula.

Get Spooked takes place between 12-4pm on: · Saturday 20 October · Sunday 21 October · Wednesday 24 October · Thursday 25 October · Friday 26 October · Saturday 27 October · Sunday 28 October

On top of all the ghoulish fun, there will be all the usual lively activities on the farm, which has a menagerie of animals including Meerkats, giant rabbits, reindeers and llamas. In addition to meeting the furry and feathered friends children can also slide down the Alpine Adventure toboggan run, head into the Bundle Barn for some soft play or take a ride on Tex the Tractor to a working dairy farm.

As well as a host of fun and entertainment, there are Dreamland’s new rides to enjoy, as well as the muchloved Dreamland Ark, where animal lovers can enjoy a special creepy crawlies experience as they climb aboard to meet spiders, reptiles and much more.More information can be found at www.dreamland.co.uk

James Broomfield, Lee Valley Park Farms Manager, said: “We love Halloween at Lee Valley Park Farms and can’t wait to show our visitors the ghoulish treats we have instore. Whether it’s carving pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, taking a spooky stroll through the Trick or Treat trail or getting up close to our creepy crawlies in the Critter show. There will be lots of exciting activities on offer to keep families busy and entertained”. Those brave enough can also visit the Haunted House… if they dare!  

Mischief and Mayhem at Lee Valley Park Farms

Visit the farms for some mischief and mayhem this Halloween. From Saturday 21 October to Sunday 4 November visitors can enjoy a host of Halloween inspired activities at the Essex based venue. Little ones

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Halloween Entry is just £10pp on Saturday 20 October – Sunday 4 November from10am to 5pm at Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Ln, Waltham Abbey EN9 2EF      Visit www.lvfarms.co.ukfor full information

Halloween Kids’ Raves for your Little Monsters!

For bags of spine-tingling fun, look no further than Raver Tots’ nationwide series of Happy Halloween rave-themed parties! Raver Tots host family friendly raves around the country where kids and grown-ups can hit the dance floor and make memories together. The parties combine the best of UK dance music - including top DJs such as UK Garage chart toppers Wideboys, 90’s Rave Legend Slipmatt, Drum and Bass Godfathers Nicky Blackmarket & DJ Phantasy - with tons of kids’ fun including fancy dress, face painting, bubbles, balloons, crafts, confetti blasters and giant parachutes in a festival style atmosphere. Throughout October, grown-ups and their beautiful little monsters can get dressed up and enjoy partying together to celebrate their devilish sides at these wicked Halloween events: • Southend Talk Nightclub, Sunday 21st October 2-4pm with UK Garage Party Wideboys • London McQueen Shoreditch, Saturday 27th October 1-3pm, with Nicky Blackmarket • Windsor, Vanilla, Saturday 27th October 1-3pm UK Garage Party • London, Fire & Lightbox 3rd November D&B Rave with DJ Rap The dress code is spooky, the dancefloors are huge, and while the parties are big, the music is always kept at safe levels for little ears. Every event is always fully risk assed by a NEBOSH Healthy and Safety professional. Advance tickets start at £6 for a child, available from visit for full information www.ravertots.co.uk/ Monster

Mayhem’ at The Mall

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October The Mall Wood Green is hosting its ever popular Mall Monster weekend which has seen hundreds of children participate in the free spooky arts and craft workshop sessions. From glitter and glue to paper and paint there will be a host of creative activities for children to help get them ready for Halloween. Isaiah Fapuro, Marketing Manager of The Mall Wood Green, commented: “Halloween is one of our favourite times and our free entertainment provides a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a variety of activities at the end of the school half term. “I look forward to welcoming shoppers to our weekend of spook-tacular fun.” The Mall Monster activities are completely free of charge. For more information on The Mall Wood Green visit www.themall.co.uk/wood-green.

Brick or Treat

This year the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is calling for the help of brave little ones to follow the new Brick or Treat Trail and solve the mystery of the missing potion ingredients. Little monsters will be set a challenge by a frightfully friendly character to venture across the Park, discover the mysterious hidden doors and gather up their clues. Those who complete the trail will be met by a special spooky friend and rewarded with a free Halloween treat. Guests can hop aboard the Spooky Hill Train - which has been transformed with a Halloween makeover complete with smoke and spooky music - before arriving at the Enchanted Forest where they can get stuck into a range of frightfully fun activities. Help us build an awesome Halloween themed LEGO Mosaic, make your best pumpkin out of LEGO or DUPLO® bricks to take pride of place in our unique LEGO pumpkin patch for all to see, plus get creative with spooky colouring in activities. Frankie, the friendly monster, will be inviting guests to join him at his Monster Disco on the Miniland Lawn. The guest-list includes everyone’s favourite spooktacular costume characters, with the chance to meet and greet Frankie himself, Lord Vampyre, and Orange Brick. Don’t forget to come dressed for the occasion, with the Brick or Treat fancy dress competition offering the chance to win an awesome LEGO prize every day. Plus, head to Miniland where you can see the world’s smallest LEGO pumpkin patch; you might even spot some spooky ghosts haunting the tiny landmarks from across the world. On 20/21, 26/27 October and 02 November the skies will light up with a truly spectacular 3D fireworks display, inspired by the awesome world of LEGO. Guests can expect a magnificent, truly memorable display, perfectly choreographed to a dynamic soundtrack. Just don’t forget your LEGO 3D glasses to see the fireworks explode into thousands of tiny LEGO bricks*! With so much to see and do there’s never been a better time to book a spooky short break, hotel guests can enjoy Brick or Treat themed entertainment in the evening, with LEGOLAND favourite Ollie the Dragon hosting Ollie’s Campfire Stories for little ones to enjoy before bedtime.

Brick or Treat is back at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort this October, featuring spectacular 3D LEGO® themed fireworks, and a BRAND NEW Brick or Treat Trail for 2018.

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What’s On Cilla and The Shades Wyllyotts Theatre Fri 19th Oct 8PM TICKETS: £23, £22 CONCS This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s. Starring Victoria Jones in the role of Cilla performing songs including: ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who had a Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars such as: ‘I Only Want to be with You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’. Box Office 01707 645005 TYhe King and I Wyllyotts Theatre Fri 27th Oct 7.30pm TICKETS: £23, £22 CONCS The award winning ELODS proudly present: Rogers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. This highly celebrated musical set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the moving story of the experiences of Anna, a British school teacher hired as a governess as part of the King of Siam’s idea to modernise his country. A celebration of love in all its forms, we see the desperation of forbidden love; the love of a neglected wife; and although on the surface we witness an amusing conflict between Anna and The King throughout as East meets West, love creeps up on them, which neither can admit or accept. A timeless classic, not to be missed. Camera Club Exhibition The annual exhibition of the Enfield Camera Club is taking place in the Gallery of the Dugdale Centre, Enfield (Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6DS, https:// www.dugdalecentre.co.uk), from Monday October 29th to Saturday November 24th 2018. This will feature mounted prints by the entire club membership, ranging from comparative enthusiastic beginners to highly technically advanced workers. This has always been a well received and popular event in the borough in previous years and has led to new

members joining the club directly afterwards. All visitors are naturally welcome, admission is free and there will be an opportunity to vote for favourite photographs, as well as general club and other literature being available. A wide variety of refreshments are also available within the centre. For more details on the club please visit our web site at www.enfieldcameraclub.co.uk. This features a rotating members gallery, as well as full details of club events and programmes for the regular Thursday evening meetings, which feature illustrated talks, as well as print/image competitions. For specific club details, please phone 020 8372 8087/ 01992 441528. REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS 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 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 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 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

You are warmly invited to join us to share in

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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

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What’s On 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. Winchmore Hill Writers We’re a small,friendly group who meet on occasional Sunday afternoons in Winchmore Hill to develop our skills and for mutual support. Group lead by Christine Vial,experienced tutor and published writer.All kinds of writing and levels of experience (including none) welcome. Please contact me for dates, topics and cost of future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 or christine@ roomofherown.plus.com

The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet likeminded 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 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

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

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Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

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

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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

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.

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 Enfield & District Fuchsia - 0208 360 4081or Sue - 0208 Society Now in our 50th 367 8489 year. Meet at Capel Manor, & Outstanding two story, six bedroomBullsmoor VacationLane, VillaEnfield. sleeps2nd up to Radio Enfield 3rd Wednesdays of each month 12 available as little as £650 a7-45 week. Located 15 minutes Radio Enfield from broadcasts music, - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, from the Disney Theme Parks. news, quizzes, interviews and talks, advice, regular speakers. items of local interest 24 hours Beginners warmly welcomed. a day to patients in Swimming Chase Farm Pool,Free our show, in July. Facilities include Spa,entry TVs,toGames Room Hospital onAir channel 1, and Christmas party in December. Billiards, Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment can also be& heard on www. For further information tel: Roy provided, Wi-Fi. radioenfield.co.ukRecord request Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark programmes are broadcast every Mendes 020 8368 6670 Telephone 020 8366 3311ator 07967 681908 for info’ on the night from Sunday to Friday fantastic rates forinboth high & low Season. 8pm and can beavailable telephoned Enfield Video Makers meet on 020 8363 6000Visit or emailed to the first and third Tuesday of the www.villaneardisney.info studio@radioenfield.co.uk month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Enfield National Trust Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Option Avenue, 1 above Association meet twice monthly, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film monthand advice. Phone Eric at one afternoon at Holtwhites £90 Sportspermaking & Social Club and one evening at 020 8366 6162 or see our website Enfield Grammar School. We have at www.enfieldvideomakers.co.uk summer outings, London outings, theatre visits & lectures, please Cuffley Floral Art Club check our website; enta.btck.co.uk We are a friendly flower arranging

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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 6.30 for 7pm The Rotary Club of Enfield, Venue The Plough, Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill EN2 9DJ Tel 0208 363 4386 Monday 6.30pm for 7pm Business Events YBC Breakfast Networking Enfield Every other Tuesday Bringing together sole traders, business owners and managers across a range of sectors, breakfast networking is a great way to expand your knowledge base, build connections and develop opportunities not only for themselves but also fellow members. Running between 8am - 10am, Unlike other breakfast networking events, the morning is relaxed and visitors are under no pressure to ‘perform’. There is plenty of time to engage with every attendee Call Doug on 020 8363 9444 for

more details or to book your place North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) Thursday 11th October, 11.00am - 1.00pm FREE Monthly Business Connect Networking Event, in Association with Santander At The Dugdale Centre, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS For more details and to book visit www.nlcce.co.uk or call 020 8443 5457 Enterprise Enfield’s FREE New Biz Know How Seminar Tuesday 30th October, 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 (NLCCE) Thursday 8th November, 11.00am - 1.00pm FREE Monthly Business Connect Networking Event, in Association with Santander At The Dugdale Centre, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS For more details and to book visit www.nlcce.co.uk or call 020 8443 5457 Enterprise Enfield’s FREE New Biz Know How Seminar Thursday 29th November, 9.30am – 12.30pm FREE New Biz Know How Seminar For more details and to book: visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457

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