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September 2015

MAGAZINE Cycle Enfield What’s the Plan

De-Stress Yourself A Loft Conversion Experience Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Welcome to your September issue of en MAGAZINE Hello and welcome to the September 2015 issue of EN Magazine. There is so much going on in EN over the next few weeks. We have tried to give you a taste in this issue of EN Magazine with reports on the Town Show, Palmers Green Festival and the City Harvest Festival. As well as the chance to win tickets to see The RatPack. For over 700 years Enfield has had a Royal Charter to hold a market. The market which residents know and love is being bought in to the 21st century. You can find out more about the plans insde. In this issue of EN Magazine we talk to Cllr Daniel Anderson about what are appearing to be controversial plans for cycle paths and cycle routes throughout Enfield. We would recommend people read the article on page 19 and make sure you have your say on these plans. Modern life with all its comings and goings can cause stress for many people. We take a look at the problem of stress and come up with some ways of creating a stress free life and can even save you money doing so! I hope that you enjoy reading this issue of EN Magazine. Feedback is always appreciated, if you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at Kind regards

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Did you know that we have had a market in Enfield since 1303? The right to hold a market was granted by Royal Charter but at the end of September, the market as we know it will be gone. The Old Enfield Charitable Trust who have responsibility for the market in perpetuity have undertaken a significant investment programme to launch a new market on October 1st during British Food Fortnight.

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Future plans and developments include, later opening hours in the future, as well as introducing a Food Court into the centre of the market with an emphasis on quality hot food. The Trustees at The Old Enfield Charitable Trust said “We are really excited about the planned new market. It is vital that we continue to support these small, independent businesses as well as offering a more vibrant, exciting market, adapted to the needs of local people and recognising modern

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shopping habits. Proceeds and revenue from pitch fees go towards Grants that the Trust give each year to people working and residing within the boundary of The Ancient Parish of Enfield. Three types of grant cover things like buying a washing machine in the general grant category, to supporting people in Higher Education with an Education Grant. Then there are the Community

Grants that provide grassroots organisations with specific funding for projects reflecting the diversity and vibrancy of Enfield, which put together amounts to around £250,000 a year going to individuals, families and organisations in the local area.

50 years experience. Managing Director Steve Morris, who has managed markets on behalf of Birmingham and Bristol City Council’s and himself a multi award-winning Market Manager said “The decline of markets is something we see all over the country and does not indicate any kind of failing, rather the Trust are to be commended in recognising that changes need to be made and sticking to their commitment to deliver the market and make it

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The Enfield Town and Country Show The show with something for everybody The Enfield Town and Country Show now in its 63rd year is on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September at Enfield Park, Cecil Road, Enfield, promising to be bigger and better than ever before, with even more new attractions and excitement for the whole family. From daredevil arena displays, to aroma-filled cookery demonstrations, rural crafts, Charity fun dog shows and lots for the

children to see and do, you’ll find plenty to occupy everyone for the whole day. There are so many fantastic attractions in the main ring this year to suit all tastes and ages. Whether it be the family fun of the Falconry displays, a favourite to all visiting

the show or the thrilling and exciting Stunt


Monkeys motorcycle display team with breath taking stunts. The Stunt Monkeys have wowed

crowds at 100’s of shows over the years, including British Superbikes, the team is made up of two of Britain’s top-ranked trials stunt riders. On four legs the main ring will be welcoming the fast moving, exciting sheep

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racing, This hilarious and exciting demonstration will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Medieval Archery re-enactment from the fabulous Now Strike Archery, Speed Chainsaw Carving and The Zulu’s dance troupe. At a slightly slower pace we will have the fabulous Horticultural Tent along with superb floral displays, beekeeping, baking and so much more.

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An amazing children’s area with so much to do and see for free whether it be our Punch and Judy Shows, Magic Shows, Storytelling, Gemma’s Petting Farm, Amazing Reptiles will be giving talks on Boa Constrictors and will have a huge display of reptiles to see and even hold one for yourself.

Ibrahim Tural of Real Boiler Servicing & Maintenance will be inviting visitors to the show to test their driving skills in an F1 simulator, while raising awareness of Gas Safety Week on his stall. “We are hoping to inspire others to get involved in this great campaign and to help keep our local community safe.” Ibrahim said. “We are running competitions over the two days and holding a leader board for the fastest lap times. We will be giving away prizes sponsored by Adey and Honeywell.” As well as all of the above, there will be over fourteen amazing bands playing daily along with some fabulous dance acts and pop up points showcasing the best of Enfield.

This year there will have be the Enfield Festivals of Dogs running alongside the show which will host a fun dog show with over 25 classes, Charity Dog Shows, Gundog Scurrying and Dog Agility Demonstrations as well as Have A Go dog agility. There will be a main dog ring with so many

The Show is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm both days with tickets £5.00 Adults £3.50 Concessions £1.50 Children 5yr – 14yr Online Discounts available from the show website. For further information visit www.enfieldshow. and www.

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Palmers Green Community Comes Together Enfield’s season of Festivals is set to continue at the beginning of September with the Palmers Green Festival. The annual free-to-enter community event sponsored by Winkworths returns to Broomfield Park on Sunday 6th September from 12 noon to 7pm.

bungee fly, there is fun for all ages in the Dance Zone, presented by Salsatricity, which kicks off 7 hours of free dance lessons and displays with a Salsa for All line up at 12 noon.

Each year, thousands come to join in the fun at this popular party in the park. The 2015 Festival is keeping up the tradition, with activities for everyone from the young to older residents.

Like last year, there are two music stages. The Bandstand will host contemporary musical talent presented by Club Fabulous. The old bowling green will be transformed again into `Music on the Green` with a line up of bands and singers presented by local musician and music promoter Lester Clayton.

Besides the children’s fun fair, climbing wall and

The 2015 Festival also builds on last year’s new


initiative in partnership with the Ruth Winston Centre. The Community Friendship Zone will focus on helping people to get more involved in the local community activities and meet others with similar interests. Tai Chi, Yoga, Arm Chair Exercise, Zumba Gold and Nordic Walking are just a few examples of the huge range of activities you can see on the day and join in with. Over a dozen local over 50s groups have signed up, so there will be plenty to consider and discuss.

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Festival founder, Phillip Chard, said, “Everybody loves a party. The Festival is our once a year party to have fun and celebrate our community in our local park. We’ll have: over 100 stalls; more than

30 community groups based in and around Palmers Green; International cuisine from Polish, Mexican and South Asian street food to Caribbean jerk chicken; as well as traditional teas, coffees & cakes and a Pimms stall. Many local small traders and therapists will be promoting their businesses on the day.” The Festival depends on a large team of volunteers. Volunteer coordinator, Veronica Trew, explained,

“On the day of the Festival we need lots of people from early in the morning, helping with the setup, to clearing up late in the evening. There are so many ways people can help, even if it just for a few hours, that it’s very easy to join in. And the planning goes on through the year, so we are keen to hear from anyone now who feels they can offer something. It’s a great party in the Park and there’s nothing like the feeling that you’ve helped to make it happen”. Full details of music line ups, stalls and activities and how to volunteer can be found on the Festival website: www. uk

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EN Magazine was delighted to be invited to the season opener at Enfield Town Football Club to present, the EN Magazine Favourite Local Business Award to the club Chairman Paul Reed.

Publisher. “ Enfield Town FC is not only a local club but was the first club in the UK to be owned by supporters and this award recognises that the community and EN Magazine readers support the club and its success.”

Enfield Town Football received the most votes in the favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity category in the 2015 Local Business Awards.

You can see a full list of the EN magazine Business Awards Winners at www.

“I am delighted to present the award to Enfield Town Football Club,” said Douglas Lee, EN Magazine

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Fall of surprises Growers! Summer is coming to an end. Autumn is the time for action. The perfect period to prune your climbing roses, harvest your produce and cut back perennial plants before you feed your soil with a healthy dose of compost in preparation for the coming winter months. Grab a head start on Saturday 19th September

and get to the EcoPark Compost Giveaway at Capel Manor’s Garden City Harvest Festival. Head for the car park to be first in line to fill up on free compost and get growing advice from allotment growers. If you are an early bird, and are one of the first ten visitors to collect compost, you will receive exclusive tickets to explore the City Harvest Festival courtesy of LondonWaste Ltd.

‘Tomatoes grown in EcoPark Compost’ With hundreds of growers using EcoParkCompost to improve their soil find out for yourself how it can

benefit you. Loyal compost users at Goat Lane allotment in Enfield and Brookfield Allotment in Chingford and will be around to share their experience of using it as a mulch, soil conditioner and potting mix. This is the time of year to prepare for winter and by applying a layer of compost as mulch this could reduce weeds, improve the appearance of your planting area, retain soil moisture and save you money. Brian Vickers, Site Secretary at Higham Hill Common Allotment said ‘Plot holders have been using ‘black gold’ for years and they receive great results; not only do we like that EcoPark Compost is made locally, our plots are now weed-free with good quality soil that produces bumper crops all year round’. EcoPark Compost is made by LondonWaste Ltd from household food and garden waste, in around twelve weeks at the EcoPark in Edmonton. For the past ten years LondonWaste Ltd has supplied compost to farms, allotments, community projects, horticulture societies, parks, open spaces and also to hundreds of local residents. In fact over eighty thousand tonnes of compost has been made from household waste,


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and about half of that has been given to community projects, that’s enough to fill two-thirds of the seats at Arsenal football stadium. If you want to find out more about how EcoPark

compost is used, who it benefits and how you could use it, come along to Capel Manor on Saturday 19th September. In the meantime why not visit compost-case-studies-2/ City Harvest Festival is held in conjunction with the London City Farms and Community Gardens there will be something for everyone, big or small. Come and soak up the atmosphere and celebrate autumnal fruit and vegetables, see the amazing animals, the dazzling displays and prizewinning produce.

Christmas Event Guide This winter the Enfield Festivals and Events Team will once again be producing the Enfield Christmas Events Guide. The aim of the guide is to promote to local people all the vast array of events taking place in the run up to Christmas and into the New Year. From Panto to School Fetes, Christmas Markets to Carol Concerts they hope to include something for everyone in the guide to help celebrate the festive season.

If you are organising an event and would like the information to be included in the Enfield Christmas Events guide 2015 then just visit the tell-us-about-your-event/ and complete the online form. Your event details will appear on the website and also in the Christmas Guide.

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Feat of endurance in aid of Alzheimers People are living longer these days, and with the growth of the elderly population, we are increasingly seeing how Alzheimers disease, and other forms of dementia, can radically affect many people’s lives. A personal perspective Local business owner, Joe Daly, has seen firsthand how Alzheimers can change the lives not only of those with the illness, but their families too. “My late father had dementia in the 1990s, before so much was understood about the illness. Most people didn’t really know what it was - people were simply labeled as ‘senile’, the term ‘dementia’ carried a huge

stigma and there was little help for those with the illness or those caring for them”. Joe’s experiences with his father sowed the seeds of a new career. After a long career in property and town centre management, much of it in New Zealand, Joe returned to the UK in 2008 and wanted to do something different. He took a job as a care worker in a care home in Essex specializing in dementia care, and was amazed at how rewarding it was and what a great rapport he established with the residents.

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Now, as co-owner of Caremark (Barnet & Enfield), which provides care and support to elderly people in their own homes, Joe knows all too well the highs and lows faced by those living with dementia and their families.

JOGLE team will be cycling 1,000 miles in 10 days from 8th to 18th September and events will be hosted by Caremark businesses along the way. Fundraising events will also continue after the challenge has finished.

Luckily, largely thanks to the efforts of organisations such as the Alzheimers Society, much has been done to raise awareness of the illness, to promote understanding amongst the general public and to support those with dementia and their families.

Gearing up Joe and the team have been training hard for the event all year. Joe, who lives in Bush Hill Park, can often be found cycling around Hertfordshire (and it’s quite hilly!) with his son, as well as meeting the rest of the JOGLE team for training rides in the beautiful Yorkshire and Derbyshire countryside. Joe also swims in the men’s pond on Hampstead Heath to build his fitness and has recently completed the London Triathlon.

One thousand miles in ten days To raise awareness of Alzheimers and help the Alzheimers Society continue the fantastic work they do, Joe and five other Caremark business owners have set themselves the massive challenge of cycling from John O Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) in September to raise money for the cause. Each member of the

Support JOGLE Help Joe and the team to reach their target of raising £100,000 for this fantastic cause by visiting their JustGiving page: https:// caremarkjogle. Donations can be made after the event as well as beforehand.

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Calling all ‘Inspiring Women’!

Women who want to become their own boss can now get expert tuition and support to turn their ideas into successful businesses, through the “Inspiring Women Programme” - an intensive 6 month scheme providing a unique opportunity for women in Enfield to increase their business knowledge, personal skills and confidence. The scheme is now recruiting Enfield women for its next programme.

The RSA Trust Inspiring Women Programme, delivered by Enterprise Enfield, is now in its eighth year - and has helped over 150 women looking to start their own businesses.  The scheme, which is predominantly funded by local charity, The RSA Trust, provides women with a unique opportunity to develop their business and personal skills to enable them to start up and run their own businesses successfully.    Participants learn about all aspects of running a business including business planning, raising finance, bookkeeping, marketing, website development and social media. In addition, the programme covers areas of personal development such as presentation skills and selling to decision makers

- enabling participants to gain the confidence required to achieve their dreams.  

All the dedicated support is provided FREE of charge and is designed for women, resident in the borough of Enfield, who want to develop their talents and skills to give their new business the best possible chance of success. Sue King from Enterprise Enfield says: “The aim of this course is to give

practical guidance to women thinking of starting up their own business. It is all about helping women to unlock their potential and convert their money making ideas into viable businesses”.   Applications for the next Inspiring Women Programme are now available to download from the Enterprise Enfield website.  For more information visit www. or call 020 8443 5457.  

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Manor Gardens Bullsmoor Lane Enfield EN1 4RQ Saturday 19th September 10 – 2pm

Get your fill of free compost - bring bags, sacks, and spades. The high quality compost is made from recycled garden cuttings and kitchen scraps collected from households in the local area. Courtesy of

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The Dreamboys

Thurs 24th Sept 8.00pm Tickets: £19.50, £18.50 grps 10+ New show from the UK’s top male strip show!

The Chicago Blues Brothers Fri 25th Sept 8.00pm Tickets: £23, £22 concs Blues, Motown and Soul classics from this seven piece live band.

The Carpenter’s Story Sat 26th Sept 8.00pm Tickets: £19, £18 concs Stunning vocal harmonies and live music.

Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN

The Stroke and PAT project A new and exciting development is currently being developed in the North London area in collaboration with Sallie Bollans of Stroke Rehab Dogs, the national charity Pets As Therapy and The Ruth Winston Centre. With the dedicated and loyal support of Pets As Therapy volunteer teams, Sallie Bollans has been able to implement and sustain a formal Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) programme within the NHS for over eight years, offering opportunities for stroke survivors to work with a companion animal within therapy sessions. “Having observed and recorded the positive effects that the presence of the dog produced within these sessions, I am keen to further develop this initiative in order to continue to offer animal assisted interventions to stroke survivors in the community.” Sallie told En Magazine. “Interacting with a 25/08/2015 companion animal works

at a holistic level and there is much research-based evidence supporting the many benefits that interaction with animals can achieve in promoting human health and wellbeing, and this form of intervention has been shown to be beneficial in addressing physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial aspects of recovery, as well as promoting functional communication skills.” The “Stroke and PAT” project aims to not only provide opportunities for stroke survivors to continue to reach their rehabilitation goals following discharge from hospital, but to also raise awareness of the power of the human-companion animal bond. The project was fortunate to be awarded some funding from the Big Lottery and further funding opportunities are being sought to support 10:03 this new and exciting project. For further enquiries or to make a donation to the project please contact Sallie Bollans via email at: sallie@ or alternatively visit www.


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Fun Run, Art and Sports Age UK Enfield will be running their first large scale community event in Oakwood Park on Sunday 11th October 1-4pm sponsored by Equity Estate Agents. The event is designed for families, people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities as a chance to come and enjoy Enfield’s wonderful sports clubs and outdoor spaces. On the day there will be a range of free sports taster sessions including tennis, martial arts, hockey, football and bowls all provided by local clubs. There will also be football zorbing, face painting and a chance to listen to music from a range of different eras through the Enfield DJ and MC academy. This will all be alongside Age UK Enfield’s first ever 2.5km family fun run which they really hope people will enter! The main message of the day is to stay fit, active and healthy at all stages of life, and this will be a unique opportunity for Enfield residents of all ages to come and run, walk or jog alongside each other! Age UK Enfield is part

of the national charity, but they do not directly benefit from the national campaigns people are so familiar with. They are responsible for their own fundraising and every penny made goes directly to providing services and projects to enable Enfield’s older people to age as well as they can. The day will also unveil a number of intergenerational art pieces that will be installed in the park. They were designed and made by children at Merryhills, Grange Park and Highlands School with older people living locally through sessions run with Art Start. They have been designed to encourage people to think about health and staying fit regardless of age. This was funded through the Enfield Residents Priority Fund, and Age UK Enfield hope to repeat the work annually using money raised at this fun run.

Volunteers needed Age UK Enfield also been given the opportunity to provide volunteers at the Bear Grylls survival weekend in Trent Park on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. For every person over the age of 14 that volunteers their time as a Marshall, to distribute water of just generally cheer the participants on, the charity receives a donation. It

is a fabulous way to get onto volunteering and offer support to a local charity. It will make a big difference if we can attract enough support and provide valuable funding for vital services in Enfield. For further information call Suzannah Yianni on 07949876606 or email suzannah.yianni@

Age UK Enfield need local families and residents to come and make the day the huge success they hope it will be!!!

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A Magical History For 85 years the Merlin Magical Society have been meeting for members to discuss and share the mysteries surrounding their magic. Today, the club meet in Potters Bar on alternate Thursday evening from 8pm to 10pm.
The society welcomes any new members who have an interest in the art of magic. The club was formed in 1930 and is made up of professional, semi professional and amateur magicians. One of the past Presidents was Jasper Maskelyne who used the art of illusion to help win the Second World War. Maskelyne was able to devise ingenious and very large scale illusion

systems that virtually made tanks invisible from the air, hid whole buildings full of ammunition and supplies and even made an entire city vanish and reappear several miles away. “We all have to start somewhere and joining our friendly club is a good step in the right direction.” John Clayton the Secretary and Vice President told EN Magazine. “I have been an active member of the Merlin Magical Society for over thirty years. It started out as a hobby for me, but very soon became my full time profession.
I still consider magic as one of my hobbies as there are always so many new things to learn. The Merlin Magical Society helped me progress through the years with lots of friendly help


and advice.”
 This year the Merlin Society are marking the club’s 85th Birthday with a celebration dinner in October. “The Merlin is very much based on performance. Members are encouraged to bring and perform magic to suit the varying themes during the year. This gives members a wonderful chance to practice their skills, to improve the way that they perform and to learn new ideas. Meetings are usually full of fun and we all come away having learned a little more about the art of magic. A past President once referred to our society as ‘the friendly one’. This is something that we pride ourselves on,” The trio of Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra were the definition of cool during the Fifties and Sixties and their Las Vegas showbar appearances were legendary. The city was abuzz with anticipation whenever the Rat Pack played “the entertainment capital of the world”. Backed by the full sound of big band, they had attitude to spare. The rebel rousing legend that is Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra remains unmatched to this day.


Boasting stars from the West End, a brand-new spectacular featuring the kings of swing – Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – is coming to the EN Area

Described as possessing all


the panache and attitude of Sammy, Dean and Frank during their Vegas heyday. The hit show Rat Pack Live combines the sound of big band swing with an all-star cast.

We’ve teamed up with the producers of concert show Rat Pack Live to give a lucky reader the chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the spectacular production at the Millfield Theatre, on Saturday 10th October.

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President of the Merlin Magical Society. For further information and a little abracadabra check out our website and contact us to arrange a visit to our friendly magic club. www.merlinmagicalsociety.

Jasper Maskelyne To win tickets please answer this simple question: Rat Pack Live features tributes to Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and which other famous Fifties and Sixties crooner? The first two entries drawn will win a pair of tickets to the show. To enter, email your answer to competitions@ or, by post, to Competitions, EN Magazine, 63 High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5AS. Please include name, address and a daytime phone number. Closing date: 30th September More shows to look out for: Magic of Motown at the Wyllyotts on 19th September and at Millfield Wednesday 23rd 24th September

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‘Our Finest Hour’

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Sir Winston Churchill From August, the RAF Museum will be marking the 75th Anniversary of ‘Our Finest Hour’ with a special calendar of events. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The iconic aerial battle during the summer of 1940 is regarded as the RAF’s and the country’s ‘finest hour’ – when Britain stood alone as Nazi forces were poised across the Channel, ready to invade.

Be sure to check out the following special Battle of Britain events and activities at London and Cosford at

Battle of Britain: the Men and the Machines, by James Holland

Although greatly outnumbered, the brave members of RAF Fighter Command took to the skies to defend Britain against attack. During September the Royal Air Force Museum in North West London commemorates ‘Our Finest Hour’ with a special programme of events for families to enjoy and enthusiast to delve deeper.

The Battle of Britain Hangar London:

Step into the Battle of Britain Hangar at the Museum’s London site and step back into the year 1940. Visitors can literally walk through history, as every step takes you through the events that led to ‘Our Finest Hour’. From the rise of the Nazi party, to a war torn London street, to a face to face meeting with Winston Churchill. The hangar focuses on the epic struggle of 1940 with a range of exhibits including a replica Ops Room; Radar machines; an Enigma code-breaker machine; the statue of Sir Keith Park (which was on display on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square; weaponry and paintings. And of course it holds the best and most comprehensive Battle of Britain aircraft collection in the world including examples from Britain, Germany and Italy such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Heinkel HE111, Junkers JU87 Stuka, Junkers JU88 and ME 109.

Date: 11 September Time: 1pm Entrance: £10 Location: Lecture theatre, London Author and broadcaster James Holland looks at the men who flew in the Battle of Britain - British and German - and examines the culture, conditions and character of the two sides and the aircraft they flew. He explores how these planes came to dominate the skies, their strengths and weaknesses and what lessons were drawn from this most significant of aerial battles.

Battle of Britain Weekend London

Date: 12-13 September 2015 Time: Evening TBC Entrance: FREE Location: RAF Museum London A family weekend packed full of free events and activities across the Museum. There will be a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast, re-enactors, 1940’s cabaret show, outdoor living history areas, archive viewings, storytelling, guided tours, handling collection to try on uniforms, lectures, themed crochet, special exhibitions a chance to experience a live working Merlin engine

Our Finest Hour: Cockpit Access Evenings

Date: 14th and 15th September Time: 6.15pm Location: RAF Museum London A one off and once in a lifetime experience to get closer to the original Battle of Britain aircraft – including the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane. This immersive experience will allow visitors closer access to the cockpits and

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Hear The People Sing Come and enjoy live music with

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include explainers who will bring aspects of the legendary aircraft to life. There will also be a bar in the mezzanine area overlooking the aircraft with a 1940’s cabaret act and a special display of rare and unseen items from the Battle of Britain from our archives.

BBC Singers: In Concert

Date: 18 September Time: 7.30pm Entrance: FREE by booked ticket - events/e9v5v2 Location: RAF Museum London BBC Singers make a ground-breaking visit to the Royal Air Force Museum for a concert which marks not just that famous aerial combat, but also celebrates man’s long fascination with powered flight – from Icarus to the Space Age. The programme includes the world premiere of ‘Three Spitfire Motets’ by Edward Cowie, Eric Whitacre’s musical portrayal of the flying-machine invented by Leonardo da Vinci, and Airplane Cantata - Gabriel Jackson’s extraordinary musical of the aeronautical age, in which the BBC Singers are accompanied by virtuoso pianola-player Rex Lawson. The concert will be held in 14/08/2015 15:32 the Museum’s Historic Hangars, a completely unique musical occasion - one not to be missed!

Battle of Britain Conference: A Necessary Victory?

Date: 26th September Time: TBC Entrance: TBC A thought provoking conference which aims to reassess the Battle of Britain’s contribution to victory in the Second World War in both its global and regional perspectives. Areas to be considered include: what new approaches might scholars bring to the history of the Battle of Britain? How have historians’ understandings of the Battle of Britain changed? What was the role of the other services in preparing for invasion? How did Germany view the Battle of Britain and the importance of Operation Seelowe? How was the Battle of Britain viewed in the international arena? What is the cultural legacy of the Battle of Britain? For more info: www.


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Special Report

The Changing Travel Experience Through Enfield In 2013 the mayor of London Boris Johnson invited Outer London Boroughs to bid for part of a fund to develop cycle routes throughout their borough. This was all part of the mayors vision for a cycle friendly London and Enfield was one of the 3 chosen boroughs, receiving nearly £30 million in investment, along with Waltham Forest and Kingston to receive the funding. EN Magazine spoke to Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, to find out more about the planed Cycle Enfield Scheme. He said: “The way we design our environment greatly influences the way we live, and Cycle Enfield provides a significant opportunity to transform the way future generations move around Enfield, whilst at the same time improving our town centres for everyone who visits, however they choose to travel.”   “Enfield Council has cross-party backing for Cycle Enfield because there are clear benefits - we want to rejuvenate Enfield Town to encourage people to visit and spend more in our shops, pubs, bars and cafes; and we want get people out of cars and on to bikes, which is a more active and healthier way to travel.   

“Indeed, one of the main reasons residents give for not cycling is because they do not feel safe on the road. Creating safe cycle routes will, we believe, therefore help encourage people of all ages to feel confident to cycle more.”   Cllr Anderson added: “We will create a cycle network across the borough and our proposals combine both major roads, which allow convenient and direct travel, along with a series of quietway and greenway routes.   In order to encourage more people to cycle rather than drive we need to make sure our routes connect up the places where people want to go - and this means our high streets. The investment will therefore also go towards enhancing some of the areas along the cycle routes, so there are opportunities for improvements to Enfield Town, Winchmore Hill and Palmers Green shopping areas. We believe that this will be good for business, but, conversely, would be an opportunity lost if we tried to divert cycle lanes along back routes.”   But not everyone is fully behind the Cycle Enfield proposals. A number of residents and local businesses have already raised issues and concerns about the scheme.  

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Special Report From the loss of parking bays near shops and outside residential property; the proposals to close Church Street to traffic, except for buses and bikes, the impact this will have on cars accessing Enfield Town and the surrounding roads, and the fear that this will lead to increased traffic congestion; and questions about the number of people that will actually use the cycle routes.

Have your Say

Cllr Anderson acknowledged those concerns, but added: “We are extremely keen to hear the views of the local community and there will be a 12-week consultation period for each segment of the scheme.” “The first consultation, which is on the initial proposals for the A105 route from Palmers Green to Enfield Town, opened on 17 July and runs until 9 October. You can see the plans on the Cycle Enfield website and at the Civic Centre. The second consultation for the A110 and Enfield Town scheme will open with a public exhibition held at the Dugdale Centre on Friday 25th (3pm – 8pm) and Saturday 26th (10am – 4pm) September. Consultation forms can either be completed online or on paper via request.”   Enfield Council’s investment goes much wider than the building of the cycle routes, it is also about encouraging people to get back to cycling. For instance, some people may apprehensive about getting back on a bike after not riding for many years, which is why the council is offering free cycle training.


One-to-one lessons are offered from a trained instructor in Bikeability, the nationally accredited standard in cycle training, which will take people through the basic steps, initially away from the road before venturing out on to the streets.   But what if you don’t even have a bike? Or your bike is in a bad state having been left in the shed for some time?   Help is at hand here too. Residents can borrow a bike for a month, on a ‘try before you buy’ basis for just a tenner and there is a video on the Cycle Enfield website demonstrating the experience of some local residents having used this scheme. The Council is also providing free Dr Bike checks at different locations across Enfield (i.e. Enfield Town, Edmonton Green and Palmers Green) on regular dates. You can bring your bike along for some tweaking, such as adjusting clicking gears or fixing a puncture.   Find out more about the plans for developing a cycle friendly Enfield at and take the opportunity to have your say.

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Health and Beauty

Are you feeling stressed? Whether its been the stress of the long school holidays, juggling entertaining the kids with work or your day to day live. Perhaps, the thought of returning to work after a relaxing summer holiday. The continual daily turmoil of dealing with the boss, customers, staff or just work. The ties of loved ones and relationships with partners and families. Or perhaps it is just the thought that winter is not far away with its long dark cold nights. There are lots of things that can cause stress in our lives.

But how can we make sure that the day to day stress do not start to take over our lives?

Are you feeling stressed? Stress. What is it? It seems that none of us can escape it these days, and it’s very much a hot topic. You can’t turn on the TV or radio, or pick up a newspaper or magazine, without 
someone going on about stress. You may think the stress theme is being overdone, and we just need to pull ourselves together and get on with it. However it IS true that life in the 21st century is exerting greater than ever pressures on our bodies and our brains. For many of us, our pace of life with 24/7 email, social media and news channels means that we rarely get a chance to ‘switch off ’. Then there are financial concerns, mortgages to pay; job instability, long journeys to highstress jobs each day; worries about our own health and maybe that of ageing parents; concerns for our children’s education and their future ... the list goes on. Stress can be described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down. By definition, stress is any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioural changes.” A stressful situation — such as a looming work deadline, or persistent worry about a loved one — can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce real physiological reactions. Your heart pounds, your breathing becomes quicker and more shallow, your muscles become tense and you may start to sweat. This combination of physical reactions to stress is also known as the “fight-or-flight” response because it evolved as a survival mechanism, enabling people to react quickly to life-threatening situations. Nowadays we’re unlikely to be running away from a sabre-tooth tiger in fear of our lives. However, in many cases our bodies have learned to overreact to stressors that are not life-threatening, such as traffic jams, work pressures and family difficulties. Some stress can be beneficial, producing a boost that provides helps us get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, over time, repeated activation of the stress response takes a toll on the body.


Effects of stress Continued stress can manifest itself in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms: • Anxious/worried/tearful • Insomnia • Tired/lacking in energy • Headaches • Nervous tics e.g twitchy eye • Muscular tension e.g. stiff, achy shoulders • Heartburn/indigestion • IBS/digestive problems • Menstrual problems • Loss of libido • Weakened immune system – more susceptible to infections Research suggests that prolonged or chronic stress, even at a fairly low level, contributes to high blood pressure, promotes the formation of arteryclogging deposits and may contribute to depression, addictions and even obesity. Stress also has a considerable impact in the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says there is a convincing link between stress and ill health. Research has shown that over 105 million work days are lost to stress each year through absenteeism and low productivity – costing UK employers £1.24 billion.

How to combat stress

But it’s not all doom and gloom. The good news is that there are many ways to counterbalance the stress that we may experience in our everyday lives, and the first step is being aware of your stress in the first place and the factors that cause it.

Breathing exercises and meditation

There are many books, classes and online resources where you can learn simple techniques that help you to focus on the breath, stimulating the body’s relaxation response. Meditation doesn’t have to be something spiritual if that’s not for you – it can provide some simple and powerful techniques for restoring calm and balance to your body and mind.

Other forms of physical activity

Being active is a small but powerful change you can make to manage stress. Yoga might not be your thing, but almost any form of physical exercise can help combat stress. Walking, running, cycling, dancing – whatever suits your lifestyle – can all help boost the body’s levels of serotonin (the feel-good hormone), reduce feeling of stress, improve focus and help you to relax.

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Health and Beauty

Massage and stress reduction

Massage therapy can be an extremely effective part of your stress management strategy. Massage has been shown to stimulate the body’s relaxation response (the opposite of the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism or stress response) and can help your body and mind to regain a state of ‘homeostasis’ or balance. Holistic (or therapeutic) massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue of whole body areas. By helping you to relax, regular massage can improve sleep, loosen areas of chronic muscle tension (how many of us never suffer from tight neck/shoulders or upper back?), improve mood and generally combat some of the physical and emotional effects of stress. There are many different types and variations of massage, including aromatherapy (where essential plant oils are used), hot stone massage (where heated stones are used to work deeply into areas of tension) and Thai Yoga Massage (where the therapist works on ‘energy lines’ in the body and performs therapeutic stretches). In all forms of massage, human touch is a very powerful thing in itself, encouraging a sense of calm and wellbeing, making you feel cared for and comforted. Massage can vary in length from 30 minutes to 90 minutes and offers a chance for some ‘time out’ – an oasis of calm in a busy schedule, where someone else is focusing on making you feel good. Massage is not just a form of pampering or beauty therapy – it can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. A good therapist will ask questions about your health and lifestyle and devise an individual treatment plan that will leave you feeling chilled out and better equipped to deal with the challenges that life throws at us.

Yoga - Centuries old stress management As we have highlighted work and family life are often stressful and it’s hard to find a means of relieving that tension. Yoga is a great way to get fit and relax at the

same time, and whether you are 12 or 80, anyone can try it. The idea of yoga originates from the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India around 5000 years ago. The classical yoga was firstly a practice of yoga into an eight limbed path containing steps and stages towards enlightenment. Patanjali was considered the father of yoga and a few centuries after Patanjali, yoga masters created a system of practices in order to try and rejuvenate the body and prolong life. The earliest signs of yoga appear in ancient Shamanism, a religion from East Asia, which embraces the beliefs in powerful spirits. Evidence of yoga postures are found in the artefacts that date back to 3000BC. The primary goal of Shamanism is to heal members of the community and with Shamans acting as religious mediators. Yoga originally focussed on enlightenment but it wasn’t until the sixth century BC that the poses and meditation were introduced by Buddhist teachings and became a critical element of the practice. The physical and spiritual connection of yoga led to the creation of yoga as we know it today. Modern yoga is a form of exercise, which focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost both your physical and mental wellbeing. It can be helpful in increasing your physical activity and building strength in your body. It can also be used to help develop flexibility and balance. Yoga tends to be beneficial to those with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains as it can strength in your body,

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Health and Beauty however it can also help with depression and stress, as yoga is a body and mind experience.

more focused mind. Multiple yoga styles are tailored for your needs.

There are different styles of Yoga including;

EN Magazine sent me along to speak to yoga instructor Lisa Hemmings to find out more about her classes. “Yoga is for all ages. There are different types of yoga to fit your age and fitness levels. Although yoga is beneficial for fitness, it is also helpful for relaxation. The deep breathing and meditation included in yoga exercise helps with your mental state, relieving stress and giving you a

Hot yoga; a style of yoga performed in hot and humid conditions in order for your sweat to help flush out the toxins in your skin. Hot yoga is beneficial, as the high temperatures tend to elevate your heart rate, making your bodywork harder.

Power yoga is a high-energy fitness based type of yoga, focused on those who are quite fit.

Relaxation yoga is based on relieving your body and mind of built up tension. Prenatal yoga is used for women during pregnancy

and helps to build strength and stamina, whilst relieving tension in the muscles, helping with balance and calming the nervous system.

Hatha yoga is generally for

beginners, including gentle and basic poses and movements. It is a slow paced with simple breathing exercise, which is great for beginners and for relaxation.” If you’re looking for a great way to relax and get fit at the same time, yoga could be the answer for you. For more information on taking part in yoga, contact Lisa Hemmings of Yoga with Lisa at 07958 299706. By Stephanie Vella

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Home Improvements

Converting Your Loft – A Cautionary Tale The cost of property in the EN area continues to rise and many people find themselves in the property trap. We hear all the time of the problems for people trying to get on the property ladder for the first time but now many people find themselves trapped at the start of the ladder. The cost of moving from a flat or two bedroom to a three or four bedroom property has for many people become too big a jump. So what to do when your family grows and you find you are in need of extra space but you cannot afford the jump to a bigger property without having to move out of the area? Like many local people we decided that, as our oldest was settled in school and as for both of us our commute to work would become unmanageable with a move to an area

where we could afford a three or four bedroom home, we would convert our loft. Having our loft converted has brought a few challenges and interesting times so I thought I would share our experiences and what we have learnt to help other local people.

Do your research. Before instructing a loft conversion company or builder to carry out the work have an idea of what you want. We spent some time talking to friends and neighbours, and viewing their homes which had been converted. We found that all of them were pleased with the work that they had had carried out and the extra space it had given them. They were more than happy to show us round their homes. Taking the time to look around a few properties that had been converted by different companies not only gave us an insight into the finished work but by talking to the properties’ owners we found out a lot about how the work was carried out. We also found inspiration from looking at other people’s conversions. Our original plan of a big bedroom with an en suite shower room changed into having two smaller rooms with a separate bathroom. The kids will end up with a bedroom each, a playroom and with the bathroom between the rooms there is no need to walk through a bedroom to use the toilet or shower.

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Home Improvements We also found that when we started to get quotes they come in as many shapes and sizes as loft conversions. The things we would advise looking out for are: • Does the quote include architects’ drawings? • Does the quote include the hire of skips to remove rubbish? • What kind of finish is included, e.g. plastered walls or just board? • Is fitting of the bathroom and accessories included? • Are the required number of plug sockets and light sockets included? Try to factor in everything you want as early as possible. Remember, anything you decide to add at a later date is likely to cost more so, if there are things you want, include them early to avoid costly surprises later. Finally, do not forget builders’ quotes rarely include VAT so you will need to add 20% to the cost.

The Party Wall Act If you have an adjoining wall to your property you will find that you will need to have a Party Wall Agreement with your neighbours. Otherwise you will have to have a Party Wall Award produced. A Party Wall Award offers protection to both the building owner and adjoining owners but it is questionable whether one is always required. Looking at it from both sides the benefits for each party may be summarised as follows:

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Ensures any damage that may occur to the adjoining owner’s property is clearly as a result of the building works undertaken Provides for a right of access under the Act to enter upon the adjoining owner’s land to carry out work

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Sets out the hours during which the work may be

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carried out Provides for making good any damage caused by the works Ensures any contractor has adequate public liability insurance in place

Clearly most benefits lie with the adjoining owner. However, the key point for the building owner is it protects against spurious claims for damage. The point at which the benefits gained from a Party Wall Award do not outweigh the cost of preparing one is debatable. An important point to remember is that regardless of whether an adjoining owner consents to a Party Wall Agreement the work his redress under the Party Wall Act still remain. This is something that neighbours often fail to grasp and hence rush down the Party Wall Dispute route.

Get on with your neighbours! This may seem an odd statement, as I am sure that everyone reading this tries to be neighbourly and get along with their neighbours. But just beware of what happened to us. I would not say that we were close friends with our neighbours, but we did try to get along and would say hello to each other when we saw them in the garden or on the street. We had heard of some problems people had with neighbours when doing our research and many had mentioned that their neighbours had become jealous and uncompromising, but it did not prepare us for what we were going to go through. Being a mid-terraced property we had to give a Party Wall Notice to each of our neighbours. We spoke to each neighbour explaining that we planned to convert our loft, told them about the company we were going to use and also explained that we were giving them a Party Wall Notice as required by law.


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Home Improvements One of our neighbours signed and returned the notice a few hours later. The other, 16 days later, returned the notice saying they were in dispute as under the act is their right. As the party wall act states this means that we had to pay for their chosen surveyor to survey and take photos of the current state of their property so that if any damage is caused by the works, it will be repaired. Ours, and most loft conversion companies we spoke to, already included the taking of photos in the cost as it protects them from people claiming for damage that has not been caused by the work. We had to pay for their surveyor, but it did not stop there. Speaking to the surveyor they had decided to appoint, they said they were happy to carry out the survey for both parties as they have to act independently and they said it is what they regularly do. However, our neighbour decided that they were not happy with sharing the surveyor that they had chosen but insisted on us appointing a separate surveyor as well. This is all legal and within neighbours’ rights under the Party Wall Act. We did try to discuss the need for two surveyors with our neighbour but they said they wanted two surveyors, as in their words “because we can.” The cost of two surveyors to agree on the same independent report and photos was nearly £2000. This was just the start of on-going issues that ended with having to call the police to protect my property and myself. So my advice is try to keep your neighbours on side throughout the process.

Be prepared for mess and chaos! Having the work carried out will undoubtedly cause disruption. After all, you are having the roof taken off and holes knocked through your ceiling. Our builders were friendly and they kept us informed of when the different elements of the work would be carried out. The builders did take lots of precautions to protect our property, laying protective matting throughout the rooms they would need access to. All of the different teams we had, from plasterers to roofers, cleaned up after themselves even if not spotless. However, you need to be prepared for the mess. Dust gets everywhere! Just when you think you have cleaned up you open a wardrobe or cupboard to find it has got in there too. How?

and sockets throughout your new loft? This can lead to frustration that nothing is going on and the builders are taking too long, when in fact they are very busy even if you cannot always see it immediately. As our loft conversion started to near completion we realised that some of the things were not exactly to our liking or finished off as well as we thought they should be. This is where we decided to stand firm and address the issues as early as possible so as not to frustrate ourselves and give the builders time to put things right. As it turned out many of the things in question where already on the snagging list created by the builders for them to put right. There were a few points though which did slip through, which as the people that live in the house there were things which were obvious to us, that had been missed. So we would recommend not to be afraid to ask for something to be put right or changed, remember you are going to have to live with it when the builders have gone. Perhaps also check before signing up to the work being carried out, how long after completion the builders are happy to return to carry out minor repairs or adjustments.

The finished project. At the end of the project we now have a lovely family home fit for four people rather than living in a cramped space and wonder we why did not do this sooner. Even with the problems of dust and neighbours we would do it all again, I just hope that my cautionary tale can help anyone else considering a loft conversion to avoid some of the problems we had. by Alan Harvey

Stay on top of the project. Many people we spoke to, and we found this from our own experience, said that the first steps in the process of the loft conversion are very dramatic. Your old roof being taken off, the new space being created and the new staircase fitted are visual works being carried out. However, after these major very visual changes the work appears to almost come to a standstill. How many of us really give consideration to the time it takes to fit pipes to carry water to a new bathroom or running wires all around the walls and ceilings to carry power to lights

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The Round Tower Churches of Eastern England 08 September 2015 Location: Jubilee Hall 2 Parsonage Lane Enfield, EN2 0AJ Time: 20:00 - 21:30 Cost: £1.00 A talk arranged by the North London Branch of The Historical Association Most medieval church towers are square but in Norfolk and Suffolk many round towers are found. Paul Hodge’s illustrated talk will introduce and try to explain this phenomenon. Liberty & the Magna Carta: Poetry Exhibition 15 September 2015 - 27 September 2015 Every day Forty Hall & Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA Cost: £FREE This is the year of Magna Carta, marking the Great Charter’s 800 year legacy. Enjoy a selection of poems, inspired by Magna Carta, shortlisted as part of the recent borough-wide competition. Normal opening hours For more information visit www. or call 0208 363 8196. Music from the Black Barn 12 September 2015 - 12 December On this day every month Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hall Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA 20:00 - 22:00 Cost: £5 entry on the door Forty Hall Farm’s monthly music night, Music from the Black Barn, is guaranteed to have your toes tapping and your tail-feathers shaking! Showcasing everything from rhythm and blues, to folk, ska and soul, the night features three local bands and has a different musical theme each month. There is a bar run by local pub the Old Bell. Doors open 7pm.The night is held in the Farm’s Black Barn on the second Saturday of every month. (Finishing time is approximate) For further information, visit www.

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Available on Facebook and Twitter Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens 12 September 2015 - 13 September 2015 The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS Time: 2.30pm to 4pm Cost: £14 | £12 concs Millfield Youth Theatre return to the Dugdale Centre with their production of this unique musical song cycle. Through a series of heart-rending monologues, hear the struggles of various people who have battled with disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. A dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense piece of musical theatre history with adult themes! Ultimate Genesis 18th Septmeber 7.30PM Tickets: £19.00- Concs £18.00 Los Endos capture the excitement of a live Genesis gig from the Seventies, with nearly three hours of scintillating musicianship and a state of the art light show. Featuring music from their early heyday when Peter Gabriel sang and Steve Hackett played guitar to when Phil Collins took centre stage, Los Endos have focussed on music from all the hit albums of the 70’s and 80’s plus a few surprises. Gerry Cross The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers 19 September 2015 Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ Time: 19:45 - 22:30 Cost: £19 Rock ‘n’ Roll at Millfield Theatre Record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry and The Pacemakers were the second Liverpool band to chart (after The Beatles), but the first to reach No. 1, and the first act ever to top the charts with their first three singles. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits, mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.

Judith Jacob’s Yabba Yabba - with Brinsley Forde and Angie Greaves 27 September 2015 The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS Time 19:30 - 21:00 Cost: £13.50 | £12.50 online Get up close and personal to showbiz stars in the first of a series of chat shows this season presented by actress and radio presenter Judith Jacob. The Counterfeit Stones 3rd October 8.00PM Tickets: £20.00 -Concs £19.00 Take a chronological journey through the Rolling Stones heyday. Think great rock’n’roll, think funny, think irreverent,think a little bit risqué… Intoxicating young and old alike – these guys are 100% proof that a good shot of copyrock always hits the target. Fakin’ brilliance - its Phoney Rock ‘n’ Roll, but a real bargain! REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Enfield Town Model Railway Club We meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the small hall (at the rear of) St.Pauls Centre, !02,Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR. (bottom of Windmill Hill). Prospective new members always welcomed Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.-12.00noon St Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new members. for more information go to www. or call 020 8367 3171 Enfield Woodcarving Club is a small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. Chace Community School Enfield EN1 3HQ New members of all

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What’s On abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George 07703219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look. Edmonton Camera Club ECC meets at Millfield House Arts Centre at 7:45 pm on most Mondays between September and June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly and welcoming club and invite visitors and potential members to attend 4 meetings before subscriptions become due. For more information contact John McAndrew on 0208 920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. or find out more about the club and our 2015/2016 programme on our website www. 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 com The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex. August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.nlondonhumanists.fsnet. 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

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

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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

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Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. 5 courts always available. We are a small friendly club and new members always welcome. Coaching is also available for those wishing to improve their skills or for those wanting to return to playing regularly. Social events organised throughout the year. If you are interested please contact Yvonne – 01707 642328 yvonnenewby@sky. com Whist Drive Every Thursday 1.30p.m Activity room 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close N13 Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449 The North London Morning Orchestra rehearse on Wednesdays from 10-12 the Scout Hut in the track opposite the Jolly Farmers pub in Slades Hill Enfield EN2. No auditions, no concerts, minimal fees. No age restrictions. We play all kinds of music for enjoyment. Details from Eric 080 8367 3169. The Enfield Writers’ Workshop meets on Friday evenings from 8 to 10 at Salisbury House, Bury Street West N9 to promote Creative Writing of all kinds.No age restrictions. Currently only £5 a year required. Details from Eric 020 8367 3169 or Bernard 020 8364 5464. The Bonsai Group meets at Capel Manor College at 7.30pm. on the 2nd Tuesday of most months. We often have a speaker and every month members bring a tree for a friendly competition. For actual dates and Club programme visit home or phone Joy 020 8367 3169.

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Southgate and Enfield Friendship Centre We meet once a month on the first Monday (except Bank Holidays) at Ruth Winston House 190 Green Lanes. We have regular talks of various interest, quizzes and self contributing meetings as well as a lunch club. We are a small but friendly crowd and welcome new members. Entrance £1.50 per night Enfield Poets (formerly Salisbury House Poets) meet at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, on the first Saturday in the month, 7.30 p.m. start. £3.50 entrance, £2.50 concessions. 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 4081 or Sue - 0208 367 8489 Radio Enfield Radio Enfield broadcasts music, news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day to patients in Chase Farm Hospital on channel 1, and can also be heard on Record request programmes are broadcast every night from Sunday to Friday at 8pm and can be telephoned in on 020 8363 6000 or emailed to studio@radioenfield. Edmonton Camera Club Meets at Millfield House Arts Centre N18 1PJ, on Mondays at 7:45pm between September and June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly club and invite visitors and potential members to attend 4 meetings before subscriptions

What’s On become due. For more information contact John McAndrew on O2O 8920 6551, email info@ 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; for details or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568. Merlin Magical Society, Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Rd. P. Bar.EN6 1JJ. Meets fortnightly Thursday evenings. 07931 525399 We also have a website 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 or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162

Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 48th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www.

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Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, and has speakers of various kinds, often club meeting every 2nd Tuesday with slides, and we are open to the monthVilla (except January Outstanding two story, six bedroominVacation sleeps up and to both ex civil servants and non Civil August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes Servants.We meet at St Andrews Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from Disney ThemeEnfield Parks. Churchthe Hall, Silver Street, from 7pm, visitors always welcome. EN1 3EG on the 1st Monday of For more information ring Jackie Facilities Swimming Spa,8441 TVs,3663 Games the month include [2nd Monday if a BankPool, 020 or ValRoom 01707 Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30 am 889447 provided, & Wi-Fi. start. For details, please contact Sue Sims 020 8245 4723 or Oakmere Bridge Club at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967Held 681908 for info’ on the Lane&Potters Bar every Monday, fantastic rates available for both high low Season. Potters Bar & District 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small Visit Photographic Society friendly club and would welcome Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar new members. We have vacancies 1 above Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. Option for improvers and intermediate Contact Ann on 01438 832504 players We play Chicago Bridge. £90 per month Competitions, lectures, practical Interested? Then contact Robert sessions; we are a keen group 01707 658677 Janice 01707 of amateur photographers of 850983 all abilities. New members very welcome.

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

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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@ Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively contact the website or email to mail@enfieldcameraclub. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8366 4046 DANCE CLASSES Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant firsttime dancer floor with confidence. Wednesday 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/ Intermediate Class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:15 Social Dancing for all levels St Thomas’ Hall 79a Prince George Avenue Oakwood N14 4SN Car park is at the rear of the building. Call 07960 736925 for details Winchmore Folk Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning in term time in the lower hall at Grange Park Methodist Church N21 2EU between 10am and 12 noon to enjoy English Country Dancing. Led by experienced callers, dances range from the 17th Century until modern times. Each session costs £2.50 which includes refreshments. Beginners welcome. For more information contact John Wood on 020 8926 7293

September Sat 05, 15:00 A -Bognor Regis Town Wed 09, 19:45 A - Leiston Sat 12, 15:00 A - Billericay Town Sat 19, 15:00 H - Farnborough Mon 21, 19:45 H - Wingate & Finchley Sat 26, 15:00 A - Kingstonian Tue 29, 19:45 A - Harrow Borough OCTOBER Sat 03, 15:00 H - Leatherhead Sat 10, 15:00 A - Lewes Tue 13, 19:45 H - Harrow Borough Sat 17, 15:00 H - Staines Town Tue 20, 19:45 A - Wingate & Finchley Sat 24, 15:00 A - Tonbridge Angels Fixtures are subject to change depending on cup competitions. Please check the club website for the latest information. www. enfieldtownfootballclub. Ticket available on the gate. Adults: £10.00 Concessions: £6.00 Under-16’s: £1.00 Enfield Town Football Club The Queen Elizabeth II Stadium Donkey Lane Enfield EN1 3PL

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