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September 2017

MAGAZINE Job Hunting - Maximise Your Chance

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Education from Nursery to University

Lose the Summer Weight


Welcome to your September 2017 issue of en MAGAZINE Contents

Hello and welcome September issue of EN Magazine.

Page 4 - Local News and Events

For many of our readers the summer holidays are over and the kids are on the way back to school. But is this a year when you will have to make decision about their Page 18 - Job Seeking - are you looking for a new role education. From Nursery to University we bring you some advice to help you make your choices.

Page 23 - Health - did you put weight on over the summer?

Did you but on a few extra pounds on your summer holiday? The temptation of trying new and exotic dishes, or having that extra beer or glass of wine while away can lead to an increased waistline. We look at ways to get back in, and keep in shape.

Page 26 - Education - Choosing the right schools for September is one of the busiest times of the year for your child’s journey people deciding to change their Jobs. With the help of Life Page 28 - EN Directory, Local Trades and Services Page 28 - What’s On and Things To Do

Coach Charlotta Hughes we share her tips to maximise your chance of getting the job you want.

We are also joined, this month, on our editorial team by Emily Parkes, an undergraduate studying journalism, we hope you enjoy her article in this issue. If you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.

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Local News and Events

Anti-social behaviour clampdown Psychoactive substances are set to be banned in Enfield as the Council prepares to launch a massive clampdown on anti-social behaviour including gang activity, car cruising, and irresponsible dog handling. Enfield Council is consulting on plans to introduce a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to help the local authority and the Police deal more effectively with unacceptable behaviour. If ratified, the PSPO would: • Make it illegal to possess psychoactive substances in the Borough (it is already illegal to produce, sell and/ or supply them); • Prohibit loitering in housing blocks and around estates by non-residents; • Tackle illegal parking around schools; • Give the Police additional powers to deal with car cruising along the A10 and A406; and • Enable Enfield Council and the Police to deal more effectively with irresponsible dog owners The consultation follows an initial 12-week consultation last year in which residents were asked what types of anti-social behaviour concerned them the most. Following analysis of the results and an evidence review, the draft proposals were amended to target the main types of anti-social

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behaviour affecting the borough that would most benefit from a proposed PSPO. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, added: “Enfield Council will continue to do absolutely everything we can to reduce crime and disorder. We believe that a Borough-wide PSPO will play a major role in helping to deter a number of abhorrent behaviours impacting upon residents. However, we want their further help in ensuring we are on the right track, which is why it’s important that as many people as possible take part in the consultation.” Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, stated: “We are continually working to build strong communities and we are seeking to make our housing estates safer places. We firmly hold that our proposed PSPO will improve our residents’ quality of life by sending a very clear message that that this Borough takes a dim view of antisocial behaviour.” To take part in the consultation visit www. enfield.gov.uk


Local News and Events

Stay Gas Safe Head down to Enfield Market on Saturday 16th September for the first Annual Gas Safety Week Community Event.  Local business man Ibrahim Tural of Real Boiler Servicing & Maintenance has teamed up with Gas Safety Week and the Age UK London Business Directory to bring you the latest information on how to stay safe in your home. With hundreds of incidents each year it’s crucial that people have their appliances checked each year to be assured they are working safely and efficiently.  Just one of the many saftey issue that the event and Gas Saftey Week will be highlighting is CO poisoning.

What is CO poisoning? Unsafe gas appliances can produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. CO is produced by the incomplete burning of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This happens when a gas appliance has been incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. It can also occur if flues, chimneys or vents are blocked. Oil and solid fuels such as coal, wood, petrol and oil can also produce carbon monoxide.

CO poisoning occurs when you breathe in the gas and it replaces oxygen in your bloodstream. Without oxygen, your body tissue and cells die. Even small amounts of the gas can cause CO poisoning, and long term effects can include paralysis and brain damage. Come down on the day to find out more and to also join in with all the fun activities including; face painting, F1 simulator, cheerleader performance, bouncy castle and much much more! We also have some special visitors including the Enfield Fire Station.’ Ibrahim Tural has been a regular trader at Enfield Market. Enfield Market is part of the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and the revenue generated

from the Market Place is awarded as grants within the Parish of Enfield. Enfield Gas Safety Annual Community Event 2017 16th September2017  9.00am – 4.30pm Enfield Market

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The Enfield Town & Country Show & The Enfield Festivals of Dogs This September the Enfield Town and Country Show and the Enfield Festival of Dogs returns to Enfield Town Park on the 23rd and 24th September.

full-on why not head over to the Cookery demonstrations with MasterChefs 2017 semi finalist Lyndsay Evans and TV Chef Alan Coxon becomes British Ambassador for Food and Tourism, with 30 years of working in Michelin star restaurants both will be sharing some top tips and recipies.

Both days of the show a packed with live entertainment which is sure to appeal to visitors of all ages

SOME UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS AT THE SHOW THIS YEAR - The Equestrienne Stunt

Team – As seen in Game of Thrones See some amazing Horse Tricks and Stunts at the Enfield Town and Country Show in 2017 with the Equestrienne Stunt Team.

Also at the show will - Hayley The Fire Queen & Son as seen on the The One Show. This BREATHTAKING display comes to this year’s show as Hayley, Ash and Luke take to the main ring. The mother and son team, starring Hayley ‘Fire Queen’ Rilings, Ashley ‘Flash Ash’ Rilings and Luke ‘Loopy Luke” will thrill the crowd with their breath-taking feats, including wheelies, big ramp jumps and an awe-inspiring fire ride. Hayley is 3 times British Motocross Champion, 7 times Weston Beach Race winner, Britain’s TOP female Motorcycle Stunt Rider, Horse Stunt Rider and World Record holder.

- Britians Got Talent finalist Dima and his dancing will be at the Enfield town and Country Show this year strutting their stuff and showing of a few funky moves. If you are looking for something a little less

- Karsten Bulner displaying the awe aspiring Amazing World of Wings birds of prey display. Karsten and his team of rescue birds from around the world will bring an educational and exciting display of flying hawks, eagles, owls and Falcons.

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be Claudio Bincoletto, Tottenham Hotspurs Chef and the Suffolk Forager, Julie Foster. Join them for some exciting talks and cookery demonstrations. Then full of inspiration from the experts why not wonder over to the food and drink market with some amazing producers. Try and taste food made with love and buy yourself something different. And if you feel like taking part why not have a go at Archery in the living history camp.


Local News and Events find something unique and different.

FESTIVALS OF DOGS – OUR AMAZING DOG AREA including the

fantastic Lowestoft Dog Display Team with their breath taking fire dog agility display.

Fun Dog Shows with over 22 classes a day Dogs Have Got Talent, Agility Displays and Have A Go from local Paws of Parham Dog Training Team, Chase the Bunny, Scurry, Breeds, Talks, Doggie Bingo, Sniff and Smell and much more …

Why not have a go petting one of the animals with Gemma’s Petting Farm, or learn about reptiles and have the chance to hold one of the Amazing Reptiles Boa Constrictors or a bearded dragon. They truly are amazing. Watch a fabulous Punch and Judy show or listen to a story. Meet our resident Dinosaur as seen on Britains Got Talent and his name is Classisauras. Paws

And so much more to see including: •Fabulous floral displays and horticultural entries •8 Bands playing daily, including up and coming local musicians •Fantastic Displays from local community groups •Rural Crafters and Crafts including live chainsaw carving •Fly fishing displays •Sheep racing •Shetland Pony agility •Shady – the famous horse whisperer •Classic car displays

Local Horticultural Display

The horticultural tent will be up and running again, with an eager team of volunteers, at the Enfield Town and Country Show. The horticultural tent schedule is available in

Enfield

Annual Community Event

FESTIVALS OF KIDS – COME ALONG AND MEET PAW PATROL THIS YEAR

Our children’s area is packed this year with so many exciting things to do and a lot of them for free.

Patrol will be visiting the show over the weekend as well.

Amazing Shopping Opportunities

Come along and get the chance to visit some exceptional stands and do some wonderful shopping. Whether it be food or drink stands, lifestyle, garden we will have it. This is the chance to

hard copy at Enfield Town Library, the Dugdale Centre or White Lodge Surgery. If you would like a copy emailed to you or sent to you, please contact enfieldtownshow horticulturaltent@aol. com or ring 0208 367 3938 (ansaphone – please leave your details) The Enfield Town and Country Show and the Enfield Festival of Dogs are two days not to be missed tickets are just £6.50 adults (concessions £5.50) £2.00 children and under 5’s freebook online at www. classicfestivalstickets.co.uk The show is open each day from 11.00am to 6.00pm. Visit www.enfieldshow. co.uk Enfield Town Park, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6LE

Come and join us for Enfield Gas Safety Week 1st Community event! Saturday 16th Sept 9am - 4.30pm Enfield Market Church St, Enfield EN2 6NL

Face Painting Cheerleaders Enfield Carnival Bouncy Castle Simulator Hospitality/VIP area Free Prize Draw Safety Hunt Local DJ - Radio JJ

Visit Fire Brigade Gas Safety Week Age UK London Business Directory The Mayor of Enfield Real Boiler Servicing & Maintenance

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New Name For Local Recycling The local recycling centre that turns our household waste into energy, compost and much more has been renamed.

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LondonWaste has today officially announced its rebranding to LondonEnergy. The change reflects the company’s focus on high quality outputs and its transition to a business that is responsible for the management of valuable resources through reuse, recycling and the production of sustainable energy.

This is further emphasised in the company’s new strapline ‘Powering the Circular Economy’ which is designed to recognise 06/07/2017 the 17:13company’s position as North London’s leading producer of sustainable energy and the Company’s intent to lead on raising awareness of the need to develop more sustainable business models and ways of life. Commenting on the Rebrand, LondonEnergy’s Managing Director, Peter Sharpe said:

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time for LondonEnergy and the communities that we serve. We are transforming from a traditional waste management business into an energy, recycling and resource management business at the heart of London’s Resource and Circular economy and this rebranding better reflects the current and future activities of the Company.” “LondonEnergy provides more than 300 well paid and skilled jobs for North London and this change also underlines our ambition to realise the opportunities of the future and to continue to make LondonEnergy a great place to work.” LondonEnergy manages the household waste from over 1.9 million residents across 7 North London boroughs and generates enough energy to power 80,000 homes. Every year it sustainably diverts more than 698,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, saving approx. 300,000† tonnes of CO2 every year. The company is one of the largest ‘energy from waste’ producers in the UK and contributes over £15m into the local London economy per annum.


Local Jobs Fair Job seekers are invited to Enfield Council’s jobs, apprenticeship and careers fair where prestigious companies are looking to fill vacancies in all kinds of fields. The free Jobs Fair is open to all residents in Enfield and will be held on Thursday, 14 September between 10am and 3pm at Southbury Leisure Centre. More than 30 businesses are expected to attend and Enfield Council is expecting over 500 attendees from all walks of life – students who have just received their A-level or GCSE results; young people not in education, employment or training; job seekers; those looking into apprenticeships; and residents who are switching careers into new sectors. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Enfield is going through a wonderful period of innovation and investment as part of its ongoing growth. With so many new businesses setting up in Enfield, we want to provide an opportunity for people

to meet prospective employers face-to-face, to learn about how to develop the skills they need to get, keep and progress in work and to look at different options available. “We’ve had excellent feedback from previous job fairs from both employers and attendees. We want to do everything we can to help the people of Enfield to find good jobs. Whatever your background or previous experience, we hope to see you at Southbury Leisure Centre on 14 September.” Companies expected at the fair include Countryside Properties, Galldris Construction, Warburtons and many more. Those looking for information on apprenticeships and courses will have the opportunity to speak to Enfield’s further education institutions including Barnet & Southgate College and The College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London. The event will also feature workshops on business start-ups as well as practical career advice

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the elo encounter Saturday 2, 7.45pm Tickets: £20

i’m not Just an italian in london Friday 8, 8pm Tickets: £25

kast oFF kinks Saturday 9, 7.45pm Tickets: £21.50

chas & dave Sunday 10, 5pm Tickets: £8

voodoo room Saturday 16, 7.45pm Tickets: £20

how sweet it is – motown’s greatest hits Saturday 23, 7.45pm Tickets: £24

the tarantinos Friday 29, 7.45pm Tickets: 21.50

OCTOber

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SuperStar Showdown tour

Sunday 1, 3pm Tickets: £15

ballet black triple bill featuring red riding hood Thursday 5, 7.45pm Tickets: £17

the live aid eXperience Thurday 12, 7.45pm Tickets: £21.50

rat pack live Saturday 21, 7.45pm Tickets: £24.50

come mek we larF Friday 27, 7.45pm £17

the sleeping beauty

Vienna feStiVal Ballet Sunday 29, 1pm & 5pm £21.50, Concs £18.50, Family Ticket £71.50

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georgie Fame - live in concert

See page 19 for advice from leading life coach Charlotta Hughes

gok wan – naked & baring all

Tuesday 31, 7pm Tickets: £24

NOVember

rick wakeman - piano portraits Saturday 4, 7.45pm Tickets: £26.50

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8, 7.45pm Tickets: £26.50

Jack and the beanstalk

A GIANT PANTOMIME ADVENTURE 23 November - 31 December Tickets: various For Full season and booking please contact boX oFFice 020 8807 6680 www.millFieldtheatre.co.uk Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ


Local News and Events

Toddlers, Babies and Bumps Show Fall in love with your flooring with a little help from John Powell has been supplying and fitting carpets in Potters Bar and surrounding areas for over 30 years, with 40 years experience in the flooring retail trade, offering free delivery on all of our products. We offer a complete service, helping our customers select the right carpet, flooring, rug, and blinds in the right colour and finish to fit into their home. Take advantage of our free measuring and estimating service and if you can not visit our shop, we can arrange to bring samples to you. Our shop is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri from 9:15am - 5pm And Saturday from 9:15am - 4pm

North London’s biggest and best Toddler, Baby & Bump Show, sponsored by ‘Pearsons’ is back on the 9th September 2017 at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town. On arrival you will have the opportunity to leave your pushchairs & prams in our buggy park and try out the wide range of baby slings that are available, whilst browsing & enjoying a hands free experience, thanks to the North London Slings.

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The event brings excellent shopping opportunities as well as expert advice from a great selection of baby & toddler related businesses 18/06/2015 10:46 & charities. Browse upon baby and children’s clothing, accessories, maternity wear, bags, footwear, products to assist with weaning and meal times as well as toys, books, keepsakes and also some great products for mum. There is an array of useful services from children’s photography to health, financial, travel and childcare advise.​Find out more about local baby & toddler classes as well

For more information please contact: Heather Newham CEO heather@practicallyslim.com 07970 252647

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as chat with the midwives from North Mid Hospital to learn more about their maternity unit. Pop over and say hi to Sophia’s diary and get your hands on their brand new discount card! Cheshunt Radio are at ‘Centre Point’ entertaining visitors with favourite hits while you shop, learn and join in the fun. Keep your eye out for special appearances by much loved children’s characters in locations throughout the show. In the Live room and join in the free events throughout the day, including, first aid talks as well as fun sessions for children & babies. The full programme can be found on their website: www. clairewoodevents.co.uk . The activity room is host to some of Paradise Park Zoo’s much loved animals as well as fun activities, play & face painting by our Neverland fairies! Make your way to the baby change & feeding area for a hassle-free essentials moment and pick up your


Local News and Events

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The parenting awards ‘SuperMum’ & ‘SuperDad’ 2017 sponsored by Divine by Design Creations and presented by Enfield’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Doris Jiagge, will be announced on the day.

proceeds will be donated to Haven House Children’s Hospice. ​This is a must attend event for mums and dads of babies & toddlers as well as expectant parents. Show opens 10.30am until 4pm, pre-book your tickets online at www. clairewoodevents.co.uk for a reduced rate of £2 plus a small booking fee and also be entered into a free prize draw to win a £100 holiday voucher. Otherwise tickets will be available on the day and Kids go free! ​ 1at £3 11/01/2017 12:54

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Fri 15th Sep 8pm Tickets: £18, £17 concs Psychic medium takes to the stage.

The Roy Orbison Story

Sat 16th Sep 8pm Tickets: £21 Barry Steele takes to the stage to pay tribute to the great man. Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

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Win an Aston Martin For those who have long dreamed of owning an Aston Martin, we’ve got good news for you. A charity raffle is giving anyone the chance to win a limited edition Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows car, worth £275,000, for just £20. All you have to do to win is visit www.rafbf.org/red10 and enter. Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned just 10 of these Vanquish S Red Arrows cars as a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, and has kindly donated Red 10 to the RAF Benevolent Fund. All money raised goes directly to the charity that supports past and present RAF personnel and their families. Celebrating two of the most iconic marques in British history and engineering, the car marries the exceptional craftsmanship and unforgettable driving experience of an Aston Martin with the iconic Red

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Arrows brand. The Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows car, which is being built over the summer, boasts a number of special features that echo the Red Arrows themselves, such as ‘Eclat Red’ Pearlescent paint, bespoke fighter jet switches and ‘Diamond Nine’ embroidery on the headrests. Other features include a Red Arrows Union Flag tail fin motif on the front splitter, a Red Arrows Squadron Crest lacquered into the dashboard and an ejection seat detonator cord shape lacquered into the carbon fibre roof panel. There are also blue and white stripes on the side skirts designed to replicate the smoke trails left by the Red Arrows during their displays. Similarly to the Red Arrows aircraft, the car is a two-seater despite being a four-seat model. The back seats have been designed to carry custom helmets

that can be purchased separately. The Vanquish S comes equipped with a 6 litre 595bhp V12 engine, powering the car from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 201mph. All this performance is wrapped in a bodyshell made from carbon fibre. The raffle is part of an ongoing drive to ensure the charity can continue its vital work supporting more than 60,000 current and former members of the RAF and their families in their time of need. The sale of just one raffle ticket will provide a veteran with two hot meals and company at one of the popular RAF Benevolent Fund lunch clubs or contribute to sending a wounded veteran on a course to support them as they return to civilian life.

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Tickets can be bought directly from the RAF Benevolent Fund website or at air shows and events across the summer. The raffle is open until 1 December 2017 with the draw taking place on 8 December 2017, subject to T&Cs. Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “We have supercharged the conventional raffle. This is one of the most exclusive Aston Martin cars ever built – a once in a lifetime prize. By buying just one ticket you will not only have the chance to drive away in the ultimate sports car, but you’ll also be offering your vital support to help current and former members of the RAF in their time of need.”


Local News and Events

Do You Know Road Signs? Millions of motorists have forgotten what they were taught when they were learning to drive – with many even now unable to identify common road signs, a study found. Research revealed three quarters of drivers no longer know the meaning of all the road signs featured in the Highway Code. Alarmingly, only 14 per cent of those under 24 are fully confident in naming road signs, despite having taken their test in recent years. Three quarters of the younger age group were unable to correctly name the sign which warns a hump bridge lies ahead.

And two out of five didn’t know the sign for risk of grounding, with more than half thinking it meant ‘bumpy road’. Unsurprisingly, three out of five people aged 55, who have spent years behind the wheel, said they felt confident naming all road signs. Most adults weren’t even aware there are three different types of road signs, giving orders, warning people and informing, all signified by different shapes. Over 60 per cent of drivers didn’t know the meanings behind a road sign in blue circle, which is a sign giving an order.

David Carter, spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline, which commissioned the research, said: “Road signs are segregated into three shapes; circles to give order, triangles warn and rectangles inform people. ‘’It was surprising to see how many drivers were unaware of the significance of the shape of a sign let alone its meaning. It’s worrying how many people don’t know basic road signs when driving their vehicle. Understanding road signs are vital to road safety and not knowing their meaning can result in accidents due to ignorance.”

It also emerged the lack of knowledge motorists have about road signs can spell danger, with one in five drivers being involved in a near-miss. And one in twenty being involved in a road accident because either they or another driver didn’t understand a road sign. Men show more confidence than women with 58 per cent of men claiming to be fully confident compared to 48 per cent of women.

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New Artificial Pitch Enfield Playing Fields will become the centre for grass-roots football development following the installation of a world-class, thirdgeneration, artificial grass pitch.

Work has begun to install the pitch after Enfield Council was approached by the Football Association and awarded a grant of £522,000 from the charity Football Foundation. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Good quality facilities are vital in encouraging people to actively participate in sport.

“The 3G artificial grass pitch will enable the community to use this facility all-year round. It will add to the enjoyment of playing grass-roots sport and showcase Enfield Playing Fields, which is already much-loved and well-used by the community. We’d like to thank the Football Foundation for the grant and I look forward to welcoming all of Enfield to the pitch once it is completed later this Autumn.” Enfield was approached by the FA as it had identified a lack of 3G pitches within

the borough. The new site will help develop football in Enfield and supports the Council’s wider objectives of providing high-quality leisure activities to help people lead healthier lifestyles. It is all part of the growth, sustainability and building strong communities agenda. The facility will be available to book by all residents and Enfield Council has already engaged with the existing users of Enfield Playing Fields. The location is home to Ignatians Rugby Football Club and Enfield Town Football Club. Enfield Town FC will be working with the Council to help deliver a football development plan that will increase youth, women’s and disability football in the Borough. Enfield Town FC was formed in 2001 and is proudly the UK’s first supporter-owned club. The club has thrown its weight behind the project. Chairman Paul Reed commented: “We are incredibly excited to be having this facility on our doorstep and can’t wait to work with Enfield Council to enhance the borough’s

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growing reputation in football. “Our aim is to increase accessibility to football and help make it a sport for all, and this project fits perfectly with our vision of being an inclusive club and a football and social centre for the community, with a range of teams playing at the highest sustainable levels possible.” Third-Generation (3G) pitches are artificial, synthetic grass football surfaces that mimic as closely as possible the experience of playing on real grass. The enclosed pitch at Enfield Playing Fields will be floodlit and users will be able to access changing facilities, the café and other amenities at neighbouring QEII stadium. Work is set to be completed by the end of October.


I “herts” being outdoors! With over a hundred flagship parks in the county, there is so much more to see in Hertfordshire. Borough Councils from across the Hertfordshire County are working together to help local people get the most out of the outdoors. Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We are very excited about the new web application – ParksHerts - which will help people get out and get active in Hertfordshire. It’s so easy to use. You can search for the perfect day out based on who is going, what they want to do and see, as well as the really important things like whether you can get a cup of tea! So, whether it’s to let the kids run about, walk the dog, relax in nature or to get fit - ParksHerts will help. “It also includes useful information about park facilities and accessibility, so you know what to expect before you set off. The minute you step in to a park you reap the benefits, natural surroundings help reduce stress and tension. In just three minutes heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension reduces. It

also makes us feel happier, amps up our vitamin D intake, which is needed for healthy bodies, and can even help us age gracefully according to studies.” The ParksHerts is a web application that contains information on Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces. The aim is to help visitors make more of their valuable parks and open spaces by providing information about walking, cycling and running routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails; local events; maps and more. The web application is compatible with all mobile devices and tablets, so users can find out more about our parks whilst out and about. It can track users’ location, so people can find the nearest toilet, discover more about the history of the area or find a new route to explore on the move. Cllr Quilty added: “We will work to continually update and add to the site, but we’d love your feedback. If your favourite park is missing, let us know!” Visit the ParksHerts web application today - www. parksherts.co.uk – and find your perfect park!

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September

Wednesday 20, 2.30pm Tickets: £15

Ziggy’S World JaZZ clUb Jazz-Funk Groove Night

Wednesday 20, 2.30pm Tickets: £15

ToM, dick & harry

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30, 7.45pm £16.50, Concs £14.50

Singin’ in The rain

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Care At Home When You Need It by Emily Parkes

North London Homecare and Support (NLHS) have been providing helping hands for those living in their own for the last 50 years. Originally set up in 1967 as a nursing agency in Palmers Green, the company served residential homes and private clients providing nurses for them. In 1988, under new ownership, the services offered by North London Homecare and Support moved to providing care and support to adults living in their own homes in Enfield. An expansion of the company in 1999 saw a second branch open in Harlow. “We provide the support needed to enable people to stay living in their own homes.” said Catherine

McBride , North London Homecare and Support Managing Director. The services offered range from day to day help with tasks such as paying bills and doing the shopping, to assisting the individual with their personal care. Carers visit up to several times a day to assist with tasks such as washing and dressing, administering medication and providing meals. These services are available to young adults with learning disabilities, the elderly, and younger people with physical disabilities and other illnesses, living across Enfield and Harlow. Alongside their regular services they also help to live a happy and full life assisting some to fulfil lifelong wishes.. Recently

these have included a trip to Disneyland Paris, attending football matches, and last year they worked with other local companies to organise a prom for the members of Elbow Grease (a project where adults with learning disabilities offer services to local people) in Harlow. As a company, North London Homecare and Support will help their service users to find and access other services and products for their needs. NLHS understand that not everyone realises they need help or want assistance, so they work hard to match them with the right care staff, someone with common ground and interests, so to help them settle into the routine of having someone care for them. “Our carers provide a helping hand for people, some of whom may live on their own with no local family support. We often find we are the reassuring link between them and their family,” said Mary Basquil, Enfield

Currently, they have around 130 employees across Enfield and Harlow, who on average have been with the company for 10 years. This helps to provide clients with regular and experienced care workers. All new staff in the company, achieve their national care certificate within 12 weeks of starting and can then go on to do their diploma. Between them, the team has years of experience. Catherine McBride, managing director, and Mary Basquil, care manager for Enfield, have been working at North London Homecare and Support for over 20 and 30 years respectively with many of the carers having been with the company for many years some more than 15. One Carer, Dorothy, celebrated her 44th Anniversary this year. NLHS ensure that all new clients are met before assigning a care worker, to understand their needs and choices, to provide the best possible service. If you have a family member who you feel needs in home care, you can either purchase services directly or contact your local authority to find out what services they provide. If you are interested in joining their supportive care team to undertake a career in care, NLHS would be happy to discuss this further with you.

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Local News and Events

Donations Save Live Families urged to talk after 803 people in London die waiting for a transplant in a decade. New figures show 803 people in London have died on the waiting list for an organ transplant over the past 10 years. NHS Blood and Transplant revealed the tragic number of deaths to mark Organ Donation Week (September 4 to 10) and is now urging people to tell their families they want to become donors. Hundreds of life saving transplants are being missed every year because families don’t know what their relative wanted. Left to make the decision for someone they love, families often decide it is safer to say no. The reluctance to talk about the issue is contributing to a deadly shortage of organs. In London, there are currently 1,269 people waiting for a transplant. They will only receive that life changing call if people make sure their families know they want to be a donor. Anthony Clarkson, Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “It’s a tragedy that people are dying unnecessarily every year in London waiting for transplants. “We know that if everyone who supported donation talked about it and agreed to donate, most of those

lives would be saved. “This Organ Donation Week, tell your family you want to save lives. A few words now can make an extraordinary difference. It will also make things much easier for your family to make the right decision. “If you want to save lives, don’t leave it too late to talk to your family. In London there are more than 2.47m people on the NHS Organ Donor Register. However if you want to be a donor, your family’s support is still needed for donation to go ahead.

of people support organ donation but only around 49% of people have ever talked about it. Research shows that women are 30% more likely to start a conversation about organ donation than men. (1) Families who agree to donate say it helps with their grief and that they feel enormous sense of pride at knowing their relative gave others the chance of a new beginning.

NHS Blood and Transplant surveys show more than 80%

To support Organ Donation Week visit http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/ get-involved/promotingdonation-hub/downloaddigital-materials/organdonation-week/

NHS Blood and Transplant wants everyone in London to be able to save lives

“If you are unsure about donation, please ask yourselves as a family; what would you do if one of you needed a transplant? Would you accept a life-saving organ? If you’d take an organ, shouldn’t you be prepared to donate?” In London there is a particular need for more black and Asian people to talk about donation. There are 873 black or Asian people from London currently waiting for a transplant. Patients from these communities make up 29% of the national transplant waiting list but they are less likely to agree to donate. Organs from people from the same ethnic background are more likely to be a close match and give the best chance of a positive outcome.

through organ donation and not be prevented from doing so because they have not told a relative their decision.

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Job Seeking

Maximising Your Chances of Job Hunting Success Autumn is traditionally a very popular time of year to look for a new job. Often because, over the summer break, we’ve had a chance to evaluate what we want.

and self belief. Which eventually may reduce the number and quality of applications and therefore your chances of getting to the end goal - that great job!

Also, employers frequently hold off on new recruitment initiatives until schools are back and the majority of people have returned from what might be their longest break of the year.

In either case, it’s easy to make things worse by beating yourself up, feeling like a failure and like you should simply be able to “get over yourself ” and get on with it.

So lots of opportunities are around in the autumn. And if you feel ready to take the next step and want to make the most of the opportunities out there, read on as I’ll share some reflections on experiences of clients over the years who eventually got their dream jobs. But they could have done so much quicker and with much more enjoyment along the way! There are two obstacle points that commonly appear and make the process not just longer, but also much more challenging to get through. Both of which can be avoided with a little bit of awareness and preparation! They are:

1. Not applying for the job in the first place! This is not about getting into the interview room but to get the actual applications out there to even be considered. It’s so easy for time to fly and suddenly another week, month or even year has gone by and you’re no closer to achieving that dream of a new job! But not because the CV is poor, your experiences are not right or nerves got in the way at the interview. But simply because you never put yourself in the ring as a contender in the first place.

My experience tells me that this is not only ineffective in terms of actually “getting on with it” but also wholly unfair to yourself! Because your own personal strength in this process is present even when you don’t see it, and contrary to how it often feels when we’re in the process of applying for jobs, YOU can make sure your self belief is left intact and your chances of success are maximised. Even in a tough job market. You do, however, need to find a way to firstly acknowledge this and then utilise it fully. And the only way you can do so is by raising your awareness of the unhelpful things you tell yourself, which, if left unchecked, act as powerful barriers. Resulting in the points above - avoidance of applying for jobs or a diminished motivation and even self-confidence when success is not found quickly. Let’s have a look at some common examples: - If I apply I run the risk of being rejected. True of course. But remember that it’s rarely that personal. Someone else simply had more matching

Yet, you really do want a new job!

2. Applying but feeling unable to get that much desired job offer. Maybe a couple of applications were submitted and then you gave up. Or you’ve kept going and the list of applications feels endless… This is likely to drain your motivation and your confidence

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Job Seeking experience. Or aced their performance on that particular day. Or even reminded the panel chair of someone they really like (a well known bias in interviews). The important point is to be aware that none of these reasons are about YOU. Don’t make it more personal than it needs to be. One day you’ll be the one who hits the right buttons or remind the panel of that colleague they all love and miss.... Sadly perhaps, the interview process is no more scientific than that! - Starting a new job means entering the unknown. Also true of course. However, the unknown is not equal to actual danger. Even if it feels like it. Be honest with yourself. What could be lurking midst the unknown in the worst case scenario? Not a life threatening issue, right? Probably more likely to be about disliking the role, the organisation or the people? So perhaps not dissimilar to the reasons you’re looking for a new role now? And after all, if you don’t end up enjoying it you can leave. And by that time you’ve already proven that it’s possible. As you will have successfully landed the role you then look to move away from. That will leave you way better armed for the next round of job hunting. And besides, the chances are really good that you’ll enjoy it! - There are others that are way more suited for the job than me. This is particularly common for those who want to change career or sector, or are at the beginning of their careers. And of course, in these instances, this barrier is likely to be true also. However, there’s ALWAYS someone more experienced or, on paper, better suited for a role. Even established champions lose - this summer Andy Murray left Wimbledon in the quarter finals and only last month, Usain Bolt lost his final individual race. Their opponents wouldn’t have achieved their wins if they only focused on the champions track records, rather than on what they themselves had to offer. And certainly, both Murray and Bolt are still admired and recognised for their successes. Comparing yourself to others, and particularly fictional others as in the case of hypothetical applicants, will never get you to the confident place you need to be. Knowing and focusing on what you have to offer, rather than what someone else might be able to that you feel you can’t, allow you to see and get across the value YOU would add. Only then can you put the spotlight on the things you want to highlight and trust in yourself, and then communicate and convince the panel of. Self doubt or fears (such as those above) means you feel a sense of overwhelm or dread.

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Job Seeking self belief as well as on the impression you make on those around you. I’ve seen all of these being experienced by clients. And I’ve seen the power and positivity when they’ve overcome them. Same person, same experience, same abilities - just a different mindset making it all a much more enjoyable and fruitful experience! All the best of luck in your job hunt this autumn! Would you like to explore how one to one coaching with Charlotta can help you land your dream job? She offers a free 30 minute, no obligation phone consultation allowing you to explore how this could benefit you and right now she’s offering a complimentary copy of her book What’s Your Excuse for Not Being More Confident to anyone signing up for two or more coaching sessions. To take advantage of these offers and book a time with her, call or email her directly and quote EN.

Charlotta Hughes is a professional Life Coach with over 15 years experience in the field. She won Life Coach of the Year in the UK in 2013 (APCTC) and her first book What’s Your Excuse for Not Being More Confident was published in February 2017. When this happens you’re likely to get that across to the recruiter. If you find you often enter recruiting organisations and get a negative vibe you may be projecting your own feelings onto the people you meet. Or your own nerves get in the way of your thinking and ability to answer questions in the best way. The key here is to shift your mindset BEFORE you get to the interview. Try using affirmations in the weeks or days running up to an interview that help you get the right focus. Perhaps “I deserve to get this opportunity.” Or “I’d make a real difference to any organisation.” Or “They’d be lucky to have me.” Make them relevant to you and then repeat them. Use them to interrupt yourself when self doubt creeps in and have them available and visible for regular impromptu reminders. Also, remember the power of your body language. On those around you, but also importantly, on yourself. Smile, hold you head high, maintain eye contact. They’re all proven to have a positive impact, both on your own

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Charlotta specialises in confidence and direction/ career coaching and below is her latest blog. At the end you’ll find an exclusive offer to all our readers.

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Health

Losing Summer Pounds

by Emily Parkes

Ok you’ve had a summer holiday and come back home to normality. The holiday clothes have been packed away for another year and it back to the day to day outfits for work – but there is a problem they feel a little bit tighter than before you went away! Here are some top tips to get you back on track from Alleyne Baldwin of SMLDiet. (www.thesmldiet.com)

Set realistic goals. Goals can help map out our journey

and look at whether we are on track or not. When it comes to setting goals, keep it simple. Be realistic, detailed and give yourself a deadline. Look at what you personally can do to help you hit that target. So look at quick calorie cuts - substitute for lower calorie items, for example swapping your latte for a simple iced coffee can save around 100 calories.

Drink more water. Water doesn’t have to be boring

and tasteless. Why not add a slice of lemon or lime to the water for a simple yet effective taste tease?   When we become dehydrated, our bodies often mistake that thirst for hunger and the first thing we do is reach for food. This is putting pointless calories into our body and adding to our weight gain. Start each morning with a glass of water. Then 30 minutes before each meal have another glass of water. It is effective at filling you up so you’ll eat less PLUS you are giving your body just what it needs – water!

Have something to look forward to. We usually get bored of weight loss because of the way we view it. Set yourself mini goals and once you hit them, give yourself a (non-food related) treat. On those hard days when all you want is a takeaway, give yourself a good pamper to remind yourself how much you deserve a treat and how hard you have worked. Make sure you treat yourself as a priority at least once a week. Go on, you know you deserve it! Ask yourself this….   Weight loss can be hard, it can

C.      How will I feel if I stick it out and hit my target?

Come from a viewpoint of self-love. We tend to lose weight because of what we dislike about ourselves – our tummy rolls, our cellulite or bingo wings. We concentrate on these parts and don’t even give a second thought about how amazing or beautiful our bodies actually are! Instead of losing weight because you hate the size of your legs, why not flip that switch and lose weight because you want to be healthy, you want to live longer and enjoy life, you want to make it easier on your body to be able to function properly. Changing your eating habits can go a long way towards losing weight. It isn’t always easy to do this on our own though but Practically Slim can help you.

drag and it can be un-sociable at times but you know what? It’s totally worth it! Think back to the times when you were at your lowest because of how you felt about the way you looked and your weight, think back to the times that you held yourself back from truly having fun and being yourself. Now think about all the times that your future self will make up for it. When you’re struggling and wanting to quit, ask yourself these quick questions A.      What am I truly hungry for? – is it physical or psychological hunger I’m experiencing?

B.      How will I feel if I give up now knowing I am not at my ideal weight?

Practically Slim understand that reliable support can help you on your way to losing weight. They have a variety of plans to suit everyone and offer group counselling sessions to really help you get to grip with your demons. Personality is a key factor in losing weight, so they offer free personality profiling to work out which diet is going to be absolutely the best one for you. They focus on finding what you can do and not what you can’t do - the best diet and lifestyle steps that will work for you. How positive is that?!

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Health Exercise -Yes, it’s an obvious one. Plenty of walking. Jogging even. Swimming in your local pool or pond or the equivalent. Maybe some regular trips down the gym. It can all have quite an impact over a few weeks. Very good for muscle tone too and generally feeling a whole lot better. Fasting – that’s a good idea. Just to kick things off. There are various ways to do it these days, so you don’t have to just straightforwardly starve. Try the sachet and bars diet where your daily intake is strictly limited. And you’re not faced with food choices every five minutes or the 5:2 diet where you eat normally most of the week but limit yourself to 800 cals for the other two days.

Everything in moderation

Get there the slow and steady way. Have a bit of pretty much most of what you’d like. Count the calories. Or stick to some food guidelines. Either way you shave off a proportion of your usual intake. So you hardly notice it really. And, over a few weeks, a stone comes off. Then another...And – well, you know the rest. You’re looking gorgeous by Christmas.

Support

Which ever option you choose, regular, reliable support helps you on your way. It can be imaginative and fun too. Especially if you join one of our Practically Slim groups. We have the evidence. Try it. You’ll like it. Empathy At the end of the day, above all, be kind to yourself. You know it makes sense. It’s easy to talk to yourself in a way you wouldn’t dream of talking to a friend. Remember that next time you feel a negative sesh coming on.

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Fast track

For the action-oriented! You want to kick off with a bang? Then the very low calorie diet (VLCD) for you. It provides about 600 calories a day in four shakes, bars, soups and reconstituted meals. That’s far less than you need. So what happens? The natural state of ketosis kicks in. This means that fat stores are used to produce energy and yep. You shed the pounds. This diet, combined with a bowl of greens or salad and a teaspoon of oil, gives you no less than 100% of your recommended daily allowance (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals. Combine this with our friendly group session and no wonder people feel so good!

MAD – or ‘meal a day’

The ‘fast track’ with a meal thrown in at lunch or dinner. Easy peasy.

The 2+2 plan

The ‘fast track’ with two low carb, low GI meals. Plus a snack, a serving of fruit, a portion of veg and a small amount of fat. Add a couple of litres of water, group counselling, and Bob’s your uncle.

The weekender

So – you’re a sociable bunny with c-o-n-t-r-o-l? Get you. Keep your cool during the week then - bang. Do your dirtiest. Your weekday efforts compensate!

Alternate day fasting

It’s the weekender with interspersed days. For the knitters amongst us: fast one, eat one. Simples.

The Real Food Plan

Ok, ok. You’re not convinced. And you’re dying to get your choppers round a burger, huh? This one’s for you.

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Home Improvements can compete with anyone on a level playing field; you might finish behind Mo Farah in an endurance run, but if you exerted greater effort you will come out top because you’ve worked harder. Streaming real time data including heart rate, the most accurate on the market at 99.4% compared with an ECG machine, calories and percentage of effort, it is easy to track your fitness using the app. Five simple colour codes starting at grey and ending on red, provide an at-a-glance look at the effort you are putting in - the harder you work, the higher up the colour scale you go, earning you highly addictive MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs). And unlike many other trackers, MYZONE doesn’t discriminate between exercise styles meaning you can score MEPs for virtually any activity from ice-skating to weight-lifting, jogging to horse-riding- all of which is logged on your personal profile.

You can eat real food. Avoid high energy density foods providing lots of calories in small amounts. They’re for babies, not grown adults. Go for low energy density to fill your tum with more volume in fewer calories.

The Practical Living Plan

With this one, we offer a ‘lifestyle intervention course’ to help you learn with others how to stabilise your weight forever. You’ll never walk alone.

Dubbed the ‘Facebook for physical activity’, the MYZONE app has several features including: - Dedicated groups and networks for shared goals - WhatsApp-style messaging to connect privately with friends - Instagram-style photo uploads - Integrated music streaming through Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play Music - Notifications when you have reached the World Health Organisation’s recommended guidelines for exercise - the only fitness tracker to do so. The MYZONE tracker is available as a chest belt and can be embedded into a sports bra or compression top made from the latest sweat-resistant materials. For more information, to purchase or download the app visit myzone.org.

The Diet Party Plan

Party animal, dahling? Get five friends together and we’ll come to you for the weigh-in and counselling. Gay abandon? Say, yeah... For more information on Practically Slim you can visit www.practicallyslim.com or contact Heather Newham on 07970252647 or heather@practicallyslim.com Exercise is just as important as eating healthily, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to get up off the couch. Does being surrounded by buff gym bunnies make you want to hide under the duvet? Do you need exercise to fit into your schedule? Well, the MYZONE fitness tracker could be just what you need... MYZONE is a wearable fitness tracker that shows and rewards EFFORT when you exercise. It analyses your personal handicap based on your maximum heart rate and creates bespoke targets just for you. This revolutionary focus on personal effort, means you

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Education

What to look for in schools

by Emily Parkes As the new school year starts many people may be considering school for the first time or their next steps through their educational journey. EN Magazine takes a look at the different stages of education to find out more about how to get the right education for you. Nursery

Nurseries are the first stage in education, and choosing the best place to send your child can be difficult. Here are some tips that will hopefully make the process easier. Many nurseries have their own websites and these are good to look at in the initial stages. Find out what age the nursery takes children from as some will take from just a few months old as a daycare facility, whereas at others, children need to be at least 3 years old. Different nurseries also offer varying opening hours and these can generally be found online, and vary from half day sessions through to extended hours covering a normal working day. When deciding how long and how many days you want your child to be at nursery speak to staff to find out what funding may be available and the costs. You may also wish to look at the type of structure the nursery follows, whether they are Montessori, Steiner or mainstream. Look into the differences between these as they effect the type of learning that children experience. Take the time to visit the nursery, this will give you a chance to speak to staff and see if you think your child will be happy and content in the environment. Make the

most of your visit by using it as a chance to ask staff any questions you have, this could include finding out what qualifications they hold and what experience they have. Try also to speak to parents of children currently attending the nursery to find out what their experience has been like. If you have an idea of which primary school you wish to send your child to it may also be worth seeing if they have an attached nursery. This can help offer stability for your child in the transition from nursery to primary school.

Primary Make yourself aware of the application process. Check your local authority website for details on catchment areas, faith requirements and key dates. Visit the schools you are interested in. This is a good way to compare the schools you are interested in as it gives you a chance to see the schools facilities and observe the learning environments the staff create. Find out what the school expects you as a parent to do to support your child’s learning. Also ask how the school manages children that don’t progress as expected and equally how they stretch those who are gifted. Take into account how many pupils are in each year group and whether your child would benefit more from being in a larger or smaller school. Whether the school feeds into any local secondary schools is also something to look into. This can occasionally change but it doesn’t happen very often.

Secondary The move up to secondary school is a big one for both you and your child. It is a decision that your child should be involved in the process of. Make yourself aware of when admission applications open and when the cut off date is. Check out the admission criteria for the schools you are interested in so that schools you are unlikely to get a place in can be ruled out. Once you know which schools you wish to look at make a note of their open days and evenings so you can visit each one. At the school visits make sure to talk to both members of staff and students that are there. Look at the work displayed to see the quality of the work done and the care that students put into their work. Look at performance tables

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Education and OFSTED reports. These give you an insight into how the school has been performing and how this has changed over the last few years. The GCSE and A-Level results are also an indicator as to how well the school performs. Consider the type of school you want to send your child to. Do you want to send them to a selective school where they may need to sit an entrance exam to get in, or is sending them to a faith school more important to you. Some schools also specialise in certain areas whether this be sports, humanities, music or the arts. Location of the school may also be important to you. Think about whether you are willing to let your child travel to school or if you want them at a school local to you. Keep you child involved in the process and get their input. Talk to them to find out what they liked and disliked about each school, and take this into account when making your decision. Remember though that they are likely to want to attend the same school as their friends.

Further Education There are several options when looking at further education. Apprenticeships, College and University all offer different opportunities depending on what job you wish to have when you’ve finished.

If you have an idea of the career path you would like to follow look into it to find out what qualifications will best help you get there. For example if you would like to go into childcare then an NVQ completed at college may be best, but if you plan on going into law then you will need to go to university. If you are not sure what you want to do as a career, then choose a course that interests you. If in the future you want to change your mind as to what you want to do there are always conversion courses. For example, if you want to become a teacher then you can complete a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) once you have your degree. Look to see which institutes offer the courses you want to do. If possible find a break down of how the course is

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Education assessed at each place. How the assessment is split up in terms of exams, assignments and practicals may help you to decide where is best for you. Use league tables to compare them. In particular pay attention to student satisfaction and percentage in a job or further education 6 month after graduation. This gives you an idea of how students found the university and also how likely you are to be employed once you graduate. Visit as many as possible. Use the visits as a chance to not just find out more about the course but also to talk to current students to find out what it’s like in general. If you will be away from home, make sure to check out the accommodation.

Vocational skills courses Hundreds of students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) are celebrating as they head off to university after completing vocational skills courses. Thabiso Khoza, 19, is going to De Montford University to study a BEng in Mechanical Engineering after completing a Engineering Diploma Extended Level 3 course. “University is going to be a new challenge and I’m really excited,” said Thabiso. “I really enjoyed the course at CONEL. It really related to the engineering world and was more practical than at school, which should give me an advantage at university.” During his time at CONEL, Thabiso was the captain of the College’s basketball team The Warriors, leading them to victory in the Association of College’s East Men’s

League. He joins many other successful Level 3 students who have gone on to gain places at university in recent years after opting for vocational training over academic study. Sevgi Bostanci, 19, gained a place at London South Bank University after completing an Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 in 2016. She said: “My teachers were kind and supportive, and helped me get the highest grade possible – a triple Distinction. The course was well structured and the work placements helped me gain the skills and experience needed to move onto a teaching degree.” The College offers a wide range of Level 3 courses, which are the equivalent of three A-levels and train students in a specific job or enable them to continue into higher education. These courses are free to 16 to 18s and include Accounting, Business, Construction, Creative and Media, ICT and Computing, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Public Services, Sport and Fitness and Travel and Tourism. CONEL also offers Access to Higher Education courses for those who want to go to university but do not have any A-levels or have been out of work or education for some time. no formal qualifications. Luke Taylor, 27, is now studying for a BSc in Computer Science at King’s College London after completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing in 2016. “I found the course at CONEL incredibly helpful and really prepared me well for university,” he said. “I am already ahead of where I need to be, which is brilliant. The teachers were very friendly and went above and beyond to provide all the information needed to help me get the grades I needed.”

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The Ages Kids Are Expected To Start Doing Things By Robert Knight

Children should be able to tie their shoelaces at eight, ride a bike at seven and be trusted to have their own front door key by 14, according to parents. A survey of 2,000 mums and dads found they have a very clear idea of when their children should have achieved, or be allowed to do, particular things. Parents also believe the kids should be allowed pocket money at nine, start putting their own clothes in the wash at eight and be old enough to have a Facebook account at 14.

laptops are considered acceptable at 13. Ten is the age they can have friends over for sleepovers and go to their pals for overnight stays too. And 13 is the point when parents trust their children to be in the house alone and also go out on their own. Those polled believe children can stay up until 8pm at eight years old, not go to bed until 9pm aged ten and not get their heads down until 10pm aged 12. Twenty-nine per cent of mums and dads consider themselves to be stricter than other parents.

Youngsters are also considered mature enough to walk to school alone and have their own mobile phone at 12 years of age. Commissioned by My Nametags, manufacturer of durable sticker and iron-on labels, the research among parents with kids aged two to 18, also found 70 per cent believe privileges are granted too soon nowadays.

However, 56 per cent said they granted many of the privileges featured in the research earlier than they were granted them by their own mums and dads. Four in ten said they feel peer pressure from other parents to allow their kids to do certain things, while half have fallen out with their partner over the kid’s privileges.

Lars B. Andersen of My Nametags, said: “The survey just goes to show some of the many intricacies of being a parent.

Teaching children the value of belongings and how to avoid loss are among the things that cause mums and dads the most problems as their youngsters get older.

“Of course, every child is different and may be able to do things or take on certain responsibilities later or earlier than our results show. However, it’s fascinating to get some indication of when mums and dads will typically allow or expect their kids to do certain things.”

Andersen, added: “It’s also really interesting to find that a parent’s biggest worry is their child losing something, especially as we don’t expect children to be responsible for their possessions until the age of ten.

The study also found mums and dads will let their kids watch 12 certificate movies alone at 12 years old, 15 certificate movies at 14 and 18 certificate movies aged 16.

“That’s a lot of school kit which can go missing before they learn to take care of it, exactly why our name labels for children are so popular.’’

Once they reach 16 they can have friends over when mum and dad aren’t around and also be out after dark. While 15 is the age they can listen to explicit songs, go on dates and start buying their own clothes. Parents are happy for their youngsters to have a TV in their bedroom at 11 years old and trust them to surf the web unsupervised when they are 12. WhatsApp and Snapchat accounts are permitted at 14, while MP3 players and tablets are allowed at 12 – and

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What’s On You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more... Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... in Edmonton ..With the UK’s No.1 MOTOWN SHOW. Guaranteed to have you dancing ‘All Night Long’ . www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk/whatson Box Office; 020 8807 6680 Real Magic - Real Close Wyllyotts Theatre Saturday 16th Sept 7PM Tickets; £16.50 An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand featuring world class magicians from The Magic Circle. Three performers will amaze and entertain from just inches away! Close-up magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this unique event showcases some of the best exponents. Performers vary with each show and a strictly limited audience get to experience the magic in an intimate setting, often taking part themselves. Prepare to be astonished! www.wyllyottstheartre.co.uk Box Office 01717 645005 Faith - The George Michael Legacy Wyllyotts Theatre Friday 22nd Septmeber 8pm Tickets £22.50 | Concs £20.00 A stunning celebration of one the greatest singer–songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a two hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as: ‘Club Tropicana’; ‘I’m Your Man’; ‘Faith’; ‘Fast Love’; ‘Outside’; ‘Freedom’; ‘Father Figure’;’ Careless Whisper’ and many, many more. If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all.www. wyllyottstheartre.co.uk Box Office 01717 645005 Tom Dick & Harry Dugdale Theatre 26th Septmeber Tickets £16.50 | Concs £14.50 Tom and his wife are adopting a baby - it’s the happiest day of their

lives… or it could have been if his brothers, Dick and Harry, hadn’t decided to help! So who would expect that two illegal immigrants, a Mafia mobster, a dead body and a van load of smuggled contraband would turn up….plus a reality TV programme? But that’s when things start to get complicated….! This hilarious comedy is written by the master of farce Ray Cooney with his son Michael. G and G Productions, the professional theatre company at Dugdale, (fresh from last year’s successes of Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and The Ladykillers) present yet another hysterical treat for all the family. REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS 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 Broomfield Park Laughter Club. Free community groupLast Sunday of the month. Meet us at the bandstand at 11 am. (Aldermans Hill, London N13 4RB For more information contact Denise Ryan 07946372853 or Nick Nicholson 07985386606 (After 6pm) deniseryanreiki@hotmail.com Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and Model Railway: open every Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month. Annual

membership available. Special events held and parties welcome. Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, EN2 9HW (near Crews Hill): Tel No: 0208-367 1898. Web address http://www.whitewebbsmuseum. co.uk. Hertfordshire Showband 60 strong Community Concert and Marching Band based in Potters Bar. Core age teens and young adults, but with several senior members as well! Brass, wind and percussion players always welcome to join us. Very sociable group with lots of good gigs and fun activities, including Lord Mayor’s Show, Disneyland Paris, Christmas Concert. Rehearsals Monday nights, Mount Grace School, Potters Bar. Training Band 7pm to 8pm Senior Band 8pm to 9.30pm Membership just £12 per month – uniform supplied. Many instruments free on loan. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 Southgate Photographic Society are a friendly group of amateur photographers who meet on Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to socialise and improve our skills. We would really like to meet you – please email Mike on info@ southgatephoto.org.uk for further information. Enfield N.H.S. Retirement Fellowship. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Enfield Community Care Centre, Gater Drive, EN2 0JB at 2 p.m. Meetings include illustrated talks, quizzes and discussions, plus local visits. Membership is open to all National Health staff, their families and those working in social care services. For details please contact Brenda Hurford on 01707655297 or at bkh32@btinternet. com Potters Bar’s Twin Towns The Municipalities and Twinning Clubs of Franconville (nr. Paris) and Viernheim (nr. Mannheim) offer a

warm welcome to local clubs and residents on a reciprocal basis. Make new friends - and there is so much to see, do and learn. Interested? Contact pbtwintowns@ hotmail.com Enfield Town Model Railway Club We meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the small hall (at the rear of) St.Pauls Centre, !02,Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR. (bottom of Windmill Hill). Prospective new members always welcomed Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.-12.00noon St Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new members. for more information go to www.enfield-dfas. org.uk or call 020 8367 3171 Barnet Walks A series of guided walks around the borough of Barnet, and Cockfosters. These include: The Battle of Barnet, Barnet Ghosts (including Halloween walks), Dickens in North London, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Monken Hadley Common to Cockfosters, Mill Hill, High Barnet, Monken Hadley. Also walks in London, including Soho and Jack the Ripper. For details please phone 07506 761294, or email pbaker54@hotmail.co.uk. Website www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net. Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers co.uk and watch some Members’ Films. Enfield Woodcarving Club is a small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. Chace Community School Enfield EN1 3HQ New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George

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What’s On 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 Edmonton Camera Club Meets at Millfield House Arts Centre N18 1PJ, on most Mondays between September and Mid-June. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly club and invite visitors and potential members to attend up to four meetings before subscriptions become payable. For

more information contact John McAndrew 0n 020 8920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. co.uk or find out more about the club and our current programme by looking at our website www. edmontoncameraclub.co.uk

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

The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex. August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.northlondonhumanists.org. uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176

Whist Drive Every Thursday 1.30p.mActivity room 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close N13Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449

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

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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.

Sunday to Friday at 8pm and can be telephoned in on 020 8363 6000 or emailed to studio@radioenfield. co.uk Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at Enfield Grammar School. We have summer outings, London outings, theatre visits & lectures, please check our website; enta.btck.co.uk for details or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568. Enfield Over 50s Computer Clubmeets first Sunday of every month at St John’s Hall, Strayfield Road, off Theobalds Park Road, Enfield EN2 9JP from 10.30am to approx 3.00pm Our website is www.enfieldcomputerclub.com or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162 Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, and has speakers of various kinds, often with slides, and we are open to both ex civil servants and non Civil Servants.We meet at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st Monday of the month [2nd Monday if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30 am start. For details, please contact Sue Sims 07946 901 856 or susanksims@gmail.com

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 Bar &Villa District Outstanding two story, six bedroomPotters Vacation sleeps up to Photographic Society 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes 1.45 Ladies GroupTheme Parks. Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar from the Disney We are a friendly group who meet Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. every Wednesday, in term time, Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Facilities Swimming Spa, TVs, Games Room at 1.45pm include in the church hall at Pool, Competitions, lectures, practical Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment Grange Park Methodist Church, Park sessions; we are a keen group provided, & Wi-Fi. Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of amateur photographers of of speakers, slide shows, quizzes all abilities. New members very Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967welcome. 681908 for info’ on the and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 fantastic rates both high & low Season. 360 4081or Sueavailable - 0208 367for 8489 Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Visit www.villaneardisney.info Radio Enfield Now in our 50th year. Meet at Radio Enfield broadcasts music, Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, 1 above news, quizzes, interviews andOption items Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of local interest 24 hours a day to of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. £90 per month patients in Chase Farm Hospital on Demonstrations, talks, advice, channel 1, and can also be heard on regular speakers. Beginners www.radioenfield.co.uk warmly welcomed. Free entry to Record request programmes our show, in July.Christmas party in are broadcast every night from December.For further information

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What’s On Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively contact the website www.enfieldcameraclub.co.uk or email to mail@enfieldcameraclub. co.uk. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm

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Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; rspb.org. uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568

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

Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www. enfieldvideomakers.co.uk Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie

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.

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Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers 2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm Enfield Chase Rotary Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church Ceceil Road Enfield Middx. EN2 6TG020 8360 9403 Meeting each Thursday 7.30am Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers co.uk and watch some Members’ Films. Business Events FREE Start Right in Business for Women Seminar Friday 15th September FREE Get the New Biz Know How Seminar Thursday 21st September North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Networking Event with Employment Law Presentation Tuesday 26th September

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