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March 2017

MAGAZINE Sticking with Resolutions and Plans

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

A Visit to the New Forest

Spring Clean Advice and Gadgets

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Hello and welcome to the March 2017 issue of EN Magazine. In this issue we say a warm welcome to Graham Martin our new columnist. With nearly 30 years experience of working in the recruitment sector Graham is going to share his insights into helping our readers get the right jobs or the best staff for their business. Spring is on it’s way, just take a look around the parks and gardens and you can see bulbs starting to push their way through the earth and blossom appearing on the trees. This is also the time to consider giving your home a spring clean. We share some top tips for cleaning your home and look at some gadgets that may help bring the sparkle back. As the pound drops in value many people are considering holidaying in the UK, with the Easter break not far away we take a look at the New Forest. There is so much to see and do that this may just put you off jetting off to foreign shores. I hope that you will continue to enjoy EN Magazine in 2017 and if you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at


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Every week, more than 300 children and young people benefit from its training and development opportunities in street dance, drama, music, fitness and backstage skills – with many of its students going on to further their education and careers at places such as The Brit The Place, Italia 23/01/2017School, 12:19 Conti, Zoonation, and the Royal Ballet. Unlike other performing arts schools, Streetz Ahead produces two to three large-scale productions every year, giving students the best opportunity to realise their potential and build their confidence through the power of dance and the magic of performance. Elizabeth Lahav, Artistic Director of Streetz Ahead,


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said: “As a charity, we receive funding and sponsorship that means that we can focus our efforts on providing an enriching experience at an affordable rate, meaning it’s accessible to everyone. Our main focus is on our students and their development – what’s exciting is that we continue to develop our relationship with them, for them to go on and take part in our work experience programmes, apprenticeship schemes and some even go on to become our teachers.” ‘Matildz’ is Streetz Ahead’s production for March. This is a hip-hop adaptation of dance and rhyme with 250 talented young people. “These ‘revolting’ children will blast your socks off!” added Elizabeth. To find out more about Streetz Ahead or to book tickets for ‘Matildz’, visit; email info@streetzahead. org or call 07956 987 387.

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Potters Bar neighbours A new temporary exhibition ‘They all live around here’ at Potters Bar Museum celebrates notable residents of the town.

The exhibition, which opened on the 21 February and runs until mid August, includes fourteen short biographies of people who have lived in Potters Bar from author Dame Barbara Cartland to Sir Nigel Gresley, locomotive designer. Councillor Brenda Batten, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health: “The exhibition is a really interesting look into Potters Bar’s famous or interesting residents. It starts with the first Earl of Essex, Geoffrey de Mandeville in the 12th Century and concludes with still living residents, Jazz

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Musicians, Kenny Ball and John Bennett. “The town has a wealth of interesting residents, so I’d encourage people to come along.

Centre in Darkes Lane in Potters Bar and is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and Saturdays between 11am and 1pm. Admission is free.

“As well as the exhibition, the museum also contains many items from other sites in and around Potters Bar, from the motte-and-bailey castle at South Mimms, which lay unrecognised for many years. Some natural history items are also on display, as well as parts of a Zeppelin, which crashed in Potters Bar in 1916.” The museum is located at the Wyllyotts

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Start your fitness journey today! What are you waiting for? Why not get fitter and more active with the help of Enfield Council and its leisure partner Fusion? To help you on your way there are a huge number of classes, covering a variety of sports and activities, designed for every age and level of fitness, so why not check them out? Some special new activities launched this year include ‘Active Mum’ classes for expectant and new mums, with unique activities which can be done with

your newborn, such as baby yoga. Or why not try our new Women get Active programme which offers the opportunity to take part in a range of fitness classes including zumba, Latin fusion, bokwa and pilates. If you have a long term health condition, but want to improve your fitness, then how about enrolling on the Active Enfield with Eas’ courses? They are particularly suited for people with health issues which could include diabetes, heart conditions, joint pain, high blood

pressure, high cholesterol, respiratory conditions, depression or stress/ anxiety or weight issues. If you love swimming then why not try out our range of new swimming classes for adults which cater for a wide range of abilities. But you do not have to join a class to get fit. Enfield is a beautiful borough with many avenues, green spaces and waterways just waiting to be explored by foot or bicycle. Enfield Council is currently implementing Cycle Enfield a £42m project which aims to transform the borough’s high streets and town centres, promote more active forms of travel and create safe and secure cycle lanes. This once in a lifetime opportunity will improve the look and feel of our environment creating better streets for Enfield and more desirable destinations for shoppers and visitors. Everyone, young and old alike, will benefit. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said “Why not find out more about the fantastic and fun activities that Enfield has to offer you? “There are so many wonderful initiatives taking


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place in the borough to encourage residents to be fit and healthy which run alongside the Move More campaign. Making small changes, such as walking and cycling instead of driving where possible, and using the stairs instead of a lift can dramatically improve your health and significantly reduce your chances of developing serious health complications in the future. “As well as encouraging healthy lifestyle changes, we are working with our leisure partners to make sure that there are a wide range of sports and recreational activities that suit every level of fitness, it really has never been easier to bring physical activity into your life, whatever your age.” To find out more go to email enfieldfitness@

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Clock ticking for ward boundaries consultation There is still time for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Hertsmere. You can view interactive maps of current ward boundaries at consultation. The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of wards for 39 borough councillors. Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations

to help us draw up a new pattern of council wards for the whole borough. We want to hear local views on where people think the focal point of their community is and where the natural boundaries between communities might lie.” “As we draw new boundaries, we will try to ensure that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. We also aim to produce a pattern of wards that reflects the interests and identities of local communities. “The Commission will carefully consider all

evidence presented to it during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole borough or just a small part of it.” The Commission is gathering local views before it draws up draft recommendations for a new pattern of wards which are due to be published in June. Local residents and organisations

will then get another chance to have their say in a further round of consultation. This phase of consultation closes on 20 March 2017. Further information about the review and interactive maps of existing wards can be found at consultation. or www.lgbce.

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Racing to Two Wheel Success One of the leading names in motorsport, Lewis Hamilton, was born just up the road from the EN area in Letchworth. But are we about to see the emergence of another motor sport champion from the area but this time on two wheels – Charlie Morris.

Charlie’s passion for motorbikes started at an early age. He started riding motocross bikes at just five years of age and after mastering some basic skills started competing with Hillingdon and Uxbridge Motor Club on a KX65. In 2013, Charlie progressed on to bigger bikes-a GSXR750 and competed in the Straightliners Ultimate Streetbike Championship. He came first in the championship in his first year competing against very experienced riders, winning with an


impressive 47 point lead. Charlie demonstrated his razor sharp reactions and unbeatable starts during this year of Top Speed Drag Racing. 2014 saw Charlie’s debut into Road Racing with Club Thunderport GB. He entered the A&R Racing Pre-National 600 Championship after buying his own bike and paying for everything on his own. This class is for riders who do not hold a National license. Charlie exceeded his own expectations and managed to finish just outside the top ten securing 11th position in the Championship despite only achieving points in the last four rounds of the season. In 2015 Charlie entered the Pre-National Championship again. This season was to be troubled and he experienced

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problems with the bike and finances were limited. He contacted MSG Racing, now his employer, for some advice regarding some running issues with the bike and after meeting at some of the tracks over the next couple of rounds they helped him out enormously. Sadly, despite this help it looked like Charlie would be unable to complete the season. MSG Racing stepped in at this point and offered Charlie a bike for the remaining rounds. They built a bike for him and with this amazing support and a great bike beneath him Charlie started to show his true potential gaining several podium finishes including two 1st places to end the season on a high. Overall Charlie secured a

10th position finish in the Championship. MSG Racing have continued their support of Charlie in 2016. A top ten finish in 2015 in the Pre-Nationals class meant that Charlie had to enter the Thundersport GB 600 Sportsman and Elite Championships. This is the first time that inexperienced and experienced riders have been in races at the same time. The more inexperienced riders hold a lesser license and compete in the Sportsman Championship with the experienced riders who hold a license to match their experience contesting the Elite Championship. Having said that, it is possible for the Sportsman

Local News and Events riders to also score points in the Elite Championship and this is where Charlie has shown his true colours. Having secured a podium finish for all races in the Sportsman class (bar one where he crashed!) Charlie secured the crown for the Sportsman Championship with 3 rounds of the season to go. More unexpected though is that through his consistency and the fantastic bike MSG Racing have put together for him to compete on this year, he also walked away with the Elite Championship win! This hard fought battle came down to the last but one race of the season. In January the Thundersport GB awards ceremony took place and in addition to the 3 trophies Charlie picked up for winning the 600 Championship, he was also awarded the Hodgson Trophy. This trophy recognises the rider who the club deem to be the second best rider in the club. The 2017 championship starts in March and this year Charlie will be competing in the GP1 class. MSG are providing a brand new Suzuki GSXR1000 for Charlie to ride and Orchard Recruitment are kindly financing a new set of leathers to keep him safe. It would be fantastic if we could add to the support and secure some further sponsorship. Each round

of racing costs over £1,000 including race entries, tyres, fuel and costs of being at the meetings. In addition to competing with Thundersport GB in 2017 Charlie plans to contest a few races at British Superstock 1000 and also do the last race at the Spanish CEV Superbike round at Valencia. Given that Charlie has achieved all this with no other sponsorship and financing everything to date from his own hard earned cash leaves you wondering just how far he could go with extra support and financial backing. Charlie has found some sponsorship from local companies including Orchard Recruitment in Enfield Town but is looking for companies who would be interested in raising their profile through his sponsorship.

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Could You Save A Child?

Over 60 children die in accidents in the home every year – but a quarter of parents have NO first aid knowledge whatsoever. A new study of 2,000 parents reveals millions of children’s lives are at risk because their mums and dads don’t have the appropriate life-saving skills.

Frighteningly, one in five parents have found themselves in the situation where their child needed urgent first aid – but 11 per cent panicked and froze, leaving them unable to help at all. Only 31 per cent of parents were confident about how to help their child during this emergency, while 38 per cent were convinced their child was going to die and one in five were worried they would be left injured.

Sadly, 23 per cent of parents have experienced their child choking, 14 per cent of children have reportedly had a seizure and one in 20 has had a serious allergic reaction. But despite the shockingly high occurrence of first aid emergencies, six in 10 British homes DON’T have a first aid kit. Siobhan Freegard, founder of, which has teamed up with St John Ambulance to produce a brand new video on how to save a life in 60 seconds, said: “Giving first aid to a baby of child can be frightening, but not as frightening as not knowing what to do. “We want to reassure parents they can learn first aid basics quickly, that could make all the difference if their child or someone else’s falls ill. This week, give us just seven minute to start watching our video course and learn all you need to know.” The report shows 16 per cent of parents have had to treat their child for a burn, while one in 10 has given CPR to their little one.


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More than half of parents polled say becoming a parent was the biggest trigger to them wanting to improve their first aid knowledge. However, despite an apparent keenness to be fully prepared for a medical emergency in the home, 16 per cent of parents are failing to childproof their homes to reduce the risk of accidents. Twenty two per cent of mums and dads have no baby or child first aid knowledge and 85 per cent admit they are not up to date with the latest first aid technologies. And while 82 per cent of family ensure they keep medicines out of children’s reach, over a third admit they leave potentially toxic laundry items within grasp and 54 per cent haven’t secured the television to prevent a life-threatening fall. A further 43 per cent don’t bother to tie up blind cords, despite them being linked to several child deaths. But parents did correctly identify that spending just one minute a day learning first aid and how to minimise risks could cut the chance of their child having an accident or needing medical help.

Isobel Kearly, National Training Officer at St John Ambulance, said: “These videos are a great starting point for parent first aid and highlight how easy and quick it is to learn these essential life-saving skills. “For parents looking to further their first aid knowledge, our basic first aid courses take between just three to six hours and provide hands on experience. Once parents know what to do, they have the confident to take action quickly and are able to act if needed.” The new seven video series included expert tips from TV GP Dr Dawn Harper and reallife experiences from top mummy vloggers Charlie O’Brien, Nilly Dahlia and Kate Murnane (Dolly BowBow). The videos are available to watch at firstaidcourse include First aid techniques and signs and symptoms of common illnesses.

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Enjoy A Rush Hour In Enfield Rush Hair is set to be the highlight of Enfield when the award-winning hairdressing group opens a brand-new salon in the borough.

The sophisticated new venue on Church Street will launch on Saturday 11th March, with a team of six expert stylists on hand to offer top quality service and advice. Rush Hair is one of the fastest growing brands in the UK with 86 salons in key locations up and down the country, and over 20 years’ experience in creating beautiful hair at affordable prices. It is an industry leader and has a team of cutting edge stylists who are regulars at events like London Fashion Week. Stell Andrews, co-founder of Rush Hair, believes the success is down to ensuring that everyone leaves the salon feeling good about themselves. He said: “We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best hairdressing experience

possible. We know that they want to relax and feel pampered while our great team of staff work their magic. “We are excited to be bringing the Rush Hair brand to Enfield and look forward to welcoming everyone to the new salon. In fact, appointments are already being booked up before we have even opened the doors!” The team of stylists will be on hand to offer everything from advice on the latest trends and wedding styles, to colour consultations, pampering treatments, Brazilian Blowdrys and hair extensions.


EN Magazine has got together with Rush to offer one of a readers a hair cut and finish, along with a goody bag at the new salon in Church Street Enfield To be in with a chance of winning just tell us how many Rush salons there are in the UK.

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. The closing date for all entries is Friday 17th March.

Rush Enfield also offers late appointment bookings throughout the week and is open on a Sunday, so it fits around clients’ busy lifestyles. For more information and to receive a new salon opening offer of 50 per cent off, visit www.rush. or call to book an appointment on 020 3474 5574.

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Pantomimes are not just for Christmas oh no they’re not! A pantomime production of Red Riding Hood is coming to the Dugdale for Easter and we had a sneak preview of the show when it debuted at Hoxton Hall. Based on the wellknown fairytale, this version has been created by Marc Day, the man behind the Christmas and Easter pantomimes at the Millfield Theatre and the Dugdale Centre. The Dugdale’s Easter pantomimes have been running for the last few years and are typically on a smaller scale than Christmas productions. Red Riding Hood has a running time of 100 minutes (including interval) and as such is a great opportunity to introduce small children, who might not sit through a longer production, to the pantomime tradition. I also thought that this version had less innuendo than other pantomimes, though still with plenty of groaninducing jokes, songs and slapstick! The plot sticks to the classic tale though with extra characters and scenes to round the story out with a modern twist. The Hood family - Red, Mother Hood (who doubles as a godmotheresque fairy) and Grannie (the pantomime dame) - run Hood’s Pie & Mash shop. Red’s best friend Tommy Tucker (the lovable pantomime fool) also works in the shop though


he dreams of becoming a magician. He practises his magic tricks on the audience and, of course, they don’t always go to plan! There’s also a love interest for Red but I won’t tell you who and - “HE’S BEHIND YOU!” - the baddie in the form of the Wolf. The Wolf provokes the loudest cries of “BOO” from an excited audience and Seren, my daughter, also added “you are stinky Mr Wolf!” to the jeers!? The classic “he’s behind you!”, “oh no he isn’t!” and “oh yes he is” were also yelled more than once. Seren saw Aladdin at the Millfield Theatre at Christmas and Cinderella the previous year so she knew the drill and joined in with gusto. This was all a completely new experience for Imogen, my youngest child, though she dived in too, often about half a minute after everyone else but I think that’s OK at panto! There were other interactive parts too such as a dance at the end where the audience were encouraged to get up on their feet and follow the actions (grown-ups included). We were sad when it finished though we did manage to sneak some photos with the cast afterwards. I was relieved that the kids were happy to stand next to the Wolf for a photo, showing that whilst

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being a great comedy baddie, he wasn’t going to give them nightmares! The show is aimed at families with children 3+ though younger ones are welcome and Imogen (aged 2.5) very much enjoyed her first theatre experience. I had been wondering whether it would be a mistake to take her as she really struggles to sit still

but when the lights went down and the curtains opened she was fascinated with the scenes unfolding before her. The frequent audience participation helped keep things interesting for her too. The intimate, familyfriendly setting of the Dugdale will make a great home for this energetic, interactive show and makes it a must-see for the Easter holidays! Red Riding Hood runs at the Dugdale Centre from the 1st to the 17th April (with shows for schools on the 29th and 30th March). Bookings being taken now!

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Easter Antics Event Easter starts here: Hop over to St Andrews Parish Centre in Enfield Town for a day of Easter antics and fun for all of the family! Join in the Easter Egg Hunt, get creative, meet some popular children’s characters and make your own teddy bear to take home with you! There will be a themed photo opportunity as well as face painting and even the chance to have your caricature drawn! Shop while being entertained with live performances, sessions

and demonstrations, everything from children’s dance groups to party games, dance and karaoke sessions. Sweet treats, cakes and biscuits will be some of the delights available from our lovely local businesses as well as refreshments being served from the kitchen. The Easter Antics Event will be host to a variety of great stalls for you to shop amongst, including; jewellery, health and beauty products, baby and children’s clothing, gifts and books. There will also be local services and charities for you to find out more about.

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Fri 17th Mar 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50, £22.50 concs The music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

The Billy Joel Songbook Sun 19th Mar 7.30pm Tickets: £22.50, £20 concs Elio Pace and his 6 piece band take to the stage.

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Sun 26th Mar 7.30pm Tickets: £22.50, £20 concs The music of James Taylor and Carole King 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

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A Fresh Start in Enfield A group of local people, including MP David Burrowes, met recently to discuss plans for the launch of Enfield Fresh Start. Led by HCP Social Enterprise (a not for profit division of Winchmore Hill care agency, Home Care Preferred), the group is planning to create awareness and raise the profile for less advantaged people in the community. It was decided that during 2017 the group would focus on the problem

of homelessness in the borough. Ken Waterhouse from HCP Social Enterprise commented, “It was encouraging to meet so many people who work and volunteer in the sector and to learn of the important work that is being carried out to give support to those who are homeless. Existing members include people from, Charity Groups, Department of Work & Pensions and some local businesses”.

The group has several objectives including; producing a directory of services, holding fundraising events, running a photography exhibition with participation from people living on the streets, improving communication between various organisations and generally improving employment and housing opportunities for the homeless. The group is operated on a voluntary basis and anyone interested in more information or joining Enfield Fresh Start should contact: Laura Brassett, Community Relations Manager. Tel: 020 8364 3670

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Is Your Home Ideal? The Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Zoopla, is returning to London’s Olympia with a fresh face, new interactive features and four brandnew live theatres. As ever, the show is set to provide the ultimate shopping experience with everything you need to update your home for the year ahead as we step out of the dark mornings and move into the Summer months.

Sure to put that Spring in your step, the UK’s biggest home exhibition will be open from the 24th March – 9th April for visitors to browse the huge range of diverse stands spread across a host of sections, all under one roof, including; Interiors sponsored by Thomas Sanderson & Home Accessories, Home Improvements sponsored by Anglian, the Gadget Lab, and the new Style section. And that’s not


all;,once again we will have the Ideal Show Gardens sponsored by Hydropool created by this year’s Young Gardeners of the Year entrants from six competing colleges. New to this year’s show is the innovative Eat & Drink Festival celebrating the exciting trends in modern cuisine, mixology, extraordinary tipples and street food. A feast for all the senses, the ingredients of this superb show will include cookery from top restaurant chefs, shopping from artisan producers, street food vendors and tasting sessions at the new Drinks station. This year’s show will feature three of the latest iconic, full size show homes within the Ideal Village including: •The Thatched House; with interiors designed by Chichester College

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•The Apartment Block, sponsored by Barclays; a three-in-one block showing how three different home owners can live and design a functional block tailored to their differing needs •The Rotating Home; once featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces is a fully functional spherical design allowing the inhabitant to live comfortably in a house created to revolve on its axis depending on which room is required. Don’t miss it - come along to find a utopia of fresh ideas, trends and products for your home: from decor, fixtures and fittings, scrumptious food and this year’s latest garden tips. It’s the perfect place to start your Spring renovations and to transform your home and garden for the year ahead! In addition, there will be live entertainment, celebrity appearances and expert demonstrations from the likes of Architect George Clarke, Interior Designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, TV Presenter & Author Katie

Piper, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, and building expert Clive Holland. Don’t hesitate – book your tickets now and get a friendly forecast on this year’s home trends! Tickets: To book visit www. or call 0844 209 7330


EN Magazine has 4 pairs of tickets to give away. To be in the draw to win a pair of tickets to attend The Ideal Home Show just tell us who is sponsoring 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. The closing date for all entries is Friday 17th March.


Bring the Sparkle Back to Your Home With Spring upon us bringing back lighter days and brighter colours to the world around us many readers will be looking to also brighten their homes after the winter months with a spring clean. EN Magazine spoke to local cleaning experts GP Cleaning to get some top tips on cleaning your home. 1. Start at the top of the house and top of rooms as dust and dirt will settle downwards. Don’t forget to dust on the top of furniture as this is where dust collects and then falls off. 2. Dust first, vacuum second. That way any bits of dust or dirt that fall to the floor will be collected by the vacuum cleaner.

bathroom and kitchen for example - around the soap holder, taps and drain. 10. Streaks on windows are unsightly and tricky to eliminate. When cleaning windows, wipe one side of the glass horizontally and the other side vertically. This way, when polishing out streaks, it will be easy to determine which side they are on. If you are going to tackle cleaning your home this spring here are a few gadgets that will help you bring the sparkle to your home. The 2017 range of Kärcher Window Vacs takes the hassle out of achieving that spotless finish, whether it be your windows or your shower screen, your mirror or your tiles. Simply spray the surface with detergent, wipe it off and vacuum the water away. The innovative Window Vac replaces traditional techniques with a simpler, faster method, greatly reducing the time spent on household chores. The highly versatile Window Vac can clean up liquid spills from any flat surface, sucking up the mess in a

3. Tackling mildew or staining of tile grout that has built up over the winter months, brush the tile joints with a bicarbonate of soda and water paste to remove stains. 4. The best dust cloth is a damp, clean, cotton cloth. To dampen, hold the cloth by a corner and lightly mist with clean water from a spray bottle. 5. A damp cloth or wearing a rubber glove to brush upholstery will remove pet hair from your furniture. 6. Sweep or vacuum floors first to collect crumbs and dirt before damp mopping. Start washing the floor in the furthest corner of the room and work your way towards the door. Use a damp cloth on the end of a mop handle to reach the narrow space between appliances, this is also useful for getting rid of cobwebs. 7. To soften splatters inside the microwave, fill a cup with water and microwave on high for a few minutes. The steam will loosen any baked on food so you can easily wipe it clean. 8. Dishcloths and sponges can be incubators for germs. Wash dish cloths regularly, and microwave damp sponges in the microwave on high for several minutes to kill bacteria. 9. Use a toothbrush for those hard to reach areas in the

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Home surface area, making mopping fast and efficient. The handle squeeze mechanism makes for easy wringing, while the integrated scraper removes stubborn floor marks, ensuring dirt and grime stand no chance in the family home. Spray mop (RRP £24.99): Addis’ simple and effective spray mop cleans floors twice as fast as a traditional mop and bucket. Simply fill the container with cleaning fluid, then squeeze the lever handle to spray the floor as you go. The mop features a large, swivelling head, which cleans a larger area while gliding smoothly around furniture and floors. The microfibre cleaning pad can be easily removed after use and is fully machine washable so can be used repeatedly. The ideal mop to save time and effort on cleaning lino, tiled or wooden floors, this is a firm family favourite.

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matter of seconds. When condensation hits during the colder months, whether inside the home or car, just one swipe with the Window Vac will get the job done. The Window Vac is lightweight, easy to use and rechargeable, with its powerful lithium-ion battery allowing it to clean up to 75 windows in just one charge. The range of accessories includes a narrow head for small windowpanes, a cleaning solution with spray bottle and attachable microfiber cloths, which are specifically designed to fit to the unique shape of the spray bottle. Get dirt and grim out of floors has always been a problem but here are a few gadgets that may help! Superdry mop (RRP £11.99): A must have for anyone taking on the spring clean, Addis’ award-winning Superdry mop features a super-absorbent antibacterial sponge head, reducing odours in the home and prolonging mop life. The large head maximises cleaning


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Brand new to 2017, this Premium Vacuum Cleaner is ideal for any home or flat. It is the perfect fit for storing in cupboards, shelves and smaller spaces, helping to reclaim your space. The VC5 Vacuum Cleaner has been designed with a bagless HEPA filter system, putting an end to dust bags, making it quick and easy to empty and keep the cleaning going. When using the Vacuum Cleaner, the telescopic lance extends to increase flexibility, making cleaning those hard to reach areas of flooring, behind cupboards, between chair legs and underneath the sofa, a simple task. The included crevice nozzle also provides access to small cracks and gaps to deliver cleaning power to all areas of the home. Achieving constantly clean flooring around the home has never been easier with the VC5 Vacuum Cleaner, which comes with extra tools and accessories for tackling stairs,

Home upholstery and carpets; whilst the four power settings make it suitable for taking on any floor. VC5 Premium Vacuum Cleaner (RRP: £149.99) The VC5 Premium also weighs just over 3kg, but comes with a 9m cable for that extra cleaning ability. The VC5 Premium comes with the standard upholstery nozzles for soft furnishings, as well as a crevice nozzle for nooks and crannies. It also offers a soft furniture brush that enables quick removal of dust from surfaces. But a vacum may not always be the best solution ome times the dirt and grim may just need a good scrub to remove it! Comfigrip™ range: Addis’ range of ergonomically designed cleaning tools

killing 99.9% of germs without the need for chemicals. With the SteaMitt™, BLACK+DECKER has responded to growing consumer concerns about the risk of infection spreading in the home and causing illness, as well as the possible health hazards of strong cleaning chemicals that could be unsafe for children and pets, or detrimental to the environment. Replacing the need for rubber gloves, cloths, scourers and disposable wipes, as well as expensive sprays, powders and creams – which can often leave unpleasant residue or pungent odours – the SteaMitt™ reduces household costs and also eliminates the exposure to potentially toxic substances that are often found around our homes. Designed to sanitise kitchen counter tops, bathroom sinks, shower units, high chairs, toys, pet feeding stations, tiles, utensils oven hobs and a host of other regularly used surfaces, the BLACK+DECKER SteaMitt™ offers a selection of practical accessories to meet each family’s specific cleaning requirements. Putting the power of steam in the hands on the user, the SteaMitt™ delivers a constant flow of steam, without them having to hold down awkward buttons or triggers. With just 20 seconds heat-up time, the handheld steamer is ready to operate quickly, with a full 5 minutes of runtime before having to refill with water, while a handy 1.5m hose ensures that tricky places can be reached with ease. All models come with two SteaMitt™ micro fibre pads, and there is also a choice of SteaMitt™ with scourer and polish pads, or scourer and bathroom pads, brush, window squeegee and shoulder strap (see specification tables below). Once the cleaning is finished, the micro fibre pad can simply be popped into the washing machine at 60 degrees, ready for its next use.

include a curved handi scrub brush (RRP £3.29) and iron scrub brush (RRP £3.99) for bringing the sparkle back to surfaces,

Safe to use at all times, the SteaMitt™ user never comes into contact with the hot steam, thanks to the innovative protective silicon glove.

alongside the tile brush (RRP £2.99) to get to work on mouldy grout in bathrooms and kitchens. The duster (RRP £3.99) is made from special electrostatic feathers to collect dust efficiently, while the squeegee (RRP £3.49) is ideal for use in bathrooms and on windows, or even to gather up pet hair on upholstery. With research* showing that nine out of ten kitchen dishcloths are heavily contaminated with harmful germs, with an alarming 60% containing E.Coli and other categories of dangerous bacteria, home owners will welcome the arrival of the BLACK+DECKER™ SteaMitt™. The portable steamer designed to be worn on the hand revolutionises cleaning around the home, tackling household surfaces safely, efficiently and hygienically,

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Future Plans

Resolutions and Plans in 2017 - Finance and Education Some of the top resolutions and plans for 2017 along with weight loss, cutting back on drink and quitting smoking include making more money changing job and learn something new. In the February issue of EN Magazine (available to read online at our editorial looked at how to stick with your new years resolutions specifically looking at health fitness and weight loss. However these are only some of the resolutions and plans that people makes to bring changes to their lives. In this issue we look at some ways to help you make your money go further and share some tips to help you learn for fun or to change your career. Seven Finance Tips by Mutaz Qubbaj, Founder of budgeting tool Squirrel, to Get Atop of Your Finances in 2017 In the U.K. alone, nearly 17 million Britons have less than £100 saved and only two fifths of the working population has a savings buffer to cover three months of living expenses. It can be difficult to save cash, but once you make a few key changes to your mindset and spending habits, kicking off a savings habit is definitely achievable and you, too, can be awesome with your money! Take a look at the following tips to help guide you into a more financially sound – and hopefully stress-free – new year. 1.     Understand Your Spending Habits—  It doesn’t matter how much you spend at the end of the day if you are overspending — you will feel financially insecure.

Fortunately, this can be fixed! Thankfully, there are personal finance apps, like Squirrel, YNAB, that can easily plug in these numbers in for you if you want an easier fix to help you start budgeting and saving with ease. 2.     50/20/30— Divide your monthly income as follows: 50% to living expenses, 20% to savings, 30% to weekly pocket money. This should be treated as a general principle — it may not always  be the most realistic plan when the unexpected costs start to creep up. However, it is a great guide to kick off your budgeting journey. 3.     Carry Cash—  This may be an old school solution, but only carrying and spending the cash you have allows you take notice of where and how you’re spending your money because it is actually disappearing from you rather than behind a debit card.  You can easily see how far your money truly takes you. Try carrying your weekly spending money in cash to see where, or even how fast, money travels. 4.     Daily Financial Glance— Each day spend a minute to just glance (or think) through your transactions from the previous day to have a better understanding of your expenses and what’s happening with your money. On a weekly basis, try to spot trends in categories where you can easily cut back on 5.     Plan for a Rainy Day— In 2015, 71pc of Britons dealt with unexpected cost that averaged between £200 to £500.  An unexpected cost can really ruin your budget and make a mess of the best laid financial plans. Try setting money aside each month for a rainy day fund to have a cushion for emergencies. 6.     Create Wish Lists— A wish list is an easier way to budget for more expensive pieces or holidays that you have been eyeing for a while. When you do decide to go on holiday or splurge on an item, it’s good to know that it had already been accounted for and you’ll avoid impulse (or binge) purchases of big ticket items. 7.     Educate— Ignorance is bliss — unless you’re broke… If you are completely new to the concept of  ‘personal finance’ or just want a refresher course on the matter, Ramit Seth’s I Will Teach You to Be Rich is a perfect start that is focused on getting you on the path to being financially independent.


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If you want to do a course that’s work-related, definitely ask your line manager or someone from your HR or Learning & Development department as good employers will often encourage their employees to train during office hours which is perfect for employees with busy lifestyles and if you’ve got that time allocated, you might be more likely to start and complete a course. From the feedback we get from our learners, we know that putting a time in your calendar for learning helps you to make time to actually do it when that particular day arrives so we’d definitely encourage people to try to plan it into their days. We also know that one of the motivating factors about courses on our platform is the ability to complete a lot of small steps and the fact that you’re constantly marking those steps as complete and as such, seeing your progress so taking things step-by-step rather than trying to complete a 5 week course in one week might feel much more do-able and therefore be much more do-able. But of course, different things work for different people so you should absolutely experiment; try different things and see what works best for you. Learning with other people can also work well; the rich social conversations and ability to network with interesting people can help motivate you to keep pace with the courses. And just like a physical course, if a friend is expecting you to turn up, it’s more likely that you will so another motivating factor for busy people could be to sign up to a course along with a friend.

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Fulfilling A Childhood Dream An inspirational health worker who left school aged 12 with no formal qualifications looks set to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Audrey Lakeman, 54, who works at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, says her life was transformed after studying at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) and is now applying to study for a nursing degree. The third of 10 children from an impoverished family living in a shanty town in Jamaica, she was forced to give up school to help with household chores and work at a local market to pay for food. “My parents couldn’t afford the uniform, shoes or books. My teachers felt sorry for me in primary school because they could see I wanted to learn. I was in dark hole with no light, but I did have a dream that I wanted to be a nurse,” she said.

a pastor, and they were married in 1991 and had the first two of their three children. Her husband emigrated to England in 1996 and she followed with the children in 2003 and they had their third child the same year. They both struggled to find work and Audrey’s health suffered and she later underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumour. Unable to look after their family properly at this time, the couple volunteered to place her children in foster care. The couple were later reunited with their children, at which time a judge recommended Audrey go to college. She later enrolled at CONEL and successfully completed Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3 and Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills courses in English, Numeracy and Computing in the years that followed. Audrey said: “My life began to change. I was seeing results – my children

She joined the Jamaican Red Cross at the age of 10 and helped with charity work, including playing with children in a local hospital. Audrey fell pregnant as a teenager but tragically lost her first son in a gangland killing in 2001 when he was 24, the same fate the father had suffered when her son was just 18 months old. A baby daughter from another relationship also sadly died aged only two weeks. She met her husband William, 50, the son of


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behaved better and I was able to help them with their homework. I felt more worthy and a good mum, and felt a lot happier in myself.” She later achieved a grade B in GCSE English in 2015, which along with her Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths gave her the springboard to study for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. While studying for the diploma, Audrey became one of 19 students from CONEL to land job as a Healthcare Support Worker after a visit by staff from the hospital in Edmonton. “I was so nervous,” said Audrey, on her job interview. “My self-esteem was low and I did not think I was the right person and did not see myself getting the job. They then asked me back into the room and congratulated me. I cried and cried. It was a dream come true.” Audrey is based in the Acute Stroke Unit but

has also worked in the T4 Surgical Ward, Maternity Unit, children’s Rainbow Ward and A&E, and has been told by doctors her patient observation has potentially saved lives. “CONEL changed my life tremendously. When I look back on my life it’s like looking at someone I used to know. My family and friends say how much I’ve changed,” said Audrey. “Everything I went through has made me want to be a more caring person. My journey has been hard, but if it wasn’t I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” Audrey hopes to study her degree at Middlesex University or the University of Hertfordshire. Call 020 8442 3055 to find out about our Health and Social Care courses.


15 Secrets For Interview Success

by Graham Martin, MD & Founder of Orchard Recruitment

The UK currently enjoys the highest level of employment since 1971 and the lowest number of people out of work since 2006. As a result, the number of vacancies open are at a 10 year high. And yet many people still struggle to land their ideal job. We asked Graham Martin, MD of Orchard Recruitment to explain why.

“It’s true there are more jobs available but many people are struggling to secure new positions. The reason for this includes the fact that many people are under performing at interview. It’s a fact that sometimes the best candidate does not get the job, but the BEST prepared”

“In nearly 30 years I have personally interviewed more than 10,000 job hunters and have helped more than 1750 find permanent work. During this period I have worked out what does and does not work at interview stage.” “These 15 Secrets For Interview Success will help anyone improve their chances of being offered a new position” 1. Obtain the job description before you actually go for the interview. Agencies should be able to provide you with one, but some companies might need a reminder! 2. Find out who will interview you, their job title and responsibilities. Check them out on LinkedIn and Social Media.

8. Work out how to get there on time. A Sunday afternoon car trip to check out the location is VERY different to a bus journey in rush hour traffic. 9. Dress for success. Have clean shoes, neat hair and a smart bad or briefcase. 10. Take a bottle of water with you 11. Turn off your phone. 12. Take a hard back book and write down your questions neatly and leave plenty of space to write down your answers. Ask if it’s “ok” to make notes (it always is). Use a decent pen, not a broken Bic! 13. Take copies of your CV along with your passport or proof of ID, your examination and professional qualifications. Have copies of your written references with you too. 14. If you like it, ask for the job! It sounds obvious but many interested candidates forget to let the interviewer know if they are interested. They are not mind readers.

3. Create a list of 15 questions that you can ask at interview. Focus on the specific duties, training and opportunities to progress.

15. Follow up promptly. Advise the agency that you are interested and write a letter thanking the interviewer them for their time and confirming your interest. Use a hand written envelope with a stamp on it.

4. Research the company and its sector in detail. You should spend at least an hour finding out all you can via the internet such as their key products or services, their competition, suppliers and key personnel. Is there a trade association or journal. Where was the trade exhibition held this year?

Graham Martin is the Founder & Managing Director of Orchard Recruitment, Enfield’s oldest established independent commercial recruitment agency. Opening its doors in 1988, Orchard operates from offices above the Royal Bank of Scotland at 30, London Road, opposite Poundland.

5. Work out how your skills best suit the role and what you could do for the company?

Graham’s business Orchard recruits office support, accounting, IT, sales, marketing, HR and management staff and is contactable on 020 8366 9014.

6. Watch a few You Tube videos about body language. Do not fold your arms, cross your legs or lean back in your chair. Keep good eye contact and smile. Remember and interview is a two way exchange. Relax. 7. Prepare a list of 50 questions that the interviewer could ask you. Write them down and ask a friend to ‘test’ your answers. Practice these answers until they become second nature

Graham also runs a monthly Careers Coaching Club in Enfield. For information about these Saturday morning sessions or for A free PDF of these 15 Secrets For Interview Success just email help@

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Special Report

20 Something The New Sensible The average twenty-something earns £19,186.40 a year, has savings of £2,543 and chooses NOT to go clubbing, according to new research.

The Nationwide Savings study of ‘Generation Sensible’ shows 65 per cent of young adults would rather party at a friend’s house than spend unnecessary money at the pub or club. Unfortunately, six in 10 people in their twenties are saddled with debts in the region of £20,000 following their stint at University. While those who didn’t further their education still struggle to pay off debts of £4,720. As such, while popular twenty-somethings have 15 good friends, they choose not to lavish money on expensive nights out, and only holiday in the UK once a year. Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, Nationwide’s Head of Policy for Mortgages and Savings said: “Our research has found a generation of twenty somethings under pressure and in transition. The good news is that as a demographic they seem to be planning their futures, whether that be saving for a deposit for their first home or a holiday. In some ways this is a far cry from the free-spirited youth of the 60s and 70s.” The study shows that when it comes to attempting to save, 32 per cent are desperately trying to get a deposit together for a mortgage, while 30 per cent are saving up for a holiday. A further 24 per cent of twenty-somethings are saving for a rainy day, and one in 10 are gathering cash together to pay for their wedding. And although those in their twenties earn just under £20,000 a year – working 31 hours a week – at the end of every month they have just £210.07 to spend on enjoying themselves. According to the poll, just 16 per cent of those under 30 are married, with 16 per cent of those in a relationship meeting through work and 13 per cent via dating apps. Just five per cent regularly go on dates. One in five respondents already have children and a further 52 per cent have pets. The research reveals that money dominates the list of common worries shared by many twenty-somethings, with people worrying both about being able to save money, as well as having enough money to last until the end of the month. Getting on the housing ladder is a concern for 36 per


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cent of those in their twenties, while landing a job worries 27 per cent. Other common anxieties include managing the bills, health and fitness, and that they don’t seem to be achieving much in life. Body shape and size worries four in 10 people, and 25 per cent are rightly concerned about their parents’ health. For those in this age bracket who do drive a car, a modest Vauxhall Corsa or Ford Fiesta are the most likely models of choice. When it comes to keeping fit, the average twentysomething exercises for three hours a week, and prefers running and going to the gym above all other sports. Swimming and cycling are the next most popular activities. For those in their twenties who prefer to entertain themselves by staying in, rather than spending money on going out, four in 10 love binge-watching television programmes and films. Favourite television shows include The Big Bang Theory, the Great British Bake Off and Game of Thrones. While movies put on repeat are the Harry Potter saga, Mean Girls and Bridget Jones’ Diary. Other activities enjoyed during their spare time include spending time with the family, travelling and 27 per cent enjoying tending to their social networking sites. Eight in 10 people in their twenties are regularly on Facebook, while 47 per cent use Instagram and 50 per cent are on WhatsApp. The study found 37 per cent enjoy going out for dinner with friends, and only a third like going to the pub. Similarly, meeting new people is only a priority for seven per cent of people, while 55 per cent prefer to socialise with existing friends. Andrew Baddeley-Chappell continues “Our research found an age group under strain, working or studying hard, and mindful of the financial pressures they are likely to face in the future. “It’s little wonder then that friendships and relationships, conducted both in person and online have become such a focus, along with a social life that doesn’t cost.”


The New Forest So Much More Than Trees

If you are thinking about getting away this Easter or at any time how about a trip to the New Forest. Just a few hours drive or by train the New Forest is stepped in history and full of attractions. The New Forest is an area of 220 square miles (566km) which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in England. The New Forest was first recorded as Nova Foresta in Domesday Book in 1086, where a section devoted to it is interpolated between lands of the king’s thegns and the town of Southampton; it is the only forest that the book describes in detail. Forest laws were enacted to preserve the New Forest as a location for royal deer hunting, and interference with the king’s deer and its forage were punished. But the inhabitants of the area (Commoners) had pre-existing rights of common: to turn horses and cattle (but only rarely sheep) out into the Forest to graze (common pasture), to gather fuel wood (estovers), to cut peat for fuel (turbary), to dig clay (marl), and to turn out pigs between September and November to eat fallen acorns and beechnuts (pannage or mast). There were also licences granted to gather bracken after Michaelmas Day (29 September) as litter for animals (fern). Along with grazing, pannage is still an important part of the Forest’s ecology. Pigs can eat acorns without a problem, but for ponies and cattle large quantities of acorns can be poisonous. Pannage always lasts 60 days, but the start date varies according to the weather – and when the acorns fall. The Verderers decide when pannage will start each year. At other times the pigs must be taken in and kept on the owner’s land, with the exception that pregnant sows, known as privileged sows, are always allowed out providing they are not a nuisance and return

to the Commoner’s holding at night (they must not be “levant and couchant” in the Forest, that is, they may not consecutively feed and sleep there). This last is an established practice rather than a formal right. The principle of levancy and couchancy applies generally to the right of pasture. Commoners must have backup land, outside the Forest, to accommodate these depastured animals when necessary, for example during a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic. Commons rights are attached to particular plots of land (or in the case of turbary, to particular hearths), and different land has different rights – and some of this land is some distance from the Forest itself. Rights to graze ponies and cattle are not for a fixed number of animals, as is often the case on other commons. Instead a “marking fee” is paid for each animal each year by the owner. The marked animal’s tail is trimmed by the local agister (Verderers’ official), with each of the four or five forest agisters using a different trimming pattern. Ponies are branded with the owner’s brand mark; cattle may be branded, or nowadays may have the brand mark on an ear tag. Grazing of Commoners’ ponies and cattle is an essential part of the management of the forest, helping to maintain the heathland, bog, grassland and woodpasture habitats and their associated wildlife. Recently this ancient practice has come under pressure as the rising house prices in the area have stopped local commoning families from moving into new homes which have the rights attached. Thus the next generation cannot become Commoners until their parents die or move and pass their house, and the attaching rights, to their children.

Reasons to visit The New Forest

This little pocket of magical forest in the south of England is the perfect bolthole for a break. Indulge in

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Travel culinary talent from swish restaurants to traditional thatched pubs. Get up close to spectacular wildlife, shop in village treasure troves and relax in a choice of superb abodes to suit every taste and budget. This national park also has 40 miles of coastline, with wonderful walks and views across to the Isle of Wight. A destination rich in fun, heritage, activities and new experiences. Here are some of the best reasons to visit this Easter.

Selfie with 9000 free roaming animals

Find a spot within the 220 square miles of national park and pose with some of the 9000 native ponies, donkeys, cattle, sheep and the odd pig or two. These animals feely roam throughout the forest, roads, lanes, high streets and its gorgeous chocolate box villages.

The menu is a mix of classic favourites and imaginative, well executed dishes For fine dining at award-winning restaurants go to Verveine Fish Market and Restaurant – the tasting menu is to die for In the Georgian marine town Lymington, on a cobbled street by the pretty quay is The Elder Flower, whose take on modern British with a sprinkling of French wins rave reviews! www/

Leave the car at home and have some stress-free pampering

Just a ten-minute walk from the mainline station in Brockenhurst is The Balmer Lawn Hotel and Spa. This iconic hotel is surrounded by open forest and has walks and cycle trails from the front door. In addition to the Spa with treatment rooms for one or two, there are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a divine award-winning restaurant. Forest view rooms start at £189 B&B 01590 623 116

Scrumptious eateries

The New Forest and its 40 miles of coastline provide the regions talented chefs a huge and varied pantry. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, Inns and eateries are plentiful. Here are a handful to get you going. The Crown Inn in the village of Everton is perfect for hearty wholesome food Very close to Peppa Pig world near Romsey is Keats. Keats Restaurant has earned a stellar reputation with locals for sourcing local produce and turning it in to amazingly creative and delicious dishes. Restaurant chef owner Martin Aslin, is a willing slave to seasonality, and believes provenance is the key to delivering top notch food. Martin’s food is creatively tweaked to reflect the region’s best seasonal meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Food is predominately modern British. Diners will always find a selection of succulent meat, treats from the grill, enticing vegetarian dishes, vibrant fresh fish and a scrumptious array of desserts. There’s also a nod to the restaurants 40-year heritage as an Italian eatery, with a repertoire of heavenly home-made pasta dishes.

Discover the sights and sounds of the riverbank in an escorted Canadian Canoe tour Get up close to nature in big sturdy 2 – 4 seat canoes. Gliding along you’ll hear and see wildlife at its best. Spot wiggles in the foliage as deer tip toe along the river bank, curlews dig for dinner and fish race beneath your paddles. Tours are led by expert guides, Adults £32, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £100 from www.

Get on your bike and ride!

There are over 140 miles of cycle tracks (also brilliant for buggies and strollers) in the New Forest. Enjoy the stunning scenery and stop off for a pub lunch. You can hire bikes tag a longs, kid’s seats and trailers at Beaulieu Village Full day hire £18, half day £14 which includes: helmets, rucksack, spare inner tubes, puncture repair kit,


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Travel Motoring, History and A Secret Army

The charming village of Beaulieu, at the head of the Beaulieu River, is home to the National Motor Museum which is a great family day out. Over 250 stunning vehicles are on display from every motoring era, ranging from some of the world’s most iconic Land Speed Record breakers to motoring oddities such as a giant orange on wheels! Meet the talking crash test dummy in Driving Change, the new interactive display which explores motoring innovations and technologies and tells the story of motoring right up to today’s electric vehicles and makes predictions for alternative power in the future. pump and a Lock, from 01590 612 377

Chill out in your own gorgeous Cottage

Relax and unwind at your own pace in beautiful New Forest cottage. You’ll find wildlife often comes to you – ponies and donkeys peering over the garden gate, and rabbits playing in the garden whilst you sip a cup of tea or something cold and bubbly! www.newforestcottages. have a portfolio of over 130 properties in the area sleeping 2 – 15, priced to suit every budget, taste and age group. Midweek and short breaks available call 01590 679 655

Find Foodie Heaven in New Forest Farm Shops

Special displays include For Britain & For The Hell Of It featuring Beaulieu’s iconic Land Speed Record cars and The Motorcycle Story which takes you on a journey through motorcycling history. Grand Prix Greats and Road, Race and Rally feature F1, rallying, trials and drag racing exhibits, as well as clothing, trophies, photographs, film and video of both track and road racing from its beginnings to the present day. Jack Tucker’s Garage recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a typical country garage from the 1930s while the Wheels pod ride takes you on a fascinating journey through 100 years of motoring. On Screen Cars displays TV and film favourites including Del Boy’s Reliant Regal as featured in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, the flying Ford Anglia used

Setley Ridge Farm Shop in the grounds of a vineyard which shares its name, is the epitome of foodie utopia. The oak framed barn sells local produce, providing an enviable showcase for stunning fruit, veg, dairy and home-made pies, cakes and bread. There’s free wine and cheese tasting every day, and a great selection of gorgeous New Forest gifts and crafts. Danestream Farm Shop is an impressive destination for fruit, veg, dairy and more, plus an instore bakery - if you are self-catering, they offer free delivery to your cottage. Fernedean is a treasure trove of fruit, veg, dairy, meat, local produce and flowers at extremely good prices. Owls Barn farm shop sell their own grass fed meat and local produce. They have a little coffee shop where you can sit and watch goats playing outside. Also worth a mention are Hockey`s Farm and Longdown Farm Shop. Keep a look out for labels and stickers for ‘New Forest Marque’ - a quality accreditation scheme set up to develop and promote the production, processing and distribution of local produce from the New Forest.

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during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Wallace and Gromit’s Anti-Pesto Van. Enter the World of Top Gear, featuring original vehicles created by presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for some of their most ambitious challenges on the TV show over the years and experience the Top Gear Enormodrome which aims to recreate the feel of the Top Gear studio. Visit Palace House which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, see the magnificent rooms and talk to costumed guides about living in a Victorian country house showing life ‘Upstairs and Downstairs’. As you walk through the spectacular Lower Drawing Room and Dining Hall with their beautiful fan-vaulted ceilings you can clearly see the monastic origins of the building which was formerly the Great Gatehouse for Beaulieu Abbey. The 13th century Beaulieu Abbey features a film presentation and an exhibition of the daily life of its Cistercian Monk founders, leading into the picturesque serenity of the Cloisters and Herb Garden. Upstairs in the Abbey’s Domus, impressive wall hangings depict scenes from the history of the abbey. Gardens to enjoy include the fragrant Victorian Flower Garden, the informal Wilderness Garden, dating back to the 1770s and the Ornamental Kitchen Garden laid out on the site of the original 1872 Palace House kitchen

garden. Visitors can also take a leisurely stroll along the meandering pathways beside Beaulieu River and Monks’ Mill Pond. A new topiary display features Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with topiary characters sitting around their ‘thyme for tea’ herb-planted table. Visitors have a birds-eye view of the grounds when they ride the high-level Monorail. Alternatively, the replica 1912 open-topped London Bus is a fun way to seek out Beaulieu’s sights. Don’t miss Secret Army, an exhibition telling the story of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) which trained secret agents at the Beaulieu ‘Finishing School’ during WWll. The agents were trained at a number of large country houses scattered across the Beaulieu Estate before returning to occupied Europe to work with Resistance groups. Many paid the final sacrifice and did not return. The exhibition introduces visitors to the training schools, instructors, secret agents and unsung heroes of the SOE, their training and secret missions. A film presentation shows how the ‘Finishing School’ operated in total secrecy for four years. All attractions are included in the standard Beaulieu admission price. Discounted tickets can be bought in advance online at For more details call 01590 612345. Admission charges to Beaulieu are: Adult £24.75 on the day or £19.50 if bought in advance online, concessions £23.75 on the day or £18.50 if bought in advance online, children (5-17) £12.50 if bought on the day or £9.50 if bought in advance online and a family ticket (two adults and three children or one adult and four children) is £64 on the day or £49 if bought in advance online.


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Adoramus Choir and Orchestra present the Glory of Easter concert. The programme includes a variety of popular classics to tell the story from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. The programme includes: ‘Spring’ from Vivaldi’s ‘the Four Seasons’, the ‘Benedictus’ from Haydn’s ‘ Nelson Mass’, ‘Panis

Angelicus’ by Frank,’ the Lord is My Light and My Salvation’ by Rutter, the solo aria Let the Bright Seraphim’, the ‘Theme from the Bodyguard’ by ‘Silvestri’ and the ‘Easter Hymn’ from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ by Mascagni with plenty of opportunity for everyone to join the celebration. The concert will be compered by David Buckley and conducted by Bob Pepper MBE. The concert is on Saturday April 1st at the Spotlight Theatre Broxbourne EN11 8BE at 7.30p.m. Tickets : Front Stalls - £20, Terrace £18, Rear Stalls - £16 Available from Ticket Hotline: 07816 998303, www. or the theatre Box Office: 01992 441946

What’s On Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles Fair every table full of gems and interesting items Saturday 25th March Saturday 29th April 9.00am - 4.00pm St Paul’s Centre 102a Chruch Street Enfield EN2 6AR Entrance 50p Refreshment and Free Parking Table bookings please call 07951 845653 email Someone Like You The Adel Songbook Wyllyotts Theatre Sat 11th Mar 8pm Tickets £20.00 Groups £19.00 10+ £17.00 Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits. The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 – including: ‘Chasing Pavements’; ‘Make You Feel My Love’; ‘Set Fire To The Rain’; ‘Someone Like You’; ‘Hello’; ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and the multi-million seller ‘Skyfall’. Someone Like You will take you on a soul-stirring journey from break up to make up! www.wyllyottstheartre. Box Office 01717 645005 Lambing Weekend at Forty Hall Farm Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March | 11am – 4pm Event info: Spring is in the air at Forty Hall Farm, as newborn lambs are welcomed to the world at this hugely popular event. Join the Farm as they open their gates for their first event of the year! As well as meeting all the lambs, there will be opportunities to meet and feed our other rare breed farm animals and lots of rural craft demonstrations. There will be a shuttle bus running from Capel Manor College on both days. Further details available on the Forty Hall Farm website. www. 020 8807 6680 Some Guys Have All The Luck Millfield Theartre Date/Time: Friday 24 March, 7.45pm Tickets: £21.50 Show info: A new musical show celebrating the career of one of rock’s greatest

icons, Sir Rod Stewart – from street busker to international superstar. Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship. Featuring classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart and Tonight The Night. www. 0208 807 6680 Mother’s Day Concert with Maria Evangelou Forty Hall Sunday 26 March | 11.30am and 3.30pm Tickets: £20 per Person Event info: Maria is a new face in a bygone genre, with a rhythmic voice that masterfully pays homage to soul, blues and jazz with a retro pop feel. Treat mum to an afternoon of classic songs including Summertime, At Last, What a Difference a Day Makes and many, many more. In the morning concert, tea, coffee & pastries will be available and tea, coffee & cake in the afternoon. Running time: 60 mins “Having been captivated by music from a young age, Evangelou approaches her music with a mature expressiveness that draws comparisons to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Duffy” Music 020 8807 6680 The Illegal Eagles Wyllyotts Theatre Sat 15th April 8pm Tickets: £24.00 concs £23.00en acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including hits Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane and many more! Box Office 01717 645005

REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS 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. 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@ 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@ 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. 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 Website 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 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

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What’s On EN1 3HQ New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George 07703219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look. Winchmore Hill Writers We’re a small,friendly group who meet on occasional Sunday afternoons in Winchmore Hill to develop our skills and for mutual support. Group lead by Christine Vial,experienced tutor and published writer.All kinds of writing and levels of experience (including none) welcome. Please contact me for dates, topics and cost of future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 or 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. or find out more about the club and our current programme by looking at our website www.

Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. There are 5 courts always available. Membership is by invitation and new members with experience are always welcome. We are a small friendly club with social events organised throughout the year. If you are interested please contact Yvonne for more details. 01707 642328,

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: 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

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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.

360 4081or 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. 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. 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

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 Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, home or phone Joy 020 8367 and has speakers of various 3169. often with andupweto Outstanding two story, six bedroomkinds, Vacation Villaslides, sleeps are open to both ex civil servants 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes Southgate and Enfield Friendship and non Civil Servants.We meet from the Disney Theme Parks. Centre We meet once a month at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver on the first Monday (except Bank Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st Facilities Swimming Spa, TVs, Games Holidays) atinclude Ruth Winston House Pool, Monday of the monthRoom [2nd Monday Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment 190 Green Lanes. We have regular if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a provided, & Wi-Fi. talks of various interest, quizzes and 10.30 am start. For details, please self contributing meetings as well contact Sue Sims 020 8245 4723 or Telephone 020We 8366 681908 for info’ on the as a lunch club. are a3311 smallor fantastic ratesand available both high & low Season. friendly crowd welcomefor new members. EntranceVisit £ per night Potters Bar & District Photographic Society 1.45 Ladies Group Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Option Mondays 1 above7.45pm to 10pm. We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, Contact Ann on 01438 832504 £90 per month at 1.45pm in the church hall at Competitions, lectures, practical Grange Park Methodist Church, Park sessions; we are a keen group Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of amateur photographers of of speakers, slide shows, quizzes all abilities. New members very and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 welcome.

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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 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 Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers

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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 and watch some Members’ Films. 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 Business Events Get the New Biz Know How Thursday 9th March, 9.30am – 12.30pm Get the New Biz Know How FREE seminar. Find out what’s involved in starting your own business. For more details and to book visit or call 020 8443 5457. North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Networking Event with Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal Tuesday 21st March, 10.30am – 1.00pm For more details visit www.nlcce. or call 020 8443 5457 4N Networking evening meeting every other Wednesday at the Winchmore Pub call Doug on 020 8363 9444 for full details. Relaxed, fun and friendly business networking with three 10-min business appointments at every meetingNetwork locally, regionally and even nationally

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