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MAGAZINE Exploring New Destinations

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

2017 Local Business Awards

Summer Fitness Ideas

Welcome to your May 2017 issue of en MAGAZINE

Hello and welcome to the May 2017 issue of EN Magazine. Have the few days of sunshine tempted you to grab your summer clothes just to find them a little tighter than you remember? Don’t worry because in this issue of EN Magazine we bring you some advice and ideas to help you get your body to the shape you want. And if the sunshine has made you crave a holiday we also bring you some ideas of destinations for exploring the world. There may be lots of news about elections and votes taking place across the country and the world but here is one vote that can really help make a difference to a local company. In this issue we also launch the 2017 EN Magazine Local Business Awards. This is your opportunity to vote for your favourite local business in a range of categories. See pages 16 and 17 for full detail on how to vote. 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 editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.


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New Enfield Council Chief Executive Ian Davis has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Enfield Council subject to approval at full Council on 10 May. Mr Davis previously held the post of Director of Regeneration and Environment within the Council and will replace the present Chief Executive Rob Leak who has been with the Council since 2003. Cllr Doug Taylor, Leader of Enfield Council, said: “Ian Davis is truly passionate about public service and Enfield and has a strong record of successfully working to build a better Enfield. “As Enfield Council’s Director of Regeneration & Environment, Ian has been at the centre of delivering an extensive range of regeneration projects across the borough in recent years.

since he was appointed by a panel that I chaired, as Assistant Director for Environment in 2007, and I wholly endorse all that Doug Taylor has said about his qualities. “It was readily apparent to me then that Ian had drive, ambition and a proven track record at Hammersmith & Fulham. Nothing has happened since that has in any way altered that view. “He subsequently became Director of Environment when I was Cabinet Member and has since taken on many additional and complex responsibilities – not only has he lived up to my initial expectations but he has excelled! “I am extremely pleased that he has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and wish him all the best in his new role.”

“Ian has been appointed following a rigorous appointment process with an impressive number and calibre of applicants. I am delighted that his appointment as Chief Executive will enable him to continue to drive the regeneration of our Borough, boost its economy, help to improve the lives of residents and support the most vulnerable.” Cllr Terence Neville, Leader of the Opposition said, “ I have known Ian


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Local News and Events but shatter the myth that has surrounded Jack the Ripper.

the Ripper, or was he simply an invention of the press?

His one man show “Jack the RipperThe Real Truth” is packed with pictures from 1888 showing original crime scene photographs of the victims, the suspects, together with many original photographs from 1888 relative to the murders.

Is there any 21st evidence to be able to name a prime suspect for these killings?

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Trevor Marriott is a retired British Police murder squad detective, and leading Jack the Ripper expert, who since 2002 has been conducting a cold case re investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 which were attributed to a fearsome killer who came to be known as Jack the Ripper, whose identity was never established. These unsolved murders, and the mystery that has surrounded Jack the Ripper, have continued to captivate the imagination of people worldwide for the past 128 years.

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Over the years there have been over 100 books published along with numerous films, and television documentaries. Many have over dramatised and distorted the facts surrounding this mystery, to the point that the public now accepts the fiction more readily than the facts, leading Marriott to conclude that the public have been totally misled by what they have seen and read. Trevor Marriott has now concluded his long and protracted cold case investigation with startling results, which now not only dispel many of the original theories which have been readily accepted,

A show not to be missed at The Dugdale Centre, Enfield on May19th and 20th.

The truth can finally be told, and the answers to these important questions finally answered: • •

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Were all the victims killed by the same killer? Did the killer remove the organs from the victims at the crime scenes? Did the police in 1888 ever know the identity of the killer or killers? Was there ever a Jack

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Local News and Events

Funding boost for Hertsmere Community Groups Are you in a community group that needs help to buy equipment or upgrade your facilities? If so, you could be eligible for one-off funding from the council. We run a community grant scheme to provide smallscale financial support to voluntary or charitable organisations that benefit local people. Hilary Shade, Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement, said: “I’d encourage any local group that needs

a helping hand to get in touch with us to find out if they would be entitled to receive money towards organisational or project costs.” A range of ages and communities in Hertsmere have already benefited from the council’s community grant scheme. Just over £46,500 has been awarded as community grants to 25 voluntary, charitable and non-profit organisations in the borough during 2016/2017. Community grants can

be used, for example, for buying equipment, producing marketing information, training, upgrading facilities or venue hire. The maximum amount which can be applied for is £2,000. Hilary Shade adds: “We have received a range of community grant applications during the last financial year towards a number of projects that benefit people from across the borough. “Increasingly, our emphasis is on helping communities

to help themselves. If you are a community group or charity operating in the Hertsmere area, in need of extra funds, then now is the time to apply.” Applications for community grants must be made by Wednesday 31 May 2017. To apply for a community grant fill out an online form at www.hertsmere. gov.uk/communitygrants, call 020 8207 7801 or email corporate.support@ hertsmere.gov.uk

Electric car charging points are coming to Hertsmere Five new electric car charging points will be installed across the borough later this year. Hertsmere Borough Council’s Executive group has approved the introduction of cashless pay as you go electric car charging points at three car parks across the borough.

The fast charging points, which take between three to four hours to fully charge a vehicle, will be specifically located at car parks across the borough. The introduction of car charging points comes as part of the council’s Parking Standards Policy, which aims to reduce emissions in Hertsmere

and improve air quality. Steve Burton, Head of Street Scene, who has led on the project, said: “We have been updating our car parks and a part of this scheme has been to future-proof them ready for electric charging points. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common and we need to do as much as possible to encourage drivers to swap to ultralow emission vehicles, which will benefit the environment.” The new fast charge points will be installed at the Civic Offices car park in Borehamwood,


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Salisbury Close car park in Potters Bar and St Peters, High Road car park in Bushey. The Executive approved a one-off cost of £13,325 to purchase and install the charging points. An initial charge of £1.50 per hour will be set for the charging points, which covers the cost and maintenance of the charging points, electricity and parking charge. Steve adds: “We will monitor the usage and suitability of these sites, with a view to extend electric car charging points to other car parks across the borough in the future.”

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Helping the Public Spend A Penny! Businesses in Enfield wanting to earn some extra cash and looking to serve their community are being encouraged to open up their toilet facilities to passers-by. The Community Toilets Scheme idea was initiated in 2008 following pressure from Monty Meth, the President of Enfield’s Over 50s Forum. He commented: “The scheme has proven to be of great help to people who get ‘caught short’, especially mums with young children. It also helps the participating businesses who not only earn a tidy fee for providing this service, but also tell me it has attracted more customers. This is what matters in these tough times. I’d like to see more businesses getting involved, particularly restaurants and cafes, who already have the facilities. It would be good for them and good for their potential customers.” There are already 28 members across the Borough participating in the scheme. However, more members are needed. The beauty of the scheme is that local businesses provide an indispensable service which is directly linked to an increase in customers and better trade for participants. Businesses that sign up will be paid an annual fee, from £500 to £800,

dependent on the facilities being provided. Directional signage and window stickers will give information to the public and a dedicated area of Enfield Council’s website lists details of participating members, which is great publicity for all involved.

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Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “This is such a positive 122a Chase Side Enfield EN2 0QN scheme that has so many far-reaching, positive benefits. Businesses can Find us online at help their community and at the same time boost their customer base at no expense. Participation in the Community Toilet Decorative Supplies May 2017.indd 1 Scheme creates a positive image of your business, plus you can earn an annual payment to help towards costs. We would ® welcome new members to the Community Toilets Scheme.”

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Local News and Events

Your Feet Are Made For Walking Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is urging the public to ‘Try20’ and walk for 20 minutes a day throughout National Walking Month which kicked off on Monday 1st May. Living Streets recommends walking as a free, easy and fun way to improve your health. From a lower risk of contracting heart disease, certain cancers, depression and type 2 diabetes, to aiding weight loss and reducing feelings of stress and isolation. The Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults are active for 150 minutes per week to stay healthy and Living Streets recommends a daily 20 minute walk as a good step


towards achieving that. NHS statistics published in March 2017 revealed that one in four adults aren’t even walking for half an hour a week and levels of obesity have more than tripled since the 90s. Tompion Platt, Head of Policy and Communications, Living Streets said: “Adding a 20 minute walk into your day is a small change but can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. You don’t have to go out of your way to exercise, just walk part of your daily journey to work, to the shops, or on the way to school.” National Walking Month, Living Streets, surveyed over 2,000 people living in the UK’s largest cities about how walking friendly their local area is. A fifth (20 per cent) of all people surveyed said they would definitely walk more if it were safer and easier. And over three quarters (78 per cent) are in favour of more measures to encourage walking in their area.

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The survey asked Londoners a series of questions including how safe they feel when walking in their area, how easy it was to walk to local shops and amenities, the convenience of public transport and the proximity to parks and green spaces. London scored well compared to other UK cities in most categories, with more than half of residents (57 per cent) saying they feel safe when walking in the city and 64 per cent citing shops and services as easily accessible on foot. However, the state of pavements let the city down in terms of reaching the top spot; with 34 per cent finding pavements poor or very poor in terms of how cluttered or wellmaintained they are. The vast majority (76 per cent) of London respondents say they are in favour of more measures to encourage walking in the city. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “Walking is great exercise and I’d encourage everyone to do it and reap the benefits. National Walking Month is a fabulous opportunity to hit your stride, leave the

car at home and get out and about on foot. The principles which underpin National Walking Month support Enfield Council’s Move More Campaign which is encouraging adults to undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day because all the research shows that doing that helps reduce your risk of developing a wide range of serious health conditions.” This year, the charity is also asking people to visit the Living Streets website to rate their walk and help build a picture of how walkable our streets are. Tompion Platt added “Creating safe walking routes and encouraging more people to walk is vital if we’re going to solve the inactivity crisis we’re facing, protect the future of our health service and reduce dangerous levels of air pollution.By rating their walks, people can help us identify what’s needed to improve our streets and create a walking nation where everyone can enjoy the benefits this simple act brings on streets fit for walking.” Everyone who rates a walk during May will be in with the chance of winning a family city break. For more information, visit www. livingstreets.org.uk/nwm

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Days Out Full of History and a Few Explosions With one of the May bank holidays already behind us are you wondering what to do for the next one? And how about the half term are you dreading the thought of kids causing chaos all week long? EN Magazine has a couple of suggestions for fun days out. Wild West Weekend An 1870’s Wild West tent-town is set to transform the historic Royal Gunpowder Mills on the May Bank Holiday weekend 27 – 29 May from 10am – 5pm (last entry 3pm). On Saturday


through to Monday the settler folk of the tent town greet visitors and tell of their hopes of a new life in the American West, but on Sunday and Monday a shoot-out occurs between the new settlers and cowboys! This is living history staged by Laredo, a Wild West troupe. This year’s show theme tells the story of the Wild West changing from open land where cattle roamed and grazed freely watched over by cowboys, to parcels of land marked out by new settlers with newly-invented barbed wire. Cowboys and cattle barons trying to preserve

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their way of life, and settlers trying to protect their homes, led to many range wars. Liz Went of the Royal Gunpowder Mills said: ‘This is one of our most popular shows for adults as well as children, being educational and exciting, demonstrating how gunpowder was a constructive and destructive force. It helped build America, blasting ground for new railroads and creating towns and cities, but equally fuelling

territorial skirmishes and wars.” Expect some loud bangs at the show! The event encourages visitors to come dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl, Mexican or native American Indian. For families there will be a range of themed activities for children, plus there are the Mad Lab science shows demonstrating the science of explosions and propellants in a fun way.

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Victorian Days Half Term Event Travel back in time to Victorian days for HalfTerm family fun 30 May to 4 June 10am to 5pm (last entry 3pm). Enjoy a range of fun Victorianthemed activities for children of all ages including a crazy Victorian Professor in the Mad Lab, creating experiments and mayhem in the Mad Lab, themed Victorian crafts and popular Victorian sideshow games such as coconut shies and hoopla. With shows and chances to dress up for selfies and family photoshoots, this is a busy and popular event that everyone can enjoy. See website for days and times of shows. Also, see the impact of the Victorian era at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, which was a time of invention and increased efficiency during expansion of Empire and for the Crimean and

Boer Wars. There will be guided tours of the fascinating Incorporating Mills and other Victorian buildings, with insights into the working lives of the era producing dangerous explosives, where one slip could cause a catastrophic explosion and periodically did. In the armoury visitors can track the Victorian development of firearms. In the Rocket Vault a replica of the Victorian Congreve Rocket can be studied, which was manufactured at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Congreve rockets were used in the American Civil War and the line in the US National Anthem ‘… the rocket’s red glare’ celebrates this.

The history of explosives can be explored in the Main Exhibition, and for a notional extra charge the land train will take you deep into the beautiful landscape on a guided tour, wending through alder woodland crisscrossed with streams and dry canals and mysterious buildings peeping through the trees. Luke Dunne of the Royal Gunpowder Mills said: “Victorian Days offers opportunities for everyone to see history close up. For our youngest visitors we believe that connecting to history and science in playful ways makes these topics one that they will always enjoy, so that’s always our aim.”

with an extraordinary history of manufacturing explosives and research into rocket fuels. Closed in 1991, Historic England describes it as ’…..the most important site for the history of explosives in Europe’. The landscape bears the imprint of 300 years of manufacturing explosives in its extraordinary structures and landscape. It is designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial History. The site is managed by a small number of staff assisted by dedicated volunteers. Find out more at www.royalgunpowder mills.com.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a 170-acre oasis of natural beauty and heritage

Other learning opportunities include the Wildlife Tower, where you can enjoy a panoramic view and observe some of our rich wildlife which

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Local News and Events

Is The Pen Still Mighty? Millions of Brits are no longer using a pen – with a third admitting they barely write any more, according to new research. While 39 per cent of respondents think handwriting is less important now thanks to email, text messaging and social media. However almost half of the people questioned admit they judge people on their handwriting - and six in 10 said their individual handwriting style is important to them. 3DRKS_WED_95X141_003.pdf




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Almost a quarter have a small-sized writing style – 7mm or less – which can suggest someone is conscientious.

Just three per cent have large handwriting – 13mm in height or more – and this is typically the sign of someone who is generous and lacking inhibition.

Handwriting which leans to the right can suggest someone is friendly and this represents 30 per cent of Brits. While leftleaning writing, which is used by around one in 10 people, can suggest a cynical nature.

Over half of respondents said their writing has no particular slant - often indicating someone has a tendency to sit on the fence, but it can also be a sign of having a thoughtful manner.

Seven in 10 people said their handwriting is typically joined-up which often signals efficiency and a no nonsense attitude.

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The research of 2,000 UK adults was commissioned by pen manufacturers, STABILO, to celebrate National Stationery Week. A spokesman for STABILO said: “While the findings suggest people are writing by hand less frequently now, they also show having a particular handwriting style is important to us. There are more ways to communicate now than ever but handwriting remains a key skill which allows people to demonstrate their individuality. Handwriting is such an important skill to have and one we believe should continue to be taught in schools.” But what kind of handwriting do you have and what can it tell about the writer? •

Most Brits, seven in 10, have medium-sized handwriting – 8-12mm in height – which can indicate a reliable and

supportive nature. While 46 per cent have a signature differing in style from their handwriting style, which is sometimes an indicator of how someone wants to be seen - not necessarily who they really are.

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respondents use black ink when writing which sometimes shows someone wants to be clearly understood. Blue ink is often an indicator of friendliness and this is colour of ink is used by 30 per cent of people. •

When leaving a handwritten note for someone, ending it with a full-stop often

signals there will be no further discussion – and 86 per cent of Brits do this. •

Thirteen per cent of respondents write in capital letters which can be a sign of wanting to be heard and not misunderstood. Almost half of those polled said their

• Around four in 10 women have neat handwriting – compared to over a quarter of men. And just 16 per cent of females have scruffy handwriting – in contrast to 36 per cent of males. •

Writing shopping lists are the most common way people typically write by hand – followed by to-do lists in second place and form filling in third.

Seven in 10 UK adults reckon the quality of handwriting in Britain has deteriorated over the past 50 years – with half believing handwriting styles are more diverse now.

A spokesman for STABILO said: “The analysis of handwriting or graphology is a fascinating subject and can be used to interpret all sorts of things about an individual. “Often our handwriting is saying more about us than we realise and can indicate not just personality traits but also a person’s mind set - and even sometimes what their lifestyle choices are.”

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The Wrong Side of the Bed It’s official – you really CAN get out of bed on the wrong side, a survey has found.

happy, it can also bring the people around you down if your mood is more grumpy than raring to go.”

A poll of 2,000 adults found those who get out on the right side of the bed are more likely to wake up feeling tired and grumpy than those who get out of bed on the left. People who get out of bed to the right also take longer to shift their bad mood and are more likely to see their work affected by their tiredness.

The study shows fiftyseven per cent of people believe it is possible to get out of bed on the wrong side, with almost one in ten even trying a different side to see if it makes a difference to their mood And while left-hand bed leavers say their mood starts to lift at 9.07am, for those who get out on the right, its 9.22am before they start to feel happier.

The survey also found nine in ten Brits wake up still feeling tired on three mornings a week, with the average adult saying it’s almost 10am before they start to feel properly awake. Having a bad night’s sleep is the most common cause of morning grumpiness followed by stress, waking up earlier than you need to and wet or cold weather. A spokesman for iron supplement Spatone, which commissioned the research, said: “When you are obviously tired and grumpy, one of the first things people will ask you is whether you got out of bed on the wrong side. And while we would usually just laugh back, it seems it really can be the case, with the righthand side the worst to get out of if you want to feel happy and ready for the day ahead. There is nothing more frustrating than waking up in the morning still feeling tired and this can go on to have a real effect on your mood for the first few hours and even the rest of the day. Not only can tiredness leave you feeling less than


Those who get out on the right also take longer to feel awake and ready to go in the mornings, saying it’s 9.32am before they feel properly awake. But people who get out of bed on the left feel their tiredness lift by 9.26am. Those who get out of bed on the right are more likely to wake up feeling tired and grumpy, with 77 per cent saying this is the case for them compared to 75 per cent of those who jump out of bed on the left. It also emerged that people who get out of bed on the right are most likely to have their boss or work colleagues comment on their tired or grumpy state, with 25 per cent saying this has happened to them, compared to just 19 per cent of those who wake up on the left. Researchers also found that three quarters of Brits admit they wake up in a bad mood on an average of two mornings a week. More than half (56%) admit they aren’t a morning person, with seven in ten admitting their morning mood has

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led to an argument with someone. Forty-seven per cent say their partner has picked them up on their bad mood and tiredness while more than one in five have even faced comments from their boss or work colleagues. More than three quarters even said their work is affected if they wake up feeling tired and grumpy, while almost one in ten admit to taking their frustrations out on their work colleagues or those around them. Forty-four per cent are more anti-social than usual when they feel tired and grumpy, while 28 per cent have less patience with their partner or children. A spokesman for Spatone added: “Waking up early in the morning after a bad night’s sleep can make it very difficult to have a productive day ahead. With the survey revealing it’s almost 10am before the average adult feels fully alert and awake, that’s around 3 hours each morning that could have been filled with activities to help ease your working day i.e. a pre-work exercise session and making sure you have a healthy breakfast. Tiredness can also have an effect on energy levels, which can not only make it hard to concentrate at work but also effect relationships

with friends and family. “It’s important to ensure you give yourself enough time to fully shut off each night before going to bed, as well as having a healthy diet and exercising throughout the week. This will make it much easier to maintain energy levels and reduce tiredness and fatigue. If you are well rested and eat a healthy diet but still feel tired this could be a result of low iron levels. Try taking a natural liquid iron supplement like Spatone*. *It is important to follow a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. Top ten reasons for feeling tired and grumpy in the morning 1. Having a bad night’s sleep 2. Stress 3. Waking up earlier than you needed to 4. Wet or cold weather 5. Waking up still tired 6. Not wanting to go to work 7. Knowing you have a busy or difficult day ahead 8. Waking up thinking it’s Friday and realise it’s not 9. Sleeping through your alarm/your alarm not going off 10. A bad journey to work

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Swimming Success Two local friends who have been training hard finally saw their efforts pay off when they competed at the British Swimming Championships at Sheffield International Pool at Ponds Forge. James Woodward & David Shipman have been swimming competitively for the past 8 years at Potters Bar Swimming Club and are the first swimmers from the club to make it to the British Championships. James told EN Magazine, “It was fantastic experience and opportunity for David and me to compete at the British Championships and we both hope that it will be the first of many competitions that we attend and hopefully one day win, at this level and beyond.” David added, “we particularly enjoyed

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Local Business Awards

EN Magazine would like, once again, to recognise the success and contribution of local businesses in the area, with the EN Magazine Local Business Awards 2017 sponsored by Enterprise Enfield and 3Drakes Advertising and Marketing. Now in their 5th Year the aim of these awards is to give the readers of EN Magazine, the opportunity to vote for, and tell other readers about, their favourite local businesses. By voting in these awards you have the opportunity to show your support for the businesses in your area: from restaurants to hairdressers, local tradesman to opticians, we hope that we have given you the chance to vote for, and support, your favourites. This year the awards are sponsored by Let’s Go Business Hub and 3Drakes. The Let’s Go! Business Hub, based at Enfield Business Centre, is North London’s one stop shop for start-up and established businesses. Managed by Enterprise Enfield, the Hub is a multi-purpose space providing a range of services - such as expert advice, hot desks, room hire, a mailing address and networking- to support start-up and established business owners to grow and develop their businesses successfully. 3Drakes is a local marketing, advertising and promotion clothing company, who, by understanding the needs of small as well as large business. We provide marketing and promotional solutions that deliver results. The awards as well as recognising our readers favourite


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local businesses creates an opportunity for local business to gain recognition from their customers as nominated companies or winners of one of the categories. James from James Whitaker Hair told EN Magazine,

“Winning this award has meant a lot to us. As it’s voted by people in Enfield it really puts your business at the top locally. It offers a great way o engage your customers in your marketing by voting, it’s a fantastic business tool. We’ve certainly seen a growth in clients every year we’ve won and look forward to this years competition. With the size of EN Magazines circulation it’s so important to be seen as a top local business” Andrew Ryde of Chamberlains Estates said

“As an independent, local, professional estate agent, serving our community is of utmost importance to us here at Chamberlains Estates. Getting great feedback from our Clients is always rewarding. We are delighted to have participated in the EN Magazine Business Awards for the past four years and honoured to have won for four consecutive years our category.” To vote for your favourite local business in each or all of the categories visit www.enmagazine.co.uk. We have asked for people to leave their email address to be entered into the awards draw as a way to make sure nominated entrants do not submit multiple entries. The emails will not be stored or used for any purposes apart from to verify the nominations.

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The 2016 Winners your favourite local restaurant

Vote now at www.enmagazine.co.uk Alternatively you can send your nominations to us at EN Magazine, 63 High Street, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 5AS The deadline for entries is Friday 2nd June 2017 The categories for the awards are:

• your favourite local restaurant/take away • your favourite local pub/bar • your favourite local cafe/coffee shop • your favourite local retail outlet • your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon • your favourite local tradesman (Plumber, Electrician, Builder etc) • your favourite local professional service (Estate Agent, Solicitor, Web Designer etc) • your favourite local health service (Dentist, Doctor, Acupuncturist etc) • your favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity

Vote now at www.enmagazine.co.uk

Winner - Saathi Indian Restaurant

your favourite local take away Winner - Flames Kebab your favourite local pub/bar

Winner - The Wonder your favourite local cafe/coffee shop

Winner - Zippola

your favourite local independent food store

Winner- Holtwhites Artisan Bakery your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon

Winner - James Whitaker Hair

your favourite local home furnishings/home store

Winner - Pearsons

your favourite local tradesman

Winner - S & S Plumbing & Maintenance

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Winner - Practically Slim your favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity

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Are Your Clothes Feeling A Bit Tighter? Yes summer is just around the corner! Have you pulled out last years summer clothes to find they are a little tighter than you remember? It would appear you are not alone, particularly as many of friends and family are more likely these days to find themselves classified as obese. In England this proportion of the population has risen from 15% to 26% in the past 20 years. And that doesn’t take account of the further 37% of us who are ‘merely’ overweight. Let’s have a look at some of the health reasons for becoming fitter and healthier. A 2014 study published in The Lancet and reported in the The Independent found that obese people losing only 5% of their weight benefitted profoundly. With just that 5% loss, they reduced their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease and an improved their blood pressure. Certainly food for thought for everyone, but particularly for those who might be obese but not yet diabetic. If the 5% weight loss can be maintained, we don’t even have to become thin to continue to benefit from this result. And 5% is a pretty achievable, realistic target to aim for isn’t it? The prizes are great if we can continue to gradually shave down our weight. Not only will we be lighter and feel better, we’ll have: • Improved quality of life – as many of 20 years extra good health • A longer life – as many as six years longer for obese women, and eight for men • Even more quality years from fending of other illnesses that increased weight can bring, such as some cancers, liver and kidney diseases. Once you start to shed some weight you may even feel more inclined to build in some regular exercise to your routine, helping with weight loss and keeping us supple into later life. By walking only 22 minutes a day – not jogging, not marathon-running, not 10,000 steps - the experts tell us this can reduce chronic inflammatory disease, said to be


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one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. And that’s to say nothing of the strengthening effect on our hearts, bones and muscles and, if we keep it up, sustained weight control. So making a start and getting fit needn’t be as long a haul as you think. At Practically Slim they offer loads of ways in to weight loss and lots of friendly faces to keep you on track. Come talk to us today and let us find a counsellor near you who can help you lose your weight your way.

Are you the King or Queen of inactivity? You are not alone with research suggesting that 20 million UK adults are classified as physically inactive. Even for those of you who feel that you don’t have the time to exercise, or you feel exhausted from even watching someone going for a run, there are simple tweaks you can make to your routine to squeeze in some activity.

1. Don’t be glued to the box

The average viewer in the UK watches 3 hours 51 minutes of TV day, according to research. Even if you took half an hour out of your TV session to do some exercise it would give your health a boost, but if you’re struggling to tear yourself away from Netflix or your favourite soap try to get your heart pumping in the ad breaks. “To keep yourself feeling fit and healthy, why not set

Health yourself the goal of doing 5 minutes Pilates. If you’ve got time for coffee, you’ve got time for Pilates!” explains Lynne Robinson, author of Pilates for Life and founder of Body Control Pilates (to find a teacher near you visit www.bodycontrolpilates.com).

2. Stretch those soles

“Rather than jumping in the car to your local shop or work meeting, why not leave that bit earlier and take a stroll? It can be a great way to relax and clear your mind too,” says Carnation Footcare Podiatrist (carnationfootcare.co.uk), Dave Wain.

3. Recruit a friend

“To help you squeeze in a work out and see your friends, try and combine both! You could start going for a morning powerwalk, giving you the chance to burn some calories, whilst having a catch up. Or if you have more time, why not help motivate each other at the gym,” says Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at Superfooduk.com.

4. Go back in time

Head back to the 90s era and instead of emailing or instant messaging your colleague walk over to their desk and speak to them. Use every opportunity you have to get up from your desk and up your step count.

5. Have more sex

Struggling to find some couple time and keep up with a fitness regime? Why not combine them both, through lovemaking? Not only can this help to burn calories, but it can also help you have a great sleep! “Sex or masturbation can help to relieve tension and help you go off to sleep faster,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Women’s Natural Health Expert (www. marilynglenville.com) and author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar. By getting a good night’s sleep it can then help you to be more productive the next day, which in turn can help you squeeze in exercise!

6. Make sure your shoes fit properly

“Sore feet after even a short walk? This is a common occurrence for those of us who do not have correct fitting shoes, and this can put us off walking altogether. Be sure your foot has enough room in the toe box. There should be a thumbnails width (or about a half inch) between your toes and the end of the shoe. The shoe should be wide enough in the toe that your toes can move freely. Your heel should not slip, and the shoe should not pinch or bind, especially across the arch or ball of your foot,” explains Dave.

7. Show your bathroom some TLC

Give your bathroom a spring clean, not only will this tick off one of your chores but this is also a way to get yourself moving. Scrubbing the tub for half an hour can burn up to 200 calories[ so not only can you make your bath sparkle but also your waistline will thank you for it too!

8. Set an alarm

“If you’re a bit of a desk jockey, set a reminder to make sure you have a brief walk around the office to get yourself moving,” advises Dave.

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Health Charlotte Stirling-Reed, Superdrug’s Nutritionist, has a first class degree in Nutrition and Human Biology and a Postgraduate Degree from Bristol University in Nutrition and Public Health. Charlotte works as a Nutrition Consultant on a variety of projects and areas of nutrition, but her specialist areas are Infant and Child Nutrition, Nutrition Communications, Weight Loss and the Media. Tips: All day, every day (well, most days – 80:20 remember!)… Invest in a new, smaller dinner plate which can help you eat around 20% less To kick start your summer training sessions, Bio-Synergy ambassador, personal trainer and bikini model, Hayley Sinclair shares her top exercises to get you trim and toned:


Mountain Climbers- Start in a plank position on

your hands and toes. In a controlled movement, bring one knee up towards your chest. Contract your abs and hold the position briefly before returning to the original plank position. Continue to repeat this action, alternating legs. Tones abs, bum & thighs.


V-Sits- Begin by lying on your back with your arms

overhead. From this position, raise your arms, shoulders and legs off the ground, and then contract your abs. To complete the movement, reach your arms towards your shins whilst maintaining your strong position and repeat. Tones abs & thighs.


Dumbbell Squats- Hold a pair of dumbbells next to your sides with your arms fully extended. With your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointed outwards, tense your abs whilst bending your knees and pushing your hips back, moving your body into a squat position. Return to standing and repeat. Tones legs & bum.


Shoulder Press- With a dumbbell in each hand, sit

on a bench with feet hip-width apart. Raise your elbows so the dumbbells are at ear-height then push up with your legs and glutes to a standing position, whilst also pushing the weights above your head, fully extending your arm. Lower the dumbbells back to ear height, whilst moving back into the sitting position and repeat the push movement. Tones back & shoulders.

5. Narrow Grip Push Ups- Lying face-down on the floor, position your hands closer then shoulder width apart beneath your chest. Lower your chest downwards until it almost touches the floor, and then push your weight back up to the starting position and repeat. Tones arms & chest. Before and after your training sessions, make sure you take the correct sports nutrition and supplements to help you power through and recover, so your body can improve as quickly as possible! Head over to www.bio-synergy.uk to find your ultimate beach ready regime.


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Try to include fruit and/or vegetables at every mealtime Aim for around 50% of your plate coming from veggies to help fill you up Swap some meat-based meals for plant alternatives e.g. nuts, beans, lentils and chickpeas Go online and search for recipes for leftover ingredients to create healthy, delicious meals

Step 1 - it’s time to get personal

Remember this is about YOU and your goals Don’t compare yourself to anyone else Reflect. What’s working for you and what isn’t?

Step 2 – let’s be realistic about this

Small steps towards big changes are often the most successful Success often takes time so don’t expect overnight results Don’t guilt trip yourself and remember that everyone makes mistakes Think about the 80:20 rule and just eat well most of the time

Step 3 – time to make it happen. At work, at home, on

the go… Write down your tips and plans so you can refer back to them to keep you on track Try keeping a food diary Take time for meals and consider what, why and how you’re eating Enlist the support of a friend to increase your motivation

Health and staying power! Take a look at our tips and work out when and how you can make some quick and easy changes

Before you leave the house…

Try marching, squatting or doing heel presses whilst brushing your teeth Plan your daily meals before you get to them to help you stay in control

On your commute…

Take the stairs and walk up escalators Walk to your destinations Get off the bus a stop earlier Stand up on the bus or tube

In the office…

Move about more, dance across the office! Drink water regularly Leave a spare gym bag at work so you have less barriers to going Keep ‘top up’ healthy snacks in your desk drawers e.g. bananas, nuts, seeds Try using an exercise ball to sit on at your desk to build core muscle strength Even if you are upping your exercise in order to shift those stubborn pounds your diet is also extremely important. If you’re struggling to curb your cravings for calorific snacks, packed full of sugar, try Slissie. Slissie (from £39.99, www.slissie.co.uk), is the first of its kind as it delivers appetite-suppressing flavourings that instantly help you resist snack temptation. Slissie releases tasty, appetite-suppressing flavours, from vanilla to chocolate, which can help you resist eating things you know you really shouldn’t. “Temptation will always present itself. You have to be prepared, and be aware, ahead of time, that when you go somewhere, visit someone, go out for a meal, that temptation will be right there, in front of you. You have to plan a course of action to curb your vulnerability to being seduced by something you know will trigger your need to snack. This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decision-making, retraining and application of willpower – with a little help from your Slissie friend,” explains Psychologist, Corinne Sweet.

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Escaping from the UK Are you tired of the British weather teasing us with sunshine one day to wake up to grey clouds and drizzle the next? Would you like the opportunity to escape and explore a different part of the world? EN Magazine brings you some ideas to do just that! Enter paradise at Somabay Resort, ‘Egypt’s best kept secret’! With its bright sunshine all year round, white sandy beaches and magnificently crystal clear water surrounding, it is the perfect destination for an activity filled stay. Somabay Resort is home to the best scuba diving in the world with a specific hotel, The Breakers Diving and Surfing Lodge, for its prospective and qualified divers. There is a 420m jetty that stretches out to the beautiful house reef, with electric vehicles used for carrying equipment and divers, making each diver’s access to the reef a lot more accessible. For those less keen on diving the snorkelling is a fabulous option instead. You can also see the multi-coloured coral formations and the stunning African fish. Somabay Resort also hosts the famous Cascades Championship Golf Course, a 18 hole course, it is also famous for its trailblazing role in the region. This is perfectly equipped to accommodate any level of golfer. Gary Player, a world champion professional golfer, describes this course as ‘the next pebble beach.’ For those hoping to relax to the max, The Cascades Spa & Thalasso Somabay is recognised as the best in Egypt and one of the largest in the world. There are over 65 treatment rooms with the best voted treatment team and spas in 60 countries. This is a great excuse to have some time alone and reach ultimate relaxation. Somabay also offers some of the best kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing in the area. Guests can also rent boats, shop and there is a professionally trained set of medics who are available 24/7. One can also visit SOBAR Marina, the late closing bar, for those guests wishing to have some fun.


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Holiday Just a 5 hour flight from the UK, it is the ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful and luxurious holiday escape. This paradise destination boasts five luxury hotels, each with its own distinct flavour: The Kempinski Hotel, the Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa, Robinson Club, Sheraton Soma Bay Resort and The Breakers Diving and Surfing Lodge.

Experience a Luxury Spa and much more in Turkey

The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa (www. hiltondalaman.com). Dalaman is a beautiful region located on the remote south-western coast of Turkey, boasting fantastic weather year-round, delicious cuisine and a vast number of activities and sights to enjoy. The hotel is inviting guests to book now and enjoy up to 30% off with their early booking saving deal. This offer means that prices start from just ÂŁ52.50 per room, per night based on a minimum four night weekend stay. The Hilton Dalaman is located just 15km from Dalaman International Airport and with a flight time of just 4 hours from the UK, it is the perfect destination for a

weekend getaway! The Hilton Dalaman is home to the luxurious Elysion Spa, designed to reflect the exotic atmosphere of the Far East with Turkish traditions and Greek mythology. Spread across two floors, the spa boasts 18 treatment rooms, four VIP rooms, a VIP Turkish Bath, four saunas, a steam room, and a relaxation pool offering guests a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Embracing a holistic approach to therapy, treatments include traditional Turkish Baths, anti-aging and lifting facials, Balinese massages, Elysion Spa Rituals (including the Ritual of Chocolate) and full body wraps.

Guests have the chance to rent a gazebo on their private white-sand beach. The gazebo comes equipped with an exclusive butler service meaning guests can truly relax and unwind, whilst being waited on hand and foot. The gazebos are also perfectly located to watch the endangered loggerhead turtles, known to the locals as caretta caretta, which can be seen darting across the white sand into the crystal clear waters.

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Holiday Or how about a private yacht charter organised by the hotel. With pristine beaches and stunning, untouched coves to explore, setting sail on the calm Mediterranean Sea is the perfect way see the region in style. Visitors can admire the gorgeous Turkish sights by sea or jump into the crystal clear waters to explore the underwater paradise, which is home to a number of shipwrecks and loggerhead turtles.

Rainforests and Whales to Idyllic Ile Sainte-Marie, Madagascar

best wildlife reserves, staying three nights in the luxury tented camp, Ilkeliani. From here you will spend your time out on game drives looking for the prolific wildlife that populate the reserve including lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests and so much more. Prices start from £1,425per person including international and domestic flights as well as all meals, transport and guided safari activities. www.exodus.co.uk/kenya-holidays/ wildlife/masai-mara-long-weekend/wyw-90336

Evaneos Travel’s local agent in Madagascar, Linah, has created this 14-day tour to showcase the country’s eastern side made up of beautiful rainforests as well as the picturesque island of Sainte Marie. The itinerary will offer visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of exotic animals such as Indri Indris, the largest lemurs on earth, head off on a boat trip to Manambato and explore ‘Le Palmarium’ Reserve. Other highlights include relaxing on one of Ile Sainte Marie’s beautiful beaches and heading off on a whale watching excursion to find humpback whales. Package includes accommodation on a half board basis, all transfers and activities specified in the itinerary. Prices start from £2,540 per person, excluding international flights. www.evaneos-travel. com/madagascar/tour/14976-rainforests-and-whales-toidyllic-ile-sainte-marie

Share your trip with real life wild animals and warriors Long Weekend in Kenya’s Maasai Mara with Exodus Kenya’s iconic Maasai Mara is the home of the safari where seeing the Big Five is all in day’s game drive. This trip flies directly into the Maasai Mara, one of the world’s


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Quebec’s Bears, Whales & Moose adventure with Wildlife Worldwide A superb self-drive trip in one of the most beautiful regions of Canada to discover unspoilt wilderness and a variety of wildlife, including black bear, moose and beaver. Starting in Quebec city, you’ll head northwards into the wilderness area of Reserve des Laurentides where you can observe black bear, moose and beaver in their own habitat. Visit the Saguenay fjord, board a zodiac to observe the whales in Tadoussac and learn about these magnificent mammals. Get closer to this


amazing environment on a sea kayak with the chance to observe more marine wildlife. Prices start from £2,345 per person including international flights based on departures between June and September. www. wildlifeworldwide.com/trip-ideas/quebecs-bears-whalesmoose-self-drive.

Discover a hidden destination Hidden in the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas lays the entrancing Kingdom of Bhutan. With villages unchanged by time against a luscious mountain background, it’s a country that truly captures the heart of its visitors and is a must-see bucket list trip this summer. With its abundance of outdoor experiences on offer such as hiking, cycling and tiger safaris, Bhutan is the perfect summer holiday destination for adventurous families and couples. One of the best ways for visitors to experience Bhutan’s dramatic landscape and ancient history and culture is

by going trekking. Bhutan has some of the most scenic treks in the world and offers a variety of trails aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced hikers, meaning there is a trail to suit all families. These trails bring hikers through small villages and past Alpine lakes and forests, providing exceptional views of the countryside and the country’s traditional way of life. Another great way to experience the country’s history and culture is by visiting Tigers Nest (Taktsang), a Buddhist monastery built in 1692 that hugs the side of a rocky cliff 3,000 feet above the Paro valley. Whilst it is a challenge to walk up to Tigers Nest, you will be rewarded with exceptional views all the way up! There is also a wide range of animals and birds to be seen in Bhutan, appealing to nature lovers. The alpine zone is home to animals such as the snow leopard and Bengal tiger, while the other two areas of Bhutan are home to species such as the red panda, Himalayan black bear, one horned rhinoceros, elephants and golden languor- an

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Holiday animal unique to the country. The country is also home to over 670 species of birds, including 10 species of birds that are endangered, such as the imperial heron. Bhutan is the perfect summer destination for visitors looking to experience a completely different way of life and beautiful, unspoilt countryside.

treatments at the luxurious Six Senses Spa. 7 nights at Zighy Bay from £2,230pp. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

Why not do something different and return form your holiday fitter than when you left?

Antigua: Blue Waters Living Retreats

Boxing & Mindfulness in India: Atmantan Fusion Fitness, India

Experience ultimate luxury in the beautiful tranquillity of Blue Waters Living Retreat, set amongst three secluded beach coves. This all-inclusive wellness retreat provides a sanctuary to embrace a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. Each guest receives a bespoke programme to meet all of their wellness holiday requirements. Enjoy an array of activities to promote mental and physical wellbeing from yoga, meditation and Pilates, to kayaking, boxing and body conditioning. Enjoy all-inclusive dining, plus complimentary access to all group classes and spa and wellness facilities. Expert lifestyle coaches are always on hand to guide on topics such as detoxing and weight loss, with regular nutritional seminars which will teach you how to prepare healthy, balanced meals for when you return home. In your free time, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and unwind on the powder-white sandy beach. Leave feeling both relaxed and energised, having achieved all of your wellness goals. 7 nights at Blue Waters Living Retreat from £2,760pp or £3,105 for single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, all-inclusive, return flights and transfers.

Get Adventurous in Oman: Zighy Bay Sense of Adventure Set on its own private beach on the coastline of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, make the most of your summer on an adventurous holiday where you can meet other adrenaline-junkies. Experience a healthy summer holiday that will keep you active as you paraglide over the mountains or explore the secluded bay by kayak. Form close bonds with fellow single travellers as you share your adventure stories at the Juice Bar before soothing sore muscles with a restorative deep tissue massage. Soak up some culture and sunshine in the nearby fishing village or take some time for yourself with restorative spa


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They say variety is the spice of life. So, if you like to mix up high intensity with deep relaxation, why not combine them with an exclusive Fusion Fitness summer holiday at Atmantan in India. Indecisive travellers can choose from a range of options to bring variety to their workout. After you’ve challenged yourself with Bootcamp training and group hiking, why not silence your mind with private meditation classes. Push yourself to the limit with a kick boxing workout, then reward yourself with invigorating massages for a much-deserved treat. 7 nights in India from £2,835pp. Price includes a Fusion Fitness programme, accommodation, full-board, return flights and transfers. Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com)

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What’s On developed at the level of Personal Development. If you would like further details about the next MindIn-Enfield Art Course, contact Jean Passley on 020 8887 1497 or email jean.passley@Mind-In-Enfield.org. uk Julius Caesar Wyllyotts Theatre Weds 17th May 1pm Tickets: £15, £13 concs Delayed live screening. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling in the corridors of power. Opening the Rome season, Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer) directs Shakespeare’s epic and thrilling tragedy as the politics of spin and betrayal turn bloody and brutal. Weds 17th May 1pm Tickets: £15, £13 concs Box office 1707 645005 www.tickets.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk The Bug Club – River Critters! Sunday 4 June, 10am – 12pm £4 in advance, £5 on the door (if tickets available) Following the success of last years’ Bug Club, we’re returning this year with dates in the Summer half term and Summer holidays. Discover some of the invertebrates that live in Turkey Brook and learn some fascinating facts about these little critters before bringing some up to Warrener’s Cottage to take a look under a microscope to fully appreciate these amazing creatures! Please meet at the front of Forty Hall by the lake at 9:45am for a 10 o’clock start. Please also note this session will involve walking to and from Maidens Bridge (20 minutes each way). Wellies essential. If this event is not sold out, the Booking Office will be open from 9:30am for tickets on this day. Ages 4 – 11 Refugee Week Exhibition Tuesday 13 June – Saturday 8 July, 10am – 5pm Free Even as thousands of people die attempting to seek sanctuary from war, the popular media demonise refugees and migrants. Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community centre seeks to counter this negative message and through this photography exhibition will bring to life the lived experience of refugees both in the UK and from around the world. Enfield Council are supporting DayMer’s 28th Arts and Culture Festival in conjunction with Refugee Week to raise awareness of the plight

of refugees and foster solidarity between people of all faiths and ethnicities. This exhibition will feature photographs by campaigners, activists, journalists and community members who have worked or lived in conflict zones in the Middle East, and those who have actively engaged in refugee support campaigns. Real Magic - Real Close Wyllyotts Theatre Sat June 10th 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! Box office 1707 645005 www.tickets.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk The Johnny Cash Roadshow Wyllyotts Theatre Thursday 15th June Tickets £20.00 The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow features respected singer and songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the new brass section ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is more than just a show, it’s a heart-warming story played out with genuine passion and a wonderful celebration of one of the world’s greatest known artists. Box office 1707 645005 www.tickets.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk Money For Nothing Thursday 15 June, 7.45pm Tickets: £24 Europes #1 Dire Straits Show. Prepare to experience the World’s Greatest Dire Straits Tribute Show – Money For Nothing, as they capture the authentic sound of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums worldwide and according to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums have spent over 1,100 weeks in the UK Albums chart, ranking fifth all-

time! The Money For Nothing show now pay meticulous attention to every detail and faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. Performing Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums. Featuring all of their legendary hits, audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly-recognisable guitar riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget. www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk/whatson/money-for-nothing/

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

T Rextasy - I Love to Boogie Friday 16 June, 7.45pm Tickets: £21 | £20 online Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including Telegram Sam and Jeepster he obtained another Top 20 record in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, I Love to Boogie. www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk/whatson/trextasy/

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.

REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS 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 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.

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

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What’s On 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 07703219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look.

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

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

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

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

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

0845 769 7555 08700 50 88 80 020 773 0009

Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

0800 1111 0870 1671677 0845 790 9090

RSCPA 24 Hour Emergency Vet

0870 555 5999 01992 762699

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

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

National Rail Enquiries Congestion Charge Phone Line

08457 48 49 50 0845 900 1234


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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

642328, yvonnenewby@sky.com Whist Drive Every Thursday 1.30p.mActivity room 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close N13Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449 The Enfield Writers’ Workshop meets on Friday evenings from 8 to 10 at Salisbury House, Bury Street West N9 to promote Creative Writing of all kinds.No age restrictions. Currently only £5 a year required. Details from Eric 020 8367 3169 or Bernard 020 8364 5464. Southgate and Enfield Friendship Centre We meet once a month on the first Monday (except Bank Holidays) at Ruth Winston House 190 Green Lanes. We have regular talks of various interest, quizzes and self contributing meetings as well as a lunch club. We are a small but friendly crowd and welcome new members. Entrance £1.50 per night for further details ring Pat on 020 8428 2852

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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. Grange Park Methodist Church, Park August & December) for discussion N21 2EU. Wesleeps enjoy aup variety Outstanding two story, six bedroomDrive, Vacation Villa to meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth of speakers, slide shows, quizzes 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes Winston 190 Green Parks. Lanes, and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 from theCentre, Disney Theme Palmers Green, and have meals out, 360 4081or Sue - 0208 367 8489 theatre visits, etc. Current events: Facilities include Swimming Pool, Radio Spa, TVs, Games Room www.northlondonhumanists.org. Enfield Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. Radio Enfield broadcasts music, provided, & Wi-Fi. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176 news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day to Telephone 020 8366 Club 3311 or 07967patients 681908 info’ onHospital the on Oaklands Badminton in for Chase Farm fantastic ratesAlice available both high & low Season. Held at Dame Owen’s for School, channel 1, and can also be heard on Sports Hall, Potters Bar every www.radioenfield.co.uk Visit www.villaneardisney.info Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. Record request programmes are There are 5 courts always available. broadcast every night from Sunday Option to 1 Friday above Membership is by invitation and at 8pm and can be new members with experience are telephoned £90 per month in on 020 8363 6000 always welcome. We are a small or emailed to studio@radioenfield. friendly club with social events co.uk organised throughout the year. Enfield National Trust Association If you are interested please contact meet twice monthly, one afternoon Yvonne for more details. 01707 at Holtwhites Sports & Social

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

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What’s On Club and one evening at Enfield Grammar School. We have summer outings, London outings, theatre visits & lectures, please check our website; enta.btck.co.uk for details or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568. Enfield Over 50s Computer Clubmeets first Sunday of every month at St John’s Hall, Strayfield Road, off Theobalds Park Road, Enfield EN2 9JP from 10.30am to approx 3.00pm Our website is www.enfieldcomputerclub.com or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162 Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, and has speakers of various kinds, often with slides, and we are open to both ex civil servants and non Civil Servants.We meet at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st Monday of the month [2nd Monday if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30 am start. For details, please contact Sue Sims 07946 901 856 or susanksims@gmail.com Potters Bar & District Photographic Society Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Competitions, lectures, practical sessions; we are a keen group of amateur photographers of all abilities. New members very welcome. Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 50th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July.Christmas party in December.For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Enfield 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 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366

6162 or see our website at www. enfieldvideomakers.co.uk Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert 01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 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. 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,

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 Greening Your Supply Chains Seminar & Environmental Health Check (FREE) Monday 8th May, 9.30am – 1.30pm Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5JH If you are running a business in Enfield - come along to this free seminar to find out how to

improve business efficiency and effectiveness by greening your supply chain. This half day seminar will include: The benefits and drivers of green supply chains Green production, logistics, packaging and marketing Case studies and exercise Click to Book or call 020 8443 5457. North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Networking Lunch with speaker topic: The Regeneration of Brent Cross Wednesday 10th May For more details visit www.nlcce.co.uk or call 020 8443 5457

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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 2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm

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EN MAGAZINE May 2017  

A local magazine for Enfield Potters Bar and Cuffley Local news and events as well as a whole lot more Summer Fitness and Travel features

EN MAGAZINE May 2017  

A local magazine for Enfield Potters Bar and Cuffley Local news and events as well as a whole lot more Summer Fitness and Travel features

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