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April 2010

issue 26

Your Free Local Magazine

Magazine Local News & What’s On

Easter Traditions From Around The World

Community Policing In Your Neighbourhood

Home Improvements - DIY

Things to do - Places to go - People to see


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Hello and Welcome to the April 2010 issue of EN Magazine. I am sure that I’m not the only one who is pleased that the sun has finally decided to visit us, after what was reported to be our coldest winter in 37 years! As we venture into spring and get ready to stock up on Easter eggs, the EN team has been finding out how Easter is celebrated around the world. For all DIY fanatics who are hoping to use the bank holiday to get their homes looking like a “Grand Designs” make over, you are in luck as we have tips and pointers to set you on the right track. EN has also been speaking to the Neighbourhood Police to find out how they are making our streets safer. We hope you enjoy this month’s edition of EN Magazine.

Patricia

Contents Page 4 - 18 Local News and Events Page 20 Neighbourhood Policing Page 21 - 23 Do It Yourself Page 24- 27 Easter Traditions Page 28 - 31 What’s On Local Business Services and Classified Advertising

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Peace of mind for you and your loved ones!

Bra recycling raises £1,000 for charity

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ra-vo to women across Hertsmere, who have donated more than 1,000 kilograms of bras in the first year of the council’s bra recycling scheme. Approximately 17,913 bras, weighing a whooping 1053.7kg, will be reused by women in poorer countries or recycled. For every kilogram of bras collected £1 is raised, so the women of Hertsmere have managed to raise over £1,000 for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

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Environment Portfolio Holder, Jean Heywood, said: “This really is great news! It’s brilliant that this scheme has been so well supported, thank you to everyone who has taken part. By recycling your bras, not only will less waste be sent to landfill but women in poorer countries will benefit and you will be helping to fund research into breast cancer.”

So if you have any old bras at the back of your underwear draw dig them out and drop them into one of our pink banks. Bras should be placed in a bag before they are put in. Banks are located at: Borehamwood at: Hertsmere Borough Council Civic Offices, Elstree Way - in reception The Venue, Elstree Way - in the women’s changing rooms and in the car park Potters Bar at: Potters Bar area office at the Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane - in reception Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane - in the women’s changing rooms and in the car park.

We need pedal power!

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ow in its fifth year, the North London Hospice is inviting all keen cyclists to take part in its annual sponsored bike ride on Sunday 23rd May. The first riders will set off from Queenswood School, Brookman’s Park AL9 6NS at 9.30am and take a 20 or 40 mile circular route through leafy country lanes, arriving back at the school to enjoy well-earned home made refreshments. Entry is £15 for adults and £5 for children.

North London Hospice provides specialist endof-life care for those living with a terminal illness in the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. We are only partially funded by the NHS and rely on donations from the community to fund the care for 3 out of every 4 patients. For more details call the Fundraising Dept at North London Hospice on 020 8446 2288 or fundraising@ northlondonhospice.co.uk You can also register online at www.northlondonhospice. org.uk


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Capel Manor Opens Its Doors 7 Days A Week Make their back garden yours!

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ith Capel Manor’s packed calendar of events, new weekend leisure gardening courses and developments planned for the gardens there’s plenty for everyone, starting this Easter. On Saturday 3rd April, 12pm - 3pm Capel Manor are once again joining forces with Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice for their Easter Egg Hunt. Join them for some Easter fun including egg and spoon races, face painting, crafts and games to keep your bunnies busy! Admission prices as follows: Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Children £2.50, Family £13.50, 2 adults + 3 children, Under 3s free Then on Sunday 4th & Monday 5th April, 11am - 4pm come and see the new born lambs at Forty Hall Farm in Enfield as Easter Lambing takes place. A great opportunity to see a working farm with Clydesdale horses and outdoor rare breed pigs as well as countryside activities. Admission fees: Adults £3, Concessions & Children £2, Under 3s free.

With more events planned throughout the year you may find a Friends of Capel Season Ticket a money-saving option. Visit capelmanorgardens. co.uk or call the Visitor Reception for a full list of all their shows and events but with a Season Ticket you’ll get unlimited access to 30 acres of beautiful themed gardens throughout the year from as little as £25 for a Single Concession Membership. Whether you’re looking for the ideal picnic spot, inspiration for your own garden or you’re enticed by the Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show Capel has so much to offer and is open 7 days a week March to October. Summer Admission prices: Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Children £2.50 (5s & under go free), Family Ticket £13.50 (admits two adults & up to three children) Capel Manor Gardens Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ Just off Junction 25 of the M25. Telephone 08456 122 122, cservices@ capel.ac.uk, www. capelmanorgardens.co.uk ROCKY REEF HSv5.indd 1

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Eric’s Tales of the Sea Sun 11th April 7.30pm Tickets: £10 One man show about life on a nuclear submarine with amazing visuals and wonderful stories! Easter Wrestling Spectacular Thurs 15th April 7.30pm Tickets: £10, £9, £36 family of 4 Action packed wrestling featuring American TNA X Division champion Doug Williams!

John Walker (Walker Brothers) in concert with The Dakotas Weds 28th April 7.30pm Tickets: £18 Listen out for classics including: ‘Make it Easy on Yourself’ & ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’

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Local News and Events

Sinatra returns to Potters Bar B

ack by popular request The Sinatra Show is returning to Wyllyotts Theatre on the 17th April for the sixth time in four years. Theatre Manager, Ginny Williams said: “The popularity of The Sinatra Show is due to two factors; the abiding popularity of Frank Sinatra and the enthusiasm with which the Sinatra team perform the show; this is visually evident from the fun they have from the time they arrive early on the morning of the show” She added: “I and the staff at the theatre are utterly delighted that the five shows to date have been sell-outs and is no exception with tickets to flying out of the box office.” Producer, Bob Browning was quick to give credit to the staff and the audience at The Wyllyotts Theatre. “There is no doubt that Potters Bar has become our ‘HQ’, from the very first show the audience made us so welcome, and being the writer of the show as well, I felt they appreciate the way we told the story of ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’. I recall glowing with pride during the first show when the audience started to stomp and call for more three songs before the encore. Although we are what you might call an amateur team, there is no doubt in my mind that this show would do very well in the West End.” The show tells the story of the life, loves and music of Francis



Albert Sinatra told by a bartender in Joe’s Bar (played so convincingly by Elliott Griffiths), which Frank used to visit in the early hours. The star of the show is of course Frank Sinatra, but represented on the night by the remarkable voice of Frederick Gardner. Bob added: “We are lucky to have the best Big Band in the South, the 16 piece Paul Sykes Big Band is rich in both instrumental and arrangement skills. It is led by their band leader of thirty years, Mr. Swing himself, Paul Sykes. Frederick sings 21 classic songs and Hazel Pollard, the female vocalist, who joins him on stage for two duets as well as four solo numbers, including her trademark rendering of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. Tickets are available from the Box Office at Wyllyotts Theatre priced at £16.00, Tel. No: 01707 645005 or visit www.wyllyottscentre.co.uk


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Footloose Fun T

his April local actor, Ryan Ferrie, will be kicking of his shoes when he appears in the local musical premiere, Footloose. Ryan plays, Ren McCormack the rebellious high school student, who just can’t stand still!

This captivating and feel good musical is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and bring a tear to your eye. It features wonderful songs including Holding Out for a Hero, Let’s Hear it For the Boy, The Girl Gets Around and the title track, Footloose. This production is being stage by Act4theatre, the Potters Bar based Stage School and Theatre Company, from April 8th to 10th at the Wyllyotts Theatre.

Pictured form left to right Back. Emily Scott, Lizzie Droy, Ryan Ferrie, Polly Hucker, Chloe Johnson Front. Hayley Birchley, Salina Duarte, Beckie Knight, Claire Adams

Act4theatre Principal David Bottomley said “It’s an amazing show, we have a very talented cast of students and adults, a great production team, a live band and a new stage set as used on the national tour. I can guarantee its going to be a wonderful evening’s entertainment. This show marks Act4theatre’s third full scale production at Wyllyotts, following on the heels of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the woods� and the sell out production of “High School Musical� Act4theatre Stage School teaches dance, drama and singing to 6 to 18 year olds and is based at Queenswood School. The students have just achieved their third year of 100% pass rate in LAMDA’s (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) Musical Theatre Examinations.

Congratulations

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n the March issue of EN Magazine we published a competition in association with Sony Centre Enfield to win a Sony digital photo frame. Sue Edwards of Enfield correctly told us that in photography the initials SLR stand for Single Lens Reflex. We hope she enjoys viewing her photos . We would also like to congratulate Sam Hatchett who correctly told us that James May from the BBC Top Gear Show’s nick name is Captain Slow. Sam wins a copy of the Top Gear Official Annual 2010, we hope he enjoys reading the annual.

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Sports Club of the Year T

he great Muhammah Ali once said: “Never give up, and never stop believing.” This is something I felt echoing around the walls of The Edmonton Eagles Amatuer Boxing Club. The club was founded by Penny Efstathiou in 2004. Her vision was to create a place that would have a positive and dynamic impact on the area. Since opening the club it has grown from strength to strength and has recently won Enfield’s sports award, ‘Club of the Year.’ The club which is continually supported by

Enfield Police not only offer’s young adults and children the opportunity to focus their energy in a positive manner, it also mentors and takes an active role in several of the surrounding schools. The driving force behind this club along with their ethos of ‘Respect People,’ keeps their members focused on something positive and away from negative influences. The club relies on the kindness of dedicated staff and volunteers who guide and support the young people who come along to the club. Enfield Police have sustained constant involvement and financial support since the club opened. The club’s experience is also utilised by the Youth Offenders Service, which has a referral service in place and has proven to be extremely successful. Working together they

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2012 Tickets L

ondon 2012 pledges more tickets for British fans and urges everyone to ‘sign up’ for ticketing information this year. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have announced more details of its ticketing plans and invited sports fans all over the country to ‘sign up’ and register their interest. By signing up to www.tickets. london2012.com, people will be able to indicate which sports they are interested in and receive updates on major sporting events, test events and London 2012

developments – plus they will be among the first to find out when tickets go on sale in 2011 and how to apply for them. In its first major announcement on ticketing, LOCOG confirmed: - More tickets will go on sale for the Olympic Games than originally stated – increasing from 7.7m to 8m - More tickets will also go on sale for the Paralympic Games – increasing from 1.5m to 2m -  75% of tickets will be available directly to the public via a ballot process -  Tickets will go on sale from spring 2011 - There will be a fair application process through a ballot -  Prestige hospitality tickets will account for less than 1% of tickets on sale -   More information on

Local News and Events pricing will be issued later this year -  The ticket ‘sign up’ registration scheme is now open at www.tickets. london2012.com or by calling 0844 847 2012   The ‘sign up’ process will allow the British fans to identify which Olympic and Paralympic sports and events they are interested in and make sure they are in the best position to learn about when tickets go on sale, how to apply for them and what events – including test events – will be taking place between now and 2012.  People can sign up any time between now and when tickets go on sale from spring 2011.  With 10 million tickets for both Olympic Games and Paralympic Games going on sale, signing up now will help the British public save time in 2011 when tickets go on sale and make the process easier.

By issuing more details around the allocation of tickets, LOCOG is reaffirming its commitment to making the Games accessible and affordable. Later this year when the competition schedules and all venues are confirmed, more information around pricing and availability will be released. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “With less than 900 days to go to the London Games excitement levels are starting to pick up pace and there is understandably huge interest in tickets. I want to encourage as many Londoners as possible to sign up for information so that they are kept fully up to date on progress and are poised to purchase tickets once they go on sale.”




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were invited to London 2012 Londoners vote for the most iconic landmark in their borough celebrates that they would most like to see featured in an individual pin badge. Each of the chosen iconic landmarks has now been into a metal pin landmark in re-created badge incorporating the London 2012 logo. Enfield

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ord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has unveiled the design of the ‘Landmark London’ pin badge for Enfield. He attended a recent London Council’s Leaders’ Committee meeting and presented Enfield’s Leader, Cllr Mike Rye with the first pin badge produced for the borough. In September 2009, LOCOG and London Councils launched the ‘Landmark London’ competition.

The winning landmark for Enfield is Forty Hall. Built in1629, this Grade I listed building provides a link with Enfield’s past while providing the borough with an outstanding venue for many arts and cultural events.

Lord Coe, said: “Forty Hall, chosen by the residents of Enfield, is a real iconic landmark and celebrates what a fantastically unique city London is. I am delighted to see how proud residents of Enfield are of their borough and I hope they will wear their pin badges with pride.” Cllr Merrick Cockell,

Chairman of London Councils said: “With the Winter Games over, the spotlight has truly turned on London. We are delighted to have worked so closely with LOCOG on a project that really demonstrates how important London 2012 will be for the whole capital. We cannot wait to show off our city in 2012, and these badges will be a fantastic introduction to just some of the many delights London has to offer.” Cllr Jon Kaye, cabinet member for leisure, culture and Olympics, said, “Enfield is just a few miles from the Olympic Village and will be an important base for visitors to the capital who will want to enjoy what our borough’s shops and cultural facilities have to offer and will give them easy access to the Olympic site and central London.

“We’re excited to be closely linked with this major international event and delighted that an historic building such as Forty Hall will be a symbol to help promote Enfield. The Landmark London pin badges will be available for wider sale across London in the coming weeks from Runner’s Need, Crest of London, World Duty Free and the Museum of London.

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Recycling to Power Your Home and Improve Gardens D

uring this eco friendly decade terms like ‘Save the Planet’ are common place and recycling has now become the norm, along with hot topics such as sustainable energy and waste dumping in landfills. So have you ever wondered where our energy comes from or where all our rubbish goes that cannot be recycled? When we think about sustainable energy most of us think of wind farms or solar panels, but did you know that right here in Enfield there is a solution to resolving the colossal problem of landfill whilst generating electricity?

LondonWaste’s EcoPark in Edmonton has been operating since the 1970’s. It handles some 800,000 tonnes of waste each year, with 175,000 tonnes of that waste being recycled, 500,000 tonnes is used to generate electricity and only 125,000 tonnes sent to landfill. When waste, that cannot be recycled, is placed into black bags and is collected in Enfield it is likely to be sent to the EcoPark where it will be incinerated. The heat generated from the boilers is used to super heat steam, which in turn is used to power four turbines. These generators produce enough electricity to run the plant and also sell enough energy to the

Local News and Events National Grid to power 66,000 homes. The safety of the environment is at the heart of the EcoPark and it constantly monitors the emissions from its burning rubbish to make sure that they are safe. In fact the steam coming out of the EcoPark’s cooling tower is probably some of the cleanest and safest air in London. There is nothing else currently in the UK that can compare to the EcoPark and the recycling that it does. The EcoPark does not stop there - any metals products are collected and sent to be recycled elsewhere with all the ash from the incinerators collected and used to make asphalt to repair roads. The LondonWaste’s EcoPark can also handle up to 45,000 tonnes of food scraps and garden waste. This waste is shredded and forced into giant tunnels where it

is left until it turns into rich compost; no chemicals are added it is simply left for nature to take its natural course. Once this waste has turned into compost it is returned to local allotments, local parks and gardens such as Capel Manor where it is used to enrich the soil. So remember when you are putting out your rubbish, recycling or garden cuttings you may be helping to generate electricity or to keep the parks and gardens in the area lush and vibrant.

Garden waste returned as compost

Archers Financial Services Too little too late!

the report is and an added cost and delay for anyone selling a property.

Alistair Darlings headline tax incentive for first time buyers created by increasing the threshold from £125,000 to £250,000 was too little too late. Over two years ago many within the financial sector were crying out for the Government to raise the threshold to help the ailing property market but alas it fell on deaf ears.

This country is crying out for someone with new ideas!

Mr Darling has muddled along these last few years creating nothing but confusion and uncertainty. It was only a few months ago that he reduced the threshold from £175,000 to £125,000 despite common sense suggesting otherwise and many uttering that this was the last thing a fragile property market needed. This is the same Government that brought in pension simplification in April 2006 only to rewrite pension rules last April. The same Government that brought in the HIPS (home information packs) in July 2007 which brought a premature halt to the property market. Property experts had argued against the introduction of the HIPs report but to no avail, despite a disastrous trial in Bristol some years earlier Gordon and Alastair pushed on to the surprise of those in the know. Anyone who has ever had the joy of sieving through the 110 pages of nonsense contained in the report will know only too well what a ‘waste of money’

M&G UK Recovery fund a fund which focuses on troubled companies or companies that have recently seen a change in management recorded 52.9% growth for the 12 months to 1st March 2010 (Money Management April 2010).

Labour should never have handed the mantle to Brown he has no charisma and has been found wanting. His appointment of Darling has been disastrous for the Labour party. The Liberal Democrats led by a cardboard cut-out going by the name of Nicholas Clegg offer no alternatives to those unsure of where to vote. And Lord Snooty whilst he seems a nice toff has he got what it takes?

The M&G Corporate Bond fund a low risk fund because of its asset class returned 19.8% for the same period.

Oh to have an alternative.......... if only the gang of four Jenkins, Williams, Rodgers and Owen were around today they would waltz into number 10!

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Investment Tips

The period March to April 15 often described as the ISA season because of the large inflows during this period. This month Noel recommends funds from fund manager M&G for consideration within ISA and other portfolios. With M&G having reduced their initial charges until the end of April Noel recommends three funds in particular from the M&G stable.

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Running for Fun, Fitness and Charity! in the aid of a worthwhile cause. Like many of these noble athletes my challenge to complete a 10-kilometre race for charity started over a few pints in a pub. “Of course I can run 10k, no problem!”

As I stroll around in the sunshine, I notice that lots of people are already starting to get themselves in shape and improve their fitness by taking part in a modern day phenomenon, jogging and running outdoors for fun!

I’ve run 10k races before, but that was a few years ago. I realised that to compete I would have to put in some training if I was going to get round in anything resembling a respectable time. So one glorious sunny evening I dug out my running shoes and set off down the road at a gentle pace. About a kilometre later, of which most…well, some was up hill, I was fighting for breath and already my legs were screaming at me to stop.

This fitness craze is highlighted by numerous Fun Runs and Charity Races. Up and down the country people will be pulling on their running shoes and in some cases popping on crazy outfits

Having finally got myself home after competing about 2.5k I was starting to wonder what I had let myself in for. Could I really run 10k? How was I going to convince my legs to run four times the

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o the lighter evenings and mornings have started to arrive and the wet days of winter are turning to sun filled days of Spring.

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distance I had just run? I started to wonder if I could get away with just hiding my trainers at the bottom of the wardrobe and say I was too drunk to remember agreeing to run the race! The next day, although a little sore, I realised I had committed myself to run this race. If I could put in the training I would not only be able to complete the race, it would also improve my overall fitness and maybe I could shed a few pounds in the process. Even with my new found enthusiasm for running I realised I would need some help to put me on the right track to success and make sure that my training would lead to success rather than injury. Luckily for me here in the EN area we have one of only two high performance athletics centres in the UK, The Lee Valley Park Athletics

Centre at Pickets Lock Enfield. The centre was completed in January 2007 at a cost of £16 million. It offers top quality training facilities for athletes of all abilities, including beginners like myself. I went along to meet the centre’s Deputy Manger, Brian Hopkins who is also a qualified athletics coach. Brian told me: “Many high profile athletes train at the centre, including Dwain Chambers who recently won the indoor 60metre IAAF World Championships. We also have a lot of up and coming athletes who are training hard to compete in the 2012 Olympics.” “Last year over 100,000 people of all ages came through our doors, whether it’s to train, take part in an event or to try one of the athletic disciplines for the first time. The emphasis that the staff place on athletics is fun and it’s a great way to improve your health and fitness.” The centre offers fantastic value for money with entry for under 16s from £1.50 and £3.00 for Adults, for the use of the Outdoor track and £2.10 for the combined facilities and £4.20 for Adults. These prices are also the same for organised events such as Circuit Training and the Athletics Academy. The personal training sessions start from £30.00 per session. continued on page 14

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A FREE six-week introductory croquet course will commence each Saturday morning at 10.30am from SATURDAY APRIL 17th until May 22nd - weather permitting. You will be required to wear flat shoes, but all equipment will be supplied by the Club FREE of charge.

Our OPEN DAY is also APRIL 17th at 2.30 pm So why not come along? We think you’ll be as pleasantly surprised by the game as all of our current members were when they first picked up a croquet mallet. And ours is the only Croquet Club within a nine-mile radius. FOR MORE DETAILS or to REGISTER FOR THE COURSE see: www.enfieldcroquet.org or phone Joan 020 8886 6643 or Sheila 01992 768 220

I explained to Brian about my spontaneous challenge and hoped that he would be able to offer me some valuable advice. Unexpectedly Brain started with some tough love, and got me gently jogging around the purpose built jogging track, so he could get an idea of my running style. I was slightly embarrassed as I didn’t realise that there were different styles! I just ran and hoped that my legs would keep moving. Brian assessed my level of fitness by seeing how quickly I was able to get my breathing back under control after a couple of laps. After my fitness assessment Brian gave me the following tips to set me on the path to success. • Find a training partner to help keep motivation high.

• Assess your own fitness level – remember you have to put the training in, before you can break out into a sprint. • Set yourself a target – such as a fun run. • Keep a training diary and note your progress. • Make the time to exercise at least 3 days a week. • Just before a race make sure you ease off your training slightly, so that your legs are fresh and ready for your race. So with Brian’s advice fresh in my head, I’m feeling motivated and ready to start pounding the streets of Enfield . You can follow my progress in future issues of EN Magazine.

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roquet is one of UK’s best-kept sports secrets - an outdoor game that you can play at all ages and which can be fun, skilful and demanding, all at the same time. Those who already play croquet will know what a delightful game it is and what a fine sport it can be for those with a more competitive nature. Anyone who has never played before will no doubt be asking why Croquet?

Interested parties can now try croquet for free. The Enfield Croquet Club is offering free tuition for a six-week introductory course for beginners starting Saturday 17th April, giving you the chance to enjoy this absorbing game of tactics, skill and concentration. With no obligation and no financial outlay before deciding whether or not to join the Club you lose nothing by giving it a go. You may be as pleasantly surprised by the game as many of the current members were when they first picked up a croquet mallet.    What skills are required in a game of croquet? Well

What you don’t require is strength, stamina or the ability to run around. Nor do you require fast reflexes or the ability to hit a moving target as you do in so many other sports. You don’t even need a competitive edge to play for fun, but it certainly helps if you want to win more often than you lose.   

There are two principal variations of croquet currently played in the UK, differing in the scoring systems and order of shots. Both are played through obstacles called hoops and employ the same course layout. Croquet can be played in back gardens or any flat piece of ground and may be adapted to smaller than standard playing courts. The Enfield Croquet Club has the use of three full size lawns in Bush Hill Park and prospective members can try the game for free before deciding whether to join the club or not. Lawns are normally available for members to use from April until late October each year, although certain days may be allocated for club matches. For more information call 020 8886 6643. email info@ enfieldcroquet.org or visit www.enfieldcroquet.org

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nfield entrepreneurs were among those receiving official recognition for making the leap from unemployment to selfemployment at an event held by Business Link in London and JobCentre Plus (JCP) to praise London’s business startups. David Gibson was recognised for his work to launch Trent Park Outdoor Pursuits, which is an outdoor scheme to get Enfield’s children and families reconnected with nature in Trent Park. Dean Vale set up DV8 Creative Solutions offering marketing and webdesign services. David and Dean had lost their previous jobs and turned to Business Link in London for support and advice on getting their business start-ups off the ground.        David plans to build classrooms and an outdoor pursuit’s centre to offer free educational classes on nature, fishing and other activities relating to Trent Park, “I really have learned a lot and matured going through this process.” Dean said, “There is a very potent fear factor, you worry that a few months down the line there could be no

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Partnerships in Enfield’ banner with community, council, housing association and local business representatives to try and identify problem areas. We are very keen for members of the public to join these groups’ especially younger people, including teenagers and young adults. What kind of initiatives have you responded to through these meetings? A major issue that had been concerning local residents and businesses is the sudden influx of children and teenagers, who appear on the streets between 3:30pm and 4pm when school their school day finishes. Although there were no specific issues, older residents said they did not feel as safe during this time and shopkeepers were also nervous with the sudden increase of children and teenagers on the street. In response to this we spoke to the school children, who said that they often felt intimidated by large groups of children from surrounding schools. To counter the concerns from all parties we made it a priority to increase our visibility at these particular times of the day, to reassure all members of the community whatever their age. Also we are on hand to quickly diffuse any problems that may arise. Many people feel that groups of youths hanging around street corners are the problem. Is this your experience? Often the youths are not aware that they are actually causing a problem, as they are just having fun. We recently had a problem around Aldesbrooke Park, where groups of youths were hanging around. Older people said they felt unsafe and were disturbed by noise, whilst parents said they did not feel safe letting their children out. After approaching these groups we found that they

did not even realise their presence was causing unpleasant feelings in the community. To help improve a sense of safety we contacted the council to install more street lighting and asked them to restrict access to the park. What other initiatives have you been responsible for that have directly impacted on the local community? We have helped the community enormously by responding quickly to crimes. For example, there was a spate of burglaries in the Ladysmith Road area of Enfield, with the perpetrators gaining access to the back of people’s properties via the playing fields. We dropped leaflets to the local properties to make residents aware of the issue and carried out free security assessments for anyone wanting them. Another initiative we are particularly proud of and is being looked at by other Metropolitan Police boroughs is our ‘purse bells campaign’. This was a campaign where we gave members of the public small bells, which can be attached to a purse. If a pickpocket should try to steel your purse you will hear the bell and so can stop the theft. Is there anything else you would like to add? Yes, the key thing is communication with the public. If there is an issue that is affecting your local community you can complain to your friends and neighbours, or you can talk to us and we will do all we can to resolve the matter. To find out more about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team visit www. met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods


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he four-day weekend that is given to us by the bank holidays over Easter are for many the ideal time to under take home improvements. There is an abundance of home make over TV shows and magazines, giving us ideas on creating beautiful homes and living environments. They all make it look so easy , giving us the inspiration have a go at DIY. EN Magazine with the help of Bosch have put together some tips and advice to make sure that you DIY projects are a success. The right DIY equipment You need at least a basic tool collection to do DIY around the house. Tools are often offered in complete sets but these “bargains” sometimes not very good. Therefore, it is worth paying a little more to get good quality when purchasing a tool. 1 Screwdriver: Screwdrivers with a flat slotted bit in three sizes (small, medium, large) and

D I Y! two of each type of crossheaded drivers (small, large) are sufficient for household use. You should also have an electrician’s screwdriver at home. It is used as a voltage tester.

2 Hammer: The crosspeen hammer with a heavy head is the classical hammer. It is suitable for knocking in nails and for light chiselling work. It is better to use a lighter hammer for knocking in thin pins. 3 Gripping pliers or cutting pliers: This simple tool enables you to pull out nails and to clip off soft wires and pins. 4 Spanners: You usually only need this tool in a few sizes (key width 6 – 12 mm). It is better to buy a few brandname spanners rather than complete sets of cheap tools.

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Do It Yourself 2 You will need a more powerful impact drill for classical masonry; a rotary hammer is used for drilling in concrete walls. The following basic rule applies: The more powerful the motor, the wider the range of applications. 3 Better safe than sorry: Use a detector to search for power cables and water pipes in walls before drilling. 4 Wear protective goggles and gloves when drilling. 5 To ensure that no slanted holes are drilled, always position the drill bit tip perpendicular to the material surface and then start the machine. Do not apply pressure to the machine until the drill bit has gripped firmly in the material.

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6 Stick a piece of masking tape to the drilling position when drilling in delicate surfaces (e.g. tiles). The rough surface of the adhesive tape prevents the drill bit from slipping off. A guide to drill bits – the right drill bit for any occasion You have to choose different drill bits and drilling methods depending on the material you want to work on. Here you will find out what each drill bit is suitable for. Drilling in metal HSS drill bits with a partially ground tip are suitable for non-ferrous metals. These include aluminium, copper, brass, zinc, iron and non-alloyed steel. Drill bits made of cobaltalloyed High Speed Steel (HSS-E) or even drill bits with titanium coating are required for stainless steel. They are more expensive than normal HSS drill bits but they enable drilling in special steel without a high level of drill bit wear. Drilling in wood Brad point drill bits have

a long centring tip with two pre-cutting spurs. These spurs score the wood fibres; the internal cutting edges then cut them out cleanly. Forstner drill bits, hardware drill bits or hinge cutting bits are usually used for larger drill bit diameters; there are auger bits for deep holes in wood. Drilling in concrete Masonry made of clinker, brick or concrete requires an impact drill or a rotary hammer to be used. However, if the wall consists of perforated stones with porous material, only rotary drilling is performed (i.e. without impact). The same applies to porous bricks and boarded walls. A masonry drill bit is required for all work in these materials. It has soldered-in tungsten-carbide plates on the drill bit tip. The right way to wallpaper Wallpapering is easier than you think if you follow a few tips. For beginners: Use ingrain wallpaper or fleece wallpaper. They are forgiving of slight inaccuracies. And don’t forget: Four hands are better than two.  1 Calculate how many rolls of wallpaper you need. To be safe, make a somewhat generous estimate, so that you can correct any slight mishaps. 2 The subsurface on which the wallpaper is to be applied should be dry, clean and flat. The work you put into stripping the old wallpaper and evening out bumps with putty will only make the result better. 3 Once the subsurface is prepared, cut the strips of wallpaper to length. Important: Add approximately ten centimetres to the required strip length. You can save time by using the


Do It Yourself Dust, sprays, and flying chips are not uncommon in DIY work – which is why you should protect your eyes. Standard protective goggles are usually sufficient.

first strip as a sample for all subsequent strips. 4 Mix the paste as indicated on the packet and leave it to expand. Lay the wallpaper strips with the reverse facing upwards on the trestle table. Then apply the paste from the middle to both ends generously and evenly and fold up the wallpaper strips. Only prepare a number of strips that you can hang in the next quarter of an hour, otherwise the paste will become too dry (observe manufacturer’s specifications). 5 Before fitting the first strip, it is advisable to use

a plumb-line, spirit level or cross-line laser level. This makes alignment easier and prevents a slanted overall result on uneven walls. Press on the wallpaper carefully and smooth it out from the middle outwards using a brush. Each of the next strips starts where the previous one ends. Remember work safety DIY enthusiasts basically need the same protection as professional tradesmen. This includes protective goggles and gloves, protective masks and ear protectors. Protecting eyes and hands:

When performing work like sawing, sanding or chiselling, you should not underestimate the risk of possible hand injuries caused by chips. Here, full protection is only offered by special protective gloves. You should not wear any gloves when using hand-held circular saws, belt sanders and drills because they could get caught in the rotating tools. Don’t forget breathing protection: When drilling, sawing, sanding, planing or routing, you should protect your respiratory tract with a disposable protective mask – even better with a fine dust mask. When dealing with insulation wool or solventbased paints and varnishes, masks with activated carbon

filters provide the best protection. Avoid noise exposure: Do not underestimate the strain put on your ears when drilling, sawing, sanding, etc. Ear plugs are sufficient for sporadic use. If you frequently work with noise-intensive power tools, it is advisable to use ear muffs. Wear the right clothes: They should be comfortable, tight-fitting and flameproof. Watches and jewellery are dangerous and should be taken off before you begin with the work. For your own safety, tie up long hair to prevent it getting caught up in running machines. If your undertaking DIY projects this easter we hope that this information has been helpful. For further information visit www.boschdo-it.co.uk

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enerally when people think of Easter they usually think of chocolate eggs and white rabbits. These light hearted images are associated with the arrival of Spring and the renewal of life. Easter also has religious connotations and is one of the most important Christian celebrations, which is almost 2,000 years old. It celebrates Jesus’ return from the dead, bringing the message of everlasting life to his followers. How we celebrate Easter depends on our individual traditions, religion and what part of the world we live in. Some may choose to focus on the renewal of life, by taking a family walk in a park or nature reserve, to observe the evidence of new life that Spring brings. This could be the melting snow, budding leaves on trees, baby wildlife, the warmth of the sun or daffodils blooming. Others may concentrate on the religious element and attend a church service. For Christians, Easter is the story of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem before his death. The Easter story includes Maundy Thursday (the Last supper leading to the Eucharist), Good Friday (the day on which Jesus was crucified) and Easter

Monday (the day on which Jesus came back to life). Of course, the traditional secular celebration of Easter for children is the arrival of the Easter Bunny with his basket of chocolate treats, along with Easter cards and presents. Other foods associated with the holiday are Hot Cross Buns, traditionally eaten on Good Friday, and Easter biscuits which are traditionally served after church on Easter Sunday, presented in a bundle of three to represent the Holy Trinity.

Easter Traditions Around the World: Australia The legend of the Easter bunny is very much an integral part of Easter in Australia. On Easter morning, the bunny ‘delivers’ chocolate Easter eggs to children. However, since rabbits are unpopular among the locals, because of the damage they do to agricultural crops, in 1991 a campaign was started by the Anti-Rabbit Research Foundation, to replace the Easter Bunny with the Easter Bilby (an endangered native species). The bilby is a small rodent with a long nose and has rabbit-like long ears. Australia’s largest annual event is Sydney’s Royal Easter Show. It showcases the rich Australian heritage, ranging from bushman culture to the urban city life. It takes place annually, at Sydney Olympic Park over a two week period, which includes the Easter long weekend. The show is a reflection of rural Australia with rural and farming communities exhibiting their livestock and produce. Brazil Easter celebrations in Brazil begin with the Holy Week rituals, which involve the blessing of the palm branches, woven in intricate patterns representing crosses, banners, letters and other related objects. As in many other countries, worshippers in Brazil take part in procession walks, carrying statues of Mary and Jesus.

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Easter Traditions People take turns in tapping their eggs against the eggs of others and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck. He/she is considered as the most successful, healthy and happy person for the rest of the year.

‘Pacoca’, a special Easter delicacy is prepared by mixing crushed nuts (preferably peanuts) and other ingredients including sugar to form a paste, which is given to visitors to eat. The world-famous Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro precedes the Easter celebration in Brazil. The Carnival takes place during the days, preceding ‘Ash Wednesday’, the first of 40 days of the Lent season. As Easter day approaches Brazilians are kept busy with the preparations for the festival. The streets are filled with shops and stalls raised especially for selling special Easter bunnies. On Easter day, gala carnivals are organized everywhere throughout the country, to commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Another tradition is the worship of the Brazilian flower Macela, which blooms only in the Lent, is celebrated on Palm Sunday. The flower is later used as a herb, which is believed to cure many diseases. Bulgaria The Bulgarian ‘good luck crack’ is a unique Easter tradition to Bulgaria. Eggs are cracked after the midnight service and over the next few days, during the festive season of Easter. On Easter, the eggs are cracked before lunch. The egg that is cracked on the wall of the church is the first egg that people eat after the long fast of Lent.

Bulgarian Easter is believed to be incomplete without the traditional recipes, indigenous to the country. The traditional Easter recipes served on the festival in Bulgaria include ‘Banista’ (Bulgarian pastry), ‘Palachinki’ (a type of pancake), ‘Baklava’, ‘Wine Kebap’. The traditional recipes are prepared and served on the Easter Sunday with entire families taking part in the feast. Czech Republic In the Czech Republic, the traditional name for Easter Monday is ‘Whipping Monday’, because on this day, the village boys symbolically ‘whip’ girls on the legs. ‘Pussy Willow’ twigs are thought to bring health and youth to anyone who is thrashed with them. The braided whip made from Pussy Willow twigs is called the ‘Easter Pomlázka’. While whipping the girl, the boy would recite an Easter carol, usually asking for an egg or two. The girl would reward the boy with a painted egg or candy and tie a ribbon around his Pomlázka. This tradition is still followed in many parts of Czech Republic.

delicacies that are prepared especially for the festival. A type of coffee bread and a yeast-raised cake filled with almonds, raisins and citron are usually eaten. Other traditional recipes are Easter gingerbread, Easter Ram Cake, Judas Cake and ‘God’s Mercy’ (a type of doughnut sprinkled with sugar). India Easter in India starts with Lent and ends on Easter Sunday. Christians all over the country, especially in Mumbai, Goa and the North-eastern states, make elaborate arrangements for Easter festivities. Worshippers crowd the churches for special prayers and rituals on Easter Sunday. Although people do not decorate Easter eggs in India, they are well aware of the oldest tradition of the festival and hence, make it a point to purchase beautifully decorated Easter eggs from the stores and give them as presents for their children. During the festival, Easter bunnies are also sold in the stores. As a part of the festivities, people exchange gift items with each other. In India, people have adopted the popular tradition of hosting lavish

On Easter, people in Czech Republic eat

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Easter Traditions in Russia is the Easter egg decoration. Easter egg decoration is an important part Easter traditions. The predominant colour for egg dyeing in Russia is red. The red dye is chosen because it symbolizes the blood of Christ. Furthermore, people crack the eggs open using nails, in order to remind themselves again of the death of Christ.

lunch, dinner and Easter parties, also seen elsewhere in the world. Interesting games are arranged to keep up the festive jollities, along with craft making. Russia Easter in Russia is celebrated according to the rituals laid down by the Eastern Orthodox Church. In Russia Easter services last all through Saturday night. The congregation gathers in the church or cathedral on Saturday evening

and takes part in an Easter vigil. Orthodox churches in Russia have an inner sanctuary away from the reach of worshippers. On this special day, the door is closed until midnight but at the stroke of midnight, the priest opens the door and comes out saying “Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Christ is risen!” and after hours of silent anticipation, the worshippers reply “He is risen indeed!” Another interesting Easter ritual

Easter Excess People in the UK are the biggest chocoholics in Europe, munching through an average ten kilograms each per year, that is 25 percent of all the chocolate eaten across Europe. Our chocolate obsession is clearly highlighted during Easter, when sales of chocolate, which include an estimated 80 million Easter eggs, are expected to total around £520 million, which is ten percent of the total annual chocolate sales.

Another essential aspect of Russian celebrations is the family Easter dinner, which is a community affair at the Church itself. The Easter dinner is a sumptuous feast, in which the entire congregation celebrates together. Russian people traditionally bake Easter cakes, known as “Kulich,” and make curd Paskha and bring it to church along with them and asked the priest to bless it before they share it together in the community celebrations. Poland Like the other central-European nations, Easter is a prominent festival in Poland. The “Blessing Basket” is one of the unique Easter traditions in Poland. The Blessing Basket is prepared the

day, instead of conventional food. However before starting the programme you will need to get your GP to complete a short health questionnaire. If your BMI is 25-29.9 (typically one to three stone overweight), you can start the LighterLife Lite programme – combining a low-calorie meal with three nutritionally balanced soups, shakes and bars each day. You’ll need to fill out a short health questionnaire before joining, and this may need confirmation by a GP or practice nurse.

With this degree of over-consumption, it is no wonder why we manage to pile on the pounds over Easter?!

Weekly, single-sex group meetings are another key feature of LighterLife. Run by local LighterLife Counsellor Heather Newham these groups are designed to help you explore some of the reasons you put on weight – because there’s usually a bit more to it than simply ‘eating too much’. Understanding why you overeat means you’re less likely to return to the old habits that led to weight gain in the past, so you can live a lighter life in the future.

If you’ve unwrapped a few too many eggs over Easter and have one or more stone to lose, LighterLife can help you to lose some of that excess baggage.

Once you’ve achieved your target weight, LighterLife’s ongoing weight-management programme helps you live a lighter life for the rest of your life.

LighterLife’s highly effective programmes combine an easyto-use eating plan using nutritionally balanced soups, shakes and bars with support from small friendly discussion groups, to help you lose weight quickly and safely, and maintain that weight loss.

“Eating moderate amounts of chocolate has certain health benefits, but certainly not in the quantities we tend to consume over the Easter period”, says Heather. “If you’ve always struggled with your weight, or just want to lose a stone fast and put the excesses of Easter behind you, why not give me a call and see what you can achieve?” To find out more about LighterLife call Heather Newham on 0208 366 4443 or visit www.lighterlife.com

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) predicts that Britons will spend £2.8 billion on food and drink in the week before Easter. £100 million more than last year and £486 million more than we spend on food and drink in average weeks.

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Easter Traditions Saturday before Easter Sunday. The basket, stashed with coloured eggs, bread, cake, salt, paper and white sausages, is taken to the church so that it can be blessed. This tradition stems from the belief that Lent, which is the forty day fast before Easter, is not over until the basket has been blessed. Hence it is called the Blessing Basket. Another traditional ritual is Dyngus or Smingus Dyngus, celebrated on Easter Monday. On this day boys roam around the neighbourhood to sprinkle girls with water or perfume. This custom of watering has its roots in pagan traditions since the pouring of water is an ancient spring symbol of cleansing and purification. Germany Germany is regarded as the birthplace of modern day Easter icons such as the Easter Bunny and Easter Tree. German kids are told of an “Easter Bunny” (Osterhase) that hid eggs and chocolates for children to find on Easter Sunday. Today, Easter eggs are exchanged as presents in Germany. The tradition of the egg tree is also popular in Germany. The eggs used for cooking Easter meals are not broken but are emptied by blowing the contents into a bowl, through pinholes at either end of the egg. The hollow eggs are then beautifully decorated and hung from shrubs and trees, during Easter week. In Germany Lent is preceded by a

carnival called ‘Fasching’. The festival takes place in the city of Cologne, where people wear masks and giant-sized papier-mâché heads, sometimes twice the size of their bodies. In some smaller villages people hold an Easter walk or ride in memory of the walk Jesus took to his death.

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Israel Easter celebrations assume more religious significance in Israel than feasting and parades. In mainland Israel, Orthodox Jews celebrate the Passover while Messianic Jews celebrate Easter like the rest of the Christians around the world. The different celebrations arise from the fact that Orthodox Jews do not accept Jesus Christ to be the Messiah sent from God and therefore they do not celebrate his Crucifixion or his resurrection. During Easter, many processions are held in Israel. These processions travel the route of Jesus’ journey to Golgotha. The route is referred to as the ‘Twelve Stations’ of the Cross. Many tourists from different parts of the world also come to take part in this procession.

Easter day, the church leader goes into Jesus’ tomb and the doors are closed after him. The lights of the entire city are tuned off and later the church bells ring and the church leader comes out with a burning torch. The torch is said to have been lit inside the tomb on its own without any external source. So everyone present in the procession at that time, lights their candles from the holy fire, enlightening the entire church premises.

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Method • Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas mark 4 • Cream1 the butter, sugar and lemon zest together until fluffy wamerdam easter.indd Makes around 18-20 and light in colour. • Beat in the egg yolks until fully incorporated, and then beat Ingredients in all the remaining ingredients until it forms a ball. 150g (5 oz) softened butter • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and 125g (4½ oz) caster sugar, plus a little extra for sprinkling roll out to about 5mm (approx ¼ in) thickness. Finely grated zest of 1 lemon • Cut out rounds of biscuits with 7cm (3 in) fluted round 2 egg yolks cutter, re-rolling the trimmings until all used up. 250g (9 oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting • Place onto the prepared baking trays leaving a little space ½ tsp mixed spice apart. 40g (1½ oz) currants • Bake for 15-18 minutes until pale and golden. 10g (½ oz) mixed citrus peel •Sprinkle with a little caster sugar over each biscuit from the oven and then leave on a wire rack to fully cool. You will also need 2 large baking trays lined with non-stick •Stack into a bunch of three and tie each stack with a ribbon parchment paper. 7cm (3 in) fluted round cutter. to serve

Easter Biscuits

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What’s On Winchmore Hill Tennis Club

OPEN DAY Sunday April 25th 12.00pm - 4.00pm Meet other members/ potential members, try the courts out, view our grass courts, even have a hit with the coach Coach 07885 209335 Chairman 07917898493 www.winchmorehill.org Whitewebbs Classic Bike Show. Sunday 11th April 9am - 3pm Entrance £4.00, children under 13 free. The Museum will also be open - four floors of exhibits to visit. Whitewebbs Classic Ford Day. Sunday 25th April 10am - 4pm Entrance £4.00, children under 13 free. The Museum will also be open - four floors of exhibits to visit. Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, Whitewebbs Road, Enfield EN2 0HP. Tele 020 8367 1898, website www. whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk Springtime Melodies presented by THE LYNMORE SINGERS in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care When: Sunday 9th May 2010 at 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm Where: The Barn   The DeVere Hotel Lieutenant Ellis Way Waltham Cross  Price: £7.00 per ticket (including

light refreshments) For tickets and further information call: Carole 0798 4623 362 or Pauline 0778 4797 722 Charity Concert for Cancer Research  Following their great success last October, baritone Simon Gilbert returns to The United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green with pianist Richard Shaw and mezzo-soprano Joanna Defries for another splendid concert of songs, duets and favourite piano solos on Saturday 1st May at 3.30 pm There will be refreshments at the interval as well as a super Raffle. Tickets are £10.00 with concessions at £8.50 available at the door or on 020-8360-7386

Free!! Squash, Hockey and Netball Coaching for Juniors At The Walker Ground Squash – for Beginners Mon 12th and Tues 13th April Age Concern Enfield 2010 10:30am – 12:30pm celebrates 25 years in the local Hockey – for All community on Saturday 24th 1:30pm – 3:30pm April 2010.  Please come along Netball – Beginners/ and join us for an evening of Intermediates great food, fundraising, fun and Weds 13th and Thurs 14th April entertainment at De Vere Venues, 2010 10:30am – 12:30pm Theobalds Park, Cheshunt.23/3/10  Ticket (on tennis courts) 20:06:17 price includes a champagne To book your place go to the reception, three course meal and SummerUni website www. live entertainment.  Overnight summerunilondon.org and select accommodation available.  A Barnet EASTER UNI suggested ticket donation or contact the Walker Ground on of £55.00 per person is the contact details below. requested.  For further details Tel: 07904 300288 email michelle.gustave@ email: office@thewalkerground. co.uk  ageconcernenfield.org.uk or call 020 8375 4123 to reserve a rosy.indd www.thewalkerground.co.uk / 1 ticket.   www.southgatesquashclub.co.uk

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The Nightingale Community Hospice Trust - Teas Together at Grange Park Methodist Church (Church in the Orchard) Park Drive N21 2LS 3pm—5pm Doors Open 2.45 pm In the Orchard Hall Tickets £5.00 Themes Sunday 18th April: 1950s Sunday 16th May: Railways Sunday 20th June: Tea with Love Contacts : Joyce Pullen : 01992 633446 Mobile 07706485825 Email: joyceipullen@talktalk.net Christina May 0208 363 9119

Efbos presents Bad Girls The Musical The Intimate Theatre Palmers Green 20th-24th Arpil 2010-03-24 tickets from £10 contact 020 8482 6923 tickets@ffbos.com or www. ticketsource.co.uk/ffbos Could you foster a child? You don’t need any specific qualifications, your commitment and positive attitude are much more important, but you will need a spare room. To find out more come along to one of the following drop in sessions; Wed 7th April Edmonton Leisure Centre

Are you a dynamic business lady? Looking to promote and develop your business, make new contacts and explore new ideas? Come and network with likeminded ladies, no early morning starts, our Enfield group meets monthly over lunch. Call Rosy on 07711 361 368 or email rosy@theathenanetwork.com to find out more.

2 The Broadway London N9 3.30pm – 8.00pm Thurs 22nd April Enfield Baptist Church Cecil Road Enfield, EN2 6TG 3.30pm - 8.00pm Edmonton Hundred Historical Society is a local history society founded in 1936 to promote an interest and research in the old Hundred of Edmonton which comprises the current areas of Edmonton, Enfield, Potters Bar, Southgate, South Mimms, Wood Green and Monken Hadley. The current programme of talks includes, Thursday 15 April The extension of the Railway from Grange Park to Cuffley, Wednesday 19 May Georgian Monken Hadley, and Wednesday 21 July 2010 Southgate in the early 20th Century. All are held at Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield at 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm start. For information on the full programme of talks and membership details see edmontonhundred.org.uk or contact 020 8379 2839. The Enfield Art Circle: Wednesday 7 April - Sunday 2 May 2010: Spring Exhibition at Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, the 17th century mansion in a fine park. Members’ paintings and drawing etc will be on show Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive each week 1100-1600 hrs. Most items for sale. Admission free. Disabled access. Cafeteria on site and car parking. Contact: Exhibition Organiser: 020 8351 6733  


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WEA Course: The Thames and its Historic River Banks. Starting from Tuesday morning, April 2Oth 2010, from 10.00 to12.00 at the Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, for six weeks.  A visit may be included. Fee: £38.50.  For more details refer to the Workers’ Educational Association website,  www. london.wea.org.uk  (click on London Branches), or contact 0208 882 0615 or 0208 882 0207. The North London Hospice annual bike ride takes place on Sunday 23 May 2010 Get sponsored and join us for a 20 or 40 mile circular route through leafy country lanes from Queenswood School, Potters Bar, AL9 6NS. Entry: Adults £15 and children £5 including refreshments. For more details call Evelyn on 020 8446 2288 or elydon@northondonhospice. co.uk Regular Events Oakmere Women’s Institute 7.45pm Tilbury Hall, United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar 11th February 2010 Pamela Farley (Woodland Trust) on “Heartwood Forest” Barnet Walks A series of eight guided walks with Paul Baker, City of London guide. Including Barnet Ghosts -- hear about

ghostly goings-on in Trent Park; the Battle of Barnet; High Barnet to Cockfosters -- mainly across the beautiful Monken Hadley Common; Historical High Barnet; and Georgian Monken Hadley. Ideal for all ages. £7, under 12s £3. Contact Paul Baker 020 8440 6805 Enfield Winemakers St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Village Road, Enfield 3rd Friday of each month @ 8 – 10.30pm New members welcome

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Winchmore Writers Group & Option 2Oakmere above Park New members are Reading Group very welcome, we compete £50 per made month Both groups are small,friendly in the Herts & Essex League. Annual subscription £30. First 3 and informal and welcome new members. The writing group visits are free. Enfield Croquet Club at Bush Hill meets occasional Saurdays 10am Contact Michael Penn 01707 Park (off Southbury Road) Cecil - 4.30pm .The reading group 654606 or just turn up. Road Entrance meets Tuesdays 1-3pm (term-time David's Florida Home.indd 1 Play a sport where men and only) .We meet at the Friends Enfield Badminton Club women can compete on equal Meeting House N21. The groups Saturdays 6pm-9pm. We would terms are lead by an experienced welcome new members. Sorry, no Club open Tuesday, Thursday, teacher and published writer beginners. For details please call Saturday & Sunday from 2.30pm - and there is a modest charge.For Martin on 07973 244 015.” FREE tuition - Equipment available more details,contact Christine - Free Hire- Flat soled shoes must on 0790 5209 459 or christine@ Potters Bar Flower Club be worn Contact 020 8886 6643 roomofherown.plus.com The club meets at 8.00pm on (Basil) 020 8883 6612 (Wendy) the second Wednesday of every www.enfieldcroquet.org Grange Park (Evening) W. I. month (except August) in the Grange Park (Evening) W. I. would main hall of King Charles the St. Benedicts Art Club, we are love you to come and join us at Martyr Church, Dugdale Hill Lane, a friendly group who meet on 7.30pm on the first Monday of Potters Bar. Visitors are welcome Friday mornings from 9.00 t 12.00 every month in St. Peter’s Church (£3.80 a meeting). If you would at Bramley Road, southgate. Hall, Vera Avenue, when we have like further information please All artists and budding artists a speaker or a quiz and make ring Wendy on 01707 654179 or welcom. Fee is £2.00 per session, bookings for social events such Chris on 01707 656796 which includes tea, coffee and as theatre outings etc.. If you biscuits. Contact: Carol on 020 are interested please telephone Enfield Archaelogical Society 8366 6306 Louise Watson on 020 8360 6969 Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane. 01707 665 101. Enfield Monthly lectures, at Potters Bar (TTA) Petanque Club 8pm(except July/August.) on Meets Sundays 10.a.m. - 1.p.m all aspects of archaeology & Tuesdays 6p.m. - 8.p.m at and history, The society is also

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Enfield Computer Club meets at St. Lukes and St. John’s Community Center, Hawthorn Grove, off Morley Hill, Enfield, Potters Bar Cine & Video Society every second Sunday in a Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar month from 11am - 5pm. New Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm members always welcome. We Contact Penny 01707 656446 or are a “self-help” club and do not John 01707 872210 provide formal lectures or lessons. www.pottersbarcineand Members pay an attendance videosociety.org for amateur - there is no annual subscription. cinematographers. Programme Prospective new members pay includes §editing, filming on first visit. More details at www. techniques, competition nel80.com or telephone 020evenings, social functions 8366-6162. “Ears of Enfield”, Enfield’s very own social group for hard of hearing people, meet at Oakwood Baptist Church, Merrivale, Southgate, London N14 4TE. Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. We have a varied and interesting programme to suit all tastes. For details ring 020 8482 0212. Friern Badminton Club (Potters Bar) Friendly badminton club for intermediate players (no beginners) meets at the sports dance matrix2.indd 1 hall (5 well lit courts) at Dame Alice Owen’s School (EN6 2DU) every Wednesday evening (8.00pm to 10.00pm). Visitor fee £4, membership available. Contact: cristatoomey@homail. com for more info.

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The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8367 7278 The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Enfield and Edmonton groups holds meetings on the first Monday of the month in Enfield (at St. Andrews Church Hall Enfield; and the third Monday at Millfield House. Edmonton,each meeting from 10am to noon. All former, serving, and retired Civil Servants and their partners welcome. Contact Sue on 020 8360 4361 for more information.

Enfield Wine Makers Meet at St. Stephen’s Church Hall 3rd Friday of each month 8-10.30pm. New members welcome. Social evenings of wine tasting, discussions, home brewing & speakers. Contact Peggy Osborne 020 8366 1829 Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively they can contact the club through the website www. enfieldcameraclub.co.uk or email to mail@enfieldcameraclub.co.uk. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8367 7278 Edmonton Camera Club meet each monday at 7.45pm, Millfield House, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ. Visitors welcome, please ring Pete on 020 8363 1568 or check our website edmontoncameraclub. co.uk We offer lectures, discussions, practical evenings, learning events, competitions, outings & exhibitions. Chase Diabetic Club Meeting Chase Farm Hospital each Monday for Exercise 6pm – All welcome diabetics but for all who wish to 25/1/10 13:45:16 improve their health’ Ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568 for further details

Bridge Club Bridge Players – Room 6 Bridge Potters Bar Cine & Video Society Club plays duplicate alternating Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar with Chicago/rubber in a social Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm atmosphere Contact Penny 01707 656446 or Mondays 7.30 – 10 pm at John 01707 872210 Southgate School close to www.pottersbarcineand Oakwood tube station Contact videosociety.org for amateur 020 8360 8098 or 020 366 3769 cinematographers. Programme includes §editing, filming techniques, competition evenings, social functions

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 on to the dance floor with confidence. WEDNESDAYS 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 07903 244085 for details Modern Western Square Dance Sessions at St Peters Small Hall Vera Avenue Grange Park N21 1RJ on Wednesday evenings  7:008:15 PM £1.50 followed with Mainstream and Plus Dancing till 10:00 PM Singles & couples welcome. Full information from Ted 0208360-5569 Popdance Relaxed, fun,  entertaining class for adults who want to learn dance routines to Pop music  (and we also get some exercise without realising it!). Ranging from Kylie to  Footloose, from Girls Aloud to Michael Jackson, there is something for  everyone. Mondays and Wednesdays 8pm-9pm at The Dance Studio, 843/845  Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, London N21 2RX. For more information please  visit www.popdance.co.uk or email info@popdance.co.uk to book your free  taster session!

HOT SALSA Wednesday’s Club 19 @ Trent Park Doors Open 7.30 till 12pm Beginners - Level 1 8-9 pm Improvers - Level 2 9-10 pm Intermediates- Level3 9-10 pm Advanced - Level 4 9-10 pm La Hot Salsa Social after 10 pm For more information visit www.hotsalsa.co.uk or call 07947 765 499


What’s On What’s on – Lee Valley Regional Wyllyotts Centre Park Darkes Lane Potters Bar www.leevalleypark.org.uk Box Office 01707 645005 www.wyllyottscentre.co.uk EA Bowles Society Open Day Monday 5 April, 12.00–16.00, Carousel Adults £5.20, Concessions £3.60 Potters Bar Theatre Company Visit our Gardens this spring on have pleasure in presenting this charity open day Carousel PBTC Box Office 07985 Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls 542204. Limited availability from Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 Wyllyotts Box Office. Rodgers and 9HG. Hammerstein’s Carousel tells the 7566 fated love story of Julie Jordan a mill worker who falls for carousel Life under the Lee Boat barker Billy Bigalow. There are Thursday 15 April, 10.00-12.00 and many well known songs such as 13.00-15.00, booking essential, ‘June is Bursting Out All Over’; £4.80 per person ‘When I Marry Mr Snow’; ‘If I Loved Discover what lurks beneath You’; ‘When the Children are the water in Lee Valley Regional Asleep’ and of course the most Park. Get close to freshwater well known ‘You’ll Never Walk mini-beasts and learn about Alone’. Don’t miss this Rodgers their lifecycles. Lady of Lee and Hammerstein classic! You Valley Moorings, Lady of the can book tickets online at www. Lee Moorings, Nazeing Rd, pottersbartheatrecompany.co.uk. Broxbourne, Herts EN10 6LX Amateur Production 20th – 24th April An Introduction to Nature Photography Des O’Connor Saturday 17 April, 10.30-13.30, This is an eclectic evening booking essential, £2 members, of wonderful anecdotes, £3 non-members reminiscences and lots of Join David Cottridge for this laughter from his stunning career! close-up photography session Accompanied by a live band Des focusing on insects and plants. will also mix his musical talents An introductory course for digital into the evening’s entertainment. beginners. To book visit www. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to tottenhammarshes.org or call 020 see a true show business legend 8808 1341; live on stage. 30th April tickets Tottenham Marshes, Watermead £24.00 Way, Tottenham, London N17 0XD Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 24 April, 06.00-08.00, booking advised, £3 per person, Calling all early risers! Join our experts to hear the wonders of the morning bird song. Breakfast included. WaterWorks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre, Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7NU

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