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Your Free Local Magazine For Your Area September 2010 issue 30

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Volunteering for London 2012 Olympics Wedding Planning Advice Graduate Job Hunting Local News & What’s On

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Hello and Welcome to the September 2010 issue of EN Magazine.

Contents Page 4 - 13 Local News and Events

EN Magazine is back after oursummer break and rearing to go, keeping you up to date with what is happening locally and delivering articles that we hope you will find enjoyable and useful.

Page 14 - 15 Job Hunting

In this issue of EN Magazine we bring you a special report on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and how you can register to volunteer to help at these events.

Page 16 -17 Local Businesses

We also have a feature on weddings once again supplied by celebrity wedding planners Ant and Dick. They share with our readers their invaluable advice for any one getting married.

Page 18 - 20 Volunteering for London 2012

Over the summer we have also been very busy launching www.enmagazine.co.uk. As well as including back issues of EN Magazine, the site has current and up to date information and articles on local events businesses and issues that are not in the printed magazine. The website also includes an extended guide to What’s On in the area and a directory of local businesses. Over the next few months the site will develop to allow users to register for a twice monthly newsletter as well as to receive special offers and competitions from local companies. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of EN Magazine and take the time to have a look at our new website.

Doug Douglas Lee Publisher EN Magazine

Page 21 London 2012 - local venue on track Page 22 - 25 Weddings - how to pick the perfect venue Page 26 - 27 Gardening Advice Page 28 - 31 What’s On Local Business Services and Classified Advertising

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Glass collections to start in Potters Bar

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esidents in Potters Bar will be the first in Herstmere to receive a new bin to recycle glass and other additional items at home. A brown wheelie bin will replace the black box for most people. Everything that went into the black box can go in the brown bin - plastic bottles, food tins, drink cans and aerosols - as well as all glass bottles and jars, drinks cartons, Tetra Paks, and a wider range of plastic items such as yoghurt pots, margarine and butter tubs, microwave meal trays and carrier bags. Councillor Jean Heywood, Environment Portfolio Holder, said: “Including glass and items such as yoghurt pots in our kerbside collections is something residents have

asked for, so it’s great news we are now able to introduce this new scheme thanks to a special grant. “Recycling has many benefits. It reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill - which is really important as sites are rapidly running out of space - and it also saves energy and lessens our impact on the planet’s limited resources.” Some residents in Potters Bar already have a brown bin that they use for green waste so they will get a green bin instead. The green bin should be used for green waste e.g. garden waste, food waste and cardboard and their existing brown bin should be used for glass, cartons, plastics and cans.

Councillor Heywood added: “Hertsmere’s recycling rate is around 40% thanks to the efforts of our residents so the collection of additional items will help us build on this and hopefully we will be up to 50% by 2012.”

If you feel you don’t have enough room to store another bin, or if you have difficulty putting your bins out for collection, and no one else in your home can do it, contact the council who will arrange an assisted collection.

Old black boxes can be used for storage or anything else you fancy but if you want to get rid of them you can take it to the council’s Area Office at The Wyllyotts Centre in Darkes Lane or to the Civic Offices in Borehamwood. If you are unable to do this please contact Hertsmere Council and they will collect it.

Further information - including a full list of what can go in what bin - is being left with the bins as they are delivered. In the meantime, if you have any queries please visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ recycling, email street.scene@ hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7480.

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Seven Up as Trent Park tastes Green Flag Success!

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nfield Council has been celebrating that not only had it retained its Green Flag Award for six of its parks, but it had scored this prestigious national quality award for a seventh, Trent Park. The Green Flag Scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England. Awards are given on an annual basis following a rigorous examination by external judges with each site judged on its own merits and suitability to the community it serves. Enfield already has Green Flags for the following parks: Enfield Town, Forty Hall, Jubilee, Pymmes, Grovelands, Oakwood and now Trent. Cllr Chris Bond, Cabinet

Member for Environment, Street Scene and Parks said “I am delighted to hear that Trent Park has gained a Green Flag. To gain an Award requires extremely high standards, and each application is judged on its own merits. “I would like to thank local residents, the Friends of Trent Park and all the parks staff for joining together to help gain this award. “What never ceases to amaze me is that whatever time of year you visit Trent Park, in whatever weather, it is always busy. When we went down there the playground was full of children having fun. Let’s hope the new Green Flag encourages even more visitors to Trent Park.”

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Month of Peace Brings Opportunity To Learn About Religions

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ave you ever walked past a temple, mosque or church and wondered what it is like inside, what do people do in there, how do they worship?

Enfield Borough is celebrating a month of peace this autumn with a series of planned events which have been organised by PC Garrett Pennery “These events provide us with an important opportunity for all of us to meet various members of our community. In fact, it’s vital that Enfield Police and our partners take this chance to build positive relationships with the various communities that make up Enfield as we are here to serve them. We need to learn and listen to all of our community in order for us to serve them better, and more proficiently,” said PC Pennery Part of the London Week of Peace, whose theme this year is ‘giving back’, the events aim to show everyone there is something unique they can do to make a positive change in their community. People of all ages, cultures and backgrounds will be encouraged to attend open

faith houses to celebrate peace and to dispel ignorance by promoting community cohesion. “I am very grateful to the various faith communities within Enfield who are throwing open their doors to all faiths to encourage learning and understanding. This is an ideal opportunity to share common values, dispel myths and just to get to know those in our communities who are from a different background from ourselves. I encourage everyone to visit an event near,” added Chief Inspector Taylor Wilson A number of different communities are opening their doors to the wider Enfield community to share their faith, customs and culture. Visitors will be able to see and read information about the different faith communities and listen to explanations and ask questions. Events are taking place at: Saturday 11th September - Open Faith House - Baha’i community 7pm - 9pm. Friends Meeting House, 61 Church Hill, N21 1LE. What’s Baha’i? Come and find out!

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Weds 15th September - Open faith House - Mevlana Rumi Mosque 7pm - 9pm. Turkish Mosque, 335 Fore Street, Edmonton. Meet the Turkish community and sample their delights! Tuesday 21st September - Open Faith House - St Demetrios 7pm - 9pm,Town Road, Edmonton. Come and meet the Greek community and hear about the history of the church. Friday 24th September - Open Faith House - Hindu

Tamil Temple 7pm - 9pm. Church Lane, Edmonton N9. Be shown around the temple whilst hearing traditional musicians, watch a yoga demonstration then eat Tamil food. Sunday 26th September - Open Faith House, Muslim Community Education Centre Palmers Green Mosque, Oakthorpe Road N13. From 10.30am - 12.00pm. You will be shown the prayer hall and will be given the opportunity to ask questions.

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opportunity for Noah’s Ark to establish a childrens hospice at the heart of the community to complement the support it is currently providing to local children and families – a sustainable facility within the setting of a vibrant nature reserve.

The charity will shortly be opening formal discussions with the London Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Barnet Countryside Centre with a view to establishing a formal arrangement through which they will help Noah’s Ark deliver the Environmental Management Plan for the site. The Charity is looking forward to working in partnership with both these organisations on initiatives that will involve enhancements to the reserve and its usage by the community.

Over the course of the next few months Noah’s Ark anticipates applying for full planning permission, having already achieved outline planning permission as part of the original bid for the land. Later in the year the charity will be launching an appeal for service development as a whole (including the monies needed for the building). Noah’s Ark has also recently achieved Care Quality Commission Registration that will allow for the expansion of services, enabling it to extend its support to more families in the local area by the end of the year.

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of the Special Delivery Postman Pat Head Service (SDS) . In Pencaster, where he lives, everyone has is on received a letter from the Palace, delivered by Pat and a very Royal his faithful cat Jess, of course. A very important person Mission is coming to open the brand

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remier Stage Productions are bringing Postman Pat in a brand new live show ‘A Very Royal Mission’ to Millfield Arts Centre this Septmeber. In this show Postman Pat has been newly promoted

new SDS Sorting Office and they only have a short time to get themselves, and Pencaster, prepared for a very royal visit. Mrs Goggins, Ted Glen and Ben Taylor are helping with the preparations, while PC Selby finally has something

important to do! What could possibly go wrong?... But look out! Just as everything is prepared a storm hits Pencaster throwing the royal visit into doubt. Only one man can be counted on – the Head of the SDS, Postman Pat!...with a little help from his trusty sidekick Jess the Cat and his brand new SDS Helicopter!   Join Pat and his friends for 90 minutes of fun, participation and special surprises at Millfield Arts Centre Sat 18 September and Sun 19 September at 1pm and 3.30pm.

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Fund-raising for Robot Surgeon B

arnet and Chase Farm Hospitals launched the da Vinci Robot Fundraising Appeal in March 2010. The aim of the appeal is to raise £1.5m over the next few years to buy the state-of-the-art robot that is used to perform minimallyinvasive surgery. Benefits of this technique include significantly less pain than traditional surgical techniques, as well as lower blood loss, reduced scarring and risk of wound infection, and faster recovery times. The da Vinci Robot is currently being leased under a hire-purchase arrangement. This means that surgeons can make use of its benefits now, as the Trust raises the money needed to buy it. Richard Moseling, a local resident of New Southgate, was amongst the first patients to benefit from the device.

He received a robotic assisted nephrectomy in February 2010 – just after the Robot arrived, but before the appeal had been officially launched. Richard was assured before his operation that the Robot was there to assist the surgeons in their work, rather than perform the surgery itself. Speaking about his recovery, Richard said: “I stayed in hospital for four days after the operation. I was able to stop taking painkillers after a week, and made progress very quickly.” Over 30 patients have now been operated on by the machine, including Colin Cook of Enfield and Brian Gregory of Barnet. Mr. Cook says that the small holes made by the machine for minimally-invasive surgery “healed up very quickly” after his operation in late April. “The tenderness and

swelling has gone,” he said in early June, adding that “I’ve not been taking painkillers for a couple of weeks.” Brian Gregory was also operated on in April. He said: “I haven’t anything to compare it to, but I’ve experienced rapid recovery…I’m recovering as expected. I had immensely good, thorough care. Clearly a lot of effort went into making it all comfortable and I’m extremely grateful to the medical and nursing teams for my care.” As part of the fundraising activates a 5k Fun Run Walk will take place this year on Sunday 3 October 2010 in Trent Park. Runners are advised to register as soon as possible, to avoid having to queue up for entrance on the morning of the race. Tickets cost £8 per person with no TShirt or £10 including a T-shirt. Last year’s Run attracted over 400 members of the public and raised nearly £12k for the Trust’s Cancer Services. Following the buzz that was generated by the event at the time, an even larger

participation is expected this year, with all the proceeds going towards the Trust’s da Vinci Robot Fundraising Appeal. The event begins at 10.30am, with a group warmup session expected to take place a few minutes before. Last year’s winner crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, but not everyone was there to push their limits. Many turned up simply to walk their dogs, push their prams or enjoy a Sunday morning stroll. Judging by the costumes on display, there were as many people taking part for a laugh as there were for any serious competitive running and organisers expect the same fun-loving mix to be present among this year’s entries. To sign up for the Fun Run Walk, contact Peter Butler, Fundraising Manager on 020 8375 1619 or email peter. butler@bcf.nhs.uk. You can enter alone or as part of a group. The more that take part the merrier, so let’s get together for a good cause this October and banish those early autumn blues.

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Local Drummer Looking For Musicians D

o you have musical talent, have you dreamed of being in a band? Well now one local resident could help make your dreams come true. Jake Bradford-Sharp at just 17 has already started to forge a career in the music industry. Jake started playing drums when he was 9 and achieved grade 8 drum kit with a 91% pass distinction. At 14 he was seen by a close friend of the family playing complex progressive pieces and at just 16 asked by that same friend to sit in on drums for his band “The Reasoning” when supporting FISH at Leamington Spa on his “Gone

Fishing Tour”: Immediately following the gig he was offered the position full time. He subsequently left Chace Community School to pursue a career as a professional musician. Jake has since toured the U.K. with the Cardiff based outfit, recorded two albums, “Adverse Camber” and “Acoustically Speaking” and made his festival debut when performing at this years “High Voltage” festival in London. Further plans this year include a short “Acoustic” tour followed by a European tour, writing and recording of a further studio album, a second U.K. tour and a live DVD.

Jake Bradford-Sharp at the High Voltage Festival

In addition to his work with The Reasoning, Jake has written and recorded (at his home studio) an album of his own music on which he plays all instruments including Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Tabla and sings all lead and backing vocals. Jake describes his sound as “Rock with a progressive edge”. Jake is aiming to run this side project alongside

his commitments to The Reasoning and he is currently seeking like-minded musicians to form a band and have the material played live. Contact from any interested musicians would be most welcome and Jake can be contacted via Email: jakebradford-sharp@ live.co.uk mobile; 0787 141 0699 or 0771 987 1300. Our take a listen to Jake’s music at www.myspace.com/ jakebradfordsharp

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recent survey conducted by weightloss and weight-management specialists LighterLife, has revealed that more than a third of women currently on a diet are secret scoffers. 36 per of respondent ladies watching their waistline are hiding food or eating it in the dark.  Handbags, under the bed and clothes drawers emerged as the favourite places to keep

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secret supplies. But they’ll also gorge on naughty foods in the car, walking down the street or even on a sunbed. The research found one in six secretly eats on a weekly basis, and one in 10 does so every two or three days.     A desperate 53 per cent of girls have even felt they would rather have food than sex, with chocolate, takeaways and desserts the top choice to sway them away from the bedroom.

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Heather Newham LighterLife Counsellor for Enfield and Waltham Abbey said: “The study of 2,000 women, carried out by LighterLife confirmed the problem is growing – along with the population. “Many people who join LighterLife think that they are the only ones who hide food, but it so is common for people to stash away junk and bolt it down in secret. I have heard about people hiding food in the washing machine, under the plastic bag in a cereal packet and even up their sleeves. “So if you can identify with the women surveyed who eat in secret, then LighterLife might be the answer.” LighterLife’s programmes combine an easy-to-use eating plan using nutritionally balanced soups, shakes and bars with support, work and

discussion in small friendly groups, to help you lose weight quickly and safely, and maintain that weight loss Weekly, single-sex group meetings are the other key feature of LighterLife. Run by Heather Newham they’re 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 lighter in the future. If you’ve always struggled with your weight or just want to lose a stone fast, why not give Heather a call to see what you can achieve? To find out more about LighterLife call Heather Newham on 0208 366 4443 or visit www.lighterlife. com

Fines For Fouling D

og owners be warned, you will have to pay if you don’t pick up your pet’s poo!

Fines need to be paid within 14 days but it reduces to £50 if it’s paid within 10 days.

From 1 August you can be fined £75 if you don’t clear up after your dog. You can also be fined if you don’t keep your dog out of play areas and other specified places and if you don’t put your dog on a lead if asked to do so by an authorised council officer or Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) throughout Hertsmere.

Councillor Jean Heywood, Environment Portfolio Holder, said: “I’m sure the majority of dog walkers pick up after their pets but there are a few who don’t so we hope the fines will encourage everyone to be responsible.

The fines have been brought in to help improve the local environment for everyone and encourage people to take pride in Hertsmere. Fines for dropping litter, including chewing gum and cigarette butts, were introduced earlier in the year.

“We also want owners to keep unruly pets under control but this does not mean all dogs have to be kept on a lead. We just want our parks, pavements and play areas to be clean and safe for the benefit of everyone using them.” For more information call 020 8207 7435 or visit www. hertsmere.gov.uk


Cycling for Good Causes

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n January 2010 a group of local residents formed a new local charity Olsgeire. com. Led by local businessman Noel Sainsbury and assistant head of St Ignatius College Declan Linnane they aim to raise money for local and national charities as well as local people who have fallen on hard times. The group currently comprises of seven local individuals, the other members are Tony Elliott, John Gavaghan, David Hilliard,

Liam McCarthy and Liam McGrenaghan all of whom are committed to helping others in the community. The name of the group is taken from their connection with local church Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George and the groups aims to be Enterprising, Independent Resourceful and Ethical.

Their inaugural fund raising event was an Enfield to Essex bike ride that started at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Enfield at 7.30am on Sunday 4th July finishing at the Orange Tree Public house in Winchmore Hill. The last cyclist, Kevin Linnane marshals Noel Sainsbury and Charlie Soyaka directing a cyclist on the route crossed the line

Local News and Events at 3pm on one of the hottest days of the year. The bike ride was in aid of Headway, a charity that cares for those with acquired head injuries and the group are aiming to make this an annual event. Last year before forming Olsgeire.com the group raised over £32,000 for worthy causes and they are hoping to go even further this year.

of Kinsale, Clonakilty and Bantry before heading inland over the beautiful mountainous pass between Kilgarriff & Killarney. Last year Noel arranged a similar bike ride in Ireland that raised £17,000 for local disabled and special needs children. For more information of the group’s activities click onto the groups website which has details of forthcoming events www.olsgeire.com

Noel recently got back from a busy weekend in Ireland plotting the next big charity bike ride. The event which takes place over the weekend of 22nd October takes in the Right to left Eamonn Bannon, James Jefferies together Cork seaside with three sixth formers from St Ignatius College Enfield towns who took part in the Enfield Essex bike ride

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ocal resident, budding journalist and recent graduate Nikki Osman shares some of her top tips on how to get noticed in a difficult job market.

the world of work is no mean feat. And with horror stories of recession all over the press, as a graduate from the class on 2010, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little defeatist.

As another September rolls around, the kids are going back to school, the students are going back to university and the grown-ups are going back to work. Where does that leave the graduate?

But September is upon us and it’s the perfect time for you to get stuck into kick starting your career. Instead of boring you with statistics and filling you with dread, we’ve decided to help you get off the sofa and into the workplace with some top tips on what you can be doing right now to get your career moving.

Graduating can be difficult at the best of times, having to adjust from student life to

An internship The unpaid internship gets its share of bad press and living off lunch and travel expenses is far from ideal. But the fact remains that spending a few weeks gaining real work experience in a company is one of the single best tools available to graduates in terms of getting a foot in the door. Plus, here in Enfield, not only are we lucky enough to live within commutable distance of the some of the biggest and brightest companies in the world, but there is also a huge array of local businesses right on your doorstep. However, with so many unpaid positions and internships out there, you do need to make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. Alex Try, founder of the online intern community ‘Interns Anonymous’ advises, ‘The important thing to be aware of is keeping the internship on your terms. Know what you want to get out of it and make sure your employer knows this too’. A quick browse on the Intern Anonymous website reveals that internships can leave you with a wealth of different experiences, not all of them positive. But even if you end up disliking your placement, by being proactive and seeking experience in your chosen field you are taking a step in the right direction. In response to an increasing demand for interns, a number of websites and initiatives have been set up in recent years to help match up job seeking interns with businesses. But while

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these can be great in helping you get an idea of the types of opportunities that are available, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and approach people yourself too. Graduate Talent Pool: www.graduatepool.direct. govuk Inspiring Interns: www. inspiringintererns.com

Social networking Popular websites such as Facebook and twitter can either work with you or against you. With many employers using these tools to assess candidates even before the interview stage, you need to be very careful about the kind of impression your page might give a potential employer. It may seem harsh but with a high volume of candidates going for every vacancy, what you may think are harmless photos from a night out with friends, may be all it takes to get you eliminated from the application process. But if you take careful steps, your online profile could boost your chances of getting the job you want. If you think you know a thing or two about your field of interest, why not set up a topical blog? If you read something online about your line of work, why not share your opinions by making a comment? Anything positive that you can do online will show potential employers that you mean business.

Real Networking You’ve probably heard it all before, not least from your parents, but while it may be the oldest trick in the book, that’s because it works.


Job Hunting Meeting people in your industry may seem like a tall order, but even by making some phone calls and seeking advice from the right people you are putting your name out there. Work experience is a great place to start but once you’ve got some initial contacts, there’s no need to stop there. Ask your contacts to introduce you to their contacts, chances are they’ve been in your position and will be more than happy to help you. And when it comes to filling a job vacancy, there’s a good chance your name will spring to mind.

Branding Not just a term for marketing students. Even in a good job market you need to sell yourself to employers and when things get tough you need to go for the hard sell. By thinking of yourself as a brand, you will find that you are forced to think about your qualities and what makes you stand out from other candidates; in essence what’s your unique selling point? If you can show an employer how you are different from other candidates you stand a much better chance of getting noticed.

Recruitment companies Graduates often seem wary of using recruitment companies to seek work, tarring them with the same brush as the Job Centre. Enfield resident and co-

director of online recruitment centre Orchard, Graham Martin, runs an online forum offering advice and tips to job seekers; ‘Recruitment centres are not job centres, they are under no obligation to help you’. In this way you are more likely to get valuable, impartial advice by meeting with a recruitment consultant. Graham, who operates in the Enfield area, has interviewed over 10,000 job seekers and has placed more than 1,500 in permanent employment. Graham also offers job seeking tips, videos and advice on his website The Recruitment Guy - www. therecruitmentguy.com. Forging yourself a career is no easy task, especially in a difficult job market. But there’s a great deal of help and advice out there for graduates. Tanya de Grunwald is a freelance journalist and founder of the graduate careers website Graduate Fog - www. graduatefog.com. Through her website she offers some fantastic advice to new graduates and draws on her own experience too, ‘the best thing graduates can do is learn to be flexible, forward thinking and opportunistic. We need to stop thinking of careers as static things that we ‘choose’ and then ‘get on with’’. There’s no doubting that things will be tough for the class of 2010, but with the right mindset and a proactive approach there’s no stopping you from going after the career you want.

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Enterprise Enfield Launches 2010 Business Awards! WIN Prize Money and Valuable Recognition!

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he 2010 Enterprise Enfield Business Awards are opened for entries on 1st September. In spite of the difficult economic climate many of London’s business owners have not only survived but, with sheer hard work and determination, are steadily re-growing their businesses and making significant achievements.  The Enterprise Enfield awards, sponsored by local charity, The RSA Trust, are designed to acknowledge, celebrate and promote the excellent efforts of businesses in the area.   Winners of the 2009 Green Business of the Year Award, Karen Mercer and Gunter Hollenstein, of My Coffee Stop, found that winning this award spurred them onto entering other awards, and as a consequence, their business has really taken off with widespread publicity and a raised profile.  The Enfield based coffee shop was a runner up in the Smooth Radio Love London Awards and Karen herself is now one of 6 finalists in the national Mumpreneur Awards, best saleswoman category.  Karen said, “Winning the RSA Trust Green Business of the Year Award gave our ethical way of doing business extra credibility and resulted in fantastic PR and media coverage.  The award has really raised the profile of My Coffee Stop and has even led to me being booked as an inspirational speaker - a spin-off from our business.”

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ondon 2012 have announced plans to recruit passionate and inspirational volunteers for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

LOCOG will be looking for dedicated and inspirational people representative of the diversity of London and the UK to apply for a wide variety of volunteer roles.

the day onwards to find out everything they need to know about volunteering in 2012,” said Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG.

With just under two years to go until the London 2012 Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have announced plans to recruit up to 70,000 volunteers for the London 2012 Games.

“London 2012 needs brilliant volunteers to help us deliver a great Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our volunteers will be called Games Makers to reflect the important role they will play in staging the 2012 Games. The programme to find our Games Makers will launch on 27 July 2010 and I urge anyone that is interested to come to our website from

There are two types of Games Maker roles, specialists in areas such as medical services, sport or press operations and generalists, with roles ranging from spectator assistants, uniform distributors and ticket checking.

This is the biggest post-war volunteer recruitment campaign in the UK’s history.

• Up to 70,000 volunteers to be recruited for the London 2012 Games • Volunteers to be known as Games Makers • Pre-identified applicants for specialist roles applications opened from 27 July 2010 onwards • Applications for generalist roles to open on 15 September 2010 • Young Games Maker programme for up to 1,500 under-18 year olds opens in 2011 • McDonald’s announced as Presenting Partner • Mayor of London’s London Volunteer scheme opened for registration on 27 July 2010 18

In addition to these volunteer roles being recruited by LOCOG, the Mayor of London has also announced palns for the recruitment of London Volunteers, stationed at key transport hubs, at visitor attractions, and on the streets of the capital to make sure all visitors to London get the best possible welcome during the Games. With recruitment starting exactly two years before the London 2012 Games, key dates for the application process are: • 27 July 2010: applications opened for pre-identified applicants for specialist sport, press operations, anti-doping and medical roles and members of a wide range of disability specialist organisations. This is also an opportunity for those interested in the generalist roles to find out if they have what it takes to be a Games Maker via a dedicated section on the London 2012 website. Recruitment also started on this date for the Mayor’s London Volunteers scheme. • 15 September 2010: applications open to the public for generalist roles and continue for specialist roles. LOCOG has also confirmed that up to 1,500 of the Games Maker roles will be made available for those under the age of 18 through the ‘Young Games Maker’ programme that will be unveiled in July 2011. The role of volunteers has been integral throughout Olympic history. London pioneered the use of volunteers


London 2012 in the 1948 Games which saw the first official use of unpaid members of the public to help with the Games. Worldwide Olympic Partner McDonald’s has been appointed as the Presenting Partner for the Volunteer Programme. McDonald’s will use its expertise in customer service and training and nationwide presence to help attract, select and train the diverse team that will be needed to make the 2012 Games a success. “As I have seen in Turin, Beijing, Vancouver and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, volunteers are the public face of every major sports event, playing a vital role in the spectator and athlete experience.  If London is to be a friendly and successful Games, we will need volunteers of all ages to welcome the world to London and give London 2012 our own distinctive British imprint.” said Hugh Robertson, Sport and Olympics Minister, The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said ”Volunteering for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, on home soil, is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity.  It is the great people of this country, with their warm welcome and

‘can-do’ attitude, on whom the success of our Games will depend. So my message is simple: whether you have a specific skill to offer or simply bags of enthusiasm to get stuck in and lend a hand, be it volunteering in one of the fantastic 2012 Games venues or helping us on the streets of our city - your Games need you!” LOCOG continues to work closely with the Life-Time UK Alliance to ensure the Games Maker programme is supported by the voluntary sector and will help deliver a lasting legacy to volunteering in the UK.  Justin Davis Smith, Chair of the Life Time UK Alliance and Chief Executive of Volunteering England, said: “The London 2012 Games offer a unique opportunity to showcase all that is great about volunteering in the UK, and to leave a lasting legacy that will benefit the community for years to come. In association with our partners in the Life-Time UK Alliance, we are delighted to be helping LOCOG to maintain the excitement and energy of the Games long after the last medal has been awarded, through an increase in community participation and engagement in volunteering.”

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s a London 2012 Games Maker you will be one of the faces of London 2012, with the chance to show what the UK is all about: excellence, passion and positivity. Set against this truly inspirational backdrop you will develop skills and play an integral role at the heart of the largest event ever staged in the UK. You will get an official uniform to wear during your shifts, which you can keep after the Games as a souvenir and free meal vouchers to redeem during your shifts – volunteering will be hungry work!

The reality It is important to understand the realities of being a Games Maker – you will not be giving trackside massages or firing the starting pistol! LOCOG make it clear that volunteering will be hard work and time-consuming.

Games Maker roles LOCOG will recruit people in two categories, generalist and specialist

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London 2012 specialists, antidoping officers and press operations staff.  LOCOG have been working with organisations such as sport national governing bodies to help preidentify applicants to be considered for The official London 2012 mascots: Wenlock, the Olympic mascot and specialist Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot. roles, and have given these Games Makers, for a wide range of roles. organisations a code which Many of these may be behind the scenes allows their members to apply now. or may require you to work at anti-social times. Some Games Makers may have to If you are still keen then you will need work off-site in a warehouse distributing to apply to become a London 2012 Games uniforms; others will be outside exposed Maker. to the elements for hours on end.

Flexibility Coordinating up to 70,000 volunteers will be a hugely complex operation, so LOCOG will need people to be as flexible as possible. They will not be able to change your shifts to attend events you may have a ticket for, and they will not be able to roster you with friends or family members.

Generalists Generalists will make up the majority of Games Makers – you won’t need specialist skills or qualifications, but you should bring passion and enthusiasm to the Games.   There are almost 30 different teams – known as ‘functional areas’ – within LOCOG that will need generalist volunteers during the Games, from Transport to Village Managaement, from Language Services to Sustainability. You might be given a role as a steward, a radio operator or an athlete escort. You will not need previous volunteering experience for these roles as full training will be provided. The generalist applications open on 15 September 2010.

Specialists Specialist Games Makers will need specialist skills or qualifications in order to fulfil their role, such as sport or medical training. These Games Makers will be made up of doctors, nurses, sports

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Application The first stage on the journey to becoming a London 2012 Games Maker is to complete the online application form – this will take you 30–40 minutes. Visit www.london20102.com Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive a confirmation email. This will allow you to access the Games Maker zone – a portal personalised with your details and only accessible by applicants to the London 2012 Games Maker programme. Here you will be able to manage your application and update your personal details, particularly any changes to your contact address, email address and telephone number. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may be able to get online at your local library or museum. LOCOG will start accepting applications for generalist volunteering roles from 15 September 2010 and they will start sorting through the application forms in December inviting successful applicants to attend a selection events in 2011.

Selection events From January 2011 LOCOG will start inviting successful applicants to a selection event – this will be between February 2011 and early 2012. Selection events will give you your first taste of the excitement surrounding the Games. It will be your chance to find out more about London 2012, and will include a face-toface, 30-minute interview. They will want

to hear about you, your story and why you want to become a Games Maker and will also talk to you about your relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

Assignment and offer Following the selection events, LOCOG will decide which applicants can be offered a role. They expect to receive a large number of applications and as a result will not begin making offers of Games Maker roles until the end of 2011. In addition, before making any offer, they must run background and security checks (carried out by the Home Office and other relevant UK authorities as necessary). You will only be eligible to receive an offer if you pass these checks.

Training Once you have been offered and accepted a Games Maker role, you will need to attend a minimum of three training days (approximately 15 hours in total): •Orientation training sessions will start in February 2012. •Role-specific training sessions will start in March 2012. •Venue training sessions will start in June 2012. The training sessions will provide you with the perfect insight into what being a Games Maker is like. They will help you understand what you can expect and what will be expected from you.

Test Events LOCOG will hold a number of Test Events between May 2011 and May 2012 to make sure everything is in full working order and ready for Games time. Attending a Test Event will be compulsory for specialist volunteers in sports-specific roles, and we may also require some generalist and other specialist volunteers to attend; you can indicate your interest in attending a Test Event in the application form. The Test Events will give you all the tools and information you need to perform at your best during the Games. They are an invaluable opportunity for you to gain experience and a greater understanding of how a large sporting event is staged. For further information and to apply to be a Games Maker at London 2012 visit www.london2012.com


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Local White Water Olympic Venue on Track

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mages released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show water now flowing at the new white water canoe centre for the London 2012 Games. The progress keeps the venue on track to be completed later this year as the first brand new 2012 venue to be finished. The Lee Valley White Water Centre is being built by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) near Waltham Cross and will host the canoe slalom events during the Olympic Games. Before and after 2012, the venue will be owned and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) as a sporting and leisure facility for canoeing and white-water rafting, as well as a major competition and training venue for elite events. The ODA started construction work on the venue in July 2009. Works on the new lake and competition courses have now been completed allowing water to begin flowing at the venue and testing work to begin on the canoe courses. Internal fit-out is also now underway on the twostorey facility building and landscaping works have started, keeping the venue on track to be finished later this year Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt said: “With water flowing down the courses at the White Water Centre we are getting our first look at the facilities that the world’s best canoeists

will compete on in 2012. With the venue due to be completed later this year, we are also on track to deliver an early sporting legacy for the East of England region well before the Games begin.” “It’s really exciting to see such good progress being made in the delivery of a facility that will provide a world-class venue for Games-time and an excellent facility for elite athlete and community usage after the Games, living up to our promise of leaving a lasting legacy for sport,” said Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee. “These images of the water at the venue show how quickly the Lee Valley White Water Centre is taking shape. We are developing a challenging Olympic course for a world class Canoe Slalom event and a community facility which will provide a thrilling new experience for beginners.” Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive said: “This is thrilling progress. We will start to take bookings for the Lee Valley White Water

Centre this autumn and from April 2011 thousands of rafters and canoeists will be able to enjoy this adrenalin charged Centre before the Olympians arrive.The training course will provide an excellent transition facility for newcomers to the sport and enable us to cater for both competition and recreational users in legacy. As the only brand new 2012 venue to open to the public ahead of the Games, the Centre is a very tangible piece of legacy from the Games. Along with the Lee Valley White Water Centre, in legacy the LVRPA will also own and manage the VeloPark and the Hockey and Tennis centres on the Olympic Park.” The Lee Valley White Water Centre is being built in the heart of the 10,000 acre Lee Valley Regional Park, on a 10 hectare site covering an area the equivalent of 25 full-size football pitches, and will include: • An Olympic standard 300m competition course •  A boat conveyor to transport participants to the course start in their rafts or canoes •  A 160m intermediate/training course The intermediate course will help create an inclusive and comprehensive sports programme in legacy from novice paddler through to elite competitors •  Finish lake area of 10,000 square metres (1 hectare / 2.5 acres) •  A facility building and pumping house Containing a reception, café, changing rooms, admin offices, spectator viewing facilities, storage, and water pump/filtration plant Landscaping works •  With path and bridge networks throughout the venue to facilitate spectator

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omeone popped the question, someone else said yes. An engagement ring was given, family and friends have been told, now you need to figure out where to host your wedding.

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Weddings Choosing Your Venue

Advice From Celebrity Wedding Planners Ant and Dick

Reception & ceremony The first thing to take into account when choosing a wedding location is that there are likely to be two parts of your wedding to organise – the wedding

ceremony and the wedding reception. As regards the ceremony, a church wedding is still the favourite choice for many couples, and most have a particular church in mind. In this case, the reception must be planned around the ceremony location. Factors such as ease of transport from service to reception will be important when planning your church wedding. If, on the other hand, you’re thinking about a civil wedding, you have the option of choosing a venue that will host both your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception. If this is what you are hoping for, you will need to choose a venue that is licensed for marriage ceremonies. How many guests? The type of wedding you have will depend partly on how big it will be, so here are some things to think about before approaching wedding venues. Venue capacity: It may sound obvious but many venues will not be able to magic up extra space from nowhere if you add 20 extra guests at the last minute. You should have a good idea of numbers before you start looking at venues. Seated or standing wedding reception? A formal meal will obviously require more space than a stand-up buffet, so a venue whose seated capacity is 100 might well be able to accommodate 200 for a canapé

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Weddings reception. Which do you want?

factors in choosing a venue are:

Entertainment facilities: Bands and other entertainment can take up a large amount of space, as can a dance floor, so decide when and where you want the entertainment to take place, and check with the venue that this can be done in the space available.

1. Capacity The number of guests that you are inviting, and the type of wedding you are planning e.g. reception, buffet, or sit down meal, will all determine the size of the venue you require.

Which wedding venue? Any number of buildings can make a perfect wedding reception venue, but some of the most popular options are: Historic wedding reception venue. Castles, country houses and stately homes are among the locations many dream of for their big day. If your budget can stretch to it, this offers a once-in-alifetime opportunity to enjoy the use of a stunning building. Hotel wedding reception. There are so many different types of hotel that there’s likely to be something for everyone, from traditional to ultra-modern. Having accommodation on the spot is, of course, a big plus. Marquee wedding reception. If you have access to spacious gardens or other outdoor space, a marquee could be worth considering. Many people are surprised at how pricey it can be to hire a marquee for their wedding, but the plus side is that you can take control of wedding catering and could save a considerable amount by providing your own alcohol.

2. Location Choose a location that is easily accessible for your guests. If your guests are travelling from out of town, make sure there are good transport links and accommodation nearby. Consider any potential difficulties your suppliers may face in getting to and from the venue. 3. Availability Before you contact a venue or your wedding planner, identify several possible dates for your wedding. Remember, if you want your wedding to be held at the weekend, some venues book up very far in advance. If you are working to a tight time scale you may have to consider a weekday. 4. Budget Your budget will have a major impact on narrowing down a shortlist of venues.

Be sensible; don’t overstretch yourself on the venue in an effort to impress people then find you have little left in the kitty to actually make the experience enjoyable for your guests. At this stage you won’t have an idea of what the final costs are going to be but the venue will be able to give you a “ballpark” figure per head for certain elements. By now you should have a shortlist of venues that fulfil the most important criteria. To narrow it down further, it’s time to pay the venue a visit to look at their facilities, function spaces and overall appearance. Never choose a venue on their promotional material alone. When you visit a venue, consider the following: 1. Event space Ask to see the space where your wedding will take place, from the reception area, through to the function suite, toilets and other facilities. You need to make sure there is enough space for you guests to be comfortable, and for other equipment you will have. For example a dance floor, stage, AV equipment and room dressing.

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Sports or social club wedding reception. Different types of club premises can be perfect for a wedding reception. Do plenty of research and you could find one that’s in a stunning location, too. For example, some sailing or rowing clubs have picturesque waterside views, and can often be hired at a reasonable price, certainly compared to other popular wedding venues. Restaurant or pub wedding reception. Food and drink are among the main ingredients for a successful wedding reception, so where better to head than to a lovely restaurant or pub? Bear in mind that you’re more likely to find a good match if your wedding party is smaller, and if you’re lucky you might even be able to escape the heavy costs that are often quoted as soon as you mention the ‘w’ word! To begin with, the four most important

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2. Service & quality Think about how you were treated on your visit there – would you want your guests to be treated in the same way? Were the staff professional, polite and helpful? Take the time to look around the whole venue in detail, for example look at the chairs, the tables, toilet facilities & general appearance of the venue.

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3. External suppliers If you intend to bring in other suppliers to help create your wedding, make sure your venue is flexible enough to allow this. For example, if you want to use draping or specialist lighting, you may well need permission from the venue to do this. 4. Catering policy / menu While you visit the venue, you must try their food! Don’t choose a venue based on their menu selection alone – ask for a tasting of the menu you like – never assume it will be as good as promised! Alternatively, if you want to bring in an external caterer, ask your venue if they allow this. And now down to the final nitty gritty details that you need to think about … 1. Extra Facilities Depending on the guests you are inviting, you will need to consider the facilities they offer. For example, is there acceptable disabled access to the venue? Do they operate a child friendly policy? Is there adequate parking? 2. Regulations Check with your venue about any fire safety regulations they may have that will impact whether you can use candlelight or haze effects in the room. Bear in mind

as well, that a room’s air conditioning unit can have a major impact on candles. 3. Table Dressing If you are hiring in linen, will the venue set this up for you? If so, what do they charge per piece? Are you happy for them to set-up for you or would you prefer your supplier to handle it? Compare costs, expertise and make an informed decision. One thing we recommend to brides and grooms is also making sure they DONT stay in the same venue as all your guests, just so you and your new hubby can drive off in style and have a night to yourselves without any interruptions!! Believe me you don’t want drunken guests banging on your door at 3am thinking it’s hilarious. Besides you might just want to have a nice romantic night away and enjoy a quiet breakfast together before heading to the main hotel and seeing all your guests the morning after. Make sure that your hotel is not about to carry out any refurbishment work during the time of y our wedding, there’s nothing worse than choosing a wonderful country house only to turn up and find scaffolding all over the building, get them to put it in the contract and if they are having refurbishments the same year make sure they set the finish dates and that you will be compensated if the decor


Weddings is not up to standard, this will make them think about leaving the major works until you have gone. If you can ask to have a peek one day at someone else’s wedding, where you can peek at the room as its all prepared, you only get a few minutes but at least you get to see the standard of room you can expect as you walk into your wedding breakfast. If there’s anything you don’t like you can quietly say something to the wedding planner and make sure that does not happen on your day. If you’re using a wedding planner they should be able to negotiate discounts on your behalf with the venue and other suppliers, so that they should pay for themselves. When theming your venue the cardinal rule is always less is more, this doesn’t mean that you have to leave important parts out, or have to think minimalist, it’s simply a reminder not to run away with imaging, colours, or effects. Try to identify the key and most recognisable elements of your chosen subject and introduce it in a tasteful and non offensive way. Often accents

of colour or pattern will be just as identifiable. Before theming a room, you should try and remove as much of the decor as possible, hiding features of the room, like cornicing, lighting, wallpaper etc. If you are building the set in a hotel or other building which is likely to be heavily decorated, we would recommend white drapery around every wall, if it is possible use mdf sheets as these can be white-washed and scenery or colours can then be painted or projected directly onto them. Temporary floor coverings can be easily purchased and are an inexpensive way of covering unsightly or completely off theme carpets.

add to the overall achievement. If your theme is sport, think team colours, equipment i.e. motorbikes, cars, footballs etc try to imagine if the team or sports personality were hosting a party how would they theme the room, napkins, table cloths and trophies etc are a great way of achieving this. Up lighters, down lighters, projectors and coloured materials will help to theme or colour large parts of the room, this will cut down on costs and manpower Other WOW factor elements that can be added to most themes are fireworks, orchestras, and Chinese floating lanterns and look a likes.

When using countries or nationalities as a theme try to avoid, the use of flags instead use colour accents, in upholstery coverings, lighting, and props.

If you would like more help in planning your day, you can email us, or just go to our website where we have lots more advice www.antanddick.com

If movies are your theme, recreate a scene rather than trying to incorporate the entire movie, projecting scenes from the movie, character costumes and the use of the script in public address will all

Remember that your venue is your backdrop to your day, take your time and chose wisely. Good Luck Ant and Dick. X x x

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What to do in your garden in late summer I

am writing this in early September, and after some very dry weeks in July and August we’ve finally had some decent rain in the last week or two. It has been interesting to watch the weather forecasts to see the very wet summer most of the rest of the country has had, whilst the clouds have skirted around Enfield, meaning more work for us in the gardens at Capel Manor as we moved the sprinklers around to keep the new plantings alive. Most of the plants have held up well, although a few won’t be tried again for a while e.g. Mimulus (monkey-flower) as they haven’t enjoyed the drought, however much we watered them. Interestingly the Mimulus growing in the boggy areas by the pond have done really well, which goes to show how plants tend to do better in the parts of the garden which are closer to their natural habitats.

aerating the lawn but after such a dry summer it’s probably best to wait until spring. An autumn lawn feed (low in nitrogen to avoid soft growth that will be damaged by winter cold) will toughen the grass up ready for the winter. Bare patches can be over sown now whilst the ground is still warm enough to allow good germination, or patched using turf. Try to match your grass seed or turf to your existing grass or the repair will look too obvious: a range of both should be available at the garden centres. Remember to keep it watered if we get another dry spell.

Lawns: The biggest change has been in the grass, which apart from the new lawns generally weren’t watered, and has changed from dusty brown back to lush green in the space of a fortnight! I know the experts always say that it will come back from a dry spell, but it was wonderful to see it happen again! We are back on to two cuts a week with the mowers again in some areas. Some lawn maintenance is due now: it’s worth scarifying the lawn with a spring-tine rake to remove the thatch (dead grass) to keep it healthy. I’d normally recommend

Flowers: The flower borders still need attention to keep them at their best: dead-heading (removal of the spent flower heads) will prolong the flowering season as the plant will produce more flowers if it hasn’t set seed. It’s worth making the extra effort to remove the flower stalk back to the main stem to avoid the odd “stalky” look that results from just snapping the heads off. Of course if you have favourites that you want to save the seed from and try growing next year, then you must leave the seed heads on to ripen. Do remember that if you’ve grown more than one variety of a plant they often crosspollinate and produce a mixture of offspring unlike either parent! It can be fun to see the results of this and you may get an amazing

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The dry weather earlier in the summer has meant some early leaf fall on some trees: limes and walnuts seem to have suffered the most, and these need removing from lawns as they damage them by blocking out air and light.

new variety along with lots of rather average ones! The heavy rain has meant that some of the plants need re-staking, especially the dahlias with their lush foliage and flowers which are heavy when wet. Apart from a few powdery mildew problems earlier in the season (soon cured with a fungicidal spray) the dahlias at Capel have given a good display of colour that should continue until the frosts. It’s worth giving these harder working perennials a feed to keep them looking good for as long as possible. The climbing roses at Capel have had some attention too: new shoots have been tied in horizontally to the wire supports, and side shoots cut back to approximately 15cm (to just above a bud) to encourage next year’s flowers to form. Some old branches can be removed to encourage new growth if the rose is looking overcrowded with stems. If you have a long length of stem with no shoots growing from it, an old gardeners’ tip is to cut vertically through any dormant buds into the bark, which should start the buds growing. We’ve just tipped back our wisterias to remove the long whippy new shoots to 15cm form the main stems, unless they are needed to extend the plant’s growing space. This keeps it tidy and helps with flower bud formation. The recent rain has brought a new crop of weed seedlings: it was relatively easy to hoe most of these off during the dry weather, but now its wetter they will need to be either dug up or killed using a contact weedkiller such as Weedol. Early autumn is a good time to use Glyphosatebased weedkillers such as Roundup to get rid of tough weeds such as nettles, docks and bindweed as it will be taken down into the roots and kill them off: do take care to avoid getting it on the plants you want to keep (it’s best done on a still day). Autumn is the time for planting most types of flowering bulb for a good display of colour in the spring: there is


Gardening a good choice of narcissi and tulips at most garden centres but why not try something different too, such as the dainty Iris reticulate (ideal for smaller pots and containers) or the species narcissi? Planting depth is typically two to three times the bulbs’ height, and it’s best to use fresh compost to avoid disease problems in containers. If you have squirrels in your garden they will dig up your crocus corms and tulip bulbs, so to prevent this put a layer of chicken wire an inch or 2 – 3 cm above the top of the bulbs then soil on top, or the same depth of gravel or sharp grit over the soil’s surface. The grit also helps prevent mice attacking your crocus corms. In this drier part of the country it is a good time to plant new herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees as the ground is still warm enough to keep the roots growing, giving them a good start for next year Capel Manor will be running workshops on growing bulbs in containers at Capel on 2nd and 3rd October at our Taste of Autumn event, sponsored by EcoPark On to the Kitchen Garden: I think this has been a tricky year for most growers with the long dry spell, with lots of allotment holders describing it as their worst ever year. If you have been able to water sufficiently then things should be fine: the No-Dig plot at Capel Manor has done just as well as in previous years, and we’ve had some good beetroot and sweetcorn crops in the Walled Garden. So far there have been fewer problems with potato and tomato blight, with many people getting a good outdoor crop of

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What’s On Things to Do in September and October Put your best foot forward and walk for the Nightingale Walk and family fun day will be on Sunday 3rd October, starting from Capel Manor College Bullsmoor Lane Enfield. Walk starts between 10 -10.30am, a 5 mile walk which should take about 2-3hours according to pace. Registration for adults £10 Children £5 (registration includes admission into Capel Manor Gardens) Registration forms available from www. nightingalehospice.org.uk or call Mary on 020 8366 9674 Fun day will start from 12noon, and include Games, Stalls, Treasure maps, Mini Inflatable’s, Face painters, and Football Skills with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. . Flower Arranging at Warmerdams Call 020 8363 1928 for further details Flower arrangements for the home. A selection of Table centres, Modern and front facing. Tues 19th Oct 2010 10am – 4pm Course fee £25 Materials £30 per session Contemporary class. New Design! Learn new and up-to-the minute styles of flower arranging.

Mon 18th Oct Thurs 21st Oct 10am - 1pm Course fee £20 Materials £30 Handtied and Aqua Bouquets Learn the art of making beautiful bouquets Using modern and innovative techniques, including wrapping with cellophane and bow making. Weds 20th Oct 2010 10am – 1pm Course fee £15 Materials £30 per session Netball Coaching for Juniors at Walker Cricket Ground, Waterfall Rd N14 7JZ Do you want coaching from the professionals, learn to play well and eventually play for a team?  We are looking for junior players to join our coaching every Tuesday Starting 14th Sept 2010 for 12 weeks (no training during half term 26th Oct) 5pm – 6pm 8-12 year olds 6pm – 7pm 13-17 year olds  Just £35.00 for 12 all sessions  All equipment will be provided phone or email to secure your place or for further information Phone: - Vickie Prow on 07904 300288 Email: sport@ thewalkerground.co.uk Enfield Camera Club is hosting its Annual Exhibition in Forty Hall The exhibition of our members’ work takes place from 1st September up until 26th September. Forty Hall is open from Wednesdays to Sundays

between 11am and 4pm. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge and some of our camera club members will be present to answer any questions you may have. This year our exhibition prints were judged by Sue Dobson (CPAGB & APAGB). Our first meeting of the 2010/2011 club season will take place on 9th September (8pm10pm) in Trinity Church’s Large Hall, the entrance of which can be found in Gentleman’s Row (Enfield). Joining a meeting as a visitor costs only £1 – which will be refunded should you decide to join. Antique & Collectors’ Fair & Museum Open Day Sunday 31st October 10am – 4pm Whitewebbs Museum of Transport Whitewebbs Road, Enfield EN2 9HW Entrance £2.00 accompanied children under 13 free For further information telephone 020 8367 1898 Collectors’ Toy Fair & Museum Open Day Sunday 28th November 10am – 3pm Whitewebbs Museum of Transport Whitewebbs Road, Enfield EN2 9HW Entrance £2.00 accompanied children under 13 free For further information telephone 020 8367 1898

Sunday Afternoon Tea in aid of The Nightingale Community Hospice Trust With entertainment by Christine and Peter Padwick Grange Park Methodist Hall (Church in the Orchard), Park Drive, N21 2LS 3.00-5.00pm 31st OCTOBER........and Murderers Contact: Joyce: 01992 633446 / 07706 485825 or Christina: 020 8363 9119 or Hospice Office: 020 8366 9674 Tickets £ Thursday Afternoon Tea in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care With entertainment by Christine and Peter Padwick St Andrews Parish Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3EG 3.00-5.00pm 9th Septemeber.......The 1930s 14th Ocotober.........The Cinema Contact: Carole: 07984 623362 or Pauline: 07784 797722 Tickets £5 Grange Park (Evening) W. I. would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month in St. Peter’s Church hall, Vera Avenue, when we have a speaker or a quiz and make bookings for social events such as theatre outings etc... If you are interested please telephone Louise Watson on 020 8360 6969 Meditation Classes in Winchmore Hill 2nd Sep 10 24th Dec 10 Every week Quaker Meeting House 59 Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, Enfield N21 1LE 07:30 - 09:00 Pay-per-class: £8 Meditation classes in Winchmore Hill introduce the basic meditation techniques and Buddhist ideas. Each class includes guided meditation, a short talk and time for questions. Classes are open to all. Recent Archaeological works in London 17th Sep 10 Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Junction of Parsonage Lane and Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0AJ 20:00 - 22:00 Cost: £1.00 English Heritage Lecture. One in a series of lectures brought to you by the Enfield Archaeological Society. To find out more call 020 8364 5698.

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to have your event or club listed here and on-line visit www.enmagazine.co.uk or email editorial@enmagazine.co.uk Lee Valley Minithon 19th Sep 10 Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, Edmonton, N9 0AS 12:30 - 17:00 £8 per person Athletics Competition An athletics compeition for school years 3-7, offering the chance to take part in three different disciplines. Entry forms are available from Lee Valley Athletics Centre on 020 8344 7230 or by visiting www. leevalleypark.org.uk. Minsitry of Football 11th Sep 10 - 24th Dec 10 Every week Ashmore Secondary School Sports Hall 09:00 - 11:00 Free Children’s Football Development Programme (ages 4-8) Ministry of Football is a children’s football development programme. Our coaches are UEFA qualified, and have vast experience of helping young children enjoy learning. We welcome all children, boys and girls, regardless of ability or experience. Ages 4 to 8. www. minsitry-of-football.com

Chickenshed 10K Challenge and 3K Any Way 10th Oct 10 Trent Park (Start/End at Chickenshed Theatre) N14 4PE 10:00 - 15:00 Adult £8/Children £5 to Enter Join us on Sunday 10 October 2010 in Trent Park at 10am to help us to raise £10K for Chickenshed Enfield Halloween Experience 27th Oct 10 Trent Park 18:00 - 20:45 Adults £10 Concs £8 Family of 4 £28 Join Skewbald Theatre’s acting troupe on a spooky journey through the woodland to their secret halloween theatre venue where the ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ will be told. . Suitable for ages 6+ TRENT PARK: Meeting point at Cockfosters Road entrance Car Park. Sat 23rd - Wed 27th October Performances at 6pm & 7.30pm Limited Tickets please book in advance Call: Forty Hall Box office on 020 8363 8196

Regular Events 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 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 either:Janet (Secretary) on 01707 651461 Eleanor (Treasurer) on 01707 650376 Charles (Chairman) on 0208 449 8448 Enfield Winemakers St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Village Road, Enfield3rd Friday of each month @ 8 – 10.30pm New members welcome Enfield Croquet Club at Bush Hill Park (off Southbury Road) Cecil Road Entrance Play a sport where men and women can compete on equal terms Club open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

& Sunday from 2.30pm - FREE tuition - Equipment available - Free Hire- Flat soled shoes must be worn Contact 020 8886 6643 (Basil) 020 8883 6612 (Wendy) www.enfieldcroquet.org St. Benedicts Art Club, we are a friendly group who meet on Friday mornings from 9.00 t 12.00 at Bramley Road, Southgate. All artists and budding artists welcom. Fee is £2.00 per session, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Contact: Carol on 020 8366 6306 Winchmore Writers Group & Reading Group Both groups are small,friendly and informal and welcome new members. The writing group meets occasional Saurdays 10am - 4.30pm .The reading group meets Tuesdays 1-3pm (term-time only) .We meet at the Friends Meeting House N21. The groups are lead by an experienced teacher and published writer and there is a modest charge.For more details,contact Christine on 0790 5209 459 or christine@ roomofherown.plus.com

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Contact: cristatoomey@homail. com for more info. Enfield Computer Club meets at St. Lukes and St. John’s Community Center, Hawthorn Grove, off Morley Hill, Enfield, every second Sunday in a month from 11am - 5pm. New members always welcome. We are a “selfhelp” club and do not provide formal lectures or lessons. Members pay an attendance - there is no annual subscription. Prospective new members pay on first visit. More details at www. nel80.com or telephone 0208366-6162. 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,

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From Buenos Aires, Argentine Tango, passionate, intimate and powerful - the ultimate dance of man and woman. Our professional, international aerials.indd teachers offer gentle encouragement to beginners and a wealth ofRocket experience to intermediate or more advanced dancers. Enjoy an evening of the best in traditional and nuevo music in an atmospheric setting. No partner necessary. Tuesdays 8:00 – 8:45 Intermediate Argentine Tango class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Argentine Tango class 9:30 – 11:00 Milonga (Free practice time for all levels) £9.00 per person which includes classes, general dancing and complimentary soft drinks and nibbles Venue- St Paul’s Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR 07903 244085 www.dancematrix.com/tango

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