Your FREE local magazine for the EN area Issue 47 • July - August 2012
Ideas For Summer Days Out
Riots A Year On - A Local Insight
Local News & What’s On
Living • Leisure • Lifestyle
Hello and Welcome to the July-August 2012, issue of EN Magazine. If like the team at EN Magazine, you are totally fed up with the lack of sunshine, then we hope that this issue of EN Magazine, will brighten up your day. With the school holidays now upon us, we take a look at some ideas for days out. From walking over the O2 arena, to making an Airfix kit we hope we have given you some inspiration for great days out.
Contents Page 3 - 14 Local News and Events Page 15 - 16 Legal Page Page 16 - 17 Test Drive - a car with a 40 year pedigree Page 18- 23 Ideas for Days Out this Summer Page 24 - 25 Local Business Inspirations From Food Page 26 - 28 Riots a year on - a Local Insight Page 29 - 32 Things To Do Local Business Services and Classified Advertising Contacts Douglas Lee Publisher Sarah Vittachi Features Editor Gillian Smith Staff Writer Joy Prince Credit Controll Tel: 020 8367 3917 63 High Street Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 5AS
In this issue we launch a new regular advice column, Legal Page, in association with Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP. Each issue we will bring you legal advice on a different subject, that I hope you will find useful. In the first issue they share some advice for anyone going on holiday this summer. It was nearly a year ago that Enfield was shocked by a night of rioting. EN Magazine takes a look back on how the young people of Enfield felt about the riots and the effects on them after the event. I hope that you enjoy reading this issue of EN Magazine. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any comments on this issue at email@example.com Kind regards
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A little taste of Italy in the heart of Enfield Town Enfield Town has a special treat in store for all visitors to the Dugdale Centre. New pop-up Ice Cream parlour ‘Il Gelato di Ariela’ is bringing the authentic taste of Italy to London Road, with their all-natural ice creams and sorbets. Containing real fruit and the highest quality chocolate and coffee beans, these are tasty treats with a little bit of culture and without all those artificial colours and flavourings. Flavours range from the traditional English favourite Vanilla, to the Italian delicacy Tiramisu, and even the more exotic Mango and Coconut Choc, to provide visitors with a choice of 18 of the world’s best flavours. And for those of you who can’t choose just one… have three!
Ariela will give you the original Italian experience. Pop down to the Dugdale Centre and chose from 18 different flavours to tantalise your tastebuds from 10am until 5pm. Why not hire a traditional ice cream tricycle full of the fantastic Gelato for your
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Served in tubs or cones, you can choose one, two or three scoops, and customise your own with sauces and sprinkles, or eat it on it’s own in the true Italian way! And for those of you on a dairy-free diet, be sure to try one of our fun and fruity dairy-free sorbets, a healthier option packed with natural fruit. Made in Edmonton by local Italian businesswoman Ariela, Il Gelato di Ariela was formed in 2006 when in a really hot summer, Ariela struggled to find the fantastic gelato she could only find back home, and realised there was a gap in the market for real Italian gelato in North London. So with the help of Francesca, another gelato lover, she opened a little gelateria in North London, with the mission to make authentic Italian gelato the artisan way, using only the best natural ingredients, real fruit and banning all artificial flavourings and colourings. Freshly made with lots of love and passion and following a 40 year old family recipe, Il Gelato di
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Olympic torch shines bright in Enfield
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After its 8,000 mile journey and with only a few miles left before the Games start, the Olympic flame arrives in Enfield, on Wednesday 25th July at approximately 3.14pm. Thousands of people are expected at Betstyle Circus to greet the flame and the first of 25 torchbearers at the top of Waterfall Road in New Southgate.
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Each torchbearer will carry the torch over 300 metres through Enfield’s streets from Southgate, through Winchmore Hill on its way to Fore Street, Edmonton at the Florence Hayes adventure playground. It then moves on to Haringey at about 5.20pm. Council Leader, Doug Taylor, said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 09:23:08 residents to see the Olympic torch pass by. It is an historic occasion and one I’m sure will be thoroughly enjoyed. “We want everyone to cheer our torchbearers and enjoy the event. In order to see the convoy, we are advising motorists to avoid the area between 3pm and 5.30pm. We’d also appreciate it greatly if motorists would resist the temptation to park their vehicle along the torch route.” To allow the convoy to pass through Enfield, the Council has introduced waiting and loading restrictions along the torch route, where it is considered that parked vehicles would cause an obstruction or be unsafe for the viewing public. Existing waiting and loading restrictions will also be enforced on the day, and offending vehicles will be removed if necessary. Some roads might also be closed without advanced warning, should traffic or
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crowd conditions warrant such actions. The primary consideration when deciding whether to close roads is public safety. Full London Olympics details, including the route and last minute highways information can be found at: www.enfield. gov.uk/london2012
Historic area of Potters Bar given special status
Greater protection for a historic part of Potters Bar, has been provided, with the creation of a new conservation area.
The Darkes Lane (west) area, which includes The Avenue, Heath Drive, Manor Way, and Mountway, has been designated a conservation area, by Hertsmere Borough Council. It follows a review conducted by the Built Environment Advisory and Management Service (BEAMS), part of the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust, and a sixweek-long consultation, held at the end of last year. The new designation was approved by the council’s portfolio-holder for planning and localism, Councillor Harvey Cohen, and came into force on Tuesday 19th June.
residents and local groups welcome this move as an excellent opportunity to preserve and enhance an important piece of Potters Bar history for future generations.” “Fewer than three per cent of buildings standing in Potters Bar, date back to pre-1914, which makes the Darkes Lane (west) area of town even more special and contributes to its historic interest. “There are now tighter controls over this area because of this move, for example certain types of extensions to properties or the installation of satellite dishes will now need planning permission, but we hope residents understand and appreciate why these steps have been taken.”
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Would You Know What To Do? Emergency nurses Anna Langthorne and Steven Moore, who between them have more than 20 years experience. “The aim of our company is to train people what to do in an emergency or accident situation,” said Anna. “Working in A&E we have both seen injuries that have been made worse by people’s lack of knowledge.”
If a friend or child fell over and came to you with a bad cut or a broken bone would you panic? Would you know what to do if someone was choking? Well now a local company in Enfield, is offering you the chance to learn what to do – Cast Clinical Services. Set up by two Accident and
“Treating and injury quickly in the correct way, can help to lessen the injury, speed up recovery and reduce pain and trauma,” added Steven. “Quick thinking and taking the right action could save someone’s life.”
knowledge with. The corporate business market, where we go into a company to develop training and guidelines for staff, in the most up to date medical procedures and practices. We offer this as a bespoke training service at the clients premises.” “The other area is in first aid courses for home, work and general day to day life. First aid training is not only a good life skill for people to learn, it can give peace of mind to have the knowledge and skill to protect and care for loved ones family and friends.” “We run our first aid course, which takes 3 hours, for individuals or groups, in homes, schools and at social clubs. We teach how to recognise and treat the most common injuries and illness, from bleeding and burns to
Both Anna and Steven, as well as being fully qualified and practicing A&E nurses have qualified as teachers in first aid and health and safety. “We have two areas that we are trying to reach to share our
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treating shock and basic life support CPR. Overall we prepare people who have attended our course up to date procedures which may help them to save a life.” For more information on how you can have peace of mind if something was to go wrong visit www.castclinicalservices. com
Albany Leisure Centre re-opens doors as state-of-the-art facility FREE Open Weekend to celebrate the end of the redevelopment programme Enfield residents will have the chance to get fit in style on Monday 23rd July, as the Albany Leisure Centre re-opens its doors after an eight month redevelopment programme. After extensive works designed to minimize any impact on regular gym users, and an investment of over £2m, Albany Leisure Centre now boasts the very latest in modern facilities, including: · A large new gym with top quality cardiovascular and resistance equipment. · Two new studios offering a new group exercise programme, including Pilates, Zumba and a separate indoor
cycling studio. · A 25 metre pool, with a separate learner pool. · All new changing rooms. · A new café, as well as a completely refurbished entrance and reception area. The opening is set to correspond with the start of the six week school holiday programme, and will be celebrated by a FREE Open Weekend event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August. Regular and new visitors alike will be able to tour the centre; sample group exercise classes; take part in free swimming; watch community displays; and take part in a free prize draws and children’s activities. For more information on membership, opening times and facilities visit http://www. fusion-lifestyl
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Wyllyotts Theatre goes
Hertsmere Leisure Trust, is investing over £60,000, in a new digital cinema system for the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar. The state of the art technology will provide very high quality images and sound from movies distributed via a computer hard drive. The system will also be able to show 3D movies with the XPAND 3D system, which works with glasses that show two slightly different versions of the same image, which the brain then combines to create the image of a third dimension. Wyllyotts is sad to say goodbye to the old cinema projector, which was built in the 1950s and served Potters
Bar, when the theatre was situated at Oakmere House, in the High Street before moving to Wyllyotts. However, the new technology will mean the venue can show more films and show them slightly closer to their release date. The new system also cuts down on staff time needed to prepare films for showing. Digital cinema will be installed in July with the first 3D film, Men in Black (PG) being showen on Friday 20th July. Other 3D favourites over the summer include: Ice Age Continental Drift; Prometheus and Top Cat. All the films are listed at wyllyottstheatre.co.uk or contact the box office on 01707 645005 for a copy of the current brochure.
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Make Sure Your Voice is Heard During Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Hertsmere residents are being urged to check their electoral registration forms when they come through the post or risk losing their chance to have their say on the future of the borough.
Hertsmere Borough Council is updating the electoral register over the summer to ensure it is ready in time for the first-ever police and crime commissioner elections on Thursday 15 November.
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As part of this process, residents will receive a registration form with details of everyone who is eligible to vote living at the property. If the details are correct,
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residents should confirm this by either going to www. elecreg.co.uk/hertsmere, calling 0808 284 1461 or by texting 07786 209361. They will need the security codes provided on the form. If the information is incorrect or incomplete, then the form should be amended by crossing out the names of anyone who is no longer living in the property and adding the names of anyone who has moved in. Details of any 16 or 17 year olds living at the property should also be included with their date of birth. If residents want a postal vote in November, they will need to tick the box on the form and return it as soon as possible or call 0808 284 1461 or go to www.elecreg.co.uk/hertsmere. Donald Graham, returning officer for Hertsmere, said: “Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is check the form that comes through your door and ensure the details are correct for everyone who lives with you and is eligible to vote. “It is imperative you let us know as soon as possible whether your details have changed or not so we can be sure you have the chance to vote in November’s police and crime commissioner elections. “If we do not hear from you, then you could be removed from our register of electors and that would mean you miss out on your chance to have your say.” The police and crime commissioner will be responsible for ensuring the policing needs of Hertfordshire are met. He/she will be elected to stand for a four-year term. For more information go to www.homeoffice.gov.uk
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Enfield breaks 300,000 population mark Initial results from the 2011 Census, suggest Enfield’s population has broken through the 300,000 barrier. Estimates by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimate 312,500 people now live in the borough, a figure six per cent higher than the 2010 estimates (294,900) by the same organisation. The rate of population growth in Enfield is outstripping both the rate of population growth for London (4.5%) and the UK (1.5%). The data is vital because it is used for a number of purposes, including shaping services, identifying the needs of, and understanding communities. It is also partially responsible for identifying the level of funding the Council receives to provide services from central government. Enfield Council’s Leader Cllr Doug Taylor, said: “Enfield is a fantastic place to live, work in and visit and more people than ever before are happy to call it home.” “Although the increase in population brings opportunities for the borough, there are also consequences for us. We now have the fourth highest population of any London borough, and we will face increasing pressure to provide good quality social
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“It is important the mayor of London and central government seriously considers the latest population figures and ensure there is enough money to provide the services our residents rely on when they next allocate funding.” The census also shows that the number of children aged between 5-9, 10-14 and 1519 are significantly higher than estimated last year, with differences of 6%, 15% and 16% respectively. The number of 20-24 year olds (20%), 25-29 year olds (14%) and 30-34 year olds (12%) are also significantly greater than expected.
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Cllr Taylor said: “The figures very clearly show the Furncraft2.indd challenges ahead in providing enough suitable school places for our burgeoning population and help our businesses generate thousands of new jobs now and in the future so we can continue to get people into work and drive this borough’s economy forward.”
“It’s a challenge we are ready, willing and able to embrace for the benefit of all of our residents and Enfield as a whole.”
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Green Flag glory for Hertsmere and Enfield Hertsmere is decked out in Green Flag glory after it was announced that six green spaces in the borough have won this prestigious accolade. Aberford Park in Borehamwood; King George Recreation Ground and Bushey Rose Garden in Bushey; and Oakmere Park and Parkfield in Potters Bar have all been given Green Flag Awards, a national standard which recognises well-managed, high quality green spaces. The Bushey Rose Garden was also given a Green Heritage Award for the second year running. The award recognises excellence in management of sites of local or nationally historic importance.
owned by Hertsmere Borough Council. It means the council has the highest number of Green Flags Awards in the county. Councillor Jean Heywood, portfolio-holder for the environment, said: “I’m delighted that Hertsmere’s parks and green spaces have continued their dazzling record with this latest clutch of awards.” “The recent wet weather has meant fewer people have had a chance to enjoy their local parks so far this summer, but these awards prove that come rain or shine, Hertsmere is second to none for high quality green spaces.
Fishers Field Nature Reserve in Bushey, won a Green Flag Community Award in recognition of the work done by local volunteers who manage the site.
“This success would never have been achieved without the help of our parks team, our grounds maintenance contractor, John O’Conner and our friends groups. The contribution of our volunteers, in particular, is invaluable.”
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Parkfield took place in May and was based on eight key criteria, including whether the park or green space is clean and well-maintained, whether it is healthy, safe and secure, whether the facilities are environmentally sound, overall impressions upon entering the site, and the level of community involvement. Oakmere Park has received the award ten times, while Parkfield was awarded it for the fourth year in a row. Communities Minister, Andrew Stunell said: “Great parks and green spaces have a huge impact on local communities, providing places to play and relax as well as bringing generations together in a variety of ways. “
“They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages, and the Green Flag Award scheme seeks to help raise the standards of them all.” “The many excellent stories coming from the scheme prove what communities and volunteers can achieve by working together with professionals in our green spaces. “Well done to all those involved in creating these inspirational places for everyone to enjoy.” Paul Todd, Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.” To help maintain the area’s parks to the highest standard, visitors are asked to use the litter and recycling bins provided and pick up after their dogs. To find out more about the parks visit www.hertsmere. gov.uk/parks or call 0800 731 1810. To find out more about the Green Flag Award scheme go t,o http://greenflag. keepbritaintidy.org
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Forty Hall Park Scoops prestigious national award
Enfield Council has been awarded the prestigious Green Heritage Accreditation, in recognition of the work it has done to maintain, improve and care for Forty Hall Park. The accreditation, from the Green Flag Awards, is presented in recognition of work being done to understand, acknowledge and share the heritage value of the site and enhance and conserve the park so more people can use and enjoy it. The accreditation is only available for sites that are more than 30 years old and is sponsored by English Heritage. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “I’m delighted we have scooped this prestigious award, it underlines the immense amount of hard work the
Forty Hall Council and Friend of the Park groups do to make our beautiful parks accessible and enjoyable to residents and ensure we share and improve on their character and history.” “Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and we’re keen to encourage as many
people as possible to get into our wonderful open spaces. This accreditation builds on the eight Green Flag awards we received for parks last year and demonstrates our parks team is amongst the best around at the moment.” To achieve the accreditation,
the Council had to demonstrate it was able to maintain a good quality historic green space, understand the historic development of the site, develop and adopt a conservation plan and share the site’s heritage with residents.
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Inspirational Art Providing Health Benefits that they produce but the relaxing and health benefits that they have both found through art in the face of adversity. Samantha Anne Hutchinson was a working as a successful Finance Officer in the City, when in 2003, her child was diagnosed with autism.
Two local artists creating very different styles of art will be exhibiting together at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, from the 3rd to the 23rd of August, titled Human Nature. What has bought these artists together is not just the passion for the art
“The shock of the diagnosis and the dramatic changes it meant to my life, has actually turned out to be a motivating factor in my art. As well as a time to relax, I find I draw inspiration for my paintings from the day to day issue of coping.” Samantha told EN Magazine. “I have been really lucky and as well as having my work exhibited locally at Forty Hall, I have also had exhibitions in London, and been published in New York.” Julie Whelan echoes the benefits of art in helping in her rehabilitation from a serious
illness. “Although I will not ever fully recover, I find that art has helped a lot. It has given me a focus and the time spent painting and illustrating is very relaxing. I have a keen interest in gardening and I gain the inspiration for my work from the natural beauty around me. I recently graduated with a degree from the Society of Botanical Artists.” Both Samantha and Julie have spent the last two years preparing for this exhibition and as well as hoping to sell some of their work and gain new commissions they are aiming to encourage people who may be facing dramatic changes or disability from life, to take up creative pursuits. “Art has now been recognised as being beneficial, as both
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participation and creating an environment for healing. We are both going to be offering some of our works for use by a hospital charity. There is now an overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that participating in the arts and having access to artworks, can dramatically improve clinical outcomes and both mental and physical health,” added Samantha.
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In the last issue of EN Magazine we announced the EN Magazine Local Business Awards Winners. Having announced the winners we decided to catch up with a few of them to find out if the awards had made a difference to their business. Saathi – winner of the favourite local restaurant told EN Magazine “Since winning the awards we have had lots of customers congratulating us on our success. What has been even better, is that we have had new customers come in, seen our winners certificate and told us that it was because of reading about us being voted by other local residents that they decided to try out our restaurant – its been nice to see some of these new faces returning already.” James Whitaker Hair – winner favourite local hairdresser/ beauty salon. “The week that EN Magazine came out announcing the winners, over 50 people went to our facebook page to pass on congratulations. It has been fantastic for our business to be recognised as the no.1 local hairdresser in the area, especially as members of the public voted for the awards. We reckon that since winning the awards we have seen a 30% increase in new
clients, with many of them commenting that they had come to us directly from our success in the EN Magazine Awards, “ said James, of James Whitaker Hair. Rocky Reef – winner favourite local take away told us “ The reaction to us winning the awards has been fantastic, our regular customers came in clutching a copy of the awards issue of EN Magazine cheering that we had won. I would like to say a big thank you to all the people that voted for us and all the new customers, who have come in to enjoy our fish and chips, we look forward to seeing you all again” The Cricketers – Winner favourite local pub/bar “Winning the award was a total surprise, as I did not know that people had been voting for us, until I was notified that the Cricketers had won. Since winning lots of our customers have told us that they had gone to the EN Magazine website to vote for us. I have also had many people tell me that they have read about our success in EN Magazine. I am really pleased that all the hardwork of my team and I has been recognised by our customers” Gerardo Guglielmucci the Cricketers landlord told EN Magazine.
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A Bit Of Australia Comes To Enfield On Wednesday 11th of July the new Australian Garden was officially opened by the Australian High Commissioner John Dauth AO LVO at Capel Manor. Chris Russell, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Australia, Sally Capp, Government of Victoria Australia, Lady Salisbury, Governor of Capel Manor, joined him at the opening. Stepehen Dowbiggin, Principal of Capel Manor College said, “We are so proud to have a piece of Australia here in North London. An Australian member of staff says she loves the garden and eating her sandwiches there is like popping home for lunch!” This new garden has been built using the very plants and materials which were exhibited at Chelsea. The original garden, designed by Jim Fogarty, built by Landform and planted with native plants, wowed visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower
Show in 2011 where it was announced to the world that the Melbourne Botanic Garden had created a new Cranbourne Garden. This garden is a recreation of the Chelsea Flower show 2011 Gold Medal winner, created to celebrate the second and final stage of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne’s 18-hectare Australian Garden in Victoria which opened in 2012. Designed by acclaimed Australian landscape designer Jim Fogarty, The Australian Garden gives a snapshot of the diversity of Australia’s flora and offers the chance to see some Australian native plants that are rarely seen outside Australia. Tom Wheatcroft, Senior Gardener said, “All of the garden staff at Capel Manor are really excited to be working with such a new and diverse range of plants. We look forward to experimenting with their hardiness here in the UK and feel that it offers our students and apprentices a unique opportunity to work
within such a high profile and unique show garden.” The Australian Garden tells the story of the journey of water from Australia’s arid outback through the rivers and gorges to the urbanised east coast of Australia. Red sand surrounded salt sculptures backed by the sand dune wall evoke the harsh outback, while the rusted steel wall and water cascade depict the inland river gorges of Australia, where water provides life for plants and animals in an otherwise hostile environment. A pebble path depicts inland dry river beds, and a bright, sky-blue pond in the bold shape of a boomerang heralds the first appearance of water and highlights the strong cultural significance of that symbol. The modern shade pavillion epitomises the populated
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margins of the continent, with their home gardens and green turf. All plants displayed in The Australian Garden are Australian natives such as the iconic Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris); several varieties of Grevillea, and the distinctive Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus). The extensive plant list includes two rare and threatened species, seeds of which have previously been sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew as part of the Millennium Seed Bank Project, including: Fragrant Saltbush (Rhagodia parabolica) Hairy Darling-pea (Swainsona greyana) Capel Manor is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm visit wwwcapelmanorgardens for more information.
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Keeping Safe On Hoilday This Summer Know Your Rights It is that time of year when our only concerns should be have we packed enough sun cream for our annual holiday. If you are stay-cationing however this year, perhaps the concern will be are your wellies water tight. Summer holidays should be the highlight of the year, when we can relax and forget about work for a week or two, but sometimes unwelcome issues crop up which try and spoil things. In this article I will highlight some problems which have occurred to some holidaymakers (although I hope they do not happen to you!) and the preventions/solutions to those problems.
Holidaymakers often think holiday insurance is an extra payment they could do without, particularly if they have paid out for a holiday when they have stretched themselves financially. I cannot stress how important insurance is when you are abroad. If you shop around, you can get very good deals, which will be the equivalent of a night out in the resort you are going to. Consider annual insurance which works out at even better value for money, particularly if you are lucky enough to have more than one trip abroad in a year. If you do not have insurance, and are unlucky
enough to have an accident, it can cost tens of thousands of pounds to repatriate you back to the UK. That is assuming the country you are in will provide you with anything but the most basic of medical treatment in the first place. Make sure you disclose any pre existing medical complaints you may have. If you do not, then that is a golden opportunity for the insurance company to deny cover. Even something as innocuous as having your wisdom teeth out 9 months beforehand needs to be disclosed, even if you think it is irrelevant. To the insurance company it will not be irrelevant! Insurance companies will also have an exclusion clause if you injure yourself whilst under the influence of alcohol. Whilst people tend to drink more whilst they are on holiday, the insurance company will be looking at whether any incident was caused or made worse by the fact that the policyholder has been drinking excessively. That does not mean you are not entitled to treat yourself to the odd Sangria, but if you are going to get drunk, try not to lose that expensive camera or I-phone. Hiring motorbikes or jet-
skis is often not covered by insurance policies. There are many stories of holidaymakers hiring motorbikes for the day and crashing, either injuring themselves or other people. The hirers will often give a 5 minute lesson on how to ride the motorbike, whereas back in the UK you have to pass a driving test to be legally qualified on the road. Do check your policy to see whether you are covered for such activities.
Holiday companies often charge a supplement of 1 - 2% if you want to pay for your holiday by credit card as opposed to debit card. This can often add up to £50 or more which is an unwelcome addition to the cost of the holiday, but it is worth it. There is a huge difference between paying for a holiday with a credit card as opposed to a debit card, despite the fact they are made out of the same type of plastic. A debit card payment is the equivalent of paying cash for something. You will have the same rights as someone who has paid cash, which puts you in a weak position if you are entitled to your money back for something. Being entitled to your money back, and actually receiving it are two very different things. By contrast you have an enormous amount of protection by paying for
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goods or services by credit card, as long as that purchase is for more than £100. Any such purchase is governed by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. If you are very unfortunate and the holiday company goes out of business either before or during your holiday, you will be entitled to your money back from the credit card company in full. This is in addition to your rights under the IATA or ABTA schemes. Several large holiday companies have gone out of business in recent years causing misery to those who had been looking forward for months to their well earned break. At least by recovering your money you can salvage your plans for going away to an alternative destination. If you are going to buy any item abroad then again, try and pay with your credit card (if it is for more than £100). Buying an expensive piece of electrical equipment seems like a good idea at the time, but if it goes wrong it is a long way back to seek a repair or a refund if it stops working after 15 days! Section 75 comes to the rescue again as the credit card company are jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract that the seller of the goods may make, ie in this case selling goods which are not of satisfactory quality. In practice you reclaim your money from the credit card company, and they reclaim it from the merchant who sold the goods to you. It is a great deal easier for the credit card
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Legal Page company to recover the money than it is for you. You are even covered if you pay for products such as memberships for a holiday club. Whilst there are genuine holiday clubs in existence I have come across horror stories where people have been ripped off by unscrupulous companies. Skilled salespeople roam around tourist spots hoping to target tourists who are generally relaxed by offering them free drinks or gifts if they attend a “presentation” for a holiday scheme, which promotes huge discounts on future holidays for several years to come. When people are in holiday mode they are often tempted, particularly after a Gin & Tonic or two, to hand over several thousands of pounds to join such schemes. When they get back to the UK they often have difficulty in contacting the company, despite having been reassured they have UK offices. If they do manage to contact the company, then the promises made abroad do not materialise at all. The salespeople are very slick and skilled at relieving tourists of their money-even the most careful people are charmed out of several thousands of pounds. You do have the chance to get your money
back if you have paid by credit card, whereas it is very difficult to reclaim the money if you have paid by debit card, once the cold light of day hits you upon your return to the UK. It is very strange how such a good idea in the sun becomes less attractive when you return home. I hope this information is of assistance in considering the problems that can arise whilst on holiday. Please do not forget however that I only become involved in advising people when holidays do not go to plan. Thankfully a great majority of holidays take place without incident and do go to plan, and only a minimal percentage encounter any issues at all. So enjoy your holiday and take comfort that your credit card company is there as a back up should the need arise. by Michael Devane litigation partner Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP Do you have a legal issue that you would like us to look into? Then wrtie to EN Magazine at email@example.com or EN Magazine, 63 High Street. Potters Bar Herts EN6 5AS
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The Honda Civic 40 Years In The Making Over 40 years ago Honda launched the first generation Civic, back in 1972. Over 20 million models have been sold across the world making it the most successful automobile built by Honda. Launched in late 2011, the ninth generation Honda Civic, expects to sell some 22,000 cars in the UK a year. In 2011 Which Car? Survey named Honda as the most reliable car brand and the New Civic toped the medium hatchback category and beat all competitors to be named the Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards 2012 overall winner. And Honda build the Civic at their Swindon plant making this an almost British car. With all these accolades and having been around so long what is that makes this car a success? EN Magazine sent me along to Brayley Honda in Enfield to find out. The Honda Civic has a comprehensive rage, priced from £16,955 OTR to £26,850 OTR available in SE, ES, EX and EX GT trim levels with 1.4-litre 100PS or 1.8-litre 142PS petrol engines and a smooth 150PS 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel. For the environmentally focused driver ECO Assist, ECON Mode and Idle Stop technology, reduce emissions
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and improve fuel economy. And for the safety conscious, The Civic has been awarded a five-star EuroNCAP rating, thanks to a plethora of safety equipment including adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation which applies the brakes if it thinks you are about to crash. Brayley Honda, lent me a 5 door 1.8 EX automatic version to test drive. I have never been a fan of automatic cars, as I feel that they restrict the cars performance so I was sceptical about the car before I even used the keyless entry and push button starter. Sitting in the Civic, for the first time, you find you are in a comfortable well-positioned seat, with amble space. In the back there is plenty of room and one of the features Honda are keen to promote is the rear “magic seats”. This an innovative feature, which allows the back seats to fold totally flat, or flip vertically backwards, so that the rear passenger compartment can carry awkward upright loads easily. One area that looks very different from most cars is the dashboard. Not the usual clocks and dials, the dash is split in two, with led digital displays giving all
Test Drive the driver and the road. The automatic gearbox, although responsive just did not let me feel as if I was in control, the car choosing the gear rather than me, with a delay although only slightly when you want to drop down a gear to over take or accelerate through a corner.
the information you need. At first there appears no real advantage to this use of electronics, which can be confusing at first glance, apart from to show off to friends. However when you start driving you appreciate the position of the screens, and how clear and easy the information is given to the driver. In the centre is a Panasonic high-resolution
screen, that looks like a tablet computer, clearly displaying satnav, air-con and radio/CD information the car I test drove also had rear parking cameras, something that came in useful getting into a tight space. So what was it like to drive? The Civic with an automatic gearbox, at first did not fill me with excitement. It handles well with a very sure feel between
Ford Focus, Seat Leon, Volkswagen Golf etc and I think you will be testing a real contender. For further information visit or to book a test driv for yourself visit Brayley Honda 660 Great Cambrdge Road Enfield www. brayley-nonda.co.uk
However the Civic has a trick up its sleeve, or on the steering column, a flappy paddle gear change. This is not going to suddenly make you a F1 driver but I feel does give a lot more control. Overtake on the motorway and you control the sudden increase in power by dropping down a gear. And take a trip down a winding country lane and this secret weapon turns this car into a lot of fun to drive. My overall impression, is that with all the features available, the space and the reliability this car is a serious contender for a practical family car. Put it up against the competition,
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Summer Days Out Ideas With the school summer holidays now upon us you many be wondering how to keep the kids or yourself entertained. EN Magazine has come up with a selection of ideas.
Up At The O2 One of London’s newest attractions is Up at the 02. Up at The O2, combines an exhilarating outdoor challenge with a completely unique perspective on the Capital. An unforgettable 90 minute experience takes visitors on a guided expedition across the roof of The O2, via a tensile fabric walkway suspended 52m above ground level. An observation platform at the summit enables climbers to take in spectacular 360˚ views of the Capital and its many landmarks, including the
Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard, Historic Royal Greenwich and Canary Wharf, before descending back to base.
In the interest of research for our readers we went along to try out Up at the O2. Upon arrival at the Base Camp, you are given a full briefing on what to expect and instruction on the safety equipment you are going to use. You are then kitted up in bespoke climb suits, shoes (if your not wearing suitable footwear such as trainers) and safety harnesses by highly trained guides. During the climb you are only able to able to bring a mobile phone or a small camera, which will need to be carried in a dedicated pocket in your climbsuit. Your Mobile phone or camera will only be able to be used on the viewing
platform, and will need to be secured in the pocket of your climbsuit during ascent and descent. For safety reason you are not allowed to take personal items with you during your climb; lockers are provided for you to store all of your personal possessions. Once you are all kitted up, you make your way to the base of the climb, via a short set of stairs, or lift, to the base of the tent, ready to start your climb. After a practice of clipping onto the safety wire, you are ready to start your climb. As you start the climb you feel the flexibility in the fabric, its like walking on a trampoline. The safety system is easy to use and you are attached to a steel cable via a device, that you just slide along, which is attached to your full body harness, if you slip, the system automatically locks, to stop you moving
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or falling more than a few centimetres. You climb up to a central observation platform, via the 380m long fabric walkway suspended between The O2’s distinctive yellow masts. Along the climb the views are great, once you reach the observation platform you un clip from the cable and are free to walk around taking in the 360 degree views over Greenwich, Docklands, East London and the Thames. To soon it was time to head down, the descent is actually steeper than the accent but because we already felt comfortable, having used the safety equipment on the way up it was actually great fun. We would say that Up at The O2 isn’t for the faint hearted and will require you to have a
basic level of physically fitness. There are some restrictions on taking the climb: Minimum age: 10 years old. Minimum height: 1.2m. Maximum weight: not weigh more than 21 stone /130kg / 286lbs. Maximum measurements: maximum waist measurement 125cm, maximum upper thigh
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However if you feel up for it, this is a walk we definitely recommend, in fact I am planning to go again this summer with friends. The cost of Up at the O2 is £22.00. For further details visit www. theo2. co.uk/upattheo2
If your planning a trip to the sites of London, why not take in a cruise down the Thames.? London sightseers can enjoy a two course luncheon or afternoon tea, set against the spectacle of London’s vistas,
as seen from the Thames. City Cruises, London’s leading riverboat operator, has launched two dining cruises, to give guests a gourmet getaway, lasting from just 90 minutes. Lunch on the Thames, departs Tower Pier, on Friday to Sunday at 12pm and takes guests on a round trip of the river taking in many of the City’s famous sights, including London Bridge and the Tower of London. The one hour 45 min cruise costs £25 for adults and £19 for children aged 2-12. City Cruises have also launched Afternoon Tea tours. These tours will run from Friday to Sunday at 3.15pm weekly and include a return journey from Tower Pier. Guests can indulge in a fine array of delicious sandwiches and traditional cakes as they soak up the sights, and even add a glass of champagne for an additional £8. The one hour 30 minuets cruise costs £20 for adults and £13 for children aged 2-12.
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Enjoy the main attractions of London from a different angle with the Sightseeing Cruise. Cruises depart every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. The shortest trips last between 20-30 minutes, while the full experience takes you on a three-hour round trip, from Westminster to Greenwich and
back again. Prices for single tickets start from £8.40 per adult with special rates for senior citizens, children under 16 and students with a valid ID. To take a full advantage of our guided tour and the many sights near our pier stops, choose the freedom of a River Red Rover ticket, which grants unlimited access to the river services for the day.
For more information please visit www.citycruises.com
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Days Out at RAF Hendon At a time when family budgets are being squeezed ever tighter, the Royal Air Force Museum in London, might be able to provide you with a possible solution. From the end of July until the beginning of September, the Museum will be hosting a series of themed weeks specially created for younger family members, the activities of which are totally free. From 30th July, until 5th August, the Museum will be hosting ‘Wild Bird Week’, when it will be displaying some of nature’s most beautiful and majestic flying predators on its helipad. Suitable for children of all ages, the museum will hold daily, three falconry displays at 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 3.30pm, showcasing a different set of birds each day: either falcons, owls,
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hawks or eagles with one lucky child given the active role of Junior Falconer in Training as part of the display. After each session children will have the opportunity, for a limited time, to handle an owl and have their photograph taken with these wise and wondrous animals. 6th to 12th August, brings Land Army Week to the Museum, during which the Museum will have on display, on its helipad, the various animals that members of the public were encouraged to keep during World War 2, either to provide fresh produce for their families, such as chickens and goats for eggs and milk, or to aid them with their day to day lives, such as ponies, who were invaluable for transport at a time when petrol was heavily rationed. Animals that will be on display on the Museum’s Helipad throughout the week include, miniature Shetland ponies, goats, chickens, sheep, rabbits and ferrets. Animals will be on view to the public from, 10am to 5pm. 13th to 19th of August, is dedicated to ‘Tales for Future Olympians’ - a week of interactive story workshops, about the original Olympians of Ancient Greece, narrated by the Museum’s professional story tellers, specially created for children aged 3 to 9, inspired by London 2012 to learn more about the Olympic Games. Held three times a day at 11.30 am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm in each 30 minute session children will explore various legends about Greek Heroes and Heroines, who excelled at sport – from the mighty Heracles, the world’s strongest man, to Atlanta the Greek Princess so quick at running that no-one could catch her. As well as one of these tales each session will also include songs and riddles that will help children explore the themes of teamwork, believing in yourself and never giving up on your goals: important lessons for any future Olympian or member of the RAF to learn. Sessions are restricted to 40 children at a time, on a strictly first come, first served basis.
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Days Out a gallery specially created for children, containing a range of games and interactives that help children explore the science behind flight through play. Other attractions include the Museum’s 3D Cinema, located in Milestones of Flight; ‘Our Finest Hour’, an emotive sound and light show, that tells the story of the Battle of Britain that plays on the hour, every hour, from 11am to 5pm in the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall; plus the mighty Sunderland Flying Boat, also located in the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall, the interior of which visitors are welcome to explore. To help each child get as much as possible from each session, it is requested that they are accompanied by a responsible adult. The Museum rounds off its summer of activities with Airfix Fortnight, which runs from 20th of August to 2nd of September. Since the launch of its first Spitfire Kit in 1953, Airfix has regularly based its range of aircraft models on aeroplanes contained within the Museum’s collection. To
celebrate this fact, the Museum is giving its visitors, aged 5 and above, the opportunity to make and paint for free their own 1:72 scale model Spitfire. Sessions will be held daily in the Museum’s Dermot Boyle Wing, at the back of Historic Hangars, from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm. In addition to the above activities, the Museum has a collection of over 100 aircraft, which can be viewed free of charge; as well as ‘Aeronauts’,
So if during August you hear the plaintive cry ‘I’m bored!’ from one of the younger members of your family why not visit the RAF Museum London? They may think that they’re having fun, and they will, - but here’s the real secret: they’ll also be learning and developing. The Royal Air Force Museum London is opening daily from 10am to 6pm, with last admission at 5.30pm.
Admission to the museum and participation in the above activities is free of charge. For further details about the above activities please visit www. rafmuseum.org or call 020 8205 2266.
Go Ape! If your looking for something closer to home and the little ones are being monkeys why not Go Ape! Go Ape! Trent Park has 40 crossings over five sections, with the highest point a heart pumping 12.4 metres above the ground. You can experience a liberating sense of freedom as they swing on Tarzan swings above the leafy ground, cross wooden walkways and fly through the forest on zip wires. The course has a brand new five ring challenge, in celebration of the 2012 London Olympics and is also home to the second ever skateboard zip wire, after the success of the first launched last year in Scotland. All adventurists are fitted with
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Days Out can help him to solve the puzzles and find the things he has lost. Capel manor also has a full and diverse calendar of events, which runs throughout the year, over the summer these include:
a harness and given a full safety briefing from a Go Ape instructor. Once completed, they can then take to the trees independently without supervision to have even more fun on their tree-top adventure! The course is suitable for anyone over 10 years of age, all levels of fitness and anyone who fancies an adventure outdoors. For more information visit www.goape. co.uk
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Capel Manor Gardens Just off junction 25 of the M25 by the A10, Capel Manor
Gardens are set in a 30 acre estate. Capel Manor provides a colourful & scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House & Victorian Stables. There are over 60 gardens and landscapes to explore including Chelsea Flower Show winners, as well as front and back model gardens and historical gardens, including the latest additions, The Australian Garden and the Old Manor House Garden (opened by her Majesty the Queen in June 2010). As well as the gardens to explore Capel Manor also has an animal stockyard and a maze, to try and not get lost in.
Sunday Best Scooterfest, is a must for enthusiasts of classic and modern scooters, vespa and lambrettas. There is a custom show, parts fair, live music, retro stalls etc.. a great day for all the family, re-live the 60s. Sunday 29th July 2012 10.00am-4.00pm Teddy Bears Picnic Meet your favourite fairy tale characters. Listen to story time in the ruins, with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. A day filled with fun packed things to do, Bouncy Castles, Music, Dancing, Singing, Games, BBQ, Face Painting and much more. In support of the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. Call the Trust for tickets on 020 8366 9674. Saturday 18th August 2012 11.00am – 3.00pm
Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show Motor along to the Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show with cars from as far back as the 1920s, the Annual Rally of the North London and Middlesex Morris Minors Association, auto jumble, the Enfield Brass Band and crafts in the Manor House with Fig Fairs. Sunday 9th September 2012 10am – 5pm Event sponsored by David Burrows Electrical Wholesalers City Harvest Festival Run in conjunction with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, this show brings together local community farms and gardens from across London. A show for the whole family where ducks, geese, rabbits, ponies, peas and pumpkins make their way to Capel to compete for the best in show. Can you pick a winner? 22nd September 2012 10.00am – 4.00pm For further information visit ww.capelmanorgardens.co.uk for more information on a great family days out.
You can enjoy the stunning scenery, picnic by the lake or relax in the restaurant and finish with a visit to the gift shop. This summer, for younger visitors, Charlie the Capel Caterpillar is asking for help in soving his eye-spy challenge. Follow Charlie’s route around the gardens and see if you
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Faith in Food For the Future I know it’s the summer holidays and we’re all enjoying the barbecue season, and I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, because the British weather is doing that for us, but some of you may have noticed that times are tough out there. Some people have steady jobs with reliable salaries and they’re possibly wondering what all the fuss is about, but alot of the rest of us are worried stiff about what the future holds. Some of us are touching wood. The fear of losing a job has given some people the determination to take the destiny in their own hands and take a love of food into a business setting out alone. EN Magazine sent me along to see if food holds the future to success.
One Enfield resident, who has decided to take charge of her own destiny is Sharon Parker, who this year went into business for herself. Sharon is now the owner of The Beautiful Burger Company, a gourmet burger bar operating from a nifty trailer equipped with a kitchen. Going it alone, being the captain of your fate, is something many dream about. But how do you do it? How do you go from being a wage slave (or not, as the case may be) to making a living doing something you enjoy? Speaking to Sharon, you learn that two things are required: confidence, and a degree of flexibility. First, the flexibility bit: ‘So,’ I asked, with genuine curiosity, after a preliminary chat, ‘how did a committed vegetarian of over 30 years’ standing end up with a business devoted to
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selling gourmet burgers?’ Well, here’s how. (And we’re going to get through the whole thing without anyone once mentioning the word ‘journey’, as in ‘It’s been such a…’ accompanied by decorative tears rolling down to camera. This isn’t reality TV, it’s just reality, and this is how it goes.) ‘Well, I’m no longer vegetarian, and the business comes from everything I’ve ever done,’ Sharon says. ‘I’ve got a background in social care, and catering is a kind of care. It’s all about the quality of the food and the quality of the service. I wanted to offer people a great deal of choice, vegetarian or otherwise.’ That’s flexibility covered. What about confidence? How do you take that first leap of faith? How do you know you can do it? ‘You’ve got to be confident to do it,’ Sharon acknowledges. ‘You don’t know if something will work, but I think you have to try and see where it leads to. I’ve thought it through, and it comes from wanting something for the future.’ So once you’ve made the decision to go into business for yourself, what’s the first step? Who ya gonna call? Sharon says, ‘I contacted Enterprise Enfield (an enterprise agency dedicated to helping people start and run new businesses) which provides support for Enfield residents and businesses. They helped with the groundwork, running group day courses, on things such as bookkeeping or how to raise the finance for your business idea.’ Once armed with the knowledge of what to do, how easy is it to go into business for yourself? Sharon is happy to be candid. ‘Access to money is the starting point. When you’re borrowing money on an unproven idea, you need to have confidence to persuade people to your way of thinking.’ So, it may not be the easiest thing in the world to raise the finance, but Beautiful Burgers is proof that it can be done. ‘The funding available dictates the business, so it helps to start small and grow
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from there,’ Parker advises. Beautiful Burgers is a case in point; she now does party catering, for example. Once you’ve got the foundations in place, what next? For Sharon, it was sourcing the products. The burgers (such as minted lamb, spicy Cajun chicken and bacon burger) are all free range. There are also Valiant Vegetarian burgers (quorn and spicy bean), and some Gorgeous Gluten-Free burgers. The breakfast range is based on free-range bacon, eggs and sausages. Of her products, she says ‘The meat is great and the bread is beautiful.’ (Well, she would say that, wouldn’t she, but in the spirit of journalistic investigation, we sampled them, and we agree.) With the finance and the product in place, Sharon was then up and running. Easy peasy, then, this going it alone? No, of course it’s not. It takes confidence, conviction – oh, and a great business idea. But once you’ve assembled your holy trinity of components and taken the leap of faith required, the rewards are all your own. ‘What’s the best thing about this career path?’ I ask. ‘I’m my own boss,’ Sharon replies, smiling. The Beautiful Burger Company, Finchley and Totteridge Cars, Colney Hatch Lane, Friern Barnet, N11 3DG Opening hours: Wed 7.45am – 1.45pm, Thurs 9am – 1.45pm, Fri 7.45am – 1.45pm, Sat 9am – 3pm Private bookings: 0208 363 0173 07557 523907 Sharon is offering a 50 p discount to any customers presenting this copy of EN at The Beautiful Burger Company during July. EN then went on to talk to another business owner who has decided to go it alone: Thomas Merser of The Truckle, a specialist cheese shop and delicatessen in Potters Bar. Now, we all think we know everything we need to about cheese. There’s the blueveined smelly stuff we have at Christmas, the remnants of
Business Report I taste it all,’ Thomas says, adding ‘I’ve done extensive research on that one.’ He is a keen advocate of English as well as other wines, working to ‘change the mindset about English wines.’ Open since January 2012, The Truckle is already looking to the future. Thomas is planning to launch his own brand, and hopes to see more branches opening. There are also plans to have an on-line business, and to get out and about to more shows, taking the food to the customers.
A small selection of Cheese and Wine available from The Truckle Delicatessen which we find lurking at the back of the fridge come Easter. There’s the white, gloopy French stuff you leave out on the wooden chopping board that melts into the grooves and is the devil to shift. And there’s the orange stuff you grate and put under the grill for cheese on toast on Sunday evening. Cheese sorted. Or so I thought. It turns out I was very, very wrong about that. ‘There are 700 cheeses in the UK alone,’ Thomas tells me, ‘and we’re aiming to stock 120 cheeses from nine countries.’ (The Truckle currently stocks over 100.) ‘There are 13 billion litres of milk produced in the UK every year, and one third of that goes into cheese.’ 700? Clearly there’s more to cheese than blue, white and orange, and Merser is the man to go to if you want to find out more. ‘Why cheese?’ I ask. Thomas
has a background as a chef. ‘At 16, I was a trainee chef at Brocket Hall, and continued through various jobs.’ (He’s catered for some high-profile private clients, including the Porsche race team, as well as heading up a team of chefs working at the 7/7 memorial, with 45 minutes to get food out to 750 people.) ‘Then, two years ago come October, I started selling cheese at various food markets from a van. I’ve got a passion for cheese, and because of my background I had a network of suppliers that I knew could supply good quality products.’ There was a slight hiccup in the proceedings when the van blew up, but, nothing daunted, he got another van and continued touring the country, selling cheese at food shows, including the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show, where he was awarded the Oscar C Brown Perpetual Challenge cup (which means best in show).
Thomas ‘s current base is, we hope, less likely to blow up. The Truckle is a calming, clean-lined environment where customers can browse the offerings of cheese, delicatessen produce, sandwiches and baked goods at their leisure, sip a tea or coffee on one of the sofas by the window, and ask any questions they like about the food and drinks available. Thomas says ‘I taste every product that comes through the door.’ That way, he and his staff can advise customers on what wine will match their food, giving some perhaps unexpected suggestions. For one Jubilee catering event, he smoked a salmon using Lapsang Souchong and fish stock, and paired it with a red. ‘You wouldn’t think it would work, but it did. I like to mess with people’s minds with food and wine,’ he says. Wine is another of The Truckle’s offerings. ‘Again,
I ask how business is going. Thomas reaches down towards the table and touches wood. (No one is taking anything for granted these days.) ‘There are new customers coming. There’s always new cheese. I don’t want it to be boring. I love food. I’m in a job doing what I love.’ Then he shows me a bottle of the prettiest pink wine you’ve ever seen. ‘This,’ he says, ‘is summer in a bottle.’ Take yourself off to The Truckle and try some. With the weather the way it is, it might be the closest you get to a summer this year. (We had to tread really Caerphilly throughout this piece not to make any cheese jokes. Think we just about Gouda away with it.) The Truckle, 62 High Street, Potters Bar 01707 647765 By Sarah Vittachi
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Special Report -The Riots
The Enfield Riots A Year On A Youthful Perspective by George Burrough On Sunday the 7th of August; following a night of spontaneous violence in Tottenham, an organised mob of mostly young rioters decided that Enfield, several miles north of the now smouldering town, was ‘next on the hit list’. Due to the previous night’s events, authorities stationed the majority of London’s police
forces in Tottenham, with businesses and residents alike still in a state of shock and fear. Ring leaders from the night before - who claimed to be avenging the death of Mark Duggan (a 29 year old who had been shot by Tottenham police) - took advantage of this diversion to begin new riots in Enfield. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, were used to rally flash
mobs at strategic locations, and police intelligence systems were not able to keep up with such spontaneous crime. The rioting appeared to be so random and beyond the control or jurisdiction of the law, that opportunist criminals joined in with the madness, which involved looting and trashing businesses, burning cars and even ransacking charity shops (The Scratching
Church Street Enfield Showing the scares the day after the riot
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Post - Lancaster road). By the early hours of the morning the town had been trashed, and was illuminated by a gigantic fire - the Enfield Sony Centre, which could be seen from miles around. The following day, both the media and the government took a very definite and clear stance. A word used consistently by newspapers and television to summarise the rioters responsible for these crimes were ‘youths’. ‘Kids took on police in £100m rampage’ ‘groups of youths, wielding staves and metal bars’ ‘gangs of teenagers fought running battles with police’. Many British papers put across this idea that young people were solely responsible for what had taken place. The government reinforced these ideas through traditional stereotypes of modern youth. Prime Minister David Cameron had referred to the rioters as ‘thugs’, before continuing to say ‘if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment’; heavily implying that it is the young who were responsible for these events. Both before and since the riots the government has made connections between gang culture and the young people of Britain, which gives the impression that the government holds an almost anti-youth perspective. When applied to society, this creates a lack of understanding between the old and the young, fueled by what I believe is a poor and unjustly founded fear. I myself am 19 years old, 18 over the duration of the riots. I would say that this qualifies me as an Enfield ‘youth’. I am also like many people my age, using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as a means of communicating – these same websites which
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In the days that followed local shopkeepers and the public showed their support for Enfield displaying the We Love Enfield posters were damned by the media as fueling the violence which occurred last August. In regards to the riots, I agree that these websites drastically undermined police intelligence and were a tool used by criminals to organise their attacks. I also agree that these crimes were mostly caused by young people, and that the majority of those responsible were young. However, I do not believe or agree with the idea that these criminals represent the youth of Enfield, or even London. Something that the media and government painfully decided to neglect during the coverage of these events was that these young criminals were a tiny minority compared to the amount of teenagers who live in London. Though there were thousands of teenagers involved, this is insignificant
compared to the millions who live in the city, a factor which was not once pointed out by the many newspapers and news broadcasters who profited from publishing this story. Had the media been responsible enough to mention these statistics, then instead of creating a void between adults and the young, the blame would have been placed solely with those responsible – the criminals. I do not expect the readers to take my word alone to represent the youth of Enfield. Jake Bradford-Sharp: a 19 year old musician involved in the Enfield music scene, was happy to answer questions I had regarding August 2011. ‘As an Enfield citizen, how do you feel about the media’s representation of teenagers during last years riots?’
Jake: Personally, I feel the media generalised teenagers as a whole, when only a small minority of youths committed these crimes. Also these news networks gave the impression that young people were attacking their own communities! I’m pretty sure the people who planned the Tottenham attacks were responsible for the Enfield riots as well. 19 year old, Jade Saliba, was asked the same question. Jade: Well, there was a lot of unfair stereotyping; I suppose it made teenagers feel uncomfortable. And not just from the media. I heard that people could be standing about in town, only to have their personal details taken down for no reason; though I’ve never experienced anything like that myself.
‘And how do you feel about the media’s representation of Enfield specifically?’ Enfield has suffered the same way the teenagers had. It was depicted as a bad place to live through the media, when like I said, the majority of these rioters weren’t even from Enfield. I use Twitter, the majority of my friends who use it are from Enfield, and I can’t say I know of a single person who was involved. In fact, most of Enfield’s teenagers were openly condemning these riots, I mean come on, we live here. With every young person I’ve asked regarding the Enfield Riots, the response always seems pretty much the same. They believe that teenagers received an unfair representation, and felt that these newspapers did not
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Special Report -The Riots speak for them. This has even gone to the extent of damaging the reputation of young people with the police. It is not fair that a minority of youths should create a stereotype that everybody else has to deal with, and negative and biased representations of young people fuels these ideas. If our local police force is being sold this idea that all teenagers are trouble, then naturally they are going to have a suspicion regarding teenagers. Once again, the media shoul d have informed the public of these statistics, and let everybody know that only a minority of local youths had partaken in criminal activity. If they had, local police forces, like civilians, would not live in fear of teenagers and would therefore treat them fairly and without discrimination.
The smoke from the Sony Distribution could been seen from Whitewebbs Golf Course days after the riots
Other outrageous and potentially dangerous stories were published by newspapers. One which I will not name claimed that these ‘youths’ were ‘targeting white people’. Such things should never be published; it is evident from photographs of the riots that those who took park were of every ethnic origin. Talking about a minority of a minority of young people in such a generalised way, is not tolerable and even more dangerous than stereotyping teenagers alone. I would not want EN magazine’s readers to feel that this article is simply an attack on the media: that would be unproductive and if I didn’t believe in the media then I would not be writing this article. What I would like this piece to achieve, or at least what I would hope for, is that the citizens of Enfield could begin to take pride in it’s youth. Too many London communities have bought into this idea that the youth
of today poses some kind of threat to society. This is false. People should break the connection between gang culture and youth, and understand that crimes will be committed by criminals; this is the only truth in it. Every day great things are being achieved by the young people of Enfield, but unfortunately these stories
struggle to make headlines. Nevertheless, they still happen. Local primary and secondary schools are constantly involved in helping out their community and getting involved in charity events - and not just minors; several friends of mine who are 18 years of age are currently raising money for 2012’s Race for Life and are planning to run it. One local whose name, will remain
anonymous contributed £100 of his own money to the cause, an overwhelming amount of money for someone so young to part with. The people of Enfield should not allow the words of out-of-town newspapers to create a divide in our community. And most of all, like everybody else, I hope that mindless violence, such as the Enfield Riots last year, never happen again.
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What’s On Enfield Art Circle Exhibition at Capel Manor Saturday 14th July - Saturday 11th August Enfield Art Circle’s 80th Annual Exhibition at Capel Manor Horticultural College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ. Members’ paintings and drawings in various media plus textiles, ceramic and sculpture. Most items for sale. Free entry. Open daily 10 - 5 (closes 1pm on 11 Aug). Parking on site. Disabled access. Cafeteria. Gardens accessible. Budding Arts Day 15 August. All welcome. Contact: Organiser 020 8360 1423 www.enfieldartcircle.org FAME - The Musical 26 July 2012 - 28 July 2012 Every day Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ £12/£8.50 Concession (Online £11/£7.50) All Ages Time: 2.30pm (Sat Mat) & 7.30pm Do you want to live forever? Join the students from New York’s Legendry School of Performing Arts as they climb the ladder to their ultimate goal - Fame!. Forty Hall Creative Residencies 30 June 2012 - 30 November 2012 Forty Hall & Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA 11:00 - 17:00 £Free Celebratory Exhibition Artists-in-residence Amelia Crouch, Cate Golding and Joe Robinson reveal their creative responses to Forty Hall & Estate; the culmination of a years work engaging with local residents. Inspired by Forty Hall, the home, Amelia Crouch looks at how people feel about their own home; Cate Goulding draws inspiration from Sir Nicholas Rainton the Haberdasher to produce beautiful embroidery work and Joe Robinson explores the stunning estate that surrounds
Forty Hall. These exhibitions have been developed with the local community and promise to offer you a new perspective of Forty Hall & Estate. Forty Hall & Estate Guided Tour 29 July 2012 Forty Hall & Estate , Forty Hill , Enfield, EN2 9HA 14:00 - 15:00 £10 Per person , £5 per concession General Tour of Forty Hall Perfect for newcomers to the Hall or returning visitors who would like a refresher! This tour offers an overview of the history of Forty Hall & Estate to supplement understanding of the permanent exhibition. Art Exhibition 09 January 2012 - 30 December 2012 Every week My Coffee Stop, Platform1 Enfield Chase Station Windmill Hill, Enfield Middlesex EN2 7AA 06:00 - 14:00 Back to back art exhibitions by local artists and photographers. Exhibitions held throughout the year back to back with work available for sale. 20% of all sales are given to Chickenshed Theatre and the rest goes to supporting the local artist that is holding the exhibition. This keeps prices accessible and enables the local economy to benefit. Entry is free. Doors are open, Monday to Friday 6am to 2pm. Details of the everchanging exhibition are available at www.mycoffestop.co.uk Please check dates on the website, before coming, as sometimes artists need more time to display their work and this can lead to a gap between exhibitions. Fairtrade coffee and cakes as well as a variety of health foods, including dairy and glutenfree options are available to buy, throughout the exhibitions.
Sunday Sessions Free Jazz Concert at Broomfield Park with Lester Clayton Band 12 August 2012 Broomfield Park Bandstand Broomfield Park Alderman’s Hill Palmers Green N13 4HE 13:00 - 17:00 Cost: Free Join us by the bandstand in the park for some great Free live music, bring friends, family, picnic, something to sit on (and a brolly) for a chilled out family friendly afternoon Terrible Tudor Workshop & Stay All Day The Tudors are coming to town. Meet Hester the Jester at the Tudor Court. Discover formidable facts from the terrible Tudors and learn splendid skills to help you advance at court! BUT remember, if you play unfairly the stocks await! Age 6yrs+ 10.30am - 1.00pm Workshop, 10.30am - 3.00pm Stay All Day And if you want to make it an extra special day out, why not book for our Stay All Day package, which includes the Terrible Tudor Workshop, a yummy, supervised lunch and entry to Ice Age 4 (15th Aug) or Top Cat (22nd Aug). Please note: Tickets for this event are not available online. Please contact the Wyllyotts Theatre box office on 01707 645 005 for further information or to book your place. Wednesday 15th August, 10:30 £20 Stay All Day Wednesday 15th August, 10:30 £12 Wednesday 22nd August, 10:30 £12 Wednesday 22nd August, 10:30 Wyllyotts Theatre Wyllyotts Place Darkes Lane Potters Bar Tel: 01707 645005 Website: www.wyllyottstheatre. co.uk
Wizard Workshop & Stay All Day Watch the wizard at work and make your very own trick to take home! 5yrs+ 10.30am - 1.00pm Workshop, 10.30am - 3.00pm Stay All Day And if you want to make it an extra special day out, why not book for our Stay All Day package, which includes the Wizard Workshop, a yummy, supervised lunch and entry to Ice Age 4 (13th Aug) or Top Cat (21st Aug). Please note: Tickets for this event are not available online. Please contact the Wyllyotts Theatre box office on 01707 645 005 for further information or to book your place. Monday 13th August, 10:30 £20 Stay All Day Monday 13th August, 10:30 £12 Tuesday 21st August, 10:30 £20 Stay All Day Tuesday 21st August, 10:30 £12 Wyllyotts Theatre Wyllyotts Place Darkes Lane Potters Bar Tel: 01707 645005 Website: www.wyllyottstheatre. co.uk Antiques & Collectors Fairs Penny Farthing Fayres presents a quality range of 70 stalls, including porcelain, jewellery, linen, glass and much more. All enquiries: 01438 813060. Sunday 9th September, 10:00 £2, £1.50 concs Sunday 14th October, 10:00 £2, £1.50 concs Sunday 11th November, 10:00 £2, £1.50 concs Wyllyotts Theatre Wyllyotts Place Darkes Lane Potters Bar Tel: 01707 645005 Website: www.wyllyottstheatre. co.uk
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What’s On Regular Events and Clubs Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 45th year. Meet at Capel Manor, bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information telephone; Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 North London Humanist Group: Non-religious people meet regularly for discussions on the third Thursday of the month from 8.00 - 10.00 p.m.at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, N13 5UE, plus social events/outings. Visitors
welcome to attend without obligation to formally join. (No charge.) www.nlondonhumanists. fsnet.co.uk email: enquiries@ nlondonhumanists.fsnet.co.uk Secretary: 01707 653667. Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at either Enfield Grammar School or Enfield County School, Holly Walk, Enfield. We have summer outings, London outings, concert & theatre outings as well as lectures. Please ring Peter on 020 8363 1568 for details. Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach
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outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; rspb. org.uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568 The Potters Bar Photographic Society The Wyllyotts Centre at 7.45pm most Mondays Members enjoy a varied programme of photographic competitions, illustrated lectures, tutorials and workshops throughout the year. Phone the secretary Graham Coldrick on 01438 832504 and he will put you in the picture.Website: www. pottersbar.org/photosociety Room Six Bridge Club meets Monday evenings 7.30 p.m. at the Clayton Centre, Potters Bar. Duplicate alternate weeks, otherwise rubber/chicago. We are a friendly club improvers welcome. Tel June 01707651011 for details. Enfield Video Makers now meet at one of the rooms at the rear of St. Stephen’s Church Hall, at the corner of Park Avenue, and Village Road, at 8pm on the first & third Tuesdays of each month.. Please contact Jim Meehan phone 0209 351 1829 if you would like any further information about our activities. email address is jymsyl@ blueyonder.co.uk Enfield Woodcarving Club meets every Tuesday evening 7.30 to 9.30pm in the technology room at Chace Community School, Churchbury Lane EN1 3HQ. Please join us! Beginners welcome. Ring George 0208 363 2529 or Paul 0208 363 9223 Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards
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Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact either:Janet (Secretary) on 01707 651461 Eleanor (Treasurer) on 01707 650376 Charles (Chairman) on 0208 449 8448 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 1.45 Ladies Club We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, at 1.45pm at Grange Park Methodist Church Hall, Park Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of speakers, slide shows, quizzes, and outings and would welcome new members. Contact Sue 020 8367 8489 or Brenda 020 8360 5882 Whist Club at Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close Fox Lane N13 Friendly group meets every Thursday afternoon 1.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits Contact Pat on 0208 482 3449 Winchmore Writers Group & Reading Group Both groups are small,friendly and informal and
What’s On 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. For more details,contact Christine on 0790 5209 459 or christine@ roomofherown.plus.com Potters Bar Flower Club The club meets at 8.00pm on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) in the main hall of King Charles the Martyr Church, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar. Visitors are welcome (£4.00 a meeting). If you would like further information please ring Anne on 01707 850089’. Potters Bar Cine & Video Society Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm Contact Penny 01707 656446 or John 01707 872210 www.pottersbarcineand videosociety.org for amateur cinematographers. Programme includes editing, filming techniques, competition evenings, social functions
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