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Hello and Welcome to the June 2012, the 5th anniversary issue of EN Magazine. With the Jubilee celebrations already this year, EN Magazine is pleased to announce its own couple of celebrations. Firstly this is our 5th anniversary issue. Secondly in this issue we announce the winners of the EN Magazine local business awards 2012.

Contents Page 3 - 15 Local News and Events Page 16 - 17 Test Drive - dinner in a pub! Page 18 - 20 EN MAGAZINE LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2012 Page 21 - 22 Home Improvements - additional rooms of glass Page 23 - 25 Health and Beauty - protecting yourself from the sun Page 26 - 27 Gardening Advice - the drought is coming Page 28 Show Time Page 31 - 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

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With the cost of moving increasing many people are looking to expand their current properties. We spoke to local experts on expanding your home with a conservatory and how to make them look their best. Although it has continued to rain most days we still have a hose pipe ban, which will be affecting gardens. Tom Wheatctoft, Senior Gardener at Capel Manor, shares his advice for the dryer gardens of the future. And in hoping the sun will be putting in an appearance soon, we look at the dangers that over exposure can bring from harmful sun rays. 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 dal@enmagazine.co.uk Kind regards

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It was five years ago in June 2007 that the very first copies of EN Magazine were delivered to homes and business in the Enfield area. Since then EN Magazine has expanded to include other EN postcode areas, Potters Bar and Cuffley. I would like to personally thank all the people who over the last five years have made the 46 issues of the magazine a reality. The advertisers whom with out their support EN Magazine would not be published.

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A History Of Local Sporting Life With the spectacle and pageantry of the Olympic Games arriving in London it is easy to forget that a love of sport and the seeds of individual success are often sown in the local clubs and small teams who work tirelessly to promote the traditions of sportsmanship and a passion for ‘the game’.

Enfield Museum Service is running an exhibition this summer which explores the history and legacy of some of the most popular sports and sport’s clubs in the borough. From the Walker cricket ground of Southgate to the golf courses around Enfield

Town, the tennis courts of Bounds Green and the athletic tracks of the Lee Valley, ‘Our Sporting Life’ explores the area’s sporting heritage

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Youngsters take the lead this summer A pioneering scheme is encouraging young people in Hertsmere to come up with their own programme of summer activities. Youngsters in Potters Bar, Borehamwood and Bushey have been devising funpacked alternatives including a pamper day for girls and adventure activity day, as part of this summer’s Be There! Do It! youth programme, co-ordinated by Hertsmere Borough Council. Three groups have been given a budget of £3,000, to spend on up to three events of their own choosing this summer. Each group has been working since January on researching,

planning, promoting and budgeting the activities, which are set to take place over August. It is the first time since the Be There! Do It! scheme was launched in 2003, that young people have taken the lead. Previously the council’s youth project officers worked directly with providers to come up with a summer activity programme. Youth project officer Fiona Paul said: “We would frequently hear from young people that ‘There is nothing to do in Hertsmere.’ “But a lot of time, effort and resources go into providing positive activities for young people. We decided we

wanted to get to the bottom of why young people still feel there is nothing to do. “So, in November last year, we set up three open forums in Borehamwood, Bushey and Potters Bar and invited a range of stakeholders to come along and voice their view. “What came out of the forums was that young people wanted more of a say in the activities on offer and so this year we are handing the reigns over to them.” Pupils at Mount Grace Schoo,l have welcomed the opportunity to make their voices heard. A survey was conducted of 450 fellow classmates to find out what kind of things they want to do, how much they were prepared to pay and even, what times of day suited them. On the back of the results, student representatives decided to spend their budget on a day trip to Thorpe Park, a summer celebration of fun and games and an adventure sports day at Well End Scout Activity Centre.

From left to right are Mount Grace School pupils Arnold Bass, Aisha Yepes, Alice Johnston, youth project officer Fiona Paul, Luke Maddock Lyons, Savannah Royal and Sam Abrahams.

Thirteen-year-old Savannah Royal was keen to take part so she could be sure of something to do during the summer.

Collecting the Jubilee

How did you mark the Jubilee? Party with your neighbours, boogie on the Big Dance Bus, watch a beacon being lit in a local park or something completely different?

Enfield Museum wants to record how the people of the area commemorated this historic moment. They are interested in the objects used locally, or by local people, in the many public and private events. Whether it’s decorations or costumes, ceramics or biscuit tins, bought or made, they would be

 

happy to consider it for their collection. Please send them the details of the object you would like to donate with an image (if possible) to enfield.museum. service@enfield.gov.uk and they will get back to you. Don’t forget to also send any images of your Enfield parties or events. Please note they won’t be able to accept every object offered due to conservation and storage issues, but are happy to consider almost anything so do get in touch.

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She said: “The first week of the holidays you meet up with friends, but the other five weeks you end up doing nothing.” Luke Maddock-Lyon, 12, who is also helping to design activities said: “I have learnt how everything works and how you can listen to people. At the end, I will be able to say I have planned three events.” Megan Ratcliff, 15, hopes the activities will bring more people together. “You can meet different people. It won’t just be Mount Grace students doing this, but young people from other schools. It will help us all make new friends.” The Be There! Do It! programme due out in July will be packed full of things for people aged between nine and 19 and some of the activities are completely free. For information go to our website www.hertsmere. gov.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also read all about it on the Be There! Do It blog www. betheredoithertsmere. wordpress.com

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Capel Manor Gardens for Enfield residents, plus College Open Day On Saturday 16 June, Capel Manor College in Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, is once again opening their doors to potential students and the public alike. The event, open between 10am to 5pm, enables Enfield residents the chance The aim at Capel Manor is to to explore make the theory come alive. the beautiful 30 acre Their students have chosen estate, which includes over to live their learning, such 60 themed, model and as 18-year-old Jazi Weston, historical gardens. There who left school to pursue a is also the chance to see career in floristry and is now what Capel Manor College close to completing her level offers potential students the 3 diploma at Capel Manor. opportunity to check out She said, “My school wanted their facilities, meet current me to stay on to do A levels students, talk to tutors and but I didn’t want to waste apply for courses. my time. I knew floristry was   what I wanted to do. I’m more As the largest land-based of a practical person than college in London, Capel academic. I like working with Manor offers courses and flowers, its creative and you apprenticeships for those get to do something new all interested in the environment, the time. My favourite flowers animals or working with are sunflowers. I grow them in plants, trees and flowers. my garden.” Their students regularly win awards with many studying at level 3 (equivalent to 3 or 4 AS/A levels) leading to higher education, and going on to set up their own businesses or have fulfilling careers in the green sector. Subjects range from gardening/ landscaping or animal care to floristry, garden Jazi Weston, who left school to pursue a design and career in floristry. arboriculture.

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Local News and Events Horticulture student, Daniel Hearn

Capel Manor has also opened up a world of opportunities for 18-year-old Horticulture student, Daniel Hearn. “My school recommended I did A levels but I knew it wasn’t for me, a C was the highest grade I got in my GCSEs. After leaving school I spent some time looking for jobs and ended up doing a bit of work for my uncle who’s a self-employed gardener. I finally discovered something I enjoyed! I’m not an indoors person and prefer to be working outside, surrounded by plants. Capel Manor is a brilliant college and there’s so much to learn.”  

At the open day there will be: welcome talks and guided tours; horticulture competitions and displays with gardening advice; landscaping demonstrations plus clay modelling for children; ferret racing; Clydesdale horses; demonstrations of balloon art with photo opportunities for children; floristry displays; advice on designing your own garden; tree climbing; countryside crafts; saddlery and leatherwork displays; plant sales; and a Brass band. Plus you can meet the resident exotic, pet and livestock animals, including newest arrivals African Meerkats, Meisie and Zimba. And there is FREE ENTRY for anyone thinking about college and wanting to enquire about their courses. Plus if you register at the open day you get entered into a prize draw, with lots of fantastic prizes. To visit just the gardens, free (Enfield residents only), simply bring with you a utility bill or item with proof of address on. For details visit www.capel. ac.uk or ring 08456 122122.

Capel’s newest arrivals - African Meerkats, Meisie and Zimba.

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public speaking and a great opportunity to meet new people and try new things. I really hope people make the most of the opportunity to get involved.”

Around 100 people have signed up to a two-year project called Take Part and have so far visited Hertfordshire County Council and Hertsmere Borough Council to learn about different services available and how to influence decision making. Over the next year there will be opportunities to attend courses to build confidence and motivation, to visit the Houses of Parliament and learn about becoming a volunteer. Today, Wednesday, around 40 people from the two areas visited the Hertsmere Civic Offices in Borehamwood to learn more about the different services run by the council and how they could get involved.

Heather Walsh, Chief Executive at Community Action Hertsmere, added: “The project is all about encouraging residents to literally ‘take part’ in local democracy and have their say on issues that matter to them. The project also aims to inform people about what services are on offer and how they can get involved in their local community. The project is really bringing people together and I can see a real community spirit developing.”

Cllr Morris Bright, leader of the council, welcomed them at the event. He said: “The scheme builds on a successful Take Part programme already run in Borehamwood and is a chance for people to develop a number of skills such as confidence, facilitation and

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Have you ever been asked if you were pregnant, refused to go swimming without good reason or avoid looking in the mirror at every opportunity? These are just some of the reasons why you should start your weight-loss journey. Do you want to be standing there after the Jubilee festivities wishing you had started LighterLife months ago? If you take up the challenge and join LighterLife, in just three months you could be nearly three stone lighter and well on your way to a healthier life.

People of all ages and abilities can get involved. If you live in Potters Bar, Oakmere Ward or Bushey St James areas and want to know more contact Community Action Hertsmere on 020 207 4504 or email enquiries@ comminityactionhertsmere.org Funding has been received from Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertsmere Together, the Local Strategic Partnership.

In 2011 LighterLife has helped clients lose over 100,000 stone – that is equivalent to the weight of more than 600 family cars! If you can answer yes to more than one of the reasons below then get in contact with your local LighterLife Weight Management Counsellor Heather Newham and start your weight-loss journey today. “Many of our clients can identify with several of these statements and when they join LighterLife they want to put their weight issues and all these negative comments behind them as quickly as possible”, says Heather Newham LighterLife Counsellor for Enfield. Within weeks they are receiving positive and refreshing comments from family, friends and even complete strangers. With LighterLife we can guarantee fast, simple, safe and effective weight-loss. This enables our clients to feel, lighter, happy and more confident in all elements of their life.”

Reasons for losing weight:1, Improve your sex life 2, Have the confidence to apply for a promotion 3, Be able to look in the mirror 4, Want to feature in photographs 5, Enjoy going swimming 6, Not be asked if you’re pregnant 7, Walk 10 miles rather than 10 steps 8, Come off medication 9, Play active sports with your children 10, Be able to shop on the High Street for clothes To find out more about LighterLife call Heather Newham on 0208 366 4443 or visit www.lighterlife.com/heathernewham

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Local News and Events

Art Trail Weekend Discover the wealth of creative talent on our doorstep. Local artists, designers and craftspeople, some of whom have a national reputation, will be opening their studios for the weekend displaying their work to the public. This is a rare opportunity to meet the people behind the paintings, the designers behind the products and the hands that make the crafts. Creatives working both from home and dedicated studios will welcome your visit as part of an arts trail through the local area taking in some of our lovely parks and watering holes for refreshments along the way. Enjoy an inspiring weekend with an opportunity to buy direct from the makers. This event is different as we are bringing art and design to the high street as well as showing work where it’s made. Local businesses are hosting artists’ and designers’ work in their

windows. Look out for these en route marked by our keyhole logo. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ OpenStudiosandArtTrail One local artist who will be at the event is Julie Hinckley with her creative and imaginative mosaics and paintings inspired by nature. The event on 7th and 8th July 2012 at Palmers Green and Southgate, North London. You can see examples of julies work at www. juliehinckleyart.blogspot.co.uk Julie’s work will also be on display on 14th July till 11th Aug 2012 at Capel Manor in Enfield for a month, as part of the Enfield Art Circle Exhibition. A primary teacher Julie has always loved art and studied art for 4 years at Middlesex University. She says much of her inspiration comes from trips to Barcelona plus travels around the world. She spends her my free time making mosaics and painting using objects such as mirror, shells, beads, pebbles, glass and sequins within my work.

Chesse and Wine Come Togehter in Potters Bar

From the 18th June The Truckle Delicatessen will be complementing the range of cheeses and cured meats by launching a range of specially selected wines – well what goes better with a piece of cheese than a nice wine?

“It had always been my plan to introduce wines to our customers and we have carried out extensive research and a few tastings to put together a unique selection of wine,” Thomas Merser The Truckle owner told EN Magazine. “We have a range of 5 New Zealand wines which we have the UK retail exclusive on, and some of these there are only 400 cases for the world. The prices for this range are from, £13.95 -£16.95.”

Bordeaux, Pouilly Fuisse and Sancerre from the old world wine regions as well as many other new world producers.” So whether its to find out about the new wines, tasting one of the 120 cheeses on offer, choosing from the 25 types of coffee or 20 lose leaf teas or just to grab a sandwich a trip to The Truckle Delicatessen’s will surely be a food and wine lovers dream. The Truckle Delicatessen at 62 High Street Potters Bar or visit www.thetruckle.co.uk

“In keeping with my desire to stock local produce I also have some English wine from a local Hertfordshire vineyard that does include an English sparkling wine. I then have the usual suspects Burgundy,

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Jethro Sat 16th June 7.30pm Tickets: £18.50 It’s laughter all the way! The Rat Pack Sun 24th June 7.30pm Tickets: £18, £17 concs Live band & Flamingo Showgirls add even more glamour to this fantastic tribute! The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A) Mon 25th & Tues 26th June 1.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets: £4.80, £4.50 concs Back by popular demand. Stars Judi Dench & Maggie Smith.

Down the Rabbit Hole - An Adventure in Wonderland This July why not join Skewbald Theatre in the beautiful grounds of Forty Hall or Trent Park for a unique strolling theatre production celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories. Pic 1

Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

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Skewbald Theatre, Enfield’s resident outdoor theatre company are taking audiences on an exciting journey into the crazy & curious world of Wonderland with their re-imagining of the story into a ‘Who Dunnit?’ The Queen of Hearts is hosting her very own Wonderland Games and amidst the chaos her Jam Tarts have been stolen! Audiences must help the White Rabbit to find out who stole the tarts and allow the Wonderland Games to continue. It is a topsy-turvy mixture of live music, song, puppetry and performance. You’d be Mad to miss it! Suitable for every generation. Walking shoes recommended and Wonderland fancy dress encouraged. Pic 2

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Have you seen the White Rabbit? For a chance to win a family ticket (2 Adults 2 Children) to ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ at Trent Park or Forty Hall tell us where in Enfield the White Rabbit can be seen in these photos. Match the photos 1-5 to each of the following Locations

Gentlemans Row, Trent Park, Enfield Town Library, The Dugdale Centre, The Drinking Fountain in Enfield Town. Please Email competition@ skewbaldtheatre.com with your answers, name, contact telephone number and performance preference to be in with a chance.  Pic 4

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Friday 20th July 7.00pm Sat 21st July 3.00pm & 7.00pm Sunday 22nd July 3.00pm & 7.00pm at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 Bookings  Online www.skewbaldtheatre. com or  www.dugdalecentre. co.uk  Tel: 020 8807 6680 Tickets: £12/£10 Concs


Local News and Events

Forty Hall and Estate To Reopen It’s Doors After £4 Million Refurbishment Most of you are already aware of Forty Hall & Estate; the beautiful mansion situated in the vast 260 acre Forty Hall Estate. The house, built in 1632 by the Lord Mayor of Enfield; Sir Nicholas Rainton, is without a doubt an important and historic landmark of England. In December 2010, Forty Hall & Estate closed it’s doors to the public. Seeing the potential of this beautiful site, Enfield Council contributed over £2 million towards

renovating the Hall, funding which was then added to with just under £2 million was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Grateful for the much needed funding, those at Forty Hall & Estate wanted the local community to be involved in the redevelopments. Enfield residents who live local ly to the Estate were asked how they felt about plans for Forty Hall at various consultation events. Equally, Forty Hall & Estate has remained visible in the local community during closure through audience-led

projects such as the “I just wanted to tell you” postcard project in which residents could submit their memories of Forty Hall & Estate to be part of the marketing campaign and the very popular hard hat tours which offered visitors a behindthe-scenes look at the building prior to opening. After over a year of renovations, new life has been breathed into Forty Hall. From the outside the Hall looks as if it has only just been built; the perfectly restored paint and general architecture reminding visitors why this building retains a Grade 1 listed status. However, the most obvious and exciting changes become apparent the moment you enter the building, when you realise the Victorian staircase is missing and a wonderful handcrafted Jacobean style staircase now provides the gandeur that the original owner Sir Nicholas Rainton would have commissioned. The interior of the building is almost unrecognisable; the walls re-plastered and painted with historically accurate colours of elegant greys, Georgian cream, and a wonderful 17th century blue

like a summers day. This is the case for the entire house as every room in the building has been renovated to imitate its Jacobean and 17th century design, from the arrangement of the furniture to the intricate details on the walls and fireplaces. The top floor of the Hall is now open to the public, where the servant’s quarters have been restored to their original condition and all those rooms have been named after the servants that worked at the Hall. The beautiful views of Forty Hall parkland can be seen from these topmost windows. Each room is as it would have been some 400 years ago. The ground floor has a restored fireplace and carefully recreated Jacobean kitchen, which will be used to host events including demonstrations and Jacobean food recreation. The kitchen will form an important part of the permanent exhibition currently being installed at the Hall which tells the story of Forty Hall, the life and times of Sir Nicholas Rainton, Lord Mayor of London, and a look at 17th century life.

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Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Minister for Culture, Sports and Leisure said: ‘Saturday 30th June 2012 marks a momentous day for London as Forty Hall & Estate opens it’s doors once more to the public. Marvel at the newly restored architecture and magnificent interiors that are sympathetic to the Jacobean era and the 17th and 18th centuries; learn with engaging education resources, including the permanent exhibition ; book yourself on to one of the many family events and don’t forget to hire the Hall for your events and meetings’.

wheelchair accessible, with a newly installed lift at the centre of the Hall.

The new aesthetics of the Hall have made Forty Hall extremely welcoming.. The historic architecture is complimented by refreshing and innovative design. The new inner courtyard is naturally lit by a glass ceiling which reflects off the walls, providing a modern edge without spoiling the Jacobean scheme of the house. Each floor is now

Over the next few months after Forty Hall’s reopening, there are countless events lined up for the public to enjoy. As always, admission to the Hall is free and charges only apply for special events; prices are affordable for everybody, with discounts for family tickets and concessions. Of course the key dates which readers should bear in mind are Saturday

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Forty Hall & Estate has a new professional Learning & Education offer for local schools, colleges and families encouraging us all to explore the heritage of this fine place through creativity, writing, hands on activities, storytelling, and a wonderful children’s trail with boxes to delve into and treasure hunts! Both indoor and outdoor activities will take place on the Estate, with fun and engaging activities for children provided by those who know the Hall best.


Local News and Events 30th of June. Over £4 million has gone into this project, and the outcome has brought the Hall back to life for everyone to enjoy now for generations to come. Dating back to the early 17th Century, Forty Hall holds a key to Enfield’s History, and its story will finally be told to the public, giving a greater understanding of pre-industrial life in London and the rise of the merchant classes that made London a world economic city. From the nobles to the servants, the politics to the lifestyles, each event and exhibit collectively documents this fascinating time in British History. This is a great opportunity for EN readers to soak up local culture, with a historical landmark on their own doorstep. The Forty Hall & Estate’s new campaign is being advertised all over capital ahead of the London 2012 Games so it is advised that locals get involved as soon possible to avoid missing out on up and coming events. For those who have yet to visit, the Forty Hall & Estate is a beautiful location and easily accessible, located at Forty Hill road. Pre-book a personal tour of Forty Hall as soon as possible; it is not an opportunity to be missed. by George Burrough

30th June and Sunday 1st of July 2012, for the Forty Hall “Housewarming” - two days of introductory tours, celebratory exhibitions, country dancing, choirs, and musicians on the lawns, and performances in the Hall in the evening. Tours will run throughout the day with quirky and knowledgeable tour guides, with special costumed guests expected. Admission is free throughout the day provided visitors have booked the tour beforehand either online or by phone. Book to ensure you have your FREE place on the first ever taster tour of the Hall. The Hall will host theatrical and musical performances, as well as poetry readings in the evening from acclaimed artists. Evening performances: £10 adults,

£5 concessions, and children under 5 free admissions for the night. Tickets are available through the Forty Hall website www.fortyhallestate.co.uk The following day all the festivities will continue as the Housewarming warms up, providing opportunities for those who missed the day before and once again admission is FREE. Picnics are welcome, or alternatively refreshments are available at the courtyard café, located behind the main house. Celebratory exhibitions will take place from this summer through till November and include information about the changes to the Hall mentioned in this article. Celebratory talks are taking place once a month,

delivered by experts which further educate the public about the Forty Hall & Estate. There will also be engaging talks, as part of the “Forty Thoughts” programme on the evenings during opening week, giving you an insight in to the work undertaken up at the Hall. There are countless more exhibitions which are already planned for the Hall, with further information available through the Forty Hall website or alternatively you can pick up a brochure from the hall or your local library which has all of this year’s events inside it. And so the restoration of Forty Hall is complete and is officially open to the public as of the

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Test Drive

I’d Happily March To This Duke of York The Duke Of York stands proudly, at Ganwick Corner, Barnet Road on the edge of Hadley Wood, between Potters Bar and Barnet. Newly painted and refurbished, the handsome building has been given an upgrade with it’s neatly laid gardens certainly

has created curb appeal. When we arrived we were greeted by a warm welcome, with the bar as the hub of the pub, from which eating and drinking areas radiate, two of these areas feature large fireplaces, which crackled with cosy invitation.

Sitting at the solid wood furniture, that is traditional and comfortable, there is plenty to look at as the walls are adorned with a myriad of pictures and prints, enough to

please every artistic taste. The venue creates a very friendly modern pub environment, with undertones of a bygone age of customer care and service. Presented with an extensive menu, by staff who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic to recommend their favourite dishes, we were left to make up our minds. The Duke of York, belongs to the Brunning and Price group, who have recently installed their own chef, and though certain expected dishes, such as fish and chips and a pie are included, it is not a generic menu, it has the chefs personal touch. The mixed side salad that I ordered was certainly not the standard fare, it was truly an adventure, trying to identify all the ingredients, of which included fennel, apple, orange, tomato, radish, carrot, ginger, spring onion, lettuce, chicory, pistachios. I have never had such a satisfying side salad before that had so much to it! The starters all sounded fabulous combinations, and I went for the the smoked salmon which was accompanied with an unusual but a delicious bloody Mary jelly.£6.25 My dining partner chose to start with the Pan-fried scallops with crisp belly pork, pickled fennel and apple salad, with a rhubarb dressing at £9.50 which was declared superb by my companion, not expecting top flight restaurant food from a pub. Other starters were hard to resist, such as the tempting sounding,

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Test Drive

Over 120 fine cheeses, a selection of cured meats, fine wines and a world of tea and coffee all available from Duck liver parfait with plum chutney and roasted brioche £5.95 The main courses were equally hard to choose between. As I’ve always wanted to try samphire, not knowing how to cook it, I chose oven baked plaice stuffed with asparagus and smoked salmon with saffron potatoes, buttered spinach, samphire and white wine £14.50 But was told by the waitress that I’d missed another treat, as the Soya marinated salmon and tiger prawns £14.50 was most popular with the staff, especially those that do not eat meat. The dish chosen across the table to me was the lamb shank, which simply fell off the bone. Served with a selection of vegetables and red wine gravy. The empty plate at the end of the meal told me

just how much it had been enjoyed. I was too full for a pudding but watched in envy as a raspberry bakewell tart with vanilla custard and raspberry coulis, was devoured and said to bring back the taste of childhood. There is a vast selection of wines available, which once again the staff had knowledge of which they would recommend with the certain dishes.

Also fresh sandwiches and salads made to order and daily pastries and cakes

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info@thetruckle.co.uk www.thetruckle.co.uk 62 High Street, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 5AB “Please pop along and say hello and sample some of our wonderful products”

It may not be walking distance from where I live in Enfield, but if I can tempt someone to drive me over I will be backthe truckle June.indd like a shot to sample some more of the dishes from the menu, and see what the chef has created as we were told it changes depending on availability of local produce.

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EN AWARDS

In the May issue of EN Magazine we launched the EN Magazine Local Business Awards 2012, to recognize the success and contribution of local businesses in the area. After a few very tough years of trading for local business we wanted to give the readers of EN Magazine the opportunity to show their support for local business and to share their favourites with other readers. In total over 1,400 people voted for their favourite local business: from restaurants to hairdressers, local tradesman to optician.

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The awards are sponsered by Gold Table, a local businessnetworking group built of local business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs. The Gold Table work together with the aim of helping to promote each other and introduce business opportunities to members. For more information on this group and its members and why it aims to promote local collaborations visit ww.goldtable. co.uk Over the next two pages we recognise the winners and runners up in each of the categories.

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EN AWARDS • your favourite local restaurant Winner -

Saathi

• your favourite local cafe/coffee shop Winner - My

Coffee Stop

Runner Up - La Caverna Runner Up - Faries of London • your favourite local take away Winner - Rocky

Reef

• your favourite local independent food store Winner - Holtwhites

Bakery

Runner up -The Truckle Delicatessen Runner Up - The Great Wall • your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon • your favourite local pub/bar Winner - The

Cricketers

Runner Up - Kings Head (N21)

Winner - James

Whitaker Hair

Runner Up - Pure

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EN AWARDS • your favourite local home furnishings or home supplies store

• your favourite local professional service (Estate Agent, Solicitor, Financial Advisor etc)

Winner - Vic

Winner - DV8

Smiths Beds

Runner - Autosure • your favourite local health service (Dentist, Doctor, Optician, Acupuncturist etc) Runner Up - Drapemasters

Winner Good

Looking Optics

• your favourite local tradesman (Plumber, Electrician, Builder etc) Winner - RJS

Automotive

Runner Up - Abernethy House • your favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity Winner - Forty

Hall and Estates

Runner Up - Associated Response

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Home Improvements

Bringing Light And Space Into Your Home With The Addition Of A Room!

With the idea of summer coming just around the corner and glorious shafts of sunlight streaming through windows – what could be better than a whole room of light.

Orangeries and conservatories can give you just such a room in your home. Traditional orangeries started appearing in England from the 16th Century as a place for the rich to house and grow exotic plants and seedlings collected on their travels. The main difference between an orangery and a conservatory is in its structure, a conservatory generally has less brick work or sold structure using more glass. An orangery, with its greater mass of columns, pilasters and classic details can create a more striking visual impact and contributes to the overall appeal of your home with a robust and permanent presence. EN Magazine went along to meet Ken Winters of Housemaster to find out more about the types of orangeries and conservatories and the benefits that they can bring. “At Housemaster we offer a range of styles for both orangeries and conservatories

but all are bespoke, individually made to measure products specific for each home.”

“The first thing that we do when we have an enquiry is to visit the customer and discuss the options and how it will affect their house. With over 60 years experience between the sales team we are able to help advise on the best solutions for our customer. “ “Along with the extensive range of styles there are some common solutions that people look for from orangeries and conservatories, these include p-shape conservstories giving additional seating and living areas and the increasingly popular Kitchen Conservatories. For many families, the kitchen is the most important room in the house, but often it’s simply not large enough for today’s modern living. But a Kitchen conservatorywill transform the space and give you light and room in which to cook, entertain and dine.” “Once we have discussed the design and style a customer wants we create computer aided images of what the finished space will look like on the house. All of the orangeries and conservatories can be personalised from a

range of coloured frames and an exclusive range of double glazed units available in beautiful bevelled, coloured and leaded glass designs.”

“The type of glass that an orangeries and conservatories are made from can have a major impact on the room. We offer a range of double glazed and triple glazed that both help keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Solar Glass Roof, Solar control properties work in two ways; in summer it reduces unwanted heat gain, yet in winter it reduces unwanted heat loss. The way this works is down to the treatment that the glass undergoes. From the outside, firstly, the glass contains properties which reflect unwanted summer rays from entering your Glass Extension and causing it to over heat. On the inside the glass has been treated in such a way that reduces the amount of heat radiation and therefore heat loss. Solar controlled glass roofs also absorbs heat as it tries to pass back through the glass and reflects it back into your room. Polycarbonate Roof Polycarbonate is another option we offer for your Glass Extension roof. Its integral

solar protection, preventing up to 80% of the sun’s solar energy from entering the glass extension through the roof, helping to maintain a comfortable internal temperature. Polycarbonate roofs will reduce glare by up to 86%, increasing comfort levels in your Glass Extension. In winter, most of the heat lost escapes through the roof; with polycarbonate roof, a large proportion of rising heat is radiated back into the room, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures and reducing heating costs. “Housemaster offer a complete service, which includes building works, joinery work, electrics and plumbing. Each conservatory installation is carefully monitored by our professional installation coordinator ensuring a smooth transition from one stage to the next - informing you of all project developments as and when they happen.” As well as our orangeries and conservatories we supply and fit a range of windows doors and fascias in a range of styles, all to improve the look of any home. For more information visit Housemaster in Potters Bar or St Albans or visit www. housemasterhome.com

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Styling Your Conservatory Completing your conservatory or garden room is an exciting and important part of the project. To help create the style and atmosphere you hope to achieve you will need to consider how you want to use your new room space. Functionality and form are of the utmost importance. There are two routes you can take. The first is to treat the room as an extension of your home and to continue the genre of the rest of your property, simply allowing the same style to flow through. The second option is to treat it as a separate room, one which is possibly a little more contemporary than others, affording you the opportunity to create a more casual or cutting edge look. One thing you do want to ensure is that this room is used to its full extent, and that it is comfortable all the year round. Being constructed mainly of glass conservatories and garden rooms have, in the past been areas of great heat loss and radiation. Now the effects of this are somewhat

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diminished by improvements in the glass used. These can still be diminished further by clever use of window furnishings. Gone are the days where we cannot enter a room which is uncomfortably cold or hot for there are several options to resolve this situation and all can achieve a stylish look within your home:Curtains & Roman Blinds Good quality curtains or blinds can help retain up to 30% of your room’s heat, not only are they effective thermal insulators they will prevent glare and can diffuse the light achieving the atmosphere you wish to create whilst adding some additional protection to your furniture. Specialist Blind Products Manufacturers have worked hard on reducing heat loss and radiation and have some great products available. Roller, vertical and pleated blinds with insulation properties and control of solar heat by reflection keep your conservatory cool in the summer whilst maintaining warmth and comfort in the winter. Blinds have the

additional advantage of giving us excellent command of the amount of light entering a room. A great benefit of pleated blinds is they can be manufactured to fit any shape of window so are ideal as roof blinds as well. Great advances in technology mean that we no longer have to stand on a chair with a pole trying to open or close our roof blinds as motorisation of most blinds is available. A relatively new innovation called Perfect Fit blinds benefit from being fixed in a frame on the window, decreasing the amount of light and radiation seepage. They offer a seamless look which is clean cut and neat. Shutters One of the earliest forms of window dressing, this is a superb product to help assist with light control and enhance any interior setting. The options for woods and colour painted finishes are extensive. They can help you achieve any look you wish from

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contemporary right through to traditional. What to do next? Once you have an idea as to how you would like to use this space its best to enlist the help of an expert. Drapemasters offer free advice on all these products as well as a full interior design service. They will come out and measure your windows, show you samples and recommend the best solution for your situation following through with flawless fitting, safeguarding all manufacturers’ warranties. They ensure your window dressings realise their full beauty and potential allowing you to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere created by them. For further info contact Julia: www.drapemasters.co.uk or 0208 360 3082


Health and Beauty

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy...........

…so sang country chanteur John Denver, and, as it turns out, he was bang on the money. Sunny, warm weather really does make you happier. Following a year of study, researchers at the LSE and UCL have concluded that people are happier when it’s warm and sunny than when it’s colder and wetter. Well, I’ll go to the foot of our stairs. You probably don’t need a boffin in a white coat to tell you that summer is the time for fun: barbecues, holidays, picnics, ice cream – what’s not to like? But even sunshine can have its dark side. Sunshine - friend or foe? We all need vitamin D, to promote good health, growth, strong bones, muscle function and immune response, and sunshine is one way of topping up our levels. Professor Michael Besser, Consultant Endocrinologist at The London Clinic, says ‘Vitamin D is of the utmost importance to your body, but deficiency is a very common – and little appreciated – problem in the UK. Current evidence suggests that about half of the population has insufficient levels, and the long-term impact on health is potentially debilitating. ‘The role of vitamin D is to

assist your body to use the calcium and phosphorus obtained from your food. It also regulates normal cellular differentiation, thus helping to prevent cancer. ‘The great majority of our vitamin D is made in the skin with the help of sunlight, where UVB rays convert cholesterol into vitamin D, with the remaining amount obtained via a healthy diet.’ So, sunshine is our friend. We need it to ensure an adequate supply of essential vitamin D. Alternatively, vitamin D is also available from potatoes; however, that doesn’t mean you can spend the summer behind drawn curtains eating chips and getting in touch with your Twilight side. Get out there, synthesise the sunshine, but make sure you’re sun aware. Because there’s no way around it: however good it may make you feel, too much sun is a bad thing. From sunburn to, at the very worst, skin cancer, overdoing the sunbathing carries risks. Factor in premature wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation problems and facial thread veins, and you can see why we should all arm ourselves with as much information as possible about the effects of the sun.

Dr Conal Perret, Consultant Dermatologist and surgeon at The London Clinic, says that one of the most frequently asked questions is ‘Which sun rays are harmful and how can I filter them out?’. The answer is that UVB rays are the ones that affect the outer layer of skin, and cause sunburn. UVA radiation is a major contributor to skin damage and is the main component of the sunlight that reaches us and penetrates deep into the skin. Sun cream can help filter these out, but you need to use it correctly. Dr Perret advises: ‘Whilst many people do apply sun cream, it is only effective if you apply enough of it. For example, a sun cream with an SPF of 30 may only provide protection of SPF 20 when not applied in adequate amounts. We now strongly advise people to use a higher sun protection factor, to apply it 20 minutes before going outdoors and to reapply frequently.’ Other possible effects of barbecuing yourself on the beach instead of your burgersinclude dehydration, heat stroke and prickly heat (a nasty rash, not a good look for anyone, especially when clad in skimpy swimwear). To avoid these conditions, Dr Tabi Leslie of The London Clinic advises: ‘You can reduce the risk of dehydration by doing

simple things such as making your environment cooler by opening a window, using indoor fans and other cooling mechanisms, such as drinking cold drinks and having a cold shower.’ (NB, sadly, dear reader, lager or a huge Pino Grig, however chilled, do not count as ‘cold drinks’. Alcohol will only increase dehydration. I know, it’s right up there with chips being of vegetable origin but somehow not contributing to your five-a-day. Floppyhaired physicists can bang on about the wonders of the universe as much as they like, but sometimes, frankly, the universe is disappointing.) Dr Leslie continues, ‘If the heat is outdoors, avoid the sun by staying in the shade and keep out of the sun during its most intense period from 11am to 3pm. Avoid heavy clothing and extreme exercise.’ The most extreme end of sun damage is skin cancer. The good news is that, when diagnosed early, skin cancer is easiest to treat. Dr Conal Perret says, ‘It is important to keep a close watch on any [skin] changes that may indicate skin cancer. To do this, firstly ensure that you are familiar with your skin, and know what your normal blemishes look like. You should regularly check your moles for any changes

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Health and Beauty if you’ve been in the water · Use lip balm with SPF 30 or above, and reapply frequently · Wear a hat to protect your scalp and face · Have additional clothing with built-in UVA blockers · Use sun protection even during cloudy days

in size, shape, colour and texture. If any of these changes are noticed or if any of your moles becomes inflamed, itchy, ulcerated or bleed, you should urgently seek a referral from your GP to a consultant dermatologist.’ Ten top tips for safe sun Doctors Perret and Leslie gave us these tips for staying safe in the sun: · Keep rehydrated · Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm · Keep as cool as possible · Apply plenty of sun cream, SPF 30 or above · Reapply regularly, especially

· Keep babies under six months old out of the sun Here comes the sun So, the sun is shining and you’re going out in it. There are lots of products out there that can help you while you enjoy it. Sun cream is top of the list. Carol Goodman, a Macmillan Information Nurse specialist, says: ‘You should put on your sun tan lotion half an hour before going into the sun, let it soak in and then apply another layer. The lotion should be applied thickly to your skin or the protection you get may only be a quarter of what the bottle suggests.’ But before you even get as far as choosing your lotion, there are other steps you can take to maximise your protection. Devotees of NeoCell’s Super Collagen + Vitamin C tablets (available from Superdrug) believe that they can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help tackle dark spots. (Well, if they’re good enough for Jennifer Aniston…) Spots, rashes and swollen bits are all typical problems that arise from wearing high factor sun creams, and with the official advice from NICE advice being that everyone should wear at least SPF 30 to avoid skin cancer, high factor sun creams are high on this summer’s agenda.

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Soi f you’re a sensitive plant and tend to react badly to sun cream, a product such as KALME Undercoat can help de-sensitise your skin (available online at skinshop.co.uk) and reduce any itching. Once your prep is done, you have to select your lotion of choice. Mr Paul Banwell, head of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit in East Grinstead, says: ‘In terms of sun protection products available on the high street, I would recommend Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion, as it provides six hours of long-lasting SPF 30 protection in one single application. Its non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed and is sweat and water resistant, making this a good choice for those who are not as diligent about reapplying sunscreen regularly. Boots’ own range, Soltan, is another good high street brand, as it offers high quality protection and is good value for money.’ So, you know how to protect yourself against the sun whilst maximising its benefits, but what about the main result of soaking up the rays: the suntan? Sunkissed skin may be damaged skin, but many of us think it looks good and makes us feel better. One solution is to fake it with one of the selftanning products available, such as Soltan’s new Beautiful Bronze Wash Off Instant Bronzing Lotion, from Boots. This promises to deliver a perfect rich, deep tan instantly, so even if you can’t get any time off this summer, you can at least look as though you spent a fortnight on a remote island being pampered by flunkeys. Finally, don’t forget that your skin isn’t the only thing you need to take care of in the sun. Your eyes will also benefit from some TLC. Chris Worsman, a Senior Optician at Viewpoint, says ‘Many people forget to consider their eyesight when thinking about being safe in the sun. If you don’t take necessary precautions, you are putting your vision at serious risk of damage from harmful

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UV rays.’ The answer? A serious pair of shades. ‘When shade shopping, look out for sunglasses that bear the CE mark, which shows they meet the European Safety Standards. If you want sunglasses for generic use, go for a polarised pair, as they reduce glare from sand, sun and water.’ So, the sun can be friend and foe. Still, with the way the weather can shape up over a British summer, there’s every chance we won’t need to worry about too much sunshine on our shoulders. However, we do still need to keep up our vitamin D intake. Bag of chips, anyone?   Summer Hair Care Despite the awful weather we have been having the summer should be on its way as well as that well deserved summer holiday. You want to look your best on holiday or during those summer months but what can you do to protect your hair from environmental damages such as UV rays and sea salt and of course that nasty chemical chlorine which we all know is in the swimming pool! First of all the easiest way is to prevent any damage before you hit the sun. Easiest way is to visit your professional stylist and have a good haircut. Just getting those damaged split ends off will instantly make your hair look healthier and prevent any further splitting.


Health and Beauty Colour. If you colour your hair speak to your stylist about adapting it for the summer. Bare in mind that your skin tones will change as you get that gorgeous summer glow. This would be advised to be done at least a week before you hit the beach to give it a chance to settle in. Ok , you’ve got your cut and colour all done now you’ll want some products to help maintain your luscious locks. Look for products with UV protection in them. This will help prevent colour fading and any sun damage such as drying out. Hair masks are available to replenish moisture back into the hair and help maintain condition. As well as masks a protection spray is ideal. This can be taken to the pool or beach and just sprayed into the hair as much as you like. Shampoo that helps remove chlorine and sea salt are a must. This will help prevent colour loss or colour change

if your hair is highlighted. A good shampoo will also contain after sun protection again helping battle those UV rays. A professional product James Whitaker hair endorse is the new L’Oreal Solar Sublime range. This range includes Solar Sublime Shampoo after sun protection Wash out sand, salt and chlorine and wash in instant moisture with this refreshing and reviving shampoo. A sunsavvy formula, enriched with vitamin E, Mexoryl S.O and glycerol, offers back-fromthe-beach hair pampering rehydration to leave it feeling better protected. Solar Sublime Mask This luxe-creamy balm lavishes hair with intense post-sun nourishment. Designed with protective care in mind, this advanced formula, containing Mexoryl S.O, selectively targets and actively enrobes the most damaged areas.

Solar Sublime Conditioning Spray A light, leave-in mist formulation that features Mexoryl S.O provides instant conditioning protection for hair during sun exposure, shielding it from drying effects, while leaving it super shiny. A spritztacular way to improve your hair’s summer defence strategy. With these products and advice you’ll be looking like a celeb on and off the beach by Sarah Vittachi and James Whitaker Hair

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Gardening

Dealing with Drought in Your Garden With the really hot spell in March followed by the wettest April on record it seems that, once again, it is year of changeable weather. June brings us another hot and dry period, but how long will it last? Despite this uncertainty one thing is for certain, the hosepipe ban will remain for the duration of the summer and in all likelihood for many summers to come. Water is becoming increasing scarce and is now a precious resource in the South East of England. It falls to us to be more responsible in our water usage, but this doesn’t have

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to be to the detriment of our gardens. This month I aim to offer some gardening tips and essential advice on plant selection, which should help keep your garden looking great all summer long. One of my favourite aspects of the summer garden are containers on the patio. Grouped terracotta pots are aesthetically appealing and enable those with limited outside space to have a garden. Although it fits well with my choice of garden, terracotta is highly porous and more prone to drying out than other materials. There are a wide range of containers available made from alternative materials, which should suit all tastes and budgets; try fibrestone, good quality plastic containers, windowboxes or tubs to reduce the amount of watering that you need to do. I always use the largest container I can find, as it will hold water for longer. Use the best quality multipurpose compost that you can find, add slow release fertiliser and water storing crystals. These crystals swell on contact with water, storing it and then releasing it slowly back into the compost. It is important to follow the manufactures instructions though, as they have been known to swell and expand right out of the pot! To conserve water further add an attractive mulch of pebbles, grit or decorative chippings to any bare soil. Of course a container garden display wouldn’t be a display at all without flowers. Find below my tips for water

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conscious container planting; all will require watering but could survive for a couple of days without, lessening the load on you and your watering can. Pelargoniums or geraniums. These are great performers in the summer as they positively thrive in the dry conditions. They are available in wide range of colours; try ‘Lord Bute’ for large very dark red flowers or ‘Australian Surprise’ for two tone purple and white flowers. Deadhead and supply with generous doses of tomato feed and you will be rewarded with weeks of drought resistant flowering. Leaf shape and texture are not to be ignored, and the scented leaf pelargoniums have some stunning leaf forms, their citrus or rose scent is released when you brush against them. We have a large collection of these beauties in a glasshouse at Capel Manor, but they will thrive in a sunny position outside for the summer. For a focal point in your


Gardening containers try Argyanthemum or Margerite, they have silver foliage, a sure sign that they like hot and dry conditions, and cute daisy-like flowers. They are widely available in garden centres this time of year and if protected from frost will last for years to come.

a metre. There are many cultivars available but I find ‘Headbourne Hybrids’ to be reliably winter hardy and it’s rich blue blooms brighten the late summer garden. Again feed with liquid tomato feed every couple of weeks to prolong flowering.

Although not the showiest of summer patio plants, succulents are an understated beauty at this time of year. Often found in the desert, they have swollen leaves used to store water. Semperviven or house leeks form evergreen rosettes and can be used in containers all year round, surviving the even the harshest of winters. Aeoniums and echivereas have a subtle charm and can be grown as specimens or as part of a planting scheme.

For garden plants which will cope with dry conditions look to the Mediterranean. Plants from warm, dry areas often develop adaptations to help them cope with the conditions found in their native region. Those with silver leaves are better suited to reflecting summer heat of which lavender is a great example, thriving in dry, well drained sunny positions. Try cultivars ‘Hidcote or ‘Munstead’ for scented purple flowers throughout the summer months. It’s a very versatile plant and can be used in containers, mixed planting or as a dwarf hedge. Artemisia and Ballota are additional, interesting, silver leaved plants that are worth a try.

Agapanthus are South African perennials and again thrive in dry conditions and appreciate the constriction of their roots in pots. Plant in a large container and their statuesque spheres of blue trumpet shaped flowers will reach to nearly

Many of the ornamental grasses fair well in dry

Mediterranean Plants can cope with dry conditions conditions. The tactile, soft leaves of Stipa ‘Pony Tails’ adds evergreen structure and a sense of movement to the garden. Bearded Irises like their fleshy roots to be baked in the sun and provide large striking blooms this time of year, their sword shaped leaves contrast well with mound forming perennials and small shrubs like Santolina, or cat mint. Many herbs, thyme, sage and rosemary included, will appreciate a dry summer. Not

only are they great for cooking, but they flower for a really long period and add evergreen structure to the garden throughout the year. A gravel mulch over planted areas will really add to the continental feel of the planting, it also helps to conserve what water remains in the soil and helps to suppress weeds. Happy Gardening Tom Wheatcroft Senior Gardener, Capel Manor Gardens

Tom’s Top Tips In dry spells raise the cutting height of your lawnmower. The longer grass will look much greener and will be less prone to drying out and discolouration. Pay attention to greedy plants, target your watering on tomatoes, squashes and pumpkins. They will also appreciate a liquid feed. Water new plantings well, always water directly to the base of the plant, this way less water is wasted. Do not feed the lawn, summer feeds promote lush growth which causes increased evaporation and your lawns may suffer as a result. Install a water butt. Easy to fit kits are available; they are attached to drain pipes, allowing you to make the most of all available rain water. If you don’t like the look of plastic barrels, use the real thing. Old whiskey and wine barrels are often available from salvage and reclaim yards, a tap is easily fitted or simply dip your watering can in from the top. Always incorporate organic matter like garden compost or manure when planting new plants in the garden. This will act as sponge and increase the soil’s water storage potential. If plants have really suffered in a dry spell then be brave and carry out the Chelsea Chop. Cut very sad looking perennials down to the ground and give them a good drink. You will be rewarded with fresh new foliage which always looks better than tired and wilting plants.

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SHOWTIME The Rat Pack Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar Sun 24th June 7.30pm Tickets: £18, £17 concs Direct from London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The 02 Arena and a Royal Command Performance, the original British tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, brings the style and excitement of Las Vegas to vivid life.

Otello Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar Thurs 21st June – Sat 23rd June 7.30pm Tickets: £14 - £16 Verdi’s opera “Otello” is inspired by Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, jealousy, deceit, betrayal, revenge and obsession. Southgate Opera’s lavish production will set the story in Venice in the 16th century.

The music is considered one of Verdi’s finest scores cleverly portraying scenes of tempest, passion, turmoil and sadness in this tragic love story. The opera will be sung in English with an orchestra. Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive a free cinema and entertainment brochure. Wyllyotts Box Office 01707 645005

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Be Part of the Show Following a great surge of interest in his new choir venture, The Community Singers Simon Gilbert now regularly has around 40 turning up every Tuesday evening at The Millfield Arts Centre, Silver Street Edmonton to let their hair down and have a jolly good sing of well-known songs, such as Edelweiss, True Love, Unforgettable, Morning Has Broken, Any Dream Will Do, Moon River and Waterloo. Rehearsals start at 7.15 pm and run to 9.00 pm. There is a great feeling as everybody who comes loves to sing,

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Featuring classics such as: ‘My Way’; ‘Amore’ and ‘Mr Bojangles’, the cast includes: David Alacey (Lovejoy); Des Coleman (Lenny in Eastenders) and Paul Drakeley (BBC Musician of the Year). They are joined by The Don Hunt Musicians (Musical Director for Sir Bruce Forsyth) and The Flamingo Showgirls, who add even more glamour to this swinging evening.

wants to learn great songs and have fun, which they certainly do. Cost per session is £5.00 for which you will get words of all the songs and music if you need it; all music can be accessed on line. Nobody auditions for The Choir or need to read music, just turn up. New people should come early as there’s always a queue registering. For more information contact Simon on 020-8360-7386 or email him on simon@ letthepeoplesing.co.uk You can also visit his website at www.letthepeoplesing.co.uk


What’s On The Historic Rose Fayre will be taking place on Saturday 16th June 2012 from12 noon until 4pm on the meadow on Forty Hill, North Enfield between Jesus Church and Forty Hill Primary School. This family event aimed at bringing the local community together to celebrate will have a variety of events from dance troops to dog displays, pony rides, bouncy castles, golf, rugby andfootball skills, stalls, toys, books, face painting, refreshments and much much more all at reasonable prices and small entrance fee Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on the Enfield Town Library Green Come and join Skewbald Theatre for a fun packed afternoon of madness on the Enfield Town Library Green to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Alice in Wonderland Story. Riddle with the Caterpillar, Play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, Dance with the Lobster plus a crazy collection of performances, games, arts and crafts and even a fancy dress competition. So dress up as your favourite Wonderland Character. This free Family Event is supported by The Enfield Business and Retailers association. On THE ENFIELD TOWN LIBRARY GREEN, Church Street, Enfield Town. Saturday June 30th from 12pm-5pm FREE www.skewbaldtheatre.com Grange Park Methodist Church Concerts Park Drive Grange Park. All concerts on Saturday lunchtime at 11.30am lasting one hour Free entrance but retiring collection Coffee served from 10.15am. JUNE 16th; Incredible flautist DANIEL WATTS and ADAM JOHNSON piano 30th JUNE; Requested return of amazing Rumanian pianist ALEXANDRU NEGRUIC Arnold House in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Enfield Chase invites you to a Summer Fete Saturday 16th June 2012 1.30pm - 4.30pm 66 the Ridgeway Enfield MiddlesexEN2 8JA Telephone no: 020 8363 1660 Email: arnold.house@LCDisability.

org Entry 50p Stall include bircabrac, books, homemade cakes jewellery and many more Enfield Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert Conductor: Martin Smith Leader: Sarah Colley with Charity Mapletoft, Soprano Programme includes: Mozart: Arias: Vado ma dove? Basta, vincesti… Ah, non lasciarmi! Mozart: Symphony No.33, K 319 Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow Gounod: Petite Symphonie for wind Holst: Fugal Concerto Saturday 16th June 7:30pm United Reformed Church Fox Lane, Palmers Green, N13 4AL Admission by programme at the door: £10.00 Concessions £8.00 (children under 12 free) Tel.020 8360 4980 email: info@enfieldchamberorch. org.uk www.enfieldchamberorch.org.uk Things That Go Bump in High Barnet: a ghost walk. March 31st and June 23rd. Maeet at High Barnet tube station 7.30pm. 020 8440 6805 Dickens and Victorian Barnet: a guided walk. April 29th and June 16th Meet at High Barnet tube station 2.30pm. 020 8440 6805 Charity Golf Day” in aid of The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre 15 June 2012Bush Hill Park Golf Club, Bush Hill Winchmore Hill, London N21 2BU Time: 12:00 - 21:00 £250 team of 4 Nightingale’s 10th Birthday Charity Golf Day at Bush Hill Park Golf Club on the 15th June 2012.We would like to invite you to the Nightingale’s 10th Birthday Charity Golf Day at Bush Hill Park Golf Club on the 15th June 2012. Join us for a wonderful day of golf on a professionally prepared course. Take this excellent opportunity to socialise, network, enhance your corporate social responsibility and have fun, whilst raising vital funds for a local charity. Itinerary 12.00pm – Coffee, Tea and Bacon Sandwich in the sun terrace.

1.30pm – T-off (shot gun start) 6.00pm – Drinks at the 19th Hole 7.00pm – BBQ and entertainment. Guests are welcome to attend 8.30pm – Presentation of awards. 9.00pm – Raffle & auction to be drawn A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Julius Caesar 26 June 2012 - 14 July 2012 Caple Manor Bullsmoor Lane 19:30 - 21:45 Adults £13. Concessions (Under 16/Senior Cit) £10. Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 Concessions) £40. Groups - 10 or more £10 per ticket Open Air Shakespeare this award winning professional theatre company invites you to witness their exciting new open air productions at both Capel Manor in Enfield and The Old Ashmoleans Rugby Club in Southgate. First up is Shakespeares brilliant comedy, ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. This fantastic play will be set to the music of THE BEATLES. Will Lysander tell Hermia that he loves her yeah, yeah, yeah? Will Bottom and his mates experience a hard days night in the forest? Will Puck get by with a little help from his fairy friends? All will be revealed in the summer of 2012. Next is Shakespeares colossal Roman epic, Julius Caesar. This classic story sees the honorable Marcus Brutus joining forces with Caius Cassius to plot the murder of the foremost man of all the world, Julius Caesar, only to find themselves in a titanic struggle against Octavius and Mark Anthony for control of the Roman Empire. See both of these plays and witness passion & despair, loss & hope, love & hate, music & mayhem, comedy & tragedy. Both productions will have a full cast of 18 actor/musicians that will help to bring these popular outdoor plays to life. Once again Principal productions will be the highlights of the 2012 theatrical calendar and definitely a date for the diary.

FAME - The Musical 26 July 2012 - 28 July 2012 Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ Cost: £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!. Back to back art exhibitions by local artists and photographers. 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 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 here http:// www.mycoffeestop.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.

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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

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

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

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

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NHS Direct 0845 46 47 Chase Farm & Barnet Hospital Switchboard 0845 111 4000 Chase Farm Hospital Accident & Emergency 020 8375 1010 Barnet Hospital Accident & Emergency 020 8216 5003 North Middlesex University Hospital Switchboard 020 8887 2000 Potters Bar Community Hospital 01707 653 286 Age Concern Enfield 020 8375 4120 Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous

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Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

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Three Valleys Water Freephone Leakline 0800 376 5325 Thames Water Freephone Leakline 0800 714 614 National Gas Emergency Service Freephone 0800 111 999 London Electricity Freephone 0800 0280 247 National Rail Enquiries Congestion Charge Phone Line

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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

to mail@enfieldcameraclub.co.uk. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8366 4046 Dance Classes

Monday Bridge Club

Small friendly club, we play Duplicate Pairs Bridge. Only played Rubber Bridge? Join our Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge sessions. We meet Monday’s 7.15 for 7.30pm at St Stephens Church Park Avenue Enfield EN1 2BA Visitors £2 or annual sub £50 Contact Anne or Geoffrey on 020 8360 7335

Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant firsttime dancer o07960 736925 floor with confidence. WEDNESDAYS 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/Intermediate Class8:45 Monday Bridge Club.indd – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:15 Social Dancing for all levels St Thomas’ Hall 79a Prince George Avenue Oakwood N14 4SN Car park is at the rear of the building. Call 07903 244085 for details

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Enfield Camera Club Option 1 above meets at Trinity Church Hall £90 per month 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

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

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From weddings and private parties to club meetings and training facilities - we have the room and space for events of any size at Capel Manor, all set in 30 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. Contact Reception for more info on 08456 122 122 or functions@capel.ac.uk

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Gold Table has been helping its members achieve greater business success for over 4 years. Founded by a small group of professionals & skilled trades people, on the ideals of reciprocity. If you are looking to maximise your business potential and are willing to share your expertise with other local businesses then Gold Table is for you. It is low cost; all fees paid are ploughed back into group; high value. Why not come and see what we can do together and join us every Wednesday at Enfield Golf Club before your working day? For further info contact: Andrew Ryde on 020 8366 3551 or visit www.goldtable.co.uk

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