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Welcome to your may issue of en MAGAZINE Well we have had a brief reminder of what sunshine is since the last issue of EN Magazine dropped on doorsteps, lets hope there is lots more to come. Thinking about sun our thoughts turned to summer breaks and we have had a look at some different destinations for 2013. In this issue of EN Magazine we launch the Local Business Awards 2013, sponsored by Gold Table Networking and Love Your Doorstep. These awards are the chance for readers EN Magazine to recognise, nominate and show support for the local businesses that they use. We also launch a new section in this issue, EN Magazine Business Directory. We hope that this section will become the place, along with the rest of EN Magazine that you look for local businesses, from accountants to restaurants and car hire to flooring companies. 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@enamagazine.co.uk Kind regards

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Cleaner Streets campaign launched A new campaign to tackle littering, dog fouling, fly tipping and untidy front gardens and cement Enfield’s status as having some of the cleanest streets in London has been launched. The Cleaner Streets Campaign is the brainchild of Enfield Council and aims to make the borough cleaner than ever before by enlisting residents’ help in keeping their neighbourhoods clean and tidy by reporting problems and the people responsible



for committing so called Enviro Crime.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield is a clean borough but we still spend £4.8million each year on clearing up litter, fly tipping and dog mess and sorting out untidy front gardens.

“We’d rather spend that money on other services and we want residents to help us to keep our borough clean by taking pride in their communities

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and clearing up after themselves or by telling us when our streets aren’t as clean as they should be. “Having clean streets is one of our resident’s top priorities and we’re working tirelessly to keep our borough tidy and the cleanest in London.

“Enfield Council has a hard working, dedicated and innovative street cleaning team but if people didn’t commit environmental crimes we wouldn’t have to clean up after them and the borough would be a nicer, and cleaner place in which to live. “If you drop litter, dump rubbish in the streets, let the front of your home deteriorate into an appalling state or allow your dog to foul in Enfield you make the place look

untidy, cost us money in cleaning up after you but also run the risk of us issuing you with a fixed penalty notice or prosecuting you.”

Enfield Council cleans 363 miles of street and empties the 1,500 litter bins across the borough each week. The council wants to encourage residents to help it to make the borough even cleaner than it is already by joining community organisations which are committed to making Enfield a cleaner and greener borough and taking more pride in their neighbourhoods. It’s easy to report incidents of fly tipping, dog fouling, littering and untidy front gardens by visiting www.enfield.gov. uk


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Set Your Purse To Ring It’s not Christmas but ‘jingling’ bells are the latest crime-fighting craze to hit Potters Bar high street. Purse bells can be attached to any purse or wallet, so as to deter pickpockets and alert owners to potential thieves while out shopping or in busy public areas. The personal security items are up for grabs for FREE thanks to a new initiative lead by Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

The partnership, which is formed of representatives from local organisations including

Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has organised for more than 200 bells to be distributed in the town. Shoppers can pick up the handy accessories from the following Darkes Lane charity shops: St Elizabeth’s, Cancer Research, Age UK, Oxfam, and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Councillor Charles Goldstein, portfolio holder for community safety and chairman of Hertsmere CSP, said: “Hertsmere is a safe borough, but it is still important people remain

vigilant and aware of their valuables while out and about. “Attaching purse bells to a purse and wallet is an example of a simple action that can make a real difference to personal security.

“With the purse bells you’ll know where your wallet or purse is, which can give extra peace of mind when in busy streets or shops.”

PC Ruth Cash said: “Although we have not had many purse distractions recently, we want to raise awareness amongst elderly and vulnerable residents to make sure

that we do not start to see an increase in this preventable crime.

“Just recently, someone tried to steal a woman’s purse but luckily she had a purse bell, which sounded and the thief ran off empty-handed. She was thrilled with her purse bell. “Save yourself the inconvenience and hassle of having your purse stolen by picking up a free purse bell.” For more information about Hertsmere CSP call 020 8207 2277 or go to http://www.hertsmere. gov.uk/Community/ Community-Safety/ Hertsmere-CommunitySafety-Partnership.aspx

Congratulations In the last issue of EN Magazine we ran a competition for Chamberlains Estates for one of our readers to win a overnight stay at Hanbury Manor. Moving home is rated as one of the top 5 most stressful experiences that you go through in life. Chamberlains Estates wanted to take the all the stress away for one lucky reader, and the lucky person who will get to enjoy a nights break is Jo Pollard from, Winchmore Hill EN Magazine hopes she has a fantastic time.

Last month we also gave away packs of Wrigths Cake an Bread mixes, the winners were Claire Hornett of Potters Bar, David King of Winchmore Hill, Vicky Barrett, Graham Smith and Becca Garner from Enfield. We hope you enjoy baking an eating your prizes. Finally we gave away Oven Pride and a Vileda mop. We hope that Patricia Jones from Cuffley, Julie Stafford and Ally Kendrick from Enfield enjoy their cleaning. Watch out for future competitions in EN Magazine for your chance to win.

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Table Tennis Champion Transitioning from George Spicer Primary School to Enfield County has in sporting terms been seamless for Denise Payet. On Saturday 20th April Denise, followed up her win in the under-11 girls singles last year to win the girls under-13 title

at the English Schools’ Table Tennis Association’s Individual Championships. The finals of English Schools’ Table Tennis Associations’ 40th Individual Championships were celebrated in style at The Doncaster Dome. Seeded number one Payet

only dropped one set beating England No. 4 Amy

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Blagborough (Hampshire) 3-1 in the final. She now goes on to represent England at the Senior School’s International (under 14) to be held in the Isle of Man on 28th/ 30th June where the hosts will also welcome teams from Jersey, Guernsey, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Denise has also been selected to represent England in the Cadet Girls (U15) event at the Polish Open in May.  This is an International Table Tennis Federation approved event.   When asked for her reaction, Denise said: “By coincidence I was presented with my trophy by Alison Boxall who won the under-11 title in 1979 whilst attending Goffs School (Cheshunt) and training at Ellenborough Table Tennis Club. On that day thirty-four years ago, Alison was coached by Terry Wilson who welcomed me into Ellenborough TTC nearly four years ago. Terry has been the mainstay of junior table tennis in Enfield for many years. I dedicate this title to him and also thank my school, Enfield County, for their support. I will represent the school with pride in the Isle of Man”.


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An Interactive Shopping Experience to a Restful Night Since 1988 Vic Smiths Beds has been helping local people get a good nights sleep from his store in Southgate and have now opened a new store in Enfield Town. “The new store offers something very different offering, a mix of online shopping, and a physical showroom. We see it as a modern interactive shop.” said Vic. “The new shop offers a new concept in that customers can come in even if we are not fully open they can access our website from a computer terminal in the showroom and view the products on display and find out more information about each of the beds they can see. The system also allows customers to link to and chat with the staff in the Southgate store if they need more information.”

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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Enfield Council to spend £950,000 on CCTV expansion Enfield Council has announced plans to invest £958,000 on expanding its CCTV network into 24 new locations as part of a major drive to make the borough even safer. The investment will build on the current network of 259 cameras which helped provide the evidence to enable police to arrest more than 1,000 suspects between April and December 2012. The new cameras will be installed in areas where experts believe they will help to reduce specific crimes and make communities safer while reducing the fear of crime. Two mobile automatic number plate readers, designed to tackle car crime will also be purchased as part of the expansion programme Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for community Wellbeing and Public Health, Cllr Christine Hamilton, said: “Enfield is a safe borough but we want to make it the safest in London for our residents and make it a

nicer place in which to live, work and visit.

“We work incredibly hard with all our partners to reduce crime and make people feel safer, and the expansion of our already excellent CCTV network will make it easier for us to detect crime and assist our colleagues in the police to apprehend criminals across the whole of our borough, but especially in those areas where crime is higher than we’d like.

“Last month the Mayor of London’s Office announced that Winchmore Hill Police Station will be closing and Southgate and Enfield Police Stations will be operating under significantly reduced hours so its vital we do everything we can as a Council to support our hard working police officers wherever we can and help to reduce crime and make residents feel safer.” Under the plan, Southgate Police Station will be open to the public between 7-pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings

and 2-3pm on Saturday afternoons. It currently opens between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday but will be used as a base for Safer Neighbourhood Teams and other police units.

Enfield Town Police Station will retain a front counter service between 10am and 6pm from Monday to Friday Edmonton Police Station will retain a 24 hour front counter service.

“Enfield’s police officers do an incredibly difficult task under sometimes dangerous conditions, but we are proud of the work they do in keeping us safe and we are determined to do everything we can to help make their job easier.” “We will never be complacent and we’ll always look to reduce crime and an expanded CCTV network means there will be no place for criminals to hide in this borough. My message to criminals is clear - if you are thinking of coming to Enfield to commit crimes, don’t bother, we’ll find you, apprehend you and

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prosecute you so you cannot pose a threat to our residents.” Enfield Council officially opened its Public Safety Centre in 2003, the centre is owned and managed by Enfield Council and has a Metropolitan Police officer on site to help collect and analyse footage for evidence and ensure an immediate response can be provided to incidents as they occur. The cameras played a key role in helping the police in identifying and prosecuting a number of people who were involved in the August 2011 riots in Enfield. The centre currently monitors all council cameras including those on housing estates and internal building CCTV, it also carries out traffic enforcement regarding bus lane enforcement and parking offences on behalf of Transport for London. The centre can also access cameras installed by housing associations, TfL and other partners, giving the centre extensive coverage of most of the borough.

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Funding deal for Hertsmere PCSOs

The council’s Chief Executive Donald Graham and Chief Inspector for Hertsmere Dean Patient sealed the deal by signing on the dotted line yesterday (Wednesday 20 March).

It is the eighth consecutive year, the deal has been renewed. Maintaining PCSO numbers was identified as a priority by residents in a participatory budget survey conducted by the council at the end of 2010. Dr Graham said: “We, as a council, provide more funding for PCSOs than any other local authority or partner agency in Hertfordshire. “We work closely with Hertfordshire Constabulary through Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership (CSP) on a large range

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Overall Hertsmere has 24 PCSOs and from April, an additional part-time PCSO will be joining the borough as part of an internal police re-structure.

“PCSOs play a vital role in all these projects and generally, help to keep Hertsmere a safe and pleasant place to live.”

All PCSOs will continue to be employed and managed by the police.

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Hertsmere Borough Council is continuing its £128,000 contribution to local policing in the area for 2013/14, which pays for the equivalent of 4.5 PCSOs. As part of the agreement, Hertfordshire Constabulary has pledged to contribute the same amount.

of projects including Safer Streets, PL8 SAF3, Neighbourhood Watch and Dog Watch.

“PCSOs have made a real impact on policing, especially for local communities, and are highly valued by residents and partner agencies.

The funding was agreed as part of the council’s budget in February. The funding agreement is in place from the end of this month until 31 March 2014.

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Tantalising Tropical Tastes If you can’t make it to Barbados this summer, don’t worry, because there’s a taste of the Caribbean waiting for you right on your doorstep here in Enfield. Locals may already be familiar with Café Alleyne’s, at 2 Ladysmith Road. This family-friendly café currently caters for your daytime needs, whether it be a full English breakfast or a more exotic selection of recipes from around the world. From the beginning of May, Café Alleyne’s will also be opening in the evening, serving a wide range of Caribbean food.

Ever eager to experience new cuisines, EN magazine hot-footed its way to the Caribbean café on the corner for a taste of what’s to come. Clare Alleyne is a woman on a mission: she wants to feed you with lots (and lots) of very good Caribbean food, using family recipes based on the memories of her childhood. ‘We love food, and love getting together and cooking and eating as a family,’ Clare says. ‘I really enjoy cooking for people, and we’ve always cooked large portions.’ As well as the café, Alleyne’s also cater for events and office functions, and the

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new evening restaurant venture is an exciting step. ‘It’s wonderful to have a job you enjoy,’ Clare says, as we look around at the 28-seater restaurant, where the subtle décor is a soothing counterpoint to the exuberance of the food. Café Alleyne’s offers a range of signature dishes from the Caribbean, including family recipes from Barbados and Jamaica. We sampled the Meze, which started off with a dish of chilli and cucumber – a palateteasing combination of coolness and heat – and a dish of fishcakes with a variety of spicy pepper sauces and mayonnaise for dipping. This was accompanied by salad, coleslaw and thicklysliced bread. With Clare bringing out dish after dish, we soon found we had to rearrange things on the table to make room for the bounty on offer. We tried a generous macaroni pie, spicy Jerk chicken, a chicken curry that was dark, sticky, rich and aromatic, and a soft and tender dish of braised mutton and of course a bowl of rice and peas . Desserts range from a

tropical fruit salad to a rum cake that managed to be satisfyingly dense and sticky yet light at the same time. The café is not licensed, but you can take your own wine with you. With the meze costing around £15 per head, and main dishes from around £6.50, Café Alleyne’s is a Caribbean treat that won’t give you jet-lag and won’t break the bank. Sarah Vittachi

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The Sound of Leather On Willow to Flourish in The EN Area The newly formed Enfield Cricket Development Partnership are quickly establishing themselves as ‘leading lights’ in the promotion of borough cricket through their 10 club association-ship since their formation during the 2012 season. The formalisation of the group followed a succession of meetings over a 2 year period of consultation at which all aspects of club cricket were discussed. As John Morris of Southgate Adelaide Cricket Club, the inaugural Chairman, pointed out, “ from the outset the club representatives were encouraged to leave their club bias loyalties at the door and consider the wider issue of promoting the game at all levels. This helped set the scene for more open conversation and a sharing of views on many subjects including, funding opportunities,

coach education, colts development and Middlesex Cricket Boards (MCB) directives”.

A pre-requisite of joining the Partnership is for each club to be Clubmark accredited or are working towards gaining this status. The Clubmark initiative is a Sports England scheme delivered by the ECB via the MCB whereby all affiliated sports are required to attain an approved level competence in the running of their respective club’s taking in health & safety, coach education and criminal records checks, insurance liability, development plans, members registration and many other associated issues, all held in a document file available for inspection, by arrangement. While this scheme is targeted at colts (boys & girls) activities, it also has wider implications for senior cricket and helps ensure

that the clubs are properly run and provide a safe, sporting environment.

John added that “the Partnership now has the full responsibility for organising the Enfield Borough trials, training and the inter Borough matches including taking on local rivals, Barnet. We have a full programme of sessions from which a squad of young players will be selected for each of under 10’s, 12’s and 14’s age groups, taken from the players nominated by local schools, clubs plus players not included in the existing county squads. This is all part of the ECB’s pathway to County or even International representation, who knows we might find a new Freddy Flintoff or Captain Cook!” The MCB also operates the Chance to Shine programme, whereby selected club coaches go into schools offering

cricket to pupils by way of small game matches, introduction to the game and teaching staff support, as required. Again, the organisation and deliverance of this important scheme now comes under the control of the ECDP with the participating clubs being confirmed members of the Partnership. The volunteer clubs work with local junior schools, maintaining a report system to the MCB.

The Partnership look forward to building their profile throughout the Borough and welcome any new clubs wishing to join, giving them support as required. “We are an ambitious group of like minded club representatives with a passion for the game at all levels, including the ever growing ladies teams! If you know what I mean!” John concluded.

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Olympic Legacy Celebrated with Third Schools Festival To celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of Lee Valley White Water Centre, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has announced that hundreds of young people representing every London borough as well as Essex and Hertfordshire will have the opportunity to try white water rafting at the world class centre on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July.

this announcement which highlights our continued commitment to keeping the Olympic flame alive and inspiring the next generation to get involved in paddle sports.

The London 2012 venue, which hosted the six day Canoe Slalom event, was officially opened to the public on Friday 22 April 2011 and two years on continues to provide outstanding opportunities for participants of all abilities to follow in the wake of Team GB’s successful Olympians.

Lee Valley White Water Centre is in daily use and the water is shared by participants of all levels from complete beginners to Olympic athletes.

“We’re expecting this festival to be just as successful as the previous ones which have involved over 2,500 pupils not least because the participants will have been inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics.”

Since opening, the centre has attracted nearly

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive, Shaun Dawson said: “We’re very pleased to announce that Lee Valley White Water Centre will host the third annual schools festival in July giving hundreds more students the chance to try white water rafting. “It is fitting to mark the second anniversary of the centre opening with

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200,000 visitors, 45,000 people have rafted at the centre and 16,000 participants have tried canoeing or kayaking.

Also coming up at Lee Valley White Water Centre is the GB Canoe Slalom 2013 Selection Trials which takes place on 27 and 28 April and features the country’s best paddlers including the Olympic medallists battling it out for a place in this year’s GB Canoe Slalom Team.

Whether you’re looking for the next adrenalin rush, an unforgettable day with a group of friends or a unique corporate day out, Lee Valley White Water Centre will make the day one you remember. Upon arrival you’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and boots before going through a safety assessment and some flat water exercises on the lake – you’ll learn the secrets of navigating the world class white water course.

Sessions start with an adventurous first run down the course, designed to get you used to the feel of the boat and working as a team. We progressively up the fear factor each time and by your final run you’ll be surfing, high siding, spinning and nose dunking! Participants can tackle the Olympic Standard Competition Course which with 13,000 litres of water pummelling down per second is rated as the best course in the world for rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Adrenalin fans will enjoy battling their way along the course which involves grade 4 rapids and a 5.5m descent as well as the 160m Legacy Loop which features grade 3 rapids and a 1.6m descent.

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Who is looking after your dog? Dog owners could be putting their pets at risk by leaving them with unlicensed animal boarders. Hertsmere Borough Council is warning anyone thinking of using a home boarding service for their pooch during the holiday to check that the person running the business is licensed to do so. Under the law, anyone offering to care for an animal from their home during the day or overnight in exchange for payment must be licensed.

If they do not have a valid licence, their insurance may be jeopardised, which could result in a big bill for the dog owner, should there be an incident while they are away.

Even if the animal boarder is part of a bigger business, they should have an individual licence. Councillor Jean Heywood, portfolio holder for the environment and transport, said: “It might sound like a great idea, leaving your dog with someone who can care for it in their own home, but would you pay to leave your child with a child-minder, who was not

authorised and registered? “If you leave your dog with an unlicensed home boarder, you are potentially leaving yourself and your pet unprotected.

“As part of the licensing process, our officers check that the animals are kept in suitable accommodation, that they get enough food, drink and bedding, that provisions have been made in case of emergencies, and that there is a register of all animals staying there. “By leaving your dog with a licensed animal boarder, you and your pet can enjoy a truly stress-free holiday.”

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The property will then be inspected to ensure safety conditions are being met. Trading without a licence is against the law, and could result in a fine of up to £500, and or a threemonth prison term.

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Celebrating The Best Local Businesses EN Magazine would like to, once again, recognize the success and contribution of local businesses in the area, with the EN Magazine Local Business Awards 2013 sponsored by Gold Table Business Networking and Love Your Doorstep. The aim of these awards is to give the readers of EN Magazine, the opportunity to vote for, and tell other readers about their favourite local businesses. By voting in these awards you have the opportunity to show your support for the businesses in your area: from restaurants to hairdressers, local tradesman to opticians, we hope that we have given you the chance to vote for and support your favourites. The categories for the awards are:

• your favourite local restaurant • your favourite local take away • your favourite local pub/bar • your favourite local cafe/coffee shop • your favourite local independent food store • your favourite hairdresser/beauty salon • your favourite local home furnishings or home supplies store • your favourite local tradesman (Plumber, Electrician, Builder etc) • your favourite local professional service (Estate Agent, Solicitor, Financial Advisor etc) • your favourite local health service (Dentist, Doctor, Optician, Acupuncturist etc) • your favourite local sports facility, gym, local attraction or visitor activity

To vote for your favourite local business in each or all of these categories visit www.enmagazine.co.uk. We have asked for people to leave their email address to be entered into the awards draw as a way to make sure nominated entrants do not submit multiple entries.

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Cadge: A wooden frame that falcons were traditionally carried out into the hunting field on. The person carrying the cadge became known as the cadger. At the end of the day the cadger would go to the local tavern

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE: 400 YEARS OF THE NEW RIVER

In early English falconry literature, the word “falcon” referred to a female falcon only, while the word “hawk” or “hawke” referred to a female hawk. A male hawk or falcon was referred to as a “tiercel” (sometimes spelled “tercel”) as it was roughly one third less than the female in size Many phrases associated with falconry have become common in modern English language including:

Fed up: A hawk is termed fed up when it has a full crop (storage pouch) and therefore would not be interested in food or flying. If you are fed-up you are sat around doing nothing or bored.

Mantle: To cover or shield the food by dropping their wings over. The cover over a fireplace is now called a mantlepiece.

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Enfield Museum presents a FREE exhibition celebrating the 400 th anniversary of the completion of the New River

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Falconry, which is said to be the oldest sport in the world, is the training of Birds of Prey to chase and kill quarry for the Falconer. The sport can be traced back as far a 2000BC to the middle and Far East and was originally used for subsistence and not sport. By the beginning of the 6th Century and extending through the Middle Ages, the popularity of falconry soured through Europe. It was a sport for Royalty, and the possession of Birds of Prey was considered a status symbol. In England in the 1600’s there were a strict set of customs called ‘Law of Ownership’, which dictated to the social ranks of citizens which bird was to be flown and by whom. A king could fly a Gyrfalcon; a duke, a rock falcon; an earl, a peregrine; a yeoman, a goshawk; and a servant, a kestrel.

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and recount the tales of how the birds had flown and in turn expect money. To cadge, now means to scrounge or beg for. Hoodwink: To cover the bird’s eyes to keep it calm and relaxed. It now means to fool someone into doing something.

Mews: Nowdays this is something cottages or street names are called: “something mews”. A real mews is the home to hawks and falcons, the Royal Mews in London was set up to house the monarch’s birds. The name

The George Thorby Big Band Sat 11th May 8.00pm Tickets: £17, £16 concs Basie, Ellington, Kenton, Miller, the Great American Songbook and more! The Real Thing Fri 7th June 8.00pm Tickets: £18.50, £17.50 concs Featuring an array of their hits from the last 40 years! The Elvis Years Fri 14th June 8.00pm Tickets: £19.50, £18.50 concs World Champion – Memphis Tennesee Mario Kombou takes to the stage.

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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comes from the french word “muer” which means to moult. In James I’s reign the Royal Mews stood where the National Gallery stands today and extended across Trafalgar Square down Whitehall. Many stately homes also have a mews associated with them.

First Class Falconry run by Alan Greenhalgh, has a life long passion for birds of prey and had his first kestrel when he was 12 years old. He has had many birds since then and now has a first class team of birds including falcons, owls, hawks, an eagle and a Kookaburra. Alan has over 35 years experience of flying, hunting and looking after birds of prey. He has appeared on several television programmes, including Escape To The Country. He has also featured in magazines including The Field, Shooting Times and now EN Magazine. His birds have also been used in various photo shoots.

First Class Falconry run a selection of events including; Flying displays Corporate days Experience days / hunting days Pest control Educational talks for schools, clubs, scouts, brownies and after dinner talks Birthday parties or any other special occasions

You can meet Alan, and the First Class Falconry team as well as the birds of prey with a chance to fly a bird and meet Kookie the kookab,urra at Capel Manor Gardens on Saturday 4th May 11:00am–4:00pm for further information visitwww.capelmanorgardens.co.uk or call Capel Visitor Reception on 08456 122 122 ext 200.

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PAYE in RTI-What it means to you! From 6 April 2013 companies must report PAYE information in real time. You may see this referred to as Real Time Information - or RTI. Unless HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has already notified them otherwise, all employers report PAYE in real time. Each time they pay an employee they must submit details about employees’ pay and deductions to HMRC using payroll software. Companies will now have to include the details of all employees you pay, including those who earn below the NICs Lower Earnings Limit (LEL), for example students. One advantage to this is that employers won’t need to complete the end of year return Forms P35 or P14. Naturally, as these are being scrapped so are penalties for submitting them late. The trouble is that tough new penalties for missing Real Time Information (RTI) deadlines will be imposed instead.

Consultation. In April the Taxman issued a lengthy consultation paper suggesting how and when the new penalties would apply. He wanted these to be automatic with little room for an appeal. This, and other aspects of the consultation, rang alarm bells with tax professionals. Organisations like the Chartered Institute of Taxation wanted a bedding-in period before penalties took effect. Penalties unveiled. It seems that the Taxman does listen once in a while. On November 29 he announced that late notification penalties won’t apply for the first year of RTI. Instead, the Taxman will work on a fair and practical way for these to be imposed from April 2014.

Errors. While employer payroll data reports, so-called Full Payment Submissions, won’t be subject to fines if they’re late in the first year of RTI, the Taxman says that he’ll continue to charge penalties under existing rules on employers who make PAYE errors.

Late payments. Interest and penalties on late PAYE tax and NI payments won’t be affected by RTI. But employers need to be aware that RTI will make it simple for the Taxman to check that the payments due are being made on time. Even those a day late can result in a fine, so make sure your payroll staff are aware of

There will be no penalties for late RTI reports until April 2014. But those for late payments continue to apply, so make sure your payroll staff know when payment of PAYE is due. Employees should also benefit from an improvement in the accuracy of PAYE coding notices to reflect their personal circumstances.

One not widely recognised side-effect is likely to be that PAYE payment defaults and penalties will soar since the Revenue will know exactly how much PAYE is due each month and thus those employers who pay over sums ‘ on account ‘ may well find automatic defaults being recorded against them. Another practical impact is that it will no longer be possible to include individuals in the payroll without all of the following details:Full name, Date of birth, National Insurance number Home address Employment circumstances when joining i.e. whether it is their first job since 6th April previous, their only job, or if they have another job The information forwarded will include the number of hours worked (used to calculate tax credits, student loan repayments and so on). If operating your own payroll you must ensure that your payroll system permits RTI. The alternative is to instruct a payroll provider such as us to operate your payroll and deal with RTI for you at the same time. The accounting for Benefits in Kind through the P11D system will not be affected. Information will need to be submitted for all employees including students and those earnings below the lower earnings limit (for which no NI is payable) and ‘casuals ‘. Details of Construction Industry Scheme payments (CIS) will be included as well as details of statutory entitlements such as statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory sick pay (SSP) etc. P60 end of year earnings and tax certificates will still need to be issued. It is now understood that P45s will continue for the time being in place of the proposed leaver’s statement.

The new system will require a monthly employment payment submissions report to be made to the Revenue. This will reflect offsets for statutory payments such as SMP and SSP and tax suffered under the CIS. Adrian Cohen, Sterlings Ltd - 020 8343 2255

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Time to Getaway and Enjoy a Summer Break The summer is not far off and you may already have been discussing where to have your well-earned summer break. Why not escape the crowds and ditch the traditional package holiday solution and try something new. EN Magazine takes a look at a selection of destination which offer very different types of holiday getaways.

An English Getaway with the hint of wine! Three Choirs Vineyard – An English Wine Success Story Gaze out of the window at Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire and you could easily be in Southern France, Western Australia or California. Three Choirs is one of the most awarded single estate wine producers in the UK.  Originally the dream of wine lover Alan McKechnie, in 1972 he decided to transform his fruit farm into the thriving vineyard it is today. Now managed by Thomas Shaw, the vineyard has grown alongside England’s reputation for wine.

or a locally sourced barbeque pack from the restaurant in the summer months. The lodges boast under floor heating, roll top baths, freshly ground coffee and homemade chocolates.

The restaurant run by General Manager Darren Leonard serves locally sourced, seasonal British dishes all year round; perfectly complemented by the range of Three Choirs wines. To the side of the restaurant is a newly installed log burner surrounded with inviting, luxurious armchairs. The daily wine tours begin at the courtyard and saunter down to the vines, where you’ll learn about the rich history and different varieties of grape and growing method. Proceed to the winery where the different production methods for sparkling, white and red wine

Three Choirs offers wine and food lovers a choice of overnight accommodation; choose between the boutique ‘Vineyard’ hotel rooms adjacent to the restaurant and 3 stunning lodges that nestle amongst the vines.  You can even enjoy a breakfast hamper on your doorstep each morning Three Choirs Vineyard

are explained with fascinating detail. The journey from grape to glass ends at the gift shop with an opportunity to sample three of Three Choirs’ finest. There is also a vineyard audio and numerous nature trails on offer. The Three Choirs Vineyard is the perfect base for a tranquil break to explore the nearby Cotswolds and step over the border in to Herefordshire to discover cider country.

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A Thoughtful Destination in Turkey! The Muses House, a small privately owned boutique hotel tucked away in the traditional Turkish village of Kirazli is a stylish and tranquil haven within easy reach of the world famous archaeological site of Ephesus and the Aegean coast at Kusadasi. Rated as one of the top 25 B&B/inns in Turkey by the TripAdvisor® traveller community, The Muses House has received a Travellers’ Choice® 2013 award.

Hidden amongst the narrow streets, the former antique Greek villa is now a comfortable and sophisticated retreat offering a peaceful contrast to the colourful working village. Two attractive courtyards, one with a swimming pool, the other a verdant oasis where breakfast is served, provide total relaxation for guests. The large reception room has a baby grand piano and an extensive library lined with books on Turkish history, art and culture, as well as board games and playing cards. High ceilings and air conditioning keep the five ensuite bedrooms cool in summer and there’s solar heating when needed. The rooms take their names from the muses of Greek antiquity but their furnishings are a mixture of Turkish aesthetic and international design. Each room is individually styled; some feature hand painted furniture, Clio and Thalia have four-poster beds while Erato, which is on the first floor, has a private balcony.

An evening meal is on offer most days with homemade dishes combining modern Turkish and European cuisine with some Pacific Rim fusions. Nick Justice, who owns and runs the Muses House with his wife Maggie, is the chef. His excellent culinary skills take advantage of the abundance of fresh local, organic produce; wherever possible ingredients come from the local village. The Muses House

Kirazli Koy, which means, cherry village, was the first registered eco-village in Turkey and is well known for its quality fresh fruit and vegetables. The hotel is fully licensed and carries a selection of wines and spirits including good value red and white Turkish wines, while complimentary non-alcoholic drinks are provided.

Ancient Site Visits Kirazli is just 15Km from the Roman city of Ephesus where the scant remains of the great temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, can be explored. On a pine shaded hillside above Ephesus lies a small Byzantine church, which according to tradition was the site of the final home of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Further south are the remains of the great city of Miletos, whose theatre held 25,000 people and beyond that, at Didyma, is the great oracular temple of Apollo.  Nick and Maggie can arrange tour guides to these fascinating ancient sites, plus a further 15 or so, all within a day trip from the hotel making it an ideal base for everyone with a keen interest in archaeology.

At Camlik, around mid-way between the Muses House and Ephesus, there is a large train museum, with a fascinating collection of engines and some carriages including the coach that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (18811938) travelled in while on campaign. An army officer, he led the Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence and became the first President of Turkey.

Alternatively the coast at Kusadasi is 12Km away offering a range of water-based activities from day boat hire and fishing trips to snorkelling and scuba diving. Around 25Km to the south is a large National Park with pristine beaches and unspoilt landscapes, which are home to many species of birds and even wild boar and leopard. For guests who stay longer, the island of Samos is also a popular day trip served by a daily ferry boat or they can charter a day boat to cruise the clear waters around the National Park, which makes a lovely day’s outing.

Prices at the Muses House start from around £95 per double room per night B&B for two sharing; guests have use of free Wi-Fi and an IPAD. The nearest airport (70Km) is Izmir, which is served by direct flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet or from Stanstead with Pegasus. BA and Turkish Airline operate from Istanbul to Izmir. There is also a train station 9Km away at Camlik

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the duration of your stay. Whether you would like a chef’s services at The Villa for one special occasion, or you would like regular meal preparation, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner or any combination thereof, a chef’s services can be arranged to suit your exact requirements.

Enjoy Yoga, Meditation & Hill Walking in Provence this summer

For those who prefer their yoga with a touch of glamour, treat yourself to a few days in a chic private hamlet with a story behind it, amidst unspoiled French landscapes

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Havr Great Time in Croatia!

With an average of eight hours of sunshine per day and temperatures reaching the thirties, Croatia is the perfect summer break. Often described as ‘one of the ten most beautiful islands of the world’, Hvar in Croatia has fast become one of the newest and most desired short break holiday destinations. Transun’s Hidden Hvar breaks include a private boat cruise to an exclusive hideaway nestled amid lush botanical gardens on the small island of Palmizana where you can snorkel and windsurf on a secluded beach, a private tour of Hvar’s beautiful lavender fields and olive groves, a waterside feast in Milna, a vineyard adventure where you will have chance to taste some of Croatia’s award winning wines, and a charming dinner in the beautiful abandoned village of Mali Grabje.

Transun also offer luxury breaks to The Villa at Sviracina Bay, a 20-year-old private home uniquely located in a quiet bay in Hvar. The setting is delightful with the sea only footsteps away and lush woods surrounding the accommodation. The luxurious Villa can accommodate up to twelve people, it has six bedrooms with two spacious and modern bathrooms on the first floor. There are also outside-access staircases to the first-floor bedrooms and a magnificent balcony the length of the house overlooking the sea. While Hvar Town provides countless restaurants, there’s also the option of having your own private chef prepare meals for you at The Villa throughout

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The Villa at Sviracina Bay

that provided the setting for Manon des Sources.

This summer, Kaliyoga is inviting you to join for a very special yoga & hill walking retreat in Le Grand Banc, a tastefully restored hamlet nestled in the folds of lavender-scented hills of Provence, 90 min drive from Avignon. The famous, once-abandoned 400-acre property was rescued and renovated by an eccentric English inventor and philanthropist Jeremy Fry, a scion of the Fry chocolate dynasty and a close friend of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon in the 60’s. He intended Le Grand Banc to be a community where intellectuals could work away from distractions. Surrounded by farmland, lavender, fig orchard and featuring a fabulous cypress-studded pool, Le Grand Banc is totally secluded from the outside world and offers spectacular views over vast skies and bosomy hills. Movie lovers will recognise the surrounding countryside where scenes from ‘Jean de Florette’ and ‘Manon des Sources’ were shot.

Accommodation is spread throughout several houses, each being decorated in an individual, simple and eclectic style, with funky artwork and furniture predominately of the 50’s, 60’s


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Ti Sana has taken in consideration every need and has created three key Active Life Programmes: · Juicing Detox fasting programme; · Fresh Lifestyle raw food programme; · Energy Lifestyle programme offering a combination of raw and healthy cooked foods.

and 70’s era. Walk down its cobbled street, and you are walking in the footsteps of many famous artists and writers who made this magical place their retreat. Bohemian Francophiles, painters, writers, fashionistas Jasper Conran and Mario Testino, plus actor John Malkovich are among the celebrities who have fallen for the hamlet’s charms over the years.

Each weekly Kaliyoga retreat programme includes two yoga classes per day, four guided walks through the hills and gorges from where the finest French lavender is harvested and distilled; breakfast, lunch and supper in the Provençale style.

Ti Sana is a real haven where you can relax, heal and become harmonized. Resembling a pearl, the Spa includes a circuit of warm pools, saunas, aromatic showers plus fresh and salted hydrotherapies. Ti Sana uses only certified organic and biological cosmetic products, because harmony with nature is at the core of their philosophy. Ti Sana means ‘to take care of you’ which is the essence of this beautiful detox Retreat and Spa. For More information visit www.1711.it  

Every evening there will be a champagne cocktail served on the terrace and the inevitable disco round the pool on the last night. The retreat is available in 2013 from May 5 to July 6 only. Find out more and book www.kaliyoga.com

Detox in Luxury Italian Nobility! 1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat and Spa is 18th-century noble dwelling in the Lombardy region of Italy, restored and revived by the D’Angelo family into a stunning, award-winning Retreat and Spa for those who are serious about their wellbeing.  

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Offering a complete holistic approach to wellness, every programme at Ti Sana incorporates the balance of fresh air, the local environment, holistic therapies, gentle and therapeutical physical activity and nurturing nutrition to allow you to listen to your body’s natural signals.  With 22 beautiful suites, this luxury retreat offers a lot of privacy in a

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Staying On Trend With Your Home improvements We know that EN readers are a stylish bunch and, while you don’t slavishly follow the herd, you like to keep up with what’s on trend. With this in mind, we’ve done a little research on what the doyens of design are recommending we should do in order to update our interiors, and also sought out some practical solutions to design issues that you may be mulling over. What’s the buzz? Designers are huddling in corners whispering behind cupped hands about…

Grouped mirrors: the current vogue is to hang groups of small mirrors on one wall, to add light and interest. Very important tip: you must hang an odd number of mirrors, never an even number, for such is the design rule. We don’t know why.

Brass and copper: these are currently much beloved of designers, used on light fittings, candlesticks and lamps. Again, it’s all about adding shine and luxury; a touch of lacquer brings a glossy look to your room and gloss is good. Brighter colours: more saturated colour is being seen on the best-dressed walls, with bold, bright blocks enlivening our interiors. Stripes: definitely ‘in’, the bolder, the better.

Florals: also definitely ‘in’, but preferably 1950s retro botanical styles if you really want to display your design credentials. Use liberally on cushions and curtains. A touch of glass: no longer the preserve of Granny’s sherry set, cut glass is now cool and coming out of the cabinet to feature in decanters, candle votives and lamps. Display on tabletops for maximum shine. Marble: huge this season, and not just on tables; you can buy marble-effect wallpaper to decorate an alcove or feature wall and add some wow-factor to a room.

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Colour co-ordination Carole Brown, Director of Marketing and PR at Dunelm Mill, offers this advice on bringing your general décor up to date:

“Vintage pastels in pale pinks, lilacs and soft blues are a big trend this season. The look can be easily achieved at home by adding a range of accessories in soft complementary shades to update your style .” “For the perfect way to breathe some fresh air into your home for the warmer months, scatter floral cushions such as the Room in Bloom cushion in watercolour shades to brighten any neutral space. Combine subtle shades of pink and powdery blue vases and trinkets against a backdrop of muted tones to strike the right balance between floaty and feminine whilst maintaining an air of sophistication. The new Room in Bloom and New Naturals ranges from Dunelm Mill are perfect to achieve this. “Choose delicate tactile materials in soft shades of lavender, cantaloupe and honeydew to soften the look of any living space. A patterned bedspread, such as the Summer Paints Duvet set, is an inexpensive way to quickly add pastel tones to plain bedrooms.’ Clare Simms, Design Director at Websters Interior Design Associates, comments:

‘2013 is all about colour – particularly burnt ambers


Home Improvements with deep blues and pale grey with ochre – both colour combinations which we absolutely love. We’re finding that consumers are becoming increasingly colour savvy and seek distinctive styling; it’s therefore essential that the colour combinations we use are appealing, evocative and on-target.”

‘Pantone LLC, the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, announced that Emerald – a vivid, verdant shade of green which is the colour of growth, renewal and sophistication – is the Colour of the Year for 2013.” “Pattern is also making a serious comeback, from retro designs to oriental prints, massive florals to vintage prints with a twist, fabrics and wall coverings will be used to stimulate the senses. Folklore patterns, such as African, Mexican, culture and crafts are also coming into play this year.”

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“Natural materials in greys, stone and sand colours are reigniting the trend for casual living, using furnishings and fabrics such as linens. This reflects how homes have changed, with open plan living/dining areas continuing in popularity and the desire to make it a casual and comfortable living space.” Bedroom trends

Rachel Dilekci, design and planning expert at Sharps, has some advice on updating your bedroom. ‘Maximising storage and minimizing clutter in the bedroom is a trend that will continue into 2013 and when space is at a premium, it’s important to make the most of every millimeter available.’ Rachel recommends exploring custom-built fitted furniture systems and interior storage solutions to achieve a streamlined, clutter-free look.

Rachel adds, ‘With the “don’t move, improve” ethos still firmly set in the minds of UK homeowners for 2013, it’s time to let creativity take over from the “magnolia effect” and personalization in the home to flourish. So the trend for personalizing the home and originality will continue to grow. Feature wallpapers and vivid furniture finishes can help to make a stunning statement in the bedroom, but there are many other options available, whether it’s bold statement or a subtly stylish addition to a room. One exciting development is the YouCreate sliding doors from Sharps, which allows homeowners to get creative with their own photography, favourite images or patterns to fully customize the Highline range of sliding doors.’ This means you really can have a room with a view.” When it comes to wardrobe space, Rachel says ‘Whether they are Primark or Prada, all clothes deserve to be kept pristine and for any woman who has a passion for fashion, a walk-in wardrobe is the perfect option. The Sharps walk-in wardrobe can be fully customized to suit the homeowner’s lifestyle and clothing collection, no matter how extensive it is. A well-planned walk-in wardrobe not only adds precious storage space, it can

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It’s worth considering a furniture designer such as Sharps, who can provide advice on just what is possible. ‘There is potential to create an incredibly stylish home office with masses of storage and desk space,’ they say, adding ‘Sharps has developed a range of home office solutions designed to blend into the home so that one space can be used for both work and play without compromise on style or space. The home work space doesn’t have to be corporate or cluttered like an office and can be designed to complement the rest of the interior beautifully.’ The message is, be creative with your use of space and you’ll be surprised how much scope you have. Kitchens

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Given the amount of cookery programmes on TV, you could be forgiven for thinking that we all live in the kitchen whipping up batches of cupcakes. Whether you prick ’n’ ping your supper and dine on the sofa, or whether you’re a chopper of garlic and sniffer of basil, the chances are that your kitchen is important to you. While some of us are firmly wedded to the traditional style of kitchen, this room too has its fashion elements. What with coloured cabinets, faucet finishes, counter top choices, statement lighting and brightly-hued appliances, the kitchen presents a plethora of design choices. Sara Wells, Senior Designer of DOCA UK, says, “Contemporary kitchen design has two strong trends


Home Improvements presently: concealment of the functional elements, and secondly the use of “furniture” proportions and details to soften the impact on the space.” “Open plan living has completely changed how people use and view the kitchen area; it generally needs to be part of a larger integrated space, with the cabinetry blending in, and blurring the boundaries between the kitchen, living and dining areas. The cabinetry should be desirable and luxurious, and non-specific to the kitchen area with flush cabinetry and minimal handles. Appliances can be concealed with the use of pocket, bi-fold doors, whilst functional storage systems or additional preparation space is integrated to ensure every item of functionality remains out of sight, allowing the units to disappear into the overall design of the open plan space.” The bathroom

Three bathroom trends popular for 2013: baths incorporated into furniture for a barely there look adding colour to the bathroom flush to floor shower areas that give a ‘wet room’ look without the potential problems.  

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To achieve these looks, check out these designs from German manufacturer Bette. The BETTELUX bath is an innovative new enamelled steel bath with an extremely narrow rim width of only 8mm. It has a soft and fluid design that makes it look and feel extremely comfortable, with the bath gently flowing upwards to a fine line. It can be fitted with a bath panel with only a very small rim visible, so that the bath integrates into the furniture of the room or installed absolutely flush into a stone surface, as is popular in hotels, without the problem of a gap between the bath and the stone. Made of highly durable, enamelled steel and with a 30 year warranty, it is available in three sizes: 170 x 75 x 45cm, 180 x 80 x 45cm and 190 x 90 x 45cm and costs from £1,647. BETTE has launched its award winning, freestanding BETTESILHOUETTE baths in a new striking two-colour violet and white option – BETTEBICOLOUR. The baths have an exterior of on-trend violet and a white interior,

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with a perfect meeting of the two enamel colours at the rim. They are also available in a black and white BICOLOUR option or in a choice of over 1,000 single colour options.   The BETTE freestanding SILHOUETTE baths come in a number of shape options – all of which are in one piece with a smooth, joint-free finish for the ultimate in bathroom luxury. The baths feature the BETTEGLAZE® enamel surface which is extremely smooth, hygienic, easy to clean, durable and has a 30 year craftsman warranty.  The new new bi-colour violet and white baths cost from around £5,500 and are available from bathroom showrooms nationwide.   BetteFloor Side is a flush to floor shower area that is made from enamelled steel, so it’s permanently waterproof, easy to clean and won’t harbour dirt or bacteria, as tiled floor areas can. It has the outlet to the side for an even larger, uninterrupted standing area and comes in a choice of 12 sizes and over 1,000 colours. It is flat and angular, just like a large tile, so fits perfectly into the overall tiling pattern and costs from £732 for the 90 x 90cm size. So, now you’re up to speed on the latest home trends, you may feel inspired to make some changes; on the other hand, you might look around your house and think, Hey, why tamper with perfection? Sarah Vittachi                    


SHOWTIME Cinderella

The Princess & the Pea

Wyllyots Theatre Fri 17th May 7.00pm Tickets: £10, £8 child

Ballet company – Dutch National Ballet Choreographer – Christopher Wheeldon

This brandnew Cinderella ballet, choreographed by the internationally acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, was premiered to critical acclaim by the Dutch National Ballet in December 2012. Influenced by the Brothers Grimm story of Cinderella, Wheeldon has created an enchanting ballet set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score with stunning sets and costumes by British designer, Julian Crouch. The superb cast includes Anna Tsygankova and Matthew Golding, the perfect pairing for this original 21st century take on the classic fairy story ballet.

An Interactive Storytelling Adventure  for young audiences  aged 3-8 Years The Dugdale Centre Studio Theatre Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm A ‘peas’ your little ones this half term and bring them to the Dugdale centre for a Royal  Pyjama Party to remember!   This is not your usual bedtime story. In the dreamy ‘Land of Nod’ a witches curse has made everybody fall asleep but in the ‘Kingdom of WideAwake’ no one  can sleep a wink!  

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Wyllyots Theatre Milkshake! Live Tour Sat 8th June 1.00pm & 3.30pm Tickets: £12, £10 child, family of 4 £40

Channel 5 and Premier Stage Productions are proud to announce the brand new milkshake! live tour! The all singing, all dancing live stage show will be visiting theatres up and down the country, in a 12 month tour which started in July 2012.

Starring milkshake! favourites: Little Princess and Scruff, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Roary and Big Chris, Fifi and Bumble and B1 & B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas, this musical spectacular is sure to have children tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing at the top of their voices.

Joining this fantastic line up will be two milkshake! presenters, who will take us on a magical milkshake! adventure; bound to dazzle and delight! In the milkshake! live show your favourite milkshake! friends come out to play! But when the time comes to go home they find themselves stuck outside the TV. Come and join them and then make sure they get back to milkshake! in time for the morning show! The show features new songs, classic favourites and funky dance moves, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too!

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The Knit and Natter Club is held every Wednesday 10.30a. m. - 12.30 p.m. on behalf of the Over 50 Forum. There is as 50p optional donation towards a nominated charity. The gathering is held at the Dugdale Centre cafeand is open to knitters and crocheters and we would be only too willing to teach people how to learn the crafts and to read patterns etc.

Craft Fair 11th May St Luke’s Church (top of Browning Road) Enfield EN2 0HL 12 - 4pm. Free entry, children’s activities, fully wheelchair accessible, cafe. Find us on Facebook - ‘We Love Craft’

Shows with Tea and Cakes Monday May 27th – Schooldays Each show bristling with music, laughter, songs and facts 2.45 for 3.00 at St Clements Church Cheshunt Wash Turnford £3 on entry please ring to book

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The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase invites you to join members for a cup of Rosie whilst cruising along the River Lee Sunday 19 May boarding at 2.45pm The “Lady of Lee Valley” will depart from the Broxbourne Riverside Mooring promptly at 3.00pm for a Cream Tea Cruise returning at around 5.00pm £16.50 per person Tickets from 020 8360 9617 Proceeds in aid of The Rotary Jaipur Limb Project SightSavers

Charity Quiz Night The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Saturday 4th May 2013 7.30 for a prompt start at 8.00pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall 45 London Road, Enfield EN2 07925 143402 Licensed Bar Please bring your own food Proceeds in aid of The MS Society, Enfield Branch; Enfield Parents & Children; and other charities Community Choir North London Singers Fun loving, relaxed, NO AUDITIONS, EVERYONE IS WELCOME CHOIR Meets every Wednesday at Armfield Road Halls, Armfield Rd, (off Lancaster Rd) Enfield, EN2 at 8 pm (term time) Our aim is to get everyone singing and have some fun, singing is good for yu, so please give us a try even if you think you can’t sing! New term starts on Wednesday 17th April 2013 but you’re welcome to join in any Wednesday. First session Free. For more info. please contact Jackie on 0208 366 8070, Martyn on 0208 366 0657 Or visit www.fourhillsmusic.co.uk

High Barnet Ghost Walk. May 24th 7.30pm Meet at High Barnet tube station. 020 8440 6805 www.barnetwalks.talktalk. net

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 tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 orMark Mendes 020 8368 6670 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 outings & two “birding” holidays a year. Check our website; rspb.org. uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568

Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447

Enfield Over 50s Computer Clubmeets first Sunday of every month at St John’s Hall, Strayfield Road, off Theobalds Park Road, Enfield EN2 9JP from 10.30am to approx 3.00pm Our website is www. enfieldcomputerclub.com or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162


What’s On Enfield Video Makers meets first and third Tuesday of every month at 8pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield EN1 2BA Website: www. enfieldvideomakers.co.uk Contact us by email through the website or Eric at 0208 366 6162 Film making, talks about techniques, competitions.

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. George Anglis 07703219022 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 (on 01707 651461 Eleanor on 01707 650376 Charles on 0208 449 8448

Potters Bar Film Makers Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm Contact Penny 01707 656446 or John 01707 872210 www.pottersbarfilmmakers.com for amateur cinematographers. Programme includes editing, filming techniques, competition evenings, social functions

Grange Park (Evening) W. I. would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month at The Orchard Room Grange Park Methodist, Church Old Park Ridings, Grange Park N.21, when we have a speaker or a quiz and make bookings for social events such as theatre outings etc. If you are interested please phone Jan Barker on 0208 367 0988. Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively they can contact

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You know what’s making me sick? Health scares. Is there anything that’s not going to kill me? Normally, I’m the sort of person who likes to look on the bright side. Not any more. Turns out that optimism is bad for you – or at least, according to a study by American Psychological Association, pessimists live longer. (Actually I think pessimists have to live longer – just to prove their own dire predictions correct, whereas your average optimist is satisfied to believe that things will turn out pretty well, whether they’re alive to enjoy it or not.). Still, whether you see the upside or the downside, there are things we can all enjoy, like a good bacon sarnie. Except the BMC Medicine journal says you can’t. Not if you want to live to see the end of this article. And, I don’t want to alarm you, but are you reading this in a seated position?

Tsk, tsk. The University of Leicester would suggest you didn’t, as prolonged sitting doubles the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It may be risky because it makes our bodies think we are in energy storage mode. They continue to inform us that this makes our bodies resistant to insulin (which mops up glucose), increasing the level of glucose in the blood and reducing levels of good cholesterols while increasing levels of bad ones. All of these changes increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Deadly. But don’t go thinking exercise will save you. A US study shows that it may not. In fact, it could be positively bad for you. They found that 10 percent of the participants in their study got worse, based on one or more measures of heart disease, including blood pressure and levels of insulin and HDL cholesterol. Marathon running? Don’t get me started. It’s bad for you, according to American Cardiologists in the journal Heart.

So if sitting down and reading’s wrong and exercising is not the solution, what should you do. Well, don’t get bored; bad for you. Don’t be lonely either. It harms your immune system, says Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University College of Medicine. (I bet she’s a popular lass, with conversational gems like that.) Talking of talking, stop, now. Research at Duke University Medical Centre in the US, indicates that men who monopolise conversations, interrupt others

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and excessively compete for attention have a higher rate of early death than men who have a more relaxed approach to communicating. Which is probably a good thing, really. No-one likes people like that. There’s more, unfortunately. Much more. But I’d like to identify one modern malaise that no-one has yet mentioned. It’s a serious problem – well for me, anyway.

I suffer from a particular virulent form of violent Ferguswalshitis. Yes, I’m afflicted by an as yet undiagnosed allergy to Fergus Walsh, the BBC’s health correspondent. According to the corporation’s website he’s spent 20 years reporting on topics such as stem cells, obesity, HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, polio and swine flu. And he’s had his genes sequenced, his heart, brain and other body parts scanned, as well as being vaccinated against bird flu for his reports. Lucky old Fergus.

To my mind, he’s spent two decades slithering on to my television screen (very bad for you – according to the Telegraph, every hour you spend watching TV shortens your life by 22 minutes) with an evil, thin-lipped grin, taking a wholly unhealthy pleasure in unleashing new ways he’s found for me to shuffle off this mortal coil.

But doesn’t he remind you of the wimpy kid in your year at junior school? The one who didn’t do games due to a defective appendix, had an allergy to long trousers and suffered a sensitive disposition to shouting, singing, and letter ‘s’ sibilance. Well, he does me anyway. So, my friends, you’ve made it through this page alive. I wish I could leave you all with a suggestion of something suitable to reward yourselves with. But, as you know, it would turn out to be fatal. And I just wouldn’t want to be responsible for that.

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