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Your FREE local magazine for the EN area Issue 49 • October 2012

Local Ghosts Home Care Provision Heros and Villains of Pantomime

Local News & What’s On

Living • Leisure • Lifestyle


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Contents Page 3 - 11 Local News and Events

Douglas Lee Publisher, EN Magazine

Page 12 - 13 Legal Page Page 14 Test Drive - Car Servicing on you doorstep! Page 15 - 16 Spooky Tales - Halloween and Local Ghosts Page 17 - 18 Special Report - Care Provision in Your Home Page 19 - 21 Pantomime - Local Shows Page 22 - 23 Things To Do Local Business Services and Classified Advertising

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Our Sportin’ Art Join Enfield Museum Service this half term to explore the beauty and fun of sport through art. From the Ancient Greeks to the Modern Paralympics art has been used to portray the determination, skills and success that are so valuable in sport. Inspired by the sporting achievements of many local people in the current exhibition Our Sporting Life, a free exhibition that runs from the 22 June 2012 – 24 February 2013, Enfield Museum Service invites you to come and see how to put sport in art. During these interactive sessions you will be able to marvel at the art work produced through the centuries to celebrate,

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Don’t burn, compost this autumn Instead of throwing extra garden waste on the bonfire this autumn Hertsmere residents are being encouraged to go green with a cut-price compost bin. Hertsmere Borough Council has teamed up with online recycling supplier getcomposting.com to offer residents in the borough up to 60% off the price of a new compost bin. Get a 220 litre compost bin for £16 (R.R.P. £39) or a 330 litre compost bin for £19 (R.R.P. £49) plus £5.49 delivery. And if you buy one compost bin, you can get the second one half price for £8 or £9.50. A range of composting accessories are also available at special offer prices. Compost bins can quickly and easily recycle waste into a rich,

Festive fun in the Garden! Christmas comes to Palace Gardens with a day of festive family fun on Saturday 17 November from 12 noon5.00pm. From mid day, Santa and his selection of his favourite friends invite kids to join Santa’s Enfield Elf service and ‘Come as Yourself and Leave as an Elf!’ The young recruits will make hats and badges, have their faces painted with rosie cheeks and decorate their shoes with bells before becoming official Santa’s Little Helpers!



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nutritious compost ideal for the garden. Gemma Paris, the council’s recycling officer had this top tip for gardeners looking to create their own compost. “It’s important to have a good mixture of materials if you want to make a good quality compost. “Try to aim for a 50/50 mix of ‘greens’ eg vegetable peelings, old flowers, grass cuttings, spent bedding plants and ‘browns’ eg garden prunings, coffee grounds, tissues and paper napkins, cardboard, vacuum cleaner dust.” The compost bins are made of 100% black recycled plastic. To order your compost bin or find out more call 0844 571 4444 or go to www. getcomposting.com. On hand to make merry, will be madcap clowns Professor Crump and Mad Dominic and festive music with local musicians - the SOUP Ukulele Band. But Christmas would not be Christmas without Father Christmas and there will be special Santa’s Showtime performances with Elf Character - Pip and Pop at 1.00pm and 3.00pm  before the Centre’s festive illuminations are switched on at 5.00pm.  There will be gifts for the newly fledged elves and a festive free draw and 500 goodie bags as an early gift from Palace Gardens.


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Local Girl Group Hoping to Sing Their Way to Success Have you been caught up with the much hyped and publicised singing competition that has taking over the TV on a Saturday night? This show has already launched the career of one Enfield resident, Andy Abraham, but now another competition is hoping to launch a new 3 piece girl group onto the music scene.

Ellamore have made it through to the Regional Finals and will be performing at the live stages of Open Mic UK 2012. Open Mic UK 2012, is the exciting national talent competition that searches for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who

perform either covers and original material. Ellamore are now in the running to compete for a place in the National Final within The O2 in London. Thousands of hopefuls entered nationwide and hundreds of auditionees queued patiently on the day for their turn to impress the judges. Those who made it through the audition stage will now take part in a live Regional head to head battle, alongside the best talent in their area. They’ll be performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a professional judging panel, to win a place at the National Grand Final. For Ellamore this means

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EN Magazine caught up with Sophie Theodoulou to find out more about Ellamore.

Chris Grayston, Events Coordinator for Open Mic UK comments “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist. There is so much talent out there I’m sure we can find that star again!”

“Ellamore is made up of Penny Phillips, Fay Grant and myself. We have been singing together as Ellamore since Fay joined us 18 months ago. Before that, Penny and myself had been performing in other groups but wanted to go in our own direction, and set out together. As a group we have been performing at local events, including charity events and small gigs to give us exposure and experience. We really hope that the Open Mic competition will help us to further our career as a group, and maybe get signed to a label.” “As well as performing covers of other artists work, we have also built up a selection of our own material. For us as a group, we want to bring forward a sound that has been described as vintage chic, in that we want people to hear and enjoy the harmonies of our voices performing together. We have worked hard to make sure that it is our voices that people can hear and we really enjoy performing live and the

The competition is divided into age categories; 16 and under, 17-22 and 23 and over; all types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK. The acts are all aiming to make it to that prestigious Final at The O2, where the spotlight will be on all the acts with a chance to be signed.  For more information go to the website www.openmic. uk or better still go down and support your local talent performing! To hear Ellamore sing, just look them up on YouTube. Hopefully this will be the first of many interviews EN Magazine, is able to do with Ellamore as they take the first steps to a recording contract.

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Apple Day at Forty Hall Farm Apple Day is a national celebration held every year to celebrate local apples and orchards. Capel Manor College’s Farm at Forty Hall is holding an ‘Apple Day’ on Sunday 21 October, 10am - 4pm, at Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. It is hoped this will be the first of many Apple Day celebrations for the Farm. There will be a variety of apple-themed activities; apple bobbing, apple tasting, a longest peel competition, as well as stalls serving delicious local food and drink, and selling arts and crafts. There will also be Morris dancers, sheep shearing, a chance to try your hand at wool spinning and much more.   If anyone has apples in their garden and doesn’t know what variety they are, bring them along and we will try to identify them.

project, which this year celebrates its first anniversary. Visitors to the Farm will be able to learn more about both projects and how they can help through volunteering and will also get to try their hand at pressing apple juice. There will be a stall selling lots of old and unusual varieties of apples. Forty Hall Farm also serves as an educational resource for students at Capel Manor College across a range of part and full-time courses, particularly in Animal Care, Arboriculture and Countryside Management. In addition, it

supports a range of volunteer and community activities, as well as events and educational visits. The Farm will also be opening the newly built stockyard, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and feed the farm animals, including our new pygmy goats and our newly born piglets. And as if this wasn’t enough, they will be ending the day with the burning of a spectacular fire sculpture, created by local artist Joe Robinson and depicting the legend of the Golden Apple.

For further information visit www.capelmanor gardens.co.uk/events

The farm is home to London’s only organic commercial vineyard, the Forty Hall Farm Community Vineyard, as well as a new community orchard

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Local Community Get Behind Chickenshed The local people and business have been doing their bit to help raise funds for local charity theatre Chickenshed. The Chickenshed Theatre, aims to bring people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities together to create ground-breaking and exciting new theatre. On Sunday 7th of October, over 200 people took part in 10k and 3k runs and walks. It is hoped that these people will have raised over £9,000 for the charity. The event was also sponsored by the Gold Table Business Networking Group, who as well as entering a few runners in the 10k race, other members, all from the local business community, gave up their Sunday morning to help marshal the event. “Sponsoring the event and working with the Chickenshed as marshals, is our way as local business people to give something back to

the community in which we work.” said Jason Coombs of Autosure, Gold Tables current chairman. Also helping to raise awareness and funds for the Chiceknshed is Vic Smiths Beds, who is organizing a charity bed push. Members of the public, local community groups and businesses are invited to enter teams to take part to see who can push abed over a set distance the fastest. Teams will be asked to raise a minimum of £50, plus team sponsorship to enter into the bed push. There will be prizes for the fastest teams in various categories and local companies are being asked if they are able to donate prizes for the winners. For corporate teams entering the bed push, the winning company will receive a free quarter page advertisement in EN Magazine worth £345. More information on the bed push or to enter a team is available from Vic Smith Beds.

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All Aboard ! have your say on bus routes Enfield Council is in the process of carrying out a review into the provision of bus services and routes throughout the borough. Councillor Derek Levy, Chairman - Public Transport Consultative Group has sent a sent a letter to EN Magazine asking our readers to take part and voice their views for public bus services. The emergence of new schools in the Borough, the enlargement of others, redefined access to hospital and health care services, the need for enhanced access to the industrial zones, road traffic congestion hot spots, and shifting patterns of populations are among the many factors that have led the Council to embark upon a comprehensive strategic review of bus service provision right across the Borough. We are already aware of a number residential areas where accessibility to local bus services is far from ideal; and looking much further down the line, the development of Meridian Water and other major regeneration projects, we believe that now is the right time to embark on this major piece of work to consider proposals for what may well develop into a major borough-wide re-configuration of bus services to better meet the demands and requirements of all sections of our communities. Right now, residents and businesses have their opportunity to contribute to the first stage of this review. All Ward Councillors have been informed of the scope of this review and its timescales; and you can make your thoughts known by getting in touch directly with them in the coming weeks. Alternatively, you might want to attend the next meeting of the Enfield Transport Users Group, to

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MAKE IT SAFE... Window blind cords and chains pose a risk for young children who could injure or strangle themselves on hanging looped cords….

Have you ever considered the danger that a simple blind cord could cause? Young children in the home, at school or nursery and those visiting other public premises as well as vulnerable adults at home and in establishments could be at risk. Sadly, there have been too many deaths and near deaths related to this issue however you can make a difference to safety in your home or premises. Local company Drapemasters are helping to tackle this problem and help eliminate

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these risks by supplying all their new blinds with child safety devices. They are also are happy to give advice & FREE safety clips for your. Checks that you can make in your move to make them safe include: •EXAMINE every blind in your home. Do you have a looped control cord or chain which is not fitted with a safety device? If the answer is YES or you are unsure then contact Drapemasters for advice. Safety devices can be easily fitted either by you or us if you have any difficulties. •ENSURE all blind cords are out of your child’s reach. •MOVE cots and furniture away from window coverings. •NEVER leave a young child unattended in a room with these hazards. For further information on the Make It Safe Campaign contact Drapemasters on 020 8360 3082

£22 million school expansion programme Enfield Council is consulting residents on a multi-million pound school expansion programme launched in response to the borough’s rapidly increasing primary age population.

“This £22 million project will provide hundreds of extra primary school places in the areas they are most needed and improve our educational facilities ahead of the 2013 school year.”

Enfield Council expects the plan to provide an extra 2,100 primary school places in 11 schools over the next six years with the vast majority of the building work expected to be completed by September next year (2013). The consultation will finish on October 31.

“We want parents and our partners to tell us what they think of the proposals so Enfield Council can be sure we get this project right and provide enough school places for Enfield’s pupils for years to come.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “We are running out of primary school places and we have a duty to provide our pupils with a high quality education in safe, secure and good facilities.

Enfield Council has been working with schools for a number of weeks to identify the schools most suitable for expansion and ensure that the extra provision is placed in the areas with the greatest shortage of places.

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Know Your Rights Don’t Get Caught Out Buying Gifts This Christmas As we are now fast confirm the merchant actually approaching Christmas and our Summer holidays are a distant memory, no doubt you are now considering the expensive task of buying Christmas presents. As a consumer the law does not expect you to negotiate with shops in relation to certain Terms & Conditions of sale. For once the law assists you without you having to go to the trouble of negotiating a contract with the merchant.   You would not expect to go into Halfords to purchase a bicycle and start negotiating the terms of the purchase with the Sales Assistant. Normally when you go into a store the only item for negotiation is the price – and more often than not even that is not negotiable. Taking the example of the bicycle, the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) implies certain Terms & Conditions upon the merchant. The terms are numerous however the most important terms are as follows:  1. The merchant has Title to sell the goods to you (to

owns or is entitled to sell the goods to you). 2. The goods will be of satisfactory quality (previously known as merchantable quality).   3. The goods will be fit for the purpose for which you purchased them.   4. The goods correspond with the description provided for them.   If the goods you purchase from the merchant do not work, then the merchant is in breach of contract as the goods are not of satisfactory quality. Your part of the contract was to pay the purchase price, the merchant’s part of the contract is to supply you with goods which are of satisfactory quality which you can use. If the merchant is in breach of contract then your remedy is damages, namely to put you back into the position you were in but for the breach of contract. Usually this will be a full refund of the purchase price. Alternatively, you may be willing to accept the repair

Using a credit card could give you extra protection of the goods however you are not obliged to if the fault was apparent at the time of purchase. Still using the bicycle example, if you open the box and one of the wheels falls off then I would recommend you take the bicycle back to the shop and ask for either a replacement or a refund. If when you open the box both wheels are intact and subsequently the wheel falls off after two or three weeks then you are more likely to have a repair carried out on the bicycle.   Some presents may not be a physical item such as a bicycle, but may instead be services, for example a dance lesson. Again, the law protects people in this instance however it is usually more difficult to prove that a merchant has breached a contract which relates to services. It is an implied condition that those providing services to a consumer must do so with reasonable care

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and skill. Using the dance lesson example, if the person providing the dance lesson has two left feet and is unable to teach the pupil how to dance then that would be a breach of contract. It is implied that the dance teacher can actually dance, and is able to teach a pupil to dance. The fact that the dance teacher is being paid for their services would be sufficient evidence to show that they are acting in the course of a business. More and more of us are buying goods and services online. As it is not possible to inspect the goods online, apart from a flattering picture of the goods, you are entitled to send the goods back if they do not correspond with the picture, or the features which are advertised with those goods. The Distance Selling Regulations 2000 apply to such online contracts. This provides the consumer with a cooling off period of 7 days from receipt of the goods. You must write to the merchant to advise them that you wish

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Legal Page to return the goods-email is usually acceptable (particularly as it would be an online service), and hidden in the terms and conditions of the website will be the address you need to send the goods to. Normally this will not be at your expense. It also applies when you simply change your mind about the goods. If you buy goods in a shop you are not legally entitled to return them if you change your mind, but all reputable retailers have a goodwill policy which allows you to do so. If you are paying for Christmas presents which are worth more than £100 in value then please use a credit card if at all possible. Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 provides you with an extra line of attack against poor goods and services provided by a merchant. The credit card company will be jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract by a merchant. This is particularly useful when the merchant goes out of business or attempts to fob you off by ignoring your complaints. The credit card company will normally tell you to contact the merchant to deal with the complaint however that is wrong. You can choose whether to complain to the merchant or the credit card company – the choice is yours. The line of least resistance is always the credit card company, who will normally have their own remedy against the merchant in any event. My experience of credit card companies is that they too attempt to deflect the problem back onto the merchant initially however do not take no for an answer. As the credit card company are jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract it is often a great deal easier to extract a remedy from the credit card company by reminding them of their obligations under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.   It is a criminal offence for merchants to deny a consumer their statutory rights in relation some of the above implied terms (which are often referred to as your statutory rights). Some smaller shops have signs stating “we do not

offer refunds”. Having such signs in their shop is a criminal offence and shopkeepers may be prosecuted by Trading Standards if they do not readily agree to remove such signs. Most merchants are reasonable and will readily assist you in the event that the goods sold by them are not of their usual standard. In the unlikely event that you come across a less than helpful merchant, I do hope the above will be of assistance to you.   Michael Devane Partner in Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP Do you have a legal issue that you would like us to look into? Then write to EN Magazine at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk or EN Magazine, 63 High Street. Potters Bar Herts EN6 5AS

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Car Service and MOT On Your Doorstep

The star of autumn always works as a reminder for me that it’s the time of year to get my car serviced and MOT’d. I bet like many of the readers of this magazine that this means choosing between; giving up a Saturday to sit at a garage or be with out a car; getting up early to drop your car off somewhere and relying on public transport to get to work or a day of work. Or perhaps your one of the lucky ones who is able to get a loan car from a garage for the day, why are they always already booked out when it’s my turn! This year on the advice of a friend I decided to try another service, rather than run around getting my car to a garage I would let them come to me.

I got in touch with RJS Automotive, a local company based in Enfield. The mechanic I spoke to Rob (who is also the owner) told me that he does a lot of work for people that work in offices and schools, in fact anyone who leaves there car parked for most of the day

at work or home. Rob was also keen to stress that he is fully insured to carry out the work with Public Liability, Indemnity and drivers insurance.

Speaking to Rob he told me that he is trained to NVQ level 3 and has worked on the fleets of BT vans and for the AA before setting up on his own. The full service that he carries out includes a 75point safety check including oil, spark plugs and all filter changes. He stressed that all the parts that he uses are original or approved equipment so as to comply with any car warranties. The cost of the full service is from £75 depending on the size of the cars engine plus parts. Rob also offered me a basic service that starts from £50 plus parts. I decided to go for the full service and as agreed Rob turned up at my home a couple of days later. RJS’s van is fitted out with all the equipment that they need to carry out a service at your chosen location; from suction

pumps to remove the oil, rather than emptying the oil from below and risking leaks on to the road, car park or your drive, generators for his power tools and if necessary lighting, and even a canopy in case of wet conditions. The van is also registered and insured to carry away waste and hazardous material. This allows RJS to take away old oil and filters etc and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. A couple of hours after arriving and allowing me to got on with work at my home office Rob knocked on my door to say it was all done, where was the inconvenience and hassle of previous car services? But what about the MOT? The next day Rob’s colleague turned up at my place of work to collect my car. Two hours later he returned with my cars

passed MOT certificate. A total of 10 minutes of my time, rather than a morning taken off work last year, and the cost of this just £20 and the MOT fee. All in all I was highly impressed with the professional and efficient way both my cars service and MOT were carried out by RJS Automotive. However the main reason that I will be recommending them to my family and friends is the convince and hassle free service that they offer. RJS Automotive are also offering a Winter check which includes checks on anti freeze, screen wash, battery, spark plugs and tyres for just £30. For more information contact Rob at RJS Automotive on 07703 185 836. By Alan Harvey

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Spooky Tales

Halloween and Local Ghostly Sightings As the nights draw in, temperatures drop and those heady summer days (did we get any?) and balmy evenings become a distant memory, what on earth is there to look forward to?

to tell each other’s fortunes. After the celebration, they relit their hearth fires, which had been extinguished earlier in the evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during winter.

Americans, as with many things, celebrate this tradition with abandon but the idea was originally taken from the Irish/English immigrants that flooded to their shores in the second half of the 19th Century. Americans began to dress up in costumes and go from house to house asking for food or money like those who had fled from the potato famine in Ireland and this eventually became trick or treating; Young women believed they could divine the name or appearance of their future husbands with certain tricks too.

Some traditional superstitions include:

In the late 1800’s Halloween became more of a holiday and more about the community, rather than ghosts, witchcraft or pranks. Halloween’s origins actually date back to the ancient Celtic festival – Samhain. The Celts celebrated their New Year on November 1st. They believed that on the night before the New Year the boundary between the worlds of living and dead became blurred. They thought ghosts returned to earth, caused trouble and damaged crops but they also supposed that the presence of spirits made it easier for Druids or Celtic priests to make predictions about the future. To commemorate the event, huge sacred bonfires were built where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to deities. During this ceremony Celts wore costumes consisting of animal heads and skins and attempted

Bobbing for Apples - Each member of the party is given an apple, from which a small piece has been cut, and into which a fortune written on a slip of paper has been inserted. The apples are thrown into a large tub of water and the company invited to duck their heads and retrieve an apple with their mouths. Upon doing so, they draw out the slip of paper and read their fortune.

he died it was alleged that God would not have such a trickster in heaven and the Devil himself was so infuriated by this swindler that he too refused to let him into Hell and sent him off to wander the void for eternity, with only a candle in a carved out lantern (purportedly a turnip) to light his way and keep the ghosts and ghouls at bay. The Irish, from whence this story originated, used turnips and potatoes in their celebrations to represent this but it was the Americans who realised it was a lot easier to carve a pumpkin out and so it all began. Writing about dark nights and spirits potentially making an appearance, prompted EN Magazine to investigate where ghosts and sprits have been seen in the local area.

Barnet Road. Enfield. The Murder Victim Who Can Never Rest.

The sun had sunk beneath the horizon and the autumn night was closing in as Mr. Ward and his uncle travelled home along the Enfield to Barnet Road.

All was quiet and still, the only sound being the clatter of the horses’ hooves and the low rumbling of the carriage wheels. As the night shadows deepened, a feeling of sudden terror, followed by an intense feeling of hopeless melancholy suddenly descended upon both men. Moments later the horses shied in alarm and, without warning, bolted. The carriage was dragged at breakneck speed as Mr. Ward struggled to control the terrified animals. Then the moon suddenly burst from behind a bank of cloud and as its yellow light illuminated the scene, both men saw the cause of the horses’ alarm. Walking on the grass verge alongside them, keeping up easily with the animals’ speed, was a tall man with a deathly pale face. A deep, gaping wound ran along one side of his throat and glimmered in the moonlight. On they galloped until, as they rounded a bend, the hideous spectre fell behind and stopped by a certain gate. The horses became calmer, their

If you go to a crossroads at Halloween and listen to the wind, you will learn all the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months. If a girl puts a sprig of rosemary herb and a silver sixpence under her pillow on Halloween night, she will see her future husband. In North America, it’s bad luck if a black cat crosses your path and good luck if a white cat crosses your path. In Britain and Ireland, it’s the opposite. If you see a spider on Halloween, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you Of course we should mention the humble pumpkin in all this. Legend tells of a man called Jack who managed to trick the Dvil in a most reprehensible but successful manner three times to avoid losing his soul. He was apparently very pleased with himself but when

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Spooky Tales speed slackened, and, when the two men looked back, they saw the figure standing by the gate staring after them. But, as they watched, it began to fade and, moments later had vanished. The next day Mr. Ward was telling a friend about their experience, and was astonished to learn that in 1832, a Mr. Danby had been murdered alongside that particular gate and that many people had encountered his ghost in the lane where the crime occurred.

Bell Lane. Enfield. The Enfield Flyer.

On a cold and crisp December

evening in 1961, young Robert Bird was cycling along Bell Lane on his way to a Boys’ Brigade meeting, when he sighted a pair of lights speeding towards him from the opposite direction. As they got closer they suddenly swerved across the road and headed straight at him. Convinced that an out of control vehicle was about to run him over, Robert attempted to get out of its path. But it was too late and he braced himself for the inevitable impact. As is often the case in times of crisis, the whole scene suddenly went into slow motion and he was able to take in that the vehicle was in fact a black coach, being pulled by four

horses that were being spurred on by two shadowy figures. Strangest of all though was the fact that the carriage was actually travelling four or five feet off the ground. However, just as the coach was about to hit, it passed straight through him and vanished. What Robert witnessed was the so-called “Phantom Coach of Enfield”, a ghostly conveyance that races along Bell Lane, its wheels above the ground, although their noise and that of the horses’ hooves are clearly audible. Tradition holds that its origins lie in the 18th century, when the countryside hereabouts was marshland, and the rutted road a good

deal higher than it is today. It was quite common for the speeding coaches to veer from the highway and plunge into the swamp, often with tragic results. Is it possible that the spectral coach, which has been seen by many witnesses, is a vestige of one such long ago tragedy that has somehow left an imprint on the surrounding’s, and which is occasionally re-enacted before startled spectators?

The Rose and Crown. Clay Hill. Enfield. Turpin Keeps On Riding.

The ghost of Dick Turpin must be one of the busiest in England! For that matter, with the number of pubs that claim his living self as a regular, it’s a miracle he was ever able to remain upright in the saddle. Turpin’s grandfather, Mr. Mott, once kept the Rose and Crown and local tradition maintains that the highwayman would often hide at the pub to evade capture. His ghost is said to haunt not only the pub, but also the road outside, where astride a jet black mount he gallops hell for leather through the night, no doubt en route to one of the many other pubs he must haunt before daybreak!

Enfield Chase. The Witch of The Chase.

Thinking About Adoption? Wednesday 7 November 2012 6.30pm – 8.30pm (panel discussion starts at 7pm) If you would like to hear all about adoption from the true experts, adoptive parents, adopted people and a BAAF representative, come along to our event at:

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The 17th Century was a harsh and cruel time for those who lived around the desolate Enfield Chase. Plague was a frequent visitor. Livestock would die suddenly, crops would fail and seemingly robust children would perish under the onslaught of mysterious ailments. But no matter what the cause of the tragedy, the locals were always convinced that witchcraft must have been responsible and would attempt to flush out and punish a scapegoat. In 1622 a supposed witch who lived in an isolated hovel on the stretch of Chase that is crossed by Hadley Road, was executed for witchcraft. Her spirit, however, has remained earthbound, for many is the person who has encountered the figure of a stooped and gnarled old hag, hobbling painfully along Hadley Road in the closing light of day.


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Many people who have difficulty coping with everyday activities due to disability, frailty, illness or injury used to have no option but to go into hospital or a care home. However, with the changes in support available in the community, most people are now able to stay in their own homes and maintain a degree of independence and control over their life.

However the need for care is not just for long term. Perhaps you have had an accident and broken an arm or leg, or have had hospital treatment and just need some extra help around the home in the short. Care provision from a professional organisation could be the solution.

and long-term illnesses. They can also provide short-term help to people coming out of hospital, recovering from illness or injury, or after an operation.

to care. If you feel you need care, you are entitled to an assessment by the local authority. They will assess your needs, and can then either organize care for you directly (using one of their contracted providers) or give you a ‘personal budget’, whereby they can receive funds know as a ‘direct payment’ to organize and pay for you own care. You

Personalisation and choice Under the new system known as ‘personalisation’, local authorities aim to provide a person-centred approach

Many companies provide a flexible service that enables you to determine exactly what kind of support you need. It could include help getting up and dressed in the morning and getting ready for bed at night; help getting out to the shops or to visit a friend; help with housework and cooking; or purely companionship – someone to talk to over a cup of tea.

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Special Report is possible to get high-quality care that will make a huge difference to you, or your loved one’s, quality of life. Whilst choice is a good thing, sourcing care can be a daunting task. There are many private care companies to choose from, and it’s important to get the care that is right for you. Top ten questions to ask I spoke to Anna Wilson, Managing Director of Caremark (Enfield), who has the following advice: · Phone round several care companies to get an idea not just of their prices but of their general approach. · Is the person on the phone friendly and approachable? Are they happy to answer questions without being pushy? Do they offer a free, no-obligation assessment? · Do they offer an ‘introductory visit’ to allow you to meet the carer before they start work? Letting someone

into your home can be daunting, and you need to feel comfortable with them. · Will the same carer, or a small team of carers, visit you each day? Having different carers turn up all the time can be disruptive and unsettling. · Will the carer be someone you can have a chat with? Does the company ensure that staff have good communication skills and can understand you? · Can they guarantee that the carers will always turn up on time? Small delays can’t always be avoided, but you shouldn’t be left waiting hours for your carer to turn up. · What kind of supervision is provided? Will you be able to contact someone 24/7 if problems arise? · Are all the carers carefully vetted and trained? Make sure the company has carried out a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check on all carers, taken up references and

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provided adequate training. · Is the company registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)? Check the CQC website for inspection reports. (Some newer providers may not yet have been inspected, but will still provide a high-quality service.) · Are they a member of the UK Home Care Association (UKHCA), an industry body that promotes high standards in care? Anna set up Caremark (Enfield) with her partner, Joe Daly, after her own experiences of sourcing care for her mother with terminal cancer. Along with other Enfield-based providers who I spoke to, Home Care Preferred and Home Instead, Anna and Joe come across as really passionate about what they do. It’s reassuring to know that there are companies out there committed to providing highquality care with a personal touch - the sort of care Anna wishes her mother could have had. Paying for care of course, care comes at a price.

With increasing austerity cuts and limited NHS and Social Services budgets, unfortunately many people find themselves having to pay significant sums for care for themselves or a relative. However, there are now many solicitors and financial advisers who are experts in funding care. They can help you establish what you are entitled to and determine how best to fund the care you need. It’s worth bearing in mind that whilst your care must be affordable, your decision should not be based on cost alone. Paying a little extra could make a huge difference to the care you receive and to your quality of life. Care Quality Commission (CQC) 03000 616161 www. cqc.org.uk United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) 020 8661 8188 www.ukhca.co.uk


What a difference a Dame makes… … and a Principal Boy, a beautiful girl and an evil count/Demon King/general all-round bad guy requiring much shouting aloud of ‘Look behind you!’ Yes, it’s that time of year again: the festive season is on its way, which means that there’s bound to be a pantomime somewhere near you. Millfield theatre is this year presenting Mother Goose, ‘a marvellous and magical tale of the goose that lays golden eggs’, following in the footsteps of a long and noble tradition, whilst injecting some contemporary touches. The thing about pantomime is, you couldn’t make it up. Imagine you’re trying to explain the concept to a visiting Martian diplomat whilst nibbling gold foilwrapped chocolates at the Ambassador’s residence. ‘First off, there’s the hero, called the Principal Boy. He’s played by a woman, usually wearing very tight-fitting clothes to emphasise that he is, in fact, a she.’ The Martian diplomat says nothing at this point, merely raising his eyebrows. (For the purposes of this exercise, we are assuming that Martians have eyebrows.) ‘And there’ll be a fairy. Not that we believe in fairies as such, but we do teach our children to believe in them. That’s very important.’ The Martian looks a little puzzled, but is gamely trying to keep up. ‘And then there’s the Dame. She’s an older lady, and she’s always played by a man dressed up in drag and lots of

make-up. Oh, no, don’t worry,’ you say, sensing a certain nervousness in the Martian’s attitude, ‘everyone knows it’s really a man. We just pretend to believe it’s a woman. It’s funny, you see?’ At this point the Martian smiles, nods, and says he just has to pop out for a moment. In the corridor, he speed-dials Martian HQ and whispers hoarsely into the mouthpiece, ‘Cancel the plans to invade Earth! These people are way too weird to mess with.’ Here’s a quick crib-sheet on pantomime: The word derives from the Greek ‘Pan’ meaning ‘all’ and ‘mimos’ meaning ‘imitation’. It’s seen as typically British, with roots in the mummers’ plays performed by all-male casts in the great halls of manor houses, but also borrows from the traditional Italian Commedia Dell’ Arte characters.

before the show. EN asked Mark if he had any tips for aspiring dames: what are the essential qualities? ‘You need to be a larger-than-life character. It’s a very physical role, and you have to bring to it something extra for the adults as well as the children, as well as maintaining a sense of realism. The Dame in pantomime is usually a widow who’s trying to look after someone – you have to

retain some of those motherly qualities.’ Mother Goose is perhaps a little different from other stock characters in that she undergoes a learning

There are four classic storylines: Cinderella; Aladdin/Ali Baba or other Arabian Night’s tale; Dick Whittington; and Jack and the Beanstalk. Other stories come from well-know fairy tales. Which brings us to Millfield’s Mother Goose, the title role of which is played by Mark Slowey of Winchmore Hill. Mark started out working at Butlins on the entertainment side, and has since played a variety of roles including Widow Twankey, Sarah the Cook and Dame Trott. He’s also spent some time as an Ugly Sister. (‘I was ugly for quite a while,’ he remarks with a smile.) It takes around 30-40 minutes to don the full Mother Goose regalia, which Mark uses as ‘chill-out time’

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curve, coming to understand that being beautiful isn’t everything. To get to grips with the plot, we asked Charlie Macrowan of Millfield Theatre to bring us up to speed. The

story of Mother Goose

Once upon a time, in the village of Puddle-on-theMarsh, a woman called Mother Goose lived on a farm with her son Billy and daughter Jill. They were very poor and had sold all their animals except their favourite, Priscilla the goose. The family owed so much rent to the Squire that finally he gave them one last chance to pay, or he would evict them. Luckily, Fairy Good-Enough was on hand to help them and with a wave of her magic wand, Priscilla the goose began to lay golden eggs, so that at last Mother Goose could pay her rent and live happily ever after.  But sadly, this isn’t quite the end of our story; the news of the magical goose soon reached the ears of the

greedy Demon King who was desperate to get hold of Priscilla.  Knowing that Mother Goose had a secret desire to be beautiful, he told her about a magical pool of transformation that could make this dream come true.  However, the Demon King told Mother Goose that he would only tell her where the pool was in exchange for Priscilla and sadly she agreed to the swap.  As promised, when Mother Goose entered the pool of transformation she became very beautiful, but when she returned home Billy and Jill hardly recognised her.  They were shocked to hear she had given Priscilla away because of her own vanity and soon Mother Goose became very unpopular and the villagers did not want to be friends with someone so vain.  This made Mother Goose very unhappy, and she missed Priscilla enormously, and soon realized that she had made a very big mistake. But will Fairy Good-Enough come to the rescue this time? 

The Scouts More than just learning knots! ?

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Will they ever get Priscilla from the clutches of the Demon King? Will Mother Goose be able to win her friends back? Join us at Millfield to find out!    Cast List Mark Slowey: Mother Goose Alex Scott-Fairley: The Demon King Paula Kay: Fairy Goodenough Daniel Slade: Silly Billy Stephen De Martin: Squire Long-Bottom booking Information  Mother Goose Millfield Theatre 29th November 2012 – 5th January 2013 www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk Box Office: 020 8807 6680   Tickets: £12-£17.50 (schools £9.50) Online: £11-£16.50  

Tales from the

? this could be you in the next event we run. Arabian Nights 6th Enfield Scouts want to say a big thank you to everyone has a story. We Vic Smith Beds for supporting us. Without their help, we could not have gone Snowboarding. Interested in joining 6th Enfield? Then call 07763152651. We meet on Wednesdays at 7.45pm at St Luke’s Hall, Morley Hill, Enfield. Come along & see for yourself. Scouts (girls&boys), ages are from 101⁄2. We are also looking for helpers to organise events

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have a thousand. Join Enfield based Theatre Company Skewbald Theatre this Christmas for its magical, exotic re-telling of ‘Tales from the Arabian Nights’. In a cascade of music, puppetry and light

Shahrazard’s fables will fill the air with treasure hunters and dark magicians. You will take to the high seas with Sinbad, visit a den of thieves, rub shoulders with Sultans and dive into Cairo’s alley’s thick with heros and enchanted animals. Princesses and Genies galore will ensure that your winter will be warmed with laughter, magic and more than a flying carpet of mischief. This interactive adventure will bring together Skewbald’s successful blend of puppetry, projection, animation, music and song to re-interpret these fantastical tales for all ages. Upstairs at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town EN2 6DS Dates & Times Previews 15th and 16th December 1.30pm and 4pm School Performances 17th 20th 10.30am Public Performances 22nd and 23rd: 1.30pm, 4pm and 6pm Christmas Eve: 1.30pm and 4.00pm Public Performances: 27th 30th: 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £8  Booking: via The Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS, Tel: 020 8807 6680 and online bookings: www. dugdalecentre.co.uk 


Cinderella I hereby make a royal decree, so listen one and all. As I issue invitations to a very special Ball. It’s happening this Christmas at a marvellous location, The Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, right next to the station. I hope that you, and other folk, will come from far and wide, To have a dance and give me a chance, to choose a blushing bride. It’s a terribly exciting way to seal my marriage fate. It’s like ‘Strictly come dancing’ crossed with ITV’s ‘Blind Date’.   Anyone whose anyone’s expected on that night From Brassick Baron Hardup to a Princess, dressed in white. A fantastic Fairy Godmother, who’s handy with a spell And a pair of Ugly Sisters who give off a dodgy smell.   With figures like an hourglass whose sand’s run to the bottom, And faces like an ancient pair of grumpy hippopotam ….

ghastly girls from Hard-up hall. They’re rude and crude and catty with no dresssense at all. So do not fret, you lovely mums, if you’re already hitched, There might be an

I hope you never meet the

ditched. Introduce him to an Ugly Sis, so you can run away With a handsome Prince, to a far off land, to be pampered night and day. If you can make it, call Dandini, with a quick RSVP To see Buttons beat the Bullies, and Cinderella dance with me. There’s minstrels mirth and merriment, and lots of songs and laughter And if I play my cards right, …

Look out for the November issue of EN Magazine for your chance to win tickets to local Pantomimes

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What’s On There will be refreshments; the church is accessible by wheelchairs, and there is free on-street parking. Opening Hours (with the exception of the opening day): Monday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm until Tuesday 11 December 2012.

Cards for Good Causes (CFGC) Cards for Good Causes* at Palmers Green United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London N13 4AL will be opened to the public for a 19th year on Saturday 27 October 2012 at 11 am by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Kate Anolue. On offer will be cards from more than 25 national charities, and a selection of Christmas goods.

Skewbald Storytellers return to the Dugdale Centre spinning you the grimm tale of Rumplestiltskin. Come and help Gretchen spin her straw into gold and outsmart a mysterious and magical Imp. Go on this interactive storytelling adventure with Skewbald as they weave drama, song, puppetry and more then a hay stack full of fun. Recommended for ages 3-7 years Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd November at 11am & 1pm Tickets: £5 Booking: via The Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS, Tel: 020 8807 6680 and online bookings: www. dugdalecentre.co.uk 

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

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Hallowe’en ghost walk in High Barnet. October 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st. Special prize for spookiest costume! Meet at High Barnet tube station 7.30pm. 020 8440 6805 www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net Cards for Good Causes (CFGC) Cards for Good Causes* at Palmers Green United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London N13 4AL will be opened to the public for a 19th year on Saturday 27 October 2012 at 11 am by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Kate Anolue. On offer will be cards from more than 25 national charities, and a selection of Christmas goods. There will be refreshments; the church is accessible by wheelchairs, and there is free onstreet parking. Opening Hours (with the exception of the opening day): Monday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm until Tuesday 11 December 2012. Take control of your happiness With Charlotta Hughes & Cathy Underwood - Enjoy two innovative workshops that combine gentle yoga and inspirational talk to relax and empower YOU! 10am – 1pm Peace of Mind & Body - This workshop focuses on 20:52:17 the power of our8/10/12 self-talk, how it impacts our state of mind but also on the outcomes of our actions. This session will offer you life tools to take better control, ensuring a greater peace of mind. 2pm – 5pm Fresh Mind, Fresh Body -This workshop will explore further how our beliefs and preconceived ideas, about our world and ourselves, can dictate what we do or don’t do, enjoy or don’t enjoy, succeed in or fail in. Includes how to break selfsabotage and negative behavioural patterns for a fresher mind! Date: Saturday 3rd November

Cost: £25 for one workshop £40 for two at The Place, Queen Anne’s Place, Bush Hill Park EN1 2PX Cuffley Art Society will be holding their annual Art Show in Cuffley Hall on Saturday 10th November from 11am until 4pm. Entry is FREE, home-made cakes and refreshments are on sale all day and original paintings by our members are available to purchase on the day. Car park available at rear of Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place. Come along and meet some of the artists displaying their work. Cuffley Art Society meet twice a week at Cuffley Small Hall, on Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings and new members are always welcome.contact: Sylvia Pugsley for details 01992 636977. 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 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 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 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 Potters Bar FilmMakers 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.

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Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Facilities include Holy Swimming Spa, TVs, Games Room TrinityPool, Winchmore Hill , Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment members are always welcome. On &theWi-Fi. Broadway of Green Lanes,Winchmore Hill provided, Alternatively they can contact the Contact: Vic Arman - 020 8360 6505 club through the website www. Telephone 020 8366 3311 or 07967 681908 for info’ on the enfieldcameraclub.co.uk or email fantastic rates available for both high & low Season. to mail@enfieldcameraclub.co.uk. Visit www.villaneardisney.info The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the Vic Arman.indd 1 26/4/12 full season - Visitors are asked to Option 1 above pay a £1 visitor’s fee,

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