Your FREE local magazine for the EN area Issue 40 • October 2011
Home Improvements -
Tips, Ideas and Advice
Escape the Rat Race With a Countryside Break
Local News & What’s On Living • Leisure • Lifestyle
Hello and Welcome to the October 2011 issue of EN Magazine. After the recent short burst of sunshine and hot days that we enjoyed a couple of weeks ago, it now looks as if autumn is now truly here.
Contents Page 3 - 13 Local News and Events Page 14 Test Drive - The New BMW 1
In this issue of EN Magazine we look at escaping the pressures of everyday life with a short break. Just imagine not having to get up for the daily commute! With the housing market still fairly flat many people are looking at doing home improvements rather than moving. We talk to local companies for ideas and advice on how to create the home that you want.
Page 16 - 21 Home Improvements - Create the living space you want
Congratulations to Sharon McClean, Verity Kelly and Diane Duberry who won the Baba Yaga Boney Legs competition. We hope you enjoy the show. Also congratulations to Les Prince who won last month’s headphone competition. Look out for this month’s competitions which include the chances to win tickets to a musical extravaganza and dancing, see inside for full details.
Page 22 - 23 What’s On Local Business Services and Classified Advertising
We hope that you enjoy this issue of EN Magazine and don’t forget you can keep up to date with what is going on in the area by checking out our brand new and regularly updated website at www.enmagazine.co.uk
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Chase Farm decision questioned by Enfield Health Panel
The news that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has decided to close Chase Farm Hospital’s A&E and maternity units has been condemned by the Chair of Enfield Council’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Panel, Cllr Alev Cazimoglu. Cllr Cazimoglu said “Like the majority of local residents I am stunned and saddened by the decision made by Andrew Lansley to close A&E and maternity at Chase Farm and allow the hospital to be taken over by the North Middlesex Hospital, this is a continuation of broken promises made by both Mr Lansley and David Cameron.
“They have ignored the views of local people and elected representatives in Enfield, and their decision will have devastating consequences for health services in this borough.
The Council has worked extremely hard to save Chase Farm by looking at every possible alternative; we moved heaven and earth to put a viable proposal to Mr Lansley, for him then to ignore it.” There are fears that primary care in Enfield is underfunded to the tune of £70million and that the North Middlesex Hospital will not be able to cope with the influx of extra patients from Chase Farm because there is no effective way of providing non emergency medical care in the borough. In addition, the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Panel is extremely worried about the North Middlesex Hospital’s ability to pay off its huge debts due to the massive cuts made by the Government to health services.
Local News and Events Cllr Cazimoglu continued: “Residents of Enfield have also been short changed by central Government funding, and there have been a number of abortive attempts to resolve the budget gap between what Enfield residents require and what is being made available. Simply put, the Government needs to provide the money for the health services that our residents need and deserve. “This is all the more urgent as the lack of resources makes it impossible to meet our request, which was also recommended by the Independent Review Panel, that primary care should be developed and seen to be working prior to any changes in hospital services.
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Enfield has dropped planned Sunday parking charges until after Christmas in a bid to boost shoppers spending power and local businesses. Councillor Chris Bond, cabinet member for environment said the move was designed to help traders after set backs over the recent riots and fears over a double dip recession. He said: “Enfield traders are a resilient bunch but they were not helped by the mindless morons who rioted in the Town in the Summer and also the worrying fragile economic outlook. “This Council is here to help
May the force be with you.... and more Cinema history If you can remember Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, assorted storm troopers and the whole entourage of the ‘Star Wars’ canon – this exhibition is for you. Linking memorabilia of the 1970s and 1980s with the personal ‘Star Wars’ collection of 5/10/11 Enfield artist Joe Robinson, 17:08:35 the exhibition traces the history of the cinema over the last 100 years in Enfield.
The exhibition also takes a nostalgic look back to the very early days of cinema, when images flickered onto the silver screen in the early1890’s. This was a time when films were shown at the old Edmonton Town Hall or converted music halls and theatres. As film became popular, so did the cinemas where they were shown. “This is an intriguing subject that reflects our changing attitude to film and ‘Star Wars’ marks
business which is why I am happy to announce we will be dropping all Sunday parking charges over this crucial Christmas and New Year period.” Sunday parking charges were to be introduced to combat the increasingly grid locked roads of Enfield on Sunday. Cllr Bond said: “We have taken a decisive step to give Enfield retailers a Christmas kick start. You could say Enfield is doing its own quantitative easing to fend off any possibility of double dip recession in our local economy.”
the time when merchandising really took off,” said Museum curator, Jan Metcalfe.“To cover the breadth of this exhibition we have borrowed material from the Cinema Museum, local residents and the terrific collection belonging to Joe Robinson.” Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure, added, “This is a film buff’s treasure with old posters, character models, cinema programmes and tickets. It has been supported the ‘Stories of the World’ Arts Council project for the London Olympics and Paralympics.” The exhibition is free and open to the public from 7 October 2011 – 4 May 2012, Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm. For more information call 020 8379 8354
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Say it with poetry People both young and old are invited to take part in Enfield Poetry Competitions
Young Poetry Competition All young people in Enfield aged up to 18 are invited to enter Enfield’s first young poetry competition with poems about The London Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is one of the activities inspired by the Games and the local celebrations that come from London’s big year. “Here is an opportunity for young people to write about what the Games mean to
A group prize of £1,000 for the best poem entered by a community group, club, school, or school class, selected from an entry of up to 30 poems from those aged up to 18yrs·
them, or how they might celebrate. The judges will be looking for inspiring writing, that reflects the anticipation of this momentous occasion in London. After the success of this year’s Enfield Festival and the build up to next year’s Games, this competition will be a highlight of next year’s festival.” Said Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure. Community groups, clubs, schools, or school classes will have the opportunity to win an award by entering this competition by Friday 12th December.
An individual prize of £200 for a poem by a young person aged 18 or under. Winners will be announced in the in the New Year.
The Mayor’s Poetry Competition Anyone over the age of 16 living in Enfield can enter this competition. Entrants pay £3 per poem and can enter up to three poems on any subject. The money raised goes to the Mayor’s charity which this year is supporting health projects in the borough. There are three prizes, first (£500), second (£200) and third (£100).
The poems can be on any subject and must be under 50 lines. Poems inspired by the Olympics or Paralympics can also be entered for the Enfield Prize which receives £100 prize money. Entrants can apply for both prizes with the same poem. Local professional poets and the council’s cultural services team will judge each competition. The deadlines for each competition are: Young poetry prize: Friday 12th December Mayor’s poetry prize: 31st January For full details and competition rules contact: Cultural Services team – Community and schools poetry competition/ or Mayor’s Poetry Competition Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS Or call 020 8379 8353 / 4
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Local News and Events few live bands and thatâ€™s when I met Claire. Immediately we discovered we had a unique chemistry, both on and off stage so we decided to work together further and formed Sing Out Sisters.â€?
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Autumn has arrived and with Christmas not far away, once again the X Factor has taken over the airwaves on a Saturday and Sunday night, in its quest to launch a new singing sensation and grab the Christmas number one spot. Hundreds of thousands of people all hoping to be the next big thing in the music industry have been trying for the chance to appear on our screens!
decade and have earned the reputation as two of the busiest and most professional singers on the UK circuit! Both girls are no strangers to the world of entertainment, having worked with some of the UKâ€™s top function bands, they have performed at the best venues the UK has to offer, as well as abroad and are currently part of a UK theatre tour with their ABBA tribute show. Laura told EN Magazine, â€œI have been singing and performing for as long as I can remember and being part of Sing Out Sisters has given me a fantastic opportunity to perform to audiences throughout the UK and Europe.â€?
However if you have a singing talent there are more ways to make a living than becoming a reality TV contestant. EN Magazine met up with local singer Laura Diggins, who has developed a very successful career as one half of the Sing Out Sisters.
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Local News and Events wide theatre tour, bringing you the greatest hits of ABBA and the BEE GEES! ABBA’s trademark vocal harmony sound has been recreated with painstaking attention to detai,l leaving audiences spellbound at its authenticity. Whilst a stunning acoustic medley of some of the Bee Gees earlier hits showcases the uncanny voices of the three lead singers. Boasting a full live band and cast be prepared for a nonstop barrage of adrenaline filled hits, made famous by two of history’s most cherished pop acts. For further information or to book tickets visit the Wyllyotts website, call the box office on 01707 645 005 or visit www. www.singoutsisters.co.uk
Get Creative For Christmas Do you have an artistic streak? Would you like to design Hertsmere Council’s Christmas card? While it may seem like a long way off, the big day is only 12 weeks away and so for the fifth year running, Hertsmere Borough Council is organising its Christmas card competition. Budding artists, aged 11 and under, are invited to take part and the winning design will be the front cover of the council’s corporate Christmas card. It will be sent to their partner organisations as an electronic greeting card and also be reproduced by a designer and uploaded on our website. The Mayor of Hertsmere Cllr Peter Knell, will choose the winning entry, he said: “I am very much looking forward to judging the competition and
WIN WIN WIN EN Magazine has two tickets to give away to The Winner Take It All show at the Wyllyotts Theatre on Friday 28th October. To be in with a chance of winning just tell us the name of the song which won ABBA the Eurovision song contest. Send your answers to competitions@enmagazine. co.uk or EN Magazine, 63 High Street Potters Bar EN6 5AS including your address and a daytime contact number. Closing date for entries Friday 21st October. Good Luck
seeing the creative designs that children come up with. We have had hundreds of entries in previous years so it really is quite a tough competition, so good luck to you all.” The winner will receive £50 gift voucher, second and third place winners will receive a £30 and £20 gift voucher respectively. All three receive certificates and will be invited to a presentation with the Mayor at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood in November, where they will also be presented with a pack of their winning designs. The rules for the competition are: • Artists must be aged 11 or under and live in Hertsmere. • The design should be no more than A4 (29.5 cm by 21 cm). • It can be produced in pencil, pen and ink, paints or crayons. • It should be one-dimensional. • The winners will be required to take part in publicity. Entries should be sent to: Corporate Communications Christmas Card Competition Hertsmere Borough Council Civic Offices,Elstree Way Borehamwood WD6 1WA Closing date for entries is noon, Friday 21 October. Entries need to include your full name, age address and your contact number.
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When love is not enough! Adoption has changed so much in the last 50 years. Now days, rarely are babies relinquished by unmarried mothers for fear of social stigma. Today around 70% of children in care have been removed because of abuse and/or neglect and there are around 4,000 children across the UK who need adopting every year. Children in the 21st century who are waiting for adoption need families who can provide not only love, but strength and stability to help them overcome their early years’ traumas. This year’s National Adoption Week (31st October - 6th November 2011) is appealing to families who have the space in both their hearts and their homes for a child who needs a forever family. The campaign, which is run by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF), is asking prospective parents to think about whether they could parent an older child, a sibling group, a child with disabilities or complex needs and other harder to place children. Although sometimes emotionally and physically challenging, the rewards of adopting a child from care are huge. Talk to any experienced adopter and they will tell you that they wouldn’t go back and change a thing. Kim, now in her late 40’s, describes her experience of adopting two sisters, aged three and five: “There was a degree of nervousness at first
as to ‘can we do it’, but as soon as we started the process we relaxed. Rather then the social worker judging our ability, it’s much more about self-assessment. For example, there were a lot of things that we hadn’t considered before we started the process, such as adopting a child with disabilities or exposure to physical abuse. The process provided enough time to fully explore our thoughts, and with the help of our social worker, we came to realise the kind of child we could be the best parents for” Kim also feels that adopting a sibling group has provided the children with an extra level of emotional security: “Many children in care have had a total lack of consistency. Our girls support each other and provide a consistency in each others lives. And when they came to us, rather than them join our family, we became a whole new family together.” For answers to many of your adoption questions, as well as real life adoption success stories, visit the National Adoption Week website at www.nationaladoptionweek. org.uk
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Get connected with Hertsmere
October is Get Connected month in Hertsmere - so get ready to ‘do it online’!
Did you know you can pay your council tax, apply for housing benefit and report graffiti and fly-tipping through Hertsmere Council’s website, from the comfort of your own home? Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Communications Cllr Morris Bright said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to get in touch with us and access our services and much of this can be done via our website – it’s available 24 hours a day so residents can log on whenever it’s convenient for them.” The first week of October also coincided with National Customer Service week, 3 to 7 October, which aimed to raise
awareness of the importance of customer service. So during the whole month, Hertsmere Council’s customer service advisors will be happy to show residents who visit their offices how they could save time by accessing our services online. Get Connected month, forms part of a wider Customer Focus Project which aims to make the most of technology, to save time and money and provide residents with the right answers, the first time they contact Hertsmere Council. As a result, a number of enhancements have been made to how customers can contact and access services, including: • an automated switchboard • improvements to the council website so that online services and transactions are more userfriendly and easy to find • the introduction of bar codes
You can now keep up to date with local news and events at to council tax bills so payments can also be made at PayPoint terminals.
Cllr Morris Bright added: “The idea behind the overall project is to improve the customer experience. And because so many people are using the internet as part of their daily routine, we want them to know they can also use it to deal with the council if they wish. But for anyone without the internet, you can still get in touch in the usual ways - by phone, post or in person at one of our offices.” Get connected with Hertsmere Borough Council: ww.hertsmere.gov.uk www.twitter.com/hertsmerebc www.facebook.com/hertsmere web advert.indd 1
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Strictly Good Fun As “Strictly” returns once more to our screens and while many take to the couch to watch it, many more are taking to the dance floor to actually live it. Leisure dancing is now the most popular active pastime in the UK. But what has driven this resurgence in popularity? We spoke to two local dance teachers to find out.
the music. It’s an absorbing, relaxing and fun journey of discovery.” And what if you have no sense of rhythm or co-ordination? “If you can walk, you can dance. If it were that difficult, no one would be doing it but they are and in their hundred of thousands. Just give it a go. The only thing stopping you is you and you might surprise yourself!”
Maria runs “Hot Salsa” at Trent Park Golf Club in Oakwood, where, on Wednesday evenings, tropical Caribbean rhythms and hot Latino music combine in a cocktail of Salsa, Kizomba, Merengue and Bachata dancing. “It’s much more than just about dancing,” Maria explained, “While ‘Strictly’ is entertaining, there’s nothing like actually doing it yourself. Dancing is a great social phenomenon. We welcome singles and couples and classes are followed by dancing where people mix, dance and socialise.”
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World Champion, Paul Bottomer, runs “The Best of Ballroom and Latin American” on Wednesdays at St. Thomas’s Church Hall, Oakwood and “Tango After Dark” at St. Paul’s Centre in Enfield on Tuesdays. “The music and dancing create a very social atmosphere where partners are rotated in the classes and everyone dances with everyone else. So, you don’t even have to come with a partner! It’s a great icebreaker and the fun is not dependant on how well you dance, but just that you do dance.” How long does it take to become proficient? “All of the dances have a short repeatable basic pattern of just a few steps, so you can walk in and be dancing after just one class. Gradually, you add more moves and learn to feel
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“We’re already home to some of the world’s largest corporations but improvements to the West Anglia Main Line would drive the regeneration of a massive part of the South East, significantly improving the rail infrastructure between London and Cambridge and help open the capital to the rest of the country.” Enfield is also home to one of
the UK’s largest sustainable development sites, Meridian Water, a new community of up to 5,000 homes and 3,000 jobs in the heart of North London. As well as playing a major part in regenerating Edmonton and surrounding areas, the £1.3 billion project aims to be completely carbon neutral, becoming one of the main hubs within the proposed North London Decentralised Energy Network. Over the last five years Enfield Council, in partnership with other Local Authorities, the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Stansted Airport Ltd, Passenger focus and Transport for London have been working together to deal with the lack of investment in rail infrastructure between London and Cambridge. The partnership says this has limited growth and regeneration and undermined the opportunity to develop some of the poorest parts of England. The four and a half mile length of track would allow passing services and completely reshape the rail network by allowing more trains to stop at local stations, provide more space for rail freight and enable quicker services from London and Cambridge to Stansted Airport kick starting the complete redevelopment of the commuter and business corridor.
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Enfield Council leader, Cllr Doug Taylor, said: “We have ambitious plans for the growth and regeneration of our borough. We’re keen to work with the government and business to cement Enfield’s place, as the place for business in London.”
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Cash boost to tackle unemployment Projects designed to tackle unemployment and low skill levels will be launched as part of a £920,000 drive in Enfield. Organizations in Enfield are being invited to tender to deliver projects to help lone parents, women, 20-25 year olds and second earners into jobs and improve the basic skills for people in very low paid work. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: “The key to a healthy and vibrant economy is a high quality, well trained workforce that can meet the needs of employers across the borough. “Our aim is to help people find work, raise their aspirations and standards or living and help lift some of our poorest families out of poverty.“
Enfield’s Local Economic Assessment has identified job opportunities in a number of areas including food and drink manufacturing and wholesale, logistics/distribution, construction, green and carbon reduction, retail and health and social care sectors. However Enfield has limited numbers of low skilled jobs, with most posts requiring skills or job related training which means better training needs to be provided by the Council in order to improve the likelihood of Enfield residents gaining employment in the borough. Community groups, businesses and the voluntary sector are being asked to apply for funding from London Councils by noon on October 31. For further information visit the Enfield Council website www. enfield.gov.uk
Help for Businesses Exporting from the EN Area Exporting Success is one of the European Regional Development programmes aimed at Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s) to raise awareness and assist them to benefit from selling their service and products in new markets outside the UK. The rationale behind the project is to help close the gap between big businesses and SME’s in the export market, as the lion share of the market remains in the hands of big businesses. Furthermore, the programme aims at challenging the traditional thinking that SME’s need to wait till they are big before embarking on exporting. All businesses that have been trading for over 1 year in Greater London are now eligible to benefit from the
programme. This programme offers FREE advice, guidance and handson support to business owners considering exporting or looking to explore new markets abroad. Developing Your International Potential, is a Solutions for Business Product, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme 2007-2013, securing £840,000 of European Union funding. The programme is delivered by North London Business. Please contact Roya Jahanbin, International Trade Manager at North London Business on 020 8885 9203 if you would like to get involved and access new markets.
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Meet a Car that drives sensibly but still puts a smile on your face! The BMW 1 Series was first launched in 2004 and for me it was car that stood out, as it did not follow the traditional similar styling of the 3 and 5 Series models. If any thing the 1 Series is the “marmite” of BMW cars, you either love it or hate it. I think it has always offered something different to similar cars in its class, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. That was why I was excited to get the opportunity to test drive the new BMW 1 Series. The BMW 1 Series offers you the choice between the Sport specification and the Urban specification, with a range of petrol and diesel engines – I test drove the 116d Sport version. The new car is bigger, 83mm longer, 14mm wider and 30mm longer in the wheelbase and yet still has the distinctive front of the older 1 Series but overall a smoother out rounded look. Viewed in profile, the dynamic proportions of the new BMW 1 Series are even more apparent. The gently sloping roofline, sporty, angled rear window and flat side windows give the car the look of a coupe. The characteristic BMW driver focus, is apparent in
the displays and controls of the central instrument panel angled towards the driver. The additional length and width of the new model provides even more occupant space, the driver is ensconced in a sporty but comfortable environment, but rear-seat passengers also benefit from a further 20mm of legroom. BMW’s iDrive system is available as standard on cars with SE specification and above. Comprising of a controller on the centre console, favourites buttons and a freestanding, high-resolution 6.5 inch flatscreen monitor. This display is used for all information, entertainment, telecommunications and navigation functions, should you have satellite navigation be specified. The new BMW 1 Series focuses on driving performance and fuel efficiency with 3 or 4 driving settings controlled by the Drive Performance Control switch by the gear-lever, which allows you to alter the car’s behaviour. Settings include Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and on certain models, Sport Plus, which adjust the accelerator response, gearshift points of the automatic gearbox and the
feel of the optional variableratio Servotronic steering and adaptive suspension systems. In these days of ‘environmentally friendly’ driving the Eco Pro mode supports you in achieving a particularly efficient driving style. As soon as you select the consumption-friendly Eco Pro mode, using the Drive Performance Control, the intelligent system goes into action and – depending on your individual driving style – enables you to reduce fuel consumption. Eco Pro mode gears, everything towards maximum efficiency: accelerator pedal and gearbox parameters, as well as shift points are all optimized and the heating/ air-conditioning strategy is adapted intelligently. The Control Display indicates how the Eco Pro mode is actively reducing energy consumption, e.g. through Brake Energy Regeneration or the Auto StartStop function. What is more, Eco Pro tips on more efficient driving show information such as the optimum choice of gear at any point in time. Which saving potentials, are implemented is for you, the driver, to decide. Following the Eco Pro tips makes it possible to achieve a reduction in fuel
consumption of up to 20% according to BMW. The onboard computer shows you exactly how many additional miles you can now drive. At the other end of the scale is the Sports Plus mode – click into this and you feel an excitement as the car changes into something totally different. The performance, from acceleration, to the feel of the car through the steering wheels connection to the road, and with the removal of traction control, makes for a fully rewarding driving experience. All BMW 1 Series models with a manual transmission come with Optimum Shift Indicator immediately in the driver’s field of vision: it constantly calculates which gear is currently the most economical and advises the driver when to shift accordingly. When calculating, the system takes both the driving situation and engine load into account. So changing gear at the right moment can considerably reduce fuel consumption. Overall I really enjoyed driving the BMW 1 Series. The car is pratcial and spacious and with the Eco Pro mode, offers a very sensible modern driving style. However click to the Sport+ mode and I think you will find out why I had a big smile on my face at the end of the test drive! For more information or to book your own test drive contact Stephen James BMW on 020 8443 8443 or visit www. bmw.co.uk
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‘With the pressure of everyday life, communing to and from work, running around after the kids and housework, wouldn’t it be nice to take some time out for yourself. EN Magazine meet up with Sarah Day who took the opportunity to do just that. It’s not every morning that breakfast is interrupted by a group of ducks waddling up to your kitchen door. Normally it’s the sound of a neighbours’ car alarm going off or a van thundering past the house. But then it wasn’t my usual north London home when these feathered friends popped by; I was taking a short break in the Peak District. I wanted an escape from the stress and long hours of my busy working life and it was the first morning of my weekend away at Riverside House. Our journey there only took us two and a half hours from Enfield. We were delighted to find Riverside House had everything we needed. The cottage, down a very quiet country lane with a river on one side, is in a conservation hamlet. The cottage has lovely exposed beams and stone walls, but is also
fully modernised. We were delighted to find an ample (and free) supply of logs for the log burning stove, plenty of DVDs for the surround sound TV, lots of local guide books, board games and novels. My husband was impressed with the separate games room that had pool table, table tennis, air hockey and a beer fridge. I loved the riverside views, quiet location and friendly ducks! After a great nights’ sleep (no car alarms and no street lighting) we set off to explore the local walks and trails. From the rear of the cottage you can access the Monsal Trail with a newly opened cycle trail. We walked but you can hire electric bikes or standard bikes and cycle traffic free for 8 miles in some lovely countryside. One of the walks from Riverside House led us to the Red Lion in Litton. What a fantastic pub; real ale, log fires, hearty, good value food, my husband loved his steak and kidney pie, and traditional décor as well as friendly locals and landlady. We also explored Tideswell (about a 30 minute walk or 5 minutes drive) and those of you that have watched the BBC’s Village SOS series will recognise it as the village that set up a cookery school. For groups wanting to celebrate special occasions the cookery school would be a great days’ entertainment. Next time I visit I’d like to try the Thai cookery course and my husband suggested he would try the brewing course! The Peak District has so much to offer from outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, fishing, horse riding and hang gliding, to famous country
houses such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both featured in films such as Jane Eyre, The Other Boleyn Girl and Pride and Prejudice). We visited Chatsworth House and couldn’t resist popping into their farm shop. If you are a foodie you will love it here. My husband and I spent an off-season weekend break at Riverside House with a group of friends. There were 8 of us in four bedrooms and there are three bathrooms. It would also be great for families (the owners provide stair gates, high chair, fire guard and cot), and being very dog friendly our four legged friends would
also have a great holiday. Riverside House would be ideal for a special birthday or wedding anniversary celebration too, as the owners can help organise spa days and catered dinner parties! For our group it was a great place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. I now feel ready to face the Monday morning rat race again. For more information visit www.riversidehousepeakdistrict.co.uk or call Wendy Boast on 020 8886 6324. (For larger groups Wendy also runs Valley View in the Peak District www. dovedaleholidaycottage.co.uk).
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Don’t move – improve! Ideas and Advice for creating a dream home. With the UK housing market still relatively flat, the escalating cost of moving and the difficulty in obtaining a bank loan, many people are choosing to stay put and improve their home rather than move on. EN magazine takes a tour around some of your most frequently used rooms, and shares some practical advice from local professionals on ways to improve them. Whether it’s a full makeover or just a few small changes, you can make the rooms in your home feel like new.
Kitchens. Whether you’re whipping up a quick midweek meal or preparing a feast for friends, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. As well as cooking space, you’ll need room for storage, and possibly an eating area. With so many requirements from one room, it makes sense to ask the advice of a professional designer. “As kitchen designers, we often end up advising people not to have what they first ask for,” says Mark Rainbow of Designer Kitchens in Potters Bar. “Do people really want the dishwasher with 20 washing options when realistically they
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will only ever use one setting? That’s just one of the ways that we can help create the ideal kitchen. By knowing the questions to ask, we can find out what people really want and what will work for them, rather than what they’ve seen or heard about. We want our customers to be happy with their kitchens – not just the price they pay, but the functionality for years to come. Kitchens now come with an extensive range of products, not just the traditional sinks, cookers, hobs, fridges and dishwashers. At a recent open day with one of our suppliers, Neff, we were able to demonstrate to new and existing customers some of their innovative kitchen appliances, from built-in coffee and drink machines, to steam combination and CircoTherm cookers. The open day is just one of the ways we try to support our customers through every stage of planning a kitchen. “Many people come in to our showroom with an
idea of what they want with regards to fixtures, fittings and appliances, but often these turn out to be impractical for the size or shape of the room. Once we sit down with our customer and start to discuss ideas, we get to understand their requirements better and then put together a design. “From working with the architect to plan the kitchen around the design of a house or extension, to supplying and fitting the finished kitchen, working with a kitchen designer at every stage will make sure that you get your dream kitchen,” adds Mark.
Bathrooms Many people will think of the bathroom as purely functional, but it’s a lot more than that. A bathroom is a reflection of you and your lifestyle. Are you the kind of person who has time to relax and soak for hours in a luxurious bath; someone who’s always on the go and only uses the shower; do you have a family needing all the options; or are you someone who wants all the latest gadgets?
Home Improvements storage is a big consideration; fortunately there lots of options available, from built-in cupboards to bathroom vanity units, to give you whatever storage you need in your bathroom.
Tiled rooms If the tiled walls in your kitchen or bathroom are a bit tired or you fancy a new look, there are number of low-cost ways to spruce up your walls without breaking the bank. EN Magazine spoke to James Gentleman, manager of the Tile Depot store in Enfield.
Once you’ve figured out where everything should go, you need to start thinking about the style and functionality of your bathroom. Will you go for a traditional bathtub, a claw-foot or even a whirlpool or hydro-massage bath? Will you have a wall-mounted sink or a vanity based unit? Do you
want a separate walk-in shower or one that stands over the bath? Once you’ve made the major decisions on bath, basin and toilet design and style, it’s time to choose the accessories that’ll give your bathroom the finishing touch. From taps to
toilet roll holders and towel rails, it’s the little things that will make all the difference and make your bathroom unique. Another important – and often overlooked – area of bathroom design is storage. Whether you live alone or need somewhere to store the children’s rubber ducks,
“If none of the tiles are broken and you’re happy with the colour, the first option to consider is buying an intense tile cleaner, as well as a dedicated grout cleaner and restorer. At the Tile Depot we offer a brand new range of tile and grout cleaners, sealers, protectors and enhancers, at less than half the price of branded equivalents. Even in the cleanest of homes, it’s surprising what an intense clean can do; bringing a shiny
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“If you really want new tiles, there are a number of ways to save. As well as tiles in porcelain and natural stone, we have some beautiful ceramic tiles at the lower end of the price scale, and there’s always a choice of great deals with our Manager’s Specials. If you hire a tradesman to fit them for you, save money by removing and disposing of the old tiles yourself. Or why not have a go at tiling the room yourself? One of the trickiest things is getting the very first row of tiles on each wall straight, but with a brand new invention called Tile Go, only available in the UK at the moment from Tile Depot, it’s fast, easy, cheap, accurate and safe to be ready to start tiling in a minute or two – without the need for tools or the risk of bursting water pipes or hitting electrical wires.
“We’re often asked if it’s possible to tile over old tiles to save on time, cost and mess. Usually, this is fine, providing the original tiles are well fixed and undamaged. We advise that the surface of the old tiles should be scratched up with a sharp tool to provide a key and then painted with a coat of our Acrylic Bond Primer. Then the new tiles should be fitted using MultiFix or an equally good quality adhesive to ensure a strong fix.”
Flooring Changing the flooring in a room can totally change the feel of the space. A light, bright carpet or light wooden
Home Improvements “We are finding that people are using wood and laminates for hall areas with carpet still favourite on stairs and in living areas. Striped carpet has become very popular, particular on stairs, which can turn them into a focal point in the home. We are selling far more carpets with bright colours in them and not so many neutral shades, it seams strong and bold is the way people are tending to go,” John added.
Fireplaces Another home improvement that is proving extremely popular is installing a fireplace. Fireplaces can use wood, gas or electric and as well as giving off heat can create a talking point in a room. floor can make a small room feel – well, more roomy! “When you’re considering a carpet, you need to think of what the space will be used for. If it’s an area that’ll have heavy use, like a hall, stairs, landing or living room, you’ll need something that can withstand
a certain degree of wear. We recommend an 80% wool/20% man-made Twist or Velvet carpet. There’s a huge choice of colours, and grades range. For a room that may not get so much footfall you can go for carpets that have a softer, plush feel. These are usually
man-made fibres, and again a wide variety of colours are available. Super Luxury Saxony Carpet with a two-inch thick pile is extremely comforting underfoot and ideal for use in a bedroom.” Says John of John Powell Carpets.
“It wasn’t long ago that the trend was to rip out old fireplaces or brick them in,” says Neal Stean of the Hertfordshire Fireplace Gallery. “Nowadays, many people see the fireplace as both a way of heating a room and as a focal decorative point. Fireplaces
Home Improvements come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional open fires to modern designs with marble, limestone and timber surrounds, with gas or electric options providing a real-flame effect.” “At Jean Barrie Fireplaces, as well as an extensive range of hand crafted fireplaces in natural stone and various surrounds in modern, contemporary and traditional designs we also have an extensive selection of Stoves. These are proving very popular. As they stand alone they can be easily added to a room. With the increasing cost of both gas and electricity, fires and stoves give an additional and cost effective way to heat a room, while creating a warming and cosy environment,” added Barrie from Jean Barrie.
Lighting Your Home “One of the easiest ways to alter the feel or mood of a room in your home is with lighting,” says Steve from Kramer Lighting & Electrical
over a staircase, you may wish to choose a light which hangs lower. • Have you got space for wall lights? They are an excellent way to provide some soft, low-level light, creating atmosphere and warmth. • Are there dark corners in your room that need some extra light? Floor lamps can be useful in providing pools of light and are an attractive way of brightening up darker areas. Showroom. “We all like our homes to feel comfortable and inviting so designing the way they are lit is important. The right lighting will accentuate a room and help you to get more from the space, whether you’re cooking, working or relaxing.” When you deciding to change or update your lighting there are some simple questions to ask yourself. • How do you use the space
and at what time of the day? If the space needs to work right throughout the day, then a number of different levels of lighting will be appropriate. • How big is the space? Have you got room for a big chandelier, or maybe a compact spotlight will be more suitable? • How high is your ceiling? If the room has a low ceiling then a flush or semi-flush light may be the best choice. If the area has more height – for example
“When it comes to fitting lights we would always recommend getting a professional electrician in to do the job for you,” Steve added.
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satisfied every step of the way.” “Because of their bespoke nature, internal plantation shutters can be fitted to practically any window or door and can even be used as a room divider. Each material has its own standard range of finishes and a custom colour option is available on selected ranges, providing an almost unlimited array of colour finishes.” “Shutters are economical, need very little maintenance, provide an additional layer of heat and sound insulation and look fantastic. They offer a wide range of additional benefits as each individual
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What’s On Things to do in October and November Enfield Chamber Orchestra Our autumn concert is at 7:30pm on Saturday 12th November 2011 United Reformed Church, Fox Lane N13 4AL Rebecca Teager will perform Mozartâ˙s Clarinet Concerto. Also in the programme: Baermann: Adagio for Clarinet and strings Op 23: Mendelssohn: Fair Melusine Overture: Bayford: Elegia Atlantica Op.54 Haydn: Symphony No. 101 (The Clock): Admission by programme at the door: £10.00, concessions £8.00 children under 12 free
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FREE Weight Loss Event Monday 31st October, 6:45pm-8:45pm, The Fox, 413 Green Lanes, N13. Fun packed evening, designed to motivate and inspire you to kick start your journey to permanent weight loss, using NLP and various mindset techniques. Reserve your FREE place NOW at www. trainthemindthin.com <http:// www.trainthemindthin.com> or alternatively call Bernie on 0777 1804350. 60th Anniversary Concert, celebrating 60 years of music and fun The Lynmore Singers at St George’s Church Freezywater Enfield Saturday 12th November at 7.30 p.m. Soprano and Tenor Soloists and Bell Ringers tickets £7 from Pauline on 0208 482 9724 Or Gaynor on 0199 271 3362
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Saturday Shed at Chickenshed Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE Saturday mornings 6 – 8 years at 10 am Ages 9 – 12 years at 11.15 am £6 per workshop / £42 for block booking of 8 workshops Telephone the Box office on 020 8292 9222, email bookings@ chickenshed.org.uk Saturday Shed is exciting creative weekly workshops exploring a wide range of performance skills through movement and drama based sessions. Saturday Shed is delivered by Chickenshed’s highly experienced and energetic performers and Workshop Leaders and is for all children aged 6 – 12 years. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Every workshop is different and designed so that children of all ages can come to a single session, a few sessions or to all the sessions in the term and is sure to have fun learning new skills. These workshops are extremely popular so we encourage early booking to avoid disappointment. Saturday 15 October Dance Like Michael Jackson 6-8yrs 10am Saturday 15 October Dance Like Michael Jackson 9-12yrs 11:15am Saturday 22 October Dance Like Diversity 6-8yrs 10am Saturday 22 October Dance Like Diversity 9-12yrs 11.15am Saturday 29 October Thriller! 68yrs 10am Saturday 29 October Thriller! 912yrs 11.15am Regular Events and Clubs Broomfield Badminton Club Friendly club plays at Enfield Grammar Upper School every Wednesday 8-10pm. Facilities with 4 courts include changing rooms, showers and parking. New members/visitors welcome. For details please contact Naren on 07967 672212 or by email to
Narenshah@blueyonder.co.uk. any visitors. See our website; edmontoncameraclub.co.uk or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568 Winchmore Writers Group & Reading Group Both groups are small,friendly and informal and welcome new members. The writing group meets occasional Saurdays 10am - 4.30pm .The reading group meets Tuesdays 1-3pm (term-time only) .We meet at the Friends Meeting House N21. For more details, contact Christine on 0790 5209 459 or christine@ roomofherown.plus.com 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 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
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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. Potters Bar Petanque Club Meets Sundays 10.15.a.m. to 1.p.m and Tuesdays 6.p.m. to 8.p.m. we now are open on the first saturday of each month 2.p.m to 4.p.m. at Oakmere Park New members are made very welcome. First 3 visits are free. Contact Michael Penn 01707 654606 or just turn up. Potters Bar Flower Club The club meets at 8.00pm on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) in the main hall of King Charles the Martyr Church, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar. Visitors are welcome (£4.00 a meeting). If you would like further information please ring Anne on 01707 850089. Potters Bar Cine & Video Society Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm Contact Penny 01707 656446 or John 01707 872210 for amateur cinematographers. Programme includes editing, filming techniques, competition evenings, social functions www. pottersbarcineandvideosociety.org Grange Park (Evening) W. I. would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month in St.Peters Church Hall Vera Avenue.when we have a speaker or a quiz and make bookings for social events such as theatre outings etc. If you are interested please telephone Jan Barker on0208 367 0988 Friern Badminton Club (Potters Bar) intermediate players (no beginners) meets at the sports hall at Dame Alice Owen’s School (EN6 2DU) every Wednesday evening (8.15pm to 10.15pm). Visitor fee £4, membership available. Contact: ann-marie.rowland@fds. co.uk for more info.
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