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June Edition Issue 16

Past Times • St Monica's Church Centenary

Anthony Webb • Introducing our new website

Jewel in the North • Palmers Green's good old days

St Monica’s Church and Father Patrick Gallagher, 1914

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AnthonyWebb Selling properties in Palmers Green, Southgate and Winchmore Hill


welcome I really enjoy this time of year in Palmers Green, the warmer weather brings out families to our high street and there is a real community vibe. With the recent addition of a new coffee shop Kiva opposite our offices on the corner of Hazelwood Lane why not take the opportunity to enjoy our town centre. & Art Trail on Sunday 8th June, this is a drop in session between 10-1pm.

At Anthony Webb we are pleased to support a variety of local events this summer including, Hazelwood School's exciting Brazilian Fete on Sunday 8th June 12-4pm, The Open Studios & Art Trail in Palmers Green and Southgate 7th-8th June, The Palmers Green Shopping Carnival on Saturday 5th July which will have a music theme with local dance groups performing, bands playing with side shows, a bouncy castle & much more, Palmers Green High School Summer Fete on Saturday 12th July, N21's Super Summer Sunday on Sunday 13th July 11-3pm at Woodcroft Wildspace in aid of Woodcroft Wildspace, Nightingale Cancer Support Centre Enfield and North London Hospice and finally Oakthorpe Primary School fete on Thursday 17th July 610pm. Supporting these events enables us to connect with local people, businesses and the community at large.

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You can even design and make your own porcelain house number or door plaque with clay queen Christina Stavrinides who is commandeering our office as part of The Open Studios

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June and July are traditionally busy rental months in our area. If you are considering letting your property please get in touch with us, we can help you find the ideal tenant in the shortest possible time. Thank you for taking the time to read our magazine. This month we have added a new fashion and music column that we hope you enjoy!

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Tony Ourris Director / Editor at Large tonyourris@anthonywebb.co.uk

Martin McKelvey Office Manager martin@anthonywebb.co.uk

Nick Fitzsimons Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator nick@anthonywebb.co.uk

Susan Babaie Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator susan@anthonywebb.co.uk

Panayiota Kyriakides Administrator

John Constantine Sales and Lettings Negotiator john@anthonywebb.co.uk

Sevda Aksu, Administrator Assistant sevda@anthonywebb.co.uk

Anthony Georgiou Administrator Assistant

Ellie Sales, Magazine Editor ellie@palmersgreenlife.co.uk

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Introducing our new Website .....................3 Green Lanes Business Association by Costas Georgiou ....................................4 Love Your DoorStep by Emma Rigby ..........................................4 FOR SALE – Osborne Road........................5 Councillor's Corner by Bambos Charalambous ..........................6 Parliamentary Comment by David Burrowes .....................................6 Past Times, St Monica's...............................7 Elite Feet ....................................................8 FOR SALE – River Avenue .........................9 Baskervilles blog by Diane ........................10 Savour the Season by Agnes Szucs ...........10 FOR SALE – Hawthorne Avenue ..............11 Anthony Webb Testimonials .....................12 Anthony Webb Showcase .........................13 FOR SALE – Eaton Park Road ..................14 FOR SALE – Carterhatch Lane .................14 Jewel in the North by Suzanne Beard .......15 Fashion - Black & White & Chic All Over?...........................................15 What’s On, Local Events ...........................16 Talkies Community Cinema ......................16 Palmers Green Tales by Jenny Bourke .......17 Fabulous Hair Company by Kiri.................17 TO LET – Hamilton Crescent ....................18 TO LET – Conway Road ...........................18 Music Review with Lester Clayton............19 Drape Masters by Julia Sondack ...............20 Property Matters by Anne Springall ..........21 Charity in the Community – Winchmore Hill Community Care .............22 Your Legal Questions Answered by Fariz Uvais ...........................................23 Creative Exchange Network .....................24

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Introducing our new website This May we launched our new website to coincide with our approaching 15th Anniversary next year! The new format is not only modern but easy to use with a new property search facility, improved property details with high resolution pictures, straight forward navigation tool bars and local images kindly supplied by Southgate Photographic Society. We are now able to manage the website in-house allowing us the flexibility to update the site on a daily basis. We have added a community section including links to all the local charities, schools and actions groups that we support alongside our Art on the High Street exhibition. You can now view our current issue of Palmers Green LIFE and all our previous issues online. The site also includes "useful information" pages relating to buying, selling and renting properties and we hope you find the information informative. "I have always considered our website a necessity however the new website compliments Anthony Webb's focus on serving our clients, helping them to sell and rent their homes and supporting our community" Tony Ourris, Director Anthony Webb On our home page you will find a "latest news" section which enables us to update you on local activities and issues that effect our community on a regular basis. Feel free to contact us if you have any information that you would like to share. Special thanks to Claire Martin at Homeflow for all her hard work in the sites construction.

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Green Lanes Business Association by Costas Georgiou, costas.georgiou2@gmail.com This month’s article is an update on the various events taking place in Palmers Green over the coming weeks. The familiar hanging flower baskets are scheduled to be placed along the high street some time in June and we look forward to their arrival. Summer really is on its way! The latest on the Landmark clock at The Triangle is that as of the time of this article going to print, the foundations have been prepared and we look forward to the imminent arrival of the long-awaited Landmark Clock. We will update everyone with further developments and plans for its official launch as soon as we know more. The month of June always sees the GLBA working full steam ahead with the Annual Palmers Green Shopping Carnival. This year’s event will be taking place on Saturday 5th July 2014. This year we are coinciding the Shopping Carnival with the St John’s Church Annual Summer Fete and both parties are

hoping for a great community day and lots of sunny weather. This year’s Palmers Green Shopping Carnival will see some changes to the usual programme of events: we will have TWO music stages – one along Green Lanes and the second along Aldermans Hill with entertainment at both points throughout the day. The Triangle will be a hub of stalls with people selling their wares*. Hazelwood Lane will remain set up in its more traditional way as in past Shopping Festivals and will be home to a bouncy castle, carousel, face painting and other attractions still to be confirmed.

Perhaps think of special offers exclusive for the day to offer passing trade? Offer some food and drink tasters. All other types of businesses should partake in this too – use this opportunity to promote yourselves, hand out flyers, any promotional items you have with your logos on them and so on. The GLBA works hard for the community, but primarily for the local businesses. This event is a great opportunity to let any local residents and shoppers meet the faces of their local shopkeepers. Let’s work together to create a friendly and familiar shopping environment for everyone.

Naturally we will be running the treasure hunt for We would like to encourage all shopkeepers and the kids as we do every year – put the date in your business owners to make the most of this day – if diaries SATURDAY 5TH JULY 2014, and keep an you are a café, restaurant or bakery outlet etc; why eye out for our posters and flyers for more not set up tables or stalls outside your premises? information. PLEASE NOTE: *If anyone is interested in having a pitch for a stall please contact us: Costas Georgiou 07943 198 198 or Mark Leaver 07779 624 147 Spaces are limited; there is a £25 fee, and space restriction of 3m x 3m. The GLBA will NOT be able to provide gazebos, tables and chairs unfortunately, however we would advise any pitch holders make the necessary arrangements to bring their own so that whatever the weather everyone is able to be there for the whole day and enjoy the day. UNFORTUNATELY THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ISSUED ONCE PITCH SPACE IS BOOKED AND PAID FOR.

Love Your DoorStep by Emma Rigby www.loveyourdoorstep.co.uk Visit us on facebook At the core of every community are the elements of soul, love, faith and hope. The ‘soul and love’ is the heartbeat of the people who have ‘faith and hope’ for the future for the community. Holding all these elements together is what I believe are the random acts of kindness or what is known as ‘pay it forward’. The idea of pay it forward comes from the novel, and subsequent film, Pay it Forward, which is the story of a young boy who does three good deeds for others in need. All the boy asks in return is that they pass on the good deed to three other people and keep the cycle going. I think we all pay it forward automatically in our own ways and I see it so much of it, on the Love Your DoorStep platform. It always sends a shiver down by spine of all the kindness that there is out there and the stories are numerous - from strangers finding lost Oyster cards and then working hard to reunite it with its owner; or

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someone dropping off a food parcel for someone, or the simple things of a few words of encouragement to someone who is feeling low on the platform. All these actions make a difference to a community and it is neighbourly love. Talking of positive actions, Crown Record Management one of the areas largest global companies organised the U.K.'s first free shredding day in April where residents and businesses from the borough were invited to spring clean paperwork. A 7.5 tonne mobile shredding truck allowed local businesses and members of the public to dispose of sensitive paperwork on the spot and it included credit card and banks statements, contracts, and accountancy documents. Plus, people also benefited from Crown Records Management expert advice on how to make sure important information remains protected; important in this day and age. Thank you Crown!

So, if you are looking to do something good and pass on some love, why don’t you pop into the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town to have a look at the free art exhibition, which is also the coolest exhibition on in London at the moment by local artist AJ Tracy. Go on spread the word. You just don’t know what little random act of kindness might just be heading your way… AyJayTrashy proudly presents his amazing exhibition at the Dugdale Centre

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Councillorʼs Corner by Cllr. Bambos Charalambous Cllr.bambos.charalambous@enfield.gov.uk Tel: 020 8351 1362 Imagine an invisible killer that you cannot see or feel but is present all around you and slowly one day at a time, little by little debilitates you until your inevitable demise. Is this the story line from latest Stephen King novel you may ask? The plot of a new sci-fi horror film? Something from the Twilight Zone perhaps? Sadly it is none of these but it is something that is with us right here, right now and is wreaking havoc across the world – this invisible killer is none other than air pollution. In May 2014 the World Health Organisation named London as one of nine urban areas in the UK breaching internationally recognised safe levels of air quality. The pollutants in the air include sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide nitrogen dioxide and particulates known as PM10 mostly coming from burning fuels to generate heat and electricity and from motor vehicle emissions. Public Health England estimate that in one year there were

3,389 deaths in London linked to poor quality levels of air. Air pollution is known to increase and exacerbate asthma, cause respiratory illnesses and affect the lungs and the people most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution are children and the elderly. What does this have to do with Enfield you may ask? The road with the most air pollution coming from it in London is the North Circular Road and when it is considered dangerous for primary school children to play in a playground because of the emissions they breathe then it is a problem for all of us. Enfield Council has for some time been monitoring the air quality at four fixed monitoring stations strategically located across the borough to get the best measure of air quality over time which can then inform what steps need to be taken to stop the pollution. Enfield is a big borough however and the four static monitoring stations

have been limited in what they can measure but that’s about to change. Earlier this year Enfield Council in partnership with computer company Intel launched a research project which as a result of improvements in technology allows for 100 specialist pollution monitors to be fitted across the borough some on moving objects such as refuse collection vehicles in order to get a much clearer picture as to the where these pollutants can be found across Enfield. This data will be shared with Intel, University College London and Imperial College which when analysed will enable Enfield Council to take action to reduce air pollution in the borough; after all it should never be an acceptable state of affairs that playing in school playground is harmful to children because the air that they are breathing in is so polluted. This is a challenge that we must take on and win.

Parliamentary Comment David Burrowes MP www.davidburrowes.com

Theresa May, Home Secretary and knife crime campaigner, Yvonne Lawson

Knife possession: Second strike and you're – in Jail! Unfortunately, in London, and in Enfield in particular, stabbings and knife attacks are no longer headline news due to their prevalence. Some of you may remember only a few months ago the brutal stabbing of Joshua Folkes, yet another young person cut down in his youth. As his alleged killers are currently facing the courts, the shocking attack in Bowes Road reminds us all not to have any complacency in the drive to remove knives from our streets. Enfield has made good progress in reducing knife crime and serious youth violence is down by 19%, but one knife attack is one too many. For this reason I am continuing the fight against knife crime in the Borough, alongside my colleague and Enfield North MP, Nick de Bois.We both initiated back in 2011 successful new clauses to the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment Bill to toughen up knife crime sentences following a spate of knife attacks in Enfield. These clauses extended mandatory sentences for knife crime to under 18 year olds, sending a clear message to young people of the seriousness of carrying knives. Our amendment meant that if you threaten someone with a knife you should expect to

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go to prison and, if you are 16 or over, you must go to prison unless there are exceptional circumstances. Whilst this was a welcome step in tackling those who threaten with a knife it did not go as far as our manifesto commitment to impose a custodial sentence for possessing a knife in a public place. After Joshua's death last year I called on the Prime Minister to ensure we are 'intolerant' towards knives. Now, with Nick de Bois MP, I have tabled a new clause to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill for Report Stage to introduce a mandatory 6 month custodial sentence for adults for a 2nd conviction of possession of a knife. In addition we are also tabling a second clause for a 4 month Detention and Training Order for a 1618 year olds again following conviction for a 2nd offence. What this will mean is that those who repeat a knife crime offence for the second time, will go to prison. The Home Secretary, in her recent visit to Enfield, declared her support for our amendments which is gathering support from many MPs. We must make clear that carrying a knife on our

streets of Enfield and beyond, is a serious crime – and those who ignore this will end up in jail. As a Criminal Defence Solicitor I saw all too often in our local courts offenders avoid a prison sentence and the latest statistics reveal that about 1 in 4 will do so. In fact there is a particularly poor record in London of repeat offending which our amendment seeks to tackle. Having been involved in youth work and criminal law for many years I recognise that by the time the courts have to get involved it is too late. Early intervention is key to provide appropriate boundaries and positive role models to raise the aspirations of young people beyond the need for a knife to the need for training, a qualification and a job. Yvonne Lawson is one such role model in Enfield whose son Godwin was killed by a knife attack. Her campaigning recognises the need for prevention but also for tough sentencing given the damage caused by knives. We need to listen to the voices of victims and their families and root out knives from our community. In one of the first debates of the new session of Parliament MPs can show they are listening by voting for our knife crime amendment.

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Past Times, St Monicaʼs Church Celebrating 100 years not to say the site of a church. So Father Heditch is in trouble, crying in the wilderness of Palmers Green.” Parishioner Cecil Hughes recalled for our golden jubilee, “Thus it was that early in 1911 we found ourselves in a larger house standing in its own grounds in Green Lanes opposite St John's Church, named Hazelwood House, a stone's throw from our present church. We were the last tenants - shops are there now.” St Monica’s church, 1914

Following the construction of the railway line from Wood Green to Enfield in 1871, the hamlet of Palmers Green began to increase in size as new houses were built and people moved into the area. Soon, there was a need for a church for the number of Roman Catholics in the area, so Fr Thomas Heditch, with the approval of Cardinal Bourne, opened a Catholic mission in Palmers Green and the first Sunday Mass was celebrated on 10th July 1910. The small congregation of around 60 people gathered initially in a private house on Grovelands Road, but the neighbours weren't welcoming, even though Fr Heditch said they would abandon the singing of hymns! By 20th August , The Tablet Catholic newspaper printed the following tongue-in-cheek report: “The troubles of Palmers Green grow. Not only are they without a church, but they are without even a foothold of any sort, the Catholics of Palmers Green. A house was hired, Mass was said, jaundiced neighbours complained, and lessors discovered that a covenant of the lease barred use of the house for religious worship, and now the difficulty arises how to find even a house, St Monica’s inaugural Mass 1914

Following Fr Heditch’s retirement due to ill health, a new priest, Fr Patrick Gallagher, was appointed to Palmers Green in June 1912. Cecil Hughes described him as a ‘giant of purposeful drive and energy … he never rested, never tired. He did everything.’ Within a year, Fr Gallagher had bought the land for the new church from an initially reluctant vendor, Barratts, the sweet makers of Wood Green; erected a temporary ‘tin hut’ church and set about fund raising. Donations were made by parishioners and benefactors and a ‘Dutch Kermese’ (bazaar) took place in the spring of 1913, held in neighbouring St John’s Hall. The foundation stone was laid on 20th June 1913 by Cardinal Bourne, although its location is now unknown! The church was designed by architect Edward Goldie of Goldie & Child, in the ‘Perpendicular Gothic’ style and built of Bath Stone by local firm J Bysouth Ltd of Tottenham. St Monica’s church was officially opened on 4th May 1914 - the original feast day of St Monica. Cardinal Bourne presided at the Solemn Opening Mass and was enthusiastically welcomed by a gathering of nearly 600, including 40 clergy and builder John Bysouth and his wife Alice. The Bowes Park Weekly News declared that ‘The new church is a decided ornament to the district. It is solidly and simply built of stone and the square tower is a majestic feature.’

The Parish Team, L to R: Ann Till (Parish Secretary), Fr Andrew Gallagher (Assistant Priest), Sr Joyce Dionne (Parish Sister), Canon Shaun Lennard (Parish Priest), Anna McMullan (Youth Project Co-Ordinator)

priest Canon Shaun Lennard and Assistant Priest Fr Andrew Gallagher (no relation!). Special guests included Mr John Bysouth, the grandson of the builder of the church. Canon Shaun said on the day “We are building on the work of many people who have gone before us, priests, religious and laity, who have given of their time and talents so generously.” Afterwards everyone enjoyed a bbq in the church grounds in warm sunshine.

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Exactly one hundred years later, almost a thousand parishioners gathered on Sunday 4th May 2014 to celebrate the centenary of St Monica’s church. Cardinal Vincent Nichols from Westminster Cathedral said the Mass, alongside parish

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Baskervilles Tea Shop Blog by Diane 66 Aldermans Hill, N13 4RE 020 8351 1673 mail@baskervillesteashop.co.uk www.baskervillesteashop.co.uk

We do love a scone! Scones are at the heart of a traditional English cream tea and they are a big favourite at the shop. They can be sweet or savoury with lots of different versions. You can really create whatever flavour you like. The recipe here is a classic sweet scone. Lovely with clotted cream and strawberry jam, we love them with home-made lemon curd (see last month’s recipe). They are easy to make as long as you remember to treat them gently. Why not try them with fresh strawberries for Wimbledon?

• 450g/1 lb SR flour • 2 rounded teaspoons baking powder • 75g/3 oz softened butter • 50g/2 oz caster sugar • 2 free range eggs • about 225 ml/1/2 pt milk

1. You need a hot at fan 200ºC/Gas 7 and cover your greased baking trays with parchment paper. 2. Add flour, baking powder and butter and mix to resemble breadcrumbs 3. Add eggs and milk until you get a sticky mixture. If you like fruit scones, add a handful of sultanas and mix in. 4. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently fold over until it coalesces into a ball. If you want to use other soft fruit add them by hand at this stage. 5. Roll out to 2cm thickness with a fluted cutter, lift straight out, and don’t twist. 6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until they have risen and are golden brown.

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Savour the Season by Agnes Szucs Hi I'm Agnes and I'm from Hungary. This is one of my mum's favourite recipes that is much loved by all the family. It's very easy and very tasty! Smoked Hungarian sausage is the star in this one-pot comfort food dish of layered potatoes and hard-cooked eggs smothered in sour cream, known as Rakott burgonya (RRAH-koht BOORRgohn-yoh). It can be served as a luncheon dish with a green salad, as a main course or as a side dish. Layered potato casserole 6 servings (Rakott burgonya) • 2 1/4 lbs. potato (the type suitable for cooking) • 6 hard-boiled eggs • 7 oz. smoked, spicy sausage (chorizo or Csabai Hungarian) • 4 oz. butter or margarine • 2 cups sour cream • 7 oz. smoked bacon • salt Start cooking the potatoes in their skins under cover in lightly salted water. Meanwhile cut the sausage and hard-boiled eggs into rings, and the bacon into thin slices. When the potatoes are half done, drain, let cool, peel and cut into rings thick enough so they won't break when handled. Butter the bottom and sides of a fireproof dish, lay half the bacon on the bottom followed by a layer of lightly salted potato

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rings (about 1/3 of the potatoes), then the sausage rings, the hard-boiled egg rings, sprinkle a bit of butter on top and a liberal amount of sour cream. Continue layering the dish in this order until all the ingredients are used up. Finish with a layer of potatoes. Cover with a layer of bacon and sprinkle over with sour cream. Bake, covered, in a pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, remove the lid, and bake until the top is red and crispy.

You can also use tomatoes, onions and mushrooms, and treat yourself to a dollop of sour cream on top. Enjoy! If you have a family favourite recipe that you would like to share please contact us at ellie@palmersgreenlife.co.uk thank you.

Note: If you don't like to use bacon, you can leave it out, adding more butter or margarine instead to prevent the layered potatoes from being dry. Also, if you like vegetables, you can add green pepper rings and tomatoes for layering. If you are watching your diet, you can also substitute bologna, hot dog slices or thin precooked chicken slices for sausage, and kefir for the sour cream. Vegetarians leave the meat out altogether and make this dish with sliced mushrooms.

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two bedroom first floor garden maisonette located within walking distance of Forty Hall grounds. The property which is offered CHAIN FREE, benefits from its own front door, a spacious living room, a modern kitchen and bathroom, two double bedrooms, double glazing, gas central heating, 900+ years lease, front garden with potential for off street parking (STPP) and direct access to own section of the rear garden. The maisonette is currently let achieving a rent of £1,050 per calendar month and can be sold with or without the tenant.

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Palmers Green’s good old days Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North celebrates Palmers Green on the website’s second birthday. In June 2012, Palmers Green Jewel in the North www.palmersgreenn13.com went live. Two years later the website is a regular blog and a growing encyclopaedia of Palmers Green where you can find out about the famous and not so famous people who lived here, farms, houses, pubs, streets, events and oddities. Do take a look, and if you know more about a topic, please contribute!

So Why Jewel in the North? It’s partly a nod to writer Paul Scott - who was born here and went on to write Jewel in the Crown - but its also partly about developing a sense of pride and optimism in where we live. I know Palmers Green is a bit ragged round the edges. I know there is dog poo, betting shops and boy racers who whizz around the streets. But I think we can also have some sneaking pride in where we live. We have loads of green space, some good shops and fantastic Edwardian architecture. Besides, loving a place requires being prepared to look beyond the surface, and accept it, warts and all. Everywhere has something to offer, and everywhere has a story too, if

you know where to look. What the website aims to show is that Palmers Green genuinely has as much of a story as anywhere. It’s tempting to say that there wasn’t much here before 1900 but in fact there was agriculture, pastures, woodland, wildlife, country estates, some well to do gentry and big houses, many farm workers, blacksmiths, clergy, poets and writers, doctors, ostlers, publicans, railway workers. A whole life before our life here. Even our Edwardian ancestors are now gone beyond immediate memory and now it’s us who are making our own histories. Loving a place is also about being prepared to do something, and in recent years there have been so many who are willing to do something for PG. I have seen massive changes in my short time here – this magazine, the Palmers Green Community website, a great annual festival, Talkies Community Cinema, Baskervilles, Open Studios, Palmers Green Tales, history walks and courses from Joe Studman, the wonderful Bowes and Bounds and N21 websites, play

streets, the Lakes Estate Conservation Group, the Broomfield House ongoing campaign, the Ruth Winston Centre, the University of the Third Age, the Community Orchard, the Conservatory, the Green Lanes Business Association… and the Palmers Greenery Café is nearly with us. Soon there will be a clock tower too (in fact two, there is another one coming near the library), though personally I would like to see much more or any green on the Triangle. It’s not perfect, but these are genuinely good days for Palmers Green. There’s lots more to be done though – isn’t there? Palmers Green, 1955

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Fashion: Black & White and Chic All Over by Kim Undy, Fashion Editor & Personal Stylist. For Personal Styling enquiries: enq@kimundy.com Designers across the international catwalks from our own Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney to New York’s Calvin Klein have embraced black and white as their two favourite non-colours this summer. Take inspiration from these influential designers and freshen up your spring-summer wardrobe with some great high-street hits. Black is visually slimming – as many of us appreciate! For the warmer months, show a little flesh to keep this traditionally wintry shade season-appropriate. Keep arms and/or legs bare, and choose a flattering deep V or scoop neckline. Go for natural fabrics like silk, cotton and linen for comfort in high temperatures, and wash at 30 degrees or below to avoid fading. Dark and olive skins look great in black, but if you’re fair or paleskinned, it can be a little severe. For blondes & M&S

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redheads in particular, a black top-half that is floaty or sheer creates a softer feel. Adding a little extra blusher or a bold coral lipstick will also prevent you from looking too ‘washed out’. Universally flattering, white is crisp, clean and fresh-looking – and plays up the slightest hint of a tan. It reflects light on to the face, minimises dark under-eye circles & creates the impression you’ve had your full 8 hours. Wallis

True white can be a little austere next to very fair skins – ivory is much kinder and compliments ‘peaches and cream’ tones beautifully. From a practical point of view, it makes sense to check that your lovely new white (or ivory) purchases are washable, otherwise they’ll spend the summer at the dry cleaner instead of looking gorgeous on you.

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Local Events Whatʼs going on in and around Palmers Green If you have an activity to list here please get in touch at ellie@palmersgreenlife.co.uk Palmers Green Farmers Market Every Sunday 10-1pm Palmers Green Train Station car park

including music and dancers, bouncy castles, games, crafts, food and plenty of fun for all!

Mum2mum Market Kings Market - Community Farmers Market Every Sunday 11- 3pm Ashfield Parade, Southgate, London N14 5EH www.kingsmarketn14.co.uk

Noah’s Ark: Children’s Hospice Week 13 – 20 June 2014 Join Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice for the UK’s only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services that support them. Find out more at www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk to download a fundraising pack.

Hazelwood Schools Brazilian Fete Sunday 8th June, 12-4pm Hazelwood School, Hazelwood Lane, N13 5HE A great family day out with free entertainment

5th July, 10am-12pm St Stephen’s Church Hall, EN1 2BA Top Quality preloved baby and children’s clothes, toys books and more. www.mum2mummarket.co.uk

Open Studios & Art Trail Southgate & Palmers Green Saturday 7 June and Sunday 8 June Visit www.openstudios.uk.com for more details .

The Ruth Winston Players present The Continuing Adventures of Annie and Daisy: Journey's End Friday 20 June 2.00pm - 4.00pm Written and Directed by Iris Macer and Yvonne Laws Join us for our comedy/drama with an unexpected twist. Expect the unexpected from

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PALMERS GREEN IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC! We like to promote local musicians at Talkies. This month we have a special screening of Muscle Shoals, at St Monica’s Centre in Canon Hill with live music from the brilliant Malcolm Hine, Julia Gannon and Simon Bennett. In July we have a Beatles evening, on the 50th Anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night, then in October we change from guitars to a live church organ! So if you or anyone you know wants to do a short set at the start of a Talkies event, get in touch through the website. ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:

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sisters Annie and Daisy. Are they naughty but nice or just plain naughty? All are welcome. Suggested donation: £1.50.

St Harmonica's Blues Club Every Friday 8.30pm - late Last admission 11pm Cannon House, 6 Cannon Hill, N14 7HC June 6 – Gearoid O’Meachair /Dan Nash June 13 – The Haunting AD June 20 – The Odyssey Blues Band June 27 – Delta Resonators with Graham Hine

Conway Rec, Centenary Celebration Sunday 29th June 1-5pm Conway Road Tennis Club N14 Edwardian Dress Optional

Firs Farm Primary School Summer Fete Sunday 6th July, 12-4pm Lots of fun for all ages, including ponies, assault course, crazy golf and lots more.

Tickets available at Anthony Webb's offices Buy your tickets early before they run out! TSOTSI – THURS 19 JUNE 7.45, DUGDALE CENTRE, ENFIELD On the edges of Johannesburg, Tsotsi’s life has no meaning beyond survival. One night in desperation, Tsotsi steals a woman’s car, only to discover a crying infant in the backseat. In a moment, his life takes a sharp turn and leads him down an unexpected path to redemption, giving him hope for a future he never could have imagined. Tsotsi is a portrait of the choices that are made in life and how compassion can endure in the human heart.

MUSCLE SHOALS WED JUNE 25 Doors open 7.00 live music 7.20 main feature 7.45 VENUE ST MONICA’S CENTRE, CANON HILL, SOUTHGATE Limited tickets – early booking recommended Essential for soul fans and entertaining for novices, Muscle Shoals offers a compelling, warts-and-all glimpse into one of the most fascinating stories in modern American music. Live music to match the mood before the feature from Malcolm Hine, Julia Gannon and Simon Bennett.

RUST AND BONE THURS 15 JULY 7.45 DUGDALE CENTRE, ENFIELD An utterly absorbing love story. Rust and Bone is a tale of a miraculous friendship which evolves into an enthralling and moving romance, wonderfully acted by Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. French with English subtitles.

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by Jenny Bourke www.palmersgreentales.com www.facebook.com/groups/331208790354294/ Email us at palmersgreentales@gmail.com I hope everyone has seen Gonul Daniel's interview, on our website, during which she tells us all about her work with SWEAT, an action group which is trying to ensure children have a local community school to attend. Sweat was founded just over a year ago after a meeting attended by over 50 people who were very concerned about the lack of community school places in the south west of Enfield. Parents found it very difficult to get into either Hazelwood or Walker schools. Gonul talks about the support for Ashmole to set up a primary school and an earlier decision by Enfield to set up a new 2 form entry school, which now seems unlikely. Visit our website to view the interview in full. Next month we will be interviewing David Williamson who has worked so hard to bring the Talkies back to Palmers Green. We look forward to finding out how he has managed to do it and how popular Talkies has become. What has been your favourite Talkies evening? See page 16 for the forthcoming Talkies events in Palmers Green. We are also hoping to add another interview with a long term Palmers Green resident, who has lived in the area for over 60 years.

Hair Loss by Kiri from Fabulous Hair Company Hello, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the good weather. As I write this article the sun is out, it’s a lovely day & I hope it’s the same when you’re reading this. Officially, summer has arrived and next month’s article is one not to be missed. Summer hair: How to look after your hair in the sun. The things to avoid and good habits to develop to make sure you keep your hair healthy and looking great throughout the summer months. But firstly, let’s conclude the subject for the last two months. For our final article on hair loss, I have included a few tips and suggestions on remedies, I won’t include prescription type remedies or specialised treatments as I feel that a dermatologist/ trichologist or your GP would be the right person to speak to. If you have missed the last two articles please contact me on kc@fabuloushaircompany.com and I will email you copies. Every day, you probably lose somewhere between 50 to 100 strands of hair which dermatologists/trichologist say is perfectly normal. It is when the hair loss exceeds this, that we need to look at the cause and then the remedy. Hair loss is no longer a condition barred by age! 15 or 50, when most of us walk out of the shower, the drain gets clogged with hair and when we brush, we lose huge amounts and we don’t know what to do about it. In the past, hair loss was attributed as a sign of aging and was a cause for a great deal of embarrassment. But today, we no longer count by age but rather by so many other reasons. We hunt for a solution with great intensity and here are a few simple techniques you can implement at home to reduce and control hair

loss. However if you suffer from intensive hair loss, the best solution would be to consult a dermatologist/trichologist before the damage becomes permanent! Before we step into the solutions, let’s take a peek at what might be causing your hair loss. Causes • lack of proper nutrition • aging • hormonal changes • stress • split ends • heredity • prolonged illness • medication like steroids I have listed just a few reasons, but there are many more! They all sound so very general don’t they, and that is the very problem. They are so general and common place that most off us cannot avoid the hair loss issue at all and we have to face them at some point in time. To curb hair loss, you need to include a few basic practices into your routine along with the treatments that you adopt for better results. Here are a few things that will help. • Be gentle when combing your wet hair; avoid stressing the hair and use a detangling spray to aid in combing. A good rule is to comb wet hair and brush dry hair. • Massage your scalp as frequently as you can. This stimulates blood flow to your head which in turn promotes the growth of hair and better health. • Don’t always opt for styles that require you to tie your hair up tight. As sleek and fashionable as this may look, it puts a great deal of pressure on the hair which can add

to the breakage and hair loss. • Hair styling is essential when you step out. You need to look good at all times in today’s world, but it is important that you subject your hair to as little heat as you can! The heat tends to dry the hair shaft out, making it dry and frizzy which over a period of time causes the hair to go brittle. The ultimate result will be hair loss. • Do not wash hair with hot water for the very same reason; always use cool water or water at room temperature. Dry and frizzy hair when you walk out of the shower is the indication that the water was too hot for your hair. • All said and done, just these simple precautions may not be enough to prevent hair loss. It will always hold true, that only when you are healthy inside will your hair be healthy too. Your hair is made up of proteins and is alive at the roots, like any other living organism it also requires nutrients to remain healthy and grow. There are a few things that you can add to your diet to ensure that you intake sufficient quantities of these nutrients. First and foremost will be proteins of course, they are the building blocks of the hair shaft after all. Vitamin A, B complex, C and E are essential, each of these performs a significant role. Vitamin B complex is most popularly known for its importance in hair growth and hair loss control. Vitamin C prevents premature

graying. Last but not least, iron- deficiency of iron can be a source of severe hair loss, which is why women suffering from anemia exhibit a great amount of hair loss. • Work out. Yeah, you read that right, work out. Exercise increases the blood flow through the body and that helps in stimulation of the scalp. • If you already have dry hair, then rethink your coffee habit and evaluate your caffeine consumption. Caffeine further depletes the body of its natural resources of nutrients and the nutrients required for hair are not spared either! So cut back on the coffee and move on to something healthier and that which promotes good health. • Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. • Keep the scalp clean. Use a good quality shampoo that is mild and formulated for your hair type. • Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends. If you have any questions that need answering quickly, please email me at kc@fabuloushaircompany.com and I will get back to you soon as I can. If you have enjoyed my article, let us know by liking us on Facebook and we will enter you in our monthly competition for a chance of winning one of many Paul Mitchell travel-size styling products. Just go to our website at www.fabuloushaircompany.com and click the Facebook icon to Like.

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Lester Clayton Presents...Hot Under Collar Lester Clayton is a Palmers Green based songwriter who has supported Ed Sheeran, Just Jack, Lemar and Pete Doherty amongst others, and runs various music nights across London which supports the development of local original music at the ground roots level. His next local live music night is at The Queens Head in Winchmore Hill on June 27th. Lester is also booking bands for the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival on July 5th. Southgate Festival on July 19th and Palmers Green Festival on September 7th. Stay up to date with Lester on www.facebook.com/LesterClaytonMusic and on Twitter @LesterClayton. Welcome to my new monthly Music Column, where I have the pleasure of writing about new up and coming local acts. This month I will be talking about Winchmore Hill band 'Hot Under Collar' and their recent gig at The Garage, Islington Hot Under Collar are a 4 piece band who blend Funk, Rock, Soul and Hip Hop to form a unique and mature sound way beyond their tender age of 18. One of the best things about my job of promoting acts is seeing bands grow and develop as musicians and people, so I was intrigued to see how they would fair on a bigger stage at a big venue compared to the pubs and bars stages I have put them on previously.

Hot Under Collar did not disappoint. They bounced onstage with determination and confidence that you rarely see in young bands, much to the adoration of their loyal fans, and ripped straight into their setlist consisting of catchy lyrics, punchy bass lines, melodic guitar riffs and some of the tightest drumming you are likely to hear. Not only were their own fans captivated and singing along, but by the end of the first song the whole venue was watching intently knowing they were hearing and watching something special. It was also nice to see the older generation in the audience appreciating what these young boys were doing.

Their facebook page says “We are a group of friends brought together due to a mutual love of music and performing” and this was very evident on the Garage stage. They seem to bounce off each other creatively, and most importantly they looked as if they were having the time of their lives, an energy which the crowd fed off throughout the nights show. The combination of various music styles is very unique, and fits somewhere between the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Led Zeppelin, but with a more modern and commercial sound. You can easily picture them being played on Radio 1 for the younger crowd, and on Magic FM alongside the classics.

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It was nice to see them throw in a Justin Timberlake cover of 'Love Stoned' which they played in a more up-tempo and heavier style, which worked and delighted the crowd, but it was their own well written songs which got the best response. ‘Songs of Change,’ on which they closed the show, is an up-tempo crowd pleaser, and I cannot wait to hear this on their EP which they tell me they are working on at the moment. Josh Ali on Vocals, Chris Lambrou on Guitar, Denzel Clarkson on Bass and Herman Kiafuca on Drums who make up Hot Under Collar have a musical maturity which will only grow and develop over time, and I strongly recommend that you check out their facebook page to keep up to date on their upcoming shows and releases. You can catch them Live at The Palmers Green Festival, on September 7th in Broomfield Park. BEST SONG - Songs Of Change BEST LYRIC - “I'm a maker, I'm a lover, I'm a Creator” www.facebook.com/HotUnderCollar

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how to make the most of your conservatory by Julia Sondack, Drapemasters Interior Furnishers Julia@drapemasters.co.uk www.drapemasters.co.uk To help create the style and atmosphere you desire in your conservatory or garden room you will need to consider how you want to use the space. Functionality and form are of the utmost importance. One thing you do want to ensure is that this room is used to its full extent, and that it is comfortable all the year round. Being constructed mainly of glass, conservatories and garden rooms have, in the past been areas of great heat loss and radiation. This however can be reduced substantially by the clever use of window furnishings. Gone are the days where we cannot enter a room which is uncomfortably cold or hot for there are several options to resolve this situation and all can achieve a stylish look within your home:Specialist Blind Products Manufacturers have worked hard on reducing heat loss and radiation and have some great products available. Roller, vertical and pleated blinds with insulation properties and control of solar heat by reflection keep your conservatory cool in the summer whilst maintaining warmth and comfort in the winter. Blinds have the additional advantage of giving us excellent command of the amount of light entering a room. A great benefit of pleated blinds is they can be manufactured to fit any shape of window so are ideal as roof blinds as well. Great advances in technology mean

that we no longer have to stand on a chair with a pole trying to open or close our roof blinds as motorisation of most blinds is available. A relatively new innovation called Perfect Fit blinds benefit from being fixed in a frame on the window, decreasing the amount of light and radiation seepage. They offer a seamless look which is clean cut and neat. Shutters One of the earliest forms of window dressing, this is a superb product to help assist with light control and enhance any interior setting. The options for woods and colour painted finishes are extensive. They can help you achieve any look you wish from contemporary right through to traditional.

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Property Matters Sophisticated outdoor living by Anne Springall Summer is here!? Well, let’s hope that it is here to stay Assuming that we’re over the worst of the winter and that at least a few sunny days are ahead we’ll all be looking to spruce up any outdoor areas that we have in our homes. Whilst some are lucky enough to have gardens, everybody has at least a windowsill! So, where do we start trying to make the space outside our windows fit for Summer? I’m no gardening expert but I can hopefully offer a few tips on accessories! Just like the inside of your home, decide on a ‘look’ and try to see it through. For a sleek contemporary feel, stick to green plants and matching pots, maybe lining pots up in rows of three? A selection of different pots grouped together in different sizes, heights and colours gives a more homely feel and you could even plant in some old teacups and teapots for a chintzy English look. If you are short of floor space; planters can be fixed to a wall, a fence or to the side of a shed. Again, think about how you might arrange them to create the look you are after? If storage is a problem, try and use the space under tables, chairs and benches, and as with the planters think if you could fix a cupboard on to an outside wall to save floor space. A string of fairy lights can bring an outdoor space alive as the evening starts to draw in; and don’t forget that soft furnishings can still be used outside, cushions and throws make a patio or deck into an ‘outside room’ and something as simple as a tablecloth can ring the changes. If you really want to decorate your outdoor space, you could put up bunting either in a particular colour to complement your plants and cushions or in pastel shades and floral fabrics to fit that ‘chintzy’ look. Coloured glass candle holders or a string of lanterns are other ways to introduce colour.

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tones to add ambiance. Besides its cosmetic effects, paint provides outdoor structures with protection against the elements. Fences, in particular, need a protective coat of paint every 2 to 3 years. Fence-painting is a timeconsuming, but important, undertaking, you can strengthen the fence, reducing the likelihood of it needing to be replaced. So, let’s expand our living space to outdoors and keep our fingers crossed that it lasts. Whatever you decide to do, have fun and turn your outside space into your very own oasis even if it’s only a window box!

The 1970’s swing seat has had a revival and been redesigned by many companies to suit a sleek modern garden, and of course, comes with its own built in shade. Pod seats are also very fashionable and not only shield you from the sun but can come with drinks’ holders, lighting and incorporated sound systems! Modern parasols have been re-designed as statement pieces and outdoor kitchens are replacing the humble barbeque. Why not spruce up your exterior paintwork to add a fresh feel. You could even consider painting your fences in subtle

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Charity in the Community Winchmore Hill Community Care (sponsored by seven local churches) We are your local Good Neighbour Group in N21 offering volunteer practical help and support to local people. Our services are available to the elderly, housebound and lonely or anyone finding it hard to manage. Our aim is to support people in their own homes through befriending and visiting, local transport and shopping assistance from our volunteers. We can also help with paperwork and small errands. Do you need help with shopping, local transport or would you like a friendly volunteer to pop in for a chat and a cup of tea? Please get in touch if you need help or know someone who does. Volunteers always welcome.

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Your Legal Questions Answered by Fariz Uvais Fariz Uvais is a consultant in the law firm Harper & Odell. Write in and ask your legal questions. Fariz will try and answer your questions in Palmers Green LIFE each month. Send your questions to Harper & Odell, 61-63 St John Street, London EC1M 4AN or by email to farizu@yahoo.com.

I have legal expenses insurance cover and the insurance provider has informed me that I cannot instruct my own solicitor under the policy. Instead, they say that I have to use their nominated solicitor. So, I would like to know if I have to use their nominated solicitor, or am I free to instruct my own solicitor? The Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990 (‘the Regulations’) provide a policyholder with the authority to choose who it wishes to instruct as its lawyer. Regulation 6 states that: “(1) Where under a legal expenses insurance contract recourse is had to a lawyer (or other person having such qualification as may be necessary) to defend, represent or serve the interests of the insured in any inquiry or proceedings, the insured shall be free to choose that lawyer (or other person). (2) The insured shall also be free to choose a lawyer (or other person

having such qualifications as may be necessary) to serve his interests whenever a conflict of interests arises. (3) The above rights shall be expressly recognised in the policy." The Court of Appeal provided additional guidance of the above Regulation in the case of Brown-Quinn v Equity Syndicate Management Ltd (2012), where it was held that “Before-the-event” legal expenses insurers cannot reject a policyholder’s choice of a nonpanel solicitor because the lawyer will not accept payment on their rates. However, insurers can rely on policy terms to restrict an insured’s indemnity to certain prescribed rates of remuneration, provided that this does not effectively render the insured’s legal entitlement to the freedom to choose a lawyer as meaningless. It is clear, therefore, that you certainly have the freedom to instruct your own solicitor. It would be sensible to simply ask your own solicitor to take up these points with the insurer to ensure that your insurer accepts your choice of whom to instruct.

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Creative Exchange News Creative Exchange is delighted to announce that award-winning designerentrepreneur Ella Doran will be sharing her experience of selling her products worldwide and working with retailers in a talk for the network. Relevant for designermakers and artists. Wednesday 9th July, 7 – 9.30pm at Baskervilles Tea Shop, 66 Aldermans Hill, N13 4PP Price £10 for non CE members; £5 for CE members. We expect this to be a very popular event and places are strictly limited so booking is essential: www.bookwhen.com/creativeexchange Ella Doran has been running her own business in east London since graduating from Middlesex University in the early 90s. Her main focus is creating photography-based images and patterns and she spearheaded their application on functional, everyday products when digital printing was as new and exciting as 3D printing is now. As a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) Ella is committed to promoting the circular economy in her own small way, for instance by using high-quality materials that age well and are recyclable. Her seasonal collections of ready-to-buy home accessories, stationery products and gifts are selling to a diverse range of stores, museums and galleries in the UK and around the world. She also works to commission for commercial, charitable and private clients, with a particular interest in collaborating with interior designers and architects. Talking about Business, Ella says: “My uncle always used to say: “Play to your strengths and work with people better than you” and both have stuck. I would add it takes time to get to know them, so be patient with yourself!”

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Angela Dierks Exhibition runs from 10th June – 14th July. Opening times: Mon – Fri: 9am – 7pm, Sat: 9.30am – 5pm I became a member of the Creative Exchange in 2013 after

taking part in the Open Studios and Arts Trail that year. I enjoy showing my work to a local audience and engaging with likeminded people in the local community. I started painting abstract art in 2006. I am self-taught and I’m continuously developing as an artist. I feel very passionate about, and dedicated to, the process of painting and my work has been sold nationally in the UK as well as in Europe. Much of my earlier range of work is concerned with memories and dreams, peeling away at them layer by layer. In my recent work I focus on abstract representations of landscapes, finding inspiration in the beauty of the outside world. While many of my paintings reflect my passion for a vibrant mix of colour my palette has become more muted recently, playing with a subtler shade of colour. I aim to give my paintings as much of texture and 'feel' as possible. My exhibition will feature a mixture of abstract landscapes as well as new work from this year. If you are interest in buying a piece, or in a commission, you can contact me by email at dierksa@gmail.com. See more of Angela’s work at angeladierkspaintings.com Please mention this article when contacting Angela

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