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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:53

Secondary School Admissions

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If you have a child in Year 6, it's time to think about where they are going to attend Secondary School.  Many schools will have Open Mornings/Days/Evenings over the coming weeks.

For information on the admissions process you can visit Enfield Council's information pages here.

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Monday, 18 September 2017 17:20

Beat the pressure!

It’s time to check your blood pressure

 

As part of their Healthy Enfield campaign, Enfield council is urging everyone to get their blood pressure checked regularly, and for those with high blood pressure, to keep it under control by taking their medication.

Almost every doctor’s surgery in Enfield has a health kiosk, where residents can quickly check their blood pressure free of charge. If your blood pressure numbers are high, it is very important you see a doctor and follow their advice.

Consider making a few changes to your lifestyle to lower your risk of high blood pressure or control blood pressure levels. Eat well, cut down on salt in food, avoid foods with added salt such as in ready-made and take away meals, reduce alcohol consumption and stop smoking. Above all, if diagnosed with high blood pressure, take the medication that can control it, get regular checks and take gentle exercise.

High blood pressure has no symptoms. So don’t let the silent killer sneak up on you – get checked.

For more information go to our website: www.enfield.gov.uk/healthyenfield or NHS Blood Pressure

BLOOD PRESSURE

With the kids back at school after the summer holidays, now is the perfect time as a mum to also head back to the classroom.

Whether you’re looking to improve your career prospects or just want to try something new, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) has places still available on courses starting this September.

These include courses in Health and Social CareChildcareHairdressing and Beauty TherapySport and FitnessPublic ServicesAccounting and Travel and Tourism.

Eunice Thomas-Pennant decided to train as a hairdresser at CONEL in her late 40s and now works as a student mentor at the College’s commercial salon in Tottenham.

She said: “The training was brilliant. I learnt a lot, particularly when it came to colouring hair. My tutors encouraged me and were very supportive.”

“When I started at CONEL, people were asking me, ‘Why are you going to college at your age?’, but I have shown them that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams.”

For those wanting to head to university the College also has places left on an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Work.

Mek Mehmet-Yesil, 47, who completed an Access to Nursing course this summer, said: “The teaching at CONEL has been fantastic.

“I’ve had the most amazing tutors who’ve given me so much encouragement to do well. I’m feeling really good about my future.” 

Loans are available to cover tuition fees on all vocational courses, which do not have to be paid back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Access courses are free to students aged 19 to 23 if it is their first Level 3 course, with loans for those aged 24 and over written off if they progress to university to study the same field.



CONEL also runs various free and professional courses in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Construction, Engineering and IT throughout the year.

For Natalie Galloway, 24, the decision to do a bricklaying course was not just about learning new skills.

“You can save money if you need a job done when you can do it yourself, so it’s more financially beneficial,” she said.

Call 020 8442 3055 or click here to find out about courses and how to enrol on a course at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).

 

Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:52

What's On in Enfield 14th - 24th September 2017

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ART

Park Avenue Resources Centre are holding their Photographic Exhibition at the Dugdale 4th-30th September.

 

CHARITY/FUNDRAISINGButterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect have a Charity Race Night on Saturday 16th September.

 

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

Doodle Ceramics start a new course for parent/carer & child. The six week block commences Friday 15th September.

 

Planet Play 2017 newPlanet Play is the magical sensory adventure every Friday morning at Chickenshed.

The Autumn season of Tales from the Shed returns to Chickenshed.

 

Saturday Shed kicks off it’s Autumn term at Chickenshed on Saturday 8th September.

MUSIC

Chickenshed’s Community Choir returns on Wednesdays.

 

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix & Cream is at the Millfield Saturday 16th September.

 

Forty Hall hosts An Afternoon of Opera with Lucy Elston on Sunday 17th September.

 

Ziggy’s bring a Jazz Funk Groove Night to the Dugdale on Friday 22nd September.

 

The Greatest Hits of Motown will be performed in How Sweet It Is on stage at the Millfield Saturday 23rd September.

 

NATUREMiniature Garden

Learn how to create your own Miniature Garden in a workshop at Forty Hall Saturday 16th September.

 

A Bat Walk takes place on the evening of Saturday 16th September at Forty Hall.

 

BEST OF THE REST

A very unique event takes place on Saturday 16th. A Silent march will leave the Dugdale and make its way to Fountain Island as part of Silencer.

 

Mitch Benn stops off at the Millfield during his UK Tour - Don’t Fear The Reaper on Friday 22nd September.

NLHS PHOTONorth London Homecare and Support Ltd.

North London Homecare & Support Ltd celebrates 50 years of caring for Older and Vulnerable Adults living in the local area. We are registered with the CQC as a Domiciliary Care Provider to provide regulated services. Our last CQC inspection was in July 2016 and our services are rated as good.

Life for NLHS began back in 1967, known as North London Nursing Agency and then based in Palmers Green. We have evolved through the decades into what we are today, which a highly regarded provider of Homecare Services located in both the Enfield & Harlow areas. We work for people and their family carers, who want to remain living in their own homes but need assistance to do so. We enable adults with support and care needs to live as fulfilling, independent, healthy and well lives as possible.

Over the years, we have adapted to the many changes in Legislation and Local Authority Commissioning, non-more challenging than current times. However, our values remain strong and we pride ourselves on caring for people as we would our own family members; each person receiving our services takes a place within NLHS’s extended family. We have experience of providing services to a wide range of needs and of differing ages, from young adults up to our Centurions being Minnie who is 101years young and was born on 29th Feb 1916. Minnie loves a party. Olive too is 101 years young, born on the 21st May 1916.

We value our staff team and have a dedicated, consistent team of Care Staff. Many of whom have given many years’ service. Mary Basquil, our Registered Care Manager in Enfield joined us in 1984, 33 years ago and Dorothy Walcott is our longest serving employee, giving 44 years to caring for others. We support all new staff to progress in a career in caring and facilitate them the opportunity to learn and gain professionally recognised qualifications. Most members of our Care Management Teams joined us as care staff and were successful in seeking senior roles.

To celebrate our 50th Birthday we are hosting an evening, in September, in the grounds of Whitewebbs, Enfield, to celebrate with staff, their achievements over the 50 years and look forward to the next 50 years of progressing further to provide Care at Home Services, locally, in collaboration with the many other services and professionals involved in peoples care.

If you are looking for a Homecare provider for a loved one, please visit us at www.nlhs.co.uk or call Mary Basquil on 0208 443 3380.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 18:56

What's On in Enfield 7th - 17th September 2017

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Park Avenue Resources Centre are holding their Photographic Exhibition at the Dugdale 4th-30th September.

 

CHARITY/FUNDRAISING

The Butterfly Effect have a Charity Race Night on Saturday 16th September.

 

 

CHILDREN/FAMILIESDoodles flyer

Doodle Ceramics start a new course for parent/carer & child. The six week block commences Friday 15th September.

 

Planet Play is the magical sensory adventure every Friday morning at Chickenshed.

 

The Autumn season of Tales from the Shed returns to Chickenshed.

 

Saturday Shed kicks off it’s Autumn term at Chickenshed on Saturday 9th September.

COMEDY

I’m Not Just an Italian in London will be on stage at the Millfield Theatre Friday 8th September.

 

FILM

Stephens House are hosting a FREE Film Screening Film On The Lawn – The Best of Discover.film on Sunday 10th September.

 

MUSIC

Chickenshed’s Community Choir returns on Wednesdays.

 

Son Yambu perform at Chickenshed on Friday 8th September while Jazz at Chickenshed bring It’s Clazzical II on Saturday 9th September.

 

PromsIt’s Last Night of the Proms at Forty Hall’s Big Barn Saturday 9th September.

 

Hilly Fields host the last of the season’s Lazy Sunday Afternoons on Sunday 10th September.

 

The Kast Off Kings will be at Millfield on Saturday 9th September.

 

Chas and Dave appear at the Millfield on Sunday 10th September.

 

The Last in the Lazy Sunday Afternoons of the season takes place at Hilly Fields on Sunday 10th September.

 

Jo Collins and Friends return to Chickenshed Sunday 10th September.

 

Forty Hall hosts An Afternoon of Opera with Lucy Elston on Sunday 17th September.

 

NATURE

Learn how to create your own Miniature Garden in a workshop at Forty Hall Saturday 16th September.

 

A Bat Walk takes place on the evening of Saturday 16th September at Forty Hall.


BEST OF THE REST

The Occasional Home Store host their Autumn Fair at Grange Park’s St Peter’s Church on Saturday 9th September.

Paradise Wildlife Park host their Summer Carnival Party on Saturday 9th September.

 

The Spirit of Ukraine Festival hits Forty Hall on Sunday 10th September.

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Doodles flyerCHILDREN/FAMILIES

It’s Stories and Play for the Under 5s at Forty Hall Tuesday 5th September.

Doodle Ceramics start a new course for parent/carer & child. The six week block commences Friday 15th September.

 

HISTORY

Forty Hall host A Very Secret War: Trent Park & Bugging the Nazis in WW2 Sunday 3rd September.

 

MUSIC

The ELO Encounter will be on stage at the Millfield on Saturday 2nd September.

Hilly Fields host the last of the season’s Lazy Sunday Afternoons on Sunday 10th September.

 

THEATREFH theatre

There’s Murder on the Terrace at Forty Hall in a special interactive performance on Saturday 2nd September.

 

BEST OF THE REST

Palmers Green Festival takes place Sunday 3rd September in Broomfield Park.

The Classic and Vintage Car Show will be at Capel Manor Sunday 3rd September.

Paradise Wildlife Park host their Summer Carnival Party on Saturday 9th September.

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:51

Become an organ donor and save a life

 

•         Enfield Council urges residents to register in Organ Donation Week (4-10 September)
•         It takes just five minutes to save a life
•         High demand for donors from black and minority ethnic groups

During Organ Donation Week, Enfield residents are being urged by the Council to give the greatest gift imaginable by asking them to become organ donors and potentially saving a seriously ill person’s life.

According to the NHS over 6,000 people are waiting for a transplant; on average, around three people die every day waiting for a suitable organ. 

The demand for donors is high, particularly from black and minority ethnic groups (BAME). For example, a patient from a BAME community will wait a year longer for a kidney transplant than a white patient on average, due to the lack of suitable organs. 

More donors from BAME are needed because:
• Some blood and gene types are more common among some ethnic groups
• Some ethnic groups are more likely to develop medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, that need blood, organs or tissue donations
• People needing bone marrow, blood and tissue types needed for a successful transplant, are more likely to find a match with someone from a similar ethnic background.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “During Organ Donation Week, I want to reach out to everyone and say one simple thing: you can save a life, or even many lives, by signing up to be an organ donor.

“To black and minority ethnic residents, I really encourage you to come forward. Your support is crucial.

“We know people delay signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and that can be the difference between life and death for a person waiting for an organ transplant.

“If you want to save lives, do it now. Spend a couple of minutes registering that you want to donate your organs on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Please remember to tell your family that you want to be a donor so it’s easier for them to support your decision.

“I have signed up, so why don’t you?”

You can sign up to be an organ donor at www.enfield.gov.uk and click the blue tab "Do something amazing - help save a life", or you can go to:

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/about-donation/organ-donation-and-ethnicity/

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ART

The Salisbury House Printers will be exhibiting their work at the Dugdale 17th July – 26th August.

 

FH toysCHILDREN/FAMILIES

Every Wednesday over the Summer period, Forty Hall will be home to Stories and More at 9.30am.

Join the Butter Stamps and Dishes workshop at Forty Hall Tuesday 29th August and Time Travelling Toys & Games on Tuesday 31st August.

FILM

Essex Outdoor Cinema bring Harry Potter to Capel Manor Sunday 27th August.

 

MUSIC

The ELO Encounter will be on stage at the Millfield on Saturday 2nd September.

BEST OF THE REST

A fantastic exhibition has can be found at the Dugdale, Terrific Toys: Made and Played in Enfield! The Lost World

Come Away With The Faeries returns to Enfield Town Park on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August.

Unique experience The Lost World will bring dinosaurs to Stephens House on Sunday 27th August.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:22

Amazon & Beyond at Paradise!

Exciting New Exhibit opens featuring a very, very big snake!

Award winning Paradise Wildlife Park (the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire) is proud to announce the opening of its new Amazon & Beyond exhibit. Opened on 17th August by BAFTA winning wildlife
TV presenter and naturalist, Steve Backshall, the brand-new facility will feature one of the largest Anaconda Houses in the world – a suitable home for the UK’s biggest Anaconda; weighing a whopping 93kg, the mighty, Optimus Prime! (Optimus is actually a girl, her mate Megatron, weighs just 62kg so she’s definitely the boss!).

As well as massive Amazonian snakes, the new facility will also feature a group of animals indigenous to the Anaconda’s South American homeland including: Piranha, Lemur Leaf Frogs, a False Water Cobra and a Beaded Lizard.

The Amazon & Beyond exhibit has been meticulously designed to allow visitors to get really close to the animals. They will, for example, be able to view the Anaconda underwater, getting a real feel for the incredible size and power of one the most magnificent creatures on the planet in its natural space.

PWP steveSpeaking at the Amazon & Beyond launch Steve Backshall said:

“I’m delighted to be back at Paradise Wildlife Park to open such an exciting new exhibit. Anacondas are the largest snakes in the world and it’s great that visitors will now be able to experience the wonder of these incredible creatures up close. Paradise is well known for its conservation work and I’m confident this exhibit will help introduce even more people to these and other endangered creatures.” 

It’s not the first time Optimus Prime has been visited by wildlife royalty, back in 2014 Sir David Attenborough, came face to face with all 16 ½ feet (girth of around two and a half feet) of her when he visited the park as part of a new wildlife series he was presenting. He wanted to see for himself the UK’s largest anaconda, having Sir David visit the park was an ‘honor and privilege’ for Park owner Peter Sampson.

About Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park was formed in 1984 and is already well known for its animal breeding and conservation work. To date, the Park has made contributions of over £5,000,000 to conservation projects and wildlife causes in the UK and around the world, as well as other charities and good causes. It is also part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme, with successful African Penguin, Lar Gibbon, Cotton Top Tamarin, Silvery Marmoset and Red Ruff Lemur births in the past year alone. With recommendations to breed our Jaguars, Snow Leopards and Red Pandas.

Paradise was also the first zoo in Europe to receive a double Platinum Award for funds raised for the EAZA Tiger Conservation Initiative and is a Platinum Award winner for funds raised for the Lemur and Madagascan EAZA appeal. Paradise was also recently recognised with a prestigious top national award for its work in Animal Breeding, Care and Welfare. The organisation also won a Bronze Award for its new Animal Exhibit, Penguin Falls. It is an active member of the British, European and World Association of Zoos (BIAZA, EAZA & WAZA).

Voted Hertfordshire’s Top Tourist Attraction and with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the new ZSH charity will continue to utilise the Paradise Wildlife Park brand in order to raise funds for its work and to act as a focus for an expanded wildlife education programme for visitors.

Home to over 500 exotic wild animals, including big cats (Paradise is the only zoo in the UK with up to 5 different Big Cat species; Tigers, White Lions, Jaguars – Paradise recently welcomed Kiera, our new Jaguar cub – Snow Leopards and a White Tiger), Monkeys (we have the largest collection of small monkeys in the UK), Zebras, Lemurs, Meerkats, Red Pandas, Tapirs, Penguins, Wallabies, Emus, Birds of Prey, Reptiles (including the UK’s largest Anaconda) and many more.

 

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