2022 Annual General Meeting

28th June 2022

We held our 2022 AGM back in the Council Chamber.

To acknowledge the importance that the Forum places on campaigning for older people, we are delighted that Jan Shortt, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention, came to Enfield to deliver the inaugural memorial lecture in honour of our late President Monty Meth. She updated us on the current NPC campaigns and discussed how we can all work together to improve the lives of older people in the UK. We will have a fuller report here in the near future. In the meanwhile, here are the slides that accompanied her talk.


Council Chamber,
Enfield Borough Civic Centre,
Silver Street,
Enfield EN1 3XA.

The June/July Forum Focus is out!

The latest June/July Forum Focus is now out! It leads with an article on Pension Credit, which can be worth up to £3,300 per year.

Ruth’s review focuses on a series of Internation Health Days. In another article, the NLWA (the North London Waste Authority) earns the title of Greenwasher of the Month in March.

The Chair’s column focuses on how the Forum can embrace new technology and, at the same time, give practical support to members who want to do the same.

Finally, amongst other articles, one gives information on the current status of the Covid virus.

If you have not received your copy, contact the office to renew your membership or chase your copy. You can always preview it here, but it is much nicer to have it on paper!

Living with dementia

A Zoom talk by Alison Gordon of Age UK Enfield. This lively and informative event — one of the Forum’s regular members’ meetings — had 27 participants. Here is a recording on our YouTube channel:

Living with dementia meeting.

Help with your mobile, laptop or tablet?

The forum is running two free drop-in sessions for our members who have questions and problems in using mobile phones, tablets, laptops or other hand-held devices.

Come along and, if possible, bring your device!

  • Monday 20th June between 1 and 3pm.
  • Tuesday 19th July between 1 and 3pm.

Community Room
Enfield Town Library
66 Church Street

Recovering from Covid — Tuesday 10th May

Dominic Hall, Sport and Community Development officer, North London, Fusion Lifestyle talked about the long-term effects of Covid which some people experience and how they can help themselves cope with problems. The meeting took place in Edmonton Green Library

Living with Arthritis

On 26th April, Leah Boylan of Arthritis Action gave us a talk on living with arthritis. She described techniques for managing the huge range of conditions known as arthritis. She also described some of the resources on their website that are open to all. The site is at https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/.

Here is a recording of her talk on our YouTube channel:

Thanks for Trying — Recycling in Enfield

Tuesday 22 February

Josh Freestone from the North London Waste Authority gave an entertaining and informative talk about the new campaign to help improve our knowledge of what is recyclable through kerbside collections – and why it is important not to contaminate your recycling with the wrong stuff.

Here is recording of the Zoom meeting from our YouTube channel:

The presentation slides are available here in PowerPoint format.

Staying safe and connected in Enfield

— Tuesday 25th January @ 10:30am

On 25th January, members had a Zoom presentation by Enfield Council officers describing Safe & Connected, a service aimed at providing emergency response for vulnerable people living at home in the borough. In addition to a panic button, the they use technology to identify when an emergency call-out is required. Here is a recording of the Zoom meeting.

Cultural Development in Enfield

Thursday 25 November, 10.30am

Rebekah Polding, Head of Cultural Development, Enfield Council, looked at culture in Enfield and future developments. She covered a wide range of topics including the future of the Dugdale Centre, the borough archive and theatres.