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.
With winter hitting striking hard and Millfield House’s main tennants unable to spare any space indoors, we have been working on finding a new location for our fortnightly Friday morning gatherings. For the time being, we will be meeting fortnightly at the Stag & Hounds. See our Social Events page for details.
Topics covered this month include what to do to keep safe from Covid over the winter, how the Forum is working with other organisations to help older people understand the challenges related to climate change, and the suspension of the pension triple lock. Plus, all our regular news of activities and events open to members.
Read about the Forum’s call for a ‘pause and reflect’ on the new Edmonton incinerator and out thoughts on Enfield’s Local Plan. There is also news of social activities, including a disco, a quiz and bingo, as well our Monty Meth Tribute Day on 19 October at Southbury Leisure Centre.
The August/September issue of Forum Focus is out now and full of news about social events, Forum groups /clubs, upcoming meetings and our fund-raising events. It introduces the new Executive Committee and outlines the great discounts that Fusion Leisure Centres offer to our members.
All members should have received their copy of Forum Focus in the post. If yours did not arrive, check if your membership is up to date. If not, renew now.
We are all mourning the loss of a friend and colleague who contributed so much to the Forum and to the community in Enfield more widely.
Our excellent Chair, Christine Whetstone died last month and will be greatly missed and mourned by the Forum and all the many other organisations she played a vital role in from the Writing Group she ran for us to much acclaim, the work she did for the local Youth Offending Team and her tireless contributions to Amnesty International.
We will hold a short AGM at 10.30am, including presentation of the annual report and accounts for 2020 – 2021, election of Executive Committee Members and any other business that members wish to raise.
Then we will be treated to Peter and Christine Padwick giving us a light-hearted survey of banning and censorship over the past 100 years or so with pictures, songs & anecdotes touching on George Formby, Reith and the BBC, cricket, Marilyn Monroe, Sooty, G.B. Shaw, Donald McGill, the Crazy Gang, Dr.Crippen, Alfred Hitchcock, Eartha Kitt, Thomas Hardy, Henry Hall, adverts, Frank Sinatra, D.H. Lawrence, Max Miller, George Gershwin and much more along the way.
To join the meeting and talk, use the following link at 10:30 on Tuesday: