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!
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.
We pay tribute to Monty Meth in the April/May newsletter which is now out. We also use the opportunity to all for more volunteers, especially for the Executive Committee and the Social Events Team. This is your Forum and we need new ideas and energy to help drive it forward. Note (p2 “Back to the gym”) that the Fusion Leisure Centres will be opening on 12 April and you need to make sure your membership is up to date to get the Forum discounts. And check out p15 “Become Creative” as we are still looking for your contribution to our exhibition.
The February/March edition of Forum Focus is full of information about your local community. We look at the financial challenges faced by Enfield Council and the potential attacks on the finances of older people as the government seeks to pay for the pandemic. We continue to ask for your support for the Forum’s finances in these difficult times and we outline our new projects to help combat loneliness (pp13,14). Check out our upcoming webinars (p16) and look at the Social Calendar (p15) so you can start planning for trips later in the year and in 2022.
All members should receive the October- November edition of Forum Focus in the post by the beginning of October. If you do not, check that your membership is still up to date. And it is also available to see here. It includes articles about the importance of getting the flu jab, the problem of loneliness, news from the police and ,of course, the ever popular jokes in Always Look on the Bright Side. Our president Monty Meth discusses why lobbying is important and there is an update from Fusion Leisure about the re-opening of its centres in Enfield.