A Zoom talk by Ruth Bourne, one of the wartime Women of Bletchley Park (see her Wikipedia biography). Ruth was a serving WREN during the war and one of the team who successfully decoded the messages transmitted from the notorious ENIGMA machines.
This year, our much delayed AGM took the form of a Zoom webinar. We had a total of 80 people online.Continue reading “AGM 2020 — 24th November”
Tuesday 6 October
In the week that celebrated International Older Peoples’ Day, in conjunction with the Enfield Older People Partnership Board, we staged our first Zoom webinar, on changes that will affect the lives of older people in Enfield. This is a recording of the event. (By the way, by playing this YouTube video, you are accepting YouTube cookies!)
The speakers were:
- Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, the country’s largest campaigning organisation for pensioners. She talked about pensions and the threat to the triple lock:
- Deborah McBeal, Director of Integration at Enfield at the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group.
- Bindi Nagra, Director of Health & Adult Social Care, on the changes affecting social care in the borough.
All the speakers answered questions from the large on-line audience, mostly after all the talks.
The following links are to the speakers’ notes and slide shows. They are all in PDF format.
The borough’s leisure centres run by Fusion are closed due to the lockdown. They plan to re=open as soon as possible, though probably with limited hours and classes. Forum members need to register to ensure you receive the concessions. See the latest news here.
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.
We held a joint Zoom meeting with Enfield Climate Action Forum on Monday 2nd September at 7pm. For a report of the meeting, see the latest Forum Focus newsletter
The office at Millfield House is currently closed to visitors due to the lockdown, but Ruth and Diane are working there so do call them (020 8807 2076) if you cannot renew your membership by post or online.
Our AGM was due to take place on 30 June but obviously current government regulations on large gatherings prevented this. We are investigating the possibility of holding it online as well as looking at new dates later in the year. We will let you know as soon as it is decided so check back here and/or look out for emails from us. (So make sure we have your email address if you have one).
Fusion Leisure Centres no longer accept cash from customers but there are many other ways to pay.
The decision to go cashless has been taken at Fusion head office level and they are rolling out this policy across all centres across the country. On Monday 2 March, it was Enfield’s turn.Continue reading “Fusion goes cashless”