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This FREE introductory webinar is for anyone thinking of starting a business and located in a London borough. The session will give you an overview of what's involved in starting a business / working for yourself and help you clarify whether it's the right route for you.

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Recently Healthwatch Enfield hosted an online event with Age UK Enfield and representatives from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, answering questions submitted in advance about managing anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak. A recording of the event is now available on YouTube.

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As of 30 September 2020, the NHS has been asking patients with an urgent, but not life-threatening, health problem to contact NHS 111 first if they think they need to attend A&E. This can be done either online or by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the service is free to use (including from all mobiles).

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For the 27th year in succession, Palmers Green United Reformed Church will be hosting the Cards for Good Causes Christmas card shop. Undeterred by Covid, enough volunteers have come forward to open the shop inside the church for six hours a day, six days a week for nearly seven weeks. They are doing this in a truly good cause, because when you buy your cards from Cards for Good Causes you can be certain that the money will be going to the charities.

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A new art course from Enfield & Southgate WEA begins after half-term, when Colin Lomas will be looking at Baroque and Rococo art to show the impact of the political, social and religious changes in art and architecture between 1600 and 1800.

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Just under a quarter of care homes and nursing homes in the London Borough of Enfield experienced an outbreak of Covid-19 during the first wave. This is one of the findings of a report published by Healthwatch Enfield which looks at the impact of the Coronavirus on the borough's 89 care, nursing and assisted living homes. The report is based on a survey of staff, patients and residents' relatives carried out in August and September.

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The North Middlesex Hospital is again appealing for people to make and donate washbags for NHS staff uniforms

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After a busy fortnight rebuilding and settling into their new home inside Palmers Green post office, Stitch! is back up and running. The previously bare and boring shop in front of you when you enter from the street is now a cosy and colourful treasure trove of fabrics, wools, threads, buttons and general haberdashery.

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Enfield Council's proposals for Liveable Neighbourhoods improvements to Enfield Town will make walking around the Town much easier and safer. Disabled people will benefit from 14 new blue badge bays. For those visiting or passing through by bike, there will be through cycle routes, mainly taking the form of protected lanes, but they will not go along the main part of Church Street. Public spaces will be enhanced.

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Age UK Enfield have been busy creating opportunities for people affected by dementia to find meaningful activities and connect people. They've put together a programme of online sessions, postal activity packs, YouTube activities and telephone groups.

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Making History is a Lottery-funded project designed to encourage young people to express their emotions and experiences relating to COVID-19 and the London lockdown. Platinum Performing Arts is inviting children aged 9-18 from the Enfield community to take part in free creative workshops at Millfield House - pottery, dance, poetry, spoken word, fitness & wellbeing and more!

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The statutory consultation for the Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood trial is now under way and comments can be submitted online or by post. People can comment more than once. The trial is initially due to last for six months, but if modified might be prolonged. On the other hand, it could be stopped before six months is up, as has occurred in some other boroughs. The council has made it clear that - despite claims to the contrary on social media - the emergency services have not objected, but if they do raise any issues during the trial the scheme will be suitably modified.

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