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Enfield Vision

Founded in 1995 to promote the wellbeing of visually impaired people living in Enfield.


Vision News:

Volume 39, June 2017

This page contains a web version of Vision News, the newsletter of Enfield Vision.  Vision News is available printed in font 18 large print, in Braille, on audio tape, or audio CD.  For further information on any of these formats, please contact us.

Vision News Contents:

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Enfield Vision
Management Committee

Chair: Diane de Jersey, Vice Chair: Shadeen Rose, Secretary: Jim Finch, Treasurer: Malik Javed, Members: Barbara Govey, Keith de Jersey, Dee Jethwa, Umran Rauf

Enfield Vision full membership is free for visually impaired people.  Enfield Vision honorary membership is free for supporters, carers and family members of visually impaired people.

Enfield Vision welcomes donations, no matter how small, as these help fund its activities for visually impaired people.

Chair's Message

Dear members,

This newsletter has come to you after a gap of a few months, and it will give you summary of our activities for the next few months.

I am pleased to announce that Enfield Vision is holding its Annual Focus Day on 23rd September 2017 at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ, between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For several years we have held the Focus Day at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, where we had to arrange the tables for our exhibitors to display equipment ourselves. To make it happen, we always picked up the tables from one of the local churches and then return these once the event was over. It was therefore quite hard work for our volunteers to organise the event.

Enfield Vision is now based at Community House, where we are holding the event. We have decided to hold the day especially on Saturday so that our exhibitors and visitors have easy access to car parking in the Community House. Please come and join us on the day and make it a success. It is family day; bring your carers, friends and family members to update them on the equipment and gadgets which are available to improve our quality of life.

Focus Day 2017 information and programme is given later in this newsletter.

Diane de Jersey, Enfield Vision Chair, along with Keith de Jersey, receiving a £500 cheque from Barry Connelly, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Johnson Matthey Brimsdown, to fund Park Avenue Drop-Ins.I am pleased to update that Enfield Vision has received a London Borough of Enfield Community Support Grant of £5,000 to hold monthly Thursday Drop-in Mornings at Park Avenue Resource Centre between the hours of 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We have also received £500 from Johnson Matthey plc to part fund Drop-in Mornings. The grant, presented by Barry Connelly, Johnson Matthey Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, will help fund Drop-in Morning administration costs and reflexologist payments. Please come and join us; the Drop-in Moring dates are given below.

Our Forum Meetings, which are held on first Monday of each month, are continuing. Transport is offered to attend the Forums if you need it, so please contact the office well in advance to reserve you place.

With best wishes,

Diane de Jersey


Enfield Vision Day Trips
Summer 2017
By Jim Finch

All coach journeys £15 per person.

The following two items have been requested by several members and if we have enough people interested we will book them, so if you want to attend, please phone the office and leave us a message. (Please note that we will meet and travel via public transport).

Members need to book their place as soon as possible. Last year we had to cancel several trips due to being undersubscribed, so please book early.


Focus Day Invitation
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Enfield Vision is a small charity working to promote better understanding of visual impairment within the London Borough of Enfield.  We have organised a Focus Day for visually impaired people to provide them with a chance to access information on equipment, gadgets and services which are available in the London Borough of Enfield.

The Focus Day will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017, at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  The Day will be opened by the Chair of Enfield Vision, Diane de Jersey, and the Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton.

This is a unique chance to meet with service and specialist equipment providers and the voluntary sector organisations helping visually impaired people.  Listed below are the exhibitors at Focus Day 2017.  Click on an exhibitor to find out more.

The focus day is open to anyone with a visual impairment their relatives, friends and carers.

We will be providing refreshments all day and you are all welcomed.

Community House location map

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Community House is situated behind Faith House Christian Revival Centre, opposite Sebastopol Road. It is serviced by the 102, 144, 149, 259, 279, 349 and 491 bus routes. Shrubbery Road bus stop in Fore Street is the nearest bus stop at the distance of 30 meters from Community House. Edmonton Green is the nearest Railway Station and is opposite to Edmonton Green Bus Station. Take a bus for Shrubbery Road from the Bus Station.

The Focus Day 2016 was a very successful event, attended by over 130 visually impaired people, carers, relatives and friends.  We do hope that you are able to attend this time, especially if you missed it last year.

We are holding the Focus Day event on a Saturday this year so that our visitors and exhibitors have access to free car parking at Community House.

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Yours sincerely,

James Finch

Secretary, Enfield Vision


20th Annual General Meeting Notification
Monday 3rd July 2017

To be held at the
Disability Resource Centre
65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2HH

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to the Twentieth Annual General Meeting of Enfield Vision, which will be held on Monday 3rd July 2017 at the Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, commencing at 7:00 pm; and for those of you haven't attended before, this is at 65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2HH.

The purpose of the AGM is to report to you on our activities throughout the past year, and to describe our plans for the next year. I am particularly anxious to recruit active members of the Executive Committee, and to encourage some of you to volunteer to help us. I will explain this in more detail at the meeting.

If you would like to receive an AGM pack, a copy of the minutes of AGM 2016, and a nomination form, please contact the office. If you are a full member of Enfield Vision, you can propose to nominate and elect the Honorary Officers and Members of the Executive Committee in the AGM.

Please see below the agenda of Twentieth AGM.

20th Annual General Meeting of Enfield Vision
Monday 3rd July 2017

To be held at the
Disability Resource Centre
65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2HH

Official Business Agenda

  1. Welcome by the Chair - Diane de Jersey
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Introductions
  4. Minutes of the 2016 AGM
  5. Matters arising
  6. Chair's & Secretary's combined report - Diane de Jersey
  7. Park Avenue Drop-in Report - Jim Finch
  8. Treasurer's report - Malik Javed
  9. Election of Officers on the Executive Committee - Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Others e.g. Fund Raising Officer, Membership Officer, Publicity Officer
  10. Election of non-officer posts on the Executive Committee
  11. Date and time of next year's AGM
  12. Chair’s closing remarks

In addition to the formal business, we will as usual provide refreshments. Transport is available, but places are very limited, so please contact the office  as soon as possible if you require it.

Yours sincerely,

James Finch

Secretary, Enfield Vision


Enfield Vision holds monthly Forum meetings and Drop-in mornings at the Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, 65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, EN2 2HH.

Enfield Vision's Forum meetings and Drop-in sessions are open to anyone wishing to attend.  Why not join us on these days?

EV Drop-in Mornings for Visually Impaired People 2017

Held at the Disability Resource Centre,
65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park,
Enfield, EN1 2HH
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Enfield Vision holds monthly Drop-in Mornings at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre on every third Thursday, between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. It is supervised by a management committee member, and is open to visually impaired adults of all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds. To facilitate the Drop-in activities, we have an admin session worker, a sessional reflexologist, and volunteers who serve the visually impaired people. A member of the Sensory Impaired Team from London Borough of Enfield is present to provide specialist advice and urgent response to the VI people’s queries and further assessment.

Please come for a chat with refreshments, and a seated keep fit exercise by a qualified fitness reflexologist. You are very warmly welcomed, no appointment needed. Please see the Drop-in dates given below:


EV Forum Meetings for Visually Impaired People 2017

Held at the Disability Resource Centre,
65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park,
Enfield, EN1 2HH
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

All meetings are held on the first Monday of most months from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre.  Meeting date schedule:


We are a self-help group run by volunteers who are blind or partially sighted.

The group aims to promote awareness and understanding of the needs of visually impaired people resident in London Borough of Enfield.

Please call us at the Enfield Vision office if you want:


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Charity Number 1063846.
Helping visually impaired people.

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