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  • 1. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:36 Page 1 INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Hadley Wood’s Charities. Fantastic. DECEMBER 2010 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Fireworks night. Dazzling. St Pauls Church. Celebrating. David Burrowes. Reflecting WI. Enjoying Playground. Dismal DESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  • 2. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:36 Page 2 Editorial The Great Wall of China. Whilst attending to this, Pia who, This Christmas issue of the Final Instalment. understands Chinese, overheard them News focuses on Charity and grumbling about how much the ‘big includes some examples of Nikki Forsyth cycled from Beijing to the noses’ (foreigners) eat – they should try fund raising activities by Great Wall of China in support of Professor the hills! Hadley Wood residents. We are all familiar Winston’s research into early miscarriages On the last 20 kms before lunch we with our local favourites Cherry Lodge, the and stillbirths. come to long gradual hills on slightly North London Hospice and Noah’s Ark This is the final part of her story... less busy roads and they seem to be but there are many other charities for Its Day Two and our first stop is in the manageable, I’m still mostly in 3rd gear which people in our community work large car park of an office building. It has and comfortable chatting or pushing on tirelessly and quietly. Here are a few of the the local type of ‘in the floor’ toilets – past quite a few people. Christine, who ones we know about. three of you wee at the same time, no is 57 with a thick Scottish accent, a wire partitions or doors! Then we are back on basket (complete with Scottish soft toy the bikes again. Stops are usually about mascot), is in a long sleeved shirt Help for Heroes every 20 odd kilometres unless needed (because of the sun) and struggling. I at the top of a ‘hill’ (of which more later) drop back and chat alongside her. or before ascending one. We are given:- She’s done several rides in the past. a) drinking water, two or three each – one She has to stop and I suggest moving to drink there and then the rest for her camel (water backpack) to the topping up bike bottles. b) bottles of tap basket, pour water down her front and water (crosses on the lids to differentiate) back, give her an energy sweet and to pour over the head, down the back start off again. It’s getting warm (34 and if really necessary (ie. 38 degree) degrees) and she’s getting very red. down the cleavage! She has to stop at the next hill and while c) a banana (it might be a while before I I’m pouring water on her (now my can eat another banana from choice!) d) drinking water) the back rider, Claude, a ladleful of peanut and spicy bits e) and doctor Tamsin, arrive. They help her usually something sweet. decide to get in the bus for the rest of Bill Morris and friends are currently the stage. It transpires that all the others walking from Glasgow to the top of Ben we had passed were also now in the Nevis on behalf of Help for Heroes, the bus (a total of 19) which means that I charity which helps injured servicemen. It am now the last so have a long hard is 100 miles and they are now struggling sprint to catch up and get to lunch. through some of the coldest weather Once there I am staggered to find that Scotland has experienced for years. So the group is eating lunch under a dual far they have raised over £13000. By the carriageway bridge, sitting on a sort of time you read this they should be safely hard shoulder with all the traffic rushing by. home. To follow their progress you can Apparently there is a tourist centre read their blog at: nearby and – wait for it – air conditioned wwwbmycharity.com/highlands4heroes toilets! This is the news of the week and much appreciated. Then it is an afternoon The PARK VETERI ARY PARK VETERINARY VETERINARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned Spacious Air-conditioned The only local practice to p Fully Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo the eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Laboratoory Endoscopy insurance claims. insurrance • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Advanced Monitoriing Puppy • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care e Call for details on how to Register d Regis ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 8275 h or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate The Place for Puppy e g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  • 3. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:36 Page 3 same flight with Zimmer frames. for. I’m thrilled – I’ve been on a high since As we ascend in the 6 man ski-type we arrived and just couldn’t stop smiling telecabin we look down into the valley and looking in wonder. from where we’ve cycled and I feel a real This was the high point but not the end sense of achievement and satisfaction. of the ride. Days 4 and 5 were my own Then we look up and around and I’m version of The Tour De France as ‘hills’ mesmerized by the wall and the scale of became mountain ranges, but I made it. it – I get an amazing rush of emotion – I’m Nikki Forsyth actually seeing what all the photos try to portray but fail. We step out and up (more stairs but the rest in the telecabin and enthusiasm carries us on). It is wonderful, just amazing and everything I was hoping of hills and finally downhill to the hotel at the bottom. This hotel had a feel of a prefabricated building with an attempt to make it ‘cottage like/Western’. However the staff were soooo pleased to see us, they were helping with the bags and nothing was too much trouble. There’s a lot of phoning and texting (not just here but at Concert Dinner Friday 19th November every meal – even breakfast when it’s Alison Farr, Piano Recital midnight in UK and at every cycle stop, Reception at 7.00pm with sparkling wine and canapés, three course dinner and concert. Programme to include: etc.) I’m very pleased that I’m not under Bach - French Suite No.5, Schumann - Papillons, that pressure and can enjoy just being in Brahms - Ballades and Chopin - Ballade No.1 the moment (I mean what can they do Price: £54.50 per person – table wines extra. Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Payable on booking. Dress code: Black tie. about the child who’s missed his dentist Established lower back specialist appointment or the husband that can’t Christmas Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, find the ketchup!?!). & New Year leaner, stronger look to your body. We are told that tomorrow is such a Spend the festive season in the beautiful surroundings of These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions West Lodge Park. With stunning grounds and the highest are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to long and hard day that we need to be up rated four star hotel in Hertfordshire, what better place suit peoples individual needs. at 5.00am. If anyone is too slow they will to spend Christmas day, Boxing day or New Years Eve? The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. force us to get into the bus because we Contact us now to find out more about our exciting Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist must be at our hotel by 6.30 latest as Christmas & New year events, menus and offers. TAILORINGis AND REPAIRS can be EXPERTS Lower back pain extremely common and BY acute enough to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. it’s out of the question to cycle in the Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. dark. As there is already much grumbling about never being able to stop to take WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk photos and ‘see’ China, this is not met Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 HWN46 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk Web: www.bealeshotels.co.uk with enthusiasm. Tuesday 12th – Day 3 We set off at 6am – and eventually, turn into a proper village and cycle down the market/high street. Nice to see ‘real Chinese life’ at last. Now the hills are Take 7 Dry Cleaners starting to go on and on, I’m doing OK but eventually I’m down to gear 1.2. Just as stopping again is becoming much 10th Anniversary! more than a passing thought, I turn a We send all our customers Seasonal Greetings corner and see people and cars. Someone is shouting... ‘only 100ms and thanks for their support during a very more’ – and I make it! All of a sudden enjoyable 10 years in Hadley Wood. we’re at The Great Wall! We are rushed to form a group so that we can take the telecabin to the Wall. Our legs are shaking and it’s hard to get our shoes Bharti and Sharad changed. Pia and I have to run to catch up with the group (well sort of hobble Take 7 Quality Dry Cleaners actually). We are then faced with a steep 20 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, EN40EJ flight of stairs to get up to the base station – the pace was slower and the noises Tel: 0208 441 8332 similar to a bunch of 80 yr olds trying the 3
  • 4. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:36 Page 4 Geoffrey Vokes. Artist The RNLI and the Treschi’s home raised £700. Jean and NSPCC her team would like to thank everyone who has supported them. They have One of Britain’s favourite charities, the vacancies on the organising committee RNLI, has a thriving support group in and need more helpers. Please ring Jean Hadley Wood. Under the leadership of on 0208 449 4177 Ann Phillips and with a strong team of Kari Armstrong friendly helpers, this group keep going year after year raising thousands of pounds for the lifeboatmen who save lives in the seas around our coast. At the Pictures from a lifetime of painting were coffee morning held at the Hadley on display in St. Paul’s Church Hall on Memorial Hall last October they raised Saturday 13th November. Geoffrey £1300. Another meeting is planned for Vokes, a local resident has enjoyed Wednesday April 14th 2011. It will be a painting for the past forty years and the champagne reception with a Period display in the Church Hall enabled friends Costume show. A bit different from the and family to share the enjoyment. traditional lunch. The group hope to see Coffee and cakes added to the pleasure you there! of the morning’s viewing which was very The Hadley Wood branch of the well supported. Donations from the NSPCC is lead by Mrs Jean McQueen. In morning were in support of St Paul’s October last, a Bridge Drive at the Hadley Mission Partners. Wood Association raised £600 and last Roger Dargue week a Christmas Fayre at Mrs Janet The Celebrities Guild individual contributions such as wheelchairs to such major awards as coaches for Children’s hospitals, computers, No account of charitable activity in Hadley Wood would be ambulances, scanners, furniture for Old People’s Homes, complete without a visit to see Ella Glazer who was a founder dialysis machines and research funds of all sorts. The list is member and subsequently Chairman of the Celebrities Guild. long and comprehensive. When Chickenshed commented She still runs this incredible organisation on an entirely that their children with hearing disabilities could not hear the voluntary basis in a small office with a few part time staff. music well enough to dance the Celebrities had a special stage As a freelance journalist in the 70’s Ella made a speciality of floor made. This allowed affected children to sense the interviewing people in the News. In 1975 by virtue of her charm vibrations produced by the music and dance. She showed me and general chutzpah she became friendly with many of the her scrapbooks. They are a history of the British stage, radio, subjects of her interviews. With a group of them she set up the cinema and playing field from the 70’s onwards. I picked out Celebrities Guild charity. Their intention was to try and raise names at random as we scanned the pages. David Jacobs, money for disabled and disadvantaged people particularly Larry Adler, Trevor Brooking, Kenny Lynch, Dennis Norden, children. To say they were successful in their aim would be the Vera Lynn, Lionel Blair and more recently Judi Dench, Phillip understatement of the century. They organise Gala dinners, Glenister, Nicholas Parsons, Steve Rider, Gary Lineker, June riverboat trips, golf days, poker tournaments, auctions and Brown and John Altman. There are many more. even cycling marathons and in all these activities are For all this Ella received an MBE. Has she decided to step supported by singers, comedians and sportsmen who come down and rest on her laurels? No way. The Guild goes on along to give their time. We could not do the work without the making its great contribution to our society and with Ella at the support of many poeple out there - none of whom get paid. helm it looks like doing so for many more years. With the money raised the Guild donates funds ranging from Rod Armstrong 4
  • 5. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:36 Page 5 The Rainbow Child Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Foundation. Established lower back specialist Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, leaner, stronger look to your body. These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to suit peoples individual needs. TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk Local resident Mrs Flora Boyle writes. ‘We held two charity balls in London & Manchester for the Rainbow Child Debbie Petrou writes ‘ Just to let you Foundation on 26th September & 9th know that HOB Salons in Whetstone October & have attached the celebrity raised £550 for Breakthrough Cancer photos. We managed to raise £50,000 for Research. both events & are now helping One We held a Disco theme throughout the Difference to build Play Pumps in Malawi. day on Saturday 6th November when These are fundamentally water pumps raffle tickets were sold. The winner won a which are driven by children having fun new set of ghd’s. Cupcakes were sold at playing on a roundabout. Every time the £5 each (one contained a pair of diamond roundabout turns it pumps up water from earrings). As a Hadley Wood resident deep below the ground giving the local Chico of X factor fame visited the salon council to agree how this joint project can people clean fresh water’. hence him being in the centre of the begin. Once formal agreements have Rainbow child foundation is a non- photo’. Altogether the twenty five HOB been made we will let you know how you profit organization that helps under- salons raised about £15000 for this charity. can get involved. If anyone is has any privileged children all over the world in a Debbie Petrou queries or suggestions at this stage variety of ways. please get in touch. www.rainbowchildfoundation.co.uk Hadley Wood’s Helen Townsley Flora Boyle. Events organiser h.townsley@chartis-research.com Children’s Playground The Breakthrough A group of local mums have started discussions with Enfield Council to see if Cancer Research the playground, in the field between the Appeal Primary School and the Hadley Wood Association building, can be renovated. It is owned and run by Enfield and Councillor Paul McCannah has offered his support as has the Hadley Wood Association. It is likely that the funding will come from a combination of donations from residents, fundraising events, local sponsorship and a contribution from the council. Over the next month there will be meetings with the 5
  • 6. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:37 Page 6 Fireworks night The Hadley Wood Association organised who helped in the stewarding on the their usual annual family firework display night, the bar staff, the playgroup on Saturday 6th November. After extensive teachers and the helpers who cleared up paperwork in the preparation of the Health on Sunday morning. Bob and Sangita at and Safety regulations, for which Rod Londis did a great job selling the tickets, Armstrong and John Leatherdale both the Guy made by the Hadley Wood Pre- deserve an A + mark and my sincere school and Playgroup was magnificent thanks, the practical organisation of and Lisa Winston our manager, organiser, building the bonfire by Kamil and Thomas negotiator, barmaid, psychotherapist and got under way at daybreak. Restraining general wonder woman deserves special barriers, exit signs, roping off of no-go mention for all the work she did in making areas were put in place, and the stall- this a most enjoyable and successful holders arrived to schedule to take their evening. place in their designated areas. All Graham Sharp. Chairman HWA preparations were ready for the opening of the gates at 5.30pm. and we were blessed Fireworks night. with a dry evening, which encouraged a good attendance from local residents and Another perspective. CONSULTATIONS AT HADLEY WOOD their friends. & LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS The firework display was one of the TRAVEL VACCINATIONS, IMMUNISATIONS best we have experienced by P-A Boom, AND THE NEW PREVENTATIVE INJECTION accompanied by some stirring music FOR CERVICAL CANCER FLU VACCINATIONS NOW AVAILABLE accompaniment. The ghost train, roundabouts, the food stall with sausages, burgers and crepes were busy and all appeared to be enjoying the Patients on the NHS list are excluded occasion. The bar at the Centre with the smell of an excellently prepared mulled wine by Sarah and Richard proved Who would have extremely popular and the bar helpers were kept very busy as a result. I am On the 6th of November, Hadley Wood thought..? pleased to report there was no evidence was flooded with people for the annual December has inevitably got me into a of any misbehaviour, particularly from the firework display. It never fails to amaze reflective mood about the extraordinary Chairman (!) and the Red Cross were not me that the seemingly ghost like hamlet year that has rushed by and to ask some troubled that evening. Perhaps the of Hadley Wood, can produce so many rhetorical “Who would have thought” presence of our local police and our people solely on one night of the year questions. I suppose I would have regular security guards all helped to make and then suddenly after this one night, thought that David Cameron would be this a safe and happy occasion. An event everyone goes back into hiding and you Prime Minister, but seeing Nick Clegg on such as this does not just happen without don’t see them until the next year. So the front bench next to David as Deputy a tremendous amount of effort from great is this phenomenon that my brother PM was way beyond my thoughts last several people who willingly give of their and I have taken to betting which people year! In fact what is even more surprising, time and expertise, but unfortunately it is we will see. The question I would like to particular for outside commentators, is always the same group of people. More ask is where does everyone go for the the fact that the local residents, particularly the younger rest of the year? Philosophical issues Coalition Government members of the community, need to step apart, I’d like to take this opportunity to is working so well. In forward and take over the responsibility thank all the people who help organise my perch as a for this event if it is to continue. My thanks this great community event each year Parliamentary Private on behalf of the Association to Nick and in particular Graham Sharp and his Secretary in the Staton for his continued sponsorship, team who worked tirelessly behind the Cabinet Office I see without which we would not be able to scenes to pull off this lovely night. how ministers are hold this firework party, and to all those Rosa Ferguson-Lobo working together with a 6
  • 7. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:37 Page 7 Hadley Wood’s school and bicycle bells In October Womens Institute Mr. Grant Hicks, filled in as speaker and The HWA was the setting for our spoke on “Personal Protection” with ONE FREE SPRAY Summer Lunch held at the end of demonstrations and audience August when 60 members and guests participation. Our Annual General enjoyed the occasion. At the meeting was held in November when September meeting Mrs. Gwen our popular President, Mrs. Frainy Torrance gave an amusing talk and Ardeshir was re-elected along with her demonstration of “Bells Galore” which committee from last year. brought back many happy memories of Hilary Nunn positive energy to make decisions in the office and walk out unemployed. Before My top “who would have thought” national interest. the election Gordon Brown was a leader moments are in fact international. Seeing Enfield Southgate’s recent general who could command global attention Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s courageous election history has produced “who and influence and was rarely away from leader walk free from being in captivity for would have thought” moments – just ask media attention for 24hrs. After the 15 of the last 21 years amid joyous Michael Portillo and Stephen Twigg! election we have seen him on just 3 scenes was wonderful. I recall taking However, thankfully this year all the occasions in Parliament and he has some Burmese students around drama was on a national and not local spoken once from the backbenches. Parliament and their awe and excitement scale, apart from control of Enfield Moving a little away from politics, at the freedom and democracy which Council changing political colour. Our perhaps more extraordinary than they long for. country has largely avoided violent coalition government is the sight of On the subject of freedom, it is hard to revolutions but the ballot box can still be Anne Widdecombe being dragged beat seeing those Chilean miners being revolutionary. A minister can walk into an around the ‘Strictly Come Dancing” floor rescued. It was the words on most of the election count looking forward to high doing the samba! rescued miners’ t-shirts which have stayed with me. On the front were the words “Thank you Lord”. On the sleeve and front St Pauls Church soon to be 100 years old! – “ Jesus.. In whose hands are the depths of the earth, the peaks of the mountains St Paul’s Church which nestles right in evening with a Community Flower are His also...to God be all the glory!” the heart of Hadley Wood will be Festival and Fun Run around the What a good message for Christmas. celebrating its Centenary in March Crescent during the day. Open to all Best wishes for the New Year. 2011. The original small church in ages choosing to run, walk or take a David Burrowes MP Camlet Way designed by A.E. Kingwell leisurely stroll, the sponsorship money www.davidburrowes.com was built in 1911. Plans are now under will be shared with one or two local way to mark this important date with a charities. More details to follow but St Paul’s week-end of events reaching out to the keep the week-end of March 26th to local community to enjoy. Details are 27th 2011 free for this birthday yet to be confirmed, but perhaps a celebration. Pre-School musical concert on the Saturday www.stpaulshadleywood.org Warmly invite you to join us for our St Paul’s Church, Hadley Wood - Christmas 2010 You are all warmly invited to the following events Sunday Dec 12 10.30 am Nativity Play OPEN MORNING Sunday Dec 19 10.30 am Normal Sunday Service Wednesday 26th January 2011 9.45am-11.45am 7.00 pm Lessons and Carols Everyone Welcome followed by mulled wine & mince pies Friday Dec 24 4.00 pm Christingle Service Followed by refreshments Ofsted approved 6.00 pm Christingle Service 11.00 pm Midnight Communion St Paul’s Church Hall, Saturday Dec 25 10.30 am Christmas Day family service Crescent East, with Lord’s Supper Hadley Wood, Herts EN4 0EN www.stpaulshadleywood.org 7
  • 8. HWN DECEMBER-2010:Layout 1 07/12/2010 14:37 Page 8 BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS NEW HOMES PARK RADLETT SHOWCASE 020 8449 3383 020 8445 3694 020 8440 9797 01707 661144 01923 604321 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS 020 8441 9796 A Fine Gentleman’s Grade II listed Georgian residence in a parkland setting A 5 bedroom detached house together with building plot. A very well presented Situated in this prime location is this impressive detached residence set behind of approximately 7 acres. Superbly appointed and well maintained with 6 detached family residence built by Furlong Homes & one of only three houses an electric gated entrance. This immaculately presented home offers well reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, swimming pool, entertaining pavilion and a situated in this private gated close located just off Crescent East. The property proportioned family accommodation extending to 6250 sq ft comprising of 7 self contained staff flat. is offered with the benefit of a building plot with planning permission granted bedrooms, 6 bathrooms/shower rooms including 4 en-suites, 6 receptions. for the construction of a detached house of approx. 3,600 square feet. 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 5 bathrooms (4 en suites), rear garden, building plot with planning permission. A fine Gentleman’s Grade II listed Georgian residence in instunning parkland An elegant secluded Tudor style family home set a delightful landscaped A beautifully presented and spacious detached family residence situated A well presented four bedroom detached family residence benefiting from an setting of and grounds with heated swimming pool and backing directly onto gardens approximately 7 acres. Superbly appointed and well maintained, with 6 in a private cul-de-sac. 4 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, guest indoor swimming pool complex and situated in this peaceful turning within reception rooms, 6 course. 4 Bedrooms (3 entertaining family and self Hadley Wood golfbedrooms, swimming pool, en suites), pavillionbathroom, 4 cloakroom, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 further easy reach of Cockfosters. 4 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms (1 reception rooms, cellar, rear garden. Planning permission granted for contained staff quarters. Conveniently situated within easy access of Potters Bar bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, rear garden, triple garage. en suite), secluded rear garden, garage, indoor swimming pool. extension. mainline rail station and M25 jct 24. A spacious gated, Edwardian semi detached, family residence, in excellent Situated in a sought after residential cul-de-sac close to the open space A charming three bedroom cottage situated within easy reach of Hadley decorative order, retaining many original features including high ceilings, of Totteridge Green, this beautifully presented detached family home offers Wood’s local shop, primary school and mainline station. The M25 is a solid oak sash windows & magnificent period leaded window on the landing well proportioned accommodation over three floors. 3 Reception Rooms, 4 short drive away. Entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, 1 reception room/study, with panoramic views. 3/4 bedrooms, family bathroom/wc, 2/3 reception Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, 2 Shower Rooms, Rear Garden. downstairs shower room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, rear garden. rooms plus music room in basement, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, garden room/office, garage plus off street parking. The property offers ample scope for extension, if required, subject to planning consent. The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.uk Chairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 sharpie14@btinternet.com Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 rodarmstrong@btinternet.com Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Hall Bookings Karen Fernandes 07831 753 268 Security Task Force Membership secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant D.Walker 020 87212688 or 07920 233 775 The Hadley Wood News is published usually during the first weekend of each month. It is a community publication with the objective of bringing local news, views and events to the residents and friends of Hadley Wood. It is non-profit making with any surplus going to the Hadley Wood Association (HWA) for the direct benefit of residents. Content is produced voluntarily with the make-up, printing and distribution paid for by advertising. Thank you to all our advertisers, without whom this magazine would not be possible. If you would like to contribute to a future issue or receive updates via email, please contact the Editor and Publisher. The HWA and anyone associated with the content of this newsletter cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy, claims or views expressed. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accessed directly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by anyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.Hadley Wood News shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained in any advertisement or other information within this publication. The Publisher reserves the right to amend, abridge or reject any copy supplied for publication. E&OE HWA December 2010 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8