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  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE FEBRUARY 2012 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Graham Sharp. Letter from the Chairman. The Localism Bill. Visions? Barnet Market. Unstalled Cat Hill. Developments. Primary School pupils. Domestic duties Photos by John LeatherdaleDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  2. 2. Letter from the clamped in the future, with a possible level, including individuals, substantial fine payable to neighbourhoods, professionals andChairman release the wheel clamp. communities as well as local councils andJust as we were beginning We have some positive other local institutions.to believe that we had news at the Association, in Community rightsexperienced one of the that the Football Club is New community rights will ensure thatmildest winters on record, enjoying a successful season, community organisations have a fairthe bitterly cold weather the Tennis Club members chance to bid to take over land andand snow has made its seem to appear on the Courts buildings that are important to them.presence known with a whatever the weather, the Every town, village or neighbourhoodvengeance. Why is this Graham Sharp Ballet School is loving its new has buildings that play a vital role in localparticularly relevant to the floor (the best it has had for the life. Using new community rights, localAssociation? The answer is that the snow last 25 years!), the Playgroup is enjoying community and voluntary bodies, andand ice have caused further deterioration the improved central heating, and there parish councils, will be able to identify landof our Car Park. Despite the constant re- are not too many complaints from the and buildings that are important to them,filling of potholes over the years the Bridge Club! We hope to see cricket such as a village shop, local pub,surface has now become totally continuing on the Bartrams Lane playing community centre or library.unsatisfactory. However help may be at field this summer, and we are delighted They can then nominate them forhand. The Enfield Residents Priority Fund that St. Marthas School is making as inclusion on a list of assets maintained byhas been set up during the current much use of that facility as possible. the local authority. If an asset on the listfinancial year, with grants to be allocated Our wish list has yet again been comes up for sale, communities will beto each of the Wards in Enfield. Through extended: our current priority is to upgrade able to trigger a pause for up to sixthe good offices of our local Councillor from a ride-on mower to a tractor. We have months, in order to raise capital and bid toPaul McCannah, we have applied for a to employ outside contractors to cut the purchase the asset before it goes on thesmall share of this grant to repair our car fields, and our present equipment is really open market. This will help localpark and bring it up to an acceptable only suitable for a large garden. This communities keep much-loved sites instandard. The Council decision-making means the management of our twenty two public use and part of local life.committee on this project will give their acres is not carried out as efficiently as we Neighbourhood planningverdict during the second half of this would like. I would be delighted to hear New rights will allow local communities tomonth. We hope we are successful! Whilst from any kind benefactor who could help shape new development by comingon the subject of the car park, I would like us to take the tractor off the wish list into together to prepare neighbourhood plans.to remind all residents and visitors to reality. As it currently stands, the planningHadley Wood that the Association car park Graham Sharp. system doesnt give local communitiesis only for the exclusive use of the Chairman. HWA enough influence over decisions thatMembers of the Hadley Wood make a big difference to their lives. NewAssociation, the Primary School and for rights in the Localism Act will mean localthose who use the facilities at the Centre The Localism Bill people can decide where new homes andand surrounding grounds. The Localism Bill was given Royal Assent businesses should go and what they IT IS NOT FOR COMMUTERS TO on 15 November 2011.This Bill will shift should look likeLEAVE THEIR CAR THERE ALL DAY!! power from central government Parish and town councils or, where theyAny regular offenders will find their car downwards and outwards to the lowest exist, neighbourhood forums will lead the The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERINARY VETERI ARY ARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned pacious ned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory copy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring ed ing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. Open Day for Weddings and Banqueting Sunday 26th February 11.30 am – 3.30 pm West Lodge Park & its 35 acres of beautiful grounds are open for you to visit and have a walk around. View our wonderful four poster rooms. Our lovely banqueting suites will be laid up for the function of your dreams. With free entry & complimentary glass of sparkling wine, our team shops, or a new community hall or sports will be on hand to give tips and advice and offer diary dates. facilities.creation of neighbourhood plans, MOTHER’S DAY Q: What do I need to do to plan for thesupported by the local planning authority. Sunday 18th March powers? Treat your Mother to Sunday Lunch at our Mary BealeOnce written the plan will be Restaurant. 3 course lunch with coffee, chocolates and a A: If youre interested in a community-led surprise gift for mum. £42 per adult, children under 12independently examined and put to a £22.00. Payable on booking. Be sure to book early! development you should talk to yourreferendum of local people for approval. Alternatively treat Mother to Afternoon Tea at West Lodge neighbours to get an idea about what sort Neighbourhood plans will enable local Park. Enjoy a stroll around the stunning gardens and then of development the whole community relax between 3.30pm and 6.00pm with Afternoon Tea.people to ensure there are enough homes would want to see. You may also want toin their area by providing planning talk to your local council, housingpermission for homes in community association or other community groups. WEST LODGE PARKownership (particularly through the YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT And you might find it useful to get adviceCommunity Right to Build). Town centre Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. from people who already have experience T: 020 8216 3900 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.ukrevitalisation, protection of green spaces, www.bealeshotels.co.uk of taking forward community-led HWN57and regeneration through neighbourhood schemes.planning - local people will have genuine The Government is planning to giveopportunities to influence the future of citizens more rights to decide what is builtwhere they live. Q: What is Community Right to Build? in their communities, including housing,Community Right to Build A: We see Community Right to Build as a local shops and community facilities.The Community Right to Build is a set of means by which like-minded people from Any successful proposal for theproposals that would give local the local area come together with a shared Community Right to Build will need to be:communities the power to decide what is vision of what they want to achieve in their from a community group such as abuilt in their area. The new powers would community and how they can go about it. community interest company or amean that where developments for new New powers for these communities will community land trust, etc orhouses, community facilities or shops mean that community organisations would independently assessed to see whetherhave the agreement of the local area be able to take forward new local the proposals meet specific key criteria;through a community referendum, and developments without the need to go and be supported by more than half of themeet a minimum criterion, communities through the normal planning application community that vote in a referendum.will not need to go through the normal process, as long as the proposals meet You can access a “Plain English Guideplanning application process. certain criteria and there is community to the Localism Bill” via the following This will give communities the freedom backing in a local referendum. http://www.communities.gov.uk/documentto decide how to meet the local priorities in Q: Who will be able to use the new s/localgovernment/pdf/1896534.pdftheir area, and allow new homes, shops, powers?businesses or facilities to be built where A: Community Right to Build would be Barnet Market underthey want them. Communities would be able to be used throughout England - in new ownership andable to decide the type of developments both rural and urban areas. We alsoand housing they want to see, and the envisage that communities would be free managementbenefits would be retained for the to use property developers, should they As readers will know the Barnet Market sitecommunity - managed by a corporate wish to do so or enter into partnerships has been bought by UBS, the owners ofbody formed by members of the local such as with a housing association to the Spires, and longstanding supporterscommunity. manage their homes. See the links below of the market. Following a recent meeting Whilst it will be for communities to for examples of areas that have taken between Friends of Barnet Market and theidentify suitable land, sources of finance forward community-led schemes. new Market management we can reportand secure support for their proposals, Q: What developments could the that all is well. Strenuous efforts have beenthere will be help and guidance in powers be used for? made and a lot of money already spent toavailable, and advice from people who A: A wide range of plans could be make the site both safe and morealready have experience of community-led approved where a community agrees. For attractive. A new fence has been installedschemes. example additional housing to meet the all along the back of the site, electricity has demand of future generations, new shops been laid on, gas pipes made safe, where communities want to offer low rent missing drain covers replaced andQ& A deals to local convenience stores or farm rubbish cleared away. The dangerous 3
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  6. 6. Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer 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. 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 www.facefirstlondon.co.uk COSMETIC SERVICES INCLUDING BOTOX AND FACIAL FILLERS AVAILABLE IN HADLEY WOOD WITH MEDICALLY QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER. Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Contact:public parking that was being allowed at Phone: 07970 215 834 Dr Tina Chrysostomouthe St. Albans Road entrance is no longer Fax: 020 8447 0689 All aspects of general dentistryallowed. The surface still causes a lot of Emai: info@facefirstlondon.co.uk offered throughout the weekproblems but this will now come under including Saturday morningclose scrutiny. Indications are that it will be appointmentstackled next but no specification for "In year 5 we have been learning about Please contact our receptionresurfacing has yet been drawn up. food. This has included details of nutrients 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, We should remember that resurfacing and what makes a balanced meal as wellwould be both a sizeable and expensive as stories of famous TV chefs. The Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJjob, so no quick decisions can be taken. children really enjoyed their visit to West Tel: 020 8441 0257The Market would probably have to move Lodge. They were shown how the kitchenoff for a time to allow the work to take is run and they even had the opportunity on behind the scenes. I hope theyplace. This will take a lot of organising if to make and decorate their own enjoyed the visit and I guess parents willwe are not to lose any days. biscuits. Thank you very much to all the be pleased if the bed making has rubbed Please support the Market as much as staff at West Lodge who welcomed us so off!”you can. With Spring around the corner warmly and contributed towards making Jane Mannersand new owners in place, for the first time this such a worthwhile experience for the 07971 262124in many years there is a lot of optimism in children."the air. I have been assured that our The children have also been set aMarket is safe. A soon as possible it will challenge by Head Chef Wayne Turner, to Cat Hill developmentsbegiven the chance to grow in size. create a well balanced, nutritional menu The story so far. Following the closure ofChris Smith once back in the classroom. The winning the Middlesex University campus at CatFriends of Barnet Market menu making group will be invited back to Hill, the site at the junction of Cat Hill and the hotel to taste their creation as cooked Chase Side was bought by L&QLocal children have by the top West Lodge Park culinary team. developers. Subsequently a plan waslessons in submitted for demolition of the existing Hotel Managing Director Andrew Beale buildings and redevelopment of the site.housekeeping said : “It has been lovely to welcome the The plan provided for 272 residential unitsYoungsters from Hadley Wood Junior school and show the children what goes involving 178 flats situated in 5 six storeySchool had an introduction to good old blocks, 2 three storey blocks, one part 3fashioned housekeeping this week part 4 storey block and 94 terracedincluding how to lay the table and make a houses (2 and 3 storey). There has beenbed properly. The eleven year olds visited very strong opposition to the plan by localtheir local four star hotel, West Lodge Park residents on the basis of: the poor andon January 24th, where they spent time intrusive design of the buildings, a majorworking with housekeeping, restaurant increase in local population withoutand catering staff and even had a tour of provision for an increase in social services,the wine cellar. No tasting allowed though! increased traffic, insufficient parking Teacher Fabienne Burns said the provision, loss of trees and woodland,children were very excited : flood risk and damage to wildlife. 6
  7. 7. Letters to the Editor Dear Editor I live at 439 Cockfoster’s Rd. My .co.uk Supporting the lifelong musical journey of you and bungalow adjoins the footpath from your little ones Our mobile valeting service is now Cockfosters Rd to Kingwell Rd. and I WEEKLY LIVE CELLO PERFORMANCES, offering specialized treatments for have had a complaint that my REGULAR WORKSHOPS FROM PROFESSIONAL your car. gardeners have been putting the ORCHESTRAL MUSICIANS Mini valet•Machine polish garden refuse over the brick wall at the KODALY METHOD, HAND BELLS, FUN SINGING & Supaguard•One day valet end of my garden onto the banks of RHYTHMIC GAMES, QUALITY PERCUSSION KITS, Bodywork repair the stream. They firmly deny this as all STORY TIME, MOVEMENT, DELIVERED BY Call Adam on 07973 272347 or our refuse is taken away in their van or CONSERVATOIRE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. placed in the green bins. Even though email adam@aquavalet.co.uk NEW WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES NOW the dumped refuse bags are not mine AT I have now paid to have them all ST PAUL’S CHURCH CAMLET WAY HADLEY Amended plans were then submitted to cleared from the banks of the stream. I WOOD EN5ONJ!Enfield Council by L&Q. These proposed a only hope that more do not appear. Visit our Website & Contact us to find out more!reduction to 260 dwellings by the removal Whoever is disposing of their rubbish First session Free!of one block of flats and a reduction in the on the stream banks- would you www.symphonictots.comnumber of houses though with an extra please not do so in future. symphonictots@gmail.com Tel: 07501 186437storey added to other 3 and 4 storey flats. We keep our garden and property inLocal resident Kim Coleman continues the good order and I do not want to bestory.‘Until today we understood the blamed for other people’s mis-use ofdecision regarding the demolition of the the area. Thank yousite would be taken, behind closed doors, Iris Ewenon 12th February. Richard Laws, the chiefplanning officer at Enfield Council has nowconfirmed the decision will be made at the decision is taken. Therefore, I feel nofinal planning decision, which we expect decision can be taken in early March,to be on 6th March, although this is yet to except one which rejects the application.be confirmed. At this stage I am quietly confident. Natural England have written to Enfield However, if L&Q have new surveys donestating the bat and great crested newt and resubmit their application we will besurveys are inadequate and need to be back to square one. We have won a smallundertaken again. These cannot be done battle at the moment but not the war’.until March/April after the planning Kim Coleman .Tel. 0208 447 5740 Black Tie Dinner & Dance Saturday 28th April 2012 Supporting the Hadley Wood Community Playground Renovation Your invitation includes: Drinks Reception from 7pm on the grounds of the beautiful Hadley Wood Golf Club 3-course Menu Charity Raffle & Auction Music & Dancing until Midnight £100 per ticket - limited to 130 For further information please contact Maria Evans on 07767 325870 or Laura Gassner on 07949 073536 Sponsored by 7
  8. 8. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD OIRO OIRO OIRO £3,500,000 £3,250,000 £3,000,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 This attractive detached family residence with much charm Substantial character detached residence with Georgian Tudor style A magnificent 6 bedroom family residence set in the heart of Hadley and character benefits from, 5 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms, 5 elevations backing onto Hadley Wood golf course set in gardens and Wood benefiting from spacious accommodation. 6 bedrooms (5 en bathrooms (all en suites), garage, garden approx, 200’, substantial grounds of about 1/2 of an acre. 6 bedrooms (6 en suites), 3 reception suites), 5 reception rooms, garage, rear garden. gardens and grounds which is held by the local authority. rooms, kitchen/diner, utility room, garage and garden. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD £2,400,000 Price Guide £1,000,00 Freehold £1,895,000 Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents PROOF ONLYAgents Freehold Sole 020 8440 9797 NOT FOR PRINT 9797 020 8440 020 8440 9797 A beautifully presented detached family residence which has A Banner Homes house, with NHBC warranty, situated in a private A rare opportunity to acquire a delightful 4 bedroom detached been extended and refurbished to a very high standard. Study, close. 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 receptions, kitchen/breakfast chalet bungalow offering significant scope to extend subject to the drawing room, family/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, utility room, guest wc, garage, rear garden. usual consents. 2 reception rooms, conservatory, 3 bathrooms, room, laundry room, 4 bedrooms (4 en suites), family bathroom, detached double length garage, garden approx 85’. extensive rear garden, heated swimming pool, single garage. HADLEY WOOD POTTERS BAR COCKFOSTERS £945,000 £695,000 £575,000 Freehold Share of Freehold Leasehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 This detached residence is situated in this sought after avenue A stunning apartment offering luxuriously presented and spacious A beautifully presented and spacious first floor apartment with in the heart of Hadley Wood with significant scope to extend 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation in this exclusive accommodation comprising 2 bedrooms, (both with en suite (STPP). Reception room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, 120’ rear development of just seven homes and benefiting from glorious facilities), large drawing room and luxury fitted kitchen, the garden, attached single garage. views over greenbelt countryside. property benefits from 2 allocated parking spaces and there are landscaped communal gardens and grounds. 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 Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.com Hall Bookings Annie 07903 138 235 hallbookings.hwa@gmail.com Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay Tel. 0208 441 2595 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant Peter Moxham 020 8721 2688 or 07920 233 775The 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 thedirect 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 Editorand Publisher. The HWA and anyone associated with the content of this newsletter cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy, claims or viewsexpressed. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accesseddirectly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained byanyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.HadleyWood 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 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8