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Hadley Wood News January 2014

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Sheep and Shard. Photo by J.Leatherdale JANUARY 2014 ISSUE HWA car park rules, OK? Debbie Hyman. HWTC”s tennis memorial day. 2012 in pictures HWPP. Pre- school news. HW Dance group. Performing the Nutcracker Accuro/Alpha cars. At our service HWLTC. Tennis timetable 2014 Maureen Clark. Hadley Wood Healthcare New Year Quiz. Finlays case book.
  2. 2. The HWA Private Car Park. The Hadley Wood Association has upgraded it’s car park. This work came at a considerable cost (£45000) which we as a small village hall could never have raised without using the donated remains of the Parkway Fund and with help from Enfield council. Our concern now is how future repairs will be paid for. We have looked at different ways of raising money towards the next repair and have discussed the issue at the AGM and at meetings with representatives of the residents and parents of children attending Hadley Wood Primary school. As a result of these discussions, our plans for those using the Hadley Wood Association Private Car Park are as follows. All users are requested to apply for a permit stating their car make and registration number. Users who are already members of the Hadley Wood Association or its associated clubs (the Tennis and Bridge Clubs), the Pre-school and Dance school and who are therefore already contributing to the HWA will for the time being receive a free permit. Those who do not fall into these categories, mostly parents of children attending the Primary School, will be asked to join the Hadley Wood Association (£50.00 a year). Please contact the HWA by telephone (020 8449 7193) or email (hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com) for an application form. A permit will be issued specific to that vehicle. This permit is self adhesive and needs to be easily visible on the front windscreen. The parking disc will show the vehicle registration number. If more than one vehicle is used for delivery and or collection, then further permits will be issued. Maximum parking time will be restricted to two hours at any one time for all users between the hours of 0700 to 1800 hrs Monday to Friday. Blue Badge holders will be allowed free parking. Please register details with the Association, and display the Blue Badge whilst parking. Fees for residents hiring the hall will include a levy for car park use. No parking is allowed on the double yellow lines or the grass verges. As with most car parks, a parking space is not guaranteed. Due to the cost involved there is no intention to mark out individual car parking spaces with white lines. Commuter parking is not allowed under any circumstances. Policing of the car park will be carried out by Association staff. People repeatedly using the car park without a permit will be warned and then fined. I wish to emphasize that this is a pilot scheme which will be reviewed at the end of the year. No doubt there will be anomalies in the scheme and individual cases will be assessed. We think that most users of our private car park will appreciate the reasons for this action and hope that this small levy of £1 per week will not be seen as excessive. For years the HWA has accommodated all visitors to the car park free of charge but it is now clear that unless we manage the car park properly, prevent its use by commuters and raise some regular income for repairs then future irreversible deterioration in the car park will be inevitable. Graham Sharp. Chairman and Trustee of the Hadley Wood Association A NEW YEAR HERTFORDSHIRE QUIZ 1. Which Hertfordshire town has produced both a Pope and an Archbishop of Canterbury? 2. Where is the Duke of Bridgewater’s magnificent monument to himself? 3. What is the Hertfordshire county emblem? 4. Which former Prime Minister lived at Hatfield House? 5. How many people could sleep together in the Great Bed of Ware? 6. Which Queen of England was born in Hitchin? 7. And which Goon was born in Watford? 8. Which century saw the foundation of the county of Hertfordshire? 9. Which is England’s oldest surviving pub and where is it? 10. How many battles took place in Hertfordshire during the War of the Roses? Answers at back. 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 A be FSA approved for insurance claims. insur rance Fully Equipped. Fully Friendly, Compassionate Fr i e n d l y, g & Caring Professionals. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo the eatre Workshop orkshop • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Laborato ory Endoscopy • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Advanced Monitori ing Puppy • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care e The Place for Puppy e Parties! Call for details on how to Register d Regis ster h 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 8275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om 2
  3. 3. Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Established lower back specialist If you're looking for dramatic changes in the way your body looks, feels and performs. If you want to improve flexibility, strength and agility, muscle tone, and become less prone to injury... Then you're about to discover how you can do all this, quickly and easily, with your One to One Pilates session! New Nd.YAG Hair Removal Laser Arriving this month. More Safe, Permanent and Efficient than any other treatments currently available Tel: 020 8449 2687 EASING YOUR BACK PAIN WITH PILATES Pilates can both alleviate existing back problems and prevent future ones. No matter what your age or condition, Pilates will work for you! Make a difference in your life today! Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 Or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk www.pilates-stuart.co.uk 32 Crescent West Hadley Wood Healthcare Update I have recently joined the team of Therapists at Hadley Wood HealthCare on Thursday’s. I have been a Holistic facilitator since 1996 and I continue to train and broaden my skills. I initially trained as an Aromatherapist and in a quest to extend my knowledge of the Holistic Mind/Body connection I then also trained in Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage CranioSacral Therapy and Ear Candling. I have dedicated some of my time to raising money for and working with people with cancer at Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping. In my experience in working with people with a variety of health problems I have gained great insights into how holistic treatments give a sense of well being and how they can be helpful in coping with the stresses of everyday life as well as dealing with traumatic life events. When stressed continually your body is in flight/fight mode which causes the release of stress hormones resulting in depletion of energy, interrupted sleep patterns, or even panic attacks. Holistic treatments such as CST, Reiki etc can help bring the body back into balance helping to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, eliminating the negative effects of stress, strengthening resistance to disease, and enhancing overall health. I use Cranio Sacral Therapy as the basis of each treatment. This makes me aware of where restrictions are and how you are feeling and then through discussion we can choose the therapy best suited to your needs. So if you feel the Holistic approach would be of benefit to you please call for more information or book an appointment. Maureen Clark. CST FHT IIHHT Hadley Wood Healthcare Ltd Free Phone: 0800 7830163 www.hadleywoodhealthcare.co.uk Hadley Wood Dance Centre Our next production will be ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar this Spring. Performances will be on Friday 21st March at 7.00pm and on Saturday 22nd March at 3.00pm and 7.00pm. 135 pupils aged 4 up to adult will be dancing and all classes are showing much excitement and enthusiasm about their forthcoming stage appearances. The Ballet School first opened in Hadley Wood just over 45 years ago. Since taking over the school in January 1984, I have taught many hundreds of children from Hadley Wood and the surrounding areas and I would be delighted if any former pupils could come to our production of ‘The Nutcracker’. We would really like to have a full house for every performance. If you, or anyone you know, would like to come, tickets can be bought via the Wyllyotts Box Office from 20th January onwards, either in person at the theatre, by telephoning 01707 645005, or on-line (www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk). Janice Salmon 3
  4. 4. Farewell 2013. What happened in Hadley Wood? January started cold for the annual Tug of War. Anne and Gareth Evans left us for Scotland and Peter Jones retired. Our shops continued to suffer from poor parking arrangements and Thai 18 closed. A petition of 500 signatures to the Council to improve the parking was acknowledged. Our local youth football club (Hadley Wood and Wingate) continued to thrive at Bartram’s Lane field. The Security service celebrated its 11th birthday, the Bridge club its 44th, the Golf Club its 91st and the Tennis club its 113th. WW2 Spitfire pilot Tom Adams celebrated his 91st birthday and Stella Ross-Collins her 100th. Both long term Hadley Wood residents. In March the footpath running alongside the railway was upgraded and on the other side of the tracks Rosemary Keane, a much loved teacher at the Primary school, retired. A development on the site of what was Middlesex University at Cat Hill horrified local residents as well as everybody else except for the beneficiaries (the University and the developers). Barnet General Hospital was upgraded at the expense of Chase Farm. Barnet Market was saved. Hadley Wood residents raised money for charity. Nicky Forsyth cycled from Panama to Nicauragua for Genesis, Rachid and Sensev El-Ahmadi ran a marathon for Chickenshed, the Golf club a fundraising day for Prostate Cancer UK, the Hadley Wood Running club ran the Race for Life, the Gavin family cycled for the Josie The Gavin family Rachid and Sen. Marathon. Reddington Foundation and local resident Mrs Ella Glazer OBE quietly continued her life’s work for the Celebrities Guild of Great Britain and its many charities. A new headmaster was appointed to St Martha’s and Julie Hall published her book Creative Cookery in memory of Sue Clark, it’s profits going to the Peace Hospice. Dog Shows, Mad Hatters tea parties and Summer Fetes were enjoyed by many and the annual Fireworks event by none (it did not happen). The HWA car park was repaired. Thymaria opened its wonderful restaurant, Paninis kept us alive and Henry V1 was performed outdoors in the woods at Monken Hadley. Chris Hepworth our tennis coach sadly left us to work closer to home, trees blew down on St Jude’s day and it seems to have rained ever since. Rod Armstrong HWRC. Race for Life Nicky and Friends New Pro shop at HWGC Work on the car park Peter Jones 4 Anne and Gareth Evans
  5. 5. Thymari Where not to park Work on the Railway path Parking problems at the shops St Martha's new Headmaster Mr Matthew Burke Chrissy St Jude's day Bartram's Lane Paninis Creative Cookery in memory of Sue Clark 5
  6. 6. one to one fitness .co.uk Mobile Car Valeting Patio Jet Washing New Carpet Cleaning Service Call Adam for a Free estimate on 0208-440-5135 or 07973-272347 B Beware of cheap imitations www.one-to-one-fitness.co.uk w Email: jamie@one-to-one-fitness.co.uk Tel: 02084471661 / Mob: 07798776248 12 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0EJ E Hadley Wood Tennis Club. New Timetable January 2014 Free Members Club Afternoon on Saturdays 2pm - 4pm This will be a new session, starting soon, which will be for all team players both Men and Ladies. Bar Open. Ladies Mid Week Tennis Groups: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30 - 11am & 11.15am - 12.45pm. Beginners/Improvers & Improvers/Intermediate Free Wednesday Club Morning 10am-12pm For our Full & Off Peak Members Thursday Club Nights will start Thursday 16th January 7.30pm. Bar Open Rusty Rackets: Monday evenings 8pm -9.30pm. This is a chance for those who have played tennis before and are wanting to get back into playing the game. This will start beginning of March. If you are interested please contact me ASAP February Half Term Holiday Course: Starts week beginning Monday 17th February!!! Ages 4-16 year olds. Email/Text Stuart for booking forms Children's Spring Term Courses: start the week beginning Monday 24th February. Email/Text Stuart for any enquires and booking forms Please continue to check your club website www.hwltc.org and notice boards around the club as we do update them frequently. Please see our Weekly Diary and the frequently updated club website www.hwltc.org If you have any queries regarding the events and programs or want to have private Tennis Coaching please contact myself or Nick Wheeler Stuart Martin 07787 552 326 or email s4stu@hotmail.com Nick Wheeler 07812 462 42 Hadley Wood Tennis Tournament in memory of Debbie Hyman Debbie (with husband Richard and daughter Chloe) moved to Lancaster Avenue in 2000 and she joined the Club soon after. I remember Chris introducing me to Debbie and suggesting that we should partner each other in the Ladies Team the following year. Unbeknown to me, Debbie had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and was about to embark on a course of treatment but Debbie nevertheless was keen to play immediately after her treatment. After our first match together, I realised what a truly gifted player she was and was so happy that we were playing together, but 6 more importantly, that it was clearly the beginning of a very dear friendship. Her strength and determination throughout her battle was incredible and never wavered. Debbie's treatment continued for the next 8 years but in that time she notched up 2 ladies singles titles and 3 ladies doubles titles at the Club and a singles title at the David Lloyd Hatfield – a hugely inspiring and courageous achievement. In early October 2013, Hadley Wood Tennis Club held a tournament to mark five years since Debbie lost her fight against cancer. The tournament matches were organised expertly by Chris Hepworth, the Club coach. There was a fantastic turn out with all 5 courts being used - a total of 38 people came to support the day, including past and present HWTC members as well as many of Debbie’s friends. All aspects of general practice covered. Same day and weekend appointments @ Hadley Wood or local Private Hospitals veenasingh@hotmail.co.uk Patients on the NHS list are excluded Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Dr Alvise Marin All aspects of general dentistry offered throughout the week including Saturday morning appointments Please contact our reception 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ Tel: 020 8441 0257 Play began in some early sunshine and then the heavens opened. But it failed to dampen our spirits and play continued through the rain! The event was a huge success and a fitting tribute to a very special friend and, as one club member said, 'a lovely lady and great tennis player'. Debbie was all of that and so much more. The event was supported by a number of local businesses who generously donated prizes for the raffle including Creme; Hadley Wood Health Care; and Thymari in Crescent West; and also the restaurant Skewd in Cockfosters. A special vote of thanks goes to those Club members who made so many delicious cakes, donated raffle prizes and helped behind the bar. We raised an amazing £2,122.01 which was donated to Marie Curie, a charity that does fantastic work and was very close to Debbie's heart. This figure included a very generous donation from Richard, Debbie's husband, who kindly pledged to match what we raised on the day. Jeannette Richards
  7. 7. ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS BY Tel: 01707 663 738 www.ital-design.co.uk newly elected committee had worked together to provide seasonal activities for the children and organise a raffle. The committee and their helpers worked very hard, and together raised an impressive £500 for HWPP A very successful end to the . year for our children, staff and parents. This term we are looking forward to welcoming some new children to both Playgroup and Preschool and as our extended sessions grow in popularity, we will be increasing the number of days on offer. Another busy term is ahead of us! Judy Quickenden, Supervisor Accuro/Alpha Car Hire. Always interested in other people’s jobs (especially those organisations which support this magazine) I went down to New Barnet over the Christmas holiday to meet Nick Adams and Richard Gates who run and own Accuro/Alpha cars. Why Accuro? Accuratus, they tell me with some relish, is a Latin word which refers to taking care of, attending to (duties/guests) giving attention to or performing with care. “That’s our motto” says Nick. They have been running this business for thirteen years from their office in Edward Road and with their experienced controller Steve they have collectively 56 years of experience in this field. “What is important in the private car-hire business” I ask. “Promptness, reliability and trust” Nick answers. “It is essential that customers trust the company and its operatives”. Now they pick up unaccompanied children, escort elderly people to the doctors and shops as well as sometimes helping customers to check in at the airports. Punctuality is as important. “We must arrive on time or a little before. The switchboard is the nerve centre of this organization and it is manned 24/7” says Nick. “If there is a problem getting to the customer the driver will ring in and we will arrange immediate back-up. We run 15 -20 cars and have access to more. We are, by the way, very very careful about who we employ. They have to fit in, know the job and the geography, behave politely and of course have their enhanced CRB checks and Public Carriage Office/Transport for London licences in order”. “Why is the company called Accuro and Alpha” I ask. “We manage them as separate entities” Nick explains. “The Accuro service is the top end of our range of cars” Executive cars such as the big Mercedes models etc. Alpha is a standard service with normal saloon cars which has a lower tariff. Six and seven passenger vehicles are available across the range” Any special trips? HERTFORDSHIRE QUIZ ANSWERS The autumn term is always a busy one. The children are happy and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring our extended play area, creating different scenarios within their play whilst developing their physical fitness at the same time. They have also become more daring as their confidence has grown! The end of term was full of activities culminating with our Christmas Concert and Party. The children worked very hard to learn new songs and impressed their parents when they performed our nativity. They truly rose to the occasion and enjoyed themselves. It was also the first time our 1. St. Albans – Nicholas Breakspear and Robert Runcie 2. Ashridge Estate 3. A Hart. Surprisingly. 4. The 3rd Marquess of Salisbury 5. 12. Until the little one said “Roll over”, presumably. 6. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother 7. Michael Bentine 8. The 9th Century. 9. Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, in St. Albans. 10. Three – two at St Albans and the local shindig in Barnet. Mike Finlay. Hadley Wood Pre-school and Playgroup, Hadley Wood Association Centre. “We will take clients anywhere” says Richard “from a quick trip to the shops to ..er.. well Rome was probably our longest job closely followed by Berlin”. “What about picking up clients from the West End or airports. What do you charge and isn’t it difficult to coordinate pick-up times? “Well for the West End we would charge £35 for a standard saloon car” answers Nick. “There is no congestion charge for us of course as we are exempt through our operators licence. We arrange a pick up point as close to the theatre or restaurant as we can and keep in contact by mobile phone”. What is your customer base like? “Accuro have a very wide range of clients from private individuals to large corporate blue chip companies and a wide range of celebrities… though we do not divulge names as discretion is paramount” says Richard studiously ignoring my interested look. “Hadley Wood customers are a very important group and represent about 20% of our 10000 jobs a year”. Leaving the office I reflect that it is not difficult to see why this firm is so successful. Good service and good communication allied with attention to detail. Those in charge always available. Sounds to me like a recipe for success. Tel. 020 8447 3777 for Accuro Tel. 020 8447 1000 for Alpha 7
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