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  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Chairman’s report. Is Hadley Wood on a flood plain.? No! Playground. Update Golf News. Herts Salver HADLEY WOOD NEWS JUNE 2011 ISSUE 2011 Promenade concerts. Tina Wenham reports. Hadley’s Junior Footballers. Annual Trials WI. The Enfield Big Bike RideDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 COVER PHOTO. WATER MAINS UNDER REPAIR IN HW. PHOTO BY J.LEATHERDALE
  2. 2. facility for one of the teams of the Old have been refused house insurance in this Elizabethans Cricket Club. Whilst on the area because some insurers maintain that subject of Bartrams Lane, we are there is ‘a high risk of flooding’ in Hadley planning to replace one of the existing Wood postcode areas. garages, well past its sell-by-date, and This seems improbable as Hadley renew one of the existing garage doors, Wood is on high ground just to the East as well as tidy up the surrounding area. of the watershed between the rivers We feel that we have an under utilised Colne and Lee on Hadley Green, the area there which should be put to better highest point on the Great North Road use and we are currently negotiating with between London and York. Our St. Marthas School for the use of the field residential area is built on undulating for their sporting activities during the ground between 70 and 120 metres week. The School will be holding their above sea level and is well drained by the Sports Day at Bartrams Lane on June small stream called Monkey Mead or 29th and it is our objective that regular Monken Mead which flows into Pymme’s use of this facility will be in place from the Brook and the River Lee.The source of start of the September term. Monken Mead is less than 1.5 km to the As many of the regular users of the West, close to Hadley Green, so the Association Centre will know, we catchment area to collect storm water isChairman’s report. experienced a flood from a leak in the very limited.With the longest day in the year fast cold water tank on the roof of the The Environment Agency is theapproaching, it is appropriate to report to premises, resulting in a ruined floor which government authority responsible forthe residents a few of the developments had only recently been replaced. The mapping areas liable to flood andthat are taking place with regard to the insurance company have accepted ourAssociation. claim for the replacement and work will Two meetings with the Council have be completed during the August break.taken place to discuss the upgrading of Next month, preliminary plans for ourthe playground on our field adjacent to Annual Fireworks Display will commencethe Primary School. Detailed plans will be and I would welcome any offers of helppresented at a general meeting to be held from our residents. Please note in yourlater this year at which all your questions diaries that this is an event not to bewill be answered and I trust that meeting missed--- SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th.will be well attended. Inevitably withthe involvement of the various Council House Insurancecommittees and the raising of funds forthe project, it is unlikely that completion of refused because ofthe new playground will take place before false records ofthe Spring of 2012. Some of you may have noticed that flooding.cricket has re-appeared at Bartrams Lane As reported in previous editions of thefield and we are pleased to provide this Hadley Wood News, several local residents 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. about 3 metres below Bartrams Lane and deep below the tennis courts. The culvert seems to have coped with storm water in Monkey Mead entirely satisfactorily over a period of 162 years except on 21 June 1936 when the railway line was spectacularly flooded as shown TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS in this press photograph.constructing flood defences to protect It seems likely that the entrance to theareas at severe risk. As I worked as a culvert was blocked by storm debris onconsultant for the Environment Agency that occasion, as the capacity of thefor several years, preparing a best culvert seems entirely adequate topractice manual for surveying including handle storm water from the smallspecifications for flood plain mapping, I catchment area upstream.thought I ought to raise the issue of flood SUMMER JAZZ EVENING Around 1980 a trash screen wasrisk assessment in relation to house Friday 10th June constructed in front of the culvertinsurance with former colleagues and Sparkling wine and canapé reception at 7.30pm. entrance to catch storm debris and keep 4 course dinner and live jazz during dinner withlook at their website more closely. Clark Doidge (saxophone) and his rhythm section. the culvert entrance clear and this has The EA publish detailed maps £49.95 per person. Payment with booking. proved entirely successful in catchingthroughout England and Wales showing debris and allowing the storm water toareas at low, moderate or high risk FATHER’S DAY LUNCH flow through the culvert ever since. In Sunday 19th Juneof flooding from rivers and the sea. If February 2011 this trash screen was Treat your father 3 course lunch, coffee and chocolatesyou go to their websitewww.environment- (with a little surprise gift for dad), £37.00 per adult, reconstructed to make access foragency.gov.uk/flood andclick on ‘Am I at children under 12 £26.00. Payable on booking. maintenance safer.risk of flooding?’ and ‘flood map’ and Afternoon Tea is also available from £19.95 per person The EA flood risk map still shows theenter your postcode in the top left hand railway line as being at significant risk andcorner, you will be able to view and a band beside Monkey Mead across theenlarge the map of the area to see WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT Hadley Wood Association car park andwhether you are in a low, moderate or Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 tennis courts and upstream of the HWN50 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk Web: www.bealeshotels.co.uksignificant flood risk area.Unfortunately railway to be at moderate or low risk.these maps are protected by OrdnanceSurvey and EA copyright so cannot beprinted here. Most of Hadley Wood is outside theExtreme Flood Outline, the extent of aflood with an annual chance of floodingof 0.1% (1 in 1000). Inside the flood plainthere are three categories of risk,coloured blue on the map:Low: The chance of flooding in any yearis 0.5% (1 in 200) or lessModerate: The chance of flooding in anyyear is between 0.5% (1 in 200) and 1.3%(1 in 75) Significant:The chance offlooding in any year is greater than 1.3%(1 in 75)The railway flood in 1936The only problem in this area seems tohave been created by the construction ofthe railway in 1850.At that time MonkenMead was diverted through a substantialculvert about 300 metres long which runsunder what is now Bartrams Lane, HadleyWood railway station and the tenniscourts and car park of the Hadley WoodAssociation.The base of the culvert is 3
  4. 4. If any other residents have had house insurance refused, please send the details of the application, such as postcode, date of application and insurer to the Editor. (Article based on information obtained from the Environment Agency and the Association of British Insurers). John Leatherdale The Hertfordshire Salver Hadley Wood golf club provided some of the most difficult conditions for some time on Sunday when it hosted the Herts Salver, a qualifying competition for the Herts County Championship. Blustery winds sent the scores soaring and the eventual winner, Simon Kay of South Herts, finished with a four over par 76. He sealed victory at the first extra hole of a sudden death play-off with Iain SimpsonDownstream of the culvert there is no cases, insurance terms are set by the of Brookmans Park, who matched hisidentified risk until the stream flows into insurer and will reflect differing degrees score playing in the last-but-one group.the lakes on the golf course. of risk. There may be reasons that are not Third was Josh Johnson of Welwyn The Environment Agency warns that related to flood risk which mean that an Garden City, with 78.floods can happen anywhere at anytime, insurer may choose not to offer The event is supported by the Societycaused by rising ground water levels, insurance.’ of Hertfordshire Golf Captains, and theirburst water drains, sewers blocked or In January 2011 John Lewis sent out captain, Don Bailey of Hadley Woodoverwhelmed by heavy rainfall, hillside letters to a number of customers in (above), was on hand to present therun-off from sudden rain, dam failures, as Hadley Wood offering ‘specialist home trophy.well as flooding from rivers and the sea. insurance right down to the very last David Howorth Insurers are encouraged to make use detail’. When a resident on the upper sideof the EA information but also maintain of Courtleigh Avenue, many metrestheir own records probably based on above Monken mead, phoned for apast claims, which may not always have quote she was told that postcodes inbeen described correctly. A document Hadley Wood were excluded because ofhas been written in partnership by the the high flood risk and that otherAssociation of British Insurers and the applicants in the area had also beenEnvironment Agency.This states that turned down.‘where the likelihood of flooding from The Hadley Wood Association hasrivers or the sea is ‘Low’ or ‘Moderate’, taken the matter up with John Lewis andABI members will offer flood cover in the received confirmation that Hadley Woodnormal way on buildings and contents is not in a high risk area for flooding.Theypolicies to homeowners and small have asked for specific details of thebusinesses. This applies to both existing application to identify the cause of thepolicyholders and new customers. In all rejection. 4
  5. 5. www.facefirstlondon.co.uk COSMETIC SERVICES INCLUDING BOTOX AND FACIAL FILLERS Have your car valeted by us and AVAILABLE IN HADLEY WOODexperience our quadrapower snow WITH MEDICALLY QUALIFIEDfoam system which is unique to us. PRACTITIONER. For more details or booking call Contact: Adam on 07973-272347 or Phone: 07970 215 834 log onto aquavalet.co.uk Fax: 020 8447 0689 Emai: info@facefirstlondon.co.ukHadley Wood including grant initiatives and design Initially this was planned for SaturdayCommunity Playground plans for the playground. 1st October, however due to time As many of you are aware the HWCPR constraints, sponsorship being offeredRenovation update. committee is planning a Fund Raiser to for early 2012 and a lot more interest inThe HWCPR has been making great raise both awareness and funds for the the Fund Raiser than anticipated we haveprogress with Enfield Council and HWA renovation of the playground. felt it necessary to postpone this event The 2011 Proms We are fast approaching this season’s Hurt will be presenting and narrating. I must just mention a Saturday night BBC Promenade concerts – the 117th Also on 23rd July, there is a Human comedy Prom on 13th August, when a for those who are interested. From 15th Planet in the Park concert in Kensington variety of musically inventive comics will July to 10th September, the Royal Albert Gardens from 1.00 to 5.00 p.m. ‘Proms take to the stage. This is the first event Hall, the Cadogan Hall (for chamber plus family’ where families can bring a of its kind and should be a good music), The Royal College of Music, picnic and enjoy the ambience. evening’s entertainment. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (for Admission is free. There is of course, a wealth of family events) will all be resounding to Another free Prom for families takes wonderful classical music to be heard, the sound of music. place on Sat. 30th July and is taken from from the very early to the very modern, For those of you who might not be the CBBC hit television series ‘Horrible including opera. Those interested in aware, classical music is not the only Histories’ when children can sing along these concerts can look on line for music to be performed. There is an to those popular songs. details of all events or pick up a eclectic mix of all types on offer which On Wed. 7th September at 10.15 to brochure at any W.H. Smith should appeal to the young and old 11.30 p.m., for those who love jazz, there You can book online at alike. is a late night Prom which is a tribute to www.bbc.co.uk/proms or by telephone As I attempt to dip my toes into the the late Stan Kenton featuring the award 0845 401 5040 or in person at the Royal vast ocean of choice, here are a few winning jazz singer Claire Martin and the Albert Hall box office Door 12 between events which might whet the appetite:- BBC Big Band. Film music lovers will 9.00 a.m. and 9.00 pm. daily. Sat. 23rd July at 7.30 and Sun. 24th enjoy a celebration of the Golden Age of Or alternatively, one can queue on the July at 11 a.m., music will be performed Hollywood on 29th August when music day of the concert for tickets for the by the Human Planet Series, where from those early talkies to the show- Arena or gallery (standing only) for the musicians from all over the globe will stopping tunes of the great movie performance. get together to perform. The actor John musicals will be performed. Tina Wenham 5
  6. 6. until the first half of 2012 allowing us Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainertime to make this a truly memorable Established lower back specialistoccasion. Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, So far the response to the playground leaner, stronger look to your body.project and the fund raiser have been These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessionsvery positive and we appreciate all the are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to suit peoples individual needs.time and consideration everyone has The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning.shown. Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist For further information regarding the Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis.HWCPR, the Fund Raiser or if you want Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve postureto get involved on the committee, please and therefore relieve daily aches and pains.email hwcpr@yahoo.co.uk or call 07949 Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326073536. for helping ensure the date was fixed in or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.ukLaura Gassner the childrens calendar. The days training was supervisedHadley Wood Junior under the eagle eyes of coaches Keith@shoe-evolution.co.uk, or Stephen Adam Clifft, who runs Clifft School of Jennings - Stephen.Jennings@sgllp.co.ukFootball Club Trials. Soccer. He can be contacted at We also need to thank the HadleywoodThere was a great turnout from many of cliffty12@hotmail.co.uk, and George groundsman Kamil who each weekthe local schools for the annual junior Timotheou who coached the older age maintains the pitches for all of thefootball trials at the Hadley Wood group. Over 250 youngsters, between the matches, without his support we wouldAssociations field at Bartrams Lane on ages of 8 and 15 years, spent the day not be able to manage our match fixtures.Saturday 21st May. All Primary being assessed and allocated to the Keith Lesbireland Secondary schools in the area were various teams. This years teams havecontacted so that as many children as had a very successful season winningpossible had the opportunity of taking several of the Divisions within the Watford Enfield’s Big Bike Ridepart. We need to thank all of the schools Friendly League, the under team won the Would you like to take part in Enfield’s Big League Cup a great achievement. Bike Ride on June 26th? The Cycle ride Anyone with children interested in is approximately 16 miles around Enfield joining should contact Keith Lesbirel - and adjoining boroughs. You can join the Hadley Wood’s Womens Institute. At the May meeting we debated resolutions on "Closures of public libraries" and "Factory farming" which will eventually be put to the National AGM. Mr. John Leatherdale then gave a most interesting illustrated talk on his recent trip to Bhutan which was enjoyed by all. A few days later 50 members and guests attended an "Evening Soiree" at the home of Mrs Annette Leichti (Picture above) Hadley Wood W.I. meet the second Tuesday of the month in St. Pauls Church Hall. New members are very welcome. Hilary Nunn Garden Jobs Now is the time to clip your conifer hedges and prune back those which have reached the required height. If you spray rose bushes and climbers do not forget to deal with both sides of the leaves as pests and disease can be underneath. Pruning of prunus trees ie. flowering cherry, should be carried out after the blossom has fallen to prevent infection from silver leaf and other diseases. Finally, continue hand weeding as this will benefit you in the months to come. Do not forget to apply horticultural grit etc around hostas and flowering herbaceous plants to keep the slugs at bay. Darren Smith darrensmithgardens@yahoo.co.uk 6
  7. 7. 020 8366 9674 or clive@nightingalehospice.org.uk. The Nightingale CONSULTATIONS AT Summer Fair HADLEY WOOD & And why not come along to Nightingale’s LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS Summer Fair on Saturday 2nd July – it’s Are now pleased to welcome to their team, fun for all the family! With lots of stalls and SMEAR MONTH Dentists with specialist interests in: chances to win prizes, plenty of stuff for A special price Well Women clinic offered Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) kids and refreshments, including a BBQ this month includes, blood pressure, by Dr Marta Suarez urine, smear/pv, breast check. and Pimms tent. The event takes place at Mammogram extra. Orthodontics, including incognito braces Chace Community School playing fields by Dr Shahla Rahman (Churchbury Lane, Enfield EN1 3HQ) and is only 50p entrance and free for under Periodontics 11’s! Letters to the Editor. (All treatments for gum health) All proceeds go to the Nightingale by Dr Riccardo Zambon Community Hospice Trust. For more Letters to the Editor Please enquire at our practice Reception information please contact Clive Gerner Hello Rod on 020 8366 9674 or at I read the note about insurance in HWN, 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, clive@nightingalehospice.org.uk with interest. I live in Courtleigh Avenue, Barnet, Herts, EN4 OEJ. The Nightingale and "More Than" Insurance Company Tel: 02084410257 (www.nightingalehospice.org.uk) refused to quote for my house supports cancer patients from the critical insurance a few years ago, because point of diagnosis by providing practical there is a culvert nearby, which appears and psychological support as well as a on a map they refer to. Ive lived here for variety of therapies within a welcoming over 20 years, and have never seen more environment. All their services are free than a very small amount of water in the and are also available to carers, providing culvert. them with respite and allowing them to Malcolm Bond look after their relatives more effectively. Clive Gernerred ride which will be clearly sign postedand marshalled at strategic points or theyellow ride which will be escorted bymembers of Edmonton and SouthgateCycle Club. The organisers of this event are theNightingale Community Hospice Trust,Edmonton and Southgate Cycle Clubs Pictures are at the maxand Enfield Borough Council. Thisis a sponsored event with the enlargement – we needsponsorship going to the Nightingale to fill this spaceCommunity Hospice Trust(www.nightingalehospice.org.uk). TheNightingale supports cancer patientsfrom the critical point of diagnosis byproviding practical and psychologicalsupport as well as a variety of therapieswithin a welcoming environment. All theirservices are free and are also available tocarers, providing them with respite andallowing them to look after their relativesmore effectively. It costs 5 to register.You can either register online atwww.nightingalehospice.org.uk/big-bike-ride or by contacting Clive Gerner on 7
  8. 8. HADLEY COMMON ALDENHAM HADLEY WOOD £4,500,000 £2,950,000 £2,295,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8449 3383 01923 604321 020 8440 9797 Elegant early 18th century Grade II listed imposing character detached Georgian A rare and secluded landmark family home set in approximately 2 acres of land- A very well presented detached 6 bedroom family residence constructed residence dating back to circa 1720, set within a delightful walled garden with scaped gardens with an timber built swimming pool and spa complex, ample off approximately 5 years. Also with NHBC warranty remaining and benefiting an additional detached cottage. Located within one of the areas most sought after settings with many original features, Victorian additions, stunning recently TO COME street parking and 2 garages. Set behind a private gated entrance & approached by a long elegant drive. 7 Receptions, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. from a southerly aspect rear garden abutting Hadley woods. 3 reception rooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suites), garage. erected glass conservatory, 5 receptions, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and swim- ming pool. HADLEY WOOD WHETSTONE HADLEY WOOD £1,850,000 £1,395,000 £995,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8445 3694 020 8440 9797 A well presented 5 bedroom detached family residence, one of only 4 homes A beautifully presented 5 bed detached home in this highly sought after A beautifully presented detached family home with spacious and well in the private gated close off Beech Hill built by Messrs. Oliver and Saunders, residential location offering convenient access to Oakleigh Park Rail Station planned accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), in the heart of Hadley Wood within easy reach of local shops, primary school and the wide choice of amenities available on Whetstone High Road. drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and and mainline station. 4 Reception rooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suites), rear guest cloakroom. The rear garden has a southerly aspect and extension to garden, double garage. approx 80 feet as its maximum. HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS COCKFOSTERS £975,000 PARK £549,950 Leasehold £875,000 Share of Freehold Sole Agents Freehold Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 01707 661144 020 8440 9797 A beautifully presented detached family residence, constructed to provide A highly individual, meticulously planned and beautifully presented 3 A very well presented and spacious 3 double bedroom, 3 bathroom (2 4 bedrooms but now arranged with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and bedroom detached single storey residence set within secluded grounds, yet en suites) duplex apartment in this development by Fairview Homes. The benefiting from a secluded southerly aspect rear garden. within easy access of the village’s amenities. Lounge, dining hall, superb apartment benefits from a modern fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces kitchen/breakfast room, 2 utility rooms, 2 en suites, family bathroom and and lounge/diner. There is a balcony and also allocated parking. double garage. 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 Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.com Hall Bookings Karen Fernandes 07831 753 268 Security Task Force Membership secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 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 May 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8