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  • 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Inside this month’s issue Barnet Market. Good news HADLEY WOOD NEWS JUNE 2012 ISSUE St Paul’s church. ‘More than gold’ weekend Golf Club. 90th Anniversary book launch Jubilee Bells St Mary’s Monken Hadley lights the beacon. Letters. Cat Hill development proposals Photos by John LeatherdaleDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  • 2. Barnet Market. A letter secured action on the following three still thriving! And I am told on thefrom Chris Smith. essential points: 1. The need for immediate resurfacing grapevine that it is going to be just superb. This is an out-and-out victory forOn Monday April 23rd the FoBM and the removal of the ugly hoarding. FoBM whose unstinting support andCommittee had a meeting with 2. The need for far better connectivity patience with regard to this issue hasUBS/Spires – the new owners of Barnet between the Market, the Spires and the been exemplary. We have never askedMarket. High Street. FoBM supporters for contributions, we Present were Theresa Villiers (a Friend 3. The need to continue to enshrine have never acted politically or appliedof Barnet Market), our three ward space for a stall market as a condition any kind of unfair leverage to thecouncilors, Richard Cornelius (Leader of of ANY future planning permission that situation. We have achieved this result bythe Council), four senior council planning might be granted for developments on fair means, with sensible and patientofficers from director level downwards, Jo the site, no matter who the owner might discussion. Your support is testimony toLove (an executive from UBS), two senior be. the good sense of the people of Barnetpeople from Savills (Spires managing It was also agreed that Barnet Market and we thank you from the bottom of ouragents), Graham Trotman (manager of should remain an outdoor stall Market, hearts.the Spires and Barnet Market), two should be expanded to 40 stalls as Work on the new Market will start veryexperts from Quarterbridge (UBS quickly as possible and should re-take soon.engaged consultants on Markets) and, of its rightful position once more – as Chris Smithcourse, FIVE of the Friends of Barnet absolutely central to the character of the Friends of Barnet Market.Market. Town. So.... we will have our famous Following discussions the FoBM Barnet Market back! 800 years old andThe Royal Jubilee Bells.The Hadley Wood news visited local resident Jeremy Platten (seen here during a visitto the foundry by Prince Charles) to learn about the Royal Jubilee Bells. Jeremy hasbeen employed by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry since 1966. He told the News aboutPrince Charles’s visit to see the ring of eight new bells which were cast at the foundryin February and March. Ranging in weight from 481 to 162 kgs the bells werepresented by several Livery companies as well as private individuals. Each bell isnamed after a senior member of the Royal family. The Vintner’s bell, named Elizabeth,is a tenor bell with a G sharp note. As many of you will have seen during the pageantthe bells were mounted on a special belfry on the leading barge. As the barge proceeded along the river the bells were rung and answered by other bell towers from the riverside. Eventually the bells will be hung in the tower of the parish Church of St James’Garlickhythe on Garlick Hill. Jeremy was delighted to meet Prince Charles who visited the foundry a few weeks ago to check on the progress of the new bells. 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 insurance claims. insurrance • 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. Friday 6th July 2012 Summer Jazz Evening An evening with the Wally Shaw Quartet featuring Dave O’Higgins, bringing you a wonderful celebration of jazz for this summer weekend. They will play during the sparkling wine and canapé reception and then come through with you to the Mary Beale Restaurant and play throughout dinner.Abacus Mental Maths Sparkling wine and canapé reception at 7.30pm. 4 course dinner and live jazz during dinner.Program £49.95 per person. Payable on booking. Please advise any dietary requests when booking.UCMAS (Universal Concept Mental Payable on booking.Arithmetic System for children aged 4-12 Further details are available on our website.years) is a leading worldwide ABACUS Laura Felicity is a local designer-mental arithmetic education provider Maker whose hand-drawn patternsfounded by Dr Dino Wong in October and developed skills in silk screen WEST LODGE PARK1993. The success of this unique YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT printing create her chic inspiredinstructional method in learning mental Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. Handmade Wallpapers & Interior T: 020 8216 3900 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.ukarithmetic has spread rapidly in 40 www.bealeshotels.co.uk Accessories, enabling her to design HWN60countries across the world and millions of unique bespoke and retail rangeschildren study with UCMAS everyday. for the home. In UCMAS students initially use the tool calculation within a few seconds without Based in her studio in High BarnetABACUS for performing arithmetic relying on any gadgets or even the Laura Felicity specialises in silkcalculation by the manipulation of beads. Abacus. screen printed wallpapers, as wellThe practice of Abacus successfully UCMAS enables children to develop as large feature art prints, screenremoves the fear of numbers and independent learning skills, progressing printed cushions, handmade plastergradually makes arithmetic fun to learn. through their own efforts, and reaping coasters and giftware including This enables them to achieve a high their own rewards, all within a stipulated lavender bags and greeting cards.level of speed, accuracy and period. Available from June 2012 are Lauraconcentration. The system is very simple, There are 10 levels each completed in Felicity’s new editions to theneeds only 10-20 minutes of practice 12 weeks. A weekly 2 hour class. 10- homeware range; hand cut artdaily and does not affect other academic 20mins daily practice. Level assessments prints, screen printed andeducation. with certificates upon completion. embroidered cushions, and Initially the child takes the help of the Call Mrs Nisha Jain 07780604254 / lampshades. Laura Felicity alsoabacus in calculation. Over a period of nisha_ucmas@aol.co.uk for more offers a Bespoke Wallpaper Service.regular training and practice they are able details. Relevant links www.ucmauk.info, Wallpapers are priced per metreto visualize the image of the abacus in http://www.mentalarithmetic.co.uk/educa and include options of screentheir mind and master any arithmetic tion/math/abacus-math-youngsters/, printed binder, metallic foils, embroidery and hand cut patterns layered onto the wallpaper’s surface. Bespoke patterns and products can also be designed for individual clients’ requirements. For more information on Laura Felicity’s retail and bespoke range, please go to www.laurafelicity.co.uk. Or alternatively get in contact via email info@laurafelicity.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 7835 200 005 3
  • 4. St Paul’s More than Gold weekend. 18th-20th MayWe were delighted with the week-end of events under the title popular with the teenagers and even some adults!. In theof More than Gold at St Pauls Church. There were over 90 evening at the Golf club there was a sports quiz lead by theteenagers from various local youth groups in the area who Director of Christians in Sports, Grahamenjoyed the inflatable assault course and various activities in Daniels, who pointed out there is more than gold in sportingthe grounds along with a talk on what would Jesus say to achievements. The next morning he was our guest speaker atUsain Bolt. The fun run around the Crescent, was well church and this was followed by a tennis competition downattended and raised over £1100. This will be split equally at the tennis club organized bybetween the church and Noahs Ark - a charity that is building Chris. The final event was the popular dog show that sawa childrens hospice in Barnet. It was good to see Charlie some impressive acts from our canine friends. JohnThompson coming first in the Fun Run thus impressing his Leatherdale’s photos of the weekend can be seen on theboss local MP David Burrowes. David then awarded the centre pages of this magazine.prizes and gave us a personal talk on what is more than gold Many thanks for everyone being part of these events andin his life. In the afternoon we had a Mini Obstacle Course for do join us in the future.toddlers followed on by Its a knock out which proved to be Rupert Mackay. Vicar of St Paul’s Church 4
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  • 6. CONSULTATIONS AT HADLEY WOOD & LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS. TRAVEL VACCINATIONS, IMMUNISATIONS AND THE NEW PREVENTATIVE INJECTION FOR CERVICAL CANCER Dr Keith Garber FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE Dr Andrew Halmer Dr Tina Chrysostomou All aspects of general dentistry Patients on the NHS list are excludedSt Mary’s Church offered throughout the weekMonken Hadley. including Saturday morning 90th AnniversaryLighting the Beacon appointments On 27th May Hadley Wood Golf ClubSt Mary’s Church at Monken Hadley has Please contact our reception celebrated the 90th anniversary of thebeen there since 1494 though there has 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, opening of the course in some style withbeen a church on the site for much Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ a book launch and a celebration lunch.longer. Its ancient iron beacon also Tel: 020 8441 0257 The immediate past captain, Samknown as a fire pan, cresset or pitch pot Husain, who is the Chief Executive ofis up on the south west corner of the Foyles Books, decided to mark thetower. It was put there by monks to guide Rev’d Dr Thomas Renz started at 10 pm occasion by publishing the secondwayfarers crossing Enfield Chase and for on a fine evening in front of a large crowd. edition of Pat Taylor’s interesting andtravellers to and from St Albans. After prayers Dr Renz lighted an aged informative book on the history of thePreceded by a party, the beacon was horn lantern from a candle on the altar. club. She explains how the golf clublighted again on the evening of Monday This was lifted to the top of the tower by came about as a result of theJune 4th to celebrate the Diamond rope and pulley. Patrick Evans a local mismanagement of Enfield Chase, aJubilee. resident was responsible for lighting the royal hunting forest from 1421 until 1777; As many will know the 500 year old St beacon and reports as follows. a failed residential development schemeMary’s church at Monken Hadley is the ‘The beacon cresset contained fagots in the 1890s; and the property lyingproud possessor of the oldest beacon in made from dried slats of wood soaked in unsold and derelict for 20 years until thethe country. The beacon, also known as a paraffin and tied by wire into a bundle. directors of a shipping company boughtcresset, pitch pot or fire pan is situated at The old option of using pitch would have the land and built the golf course. Thethe south west corner of the tower. It was been a bit hazardous for the crowd design of the course was entrusted tooriginally placed there by monks to act as below! The cresset itself has a ventilated Alister Mackenzie, who went on to designa landmark for wayfarers crossing Enfield base so needs to have solid fuel. The Royal Melbourne and Augusta, and isChase at night or journeying to and from stretch to reach the fuel for lighting was widely regarded as the greatest courseSt Albans. On Monday night June 4th it quite exposed at that height so it was designer of his time.became one of over 4200 beacons lit important to have it set up for easy The illustrations for the book wereacross the United Kingdom, Channel lighting (as in one touch). For that compiled by John Leatherdale andIslands, Isle of Man, Commonwealth and purpose at the top of the tower we include both historical and currentOverseas UK Territories. The first was lit transferred the flame from the lamp to a photographs of the club and its variedin Tonga and St Mary’s was the last in the butane lance and then onto the beacon’. activities, including bridge, snooker,beacon chain to be lighted before the All went well, the beacon lit perfectly on catering, partying and entertainment, notQueen lit the beacon at Buckingham time and St Mary’s played its historic part ignoring members’ golfing achievements.Palace at 10.30pm. in the Jubilee celebrations. Don Bailey organised the design and The Ceremony lead by the Rector Photo by John Leatherdale production and selected Michel Nicholls of Malting Studios to create it. On the day, there was a book launch Pic to come 6
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  • 8. 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ENFIELD HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £430,000 £489,950 £799,950 Share of Freehold Leashold Freehold Sole Agents TO COME Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 PROOF ONLY An exclusive opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented A beautifully presented 1st floor apartment with independent ***CHAIN FREE*** An extended 4 bedroom (master with duplex apartment, offering penthouse style living. Recently refurbished and modernised to a high specification by the current NOT FOR PRINT access and its own rear garden in this tree lined avenue in the heart of Hadley Wood. Reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, master dressing room and en-suite bathroom) detached family home in this popular turning in the heart of Hadley Wood. The spacious owners. 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), family bathroom, cinema/ bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom 2, family bathroom, accommodation extends to approx. 1,650sq.ft. and includes leisure room, communal gardens, allocated parking space & rear garden, parking. lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, utility, guest visitor parking. cloakroom and integral garage. The rear garden extends to approx. 35m (115ft) and enjoys a westerly aspect. HADLEY COMMON HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD OIRO £1,000,000 £410,000 £1,425,000 Leashold Share of Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 A stunning 3 bedroom first floor apartment with secure and private A well proportioned 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom converted first A well presented semi-detached Victorian family residence and roof terraces with panoramic views over Green Belt countryside floor apartment benefiting from a large balcony with views over immense charm and character retaining many period features and gardens. 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 adjoining gardens and allocated parking. and benefiting from a garden extending to approx. 175’ with tiered allocated parking spaces, communal grounds. terraces, rose arbour and fish pond. 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, 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 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

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