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    • INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Come Along! St Paul’s Church MARCH 2011 ISSUE Localism Bill. Time for us to take over? HADLEY WOOD NEWS Pre-Nuptials. Julian Ribet explains Labradors. Jill to the rescue. Centenary Celebrations Mongolia. Camels and Gers Royal Wedding. Time for a party? March 25th –27thDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 COVER PHOTO BY JOHN LEATHERDALE
    • Editorial Guinea, Australia and Fiji. Over the next favour of the plan, Enfield Council wouldIn this issue David Burrowes MP talks 3 months another creature extinct apart be required to accept it. Any planningabout the new Localism Bill and how it from these countries will be on display. It applications properly determined inmight affect Hadley Wood. Esther is the Alternative Vote (AV) system. On accordance with Hadley Wood’sKurland, a local resident and town May 5th you will have the chance to vote neighbourhood plan would not beplanner, adds detail and points out that in a referendum on whether to end the subject to an appeal. HWA could allowgiven the numbers of planners, architects present ‘first past the post’ voting system for a particular development or class ofdevelopers and builders in the area there based on one voter, one choice where development without needing formalmust be enough expertise around for it to the result is usually decisive and provides planning permission. Developerswarrant serious consideration. On the for stable government. The alternative planning new housing would need tolegal front, following a new ruling by the vote has a sting in its tail. It would allow reach agreement with HWA and pay aSupreme Court, Julian Ribet clarifies the the supporters of fringe parties (including levy to be used for the benefit of thequestion of Pre- nuptial agreements and extreme ones) to have their votes community such as improving playJill Brooks tells us about the Lifeline trust, counted several times and a candidate in facilities.an organisation which helps ‘rescue’ second or even third place could end up The Bill also provides for greaterforsaken Labradors. Erika Lindsay goes being declared the winner. I will be transparency of information. The localcamping in Mongolia and finally Anna campaigning to say “No to AV” and community will be able to challenge theTasou raises the issue of whether Hadley seeking to keep this rare breed of voting Council about the cost and quality ofWood should have a street party to extinct from these shores. services provided to Hadley Wood. Lookcelebrate the Royal Wedding on April Democracy of course is not limited to on my website www.davidburrowes.com29th. Sounds like a good idea. We might the institutions of government. Voluntary for more details about the Localism Bill.even start talking to one another. associations like HWA are important to I look forward to a future of Hadley WoodRod Armstrong enable local people to be involved in the residents and the HWA armed with the community. The Localism Bill making its new legislation leading a local revolution way through Parliament provides the of power to shape and improve the local Power to most dramatic shift of power to local area. the people communities. David Burrowes MP If you have ever been frustrated by a PPS to Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP In marked contrast planning system which goes over the www.davidburrowes.com to the extraordinary heads of the wishes of Hadley Westminster Office – 020 7219 5414 events in the Middle Wood residents and ends up being Constituency Office – 020 8360 0234 East, in our determined by a Planning Inspector democracy the you will welcome the Bill. It offers power to change the opportunity for the HWA to be Pre-nuptialslocal and national government is through designated a neighbourhood forum. For better or worse –the ballot box. Who and how that power This would enable a neighbourhood pre-nuptial agreementsshould be exercised has dominated plan to be drawn up by HWA which are here to stay, but willParliament’s attention in recent weeks. If determines future planning applications anyone be richer oryou were to go to Broxbourne’s Paradise in Hadley Wood. A referendum would be poorer as a result? FewWildlife Park you would see some held in the neighbourhood and if more people can have failedinteresting animals from Papua New than half the people who vote are in to have spotted the The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERI ARY VETERINARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned Spacious Air-conditioned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. Fully • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Workshop the eatre Woorkshop A be FSA approved for • Laborato • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory Laboratory Endoscopy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitori Advanced ing Monitoring Puppy e • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care 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 e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
    • coming to an end. So where does this leave those who wish to protect their wealth on divorce? The good news is that in the right case a pre-nuptial agreement can have decisive and compelling weight. However, much will depend upon the factual circumstances of each case and the overall TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS ‘fairness’ of the agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements remain a sensible option for couples for a variety of reasons; in particular, for those couples who individually have accrued substantial assets and who may have already seen those assets reduced (for example due to a divorce); for thosewidely reported divorce battle between the who have no intention of having any more prenuptial agreement. It is hardly romanticwealthy German heiress and the City-boy children; and for those who are likely to but can reduce a lot of potential heartacheturned academic. The attention-grabbing inherit substantial family wealth and who and a costly and protracted break-up battle.ruling of the Supreme Court for the first time want to protect their assets for future Julian Ribetprovides clear guidelines on the circum- generations. If either partner is looking to Julian Ribet is a Partner at leadingstances where a prenuptial agreement may protect their assets then it can make a great specialist family law solicitors, Levisoninfluence the division of assets on a divorce. deal of financial sense to execute a Meltzer PigottThis is a significant change – previously(other than in certain limited situations)prenuptial agreements were far less likely toinfluence a Court. In this case the prenuptial Need legal adviceagreement was executed on theunderstanding that a portion of the wife’sfamily’s considerable wealth would then be about your options?transferred to her. In broad terms, herprenuptial agreement stated that neither shenor her husband would gain any financialbenefit from each other during the marriage,or if it ended. Sadly, the marriage brokedown and the couple went to Court todetermine how their assets would bedivided. The wife wasn’t happy with the initialruling. She felt that it was too generous to herhusband bearing in mind the contents of the The Solution:prenuptial agreement. She appealedagainst the Judge’s decision and took hercase to the Court of Appeal, which held thatthe first Judge should have given theprenuptial agreement greater consideration.The husband then appealed to the SupremeCourt, which dismissed his Appeal. TheSupreme Court has set out certain basic one of the country’s leading firms of specialistguidelines in relation to prenuptialagreements: Whilst the Court is not obliged solicitors providing the complete range ofto give effect to prenuptial agreements andthey won’t be decisive and binding in every divorce, family law and mediation services.case the Court should give effect to aprenuptial agreement that is freely enteredinto by each party with a full appreciation of We’re here to help.its implications unless it would not be fair tohold the parties to their agreement; A couple To arrange a FREE telephone consultation in completecannot by agreement between themselvesoust the jurisdiction of the Court to resolve confidence please call Julian Ribet, partner, on 020 7556 2400their dispute; Both parties must enter into a or email jribet@LMPlaw.co.ukprenuptial agreement of their own free willand without any undue influence, duress orpressure; Each party should intend that theprenuptial agreement should govern thefinancial consequences of the marriage 3
    • Neighbourhood area. This could include policies, changes to streets and parks etc arePlanning and the priorities for spending public money managed in the future. locally and Local Development Orders Sounds good? A couple of things needLocalism Bill which grant planning permission for to be kept in mind. First, drawing up aWhen you see the word ‘planning’ in our some kinds of development without the plan that most people are happy with isnewsletter do you straightaway think need for further applications not that easy. There is an old sayingabout planning applications, The local authority check that the plan about three people talking – if they allpermissions, appeals etc? Who has is in line with legal requirements, national agree after an hour at least two are lying!proposed to build what where, how big and London strategic policies etc. This is an exaggeration of course but wewill it be and how much annoyance with The local authority hold a referendum can all imagine the differences of opinionthe builders create? This is probably for local residents. If over 50% of voters which would need to be worked through.what most people think planning is, a approve the plan it is adopted and Second, there can be a lot of workfrustrating bureaucratic process. influences what happens in the area. needed to create a good plan. It is not But planning is really about normally a back of an envelope job – butunderstanding places, what is good or So basically the Bill is suggesting that at the moment it looks like very littlebad about them and agreeing on how local communities draw up their own financial or practical help will be offeredthey should be managed over time. This plans for their areas which will influence to neighbourhood forums. Page 1used to be called Forward Planning and how planning applications and possibly Third, the Government seem to be proshould provide the basis by which development. They say their Bill aims toapplications are decided. devolve responsibility and support The Coalition Government have ideas localism, but also to encourage growth.to shake up the planning system. They They have talked about neighbourhoodrecently published their Localism Bill plans having to follow a ‘presumption inwhich is due for royal assent this Autumn favour of sustainable development’.with enactment in Spring 2012. That is, Definitions of the word ‘sustainable’its content would become law in time for abound, but basically neighbourhoodthe Olympics. plans that say ‘no growth’ ‘no building The Bill takes forward a lot of Big anywhere’ are unlikely to get anywhere.Society ideas but changes to the CONCERT DINNER I could write reams more, but this article Friday 18th Marchplanning system are seen as at the is probably too long and boring as it is! Reception at 7.00pm with sparkling wine and canapés,forefront of this policy. It describes a new three course dinner and concert. The Brodowski String But as a planner and a Hadley Woodsystem of Neighbourhood Planning to Quartet will perform the Shostakovitch String Quartet resident I would be really interested in No.8, and Schuberts Death and the Maiden String Quartetallow local communities to have a greater No.14 in D minor. Price: £55.50 per person – table wines finding out if people wanted to start tosay in what happens in their area. The extra. Payable on booking. Dress code: Black tie. discuss creating a neighbourhood Privileged accommodation rates apply.system would work something like this: plan for Hadley Wood. Maybe this is Mother’s Day something the Association could take A Neighbourhood Forum is created. Sunday 3rd April forward?This could be three or more local Treat your Mother to Sunday Lunch at our Mary Beale Esther Kurland Restaurant. 3 course lunch, coffee and chocolates (with aresidents but where a residents group surprise gift for mum) £40.50 per adult, children under 12already exists this might be the most £22.00. Payable on booking. Be sure to book early!appropriate way to start. Alternatively treat Mother to Afternoon Tea Dear Editor from £19.95 per person - between 3.30pm and 6.00pm. The neighbourhood area is defined I have received a letter from John Lewis’sand agreed. Relatively straightforward for store offering to quote for building andHadley Wood, but more complex areas contents cover for our home. I contactedand those that straddle local authority WEST LODGE PARK them and was very surprised to be YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E ATboundaries could be hard to deal with. Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 refused cover. Apparently our post code HWN48 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk Web: www.bealeshotels.co.uk The Forum develops a plan for the indicates we live in an area that is at ‘high 4
    • A new lifeline for Labradors in Herts If you need to re-home your Labrador – or you are keen to adopt one – get in touch with The Labrador Lifeline Trust on Hatha yoga classes 01923 446785; they’ve just set up a team starting on 7th May! of experts especially for Hertfordshire. The team is led by Area Co-ordinator, At the Hadley Wood Association Hall Janet Butler, they’ve all got many years(far end of tennis courts Crescent East) experience in fostering and re-homing Every Saturday from Labradors – and their help has never been more important as austerity anonymous to previous owners, the two 9:30 am to 11am compels more and more people to give are never put in touch directly. “Our All levels welcome up their pets. priority is always the dog and its welfare,” You’ll need to wear loose “Traditionally, people have re-homed Janet Butler said. “The whole aim of the their dog because of changes in family Trust is to help Labradors in need.” comfortable clothing and bring circumstances, like ill-health or This is why the team take so much your own mat and blanket. separation. But now we also meet more trouble to find the best possible match Each class costs £10 and more instances where it’s due to between the dog and the new home. As NO BOOKING REQUIRED financial pressure. Some people even Anne Carter, the administrator of The have to give up their houses and move to Labrador Lifeline Trust, told us: “We treat For further information contact property that is unsuitable for dogs, or every Labrador as if it’s our own. We have Alex on 07881820051 where dogs are just not allowed. It’s a a register of potential, approved adopters or email: terrible wrench. People love their dogs, but, if none of them seems absolutely aless1978@breathe.com and we’re there to make the parting as right for a particular Labrador, we’ll place easy as possible by moving their the dog with one of our specialist Experience the benefits of yoga both Labrador to an adopter who will love it fosterers until we identify the new mentally and physically and care for it just as they did.” permanent home that we feel is best.” Janet and her team have a vigorous And it doesn’t matter how old the dogrisk of flooding’. I protested that this was vetting procedure for every potential new is, The Labrador Lifeline Trust re-homesnonsense and was referred to a manager home, and they stay in contact with the Labradors of any age. The Trust waswho confirmed, after investigation, that adopter for the lifetime of the dog to formed in 1996. It has been active inwe could not be covered. He also monitor its wellbeing. The previous owner Hampshire, Surrey, Lincolnshire,mentioned that he had received other can also monitor their dog’s new life Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Suffolk forcalls from this area all of which had been through the Trust but there is total many years, and now looks forward to itsrefused cover. confidentiality – adopters remain Hertfordshire team being equally Once you have been refused cover you successful. If you’d like to become anare legally obliged to declare it to any adopter – or you need to re-home yourfuture insurer so a refusal is a serious Labrador – or you could offer to fostermatter. a Lab, short or long-term – contact Jill Is Hadley Wood really at risk or has an Brooks on 020 8441 0766, email:administrative error been made jill.brooks7@btinternet.com. You cansomewhere? Does anyone know who also find out more about the Labradorsets these guidelines? Lifeline Trust at: www.labrador-Yours lifeline.co.uk.Sandra O’Brart Jill and Harry Brooks 5
    • separate ger and ingeniously consisted of a Hozelock pump action container with a shower attachment. The next day, we walked to the newly restored Redone Khombo monastery through acres of straw coloured and red bracken. Our goal was the summit of a nearby mountain for a good view. It was well worth it. As we climbed, we admired the wild rhubarb and fragrant ferns used to make incense. We caught a glimpse of the sand dunes of the “Little Gobi” and the serene monastery nestled in theA Mongolian adventure valley below, greatly enhanced by theWe started our journey in Ulaanbataar, sun’s warm appearance. Our descentMongolia. The bustling capital has a mix was accompanied by the soothing soundof Mongolian, Russian and modern of the monks’ chants gently filling the air.architecture and a generous sprinkling of We joined a nomadic family at their Ger“Irish Pubs”. After a day’s sightseeing we to drink fermented mare’s milk (knownleft for the countryside. We stopped to locally as Mongolian beer). Our canapéspick up provisions and gifts for a were small blocks of condensed cow’snomadic family we were due to meet. Our milk. Then, the teenage daughter donned a red satin tunic, poured some mares’ I noticed a queue of lorries waiting to milk (Aryk) in to a bowl and handed it to us enter Mongolia from China. Nothing the to drink. It certainly lived up to its name other way though. A Chinese solider at with a mild background taste and a the top of a watch tower surveyed our twangy kick. It was time to milk the mares. arrival through his binoculars. The red The men round up the foals to suckle flag flapped in the breeze. momentarily before the women moved in I was immediately aware of a marked with a bucket to milk the animals. difference between the two countries. I Tango naturally dropped in to the was struck by the number of new conversation at dinner time. The guide residential and industrial buildings in and her colleague were eager to learn. China. Lacking in style but erect and The dining ger was quickly transformed square, they transmitted the messageguide suggested we should buy in to a tango ger! An ideal way to pass a “here I am”! A contrast with the laid-something practical for the family: a very cold evening. back gentleness of Mongolia.packet of rice and a bottle of vodka! I requested a camel ride before we left. We did not realise we could disembarkVodka is the Mongolian central heating We drove off through the steppes and at Erlian, the Chinese border town. Weas well as having medicinal properties past a beautiful small lake near to which were a little perplexed as the train pulledand aiding digestion! I was struck by the we spotted some camels and gers. We in to the sidings. An army of Chineseenormous range of Hungarian pickled swapped our jeep for some camels and engineers dressed in navy and yellowcucumbers in the supermarket. we were off. Bactrian camels are larger shell suits worked swiftly around the The urban landscape gave way to the and woollier than their Middle Eastern train. We watched from the window asfamous Mongolian steppes which cousins and are also more comfortable our carriage was jacked up so that thestretched forever. We drove through miles to ride. We padded through the steppes bogies could be changed! We finally leftof green plains encircled by mountains until we reached the Little Gobi and another hour later. We were in need of aand spotted the occasional herdsman walked up the small dunes. The snack but had been advised by manyrounding up his flocks. The temperature cameleers were very jovial and we people not to risk the buffet car. So, indropped to 6 degrees C and it started to periodically stopped to take some video accordance with the local tradition, werain. I pulled on my fleece in trepidation at for that Hollywood effect. made up our pot noodles and sat backour approaching three nights of camping. We left the camp after three wonderful to enjoy the rest our journey. We arrived at Delger Ger Camp, in the days and drove back to Ulaanbataar to Erika LindsayHogno Khan Nature Reserve, 280kms board the train for our 20 hour journey toWest of UB. Our Ger, (see photo), a Jining, China. We were awoken atspacious structure lined with felt and 7.30am by the attendant handing uscanvas had a small sink, two beds, a immigration documents to complete. Thetable and chairs all painted in orange with sun shone as the train trundled througha gypsy style pattern. A wood burning the Gobi desert, punctuated by thestove with a metal pipe flue stood in the occasional ger and herds of animals.middle. We need not have worried about Soldiers scattered along the track salutedthe cold. We felt very snug wrapped in us as the train slid in the Mongolianwool blankets and a duvet with a roaring border town of Zamin-Uud.fire to warm us. The shower was in a As we approached the Chinese border, 6
    • Yoga classes to start in Hadley Wood Hatha yoga classes are starting on 7th May at the Hadley Wood Association Hall ( far end of the tennis courts on Crescent Book your car in for any East). Every Saturday from 9:30am tovalet and receive a FREE Spray Polish 11am. All levels welcome. or have your Patio+Driveway jet Alex Taylor has been a practitioner of washed and get 20mins FREE yoga for the past 14 years and teacher for Call Adam on 07973 272 347 2 years. She trained with the renowned and worldwide accredited Sivananda Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer organisation in Tyrol, Austria. Her own Established lower back specialist journey with yoga has been extraordinary and started when she lost a close friend. Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, Her dedication to her practice and her leaner, stronger look to your body. These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions teaching has made her very popular are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to among her students. One recently quoted: suit peoples individual needs. “Alex teaches in a very caring way. YouThe sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist can tell she is passionate about what she Yoga is for everyone and not just a specific Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough does. I am forty years old and I’d like to group. In the classes the main focus will to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. thank her for helping me touch my toes. be on relaxation and combining a variety Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. This is a real achievement for me!” of energising poses to tone and purify the Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 Hatha yoga is a combination of poses, body. The focus will be on realigning the or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk relaxation, and meditation. Men and spine, allowing you to gradually feel lighter women, young and old are all welcome. with time and elongating muscle groups that have become shortened through cardiovascular exercise, such as running The Spring 2011 clothes sale! and gym work. However don’t be fooled, yoga can also be a fantastic workout. At Dawn Ledgard Events... the end of the class, you’ll feel ready to Beautiful clothes at amazing prices! take on your daily challenges. You’ll need to wear loose comfortable clothing and Come and see our extensive range of New, Designer Ladies Trousers, bring your own mat and blanket. Jeans, Separates, Outfits, Rainjackets & HandbagsMany labels Classes cost £10. email Alex, including Gardeur, Nougat, Monari, Signature and lots more too! aless1978@breathe.com for further Wednesday 13th April 2011 10.30 am until 8pm The Hadley Wood information. Association Centre. 7 Crescent East, Hadley Wood, EN4 0EL Alex Taylor (behind the tennis courts & near the station) Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, come for a coffee & browse in a relaxed atmosphere!£1 entrance & commission from sales go to Cherry Lodge Cancer Care For more info 01344 454423 or 07790326981 Shall we celebrate the Royal Wedding in Hadley Wood?At the recent Hadley Wood Association annual meeting, it was suggested we celebrate the forthcoming royal wedding of Prince William to KateMiddleton on the 29th April. The proposal was that to mark this wonderfulevent we have a party at the Hadley Wood Association Centre (our village hall) next to the tennis courts. Before we steam ahead with obtaining abudget and start any preparations we need to get some idea of the support we might have from the community. How many HW residents would be interested in attending? We welcome your thoughts and do let us know by the 31st March. Contact either Anna Tasou at annatasou@hotmail.co.uk or Laura on 07949073536. Thank you. 7
    • ALDENHAM CUFFLEY HADLEY WOOD Guide Price £3,350,000 OIEO £3,500,000 Freehold Freehold £2,500,000 Sole Agents Sole Agents Freehold Sole Agents 01923 604321 01707 661144 020 8440 9797 This grand residence retains many of its original features including the An impressive country family residence situated within its own park like grounds A unique architect designed family residence providing in excess of 6500sq imposing front entrance, extraordinary high ceilings with original cornicing, yet with convenient access to Central London and the City. Comprising just ft of accommodation. The property benefits from a fantastic indoor pool original panelling, high set skirting & fireplaces. It has been sympathetically under 7000 sq ft of accommodation with adjoining lodge, the home is set in complex. Situated in a most desirable and private location in the heart of restored with period features reinvented in a contemporary & elegant design. approximately 3 acres of mature and well stocked beautifully landscaped gar- Hadley Wood just off Beech Hill. Providing 5915 sq ft of living space arranged over 4 floors, spanning the entire dens. The property features parquet and limestone flooring, oak panelling, stone east wing of the mansion with privately accessed underground car park. 4 bed- fireplaces and a bespoke fitted kitchen with granite worktops. rooms, 4 en-suites, drawing room, dining room, TV room & fully fitted kitchen. TOTTERIDGE HADLEY HADLEY WOOD £995,000 HIGHSTONE £995,000 Freehold £1,695,000 Freehold Sole Agents Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8445 3694 020 8449 3383 020 8440 9797 A semi-detached family home having recently undergone a complete Set behind gates at the end of this desirable cul-de-sac is this beautifully A beautifully presented detached family home with spacious and well refurbishment throughout. The house has also been sympathetically extended presented detached family residence which has been tastefully decorated. planned accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), to create additional reception space on the ground floor and a spacious master The property offers well proportioned living space and backs onto fields drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and suite on the second floor. Lounge/dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, with picturesque views. 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and guest cloakroom. The rear garden has a southerly aspect and extension to utility room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), rear garden. double garage. approx 80 feet as its maximum. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD £935,000 £725,000 £279,950 Freehold Freehold Leasehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 A well presented spacious planned detached family residence with This attractive and well presented semi-detached home 3 bedrooms being A spacious third floor apartment with outstanding views to the rear over accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), open used at present as 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and dressing room (it can greenbelt countryside and a large south facing balcony. There is easy access plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, family/breakfast room, utility room easily be restored to 3 bedrooms if required). On the ground floor there to Hadley Woods local primary school, shops and mainline station. The M25 and guest cloakroom. Integral garage and southerly aspect rear garden are inter-communicating drawing and dining rooms, kitchen/breakfast room is a short drive away. Entrance hall, lounge, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, separate extending to approx 125”. and guest cloakroom. There is a detached single garage and the rear garden wc. extends to approx 125’. The property offers significant scope for extension subject to the usual consents. 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 D.Walker 020 87212688 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 2010 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8