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Hadley Wood News July/August 2013

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 JULY/AUGUST2013ISSUE HADLEYWOODNEWS Paninis. Hadley Wood’s oasis. HWA car park and petition. Conversations with a WW2 pilot. Tom Adams remembers. Hadley Wood primary school. Tennis results. Older women’s co-housing. Angela Ratcliff reports. HW. Football teams ready for the new season. Bonfire night. Sorry but not this year. Dog Show at Monken Hadley. Charity Cycle Ride. The Gavin family. Monken Hadley Common. August 24th. Henry VI
  2. 2. 2 Paninis. What would we do without it. Went in there to talk to the boss. The new boss that is. As you know Ollie bought out Angelo one year ago. Ollie’s broad Scottish accent betrays his origin in the west of Scotland but as with his wife Vera, Vera’s sister Milly and Angelo he is of Italian descent. In fact all their respective parents emigrated to the UK from the same small village Picinisco near Monte Cassino. It is now about 14 years since Angelo opened up Paninis transforming what was a small and dusty English bakers shop, selling bread and pies, into the pavement café we all enjoy. Italian they all may be but the menus on the walls show a keen insight into the dietary habits of the locals. Eggs fried poached or omeletted, bacon, ham, beans, toast and sandwiches (and Paninis) of all sorts and sizes. Not a Gnocchi in sight but the best Cappucinos in town. Behind the glass counter are the girls. Did you know they are all graduates? Aliona is from St Petersburg has an Economics degree and one day will probably be the first female President of Russia. She heard about this job through her Godmother. (That was Lucy who left Paninis at Christmas). Agnieszka, also known as Bluey (the eyes) is from Lubin near Wroclaw in Poland about 100kms from the German border. She studied Child Psychology. Justina graduated in Law and Administration. Amazingly enough she also comes from Lubin though she had to travel from Poland to Hadley Wood The PARK VETERINARY PRACTICE Cockfosters Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Workshop • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care Call for details on how to Register or visit www.theparkvets.com 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) The only local practice to be FSA approved for insurance claims. Fully Equipped. Friendly, Compassionate & Caring Professionals. The Place for Puppy Parties! PARK VETERIARK VETERIP The VETERINAARYYRPARK VETERIARK VETERIP P Clean • Spacious • • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy • Advanced • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care VETERINA PRACTICE Cockfosteostef rs pacious • Air-conditioned eatre • Xrays • Dental Wo ory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ed Anaesthetic Monitoring y Parties • Geriatric care ARYYR ned orkshop copy ing e The only local p be FSA insur local practice to A approved for rance claims. Fully Equipped. Call for details on how to Register or visit ww 020 8275 0330 details on how to Register ww.theparkvets.co 275 0330 (24 hrs) ster om hrs) Fr ei ldn y, & Caring Compassionate g Professionals. Thee Place for Puppy Parties! Ollie Aliona Vera Milly
  3. 3. before meeting Agnieszka. Marianna is a qualified teacher and is from Rumania. So next time you order some food just bear in mind that you are dealing with some very smart young ladies. There are enough brains here to run John Lewis. Mind you, remembering all the complex orders is not easy. ‘Cup of tea love two sugars, one coffee no sugar, two eggs fried and bacon for me please, he’ll have the same but poached not fried. Soft for me. toast, brown please with butter. I’ll have a few tomatoes as well. Oh and ketchup. Thanks love. We’re over there’. All managed calmly efficiently and quickly. Keep it going Ollie and team. Hadley Wood needs you. Rod Armstrong HWA Car park. For those of you not familiar with the Hadley Wood Association Car Park it is the parking area just past the Tennis Courts in Crescent East. It is really for the use of staff and other users of the Hadley Wood Association. However over the past few years it has become clear that it is a useful parking area for parents taking their children to the Hadley Wood Primary school. The Association has permitted this facility free of charge on the basis that it is a help to local parents. Two problems have resulted from our neighbourly attitude. Commuters have started using the drive down to the car park parking with two wheels on the verge and thus converting the two way access road to one way. No amount of notices on these cars has stopped this practice which has caused extensive damage to the verge and endless irritation to users. The other problem is that heavy use of the car park has caused its rapid disintegration only five years after it was last resurfaced. The Association under Graham Sharp the Chairman has thus had to raise £45,000, a big sum for what is basically a village hall. Happily we have received a grant of £10,000 from the Enfield Council (please see the letter from Paul McCannah) which has been a major help and for which we are very very grateful. Work will start in August during which time the car park will be closed. Two important issues remain. How do we prevent commuters leaving their cars there all day and how can we make some modest charge to car park users to fund the inevitable repairs in about 10 years time? These issues are under discussion at the moment and we would welcome any sensible suggestions. Parking at the shops in Crescent West. It is clear that the current parking system outside our shopping parade is not helpful to retailers or customers. The petition asking Enfield for help with a new system collected 400 names and addresses and was delivered to the Council on July 17th. Since then we have received their reply stating that they received the petition and will now endeavour to secure funding to progress the surveys and consultations necessary to introduce Pay and Display at the shops. They point out that obtaining the views of all concerned and then designing the best possible scheme is a lengthy and expensive process. They also mention that the Council has no free period in any of its on-street Pay and Display areas and that currently approved charges range from 30p for 15 mins to £2.40 for up to 2 hours. This seems a positive and realistic response from the Council and we look forward to the consultation process. HWA 3 New Therma Vein Machine Now at Crème Safe Instant Effective Removal of Thread Veins Skin Tags Free No Obligation Assessments Tel: 020 8449 2687 32 Crescent West WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES Includes Frames, Sills, Doors and Conservatories 6 or 8 Weekly Cleans or One off Clean References available. All work guaranteed A Local Small Company Based In Barnet Tel. 0208 441 8100 or 07861 764 994 email: bugodx3@gmail.com
  4. 4. 4 Conversations with Tom Adams. WW2 pilot How often do you find yourself talking to a humorous 91 year old who has flown Tiger Moths, Hurricanes and Spitfires? Rarely? Quite. I went to see him. Shirley his wife of 60 years, sits by calmly passing out the tea and cakes and makes the (very) occasional correction. Tom lived in Beech Hill Avenue, Hadley Wood as a young man, eventually leaving school and starting to train as a surveyor in Fleet St. Salary £1 a week. Then the war started. After a short spell in the Home Guard (based in the Hadley Wood Golf Club) he cleared his desk and aged 19 years set off to join the RAF. With 50 other hopefuls on August 18th 1941 he was summoned to Lord’s cricket ground to experience the traditional Medical Examination. (In those days this involved sticking ones tongue out and dropping one’s trousers). There Hadley Wood Golf Club Ladies’ Membership Special Offer* 0208 449 4328 Hadley Wood Golf Club, Beech Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 0JJ www.hadleywoodgc.com 12 Months full membership for only £1,200 A discount of £693 on normal subscription price *After first 12 months, normal subscription rates apply Offer applies to first 10 ladies joining before December 2013 SAVE £693 * can’t be many people who can boast of that experience in the hallowed Long Room at Lords. He was then billeted near the Zoo ‘rather appropriately” says Tom, at the Air Crew Receiving Centre. ACRC known to all and sundry as Arsy Tarsy. At this stage of the war, America in general and General Arnold in particular had offered the British government training programmes in America for pilots. Preliminary training in the UK was set up and Tom, amongst others, was chosen. This meant going for basic training at St Andrews in Scotland. “First I was at the home of cricket and then the home of golf” said Tom. “I did try playing golf on the Old Course but golf balls were five shillings each and I only had three. Had to give up after three holes as I had lost them all!” Whilst there they were all given various injections and vaccinations. One day they were being marched about the parade ground ( at 40 paces/min) by a regular RAF corporal. They had to shout out their numbers. “Numbering off from the left” ordered the Corporal. The squaddies responded. ONE TWO THREE. The seventh chap had a very high voice, SEVEN came out in a penetrating falsetto. “ I thought you’d been inoculated not castrated’ roared the Corporal. Tom shakes with laughter thinking about it. Examinations were passed and Tom was transferred to Wolverhampton for
  5. 5. 5 actual flying training. Never having been in an airplane in his life he started off in a Tiger Moth with the instructor behind him. Open cockpits and goggles. In January. “Some of the lads who went on to fly over Europe had never left their villages before the war, never mind our shores”. Tom tells me soberly. Seven hours in Tiger Moths followed over the next three weeks and he was deemed suitable for the American course. Sailing to the USA in the Chateau Thierry, Tom remembers the trip mainly for being hungry. Only two meals a day and no canteen. Once there they were greeted by a large Texan with a gun in his holster telling the young Brits to do as they were told or they would be shot. “The Yanks had only been in the war for three weeks at that stage and were supposed to be on our side” says Tom wryly. Eventually he reached Lakeland in Florida to receive the promised training. Three ten week courses in Stearman PT 17 biplanes learning to glide, deal with mock engine failure and learning to get out of spins (a deadly problem in those early aeroplanes). The course lasted nine months with 25% of the intake failing the course. Not Tom. Next was Georgia Alabama for experience in Harvard Trainers alongside young American trainees. The Americans had various marching songs. ’Nothing can stop the Army Air Corps’ they sang as they marched. “Except the weather” sang the Brits joyfully in response. Not that the banter was one sided. How did you navigate the planes I ask. “Just visually” replies Tom. “The Mississipi was a useful landmark” One evening off a week for socializing. Down in that part of America there was much poverty especially among the black community. Blacks had a low profile and it was only in the last year of the war that they started coming through as flyers. “Hard to imagine or understand now” says Tom “But that’s how it was in those days” Tom passed everything including a gunnery course and in 1942 was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. Anxious to see some action he was disappointed to be sent as an instructor to Greenville to teach new batches of trainees in Vultee Valiants. “We called ‘em Vultee Vibrators” chuckles Tom. Finally he was sent back to the UK on the Queen Elizabeth. Unescorted. This caused a certain amount of consternation as U boats were sinking a lot of Allied shipping at that time. All went well however and he was sent to a centre near Shrewsbury on a final training course before joining an RAF squadron. Then to Egypt and Palestine on the Capetown Castle and eventually Poona for a course on liaison with the Army, low level flying and jungle survival. Finally he was moved to Burma where he and the rest of his squadron flying mostly Hurricanes were to harry the retreating Japanese. “The Hurricanes were fairly old and battered” grins Tom. “We flew from Meiktelah south of Mandalay”. Their job was to support Allied troops on the ground, identifying enemy positions and photographing their whereabouts. They were often rewarded with bullet holes through their fuselages. “What about parachute training?” I ask. “No parachutes” says Tom. “Too close to the trees. You really did not want to go down in the jungle anyway. The Japs did not like us. They took no prisoners”. Tom’s squadron flew in pairs along the
  6. 6. the war was over. KL for a year then back home. Life changed. Living in Beech Hill Avenue, tennis at the Hadley Wood Lawn Tennis Club, golf at Hadley Wood Golf Club, accountancy in Moorgate. In 1953 Tom married Shirley. They met at a party in Camlet Way and celebrated their Diamond wedding last month. I leave him laughing and cheerful as always. “Come back and see me soon” he says. Rod Armstrong Older Women’s co-housing I posted information early this year on an exciting pioneer development for those interested in planning for later years. This is the Older Women’s Cohousing Community in Union St. High Barnet. It will be the first community of its kind in the country-that is run for and by an older group of individuals signed up to be neighbourly. Barnet granted planning permission for this in April. Now as tender documents are prepared for the necessary demolition and construction process we as a group are looking for additional members-those who can buy and those who are eligible to rent. Two thirds of the flats will be for purchase and a third will be rented on housing association terms. All the flats will have balconies or patios and are a reasonable size. We will have a common room and guest room and will share a large garden and vegetable patch which we intend to work between us. Completion of the project is set for sometime in 2015. Meanwhile we are recruiting. We have held an information drop-in in June with plans and a 3 dimensional model. You can get further information on www.owch.org.uk and there is a similar but mixed gender scheme in Muswell Hill at www.cohousingwoodside.co.uk Angela Ratcliff Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2013 After considerable thought and discussion, it is with regret that we have to announce that the Hadley Wood Association will not be hosting Fireworks night this year. This decision has not been taken lightly as we know how many of you in our community enjoy this event and have attended for many years. There are two principal reasons for this decision: First, as I know you will appreciate, the administrative burden in organising this event is considerable 6 long valleys lined by hills. They had to keep beneath the cloud canopy in order to see where they were and to observe enemy activity. “Worst moment?” I ask. “It was quite difficult to judge when to pull up at the end of the valley” says Tom. “On one occasion I had to pull up the plane very steeply when the auxiliary fuel tank which was in use was torn off. The engine stalled immediately. Not a good moment”. That was Friday 13th July three weeks before the war ended. He shows me his Log book. One laconic report describes a flight in a Spitfire. ‘Oil on windscreen during inverted flight’ You wonder at the skill of these young men keeping those patched up planes in the air. Eventually As you will all be aware, our Primary school is quite little compared to most, so you can imagine our excitement when, on Thursday 4th July a group of Year 4 children from Hadley Wood School represented Enfield in the Balfour Beatty sponsored London Youth Games, which were held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The London borough of Enfield was one of 32 London boroughs who participated in the games. We won our right to represent our authority by winning the All Enfield tournament earlier in the term. We are especially grateful to Chris Hepworth from the Hadley Wood Tennis Association and to the Association themselves who allow our classes to use the courts for their lessons. It is obviously working very well! The Games began with a ‘round robin’ box league tournament. Hadley Wood played Fox Primary from the borough of Kensington and Westminster, New End Primary from Camden and Birkbeck Primary from Bexley. Hadley Wood successfully won through to the next round and were only finally defeated in the semi-finals. Congratulations to Jasper Wax, Reanne Gardner, Thadeus Hays and Tallulah Miel who all played brilliantly and showed great sportsmanship. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children and a truly memorable day for all those who took part. Well done, Hadley Wood School! Niki Michaleides Look Out, Andy Murray!
  7. 7. Recipe Book in Memory of Sue Clark As many of you know Sue and I ran our Creative Cookery lessons together for over 20 years. We always planned to put together a book of all our favourite recipes and in fact started one about 10 years ago but it was never finished. I thought it would be a fitting tribute to Sue to complete it on her behalf and am in the process of compiling about 40 of 7 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 PilatesTeacher - PersonalTrainer Established lower back specialist 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 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! www.pilates-stuart.co.uk Patients on the NHS list are excluded All aspects of general practice covered. Same day and weekend appointments @ Hadley Wood or local Private Hospitals veenasingh@hotmail.co.uk even though the Hadley Wood Association and our volunteers have always risen to the occasion. In recent years, however, the Health and Safety requirements have increased considerably both in terms of workload and cost. We have to arrange numerous pre event safety checks and ensure adequate marshalling and medical support on the night. All of this adds to the cost and resourcing. Second, membership levels have fallen over recent years and as result the Hadley Wood Association’s income. Our ability to support a firework evening has therefore become more challenging. We appreciate that this may come as a disappointment to you. We have not ruled out returning to hosting the event in future years if we are able to address the concerns mentioned above. The Association is here for the residents of Hadley Wood but we need your support if we are to be able to provide such events in the future. If you are not a member and would like to join the Association or receive information about membership, please telephone Lisa the Manager on 02084497193… If you have ideas for alternative community events that you would like the Association to consider, please let us know at hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Our AGM will be held in November this year and we would love to see as many of you as possible so that we can continue to hear your views. Bernadette Jackson , HWA Committee member our best loved recipes into a fully illustrated book. All the proceeds will go to the Peace Hospice in Watford-the nurses from there looked after Sue with such care during her final illness. I plan to sell it for about £15.00 which should make a good £5.00 profit on each one sold. If you are interested in buying the book or would like any more information about its contents, please email me (juliehall31@hotmail.com). Congratulations to Hadley Wood residents Michael Gavin (40) son Conor (13) and Michaels father Martin (68). These three generations of the Gavin family took part in the Josie Reddington Foundation Charity Cycle in Ireland counties Mayo Galway on Saturday June 2013. Starting and ending at Bohola the route included Castlebar, Westport Ballinrobe Claremorris, Knock and Kilmagh. Both Michael and his father undertook the 100 mile bike ride while son Conor did the 13 mile ride. Altogether they raised over £950 for this Foundation. It was Michael Gavin and his firm MPG Ltd that in 2011 were responsible for a major voluntary project at Hadley Wood Primary School, including installing several planters, clearing the pond area and laying several tons of shingle. This made a huge improvement to the school surroundings. It was a most generous and community minded gesture which has been widely appreciated by the children at the school, their parents and the staff. Charity Cycle Ride.
  8. 8. 8 The plan is to ‘launch’ the book at a Coffee Morning at my home (31 Lancaster Avenue) on Wednesday,16th October to which you are warmly invited. I look forward to hearing from you! Julie Hall Tel.0208 440 1820 From Councillor Paul McCannah. My ward colleagues and I have recently been pleased to support Hadley Wood residents to secure funding from Enfield Council for two important local projects. Readers will be aware that the community playground has recently been transformed from a rather run-down and unappealing facility into a modern, attractive and accessible facility for local residents and their children. This is the result of the tireless work of a number of local families who developed the vision for the new playground and raised very significant sums of money towards the renovation. As part of their fundraising efforts the parents approached my ward colleagues and I to see whether we could secure any funding from Enfield Council. We were pleased to work with them on this and delighted to be able to secure £20,000 towards the costs of the new playground. Last month, working in partnership with the Hadley Wood Association, we secured £10,000 towards the cost of resurfacing the car park. The original bid for this was actually submitted in 2012 but there have been some legal issues which slowed things down considerably. However, we eventually managed to resolve these satisfactorily. The playground and the car park are well-used facilities that help to make Hadley Wood an even better place to live and we hope that residents will enjoy the enhanced facilities. Paul McCannah Councillor Letter from America I have just been catching up with the HW news. I was particularly interested in the article about the Proms, especially the anecdote relating to Carl Orff''s Carmina Burana (I hope I've spelt that correctly!) I remember enjoying the TV production immensely and was highly amused when the local paper referred to it in their TV guide as Carmina Miranda. An exotic Brazilian singer and dancer who was very popular at that time was called Carmen Miranda. I also recall that one passage of the catchy music was used as background music in an advert for Old Spice After Shave. And a joke went the rounds about a man who took his dog into a pub and asked the bartender if he would give him a free drink if he could prove the dog could talk. When he agreed he asked the dog to name a choral composer and it gave a husky growl of orff. The bartender wasn't impressed and as they left the dog looked up dejectedly saying maybe I should have said Shostakovich”. I have wasted enough of your time with my remniscences ! Regards Guy Davies Barnet Market Thanks for your interest in Barnet Market. There have been some developments. The new owners are the William Pears Group. They own the Spires and the Market. They are being very friendly and are including all our Community Groups in discussions. When we meet them we are collectively the Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy Board. All we can announce at the moment is that the planning applications have been approved though we do not yet have a timescale for the Market work. WPG have promised a Press Release soon. If anyone wants to look at the Market plans they are on the Barnet Planning website. The reference numbers are B/02642/12 and B/02643/12. Chris Smith. Friends of Barnet Market Engagement I just want to say very big congratulations to our local tennis coach Stuart Martin on his engagement to Aleksandra Domagala. I have been friends with both of them for many years and feel privileged that they have asked me to be Maid of Honour for the wedding next year. Stuart and Aleksandra are a couple full of kindness, love and laughter and I wish them all the happiness for a wonderful future together. Sylvia ITALIANDESIGNER KITCHENSBY Tel:01707663738 www.ital-design.co.uk Our mobile valeting service is now offering specialized treatments for your car. Mini valet•Machine polish Supaguard•One day valet Bodywork repair Call Adam on 07973 272347 or email adam@aquavalet.co.uk .co.uk
  9. 9. Honours I thought that you may be interested in news from an old resident of Hadley Green – Professor Keith Hawton. He was formally admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in June. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Director, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford. Best wishes Roz Gittleson (current resident of Hadley Green and colleague of Professor Hawton). 9 01707 835 835 OR 07446 500 580 www.hertspowerclean.co.uk Transform your exterior surfaces with Herts Power Clean • Driveway Refurbishment • Block Paving, Patio, Natural Stone, Pattern Imprinted Concrete Cleaning Protective Sealing • Moss Algae Removal • Oil Leak Treatment Aid of Cancer Research UK Venue: The Mount House Venue, St Martha’s School, Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, EN4 0NJ Date: Saturday 14th September 2pm –5pm Ticket: £10 per person Please purchase in advance of the event Contact: Sharon Down Mobile: 07971 957188 Email: sharon@shandlerhomes.co.uk Raffle on the day with some fantastic prizes! Vintage Tea Party For your entertainment www.MinniesHenhouse.com www.JiveSwing.com www.vintageteapartyhire.co.uk Football Club Hadley Wood Wingate FC’s prep- arations for the season of 2013/14 are almost complete. New kits have been ordered, training schedule has been finalised, new coaches have joined and registration to the Watford Friendly League is almost complete. The football club will have 15 teams with players ranging from the age of 7 to 13. We will continue to train at the Finchley Rugby Club and have our home matches at Hadley Wood (7 and 9 a side). Last season was a tough one, the endless cancellation of training and matches as a result of the weather affecting everyone. We do hope that next season will be better. As a precaution we will be reserving Astroturf pitches to allow training sessions to continue as planned. The first official match of the season will start on Sunday the 8th of September (prior friendly matches are planned). Wishing everyone a good summer – Jonathan Wynne. Hadley Wood Wingate FC close to the site of the Battle of Barnet at Monken Hadley Common. Saturday August 24th 2013 Contact. The Globe Theatre website Outdoor Theatre Performed by the Shakespeare Globe Theatre
  10. 10. 10 Dog Show It is always a joy to see people from all across our community flock to an event on a sunny day, and even better when they bring their dogs with them! Especially compared to last year when the rains poured incessantly from the dark skies and threatened the whole event. Nothing stops Barnet dog lovers though, a true pedigree breed we are! Monken Hadley Church of England School held their Summer Fayre and Dog Show on the 13th July in soaring sunny temperatures on Monken Hadley Common. It was an event shared by the parishoners of St. Mary’s Church who put on a very tasty ‘Cream Tea’ for those of us who prefer a cuppa to a cold Pimms. This was to raise money for Church Funds. There was a cooling bar, a sizzling BBQ and lots of stalls and activities for the many children. The Ice Cream van had a perpetual queue and the bouncy castle never stopped bouncing. The parents and Friends of Monken Hadley ran a large variety of stalls from Teddy Tombola to Bottle Tombola, and there was plenty of fundraising for great charities such as Ghana Link. Lets not forget the dogs. They came in all shapes and sizes, from a puppy in a pink pushchair to shaggy rescue dogs and perfectly presented pedigrees. Every dog was a winner, with rosettes for all and prizes for many. The competition made us all sigh with admiration and laugh out loud at the hilarious doggy (and human) antics! The event was to mainly to raise money for the school. Sadly the need for extra funding for the very basics within every school is becoming more and more necessary.
  11. 11. The Friends of Monken Hadley have been raising money over the last couple of years to provide much needed ICT equipment and new playground equipment. The children have been enjoying new ways of learning using online sites such a Mathletics. Parents are also benefitting from regular blogs produced by the children, giving us an insight into their days at school. Our day on Monken Hadley Common was a truly British Summer Festival, enjoyed by all the community. Our grateful thanks to the many people who volunteered and made this possible, from school, Church, our neighbours and sponsors, and the Monken Hadley Commoners of course; for everyone’s kindness and good spirit. Days like this are happy days, to be enjoyed, savoured and remembered fondly, until next year! 11 Race for Life This years Race For Life was run by several Hadley Wood Residents – one of our group came 4th A great achievement in addition to the £1730 raised for Cancer Research. Next year we are aiming to have a 100 strong team, raise over £10,000 and have 5 runners in the top 10 finishers! www.hwrc.me.uk Yours etc Sen al Ahmadi
  12. 12. 12 The 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 the direct 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 Editor and Publisher. The HWA and anyone associated with the content of this newsletter cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy, claims or views expressed. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accessed directly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by anyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.Hadley Wood 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. EOE HWA December 2011 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 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 Website Manager George McCormick george_1700@hotmail.co.uk To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk SALES OFFICES AT: BARNET 020 8449 3383 TOTTERIDGE 020 8445 3694 HADLEY WOOD 020 8440 9797 BROOKMANS PARK 01707 661144 RADLETT 01923 604321 NEW HOMES SHOWCASE HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9796 RADLETT 01923 608383 Associated Offices in Mayfair Moscow www.statons.com OFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £2,950,000 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Kitchen/Dining Room South Facing Garden Integral Double Garage HADLEY WOOD £2,495,000 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Kitchen Heated Swimming Pool Garage Plot Approaching One Third of An Acre HADLEY WOOD £1,285,000 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Open plan kitchen/dining room/reception area, ideal for entertaining Pretty Secluded Landscaped Rear Garden HADLEY WOOD £1,550,000 7 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Kitchen Breakfast Room Rear Garden In Excess of 120’ Potential to Extend stpp HADLEY WOOD £2,950,000 Chain Free 8 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 6 Reception Rooms Contemporary Fitted Kitchen Swimming Pool Indoor Leisure Complex Landscaped Rear Garden HADLEY WOOD £1,095,000 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Kitchen/Breakfast Room Rear Garden HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797