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Hadley Wood News January. 2012

  1. 1. Please can you supply these pics as individual files. JANUARY 2012 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Fig.1 Photos by kind permission of Mr John Leatherdale, the Northam family and Mr William PumphreyDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  2. 2. 2011. A review inpictures.Winter started fairly early in 2011 but thatdid not stop local resident Bill Morris andteam walking from Glasgow to the top ofBen Nevis in support of Help for Heroes(Fig.2). They started on the coldest dayGlasgow had recorded since 1962 andthe walk (?) took them one weeksometimes pushing through waist deepsnow whilst conditions and temperatureslowly worsened. Nonetheless theymade it and in the process raised over£20000 for H4H. February and March were marked bythe centenary celebrations for our much Fig.2loved St Paul’s church (Fig.3). These included a whole range of activities from Fig.3 special church services to talent contests, a dog show (Fig.4), concert and a strongly supported fun run (Fig.5). The whole event was much enjoyed. The fun runners demonstrated some original outfits, and it was especially nice to meet many of Hadley Wood’s old friends who came back to join the celebrations (Fig.6). By March there were the beginnings of a movement by a group of local women to improve the dire state of the children’s playground. (The one (and only) on the Association’s field next to Hadley Wood Primary school). The playground is owned and managed by Enfield Council but has deteriorated over the years. New plans were proposed and a process was started to put these forward to the local community. Sometime around May was the Royal Wedding. The residents of Hadley 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. 3. WEST LODGE PARK AD Highstone did particularly well putting on a traditional street party inside the Memorial Hall complete with songs, food and flags. Also known as a knees-up (Fig.7). One of Hadley Wood’s great strengthsFig.4 is its many charity groups. These continued their longstanding efforts to raise money amongst them the NSPCC and RNLI groups, the Rainbow Child Foundation, the Celebrities Guild, Breakthrough Cancer research and many others not to forget ten year old Amy Northam who walked twenty miles to raise money for needy schoolchildren in Africa. Around the same time our local Police (Fig.8) team (the Safe Neighbourhood Team) had a change of leadership. Police Sergeant David Walker, who worked very hard to set up the team and meet residents, retired and was replaced by Police Sergeant Peter Moxham. The team are based in a shop premises on Southgate High street. They welcome and encourage residents to make contact with them to report criminal activity which they will investigate and take action against. They are not however an emergency response team though they will of course get involved if they happen to be nearby an incident. (Telephone numbers are on the back of this magazine). Police presence or notFig.5 Hadley Wood still had its share of 3
  4. 4. Fig.6 Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Dr Halmer Dr Tina Chrysostomou 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 0257incidents. Trees were blown down (Fig.9), from nearby flat roofs. On the subject of residents drew our attention to the factelectrical substations caught fire (Fig.10), the police you can, by the way, get them that John Lewis’s had decided we livedspeedsters took risks with the lives of our to come round and advise on making on a flood plain and were therefore notchildren and older residents and sadly your house more burglar proof. insurable. John Leatherdale whosome of us were burgled. Mainly from the June saw Skanska upgrading our gas understands this sort of thing and whoback of houses or accessing properties pipes. This, when added to the normal has contacts in the arcane world of daily problems of trying to manouevre maps geology tunnels and other forms round double parked cars or contractors of our infrastructure, investigated and vehicles, caused many of us to lose time demonstrated that this was a load of and patience. Also in June several baloney. Hopefully John Lewis’s got the message. Fig.8 Sport on the Hadley Wood Residents Association’s field behind Bartram’s Lane flourished. St Marthas school started regular athletic sessions there, the Hadley Wood and Wingate (Fig.11) Football Club continued its matches for youngsters and had a big turnout for its annual trials. Cricket restarted and the nostalgic sound of leather Fig.7 and willow drifted through 4
  5. 5. our open windows on Sundays (Fig.12).The worst of the storage sheds at thesouthern end of the ground was replacedby a more modern structure (Fig.13).Should anyone wealthy enough tosponsor a small pavilion on this beautifuland popular sports field care to come Fig.9forward they would be welcomed withopen arms and naming rights. June also saw the Primary School’s a determined group of young mothers. provided so far by private, corporate andannual fete (Fig.14). Another great day Discussions with Enfield Council had grant funding. Further fund raisingand a tribute to the energy and drive of proved helpful and early efforts to raise activities are planned, so keep yourthose residents who organised it. (We money were successful with £50,000 hands on your wallets.apologise for what might be the previousyear’s photo from the fete but as it Fig.10included Mrs Loizides it provides atempting opportunity to slide effortlesslyinto the next paragraph.) For it was about this time that MrsLoizides retired. As is widely appreciatedLouiza made a great contribution to theeducation of our children and left theschool in a very strong position. Ofsted’slatest report described the school as‘outstanding in all areas’. After Mrs Loizides retired we weredelighted to welcome Mrs BeverlyBenson into the school when she tookover as our new Headmistress. Herprofile was reported in the Octoberedition. By September the playground initiativereferred to earlier was in full swing withLaura Gassner and Maria Evans heading 5
  6. 6. Fig.11 Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Established lower back specialist Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, leaner, stronger look to your body. These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to suit peoples individual needs. The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk Politically it was hard to see much to have foundered. The Localism Billchange in the overall community scheme however caught our attention. Putting some power into the hands of Fig.12 small communities sounded an attractive concept but it is hard the Family fireworks evening on to imagine that the ordinary November 5th. No rain, a great display man or woman on the street will and plenty of unsuitable food and sweets be able to do much about to interest the children seemed to work unwanted development. As well (Fig.15). Although efforts were made evidenced by the Barnet to sell tickets in advance there were still Market saga, the development many who paid on the night. As a result in Cat Hill and what sounds like there was too much queuing and not a threat to Trent Park. We shall enough ticket sellers (Fig.16). We were see. sorry about this and hope to improve next The last big event on the year especially if we can find some more Hadley Wood Calendar was volunteers. Fig.13 Fig.14 Fig.15 6of things during the last year. The BigSociety sounded a nice idea but it seems
  7. 7. CONSULTATIONS AT HADLEY WOOD .co.uk & LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS. This Tots ad Our mobile valeting service is now TRAVEL VACCINATIONS, offering specialized treatments for IMMUNISATIONS AND THE NEW text looks v PREVENTATIVE INJECTION your car. FOR CERVICAL CANCER chance to s Mini valet•Machine polish FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE Supaguard•One day valet Bodywork repair Call Adam on 07973 272347 or email adam@aquavalet.co.uk Patients on the NHS list are excluded Overall then not a bad year for oursmall community. A new shed on thefield, a new floor in the Association Letters to the Editor.Centre, a new playground in the offing, Dear Editornew gas pipes, new lamps in the I would like to draw your readersSt Mary’s (Fig.17) churchyard and attention to the possibility that Trentrefurbished white gates at the top of Park is in serious jeopardy. Next yearHadley Hill and at the end of The this glorious park will be seeing theCrescent. This completes the ring of back of Middlesex University whichrestored gates around the Common for will raise further threats to its statuswhich we are grateful for the efforts and as an inalienable environmentalgenerosity of the Curators of the amenity. So far as it has beenCommon, the Friends of Hadley possible to ascertain, EnfieldCommon, the Hadley Residents Council’s Parks department is unaware of any proposals for the site that would affect the status or integrity of the Park. However the current storm of protest against the Planning Application to build on the Association, the Common Management Middlesex University’s vacated Committee and many local people. As we campus at Cat Hill is an ominous go to print a further piece of good news is portent. A site such as this that the old Barnet Market site has been constitutes a much coveted prize for Fig.16 bought by UBS the owners of the Spires. construction companies who will inevitably be jostling in eager anticipation for such a rare opportunity to exploit what they will, quite erroneously in my opinion regard as a brown field site. It behoves all who wish to continue to enjoy what Trent Park has to offer as a superlative recreational amenity not merely to remain vigilant but to act NOW to ensure the site be re- integrated with the rest of the park. It should be a fully restored country park estate for the public to enjoy as its former owner Sir Phillip Sassoon willed it to be. Yours truly, Peter Hewitt (I am sorry to have had to precis this important letter in the interests of space. I hope the author will forgive me. Should anyone wish to see the complete version please contact me. Editor.) Fig.17 7
  8. 8. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD ENFIELD £3,995,000 £3,350,000 £3,000,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 A stunning re-built detached home in excess of 7000 sq. Ft finished A substantial detached residence of immense charm and character ben- An outstanding detached family residence dating in parts back to to a very high specification in one of the area’s prime locations with efiting from a southerly aspect rear garden in excess of 200’ abutting Tudor times. Standing in gardens and grounds of approximately 1 glorious views towards central London. 6 bedrooms, 3 reception Hadley Wood golf course. 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms acre. 6 bedrooms, 6 reception rooms, 6 bathrooms (3 en suites), rooms, 4 bathrooms, garage/staff quarters, garden. (1 en suite), garage, heated swimming pool, plot extends to approx. 0.7 tennis court, heated swimming pool, car port for 2 cars plus ad- of an acre. ditional parking. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD £2,950,000 £2,495,000 £2,150,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents PROOF ONLY Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 NOT FOR PRINT 9797 020 8440 020 8440 9797 A stunning brand new detached home having been completed A well presented detached family residence set in one of Hadley A very well presented detached 6 bedroom family residence to a high specification by Heronslea. approx. 5,500 sq ft over Wood’s premier roads. Carriage driveway, 3 receptions, 5/6 constructed approximately 5 years ago. Also with NHBC warranty 3 floors and situated in one of the area’s sought after locations. bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 en suite), southerly aspect rear garden, remaining and benefiting from a southerly aspect rear garden. 3 Reception hall entrance, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast swimming pool, sun patio and barbecue, garage. reception rooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suites), garage. room, 6 bedrooms (4 en suite), family bathroom, playroom, integral garage. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD £1,675,000 £1,200,000 £745,000 Freehold Freehold Leasehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 A beautifully presented and spacious detached family residence A very well presented detached Georgian style residence. 2 A beautifully presented brand new and fully furnished 3 bedroom, situated in a private cul-de-sac. 4 reception rooms, kitchen, utility reception rooms, conservatory, gym, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2 bathroom duplex apartment on ground and lower ground floors room, guest cloakroom, master bedroom with dressing room & (1 en suite), southerly aspect rear garden extending to approx. in this exclusive development of just 10 homes. The apartment en suite, 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, rear 180’, garage. There is scope to extend subject to the usual benefits from a designer Italian kitchen with fully integrated top of garden, triple garage. consents. the range appliances and allocated parking. NHBC remaining. 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