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  1. 1. Hadley Wood• WI. Celebrating WI Golden Jubilee HADLEY WOOD NEWS• School. Sporting 1960-2010 JULY 2010 ISSUE• Bootcamp. Burgeoning• Reading. Succeeding• Conservatives. Cutting• Gardens. GrabbedDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Photo by John Leatherdale
  2. 2. WI. Golden Jubilee. Slingo our first President. An exhibition of past events over the 50 years was onOn June 8th the Hadley Wood Golf Club display in the main hall. As well as beingwas bathed in a golden glow as the our official photographer, Mr. JohnWomens Institute celebrated its 50th Leatherdale entertained us after supperbirthday. Seventy five ladies, including with a talk and slide show on the historyeleven Past Presidents and guests from of Hadley Wood. It was a memorablethe county enjoyed a delicious buffet evening of fun and friendship.supper prepared by Phil Stringer. The Hilary Nunncake, made by Mrs. Ann Evans our Vice-President, was cut by Mrs. Elizabeth Hadley Wood’s WI Past Presidents Gardeners Corner. Assuming that we are heading for a very dry and hot summer starting in July, we will need to prevent the plants and shrubs from becoming parched.. This can be done by adding good organic matter to your borders which will hold the moisture. This is particularly important in light sandy and gritty soils. If you are planting tubs and pots, add moisture retaining gel granules which when watered will swell into a jelly from which the plant can draw moisture. If there is going to be a drought, you may like to consider more tolerant planting schemes which will thrive in dry soil. These may include Lavander or Santolina (cotton lavender) with silver foliage and yellow flowers, Rock Rose, Cistus, Brooms-Cystisus and Artemisia. Herbaceous perennials such as Oriental Poppies, Red Hot Pokers, Montbretia, Penstemon and a huge range of geraniums are also quite happy in dry soil. When cutting the lawn, set the height adjuster one notch higher. This will help prevent the grass drying out and keep itPhoto. Back row. L to R. Moira Leatherdale, Ann Evans, Elizabeth Slingo, Pat looking green.Taylor, Ann Johnson, Margaret Floyd. Foxgloves and Delphiniums can beFront row. Freda Jerwood, Coral Cox, Frainy Ardeshir, Oonagh Nicholas, Eileen pruned back once flowered and seedsScopes. can be spread for next year. Remember The PARK VETERI ARY PARK VETERINARY VETERINARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned Spacious Air-conditioned The only local practice to Fully Equipped. Fully • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Workshop the eatre Woorkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Laboratoory Endoscopy insurance claims. insurrance • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Advanced Monitoriing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register d Regis ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 82 275 h or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate The Place for Puppy e g & Caring Professionals. Parties!
  3. 3. On June 16th the schoolchildren walked from Courtleigh Avenue up Duchy Road along Lancaster Avenue round into Crescent East and finally back down via the HWA Car Park to the playground. The whole school took part in this nationwide demonstration of support for the Charity BRAKE raising over one thousand TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS pounds in the process. This charityto cover your Autumn flowering fruit from provides a range of support services tobirds by laying a net over them. road crash victims, including a nationaldarrensmithgardens@yahoo.co.uk helpline and support literature. It runs community programmes such as its RoadJune at Hadley Wood JAZZ IN THE MARY Safety Academy and trains teachers and BEALE RESTAURANT others to provide safety education withinPrimary School Friday 10th September their communities especially toIts been another busy month for Hadley Richard Busiakiewicz Trio. By popular request enjoy the particularly vulnerable groups such asWood School with several extra-curricular return of the masterful playing of Richard Busiakiewicz young drivers. As well as supporting the on piano, accompanied by bass and drums. An evening charity the walk took place simultaneouslyevents to mark the end of term. not to miss. Sparkling wine and canapé reception at 7.30pm. 4 course dinner and live classic and modern jazz with many other schools in the country in throughout dinner until 11pm. £47.95 per person. the hope of getting into the Guinness Payment with booking. Dress code: Lounge suit. Book of records as the biggest walking bus event in the world. Then on Sunday Lunch from £10 June 20th the School enjoyed its annual in the Mary Beale Restaurant summer fete run by the Friends of Hadley Special Promotion! Mondays to Saturdays 1 course - £10 2 courses - £15 3 courses £20 Wood (FHWS) school. Pupils (both past Booking advisable, but not always necessary. and present), staff, parents and friends all turned up to take part in the fun. Julie Norton secretary of the FHWS reports. ‘The weather was kind, cool whilst all the WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT setting-up took place, but by the time the Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 fete was in full swing, the sun was shining. HWN42 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk Web: www.bealeshotels.co.uk No one could go away hungry, as there was a Mediterranean BBQ serving kebabs, sausages and burgers throughout the afternoon, as well as the chance to buy some beautiful homemade cupcakes from a parent who has her own cake business – delicious! The café, once again run by the school staff, served traditional teas and coffees, and there was an ice-cream van parked in the playground for cooling the children down! This year the inflatable village from Go Bonkers! was back. There were 10 giant inflatables to bounce, climb or slide on. There was a “gladiator” style bouncy platform where you could challenge a friend to a duel, seeing who could stay on the longest whilst bashing each other with giant batons! There were many other stalls for the children to spend their money on, with knock down the cans, hook a duck, sand art, hairspraying and tombola’s galore to name a few. Shopping opportunities for parents included stalls selling jewellery, clothes, handbags, cards and toys. The Vine Street 6 entertained all afternoon with their jazzy sounds, and the
  4. 4. afternoon finished with the raffle draw, curriculum. A very big thank you to all thewith lots of prizes donated by local FHWS Committee for their time andbusinesses and parents. commitment to make this such a It was a very successful afternoon, successful event, and to all the parents,making a profit of well over £3,500. The volunteers and staff of the school whofunds raised from the fete will go towards helped throughout the day’.the continued improvement of the Monday June 21st was the beginningschool’s outside areas as well as of Sports week. This was marked by aproviding resources for the creative parade in the playground at which all the classes represented the thirty two finalists in the football World Cup. Each class made flags of the country they represented and performed a song from that country in the school hall. To give you a flavour of what was going on, Year Six and Year Five sang ‘Wave your flag’ in Spanish and English and Year 1, representing Germany, sang Bruder Jakob…in German! During the week there were three sports afternoons organised by Miss Price the schools PE Co-Ordinator which included competitions with other local schools in the borough as well as a folk dance festival. As always is the case at this school the parents were tremendously supportive taking children to the various venues and picking them up afterwards. The week’s finale was a fantastic assembly in the hall with everybody singing the World Cup song.
  5. 5. and 10.30am Sunday classes filling up fast. The Wednesday evening class at 7.30pm is also developing a loyal following. “The great thing about the bootcamp is that anybody can take part, of all levels of fitness. We have children from 8 years old, to more mature participants in their 60s!!” says Jamie Anderson. “The social aspect of the group training is proving a real hit, everyone is loving meeting theirBarnet Boot Camp’s fellow residents and neighbours whilstBooming Success! getting fitter and stronger”. Will it run throughout the year? “WeIt has been six weeks since the launch of intend to run the classes well into theHadley Wood’s own bootcamp. Each winter. We will convert the outdoorweek the varied and fun exercises bootcamp to indoor group training whendelivered on the Bartrams Lane field the weather turns nasty. We are in thebehind One to One Fitness have been process of converting the downstairsgymkeeping the local residents invigorated. As an extension to the specialisedpersonal training business at One to OneFitness on Crescent West, JamieAnderson has gone into partnership withBootcamp expert Russell Turner. Theyfirst met in April on a course, and joined into more of an athletic performanceforces quickly to deliver this highly gym, which will be ideal for the wintereffective form of affordable exercise, bootcamp.”renowned for its weight loss and For more information on both theconditioning qualities. The 40 minute barnetbootcamp.com and personalclasses are only £10, with both its 9am training call 0208 447 1661, Russell Turner direct on 07956306055 or Jamie Anderson 07798776248 or you can email jamie@myjamieanderson.com. 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
  6. 6. Cuts? It’s your choice.Read and Succeed The scale of the record levels of publicHadley Wood School is to be the new debt left by the previous Governmenthome of an out of school tuition mean that we doservice ‘Read and Succeed’, a not have a choicespecialised tutoring school for about whether tochildren aged 3 years and over. The make cuts in publicinnovative programme, approved by spending. Anylinguistic specialists around the world household knowsis now available to the Hadley Wood that if you spendcommunity. As the children are now more than you havefaced with ever-increasing academic and keep usingchallenges, Read and Succeed aims your credit cardto provide the core understandings of sooner rather than later you have to payphonetic recognition, enabling pupils it back. The scale of the problem is that ifto develop their reading ability to a we fail to act, within 5 years we will belevel that is often far higher than that paying out £70bn in debt interest a yearof their peers’. – more than we spend on educating our Founder, Zoe Andronicou, whose children, policing our streets or defendingacademic background is the English our country. The Government hasLanguage and Linguistics followed by announced its plans to seek the opinionsfurther specialised studies in of the public to help cut governmentphonetics, has been instrumental in spending. Last week the governmentdeveloping this concept. “Our aim is launched the first phase of its Spendingto identify each pupils’ strengths and Challenge. Every suggestion put forwardweaknesses to ensure we provide will be considered and closely examined.them with the essential tools needed I believe that this is a great opportunity forto fulfil their maximum potential” the people of Enfield to get involved in thesaid Zoe. difficult decisions which will be made in During her years of teaching, Zoe October.has supported children of varying The Spending Challenge is split intoabilities, including those with learning two phases; the first is asking six milliondifficulties such as dyslexia and public sector workers to share their ideasADHD and has seen impressive on how to save money, delivering moreresults. Read and Succeed, for less. These people are at the forefrontapproved by Islington Council, have of our public services and know whatextended their range of classes to works well, where to cut waste and whatprovide further studies in preparation we can do to spend money efficiently.for 4+, 11+ and SATs. The second phase will be a wider public The Phonographix reading prog- consultation to gain your views on whatramme has proven to be a reliable areas of spending should be cut andand consistent framework, upon ideas as to how the government can workwhich pupils reading abilities can more efficiently. The website will begrow from the solid foundations that launched shortly and I will be meeting withare built upon at the outset to ensure constituents and welcoming suggestions.greater fluency further along the One cut the people of Enfield had nocourse. And with a limit of 8 children say in was the decision to cut prayersper class children will receive the from the full Council meeting and May I make an early bid for its inclusionmaximum from each lesson. Within substitute with poetry. This week I will be in the Council meetings? Psalm 127 v 1 :the first term the basic sounds are meeting a number of constituents in “Unless the Lord builds the House thelearnt, which equips pupils to tackle Parliament’s Central Lobby who will see labourers work in vain”.the advanced sound formations to inscribed on the floor words of poetry. David Burrowes MPfollow. Each parent will know theirchild’s reading ability from the start asfree reading assessments are Advertise your business here to ca. 1500 households in Hadley Wood,available. Monken Hadley and Hadley Highstone. A programme which will begin inSeptember 2010 and run on aSaturday morning, will ensure pupils Contact Lisa oncan begin their new academic yearwith extra support whilst developingtheir creative abilities. 02084497193Zoe Andronicou for details or email hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com
  7. 7. neighbourhood over- development. Hadley Wood and its surrounding areas have been badly affected by these phenomena, and so in principle these changes are to be welcomed locally. PPS3 sets out central government’s national planning policies on housing. Local planning authorities and the Planning Inspectorate are Review of Housing Supply, which expected to have regard to proposed a significant increase in the policies in PPS3 in housing supply, particularly in the south-Garden grabbing preparing development plans, and when east, with a view to reducing housing determining planning applications. When inflation. The law of unintendedPlanning law (specifically, Planning Policy changes in PPS3 take place, therefore, consequences duly intervened, and inStatement 3: Housing (PPS3)) has been they are likely to be far-reaching. January 2010 the (same) governmentchanged, to give local councils the ability By way of background, PPS3 appeared published its investigation into residentialto discourage “garden-grabbing” and in late 2006, as a result of the Barker garden development. This was under- taken in response to concerns that the development of private gardens was on 5,000 people from all over the borough the increase, and had become a concern Letters to the Editor and beyond, many of whom were at the for local councils, which in many cases event and all of whom are regular did not have policies with which to We are delighted to tell you that visitors to the Market have signed the counter this growing trend. Suzanna and Tom gave us our first Petition organised by Friends of Barnet As a result of the investigation, PPS3 grandchild, Alice Jenkin, on Monday Market (FoBM). The Petition seeks to was amended to make it clear that there 14th June at 4.34pm BST. She was persuade Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, the is no presumption that land that has been born at University College Hospital in owners of the Market, that a proper previously developed is necessarily London and weighed 7lbs, 7oz. Mum, hard surface should be laid. The current suitable for housing development, nor Dad and baby are all very well and now loose and dangerous surface has been that the whole of the curtilage should be back at home. Best wishes, deemed unsuitable by the Council and developed. Liz and Howard Yates every one of the 5,000 signatories. The Central government has established (Proud grandparents/babysitters) Petition has been checked and verified that the combination of an annual and will be held by FoBMs solicitors. national target for 60% of new housing to Yours Chris Smith be built on brown-field land has meant that councils have been forced into granting planning permission for Regular readers of the Hadley Wood unwanted development on garden land. News will know that in a recent article Thus private residential gardens are no there were a number of letters from longer considered to be previously pupils at Hadley Wood School developed (brown-field) land. complaining about dog mess in and Allied to this, central government is around the school. The pupils were removing the requirement for councils to concerned about the irresponsible take account of the national minimum The Jerwood family would like to thank behaviour of a minority of dog owners density of 30 dwellings per hectare. This everyone who supported our Open but also highlighted the fact that there should lead to more local decision Garden event on 6th June. Thanks to was a lack of dog waste bins in and making as to what types of homes are the generosity of those who attended, around the school. I took up this matter suitable for a particular area, leading in we raised a total of £1250.00 for with the Council and a site visit was turn – certainly in our area - to more family Ovarian Cancer Action. Thank you arranged at the school. I have since had homes. Valerie Jerwood an email from Louiza Loizides, the As might be expected, these changes Headteacher of Hadley Wood School. have broadly been welcomed by Louiza confirmed that the visit was very environmentalists, whilst house builders Just to keep you up to date with Barnet useful and informative for the pupils. It have labelled them as unnecessary. One Market issues in case you missed it. appears that the issues that they raised is tempted to the view that the law of On Saturday June 12th Theresa Villiers are being addressed although there is unintended consequences may again MP and Barnet Councillors still some concern about the park area come into play, in the shape of additional Wendy Prentice and David Longstaff around the school which I am currently pressure on the Green Belt. Watch this were at Barnet Market to show their pursuing. space… support for the Barnet Market Petition. Cllr Paul McCannah Guy Wheatcroft RHY Law LLP 01707 621105
  8. 8. BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS NEW HOMES PARK RADLETT SHOWCASE 020 8449 3383 020 8445 3694 020 8440 9797 01707 661144 01923 604321 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS 020 8441 9796 CUFFLEY HADLEY WOOD MILL HILL £3,000,000 £2,500,000 £1,850,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 01707 661144 020 8440 9797 020 8445 3694 Stunning individual contemporary property of approx 6700 sq ft recently A recently constructed, beautifully presented and spaciously planned detached A beautifully presented detached family home offering spacious and well constructed to exacting standards and located in a prime position on one of family residence, benefitting from a southerly aspect rear garden with views proportioned accommodation over 4 floors with far reaching countryside Cuffley’s premier roads. Cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast/family room, study, across greenbelt countryside to the front. Guest cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, views to the rear. Entrance Lobby, reception hall, lounge, dining room, dining room, lounge, plant room, master bedroom with dressing room & en kitchen, utility room, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), southerly aspect television room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, 5 bedrooms, 3 suite, bedroom 2 with en suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, rear garden, integral garage. bathrooms, rear garden approximately 170ft. kitchenette, loft, entertainment room/bedroom 6, rear garden, garage. HADLEY ENFIELD RADLETT COMMON £1,385,000 £1,295,000 £1,390,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents 01923 604321 020 8440 9797 01923 604321 An extremely well presented detached family residence situated on the fringe A beautifully presented & sympathetically restored detached family residence Located in this highly desirable and rarely available close, is this extremely of Hadley Common with views to Hadley Woods at the front and distance with outstanding views over green belt countryside. Guest cloakroom, 2 well presented and well proportioned four bedroom, two bathroom, three views towards central London at the rear. 5 bedrooms (1 en suite), family reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom suite with walk reception room, family home. Externally the property boasts from a south bathroom, 3 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, guest wc, rear in dressing area & en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, facing rear garden, front garden, double garage and driveway providing off garden, double garage. loft space, laundry room, double width garage, rear garden. street parking. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £895,000 £750,000 £650,000 Freehold Share of Freehold Leasehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8449 3383 020 8440 9797 A delightful detached family residence which would benefit from some A charming mews-style house which was The Diary for the Estate. A beautifully presented 1st floor apartment with independent access and modernisation situated in this peaceful turning in the heart of Hadley Wood The Hadley Bourne Estate is an outstanding and historic collection of its own rear garden in this tree lined avenue in the heart of Hadley Wood. within easy reach of local shops, primary school and mainline station. architecture enjoying an unrivalled outlook over Hadley Green. Hallway, Reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite Entrance hall, guest cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, cloakroom, kitchen, reception room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace and bathroom, bedroom 2, family bathroom, rear garden, parking. family bathroom, separate wc, southerly aspect rear garden, tandem parking space. garage. The Hadley Wood Association 7, Crescent East, Hadley Wood, Herts. EN4 0EL 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.uk Chairman Graham Sharp 02084492133 grahamjsharp@tiscali.co.uk Editor and Publisher Rod Armstrong 0208449 5924 rodarmstrong@btinternet.com Assistant Editor Rosa Ferguson Lobo Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Hall Bookings Karen Fernandes 07831 753 268 Security Task Force 0870 770 6880 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant D. Walker 02087212688 or 07920 233775The 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 June 2010 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk