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Hadley Wood News July 2014

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Photo by John Leatherdale JULY2014ISSUE HADLEYWOODNEWS Neighbourhood Forums. Building slowly. Hadley Wood Running Club. Race for Life WI. On the air Dog Shows and Summer Fetes Island hopping at Cape Verde Finlay’s Quiz. A new Barnet Pressure group Wild flower meadow. Progress Cycling. Le Tour de Hadley Bois. La première étape.
  2. 2. and properly presented. To do this we would need to enlist the help of professionals, such as Tony Burton the speaker at the June 18th meeting. They would need paying. Grants for this purpose are available and would be applied for. One such grant has already been received. Eventually and probably after much argument and disagreement the Plan would be submitted to the Council by the HWA. If accepted by them they would arrange a referendum in Hadley Wood in order to ascertain whether the plan had the support of the majority of residents. If it did have support the Plan would become official and the community would then have statutory power to propose and modify any future developments. A useful consequence of reaching this point would be that for every building subsequently erected in Hadley Neighbourhood Forum meeting. Following the governments Localism Act of 2011 many communities over the UK are looking at the question of whether to create a Neighbourhood Forum and formulate a Neighbourhood Plan. Some are well down the road to preparing one. The benefit of a plan (if accepted) would be that Hadley Wood would have some statutory power and input into what development takes place here in the future. The first step in the process is the setting up of a Neighbourhood Forum which would act as a sub committee of the Hadley Wood Association. To this end a public meeting was held at St Paul’s Church Hall on June 18th. About 80 residents (see photo) including Councillors Anne- Marie Pearce and Jason Charalambous as well as David Burrows MP attended the meeting which was chaired by Esther Kurland. Esther lives in Hadley Wood and has worked in the field of Urban Planning most of her career. She arranged for Tony Burton an expert in the developing field of Neighbourhood Planning to speak to the meeting and at the subsequent open debate it was clear that a majority of those present felt that the community should go ahead and organize a Neighbourhood Forum. To do this there have to be at least 21 residents drawn from a cross section of the community who are prepared to sign up. All age groups, genders, ethnicity and incomes. There can be more than 21 so if you would like to join (and are prepared for the hard work which will follow!) please make contact with the group by mailing hadleywoodplan@gmail.com It should be stressed here that this group is not an exclusive and elite hierarchy already in place. Any of you can join. If you do not want to join the forum but have some ideas about how to improve Hadley Wood please send them in to the above email address. This is an exercise open to ALL residents. So what happens next? The Forum with input from residents design a plan. It might cover parking arrangements, building issues such as the need for flats for small families, spaces between buildings and even potential building sites. It might include cycleways and it might specify green field areas which we want to preserve. There will be many more ideas. The plans have to be carefully researched www.medivet.co.uk Medivet Cockfosters 020 8275 0330 121-123 Cockfosters Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 0DA Call for details on how to register Clean Spacious Air-conditioned Operating Theatre X-rays Dental Workshop Laboratory Ultrasound Endoscopy Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Geriatric Care 2
  3. 3. Wood the community would receive 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is money which currently goes to the Council to pay for the extra facilities (roads, drains etc) needed when new buildings are put up. The money would be available for us to use for community projects. Is this just a cunning plan of the Government to identify potential building land? You might be forgiven for thinking so. However it is clear from speaking to local 3 NEW CACI JOWL LIFT FIRM & TONE YOUR JAWLINE VIsIbLE REsULTs WIThOUT sURgERY, NEW QUAD PRObEs WITh A DOUbLE LIFT EFFECT For more information t: 020 8449 2687 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 Business Meetings to Bespoke Wedding Receptions •Up to 150 guests •Elegant and versatile spaces to suit all occasions •Open to members and non-members •Convenient location close to London 0208 449 4328Hadley Wood Golf Club, Beech Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 0JJ www.hadleywoodgc.com We can host your event from... experts that building here is inevitable. If so we might prefer to have some element of control. If you would like to comment or make suggestions about possible plans for this community’s future, please mail us at: hadleywoodplan@gmail.com or send a letter or mail to me or to the Hadley Wood Association. 1-7 Crescent East Hadley Wood. EN4OEL and I will publish anything sensible in the next issue. rodarmstrong@btinternet.com The Hadley Wood Running Club How We Run Club (HWRC) recently entered one of the Race for Life events held at Trent Park over a 5 kilometre course. A large team of thirty runners aged from HWRC aged from 7 to 55 years took part raising over £2000 for the Charity. Race for Life is the largest women only fundraising event in the UK. Its parent Charity is Cancer Research UK. There are many Race for Life events in different parts of the country each year. Our next big event is the Oxford Half Marathon which is in October with over 30 people taking part in a 16 week training plan. Check our Facebook page for updates and please contact me for details or if you would like to join the Running Club. Sensev El-Ahmadi www.hwrc.me.uk 07956 398 123 Email: jamie@one-to-one-fitness.co.uk Tel: 02084471661 / Mob: 07798776248 12 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0EJ B www.one-to-one-fitness.co.uk Beware of cheap imitations w one to one fitness E
  4. 4. Neighbourhood Planning. There's a quiet revolution in local planning underway and Hadley Wood is set to join in. Over 1,000 communities are producing new-style "neighbourhood plans" which put them in charge of some of the main planning policies for their area. This has only been possible since new "localism" laws were passed in 2011 and it means local people can decide the quality and location of new development. A public meeting convened by Hadley Wood Association in June gave overwhelming support to the idea of Hadley Wood getting involved and it has strong backing from the local MP. The first step is to set up a neighbourhood forum to oversee development of the plan. This forum has to be agreed by London Borough of Enfield along with the boundary of the neighbourhood planning area. Hadley Wood is such a distinctive community with clear physical boundaries and surrounding open space that this should be easier than for many other parts of the country. The process is relatively simple. Once the forum and boundary are agreed then there will need to be a wide public debate over the ambitions for the neighbourhood plan and what people want. This will give everyone the chance to feed 4 W ro to to pro esurselvogkinr ONEhe Bo t ovide the best garden and Had 506477001 ngw.eww nw.eww d tree care for our dley Wood clients oc.chgisenglice@ffice@offf960 ky.co.upanny.co.umogardenchslig oeechtrsling ukpany.co.m .uk k in and shape the thinking. The plan is then drafted and put out to formal public consultation. The forum takes on board this feedback before submitting it for a period of publicity ahead of it going to an independent examination. The examination is a simple affair and checks that the plan doesn't cut across strategic policies (such as Green Belt) or breach human rights or environmental laws. Once it has passed examination then everyone in the area will vote on whether they want the plan to proceed in a public referendum. This needs a simple majority to vote in favour - and experience elsewhere is very positive with most plans receiving well of 80% backing. The neighbourhood plan is then confirmed and its policies carry legal force when all subsequent planning applications for development are decided by Enfield's planners. With a fair wind the new plan could be in place in early 2016. What would you like to see covered by Hadley Wood's own neighbourhood plan? Do you have views on the quality of design or the type of new housing? Are there sites which should be developed or others which should be protected? if you think about the changes in the last five years - which have improved Hadley Wood and which have damaged its character? What would you like to see change? And how could some of the money generated by new development (through what is now called the "community infrastructure levy") best be spent? These are just some of the questions to be asked and, for the first time, it will be the local community and not the council providing the answers. If you want to know more then get in touch with your emerging Neighbourhood Forum at hadleywoodplan@gmail.com Tony Burton Visit to the BBC In early June twenty three ladies and two brave husbands left Hadley Wood by coach on another excellent WI outing organised by Gloria Neal. After lunch in St John’s Wood we arrived at the new BBC building in the early afternoon. Two very enthusiastic and informative guides showed us round and fascinated us with tales of the BBC past and present. We were amazed to see the vast newsroom and the surprisingly small ‘One Show’ studio. But the highlight for many was the visit to another studio where members of the group were invited to read a radio script. This was accompanied with great gusto by Hilary Nunn, who produced some remarkably realistic sound effects for the play using everything from boots on a gravel tray to coconut shells. Finally, we were most impressed by an unscripted weather forecast given in convincing style by Jenny Brookman and were only sorry that these items have not yet been broadcast to the nation. Moira Leatherdale
  5. 5. 5 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 Finlay’s Quiz. 1471 AND ALL THAT 1. Where are the fallen from the Battle of Barnet buried? 2. Who is the current Duke of Lancaster? 3. Who was head of the Yorkist forces at the Battle of Barnet? 4. And who was the last Yorkist king? 5. Who was Richard Neville (1428- 1471)? 6. Which golf club leases the land where the battle took place? 7. Which Royal switched sides and later died from overdosing on sweet fortified wine? 8. Who had a second innings as King from 1470 to the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471? 9. Who was the last Duke of York prior to Prince Andrew? 10. And what Scottish title equates to the Duke of York? Local school St Martha’s Sixth Form enjoyed a wonderful night at the Thymari Restaurant. The evening began with a champagne reception, superb meze followed by homemade desserts! Teachers and students remnisced over some great memories at St Martha’s School. Everyone at Thymari pulled out all the stops for this fabulous evening with an amazing atmosphere . We wish all the Sixth Formers good luck with their examination results in August. Noreen Mullens. Director of Admissions, PR and Development. St Marthas school.
  6. 6. 6 Monken Hadley School Dog Show and Fete Parents, children, friends and an outstanding collection of dogs had a great afternoon at the Monken Hadley School Annual Dog show and Fete on Saturday July 5th. Apart from one short shower the weather was warm and dry. Suki, a Saluki (best female), and Webster a golden retriever ( best male) were judged by qualified dog trainers Nicky and Penny to be the best whilst Karen Wright commentated and kept the onlookers well informed. The Dog show was sponsored by Herts Canine. Apart from the show, visitors enjoyed the music, the stalls and the BBQ. Children bounced in the castle. Among those attending were Mr Steve Adams seen below with organiser Nicky Glover. Mr Adams is soon to retire after nineteen distinguished years as a very popular and successful Headmaster of the School. The Organising Committee would like to thank Martyn Gerrard one of Barnet’s leading estate agents for so generously sponsoring this event and Herts Canine for sponsoring the Dog Show.
  7. 7. 7 Hadley Wood Primary School. Summer Fete. June 22nd The sun was shining, the gazebos were up, the stalls set out, the barbecue lit and the bouncy castles inflated and by 12.30 the Hadley Wood School Summer Fete, sponsored by The Letting Line, opened its gates to a flood of children, parents, grandparents and the Hadley Wood community. As well as the old favourites like the Toy Tombola, Bouncy Castles and Hook a Duck, the fundraising team - The Friends of Hadley Wood School - had organised some new activities including a Petting Zoo, sponsored by Village Vet in Potters Bar. Children and grown ups could handle and learn about a variety of animals including snakes, lizards and tarantulas. There were also performances from local companies Dizzy Dance and Elite Gymnastics as well as a delicious barbecue, a cake stall run by the teachers and a candyfloss stall. Thanks to the generosity of parents, sponsors, advertisers, raffle donations and external stall holders the Fete was a huge success both with visitors and financially. Rachel Kudlick If you have a business and are interested in supporting your local school through sponsorship or in any other way, contact Rachel at rkudlick@yahoo.co.uk
  8. 8. 8 Island Hopping in the Atlantic: Sal, Santiago & Fogo in Cape Verde By Erika Lindsay Sun, sand and wind. What else is there on Cape Verde people said? We found an eclectic archipelago with gentle, friendly people, a wonderful variety of fresh fish, lovely wine and coffee, tropical fruit, a rich tapestry of music and leaky buildings! We found sun and sand aplenty on the island of Sal, where the motto is "no stress". We willingly complied and did nothing for a few days. We rewarded our "exertions" with plates of freshly caught Atlantic fish washed down with very good local red wine. Our batteries recharged, we flew to Praia, capital of the largest island, Santiago. Praia is a small, bustling colonial town with a vibrant food market. We enjoyed visiting the centre, Plateau, a hive of endless activity. Santiago has a very African feel with the somewhat incongruous sight of a sprinkling of Chinese people who have set up businesses on the islands. We visited the Cidade Velha, the 15th century UNESCO site of an old characterful city where slaves were landed when Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony. Via Banana, is the main street and the oldest in sub-Saharan Africa. The houses made of stone with thatched roofs made of rolled, dried banana leaves made an impressive sight. It was the end of the rainy season and we readily swapped a long walk in the humid, muddy valley below for a shorter walk and some beers! It is a long held local tradition that you should not leave the bar on two legs, so being polite souls, we agreed to another beer and some grogue to finish! We wound up to the verdant, peaceful mountains above Praia and set off for a walk on a beautifully clear day with assurances it would remain so! We were met with torrential rain instead. Just as we decided to abandon our walk a local hoppa bus bumped by. I had an impulsive idea for a wet day lunch in the town below! We clambered on amongst the ladies with their boxes of vegetables. The driver skillfully navigated down the mountains as streams of water flowed down at the sides of the roads. Lunch now seemed like a very silly idea! I wondered if we would even make it back up that day. We arrived in the very washed out town below, but stayed on the bus to ride straight back. Cape Verdean buildings are not designed to withstand heavy rain. Our guesthouse leaked like a sieve! Fortunately, not too much damage to our luggage- or nothing that a blast from a hairdryer would not fix. We had great fun dodging showers of water for the rest of the afternoon and watching as the water on the terrace lapped closer and closer to our bedroom door. Fortunately, we were watertight for the night. Our last stop was on the small volcanic island of Fogo. We were eager to find the vineyards on the Cha das Caldeiras volcano and taste the elusive Fogo coffee that had evaded us so far. The landscape changed from verdant terraces to bleak lava flow as we approached the edge of the Cha das Caldeiras. We were awestruck by the sheer vastness of the area and the beautiful and imposing cloud capped main volcano. As we climbed the Pico de Fogo cloud swirled in to shroud us. Being buffeted by the wind was a reminder of the power of nature. The Pico de Fogo last erupted in 1995. There were no casualties but people lost their homes and moved down the mountain. Several years later, they insisted on moving back to continue with their crop cultivation. It was amazing to see crops including sweet potatoes, pomegranates, beans, vines, apples and quinces scattered over the slopes of the crater. Cha wine has been produced in this area since a Frenchman the Duc de Montrand introduced vines here in 1872. Cape Verdeans cannot generally afford the local wine and make and sell their own. We headed to Romeiro Montrond's bar/shop. As the name suggests, he is descended from the Duc and makes the legendary and well loved Manecom wine, a strong red wine that slid down very well after lunch. We were also at last able to taste Fogo coffee, medium roast and very much like its Colombian counterpart. We had a thoroughly enriching and enjoyable stay on Cape Verde. Our adventures over, it was time to trek back to the UK. Erika Lindsay Slave Whipping post. Santiago island
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  10. 10. 10 Tour de Hadley Bois. La première étape. In case the TV coverage of the Tour de France has persuaded you to drag the bike out of the garage, here is a little trip to get you going. It is the first stage of National Cycling route 12, the Great North Way, and it starts, believe it or not, at Hadley Wood Station. Starting from here is OK for adults with some experience of coping with traffic but for the early part of the tour along Waggon road and Dancers Hill Road it is on-road. Just you and the 4 x 4’s sharing the same space. So if you are planning to take some children then it is probably safer to start the tour from the South Mimms motorway station. You can drive there with the family and bikes, and park outside the Welcome Break. After the exhausting experience of taking off wheels to fit the bikes into the car, mending the punctures and stopping the kids fighting over who has the best bike you can now pop into Welcome Break which as motorway restaurants go is not that bad. High ceiling, nice balcony, Starbucks, W.H.Smith’s, KFC etc and even a Waitrose sitting demurely in a corner like a duchess at a knees up. There you can meet up with any friends, the hangers-on (HO’s), who dismissed the South Mimms plan as pathetic and chose to join you via the road approach. The HO’s will thus have cycled in their polka dot jersey’s and lycra shorts up along the railway path behind Sara’s 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 flower stall at the station, turned left onto Waggon Rd, struggled up past Ganwick Farm, crossed the A1000 and turned left into Dancers Hill Road. They will have passed Baker Street on the right, Kitts End Road on the left and at the next (bad) corner turned right into Dancers Hill Lane and through a few gates into Wash Lane. They then had to pass through a dark tunnel under the M25 occupied by a sour looking little stream rejoicing in the name of Mymmshall Brook. (I have written about this charmless little spot before and mentioned the fact that a couple of highwaymen used to operate in the area before being bumped off. Could be worth a mention in case any of the kids are getting lippy). Wash Lane passes along the back of the self same Welcome Break where you and the rest of the car group are now on their second latte and Danish pastry. It allows the poor sweaty HO’s to join you in the cafe via the neat little path between the Welcome Break building and a motel/hotel called Days Inn. Once refreshed you can now untangle the bikes from the car and retrace your way down the neat little path before turning left into Wash lane. This leads you eventually to Swanlands road running in a northerly
  11. 11. 11 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 + * %$ %#&( $) %$ * # * ) ( " $ %$0, ( " )%$ $ +""/ '+ " * ( - * . "" $* *( ! ( %( )+ 0 )) +""/ *+*%( $ )*+ $*) * (%+ . # %( %$ %$ ) ( ## ( %%") ( $ ( $ *+*%( # " %# Tel: 01707 663 738 www.dorchenainteriors.co.uk DORCHENA INTERIORS ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS WILLIE THORNE will be hosting our annual CELEBRITY-AM GOLF TOURNAMENTAt DYRHAM PARK COUNTRY CLUB, ARKLEY, HERTS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH 2014 Always an outstanding success at which 20-30 of our well-known friends from Sport, Showbiz and the Arts will join us to have a great day, in this 4-ball Stableford competition THE DAY INCLUDES Coffee & biscuits on arrival Half-way refreshments on the course Superb buffet lunch Putting Competition Cocktail Party Prize-Giving £195 per person: £525 per team of three (Celebrity is complimentary) For further information and to book your place please contact The Celebrities Guild of Great Britain The Studio, 16 Covert Way, EN4 OLT Telephone 0208 449 1234 email: info@celebritiesguild.org.uk website: www.celebritiesguild.org.uk Profits in aid of special wheelchair equipment for seriously disabled children Charity Reg. No: 282298 Chris Smith, the Community campaigner who lives in Chipping Barnet, has formed a new pressure group called Friends of Chipping Barnet High Street (FoCBHS). Local people and visitors are joining in droves. Chris says: "It is time to start a new movement in the fight to save Barnet High Street. The Friends of Barnet Market Committee achieved two great recent successes in keeping the Gaming Centre out and saving Barnet Market. We have seen the Gaming Centre people off and we must undoubtedly continue to support the Market – however it seems obvious to me that our High Street needs help too, and right now!" Chris is looking for members. He says "It is free to join and I will not ask you to do anything outrageous! If you care about Barnet High Street please sign up." All you have to do is email him with your support on: csdes@dircon.co.uk Or phone him on: 07940 085511,or write to him at: Chris Smith, 88 Sebright Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4HN New Pressure Group formed in Chipping Barnet HERTFORDSHIRE QUIZANSWERS 1.Deadman’sBottom (locationdisputed) 2.TheQueen 3.EdwardIV 4.RichardIII 5.EarlofWarwick 6.OldFoldManor 7.George,Dukeof Clarence 8.HenryVI. 9.PrinceAlbert,laterKing GeorgeVI. 10.DukeofAlbany. MikeFinlay. direction from the roundabout next to the motel and near the Lantern Breakdown Service garage. Very rural? No. However running alongside Swanlands road is a cycleway and from here it is a nice safe trip, eventually turning right along Warrengate Road into a small village called Waterend with its café and dangerously attractive pub the Woodman. Clearly by now you will need to refresh again and at this stage you may want to return. If you turn back here it would probably amount to about a 10 mile circuit. However you can keep going if you want. Next comes Welham Green and then Hatfield, St Albans Welwyn Garden City and beyond. The North beckons! A great advantage of the route is that you are following the railway and at many points you can simply give up, get off and catch the train back to Hadley Wood (though only at weekends and national holidays). This Route 12 is the beginning of the Great North Way cycle route. Have a look at the website www.greatnorthway.org.uk and start to explore it. Rod Armstrong (With many thanks to Chris Northam, Ami (aged 13 years) and Georgie (11 years) who recently cycled the Hadley Wood to WGC section.)
  12. 12. 12 The Hadley Wood News 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. E&OE HWA May 2014 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 graham.sharp14@gmail.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 Nike tel. 07904019119 niki_ 7t4@hotmail.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 £1,595,000 Characterful Edwardian home Extending to approx. 2852 sq ft 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Beautiful Rear Garden Detached Double Garage HADLEY WOOD £1,000,000 Extremely spacious and well presented top floor apartment Exclusive development of only 7 apartments 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception Rooms Private Balcony HADLEY WOOD £745,000 Duplex garden apartment Situated in an exclusive gated development 2 Double Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Double Vaulted Living Room West Facing Garden HADLEY WOOD £840,000 A detached home in need of some updating Scope to extend STPP 3 Bedrooms Bathroom 2 Reception Rooms Rear Garden Tandem Garage HADLEY WOOD £1,900,000 Stunning Detached Family Residence Just under 4,000 sq ft 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms South West Facing Garden Integral Double Garage COCKFOSTERS £675,000 Beautiful cottage situated on Hadley Wood's premier road 2 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms Bathroom Courtyard Garden Access to Car Port 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