INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE     Playground progress. Laura reports.     Fund raising dinner. Richard Littlejohn turns     Auc...
Letter from the                                plan in place managed by Enfield Council                                   ...
Playground Plaque                                                               Sunday 17th June 2012                     ...
Community Raffle –                                             The Playground Fund raising dinneranother change.          ...
Below: David Burrowes with Laura        Right: Laura and programme                                                        ...
CONSULTATIONS AT HADLEY WOOD                                                    & LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS.                ...
Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer                                                                                        ...
RNLI Hadley Ladies Guild                                                                                                  ...
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  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Playground progress. Laura reports. Fund raising dinner. Richard Littlejohn turns Auctioneer. Garden design. Manoj Malde HADLEY WOOD NEWS MARCH 2012 ISSUE Barnet Market. Good news. Details in next issue More than Gold weekend at St Paul’s. May 18th -20th Letters. The Parkway FundDESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 PHOTOS BY JOHN LEATHERDALE
  2. 2. Letter from the plan in place managed by Enfield Council to enlarge the playground by 50% andChairman supply four new pieces of equipment forThis issue is devoted mainly to the the older children. These equipmentHadley Wood Playground. Currently in pieces include:poor condition the playground badly • Swinging Nestneeds a facelift. Following an initiative by • Zip WireHelen Mestchian, Laura Gassner Maria • WhizzerEvans and Angela Vignall-Brown a • Rotating Climbing Framecommittee of local parents have workedhard to find funds for a playground These pieces of equipment are targetedupgrade. Their efforts have resulted in a towards the older children from age 7 tosignificant sum of money being raised. 14 years old and will encourage moreWe congratulate them on their local children into the playground area.determination and look forward to seeing This area will also have two newthe new changes put in place. In the benches and a bin.meantime we all need to give this group As you can see by the map, thisour continuing support. enlarged area will be North of the currentRod Armstrong site still allowing a beautiful view of the field from the Car Park, Tennis Courts andTHE HADLEY WOOD the paths running up to the playground and walking towards it from CourtleighCOMMUNITY Avenue and Claremont Road.PLAYGROUNDRENOVATION –PHASE ONEThanks to the hard work of thecommittee, support from thecommunity, local businesses anda generous grant supplied bySITA we now have enough moneyto create Phase 1, a new area ofthe playground. A large part of our MissionStatement was to ensure that theolder children would be cateredfor by the Community Playground,a situation currently lacking withthe existing equipment. With this money we have put a 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 insurrance insurance claims. • 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 ww om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. Playground Plaque Sunday 17th June 2012 FATHER’S DAY LUNCH... Treat your father to a 3 course lunch with 5 choices in each course, coffee and chocolates (with a little surprise gift for dad). £37.00 per adult, children under 12 £26.00 ...or afternoon tea This part of the playground upgrade will Enjoy a walk around the 35 acres of the Hadley Wood Communitystart at the beginning of August 2012 and Beale arboretum with Dad and come back Playground Renovationwill take a matter of weeks to complete for a delicious cream tea.ensuring the children will be able to play Afternoon Tea – £22 per person (HWCPR) Fund Raiser Champagne Afternoon Tea – £32 per personin that area by the end of the Summer. Payable on booking. On Saturday 28th April, a Fund RaiserThe existing playground will remain open Further details are available on our website was held at the Hadley Wood Golffor use while work is being carried out to Club attended by many localthe new area. residents and supporters of the We have entitled this Phase One of the project including David Burrowes MP , WEST LODGE PARKproject. Phase two will be updating the YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT Richard Littlejohn, Graham Sharpexisting area from its current state. This is Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. and Nick Staton. T: 020 8216 3900 Email: the community comes in. This black tie gala evening was a HWN59Laura Gassner huge success starting off with a champagne reception whilst beingHADLEY WOOD COMMUNITY serenaded by a beautiful jazz band. During the auction at the playground dinner and During dinner the chairman of the dance we sold 5 plaques to various local families andPLAYGROUND RENOVATION HWCPR, Laura Gassner, welcomed businesses.As you can see from the everyone to the evening and after the These plaques will be installed in the playgroundphoto, the current meal an Auction and raffle was held during the Phase 2 renovation.playground is in dire and presented by Richard Littlejohn. If you would like to show your support and haveneed of renovating. The After helping to raise money your family name or business displayed in this way please contact me Maria on 07767 325 870 or atflooring is damaged, everyone enjoyed dancing until These plaques cost £500 each.coming loose and in midnight when unfortunately it wasplaces bare. The present time to depart. Thanks to this event,equipment is in need of phase 1 of the project can now goupdating, rusty and ahead.uninviting. Whensurveyed, over 75% of thepeople young and old thought the renovated and the rest of the moneyplayground was designed exclusively for raised will be used to upgrade the currentyoung children. equipment. We are hoping to have Phase With the money raised so far we can Two completed by the end of the year soreport that we are able to enlarge the that the playground will be ready for allplayground (Phase 1). Thereafter we aim the children in Hadley Wood. This willto upgrade the existing site (Phase 2). only be possible with your help. The flooring will be completely Laura Gassner
  4. 4. Community Raffle – The Playground Fund raising dinneranother change. at Hadley Wood Golf Club.Phase 2 of the Playground project is ournext objective. This is to upgrade thecurrent playground facilities includingnew and improved flooring, update theequipment and thus provide a betterplay area for the younger children inHadley Wood. To achieve this we areholding a Community Raffle during Mayand June There are OVER 20 Raffle Prizes whichinclude:1. Ten tickets to see Saracens play at Wembley2. Signed Arsenal Football T-Shirt3. Lunch or Dinner for two including wine at Nolitas4. Case of Prosecco Above: Tunta and Kush Obhrai,5. Tea for two at West Lodge Park Hotel David and Katie Jacques6. Aqua Valet Voucher for £50 Above left: David and Janet7. Italy Restaurant Meal Voucher for £50 Burrowes with Graham Sharp Left: Neal Haynes, Amanda8. Thai Eighteen Meal Voucher for £30 Perkins, Peyman and Helen9. Bouquet of Flowers worth £35 Mestchian10. Creme Gift Voucher worth £30 Richard LittlejohnOther prizes include a full body massage,manicure, more vouchers at yourfavourite local restaurants, chocolates, adesigner candle and blow dry at AlanLawrence. The winners will be Below: Nick and Nikki Staton with Richard Littlejohnannounced in the July edition of theHadley Wood Newsletter. By then we will also have a completeupdate on the final phase of the project.Raffle tickets are £10 for a book of 5 andcan be purchased from Londis andCrème For further information about theHadley Wood Community PlaygroundRenovation project or to buy tickets forthe Community Raffle contact Laura on07949 073536 or Maria on 07767 325870. Thank you to everyone for all yoursupport.Laura Gassner 4
  5. 5. Below: David Burrowes with Laura Right: Laura and programme Maria Evans Fusion ResidentialAbove: Vikki Parfiti, Sophie Chadwick, Simon Mustafa, Richard LittlejohnRichard Kenny,Amanda Richmond starts the auction
  6. 6. CONSULTATIONS AT HADLEY WOOD & LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS. TRAVEL VACCINATIONS, IMMUNISATIONS AND THE NEW PREVENTATIVE INJECTION FOR CERVICAL CANCER FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Dr Tina Chrysostomou All aspects of general dentistry Patients on the NHS list are excluded offered throughout the weekThe Constant Gardener including Saturday morningManoj Malde runs the Constant Gardener Since then he has set up the Constant appointmentsgarden design company. Meeting in Gardener company choosing the name Please contact our receptionPanini’s for a cup of coffee he told the from John Le Carre’s book and 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood,Hadley Wood News about his subsequent film and working with anbackground. old friend with a background in the Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ Obviously very creative he studied horticultural industry. Now he designs Tel: 020 8441 0257fashion and fashion design before gardens. From scratch or from existingqualifying in 1991 with a Masters Degree plots. Roof gardens, courtyard gardens,in Design from the Royal College of Art. normal size or large gardens.Specialising in clothing fashions he Rejuvenating, replanting andworked first in Italy and Hong Kong redesigning. His design for a Fusionbefore being approached by FV Designs Garden with Oriental and Westernin the UK to be their design manager. themes (see photo below) was chosenAfter that his career took off and he for the recent Olympia Landscape show.worked with a succession of Fashion His design plans have been exhibited atfirms whose customers included the Chelsea Flower Show, he worked withTopshop, Diamuid Gavin on the Irish Sky Garden at Miss Selfridge and River Island. By the same show and writes articles and2010 he was the Creative Director of lectures on garden design. He has aModatimkar working with a team of five real passion for gardens and the effectdesigners. At this stage he made a life they can have on mood, calmness, andchanging decision. Leaving the Fashion relaxation. He knows his subject.industry he turned his attention to Should you want to know more abouthorticulture. Returning to life as a student the firm and what he could do for yourhe spent a year at the English Gardening garden check his website atschool before graduating with a orDistinction in Garden Design. contact him on 07979658890 MANOJ MALDE mobile: 07979 658890 6
  7. 7. 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 Our mobile valeting service is now are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to suit peoples individual needs. offering specialized treatments for The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. your car. Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist Mini valet•Machine polish Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough Supaguard•One day valet to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture Bodywork repair and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. Call Adam on 07973 272347 or Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 email or email: A B A C U SA ‘More than Gold’ On Saturday evening, we are holding aSports Weekend Comes 2012 Games quiz dinner at the Hadleyto Hadley Wood! MENTAL MATHS PROGRAMME Wood Golf Club. Christians in Sport UCMAS has spread rapidly who provide chaplains to the Olympic18th to 20th May 2012 in 40 Countries with millions of Games and to the whole sportingIt is an enormous privilege for London to children enrolled. world will present a multimedia sportsbe hosting the 2012 Olympic Games this Do you think that your child – if aged quiz and there will be a short talk bysummer. It will be a year to remember for between 4-12 could achieve more? Graham Daniels, Director of Christiansall of us and many of our children will look Courses help with concentration, in Sport. Please feel free to make upback on the Games as a marker in the accuracy speed and much more a table or book individual tickets.history of their lives. Contact Mrs Nisha Jain on For further information, email At St Paul’s Church, we thought it or call Jill onwould be appropriate to celebrate the 07780604254 020 8440 2723 Cost: £22.50 a ticket.spirit of the Olympics by gathering On Sunday morning at our Churchtogether to participate in some sporting for further details. Service, our guest speaker will beactivities ourselves. Graham Daniels. This will be another Instead of running in the Hundred opportunity to hear how the ChristianMetres against Usain Bolt, all can faith is ‘More than Gold’. All are welcomeparticipate in a Fun Run amongst the Obstacle Course” for children aged and invited to stay afterwards and chatinternational community of Hadley Wood. under 5. over coffee. Sunday afternoon from 2pmWe launch the weekend on the Friday Light refreshments will be served from until 4pm the tennis club, under theevening with an event for teenagers 11am to 4pm and those wishing to bring coach Chris Hepworth, will be running astarting at 7:30pm. It promises to be a a picnic are welcome to use the facilities community competition open tofantastic night with an array of inflatables in the grounds. everyone and suitable for all ages. Thefor competitions, a tuck shop and a talk At 2pm, there will be an ‘It’s a Knock tennis club will serve refreshments andon “What would Jesus say to Usain Out’ competition held in the Church this will be another wonderful opportunityBolt?” All teenagers are welcome. grounds. Teams made up of 8 people will for the community to gather together. Saturday morning, we will have a Fun compete against each other. Each team At 4pm, back at St Paul’s, the sportingRun around the Crescent (exactly a will need at least two team members to weekend will end with the caninemile). You are welcome to either run or be over the age of 30 and also two team population having their final show with awalk, rollerblade or push a buggy. We members under the age of 10 which will ‘More than Gold’ Dog Show along with ahope that the whole community will get encourage the entire community to get presentation by Rosie Weir who is ainvolved! The sponsored Fun Run will involved. Instead of throwing the hammer regular at Crufts. Do come along andraise funds for the upkeep of the or putting the shot, there will be the bring your hound or little pooch - itfacilities at St Paul’s Church/Pre-School Hadley Wood Golden Wellington that should be lots of fun for participants andand Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, a will be thrown; and instead of the onlookers alike!local charity providing practical pentathlon, participants will engage in We hope to see everyone in theand emotional support to life-limited such skills as Connect Four, a brief community taking part in our own Hadleyand life-threatened children and Trivia on sport and Hadley Wood and Wood ‘More than Gold’ Sports Weekend.their families. We are delighted that going over an inflatable obstacle course. You may not be an Olympian but you canprizes and a short presentation will be It will be a fantastic event to participate be a Hadley Wood ‘More than Gold’given by our local MP David Burrowes in, and amusing to watch, so bring winner!!(who also hopes to participate in the whole family and friends to cheer Rev. Rupert Mackaythe Fun Run!). on your teams. For further information For more details contact Then, at 12 noon, our St Paul’s Pre- and to register a team email 02084492572School, which is celebrating its tenth or call or visit the St Paul’s website:birthday this year, will be hosting a “Mini Hillary on 02084492572.
  8. 8. RNLI Hadley Ladies Guild LifeboatsLetters to the EditorDear EditorPam and I would be delighted if theHadley Wood Association Association JUBILEE CHAMPAGNE TEAwere to use the funds, which we donated on Thursday 7th June 3-5 pm At Monken Hadley Church House, Hadley Commonso long ago to the Parkway Fighting Fund Parking if dry. *Stalls *Raffle * Plants *Bring and Buy *Jewellery(I think it was £500) towards the car park Entrance by £10.00 ticket onlyrepair fund - an excellent idea. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea wishes to you all, Pam & Brian Kern WINCHMORE HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HILL £1,595,000 £1,295,000 £3,000,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 A substantial detached family residence situated on the area’s A beautifully presented 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached family resi- A very well presented 4 bedroom, 3 reception room detached family premier road with an overall plot approaching ½ an acre offering dence offering wonderful living and entertaining space and benefiting residence benefiting from a beautifully tended rear garden extending terrific potential for extension to the rear, to the side, over the garage from a German Hacker kitchen and luxury bathrooms. The beautiful west to approx. 120’ with heated swimming pool, garage, carriage sweep and into the loft space subject to the usual consents. 5 bedrooms, facing rear garden extends to approx. 160’ and the overall plot is approx. driveway providing ample guest parking. 2 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, garage. one third of an acre. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY HADLEY WOOD £1,195,000 COMMON £930,000 Freehold £1,100,000 Freehold Sole Agents Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents FIRST PROOF ONLY 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 NOT FOR PRINT 9797 020 8440 A spaciously planned 4 bedroom family residence with generous Part of the Hadley Bourne Estate, regarded as one of the most A 1960’s 4 bedroom, 2 reception room family home situated reception space and benefiting from a secluded rear garden with historically important properties in the area, this mews house is in this quiet tree lined residential enclave of Hadley Wood. The an elevated decked patio and a further secluded paved patio area. arranged over 2 floors with a bright and generously proportioned family home benefits from off street parking for a number of cars 4 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), garage. open-plan kitchen, living, dining area with extensive views from all to the front and an integral garage as well as an 80’ rear garden. four aspects and also from the private balcony. 2 allocated parking In need of updating and scope for extension subject to planning spaces and it’s own private terrace area. consent. HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD £895,000 £795,000 £745,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 An extremely well presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 reception A delightful detached bungalow with much charm and character A beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence which room detached chalet bungalow benefiting from a large open plan benefiting from a glorious secluded westerly aspect rear garden has been fully refurbished to a high standard and offers bright and “super room” to the rear and a beautifully landscaped westerly extending to approx. 200’ and offering significant scope to extend spacious family accommodation with gardens to front and rear aspect rear garden extending to approx 90’. subject to the usual consents. and guest parking for several vehicles. The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL. T: 8449 7193 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. E&OE HWA December 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit 8