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  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUEDESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482MAY2013ISSUEHADLEYWOODNEWSPetition. Have you signed up?St. Mary’s church Monken Hadley. ClockrepairsBellringers. WantedSecurity in Hadley Wood. Thanks to Johnand his team.Barnet Walks. Out and about.HWRC. Marathon charity effort.Diane Green. Local authoress.Southgate Scouts. Tree planting. Joiningdetails.
  2. 2. 2Petition.There is general agreement amongst theshopkeepers and businesses on theCrescent West shopping parade thatparking in front of the shops couldbe improved for the benefit of everybody.At the moment parking is permittedbetween 0930 and 1630.This stops many commuters but allowsa significant number to leave their carsthere most of the day blocking potentialcustomers from visiting the shops.An application to the Council is plannedwith the proposal that there shouldbe free parking for an hour and thereafteran hourly charge up to a maximum ofthree hours.The Council may have other sugges-tions but the issue badly needs somethought and discussion. We have beenadvised that support in the shape of apetition would send a strong message.Please sign. Sheets are placed in all theshops on the Parade.Rod ArmstrongSt Mary’s Church Clock.The photo (right) shows a steeplejackmending the Monken Hadley churchclock. The clock is very old, early 1800s.It needs to be wound up once a weekwhich is a heavy job and takes a verystrong person or two weak ones! This isdone by the ringers on the ringerspractice night. Later this year the strikewill be repaired and so the clock will ringout the hours once again. We will alsohave automatic winding installed whichwill be paid for by a legacy left by our latebell ringing captain, Richard Tayler. Theautomatic winding mechanism will notinterfere with the integrity of the ancientclock. It is merely a motor to lift theweights. This brings me to the issue ofBELL RINGING!Bell ringing is ‘Not Just Pulling on anOld Rope!’ You may hear the bells onSunday morning if you live near toMonken Hadley Church. We are lucky aswe are supported by and rely on thegood offices of the Barnet ringers. Theyswell our numbers on Sunday morningsotherwise the bells would be silent. Butwe badly need volunteers to come andlearn and be part of our own MonkenHadley band to ring and help us onSunday mornings and other occasions.You don’t have to be a church member.We are asking you to consider comingand having a go! We practise on Tuesdayevenings from 7.45 until 9.15 each weekand our main Sunday ringing is in themorning from 10.00 until 10.30. We havelots of fun with many social events,parties and outings.Only average strength and health areneeded. Our bells are considered to befairly light and a child from the age of 12or 13 years would be able to learn to ringthe lighter ones quite easily.It’s more about technique thanstrength. Very heavy bells at cathedralsThePARK VETERINARYPRACTICECockfostersClean • Spacious • Air-conditioned• Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Workshop• Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy• Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring• Puppy Parties • Geriatric careCall for details on how to Registeror visit www.theparkvets.com020 8275 0330 (24 hrs)The only local practice tobe FSA approved forinsurance claims.Fully Equipped.Friendly, Compassionate& Caring Professionals.The Place for PuppyParties!PARK VETERIARK VETERIPTheVETERINAARYYRPARK VETERIARK VETERIPPClean • Spacious •• Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental• Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy• Advanced• Puppy Parties • Geriatric careVETERINAPRACTICECockfosteostef rspacious • Air-conditionedeatre • Xrays • Dental Woory • Ultrasound • Endoscopyed Anaesthetic Monitoringy Parties • Geriatric careARYYRnedorkshopcopyingeThe only local pbe FSAinsurlocal practice toA approved forrance claims.Fully Equipped.Call for details on how to Registeror visit ww020 8275 0330details on how to Registerww.theparkvets.co275 0330 (24 hrs)steromhrs)Fr ei ldn y,& CaringCompassionateg Professionals.Thee Place for PuppyParties!
  3. 3. sometimes require more strength.However our bells are very manageableand there is no sex discrimination orupper age limit, but you need to be ableto climb the 42 steps up to the ringingroom. All good exercise. Full training willbe given by the ringing team togetherwith the help of Central Council of ChurchBell Ringing, which provides trainingpublications and other written material.There are courses and computer basedtraining aids. You don’t have to havespecial skills but a good sense of rhythmhelps. If you are interested contact me formore details:-Tricia Narracott-Wales Tower Captain.Ringing Master SMVMH Guild of Bellringers Tel 8449 7982 emailtndwales@gotadsl.co.ukThe Hadley WoodSecurity Scheme. 11years on.It is with great pride that we celebrateELEVEN years since the introduction ofthe Hadley Wood Security Scheme. Manyresidents will remember the dark daysprior to its introduction when HadleyWood was regularly targeted by thecriminal fraternity with as many as eightaggravated burglaries reported in the 3months prior to the commencement ofthe Scheme.Amazingly, we are still the only schemethat I am aware of in London thatprovides mobile patrols with 24/7 cover,365 days per year – and we are definitelythe cheapest! But that doesnt mean weprovide an inferior service, far from it.We can keep the prices low because ofthe enormous support we enjoy from thewhole community and we could be evencheaper if everyone was a member! Butthis scheme hasnt become the mostsuccessful scheme in the UK by luck, itsthanks to so many residents who gavetheir time as well as their money to helpset this up, the ongoing support of theHadley Wood Association (whom youshould also be members of by the way!)and the support of the local Police withwhom we continue to enjoy a closerelationship.The security scheme has also beenconsiderably enhanced as we becomemore sophisticated in our crime detectionmethods and understand the needs ofthe community. For example, our securityofficers are all trained First Responderscarrying basic first aid equipment and firefighting equipment. With GPS, we cannow track the vehicle and can be alertedremotely to an emergency. But the mostimportant resource is our guards and theknowledge vested in them. John isthe most senior officer and has justcompleted his tenth year in Hadley Woodand Jengis is close behind with morethan eight years service. Even new boyHassan is in his fourth year!The knowledge these guys have aboutour community and what goes on shouldnot be underestimated and we are all3For more information and ticketenquiries please contact Jack onjack.bacon@prostatecanceruk.orgor phone 020 8222 7622Hadley Wood Golf Club,Beach Hill, Barnet,Hertfordshire EN4 0JJWe are calling on all of our golfingsupporters to swing into actionat Hadley Wood Golf Club andjoin us for what will be afantastic day. Enter yourown team and combineyour passion witha good deed.Join us in fightingprostate cancer.Hadley Wood Golf ClubMonday, 24 June 2013New Therma Vein MachineNow at CrèmeSafe Instant & Effective Removalof Thread Veins & Skin TagsFree No Obligation AssessmentsTel: 020 8449 268732 Crescent West
  4. 4. 4extremely grateful for the amazinglyreliable service they provide, in allweathers every day and night of the year.I would also like to take this opportunityto thank Caroline Berlyn the SchemeSecretary and Stuart Singer for theirsignificant work and support over manyyears in ensuring Hadley Wood remainsone of the safest neighbourhoods to livein. If you are interested in becoming amember of the security scheme withall the benefits this brings (too many tolist here!) please feel free to contact us athadleywoodsecurity@hotmail.co.ukWith my very best wishes for a safe andsecure year ahead.Simon Lester, Hadley Wood SecurityHadley Wood Golf ClubTriumphsThe inaugural Inter Club Golf Competitionrun by the Society of Herts Golf Captainswas held at Hadley Wood on Thursday18th April in what can best be describedas a blustery day! The wind howled andfor the first hour of the Shotgun start therain lashed down.Nevertheless the course was inmagnificent condition and the speed ofthe greens fooled a number of visitors.The competition was Stableford with thetwo best scores on each holecounting. In all 23 teamscompeted – each teamconsisting of Captain, Vice-Captain, Manager andSociety Liaison Officer. In ourcase this was Mike Edwards,Rob Anderson, DavidJackson and Don Bailey. Thehome team came outconvincing winners and willbe the first name on the newshield. Highlight of the roundwas on the 5th hole whenMike and David both hadmagnificent birdies to score 8points between them!All the teams wereimpressed with the course preparation,organisation, reception, hospitality andexcellent food at both the snack lunchand evening dinner. Well done to allconcerned.Don BaileyAcademy MembershipHadley Wood Golf ClubFROM £50 PER MONTH•Full access to the clubhouse and practicefacilities•Weekly group tuition with a PGA professional0208 449 4328Hadley Wood Golf Club, Beech Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 0JJwww.hadleywoodgc.comPilatesTeacher - PersonalTrainerEstablished lower back specialistEASING YOUR BACK PAIN WITH PILATESPilates can both alleviate existing back problems andprevent 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 552326Or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.ukIf youre looking for dramatic changes in the way yourbody looks, feels and performs. If you want to improveflexibility, strength and agility, muscle tone, andbecome less prone to injury...Then youre about todiscover how you can do all this, quickly and easily,with your One to One Pilates session!www.pilates-stuart.co.ukPatients on the NHS list are excludedAll aspects of general practicecovered. Same day andweekend appointments@ Hadley Wood or localPrivate Hospitalsveenasingh@hotmail.co.uk
  5. 5. 5Dr Keith GarberDr Andrew HalmerDr Tina ChrysostomouAll aspects of general dentistryoffered throughout the weekincluding Saturday morningappointmentsPlease contact our reception16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood,Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJTel: 020 8441 025711uocShtghtuoSklahC,tuHtuocSetag,enaL fkcoCpuorGtuo94NEsretsof,pQJ9,roFey8-6syadnoM,obdnaslrigsdloraemp76ssyosyadnoMG:tcatnoC38020t11retnuhgmp7-6setnuHadnelG0532163moc.liamg@htremadsruhT:tcattanoC5775288202002merreffrlapegy01-8.8-54.6syaPeniinddilldarraeG:80605 )ee)vvee((e 2002lilamttmoh@namsdloraeymp51namerreffrlaPPa444224163802kuocl4 )yy)adda((dmerreffrlapeg:tcatnoClilamttmoh@namy41-01syadseuTnihsAlyrraDku.oc.ll.sdloraeyp00.9-51.7sgnmp:tcatnoC9448020ihsa.lyrradnihsAlyrraD74769c.sgnihsa@gnignmocThe Friends of Trent Park were asked bythe Forestry Commission to take part inplanting some oak saplings in celebrationof the Queens Diamond Jubilee. TheFriends asked our local Scout Group, the11th Southgate Scout Group, who meetin Chalk Lane Cockfosters, to take partand so on a glorious April Saturdaymorning a number of Beaver Scouts andtheir parents, Cubs, Scouts and Leadersspent a very enjoyable morning plantingthe oak saplings under the supervision ofa Parks Manager. Scouts helped theyounger members of the Group plantingthe saplings some of which were as tallas the Beaver Scouts themselves! Thefinal bit of fun was watering the saplingsusing Akelas wellington boots!Glenda HunterLocal Monken HadleyAuthor andGrandmother PublishesSecond Book in herWitchtree Journals’Trilogy.Diane Greene was inspired to write herbooks by the history of Barnet, the beautyof Hadley Common and Woods near toher home, and a fir tree at the bottom ofher garden whose uppermost branchesresembled a witch on her broomstick.The tree lent its long-time nickname tothe first of Diane’s books, The WitchtreeJournals: Emily’s Story published in 2011.This book in turn led to the creation of itscompanion volume, The WitchtreeJournals: Rosalie’s Story published lastmonth. Grandmother of a now fifteen yearold girl who three years ago provided themodel for Emily, and with eight othergrand/step grandchildren, it’s perhaps nosurprise that the books were written with11th Southgate ScoutGroup plant oaksaplings in Trent Park
  6. 6. 6With Paul Baker, City of London guideThis is an update onmy walks in Barnet and London coming up in the next fewweeks. Full details of my own walks will be found onwww.barnetwalks.talktalk.net. Please book by phone oremail if you’re planning to join a walk.WALKS IN BARNET‘The Battle of Barnet’:Explore the famous battlefield from the Wars of theRoses of 1471.Sat May 18th – 2.30pm, Sun June 30th – 2.30pm,Sun July 28th – 2.30pm, Sat Aug 10th – 11am,Sun Sep 15th – 2.30pm, Sun Oct 20th – 2.30pm,Sat Nov 16th – 11am, Sun Dec 8th – 11am.Meet at junction of Great North Road andHadley Green Road.‘Things That Go Bump in High Barnet!’:A ghostly, ghoulish walk through High Barnet andMonken Hadley.Fri May 24th, Sat July 6th, Sun Aug 4th, Fri Sep 27th,Mon 28th/Tue 29th/ Wed 30th/Thu 31st Oct(Hallowe’en: prize for spookiest costume!). All at 7.30pm.Meet outside High Barnet tube station booking office.Please bring a torch if possible.‘Dickens in Victorian Barnet’:Hear about the many Dickens connections with Barnet,and more fascinating 19th century local history.Sat July 20th – 2.30pm, Sun Dec 15th – 11am(Dickens Xmas walk).Meet outside High Barnet tube station booking office.‘The Heart of High Barnet’:A walk through a thousand years of history in High Barnet.Sun June 2nd – 2.30pm.Meet outside Barnet College, Wood Street, High Barnet.‘A Meander through Monken Hadley’:A walk (carrying on from the previous tour) throughbeautiful Georgian Monken Hadley.Sun June 9th – 2.30pm.Meet outside The Spires, Barnet High Street.‘Marvellous Mill Hill’:An entertaining and surprising roam along The Ridgewayand through green, tranquil Mill Hill Village.Sun Oct 6th – 2.30pm, Sat Nov 30th – 11am.Meet outside Mill Hill East tube station.Finishes Lawrence St NW7.‘Fabulous Finchley’:Explore a thousand years of the history of Finchley Centraland East Finchley.Sun Sep 1st – 2.30pm, Sat Nov 23rd – 11am.Meet at Finchley Central tube, Ballards Lane exit.Finishes East Finchley tube.There are also interesting walks in London.For furtherinformation, phone 020 8440 6805.Mobile: 07506 761294 e-mail: pbaker54@hotmail.co.ukWeb-site: www.barnetwalks.talktalk.netGUIDED WALKS IN BARNET ANDLONDON: 2013The North London Counsellingand Psychotherapy CentreLisa Daitz MBACP, MSEA, MBPsSFor help with Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Relationshipand Family Issues, Bereavement and Loss, Conflict, Trauma andLong-Standing Emotional Issues.Hadley Wood - Barnet - Palmers GreenTo discuss how therapy may be of help (without obligation) or toarrange an initial consultation contact Lisa Daitz on 07771 522426or email lisa@thenorthlondonpsychotherapycentre.co.ukwww.thenorthlondonpsychotherapycentre.co.ukConfidential, Safe and Non-judgementalyoung readers agedbetween ten and fifteenyears old in mind. Dianetells us that the storiesblend history, time-travel,fantasy, first romance andmythology around theadventures of eachbook’s young protagonistand promises that onceyou have read her booksyou will never again thinkof the Greek myth ofNarcissus and Echo in thesame way!However she emphasises that it’s the true-to-life human girlsof the titles, thirteen year old Emily and fourteen year oldRosalie, who are the heroines of her books and that thechallenge in writing the second book was how to remain faithfulto the format of Emily’s Story, while coming up with acompletely new story that would never-the-less link into the first.Readers, both young and not so young, have told her thatRosalie’s Story is a real page turner and the characters jumpfrom them as they are turned, so she guesses that she musthave got it about right!Since the publication of the first book, apart from writingRosalie’s Story Diane has made personal appearances inN.London and Barnet schools, including local schools StMartha’s on Hadley Common; JCOSS on the edge of HadleyWoods and The Q.E Girls in Barnet.A third book which will complete the trilogy is planned for nextyear.Press Release.ITALIANDESIGNERKITCHENSBYTel:01707663738www.ital-design.co.uk01707 835 835 OR 07446 500 580www.hertspowerclean.co.ukTransform your exterior surfaces withHerts Power Clean• Driveway Refurbishment• Block Paving, Patio, Natural Stone, PatternImprinted Concrete Cleaning & Protective Sealing• Moss & Algae Removal• Oil Leak Treatment
  7. 7. 7Charity bike rideCycle to The OA’s Sports Ground,160 Harpenden Road, St Albans, AL3 6BBon Sunday 23rd June, 2013Free to enterand fun for allthe family*More details: www.hadnet.org.uk or 01707 324581www.celebritiesguild.org.uk e: info@celebritiesguild.org.uk020 8449 1234All ridersgreeted bycelebrities atfinishThe Celebrities Guild of Great Britain and HAD invite cyclists to a* Just get plenty of people to sponsor youSponsors:In aid of HertfordshireAction on DisabilityRegistered charity no. 1059015Letters to the EditorDear EditorI wonder if through your columns youcould help me with some research.I havebeen asked by a customer of ours toresearch his 1930s Bentley – the firstowner of the car was of Jewish descentwho had to leave France in a hurry duringWWII. As a consequence his car wasobtained / sold to a gentleman by thename of Simon Orde whose address isgiven as Hadley Croft, CockfostersWood, Hadley Wood. I have tried to findout about him & his address to no avail &I thought that you may be able to helpme.Many thanksRegardsSue JonesThe Real Car Co Ltd.,Tel: 01248 602649 (+44 1248 602649)Coed Y Email:mail@realcar.co.ukWebsite: WWW.REALCAR.CO.UKHWRC. Marathoncharity effortWe wanted to fundraise for a charity thatinspires positive change. As an inclusivetheatre Chickensheds aim is to bringpeople together of all ages, backgrounds& abilities to produce outstanding theatrethat inspires, challenges, entertains &educates both audiences & participantsalike. Many HWRC members haveassociations with Chickenshed – visitingregularly to watch performances, orhaving children who benefit hugely fromthe amazing work Chickenshed does.Weare extremely proud that the challengewe took on to complete the Virgin LondonMarathon would benefit such aninspirational local charity. We are currently£149 short of target. So far we haveraised £3,451.00www.justgiving.com/hwrc1Full Marathon pictures can be seen onwebsite: www.hwrc.me.ukRachid & Sensev El-AhmadiChanges to Telecom mast on flatsin Crescent West proposed. CheckP13-01147PLA on Enfield CouncilwebsiteNEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH!Our mobile valeting service is nowoffering specialized treatments foryour car.Mini valet•Machine polishSupaguard•One day valetBodywork repairCall Adam on 07973 272347 oremail adam@aquavalet.co.uk.co.uk
  8. 8. 8The 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 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 orindirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by anyone as a resultof an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.Hadley Wood News shall notbe responsible for any errors or omissions contained in any advertisement or other information within this publication. The Publisher reserves the right toamend, abridge or reject any copy supplied for publication. E&OE HWA December 2011The Hadley Wood Association7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.ukChairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 sharpie14@btinternet.comEditor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.comAdvertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.comHall Bookings Annie 07903 138 235 hallbookings.hwa@gmail.comSecurity Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay Tel. 0208 441 2595To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.ukSALES OFFICES AT: BARNET 020 8449 3383 TOTTERIDGE 020 8445 3694 HADLEY WOOD 020 8440 9797 BROOKMANS PARK 01707 661144RADLETT 01923 604321 NEW HOMES SHOWCASE HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9796 RADLETT 01923 608383Associated Offices in Mayfair & Moscowwww.statons.comOFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREENHADLEY WOOD £1,195,0004 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Reception RoomsKitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room GardenHADLEY WOOD £995,0004 Bedrooms Bathroom 2 Reception RoomsKitchen Utility Room Double Garage GardenPotential To Extend STPPHADLEY WOOD £995,0004 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Reception Room/DiningArea Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room Utility RoomGarage GardenHADLEY WOOD £999,0004 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Living/Dining RoomKitchen/Family/Breakfast Area Utility RoomGarage GardenHADLEY WOOD £1,250,0004 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception RoomsKitchen Breakfast Room Conservatory IntegralGarage Garden Scope to Extend STPPHADLEY WOOD £735,0004 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Reception RoomKitchen/Breakfast Room Single Garage GardenHADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797