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Hadley Wood News May 2014

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Photo by John Leatherdale MAY2014ISSUE HADLEYWOODNEWS Neighbourhood forum. Esther’s on the case. New trees for Hadley Wood. Enfield and Sustrans deliver. Primary School’s Katie Partridge’s winning essay Tennis and Bridge Clubs. Join in! Wenham’s Wimbledon. Paul reports Hadley Wood Dance. The Nutcracker Marathon memories. Sen and Julie on the run. Rob Anderson. Hadley Wood's new Golf Captain. Wildflower Meadow. Planned HWA Coffee Bar DON’TFORGET!Local ElectionsVoting ThursdayMay 22nd Wednesday 4th June between 10am – 12.00noon invite you to our Hadley Wood Pre-school and Playgroup Please come along to meet us and enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere and the many exciting activities on offer. Everyone is welcome. Hadley Wood Association Centre, Crescent East, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EL Tel: 020 84496089 or 07754179884 www.hadleywoodpreschool.co.uk (Just behind the tennis courts)
  2. 2. 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 Neighbourhood Forum. Working Party The Government’s Localism Act of 2011 provided an opportunity for Parishes, Resident’s organisations and communities to assemble a Neighbourhood Forum. Formed from a diverse group of residents a Forum would number a minimum of 21 persons who would have to consult, study and eventually agree on a written Plan. This would include a map of the proposed area. Once approved by the local Council the Plan would be subject to a local referendum arranged and paid for by the Council. If carried through a Forum would give the community statutory power to ‘guide’ local development plans including regeneration and conservation. Under the umbrella of the Hadley Wood Association a working party has now met with a Planning officer at Enfield Council and learned more about the process. It is clear from these preliminary discussions that the formation of a Neighbourhood Forum would involve a great deal of work. However in the long term a Forum would have more input into the future development of Hadley Wood rather than being in the current position of having no input at all. The working party has elected Esther Kurland as its Chairman and is meeting again soon. At this stage the objective of the Working Party is to decide if the community has enough ability, manpower and energy to create a Forum and whether the community is likely to benefit from such an organisation. If that decision is taken, the next step would be a major consultation exercise within our Community. Interested residents should contact members of the working party via the Hadley Wood Association on 02084497193 or email rodarmstrong@btinternet.com Hadley Wood’s new trees. Residents in Parkgate Avenue and Crescent, Covert way, Greenbrook and Beech Hill Avenue will have noticed many new young trees planted alongside the roads. They all look healthy and have clearly been planted by people who know what they are doing. These trees are much appreciated by residents and are a credit to Enfield’s street scene policies and their Regeneration and Environment staff. We emailed Andy Robinson Enfield’s Senior Arboricultural Officer to express our appreciation and his reply is printed in the Letters section. We have also been on the receiving end of some saplings from Sustrans the national Charity which looks after UK’s path and cycleways. Sustrans it was who upgraded the path running from the station up alongside the railway and through the woods to Waggon Road. As they had to cut down a few small trees in the process they very generously donated fifteen young saplings including Flowering Cherry, Oak and Beech. These were planted with the help of the Sustrans team and its volunteers on a hot day in early April. Dotted about the Hadley Wood Association grounds they look very attractive already. Thanks go to Sustrans and to the volunteers especially local resident Dominic without whose herculean efforts the planting would never have been finished. HWA 2
  3. 3. 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 ChildLine Schools Service… The NSPCC Barnet Appeals Committee would like to thank all those that attended its annual 'Spring STOP and SHOP', held at 4 Newmans Way on the 28th March. The morning was a great success and the £1,173 raised will go towards supporting the work of this worthwhile and necessary charity. We have all been shocked recently by headlines reporting alleged abuse of many young victims. As a Committee we are focused on continuing to raise awareness and funds to extend the valuable work of the NSPCC. To this end our next event is our third Golf Day which is to be held on Friday 6th June, kindly hosted by Hadley Wood Golf Club. Many local companies have already kindly agreed to support the event by donating Auction prizes, submitting a team, sponsoring a hole …. If there is any way that you feel you could help us to reach our target of raising £18,000 please contact Susan How on 07881 900050. We are looking to help support valuable services to children such as the Childline Schools Service – the future of child protection. Vanessa Northam Fundraising for the RNLI The Hadley Lifeboat Guild had a very successful tea party and were entertained by the Barnet Lifeboat Singers singing Sea Shanties. The event was very well supported by our regulars and we were very pleased to welcome some new faces. Thank you to the Hadley wood members for attending. Altogether we raised the amazing sum of £1164. 30 for the RNLI Please put October 23rd in your diaries for the coffee morning at the Hadley Memorial Hall, when we will have the usual stalls and sell Christmas cards for the R.N.L.I. Ann Phillips HADLEY WOOD SCHOOL SUMMER FETE! June 22nd Please come and join us at the Hadley Wood School Summer fete. It’s on 22nd June and starts at 12.30. This fete is set to be one of the best ever, with plans for Bouncy Castles, stalls for browsing and buying, Barbecue, Cafe, Tombolas and possibly even a petting zoo! Rachel Kudlick
  4. 4. 4 Tel: 01707 663 738 www.dorchenainteriors.co.uk DORCHENA INTERIORS ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS 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 Marathon efforts. At least two local residents ran in the London marathon this year raising money for charities. Sen Al Ahmadi ran again, this time raising money for Chicken Shed. Sen is well known amongst local runners. She started the Hadley Wood Running Club and is now a qualified running coach. This year she was lucky enough to receive from Chicken Shed a position in the Green Start section. This gives runners a much more civilized starting point, an easy access to the loos and the doubtful pleasure of being with many celebrities. When she had finished taking ‘selfies’ with Michael Owen, Amy Willerton, Michel Roux and our rowing gold medallists (Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins) she ran the course in 4 hours 13 minutes raising £2000 for Chicken Shed in the process. (Over the last few years Sen and her husband Rashid have raised approximately £13000 running for charities!). Julie Norton was also running. I asked her for some details. She replies… ‘This was my fourth London marathon, this time raising money for Parkinson’s UK. My father has Parkinson’s and I wanted to raise money for this charity in the hope that one day a cure might be found for such a debilitating disease. I have so far raised over £1,500. I completed the marathon in 3 hours 45 minutes after eight months of training and approximately 1800 miles covered. A marathon is not Bridge in Hadley Wood Hadley Wood is very fortunate to have two duplicate bridge clubs – both meet at the Hadley Wood Association Centre – one on a Tuesday and the other on a Friday. Play commences at both clubs at 7.30 pm. The Friday Club is affiliated to the EBU and players receive EBU ranking and the monthly magazine, but the Tuesday club is not. Many members belong to both and a very friendly atmosphere prevails in both clubs. Robin Nunn, a bridge director of Friday Club also runs group bridge lessons for beginners and improvers. New members welcomed. Further information as follows:- Friday Club – Pat Taylor 020 8449 4531 (see www.hwabridge.co.uk) Tuesday Club – Norman Heaton – 01707 658320 Lessons – Robin Nunn – 020 8363 4380 Pat Taylor something to be undertaken lightly. However it is something that anyone can do, given the right training and commitment. Go for it people!’ Sen al Ahmadi and Julie Norton
  5. 5. 5 Meadow project. If you walk from the HWA Car park up the field and turn left along the path through the tree line leading to the bridge over the railway you come to a clearing. To your left lies a small field. This is the site of a joint venture between the HWA and Hadley Wood primary school to create a wildflower meadow. The plan is to spend the spring and summer months recording what is actually growing there at the moment and to see whether the field supports much bee or butterfly life. Year 4 children from the school will be doing this on a weekly basis keeping a record of what they have found and seen. In the meantime soil analysis will be carried out to measure acidity/alkalinity, nitrogen and phosphate concentrations so that wildflower seeds appropriate for these conditions can be planted into an experimental lower section of the field. Comparisons of flower and insect life in the new (seeded) and old sections (untouched) can then be made. Wildflowers do not do well if the soil is fertile or fertilized. However local knowledge suggests that this field has not been farmed for at least 50 years. This would be in favour of wildflower survival. Wildflowers other enemy is grass. This has to be regularly cut, the cuttings disposed of and if necessary some centimetres of top soil removed from the experimental lower section of the field. There will be no herbicides used. Making a wild flower meadow is not an easy process but with steady care to keep the grass at bay there is every chance of a slow conversion of this field to a meadow. It might take a few years. It might end up looking like this! (see photo left). If there are any experts or enthusiasts in Hadley Wood who would like to be involved please let me know. Rod Armstrong Tel: 020 8449 5924 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 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 WANTED Assistant Editor for the Hadley Wood News This is an unpaid post which might suit a school leaver planning a career in journalism. Good standard of written English and basic IT skills required. Contact Rod Armstrong Editor. Tel. 07979755973 or 02084495924 email rodarmstrong@btinternet.com
  6. 6. 6 The Hadley Wood Dance Centre was established in the Hadley Wood Association Centre 46 years ago. I have now been the Principal of the school for over 30 years and to mark this anniversary 135 pupils, ranging in age from four years to adult, performed the full- length ballet of The Nutcracker on 21st and 22nd March at The Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar to very supportive and enthusiastic audiences. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their theatrical experience and, as a result of the three performances, we have been able to send a donation of £3125 to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Janice Salmon Hadley Wood Dance Centre
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  8. 8. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships I am a self-confessed tennis nut and look forward every year to Wimbledon or The Championships as it is often called. Indeed, I could say that they are the highlight of the summer for me. On my retirement from the City, I was fortunate to be accepted into the ranks of the Honorary Stewards (HS) after some rigorous questioning and on site training. My day starts at 08.00 sharp when I join the large team of stewards in Wimbledon Park where the day queue for tickets is formed. Some spectators will have queued overnight with others arriving early in the morning hoping to secure a ticket for a major show court that day. Most people are content to buy a Ground Pass which gives access to all the outside courts and a limited number of unreserved seats on three show courts. The queue will have been managed by Honorary Stewards overnight, and some of our team start at 06.00 in order to assist the early queue management. A big team of Day Stewards made up of young university students bring enthusiastic support to the overall effort. As the trains bring people from far and wide, the queue quickly grows and in no time the numbers can swell to 10,000 or more. Naturally, good weather encourages people to come to Wimbledon, but if a certain Scottish gentleman happens to be playing that day, then the numbers swell exponentially. Working with the queues outside the ground sounds like a rather unattractive part of the job – in fact the opposite is true. One meets people from all around the world who share the same enthusiasm for the game. The atmosphere is unique in my experience, with everyone well behaved and in high spirits in the anticipation of seeing some tennis later in the day. Many of the fans are seasoned Wimbledon visitors and prefer to queue for tickets rather than chance their luck in the official public ballot. I would probably award the Australian visitors the prize for the best party makers! The role of the Honorary Stewards is to marshal the queues and provide assistance and information to visitors. The Service Stewards from H.M. Forces and Emergency Services perform a different but vital role and they are all exceptional people who are committed to do their very best. After a very quick lunch, a posting to one of the show courts is the reward for the morning’s hard work. During service breaks, spectators come and go from the courts and occasionally people move during play. This presents a constant challenge to keep people in their seats to respect both the players and spectators. Mobile phones provide the largest headache and the biggest source of irritation to fellow spectators, and while the vast majority are happy to switch them off or put them on silent mode, there are always one or two serial offenders who we have to deal with. Tact and diplomacy are as ever the way forward and it is heartening to have the gratitude of other spectators after dealing with these types of situations. The Stewards are required to stay until the end of play on their courts which could be 9.00 p.m. or even until 11.00 p.m. if a match is running late on Centre Court. With extreme exhaustion and aching legs and feet, I drive home, collapse into bed and then rise again at 05.45 to start the next day. The Championships seem to reach a climax on the middle Saturday and the second Monday, after which the queues start to reduce. This is because the singles matches are concentrated mainly on Centre Court, for which there are no on-day sales after the second Wednesday. The reason is a long-standing policy borne out of concern for the Club’s neighbours over the potentially enormous crowds which could result – particularly with a British finalist – if Centre Court tickets were still sold on the gate. At this stage it feels a little as though the party is already over. Some of my fellow Honorary Stewards bid farewell then and return to their homes in various corners of the UK. Not all these people are retired like me and many have full time demanding jobs. I meet people from all walks of life including many from the professions – all with one thing in common – a love of tennis. I particularly like the discipline and order of the whole Championships which run like clockwork. This does not happen by chance but through the meticulous planning and the considerable efforts of so many people. Many of the Honorary Stewards return year after year and, if invited to take part again, I will certainly do so. It is seriously hard work but great fun, and I am fortunate to have met some really outstanding people. Paul Wenham 8 @stmarthas_head ) M ') 1( %%" ( 1(- %%! $ %' '"(1 ( %%" $ % 1 (( , ) (# "" " (( ( / ( $ ()'%$ # ' (*")( , ) $* $ % *( %$ ) $ + * " $ %$) $* ). '%# ' )% && ' -) ( )) * #0," !#*%+ !(, ," #* #*+, "(# -'#. *+#,1 #' /// +, & *," + ( -$ 0 0 0 0 ) ' . '#'! "-*+ 1 ' 1 , )& (* -*," * #' (*& ,#(' (', , &#++#('+ (' (* & #% &#++#('+ + #', & *," + (*! -$ &#++#('+
  9. 9. 9 Children Tennis Membership Annual Membership fee for Mini’s (age 10 and under) - £40 Annual Membership fee for Junior (age 11-16) - £80 Benefits: Discount on ALL Termtime courses (after school and weekends) Holiday Camps and free play at Club Evenings Saving £8 per term on weekly courses/ free Club Evenings Savings on all 10 weeks of holiday courses each year Activities for Mini/Junior this summer Weekly Mini Club Night/ Junior Club Night (Members Free / £4 for non members) May Half Term Camp Summer Camp (*) October Half Term Camp ! ! ! "#$%&'!())$!*&++,-!.%/0! )1&+!$#'! "#$%&'!()*!+#$,!-.(/! -01!2301! ! 445677!*,$$8)!9:;!<==44! 4>?8@%;,$!&$%!<%#@*)!A,@B:1,! 4C,,*!*?,!>@#D!>:&B?8$E!F,&1! 4<@@!F,$$8)!7G#801,$*!0;:H8%,%! ! ! 46,9;,)?1,$*)!&H&8@&D@,! 4I7J!C7CK76!LM">NOIF"!! ! ! ! (PQ!>;,)B,$*!7&)*R!S&%@,'!J::%!7I/!.7=! 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Hadley Wood Tennis Club www.hwltc.org Adults Tennis Membership We offer Peak Membership (play at anytime) and off peak membership (weekdays until 6pm) Special rates for Students and Youth (under 24 years old) Tennis Courses currently run on a Tuesday and Thursday morning Thursday Night – Club Night – Doubles social play – Bar open Saturday Afternoon – Social Doubles Play, Tea coffee and Cakes (Bar open) CONTACTS: Head Coach - Stuart Martin 07787 552 326 Coach - Nick Wheeler 07812 462 428 Membership - Simone tel.07873 846 198. info@hwltc.org *Summer Camp Dates: Week 1 Mon 14th July – 18th July Week 2 Mon 21st July – 25th July Week 3 Mon 28th July – 1st Aug Week 4 Mon 4th Aug – 8th Aug Week 5 Mon 11th Aug – 15th Aug My trip to South Africa April 2014 Some of my neighbours kindly sponsored me to raise money for the school Rugby tour to South Africa back in the Autumn, and I can’t believe I’ve had the experience already. We were two teams raring to go into battle against the strong lads from the heat of South Africa. On Friday 4th April, we set off on our journey to Johannesburg, to then get another internal flight to Cape Town. Straight after we got off the plane we didn’t even go to our hotel. We left straight to conquer the mighty Table Mountain. We spent four more days here, including a match against some of the township lads. THEY WERE MASSIVE!! All of the games except one were bare foot, which upheld traditions in all SA Boys Schools. We then spent some time in the local town. This was truly an amazing experience, meeting the township people. Everyone saw a new light and the people we met inspired us. After Cape Town, we flew off to Durban to encounter the mighty Zulus. When we got there we met the most smiley and welcoming warriors in the world from the beautiful plains in the Zulu cultural village, Shakaland. There we learnt many of the Zulu ways of life. It really taught us that the way we live is not the only way and that we have to have open minds about learning from these different cultures. Also in Durban we went to a safari park and came face to face with the great beasts of South Africa.This trip really taught me new things about the world and that how we live isn’t always the best way. When I was in the township, I met an amazing little girl called Buombola. I will never forget her. She told me something that changed me as a person; she told me that her oldest brother has to fight for food to keep his family alive, but the most amazing thing was she always had a smile on her face. That taught me something. They have probably one of the worst places to live in the world, sometimes without food but they are probably still the happiest people in the world. Truly a humbling experience! This trip was the best thing that has ever happened to me and I will never forget it (even though I suffered six stitches in my foot, it didn’t put me off one bit). George Hawkins
  10. 10. 10 HERTFORD TV SERVICE UNIT 1B, FOXHOLES AVENUE, HERTFORD SG13 7JG LOCAL FAMILT BUSINESS ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 35 YEARS • ALLWORK FULLY GUARANTEED Tel: 01992 552955 www.hertfordtvservice.co.uk DIGITAL FREEVIEW AERIAL INSTALLATIONS EXTRA TV POINTS & SKY PLAYBACK AERIAL REPAIRS & STORM DAMAGE DAB/FM AERIALS & COMMUNAL TV SYSTEMS FREESAT HD, SKYHD & SKY + HIDDEN DISH SPECIALISTS & FOREIGN SATELLITE PLASMA/LCD/LED TV, AUDIO & DVD REPAIRS TV WALL INSTALLATIONS & HIDDEN CABLES GOT SLOW BROADBAND? WE INSTALL TOOWAY SATELLITE BROADBAND WITH DOWNLOAD SPEEDS UP TO 20MBPS CCTV INSTALLATIONS IN HD – WATCH ON YOUR IPAD/PHONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WIFI ACCESS POINTS & DATA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION SONOS HOME AUDIO SPECIALISTS ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● St Paul’s Church, Hadley Wood Every Sunday: 8:30 am Traditional 1662 holy communion 10:30 am Main morning service with separate children’s activities You are all warmly invited every Sunday This summer’s series is on ‘Serving without Sinking’ Special events with guest speakers 8 June John Hall a local resident 15 June Father’s Day Family Service 29 June Andy Oatridge from Hungary followed by BBQ in the grounds New Captain at Hadley Wood Golf Club. Following Mike Edwards’ excellent year as Captain the club has welcomed Rob Anderson to take his place. Rob is a Yorkshireman from Harrogate. Both parents were keen golfers and thus it was that he started playing golf aged 14 yrs. Two years later his mother was offered the post of Secretary of the Ladies Golf Union based in St Andrews. The family moved forthwith and his mother, a fine golfer herself, occupied her new office overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course at St Andrews. This was a nice move for his parents who had met whilst university students there in the war years. Rob joined one of the local golf clubs in St Andrews paying an exorbitant £25.00 a year for the use of all four courses (there are now seven!) This was 1978. (‘A few years later’ says Rob ‘all hell broke loose’ when a three pound surcharge was added for playing on the Old Course). After finishing school Rob went to Warwick University studied Maths and Economics and after graduating moved to London to become a trainee chartered accountant at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, later KPMG. Marrying Sally in 1986 he set up home in Tottenham and then spent four years in Sydney, Australia before returning to Hertfordshire. Later he co-founded his own company Edengene which advises large companies on applying innovation techniques to grow their business. He and Sally went on to have three children, the eldest two now being at university in St Andrews and at Imperial College in London, whilst the youngest is at Dame Alice Owen’s school in Potters Bar. With a strong musical background (his two sisters are music teachers) all the children sing and play various instruments to a high standard. Rob takes particular pleasure in joining them at gigs in his role as drummer (‘not a proper musician’). He also takes part in the band at the church in Barnet which he and his family regularly attend. Rob joined HWGC in 1997. He is known for his sense of humour, plays off a handicap of 6 and is a past captain of the Scratch team. I asked him whether he had any plans for the year as Captain. ‘Well, probably continuous improvement rather than any radical change’ says Rob. ‘I want to maintain the traditions of this great club but would like to try and make it a little more inclusive, family friendly and informal. I would particularly like to see a more integrated membership with plenty of events that allow members to get to know each other better’. He dashed off to represent the club in a county event, and I returned home reflecting that it looked like being another very good year for the golf club. Rod Armstrong Le Petit Café opened its doors for the first time in March. This little French style café is situated at the heart of Hadley Wood just by the tennis courts. I am there to look after you and to offer you freshly ground coffee, cakes lunches and snacks every day from 9-5pm (Thursdays 9-3pm). I am also planning some monthly events such as BBQ’s and lunches. Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh food or have a spot of lunch. You can even watch a game or two of tennis! Niki Tasou
  11. 11. It started off, a morning like any other, when I was in my bedroom listening to the sweet tweet of the morning birds. They were sparrows, my favourite bird. Gliding swiftly, as light as a feather, beautiful creatures. I reached out my arm. My favourite one which I named Snowy came and sat on it. I called him Snowy because of his strange, white wings. Suddenly, breaking the beautiful silence my Ma burst in, shouting at me to come and eat breakfast before school. Snowy jumped off my arm in fright. I scowled and with a groan of reply, I trudged downstairs. Sitting at the table, I devoured my food like a hungry wolf, keen to return to the sparrows. “What’s up? “asked Ma. I didn’t reply. She shook my shoulder as if she was saying “come on tell me”. Her eyes were deep, black, oily pools staring into mine. She turned and opened the rickety door. As quick as a cat pouncing on its prey I raced outside trying to catch a glimpse of Snowy. Suddenly, a screaming shout from Ma filled the air. “Look out behind you” she shouted frantically. I turned horrified as a shell whizzed towards me. Luckily I ducked and it sped through the back door and exploded in the hallway. Fear crept up my back like a cold hand. I shrieked for my parents. Ma, Pa and my brother leapt out the door. But what about Snowy? Quickly I raced up the half destroyed stairs to my deserted room. Sure enough there sat Snowy on the windowsill. Grabbing him gently, I went back downstairs and shot out of the house like a bullet. “Now where?” questioned Ma angrily. Together we raced out onto the streets. Everywhere were children screaming, doctors kneeling on the ground, timbers of wood scattered here and there like a giant skeleton. I shivered at the thought of living on the streets with no food or water. Questions whizzed through my mind. Would our house be ok? Would the street get destroyed? Would I even survive? I could hear my younger brother asking questions to himself and sobbing every now and then. I comforted him thinking how hard it must be for him. I told him it would be ok but on the inside I wasn’t so sure… Half an hour passed and bombs were still whizzing through the air with anger. Then silence struck the street. Soon after that, people started coming out of broken houses wiping dirt from their forlorn faces and looking around in disbelief. I gazed up at the sky. The grey forbidding clouds seemed to part and a ray of sunshine filtered through. I reached into my pocket. A frightened creature sat on my arm, I held him up to the sun. He stretched out his beautiful, white wings and flew into the horizon to find a new home. I sighed heavily. What would happen to us? Where would our new home be? Katie Partridge. Aged 8 years. HARTLEPOOL. DECEMBER 16TH 1914 11 Hadley Wood’s Primary school. Essay contest. Every half term, Hadley Wood school holds an Arts Trophy event to celebrate the arts at the school. The latest event was the ‘500 word’ competition which was launched by BBC Radio 2. Some of the entries were amazing! In the final, the teacher of the overall winners from each class read the stories to the rest of the school and the judges. The children were delighted to welcome back Mrs Keane, a former teacher who with the Editor was kind enough to judge the awards. The winning stories were beautifully crafted and showed that all the learning that the children have been doing over the year really had an impact. Josh Newham Deputy Headteacher Hadley Wood Primary School 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 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 Letters Dear Editor Many thanks for the email regarding the new trees recently planted within the Hadley Wood area. The trees were planted as part of our annual re- placement planting programme, this area of EN4 receiving approximately 50 new trees of the 400 we had funding for. We also applied for a grant from the Mayors RELEAF scheme that resulted in a further 90 trees and along with other funding managed to plant a total of approximately 550 trees borough wide just on the highways in Enfield. All of the trees planted in the EN4 area are Ornamental other than 4 x Ginkos that probably fall into the Forest type category. Although they are very slow growing, all trees will provide many environmental ecological and social benefits. They will blossom and some will produce small ornamental fruits all of which will benefit the wildlife and the environment for the area. We are keen to continue this planting programme in the EN4 area to replenish stock as part of next winters planting programme so if any residents would like trees in other roads please let me have a list of sites and we will survey and see if we can accommodate any requests. Each year I have to apply for funding for tree planting. Any evidence that our efforts are being appreciated by residents of the borough helps with acquiring the funding required to allow us to ensure Enfield's streets remain tree lined for many years to come. Regards Andy Robinson Senior Arboricultural Officer Regeneration & Environment Department Enfield Council
  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 £1,675,000 Skillfully Extended Detached Family Residence Completed To A High Specification 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms 136’ Rear Garden Garage HADLEY WOOD £1,595,000 Beautifully Presented Detached Family Residence 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Well Maintained Rear Garden Triple Garage Off Street Parking HADLEY WOOD £1,550,000 Well Presented Detached Family Home 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Southerly Aspect Rear Garden Approx. 110’ Heated Swimming Pool HADLEY WOOD £1,195,000 Impressive and Deceptively Spacious Family Home 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Reception Rooms Landscaped Rear Garden 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 HADLEY COMMON £750,000 Ground Floor Luxuriously Appointed Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception Rooms Private Communal Gardens Allocated Parking Space HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 FIRST PROOF