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Hadley Wood News May 2015


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Hadley Wood News May 2015

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Barnet (and Hadley!) boys win U10’s Allianz Rugby Cup Message from David Burrowes MP Councillor Jason Charalambous reports. Trent Park, Duchy Road parking, Telecom mast and Cycle racks. Where’s Sailor Jack? John Uttley’s new book. Security Patrol Hadley Wood Primary School’s Summer Fete. Sunday June 21st Neighbourhood Plan’s consultation period closes May 27th Hadley Wood Association(Our village hall). Survey Hadley and Wingate’s young footballers Station. Rail Users group questionnaire Essendon Open Garden’s day. June 14th Cherry Lodge Events. Coming up. Notice Board and Letters to the Editor DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 MAY2015ISSUE HADLEYWOODNEWS Back Row: Martin Smeaton Middle row. L to R. Pete Gassner, Oliver Webster, Martin Smeaton Jr, Owen Philips, James Wellings, Luca Stevens, Scott Stevens Front Row: L to R. Daniel Gregorio, Harry Tupper, Fintan Conway, Samuel Gassner HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 1
  2. 2. 2 Enfield Council has regrettably rejected Community Asset status for Trent Park. Despite overwhelming public demand and a 4000 signature petition, the Council rejected the applications with an inadequate one paragraph explanation in contempt of the hugely significant military and cultural heritage on our doorstep. The decision was announced on the day another country house, Clandon Park, was devastated by fire. In a tragically fateful coincidence, Clandon contained much of Trent Park’s original furniture and china collection, some of which has fortunately been salvaged. What better place to house this salvaged furniture than it’s original home – a restored and publicly accessible Trent Park? I consider Enfield’s decision to be unlawful and the Campaign group is considering all avenues to challenge it. The good news, however, is that a cross- party working group has now been established to determine the future planning status of the site – I will be on this group and will ensure the case is made for public access and an educational heritage centre to honour the hugely important role played by Trent Park in WWII. Mobile Phone Mast After opposing an unsightly 20m metal phone mast at the end of Bartrams Lane, O2 has now responded with a proposal to introduce one dressed up as a tree! I fully support better mobile phone coverage and it is good to see that with sufficient pressure these companies can develop masts that are more sympathetic to their surroundings. Planning There has been a proliferation of planning applications for new developments in Hadley Wood which many residents are rightfully concerned about. My colleagues and I have been offering our support however these often fall on deaf ears at the Council. With the Hadley Wood Planning Forum consultation now open (with notices now up across Hadley Wood) I urge all residents who care about local planning issues to support this as it will give a much needed voice to our community over future developments. Cycle Racks Many thanks to all those who have written in supporting my campaign for cycle racks near Hadley Wood train station – I am continuing to press the Council on this as I feel they will be a well used and welcome addition to our shopping parade. Parking Restrictions on Duchy Road Almost! Good news has finally been received for Duchy Road – after two years Update From Cllr Jason Charalambous Save Trent Park Campaign of public demands and over 106 almost unanimously supportive responses to October’s public consultation, the Council has finally agreed to introduce double yellow lines between Douglas Close and the junction of Duchy Road/Lancaster Avenue. The bad news is that I have been advised that this 45 minute job could take up to two years to complete, and even more ludicrously the entire exercise will cost £2000 – a couple hundred pounds for painting the lines and the rest of the money on council bureaucracy! An unnecessary 20 page report was compiled by the Council to consider the merits of yellow lines, reaching the conclusion which was obvious to most residents several years ago. Consider this in contrast to the one paragraph rejection of Trent Park’s Community Asset status. Something seems very wrong with the way this Council conducts its business, and I will be stepping up my demands for better accountability, improved efficiency and better use of public money. The next Cockfosters Ward Forum will be held on 10 June from 7:30pm at the Scouts Hut next to Christ Church Hall, Chalk Lane – please feel free to attend to discuss local issues with me and my colleagues; the local police will also be giving an update and taking questions. For more regular updates from me please see Cllr Jason Charalambous Cockfosters Ward A Message from David Burrowes MP I am delighted and privileged to be re- elected as your MP for another 5 years. Thank you to all those in Hadley Wood who voted for me. At the declaration of the result I committed myself to love service not power; to be concerned for others and to be a strong advocate for our local area. That commitment is to all constituents whether you voted for me or not. Now that we have a majority Conservative Government, rather than a coalition, you can hold me and my Party to account for the promises and commitments we have made during the election. Please do so! It would help us keep in touch if you signed up to my regular email newsletters or visit my website or make an appointment. Much of my work as MP goes beyond decisions and votes in Parliament to local issues and concerns. It is often not so much what I can do as an MP but rather what we can do together as a local community. A key issue on the doorstep and in meetings has been planning and development in Hadley Wood. I am resolved to work closely with your local Councillors, Hadley Wood Association and the Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Planning Forum. Can I encourage you to get involved in the Forum so that the community can have more influence over development in Hadley Wood? Finally, over the last few months I have arranged a number of "meet your neighbours" evenings at homes in Hadley Wood. They have been successful at bringing neighbours together with Councillors, and have been useful to raise issues with me. If you would like to host one please let me know. I very much look forward to representing you over the next 5 years. David Burrowes MP HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 2
  3. 3. Hair Removal Before the Summer YAG Laser with Amazing Results More Safe, Permanent & Efficient than other treatments currently available 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: 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! Where’s Sailor Jack? Hadley Wood’s reputation as fertile ground for writers has been bolstered by a new entrant. John Uttley OBE has just published his first book “Where’s Sailor Jack?” I went to see him to find out how he managed to fit in a book with all his other interests and responsibilities. John is from Lancashire, with Blackpool and Bolton links. Educated at King George V Grammar school in Southport he then went up to Oxford University (New College) to study Physics. After graduation he trained as an accountant working first at English Electric and then, rapidly progressing up the career ladder, became Financial Director at the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and the National Grid. In this role he was well placed to experience the effects of the Miners strike in 1984/5 and the beginning of the British Nuclear industry at Sizewell. Marriage to Janet and three children brought him to Hadley Wood 28 years ago. Retirement meant several posts as non executive Director and a Degree in Divinity. Timmy the Border collie needs a mention here as the two of them are often seen together walking our local fields. What about the book. This is a family saga which draws authenticity from John’s upbringing in the North West. The story follows the lives of two main characters Bob (an engineer) and Richard (an investment banker). Both are Grammar school lads whose careers progress rapidly upwards in the meritocracy. The story recounts their successes, loves, their marriages to two clever and combative women and divorce (in Bob’s case). Throughout this funny, engaging and sometimes very poignant narrative, the main characters struggle with their beliefs and consciences. The home of one of the characters (Richard) is in an imaginary Hertfordshire village called Monken Mead. John Uttley would like to make it clear that the village is not meant to be Hadley Wood but one fifteen miles further north. As well as a very good story there are philosophical issues here debated in an everyday language by characters the reader can easily identify with. Reading it, unused areas of my brain lit up and creaked into life. Details and extracts can be found at or the book in paperback or Kindle format can be purchased from Amazon. Rod Armstrong t: 020 8449 2687 32 Crescent West 3 The Hadley Wood Security scheme This scheme is now in it’s 13th year of operations. It is run as a non profit organization which spends all it’s income on patrols to make Hadley Wood a safer place. The Guards are SIA approved, there is exclusive access to Emergency telephone contact and the patrols operate 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. It includes a rapid response time to alarm activation (normally 2 minutes), a meet and greet service and special surveillance during holiday periods. The Guards are all qualified First responders and the vehicle is equipped with a defibrillator, emergency first aid and fire fighting equipment. New members are always welcome. Running costs increase year by year. More members helps keep membership fees down as well as ensuring the continuation of the Security scheme. We provide all our properties with at least 20 patrols in a 24 hour period. Alternative companies charge far more without regular patrols. To become a member please call Simon Lester on 07785762644 or the Secretary on 07956941084. Alternatively email simon.lester@ or HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 3
  4. 4. 4 Having qualified for the Allianz Cup Finals (teams from all over the South of England) at the back end of last year (second in our pool) we looked forward to playing the best of the best on Saturday 11th April at Allianz Park. With Old Coelfanians and Blackheath in our pool we knew it would be a tough day of rugby but from the whistle the boys from Barnet were on fire. Knowing the pitches we'd be playing on would be narrow, we ran a few training sessions practising our straight running, pop passes from the tackle area and short passes to change the focus. In addition, our defensive line speed would be critical. These skills proved to be decisive. We romped home with multiple tries against OCs and whilst Blackheath were excellent (well drilled and organised with some very strong runners) they struggled to cope with the directness, speed and controlled physicality of the U10s. Having won our pool we drew Huntingdon Stags in the semi- finals. They are a great team with some very talented young players. Whilst we secured the majority of the possession, we failed to convert this pressure into points. Huntingdon always looked dangerous with the ball and a number of times threatened to break through our ranks. Fortunately for us, our boys had brought their 'A game', tackling like demons when needed. The scoreline finished 0-0 (a fair result) but due to our showing in the pool, we progressed to the Final against our old foe 'Hemel Hempstead'. Played at half time in a Premiership game between Saracens and Leicester, the boys from Barnet ran out in front of thousands. Having been bolstered by some excellent pre-match motivational talks from Martin, Nigel and Pete the boys played with 'fire and ice'. James Wellings went over for our first score from a beautifully executed set piece play. In the dying minutes Luca Stevens crashed over for a second score to put the game beyond Hemel's reach. Considering our form against Hemel who have beaten us on 4 previous occasions in the last few years and recently eclipsed us in the County Cup to lift the trophy, this was a tremendous achievement by Barnet. It is a huge psychological boost to the U10s and shows what you can do with passion, skill and belief. Martin Smeaton (junior) lifted the Winners Cup for the Barnet U10s in front of the biggest crowd we have ever played before. This was a truly magnificent team performance. We utilised all the skills we learned this season and this win was a very fitting end to what has been a highly successful campaign. The boys have tasted victory and an occasional defeat but above all, they have enjoyed the journey and grown with the experience. Massive congratulations to all the team and to their indefatigable coaches Martin Smeaton, as well as Nigel Wellings and Peter Gassner (both of Hadley Wood) It was fantastic to hear 'The Winners are BARNET', ringing around a packed Allianz Park. Thank you for all the support from parents, and the U9s there on the day. Scott Stevens Contact details for those interested in joining the U10s are Martin Smeaton 07867 528 796 Scott Stevens 07768 557 348 scott.w.stevens Barnet U10’s triumph in glorious sunshine in front of thousands at Allianz Park to win the Alianz U10 Cup Final HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 4
  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
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  11. 11. The Mary Beale Restaurant Enjoy delicious food in beautiful surroundings.We pride ourselves on using as much locally sourced and seasonal ingredients as possible. Weddings, Private Parties and Celebrations West Lodge Park is the perfect venue to host your celebration.Whether you choose from one of our inclusive packages or tailor your event yourself, our banqueting facilities and expertise are hard to beat. YOUR COUNTRY RETREAT WEST LODGE PARK Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 Email: 7 0 YEARSOFTHE B EALE FAMILY AT W ESTLODGEPAR K•1945 - 2015• from midday until 4.00pm. It is a fun-filled, family day out with lots to do, including the very popular bouncy castles and slides, food/drink and stalls. We would be most grateful if local companies and residents could help us advertise this function either in our programme or by putting up signs in their gardens. All profits of the Fete go to the Hadley Wood Primary School. For more information please call Natasha on 07957 654870 or email Hadley Wood School Fete. Sunday 21st June HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 5
  12. 12. 6 Tel: 01707 663 738 DORCHENA INTERIORS ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS, BEDROOMS BATHROOMS Patients on the NHS list are excluded All aspects of general practice covered. Same day and weekend appointments @ Hadley Wood or local Private Hospitals ('# - ) '('# #% !'%,
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  14. 14. % '('#% ! #! Many of you will know that we are applying to the Council for permission to establish a Neighbourhood Area and a Neighbourhood Forum within the London Borough of Enfield under the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning (general) Regulations 2012. There have been several meetings already but it is important for you to know that you can join this Forum and contribute your views. If the Forum is approved by the Council then Hadley Wood will have a legal right to be involved in any discussions about policies relating to future developments in this area. This Neighbourhood Forum is not by any means an exclusive group and welcomes new members. If you would like to join in or ask questions please contact Alternatively if you would like to talk to a local resident about this Forum please telephone the Hadley Wood Association (02084407193) who will put you in touch with someone already involved. There is also up to date information on the HWA website If you are not sure what all this is about you can read details of the applications on the Council’s website at For queries you can ring 02083793866. There are also copies placed in all the Enfield libraries. The Council is inviting you to put forward your views on this application by emailing them to or writing to the Enfield Council Planning policy team, Civic Centre, Silver St Enfield Middx EN1 3XA by 5.00pm on the closing date 27th May 2015. Hadley Wood’s Neighbourhood Forum No bones about it, there will be a Fun Dog Show Sunday, June 21st at 3pm St Paul’s Church, Camlet Way So paw your way over to the garden for a doggone good time. Cake and tea will be served. more details email or call Rupert Mackay: 020 8449 2572 HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 6
  15. 15. 7 We would love to know what activities people would like locally. We have wonderful opportunities for tennis, football, bridge and ballet as well as the thriving nursery schools, but are there other things you would like to see happening? Would you attend or even help organise and run them? Please answer the questions below to help the Association trustees understand what is wanted. This survey is available on line, go to to fill in on Survey Monkey or complete below, ticking and writing as appropriate, cut it out and drop it in to Paninis or 37 Crescent West. Survey – What Should Your Hadley Wood Association Do? 1. Do you, or a member of your family, make use of the? Bridge club Tennis club Football club Nursery Ballet school Fireworks evening The fields and woods Other (please specify) __________________________________________________ 2. Would you, or a member of your family, use any of the following? (pay to use, not free) Choir Pilates class Gardening club Basketball Community bar Scouts/Brownies/Cubs/Guides Netball Zumba or other Arabica class Ballroom/Latin dance lesson Yoga class Other (please specify) __________________________________________________ 3. Would you be interested in organising or running any activities? Please give details including contact info. Yes No Maybe 4. Would you attend one off social events? For example: Jazz evening Quiz night Musical hall evening Barn dance Casino night Other (please specify) __________________________________________________ 5. Please say how you feel about the following Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Agree Disagree I would like to meet more people in the area I think it is important to have a community association I think the current activities on offer suit my needs I would like to see other activities on offer I would pay to use local activities I value the Association grounds and building I think there should be a community meeting place I think the Association grounds are well kept I like living or working in Hadley Wood 6. How do you feel about the following situation? The Association leases it’s grounds from Enfield Council. This includes the Community building (The Centre), all the open land around it including the tennis courts, Bartram’s Lane field (over the railway bridge) and the woods and fields between. There is always financial pressure on the Association to gain sufficient income for maintenance of these community facilities and to make sure our lease is renewed. What is your view? Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Agree Disagree I would like to see the open space and community building remain available to the community I would like to be involved in raising income for the Association I think it is more important for the Association to offer community activities than make money 7. Thinking about the longer term If the Association can renew its lease should we: Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Agree Disagree keep the existing building, tennis courts and open spaces as they are? Rebuild the community centre with a larger building to provide more facilities and activities 8. If money was no object, what extra facilities would you like to see? Gym Studio for exercise classes Studio for art and craft based classes Large space for party hire Pool Bar/pub Other (please specify) __________________________________________________ 9. How proud are you to live in Hadley Wood Extremely proud Quite proud Moderately proud Slightly proud Not at all proud 10.What do you most like about Hadley Wood? 11.What do you like least about Hadley Wood? 12.What changes would most improve Hadley Wood? 13.Do you have any other comments, questions or concerns? HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 7
  16. 16. 8 Yet another season is almost ending. This year our club has grown to a record number of teams (19) ranging from Under 7 to Under 15. With the last league matches to be played, some teams will continue to Cup Finals and hopefully will win trophies. The club is set to run trials on the 7th and 14th of June with a view to registering new players by the beginning of July. Our presentation day will be held on the 17th of May. All players will receive individual medals. Also, trophies will be awarded to the player’s-player and the manager’s- player. For more details please visit (youth section) Jonathan Wynne Hadley Wood Station, 130 years old this month, needs your support! We are already in active discussions with Govia Thameslink Railway Great Northern about Step- Free Access to our station, which was exactly 130 years old on 1st May. We now need your support. The train service is core to the quality of life in Hadley Wood, which developed purely because of the building of the station on the East Coast Main Line. Step-free access will make this vital community amenity accessible to everyone. The trains are our sole everyday public transport but the platforms can only be reached by over 30 steps. Long- standing residents remember that step- free access used to exist here – let's get it back! The first target is to reinstate the easier access to the northbound platform, where Great Northern are now conducting a feasibility study for us. You can help in two ways: Sign the Petition Join the Hadley Wood Rail User Group (RUG) To rally and demonstrate support, we have set up an online petition on the HWA website Please sign up and also forward the link to local 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: Hadley Wood Wingate Football Club HERTFORD TV SERVICE UNIT 1B, FOXHOLES AVENUE, HERTFORD SG13 7JG LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 35 YEARS • ALLWORK FULLY GUARANTEED Tel: 01992 552955 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 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● INNER PEACE THROUGH YOGA Through physical yoga asana practice. You will learn to focus your mind on postures, This will give you body and mind experience; Guided meditation and relaxation will help you to de-stress from modern day living and bring balance back to your life. THURSDAY: Time: 8pm-9pm LOCATION: Wesley Hall, 9 Stapylton Road, High Barnet, EN5 4JJ Beginner/Intermediate Class Please call Liana on 07515448975 or for further information. One to one sessions are also available HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 8
  17. 17. friends and fellow travellers – the more names, the more pressure. And if you don’t have the internet, please simply return the slip below. The RUG was launched at the Neighbourhood Planning Forum on 25th March. You can join by circling Yes on the slip below, completing the further sections in blue and either sending it back or emailing it to me. An active RUG will help convince GTR Great Northern of our continuing determination to achieve this objective. And if you’d like to take an active part in improving our station, or want to offer your ideas, please come to the inaugural meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 16th June at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camlet Way, EN4 0EN. Finally, we have also joined RailFuture, the UK's leading independent voluntary organisation campaigning for better rail services, in which the RUG can participate. In April we were glad to welcome the Chair of RailFuture’s London South East Branch, Keith Dyall, to the station. Keith (pictured on the platform with Liz Snape and me) was very encouraging about the potential to achieve step- free access here. Please think about what you can do to support our campaign! 9 Essendon Gardens Open Day Email: Tel: 02084471661 / Mob: 07798776248 12 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0EJ B Beware of cheap imitations w one to one fitness Sunday 14th June 2015 11.30am - 5.00pm Many beautiful, private gardens open. Lunches and teas available. Church Tower trips stunning views. Various stalls including Plant stalls £6.00 adults and 50p per child in Aid of the Friends of St Mary’s Essendon PETITION FOR STEP-FREE ACCESS FOR HADLEY WOOD STATION We, the undersigned, ask Charles Horton, CEO, Govia Thameslink Railway, to enable step-free access to Hadley Wood Station to make this vital community amenity accessible to everyone. Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House number/postcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I also want to join Hadley Wood Rail User Group (RUG) to campaign for step-free access Yes No (please tick) If Yes: Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relevant interests/skills/ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please return this slip to Francesca Caine, 38 Crescent West, Hadley Wood. Email: St Paul’s Church Hadley Wood You are all warmly invited to our 10:30am services. FORTHCOMING EVENTS Sunday June 21st Father’s Day Family Service and: Fun Dog Show. 3.00pm Please see the main advert in this magazine for details. More details email or call Rupert Mackay on 020 8449 2572 HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 9
  18. 18. 10 Behind the blue door of Howard House, 23 Union Street is not only a warm welcome for people living with cancer, their families and carers but a calm environment with people who have time to listen. For those coming to Cherry Lodge we offer them something important: the belief that everyone, whose life is affected by cancer, has the right to the best support and information throughout their cancer journey. Cherry Lodges works in partnership with hospitals and community healthcare services, understanding that it is not just about the times at hospital, important as they are, but also about quality of life. Cherry Lodge offers much needed additional help; information, support or complementary therapies. Our services are led by two Macmillan Cancer Information Nurses and are available free of charge. The majority of therapies, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, reflexology, reiki healing and counselling are based in Howard House; we can often arrange home visits when people are unable to come to us. There are weekly drop-ins and twice monthly evening drop- ins; people can speak to a nurse, enjoy a tea or coffee, receive a short therapy and share their experiences. Group activities include a singing group, an art group and exercise classes. There are also support groups for people with lymphoma, ovarian, prostate and bladder cancer One of our Macmillan Nurses runs our outreach service, providing one--to--one confidential advice regarding cancer and other healthcare issues in various community centres throughout the borough. We now have some 1,500 active members and if not for our wonderful group of more than 150 volunteers, we certainly would not be able to help and support so many people. We have two charity shops, Barnet and Borehamwood, hold our own fundraising and networking events and support third party events. What do our members think of us: “An Oasis of Love”, “Friendly and Unthreatening”, “Wonderful for one’s sanity”, “Understanding and Full of Warmth”, and “A great healer for cancer patients”. It has not always been an easy journey. Our charity was founded in 1988, when palliative care was in its infancy. Initially it was all about providing such care, starting with a very successful symptom- -control support team at Barnet Hospital, it was soon realised that we needed to extend our work to supporting people with cancer all the way through their cancer journey. Our first Information and Support Centre opened in May 1988 in a Portakabin at Barnet Hospital. An important milestone was reached in 2003 with the arrival of our 1000th new member. The following year we had to leave the Barnet Hospital site but were fortunate in finding our current building in Union Street. No charity can stand still, so should anyone reading this article have new ideas whether it is to raise funds, offer new networking opportunities, or to volunteer, we would love to hear from you. To know more or to offer support, please go to our website,, or you can always telephone 020 8441 7000 and we will more than happy to talk about the work we do and our hopes for the future. Barbara Moody A local charity for local people HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 10
  19. 19. Letters to the Editor Dear Editor Cat reunited with family after 3 day search! The Sutters family of Kingwell Road would like to thank everyone who responded to their letters searching for their kitten. Simba went missing on a Thursday morning after he followed a door-to-door delivery lady too far from his house and could not find his way home. The cat belongs to Master Theodore Sutters (aged 2.5 years) who was absolutely distraught that his cat was missing and repeatedly asked his parents to go and search for Simba worrying that he was hurt. His father spent many hours putting lost cat letters through over 200 doors and contacting vets and the animal charities. Five different residents of Hadley Wood contacted the family to report sightings of the cat enabling them to trace his movements. He was reported to be approaching people and trying to get inside houses. Then at 11pm on the Saturday night the family received a phone call to say Simba was alive and well and being looked after by a kind rescuer who lived on Cockfosters Road. Young Theodore thanked the rescuers with a box of chocolates and told them “I love my cat“. Simba is very pleased to be home and now has a collar and microchip! Paul Sutters 11 May Half-Term 2015 TENNIS CAMP Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 99::3300aamm ((99::1155 ssiiggnn iinn))-- 1122::3300ppmm;; 44--1166 yyeeaarr oollddss £15 per day/ £70 for full week- Members £17 per day/ £80 for full week- Non-members Note: Deduct £2 off course price for 2nd child attending in a family • AAllll aabbiilliittiieess wweellccoommee • OOppeenn ttoo mmeemmbbeerrss aanndd nnoonn-- mmeemmbbeerrss • TToouurrnnaammeennttss // MMaattcchh ppllaayy • WWeett wweeaatthheerr pprrooggrraammmmee • FFuunn ssaaffee eennvviirroonnmmeenntt • FFuunn GGaammeess • TTuucckk SShhoopp aavvaaiillaabbllee ffoorr ssnnaacckkss aanndd ddrriinnkkss To book please contact Stuart Martin: 07787 552326 For terms conditions see Hadley Wood Tennis club website:
  20. 20. NOTICE BOARD Lunch for Ladies with speaker. Old Fold Manor Golf Club (For Cherry Lodge) 12.30-4.00pm Wednesday May 27th Cherry Lodge Fair The Spires 11.30-4.30pm June 14th Essendon Gardens Open Day Sunday 11.30am-5.30pm June 14th Rail Users Group St Pauls Church Hall. 8.00pm June 16th Hadley Wood Primary School Fete 12.00-4.00pm Sunday June 21st St Paul’s Church Fun Dog Show 3.00pm June 21st OFFERS If you have any information of forthcoming events or any offers that you would like to advertise on the Notice Board in the next Hadley Wood News to be published mid July please e-mail by June 26th Dear Editor Quite a number of steam trains are scheduled to puff their way through Hadley Wood this year. One of the regulars is Mayflower caught here around 9.45am on Sunday 8th March. It should be heading north again on Thursday 12th March and Sunday 10th May. The return journeys usually come back through Hadley Wood after dark. Mayflower, 61306, was built in 1948 for the London and North Eastern Railway but delivered to the newly formed British Railways and the name was transferred from another engine of the same type when it was refurbished. Sir NIgel Gresley, named after the designer/engineer who once lived in Hadley Wood, has recently been renovated and should be coming through Hadley Wood on Thursday 21st May and again on 5th July. Tornado, the new engine based on the Peppercorn design, should be along on Tuesday 2nd June. For steam train schedules see Mainlinesteam and for timing updates see Realtime trains. Regards John Leatherdale HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 11
  21. 21. 12 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 OFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £1,795,000 Detached 5 Double bedroom Chalet Style home with planning permission to extend 3 Receptions 3 Bathrooms Large Plot Indoor Heated Pool HADLEY WOOD £1,675,000 Beautifully Presented Detached Family Home 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool Al Fresco Dining Area HADLEY WOOD £1,345,000 Beautifully Presented Detached Home 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Garage HADLEY WOOD £1,150,000 Detached Family Residence 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception Rooms Large Integral Garage HADLEY WOOD £2,195,000 Characterful Victorian Family Residence 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 5 Reception Rooms Mature South Facing Rear Garden Heated Swimming Pool HADLEY WOOD £1,650,000 Well Presented Extended Detached Family Home 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 5 Reception Rooms Integrated Double Garage Outdoor Swimming Pool HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 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. EOE HWA March 2014 The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 Chairman. Rupert Mackay 02084492572 Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 Hall Bookings Niki 07904019119 niki_ Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay 0208 441 2595 Website Manager George McCormick To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit HWN May2015-Q7-V3:Layout 1 18/5/15 09:49 Page 12