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Hadley Wood News November 2010

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE The Battle of Barnet. Market manoeuvres. Hadley’s roads. Blocked. Cycling to the Great Wall. Chinese torture. NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS A Day in the Life of: Bob. Mamacha. Peruvian patterns Primary school. Leave the car at home Mum. Letting out your house? New laws. Bill and Ben NevisDESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  2. 2. Editorial The Great Wall by bike Friends of Barnet Market and diary. Part 2 (FOBM) have been keeping us up to date on develop- Beijing. Very smooth off the plane, ments at Barnet Market. Mr through passport control and into theand Mrs Walsh who own the market have terminal on a train. (We learn that there-applied for planning permission to airport has the largest roof structure inredevelop the St Alban’s Road site. This the world and that Beijing city has 25includes fourteen flats to be built above million people living in it, 5 ring roads andthe site. There are many objections to 10 thousand new cars per WEEK!their plan amongst them the fact that the There’s 10km between ring road 4 and 5Market has now been included in the and 30kms between 5 and 6. They areMonken Hadley Conservation Area. and thankfully they chose half term week already starting on number 7). By 11amFBOM are opposing the plans and we to do most of it. There is also the were on board a coach along with Pia myare keeping a close eye on what is blockage at the bottom of Beech Hill. If room mate for the trip, who rather handilyhappening there. We hope that whatever you are driving from Cockfosters and turnplan is agreed is satisfactory in terms of into Beech Hill you come up against aits function, appearance and connection long line of parked contractors vehiclesto the rest of the Spires shopping area. If on the left. Cars coming down Beech Hillyou want to be involved or just find out have the right of way. A build up of trafficwhat is happening please mail Chris behind the parked vehicles occursSmith at sometimes backing up into the On a different topic there are several Cockfosters road. The contractors havecomplaints about traffic issues. Another to do their job and they often have heavyissue is the delay experienced as we equipment to move from van to the around Hadley Wood. You cannot However a little thought on their part andblame Skanska for causing a hold up at a few gaps left in their line would make it speaks Chinese. The room is very basicthe top of Camlet Way. They have to get a lot easier to navigate this section. but fine, (We flop on to the beds tonew gas pipes across the roads there Rod Armstrong discover they are rock hard with springs coming through). Its hard to describe the town we are staying in. Wide boulevards with 3 lanes each way but almost no traffic. A shopping mall thats actually just a concrete block with only one shop (a very posh gift shop/off licence with amazing bottles). Lots of signs saying "Buy a Shop, Build a City" - nice idea but doesnt seem to be working! Dinner was a really good buffet but the man behind the bar laughed when he looked up the translation of vodka and The PARK VETERI ARY PARK VETERINARY VETERINARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned Spacious Air-conditioned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. Fully • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo the eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Laboratoory Endoscopy insurance claims. insurrance • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Advanced Monitoriing Puppy • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care e Call for details on how to Register d Regis ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 8275 h or visit ww om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate The Place for Puppy e g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. There is a sort of numbness in my fingers and lots of others are complaining of the same thing and also tennis elbow. At the next stop we sit in a tourist covered area with other Chinese visitors. As people began to arrive it becomes apparent that there were quite a few casualties due to the heat (now 34 TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS degrees). They were picked up by the bus amid much complaining. We take a chair lift up to see the Buddha. The view is good and we surmise where we are going tomorrow. The Great Wall is far on the horizon and most definitely high upsaid words to the effect of youve got to day had been very manageable butbe joking! decide to keep quiet as not many others agree. Especially as it was so hot.Sunday 12th – Day One Dinner is in a huge, characterlessOnly awake for about an hour in the night dining room. This time they bring the(if you move your hip bone off a spring, it dinner to the table. Theres an amazingonly puts your knee onto another one. selection of dishes, mostly gone cold butBreakfast was a bit slow. One guy with a a huge variety and delicious. Were4 slice toaster (and metal tongs to get the Concert Dinner finished by 8pm, and in bed by 8.30pm.bread out!!) for 80 people. I had rice with Friday 19th Novembersweet corn and peas which was all I Alison Farr, Piano Recital Day 2 Monday 13thwanted as still not hungry. Reception at 7.00pm with sparkling wine and canapés, Wake up call at 6.00am, keys handed in three course dinner and concert. Programme to include: The time has finally arrived to start Bach - French Suite No.5, Schumann - Papillons, by 6.45 followed by breakfast and leavecycling. We’re all taking photos and Brahms - Ballades and Chopin - Ballade No.1 at 8am. The staff now ‘check’ all 40 oddsaddle up with a mixture of excitement Price: £54.50 per person – table wines extra. rooms in case we have stolen the towels Payable on booking. Dress code: Black tie.and nerves but no hitches. and light bulbs! Whether this is because Within 10 minutes I am most un- Christmas we are ‘big noses’ ie. foreigners orcomfortable but fortunately after half an & New Year whether it’s because this is what thehour a tech van is on the hard shoulder Spend the festive season in the beautiful surroundings of Chinese do we never I get my saddle and handle bars West Lodge Park. With stunning grounds and the highest Out to the bike before breakfast to get rated four star hotel in Hertfordshire, what better placealtered - Im a new woman but also now to spend Christmas day, Boxing day or New Years Eve? the techs to move my saddle forward inthe last rider so cycle with Adrian (one Contact us now to find out more about our exciting the hope of alleviating the pins and Christmas & New year events, menus and offers.of the two male guides amongst 81 needles. Breakfast is spring greens, ricewomen!) and Tamsin the doctor. We and stuffed dumplings As werecruised along at the back discussing how assembling to leave, all the hotel staff,many men learn too late that theyve let WEST LODGE PARK complete with chefs hats etc., come out YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E ATthe woman of their dreams go because Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 and stand to attention while others march HWN46 Email: Web: wont commit! The next thing I know forth with three flags which they raise towere at the 20 km stop. the accompaniment of grand music Get told off for not drinking enough on a mountain…. we are going to have to played over loud speakers. Apparently(only half of my water bottle) so down a start going up at some stage…. this spectacle is carried out everybottle at the stop but still not hungry Were all back on our bikes after lunch morning rain or shine. On to the bikes.enough to eat. It gets hot (30 degrees) but at least half, including me, are Claude reminds us that the brakes are so Im pleased that the complaining that our bikes are causing the wrong way around. Back brake on next 23 km stop is in aches and pains not encountered before right, front on left and off we go. Whats the shade. Were also - most commonly numbness in the finger ahead? given bottles (of tap tips or tennis elbow. I have the numbness Nikki Forsyth water) to pour over our and a pain between the shoulder blades, heads. This is going to I don’t fancy 5 days of this. require practice as my However I enjoy the gentle terrain and attempts resulted in seeing trees laden with peaches. Every sun cream in the eyes, 50 metres or so a man is sitting by a pile water down the front of peaches for sale. No one seems to and not a lot in the hair. stop, I’m tempted but put off by having to Im one of the last barter and anyway I’m so useless on a leaving the stop but bike I’m not sure I could eat a fat juicyfeel really fab and ready to get the flight peach and cycle at the same time.out of my system. We head for a Buddha We reach our next hotel. The Ping Guon the top of the hill that weve been able International. We are impressed with theto see for the last couple of kilometres. size and quality of the room. I felt the first 3
  4. 4. A Day in the Life of. to work fast and get it right. The others chauffeur in Central London. Even droveBob at the Newsagents. in the room are the delivery team. Mike for Gordon Brown. ‘Rude man’ says Bob Jacky Rob Derek and then Guy who rolls ‘but don’t put that in’ up on his bike with his usual cheery Then he met Sangita (also from welcome. They move forward as their Nairobi), they married and both worked batches become available, pack them until their firstborn, a daughter, came into their shoulder bags and disappear along. Bob worked at Martins (a chain of into the darkness. Bob and Raheem pile newsagents) in the day and drove a the rest of the batches into the car and minicab whenever he could. Finally they we drive off round Hadley Wood leaving spotted a newsagents business for sale the bags at pre-arranged drop off points. in St Albans and took it on. Sangita did Now it is back to the shop. Its 0600 hrs the book-keeping. It was a tough area. and the first customer drops by. A City Nice people but lots of youngsters ready gent by the look of him. Picks up the for trouble. ‘Bit different from Hadley Times, offers some derogatory Wood’. Finally after a heart attack, an comments about Liverpool football club angioplasty and a good recovery theyIts about 5.15 am. Dark and cold. (Bob’s team) and he’s on his way. Things heard TJ Blakes was available and theyWondering what ever possessed me to seem a bit calmer and Raheem hands took over from Jeremy.decide on this article I creep across a round cups of tea. The door opens. It’s ‘Jeremy has been a great help’ saysdeserted and silent Crescent West and the man from Warburtons. Big lorry. Bob.’ I don’t know how we would havestumble round the back of the shops to Goodness knows what time he started managed without him. He still comes inthe basement below Londis/TJ Blake’s. I work. The bread is unloaded and Bob, on Saturdays and Sundays to help. Andam meeting Bob Ruparelia. You know exchanging a few more of his usual Irene thank goodness ’. ‘What is soBob of course. He’s the big bloke in pleasantries, checks the invoice and special about the weekend?’ I askcharge of the newsagents who counts everything in. Later he tells me.’ I ‘Saturdays and Sundays’ says Bob ‘are adispenses newspapers, food, cigarettes always try and be the first drop for the nightmare. There are 300 bundles ofetc. He also dispenses a high standard delivery men. If you upset the delivery papers to sort out including all theof banter, cheerfulness and humour. boys you go down their list and magazines that come at the weekend.Listening to him, he reminds me of a everything just gets later and later’. I ask We have to insert those by hand. Muchtypical Cockney but unless you can hear him how he learned all this. ‘Started heavier for the delivery team too’.Bow Bells in Kenya he probably does not about 13 years ago’ he says ‘helping my Customers are coming in and out fasterqualify. In fact his grandparents hail from brother’ then branched out on his own now as the morning rush for the trainsIndia. He was born in Nairobi before with Sangita. ‘She’s the brains behind the start. Everyone’s in a hurry. The sandwichcoming here as a child. Anyway as I was operation’ he says. ‘but don’t tell her’. (I van arrives. More unpacking andsaying. I reach the basement room. Its resolve to do so at the first opportunity). counting. More banter. Bob has a laughlike a scene from a French gangster ‘What about before that?’ I ask. ‘My Dad with the delivery man. ‘He’s a Man.Citymovie. A bare room illuminated by a brought us over from Nairobi. Used to supporter’ he says to me as an aside,single light bulb. Under the light a long have a business there. When we got here ‘poor chap’.trestle table covered with piles of papers. he started as a bus conductor. Worked A lady appears at the door. ‘Hi Bob’Two men are bent over the table, working nights in a factory. Mum worked as well. She smiles, grabs a paper and dashesand writing frantically. Behind them I can Lyons cakes. We rented a flat in Wembley for the train. Another lady customer. In amake out two or three shadowy figures. until enough money was saved for a hurry. ‘Just taken a milk Bob. Can I payA woman leans against the wall. The deposit on a house’. you later?’ ‘Course you can my darling’.atmosphere’s tense. But wait a minute. After leaving school Bob became a So it goes on, the flow of delivery menThese are no gangsters. Its Bob and security man at the air base in Ruislip. being replaced by the early city workers,Raheem addressing the 300 daily Tough job trying to keep brawling then the office workers.newspapers for Hadley Wood! They have American servicemen in order. Then a The repartee varies, suited to the type 4
  5. 5. of customer. Then the Mums start Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainerpopping in before dropping off the kids Established lower back specialistat school. Later Sangita will take over. Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer,She’s dealt with the children (daughter leaner, stronger look to your body.12 and son 8 yrs) fixed the house and These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted todone the shopping. Sangita knows how suit peoples individual run a business. Aged 16 years she The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning.worked at a local Argos store on Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialistSaturday mornings. Six years later she Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis.was Manageress, moving around their Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posturedifferent stores in London. She sends and therefore relieve daily aches and pains.Bob home to have a sleep. ‘Unless Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 or email: are playing’ says Bob ‘in whichcase I will stay up and watch.’ Its 0900.Unable to postpone my breakfast anylonger and seriously considering going feature film of Wuthering Heights, this has received the generous support of theback to bed, I make my excuses leaving sustainable development project has Head Knitwear Designer of a well knownBob Sangita and Raheem to carry on in been able to send over £35,000 to needy high street brand who has designed athe shop. They’ve only got another 10 communities in Peru over the last two new range of womens alpaca clothing.hours to go (six and a half days a week) years. She has also completed a Businessbefore closing. And I thought I used to The project currently involves Course at the Centre for Sustainablework hard. approximately 150 rural and urban Fashion at London College of Fashion,Rod Armstrong women in Peru and enables them to earn and is currently working on some a fair wage producing high quality hand garments that will be shown at London knitted items for Mamacha, in a country and Paris Fashion Week as part of aMamacha where 45% of the population live below collaboration with another designer2010 has been an exciting year for the poverty line. brands collection.Mamacha. From receiving orders for Hadley Wood’s Amy Yates has been Mamacha will be at Ethical Just Gottheir products from Amnesty International working with the same small community Fabulous pop-up shop in Notting Hill onand New Internationalist catalogues, to groups in Peru for over five years, and Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th Decembersupplying knitwear for the actors in a new has seen womens lives transformed. She ( is passionate about keeping Closer to home, we will also be opening traditional skills alive, and our doors at 53 Crescent West on pays a premium for hand- Thursday 9th December 2010 from 9am crafted items that to 8pm. All are welcome to view our demonstrate age old products – alpaca hats, scarves, snoods, skills. As the company gloves, fingerless mittens, socks, places regular orders – rare jumpers, alpaca and silk wraps, bags, in the fashion world – the and a wide range of childrens clothing. women can plan ahead, Please contact Amy on 020 8441 4028 feed their family and send or or visit their children to school. for more As well as supplying the information. Amnesty International Mamacha catalogue with jumpers, hand painted coasters and Christmas decorations, Amy 5
  6. 6. Hadley WoodPrimary School.Mrs Loizides has been telling the HW Newsabout WoW. A charity known as Living Streetshas been running a campaign since 1996aimed at encouraging children to walk toschool. The campaign’s aim is to encourageall parents, children and young people tomake walking to school part of their dailyroutine. This builds a habit of walking whichthey hope will remain with them for the rest oftheir lives. The campaign for Primary schools part in a mass walking relay which involvedis called the Big WoW. (Walk once a Week). schools across London travellingThis year thirty three London boroughs took anticlockwise from Havering, through every borough and ending at Greenwich. To mirror the London relay, Enfield schools also took part in relays throughout October. Forty five primary, secondary and special needs schools walked from their school to the next school on the route. Approximately 225 children took part in the relay. The photo shows the Westgrove school children handing over the baton (a cylinder filled with pledges) to the Hadley Wood children.Autumn in Hadley WoodJohn Leatherdale Top: Jack’s Lake. Above: Kite flying at Bartrams Lane. Left: Walking in Hadley Wood. 6
  7. 7. under a common law tenancy. The landlord of a property originally let on a common law tenancy that became an AST from 1st October should be especially careful to follow the correct procedure for gaining possession, regardless of the contractual terms of the tenancy. When the £25,000 annual rent threshold was originally set it excluded a relatively small number of luxury lettings from AST protection. Nowadays a £25,000 annual rent is by no meansLetting your property. exceptional, especially in Greater1st October this year brought about an London. Increasing the rent threshold toimportant change in the law in England £100,000 should go some way to re-relating to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy the special rules that apply to AST’s, balancing the market so that only truly(AST) - the most popular method of particularly: luxury properties are outside the ASTletting residential property. The duty to protect rent deposits regime. Before 1st October, if the annual rent The procedures for gaining possession Guy Wheatcroft, RHY Law LLPunder an assured tenancy was more than An AST landlord must protect the£25,000, that tenancy could not be an tenant’s deposit by using an authorisedAST, instead being a “common law tenancy deposit scheme (TDS) operatedtenancy”. From 1st October that threshold by an approved scheme administrator. It Hadley Wood’s Jewishis increased to £100,000, meaning that a is not yet clear how the TDS legislation Communitycommon law tenancy granted before 1st will apply where a common law tenancyOctober with an annual rent between became an AST from 1st October, where There is an active Community in Hadley£25,000 and £100,000, that would the deposit may have been paid months Wood which is known for its warm andotherwise have been an AST but for the or years before. friendly atmosphere. All Jewish familieshigh rent exclusion, qualified as an AST Generally, the grounds on which a are extremely welcome. For informationon 1st October. landlord can obtain possession of a on the events and services in Hadley This means there will be more property let on an AST provide the tenant Wood, please contact Rabbi Yonilandlords who will need to comply with with greater protection than that afforded Birnbaum on 07905964207. Yoni and his wife Elisheva live in Hadley Wood and organise regular services and Letters to the Editor social and learning activities. Some of the upcoming events are: Dear Editor Regular Friday night and In six weeks time at 5.30am on November Saturday morning services the 28th, I (BILL MORRIS) will be A Chanucah show and talk on commencing a 100 mile walk from Jewish Humour Glasgow to the peak of Ben Nevis (and Regular activities for men and down again hopefully!) in aid of Help For women including well known guest Heroes. 14 colleagues from the Television speakers Outside Broadcast Industry will be joining A ‘Cheder’ for young children me, the majority of whom are ex services. where they can learn with excellent I am aware of the charitable burden teachers placed upon us all, so please excuse this blatant plug for a most superb and Do give Rabbi Yoni a call and get worthwhile cause. involved No matter how cold and wet, how exhausted, how much stick the two non- military members of the team are getting from the ex-service members, you can rest assured that any donation large or small will help support this most fantastic charity. Our injured servicemen and servicewomen get little or no long term The Hadley Wood financial help from the Government, yet with your valuable support we hope to Association raise much needed funds for ‘Help for Heroes’ vital work. Please help us by donating whatever you feel you can via our fundraising website: Annual General Meeting Wednesday November 24th We will be posting pictures and updates every day of the trek, so that you can share the peaks and troughs, the drama and pain of every step. at 7.30pm Thank you for your time and consideration, In the Hadley Wood Centre Best Regards at the far end of the tennis Bill Morris courts in Crescent East. 7
  8. 8. BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS NEW HOMES PARK RADLETT SHOWCASE 020 8449 3383 020 8445 3694 020 8440 9797 01707 661144 01923 604321 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS 020 8441 9796 ENFIELD HADLEY WOOD HADLEY WOOD OIEO £5,000,000 £3,290,000 £3,000,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 020 8440 9797 An ambassadorial style hous ein need of some refurbishment, in mature This charming and spacious detached family home is situated on the areas A beautifully presented detached family residence which has been extended grounds of approx. 23 acres, approached through a private gated entrance. premier road and benefits from well presented accommodation arranged over and refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners and benefits 3 reception rooms, study, office, 2 kitchens, 2 cloakrooms, indoor swim- 3 floors. Wrought iron gated carriage driveway, guest cloakroom, extensive from an extensive rear garden with a heated swimming pool. Study, drawing ming pool, gym, 6 bedrooms (all en suite), self contained 1 bedroom staff drawing room, dining room, family room, morning room, study, kitchen/break- room, family/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, laundry room, cottage, 1 bedroom lodge, range of outbuildings, all weather tennis court. fast room, utility room, master bedroom suite with his & hers dressing rooms 4 bedrooms (4 en suites), family bathroom, rear garden, single garage. & luxurious en-suite bathroom, 6/7 further bedrooms, 4 further bathrooms (2 en-suite), rear garden approaching a quarter of an acre. RIDGE ESSENDON HADLEY WOOD £2,500,000 £2,250,000 £1,850,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents 01923 604321 01707 661144 020 8440 9797 Set behind a private gated entrance and surrounded by the beautiful A substantial traditionally built country home in a parkland setting offering A beautifully presented 5/6 bedroom detached family residence situated Hertfordshire countryside on the outskirts of the village of Ridge is this an unrivalled quality of living in a secure and gated environment. Featuring a in this peaceful turning in the heart of Hadley Wood and benefiting from a secluded individualistic barn conversion which in part dates back to the ‘Mark Wilkinson’ kitchen, 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms (3 En Suite), Study, landscaped southerly aspect rear garden with a heated swimming pool. 5 18th Century with 19th and 20th Century influences. Deeves Hall Barn is Detached Double Garage and panoramic views on a plot of approximately reception rooms, 5 bathrooms (2 en suites), rear garden, heated swimming a spectacular 6,900 sq ft minimalist interior designed barn conversion with 0.7 acres which encircles the property. pool. an indoor pool and gym complex. 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 en- suites. NEW BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD £1,295,000 £749,950 £649,000 Freehold Freehold Leasehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8449 3383 020 8445 3694 020 8440 9797 *CHAIN FREE* A charming 1870’s Victorian detached gated character A beautifully presented detached home situated in this sought after residential A ground floor apartment built by Messrs. Laing Homes, 1 of 7 apartments residence. The property retains many original features. The property is cul-de-sac. 3 Double Bedrooms, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast in this exclusive development. 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, arranged over 3 floors. 3 reception rooms, kitchen, study, 5 bedrooms, 2 Room, Secluded Rear Garden, Potential to extend (subject to Planning study, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 allocated parking spaces, bathrooms, rear garden with southerly aspect, garage. Permission). substantial terracing. The Hadley Wood Association 7, Crescent East, Hadley Wood, Herts. EN4 0EL 020 8449 7193 Chairman Graham Sharp 02084492133 Editor and Publisher Rod Armstrong 0208449 5924 Assistant Editor Rosa Ferguson Lobo Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 Hall Bookings Karen Fernandes 07831 753 268 Security Task Force Membership secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 0208 4418020 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant D. Walker 02087212688 or 07920 233775The 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 viewsexpressed. 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