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  1. 1. Fa mily FireworksDi sp la yINSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Profile. Mrs Beverly Benson. OCTOBER 2011 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Chicken Shed. On the Waugh path Safer Neighbourhood Team. Catching the speedsters. New Playground. Proposals. HWA Playschool.SATURDAY NOV. 5th at 7.00pm. Gates open 5.30pmSponsored by Admission by ticket only Family ticket. £30.00 Single ticket. £8.00 (Admits 5 people) (Under 3’s free) Price reductions are available on advance purchases (Family ticket £27.00 Single ticket £7.00) Cash or Cheques ONLY fromESTATE AGENTS Londis/Blakes newsagents,Crescent West Hadley Wood.DESIGNED & PRINTED BY KALL KWIK BARNET TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  2. 2. interest that she met and married again religions. We are keen on sport. Football, inheriting a much loved stepson to add to tennis, athletics and netball are our major her family. sports and we play against other schools in The post of Deputy Head at Trent School Enfield. Drama and productions are already in Cockfosters was her next appointment. very good here and I would like to build on During this time she obtained an MA from this. Now with smaller classes of about 30 Middlesex University, her published children we hope to be able to free up dissertation being on the ‘Implementation space dedicated to cookery and science of the Virtual Learning Environment’. In fact teaching. The Olympics are a great source the use of computers in teaching had been of interest and we are aiming to use them a long held interest. She was one of the first as a source of knowledge about geography teachers to bring a computer into the and history as well as all the sport”. classroom and believes they can have a Doors are opening and closing outside significant role in education. One of her the office. Children’s footsteps are echoingA New Headmistress for aims here is to build on Mrs Loizides in the corridor. Its 2.00 pm and time to go.Hadley Wood Primary excellent work and widen their usage. Crossing the field I reflect how lucky we areSchool. What attracted her to Hadley Wood? “Its to have such a fine school here. I think this such a nice school” she replies “Small new Head is going to be a great success.Back at school again the Hadley Wood enough to get to know all the children well Rod ArmstrongNews welcomed the opportunity to meet and with an outstanding reputation. I alsoMrs Beverly Benson, our primary School’s feel its needs fit my strengths”. She has anew Headmistress. Armed with a degree in special interest in children who have fallen Talking Points atEnglish and Psychology, Beverly’s teaching behind for a variety of reasons and with a Chickenshed.career started at a middle school in strong team of teachers to support her is Brideshead Revisited.Borehamwood before moving into the confident the school will continue to providePrimary sector in Potters Bar. A career a fine education for all the children. “What We are having an evening of nostalgia withbreak to bring up her two children did not about discipline?” I ask. She considers for a Derek Granger who produced and wrotelast long. Sadly she became a widow and moment. “Its not really a problem here. We Brideshead Revisited. He will be bringingas a single mother had to return early to full try to embed self-discipline and not impose some of his celebrity friends from thetime teaching, first in Potters Bar and it, so that the children can apply their values programme to be a part of this Talkingsubsequently at South Mymms. “It was a independently. Obviously there are children Points evening. We have called thedifficult time, but it gave me an insight into who are naughty from time to time. They are evening “On the Waugh Path... Bridesheadthe problems facing single mothers, which sent to see me and I have a few words. Revisited, Revisited”.has been very useful. I know first-hand how Quite often” she adds with a smile “more Chickenshed is absolutely thrilled to bedifficult it can be for them”. A period as than a few”. She smiles quite a lot actually. able to welcome Derek and members of theacting head stimulated her interest in taking It is obvious throughout the interview that cast of Brideshead Revisited to our theatreon this role permanently and lead to her she has a very well developed sense of especially as it is celebrating its 30thobtaining her NPQH from the National humour. What else? She runs through a Anniversary. This programme’s fame andCollege of School Leadership in short list. “Multi- culturalism is important. We appeal is completely undiminished all theseNottingham. Her hobby at this time was, encourage the children to learn about their years later. Repeats of the series areand still is, Pottery and it was through this classmates of different backgrounds and continually being shown worldwide. Derek The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERINARY VETERI ARY ARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned pacious ned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory copy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring ed ing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. local community to come along for a trip down TV’s memory lane... Thursday 27th October. 8.00pm Ticket price £10.00. Chickenshed Theatre. Tel 020 8292 9222 Susan Jamson TAILORING AND REPAIRS BY EXPERTS INTRODUCING Tuesday 1st November 2011 TO HADLEY WOOD INTRODUCTORY OFFER As From (AppoinmentsTuesday only)will be talking about the extraordinary THE HADLEY WOOD ASSOCIATIONadventure from the making of the series, toit being Broadcast in 1981. The evening will BONFIRE NIGHT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGinclude clips from the programme and the DINNER & DANCE Wednesday November 23rd at 7.30pmaudience will be given an opportunity to askDerek and his friends any questions they Saturday 5th November In the Hadley Wood Centre, Crescent Eastmay have. In 1981 Bridehead Revisited was Mulled wine drinks reception from 7.00pm to AGENDA Book today to receive 10% off 7.30pm. Dinner at 8.00pm is a feast to warm younominated for thirteen BAFTA Awards, through before you enjoy the firework display in your first treatmenteleven Emmy Awards and three Golden the beautiful grounds of West Lodge Park. DancingGlobe Awards. It also won the Broad- until midnight to our wonderful live band. 1.Apologies For enquiries or appointments, Price £61.00 per person, including sparkling 2.Minutes of the last meeting andcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama please contact Lorraine Rutstein at: wine on arrival, 4-course dinner, fireworkSerial. Brideshead Revisited is still much display and dance. Payable on booking. matters arising Howard Marshall Dentistry,loved today. It was recently voted the Please order your table wines on arrival. 3.Chairman’s report 16 Crescent West Hadley Wood,second best TV programme of all time by Dress code: Black Tie. Carriages at midnight. Herts EN4 0EJ Privileged accommodation rates apply. 4.Financial reportthe Guardian and listed among the 10 Best 5.Buildings and groundsCostume Drama ever by the Observer!Last year it was the subject of a BBC Radio 6.Membership4 Reunion Programme. We are inviting the WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT 7.Reports from the Clubs Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. 8.Hadley Wood Newsletter T: 020 8216 3900 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk www.bealeshotels.co.uk 9.Local affairs. New Playground HWN54 HEALING HALO 10.Security 11.Parkway Fund Hadley Wood WI 12.Elections of officers 50 members and guests enjoyed a most 13.AOB successful Summer Luncheon. The August Poetry and Prose hosted by Hilary Nunn Nominations for positions as Officers Reiki was most entertaining and the homemade should be forwarded to the Chairman scones were delicious. A new members tea Indian Head Massage at Joyce Lockharts was enjoyed by all in Mr Graham Sharp as soon as possible. Under article 29 of the company’s Hand, Arm & Leg Massage spite of the weather. In September we had articles, one third of the Directors must an excursion to Anglesey Abbey near apply for re-election each year by rotation. Cambridge organised by Rosemary Ellicott. Mr Michael Finlay resigns and is not Apart from the coach breaking down and available for re-election. having be ‘pushed’ by the WI (picture forthcoming) this was a wonderful day out.. Anglesey Abbey was the home of Lord Fairhaven famous for purchasing Runnymede for the nation. It has a lovely Dog Walking Small group walks with friendly dogs garden and small motor scooters can be hired for those unable to walk the whole Cat and Small Animal Tel: 020 8441 0257 Mobile: 07950932927 area. Finally at the September Meeting Feeding Service Robin Webb spoke on "A Silk Purse from a Email: lorrainegillian@hotmail.com Pigs Nose" This was all about the “I truly believe that holistic/alternative restoration of a 16th century house. therapies are the way forward to balance Hadley Wood WI meet every second mind, body & soul & to create harmony Tuesday in the month and visitors are most CALL HELEN ON in oneself” welcome. Frainy Ardeshir 07790 851701 3
  4. 4. For over 30 years Hadley Wood known by all the residents Having the full support of Davidhas been lucky to have a in Hadley Wood. Those Burrows MP .community playground near the that do know of it did not Becoming part of the Hadleytennis courts on the field. know it was for the whole Wood Association including As a lifelong resident I community but thought it setting up an account for all theremember using the playground may be affiliated to a money raised **as a child after school with the fun school. Creating preliminary plans for an idealroundabout, the precarious slide and the It was mostly utilised by younger playground with approved playgroundvarious swings. children before reaching school age rather developers Of course times have changed and than the target audience of up to 12 year Marking out the size of the newwith the introduction of Health and Safety olds and the general consensus was that playground with ropes to allow residentsand the advances in equipment the it was a “toddler playground” targeted to get an idea of the proposed new sizeplayground has changed a number of towards the under 5’s. Speaking to the local schools and pre-times including its last renovation over 12 This is why the Hadley Wood Community schools including the children who haveyears ago to its current state. Playground Renovation (HWCPR) project participated in a project to chose This playground is within a short walking was set up. A sub-committee of the equipment for the playgrounddistance to Hadley Wood Primary School, Hadley Wood Association and a charity Holding a Public Meeting (the first ofthe tennis courts, local shops, station, this project has three main objectives: many) for all residentspre-schools and most residents. Create a modern playground accessible Applying for Grants Despite the fact there are over 6500 to all Hadley Wood children up to theresidents in Hadley Wood including age of 12 The HWCPR team will be at the Hadley1000 children up to the age of 14* the Make the playground larger to allow Wood Fireworks Display to discuss thisplayground remains quiet and used by more room to develop project further. There will be a chance toonly a few children on irregular occasions. Create a social environment for all answer any questions that you may have, About a year ago whilst using the Hadley Wood families to come and offer your support and look at possibleplayground a few of us noticed things that enjoy the activities and each other plans of what the future playground couldseemed to be missing for children within it. look like. Please show your support forThe flooring was tired and in places cracked A committee has been set up with two this project by visiting the stand at thisor bare. The equipment was in need of new people heading the project Maria Evans great annual event. Maria and I lookpaint and comparative to other community (pictured above right) and myself, Laura forward to seeing you there.playgrounds, old fashioned, dated and Gassner (above left). This committee has For further information you can contactuninspiring. The small grass area within begun the process to create the the HWCPR project in various ways:the playground was muddy, small and community playground Hadley Wood Email: hwcpr@yahoo.co.ukunexceptional. And most importantly deserves. This includes: Twitter: @HWCPRgenerally used by young children. Meeting Enfield Council who have Facebook: Hadley Wood Community After doing some research we pledged to support this project including Playground Renovationdiscovered that the playground is not providing extra manpower and help Phone: 07949 073536 Laura Gassner 4
  5. 5. * sourced by the Office of National Statistics. ** Any donations can be made payable to “HWA Playground”. For Gift Aid assistance please contact us using the above contact details. 5
  6. 6. local residents in our ward, are burglary, theft from cars, anti-social behaviour and road safety. In addition there have been several other initiatives. Preventative action Have your car valeted by us and is taken by high visibility police patrollingexperience our quadrapower snow areas known to be troublesome. Drugfoam system which is unique to us. ‘busts’ with help from neighbouring units For more details or booking call have been very successful, and a high Are now pleased to welcome to their team, priority is the prevention of so called ‘hate’ Adam on 07973-272347 or Dentists with specialist interests in: crime against specific religious groups or log onto aquavalet.co.uk individuals. As far as road safety is Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) concerned members of the team have by Dr Marta SuarezLocal Police. Safer been attending training sessions in the use Orthodontics, including incognito braces of speed guns. Traffic unit cars also patrolNeighbourhood team. the area. These have cameras fore and aft by Dr Shahla RahmanA recurring complaint in Hadley Wood which photograph number plates. The Periodonticsis about speeding. To ask about this details are run through an immediate (All treatments for gum health)and also to get an update on our computer check to make sure that the car is by Dr Riccardo ZambonSafer Neighbourhood team, the HW News insured and taxed. The check also reveals Please enquire at our practice Receptionmet with Police Sergeant Peter Moxham whether the car has been involved in anynow in command of the team looking after criminal activity. As far as persistent 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood,Southgate and Cockfosters (that’s us). speedsters are concerned Sergeant Barnet, Herts, EN4 OEJ. The current priorities, as requested by Moxham would like to encourage residents Tel: 02084410257 to telephone or email the SNT with details of offenders number plates. (The identity of Park Café Cockfosters the sender of such information is not November 19th 15-1600 hrs outside the revealed). In the first instance the offender Oakwood Library at Bramley Parade would receive a visit from the police. Further December 10th 13-1400 hrs Trent Park reports are dealt with more seriously. Theft Café. Cockfosters. from cars is a regular event and the SNT Other ways of making contact or getting stress the importance of not leaving any information are by telephoning 0208 721 belongings in the car when not attended. 2688 or by emailing: (GPS systems like Tom Toms are particularly cockfosters.snt@met.police.uk or by attractive to thieves. Their presence in the viewing the website glove box is given away by the signs of an www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods" adhesive ring on the windscreen). www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods What about budget cuts? How are they and following the links via ‘Your Borough’ affecting the police force? Apparently the and then clicking on Cockfosters. Metropolitan police service has had to reduce Police Sergeant roles on Safer Neighbourhoods Teams by 150. Some of the more experienced Sergeants including Sergeant Moxham have now taken on supervision of two wards. To help meet local priorities the police are finding smarter ways to use their officers & making greater use of Special Constables and Met Volunteers. Further planned cuts could hit very hard so any budding CONSULTATIONS AT volunteers out there should make contact and fill out an application. HADLEY WOOD & Sergeant Moxham went on to mention LOCAL PRIVATE HOSPITALS that stationing a policemen at the Hadley WELL WOMAN MONTH Wood Association Centre each week so that residents could drop in and discuss A special price is offered for November. Checks include, Blood pressure, urine, problems, had not been useful. To smear/pv and breast check. maximise police time ‘on the beat’ these Mammogram extra. sessions had now been stopped. Residents who would like to talk to one of the team personally can approach them at PHONE: 07970 215 834 certain sites which are advertised on their FAX: 020 8447 0689 website. For example: October 9th 12-1400 hrs outside Trent 6
  7. 7. Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Established lower back specialist Letters to the Editor Would you like a more toned, more flexible, longer, Dear Sir, leaner, stronger look to your body. As a regular walker in the field beside These are just a few of the benefits Pilates offers. Private sessions Hadley Wood School, I am are becoming increasingly popular as exercises can be adapted to suit peoples individual needs. somewhat concerned by the plans to The sessions enable you to have a more personal method of learning. considerably enlarge the existing Don’t live with back pain book now to see a specialist childrens play area. Lower back pain is extremely common and can be acute enough Firstly, the proposed size of the to stop people functioning normally on a day to day basis. Pilates is a key exercise method for helping to improve posture new area and the major up-grading and therefore relieve daily aches and pains. of the equipment would seem more Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 likely to attract children and or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk It is important to remember that the SNT teenagers from outside Hadleyis not an emergency team. They are here to Wood, thus adding to our alreadydeal with crime on a long term basis. For an congested parking problems andemergency dial 999 or for non emergencies the challenges of ‘Big School’. also to possible evening nuisancering 101. This term our major fund-raising event and vandalism.Rod Armstrong takes place at the Centre on the evening Secondly, it is apparently of the annual Hadley Wood Firework proposed to extend the fenced area HWPP Display. Parents and staff will be busy providing entertainment for children northwards up the hill, beyond the entrance to the footpath from News… throughout the evening to include face- Courtleigh Avenue, thus spoiling the painting, teddy tambala and a children’s present view of the open field asHadley Wood Pre- café to name but a few. This has always seen from the path. provided a lovely opportunity for our ex- My children and grandchildrenschool and Playgroup, pupils to pay us a visit! have all enjoyed the play area inHadley Wood “Stay & Play” our successful parent its present form and it is a greatAssociation Centre. and toddler group has started up again asset to Hadley Wood. Would not and opens every Monday afternoon in a small extension and generalThe Autumn term has begun and all the term time between 1-2.45pm. Everyone re-furbishment be adequatechildren seem happy with their new is welcome improvement?routines. Playgroup children have settled Judy Quickenden, Supervisor A Hadley Wood residentquickly, taking the separation from theirparents, possibly for thefirst time, in their stride. Our RNLI Hadley LadiesPre-school children appearvery comfortable with each Guild. Annual Coffeeother, having already been morningtogether a year. Please join us at the Hadley Last term was a very Memorial Hall, Hadley Highstone,busy one, culminating withus having to say ‘Good- Wednesday 26th October frombye’ to our existing Pre- 1030-12 noon.school children. It is alwayssad to see them go, but Stalls: Raffle; Cakes; Christmassatisfying to know that they cards; Bring and Buy; Antiques;were happy, confident Bric a Brac; Booksindividuals ready to take on Sunrise: Senior care that’s really worth talking about. Each Sunrise has designated experts that are there to listen to your thoughts and worries. Through our experience we of Elstree then share with you how Sunrise could give you the best Edgwarebury Lane (off Barnet Lane), Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3RG option. All you have to do is call us. 020 8236 0100 And see how Sunrise could help you or your loved-one. www.sunrise-care.co.uk Best possible CQC rating awarded - July 2011 The high quality senior care alternative 7
  8. 8. HADLEY WOOD RADLETT HADLEY WOOD £4,200,000 £3,750,000 £2,495,000 Freehold Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 01923 604321 020 8440 9797 A stunning re-built detached home in excess of 7000 sq. ft finished to a very Constructed less than ten years ago and on the market for the first time since, is this A well presented detached family residence set in one of Hadley Wood’s high specification in one of the area’s prime locations with glorious views outstanding individually designed family residence set on a generous mature plot of premier roads, approached via a carriage driveway. Downstairs cloakroom, towards central London. Formal lounge, day lounge, study, guest cloakroom, approximately half an acre behind electronic gates, within one of Radlett’s premier 2 receptions, kitchen, utility room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, 2 family shower rooms, garage, locations. 5 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms all with en suites, self contained guest shower room, southerly aspect rear garden, garage. staff quarters, carriage sweep driveway, secluded southerly aspect rear garden. suite, superb kitchen/breakfast room & double garage. OAKLEIGH PARK BROOKMANS HADLEY WOOD £1,750,000 PARK £1,395,000 Freehold £1,575,000 Freehold Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8445 3694 01707 661144 020 8440 9797 An imposing detached home set behind a gated entrance offering spacious, An immaculate and versatile 6 bedroom detached family home of This fabulously presented Victorian family residence has been thoughtfully well proportioned accommodation ideal for family living. Guest cloakroom, approximately 3854 sq ft located on a highly regarded road. Featuring 3 refurbished and offers spacious five bedroom accommodation arranged over lounge/dining room, family room, breakfast room, kitchen, garden room, reception rooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, a terrace off the master bedroom three floors and benefits from a landscaped rear garden extending to approx. storage room, basement, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 further with countryside views, carriage driveway and well tended south westerly 235’ max. bedrooms, shower room, garden. facing garden of approximately 120’. ENFIELD ARKLEY HADLEY WOOD £895,000 £799,950 £695,000 Freehold Freehold Share of Freehold Sole Agents Sole Agents Sole Agents 020 8440 9797 020 8449 3383 020 8440 9797 A charming three bedroom detached former coach house abutting and with Set behind a large driveway is this spacious detached bungalow which is A well presented 1st floor duplex apartment in this prestigious development stunning views over green belt countryside to the rear and within easy reach located in this exclusive residential turning in Arkley. The property offers situated within easy reach of Cockfosters. Communal entrance hall, hallway, of Enfield Town. Guest cloakroom, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, spacious accommodation throughout with large reception, 3 bedrooms, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite shower study, 3 bedrooms (1 walk in dressing room), 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), rear 2 bathrooms, secluded well maintained garden, off street parking and room), family bathroom, separate wc, communal landscaped gardens and garden, double garage. detached double garage. grounds, 2 Allocated Parking Spaces. 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 sharpie14@btinternet.com Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 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 Annie 07903 138 235 hallbookings.hwa@gmail.com Security Task Force Membership secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant Peter Moxham 020 8721 2688 or 07920 233 775The 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. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accesseddirectly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained byanyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.HadleyWood 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 July 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8