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DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Photo by John Leatherdale MARCH2014ISSUE HADLEYWOODNEWS Enfield responds to Parking Petition Consultation document sent out But shopkeepers and businesses say NO to proposals. (page 2)

www.medivet.co.uk Medivet Cockfosters 020 8275 0330 121-123 Cockfosters Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 0DA Call for details on how to register Clean Spacious Air-conditioned Operating Theatre X-rays Dental Workshop Laboratory Ultrasound Endoscopy Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring Geriatric Care 2 Parking petition at the Crescent West shopping parade In July 2013 about 350 residents, shop and business owners signed a petition asking Enfield for help with the difficult parking arrangements outside the parade of shops. The Hadley Wood Association was involved and after discussion with all the businesses on the parade and with the intention to improve customer attendance the petition proposed a one hour free parking period followed by a two hour chargeable period enforceable between the 0900 and 1700 hrs. In response the Council commenced a three stage consultation process starting with a questionnaire sent out on March 3rd to the shop owners and businesses of Crescent West as well as to residents in the vicinity. The document points out that the Council is seeking the views of traders, businesses and residents and that all comments received by Friday 21st March ‘will be carefully considered by the Council before a decision is made and that if it is decided to proceed with introducing Pay and Display a further statutory consultation will take place’. Their proposals were to replace the peak hour restrictions outside the shops with a Pay and Display parking bay in front of the shops and between the bus stop and access to No.33 Crescent West. Loading bays would be considered. The on-street charges would be as follows: Up to 15 minutes £0.30p Up to 30 minutes £0.60p Up to 1 hour £1.20p Up to two hours £2.40p Further discussions with the shop owners and businesses suggest that the majority are NOT in favour of this proposal and are unhappy with the absence of any free parking period. Most feel that these proposals would reduce customer attendance and that if a free parking period was not possible then the current system should continue. Hopes were expressed for an opportunity to discuss the plans. Any questions should go to traffic@enfield.gov.uk or phone 020 8379 3553. Copies of the questionnaire can be obtained by contacting the HWA on 02084497193 or emailing hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com The Hadley Wood Association (HWA)

3 Fame has reached Hadley Wood where Julie Hall’s recipe book produced in memory of her late cookery partner Sue Clark of Lancaster Avenue was presented New Nd.YAG Hair Removal Laser Arriving this month. More Safe, Permanent and Efficient than any other treatments currently available Tel: 020 8449 2687 32 Crescent West PilatesTeacher - PersonalTrainer Established lower back specialist EASING YOUR BACK PAIN WITH PILATES Pilates can both alleviate existing back problems and prevent future ones. No matter what your age or condition, Pilates will work for you! Make a difference in your life today! Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 Or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.uk If you're looking for dramatic changes in the way your body looks, feels and performs. If you want to improve flexibility, strength and agility, muscle tone, and become less prone to injury...Then you're about to discover how you can do all this, quickly and easily, with your One to One Pilates session! www.pilates-stuart.co.uk Cookery Book gets Royal seal of approval to Princess Michael of Kent at a charity dinner held at the House of Lords last December. Princess Michael, accompanied by David Ellis OBE Chair of Trustees, thought the book was so good she gave a copy to her son who is learning to cook. The evening was a charity event to help raise money for Peace Hospice Care at Watford who helped to look after Sue during the latter months of her life. So far the book has sold almost 750 copies raising an estimated £4750 for the Hospice. If any one would like to make an independent donation to the Peace Hospice please contact Brian Clark on 02084407543 who is collecting all monies for this charity. Julie is continuing with her cookery classes starting again next March and any one wishing to attend should contact her on 0208 440 1820 Brian Clark

4 keen interest in the public side of life, and I recognise the need to have pursuits beyond my professional life which have real meaning and purpose.” He continued “the exciting prospect of representing my own neighbourhood and its interests to Enfield Council is a serious responsibility, and one which I would feel privileged to take on”. In support of these sentiments he is not new to community engagement already serving as a Governor of Hadley Wood Primary School and organizing successful fundraisers for a well known disabled children’s charity. “What about Hadley Wood?” I continue. “I think it is really important for local representatives to know their area and its issues” Jason replied. “Hadley Wood has a unique and special character and it deserves a loud and clear voice. Conservation of our Green Belt and supporting our local businesses are important objectives to name just two” He is very interested in the Government’s plans for Neighbourhood Forums and is already sitting on a small HWA committee researching this option. “Not to mention our parking issues” he adds wryly. Hadley Wood understandably given its relative affluence, has always come well down the pecking order in the Council’s list of concerns. Nevertheless when appropriate we need someone on our side and with the loss of Paul McCannah from the Council Hadley Wood would clearly benefit from a homegrown representative. Here is a talented and local young man trying for a place in local affairs. We wish him well. Rod Armstrong Jason Charalambous It was only when I became involved with the Hadley Wood Association that the importance of having good local councilors really dawned on me. So it was with great interest that I met Jason Charalambous now selected by the Conservative Party as a candidate for the Enfield Council elections this May. I asked him how the process of selection worked. He replied “After expressing my interest in standing, I went through a selection process by the local political party I support. In my case the Enfield Southgate Conservative Party”. He was selected for Cockfosters ward (that’s us) along with two other candidates, Andy Milne and Michael Lavender. A total of three councillors represent each ward and the election will be on May 22nd. I asked Jason about his background. Born in Hadley Wood, he attended Hadley Wood Primary School, then Haberdashers. From there he went to King’s College London to study Law before being Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple. He then worked in the City and qualified as a Solicitor. Why a councillor? “Well” he replied, “whilst I enjoy my work as a lawyer, I have a Official fuel economy figures for the Jaguar XF range in mpg (l/100km): Urban from 16.7 (16.9) to 48.7 (5.8). Extra Urban from 32.8 (8.6) to 64.2 (4.4). Combined from 24.4 (11.6) to 57.7 (4.9). CO2 emissions from 270 to 129 (g/km). Official EU Test Figures. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. Model shown is an XFR 5.0 V8 510PS from £65,415. Available at participating Dealers only on Jaguar XF range. All drivers must have held a valid, current and full licence for more than five years with no more than six penalty points. Insurance on the vehicle is provided for the driver. All persons must satisfy the insurance criteria, provide a driving licence and sign a separate insurance agreement. 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5 Email: jamie@one-to-one-fitness.co.uk Tel: 02084471661 / Mob: 07798776248 12 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0EJ B www.one-to-one-fitness.co.uk Beware of cheap imitations w one to one fitness WANTED Assistant Editor for the Hadley Wood News This is an unpaid post which might suit a school leaver planning a career in journalism. Good standard of written English and basic IT skills required. Contact Rod Armstrong Editor. Tel. 07979755973 or 02084495924 email rodarmstrong@btinternet.com Completion of the railway path. Last Autumn Sustrans, a charity devoted to sustainable and safe transport (eg cycle and pedestrian ways throughout the UK) upgraded the path which runs parallel to the railway northwards from Hadley Wood Station to Waggon Rd. Bryn Lockwood the Sustrans Area Manager for North London is in charge and has taken pains to discuss all the work involved with neighbouring residents, the Hadley Wood Association as well as Enfield Council and various experts. The last part of this ‘permissive pathway’ is now underway as it runs through the woods on Hadley Wood Association ground. The contractors have dug out about 150 mms of the existing path’s topsoil to create a solid foundation for a tarmac surface. Sustrans point out that ‘the tarmac will quickly weather and be softened by leaf fall as the path passes though the woods. The path will curve slightly and efforts will be made to avoid damaging tree roots. Small trees overlapping the path will be cut down but new saplings will be planted for every tree removed. To mitigate the impact of the construction log piles will be left to create insect habitats and bat and bird boxes placed in the woods. The path will emerge onto Waggon Road a few metres to the east of the existing old gate posts which will give better alignment for cycles joining and leaving the carriageway as well as greater visibility and safety for cycles/pedestrians for traffic on Waggon road. Access to the path will be controlled by an array of bollards. This will slow cyclists down and deter unauthorized use while maintaining access for wheel chair users, pedestrians with buggies and cycles. Unauthorised use by motorcycles is a concern which should be monitored. Enfield Council will review access controls if unauthorized use occurs and causes problems to residents and other users of the path and open space’. HWA Tel: 01707 663 738 www.dorchenainteriors.co.uk DORCHENA INTERIORS ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS Hadley Wood Pre-school Playgroup OPEN MORNING Wednesday 26th March between 10am - 12.00noon Everyone is welcome Hadley Wood Association Centre, Crescent East, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts EN4 0EL Tel: 020 8449 6089 or07754179884 www.hadleywoodpreschool.co.uk (just behind the tennis courts)

6 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 15th March 2014 Once again, by popular demand, the Friends of Hadley Wood School are bringing you their annual fundraising Quiz Night. The evening is always a lot of fun, and consists of a general knowledge quiz, a bar, and a fish and chip supper. The quiz is not just for the eggheads and brainboxes amongst you there is something for everyone. Why not support your local school and have fun at the same time? Up to eight people can be on each table so you can either build your own team or we can arrange for you to sit on another table so that you can make new friends. All are welcome! WHERE? Hadley Wood School, Courtleigh Avenue WHEN? Saturday 15th March 2014 WHAT TIME? 7pm arrive for a 7.30pm start. The bar will stay open after the quiz has finished so there will be time for extra socialising then. HOW MUCH? Each ticket is £15 which includes a fish and chip supper. WHAT ELSE? There is a maximum of eight people on each team so you can either get a team together or buy individual tickets. There will also be a bar and a raffle. All money raised will go straight to the school. WHAT NOW? Please contact Hannah Destro on 07796 933565 to reserve your tickets. Numbers will be limited so buy early to avoid disappointment! The value of Psychological Counselling and Stress related issues Do you feel stressed, anxious, have trouble with sleeping or perhaps just feel low and unfulfilled in your relationships. Do you feel undervalued and overworked? Are your energy levels depleted? Sometimes, problems stem from deeper than they first appear. Many people continue to encounter the same problems time and time again in life because they do not tackle them at their roots. Psychological counselling may help you to develop better ways of coping, allowing you to live the life you deserve. By addressing your distress, you can lower the risk of developing a more serious problem. When challenges outweigh the ability to cope, the body and mind can begin to suffer. While stress is a natural and useful human response, in excess it can be very unhealthy and cause all sorts of disorders through the body including headaches, high blood pressure, depression and chronic pain. If stress related issues are having an impact on your personal life and you carry those feelings around with you, you will wear yourself out. Problems such as anxiety and depression may develop. Speaking to someone in confidence who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference. You can explore your feelings and talk about your concerns. Counselling will help you bring issues to the surface and allow them to be dealt with one by one in a non- judgmental and confidential setting. It will help you to unravel your feelings and may provide you with greater freedom and clarity in your thoughts as you progress. Christine Shah, Registered MBACP Counsellor Hadley Wood Healthcare Clinic. Tel. 07748080774 etc christineshah@hotmail.co.uk www.christineshahcounselling.com The Local Underground Quiz. A non-subversive quiz about our nearest tube lines 1. What Piccadilly Line station was once between Caledonian Road and Kings Cross? 2. When was the Piccadilly Line extended to Cockfosters? 3. How many “Green” stations do Piccadilly Line trains stop at? 4. In 1967, The New Vaudeville Band sang that “Finchley Central is two and sixpence from Golders Green on the Northern Line”, but which station is the midpoint on that journey? 5. What was the original name of Arsenal station, before it was re-named in 1932? 6. Which Northern Line station lends its name to a popular BBC radio game show? 7. Which US TV megastar was born on the London Underground? 8. Which station’s original ticket office was built in the crypt of St Mary Woolnoth? 9. What is the shortest journey between two stations in the entire Underground network? 10. And which tube station in the network serves the most lines? Answerstothelocal UndergroundQuiz. 1.YorkRoad. 2.July1933. 3.Four(BoundsGreen,WoodGreen, GreenParkand,part-day,Turnham Green.) 4.KentishTown.Thetwostationsare ondifferentbranchesoftheNorthern Line.Youchange atCamdenTown,butKentishTownis the5thofthe9interveningstations. 5.GillespieRoad.Theoldnameisstill boldlydisplayedonthetiledwalls. 6.MorningtonCrescent(onI’mSorryI Haven’taClue). 7.JerrySpringer,whosemotherwas shelteringonHighgateplatformfroma 1944airraid. 8.Bank 9.LeicesterSquaretoCoventGarden onthePiccadillyline(300m). 10.KingsCrossStPancras(Six, excludingthetwoOverlandtermini). MikeFinlay. Hadley Wood’s Women’s Institute The ladies of the Hadley Wood WI do know how to enjoy themselves. Apart from the monthly meetings they have a Sew and Chit Chat group which has more chat than sew with lots and lots of laughs over cake and tea. Marion Jones was last month’s excellent hostess. The Book Club is run by Margaret Floyd and is like no other Book Club! It is just hilarious fun. Visitors are most welcome. Do try us and see if you would like to join. (tel Hilary Nunn 020 8363 4380) Frainy Ardeshir

7 Councillor Paul McCannah retires. We are sorry to report that Paul McCannah is retiring from the Council. A Conservative Councillor since 2002 Paul moved with his family to Hadley Wood in 1987 and now lives in Cockfosters. His main work is with the Local Government Association (LGA), the national lobbying body for all the councils in the country. (In London, if you are not of retirement age, it is usual for councillors to work full-time and then carry out their council duties in the evening and at the weekends). Paul has been a councillor for 12 years and will stand down in May. He has no current plans for future elected politics though he admits that one never knows what might happen in the future. Paul has always been easily available, quick to reply to messages and effective. He has, from the perspective of Hadley Wood, made many valuable contributions to our lives and environment. He was heavily involved in the successful campaign against the proposed expansion of Middlesex University in Trent Park a few years ago. This would have had a very adverse impact on local people who love and use the park. He has worked closely with the Hadley Wood Association and local residents to successfully secure funding for the new playground and the resurfacing of the car park. Outside of Hadley Wood he has particularly sought to help those residents living in areas of deprivation which can be found even in the generally affluent Cockfosters Ward. His most difficult issues have been planning disputes between neighbours. He comments “the issue is rarely 100% clear cut but you will always end up upsetting one of the parties (or sometimes both!)”. We asked Paul why he had resigned “For me, 12 years is enough. I have greatly enjoyed my time as a councillor but I think that now is the time to give an opportunity to someone with fresh ideas”. So it is goodbye to Paul at least for the time being. He will be very much missed by everyone here and we would like to warmly thank him for all his efforts on Hadley Wood’s behalf. We wish him well in the future. The Hadley Wood(Residents) Association. 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W ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! " ! ! ! ! ! I ! Neighbourhood Forums The Government’s Localism Act of 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning to England. It allows communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for guiding ‘development, regeneration and conservation’ in the area. Grants are available, councils must give assistance and already many communities are putting forward their applications. What about Hadley Wood? The Hadley Wood Association has set up a working party to consider whether to form a Neighbourhood Forum. The group includes a Councillor (Anne-Marie Pearce), an urban design planner (Esther Kurland), solicitor (Jason Charalambous), mapping expert (John Leatherdale) and two local residents (Tony Floyd and Rod Armstrong). The steps needed to be taken are several. First a map of the proposed Neighbourhood has to be agreed upon and submitted to the Council for designation. Then a Neighbourhood Plan has to be prepared. This has to include local partnerships, the collection of an evidence base and the formulation of a policy. The Forum has to include at least twenty one (21) people who will lead and co-ordinate the plan making process. This group have to be a diverse cross section of the community with representatives of local businesses, a wide age range, ethnic mix and residents of different economic means. Other organisations can be employed to assist if the community has sufficient financial strength to get professional help. After full community consultation this plan is submitted to the local planning authority who will check that proper procedures have been followed. At that stage, assuming the plan is acceptable, there follows a period of publicity and a public referendum organized by the Council. It is clear from reading the advice on the Neighbourhood Forums that this is a serious planning operation requiring time expertise and effort. Do we need one? Opinions differ but it may be that with a Neighbourhood Forum in place we as a community will be less likely to be just helpless onlookers when future develop- ments are being planned in our area. What do you think? Have a look at the My Community website (mycommunityrights.org.uk) and follow the link to Neighbourhood planning. That there is interest in Hadley Wood’s green spaces can be judged by a look at a recent blog spotted and replied to by Esther Kurland. ttp://taxandhousingpolicyuk.com/ 2013/11/19/a-visit-to-the-greenbelt-at- h a d l e y- w o o d - e n f i e l d - n o r t h - e a s t- london/comment-page-1/#comment-49 Rod Armstrong

8 NSPCC Barnet Appeals Committee 'It's Spring Again...Time to STOP.... and Smell the Coffee!!’ Please join us for coffee, cakes, chat and a little shopping. On Friday  28th March, 10.00 to 1pm at 4, Newmans Way, Hadley Wood, Herts Bring Spring a little closer with our lovely indoor planters, Gifts by Jo Ireland. Home Made Cakes and other goodies £3.00 entry includes coffee, cakes and cookies ALL FUNDS RAISED TO THE NSPCC AND CHILDLINE St Paul’s Church, Hadley Wood, Spring 2014 You are all warmly invited to the following events! Sunday 10.30 am Mothering Sunday Family Service March 30th ‘Luv U! xoxo’ Everyone is welcome – flowers for Mum Good Friday 10.30 am Good Friday Service 18th April with crèche and children’s activities Easter Sunday 10.30am Family Communion 20th April All Age Service followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden The Spring 2014 cloTheS Sale! Dawn ledgard events… beautiful clothes at amazing prices! neW, DeSigner laDieS TroUSerS, JeanS, cropS, SeparaTeS, oUTFiTS, JacKeTS & JeWellerY Monday 7th april 2014 10.30am until 6pm The hadley Wood association centre 1-7 crescent east. close to station. Bring your friends, come for a coffee & browse in a relaxed atmosphere! £1 entrance & commission from your sales to cherry lodge cancer For more info 01344 454423 or 07790326981 Jimmy, Ivy and Diane bought their house in Claremont Road off plan in 1960, it was the first house in the road and they lived there ever since. Jimmy spent his life involved in music starting at the age of 8 with his brother playing regularly for the BBC and taking part in many Children's Hour programmes. He was the leader of the RAF Command band serving in Persia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Italy between 1939-1949 and appeared with many world famous entertainers. He worked at Boosey and Hawkes from 1933-1960 starting as post boy and rising through the ranks to Chairman of the South Africa division where he spent 8 years. He then worked as Managing Director for Hammond Organs until 1974 and was a member of Harold Wilson's promotional team to Russia, Poland and Hungary. After establishing his own company, Mr Music, a retail chain specialising in musical instruments with an educational focus, he retired in 1985. Diane followed her father into the music industry and worked at Chappells of Bond Street and latterly with him at Mr Music. They were both familiar and popular faces around Hadley Wood and will be missed by all who knew them. Christine McCormick Jimmy Gibbs 1920-2014 Diane Gibbs 1956-2013

9 Hadley Wood Lawn Tennis Club. New Members welcome. Stuart and Nick have kicked off 2014 with a new program of courses. Children’s and teenagers (3-17 yrs) and Adult (18+) tennis courses are now running. Check website for all information –www.hwltc.org Monday 7th April - Childrens Easter Holiday Courses 2 weeks (Monday to Thursdays from 9.30am – 3pm) TENNIS COACHES - contact for lessons/courses Stuart Martin – 07787 552 326 –stuart.tennis76@gmail.com Nick Wheeler – 07812 462 428 –nick.wheeler1985@hotmail.com Hadley Wood Lawn Tennis Club Please email or contact info@hwltc.org or tel.07873 846 198

10 Anxious to see the revamped Market in action I went to meet Jane Northam who has a stall there. She and a friend Helen run a company called Chalk and Stone (www.chalkandstone.co.uk). They source and renovate vintage furniture and home wares as well as designing and making soft furnishings, jewellery and gifts. It was not really the best time to visit. The night before had been very windy with gales all over the UK. By the time we arrived at 10.00 am it was still cold with enough of a breeze to cause the canopies to flap and lightweight items to move stealthily off the counters. Not expecting to see much activity I was Barnet Market surprised to see that all the stalls were in action, the whole place looked clean and well organized and even though the conditions were chilly there were plenty of customers. “How are the stalls set up” I ask Jane, imagining she and Helen battling to get the canopy up before the market opened. Jane introduced me to Nick. Nick works for Saunders Markets who manages this and several other markets including New Covent Garden. He looks like a man to be reckoned with and it was he (and his team) who got to the site about 0300 hrs and put all the stalls and the canopies in place. “What is it like working here?” I ask looking around. “Friendly” replies Jane, “everyone is very supportive of one another and we all have the same ambition to see the market thrive. “And what about customers?” “Nice” says Jane, “ Chatty. And there is always a steady flow of people of all ages coming by”. Remembering how the market looked before the upgrade I had a look round. Much better. The dismal hoardings have gone, it has been resurfaced and trees planted. As usual the market opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7.00am to about 4.00pm sometimes closing a little earlier in winter. At other times it doubles up as a car park. Currently there are two lines of stalls and a crosspiece at the Spires end of the site with parking for the vans over the

Dear Editor May I through your columns warn those readers who are receiving treatment for glaucoma to inform the DVLA. After eight very stressful and disturbing weeks without the use of my car because of a mix-up between the optician and the DVLA I can now drive again. Make sure all appointments are made in writing. Angela O’Keefe 11 WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES Includes Frames, Sills, Doors and Conservatories 6 or 8 Weekly Cleans or One off Clean References available. All work guaranteed A Local Small Company Based In Barnet Tel. 0208 441 8100 or 07861 764 994 email: bugodx3@gmail.com Patients on the NHS list are excluded All aspects of general practice covered. Same day and weekend appointments @ Hadley Wood or local Private Hospitals veenasingh@hotmail.co.uk Letter to the Editor Late last year the whole of Hadley Wood School took part in a speech week to mark the inaugural event of a newly launched Arts Trophy, aimed to raise the profile of the Arts in the curriculum. Our ‘Value of the Month’ was ‘inspiration’. During their Literacy lessons, the children listened to inspiring speeches. They wrote, edited and improved and then performed their own speeches to an audience of their peers. Two finalists were chosen from each year group and entered the Grand Final. During the final, the children, ranging from 5 – 11 years old, performed their speeches to an audience of 210 children and a panel of judges made up of Beverly Benson (Headteacher), Karen Fernandes (Chair of Governors) and Rosemary Keane (a much loved, former teacher). The topic of their speeches ranged from a best friend to Tony Blair, from a Dad to Martin Luther King. Each individual performed with passion and articulation that exceeded their years and made the panel’s job to find an overall winner a real dilemma. The overall winner was judged to be a Hadley Wood Primary School little girl named Yasmin (7 years old), who wrote and performed a beautiful speech about her older sister who was studying to become a lawyer. The judges commended her on her sincerity and persuasiveness. The 210 strong audience left the hall to the tune of ‘celebrate good times’ and have since seemed much more confident in the way in which they speak publicly. The school used some of this confidence in an Enfield-wide debating tournament recently reaching the semi-final and only just missing out on a place in the final. The school is very proud of their achievements. The next competitions for the coveted Arts Trophy is a traditional spelling bee, where children of all ages will be asked to spell some very tricky words and a short story writing competition, based on the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition. Exciting times ahead for the children at Hadley Wood! Josh Newham Deputy Head Have you considered advertising in this local magazine? Please contact the Hadley Wood Association on 020 8449 7193 for details and charges wall in the transport delivery area for the Spires. However Nick tells me that there are more applications for stalls in the pipeline. Those of you wishing to take a stall should ring Saunders markets on 01306628075. I trudge off reflecting how nice it is to see the market back in action. There has, after all, been a market in Barnet since King John granted its Royal charter in 1199. Friends of Barnet Market, Barnet Council, Therese Villiers MP and owners the William Pears group. Very well done and thank you! Rod Armstrong

12 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. E&OE HWA March 2014 The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.uk Chairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 graham.sharp14@gmail.com Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 rodarmstrong@btinternet.com Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.com Hall Bookings Niki 07904019119 niki_ 7t4@hotmail.com Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay 0208 441 2595 Website Manager George McCormick george_1700@hotmail.co.uk To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk SALES OFFICES AT: BARNET 020 8449 3383 TOTTERIDGE 020 8445 3694 HADLEY WOOD 020 8440 9797 BROOKMANS PARK 01707 661144 RADLETT 01923 604321 NEW HOMES SHOWCASE HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9796 RADLETT 01923 608383 Associated Offices in Mayfair & Moscow www.statons.com OFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £1,950,000 In Excess of 3,500 sq ft 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms Southerly Aspect Rear Garden NHBC Warranty Still Remaining HADLEY WOOD £1,185,000 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Integral Garage Potential To Extend To Both Sides Of The Property HADLEY WOOD £1,250,000 Split Level Duplex Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Reception Room Two Allocated Parking Spaces HADLEY WOOD £1,200,000 Detached Bungalow In Need Of Some Updating 2 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms Garden In Excess of 100’ Potential to Extend STPP HADLEY WOOD £1,950,000 Just Under 4,000 sq ft 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms South West Facing Garden Integral Double Garage High Specification Throughout HADLEY WOOD £1,195,000 4 Bedrooms Bathroom 3 Reception Rooms Rear Garden Approx. 120’ Heated Swimming Pool PP granted for a 3,500 sq ft home if req HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797

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