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Hadley Wood News January 2016

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Hadley Wood News January 2016

  1. 1. 1DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 0208 441 4482 Bartrams Lane. January 2016. Photo by J.Leatherdale INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE The Neighbourhood Forum, Start planning. Station Cuttings Woodland Plan for the Common Hadley Wood’s 2015 Letter to the Editor. Trent Park progress JANUARY2016ISSUE
  2. 2. 2 Tailoring and repairs by experTs Neighbourhood planning update It is time to draft our Neighbourhood plan. Before we start to put pen to paper we need to find out what people think about our area and how it could and should change. To try and find answers we set up an online survey earlier in the year, with questions such as ‘what do you like about the area?’ ‘what don’t you like?’ And ‘how can it be improved?’ The results of this survey can be found on the HWA website, We also held an open workshop in November to gather more ideas about priorities and how we should look to influence what gets built. Around 50 people came along and discussed a range of issues prompted by pictures from around the area. We covered topics such as what made for a good roof extension, how much space should be left between neighbouring homes, how important planting and trees are etc. The questions and picture prompts can be found at dJZgeWbdC0. Please do have a look and add your thoughts. We really need as many responses as possible. The results of this exercise will help us draft our own local planning policies for extensions and infill development. Once Station Cuttings With thanks to the 1,322 who signed our petition for step-­free access to the station, we presented it in Christmas wrapping to GTR’s Local Development Manager Andrew Sidgwick on 4 December on Platform 4. The Rail User Group was represented by all generations of potential beneficiaries: Elizabeth Finch, Jacob Lobo (with bike) and little Molly Haigh, accompanied by pregnant mother Lucy Cope and large buggy. They’re pictured here with Andrew, Station Manager Duncan Primrose and Francesca Caine. RailFuture Chairman Keith Dyall and Hadley Wood Association Chair Rupert Mackay were also present among the Hadley Wooders. The event was featured in the Barnet and Potters Bar Press and also achieved this coverage in GTR’s internal weekly newsletter: “The Group presented the petition wrapped as a gift, with more than 1,300 signatures. This equates to roughly every person who uses the station on a daily basis, which was a huge achievement for the Group. We hope to deliver step-free access on the northbound platform alongside other improvements at the station in 2016-­17, subject to funding being awarded.” ESTABLISHED 1910 FUNERAL DIRECTORS & MONUMENTAL CRAFTSMEN A funeral plan is a way to express your final wishes. Documenting what you want can ease the emotional and financial strain on loved ones, family and friends, at a very distressing time. Having instructions in place can make it easier for the loved ones you leave behind.  Guaranteed fixed price avoiding inflation  Financial security as funds are held in Funeral Planning Trust  Choose and personalise your own arrangement A funeral plan offers peace of mind for you and your family. 10 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EB  Tel: 020 8366 0999 / 020 8447 5675  WWW.F-UPSON.CO.UK  INFO@F-UPSON.CO.UK adopted these will be used when Enfield Council consider planning applications in Hadley Wood. Our Neighbourhood Plan will hopefully influence more than individual planning applications, although these are of course important often having such a big impact on neighbours. But we have the opportunity to look at other issues such as: • how to keep our shops open now that national planning regulations have been relaxed and thus allowing their conversion to homes without planning permission. • how to secure a long term, financially sound future for the Association buildings and land which helps it provide the facilities people have been asking for. • how to create a more attractive and useful ‘heart’ to our neighbourhood, maybe with improvements to the public space outside the shops, the station and, as requested many many times in the surveys, providing a pub/bar/social club facility. The Forum can also take a much more active role in looking at, coordinating and strengthening responses to individual planning applications. To do all of this we need help! It is wonderful that so many residents joined the Forum, came along to both our public events and filled in the first survey. But without individuals stepping up and taking charge of the activities above, they are just not going to happen. So if you would like to lead on monitoring planning applications, drawing up a public realm improvement scheme or draft our planning policies, or any other action please do let us know at Esther Kurland 020 8449 2687 Crescent West Environ Launch Day 8 February 2016 Scientifically proven active ingredients for healthier firmer younger looking skin
  3. 3. 3 In receiving the petition, Andrew outlined his hope that GTR would be able to implement a package of enhancements in the next financial year, including better waiting facilities on Platform 4 and departure signage at street level as well as step-­free access to the northbound platform and hence on to the rail network in either direction. The Rail User Group (RUG) will keep closely in touch with GTR to achieve as much as possible for Hadley Wood. RUG meeting dates are advertised on the noticeboard at the station entrance and both prospective and current members are most welcome. Our increasingly close communications with GTR also cover wider service issues, such as the high delay and cancellation rate in the run-­up to Christmas. If you have any feedback on the service, don’t keep it to yourself: email Duncan and/or the RUG (email addresses below). This will ensure that the special needs of Hadley Wood in having no alternative means of public transport remain high on GTR’s radar. We have already emphasised to Tel: 01707 663 738 DORCHENA INTERIORS INTERIORS LTD - U ITALIAN DESIGNER KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS Dorchena Interiors Ad:Layout 1 08/03/2014 17:52 Pa A Woodland plan for Monken Hadley Common For the past twenty years there have been a series of five-­year management plans to guide the overall maintenance and development of our Common. But there has not been any specific plan for the long-­term management of the woodland. The majority of the work on trees has simply been maintenance i.e. preventing the spread of saplings into the open grassland them the need for excellent communication of any service issues and strongly suggest that you check before you travel, either via web or the rather neat Thameslink app that shows where the trains actually are! Finally, don’t forget that GTR does offer Assisted Travel now to anyone who needs it (contact details in the banner below). Philip and I had to call on it recently because of unexpected illness shortly before travelling back from Northumberland and were duly deposited at street level in Hadley Wood. Thank you, GTR! STOP PRESS: GTR has just given its commitment to implementing step-free access to the northbound platform in the forthcoming financial year. planning-policy/local-plan/planning-policy- information-consultation-on-a-new-local- plan-november-2015-final.pdf areas and the removal of dead/dangerous trees and branches. Consequently, the volunteer team that manages the Common face a number of problems about which, they believe, there would be a fairly broad consensus: • holly has become too widespread; it prevents successful growth of other species and in some areas it has created a dark, and almost forbidding, environment • the unchecked growth of self-­seeded trees has led to serious overcrowding: the existing dense, high canopy prevents the development of saplings as well as any “open grown” trees. • the paths through the woods are all very similar; with few exceptions, they are narrow, and each spring become narrower, with encroaching brambles and holly. To address these problems, an arboriculturist wasappointedtodraftaWoodlandManagement Plan (WMP). Apart from providing an invaluable framework on how to address these key issues and establish a sustainable woodland, a successful application of the WMP to the Forestry Commission can result in obtaining grants to do much of the work. Action clearly needs to be taken to effect these changes. However, our overriding objective for the woods is to retain its essential character and semi-­natural feel. It is not the plan to make it look like a country park or similar. Anyone with an interest in the development of the Common should access the website www. where they will be directed to a copy of the draft WMP on the first page. If after reading the plan you have any comments, please do get in touch with one of the Curators whose contact details are shown at the end of the plan. Roger Headey Station Manager Duncan Primrose Duncan. Hadley Wood Rail User Group Francesca Caine ASSISTED TRAVEL. Need assistance now to travel by train to or from Hadley Wood? Telephone GTR’s helpline 08000582844 or Textphone 08009751052 giving as much notice as possible.
  4. 4. 4 North London & Hertfordshire’s leading Independent Catholic School Girls aged 11–18 Contact our Admissions Team for details on our multiple Open Mornings & Evenings or for a Personal Tour “This is where I belong” St Martha’s School, Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 0NJ Tel: 0208-449-6889 | | St Martha’s 2015 started with a new Chairman for the Hadley Wood Association. The Rev. Rupert Mackay, Vicar of St Paul’s took over from Graham Sharp. A hard act to follow. Jason Charalambous a local young solicitor became an Enfield Councillor whose special responsibility is the Cockfosters ward. That’s us. Francesca Caine retired and immediately started revolutionising our travel prospects, creating a Railway Users Group aimed at improving all aspects of rail travel from our 130 year old station. In particular step free access. Esther Kurland who works in the field of Local Government provided strong and knowledgeable leadership for the new Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Forum which on July 7th was approved by the Council and thus given legal status and power under the Localism Act of 2011. (“The time has come to disperse power more widely in Britain today.” So said the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, Coalition Agreement in May 2010). We hope so. The Middlesex University’s old campus in Trent Park was threatened by unwanted development and a Save Trent Park campaign started with a crowded meeting at Cockfoster Church and massive local support. Hadley Wood’s clubs and institutions continued to thrive. Barnet’s rugby under 10’s (with strong representation from Hadley Wood lads and their Dad’s acting as coaches) won the U10 Allianz Cup final. The Hadley Wood and Wingate Football Club now with 19 teams from Under 7 to Under 15 continued to play at Bartrams Lane field and the Tennis club ran its customary Summer coaching for children as well as providing a lovely environment and facilities for its playing members. The Bridge Club, the Women’s Institute, Janice Salmon’s Dance school, the Running Club and the Golf Club offered other opportunities for recreation which were enthusiastically accepted by local residents. Mums took their young children to our popular Pre school and Playgroup at the Hadley Wood Association building. Summer brought us the Dog Show and the Primary school’s Summer Fete. Both unmissable. More events followed for the Primary School as it celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary. July saw the first of John Leatherdale’s two historical articles about Hadley Wood published in this magazine and illustrated by his collection of old photographs of the area. The HWA website ( uk) blossomed thanks to the efforts and ability of George McCormick. By July the site was receiving between 100 and 300 page views a day. August was notable for flooding in parts of Hadley Wood with water entering homes. In November Maria Evans and her team put on a wonderful Fireworks and Bonfire night with all sorts of rides food and drinks stalls etc. This was sponsored generously, as ever, by Staton’s estate agents. Sadly it rained though this did not deter Hadleywooders and their families from having a great evening. So we reached a wet and warm Christmas 2015 with Fairs, the usual celebrations and daffodils flowering in back gardens. Rod Armstrong Hadley Wood in 2015 Hadley Wood WI. Celebrating 100 years of the National WI.
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  7. 7. 7 Letters to the Editor HOMELINE Painting and Decorating Services Interior and Exterior Mr M.Barrett Home 01992302867 Mobile 07775972211 For your car. Full interior shampooing Detailing and waxing Regular Mini Valets Alloy wheel repair Patio and Driveway cleaning Call 07973-272347 or 0208440-5135 Dear Editor The Friends of Trent Park are currently engaged in discussions with Enfield Council to restrain the number and impact of events held in the park this year. Last year’s experience was highly variable with some community gatherings proving successful and impacting very little on regular park users. However, the large commercial musical event, FOUND, proved too noisy in August and the 10,000 attendees too many for the neighbourhood. But the Council now state this is the event that brings in significant money, so they are planning to run it again this year. Some concessions have been granted to residents’ interests; there will be some investment back into the park from the council’s fees, and events will be spaced out better with the two key summer months protected as far as possible, so not to discourage regular users. Since Berkeley acquired control of the campus last September, they have been sizing up the options. The Friends are pressing for substantial investment in the Jason Charalambous Trent Park. (photo by John Leatherdale) Update on Trent Park You may have heard the news that in September Berkeley Homes acquired the listed mansion and grounds at the heart of Trent Park, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the life of this attractive and historically important estate. The 21 hectare site surrounded by public parkland, which was famously used as an intelligence gathering Prisoner of War camp in WWII for captured German generals, has lain vacant for the past three years since Middlesex University’s departure and the subsequent Malaysian owner went into liquidation. Berkeley have said they will aim to submit a planning application in the Autumn for a primarily residential led development, and have reassuringly stated that they are “committed to the long term protection of the listed Mansion House and other listed heritage assets” and “understand the need for the site to remain accessible to the local community so that it can be enjoyed by future generations”. Whilst a great number of people lament the loss of the educational use of the site, this could be compensated with community facilities and a heritage centre within the mansion focussing on the unique role it played in WWII, together with its illustrious pre-­war history where prime ministers and royalty were hosted by the socialite owner Sir Philip Sassoon. The murals of the great British artist Rex Whistler still adorn the walls, and it is only right that these should be enjoyed by the public, much as they were during Middlesex University’s ownership. It is important that any proposal includes permanent public access to the grounds and mansion, and that any new development is sympathetic in style and scale to the beautiful surrounding parkland, and appropriate to the site’s Green Belt and Conservation Area designation. During the course of this year there will be various consultations held by Berkeley Homes and Enfield Council, and wide public participation is important to ensure a positive outcome for this cherished site. To keep updated and informed follow and visit the developer’s website www.trent-­ Jason Charalambous Councillor, Cockfosters Ward heritage buildings including the mansion. Should it grant planning permission for housing, no doubt Enfield Council will seek a large contribution too. Excessive pressures will result in building massing that will damage aspects of the views and atmosphere so valuable to many thousands of us. We await further news – Berkeley have posted another meeting for January 27th to reveal the next stage to the public. Peter Gibbs Chairman FoTCP
  8. 8. 8 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit The Hadley Wood News is published every two months. 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 can- not 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 January 2016 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 Jaye 02084497193 Hall Bookings or email hadley.woodassoc Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Jaye 2084497193 Website Manager George McCormick HADLEY WOOD £2,600,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,500,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,795,000 HADLEY WOOD GP £1,350,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,695,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,175,000 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 Substantial Detached Family Home 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Integral Double Garage South Facing Garden NHBC Still Remaining Stylish and modern upper mews house 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Reception Rooms * 2 Patio Areas Garage Beautifully Presented Detached Family Residence Extended and Refurbished To A High Standard 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Garage Spectacular Interior Designed Apartment Set Over Two Floors 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Own entrance Private Courtyard Allocated Parking Space Well Presented Detached Family Residence 5 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Mature South West Facing Garden Integral Garage Modern and Luxurious Garden Apartment 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Reception Room Concierge Facilities Underground Parking For 2 Cars Private Garden