Page 1 - HGS Suburb News 142 - Spring 2020
P. 1                                                                                          Issue 142 · Spring 2020

                            Coronavirus                                      David Littaur –                 A bold, baby squirrel
                             and the Suburb,                                positive about the                      ignores social
                            pages 3-5                                            future, p5                    distancing, see p4


                                                                                                                                             hits the


                                                                                                                                            Living in Hampstead Garden
                                                                                                                                            Suburb can often seem like
                                                                                                                                            existing in a bubble but even
                                                                                                                                            the Suburb isn’t immune from
                                                                                                                                            the wider world. COVID-19 has
                                                                                                                                            dramatically changed the lives
                                                                                                                                            of HGS residents – just as it has
                                                                                                                                            everywhere else. Social distancing,
                                                                                                                                            lockdown and  isolation have
                                                                                                                                            become commonplace terms.
                                                                                                                                              At the time of writing, the
                                                                                                                                            UK is almost at the end of its
                                                                                                                                            fourth week in lockdown. Back
                                                                                                                                            in January we decided on a ‘green’
                                                                                                                                            theme for the Spring issue but
                                                                                                                                            as Covid-19 gained momentum
                                                                                                                                            our green issue had to be put on
                                                                                                                                            hold so we could concentrate on
                                                                                                                                            the impact  COVID-19 is having
                                                                                                                                            on HGS residents and show
                                                                                                                                            how our wonderful community
                                                                                                                                            has pulled together in this crisis.
                                                                                                                                            Volunteer groups are providing
                                                                                                                                            much needed local support
                                                                                                                                            ensuring the delivery of
                                                                                                                                            provisions and medication to
                                                                                                                                            those  in isolation; initiatives
                                                                                                                                            have been set up to make PPE
                                                                                                                                            for the NHS; Samantha Lhoas’s
                                                                                                                                            soup kitchen is delivering
                                                                                                                                            delicious home-cooked soups;
                                                                                                                                            Arif  Hussein,  has  been  making
                                                                                                                                            (his  now famous) pakoras
                                                                                                                                            delivering them upon request
                                                                                                                                            as wonderful Friday evening
                                                                                                                                            treats and some of our local
                                                                                                                                            shops in the Market Place are
                                                                                                                                            offering home delivery services.
                                                                                                                                              In  these  unprecedented
                                                                                                                                            times we all need to protect the
                                                                                                                                            vulnerable, calm fears and offer
                                                                                                                                            any help we can. In the
                                                                                                                                            COVID-19 crisis, the HGS
                                                                                                                                            community has certainly come
                                                                                                                                            into its own.
                                                                                      Richard Grethe’s lawn-mowing tribute to the NHS on the Free Church lawn, North Square  SHELLEY-ANNE SALISBURY

                WE ALWAYS DELIVER ON                                                        Introducing Suburb News Youth

                            OUR PROMISES                                                Suburb News is very excited to
                                                                                        introduce Suburb News Youth
                                                                                       (SNY) which we hope will be an
                                                                                        ongoing feature. SNY will offer a
            For more than 40 years now, we have been serving the residents             variety of articles, ideas, quizzes
                   of  the Suburb and we have enjoyed every moment.                    and  features  which  we  hope
                                                                                       will engage the younger HGS
                                                                                        residents. Allie, Kaya, Joanna,
           Whether your property is a cottage or a castle, destined for sale or        Rosa, Isabelle and Madhu are all
                             for rent, we can surely handle it.                        Year 11 students at Henrietta   Madhu                Joanna
                                                                                       Barnett School. With the school
             We have the most comprehensive selection of  properties under              being  closed  and  their  GCSEs
                                                                                        cancelled, they decided to use
            one roof.  From our Global connections, we find the best buyers/           the  extra  time  on their hands
              tenants from all over the world – not just from the immediate             by forming the first ever SYN
                                            area.                                       editorial team. We think they
                                                                                       have done a fantastic job and
            As the longest serving agents in the area, we believe in good old-         hope you agree.             Isabelle                 Kaya
                                                                                          We would love to hear from
              fashioned service - no fuss, no obligation, please give us a call.        our younger HGS residents so
                                                                                       please give us your feedback.
                                                                                       Please tell us about things you
                                                                                       would like to see in future and
                                                                                        do send in articles, poems, flash
                                                                                       fiction (250 words max), ideas
                          YEARS TRADING
                                                                                       and artwork. Everything must be
                                                                                       your own work and original. Send
                                                                                        it to   Allie                  Rosa
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