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                                                                                                                                                 DIRECTORY OF SUBURB
                                                                                                                                                  INFORMATION 2021
                                                                                                                                               HGS Residents Association
                                                                                                                                              community groups. Collects donations for Fellowship, the local community   ALLOTMENTS  RA COUNCIL MEMBERS  AND KEEP
                                                                                                                                               The RA works to represent the interests of Suburb residents and to foster a
                                                                                                                                               community spirit. Organises community events as well as public meetings on
                                                                                                                                                       COMMITTEE CHAIRS
                                                                                                                                               issues causing local concern. Produces and distributes Suburb News on a
                                                                                                                                               quarterly basis for no charge to all homes in the Suburb. Gives grants to local
                                                                                                                                                       •   Philip Harlow
                                                                                                                                              charity. Works to improve our open spaces and trees and is setting up a new
                                                                                                                                                           •   Tony Brand
                                                                                                                                              community orchard in Lyttelton Playing Fields. Liaises with Barnet Council,
                                                                                                                                                       E allotments@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                              HGS Trust and the Hampstead Heath management team to maintain and
                                                                                                                                              to join the RA on our website.
                                                                                                                                              E   enquiries@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                              W hgsra.uk  •   Peter McCluskie   •   Alan Brudney   OTHER RA ROLES
                                                                                                                                              improve our infrastructure and green spaces, and to represent concerns of
                                                                                                                                                           •   Patrick Ettwein
                                                                                                                                              residents. Organises volunteer litter picking. Further details including how
                                                                                                                                                       CONSERVATION & AMENITIES
                                                                                                                                                                MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
                                                                                                                                                           •   Colin Gregory
                                                                                                                                                       EVENTS E consam@hgsra.uk  •   Helen Leiser    PO Box 67700, London NW11 1NS
                                                                                                                                              OFFICERS OF THE RA
                                                                                                                                              CHAIR •   Emma Howard   HON SECRETARY  •   Adrian Hodgson   •   Marie-Christine O’Callaghan  •   Selena Amado
                                                                                                                                                               E membershipsec@hgsra.uk
                       Thanks to Joe                                                           Bigwood Fox          Suburb Directory         Street ...........................................Map Ref  E treasurer@hgsra.uk  TREES & OPEN SPACES  All Offi  cers and Committee   E  traffi  c@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                           •   Simon Sackman
                                                                                                                                                       E  events@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                           •   Maria Schlatter
                                                                                                                                              E  chair@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                  •   Peter McCluskie
                                                                                                                                                               LITTER PICKING
                                                                                                                                                      PUBLICATIONS
                                                                                                                                                  E  honsec@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                               •   Michael Green
                                                                                                                                                           •   Ann Spencer
                                                                                                                                                      •   Shelley-Anne Salisbury
                                                                                                                                                  HON TREASURER
                                                                                                                                                               E  litter@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                  •   Steve Morris
                                                                                                                                                      E publications@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                                               •   Gary Shaw
                                                                                                                                                               ROADS, TRAFFIC & PARKING
                                                                                                                                                      •   Tony Ghilchik
                                                                                                                                                      E  trees@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                             Addison Way ................................................ 2B
                                                                                                                                                               E parking@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                             Arcade House ............................................... 3A
                          and all the TFHC                                                 inspires Peter           Pull Out & Keep,         Brookland Rise .............................................. 2B  Meadway Court  ............................................4C  HGS Map  Chairs are also Council Members.  •   Steve Morris
                                                                                                                                                               WEBSITES & IT
                                                                                                                                                 Leys, The ......................................................2D
                                                                                                                                             Asmuns Hill................................................... 3B
                                                                                                                                             Asmuns Place ................................................ 3A
                                                                                                                                                 Linden Lea ....................................................3D
                                                                                                                                             Barnett Homesteads ..................................... 3B
                                                                                                                                                 Linnell Close .................................................4C
                                                                                                                                                 Linnell Drive .................................................4C
                                                                                                                                             Belmont Court  .............................................. 3A
                                                                                                                                             Belvedere Court .............................................3E
                                                                                                                                                 Litchfi  eld Court .............................................3C
                                                                                                                                                               E  website@hgsra.uk
                                                                                                                                             Bigwood Court .............................................3C
                                                                                                                                                 Litchfi  eld Way ...............................................3D
                                                                                                                                                 Ludlow Way  ..................................................2D
                                                                                                                                             Bigwood Road ..............................................4C
                                                                                                                                             Birnbeck Court ............................................. 2A
                                                                                                                                                 Lyttelton Court .............................................3D
                                                                                                                                             Blandford Close ............................................2D
                                                                                                                                             Bishop’s Court ...............................................2F
                                                                                                                                                 Lytton Close ..................................................3E
                                                                                                                                                 Lyttelton Road ..............................................3D
                                                                                                                                             Brim Hill .......................................................2D
                                                                                                                                                 Market Place  .................................................3D
                                                                                                                                             Brookland Close ............................................2C
                                                                                                                                                 Maurice Walk  ................................................2D
                                                                                                                                                 Meadway ......................................................4C
                                                                                                                                             Brookland Garth ...........................................2C
                                                                                                                                                 Meadway Close ............................................4C
                                                                                                                                             Brookland Hill  ...............................................2C
                                                                                                                                             Brownlow Court ............................................3E
                                                                                                                                                Meadway Gate ............................................. 4B
                                                                                                                                                Middleton Road (29 & 31) ........................... 5B
                                                                                                                                             Brunner Close  ...............................................3D
                                                                                                                                                Middleway  ....................................................3C
                                                                                                                                             Bunkers Hill ..................................................5D
                                                                                                                                                Midholm ......................................................2C
                                                                                                                                             Bute Mews ...................................................3D
                                                                                                                                                Midholm Close .............................................2C
                                volunteers, p5                                           Phillips, p9                    centre pages       Gurney Drive ................................................2D  Temple Fortune Lane (evens) ........................ 4B  The Archer  Academy
                                                                                                                                             Carlyle Close .................................................4D
                                                                                                                                             Central Square ..............................................4C
                                                                                                                                             Carpenter House ..........................................4D
                                                                                                                                                Monarch Court .............................................3D
                                                                                                                                                Milton Close .................................................3D
                                                                                                                                             Chalton Drive ................................................4E
                                                                                                                                                Montrose Court ............................................ 2A
                                                                                                                                             Chatham Close ............................................. 3B
                                                                                                                                                Morland Close ..............................................6C
                                                                                                                                             Childs Way ................................................... 3A
                                                                                                                                                Neale Close ..................................................1D
                                                                                                                                             Church Mount ...............................................3E
                                                                                                                                                Neville Drive .................................................4D
                                                                                                                                             Clarendon Court ........................................... 2A
                                                                                                                                            Coleridge Walk ............................................. 2B
                                                                                                                                                Norrice Lea ....................................................3E
                                                                                                                                                North End Road (129) ..................................6C
                                                                                                                                            Constable Close ............................................4C
                                                                                                                                                North Square ................................................ 3B
                                                                                                                                            Cornwood Close ............................................2E
                                                                                                                                                Northway .....................................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Corringham Road (56-90, 73-117) ............... 5B
                                                                                                                                                Northway Court ...........................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Corringham Court ........................................ 5B
                                                                                                                                                Oakwood Road .............................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Corringway ...................................................5C
                                                                                                                                            Cotman Close ...............................................4D
                                                                                                                                                Old Wyldes ...................................................6D
                                                                                                                                            Creswick Walk............................................... 2A
                                                                                                                                                One Kingsley Way.........................................3D
                                                                                                                                            Crosby Court ................................................2D
                                                                                                                                            Crispin Mews ................................................ 2A
                                                                                                                                                Ossulton Place ..............................................1D
                                                                                                                                                Orchard, The ................................................ 3B
                                                                                                                                                Ossulton Way ...............................................2D
                                                                                                                                                Pantiles, The ................................................. 3A
                                                                                                                                            Deacon’s Rise .................................................3E
                                                                                                                                            Deansway (1-59, 32-68) ................................2F
                                                                                                                                                Queens Court ............................................... 3A
                                                                                                                                            Denison Close...............................................1D
                                                                                                                                            Denman Drive .............................................. 3B
                                                                                                                                                Reynolds Close .............................................5C
                                                                                                                                            Devon Rise ....................................................2E
                                                                                                                                                Raeburn Close ..............................................4D
                                                                                                                                            Dudley Court ................................................ 2A
                                                                                                                                                Romney Close...............................................6D
                                                                                                                                            Eastholm.......................................................2C
                                                                                                                                                Rotherwick Road ........................................... 5B
                                                                                                                                            Emmott Close ...............................................4D
                                                                                                                                                Rowan Walk ..................................................4D
                                                                                                                                            Edmunds Walk ...............................................2F
                                                                                                                                                Ruskin Close .................................................4C
                                                                                                                                            Erskine Hill (1-114 inc) .................................. 3B
                                                                                                                                                South Square ................................................4C
                                                                                                                                            Fairway Close ...............................................5D
                                                                                                                                               Southwood Court .........................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Falloden Way ................................................2C
                                                                                                                                                Southway .....................................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Falloden Court .............................................. 2B
                                                                                                                                               Spaniards Close .............................................6E
                                                                                                                                               Spencer Drive ...............................................4D
                                                                                                                                            Farm Walk .................................................... 3A
                                                                                                                                               Sutcliffe Close ...............................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Green Close  ..................................................5D
                                                                                                                                            Greenhalgh Walk ..........................................2D
                                                                                                                                               Temple Fortune Court .................................. 3A
                                                                                                                                            Grey Close ....................................................4D
                                                                                                                                               Temple Fortune Hill ...................................... 3B
                                                                                                                                               Temple Fortune House .................................. 3A
                                                                                                                                               Thornton Way ..............................................3C
                                                                                                                                            Hampstead Way (1-59) .................................6D
                                                                                                                                            Hampstead Way (61-111, 6-22) ...................5C
                                                                                                                                               Totnes Walk ...................................................2E
                                                                                                                                            Hampstead Way (113-221, 24-164) ............. 4B
                                                                                                                                            Harford Walk .................................................2E
                                                                                                                                               Trust fl  ats ...................................................... 2A
                                                                                                                                               Turner Drive .................................................4C
                                                                                                                                               Turner Close .................................................4C
                                                                                                                                            Heath Close ..................................................5C
                                                                                                                                           Heathfi  elde ...................................................3D
                                                                                                                                           Heathcroft ....................................................6C
                                                                                                                                               Turners Wood ...............................................6D
                                                                                                                                               Vivian Way .....................................................3E
                                                                                                                                           Heathgate .....................................................4C
                                                                                                                                           Heathview Court ..........................................5C
                                                                                                                                           Hill Close ...................................................... 4B
                                                                                                                                               Waterlow Court ............................................5C
                                                                                                                                               Warwick Court ..............................................1D
                                                                                                                                               Wellgarth Road .............................................6C
                                                                                                                                           Hill Top .........................................................2C
                                                                                                                                           Hill Rise  .........................................................2C
                                                                                                                                               Westholm .....................................................2C
                                                                                                                                           Hogarth Hill .................................................. 2A
                                                                                                                                           Holne Chase .................................................4D
                                                                                                                                               Widecombe Court .........................................3E
                                                                                                                                               Widecombe Way ...........................................2E
                                                                                                                                               Wild Hatch ................................................... 5B
                                                                                                                                           Holyoake Walk  ..............................................1D
                                                                                                                                               Wildwood Rise ..............................................6D
                                                                                                                                           Homesfi  eld ................................................... 3B
                                                                                                                                           Howard Walk ................................................2D
                                                                                                                                           Hurst Close ...................................................4C
                                                                                                                                               Wildwood Road ............................................5D
                                                                                                                                               Willifi  eld House ............................................. 3B
                                                                                                                                           Hutchings Walk ............................................2C
                                                                                                                                           Ingram Avenue .............................................5D
                                                                                                                                               Willifi  eld Way (68-188 inc)............................ 3B
                                                                                                                                               Willifi  eld Way (2-66 inc)................................ 4B
                                                                                                                                               Willow Close .................................................6C
                                                                                                                                           Kenwood Close .............................................6E
                                                                                                                                               Winnington Close ..........................................4E
                                                                                                                                           Kingsley Close ..............................................3D
                                                                                                                                               Winnington Road ..........................................4E
                                                                                                                                           Kingsley Way ................................................3D
                                                                                                                                               Woodside ..................................................... 3B
                                                                                                                                               Wordsworth Walk ......................................... 2B
                                                                                                                                               Wyldes ..........................................................6D
                                                                                                                                              Wyldes Close ................................................6D
                                                                                                                                                    hgsra.uk         EMMA HOWARD
        Tentatively looking towards the horizon
           alking across the Heath   sublime” she immediately replied.  and see the bigger picture, the   concentrating on our immediate
      WExtension in early January   It was the start of a brand new   panoramic vistas.   surrounds, demarcated by those
      2020, I was struck, as always, by   decade and we were all blissfully   Just over a year later on another   two metres?
      the sight of St. Jude’s spire rising   unaware  of  everything  2020   walk across the Heath Extension,   Now, with the vaccine here
      in the distance from Central   would bring.           St. Jude’s spire again comes into   at last and a remarkably fast
      Square where the first clod of   So many aspects of our lives   view. I send another photo to my   rollout programme, there is a
      earth was upturned to create   have changed since then. Social   friend. “The Suburb in a Covid   real prospect of winning the
      the Hampstead Garden Suburb.  distancing and wearing of masks   Winter” I type. “…and still sublime”  war against coronavirus. As we   Waiting for the inevitable – some are only able to visit the Suburb fleetingly.
      It looked particularly majestic   have forced us to exist in a two-  she replies. It is indeed.  cautiously start to emerge from   Whilst they have the time, they soak up it’s beauty, serenity and, eventually...
      against a cold but clear blue sky   metre vacuum. We circumnavigate   I stop for a moment to take it   a third national lockdown,   the sun! See back page for our Suburb Snow pictorial.
      and I sent a photo to a friend in   one another, carefully negotiating   in. Looking out into the distance   following the Government’s
      New York. She had fallen for the   the space between us in fear of   at the familiar Suburb skyline, it   roadmap, maybe, just maybe,
      Suburb’s charm when she had   getting too close. Spending   dawns on me this view has   it’s time for us to all start, albeit
      stayed with us some years ago   disproportionate amounts of   remained unchanged, constant,  tentatively, to look out towards
      and enjoyed the photos I sent   time at home, interacting via   proof that some aspects of our   the horizon and reacquaint
      whilst on my dog walks. I knew   screens, we have all become   pre-covid lives might not be   ourselves with that bigger picture,
      she’d love this one. “The Suburb   rather  insular.  It’s  difficult  to   altogether lost after all. Perhaps   those panoramic vistas?                        NOAH’S ARK CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
      in Winter” I typed. “Totally   look  out  towards  the  horizon   we were all just too busy   SHELLEY-ANNE SALISBURY
                RA chooses Noah’s Ark to support in 2021
         he RA Council has chosen to   and support in north London   no NHS or local govern-ment   as possible. It supports families
      Tsupport Noah’s Ark Children’s   for babies, children and young   funding. The majority of the   and  helps them to face the
      Hospice based in Barnet as its   people with life-limiting or life-  children they support are   future with hope after their
      local community charity of the   threatening  conditions  and   unlikely to reach their eighteenth   child has died.
      year in 2021. This hospice has   provided much needed help to   birthdays. The hospice enables   In early 2020, the hospice
      for many years provided care   their families. The charity receives   these children to live life as fully   was  asked  to  accelerate  the
                                                                                      opening of their new hospice
                                                                                      facility called The Ark in Barnet
                CAN WE PLEASE BE YOUR                                                 to help relieve pressure on NHS   to receive support from the   antibiotics.  He  clung  onto  life
                CAN WE PLEASE BE YOUR
                         CAN WE BE YOUR
                CAN WE PLEASE BE YOUR
                                                                                      facilities struggling to cope with
                                                                                                                 Hospice’s trained professional
                                                                                                                                            with family and medical support,
                             ‘SOUL’ AGENT?                                            the huge demands arising from   staff. For families dealing with   but I know how much difference
                             SOUL AGENT?
                                                                                                                                            family-focussed
                                                                                      Covid and the need to keep
                                                                                                                 the constant demands and worry
                                                                                                                                                           professional
                             ‘SOUL’ AGENT?
                             ‘SOUL’ AGENT?
                                                                                      these highly vulnerable children
                                                                                                                                            support  in those bleak weeks
                                                                                                                 of looking after a child needing
             We understand that your home is much more than just a house, it          in a Covid free environment.   such a lot of care and often   would have made to him and
             We understand that your home is much more than just a house. It is
                                                                                                                 suffering great pain, the facilities
                                                                                         The new premises include
                                                                                                                                            my family, although fortunately
             is a sanctuary for your family, and meeting place, if  you will, which   accommodation for the ill   available here to support them   he survived with few lasting
             We understand that your home is much more than just a house. It is
             We understand that your home is much more than just a house. It is
              usually also a sanctuary for your family - a happy place, if  you will -
                    presumably is rich in nostalgia and happy memories.
              usually also a sanctuary for your family - a happy place, if  you will -   children as well as for their   in their hours of need and   side effects.
              usually also a sanctuary for your family - a happy place, if  you will -
                               rich in nostalgia and memories.
                                                                                                                                              But for the Noah’s Ark families
                               rich in nostalgia and memories.
                               rich in nostalgia and memories.
             It may also be your largest tax-free asset, but this is quite separate   families. There are wonderful   darkness  are  so  amazing,  there is no brighter dawn when
                                                                                      spaces including a sensory room,  combined with the care from
              Not only is it normally the largest tax-free asset in the family, but it   a music room, a soft play area and   the professionals and volunteers   their child recovers and leads a
                 from the fact that it occupies a very important part of  your
              Not only is it normally the largest tax-free asset in the family, but it   a specially designed playground.  involved. It is almost impossible   normal life again, and this
              Not only is it normally the largest tax-free asset in the family, but it
                   does occupy an important part of  the heart and the soul.
                                      heart and soul.
                   does occupy an important part of  the heart and the soul.          An interfaith prayer room and   to imagine how such families   impacts on every member of the
                   does occupy an important part of  the heart and the soul.
            We most certainly understand the importance and emotional wrench          bereavement facilities are also   cope,  but  this  wonderful  family and also on the parents’
               We appreciate and empathise with you the emotional wrench that
               We appreciate and empathise with you the emotional wrench that
             moving home can cause and we would like to be your ‘Soul’ Agent to       there to help support families   hospice full of light and hope   ability to work meaning that
               We appreciate and empathise with you the emotional wrench that
               that moving home can represent to a family and we share and
             moving home can cause and we would like to be your ‘Soul’ Agent to
             moving home can cause and we would like to be your ‘Soul’ Agent to
                                 manage the process for you.
           empathise with your concerns, if  you allow us to be your ‘Soul Agent’.    in their time of great need.  will make a big difference. When   they often live in poverty. But
                                 manage the process for you.                             As RA Chair, I visited the   my younger brother was 9, he   (continued on page 2)
                                 manage the process for you.
             Much to our surprise in the post lockdown era, we have sold or let a     charity’s state-of-the-art hospice   suffered major complications
            We are presently doing a remarkable amount of  business in your area,
                                                                                      building in November and was
                                                                                                                 following a playground accident.
            We are presently doing a remarkable amount of  business in your area,
           significant number of  homes in the Suburb, at remarkably good prices.     hugely impressed by its light   A huge abscess on the brain
            We are presently doing a remarkable amount of  business in your area,
           post lockdown. Please feel free to talk to us about these “moving issues”.
           post lockdown. Please feel free to talk to us about these “moving issues”.  and modern facilities set in the   behind his  left  eye  caused
           post lockdown. Please feel free to talk to us about these “moving issues”.
                                                                                      grounds of a nature reserve. At   blinding headaches; swollen eyes
                           CELEBRATING
                          CELEBRATING                                                 the time of my visit a child had   and blindness, and he became
                             OVER
                            OVER
                           CELEBRATING
                           CELEBRATING                                                tragically recently died at the   partially paralysed. Like many
                             OVER
                             OVER
                                                                                      Hospice but his family had all   ill children he was also having
                           YEARS TRADING
                          YEARS TRADING                                               been able to spend time with   numerous fits; he went into
                           YEARS TRADING
                           YEARS TRADING                                              him. They were able to support   anaphylactic  shock  after  being
                                                                                      and comfort each other and the   given a penicillin injection
                                                                                      child in his last days, as well as   despite  a  known allergy  to
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