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                                                                           Issue 146 · 2021 · www.hgs.org.uk
                                                                                                               Residents Association
         Myke Jacobs, last                    Join Stephens                                  Special PC Sandy            FIRST
         seen walking under the               House Knit                                    Clifford retires to spend  EDITION
         English Channel,                     Outside Day,                                      more time on her      of the new-look
         details page 6                       see page 11                                         boat – page 4        Suburb News


              A new look for Suburb News




     SHELLEY-ANNE SALISBURY &  once knew, but one that we will
     MARIE-CHRISTINE O’CALLAGHAN  all embrace wholeheartedly  Transcript from Suburb News,
     EDITORS                   nonetheless. With this in mind, we
                               thought it was also perfect timing  Issue No. 1, July 1983
          espite a wobbly start, it now  to introduce the new look Suburb
           looks like summer is at last  News. We have kept to Richard  Welcome to the first edition of Suburb News. As successor to the
     Don its way. Perfect timing to  Wakefield’s (the first editor and  popular Newsletter we are attempting to provide improved coverage
     enjoy our emancipation from all  creator of Suburb News) original  of events in the Suburb and news items affecting Suburb residents.
     the restrictions that have plagued  concept of providing “improved  The Suburb works well as a community because so many of us
     us for so long. We can now all  coverage of events in the Suburb  are involved in local activities. The News hopes to foster community  www.hgs.org.uk
     move on towards some normality.  and news items affecting Suburb  feeling and make sure that everyone knows what’s going on in  Issue 119 · Summer 2014
                                                           the Suburb.
     Not necessarily the normality we  residents”. We hope you enjoy it.                                           magic works  Looking
                                                                                                                   Susie’s Proms
                                                              The editors will be happy to receive news of past and future  wonders again,  a choir?  Samantha
                                                                                                                         to join
                                                                                                                   page 5
                                                                                                                        See page 11  the streets,
                                                                                                                                takes to
                                                           events especially with photographs and suggest that you pin up our  The next AGM of the Hampstead  and developers think that the  page 12
                                                                                                                Election for Trust council
                                                                                                               Garden Suburb Trust will be
                                                                                                               upon us in September and this
                                                                                                                   Trust lacks the will or resources
                                                                                                                       So if you are a member,
                                                                                                                   to do so, they will be quick to
                                                           ‘What’s On’ columns so as not to miss any of the wealth of  year it will be followed by the  us to show by our votes that we  please use your vote for a  DAVID WHITE
                                                                                                                   exploit the weakness. It is up to
                                                                                                               election of one new member to
                                                                                                               the Trust Council. As we go to
                                                                                                                      candidate who, by supporting
                                                                                                                      the objectives of the Trust, will
                                                                                                               press Saul Zadka, who stands
                                                                                                                  are preparedto supportthose who
                                                                                                                      put the Suburb first.
                                                                                                               down by rotation, has indicated
                                                                                                                       Finally it is very important
                                                                                                                  will protect us. Trustees should
                                                                                                                  also encourage the continuation
                                                                                                               that he will not stand for a
                                                                                                              further three years.
                                                                                                                  and development of the new
                                                           activities available.                              that our trustees ensure the  consultation with residents.  member for me to say that the above
                                                                                                                  policy of communication and
                                                                                                                      represents my personal views
                                                                                                               A trustee has to ensure a
                                                                                                                      any group.
                                                                                                                      and not those of anyone else or
                                                                                                              charity remains true to its
                                                                                                              charitable purpose and objects
                                                                                                                        TERRY BROOKS
                                                                                                              as set out in its governing
     The RA AGM 2021                                       running a Sales and Wants and Swap column for residents. We  ensure the Trust continues to be the ‘ChristmasTreeHouse’,2Meadway  ‘character and amenities of the the  A resounding finish from Leslie Garret for this year’s Proms at St Jude’s. Thanks to generous support by sponsors, advertisers,
                                                                                                              documents. For us this means
                                                                                                                   One candidate to
                                                                                                                       of date
                                                                                                              maintain
                                                                                                              Trust does all things possible to
                                                              We will welcome your views in our letters column and we are
                                                                                                               and
                                                                                                                preserve
                                                                                                                        the
                                                                                                                        Insolvency
                                                                                                                      Practitioners Association.
                                                                                                              present character and amenities
                                                                                                                      David is committed to the
                                                                                                              its disposal.
                                                                                                              of the Suburb using the tools at
                                                                                                                      ethos and principles that the
                                                                                                              Trustees also have to ensure
                                                                                                                      Suburb embodies and strongly
                                                                                                                      maintain
                                                                                                              the Trust remains solvent and
                                                                                                                      believes that it is important to
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                        preserve
                                                                                                              do its job.
                                                                                                              has the resources necessary to
                                                                                                                      Suburb’. He looks forward to the
                                                                                                              We need trustees who will
                                                                                                                      opportunity thatretirement gives
                                                                                                                  David White has been a Suburb
                                                                                                                  resident for 54 years, starting at
                                                                                                                      him tohave enoughtime tofulfil
                                                                                                              properly resourced and not just
                                                                                                                      the responsibilities of a Trustee.
                                                           hope this will be particularly useful for those of you restoring your
                                                                                                                  and nowliving inHampstead Way.
                                                                                                                         two charities – 20% more than last year.
                                                                                                              look to reduce its income and
                                                                                                              hamper its effectiveness. The
                                                                                                                  Although David still works
                                                                                                                  full-time, he has found time to
                                                                                                                      Hustings
                                                                                                              management charge which has
                                                                                                                         Friends and concert goers, Proms will surpass its fund-raising target this year and expects to be able to donate £60,000 to the
                                                                                                              remained in its target range for
                                                                                                                  support a variety of activities
                                                                                                              the last six years, is still cheaper
                                                                                                                      success  formally re-opened the tiny tots’
                                                                                                                          Mayor re-opens Suburb playground
                                                                                                                  on the Suburb over the years.
                                                                                                              than my TV licence or daily
                                                                                                                         Barnet’s mayor,Cllr HughRayner,
                                                                                                                  He was honorary secretary of
                                                           houses who are looking for original architectural items or who wish  newspaper; I would say that is  the Garden Suburb Theatre for  hustings were packed, with the  playgroundinNorthwayGardens.
                                                                                                                     On May 12, ahead of the Council
                                                                                                              good value for money.
                                                                                                                 eleven years as well as being a
                                                                                                              TheTrusthastheresponsibility
                                                                                                                          The need to replace the 30
                                                                                                                     and Euro elections, the Suburb
                                                                                                                         year old equipment, to avoid
                                                                                                                 back-stage technician. He is a
                                                                                                                 memberoftheHGSHorticultural
                                                                                                              of maintaining an important
                                                                                                                     Free Church hall filled to capacity
                                                                                                             example of twentieth century
                                                                                                                          posts      NIGEL SUTTON
                                                                                                                         closure for safety reasons as the
                                                                                                                         wooden
                                                                                                                           had
                                                                                                                            rotted,
                                                                                                                     as the audience questioned 14
                                                                                                                 Society where some will have
                                                                                                             suburban design, and our best
                                                                                                                 seen his exhibited roses; he is a
                                                                                                                     candidates, including two MEPs
                                                                                                             protector against inappropriate
                                                                                                                         coincided with the formation
                                                           to obtain or pass on serviceable baby gear as your families grow.  not only be able to initiate legal  keen gardener and allotment  UKIPandGreencouncilcandidates,  of a users’ committee led by
                                                                                                             development. In order to do
                                                                                                                 holder. He is the sole Church
                                                                                                                     who later lost their seats and
                                                                                                                         Katie Fearn who obtained from
                                                                                                             this effectively the Trust must
                                                                                                                 Warden at St Jude’s of which he
                                                                                                                         Barnet Council agreement on a
                                                                                                                     on issues ranging from recycling
                                                                                                                         financial partnership basis.
                                                                                                             action when necessary, but also
                                                                                                                 has beena memberfor fiftyyears.
                                                                                                                     to education, with of course
                                                                                                                 He is an unofficial photographer
                                                                                                                     Europe a key topic. The evening,
                                                                                                             to respond to action taken against
                                                                                                                         The Residents Association
                                                                                                                     chaired by the Rev Alan Walker,
                                                                                                                         pledged the remaining £20,000
                                                                                                                 of the St Jude Proms, of which
                                                                                                             it, and to get any external advice
                                                                                                                 his wife, Niamh O’Donnell-
                                                                                                             it needs to decide on legal or
                                                                                                                         of its Centenary Fund with
                                                                                                                     was organised by the Residents
     TERRY BROOKS              neighbourly chats and gripes.  It is apparent from the replies to the R.A. Questionnaire that  prepared to use the law to defend  He is a Fellow of the Institute of  Association. A hotly contested  the ribbon surrounded by (l-r)  RA Chairman Jonathan Seres,  Suburb youngsters who couldn’t
                                                                                                                 Keenan is the Chair.
                                                                                                             other matters.
                                                                                                                         local businesses and the Free
                                                                                                                 David retires this year as a
                                                                                                                         Church contributing too.
                                                                                                             We need trustees who are
                                                                                                                     issue was the 20mph speed limit
                                                                                                                         As pictured, the Mayor cut
                                                                                                                     advocated by Labour candidates
                                                                                                                 Director of the Association of
                                                                                                                 Business Recovery Professionals.
                                                                                                                     and some of the audience; the
                                                                                                             theSuburbwhenneeded.Ifowners
                                                                                                                             Katie Fearn and Nicole Tillman,
                               Instead there were instructions on  many residents are not clear about the different functions of the  WE DELIVER were listening to residents.  More children than ever were  alongwithagroupofenthusiastic  wait forthe photosto finishso they
                                                                                                                 Chartered Accountants and a
                                                                                                                     Conservative response was that,
                                                                                                                     as with controlled parking, they
                                                                                                                                could try out the new facilities.
                                                                                                                         RA Picnic Fun Day success again
                                                                                                                        on Central Square for this year’s
                                                                                                                            abouts for the tiny children and
                                                                                                                            the donkey rides.  Hospice, and donations raised
                                                                                                                        Summer Fun Day on 29 June.
                                                                                                                        Picnickers enjoyed free Pimms
                                                                                                                                by Gill Roberts’ cookery demo
                                                                                                                             Martin Bell formally opened
                                                                                                             For almost 40 years now we have been serving the needs of the Suburb and we have enjoyed
         he Residents Association,  how to vote and use the zoom  R.A. and the Trust. This is why we make no apology for our lead  At Glentree Rentals, our bespoke letting service, we are bristling with a wide selection of fine homes to rent in  lunch to enjoy the mini-round-  for making the day happen.  went to the same charity. Stalls
                                                                                                                        and wine for the opening hour
                                                                                                                            proceedings in the presence of
                                                                                                             every moment of it. Our service extends from Cottages to Castles and there is no property
                                                                                                                        and more families came after
                                                                                                                which is too small or too large for us to handle.
                                                                                                                            councillors and clergy, thanking
                                                                                                                            the RA’s events chairman, David
                                                                                                                                were manned by numerous
                                                                                                                                Suburb and nearby organisations
                                                                                                                            Littaur,andhisteamofvolunteers
                                                                                                             selection of new developments in North West London, either as a home or as a buy-to-let investment.
                                                                                                             We are delighted to introduce you to the Glentree New Homes office, where we are able to offer the largest
                                                                                                                                including the Police cadets, and
                                                                                                                                tennis coaching was free on the
                                                                                                                                adjacent court.
         like so many institutions, was  chat function. With more than 60  news item on this page being a four month old story. The more  usually better terms for you.  The rain held off until 4.30pm,  Residents Association on the
                                                                                                             all price ranges and why not enquire about our specialist Suburb Sales division which deals exclusively with
                                                                                                                                Banners were erected by the
                                                                                                             properties such as yours and has a house-by-house understanding of this very special area.
                                                                                                                            save for light falls when the
                                                                                                                            Gazebos enabled Punch and Judy
                                                                                                             price when the time is right ... and not before, of course.
                                                                                                                            and face painting to continue
                                                                                                                                central pathway and both tennis
                                                                                                                            under cover.
                                                                                                             We believe we can make a substantial difference to you by selling your cherished home for the highest possible
                                                                                                                                courts, with helium balloons
                                                                                                                                dotted round the square, while
                                                                                                                            Cakes made by residents
                                                                                                             Our well known International connections allow us the unique facility of attracting buyers/tenants not only from
                                                                                                                                the Proms’ bunting added to
                                                                                                             the locality ,or withinthe UK,but alsofrom virtuallyevery cornerof theglobe. A widerglobalised audiencemeans
     Tobliged to forgo its customary  participants, cameras were turned  residents understand and take part in the activities of both  welcome to use our private clients’ car park (at the rear of our offices).  were sold for the North London  the festive decorations.
                                                                                                             We are the longest serving agents in the area, under the same Management for over 40 years and if you want
                                                                                                             to know what’s going on in the market or check the value of your home, please feel free to pop in and you are
                                                                                                               No obligation, no fuss, just good old fashioned service.
     style AGM. There were to be no  off so, disappointingly, there was  organisations the better our chance of conserving and enhancing  020 8458 7311
                                                                                                                  www.glentree.com
     drinks or nibbles to go with the  no opportunity to check out our  the life of the Suburb.
                               neighbours’ reading choices or  The views expressed will not necessarily be the official view of  Suburb News 1 & 119
                               taste in art.               the Residents Association and the R.A. cannot accept responsibility  The first and last issues Richard Wakefield saw in
                                                                                                     print, although he edited issue 120 before he died
                                  The meeting benefitted from  for opinions expressed in the News.
                               the presence of Councillor John
                               Marshall and PC Sandy Clifford  made by residents on hgsra.uk/  accounts for 2019 and 2020.  keep an eye on the website for
                               from the local police. Emma  noahsark. It helps babies, children  Advertising held up well despite  details of when the club would be
                               Howard, the Chair of the RA, then  and youngsters with life-limiting,  the challenging circumstances,  reopening, but hoped that the
                               introduced Rebekah Severn and  or life-threatening conditions live  and membership increased by 112  Tuesday afternoon talks and
                               Megan Evans from the Noah’s Ark  better lives, and last year helped  over the two years to reach 1860  monthly exhibitions would be
                               Children’s Hospice who gave some  350 of them. The full story can be  households. £65,000 was raised  back in September.
                               insight into what the hospice does.  found on the front page of issue  for the Royal Free Charity in 2020  The five new members of RA
                               RA Council chose the hospice as  145 of Suburb News.  using £25,000 in matched funding  Council then introduced
                               its local community charity for  The meeting moved on to  from the RA.         themselves and were duly voted
      RA Chair, Emma Howard
                               this year and will match donations  approving the annual reports and  The RA continues to support  in. Patrick Ettwein, Philip Harlow,
                                                                                    the Fellowship House Club for the  Marie-Christine O’Callaghan,
                                                                                    over 60s in Willifield Way by giving  Shelley-Anne Salisbury and Maria
                                                                                    RA members the opportunity to  Schlatter have all lived on the
                       CAN WE BE YOUR
               CAN WE PLEASE BE YOUR                                                donate when renewing their RA  Suburb for some while and some
                                                                                    membership. In 2020 this raised
                                                                                                              have already been involved
                                                                                    £10,164 for Fellowship and Andrew  helping Suburb organisations.
                            SOUL AGENT?
                           ‘SOUL’ AGENT?                                            Botterill, Fellowship Chairman and  Maria has been active on the RA
                                                                                    Treasurer, was present to express  Trees & Open Spaces committee
            We understand that your home is much more than just a house, it         how very grateful the club was for  as well as the Community Orchard
            We understand that your home is much more than just a house. It is      the important contribution the  project and Friends of Big Wood;
               is a sanctuary for your family, and meeting place, if you will,It is
            We understand that your home is much more than just a house.
            usually also a sanctuary for your family - a happy place, if you will -  donations made to its income.  Patrick sits as an RA nominee on
                which presumably is rich in nostalgia and happy memories.
                             rich in nostalgia and memories.                        Andrew also asked members to        (continued on page 2)
            It may also be your largest tax-free asset, but this is quite separate
            Not only is it normally the largest tax-free asset in the family, but it
               from the fact that it occupies a very important part of your
                  does occupy an important part of the heart and the soul.
                                     heart and soul.
             We appreciate and empathise with you the emotional wrench that
          We most certainly understand the importance and emotional wrench
            moving home can cause and we would like to be your ‘Soul’ Agent
              that moving home can represent to a family and we share and to
                               manage the process for you.
          empathise with your concerns, if you allow us to be your ‘Soul Agent’.
           Much to our surprise in the post lockdown era, we have sold or let a
           We are presently doing a remarkable amount of business in your area,
          significant number of homes in the Suburb, at remarkably good prices.
          post lockdown. Please feel free to talk to us about these “moving issues”.
                        CELEBRATING
                           OVER
                          YEARS
                          TRADING
                                                                                     Photo:            Ana Lapaz-Mendez out for a run in the Suburb with
                                                                                     Shelley-Anne Salisbury  Pumpkin and Jack (Jacket Potato), see page 19
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