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Annemount school holiday club                                                                   Where’s yer bin?

      The Annemount School Holiday   old. During the Christmas, Easter   a daily or weekly basis. This year   the programme is fun-packed,   A continuing programme of work   although the number may be
      Programme welcomes children   and Summer holidays, children   the Christmas Club operates   offering the opportunity to play,   to improve Northway Gardens,  reduced: dog waste – securely
      aged three years to eight years   are welcomed to participate on   from December 17 to 21 and   as well as learn new skills and   includes the installation of a   wrapped up – can be placed in
                                                                                      collaborate with children of   number of new waste bins by   the ordinary bins.
                                                                                      different ages.            LB Barnet. The RA’s Trees and   The RA continues to discuss
                  Summer reading challenge                                            outside including sports activities   Open Spaces Committee had been   with LB Barnet the improvement
                                                                                         Many activities are located
                                                                                                                 pressing LB Barnet for some
                                                                                                                                            of  Northway Gardens  and  we
                                                                                      taught  by specialists. The club   time to do something about the   hope that a number of new
      Every year HGS Community   challenge received stickers, a   albums, donated by one of Garden   is welcoming and friendly and   waste bins, many of which were   trees will be planted in  the
      Library, in common with other   medal  and  a  certificate  and,  Suburb Library’s volunteers, David
      libraries throughout the country,  2018 being the 80th anniversary  Abrahamson, and 16 children won   children always want to return.  in a very dilapidated state.   coming season.
                                                                                                                    The new ones are designed
      works with The Reading Agency   of the Beano comic, the theme   prizes: Ben 8, Jacob 4½, Vera 7,   Register online at www.annemount.  to  make it  difficult for  foxes,   COLIN GREGORY
      to offer their Summer Reading   was the Mischief Makers.   Sophie 7, Hannah 8, Tzviki 10,                  birds or squirrels to spread litter
      Challenge, where children have   As an extra incentive this   Ethan 6, Jonah 4, Lucy 8, David
      to read six books over the summer   summer, all the local children   10, Amailia 8, Idan 8, Rafailia       around, as often happened with                      EMMA HOWARD
      holidays to earn prizes. All the   were entered into a prize draw   8, Annika 7, Maya 10, Sude 11.         the old bins. Those next to the
                                                                                                                 play area have not been replaced
      children who completed the   to win classic Beano and Dandy       MARJORIE HARRIS
                                                                                                                 as they are newer, but will be
                                                                                                                 replaced in due course. LB
                                                                                                                 Barnet  have  also  promised  to
                                                                                                                 replace the old style open bins
                                                                                                                 in the Lyttelton playground
                                                                                                                 with the new style bins shortly.
                                                                                                                    LB Barnet will also be
                                                                                                                 replacing  the  dog  waste  bins,

                                                                                                                      One of the new bins being put in
                                                                                                                             position last August

                                                                                                Funding sought for Copthall

                                                                                                             deep-water pool

                                                                                      A   crowdfunding  campaign  people with all different levels   is reached, and pledges can be
                                                                                      through Spacehive is raising   of needs and ability.  from as little as £2.
                                                                                      support and funding for the   The local divers who use the   Go to
                                                                                      inclusive new deep water pool   present pool will have to give   north-london-aquatics to make
                                                                                      that is planned by North London   up this sport and their chances   a pledge or find out more. Any
                                                                                      Aquatics Charity to replace the   of pursuing their sporting dreams   comments of support on the
                                                                                      current diving pool at Copthall   if there is not the support   page would be welcome, as
                                                                                      which will be demolished next   needed to get this amazing new   would spreading the word.
                                                                                      year. The new pool will offer up   facility built. People can help   Go to www.londonswimming.
                                                                                      to fifty aquatic activities and   get this pool built by pledging   org/news/44-general-news/517-
                                                                                      have a moveable floor, which   money. No money will be taken   north-london-aquatics for more
                                                                                      would allow it to be used by   unless the total amount of £98k   information and further links.

                                                                                                           Trust’s 50th AGM

                                                                                                                  (continued from front page)
                  Brookland goes ecological                                           significance of collective decision   litigation to settle infringement   elderly. Richard Wiseman said
                                                                                                                                            the problem was not restricted
                                                                                      making. He thought he would  – it was generally successful, less
                                                                                      bring skills, energy and enthusiasm   costly and avoided being at war   to the Suburb and that the
      On October 2 the Mayor of Barnet,  the work, stated that there will   There was also a cake and   to the role.  with residents.       problems were borough wide.
      Councillor Reuben Thompstone,  be no need to pay for heating or   coffee sale, which raised money   With the electioneering over   Emma Howard asked about   Councillor  John  Marshall
      with Head, Jenny Aylen, opened   electricity ever! The building is   for the North London Hospice.  the  Chairman  opened  up  the   the position with the proposed   added that residents should let
      the new Eco friendly school   totally self-contained.                TONY BRAND
      building for Year 4 & 5 pupils. The                                             meeting for any questions   development at Henrietta Barnett   their councillors or council
                                                                                                                 School. If there is an application
                                                                                                                                            officers know where pavements,
                                                                                      members wished to ask. Saul
      ceremony  was  attended  by  a                                                  Zadka started the ball rolling   to build, the Trust will be writing   or potholes, were thought to be a
      large number of parents, friends                                               TONY BRAND  with questions about the cost of   to residents using its wider   danger. Then there could be an
      and  HGS residents  all looking
      forward  to  seeing  the  latest                                                holding elections and whether   consultation strategy.  evaluation made and remedial
                                                                                                                                            work undertaken if the relevant
                                                                                                                    Peter Oliver asked what
                                                                                      the Trust placed a limit on how
      methods for reducing carbon                                                     long an employee could work at   could  be done about property   criteria had been met.
      emissions from buildings, in order                                              the Trust, as in his opinion   owners letting out their houses   With no more questions
      to improve the environment.
         All  the  construction was                                                   David Davidson had been in his   and  flats  with little  attention   from members, the Chairman
                                                                                                                                            ended the meeting by thanking
                                                                                                                 to  the buildings or gardens
                                                                                      job for too long.
      done  off-site and  then  erected                                                  The Chairman explained   with  tenants unaware of their   everyone for coming, and
      at Brooklands in just over 16                                                   the Trust has no limit to tenure   surroundings. Nick Packard   telling them that questions are
      hours on the existing site. It is
      all powered by solar panels on                                                  and does not have a breakdown   replied saying landlords received   always welcomed by him and
                                                                                      of election costs. Claire Calman
                                                                                                                 letter of advice about tenants
                                                                                                                                            Nick  Packard.  Like  last  year  it
      the roof, insulated throughout,                                                 wondered why one should want   and the Scheme of Management,  was a well-tempered meeting,
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      and NetZero, who completed
                                                                                      to limit tenure and felt the Trust   and that the Trust was open to   which spent its time mainly
                                                                                      was very lucky to have someone   ideas on the subject.  looking at matters to do with
                                                                                                                                            our environment and the
                                                                                      of David Davidson’s calibre, and
                                                                                                                    Trevor Littleton asked what
            Property                                                                  she had benefitted from his ability   could be done about the state of   relationship between residents
                                                                                                                 the footpaths in the Suburb with
                                                                                      to give crystal clear explanations.
                                                                                                                                            and the Trust.
                                                                                         Jonathan Seres asked what
                                                                                                                 many being a death-trap for the
                                                                                                                                                          TERRY BROOKS
                                                                                      more could be done to get new
                                                                                      residents interested once they
            Lawyers                                                                   Trust. The Trust realised there is       G Cohen
                                                                                      had received the excellent
                                                                                      introductory pack from the
                                                                                      a need for a positive effort to be
                                                                                      made, perhaps in conjunction
                                                                                      with the Residents Association.           ANTIQUE SILVER
                                                                                         Peter Parker welcomed the
                                                                                      renewed interest in green spaces,
            Serving the suburb for 30 years.                                          but was concerned about the
                                                                                      spread of plastic grass, the removal   We wish to purchase items of silver in any
            You’ll want us on your side.                                              of hedges and the creation of    condition. As a long standing resident of the
                                                                                      hard-standings. The Trust is
                                                                                      working on draft guidelines for   Suburb,  Gideon  Cohen  is  happy  to view
                                                                                      plastic grass; would make people   your silverware at home and will make an
            For fast and competitive conveyancing,                                    put hedges back, even though     offer to purchase, free of any obligation.
                                                                                      this took time and a lot of work;
            call Oliver Joseph on 020 8209 0166                                       very few new hard-standings
                                                                                      got permission, while many              17 The London Silver Vaults
                                                                                      complaints were made about        53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QT
                                                                                      what  were  in  fact  renovations,            020 7404 1425
            Email:                                                which could be verified with    
                                                          photographic records.          
                                                                                         The  Chairman  preferred
            Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors is a trading name of
            National Law Partners Limited                                             waiting until a property sale or
                                                                                      re-mortgage took place to
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