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RA’s new litter initiative                                      TERRY BROOKS

                                                                                      A select group of Suburb residents   not intended to be in any way   Golders Green Girl Guides group,
                                                                                      gathered at Fellowship House   prescriptive.          who meet in Fellowship House
                                                                                      on the evening of June 20 to   There was a lively discussion   on a Monday evening, have
                                                                                      inaugurate the RA’s new  litter   around litter; how to deal with   volunteered to help and had
                                                                                      picking initiative. Many of the   it; worries about disposing of any   already cleared Willifield Green
                                                                                      more than 50 volunteers involved   litter collected; stories of litter   and much of Willifield Way
                                                                                      in the scheme were present to   bins going missing; what to do   before the meeting began, using
                                                                                      get  their  litter  grabbers  and   with clothes (some volunteers   their own litter pickers.
                         Outstanding Archer                                           answers to any questions.  wash and donate them to charity   RA litter pickers in the Suburb
                                                                                                                                              There used to be a group of
                                                                                                                 shops); using the blue bins for
                                                                                         Michael Green, co-ordinator
                                                                                      of the group, and Emma Howard,  bottles and cans, and more.   some years ago, which some
      Just six years after opening, the   assessment, personal development,  hard working students, who   Chair of the RA, thanked Suburb   The general rule when   readers will probably remember
      Archer Academy has been judged   behaviour and welfare, and out-  have already, over the last   Ward Councillor, John Marshall,  residents have a litter related   being part of. Perhaps there are
      an outstanding school by Ofsted   comes for pupils.   academic year, shown their
      in all the areas they rate, which   Lucy Harrison, the school’s   considerable talent and skills in   for taking the time to turn up at   problem is to report it on Barnet   even some still using their old
                                                                                                                 Council’s website at www.barnet.
                                                                                      the meeting and helping to
                                                                                                                                            grabbers to keep their surroundings
      is, leadership and management,  head,  gave thanks to her   drama and dance.    arrange for Barnet Council  to, or e-mail  clear of litter.
      quality of teaching, learning and   fantastic staff team and all the   TONY BRAND
                                                                                      supply the equipment., and, if that does   The  RA  would  like  more
                                                                                         Volunteers usually pick up   not produce results, then e-mail   volunteers, young and old, to
                              Literary Lives –                                        any  rubbish  from  the  area   our councillors.      come forward and if you would
                                                                                      around their house as often as
                                                                                                                    The RA hopes the initiative
                                                                                                                                            like to find out more about RA
          talk at Suburb Community Library                                            they choose to, and are free to   will encourage residents to be   litter picking, please contact
                                                                                      range as far as they want.  more mindful of their environ-
                                                                                                                                            Michael Green at
                                                                                      Michael  said  the scheme  was   ment. Leading the way, the 2nd     TERRY BROOKS
                                                                                                                                              A Suburb

                                                                                                                                            Suburb News would like to let
                                                                                                                                            residents know that Hilda
                                                                                                                                            Williams will be celebrating her
                                                                                                                                           100th birthday on August 10.
                                                                                                                                               She is best known for her
                                                                                                                                            stewardship of Fellowship House
                                                                                                                                          STEVE BEALING/LANDMARK MEDIA
                                                                                                                                            for  more than  30 years,  and
                                                                                                                                            some readers will remember the
                                                                                                                                            feature we did in the winter
                                                                                                                                            2017 issue of Suburb News
                                                                                                                                            (SN129, page 9).
                                                                                                                                              Born in 1919 on the island
      Gill Paul and Tracy Rees spend   other author’s books of art and   foundling is left in the snow and
      their working lives writing about   history, and was eventually   rescued. A legacy leads this young                                  of St Helena, she is off to South
                                                                                                                                            Africa on August 2 to be with
      historic  times  and  the  people   tempted to try her own hand.  woman  on  a  treasure  hunt  in                                    her family, but will be back.
      (Gill, non-fictional; Tracy, fictional)   Tracy has always been a writer,  this Gothic mystery complete
      who lived in them. But on June   but had recently completed her   with Dickensian class hopping.
      6,  the  centenary of the D-Day   training as a counsellor for   Gill chooses characters who
      landings, before a packed house   families dealing with cancer   are well enough known to be
      at the HGS Community Library,  when she learnt that she had   internationally appealing, such   Tracey Rees and Gill Paul at the Suburb Community library
      they had a chance to talk about   won the 2014 Richard and Judy   as Wallis Simpson and Lady
      themselves. This included their   Search for a Bestseller competition   Diana in  Another Woman’s   passion for the Romanov’s is   learning about different times
                                                                                                                 and spending time there through
                                                                                      explored  in  The  Lost  Daughter
      backgrounds, subject matter,  for her debut novel, Amy Snow.   Husband. Sometimes the choice   and The Secret Wife.  their writing makes up for any
      working methods, and the highs   Characters come first for Tracy,  is dictated by its topicality, such   Each  writer  has  her own   downside.
      and lows of their entrancing   but with Amy Snow, written in   as Women and Children First (2012),
                                                                                                                    After this fascinating talk, a
      careers in historical fiction.   the first person, it was an image:   timed to coincide with the   writing process, but reading   lively Q&A session revealed Gill
                                                                                      historic novels to pick up phrases
         Gill trained in medicine
                                                            centenary of the sinking of the
                                 a young woman in Victorian
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      before becoming an editor of   mourning dress. In the 1850s, a   Titanic. However Gill’s personal
                                                                                      research are common first steps   in the works, have competition
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                                                                                      had  to stop  writing  when she   who had just finished her first
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                                                                                      realised her character’s move
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                                                                                      her to banquets with new kinds
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