Page 1 - HGS Suburb News 138 - Spring 2019
P. 1                                                                                          Issue 138 · Spring  2019

                                 Fun Litterbin                                   Liz Pulman sings                Geraldine Maidment
                                    at Lyttelton                                Streisand at Proms,             celebrates 25 years as
                                 playground, p3                                         full listing p7         Annemount’s Head, p8

         Rubbish, pavements,

      police and trees prevail                                                                                                                                       TERRY BROOKS

          at RA Open Meeting

      The latest Open Meeting organised   to the commission. The changes
      by the Residents Association   remain a proposal at this stage,
      brought together councillors and   and the consultation is open
      residents in Fellowship House to   until May 13.
      ask questions and discuss matters   Rubbish collection followed
      of local interest. All three Garden   with the fortnightly green bin
      Suburb ward councillors, Rohit   collections and the suspension
      Grover, John Marshall and Gabriel   of the brown bin system under
      Rozenberg, were present as was   the spotlight. Having to put food
      our MP, Mike Freer.        waste in with general rubbish
         The event was very ably   caused the most concern, with
      chaired, while standing at the   some residents particularly upset
      lectern,  by  the  Reverend Alan   by this, and asking why Camden
      Walker of St Jude’s Church, who   could manage to make brown
      must be getting used to the job   bin collections and why vegetable
      of maintaining order at meetings   waste could not be put in the
      bringing residents and political   green bins.
      representatives together. Questions   John  Marshall  said  most
      had already been harvested from   people in the borough had not
      those attending at the door so   been using their brown bins, and
      there was already a list of topics   Gabriel Rozenberg added that
      to be aired.               using  food waste  for heat to
         The meeting started with a   power did not count in the
      question from the Chair asking   recycling  statistics.  Mike  Freer
      how, in its fiftieth anniversary   offered to write to North London
      year,  the  politicians  saw  the   Waste to discover why vegetable   The Seceret Garden of two small hideaways at 84 Oakwood Road, that’s soon to become an Open Garden on Sunday July 7. See article on page 11.
      conservation area in the past,   waste could not be included with
      present and future. All were   garden waste.
      aware of the special nature of   Next were questions about         The 107th Residents Association AGM
      the Suburb and how different it   trees with Alan Walker asking
      is; its population density; its   why trees were being cut down.  The 107th AGM of the Residents
      number of long-term residents; its   Unfortunately  this  was  not   Association was held on Tuesday
      strong collective organisations;   answered as the time was taken   March 26 in the Henrietta Barnett                                                          TONY BRAND
      the problems of conservation in   up by a complaint about street   School  Hall.  The  Chair,  Emma
      difficult financial times; and   tree planting taking place in the   Howard, warmly welcomed
      the role of the Trust in planning.  wrong  season.  Rohit  Grover   everyone including the three
         The next question concerned   suggested taking the question   Suburb Councillors,  Marshall,
      the proposals of the Boundary   to the next meeting of the   Grover and Rozenberg and
      Commission on the re-organi-  Finchley and Golders Green   Raymond Taylor, HGS Trustee,
      sation of wards in the borough.   Residents Forum.    who also attended.
      Garden Suburb ward would elect   The  perennial  concerns  Emma firstly explained about
      only two councillors although   about the state of our pavements   the voting procedures and then   Rosemary Goldstein. She thanked   was duly presented with a   Emma reminded the audience
      it would represent more of the   followed  with complaints not   introduced the RA Officers; Steve   all the volunteers for their   bottle of wine in appreciation   about Suburb News and its
      conservation area than before.   restricted to broken paving stones   Morris (Hon. Treasurer), Peter   continued efforts in supporting   of his service.  (continued page 5)
      Conservatives and Labour had   but including the damage done   McCluskie (Hon. Secretary) as   the RA and the Events Team led
      made very different submissions      (continued page 5)  well as long-serving secretary,  by  Hella  Schrader,  who  had
                                                                                      organised the AGM.
                                                                                         Moving  onto  the  Agenda,
                                                                                      all the proposed amendments to
            WE DELIVER ON OUR PROMISES                                                The Minutes of the previous
                                                                                      the Constitution were approved.
                                                                                      AGM were also approved, as             Open          Meeting
                    For almost 40 years now we have been serving the needs            well as the level of the annual

                     of the Suburb and we have enjoyed every moment of it.                                            Heritage Now and Then
                                                                                      subscription. Peter Hartley the
            This includes the sales or lettings of Cottages to Castles, in the locality   RA’s Honorary Accountant was,
           and there is no property which is too small or too large for us to handle.  again, reappointed.
                                                                                         Elections to Council and

           From our three bespoke departments; New Homes, Lettings and Sales, we have                                    An       illustrated presentation by James Stourton to mark the 50th

             the largest selection of properties under one roof and we believe that   the Officer positions were then    anniversary     of       the  designation  of  the  Suburb  as  a

            we can make a real difference to the terms we achieve for your cherished   taken. Emma introduced Helen    Tuesday 2 June 2015 7:30pm

                                                                                                                                          conservation area in


             home or investment, when the time is right... and not before, of course!  Leiser, who was standing for

                                                                                      Council,  who explained that              3:30pm Sunday 2 June 2019

                 From our Global connections, we can procure buyers/tenants,          she had lived in the Suburb for   Friends     Meeting House, 17 North Square

                   not only from the locality but also from virtually every

                            major financial Capital of the world.                     30 years and had volunteered       Re
                                                                                      for the Trust; she had then been       increasing levels of Noise Disturbance in

                                                                                                                                       & biscuits at 4.30pm
            We are the longest serving agents in the area and therefore, if you want    appointed to CONSAM. Helen               Hampstead Garden Suburb.
             to know what’s going on in the market place or just ascertain the value    spoke of her commitment to the                 James S  tourton w   as
                 of your home, please ‘phone us or pop in for a coffee, where our                                                      Chairman of Sotheby’s      No entry charge

                      private clients’ car park should be very convenient.            high standards on the Suburb                          UK from 2007 until
                                                                                                                                                    A donation of £5
                                                                                      and, as a previous magistrate, she      parties, construction noise and loud music seem
                    No obligation, no fuss, just good old-fashioned service           cared  about  crime  prevention    increasingly to find their way into our once peaceful
                                                                                                                                                    however would be
                                                                                                                                        He is a Fellow of the
                              where we ‘Deliver’ on our promises!                     in the area. Helen reiterated her               back gardens.  welcome to cover
                                                                                                                                        Institute of Historical
                                                                                                                                       Research and a member
                                                                                                                                        of the Panel of the
                                                                                      concerns for residents and the                   Heritage Memorial Fund   our costs
                                                                                      need for dialogue between the                     and is the author of   This is a popular annual
                                                                                                                                       Great Houses of London
                                                                                                                                                     event organised by
                          CELEBRATING                                                                                   community work together to restore some tranquillity to
                            OVER                                                      police and residents.                            the Suburb.   the HGS Residents
                                                                                                                                       (2012) and the official
                                                                                         Emma thanked Tony Ghilchik                    biography Kenneth Clark:   Association in memory of
                                                                                                                                       Life, Art and Civilisation
                                                                                      for his long service as Chair of    Please come along and let us hear your views.
                                                                                                                                                      Michael Rowley.
                                                                                      the Trees & Open Spaces
                          YEARS TRADING
                                                                                      Committee for nearly 10 years,
                                                                                      which was  received  with  a      
                                                                                      hearty round of applause. Tony
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