Monthly Archives: April 2016

Handley Page Remembered

Clitterhouse Farm and the Memories Local History Group hosted a special history event to celebrate Handley Page‘s connection to Cricklewood at Whitefield School on Friday, 18 March.

Handley Page logo

Handley Page was an innovative aircraft design and manufacturing company based in Cricklewood between 1912 and the early 1960s. It is also associated with the the start of civil aviation between 1919 and 1929 at Cricklewood Aerodrome, which is now the Golders Green Estate.

Speakers included:

Handley Page 1

Thomas Ball, from Clitterhouse Farm Project, presenting Peter Hart and Rob Langham with Cricklewood’s own brewed beer.

Handley Page 2

Peter Elliot’s presentation on the Handley Page Collection held at the RAF Museum.

Handley Page 3

Our own Mary Bennett’s memories gave the night the human touch.

Brent Cross Redevelopment

Brent Cross South

Brent CrossSouth

In March 2016, Barnet Council approved Argent as the new developer for Brent Cross South. This is the 180-acre area south of the Brent Cross shopping centre, which stretches from the North Circular (A406) to Cricklewood Lane, between Hendon Way (A41) and the Edgware Road (A5). The new development will sit alongside the redevelopment of Brent Cross shopping centre, connected via a new pedestrian bridge across the North Circular.

The first works are expected to start in early 2018.

More details can be found on the Argent Related site. Further information is supposed to be available here.

Recorded Crime Statistics

Recorded crime on the Golders Green Estate fell slightly during the 4th quarter of 2015 compared with the 3rd quarter (see data below).

On a positive note, there were only 2 recorded burglaries in Q4 compared with 9 in Q3.

The number of outcomes of these crimes still remains very low, with only 12% (4 of the 33) recorded crimes during Q4 of 2015 being resolved.

GGERA crime Q4 2015

Crime Figures: Q4 2015

Crime Figures: Q3 2015

Crime Figures: Q3 2015

Spring Clean: 7 May 2016

Don’t forget our next litter pick-up, which is planned for Saturday, May 7th.

Please join us at 10:15 am in the Ron Thomas Hall, 167A Cheviot Gardens, ready for a 10:30 start.

There will be a short introduction, after which we will work in small teams in different areas.
We aim to finish at around 12:30 pm.

Please let us know if you are thinking about coming so that we know how many litter pickers to arrange with Barnet Council.

You will need gloves and sturdy shoes or boots. Waste bags and our own Golders Green Estate hi-vis jackets will be provided.

Children are more than welcome to join in, if supervised.

Litter picking: December 2015Thank you to those who supported our litter pick on 5th December. We collected 16 bags of rubbish!