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AGM Postponed until Spring

Please note that our Annual General Meeting – which was due to take place on 22nd November 2021 – has been postponed until spring.

Some residents feel anxious about the flu and the continuing high number of Covid-19 cases; some are still shielding; others – including some committee members – are currently unable to attend because of challenging personal circumstances. In any case it will be much more pleasant to have the meeting when the weather is brighter and warmer.

We will advise the revised date nearer the time.

GGERA Annual Meeting

You are warmly invited to join us on Monday 25th November for our AGM, business meeting and Christmas celebration.

7:15 for a 7.30 pm start – finishing at 9:00 pm in the Carey Hall on Claremont Road.

Come along and bring your neighbours!

  • Celebrate our achievements.
  • Share your views and help plan our future actions, particularly about:
    • Relocate Donoghue Campaign.
    • Controlled Parking Zones for our neighbourhood. Should GGERA support this or not? Have your say.
  • Meet other neighbours and be part of a stronger community.

This is a free event. Nibbles, drinks and music will be kindly provided by the grant given to the Memories Group from the Brent Cross South Community Fund.

If you would like to contribute to a local food bank, please bring along non-perishable items to this meeting. The GGERA committee will collect them from you at the door.

AGM 15 October 2018

The GGERA AGM takes place on Monday, 15 October in the Carey Hall, Claremont Road: 7:15 for a 7.30 pm start – finishing at 9:00 pm.

Please join us to:

  • Hear what progress has been made in the last year..
  • Share your views to plan our future actions.
  • Meet other neighbours and be part of a stronger community.
  • Appoint the committee for next year.

Every resident is welcome, whether tenant or property owner, young or old. We all live here and it is in everyone’s interest to make our neighbourhood a better place.

Come along and bring your neighbours!

AGM 2017 – Monday 30 October

The AGM of the residents association takes place on Monday, 30 October at 7.30 pm in the Carey Hall, Claremont Road — finishing at 9:00 pm.  This will be both a business and social meeting.

The Golders Green Estate Residents Association is making a difference! Please join us to:

  • Celebrate our achievements with a drink.
  • Share your views to plan our future actions.
  • Meet other neighbours and be part of a stronger community.
  • Thank those who contribute to our well-being.
  • Appoint a new chairman.  Volunteers for other committee roles are always welcome.

Every resident is welcome, whether tenant or property owner, young or old. We all live here and it is in everyone’s interest to make our neighbourhood a better place.

This is a free event. We give special thanks to those who, in different ways, are contributing to making it possible.

We should be grateful if you would confirm if you are planning to attend. Refreshments will be funded by GGERA’s own limited funds and it will help us to know how many people to expect.

Minutes of AGM: 7th November 2016

The meeting began with a talk by the Neighbourhood Safety Team (3 Ward) about their aims and objectives in engaging with the community.
Constable Williams spoke about their efforts in dealing with anti-social behaviour, problem-solving, visiting burglary victims, advice on house safety, available government funding, locks, lighting, alarms and the like.
If any residents would like advice or a review of their home security then they are available to assist.
There was also a discussion about MetTrace, a burglary reduction initiative to help residents make their homes more secure by providing crime prevention advice and free SmartWater property marking kits to 1 in 7 London homes.
Residents were advised to always keep a light on in their homes and were given various others tips about deadlocks, keys and cars.
Street lighting and safety is the responsibility of Barnet Council.
A discussion was held about crime in Clitterhouse and Millennium Park and what action the Police were taking.
A resident mentioned that leaflets hanging out of letterboxes indicated no one at home and that neighbours should be pro-active in looking out for their neighbours.
Childs Hill Park
Brian Berry spoke on behalf of Friends of Childs Hill Park. He advised us how locals working together on a project could flourish and their project was a case in point as they had created a beautiful gem in Childs Hill Park. He mentioned charity money was available for green spaces and indeed their project had received over £100,000 in grants. A volunteer programme was in place and he encouraged us all to visit the Marsh Garden.
The Relocation of Donoghues
Cllr Zinkin said this was the single, biggest issue and worry for residents.
It seemed to be an intractable problem as far as he was concerned
Donoghues has grown into a vast successful business.
The width restriction was removed because it diverted traffic onto surrounding roads.
There is no right turn on the A41 because the Police had requested this of TFL in view of the volume of traffic and accidents etc. It was concluded that it would not be safe to remove the ‘no right turn’ sign.
A conversation ensued about the 20mph speed restriction on The Vale. Cllr Ryde and Cllr Zinkin both attended The Vale (a few months ago) when a radar gun was used and they advised that by and large most vehicles abided by it. Some residents living on The Vale took issue with this.
Cllr Zinkin also stated that as The Vale was a wide road it was important that the road humps were maintained to deter speeding.
Dust created by Donoghues traffic is an environmental and aesthetic problem. An effective cleaning regime needs to be agreed, as the current cleaning regime was ineffective.
In addition, with the Brent Cross Redevelopment, there would be more disruption, pollution and changes to the area.
Cllr Zinkin advised that eventually Donoghues would be moved but we are talking about many years.
Many residents were unhappy with this and asked how matters could be accelerated and requested Cllrs to explore more options for relocating Donoghues as a matter of urgency.
A neighbour who lives directly behind Donoghues put her and her neighbours’ difficult situation to the Cllr. Residents were unable to open doors or windows. Even with all windows closed, thick dust gathered on a daily basis and it was insufferable. She advised the meeting that Donoghues started work at 5am and often did not finish until 10pm, which is intolerable.
She advised that the impact on the health of all the residents there was detrimental. Cllr Zinkin said that he would arrange to have Environmental Health attend and monitor as soon as possible.
A resident of The Vale monitored the trucks from Donoghues today (7 November) during the lunchtime period. He counted 19 trucks going down and 9 coming up the other way. He advised that in his view they were driving at more than 20mph.
Cllr Zinkin stated that at least 100 trucks from Donoghues would travel each day up The Vale.
Another resident mentioned that it was not only Donoghues assets and successful business we should be concerned about but also the assets of the residents (i.e. their homes) which were being eroded by Donoghues success! There should be more fairness and until we have a solution in place then Donoghues should be pressed to reduce by half their lorries going up and down The Vale.
Lisa said that residents’ health should be the No.1 concern and should be prioritised over business success etc.
Bernard said it may be that the residents would have to take matters into their own hands and take whatever action it was deemed necessary to take.
All residents agreed that solutions to the problems created by Donoghues were needed quickly.
Parking on street corners of the Estate was raised and it was suggested that double yellow lines be put on all corners. Cllr Zinkin said from his experience busy roads all wanted CPZ and when they were installed the less busy roads also requested them. It would be much more efficient and economic if all residents could decide together as consultations were very expensive.
Other Matters
Luisa brought up the dirt and dust on the pavements – Who is responsible?
She also asked councillors to keep GGERA informed about the forthcoming meeting set for 12 December or thereabouts.
Mike took the floor to give a briefing on our accounts. The balance in our account as at 7 November was £956. The balance as of 31 March (end of accounting year) was £742.
Shoib took the floor to say we need more volunteers if we are to become a strong force in the community.
Shoib and Mike were re-nominated and approved as Chairman and Treasurer, and Maureen was nominated and enthusiastically approved as the Secretary.
A Christmas meet-up of neighbours was discussed but interest was low.
The next Memories Group meeting is on 10 November.

Annual Meeting

You are warmly invited to the next meeting of the Residents’ Association …

This will be our AGM for 2015.

Where? Carey Hall, Claremont Road or Ron Thomas Hall, Cheviot Gardens
Date: Monday 2nd November 2015
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (doors open 7:15 pm)

Items on the agenda include:

  • Committee changes
  • The latest on local planning applications
  • News of Barnet’s consultation on houses of multiple occupation
  • News of the Brent Cross regeneration scheme, including an update from Argent, the preferred developer for Brent Cross South
  • If time permits, the latest on:
    • Neighbourhood Watch
    • Donoghue lorries
    • Road width restrictions and parking
    • Fly tipping

Our MP, Councillors, Barnet’s Head of Planning and area managers and Argent, the preferred developer for Brent Cross South, have been invited