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2020 – What a Year it’s Been!

Covid-19. Perhaps enough said! But …

• It was lovely to see so many join in the Clap for NHS and to see how neighbours have looked out for each other throughout.

• Thanks to the residents who have been supporting our local pharmacy deliver medicines to the housebound.

Litter picking

• One resident was spotted litter-picking on his own in Purbeck Drive one early morning during the first lockdown. How kind!

• Thank you to residents of The Vale who have organised litter pick-ups in the green space there.

• We hope we can organise another estate-wide litter pick-up in due course.

We continue to campaign for Donoghue’s to relocate. On a related note, we were able to help coordinate some strong opposition to the proposed concrete batching facility in Cricklewood.

It was lovely to see in the spring the results of the earlier wildflower bulb-planting activity.

The Memories Group has been meeting weekly via Zoom every Wednesday 5:00–6:00 pm since April. It has become more of a support group to its members during these peculiar times. It welcomes all residents and those with a connection to our area. It is now on Christmas break but weekly meetings will resume on Wednesday 13th January. If you would like to join any of its meetings just email memories@ggera.org.uk.

After some months of cajoling, the vandalized cash machine in Pennine Drive has at long last been removed.

We do thank Barnet Council for installing the CCTV camera in Pennine Lane, behind the shops. Please email PC Singh at amric.singh@met.police.uk if you witness any antisocial behaviour in that area.

We continue to try to halt the overdevelopment of our neighbourhood. Some planning applications have been turned down after our lobbying. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to object.

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… on Saturday 14th September, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

We are planning to spend a couple of hours picking up litter around the estate on Saturday 14th September.

Do please join us at 10:15 am at 105 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.

Litter pickers, gloves, waste bags and our own Golders Green Estate hi-vis jackets will all be provided.  Please wear sturdy shoes or boots.

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

It would help us to have an idea of numbers if you could please let us know if you intend to come.

Litter Picking

We have not organised a litter pick around the Golders Green Estate for a while.

Please let us know soon if you would be interested in taking part in an event on a Saturday morning in June or July. Possible dates are the 16th, 23rd or 30th of June, or the 7th or 14th of July.

We need a core group of around 10 people to make it worthwhile. All the equipment you need will be provided.

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!

Litter Pick: 5 December 2015

Our next litter pick-up will be on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.

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 bring strong gloves and wear sturdy shoes or boots.

Barnet Council has kindly provided litter pickers and waste bags.  Our own Golders Green Estate hi-vis jackets will also be available.

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

It would help us to have an idea of numbers if you could please let us know if you intend to come.