Intro to the Association 2015

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The Association covers the 861 households in the estate which is bounded by Dollis Brook in the east, Folly Brook in the north and Finchley Golf Course in the south. It is affiliated to the Federation of Residents’ Associations of the London Borough of Barnet (FORAB).

It exists to preserve and improve the amenities enjoyed by its members in the Woodside Park Garden Suburb and elsewhere in the Borough of Barnet. It does so principally by meetings and correspondence with the Council, the Metropolitan Police and other service providers including, in particular, our Member of Parliament, our Ward Councillors and our Borough Commander. It also arranges social activities for its members.

Recent activities in defence of our amenities have included:
pressure for the allocation of more police resources to the borough and to the suburb;
continuing removal of graffiti in conjunction with the Council, the bus company and local shopkeepers;
creation of new children’s playground in Riverside Walk;
opposition to applications for planning permission for developments that would harm residents’ amenities;
successful pressure for the re-opening of Partingdale Lane to through traffic.
pressure on the Council to reduce the number of proposed homes on the new Millbrook Estate
opposition to proposed controlled parking zone in the area
preservation of environment including trees and grass verges

Other activities traditionally include:
Carol singing by our Christmas tree at Sussex Ring;
Informal Woodsider Party evening at a local hall;
The delivery, five times a year to every member household, of our newsletter The Woodsider.

Membership is open to all residents of the Woodside Park Garden Suburb. The annual membership fee of £2 per household is collected by members of the association’s committee, who visit householders in order to hear their views on the work of the association, during the months of April, May and June.

For more information, please contact:-

Chairman, Robert Shutler, on 8445 4050 or by email to robert@mdclondon.com
Hon Secretary, Churchill Kayode on 8445 2180 or by email to churchillkayode@hotmail.com

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