Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mill Hill Focus #29 - All the latest local news from around and about in Mill Hill

Welcome to the 29th edition of our weekly newsletter for the Mill Hill Community. Published every Sunday, we bring all the latest news stories, events and other information for people living in and around Mill Hill. Do you want to see A Better Mill Hill? Do you want to contribute to making our area nicer, cleaner, greener, more friendly, with a better sense of local community?

The Focus team of Donna Pickup, Richard Logue and Roger Tichborne are all local residents, involved with the community and local schools. If you want to stay in touch with us and know what we are doing.

Tree planting in Mill Hill for former Councillor Wayne Casey RIP

On Thursday, there was a touching ceremony in Mill Hill Park to commemorate well liked former Mill Hill Councillor Wayne Casey, who passed away in January. Wayne was a Liberal Democrat councillor for Mill Hill ward between 1994 and 2010. Family, friends, former colleagues, the Mayor of Barnet and our local MP Dr Matthew Offord all gathered to attend the planting. The tree is a Hungarian Oak, which will eventually grow to 90 metres, giving shade to residents and marking the huge contribution Wayne made to Mill Hill. Fellow former Mill Hill Councillor and long time friend of Wayne, Sean Hooker said that Wayne worked tirelessly around Mill Hill getting Tree protection orders placed on trees of note and Wayne would appreciate a tree in Mill Hill Park being his lasting legacy. Local MP Matthew Offord, said of his former council adversary at the the town hall "There is no doubt that Wayne would been elected to Parliament and would have been a great asset to the country and his party".

Wayne worked for the NSPCC and Mark Wood, Chairman wrote to Waynes wife Pauling saying "I held Wayne in the highest esteem. Over the years he worked for the charity Wayne made an important contribution to our effectiveness. His systematic, effective approach established a firm foundation for the trustees to exercise governance". 

Long time Friend and fellow Mill Hill former councillor added "Waynes professionalism and friendliness made him a successful and repsected councillor amongst all". The tree will serve as a permanent reminder of the contribution Wayne made. He will be missed.

Lost Keys found on The Ridgeway

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Lost set of keys
If these are your keys, please click here to email us and we'll reunite you with them.  We are always happy to help reunite lost property with its owners.

Historical picture of the week

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The Green man pub

This weeks historical picture is of the Green Man Pub. This is now the Jolly Badger/Harvester on Hale Lane. 

£100 reward offered for information leading to the prosecution of flytippers

Roger Tichborne, owner of Mill Hill Music Complex has offered a cash reward of £100 or £200 of musical instruments/services for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and prosecution of any flytippers caught in Mill Hill. Roger said "I am simply sick and tired of seeing our amazing neighbourhood being defiled by flytippers, who clearly have no respect for their neighbours and no care for our environment. Click here if you have reported a flytipper in NW7 and want to claim the reward. 

Barnet Council gives details for contacting them to report flytippers. Click here for details.

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