Wiping out Childs Hill?

Barnet Council is proposing to get rid of the ancient name of Childs Hill.

Instead, the council ward will be named Golders Green South (as shown in this map).

If that bothers you, write or email by 13 May 2019:

The Review Officer (Barnet)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
1st Floor, Windsor House
50 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0TL

Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk 

You can read a few more details on Barnet’s website, here: new-political-map-barnet-council

What’s Best About The Place You Call Home?

One of the best things about living in Childs Hill is the elevation – which gives us such big skies and lovely sunsets. But perhaps that’s just me…?

Recently, I sent an email out asking what YOU like best about Childs Hill.

I’m posting a few of the answers here, in hope that it inspires others to add more, in the comments below:

Several people mentioned the neighbourhood feeling:

I really like Prospect Road, the style of the houses inside and out, their close proximity to some shops (even if they are all DIY,  tile shops and agencies) and some friendly neighbours. it feels like my sort of road. I feel at ease here. – Michael

The park is wonderful, especially on a sunny Sunday. The people are mostly neighbourly and there are a lot of people willing to fight for Childs Hill’s rights. – Pauline

Others mentioned favourite suppliers of food:

Happy to recommend Golden Harvest – lovely Bangladesh food. We often have a delicious takeaway. Also we very much like Crystalline, the dry cleaner. – Veronica

Eurofoods on Hermitage Lane is much more than the sum of its parts. The place and its staff are part of the community and will be greatly missed if they go. – Felicity

Park Cafe – nice food, and cheap. – Pauline

Co-op croissants! – Maureen

Some are just happy to live in their own streets, which is a great sign:

Something lovely about Child’s Hilll – Prospect Road 🙂 – Suzanne

And others still mentioned the services that some of us depend on:

Jack and Jill Pre-school has to be up there as a valuable small business operating in Childs Hill. Ofsted rated them as ‘Outstanding’ in 2016. – Elaine

So far as it goes, this is a promising start.

But I’m sure there’s a lot more… but what?!

In the weeks and months to come, I’m planning to write, photograph and post a bit more about the area, the people – and the croissants (!).

I’ll focus on the things YOU suggest, so please leave a comment below if there’s something else about Childs Hill we need to know about…


Welcome to Childs Hill Info

This site is designed as a place to share stories that were previously sent out by email.

Using a website allows individual readers to share comments, which wasn’t really possible before.

I have put this together at great speed, and it’s probably going to change a fair bit over time.

I hope you like it.

JP Flintoff

PS. Most of the letters in this image were photographed in the local area. If you think you recognise one, leave a comment below – and I’ll tell you if you’re right!