Playground Reopens

On the 6th August the new playground was opened. After a show by Chicken Shed the opening was marked by presenters from CBeebies launching a balloon race. Deputy Mayor Councillor Brian Coleman described our playground as setting the standard for Barnet Council to match in their parks. The playground has a new safety surface and all of the equipment has been replaced. Several pieces of the play equipment were specifically chosen as they can also be used by children with disabilities.

Thank you to all those that have made donations so far but we still need to raise money to pay for the work we have carried out.

Additional rooms available for hire

Three new rooms are now available for hourly hire. Each will seat up to 10 people and are ideal for small meeting, consultancies or as syndicate rooms where one of our larger rooms has also been booked.


The Trust aim to produce a newsletter at least three times each year. Next time you visit the Estate please check the front porch to see if a new issue is available.

Species Survey 2003

During 2003 the following have all been seen in the grounds:


Black Cap - Black Headed Gull - Blackbird - Blue Tit - Canada Goose - Carrion Crow - Chaffinch - Chiffchaff - Coal Tit - Collared Dove - Dunnock - Feral Pigeon - Gold crest - Great Tit - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Greenfinch - Green Woodpecker - Grey Wagtail - Heron - Herring Gull - House Sparrow - Jay - Kestrel - Long Tail Tit - Mallard - Mistle Thrush - Magpie - Moorhens - Nuthatch - Pied Wagtail - Redwing - Robin - Siskin - Song Thrush - Sparrow Hawk - Starlings - Swallow - Swift - Tawny Owl - Tree Creeper - Wood Pigeon - Wren


Green Vein White - Holly Blue - Large White - Meadow Brown - Painted Lady - Peacock - Red Admiral - Small Tortoise Shell - Small White


Broad Bodied Chaser - Emperor - Southern Hawker


Blue Tailed - Common Blue - Large Red


Bandit Bat - Brown Rat - Fox - Grey Squirrel - House Mouse - Pippistrelle Bat - Wood Mouse


Common Frog - Toad


Common Carp - Goldfish Hybrids - Mirror Carp


American Crayfish