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Winchmore Hill Residents Association is a non-political group run by residents, who seek to protect the quality of life in Winchmore Hill, now and for future generations

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Brian Foyle passing away in March

This is an article kindly reproduced from Helen Osman’s N21 Online newsletter from the 3rd April 2020. There is likely to be some sort of memorial service for him once things get back to normal after the lock down. We will let you know the details here on the website and via email  when we know more so that the many people who knew him can pay their respects.

 

Brian Foyle, who sadly passed away on the 27th March was well known to many people who live and work in Winchmore Hill Green.

A retired architect, Brian was very active in local affairs in and around Winchmore Hill

He was an enthusiastic committee member of the Winchmore Hill Residents Association, with responsibility for planning.

Robert Taylor President of the Winchmore Hill Residents Association writes.

“Brian was keen to protect Winchmore Hill Green’s unique environment and, to this end, he was a long serving member of Enfield Council’s Conservation Advisory Group.

Relentlessly, but only occasionally successfully, he forthrightly opposed approval being given to householders to create extra rooms above garages and in expanded attics. These, he claimed, completely changed the appearance of many local residential roads – and not for the better.

His other interests included classic cars. He had a blue Austin 7 which, in which he drove around the area on summer days with the top down. He exhibited this car at the Enfield Pageant of Motoring. In his younger days he has been a track marshal at Bentley Owners Club motor racing meetings at Silverstone.

He was also an enthusiastic photographer having been, in the 1980s, a committee member of the Chanticleer Camera Club which met at the Minchenden Centre. Later he was involved with the Enfield Camera Club for several years. He was a keen black and white film photographer but never moved on to digital photography.

Together with his wife Gillian, who passed away in 2017 he had a significant amount of involvement with the Winchmore Hill United Reformed Church and the Compton Players.

For may years Brian and Gillian lived in a Georgian house on Vicars Moor Lane, next the railway bridge, and he once told a neighbour who lived in a similar property “You do not own this house, you are its curator”. He will be sadly missed”

Winchmore Hill councillor Dinah Barry writes:

“Brian will be very much missed for his kindness and his wisdom as well has his many talents”.

I (Helen Osman) would like to add my own memories of Brian. We used to meet for a coffee every few months, usually in the Deli on the Green or the Larder, until Gillian passed away and his own health worsened. We didn’t always see eye to eye, for example, on cycle lanes, the planning application for Buckle & Vaughan; but we shared a love for our home area, Winchmore Hill. Brian was very supportive of what I have tried to achieve over the past decade through n21online.com. Brian always had a twinkle in his eye.




WHRA Corona Virus Support

 

The WHRA is following on from many other communities and organisations around the country to work together in order to help those in our area who will be most affected by the Corona virus whether through self-isolation or as result of contracting the virus.You may have seen cut out cards like the one above or had other similar ones put through your door already.

We want to act as a central resource and database for people who are prepared to help someone in need in their road.We are looking for members and anyone else who lives in the Winchmore Hill area who would like to do this for their road. To volunteer please click here to fill in a quick form and we will be in touch.

Please don’t download and distribute these or other cut out cards ideally until you have been in touch and we ask you to distribute them,we want to avoid 3 or 4 people all printing these out and distributing them simultaneously. Once we have at least one person per road we will then ask them to print these or can supply them if need be and then this person would be the contact for the road along with other helpers who volunteer subsequently.

Below we have a list of the roads with volunteers and then in the future if someone needs help (and may have lost this cut out card!) they can look on the website and contact that person direct (if you wish to share contact details) or via email where we can share the volunteer’s details with them.

Here is a list of people who have already said they would help along with their contact details and the road on which they live. It is skewed towards the Grange Park area as they have been active there already in finding people locally through the Grange Park Residents Association. Please still volunteer if you want to and even if there is already someone on your road. The more volunteers we can get the easier it will be to share the responsibility if there are people needing help on any particular road.

Bazile Road – Seema Sodha 07958 713 282

Beechdale Road – Jo Fuller 07766 954004

Broad Walk -John Winchmore 07741 633 197

Cadogan Gardens – Martin Pratt  07986 295 038

Cranleigh Gardens – Paul Kennedy – 07788 972 539

Cheyne Walk -Esther Douglas  07802 349 706

Green Dragon Lane – Eda Ayyildiz – 07747 622 164

Landra Gardens – Andreas Chrysanthou 07956 924 502

Langham Gardens – Sharon Edwards 07957 446 519

Maxim Road Cos – 13 Maxim Road

Old Park Ridings – Jason Cole – 07500 787 424 (from the Church up to the roundabout)

Onslow Gardens – Rossanna Georgiou 07961 123 273

Park Drive – Michelle Gower  07834 770 883  or  Andy Mead 07950 749 388

Seaforth Gardens – Helen Innes 07909 930 267

Station Road – Ed Balleny 07958 316 424

Uplands Way – Mary Gillmore  07973 320 798

Vera Ave – Karen Hosker  07947 045 109

Please forward this email to anyone you know locally that may want to help or alternatively may need help in the future. Please encourage as many people as possible to sign up to become a member of the WHRA and let them know there is no cost currently and it only takes a minute or to do this via our sign up form here and we can keep them in the loop about this and other matters affecting our community. 

This is a very worrying time for all of us but we are hoping that as a community we can come together to help out neighbours in difficulty and we can all work together to get through this as smoothly as possible.




List of volunteers for WHRA Viral Kindness Initiative

Bazile Road – Seema Sodha – 07958 713 282

Broad Walk -John Winchmore 07741 633 197

Cadogan Gardens – Martin Pratt  07986 295 038

Cranleigh Gardens – Paul Kennedy – 07788 972 539

Cheyne Walk -Esther Douglas  07802 349 706

Green Dragon Lane – Eda Ayyildiz – 07747 622 164

Landra Gardens – Andreas Chrysanthou 07956 924 502

Langham Gardens – Sharon Edwards 07957 446 519

Maxim Road Cos – 13 Maxim Road

Old Park Ridings – Jason Cole – 07500 787 424 (from the Church up to the roundabout)

Onslow Gardens – Rossanna Georgiou 07961 123 273

Park Drive – Michelle Gower  07834 770 883  Andy Mead 07950 749 388

Station Road – Ed Balleny 07958 316 424

Uplands Way – Mary Gillmore  07973 320 798

Vera Ave – Karen Hosker  07947 045 109