When I was a kid, the road was inhabited with families. We'd play in the street, go to the park and be in and out of each other's homes. Our mums would feed whoever turned up. All of the houses have gardens. These would host football, tennis, volleyball and frisbee games. My friends parents were teachers, nurses, sailors, accountants, builders, doctors and mechanics.
We were ethnically diverse for the time. There were Irish families, Indian families, Jewish families, South American families and probably a few others. None of our parents were what one may consider rich. Most had mortgages at 3 times their salary.
I cannot imagine any of the professions above being able to support a £1 million mortgage so what future do our children have, if they want to stay local? I don't want Mill Hill to become a gated enclave for the rich. I believe gardens are good for children, but the rabbit hutch flats going up all over Barnet have none. They simply will create a generation of unhealthy, Internet addicted, consumerised slobs. It is a tragedy.