About The Trust

Monken Hadley Common Trust (“the Trust”) is a registered charity which owns and runs Monken Hadley Common (“the Common”) - an area of about 74 ha of common land situated in north London, near the northern edge of the London Borough of Barnet - for the benefit of the public

Tree 17 Geo. III Cap. 17

The Common was originally created by the Enfield Chase Act of 1777, and under the terms of that Act it was held in trust for the Commoners; the Trust, which was formed on 30th September 2019 and was incorporated as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation on 31st May 2022 (Registered Charity Number: 1199156), took it over from the original trustees on 1st December 2022 as provided for by a new Act of Parliament - the Monken Hadley Common Act 2022.

Most of the Common is registered under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and its status as a common was not affected by the change in the ownership of the land and, though the Commoners no longer play any part in its management, their grazing rights were not affected by this change, either, notwithstanding the fact that these rights have not been exercised for very many years.

Under the terms of its Constitution the Primary Objects of the Trust are:

Since the Trust is a membership-based charity it is the members who will appoint the future trustees, and it is therefore they who will ultimately be in control of it.

Five-year Management Plan 2024-29

Please find attached the Five-year Management Plan 2024-29

AGM Minutes

Please find attached the AGM minutesof meeting 16/10/2023.

Vacancies corner

  1. Woodlands volunteer - we are looking for someone with expertise on woodlands in general to join either as a volunteer or, possibly, as a trustee. Please contact treasurer@mhctrust.org.uk for more details.