The Barnet Society is launching a Save Our High Street appeal: our town centre desperately needs more shoppers and we hope local businesses and other organisations, as well as local residents will join our campaign.
Once again the communities of Barnet come together on the first Sunday in December, to celebrate the huge diversity of what we have to offer in our high street and surrounding area.
Family, friends and constituents have been paying tribute to Sir Sydney Chapman, the former Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet for just over a quarter of a century, who died in early October. His funeral was held (22.10.2014) at St Mary’s Church, Lower Heyford, ...
Loyal customers shocked to read the bailiff’s notice on the front door of the Oasis coffee shop

Another independent trader closes

Saturday shoppers queued up in disbelief to read a bailiff’s notice posted on the front door of the Oasis coffee shop in the Spires shopping centre – the seventh business to have closed within the complex in recent months.
The new gold leaf on the Roman numerals shining bright in the autumn sunshine

Telling the time once again

Barnet church has its clock back at last! For almost a month High Barnet residents looked in vain when needing to check the time, but the tower of the town’s famous landmark is resplendent once more.
Similar house design to the proposed 105 Camlet Way

Building on the fringe

Green Belt surrounds Chipping Barnet on three sides, and the Barnet Society was founded in 1945 to protect it. As London grows, we believe it – and the natural…
Philip Patenall and his son Matthew, with Sue Bird, vice-chair of Friends of Barnet Countryside Centre

Rare flowers from Totteridge

Work is well underway preparing the ground for planting a wild-flower meadow which will become a major new attraction at Barnet Countryside Centre in Byng Road.
Councillor Hugh Rayner, Mayor of Barnet, presenting Annette Chmiel with the Centenary Cup

The bees knees

Honey from hives at Friern Barnet allotments scooped the top prize at the 100th annual show of Barnet District Beekeepers Association.
Interior of the new shop at 89 High Street

Opening of High Street showcase

Love Barnet’s pop-up shop at 89 High Street promoting locally produced crafts and goods had what the staff said was a “fantastic” first week’s trading.

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PLANS to reduce some of Barnet’s library buildings to just one twelfth of their existing size as well as leave them unmanned for most of the day were fiercely debated by councillors this week.
The number of people waiting longer at an NHS trust's accident and emergency units has seen a huge increase.
The future of libraries and four nurseries in Barnet will be discussed at next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday.
TORY councillors and their Labour counterparts have agreed to work through controversial plans under which domestic violence victims have to declare themselves homeless before they can be rehoused.
THE council is holding an event to encourage Barnet residents to explore the possibility of becoming foster carers.
A TREASURE trove of hundreds of photographs capturing scenes of Barnet and chronicling more than a century of its history has been made available by the council for the public to view and buy.
THE chairman of governors of the “outstanding” Finchley nursery school threatened with funding cuts has blasted the way the council sustains early years education.
The future of Barnet’s library service remains in the balance after councillors voted to refer the matter to full council.
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Barnet Museum is one of the few remaining community museums in Greater London, run by volunteers

Battle of Barnet dig could enhance the role of Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum is drawing up plans for a possible extension to its Wood Street premises…
Imfamous Barnet resident Ronnie Biggs

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

Ronnie Biggs, who spent the final years of his life at the Carlton Court Care Home in…
College doors open for community

Barnet and Southgate College: 'Our doors are open'

High Barnet residents have been invited to come up with ideas to use the facilities at…
Tony and Dorina, their son and daughter, Giuliano and Angela, continuing a family tradition at Dory’s cafe

Dory’s cafe: a Barnet institution

When customer satisfaction is the only protection against the tsunami of change that is…
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