SODA – Stop the Over Development of Arkley – is a new campaign group established by local residents to campaign against plans to build what they say are too many flats and houses on the Elmbank site, opposite the Arkley public house.
A question mark hanging over the future ownership of Barnet’s many historic almshouses has finally been resolved after the government gave an assurance they would not be included in the extension of the right-to-buy scheme for housing tenants.
Opposition is mounting to the possibility that 14 acres of woods and farmland at Whalebones, between Wood Street and Barnet Hospital, might be zoned for housing and community use.
The hunt is on: Sam Wilson (right) project supervisor for the Battle of Barnet archaeological investigation with metal detecting volunteer, Eric Weinrabe at work in fields off Kitts End Lane last autumn
February 01, 2016 2

New site of Battle of Barnet?

in Barnet History
Farmland to the west of Wrotham Park, alongside Kitts End Lane and the St Albans Road, is emerging as a likely site of the Battle of Barnet.
Sky News’ senior correspondent Ian Woods (left) interviews Ken Rowland, organiser of fibre4barnet, together with cameraman Tom Radburn
January 25, 2016

Sky reports Barnet's broadband fiasco

in Broadband
High Barnet’s dire broadband service was highlighted by Sky News when it featured a campaign by a cross-party group of MPs to try to secure the break-up of British Telecom as the only way to achieve faster internet connections.
Steve and Julie Pankhurst
Jan 21, 2016 5

The end of Friends Reunited

The sun sets on the Barnet inspired networking site. Friends Reunited, the social networking website created in the back bedroom of a semi-detached house in…
Boring picture - perhaps.  But not for residents waiting for improved broadband
Jan 20, 2016 5

BT finally to honour promise?

One by one, High Barnet is being provided with the additional telephone cabinets that are needed to supply fast broadband connections to around 3,000 homes in…
Junior doctors Emily Vaughan and Rithesh Veettil rallying support outside the Spires shopping centre
Jan 13, 2016

Signatures by the hundred in support of junior doctors

Junior doctors from Barnet Hospital spent their strike day collecting signatures in support of the British Medical Association’s petition to the Prime Minister…
Terence Atkins with choristers
Jan 13, 2016 1

Former choristers pay tribute to Barnet church organist and choirmaster

Maintaining the great musical tradition of Barnet parish church has been the outstanding achievement of Terence Atkins, its organist and choirmaster for the…
The 107 bus route is currently under threat from closure
Jan 08, 2016

107 bus route under threat

The future operation of the 107 bus service, which has stops in High Barnet on its route between Edgware and New Barnet, is in doubt because of a decision by…

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A FRAUDSTER from High Barnet is to be sentenced next month after she was found guilty of transferring criminal property.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to stay in the European Union say leaving would weaken Barnet’s “cultural connections”.
HELP and advice for people with dementia and their carers will be available when a community roadshow bus comes to Barnet Hospital, on Thursday 18 February.
MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to see 31-year-old Ben Phillips from Barnet go on his dream date on ITV1’s Take Me Out last night.
A NEW agreement which sets out plans to build 500 new homes in Barnet has been signed.
GIRLGUIDES from East Barnet joined more than 100 girls and young women from elsewhere in the country for a treasure hunt around the streets of Cambridge.
A TEENAGE girl who was told she would be out of hospital for her 17th birthday is still recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
A proposed increase in council tax will be discussed at a full council meeting later this month.
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Older Women’s Co-housing of Barnet celebrate the start of construction after a campaign that began in 1998

UK's first purpose-build co-housing starts in Barnet

A group of feisty women, happy to be renowned for their stubbornness, gathered in Union…
After Office Hours to be demolished stands next to The Bull

Homes to replace High Street shops

Two High Street premises will be extended to include flats if planning permission can be…
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…
An artist’s impression of the new complex of flats for older woment

Ground-breaking project for older women’s housing

Work is about to start in Union Street, just off Barnet High Street, on the construction…
barnetsociety Arkley residents against Elmbank project...
barnetsociety Almshouses will not be eligible for right to buy. There are 170 in High Barnet and hundreds more across the Borough
barnetsociety RT @railwaybarnet: Last few tables available for our Pop up Restaurant on Friday 12th February
barnetsociety RT @SpizzicoBarnet: Let the countdown begin!! ❤️#ValentinesDay 02084402255 #restaurant#northlondon#barnet#highbarnet#foodoflove#spizzico ht…
barnetsociety RT @BarnetLibraries: Do you have the best pub quiz team in Barnet? Why not bring them to our literary quiz Friday Chipping Barnet - 7pm htt…
barnetsociety RT @SummerSoulstice: First artist confirmed for #SS10Barnet as we welcome back @natashawatts \o/ via @summersoulsti
barnetsociety This week's running order at the Everyman Barnet
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