After years of uncertainty answers have finally been found to questions about the identity and motives of an early pioneer in the continuing task of defending the footpaths and green spaces that mean so much to members of the Barnet Society.
After what for her personally – and for the rest of the country – has been a momentous political year, the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers, will be the guest of the Barnet Society at our annual question and answer session at 3pm on Friday 20 January.
Two sculptures by the noted Barnet sculptor John Brown are due to appear in Steven Spielberg’s most recent science fiction adventure, Ready Player One, which is being filmed in Birmingham and at the Warner Studios in Leavesden.
The Red Lion Public House
December 28, 2016 3

Red Lion closing for re-launch

in Restoration & Rejuvenation
High Barnet’s landmark public house, the Red Lion at the top of Barnet Hill, will be closed for most of January so that it can be refurbished ready for re-opening as an upmarket eatery.
Dr Alice Roberts presents the BBC4 program 'Digging for Britain'
December 21, 2016

BBC4 joins hunt for Barnet battle site

in Barnet History
Two promising pointers towards locating the precise site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet were examined in the final television programme of the current archaeological series, Digging for Britain on BBC4.
Barnet Museum's future is assured
Dec 16, 2016

Barnet Museum’s future assured

After years of uncertainty about its future, Barnet Museum is finally being promised security of tenure – a 125-year lease at a peppercorn rent.
Construction underway of a 100-seat extension to Barnet’s Roman Catholic Church
Dec 16, 2016

Extra seating in Roman Catholic church

As work continues constructing an extension to the Roman Catholic church in Union Street, Barnet, mass and other services are being held in neighbouring…
Theresa Villiers, the Chipping Barnet MP, with fellow Arkley residents to re-launch the Arkley Protection Group. From the left to right, Mrs Villiers, David Press, Simon Ross and Sasha Capocci
Dec 12, 2016 1

Green Belt prices soar

There has been another indication of the growing commercial interest in, and rising value of Barnet’s Green Belt land – just as Arkley residents step up their…
The read in at Chipping Barnet library in the hope of changing the Councils decision to remove this facility
Dec 06, 2016 3

Outrage at library closure

Outraged Barnet book lovers staged a mass read-in outside the closed front doors of Chipping Barnet Library to demonstrate their dismay and anger at the…
 Councillor David Longstaff, Mayor of Barnet, opening Barnet Christmas Fayre. From left to right, Councillor Longstaff, Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers, the Mayoress of Barnet Gillian Griffiths, Councillor Lisa Rutter
Dec 04, 2016

High Street packed for Christmas Fayre

Brilliant sunshine and crystal blue skies put some added sparkle into the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre which filled the High Street with a wide variety of…

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Mental health services in Barnet are making their premises smoke-free to reduce the number of patients dependent on nicotine for stress relief.
A 70-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Hendon.
A dispute has erupted in Borehamwood following the announcement by a town council that it will be twinning with a Chinese city.
A Jewish volunteering service are working with Barnet’s health services to make sure the people who want to be volunteers go to the best-suited services.
Later this month Barnet will host its annual ceremony to mark Holocaust memorial day.
Two specialist health services in Barnet have been nominated for a national healthcare award.
A sixth-former has been named St John Ambulance’s West London cadet of the year.
Late-night licence and planning applications on the site of an infamous former night club is thought to be leading to a shisha bar which could be open later than any other establishment in Barnet.
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David Attfield led the fight

Barnet Council finally backs down after High Court defeat

After having originally threatened to appeal against a High Court ruling that it had…
Former school buildings beside the Byng Road entrance

Go ahead for Barnet environment centre rebuild

A donation of £750,000 will enable work to start this summer on the construction of a new…
Jennifer Ford, head of drama at Queen Elizabeth’s Girl School, with Frankie Stanley (centre) who took lead role as Maria, and Melissa Dieter as Captain Von Trapp

QE Girls “alive with the sound of music!”

Seventy pupils spent six months preparing and rehearsing for a spectacular production of…
Andy Dalton, from York, demonstrates techniques for producing relief mono prints at a workshop

Barnet’s artists publicise work

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