Councillor David Longstaff has joined Mrs Theresa Villiers MP and Gordon Massey, chairman of Barnet Residents Association, in opposing the Barnet Society’s petition calling for an hour’s free parking to help win back shoppers to the High Street.
A mini-roundabout and an additional zebra crossing are being proposed by Barnet Council to improve road safety for motorists and pedestrians at the junction of Wood Street and Wellhouse Lane.
A packed programme has been arranged for this year’s Barnet Christmas Fair on Sunday 7 December when, instead of traffic, there will be music and dancing in the High Street and a vast array of stalls and attractions in nearby venues.
The Barnet Society’s campaign to force British Telecom to complete High Barnet’s roll-out of high-speed broadband will get the continued support of Theresa Villiers, the Chipping Barnet MP, but she has warned that many local householders will fail to get an improved service.
November 22, 2014 11

Two more shops forced out of High Street

in High Street The Spires
Another two independent traders are being forced out of the High Street by a combination of high rents and the chronic difficulties faced by shoppers confronted by High Barnet’s expensive and inordinately complicated parking regime.
Theresa Villiers MP being welcomed by Gordon Massey, chairman of Barnet Residents Association
November 10, 2014 1

Police baffled by High Barnet’s parking

in High Street The Spires
Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, who is Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, admits that that even her police protection officers cannot work out where it is possible to park in High Barnet town centre.

Police to act on blue badge abuse

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Peter Mason is 78 but has no intention of retiring from his farm in Wood Street

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SOS our town centre is dying

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…
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Barnet Fair 2014

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…
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Angry people are demanding action over potholes they say are “so big they could drown a small child”.
A war hero says he is “proud” after receiving a medal for his role in the Second World War.
Labour councillors are hoping to resurrect plans to create a “fairer” system for leaseholders forced to pay £10,000 in repair bills months before their homes are bulldozed.
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College doors open for community

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Swiss chalet or a fine addition to drab frontage?

Council enforcement notice on 'Swiss Chalet'

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Abandoned Marie Foster home could become GP surgery

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