High Barnet residents without access to a fast broadband connection are canvassing their neighbours in the hope of demonstrating to British Telecom that there is strong local demand that would more than justify investment in the nine additional fibre-enabled cabinets that ...
A scheme to re-landscape much of the Old Fold Manor Golf Club at Hadley Common that involves felling mature trees along half a mile of the St Albans Road needs to be explained in much greater detail before being granted planning permission by Barnet Council.
Military archaeologists from Huddersfield University hope to start work in May surveying the possible site of the Battle of Barnet of 1471, in preparation for a full-scale investigation.
A joint attempt by the Barnet Society and the Barnet Times to persuade Barnet Council to introduce a period of free car parking to boost trade in the borough’s high streets was rejected by the environment committee.
Public access is currently denied to the former Barnet Cricket Club pavilion and its playing field at Underhill
March 04, 2015

New facilities planned for Barnet football and cricket

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Barnet Council is being asked to give its support to a bid to re-open Barnet Cricket Club pavilion at Underhill and to convert its disused pitch into a new community playing field for cricket and football.
Older Women’s Co-housing of Barnet celebrate the start of construction after a campaign that began in 1998
March 03, 2015 1

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

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A group of feisty women, happy to be renowned for their stubbornness, gathered in Union Street, Barnet, for a ceremony marking the start of construction on a unique project – the first purpose-built co-housing scheme of its kind in the country.
Some areas in High Barnet still suffer from appallingly slow broadband speeds

Visiting BT executive to resolve broadband speed fiasco?

British Telecom has promised to send an executive to High Barnet in mid- March to meet the Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers, and local residents to discuss…
The Hyde, Church Passage

A legacy for Chipping Barnet

At a time when Barnet’s library service is threatened with savage cuts, The Hyde Institute in Church Passage is a reminder of the proud place libraries deserve…
Bell ringers at Barnet parish church take a pause after concentrating on Grandsire Triples

Church bells floating over Barnet

Sunday mornings are quite a rush for the bell ringers of High Barnet. At 9 a.m. they meet up at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and the bells ring out…
Broadband speeds in some areas of High Barnet are unacceptably low

Broadband battle goes on

Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has stepped in to try to badger British Telecom to complete the High Barnet roll-out of…

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“Where is she?” . . . Steve Leveridge, education officer of the Barnet District Beekeepers Association, looking for the queen in a 50,000-strong bee hive at the Association’s High Barnet apiary

The busy bees of Barnet

Barnet’s bee population – and the borough’s beekeepers – are in very good shape thanks to…
The abandoned Marie Foster Home in Wood Street

Barnet’s derelict NHS buildings: Same tired excuses

In the two years since the Barnet Society began protesting about derelict NHS buildings…
High Barnet needs another nine additional cabinets to complete the roll-out of high-speed broadband

Dire broadband speeds to stay, warns MP

The Barnet Society’s campaign to force British Telecom to complete High Barnet’s roll-out…
Public access is currently denied to the former Barnet Cricket Club pavilion and its playing field at Underhill

New facilities planned for Barnet football and cricket

Barnet Council is being asked to give its support to a bid to re-open Barnet Cricket Club…


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