Whalebones Park, a 14-acre stretch of fields and woods between Barnet Hospital and Wood Street, is about to be considered by Barnet Council as a possible area to be developed for future housing and community use.
It is not well enough known that British cinema was born in Chipping Barnet 120 years ago.  Moving images were then as revolutionary as virtual reality seems now.
A possible scheme to deliver superfast broadband to High Barnet via a wireless network was greeted enthusiastically at a meeting of local residents, many of whom offered immediate pledges towards raising the £16,000 needed to fund the installation.
Barnet Society’s planning and environment chair, Robin Bishop, inspects Wrenbridge’s plans for new houses and offices on the Brake Shear House site. From left to right: Markus Geiger, Barnet Society; Jessica Stewart, Wrenbridge public relations; Robin Bishop; Jeff Wilson, director, Wrenbridge; J-J Lorraine, architect
November 16, 2015 9

Gated housing planned off High Street

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Plans for a five-storey block of flats and a three-storey office block are the main features of an extensive residential and commercial redevelopment that will reshape the townscape behind shops in Barnet High Street.
November 13, 2015

Barnet Fayre 2015

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Over 100 stalls will line the High Street and the courtyard outside Barnet College for the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre on Sunday 6 December.
Mrs Katy Rawlings cleans an Elizabethan silver sixpence unearthed on farmland off Kitts End Lane
Nov 12, 2015

Battle of Barnet coins found

A medieval silver farthing that might have been in use at the time of the Battle of Barnet of 1471 is the most dramatic find discovered so far during searches…
Ozgur Titizoglu and Barnet’s long-lost dairy maid
Nov 01, 2015

Painted tiles depicting dairy maid date from 1910

When workmen removed the last wooden panels covering up tiling on the walls of 89 High Street, Barnet, they were able to solve the mystery surrounding the…
Getting on his high horse: Nick Jones, Barnet Society Chair, arguing for free parking on ITV’s Parking Wars
Oct 28, 2015 4

Barnet Society wins parking review

Barnet Council has finally agreed to review its parking charges along Barnet High Street following a campaign by the Barnet Society on behalf of local…
From left to right: Christine Bateson (sister), Jenny Chapman, David Chapman (son), Laura Woods (daughter), Andy Woods and Claire Chapman
Oct 28, 2015

Hadley Green oak tree for former MP

An oak tree in memory of the former Chipping Barnet MP Sir Sydney Chapman has been planted on Hadley Green, beside the road that bears his name.
The White Lion, St Alban's Road
Oct 28, 2015 1

Fight to keep White Lion

Renewed uncertainty about the future of the White Lion on St Albans Road has led to a successful bid to persuade Barnet Council to declare that the pub is a…

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A BID to expand Barnet Museum has been narrowly rejected.
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The White Lion, St Alban's Road

Fight to keep White Lion

Renewed uncertainty about the future of the White Lion on St Albans Road has led to a…
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…
Robin Bishop, with Alex Marshall (centre) and Terri-Ann Williams, looking north across the green belt

Green belt stars in students’ TV documentary

High Barnet’s much-coveted green belt is to be featured in a seven-minute television…
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Broadband campaigners go street-to-street

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