A street-by-street survey conducted by local residents has demonstrated overwhelming support for a campaign to persuade British Telecom to provide up to 3,000 High Barnet residents with the fast broadband connection they so desperately need.
All seven primary schools in High Barnet and Underhill have again been oversubscribed, leaving 32 children without an agreed place in September – yet another indication of the strength of local demand for an additional school.
Barnet Council has been accused by supporters of the Campaign for Real Ale of acting in an underhand way in rejecting an application to grant community asset protection to the now closed Old Red Lion public house at the bottom of Barnet Hill.
The old nurses home
April 14, 2015 2

Boarded-up: one sorry sight to go

in Restoration & Rejuvenation
One of High Barnet’s worst eyesores, the derelict former nurses’ home opposite the Arkley public house, is to be demolished to make way for a housing scheme that aims to provide approximately 100 new homes.
Rotting timbers in Barnet’s historic well house point to years of neglect by Barnet Council
April 13, 2015

Physic well at risk?

in Barnet History
Torchlight tour of Barnet’s historic physic well but is another historic building at risk? Local residents had a rare opportunity to see inside Barnet’s historic physic well when Barnet Museum organised an open day at the well house, a short walk from Barnet…

A six-horse race for Chipping Barnet

Six candidates have been nominated for the Chipping Barnet constituency in the general election on Thursday 7 May – a seat currently held by Theresa Villiers,…
George V

George V plaques

Barnet Society member Sheila Durchslag has issued an alert over two missing George V plaques from the entrance to the fields off Barnet Lane.
BT engineer installing new Broadband cabinet

Broadband campaigners go street-to-street

High Barnet residents without access to a fast broadband connection are canvassing their neighbours in the hope of demonstrating to British Telecom that there…
St Albans Road trees

Golf course landfill plan: questions that need answering

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…

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Prime Minister David Cameron and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls have clashed over introducing free parking in Barnet.
A man who died in a fatal collision in Barnet has been named.
A team of keen taekwondo fighters won a string of medals at a national competition.
A man is in a critical condition after falling from a wall in East Barnet.
A father who was given a parking ticket after his disabled badge fell off his dashboard says he feels Barnet Borough Council is treating him like an “idiot”.
Picket lines were set up and placards were waved as trade unionists walked out over Barnet Council’s latest outsourcing proposals.
There is just one week to go until voters in Barnet go to the polls to elect their MPs.
A group dedicated to helping small businesses has called the parking situation in Barnet “scandalous”.
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