A derelict former nurses’ home that has been an eyesore for years will finally be demolished under plans to build flats and townhouses on the Marie Foster Care Home site in Wood Street, Barnet.
A service to institute and induct its new vicar, the Reverend Andy Rimmer, was described as a moment to celebrate the commitment shown by Christ Church, in St Albans Road, to reach out to the High Barnet community.
High Barnet police station is set to close
September 13, 2017 1

Police station to close

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High Barnet police station is one of 30 or so across London where a front counter service to the public is likely to be withdrawn under a cost-cutting plan announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Neil Kinnock, former Labour Party leader, joined the 93rd birthday party for Fred Jarvis, Barnet’s most celebrated trade union leader – a New Barnet resident for over 60 years
September 11, 2017

Toast to Barnet’s top trade unionist

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Neil Kinnock led the tributes at a party to celebrate the 93rd birthday party for Fred Jarvis, Barnet’s most celebrated trade unionist – and a New Barnet resident for over 60 years.
Hannah Brownlow (left), newly-appointed heritage learning consultant for the Battle of Barnet project, with Barnet Museum volunteers Mike Noronha and Hilary Harrison.
September 07, 2017

Children to understand the Battle

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Reaching out to local schools to explain and promote Barnet’s role in the Wars of the Roses is one of the key objectives of the lottery-funded Battle of Barnet project.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols during the service re-opening the Roman Catholic Church in Union Street
Sep 03, 2017

Standing room only for church re-opening

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, re-opened High Barnet’s Roman Catholic church after the completion of a 100-seat extension and…
The co-housing flats designed for the needs of residents and to sensitively fit into Union Street courtyard
Aug 24, 2017

Older women’s housing up for another award

New Ground co-housing, the innovative flats for older women in Union Street, High Barnet, have been declared overall winner of the prestigious 2017 Housing…
The proposed new Ark Pioneer Academy, facing south west
Aug 17, 2017 8

New proposal for Ark

After failing its first public examination, Ark Pioneer Academy (APA) is back for a re-sit – this time a planning application for a new 1,200-place secondary…
Robin Bishop, chair of the Barnet Society (left) was briefed by Culainn Shanahan on his plans to undertake a research study into future options for safeguarding as much as possible of the Whalebones green space
Aug 10, 2017 22

Views sought on Whalebones redevelopment

A survey is to be undertaken to discover the extent of local interest and reaction to the prospect of housing development on the Whalebones green space,…
Sizing up the bandstand area are the Reverend Eugene Hanshaw (left), youth worker for Barnet parish church, and the appeal organiser Bob Burstow, secretary of Barnet Town Team.
Aug 10, 2017 1

Barnet teenage market a step closer

A £10,000 pledge of support from the Spires shopping centre has given an all-important boost to the crowd-funding campaign to raise £56,000 to stage a monthly…
Church of Mary Immaculate and St Gregory the Great
Aug 04, 2017

Archbishop to re-consecrate Barnet church

Internal fixtures and fittings are being added to a 100-seat extension to the Roman Catholic Church in Union Street, ready for its re-consecration by Cardinal…
Betty Fanning at her house in Potters Road, looking across the Meadway towards King George’s Fields
Jul 30, 2017

Childhood memories of 1930s Barnet

Roads running between High Barnet and New Barnet merge together almost seamlessly today, but in the 1930s, when farmland still separated the two towns, the…
The Union Street shop
Jul 30, 2017 9

Blot on landscape lives on

To the dismay of its owner, Barnet Council has refused planning permission for a semi-derelict shop in Union Street, High Barnet, to be demolished and replaced…
The Barnet High Street shop front of J. Cowing, publishers of the Barnet Press, as it was in July 1913
Jul 29, 2017 3

Barnet loses another link with past

The Barnet Press, once one of the most respected weekly newspapers in North London, has ceased publication after steadily losing circulation and struggling…
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Foulds Primary School - one of three High Barnet primary schools where demand for places exceeds supply

Petition for new primary school in High Barnet

Parents of children due to start school from 2016 onwards are being urged to sign a…
A last-minute attempt by the Barnet Society to challenge the loss of community space was unsuccessful

Library protests ignored

Downsizing of the Chipping Barnet Library – with much of the floor area being converted…
Unanimous show of hands residents decide Underhill is an inappropriate site for a school of 2,000 pupils

Residents revolt over super-size school

After facing a barrage of complaints and criticism over proposal to build a new school…
Shawn Moore, construction director, at the Elmbank housing development, says the steep gradient of the site, looking across Dollis Valley, presents quite a challenge

Elmbank development: a challenge

Building houses and apartment blocks along a narrow, sloping 3.9-acre site, where the…
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