The Barnet Society is taking full advantage of an opportunity to influence the re-drafting of the London Plan by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan – and local residents are being urged to add their voice to the case we are making.
If residents are prepared to back a mass campaign of objection, the Barnet Society believes there might still be a chance to limit, if not prevent, the downgrading of Chipping Barnet Library.
A grant of almost £100,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of promoting and celebrating the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
Chipping Barnet Library
November 22, 2016 19

Chipping Barnet Library closure

in General News
Barnet Council is being urged by the Barnet Society to postpone the two-month temporary closure of Chipping Barnet Library planned to take effect as from Monday 5 December in order to allow time for further consultation on the building alterations and…
Robin Bishop beside the green space in front of the Old Red Lion public house where two additional trees would complete the row of trees that line Barnet Hill
November 09, 2016

More trees strengthen High Barnet’s welcome

in Restoration & Rejuvenation
Completing the majestic row of Norway Maple and London Plane trees that line Barnet Hill – and provide such a magnificent entrance to the town – might become possible following a generous donation to the Barnet Society.
Junction at Wood Street and High Street
Nov 08, 2016 6

Junction change confusion

A traffic management experiment at the junction of Wood Street and Barnet High Street is causing a headache for some drivers.
Jessica Vamathevan and Ralphie at Café Nero
Nov 01, 2016 2

Dog frendly shops needed

“Well-behaved dogs welcome” is the message that dog lovers are hoping they will hear from more and more of the cafes, restaurants and public houses along the…
Victoria Recreation Ground, is to be transformed by a new leisure centre and floodlit tennis courts
Nov 01, 2016

Bats’ at risk in New Barnet

Bats, owls, wrens and hedgehogs are among the species that nearby residents fear might be disturbed or even lost because of the construction of a new,…
The former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill
Oct 27, 2016 1

Opposition to Ark Academy

The Barnet Society has joined other local organisations and groups – together with many nearby residents – in lodging an objection to the plans to build a…
Maria Brenton, consultant to the Union Street co-housing project, with new resident Janet Wood.
Oct 18, 2016

Leading the way in housing for older women

When a group of 26 women move into their new homes in Union Street, Barnet, at the end of November they will be making a small, but truly historic contribution…

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PLANS for a £38m care home for people with dementia have been given the go-ahead.
A care home for the elderly based in a Barnet street known as “billionaire’s row” is set for a £38 million redevelopment after securing planning permission.
A young man from Barnet was part of a gang of five who took around £280,000 from elderly people as part of an extensive phone scam operation who have now been arrested.
Barnet police are keen to locate known offenders who have either failed to appear at court or are wanted for questioning.
Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, visited the Royal Mail’s Barnet Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post.
Mothers in East Barnet are celebrating the incoming restoration of their mother-and-baby clinic, promised by the NHS just in time for Christmas.
THERE was a big turnout on Saturday when Barnet and District Athletics Club hosted the Fraternity and Sorority Cup cross country races at Trent Park.
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Barnet Museum is one of the few remaining community museums in Greater London, run by volunteers

Battle of Barnet dig could enhance the role of Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum is drawing up plans for a possible extension to its Wood Street premises…
Getting on his high horse: Nick Jones, Barnet Society Chair, arguing for free parking on ITV’s Parking Wars

Barnet Society wins parking review

Barnet Council has finally agreed to review its parking charges along Barnet High Street…
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…
Both new and established stalls are at Barnet Market

Events at Barnet Market

The Friends of Barnet Market have orgainsied a series of events this Spring to encourage…
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