After endless delays and broken promises by British Telecom, High Barnet residents without high-speed broadband are being encouraged by Theresa Villiers MP to think of signing up for a rival service being that might be offered by Virgin Media.
A Canadian investment fund is the new owner of the Spires shopping centre in High Barnet, having paid £40 million for what the agents say is prime retail space in “one of London’s largest and fastest-growing boroughs, as well as one of the most affluent”.
Two new housing developments are changing still further the appearance of Union Street in High Barnet, which in recent years has lost shops, offices, a school and even its public house.
The Poplar trees to be felled on St Albans Road
July 10, 2015

Old Fold Manor Golf Club proposed landscaping works

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The Club’s application for major re-landscaping has been submitted to the planners. The Barnet Society is minded to support it – but only subject to tough planning conditions. The Society Committee has agreed a draft response.
Barnet's new countryside headquarters green roof
Jul 09, 2015

Green roof for countryside headquarters

A living roof planted with sedum is one of the eco-friendly features of the new Barnet Environment Centre, which is nearing completion at the end of Byng Road.
The barns at Brent Lodge Farm
Jul 01, 2015 1

Town and Country free-for-all

You’d think that planning controls in the Green Belt and Conservation Areas would be stricter than elsewhere. No longer.
Re-enactment of medieval battlefield scenes by the Milady De Mowbray re-enactment group
Jun 30, 2015

The Battle of Barnet Project

A re-enactment of scenes from a medieval battlefield was the highlight of the official launch of the Battle of Barnet Project – a two-year survey to determine…
Members of the 1st Barnet Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association 2014 at their 2014 annual camp at Chichester
Jun 29, 2015

Bargain hunters boost Boys’ Brigade

High Barnet’s biggest and best jumble sale – that is the proud boast of the 1st Barnet Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association, which holds three jumble sales a…
George Tranda beside the 100-year-old oak tree in Whitings Road which Barnet Council intend to fell
Jun 25, 2015

Tie a yellow ribbon

A yellow ribbon is tied around the trunk, and the words “save me” have been sprayed onto the bark of a healthy 100-year old oak tree which Barnet Council…

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Barnet’s representatives on the North London Waste Authority have resigned from their roles because the next meeting clashes with a Jewish holiday.
More than a third of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in London in the first half of this year took place in Barnet, according to a new report.
New CCTV cameras to catch motorists committing traffic offences will be rolled out in Barnet, along with new fines.
A youth project which has supported thousands of children over nearly 25 years will close its doors for the last time at the end of the month after it failed to secure funding.
An attempt to overturn Barnet council’s plans for a depot in New Southgate was narrowly defeated last night.
Long-standing plans for a new community centre in Grahame Park have been shelved in order to make way for Barnet council’s new offices.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out in support of Barnet Unison as an employment tribunal gets under way with outsourcing firm Capita.
A Barnet scout leader is gearing up to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
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Last years Christmas Fair

Packed programme for Barnet Fair

A packed programme has been arranged for this year’s Barnet Christmas Fair on Sunday 7…
Mark and Wendy Oliver beside the temporary classrooms of Valley Pre-School

Dollis Valley’s nursery school to close

Valley Pre-School, a community-run nursery for children on the Dollis Valley estate, is…
Will Virgin Media step in?

Broadband - will Virgin Media step in?

After endless delays and broken promises by British Telecom, High Barnet residents…
Barnet viewed from St John's Tower

Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy Board

The Barnet Society has been lobbying the Council for some time for a Town Centre…
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