British Telecom has promised to send an executive to High Barnet in mid- March to meet the Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers, and local residents to discuss the lack of high-speed broadband in many of the roads in and around the town centre.
Valley Pre-School, a community-run nursery for children on the Dollis Valley estate, is appealing to Barnet Council for a three-month stay of execution of a notice to quit its temporary premises.
Another of High Barnet’s oldest public houses is to close – the Old Red Lion, at the bottom of Barnet Hill, is to serve its last pint on Saturday 28 February, following its sale by the Hertford brewers McMullen and Sons Ltd for housing development.
The Hyde, Church Passage
February 27, 2015

A legacy for Chipping Barnet

in General News
At a time when Barnet’s library service is threatened with savage cuts, The Hyde Institute in Church Passage is a reminder of the proud place libraries deserve in the community, and a celebration of craftsmanship.
Bell ringers at Barnet parish church take a pause after concentrating on Grandsire Triples
February 24, 2015

Church bells floating over Barnet

in General News
Sunday mornings are quite a rush for the bell ringers of High Barnet. At 9 a.m. they meet up at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and the bells ring out for half an hour before the start of the main morning service at 9.30.
Broadband speeds in some areas of High Barnet are unacceptably low

Broadband battle goes on

Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has stepped in to try to badger British Telecom to complete the High Barnet roll-out of…
Roger Aitken signing the petition at the Christmas Fair with Robin Bishop, Mary Carroll and Teresa Kelly

2,500 back free parking campaign

Almost 2,000 people visiting shops and other premises in the High Street have signed the Barnet Society’s petition calling on Barnet Council to consider…
Club members with plans (l to r) Paul Grant, project leader; Robin Loader, past chairman; and Derek Seeley

Plans for Barnet golf course

Consultations have started on proposals to redevelop part of the course of the Old Fold Manor Golf Club, across land that is currently included in the…
Councillor Dean Cohen

Busting Councillor Cohen’s “myths”

Petition forms distributed by the Barnet Society to around 100 shops and other retail premises along the High Street are showing far higher support than…

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Since the Times Series launched its campaign for half an hour's free parking in high streets and car parks across Barnet, the results have been astounding.
People are encouraged to give blood in Barnet.
People who need advice on housing benefits and how to access health services can find out more at a drop-in centre.
Care provider Your Choice Barnet says it is “delighted” with the service provided during strike action this week.
Young people have been urged to have their say about the way services are run in Barnet.
FIREFIGHTERS helped release a baby deer which was caught in railings in New Barnet.
Hendon MP Matthew Offord has come out in support of keeping Barnet’s libraries open.
Hertsmere Borough Council has agreed to freeze its share of council tax for the seventh year running.
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barnetsociety Jumble sale in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital, Saturday, Barnet College
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The building in Church Passage

Church Passage cladding: An inspector decides

A planning inspector has now been appointed to consider the objections made by the Barnet…

LDF Core Strategy

The Barnet Society has made representations to Barnet Council over the latest stage of…
Last match at Underhill

Barnet stadium for sale

Underhill stadium, home ground of Barnet Football Club for over a century, is to be sold.…
The Old Ford Manor Golf Club at Monken Hadley

The new Battle of Barnet?

A plan to deposit landfill on the golf course that takes in part of the site of the…
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