Plans to improve one of the busiest stretches of Barnet High Street by planting trees, and providing benches and cycle hoops, have been upstaged by the arrival of a super-size black kiosk for a new smart telephone.
Celebrations for the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, marking her 65 years on the throne, brought back fond memories for former Buckingham Palace pastry chef, George O’Connor, who lives in sheltered housing in Barnet.
Yet again NHS Property Services appears to be in a state of indecision about the future of the derelict Marie Foster home that continues to blight High Barnet’s Wood Street conservation area.
Miriam Nyarko (14) sang Beyonce’s Crazy in Love for the float from the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School
February 04, 2017

New Year’s Day parade success

in High Street The Spires
Pupils of the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School from the Old Bull, High Barnet, were guests of the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, when he presented them with medals for winning sixth place in the awards for London’s New Year’s Day parade.
Mayor of Barnet, David Longstaff, tries his hands at making Pizzas with the Red Lion’s Matt Baker
February 04, 2017 5

Red Lion re-opens

in High Street The Spires
Mitchells and Butlers say they have created ten new jobs following the conversion of the Red Lion public house into a Stonehouse pizza and carvery.
East Barnet war memorial
Feb 04, 2017 1

Protecting war memorials

East Barnet war memorial is one of tens of thousands across the country that is being considered by Historic England for possible listing for its special…
Theresa Villiers joins Barnet Society committee members before her annual question and answer session. From left to right, Gail Laser, vice-chair, Theresa Villiers and Frances Wilson, minutes secretary
Jan 27, 2017

Theresa Villiers MP under fire

A ready supply of lively and forthright questions kept the politics and views of the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers firmly under the spotlight at her…
The internal courtyard of the proposed school
Jan 26, 2017 9

Underhill super school rejected

Barnet Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to reject plans to build a massive all-through academy school on the site of Barnet Football Club’s…
The built-out pavement will extend from the Post Office to the entrance to the Spires Shopping Centre
Jan 22, 2017 5

Widening High Street pavement

A plan to widen the pavement on one side of Barnet High Street, from the Post Office to just beyond the entrance to the Spires shopping centre, is about to go…
A last-minute attempt by the Barnet Society to challenge the loss of community space was unsuccessful
Jan 22, 2017 5

Library protests ignored

Downsizing of the Chipping Barnet Library – with much of the floor area being converted into commercial office space – is proceeding apace after planning…

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Barnet Council has been criticised by the borough’s Liberal Democrat campaigners for voting through a school expansion which could cause “substantial harm” to green belt land.
The number of diesel cars in Barnet could be contributing to a “health emergency”, new analysis shows.
Barnet has helped to resettle 37 Syrian refugees fleeing danger in the home country last year.
There is currently no service on the Northern line between East Finchley and High Barnet.
Barnet Council has voted to accept changes to school funding which are “potentially devastating”, according to the opposition.
Proposals to raise council tax by nearly 5 per cent were approved by Hertfordshire county councillors on Tuesday evening.
Fifty case of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported in Barnet across a single year, according to fresh data.
A block of flats built in contradiction to approved plans is likely to face enforced demolition from Barnet Council.
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Boring picture - perhaps.  But not for residents waiting for improved broadband

BT finally to honour promise?

One by one, High Barnet is being provided with the additional telephone cabinets that are…
Theresa Villiers MP, Gordon Massey (Chair of BRA) and Councillor David Longstaff all oppose the petition

No to free parking say Council and MP

Councillor David Longstaff has joined Mrs Theresa Villiers MP and Gordon Massey, chairman…
The former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill

Opposition to Ark Academy

The Barnet Society has joined other local organisations and groups – together with many…
Jennifer Ford, head of drama at Queen Elizabeth’s Girl School, with Frankie Stanley (centre) who took lead role as Maria, and Melissa Dieter as Captain Von Trapp

QE Girls “alive with the sound of music!”

Seventy pupils spent six months preparing and rehearsing for a spectacular production of…
barnetsociety Homes hit by water outage could be entitled to compensation
barnetsociety Flats breaching planning permission face demolition order
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barnetsociety Barnet’s royal pastry chef
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