While we welcome educational use of the site, particularly if coupled with community access to the Academy’s indoor and outdoor sports and other facilities, the current proposal for 1,890 pupils plus 150 or so staff would be an over development.
High Barnet’s notoriety as a hot spot for parking fines is to be featured yet again on national television.   Footage for a new series of Dom on the Spot was filmed in the High Street highlighting Barnet Council’s refusal to even consider a short period of free ...
Planners and consultants representing the proposed Ark Pioneer Academy to be built on the site of the former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill, insist that a new school for almost 2,000 pupils is needed for the northern part of the Borough of Barnet.
Medieval military artist Graham Turner with his painting Challenge in the Mist. From left to right, Mike Noronha, curator, Barnet Museum; Graham Turner; and Fiona Jones who is leading the museum’s bid for financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
June 13, 2016

A misty Easter Sunday morning, just north of Barnet

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A print of Graham Turner’s celebrated painting of a young Richard III looking apprehensively across towards the Lancastrian army at the 1471 Battle of Barnet, is to go on display at Barnet Museum to help promote the current archaeological survey to determine…
Shawn Moore, construction director, at the Elmbank housing development, says the steep gradient of the site, looking across Dollis Valley, presents quite a challenge
June 10, 2016

Elmbank development: a challenge

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Building houses and apartment blocks along a narrow, sloping 3.9-acre site, where the land falls sharply by 15 metres, is not a “builder’s dream” says Linden Home’s construction director Shawn Moore.
Architect Barnaby Johnstone (left) with trustee Mary O’Toole and the charity’s chief executive Ru Watkins
Jun 08, 2016

New plans for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

A radical redesign has been unveiled of the proposed new Noah’s Ark children’s hospice to be built at the environment centre off Byng Road, Barnet.
The Spires - latest perspective
Jun 06, 2016

Still no news on major fashion store for Spires

A final go-ahead for construction work on a £7 million upgrade for the Spires shopping centre continues to depend on signing up an “international fashion…
Map of proposed new Controlled Parking Zone
Jun 01, 2016 8

High Barnet’s CPZ to double in size?

Residents are being consulted about the possibility of a massive extension to High Barnet’s controlled parking zone to cope with uncontrolled off-street car…
Peter Stebbings with newspaper cuttings of the death of Alexander Litvinenko’s after radioactive poisoning.
May 31, 2016

Russian spy’s poisoning and Barnet Hospital

The tenth anniversary of the poisoning with radioactive polonium of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko brings back memories for an ex-Barnet…
Rosie Inman-Cook, manager of the Natural Death Centre, points to where the first burials would take place
May 23, 2016 1

A new nature reserve for Barnet?

A 50-acre green space, open to the public from dawn to dusk, would be one of the suggested benefits of the proposal to establish a natural burial ground on…

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Barnet and Southgate College has become the first college in the UK to enter a partnership with Dame Esther Rantzen’s charity Silver Line, which supports the elderly.
PLANS to find “creative” ways of funding housing construction have been put on hold by the council.
THREE competitors from Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers booked their place at the forthcoming Olympic Games after excelling in the British Championships over the weekend.
A CROWD of more than 4,000 people celebrated the tenth Summer Soulstice in Barnet which has raised more than £200,000 for a cancer support charity.
BARNET must keep a close eye on the effects of the result of the EU referendum on the borough, the council has agreed.
London Assembly member for Barnet Andrew Dismore says he is “deeply disappointed” by the country’s decision to exit the European Union, but says it would be wrong to hold a second referendum.
A care home is ready, steady to cook up a new menu thanks to specialist help from Ainsley Harriott.
A MAN has been charged with the murder of 55-year-old David McKenna in High Barnet on October 12 last year.
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The Black Horse

Barnet’s disappearing public houses

Like so much of the rest of the country High Barnet is losing its historic public houses…
Swiss Chalet Cladding

Church Passage Swiss Chalet to go

A planning inspector has ordered that unauthorised timber cladding must be removed from…
East Barnet Old Grammarians

Appeal for amateur footballers

A football team for former East Barnet grammar school boys that has expanded over the…
Barnet’s physic well looking worse for wear, rotting timber supports and graffiti on the walls

A chance to see – but not to taste

Barnet’s historic physic well, visited by Samuel Pepys, will be open to the public on…
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barnetsociety Yet again parking in High Barnet featured on national television https://t.co/yTLzDsUpSy
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