You’d think that planning controls in the Green Belt and Conservation Areas would be stricter than elsewhere. No longer.
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 the exact site of one of the grisliest battles of the Wars of the Roses.
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 year to pay for the cost of the brigade’s upkeep and equipment.
George Tranda beside the 100-year-old oak tree in Whitings Road which Barnet Council intend to fell
June 25, 2015

Tie a yellow ribbon

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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 intends to cut down as part of a housing scheme in Whitings Road.
Barnet Society’s President Aubrey Rose (left) welcomes Simon Marsh, research officer of the Battlefields Trust, Theresa Villiers, MP, and Howard Simmons, also of the Trust, who is advising Barnet Museum
June 22, 2015 1

New finds may throw light on Barnet’s history

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When work starts in October on a survey and excavation to find the site of the Battle of Barnet of 1471, local residents and schoolchildren will have their chance to play a part in the great upsurge in interest in medieval history that has occurred since the…
Hanging baskets on the High Street
Jun 20, 2015

Needing some warmth

Barnet High Street is once again bedecked with flowering hanging baskets – their arrival was delayed by the late spring and they are still in need of some more…
Pitches of the former Barnet Cricket and Hockey Club would become playing fields for the new Ark Pioneer Academy that is planned for the site of the former Underhill stadium
Jun 13, 2015 7

Underhill stadium: site for new six-form-entry academy school

Barnet Football Club’s vacant stadium at Underhill is to be demolished to make way for a proposed new free school – Ark Pioneer Academy – that would eventually…
Derelict flats that once provided accommodation for nurses at Barnet Hospital have been an eyesore for years
Jun 13, 2015

100 new houses planned

Work could start as early as January next year on High Barnet’s largest housing development since the opening of the Dollis Valley estate. If planning…
New eateries on the High Street, Carluccios, Patisserie Joie de Vie, Kriszta and Melange
Jun 01, 2015 4

Is the tide turning?

After a run of closures over recent months, the High Street now offers several new restaurants and cafes. The proprietors are hoping the custom they attract…

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A mother proved she is a cut above the rest when she had her locks shaved off for the hospital that cared for her baby son.
A group of young filmmakers put Barnet on the map after they scooped the top prize in an anti-smoking film competition.
A 14-year-old girl was arrested at East Barnet Festival following claims of violence. 
Witnesses are urged to come forward after a disabled 92-year-old woman was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car.
More than 250 gymnasts went head to head at the Barnet Festival of Gymanistics.
More than 800 council homes for social rent will be lost through estate regenerations in Barnet.
Library workers, schools catering staff and other council workers will set up picket lines for the third time over an ongoing row about outsourcing.
A parking review carried out by councils across London shows that most councillors do not support the idea of free parking.
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Guns & Smoke refused planning permision

Guns & Smoke refusal

Planning vote goes against Guns & Smoke. Guns & Smoke, a new American-style bar and grill…
If the No. 34 terminated at the Arkley public house The Red Lion stop could be used for other buses

New bus stops for High Barnet

A new layout for High Barnet’s bus stops could benefit passengers and speed up traffic…
Covered with yet another facade

Swiss chalet cladding off but saga goes on

Barnet Council has promised that a heritage officer will carry out an inspection in…
Barnet High Street 2014

Barnet is nearly a ghost town

The depth of local anger, frustration and even despair at the damage being inflicted on…
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