After months of campaigning by the Barnet Society, British Telecom have finally given an assurance that it will improve the broadband service in High Barnet by upgrading at least half the cabinets that need to be fibre enabled.
Decorating the High Street with the banners of medieval noblemen might be one of the ways to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Barnet of 1471 if support can be obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Barnet High Street has been bedecked once again with flowering hanging baskets. But please do not be fooled into thinking Barnet Council deserves the credit for adding this splash of colour to the town centre.
Queen Elizabeth's Girls’ School
August 28, 2015

Queen Elizabeth's Girls’ School

in Barnet History
Queen Elizabeth I’s charter of 1573 provided for ‘boys and youth’, but it was not until 1888 that Barnet got a school for girls. Its oldest buildings are not just a gentle monument to a pioneering educational movement, but fine examples of the Arts and Crafts…
Barnet Market circa 1800
August 21, 2015

Demolition could reveal medieval market

in High Street The Spires
If permission is granted to demolish the empty After Office Hours bar next to the Bull Theatre, the Barnet Society says there must be stringent planning conditions, and time for a proper archaeological investigation.
Whittings Road Oak tree
Aug 05, 2015 1

Ancient oak tree might be spared

A campaign to save what has been dubbed the “mighty oak” of Whitings Road has made significant progress.
After Office Hours to be demolished stands next to The Bull
Aug 05, 2015 1

Homes to replace High Street shops

Two High Street premises will be extended to include flats if planning permission can be obtained from Barnet Council – and both applications have already…
Will Virgin Media step in?
Jul 29, 2015 1

Broadband - will Virgin Media step in?

After endless delays and broken promises by British Telecom, High Barnet residents without high-speed broadband are being encouraged by Theresa Villiers MP to…
The Spires is to have a £7 million upgrade
Jul 27, 2015 3

£7 million upgrade for the Spires

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…
Work is well underway on 25 new flats for older women in Union Street
Jul 09, 2015 4

Union Street residents annoyed

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…

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A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after a stabbing.
Barnet council has come under further fire over plans to sell off Cricklewood Green Space “without public consultation”.
Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed news from BT that Barnet will be included in the next phase of their rollout of fast broadband in the UK.
CAMPAIGNERS will march through the streets of Barnet next week ahead of a crucial vote on the future of the borough’s libraries.
A newly graduated soldier from Barnet has been given a top award at his passing out parade last Saturday.
BARNET'S Iranian community celebrated the 50th anniversary of an organisation which hopes to end repression and promote freedom in the country.
Proposals to sell off Cricklewood’s only green space for housing have been criticised by the area’s two Conservative councillors, who are calling for them to be withdrawn.
A programme to help people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse get into work will return to Barnet next month.
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John Bye preparing meat at Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop on Barnet High Street

Where have all the butchers gone?

Just imagine the bustle and activity of 1898 when such was the competition in the High…
Councillor Hugh Rayner, Mayor of Barnet, presenting Annette Chmiel with the Centenary Cup

The bees knees

Honey from hives at Friern Barnet allotments scooped the top prize at the 100th annual…
Barnet Market now in the bandstand area of The Spires

Temporary home for Barnet Market

While work is underway resurfacing Barnet Market, its temporary home is the area around…
Barnet Market circa 1800

Demolition could reveal medieval market

If permission is granted to demolish the empty After Office Hours bar next to the Bull…
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