Nearby residents have been given an assurance that the design of the new Premier Inn planned for the historic site of Barnet Market will respect the local conservation area and will be in keeping with terraced houses across the road in Chipping Close.
Ru Watkins, chief executive of Noah’s Ark, with two of the hospice team, Nicky Gowlett (left) fund-raising events manager and Jules Adams, specialist carer.
April 20, 2018

Topping out for hospice atrium

in General News
A ceremony was held at the construction site of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Byng Road, Barnet, to mark the topping out of an atrium designed as a welcoming focal point for children and families.
Gunnery from the time of the Wars of the Roses was a highlight of events at the 2017 Tea in the Park
April 11, 2018 2

Re-living the Battles of St Albans and Barnet

in Barnet History
Scenes from the battles of St Albans (1461) and Barnet (1471) – two of the engagements in the Wars of the Roses – are to be re-created as part of the Barnet Medieval Festival to be held over the weekend of June 9 and 10 at the Byng Road playing fields.
Demolition in progress at Mill Hill
April 09, 2018

Demolition eats away at local landmark

in Planning
Buildings around the iconic headquarters of the former National Institute for Medical Research on the Ridgeway, at Mill Hill, are being demolished to make way for a new 460-home development by Barratt London.
Stall holders at Barnet Market hope the switch to a site closer to the Spires will boost trade
Apr 04, 2018 1

Market exits for hotel

If planning approval is given, a Premier Inn hotel and restaurant is to be built on the historic St Albans Road site of Barnet’s much reduced stalls market.
Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School pupils Kai Sethna (centre) and Hugh Westcott (right) have launched a business selling designer street wear. Helping them man their stall was Thomas Mgbor
Apr 02, 2018 1

Busy start for Barnet’s teenage market

A bumper crowd of well-wishers and Easter Saturday shoppers turned out for the opening of the first Barnet Teenage Market.
Cake maker Lisa-Marie Chandler demonstrating techniques for turning out rose whirls on cream cup cakes
Mar 30, 2018

Opportunities for Barnet’s challenged youngsters

Hands-on experience in a great variety of trades, sports and occupations was all part of a careers day organised at the Pavilion School, in Chandos…
Jim Collis (far right), has helped to teach over 2,000 children to swim in his 20 years at the school. With him are swimming supervisor Josie Snowdon and parent Simon Cohen who is helping with fund raising
Mar 30, 2018 2

Swimming pool appeal

Cromer Road Primary School’s swimming pool – where countless hundreds of Barnet children have learned to swim over almost half a century – is in desperate need…
One of the banners painted by volunteers at Barnet Museum (from left to right) Margaret Luck, Hilary Harrison and Mike Jordan, chairman of the museum’s trustees
Mar 27, 2018

High Street banners

Replica copies of four of the heraldic banners of the dukes, earls and knights who fought in the 1471 Battle of Barnet are now on display in the Spires…
Fred Howett (left) with Nichola Hunt, chair of the Barnet Guild of Artists, admiring a water colour of the Whalebones stable block by the late Miss Gwyneth Cowing who promised that the guild would have the continued use of its studio on the Whalebones estate.
Mar 21, 2018

Death of popular organiser of Barnet art exhibitions

Fred Howett, a long-standing member of the Barnet Guild of Artists, who helped to organise regular and numerous local exhibitions of members’ art work, has…
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