September 14, 2020

Encouraging neighbourhood plots for growing fruit and vegetables

in General News
A community garden in New Barnet where passers-by can help themselves to vegetables, fruit and herbs is the first of what might become several similar ventures if the self-help group Incredible Edible Barnet can find sufficient volunteers.
Maia Lockhart and Amanda Theodorou ready to issue litter picking kit
September 09, 2020

Much needed High Barnet litter pick going ahead

in General News
Volunteers are getting prepared for a High Barnet litter pick on the last Sunday in September. Among the top town centre targets will be the Moxon Street and Stapylton Road car parks, the Byng Road playing fields, and perhaps the worst litter black spot of…
September 03, 2020 2

Wall of opposition to plans for high-rise flats in New Barnet

in Planning
Plans to build a line of tower blocks on the former gas works site at New Barnet were roundly condemned when Barnet Council's planning committee unanimously rejected an application for almost twice as many flats as previously agreed.
Daniella Levene (left), organiser of Barnet Community Harvesters, and Katerina Pedrithes of Pepys Crescent
Aug 28, 2020 2

Apple trees laden with fruit to help local food banks

A newly formed team of volunteers has started picking and collecting surplus fruit across the Borough of Barnet so that unwanted produce can be diverted to…
Aug 24, 2020

Live theatre back in East Barnet - for one day only!

Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story The Wind in the Willows is to be performed live in the open air at East Barnet - a rare chance for a family outing…
Aug 21, 2020

Lead thieves threaten High Barnet's heritage

Passers-by and property owners within High Barnet's conservation areas are being urged to be on the lookout for thieves stripping lead from old and historic…
Aug 19, 2020 3

New brewery in New Barnet

When my beer supplies dried up during lockdown, I was delighted to discover – by way of The Wilds Café – Urban Alchemy Brewing, a newly formed brewery based in…
Aug 12, 2020 2

Demolition of another of Barnet's historic industrial workplaces

Brake Shear House, one of the last of the many small factories and workshops that were once dotted around High Barnet, is currently being demolished to make…
Aug 10, 2020

Possible extension to Barnet Hospital controlled parking zone

Residents are being asked in an online survey whether more roads should be included within the Barnet Hospital controlled parking zone and whether pay and…