July 30, 2020 1

Barnet Council retreats: High Street to remain open to traffic

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In a dramatic U-turn, Barnet Council has dropped its plan to temporarily close Barnet High Street to through traffic as a way of ensuring safe social distancing for pedestrians and shoppers.
Pavement judged to be too narrow for safe social distancing, especially when school pupils and students are back
July 29, 2020 15

Temporary ban on through traffic in Barnet High Street

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Barnet High Street is to be closed temporarily to all through traffic from the last week of August to ensure there is safe social distancing on the narrow pavement beside the parish church of St John the Baptist.
Wars of the Roses heraldic banners painted by volunteers at Barnet Museum on display in Barnet High Street in 2018
July 28, 2020

Looking ahead to 2021 and 550th anniversary of Battle of Barnet

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Ambitious plans are being drawn up to celebrate the 550th anniversary next year of the Battle of Barnet.
Greenkeeper Alan Henderson with his arm round one of the mannequins which scare off crows. From left to right, Rosario Wass-Berru, Mr Henderson, Brian Wass, club president
Jul 25, 2020

Crows beware – mannequins on parade at Barnet’s bowling greens

By installing two male mannequins dressed in white in the Old Courthouse Recreation Ground, Barnet Lawns Bowls Club has managed to frighten off crows that have…
Jul 22, 2020 1

Are these developers having a laugh?

Two building projects under construction in Chipping Barnet’s Conservation Areas are flouting planning laws. They are tests of Barnet Council’s will to enforce…
Jul 21, 2020

Elstree predicted to be a new "British Hollywood"

Work has started clearing the site off Rowley Lane, Boreham Wood, for the construction of the new Sky Studios Elstree, which were granted planning approval by…
Jul 21, 2020

Faster times from High Barnet to Cockfosters and Edgware

By shortening its route through New Barnet and High Barnet, Transport for London is hoping to give "a new lease of life" to the 384 bus service, by ensuring…
Bird watching enthusiasts reporting back on swift sightings. From left to right, ornithologist David Martens, Robin Bishop, Pete Lyons and Tim Friend
Jul 02, 2020

Bird lovers delighted to see swifts swooping over High Barnet

Swift awareness week has been judged a success by admirers of High Barnet's rare, elusive summer visitors who have again take up residence under the eaves of…