April 03, 2020

Barnet Hospital staff get rousing round of applause

in General News
Barnet householders and families were out in force to join the second nationwide Thursday evening clap for carers in support of NHS workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic. The turnout was especially strong in the streets around Barnet…
The Bull Theatre -- now the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School -- in its glory days as the Old Bull Arts Centre
April 01, 2020

Advice wanted on widening the Bull Theatre's repertoire

in Events
There could hardly be a more opportune moment for a determined push to host new productions and attractions at the Bull Theatre in the hope they might appeal to audiences in High Barnet and widen public support. In view of the nationwide theatre shutdown…
Aerial view of the former gas works site at New Barnet
April 01, 2020 1

Reduced height for New Barnet tower blocks

in Planning
After feedback from a public exhibition in January, the Victoria Quarter housing development on the former gas works site in New Barnet has been scaled back slightly by lowering the height of the proposed blocks of flats and by making a small reduction in the…
Tree planting party on Barnet Hill
Mar 31, 2020

More tree planting on Barnet Hill

Planting trees on Barnet Hill has been one of the great achievements of the Barnet Society -- and it is still work in progress with a row of Hawthorn being the…
2019 re-enactment of 1471 Battle of Barnet
Mar 31, 2020

Battle of Barnet: beaten by coronavirus

Barnet's highly successful medieval festival, due to have been staged during the last weekend in May, is just one of the many local events that are having to…
Shoppers few and far between in Barnet High Street
Mar 31, 2020

Shutters down and closed shop doors in Barnet High Street

Only around 20 shops and retail outlets are still open for business along the entire length of Barnet High Street during the second week of the tightening…
Going, going gone – Barnet’s blot on the landscape
Dec 27, 2019

Wood Street’s eyesore is no more

A massive pile of rubble, beams and planks was all that was left of Barnet’s blot of the landscape – the derelict nurses’ home for the former Victoria…
Hadley Football Club’s stall at Barnet’s the Christmas fair was manned (from left to right) by Phil Baughen, supporter and sponsor; Oliver Deed, club spokesman; and supporter Jonathan Smith
Dec 23, 2019

Top-of-the-table fixture for Hadley Football Club

Hadley Football Club, which is aiming to become a regular home attraction for many more Barnet football fans, faces two critical New Year fixtures in its bid…
Paintings, caricatures and cartoons by Simon Ellinas on display at the Reel cinema, Boreham Wood
Dec 23, 2019

Portrait of Tracey Emin on show

A triptych featuring Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst – which was on display at the Barnet Guild of Artists’ annual exhibition – has pride of place in the entrance…