Brilliant sunshine and crystal blue skies put some added sparkle into the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre which filled the High Street with a wide variety of stalls and plenty of seasonal cheer.
The Barnet Society is taking full advantage of an opportunity to influence the re-drafting of the London Plan by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan – and local residents are being urged to add their voice to the case we are making.
If residents are prepared to back a mass campaign of objection, the Barnet Society believes there might still be a chance to limit, if not prevent, the downgrading of Chipping Barnet Library.
Hadley Highstone is the sole local reminder of the Battle of Barnet
November 29, 2016

Lottery win for Battle of Barnet

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A grant of almost £100,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of promoting and celebrating the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
Chipping Barnet Library
November 22, 2016 20

Chipping Barnet Library closure

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Barnet Council is being urged by the Barnet Society to postpone the two-month temporary closure of Chipping Barnet Library planned to take effect as from Monday 5 December in order to allow time for further consultation on the building alterations and…
Robin Bishop beside the green space in front of the Old Red Lion public house where two additional trees would complete the row of trees that line Barnet Hill
Nov 09, 2016

More trees strengthen High Barnet’s welcome

Completing the majestic row of Norway Maple and London Plane trees that line Barnet Hill – and provide such a magnificent entrance to the town – might become…
Junction at Wood Street and High Street
Nov 08, 2016 6

Junction change confusion

A traffic management experiment at the junction of Wood Street and Barnet High Street is causing a headache for some drivers.
Jessica Vamathevan and Ralphie at Café Nero
Nov 01, 2016 2

Dog frendly shops needed

“Well-behaved dogs welcome” is the message that dog lovers are hoping they will hear from more and more of the cafes, restaurants and public houses along the…
Victoria Recreation Ground, is to be transformed by a new leisure centre and floodlit tennis courts
Nov 01, 2016

Bats’ at risk in New Barnet

Bats, owls, wrens and hedgehogs are among the species that nearby residents fear might be disturbed or even lost because of the construction of a new,…
The former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill
Oct 27, 2016 1

Opposition to Ark Academy

The Barnet Society has joined other local organisations and groups – together with many nearby residents – in lodging an objection to the plans to build a…

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AID WORKER Laura Ouseley from Barnet saw first hand how communities are rebuilding their lives after a devastating typhoon in the Philippines which killed more than 6,000 peoples.
A man who carried out armed robberies on fast food outlets in Barnet and Brent last year along with his brother has been sentenced to eight years' imprisonment. 
HOT-SHOT table tennis players from Barnet schools took top honours in the North London Regional final of the Jack Petchey/Table Tennis England London Schools’ team competition.
HISTORICAL re-enactments and a medieval festival are some of the schemes earmarked for Barnet thanks to a windfall from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Bus routes in Barnet could be set for a major lift if residents are ready to fight their case, according to the borough’s shadow Assembly member.
The Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council has approved grants for various community groups around the town.
PLANS for a £38m care home for people with dementia have been given the go-ahead.
A care home for the elderly based in a Barnet street known as “billionaire’s row” is set for a £38 million redevelopment after securing planning permission.
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The twin spires have gone in this proposal

Now The Spires without the twin spires

Two designs for a new High Street entrance to the Spires shopping centre – one of which…
Several thousand High Barnet customers have no idea when they will get superfast broadband

High Barnet's broadband fiasco

Several thousand properties in and around High Barnet’s conservation area have been left…
Broadband speeds in some areas of High Barnet are unacceptably low

Broadband battle goes on

Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has stepped in to try to…
Peter Stebbings with newspaper cuttings of the death of Alexander Litvinenko’s after radioactive poisoning.

Russian spy’s poisoning and Barnet Hospital

The tenth anniversary of the poisoning with radioactive polonium of the former Russian…
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barnetsociety High Street packed for Christmas Fayre
barnetsociety RT @Ozzis_Burritos: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎉🎁❄️⛄️🎅🏼🌯
barnetsociety RT @WaterstonesBarn: Read Alex Fynn's definitive book about Wenger and the beautiful game. A Gooner must-have for Christmas. He's in our sh…
barnetsociety RT @Pinksflorists: Lots of lovely fresh Christmas trees at the The Spires Shopping Centre today! Including up to 14ft!! New for this year!
barnetsociety RT @TheBlackHorsePH: If you're looking for work, we have plenty of shifts available in the run up to #Christmas. Come and talk to us. #Lo
barnetsociety RT @northernline: A good service has resumed on all routes.
barnetsociety RT @TheArkleyPub: No need to stress about making New Year’s Eve spectacular, you can leave that to us. We’ll wine and dine you with... http…