Creating a city farm with access for volunteers and local children is one of the ideas being canvassed by Theresa Villiers, the Chipping Barnet MP, as part of her efforts to save the Whalebones open space.
Local residents raised a glass to celebrate – and wish good health -- to the 250-year-old oak tree at the junction of The Meadway and Potters Road in support of the Woodland Trust’s “We Love Street Trees” campaign.
Shanly Homes, which purchased the semi-derelict Brake Shear House workshops off Barnet High Street earlier this year, has appointed new architects to review the plans for redeveloping the site.
Butcher's Hook, was the last bucher's shop on the High Street
November 03, 2017 12

Last butcher's shop closes

in High Street The Spires
End of an era. Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop in High Street, Barnet, has ceased trading and the premises are for sale or to let.
Barnt Police station on the High Street
November 03, 2017

Police station will close

in Services
High Barnet’s police station will close to the public by the end of the year along with 36 other police stations across London where the Metropolitan Police is withdrawing a front counter service.
Frederic Micoud, Barnet Council tree officer (far left) examining the test pit under the oak tree as local residents and contractors look on.
October 30, 2017 1

Mighty oak sparks almighty row

in Planning
After protests from local tree lovers, Barnet Council finally called a temporary halt to trench digging and cable laying directly under a 250-year-old oak that commands the brow of the hill at the junction of The Meadway and Potters Road, New Barnet.
The proposed new Ark Pioneer Academy, facing south west
Oct 27, 2017 10

Underhill school to go ahead

After being refused permission in January, Barnet Council’s planning committee has now approved plans for the proposed Ark Academy school on the site of the…
Excavation for a three-foot deep trench took place directly in the root protection zone of a 250-year-old oak.
Oct 23, 2017 1

Council excavate roots of historic oak

Unthinking council planners and contractors are being blamed by local tree lovers for hacking through the roots of 250-year-old oak by excavating a trench and…
Workshop where students shared their experiences as part of a theatrical project to tackle cyber-bullying
Oct 22, 2017

Barnet workshop tackles online bullying

Two students who took part in a workshop at the Wood Street campus of Barnet and Southgate College are to appear in a new play, Cookies, that explores the…
Violet Walker, head teacher of QE Girls, with students and teachers. From left to right, Nanaekua Minta, Afsham Fareed-Birtill, Mrs Walker, Anna Taylor, Lindsey Southwell and Deepika Makkar.
Oct 16, 2017 5

Glory days for QE Girls

Record GCSE and A-level results for the second consecutive year have now been topped by the news that Queen Elizabeth Girls’ School, Barnet, has been ranked in…
Christine Pugh (left) and Jean Broadhurst get their first chance to see the block of flats that is planned to take the place of the Fern Room in Salisbury Road
Oct 12, 2017

Fears for future of Old People’s Welfare

Barnet Old People’s Welfare committee fears that the demolition of the Fern Room, its day centre in Salisbury Road, to make way for a block of ten flats might…
Michael Portillo and Francesca Caine
Oct 10, 2017

Big day for “Puff Buffs”

Michael Portillo, presenter of the tv series Great Railway Journeys, unveiled a plaque at Hadley Wood station to commemorate the great steam locomotive…
The Fern Room
Oct 08, 2017

Fern Room to be demolished

Plans have been announced by a developer to demolish the Fern Room in Salisbury Road, Barnet, and replace it with a new building containing ten flats as well…
Tyler Bone pitching for custom at the family’s fruit and vegetable stall
Oct 02, 2017 2

Barnet Market to move

Barnet market stall holders are delighted by the news that the managing agents for the Spires shopping centre are planning to move the twice-weekly stalls…
Bob Burstow (right), teenage market appeal organiser, briefing James Winpenny of Hunter Asset Management, which operates the Spires, and has pledged £10,000 for the teenage market.
Sep 28, 2017

Barnet teenage market next steps

Organisers of Barnet’s teenage market – to be launched on Easter Saturday next year – are hoping that this new attraction will match the boost to the Spires…
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