High Barnet’s claim to be the highest spot between London and York meant it was ideally situated to take part in the lighting of beacons to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Three volunteers spent the morning washing down and scrubbing clean the long, architecturally-designed teak bench that is beside the gardens in Church Passage, just off Barnet High Street.
A lot of new housing is coming to Barnet over the next few years. In the Council’s Housing Strategy 2015-25, it expected to be able to build 20,000 homes. But the latest forecast is that some 30,000 will be needed, so more sites must be found.
Andy Dalton, from York, demonstrates techniques for producing relief mono prints at a workshop
April 18, 2016

Barnet’s artists publicise work

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Local residents will get more opportunities to view the work of members of the Barnet Guild of Artists if arrangements can be made to increase the number of public displays of their paintings and other art forms.
Michael King, a founder member of the Group, to his right is Anita Butler, and to his left Jane Strange
April 17, 2016

Barnet’s love of poetry

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Celebrations surrounding the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death gave an added impetus to the monthly gathering of the Barnet Poetry Group when members spent an April Saturday afternoon discussing the playwright’s many soliloquies and speeches.
The new Barnet environment centre at the Byng Road nature reserve
Apr 11, 2016

Environment centre red-scissor opening

Schools in and around Barnet are already queuing up for their pupils to visit the Byng Road nature reserve and its new eco-friendly environment centre after…
Barnet remains top spot for a hair cut
Apr 08, 2016

Barnet still a cut above

Barnet is living up to its fame in Cockney rhyming slang: a survey shows there are more hairdressing salons in the London borough Barnet than in any other part…
Blue-whale jaw bones dating from the 1930s stand at the Wood Street entrance to the Whalebones estate
Apr 05, 2016

Threat to Whalebones receding?

Any planning application to build houses on the 14 acres of woods and farmland at Whalebones – between Wood Street and Barnet Hospital – is “highly unlikely”…
Derelict nurses’ home at Elmbank now being demolished
Apr 05, 2016

Bulldozers move in at Elmbank

Work has finally started at the Elmbank site, opposite the Arkley public house, to demolish derelict nurses’ homes that have been an eyesore for years.
Dominic Barker, of the University of Southampton, at work with his magnetometer in Wrotham Park. Sam Wilson (right) is the archaeologist leading the Battle of Barnet survey and excavation.
Apr 01, 2016

Search for Battle of Barnet chapel

A series of test pits are to be dug on land inside Wrotham Park as part of an investigation to locate the possible site a chapel that was erected to…

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