Fund raisers from across north and central London laid foundation bricks at a ceremony at the construction site in Byng Road, Barnet, for the new Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, due to open in the spring of next year.
A double-brush Hertfordshire hedge – re-laid in a way passed on by a Romany gipsy who lived at Welham Green – is the latest addition to the Barnet Environment Centre in Byng Road.
High Street road sweeper Douglas Shrubb in the Fitzjohn Avenue car park
March 09, 2018

Keeping the High Street tidy

in General News
Keeping the High Street in High Barnet spick and span gives veteran road sweeper Douglas Shrubb so much satisfaction that he has opted to continue working rather than take retirement.
Land around High Barnet Station is likely to be built over for high-density housing if the Mayor of London's draft London Plan is adopted. The site could include the car and container parks, and possibly space above the station and sidings.
March 04, 2018 1

The Mayor of London New London Plan

in Planning
Over the last 18 months, Sadiq Khan has been consulting Londoners about aspects of a new London Plan. It sets a framework for local plans across London. Unless Barnet produces more detailed plans or policies for Chipping Barnet, therefore, all developers need…
Barrnet Hospital Car Park
February 28, 2018 8

Why no upper deck for Barnet Hospital car park?

in General News
Forcing Barnet Hospital to build an upper deck over its car park is one option that should be considered by Barnet Council in an attempt to relieve excessive parking in nearby roads.
Robin Bishop, chair of Barnet Society, opens the election hustings.
Feb 23, 2018

Council election candidates go head to head

A deep, sometimes noisy divide opened up at the Barnet Society’s election hustings over a wide range of contentious local issues including the need for…
Peter Wanders is leading a campaign to get water reconnected to the historic Hadley Green drinking fountain.
Feb 19, 2018 2

Plea to restore drinking fountain

A campaign has been launched to restore to full use Hadley Green’s historic water fountain, an ornate structure built of pink marble, and once resplendent with…
Mike Jordan (centre) chair of Barnet Museum’s trustees, was on hand with volunteers Dennis Bird (left) and Bob Langley to answer visitors’ questions
Feb 15, 2018

Physic Well to be restored

Years of uncertainty about the ownership of Barnet Museum and the future of Barnet’s historic physic well have both been successfully resolved after sustained…
Pupils at QE Girls’ School joined (from left to right) Chloe Smith, Minister for the Constitution; Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet; and Violet Walker, headteacher, QE Girls’ School
Feb 09, 2018 1

Barnet girls celebrate votes for women

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, Barnet, played its part in the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of People Act giving…
Retired architect Fred Hobart and the house he designed and built with his father
Feb 01, 2018 1

The house that Fred built

Sitting right in the middle of a typical Barnet street of Edwardian homes is an eye-catching 1960s modern house that is still lived in by the architect who had…
The ghost advert as seen from the pavement
Jan 31, 2018 3

High Street’s “ghost advertisement”

High Barnet’s most prominent “ghost advertisement” – high up on a side wall in the High Street – is creating quite a flurry of interest and might well be up…
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