All seven primary schools in High Barnet and Underhill have again been oversubscribed, leaving 32 children without an agreed place in September – yet another indication of the strength of local demand for an additional school.
Barnet Council has been accused by supporters of the Campaign for Real Ale of acting in an underhand way in rejecting an application to grant community asset protection to the now closed Old Red Lion public house at the bottom of Barnet Hill.
One of High Barnet’s worst eyesores, the derelict former nurses’ home opposite the Arkley public house, is to be demolished to make way for a housing scheme that aims to provide approximately 100 new homes.
Rotting timbers in Barnet’s historic well house point to years of neglect by Barnet Council
April 13, 2015

Physic well at risk?

in Barnet History
Torchlight tour of Barnet’s historic physic well but is another historic building at risk? Local residents had a rare opportunity to see inside Barnet’s historic physic well when Barnet Museum organised an open day at the well house, a short walk from Barnet…
April 11, 2015 1

A six-horse race for Chipping Barnet

in Election 2015
Six candidates have been nominated for the Chipping Barnet constituency in the general election on Thursday 7 May – a seat currently held by Theresa Villiers, who has been the Conservative MP for the constituency since 2005.
George V

George V plaques

Barnet Society member Sheila Durchslag has issued an alert over two missing George V plaques from the entrance to the fields off Barnet Lane.
BT engineer installing new Broadband cabinet

Broadband campaigners go street-to-street

High Barnet residents without access to a fast broadband connection are canvassing their neighbours in the hope of demonstrating to British Telecom that there…
St Albans Road trees

Golf course landfill plan: questions that need answering

A scheme to re-landscape much of the Old Fold Manor Golf Club at Hadley Common that involves felling mature trees along half a mile of the St Albans Road needs…
The Battle of Barnet

Battle of Barnet investigation go-ahead

Military archaeologists from Huddersfield University hope to start work in May surveying the possible site of the Battle of Barnet of 1471, in preparation for…

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Activists held a protest outside the home of Barnet Council’s leader over housing policies they claim amount to ‘social cleansing’.
A man who was told to expect a visit from bailiffs over outstanding council tax - even though he had already paid - is relieved after Barnet Borough Council admitted it was wrong.
Police have said they are “dedicated” to caring for victims after an investigation revealed that 82 per cent of crimes in Barnet have not been solved in the last five years.
WHEN the thousands of weary London Marathon competitors complete their 26.
THE number of children suspected of being at risk of sexual exploitation in Barnet has soared, according to the latest council figures.
An event to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of a notorious concentration camp will be held in Barnet.
Around 5,000 people are expected to attend the UK's largest ever Holocaust remembrance event on Sunday.
A councillor who is refusing to implement 30 minutes of free parking in high streets has pledged to “make the high streets more attractive” instead.
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Similar house design to the proposed 105 Camlet Way

Building on the fringe

Green Belt surrounds Chipping Barnet on three sides, and the Barnet Society was founded…
Battle of Barnet

Backing for Battle of Barnet dig

A final decision is expected by the end of January on the extent of financial support…
Former Red Cross building

Saving the Red Cross building: Mission nearly accomplished!

Restoring and putting to good use Barnet’s rich heritage of historic buildings has become…
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Barnet’s town hall: an inspiring conversion

Barnet’s former town hall, opposite St John’s Church, provides a positive reminder of the…


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