Twenty years ago this December, the first of two tree plantations was inaugurated at Whitings Hill to commemorate the Barnet Society’s 50th anniversary; the second followed in January 1996.  
Whalebones Park, a 14-acre stretch of fields and woods between Barnet Hospital and Wood Street, is about to be considered by Barnet Council as a possible area to be developed for future housing and community use.
It is not well enough known that British cinema was born in Chipping Barnet 120 years ago.  Moving images were then as revolutionary as virtual reality seems now.
Superfast broadband for Barnet
November 17, 2015

New super fast broadband for Barnet?

in Broadband
A possible scheme to deliver superfast broadband to High Barnet via a wireless network was greeted enthusiastically at a meeting of local residents, many of whom offered immediate pledges towards raising the £16,000 needed to fund the installation.
Barnet Society’s planning and environment chair, Robin Bishop, inspects Wrenbridge’s plans for new houses and offices on the Brake Shear House site. From left to right: Markus Geiger, Barnet Society; Jessica Stewart, Wrenbridge public relations; Robin Bishop; Jeff Wilson, director, Wrenbridge; J-J Lorraine, architect
November 16, 2015 9

Gated housing planned off High Street

in Planning
Plans for a five-storey block of flats and a three-storey office block are the main features of an extensive residential and commercial redevelopment that will reshape the townscape behind shops in Barnet High Street.
Nov 13, 2015

Barnet Fayre 2015

Over 100 stalls will line the High Street and the courtyard outside Barnet College for the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre on Sunday 6 December.
Mrs Katy Rawlings cleans an Elizabethan silver sixpence unearthed on farmland off Kitts End Lane
Nov 12, 2015

Battle of Barnet coins found

A medieval silver farthing that might have been in use at the time of the Battle of Barnet of 1471 is the most dramatic find discovered so far during searches…
Ozgur Titizoglu and Barnet’s long-lost dairy maid
Nov 01, 2015

Painted tiles depicting dairy maid date from 1910

When workmen removed the last wooden panels covering up tiling on the walls of 89 High Street, Barnet, they were able to solve the mystery surrounding the…
Getting on his high horse: Nick Jones, Barnet Society Chair, arguing for free parking on ITV’s Parking Wars
Oct 28, 2015 4

Barnet Society wins parking review

Barnet Council has finally agreed to review its parking charges along Barnet High Street following a campaign by the Barnet Society on behalf of local…
From left to right: Christine Bateson (sister), Jenny Chapman, David Chapman (son), Laura Woods (daughter), Andy Woods and Claire Chapman
Oct 28, 2015

Hadley Green oak tree for former MP

An oak tree in memory of the former Chipping Barnet MP Sir Sydney Chapman has been planted on Hadley Green, beside the road that bears his name.

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BARNET failed to recover from a slow start as they fell to a 4-2 defeat at Notts County in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night.
CAMPAIGNERS have launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise cash to challenge library cuts in Barnet.
A night of choir singing raised thousands of pounds for seriously ill children.
GOLD medal winning Paralympian Ade Adepitan told students to “believe in their own abilities” as he presented awards at Barnet and Southgate College’s award ceremony at Allianz Park.
AN EAST Finchley restaurant’s plans to create a shisha pipe smoking area caused hot air at last night’s planning meeting at Barnet Council (November 26).
ENFIELD Council has denied ignoring a council tenant who has been complaining of noise pollution in his flat for more than 25 years.
PEOPLE can swap their skills as part of a time-banking project.
A MAN from Enfield has been jailed for his role in a violent, unprovoked attack that left his victim hospitalised with serious head injuries and stab wounds.
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Union Street School

Plans for Union Street

An exhibition was held in mid-January to show plans for the proposed redevelopment of St…
Superfast broadband for Barnet

New super fast broadband for Barnet?

A possible scheme to deliver superfast broadband to High Barnet via a wireless network…

Broadband Alternative

Barnet residents who cannot get high speed broadband from British Telecom have been…
The Hyde, Church Passage

A legacy for Chipping Barnet

At a time when Barnet’s library service is threatened with savage cuts, The Hyde…
barnetsociety RT @DudleysPancake: An awesome medley of fresh kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus & grilled halloumi cheese. #Savoury #Yum http…
barnetsociety RT @BarnetCCG: All Barnet children aged 2-4 or in school years 1 or 2 are eligible for a free flu vaccine #staywellthiswinter
barnetsociety RT @BarnetFC: #COMMUNITY | Come and try walking football at The Hive next Friday! Find out more info here: https://…
barnetsociety Book Club at the Mitre on Tuesday or Wednesday
barnetsociety Choirs R Us at Ideal Home Show
barnetsociety Medals for White Crane Karate members
barnetsociety Message from Barnet and London Walks
barnetsociety Panto in our own theatre, oh yes it is!
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