Sunday mornings are quite a rush for the bell ringers of High Barnet. At 9 a.m. they meet up at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and the bells ring out for half an hour before the start of the main morning service at 9.30.
Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has stepped in to try to badger British Telecom to complete the High Barnet roll-out of high-speed broadband.
Valley Pre-School, a community-run nursery for children on the Dollis Valley estate, is appealing to Barnet Council for a three-month stay of execution of a notice to quit its temporary premises.
Another of High Barnet’s oldest public houses is to close – the Old Red Lion, at the bottom of Barnet Hill, is to serve its last pint on Saturday 28 February, following its sale by the Hertford brewers McMullen and Sons Ltd for housing development.
The Hyde, Church Passage
February 27, 2015

A legacy for Chipping Barnet

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At a time when Barnet’s library service is threatened with savage cuts, The Hyde Institute in Church Passage is a reminder of the proud place libraries deserve in the community, and a celebration of craftsmanship.
Roger Aitken signing the petition at the Christmas Fair with Robin Bishop, Mary Carroll and Teresa Kelly
February 15, 2015

2,500 back free parking campaign

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Almost 2,000 people visiting shops and other premises in the High Street have signed the Barnet Society’s petition calling on Barnet Council to consider offering an hour’s free parking to help the town’s retailers.
Club members with plans (l to r) Paul Grant, project leader; Robin Loader, past chairman; and Derek Seeley

Plans for Barnet golf course

Consultations have started on proposals to redevelop part of the course of the Old Fold Manor Golf Club, across land that is currently included in the…
Councillor Dean Cohen

Busting Councillor Cohen’s “myths”

Petition forms distributed by the Barnet Society to around 100 shops and other retail premises along the High Street are showing far higher support than…
At your service at the Tea Station from left to right, Sophie Theophanous, Sara Conway and Annie Hussain

Catering skills of Barnet students put to test

Catering and tourism students from Barnet and Southgate College are gaining work experience at High Barnet’s newest pop-up shop, a family-friendly tea shop…
The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Hugh Rayner, helps with the spadework

Work starts at last at Byng Road’s eco-centre

After years of campaigning and fund-raising, work has finally started on the construction of new headquarters and facilities for the Barnet Countryside Centre…

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People are encouraged to give blood in Barnet.
People who need advice on housing benefits and how to access health services can attend a drop-in centre.
Care provider Your Choice Barnet says it is “delighted” with the service provided during strike action this week.
Young people are encouraged to have their say about the way services are run in Barnet.
FIREFIGHTERS helped release a baby deer which was caught in railings in New Barnet.
Hendon MP Matthew Offord has come out in support of keeping Barnet’s libraries open.
Hertsmere Borough Council has agreed to freeze its share of council tax for the seventh year running.
Plans to build more than 130 homes on a council estate have been rejected amid fears they would cause overdevelopment.
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John Bye preparing meat at Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop on Barnet High Street

Where have all the butchers gone?

Just imagine the bustle and activity of 1898 when such was the competition in the High…
Robin Bishop, with Alex Marshall (centre) and Terri-Ann Williams, looking north across the green belt

Green belt stars in students’ TV documentary

High Barnet’s much-coveted green belt is to be featured in a seven-minute television…
High Barnet needs another nine additional cabinets to complete the roll-out of high-speed broadband

Dire broadband speeds to stay, warns MP

The Barnet Society’s campaign to force British Telecom to complete High Barnet’s roll-out…
Thomas Watson Cottage Homes in Leecroft Road

The generosity of Barnet’s benefactors

Tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, unseen by many local residents, are the Thomas…
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