A Canadian investment fund is the new owner of the Spires shopping centre in High Barnet, having paid £40 million for what the agents say is prime retail space in “one of London’s largest and fastest-growing boroughs, as well as one of the most affluent”.
Two new housing developments are changing still further the appearance of Union Street in High Barnet, which in recent years has lost shops, offices, a school and even its public house.
A living roof planted with sedum is one of the eco-friendly features of the new Barnet Environment Centre, which is nearing completion at the end of Byng Road.
The poplar trees to be felled on St Albans Road
July 10, 2015

Old Fold Manor Golf Club proposed landscaping works

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The Club’s application for major re-landscaping has been submitted to the planners. The Barnet Society is minded to support it – but only subject to tough planning conditions. The Society Committee has agreed a draft response.
The barns at Brent Lodge Farm
Jul 01, 2015 1

Town and Country free-for-all

You’d think that planning controls in the Green Belt and Conservation Areas would be stricter than elsewhere. No longer.
Re-enactment of medieval battlefield scenes by the Milady De Mowbray re-enactment group
Jun 30, 2015

The Battle of Barnet Project

A re-enactment of scenes from a medieval battlefield was the highlight of the official launch of the Battle of Barnet Project – a two-year survey to determine…
Members of the 1st Barnet Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association 2014 at their 2014 annual camp at Chichester
Jun 29, 2015

Bargain hunters boost Boys’ Brigade

High Barnet’s biggest and best jumble sale – that is the proud boast of the 1st Barnet Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association, which holds three jumble sales a…
George Tranda beside the 100-year-old oak tree in Whitings Road which Barnet Council intend to fell
Jun 25, 2015

Tie a yellow ribbon

A yellow ribbon is tied around the trunk, and the words “save me” have been sprayed onto the bark of a healthy 100-year old oak tree which Barnet Council…
Barnet Society’s President Aubrey Rose (left) welcomes Simon Marsh, research officer of the Battlefields Trust, Theresa Villiers, MP, and Howard Simmons, also of the Trust, who is advising Barnet Museum
Jun 22, 2015 1

New finds may throw light on Barnet’s history

When work starts in October on a survey and excavation to find the site of the Battle of Barnet of 1471, local residents and schoolchildren will have their…

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Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out in support of Barnet Unison as an employment tribunal gets under way with outsourcing firm Capita.
A Barnet scout leader is gearing up to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
Households are becoming increasingly frustrated at the failure to roll out faster broadband in parts of Barnet.
The sale of Barnet FC's former home Underhill stadium has "not yet been completed".
Work is underway on a £50m programme to improve Barnet’s roads and pavements over five years.
Barnet Police have released mugshots of suspects wanted for failing to appear at court.
The Queen's representative for Barnet has been awarded an honorary degree from Middlesex University.
Pupils from across Barnet were awarded for their achievements this week.
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The Old Red Lion

The Old Red Lion - CAMRA steps in

Barnet Council is being urged by the Campaign for Real Ale to prevent the demolition of…
The twin spires have gone in this proposal

Now The Spires without the twin spires

Two designs for a new High Street entrance to the Spires shopping centre – one of which…
The Old Ford Manor Golf Club at Monken Hadley

The new Battle of Barnet?

A plan to deposit landfill on the golf course that takes in part of the site of the…

SOS our town centre is dying

The Barnet Society is launching a Save Our High Street appeal: our town centre…
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