Once again the communities of Barnet come together on the first Sunday in December, to celebrate the huge diversity of what we have to offer in our high street and surrounding area.
Family, friends and constituents have been paying tribute to Sir Sydney Chapman, the former Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet for just over a quarter of a century, who died in early October. His funeral was held (22.10.2014) at St Mary’s Church, Lower Heyford, ...
Saturday shoppers queued up in disbelief to read a bailiff’s notice posted on the front door of the Oasis coffee shop in the Spires shopping centre – the seventh business to have closed within the complex in recent months.
The new gold leaf on the Roman numerals shining bright in the autumn sunshine

Telling the time once again

Barnet church has its clock back at last! For almost a month High Barnet residents looked in vain when needing to check the time, but the tower of the town’s famous landmark is resplendent once more.
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 in 1945 to protect it. As London grows, we believe it – and the natural landscape adjoining it – is likely to be even more appreciated. But while the Society’s default…
Philip Patenall and his son Matthew, with Sue Bird, vice-chair of Friends of Barnet Countryside Centre

Rare flowers from Totteridge

Work is well underway preparing the ground for planting a wild-flower meadow which will become a major new attraction at Barnet Countryside Centre in Byng Road.
Councillor Hugh Rayner, Mayor of Barnet, presenting Annette Chmiel with the Centenary Cup

The bees knees

Honey from hives at Friern Barnet allotments scooped the top prize at the 100th annual show of Barnet District Beekeepers Association.
Interior of the new shop at 89 High Street

Opening of High Street showcase

Love Barnet’s pop-up shop at 89 High Street promoting locally produced crafts and goods had what the staff said was a “fantastic” first week’s trading.
Marchers outside Barnet Hospital

Marchers against NHS privatisation

Chants of “Our NHS, your NHS” echoed around the Wellhouse Lane entrance to Barnet Hospital as the People’s March for the NHS passed through Barnet on its way…

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THE chairman of governors of the “outstanding” Finchley nursery school threatened with funding cuts has blasted the way the council sustains early years education.
The future of libraries and four nurseries in Barnet will be discussed at next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday.
TORY councillors and their Labour counterparts have agreed to work through controversial plans under which domestic violence victims have to declare themselves homeless before they can be rehoused.
THE council is holding an event to encourage Barnet residents to explore the possibility of becoming foster carers.
A TREASURE trove of hundreds of photographs capturing scenes of Barnet and chronicling more than a century of its history has been made available by the council for the public to view and buy.
PLANS to reduce some of Barnet’s library buildings to just one twelfth of their existing size as well as leave them unmanned for most of the day were fiercely debated by councillors this week.
The future of Barnet’s library service remains in the balance after councillors voted to refer the matter to full council.
A housing development on the site of a former barracks has been welcomed by the leader of the council.
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barnetsociety Billy and Betty will be opening in the Spires on 8 November. They need volunteers to work in the shop. Email billyandbettybarnet@gmail.com
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barnetsociety Experience what is arguably Barnet's most interesting pub interior: Charity race night at Lord Nelson. Sat 1 Nov 8.30 http://t.co/16PXEgJ3Tj
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Gail Laser (centre) with Samantha Wrightson, and Daniel Wrightson

Pop-up to encourage revival

One of the many vacant frontages along Barnet High Street is about to get a new lease of…

Yet more BT delays

British Telecom has been forced to admit that there will be another lengthy delay in…
Cat Hill proposal

Cat Hill

A major planning application for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex University…
Barnet Council Consultation

Barnet Council to change decision process

The council is proposing to change the way that decisions are taken and introduce a…
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