A plan to widen the pavement on one side of Barnet High Street, from the Post Office to just beyond the entrance to the Spires shopping centre, is about to go out for public consultation.
Downsizing of the Chipping Barnet Library – with much of the floor area being converted into commercial office space – is proceeding apace after planning permission was granted by Barnet Council.
The job of promoting and explaining the Battle of Barnet of 1471 is to be undertaken by a project co-ordinator whose appointment has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Eric Lucas, who died in 1996, author of the first Rambles Round Barnet published in 1948
January 06, 2017

Barnet’s footpath pioneer remembered

in General News
After years of uncertainty answers have finally been found to questions about the identity and motives of an early pioneer in the continuing task of defending the footpaths and green spaces that mean so much to members of the Barnet Society.
Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers
January 04, 2017

Free to speak her mind?

in General News
After what for her personally – and for the rest of the country – has been a momentous political year, the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers, will be the guest of the Barnet Society at our annual question and answer session at 3pm on Friday 20 January.
John Brown in his studio
Jan 04, 2017

John Brown

Two sculptures by the noted Barnet sculptor John Brown are due to appear in Steven Spielberg’s most recent science fiction adventure, Ready Player One, which…
The Red Lion Public House
Dec 28, 2016 3

Red Lion closing for re-launch

High Barnet’s landmark public house, the Red Lion at the top of Barnet Hill, will be closed for most of January so that it can be refurbished ready for…
Dr Alice Roberts presents the BBC4 program 'Digging for Britain'
Dec 21, 2016

BBC4 joins hunt for Barnet battle site

Two promising pointers towards locating the precise site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet were examined in the final television programme of the current…
Barnet Museum's future is assured
Dec 16, 2016

Barnet Museum’s future assured

After years of uncertainty about its future, Barnet Museum is finally being promised security of tenure – a 125-year lease at a peppercorn rent.
Construction underway of a 100-seat extension to Barnet’s Roman Catholic Church
Dec 16, 2016

Extra seating in Roman Catholic church

As work continues constructing an extension to the Roman Catholic church in Union Street, Barnet, mass and other services are being held in neighbouring…

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Sadiq Khan has put aside £25,000 to plant new trees across Barnet.
Barnet secondary schools on the whole are performing above the national average under the government’s new method of calculating league tables.
Barnet police are keen to locate known offenders who have either failed to appear at court or are wanted for questioning.
The weekend is likely to get off to a sunny start in Barnet but temperatures will start low and get lower as next week draws closer.
Mental health services in Barnet are making their premises smoke-free to reduce the number of patients dependent on nicotine for stress relief.
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The Spires - latest perspective

Still no news on major fashion store for Spires

A final go-ahead for construction work on a £7 million upgrade for the Spires shopping…
Rambles Round Barnet

Rambles Round Barnet Updates

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The proposed natural burial ground north east of Barnet Gate Lane and north west of Mays Lane

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