When a group of 26 women move into their new homes in Union Street, Barnet, at the end of November they will be making a small, but truly historic contribution towards alleviating the country’s chronic housing shortage.
A unique, almost-forgotten tape recording gives a fascinating eye-witness account of every-day life in Barnet at the turn of the century before last, when horse-drawn coaches, traps and wagons filled the High Street, long before the arrival of the motor car.
Local residents, bird watchers and nature lovers are joining forces to step up their campaign against plans to develop a natural burial ground on farmland at Arkley bounded by Barnet Road, Barnet Gate Lane and Mays Lane.
Maria Wright helps her son Derek with the new greenhouse at the Pavilion study centre
September 30, 2016

Green fingers for schoolchildren

in Restoration & Rejuvenation
In a first for schools in the London Borough of Barnet, the Pavilion study centre in Meadway, High Barnet, is offering vulnerable and excluded school children the opportunity to get an entry level qualification in horticulture.
Dom with a recently fined motorist on the High Street
September 21, 2016 2

Dom puts Barnet’s parking wars on the spot!

in High Street The Spires
The Barnet Society’s long-running campaign to try to secure a short period of free parking at the 63 parking meter spaces along the High Street featured prominently in Dom on the Spot, BBC television’s latest series about the people whose job it is to hand…
Peter Wanders is celebrating thirty years trading at his shoe shop
Sep 16, 2016 3

Barnet’s two oldest shops

Years of friendly rivalry over which shop in Barnet High Street has the longest record of continuous service seems to have been finally resolved.
Sam Wilson, military archaeologist, shows Dorothy Cohen, the medieval penny that was found with metal detectors in the latest search of a likely site of the Battle of Barnet
Sep 16, 2016

Medieval finds excite Battle of Barnet military archaeologists

After an extensive search with metal detectors a highly-experienced team of military archaeologists has unearthed a host of medieval items that might be linked…
Unanimous show of hands residents decide Underhill is an inappropriate site for a school of 2,000 pupils
Sep 06, 2016 10

Residents revolt over super-size school

After facing a barrage of complaints and criticism over proposal to build a new school for almost 2,000 pupils on what was formerly the Barnet Football Club…
Paula Gabb proud owner of Milly, the feisty feline
Sep 02, 2016

Milly the cat puts road safety first

In the feline appreciation stakes there is currently no contest in determining High Barnet’s most sociable – and safety conscious – cat.
Scaffolding in Union Street is about to be removed
Aug 22, 2016 1

Ground-breaking housing for women

After months of construction work, the last remaining scaffolding and hoardings are about to be removed from 25 new flats in Union Street, Barnet – the UK’s…

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Getting on his high horse: Nick Jones, Barnet Society Chair, arguing for free parking on ITV’s Parking Wars

Barnet Society wins parking review

Barnet Council has finally agreed to review its parking charges along Barnet High Street…
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Barnet a boutique shopping town?

An imaginative array of ideas for reviving Barnet’s shopping centre was outlined at the…
MP Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers opposes golf course landfill

Local residents who are against plans for tree-felling and landfill on the site of Old…
The hunt is on: Sam Wilson (right) project supervisor for the Battle of Barnet archaeological investigation with metal detecting volunteer, Eric Weinrabe at work in fields off Kitts End Lane last autumn

New site of Battle of Barnet?

Farmland to the west of Wrotham Park, alongside Kitts End Lane and the St Albans Road, is…
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