Barnet residents who cannot get high speed broadband from British Telecom have been offered an alternative solution that can offer speeds of between 16-30mps.
A street-by-street survey conducted by local residents has demonstrated overwhelming support for a campaign to persuade British Telecom to provide up to 3,000 High Barnet residents with the fast broadband connection they so desperately need.
All seven primary schools in High Barnet and Underhill have again been oversubscribed, leaving 32 children without an agreed place in September – yet another indication of the strength of local demand for an additional school.
The Old Red Lion now closed
April 17, 2015

Old Red Lion campaign continues

in General News
Barnet Council has been accused by supporters of the Campaign for Real Ale of acting in an underhand way in rejecting an application to grant community asset protection to the now closed Old Red Lion public house at the bottom of Barnet Hill.
The old nurses home
April 14, 2015 2

Boarded-up: one sorry sight to go

in Restoration & Rejuvenation
One of High Barnet’s worst eyesores, the derelict former nurses’ home opposite the Arkley public house, is to be demolished to make way for a housing scheme that aims to provide approximately 100 new homes.
Rotting timbers in Barnet’s historic well house point to years of neglect by Barnet Council

Physic well at risk?

Torchlight tour of Barnet’s historic physic well but is another historic building at risk? Local residents had a rare opportunity to see inside Barnet’s…

A six-horse race for Chipping Barnet

Six candidates have been nominated for the Chipping Barnet constituency in the general election on Thursday 7 May – a seat currently held by Theresa Villiers,…
George V

George V plaques

Barnet Society member Sheila Durchslag has issued an alert over two missing George V plaques from the entrance to the fields off Barnet Lane.
BT engineer installing new Broadband cabinet

Broadband campaigners go street-to-street

High Barnet residents without access to a fast broadband connection are canvassing their neighbours in the hope of demonstrating to British Telecom that there…

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A mother who is shaving her hair to raise money for the hospital that cared for her baby son is asking people to sponsor her.
Trade unionists are calling for “equal rights” for low-paid workers at Barnet Hospital.
An actor will abseil almost 300ft down a hospital as he continues his efforts to support an air ambulance.
Barnet Council has apologised after three former council workers were convicted of 28 counts of historic sexual abuse.
Fraudsters who illegally sublet their council homes nearly cost the taxpayer £7.2million in one year.
Barnet and Southgate College fashion students hit the catwalk for their final year show.
Three former Barnet council workers have been convicted of 28 counts of historic sexual abuse.
Parents are encouraged to take advantage of a free childcare scheme.
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Barnet Council’s defeat in the High Court made headlines

Clamped! how petition spurred council to give up fight

A successful petition has helped to stop Barnet Council from appealing against the High…
Balloons, games and cups of tea were all on offer

Barnet Police Station’s open day

Face-painting, games, balloons and cups of tea were among the attractions at Barnet…
Moxon Street Car Park

One hour free at Moxon Street car park

After sustained pressure from local traders and community groups, Barnet Council has…
All the fun of the fair

The best ever Barnet Christmas Fair

All the fun of the fair filled the High Street for the annual Barnet Christmas Fair,…


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