Monday, 12 December 2016 17:07

Green Belt prices soar

There has been another indication of the growing commercial interest in, and rising value of Barnet’s Green Belt land – just as Arkley residents step up their campaign against local farmland being developed as a natural burial site.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 23:28

Outrage at library closure

Outraged Barnet book lovers staged a mass read-in outside the closed front doors of Chipping Barnet Library to demonstrate their dismay and anger at the downgrading of a much-loved community asset.
Sunday, 04 December 2016 19:49

High Street packed for Christmas Fayre

Brilliant sunshine and crystal blue skies put some added sparkle into the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre which filled the High Street with a wide variety of stalls and plenty of seasonal cheer.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:11

Lottery win for Battle of Barnet

A grant of almost £100,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of promoting and celebrating the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
If residents are prepared to back a mass campaign of objection, the Barnet Society believes there might still be a chance to limit, if not prevent, the downgrading of Chipping Barnet Library.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:29

Chipping Barnet Library closure

Barnet Council is being urged by the Barnet Society to postpone the two-month temporary closure of Chipping Barnet Library planned to take effect as from Monday 5 December in order to allow time for further consultation on the building alterations and redundancies that have been proposed.
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 23:51

More trees strengthen High Barnet’s welcome

Completing the majestic row of Norway Maple and London Plane trees that line Barnet Hill – and provide such a magnificent entrance to the town – might become possible following a generous donation to the Barnet Society.
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:07

Junction change confusion

A traffic management experiment at the junction of Wood Street and Barnet High Street is causing a headache for some drivers.
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:10

Dog frendly shops needed

“Well-behaved dogs welcome” is the message that dog lovers are hoping they will hear from more and more of the cafes, restaurants and public houses along the High Street in High Barnet.
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:48

Bats’ at risk in New Barnet

Bats, owls, wrens and hedgehogs are among the species that nearby residents fear might be disturbed or even lost because of the construction of a new, two-storey leisure centre in the Victoria Recreation Ground off Lawton Road, New Barnet.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 12:47

Opposition to Ark Academy

The Barnet Society has joined other local organisations and groups – together with many nearby residents – in lodging an objection to the plans to build a school for 1,680 pupils on the site of the former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:49

Leading the way in housing for older women

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.
Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:22

The bustle of Barnet 120 years ago

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.
Friday, 30 September 2016 15:33

Green fingers for schoolchildren

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.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:32

Dom puts Barnet’s parking wars on the spot!

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 out on-the-spot fines.
Friday, 16 September 2016 14:02

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.
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 to the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:02

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 stadium, the Ark Academy network admitted its plans were “not yet a done deal”.
Friday, 02 September 2016 10:06

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.
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