Monday, 13 November 2017 12:42

Three cheers for mighty oak

Local residents raised a glass to celebrate – and wish good health -- to the 250-year-old oak tree at the junction of The Meadway and Potters Road in support of the Woodland Trust’s “We Love Street Trees” campaign.
Published in Planning
Monday, 30 October 2017 20:19

Mighty oak sparks almighty row

After protests from local tree lovers, Barnet Council finally called a temporary halt to trench digging and cable laying directly under a 250-year-old oak that commands the brow of the hill at the junction of The Meadway and Potters Road, New Barnet.
Published in Planning
Friday, 27 October 2017 16:59

Underhill school to go ahead

After being refused permission in January, Barnet Council’s planning committee has now approved plans for the proposed Ark Academy school on the site of the vacant Underhill stadium, former home of Barnet Football Club.
Published in Planning
Monday, 23 October 2017 17:03

Council excavate roots of historic oak

Unthinking council planners and contractors are being blamed by local tree lovers for hacking through the roots of 250-year-old oak by excavating a trench and building two concrete bases for broadband telephone boxes.
Published in General News
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:24

Fears for future of Old People’s Welfare

Barnet Old People’s Welfare committee fears that the demolition of the Fern Room, its day centre in Salisbury Road, to make way for a block of ten flats might well force the closure of a group that has been providing activities for Barnet’s elderly resident for the last 75 years.
Published in General News
Sunday, 08 October 2017 16:52

Fern Room to be demolished

Plans have been announced by a developer to demolish the Fern Room in Salisbury Road, Barnet, and replace it with a new building containing ten flats as well as new ground-floor community facilities.
Published in General News
Monday, 02 October 2017 11:56

Barnet Market to move

Barnet market stall holders are delighted by the news that the managing agents for the Spires shopping centre are planning to move the twice-weekly stalls market to the paved area between Waitrose and the bandstand.
Published in General News
Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:01

Barnet teenage market next steps

Organisers of Barnet’s teenage market – to be launched on Easter Saturday next year – are hoping that this new attraction will match the boost to the Spires shopping centre provided by the opening of H&M’s fashion store.
Published in General News
Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:11

Older women’s housing up for another award

New Ground co-housing, the innovative flats for older women in Union Street, High Barnet, have been declared overall winner of the prestigious 2017 Housing Design Awards – and are now up for another accolade.
Published in General News
Sunday, 30 July 2017 09:33

Blot on landscape lives on

To the dismay of its owner, Barnet Council has refused planning permission for a semi-derelict shop in Union Street, High Barnet, to be demolished and replaced with either a two-bedroom house or two one-bedroom flats.
Published in Planning
Monday, 19 June 2017 14:41

Make-over for historic Union Street

Plans to replace a semi-derelict vacant shop that has blighted Union Street for many years will go a long way towards finishing off a make-over for one of High Barnet’s historic thoroughfares.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:59

Delay to High Street redevelopment

Barnet High Street’s historic Brake Shear House complex, which is boarded up ready for demolition, has gained a temporary reprieve, and former tenants of workshops and offices are being offered fresh short-term leases.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:13

High Street - proposed improvements

CHIPPING BARNET HIGH STREET – PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS: BARNET COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION, 28 MARCH – 20 APRIL 2017 Comments by the Barnet Society, April 2017
Published in High Street The Spires
After years of neglect and decay, Historic England has commissioned a detailed survey of the work required to repair and conserve Barnet’s historic physic well, in Well Approach, just a short walk from Barnet Hospital.
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:16

Playtime for “invisible” carers

A two-hour session of play and activities once a month at the Sense Touch Base, just off Barnet High Street, is a lifeline for children who are often isolated at home caring for sick or disabled parents.
Published in General News
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:37

Graffiti artists’ head for heights

Graffiti daubed on walls and the sides of buildings in and around High Barnet has become an increasing eyesore in the opinion of residents who ask the Barnet Society why there has been no attempt in recent months to mount a clean-up.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:32

Library facing summer closure

Chipping Barnet library will operate on a partial self-service basis during April and May before closing again on Monday 5 June for extensive internal construction work over the summer months to convert some of the building into commercial office space.
Published in General News
Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:28

Underhill super school rejected

Barnet Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to reject plans to build a massive all-through academy school on the site of Barnet Football Club’s former stadium at Underhill.
Published in Planning
Friday, 16 December 2016 13:31

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.
Published in Barnet History
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.
Published in General News
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