If Barnet Council gives approval, 26 hand-painted heraldic banners are to be hung along Barnet High Street to promote the Barnet Medieval Festival – a weekend of medieval displays and re-enactments of scenes from the battles of St Albans (1461) and Barnet (1471) to be held at the Byng Road playing fields on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.
Published in High Street The Spires
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:42

Heraldic banners for High Street

 The coat of arms of Henry VI is the latest to be painted as part of the Battle of Barnet Project – and it is one of 30 heraldic banners that it is hoped will be hung along the High Street to celebrate Barnet’s role in the Wars of the Roses.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:57

High Street’s “ghost advertisement”

High Barnet’s most prominent “ghost advertisement” – high up on a side wall in the High Street – is creating quite a flurry of interest and might well be up for listing as being of historical interest.
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 27 November 2017 10:25

High Barnet’s budding food court

A van producing and selling authentic Roman pizzas is helping to kick start the development of what is fast becoming a popular food court outside the Stapylton Road entrance to the Spires shopping centre.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:30

New homes and commercial space

Shanly Homes, which purchased the semi-derelict Brake Shear House workshops off Barnet High Street earlier this year, has appointed new architects to review the plans for redeveloping the site.
Published in Planning
Friday, 03 November 2017 14:08

Last butcher's shop closes

End of an era.  Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop in High Street, Barnet, has ceased trading and the premises are for sale or to let.
Published in High Street The Spires
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
Friday, 28 April 2017 19:45

Barnet’s classic cars on parade again

Cameras, smart phones and tablets will be out in force to capture images of the many much-admired and much-loved models that will be on display at the fourth annual Barnet Market classic car show on Saturday 10 June.
Published in High Street The Spires
Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:26

For and against wider High Street pavement

Members of Chipping Barnet Town Team have given their backing to Barnet Council’s plans to widen one side of the High Street pavement – from the Post Office to just beyond the entrance to the Spires shopping centre – despite criticism from some residents in nearby streets.
Published in High Street The Spires
Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:05

Tardis sparks fury

Plans to improve one of the busiest stretches of Barnet High Street by planting trees, and providing benches and cycle hoops, have been upstaged by the arrival of a super-size black kiosk for a new smart telephone.
Published in High Street The Spires
Saturday, 04 February 2017 11:26

Red Lion re-opens

Mitchells and Butlers say they have created ten new jobs following the conversion of the Red Lion public house into a Stonehouse pizza and carvery.
Published in High Street The Spires
Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:46

Widening High Street pavement

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.
Published in High Street The Spires
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.
Published in High Street The Spires
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.
Published in Road Improvements
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.
Published in General News
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.
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 11 July 2016 12:10

Classic cars never lose their appeal

Support for Barnet Market’s annual classic car show has proved so strong that it has become a showcase event for the increasingly-popular Barnet Classic Car Club.
Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:21

Bench done. Now tackle the graffiti!

“The boys dun good” was the general consensus of passers-by as three High Barnet seniors spent 16 man hours giving the Church Passage bench a much-needed wash and brush-up.
Published in High Street The Spires
Friday, 08 April 2016 10:10

Barnet still a cut above

Barnet is living up to its fame in Cockney rhyming slang: a survey shows there are more hairdressing salons in the London borough Barnet than in any other part of capital, except for the West End.
Published in High Street The Spires
Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:26

Spires £7 million upgrade

A two-storey, 24,000-square-foot new fashion store – replacing four existing shop units – will become the centrepiece of a new-look Spires shopping centre if planning permission is obtained from Barnet Council.
Published in High Street The Spires
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