Barnet Council has issued a £6,000-plus council tax demand for proprietor Vince Gadhavi
September 04, 2018 10

Hefty council tax bill for High Street cash machine

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Offering High Barnet residents and shoppers a free-to-use cash machine is proving an expensive nightmare for the Paper Shop in the High Street.
Visualisation of proposed development by BroadwayMalyan (architects)
August 30, 2018

New plans for Brake Shear House

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A new planning application is in for the Brake Shear House site. The design has good and weak points, so the Barnet Society is minded to be neutral about it. You can comment on it until Friday 7th September.
Barnet Antique and Vintage Centre could become a house in multiple occupation offering nine self-contained rooms with two communal kitchens
August 27, 2018 6

Shop closures and conversions changing town centre

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High Barnet’s struggling High Street shopping centre is facing fresh challenges: another two national chains are pulling out just as plans are announced to convert empty retail premises on the corner with St Albans Road into a house in multiple occupation.
The 1919 line-up for Barnet Rugby Football Club for its inaugural match against St Barts in a rented field at the bottom of Barnet Hill
Aug 25, 2018

Sporting history for Barnet rugby

Barnet might have lost its football club, but another of the town’s sporting traditions is still making history: Barnet Elizabethans Rugby Football Club is…
Chris Nightingale, of Friends of Barnet Market (right) told development director Simon Shaw he supported plans for the Premier Inn hotel on condition there was a guaranteed new site for Barnet market
Aug 19, 2018 7

Premier Inn – market place confrontation

Residents of Chipping Close were out in force to express their continuing opposition to the construction of a 100-bed Premier Inn opposite their homes on the…
Graham Turner’s preliminary sketch for his oil painting depicting the 1471 Battle of Barnet
Aug 17, 2018

Sketch for new Battle of Barnet oil painting

The stunning success this summer of the first-ever Barnet Medieval Festival – which the organisers are planning to repeat next June – has added fresh momentum…
Barnet Market – site of the proposed Premier Inn
Aug 06, 2018 19

Premier Inn - What next?

The controversial proposal to build a Premier Inn on the former Barnet Market site has been rejected by Barnet’s planning committee, against the planning…
Kings Road and Grimsdyke Crescent are two of roads which the residents fear will now become an unofficial car park for staff and visitors at Barnet Hospital
Aug 01, 2018 4

Angry reaction over exclusion from Barnet Hospital CPZ

Residents in four roads that were hoping to be included in the new Barnet Hospital controlled parking zone have been told they may have to wait until early…
A portrait of founder Gwyneth Cowing and some of her paintings are admired by Nichola Hunt, chair of the Barnet Guild of Artists and guild secretary Bryan Polikoff
Jul 26, 2018 1

Founder remembered at arts exhibition

Barnet Guild of Artists’ 70th annual summer exhibition is dedicated to its founder, Gwyneth Cowing, who in 1948 brought together a group of local artists to…