November 27, 2020
New Barnet's decommissioned gas holder as seen from Albert Road

Is New Barnet's gasometer about to disappear from landscape? 1

National Grid has applied to Barnet Council for permission to demolish New Barnet's redundant gasholder saying it is a safety risk and wants to free up the land for residential development.
November 24, 2020

Return of the zombie telecom hubs 2

Barely a year after JC Decaux was refused planning permission for three telecom/advertising hubs in the High Street, they’ve returned with two more. If approved, that would make four within 200 metres.
November 23, 2020

High Barnet's claim to London's oldest timber structure

A medieval timber roof discovered above a vacant shop in Barnet High Street might be as old or even older than the famous hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, the oldest building at the Houses of Parliament.
November 18, 2020
Jenny Linford (left) and Judith Clouston

Brightening up lockdown: busy trading at Barnet market

Friends of Barnet Market are welcoming the continued presence of the twice-weekly market during the second lockdown -- and are especially pleased with the success of a new fresh fish stall from Ipswich.

Improving road safety around High Barnet's schools

Nov 18, 2020
Violet Walker, head teacher at QE Girls, with Barhale projector manager Steve Collet, at unveiling of road safety banner
Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School is helping to promote National Road Safety Week with a large banner close to the school entrance at the busy road junction of…

Barnet's changing allotments: inspired by The Good Life? 1

Nov 16, 2020
Sophie Esplin-Jones collecting compost
Women are increasingly taking over from men in cultivating allotments - a national trend which is certainly being reflected at the popular Byng Road allotments…

Barnet's fallen comrades remembered despite coronavirus pandemic

Nov 08, 2020
A socially distanced two-minute silence was observed at the war memorial at Barnet parish church to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Top London honour for QE Girls' history teacher 26

Nov 05, 2020
Without him knowing what was happening, past and present pupils at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School, Barnet, were voting secretly for their popular history…

Wanted: Barnet memories of going to the flicks 1

Nov 02, 2020
Going to the pictures once or even several times a week used to be commonplace among the older generation...but with the closure of numerous cinemas across the…

Historic "Twist" to High Street planning objections

Nov 01, 2020
An application has been made for planning permission to build three flats on the site of the former Victoria Bakery in Barnet High Street -- the shop doorway…