Image of new care home’s main entrance in Cattley Close
October 08, 2018

Care home to replace Barnet’s blot on the landscape

in Planning
A planning application has now been submitted to Barnet Council for a large-scale private care home for the elderly on the Marie Foster site in the heart of the Wood Street conservation area.
oanne Merchant, mother of two, has ambitious plans for a High Street children’s play area.
October 05, 2018

Reviving Barnet High Street with a children’s play area

in High Street The Spires
Creating a play area for children combined with space for community activities in the centre of High Barnet is the aim of local resident Joanne Merchant, mother of two small boys.
What do these changes mean for the residents of Barnet?
October 03, 2018 1

London Buses: Typical - two consultations come along at once

in General News
The Barnet Society have been asked to comment on the proposal by Transport for London (TfL) to change the 292, 384 & 606 bus routes and a bus stop on Barnet Hill. We have also been asked about reductions on bus routes in Inner & Central London.
Vince Gadhavi with the revised zero demand from Barnet Council
Sep 29, 2018 3

Shopkeeper's victory in council tax row

Barnet Council has backed down from its decision to charge a High Street newsagent an extra £1,800 a year in council tax for having a free-to-use cash machine…
Withdrawal of plan to convert Barnet Antique and Vintage Centre into a house in multiple occupation offering nine self-contained rooms with two communal kitchens
Sep 26, 2018

Town centre “rabbit hutch” rooms plan withdrawn

A highly-controversial plan to convert empty retail premises just off Barnet High Street into a house in multiple occupation with nine self-contained rooms has…
Alison Weir with the chairman of Barnet Museum, Mike Jordan (right), and Dennis Bird, talks organiser for the Battle of Barnet Project
Sep 23, 2018

Putting the Battle of Barnet on the map for historical tours

A heartfelt plea for the creation of a visitors’ centre or historic trail to mark the site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet was made by the celebrated author and…
Visualisation of proposed hotel from Bruce Road (by ica architects)
Sep 17, 2018 13

Premier Inn - Take Two

Premier Inns have submitted a new planning application. The design has been improved since its first scheme, rejected in July, and the Barnet Society is minded…
Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council fielding questions at an Engage Barnet event at the Bull Theatre
Sep 12, 2018 6

Unruly street drinkers troubling High Street shoppers

Problems caused by uncontrolled street drinking in High Barnet and rough sleeping in shop doorways along the High Street topped the issues raised at an Engage…
Barnet Council has issued a £6,000-plus council tax demand for proprietor Vince Gadhavi
Sep 04, 2018 11

Hefty council tax bill for High Street cash machine

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.