Demolition contractors have moved into the Marie Foster site
August 15, 2019 1

Eyesore on point of demolition

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High Barnet’s long-standing blot on the landscape, the derelict nurses’ home on the Marie Foster Centre site, is finally about to be demolished.
Dick Elms, vice chair of Barnet Environment Centre, with one of the bat boxes to be installed on the Byng Road nature reserve
August 06, 2019

Boosting High Barnet’s bat population

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Barnet Environment Centre is planning to install three bat boxes to help increase the biodiversity of the Byng Road nature reserve.
The knife bin in Union Street
July 31, 2019 3

Barnet’s knife bin for saving lives

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A large bin for the safe disposal of all bladed weapons and instruments has been installed in Union Street, High Barnet, in support of the drive to curb the rise in knife crime.
Councillor Caroline Stock, Mayor Barnet, complete with her mayoral chain, in Sanders Lane Mill Hill on the route of Barnet Council’s first healthy heritage walk.
Jul 28, 2019

Healthy walks exploring Barnet’s historical heritage

Councillor Caroline Stock, Mayor of Barnet – and the borough’s wellbeing champion – launched the first of six healthy heritage walks which are being promoted…
Delivery of leaflets and advice on installing nest boxes for swifts is being co-ordinated by ornithologist David Martens. From left to right, Mr Martens, Robin Bishop, Alex Coltman and Tim Friend
Jul 23, 2019

High Barnet SOS: Save Our Swifts

Swifts swooping and squealing high overhead have always been a regular sight in parts of High Barnet, but some local ornithologists fear these summer visitors…
Hadley Wood in the evening
Jul 22, 2019 1

Hadley Woodland Bathing

It's 6pm on a Friday evening, the week has been a challenge, I’m tired and looking forward to the calm of the weekend and my wife asks if I would like to go…
Barnet Playing Fields – The box indicates the probable bulk of the proposed building
Jul 14, 2019 8

Proposed Playing Fields Hubs are serious threat to green belt

The Council’s proposed master plan for Barnet and King George V Playing Fields, and especially its building on Barnet Playing Fields, would be a gross…
Hadley Common
Jul 08, 2019 1

A new Act of Parliament needed to safeguard Hadley Common

Hadley Common, thought to be the seventh largest stretch of common land in Greater London, might soon be freed from archaic legal constraints that date back…
Alison Goodman, director of fund raising, in the atrium of the new Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Jul 08, 2019

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice to offer state-of-the-art care

After years of fund raising, office and care staff have moved into The Ark – the new, purpose-built home of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice which is rapidly…