Wars of the Roses heraldic banners painted by volunteers at Barnet Museum on display in Barnet High Street in 2018
July 28, 2020

Looking ahead to 2021 and 550th anniversary of Battle of Barnet

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Ambitious plans are being drawn up to celebrate the 550th anniversary next year of the Battle of Barnet.
Greenkeeper Alan Henderson with his arm round one of the mannequins which scare off crows. From left to right, Rosario Wass-Berru, Mr Henderson, Brian Wass, club president
July 25, 2020

Crows beware – mannequins on parade at Barnet’s bowling greens

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After installing two male mannequins dressed in white in the Old Courthouse Recreation Ground, Barnet Bowls Club has managed to frighten off crows that have been digging holes in the fine turf of their two bowling greens.
July 21, 2020

Elstree predicted to be a new "British Hollywood"

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Work has started clearing the site off Rowley Lane, Boreham Wood, for the construction of the new Sky Studios Elstree, which were granted planning approval by Hertsmere Borough Council earlier this month.
Jul 21, 2020

Faster times from High Barnet to Cockfosters and Edgware

By shortening its route through New Barnet and High Barnet, Transport for London is hoping to give "a new lease of life" to the 384 bus service, by ensuring…
Bird watching enthusiasts reporting back on swift sightings. From left to right, ornithologist David Martens, Robin Bishop, Pete Lyons and Tim Friend
Jul 02, 2020

Bird lovers delighted to see swifts swooping over High Barnet

Swift awareness week has been judged a success by admirers of High Barnet's rare, elusive summer visitors who have again take up residence under the eaves of…
Jun 24, 2020 4

How green is our valley – but for how much longer?

The landscape of the Dollis Brook, from its sources near Moat Mount to Whetstone and beyond, is a green lung for residents and visitors to Chipping Barnet, and…
Volunteers needed to advise and reassure High Street shoppers
Jun 23, 2020

Appeal for volunteer advisers on lockdown easing guidance

Barnet Council is appealing for volunteers to give advice and support to shoppers and the public on safe social distancing as lockdown is eased in High Barnet…
Proposed Sky Studios, Borehamwood – visualisation by UMC Architects. Saffron Green at far left
Jun 19, 2020 1

Fasten your Green Belt – and prepare for new buildings to land!

This is the Green Belt north of Barnet (top left). Protected from development for two-thirds of a century, it’s now threatened by the expansion of Potters Bar…