Chipping Barnet foodbank volunteers Harold Williams and Monica Phelps prepare food items ready for distribution
February 05, 2019

No shortage of demand for donated food

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Chipping Barnet foodbank is currently experiencing a spike in demand following the introduction of universal credit which is resulting in some social security claimants finding themselves caught out by the loss of previous benefits.
Paula Gabb and Millie in happier times
February 04, 2019 2

Plans for memorial to Millie, High Barnet’s feline celebrity

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Well over £1,200 has been donated already by well-wishers towards the cost of a memorial to the 17-year-old tabby Millie who made friends with countless admirers at the Spires shopping centre.
Volunteers John Pyatt and Jacky Bishop ready to help at North London Samaritans’ new call centre
January 31, 2019

Samaritans reaching out to prevent suicidal thoughts

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From its new call centre at Bowes Park, volunteers from the North London Samaritans are stepping up their efforts to reach out to help anyone troubled by personal or emotional problems and to advise those most at risk of suicide.
Preparing to serve an evening meal at the night shelter for the homeless at St Mark’s Church, Barnet Vale. From left to right, John Hay, Geoff Nicholson and the Reverend Tristan Chapman
Jan 29, 2019

Full house at Barnet homeless night shelter

Every Sunday this winter St Mark’s Church, Barnet Vale, becomes a night shelter for the homeless – “our contribution to helping the weakest”, says the Vicar,…
Gary Murphy, landlord of The Mitre, promoting his array of ales and craft beers
Jan 22, 2019 1

Campaigning to save traditional public houses

Gary Murphy, landlord at one of High Barnet’s highly-rated real ale pubs, the Mitre, is preparing for the next round of an ongoing campaign to force the pub…
Barnet Band, with conductor Ian Brookman, is holding an anniversary concert featuring music from the last 13 decades
Jan 16, 2019 1

Barnet Band celebrates its transformation from brass to wind

Barnet Band, originally the High Barnet Foresters’ Brass Band, which started performing in 1889 – with just 15 instruments that had cost £42 – is about to…
Councillors Lisa Rutter (left) and Alison Cornelius examining a sleeping area of one of the rough sleepers outside Chipping Barnet Library
Jan 10, 2019 7

Barnet Councillors’ pledge to tackle rough sleepers and street drinkers

Chipping Barnet Residents Forum has been given an assurance that Barnet Council will take action to remove up to three homeless men who bed down each night in…
Safety-conscious Millie regularly stops the traffic at she uses the zebra crossing from Chipping Barnet Library to the Spires Shopping Centre
Jan 08, 2019 6

Sociable feline stars on social media

High Barnet’s most precocious feline – Millie, the 17-year-old tabby that has made a name for herself at the Spires shopping centre – is clocking up ever more…
Tony Swingler guards his Underhill pitch mementos – “The Green, Green Grass...of Barnet FC
Jan 08, 2019 2

Barnet’s FA Cup run excites former fans

Barnet’s shock 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United – to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup – has re-awakened tales of other memorable matches from the years…