October 19, 2020

New landlord joins publicans determined to stay in business

in General News
Polish trained chef Lukasz Szumski is planning to add one or two specialities from his grandfather's recipes to a traditional English menu at the Sebright Arms in Alston Road which has just re-opened as a gastro pub and sports bar after several weeks closure.
Sites of proposed new housing and parkland in Whalebones estate. To the north is Wood Street and new road junction at The Arkley; to the south Wellhouse Lane and Barnet Hospital; and to the west new Elmbank estate.
October 14, 2020 5

Close vote against new housing in Whalebones woods and fields

in Planning
Years of campaigning to preserve the Whalebones woodland and farmland in Wood Street paid off when Barnet Council's planning committee rejected an application to build 152 new houses and flats.
Cohousing pioneer Shirley Meredeen
October 09, 2020

Life under lockdown at cohousing flats for older women

in Barnet Market
"We've not only survived but managed to thrive during lockdown" say the 26 residents of High Barnet's pioneering cohousing project for older women which opened four years ago in Union Street.
Oct 06, 2020

Caricatures for Barnet's Northern Line tube stations

Searching for a celebrity connected wth all 272 tube stations on the London Underground has been a lockdown artistic venture for High Barnet cartoonist and…
Michael and Karen Hallowell -- and their dog Monty -- check out the protection for great crested newts
Oct 04, 2020 1

Protecting Hadley Common's great crested newts

Plastic barriers and traps have been set up across Monken Hadley Common to safeguard great crested newts which might be threatened by the construction of a new…
On the sensory trail...Bernard Johnson, chair of Friends of Barnet Environment Centre.
Sep 28, 2020

Nature reserve's new paths will help disabled enjoy sensory trail

To improve access for the disabled and children and visitors in wheelchairs, the main paths in and around the nature reserve at Barnet Environment Centre are…
The Southern family with litter picking grabbers at the ready
Sep 28, 2020

High Barnet's litter pickers out in force

Young and old joined in to help with High Barnet Green Beings' Sunday litter pick in and around the town centre.
Sep 24, 2020 1

Possible financial lifeline for New Barnet's decaying cricket pavilion

Barnet Council is being asked to investigate whether restoration of the boarded up cricket pavilion in Tudor Park sports ground might be financed in part…
Planners are promising Roger Newell a speed answer on possible redevelopment
Sep 21, 2020

Barnet's blot on the landscape might soon be no more!

A renewed attempt to replace a much-loathed eyesore in Union Street, High Barnet, with new housing is finally holding out the prospect of succeeding.