Archived Articles January 2020 todate

Uncertain future for container yard at High Barnet station

May 27, 2020 Planning
Nick Bove, electrical contractor
Scores of small businesses and traders who store goods, tools and equipment in a container yard claim their…

"Sneaky" move to re-route 384 bus 2

May 13, 2020 General News
Transport for London's plan to extend the route of the 384 Cockfosters to High Barnet bus service to Edgware,…

High Barnet welcomes its much-loved summer squealers 3

May 12, 2020 General News
Nest boxes ready and waiting for summer visitors
Swifts have again been seen swooping and squealing high overhead in High Barnet -- aerial summer visitors…

Millie the Waitrose cat: unveiled at last 3

May 08, 2020 General News
After almost a year's trial and error, local sculptor John Somerville finally feels ready to display his clay…

Last Post starts two-minute silence in Fitzjohn Avenue

May 08, 2020 General News
Neve Mayes,star trumpet player at Dame Alice Owen's School, marked the start and finish of the Victory in…

Christ Church reaches out with prayer box

May 08, 2020 General News
Church services streamed live online have become a regular Sunday morning point of contact for worshippers…

Pulling pints in lockdown: mobile pub is the answer 3

May 04, 2020 General News
A pub on wheels offering a freshly pulled pint of stout delivered straight to the door is proving to be a…

Imaginative community support for Barnet Hospital staff

May 01, 2020 General News
Carnarvon Road community sing song
Professional singer Iain Mackenzie with his daughter Poppy lead a community sing song which has become part…

Twitter boosts Mitre landlord's plea to help pubs survive 2

Apr 29, 2020 General News
Real ale down the drain at the Mitre
High Barnet publican Gary Murphy, licensee of the Mitre, has gone viral in a campaign to force pub owners to…

High Barnet Station development still on track 4

Apr 24, 2020 Planning
The Barnet Society has seen the latest proposals for the High Barnet Station site. Designs won’t be finalised…

Green shoots in the High Street 3

Apr 21, 2020 High Street The Spires
The first of eight trees have been planted in the High Street. They are the bitter-sweet culmination of a…

Barnet lockdown: windows boarded up

Apr 21, 2020 General News
Safety first for art deco windows
Protective wooden boarding has been installed across the art deco windows of the Barnet Everyman -- a sure…

Noah's Ark plea for urgent lockdown fund raising

Apr 16, 2020 General News
Less than six months after its official opening the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice in Byng Road, Barnet, is…

Sewing enthusiasts helping the NHS fight coronavirus 4

Apr 15, 2020 General News
Marjoleine Yoshida with one of her home-produced scrubs
High Barnet volunteers who love to sew are joining the nationwide effort to produce protective clothing for…

High Street landlord backs demand for rent freeze for pubs

Apr 13, 2020 General News
Mitre mine host in happier, pre-coronavirus days
High Barnet publican Gary Murphy, licensee of the Mitre, is at the forefront of a campaign by landlords to…

Home deliveries offer lifeline to High Street traders

Apr 09, 2020 General News
Alice and Michael Kentish behind the counter in happier days -- before coronavirus
Specialist shops along Barnet High Street -- as well as numerous take-away food outlets -- are determined to…

Life in Barnet under lockdown: children losing out

Apr 08, 2020 General News
Old Courthouse playground:
Locked and taped-off playgrounds are a poignant reminder of the impact that the coronavirus self-distancing…

Strict self-distancing and safety rules at Barnet's allotments

Apr 04, 2020 General News
Long waiting list for plots at Barnet's Byng Road allotments
Cultivating an allotment is one of the few outdoor activities that is still permitted during the coronavirus…

Barnet Hospital staff get rousing round of applause 1

Apr 03, 2020 General News
Barnet householders and families were out in force to join the second nationwide Thursday evening clap for…

Advice wanted on widening the Bull Theatre's repertoire

Apr 01, 2020 Events
The Bull Theatre -- now the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School -- in its glory days as the Old Bull Arts Centre
There could hardly be a more opportune moment for a determined push to host new productions and attractions…

Reduced height for New Barnet tower blocks 1

Apr 01, 2020 Planning
Aerial view of the former gas works site at New Barnet
After feedback from a public exhibition in January, the Victoria Quarter housing development on the former…

More tree planting on Barnet Hill

Mar 31, 2020 General News
Tree planting party on Barnet Hill
Planting trees on Barnet Hill has been one of the great achievements of the Barnet Society -- and it is still…

Battle of Barnet: beaten by coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 Events
2019 re-enactment of 1471 Battle of Barnet
Barnet's highly successful medieval festival, due to have been staged during the last weekend in May, is just…

Shutters down and closed shop doors in Barnet High Street

Mar 31, 2020 General News
Shoppers few and far between in Barnet High Street
Only around 20 shops and retail outlets are still open for business along the entire length of Barnet High…