Monday, 12 October 2015 19:26

Dairy maid reappears

A set of painted wall tiles revealed during building work at 89 High Street Barnet depict a dairy maid holding her pail, with cows and chickens in the background.
Published in Barnet History
Monday, 12 October 2015 11:41

Showcase reopens

Number 89, the community-run pop-up shop selling local arts and crafts that was in the High Street until a few months ago, has reopened round the corner at 10 Union Street, and now trades under the name room 89.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:56

High Barnet cottage industries to go

Almost 30 small businesses and workshops with premises on land behind Barnet High Street may have to relocate within months to make way for a massive redevelopment.
Published in High Street The Spires
Thursday, 10 September 2015 12:10

Parking Wars

The Barnet Society's campaign for a 30 minute free parking period in the High Street is featured in the latest series is Parking Wars at 8pm on ITV 1 on Thursday 15 September.
Published in High Street The Spires
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:09

Barnet’s hanging baskets

Barnet High Street has been bedecked once again with flowering hanging baskets. But please do not be fooled into thinking Barnet Council deserves the credit for adding this splash of colour to the town centre.
Published in High Street The Spires
Friday, 21 August 2015 10:15

Demolition could reveal medieval market

If permission is granted to demolish the empty After Office Hours bar next to the Bull Theatre, the Barnet Society says there must be stringent planning conditions, and time for a proper archaeological investigation.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:43

Homes to replace High Street shops

Two High Street premises will be extended to include flats if planning permission can be obtained from Barnet Council – and both applications have already sparked controversy.
Published in High Street The Spires
Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:30

Needing some warmth

Barnet High Street is once again bedecked with flowering hanging baskets – their arrival was delayed by the late spring and they are still in need of some more warm weather!
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 01 June 2015 20:43

Is the tide turning?

After a run of closures over recent months, the High Street now offers several new restaurants and cafes. The proprietors are hoping the custom they attract will encourage increased business for other shops and traders in High Barnet’s shopping centre and perhaps attract other new retail ventures.
Published in High Street The Spires
A joint attempt by the Barnet Society and the Barnet Times to persuade Barnet Council to introduce a period of free car parking to boost trade in the borough’s high streets was rejected by the environment committee.
Published in High Street The Spires
Sunday, 15 February 2015 09:21

2,500 back free parking campaign

Almost 2,000 people visiting shops and other premises in the High Street have signed the Barnet Society’s petition calling on Barnet Council to consider offering an hour’s free parking to help the town’s retailers.
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 26 January 2015 13:31

Busting Councillor Cohen’s “myths”

Petition forms distributed by the Barnet Society to around 100 shops and other retail premises along the High Street are showing far higher support than expected for the Society’s campaign for an hour’s free parking.
Published in High Street The Spires
Catering and tourism students from Barnet and Southgate College are gaining work experience at High Barnet’s newest pop-up shop, a family-friendly tea shop that has opened in the Spires shopping centre.
Published in General News
Monday, 12 January 2015 10:53

Guns & Smoke refusal

Planning vote goes against Guns & Smoke.  Guns & Smoke, a new American-style bar and grill opposite Barnet parish church, has failed to obtain planning permission for its illuminated frontage in Church Passage.
Published in Planning
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:12

Parking claims another casualty

High Barnet’s “impossible” parking controls are forcing another independent trader out of the High Street.
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 15 December 2014 16:29

Planning shoot-out for Guns & Smoke

Guns & Smoke, the new American-style bar and grill opposite Barnet parish church, faces what looks like being a decisive shoot-out at Hendon Town Hall early in the new year.
Published in Planning
Monday, 08 December 2014 10:42

Mayor signs parking petition

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Hugh Rayner, has signed up to be kept informed of progress in the Barnet Society’s campaign for an hour’s free parking.
Published in High Street The Spires
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:55

No to free parking say Council and MP

Councillor David Longstaff has joined Mrs Theresa Villiers MP and Gordon Massey, chairman of Barnet Residents Association, in opposing the Barnet Society’s petition calling for an hour’s free parking to help win back shoppers to the High Street.
Published in High Street The Spires
Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:17

Two more shops forced out of High Street

Another two independent traders are being forced out of the High Street by a combination of high rents and the chronic difficulties faced by shoppers confronted by High Barnet’s expensive and inordinately complicated parking regime.
Published in High Street The Spires
Monday, 17 November 2014 13:43

Barnet is nearly a ghost town

The depth of local anger, frustration and even despair at the damage being inflicted on Barnet’s shopping centre is highlighted yet again in comments in support of the Barnet Society’s petition calling on Barnet Council to allow an hour’s free parking.
Published in High Street The Spires
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