High Barnet is a great place to live – open spaces, friendly village atmosphere, prestigious schools and historic public houses.
The Barnet Society, the voice for High Barnet and surrounds, is committed to keeping Barnet a welcoming and thriving locality whilst encouraging positive developments.
Our website – www.barnetsociety.org.uk – is a high-quality source of news and information about life in our locality and the Society’s work in campaigning for a better Barnet, from Arkley and Hadley to New Barnet and Oakleigh Park.
It provides a vital online platform for discussion and debate about issues that are topical, perhaps troubling, and where the Society’s diligence and expertise might make all the difference.
Our three newsletters a year are much appreciated for the range of their coverage and in-depth analysis of our dedicated work to protect and preserve our Green Belt; improve our town centres; and raise design standards in new housing and public and commercial buildings.
The Society’s work is all the more important given the demise of our local newspapers, the lack of original reporting and the challenges residents face in attempting to hold to account our local authorities and public institutions.
In recent months the Society has been analysing Transport for London’s plans to build up to 450 homes on land around the High Barnet underground station; we spent many weeks marshalling our case for objecting to the application to build 150 homes in the fields and woods of the Whalebones estate in breach of Conservation Area policy; and our volunteers succeeded in identifying 45 buildings in Chipping Barnet that have been added to Barnet Council’s Local List of buildings of historic or architectural interest.
When objections need to be mobilised and registered, we can assist in formulating a response, and in our experience, residents appreciate our advice.
Please do what you can to support us in our work to celebrate all that is so positive about life in and around High Barnet and our ongoing efforts to assess the impact of future developments and other threats to our shared environment.
Become a member online now. It’s easy and quick.
The minimum annual subscriptions are £8.00 for an individual or £12.00 for a family membership. However, a larger annual donation is much appreciated and will help us to continue funding our high-quality newsletter, website and campaigning work.
But if you prefer, download the membership form and post it to us with your cheque
The Society is managed by volunteers for the benefit of the local community and is solely dependant on membership fees and donations. If you are able to donate you can do so here.
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