London Borough of Barnet

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Work on Dollis Valley Affordable Homes to start more quickly than originally planned

Published on Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The council and its partners have confirmed plans to bring forward the redevelopment of the Dollis Valley Estate by six months at a meeting of the council’s Assets, Regeneration and Growth.

Barnet expands free leisure pass

Published on Wednesday 17 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Carers and foster carers in Barnet can now enjoy free access to Barnet Council’s GLL operated leisure centres after the local authority increased access to its Leisure Pass initiative.

Consultation begins on future delivery of Education Services

Published on Tuesday 16 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is to start consultation on a new approach to the way it delivers its education services to schools.

Consultation launched on ways to support Barnet businesses

Published on Monday 15 September 2014 in Business news

Barnet Council is asking residents, business and other organisations for their views on a new Entrepreneurial Barnet policy.

Expanded primary schools welcome new children

Published on Monday 15 September 2014 in Schools and education news

Construction work has been completed for five newly expanded primary schools in Barnet as the council continues to cope with extra demand for school places.

Halfway point reached in Stonegrove Regeneration Project

Published on Thursday 11 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

A major milestone in the progress of the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates has been marked during a visit to the latest phase of the development.

Mayor opens Inglis Way

Published on Monday 8 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet has officially opened Inglis Way as part of the Millbrook Park development in Mill Hill.

Over 55? Then Barnet needs you!

Published on Monday 8 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s leisure provider, GLL, is looking for residents aged 55 years old and over to form a sports team to conquer the rest of London at this year’s Annual Club Wellness Games on October 17.

Council Tax single person discount review

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council is carrying out a review of all council tax claims for the 25 per cent single person discount to guard against fraud.

Family carers invited to share experiences and ideas

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014 in Adult social care news

Barnet Council and the Barnet Carers Centre are holding a free event aimed at family carers of people who live in, or are considering moving into, a residential care home in Barnet.

Council consults on revised housing allocations policy

Published on Thursday 28 August 2014 in Housing and community news

Barnet Council is consulting on proposed changes to the way it allocates council and housing association homes.

Are you the next British Para Powerlifting sensation?

Published on Tuesday 26 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

British Weight Lifting is looking for the next Para Powerlifting powerhouse during try outs on Saturday 20th September.

Barnet’s schools record impressive GCSE results

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Schools and education news

Provisional GCSE results from 20 of the borough’s 23 secondary schools indicate that they have once again performed above the national average.

Barnet Council selected for phase two of Troubled Families Programme

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council has been selected to be one of the first councils to take part in the expanded Troubled Families Programme.

Landlord fined for renting out loft room

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Housing and community news

A landlord has been ordered to pay a total of £3,040 by the courts for renting out a loft room which tenants had to go on all fours up a staircase to access.

Ceremony set to mark centenary of first Great War death

Published on Monday 18 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Local dignitaries, relatives and members of the public will gather in Lodge Lane, North Finchley, on Thursday 21 August to mark 100 years to the day since the death of Private John Parr, widely recognised as the first Allied soldier to die in action in the First World War.

Free sports sessions for disabled residents

Published on Monday 18 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

Disabled residents across Barnet are being invited to try out a host of new sports and challenges at the Burnt Oak Leisure Centre’s ‘Be Inclusive Day’ on Saturday 30th August 2014.

From wreck and ruin to des res - residents invited to take up Empty Properties Grant

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Housing and community news

Empty properties which have fallen into disrepair could soon be brought back into use again with funding from a new council initiative.

Let's talk shop

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Jobs and careers news

Barnet Council, in partnership with Job Centre Plus, has launched a new one stop recruitment shop to encourage young people into the retail and hospitality sector.

Barnet A Level Results

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Schools and education news

Provisional A level results from 11 out of 19 Barnet schools show that students are on track to maintain the outstanding level of performance they achieved last year.

Council Tax Support consultation launched

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council has launched a consultation to seek residents’ views on the amount of Council Tax Support (CTS) it provides people on low incomes from April 2015.

Tributes paid to former Mayor Don Goodman

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet has paid tribute to former Mayor Don Goodman who has died.

Consultation underway to help keep Barnet safe

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Housing and community news

Barnet Council is asking residents to help shape how the borough’s Safer Communities Partnership Board will tackle crime and disorder over the next three years.

Report published into the allocation of funding

Published on Monday 11 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has published the response to a complaint made about additional spending on highways and pavement maintenance.

Fun, free summer cycling in Barnet with Sky Ride local

Published on Thursday 7 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

Summer is here – and with it comes British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local programme in Barnet.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions praises Barnet Council and DWP's new ways of working during borough visit

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Children, young people and families news

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has today praised examples of partnership working by Barnet Council, DWP and other public sector organisations during a visit to the borough.

Hundreds attend Civic Service to mark the declaration of the Great War

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

More than 250 people attended a Civic Service of Commemoration and Reconciliation held at St John the Baptist Church in Chipping Barnet on Sunday afternoon (3 August) to mark the declaration of the Great War 100 years ago.

Biggest change to voter registration in a generation

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet residents will this week start receiving letters letting telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

Fraud investigators expose millions of pounds of fraud in one year

Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s fraud investigators successfully detected frauds amounting to £11.9million during 2013/14.

Enterprising over 50s get a kick-start to help their own businesses

Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Nine would-be businesses have been set up by entrepreneurial over 50s living in Barnet after they were giving support and guidance from The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)