London Borough of Barnet

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Library books available on prescription

Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

A scheme has been launched to support residents with dementia by offering them ‘books on prescription’.

Help plant an orchard in Childs Hill Park

Published on Friday 23 January 2015 in Parks, sport and leisure news

The Friends of Childs Hill Park are inviting green fingered residents to help them plant an orchard on Sunday 1st February

Sign up to the Big London Energy Switch

Published on Friday 23 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is once again encouraging residents to sign up to the Big London Energy Switch and save money on their energy bills.

The Council Conversation

Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Residents will have the opportunity to tell the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Richard Cornelius, and other chairmen of major committees their views on council priorities.

Barnet Council Welcomes West Hendon CPO Inquiry

Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Housing and community news

Barnet Council has welcomed the start of the Public Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Order on the West Hendon Estate. The CPO is needed as part of the overall redevelopment of the estate.

Homeowner fined £45k for causing 'irreversible damage' to Grade II listed building

Published on Friday 16 January 2015 in Planning, conservation and building control news

The owner of a Grade II listed building in historic Hampstead Garden Suburb who repeatedly ignored council officers’ advice while carrying out building work has been fined £45,000 by magistrates.

Message from the Communities Together Network

Published on Thursday 15 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Statement from The Communities Together Network below.

Residents invited to attend libraries consultation events.

Published on Wednesday 14 January 2015 in Libraries news

Residents and community groups are invited to register for one of a series of consultation events about the future of Barnet’s library service.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Monday 12 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 18 January with a service at Middlesex University.

Libraries Consultation Events

Published on Friday 9 January 2015 in Libraries news

Come along to one of our consultation events to share your views about the proposals for Barnet’s future library service. This is part of a wider public consultation which runs until 22 February 2015.

Have your say on Barnet’s Draft Community Asset Strategy

Published on Friday 9 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is currently consulting on how it develops and manages its portfolio of public buildings and land which are used by voluntary and community groups.

Recycling Christmas Trees

Published on Wednesday 7 January 2015 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

With the festive period over, Barnet residents can leave their real Christmas trees next to their green bin on their collection day.

Young people urged to stand for the Youth Parliament.

Published on Tuesday 6 January 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Young people across Barnet are being encouraged to get involved in the 2015 UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections, which take place from 23rd February to 8th March.

Parking restrictions in Barnet during the Christmas period

Published on Wednesday 24 December 2014 in Parking enforcement news

The council will be enforcing some, but not all parking restrictions in Barnet over the Christmas period.

Ringing the London Ambulance service during Christmas

Published on Tuesday 23 December 2014 in Emergency planning news

As you may be aware, the London Ambulance Service has been receiving very high numbers of calls in recent weeks and is expecting to be under further pressure over the Christmas and New Year’s period.

Housing fraudster brought before the court

Published on Monday 22 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

A tenant who illegally sublet his council home by advertising it on Gumtree just weeks after being handed the keys has received a suspended sentence.

Barnet Council begins consultation on its strategic plan and budget to 2020

Published on Thursday 18 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is asking residents for their views on its strategic plan and financial strategy to 2020, including ways in which it can meet its £90 million budget gap.

Volunteers encouraged to grit their street and school

Published on Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Gritting news

Barnet Council is offering 20 adopted residential roads and 20 schools a chance to receive a one tonne bag of grit and tools to keep their pavements safe during the winter period.

Suspected fake designer goods seized in trading standards raid

Published on Tuesday 16 December 2014 in Business news

Residents are being warned to be on their guard in the run up to Christmas after trading standards officers seized hundreds of items of suspected counterfeit designer goods during a raid on a shop.

Plans for new community facilities in East Finchley revealed

Published on Tuesday 16 December 2014 in Housing and community news

Early plans of a new building which will replace a community centre destroyed by fire have been unveiled.

West London mental health and employment trailblazer

Published on Monday 15 December 2014 in Public Health news

The West London Alliance (WLA)* has been awarded £1.2M from the DCLG’s Transformation Challenge Award fund to pilot an innovative programme that will integrate employment and mental health support.

Teenage Writing Competition launched

Published on Monday 15 December 2014 in Libraries news

A short story writing competition has been launched for young people aged 11 to 16.

Residents’ views sought on Care Act proposals

Published on Friday 12 December 2014 in Adult social care news

Residents are being asked for their views on proposals for how the council implements changes to the way it provides adult social care as part of the Care Act 2014.

Student ‘accepts’ challenge against Sickle Cell Anaemia

Published on Friday 12 December 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

Do you have what it takes to go up against high-level athletes at sports such as netball, basketball and street dancing?

Cricklewood ‘pocket park’ Grand Opening

Published on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

A £327,000 project to transform a Cricklewood playground into a brand new ‘pocket park’ is now complete and residents are being invited to celebrate the official opening on Sunday 14th December.

Christmas Waste and Recycling Collection Dates Announced

Published on Monday 8 December 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

Barnet Council has announced its revised waste and recycling collection schedule for the Christmas period.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Barnet

Published on Thursday 4 December 2014 in Business news

Businesses across Barnet are gearing up for what will inevitably be the busiest shopping period of the year – beginning with Small Business Saturday on 6th December.

Barnet Council receives £56m funding boost for Grahame Park

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in Regeneration news

Barnet Council has welcomed the announcement that it is set to receive a £56million boost to bring the development of one of its major regeneration schemes forward.

Free Christmas parking comes to Barnet

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Last night (Tuesday 2 December), Barnet Council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed on measures that will bring free parking to all Barnet town centres and council run car parks, just in time for the Christmas shopping period.

Landlord prosecuted for putting tenants at risk

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in Housing and community news

A property company which crudely converted a three bedroom house into a seven bedroom property which it then let out, has been fined £25,000.