London Borough of Barnet

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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.

Barnet Council publishes details of £73.5 million saving challenge

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has published its outline plan for the rest of the decade ahead of debate at the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee today (2 December).

Barnet Community Group wins £50,000 National Prize

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

A Barnet based community group has found out that they have won £50,000 from the national competition The People’s Millions.

Mayor plants snowdrops in memory of children lost in the Holocaust

Published on Monday 1 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Hugh Rayner visited the newly opened school, The Orion, to plant 2000 snowdrop bulbs in remembrance of the children that lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Council welcomes £1/2m funding for projects to help people into work

Published on Friday 28 November 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council’s Leader has today welcomed the announcement that the council is set to receive more than £500,000 for two projects aimed at helping people into work.

Blue badges seized in joint fraud operation

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Officers seized seven blue badges and are investigating 20 potential cases of fraud following a joint operation.

Volunteers sought this winter

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014 in Adult social care news

An initiative to give people a warm place to go when temperatures dip is seeking volunteers to give a little of their spare time to help out.

Views sought on ways to improve borough’s fitness levels

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

Residents are being asked to give their views on ways in which the Council can help to improve sporting and physical activity levels of adults and children in the Borough.

Bishop of London marks official opening of Millbrook Park Primary school

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Schools and education news

Pupils, parents and staff joined the Bishop of London today to celebrate the official opening of Millbrook Park Church of England Primary School.

Council Tax Support consultation

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council is carrying out a supplementary consultation into options for changes to Council Tax Support (CTS) in the borough.

Revised offer unlocks new homes for West Hendon leaseholders

Published on Tuesday 25 November 2014 in Regeneration news

Barnet Council has made revised offers to leaseholders on the West Hendon Estate.

One week left until the consultation on Barnet’s Education and Skills service closes

Published on Tuesday 25 November 2014 in Schools and education news

Residents now have a week left to have their say on Barnet Council’s consultation on the future delivery of the Education and Skills Service.

National HIV Testing Week.

Published on Monday 24 November 2014 in Health and wellbeing news

Barnet Council Supports National HIV Testing Week on 22 to 29 November.

Barnet park needs help to win national prize

Published on Monday 24 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Childs Hill Park is in with a chance of winning the Big Lottery Fund’s People’s Millions competition.

Young Barnet Residents Debate at Parliament

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Last Friday (14 November), Barnet was represented by two young residents at the UK Youth Parliament debate which took place at House of Commons.

Barnet schools see stars

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014 in Schools and education news

A trio of north London schools are today seeing stars today after winning awards from Transport for London.

Have your say on the future of Barnet’s library service

Published on Monday 17 November 2014 in Libraries news

Barnet Council has opened public consultation on possible options for the future of the library service.