London Borough of Barnet

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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)

Barnet’s planning team among the fastest in London

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

A higher percentage of planning applications are being processed within statutory target deadlines in Barnet than in almost any other London borough, with the Council coming second of all local authorities in the capital in meeting Government timeframes.

Civic service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the Great War

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet will attend a civic service this weekend organised to mark the centenary of the declaration of the Great War.

Barnet Council selected to pilot new Adoption Register scheme

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet is today being given the green light to allow local people approved to adopt children to search the national Adoption Register for the first time ever from this September.

Community group celebrates birthday in transformed park

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

A community group in Barnet is celebrating their one year anniversary with an open day at Childs Hill Park on Sunday 17 August, from 11 am to 3pm.

Revamped Brent Cross gets green light

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has today confirmed planning permission for a revamped Brent Cross Shopping Centre as part of the wider Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment.

Council reviews early years support for under 5s

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council is asking for residents' views on proposed changes to improve its early years' services and make the savings required in 2015/16.

Power restored to council offices

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

The power cut which affected the council’s offices at North London Business Park earlier today is now over and power has been restored to the site.

Power cut hits council offices

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

A National Grid power cut has left the council offices at NLBP running on limited power.

Council Leader hands over keys to Community Focus’ new home

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s Leader has given the inclusive arts charity Community Focus keys to their new home.

Council publishes draft parking policy ahead of Environment Committee

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet Council’s new Environment Committee will consider a draft Parking Policy for the borough on 24 July.

Leader of Barnet marks the half-way point for Colindale development which will see more affordable homes in Barnet

Published on Wednesday 16 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Richard Cornelius, marked the half-way stage for the building of the Beaufort Park development on Monday 14 July at a ground-breaking event.

Barnet launches search for Brent Cross Cricklewood development partner

Published on Tuesday 15 July 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

On 9th July, Barnet Council formally approved the launch of a search for a partner to develop one of London’s largest brownfield development opportunities, the Brent Cross Cricklewood South site.

New animal park themed play-area to open in Barnet

Published on Friday 11 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Residents from Garden Suburb are set to go wild over a new children’s play-area being officially opened on Sunday 13 July 2014.

National strike disruption to services - waste collections

Published on Thursday 10 July 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

Crews have collected all of the brown, blue and green bins due for collection and the vast majority of black household refuse bins.

National strike disruption to services - update

Published on Thursday 10 July 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

Despite today’s national strike action we can confirm that all food, recycling and green waste collections scheduled for today will take place as normal.

National strike disruption to services

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

There is a national strike planned for Thursday 10 July 2014 involving GMB, UNISON, UNITE and NUT which may affect scheduled waste and recycling collections on the day

Barnet sweeps the board in anti-smoking film awards

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 in Children, young people and families news

It was a night of success for Barnet children and young people as three of their short films received five coveted film awards at BAFTA HQ.

A-mazing new challenge set to get children reading this summer

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 in Libraries news

Children aged four to 12 are being invited to immerse themselves into an exciting adventure this summer during the annual reading challenge.

Barnet Council welcomes demolition of five derelict properties on A406

Published on Monday 7 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Five derelict properties acquired as part of a road improvement scheme more than 20 years ago are been demolished by Transport for London (TfL) with the help of Barnet Council.

Barnet young citizen sits on Parliament Youth Select Committee

Published on Monday 7 July 2014 in Schools and education news

A Friern Barnet School teenager has secured a place on the prestigious Youth Select Committee in the House of Commons.

Armed Forces Day 2014

Published on Wednesday 2 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet showed its support for the forces with a parade and flag raising ceremony on Sunday 29 June to mark this year’s Armed Forces Day.

Al fresco gyms - All the gain, without the pain (in the wallet)

Published on Tuesday 1 July 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

Barnet residents are being encouraged to become more Fit and Active in Barnet this summer with the launch of the Council’s new Outdoor Gyms.

Colindale ward election result - 26 June 2014

Published on Friday 27 June 2014 in Results news

Announcement of Colindale ward local election result - 26 June 2014

North Finchley to get a £83,000 green boost for new park

Published on Friday 27 June 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

The North Finchley Town Team is celebrating securing £18,000 from the Mayor of London’s Pocket Park fund to transform Percy Road Park into an exciting new green space.

GLL Sport Foundation announces £49,000 legacy funding for 89 young athletes from Barnet

Published on Thursday 26 June 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

A total of 89 talented young athletes from Barnet have benefitted from a £49,000 award pot – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL and its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation(GSF).

Armed Forces Day 2014

Published on Tuesday 24 June 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet will show its support for the forces with a parade and flag raising ceremony on Sunday 29 June to mark this year’s Armed Forces Day.

Council to proceed with committees over the coming month

Published on Monday 23 June 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council will be able to resume the programme of council committees over the next month following detailed legal advice.

Care homes open their doors this Friday

Published on Wednesday 18 June 2014 in Adult social care news

This Friday, 20 June, is National Care Home Open Day.