London Borough of Barnet

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Applications for primary school places at record high

Published on Thursday 17 April 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council has received more applications for primary school places than ever before.

Council announces end of gritting season after a mild winter.

Published on Tuesday 15 April 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet Council used 80 per cent less grit this winter than it did in the previous year.

Council statement on potential inappropriate vote by councillor

Published on Friday 11 April 2014 in Council and democracy news

The London Borough of Barnet has reported a councillor to the Metropolitan Police for a potential breach of the Local Government Finance Act.

Finishing touches put to North Finchley town centre improvements

Published on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

This month sees the finishing touches to £1.4m of improvement works to North Finchley town centre.

Barnet residents invited to join London’s biggest book club

Published on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Libraries news

Barnet residents are again invited to join in Cityread - a month-long celebration of literature with events, workshops and film screenings both in Barnet and across the rest of the capital.

Barnet Council works with Harrow Council to Complete “Health Checks” Review

Published on Tuesday 8 April 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Scrutiny Councillors have worked with their Harrow counterparts to complete a review into NHS Health Checks.

Benefit cheat ordered to repay illegally claimed money

Published on Monday 7 April 2014 in Council and democracy news

A benefit cheat who falsified a tenancy agreement in order to claim thousands of pounds of housing benefit has been brought before the courts.

Council Leader welcomes Chancellor’s support for Barnet regeneration

Published on Friday 4 April 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

Councillor Richard Cornelius welcomed the visit of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to two Barnet regeneration projects today (4 April).

Nightclub licence revoked following police concerns

Published on Friday 4 April 2014 in Business news

A nightclub in Whetstone has had its licence revoked by Barnet Council following concerns from police and residents.

Council publishes a round up of its performance in adult social care

Published on Friday 4 April 2014 in Adult social care news

Barnet Council has published its third annual round up of the successes and challenges experienced in adult social care over the last 12 months.

Free taster sport sessions now available

Published on Friday 4 April 2014 in Children, young people and families news

With the summer just around the corner, young people across Barnet can take part in a series of free and open sessions that have been set up by Barnet Council, together with local sports clubs.

Barnet Council and Re delivering air quality improvements

Published on Thursday 3 April 2014 in Business news

Barnet Council and Re, the Council’s joint venture with Capita, are delivering key initiatives to help improve air quality in the borough, as London is put on alert over high levels of air pollution this week.

Community-spirited residents honoured with Civic Awards

Published on Wednesday 2 April 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet residents who have made a significant contribution to life in the borough have been honoured at the council’s annual Civic Awards ceremony.

Pupils have stars in their eyes as they take a tour of the new Orion School

Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014 in Schools and education news

Year 6 children got a sneak peek of their classrooms during a tour of the new Orion School this week.

Residents encouraged to Adopt a Place

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

Barnet residents now have the opportunity to have a greater impact on almost every public space in their community, thanks to a revamp of the Adopt a place initiative.

Council to provide dedicated Pesach Collection Service

Published on Monday 31 March 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

Barnet Council will once again provide a Pesach waste and Chometz collection service before the Passover.

Six of the best - face lifts underway for Barnet play areas

Published on Tuesday 25 March 2014 in Children, young people and families news

As the days are getting longer, projects worth more than £500,000 are set to get underway to refurbish six parks and children’s play areas across Barnet.

One lucky Barnet resident could win £25,000

Published on Monday 24 March 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council has teamed up with Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit, to offer council tax payers a chance to win £25,000.

Barnet Council encourages debate on challenges ahead

Published on Friday 21 March 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has published a “Call for Evidence”, encouraging businesses, community organisations and residents to give their views on the challenges facing the council and the borough over the rest of the decade.

Duo of new machines give town centres a spring clean

Published on Friday 21 March 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet’s high streets will get a spring clean thanks to two new machines being added to the council’s fleet of street sweeping machines.

400 students sign up at Community Action Fair

Published on Friday 21 March 2014 in Housing and community news

400 students from Middlesex University have signed up to work as volunteers as part of Barnet’s first Community Action Fair.

Start on site for major regeneration of Dollis Valley

Published on Thursday 20 March 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

Work has begun on the wholescale regeneration of the Dollis Valley estate in Chipping Barnet.

Boost for Grahame Park welcomed

Published on Wednesday 19 March 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

The budget announcement of a £150 million fund to support the regeneration of housing estates has been welcomed by the parties involved in the regeneration of Grahame Park in Colindale.

Council welcomes: “A Budget for Barnet”

Published on Wednesday 19 March 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

Councillor Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council, has welcomed budget announcements that support the two largest regeneration projects in the borough.

Winners of the Barnet UKYP elections announced

Published on Monday 17 March 2014 in Children, young people and families news

The winners of the 2014 Barnet UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) have been announced.

Council takes action to improve clarity for motorists

Published on Thursday 13 March 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Following concerns raised by motorists the council is taking action to improve parking signs and lines across the borough.

Northway Gardens needs you

Published on Thursday 13 March 2014 in Children, young people and families news

The Friends of Northway Gardens have issued a call to arms for the local community to help them spruce up the park in time for the work to officially begin on its redevelopment.

Barnet annual Careers Fair points way ahead to employment

Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014 in Children, young people and families news

If a career in working with children and young people appeals, then don’t forget this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair.

Young people encouraged to ‘Talk Shop’

Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014 in Business news

A new project is being launched by Barnet Council to inspire young people about careers in retail.

From little listeners big readers grow

Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014 in Libraries news

A new project aimed at encouraging young children to develop a love of reading is being hailed a success.