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.

Local group wins bid to adopt Rose Garden

Published on Friday 24 October 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

The Northway Gardens Organisation has been successful with its bid to adopt the Rose Gardens in Northway Gardens.

Barnet Schools get healthy with London-wide awards scheme

Published on Thursday 23 October 2014 in Schools and education news

24 primary schools in Barnet have been recognised for their work in improving their children’s health and wellbeing by receiving a Healthy Schools award.

£100k funding pot for Area Committees now available

Published on Thursday 23 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

Residents are being invited to bring forward bids for small-scale funding to improve their local areas.

Council publishes new open data portal

Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has launched a new data portal publishing raw data and associated information across a range of council services.

Options for future of libraries service

Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Libraries news

A range of options for the future of Barnet’s libraries will be discussed at Barnet Council’s Children’s, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee next week (Tuesday 28 October).

Brent Cross job shop steps up recruitment drive

Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Jobs and careers news

Following a successful launch three months ago, Brent Cross’ new retail job shop is expanding to recruit more people into jobs in retail and hospitality.

Consultation on the future delivery of Barnet Council’s Education and Skills service is now open.

Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014 in Schools and education news

Barnet Council is consulting on new ways to deliver the Council’s Education and Skills support services.

Mayor marks term in office with tree planting

Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Hugh Rayner, has planted a tree to mark his term in office.

Steps to appoint new trustees at Old Barn

Published on Monday 13 October 2014 in Website policies news

The Charity Commission has today (13 October) published a draft Order which is intended to appoint a new trustee for the Old Barn Youth and Community Association in East Finchley.

Bin Anniversaire

Published on Monday 13 October 2014 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

It will be one year on 14 October since Barnet Council overhauled its waste and recycling service and figures show that it has already proved to be a massive success.

Council to Host Business Expo

Published on Monday 13 October 2014 in Business news

Barnet Council and Re, the council’s joint venture with Capita, will be hosting a Business Expo on 23 October.

Views sought on a new way to pay for residential and nursing care costs

Published on Tuesday 7 October 2014 in Adult social care news

Barnet Council is seeking the views of residents on proposals which would allow older people to defer the cost of their care.

Barnet announces Brent Cross Cricklewood shortlist

Published on Tuesday 7 October 2014 in Regeneration news

Barnet Council has invited four parties through to the second round of the selection process for a joint venture partner to develop Brent Cross Cricklewood South.

Don’t forget your flu vaccine, urges Barnet’s Director of Public Health

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 in Public Health news

Barnet’s Director of Public Health has urged residents who are eligible for the free seasonal flu vaccination to take it up.

£4,000 grant for Barnet Libraries story time project

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 in Libraries news

Barnet Council's library service have received a £4000 grant to deliver a project called ‘All for Stories: Stories for All.’

Barnet fraud investigators feature in BBC series

Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The work of Barnet Council’s team of fraud investigators has been highlighted in a series of BBC documentaries.

Edgware Silver Service scheme – seniors dine for £5 every Tuesday

Published on Monday 29 September 2014 in Adult social care news

Altogether Better Edgware and Stonegrove* in conjunction with Edgware Town Team are pleased to announce the launch of Edgware Silver Service.

£350,000 spent to keep Barnet clean

Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet’s roads are set to be that little bit cleaner after the council received delivery of three new LGV sweeper vehicles early this month.

Barnet Council supports borough-wide community engagement event

Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Housing and community news

Barnet Council staff will join hundreds of police officers today (25 September) during a mass community engagement event aimed at reaching thousands of residents across the borough.

Students shine at official opening of the Orion Primary School and Gold Star Centre

Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014 in Schools and education news

Hundreds of students gave their new school a ringing endorsement during its official opening ceremony (24th September).

First year of neighbourhood services hailed a success

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Adult social care news

A new approach to providing day services to older people has been hailed a success after reaching almost 1,800 more people in its first year.

Barnet residents encouraged to speak up about cancer concerns

Published on Monday 22 September 2014 in Health advice news

A new pop-up shop is opening in Barnet on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to give residents support and advice about any questions they may have about cancer.

Barnet fire chief urges borough high rise residents to plan for fire

Published on Monday 22 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

New statistics show 14 fires in Barnet’s high rise buildings last year.

Sport England funding helps Barnet young people get in SHAPE

Published on Friday 19 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

An initiative aimed at encouraging young people to get fit and active is to benefit from £300,000 of funding.

Burnt Oak’s First Ever Multicultural Parade and Festival, Saturday 20 September 2014

Published on Friday 19 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Burnt Oak’s First Ever Multicultural Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Barnet expands free leisure pass

Published on Wednesday 17 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Carers and Barnet foster carers 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.