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

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.

Council proposes alternative sites for Mill Hill depot

Published on Thursday 6 November 2014

Barnet Council is to convene a special meeting of its Assets, Regeneration and Growth Committee to review two alternative sites for a new depot for the council fleet.

Servicemen and women to be remembered

Published on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Barnet will pause this weekend to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict during remembrance services taking place across the borough.

More than 500 historic pictures go on sale

Published on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Residents now have access to more than 500 extraordinary images detailing Barnet’s rich and varied history, dating from as far back as the 1800s.

In search of 2015 Civic Award winners

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Do you know an individual or group living or working within Barnet who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the borough?

£100k funding pot for Area Committees now available

Published on Thursday 23 October 2014

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

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

Mayor marks term in office with tree planting

Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014

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

Barnet fraud investigators feature in BBC series

Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014

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

£350,000 spent to keep Barnet clean

Published on Thursday 25 September 2014

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 fire chief urges borough high rise residents to plan for fire

Published on Monday 22 September 2014

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

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

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

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

Barnet Council is to start consultation on a new approach to the way it delivers its education services to schools.

Halfway point reached in Stonegrove Regeneration Project

Published on Thursday 11 September 2014

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.

Mayor opens Inglis Way

Published on Monday 8 September 2014

The Mayor of Barnet has officially opened Inglis Way as part of the Millbrook Park development in Mill Hill.

Over 55? Then Barnet needs you!

Published on Monday 8 September 2014

Barnet Council’s leisure provider, GLL, is looking for residents aged 55 years old and over to form a sports team to conquer the rest of London at this year’s Annual Club Wellness Games on October 17.

Ceremony set to mark centenary of first Great War death

Published on Monday 18 August 2014

Local dignitaries, relatives and members of the public will gather in Lodge Lane, North Finchley, on Thursday 21 August to mark 100 years to the day since the death of Private John Parr, widely recognised as the first Allied soldier to die in action in the First World War.

Tributes paid to former Mayor Don Goodman

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Mayor of Barnet has paid tribute to former Mayor Don Goodman who has died.

Report published into the allocation of funding

Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Barnet Council has published the response to a complaint made about additional spending on highways and pavement maintenance.

Hundreds attend Civic Service to mark the declaration of the Great War

Published on Monday 4 August 2014

More than 250 people attended a Civic Service of Commemoration and Reconciliation held at St John the Baptist Church in Chipping Barnet on Sunday afternoon (3 August) to mark the declaration of the Great War 100 years ago.

Biggest change to voter registration in a generation

Published on Monday 4 August 2014

Barnet residents will this week start receiving letters letting telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

Fraud investigators expose millions of pounds of fraud in one year

Published on Friday 1 August 2014

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

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)

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

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014

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

Revamped Brent Cross gets green light

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014

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

Power restored to council offices

Published on Monday 21 July 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

New animal park themed play-area to open in Barnet

Published on Friday 11 July 2014

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

Barnet Council welcomes demolition of five derelict properties on A406

Published on Monday 7 July 2014

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.

Armed Forces Day 2014

Published on Wednesday 2 July 2014

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.

Colindale ward election result - 26 June 2014

Published on Friday 27 June 2014

Announcement of Colindale ward local election result - 26 June 2014

Armed Forces Day 2014

Published on Tuesday 24 June 2014

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

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

Barnet Council reviews committees

Published on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Barnet Council is to review committee membership following advice by a senior legal officer.

New area sub-committees to provide £100k local cash pot

Published on Thursday 12 June 2014

Residents can now have their say on how money should best be spent in their local area.

50th Mayor of Barnet sworn into office

Published on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Councillor Hugh Rayner has become the 50th Mayor of Barnet after being sworn into office during the annual meeting of full council at Hendon Town Hall on Monday evening (2 June).

Barnet Council unveils new model of Governance

Published on Tuesday 3 June 2014

Barnet Council has moved to a new Committee System of Governance

Barnet Council members to discuss £72 million savings

Published on Tuesday 3 June 2014

Barnet Council has published an outline “spending envelope” for the next five years that predicts that the council will have to spend £72 million less by the end of the decade.

Borough Mayor marks end of year in office with tree planting

Published on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Melvin Cohen has marked the end of a busy year as the borough’s first citizen by planting a tree in a Hendon park.

Date announced for new Colindale election

Published on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Barnet Council’s Returning Officer has announced that the new date for the election of Councillors in Colindale ward is Thursday 26th June 2014.

Notice of cancellation of Colindale ward local election (22 May 2014)

Published on Monday 19 May 2014

Barnet Council’s Returning Officer has announced the cancellation of the local election poll in Colindale ward following the death of a Green Party candidate who was due to stand in the ward.

Final few days to register to vote

Published on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Barnet residents are being urged to make sure they don’t lose their right to vote in next month’s European Parliamentary and Local Government elections.

Council statement on potential inappropriate vote by councillor

Published on Friday 11 April 2014

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

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

Published on Tuesday 8 April 2014

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

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

Community-spirited residents honoured with Civic Awards

Published on Wednesday 2 April 2014

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

Barnet Council encourages debate on challenges ahead

Published on Friday 21 March 2014

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.

Flag raised to celebrate Commonwealth Day

Published on Monday 10 March 2014

Barnet took part in an event today (10 March) to raise 500 Commonwealth Flags across the United Kingdom.

Views sought on transparency and engagement consultations

Published on Monday 10 March 2014

Residents are being asked for their views on the kind of information they would like to see published by the council to make it more transparent.

Council names 50th Mayor Designate

Published on Monday 10 March 2014

Councillor Hugh Rayner has been named as the 50th Mayor Designate of the borough following a full meeting of the council at Hendon Town Hall.

Commonwealth Day to be marked with flag raising

Published on Thursday 6 March 2014

This Monday Barnet will take part in a nationwide event to raise 500 Commonwealth flags across the United Kingdom.

Council confirms new home for Community Focus

Published on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Barnet Council is set to refit Friary House, situated in Friary Park, to provide a new home for inclusive arts charity Community Focus.

Residents views sought on cash meters for task and finish group

Published on Monday 3 February 2014

A task and finish group of the Business Management Overview and Scrutiny Committee is conducting a cross-party review into the costs and benefits of reintroducing cash meters in high streets and car parks.

Second chance to save hundreds of pounds in Big London Energy Switch

Published on Monday 3 February 2014

Residents are being given another chance to save hundreds of pounds each year on their energy bills through a second round of the Big London Energy Switch.

More young people are encouraged to stand for Youth Parliament.

Published on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Organisers are encouraging more young people than ever to stand for the UK Youth Parliament elections in Barnet this coming February.

Your chance to comment on Barnet’s new charter with the voluntary and community sector

Published on Friday 17 January 2014

Residents are being invited to have their say on the new Charter for Barnet.

Barnet’s Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) gets tough on housing fraud

Published on Thursday 16 January 2014

A would-be benefit cheat who attempted to fraudulently gain a council property by deception has been prosecuted for fraud.

Finchley Lido fully operational

Published on Thursday 9 January 2014

Repair work at the Finchley Lido has been completed. The centre is now fully operational.

Council’s fraud team prosecute nursery owner for free education funding fraud

Published on Wednesday 8 January 2014

A nursery owner who falsified children’s dates of birth and other details on paperwork so she could fraudulently claim more than £37,000 of funding has been handed a 10 month suspended sentence.

Barnet Council approval rating rises to record levels

Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Residents’ overall satisfaction with Barnet Council has risen to an all time high of 74 per cent according to the latest Residents’ Perception Survey.

Don’t Lose Your Right To Vote

Published on Monday 9 December 2013

Barnet Council canvassers will start visiting homes in the borough next week to make sure that all households have returned their Voter Registration Forms.

Volunteers encouraged to show their true grit

Published on Tuesday 26 November 2013

As the weather gets colder, Barnet Council is reintroducing its popular community gritting initiative called ‘Grit my Street’.

Young people take over Barnet Council

Published on Friday 15 November 2013

The Barnet Youth Board and the UK Youth Parliament have invited other young people to ‘takeover’ Barnet Council on 22nd November at North London Business Park.

East Finchley library makes Wi-Fi full set

Published on Thursday 14 November 2013

Barnet residents can enjoy Wi-Fi internet access across all the borough’s libraries after the council’s 14th and final library received an upgrade.

Snowdrops in memory of the children of the Holocaust

Published on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Pupils from Wessex Gardens Primary School have joined the Mayor of Barnet for an annual ceremony to plant snowdrop bulbs in commemoration of those children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Time to nominate for 2014 Civic Awards

Published on Monday 11 November 2013

Do you know a group or an individual living or working in Barnet who you feel deserves recognition for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the borough?

Barnet Council publishes second landmark contract with Capita

Published on Thursday 7 November 2013

Barnet Council has published a second landmark contract as part of its One Barnet programme. Both contracts are with Capita Plc.

Servicemen and women to be remembered

Published on Monday 4 November 2013

Barnet will join the nation in paying tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict during a number of remembrance services to be held across the borough this weekend.

Benefits cheat forced to repay fraudulently claimed money

Published on Tuesday 29 October 2013

A fraudster who claimed more than £26,000 in housing and council tax benefits despite having £50,000 in the bank has pleaded guilty to carrying out the fraud.

Residents asked to shape council's new committee system

Published on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Barnet Council is asking residents to help shape its new decision making structure from next year onwards.

Landlord ordered to pay Barnet Council £75,000 for illegally letting out flats

Published on Tuesday 22 October 2013

A businessman who earned £5,000 rental income per month from illegally splitting two houses into flats has been ordered to pay Barnet Council £75,000.

Have your say on council’s equalities consultation

Published on Friday 11 October 2013

The council’s Equalities Policy is being updated to ensure the borough continues to be a good place to live, work and study for all and that the difficult decisions the council must take in a challenging era of austerity are fair.

Tenancy fraud key amnesty launched

Published on Thursday 10 October 2013

Tenants illegally subletting their homes are being given the opportunity to hand back their keys during an amnesty.

The changing nature of the council in Barnet. How can the council support the borough?

Published on Friday 27 September 2013

Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council, will chair a public event in October at the council’s offices in North London Business Park, to discuss how the council can support the borough and its residents over next decade.

Barnet Council publishes landmark outsourcing contract

Published on Thursday 19 September 2013

Barnet Council has today taken the unprecedented step of publishing the first of its two major new contracts that will save the Barnet taxpayer more than £165m over ten years.

Green Gym launches in Barnet

Published on Tuesday 10 September 2013

There is a new and unique way to get fit and healthy while improving local green spaces in Barnet.

Plans to makeover Cricklewood Town Centre go on show.

Published on Wednesday 28 August 2013

Barnet residents will be able to have their say on plans to revamp Cricklewood Town Centre, thanks to a £1.6m grant from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.

Views sought on changes to council’s decision making process

Published on Wednesday 28 August 2013

Barnet Council is asking people for their views on proposed changes to the way the authority makes decisions.

Barnet Council and Capita sign contracts to save Barnet taxpayer millions

Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

The London Borough of Barnet and Capita plc have today (Tuesday 6th August) announced the signing of two key contracts which will together generate savings to the taxpayer of £165 million over ten years.

Barnet Council wins One Barnet appeal

Published on Friday 2 August 2013

Barnet Council has won a Court of Appeal hearing against its One Barnet change programme. The programme will save the council £126 million over the next ten years.

Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment exercise their freedom of the borough

Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment were greeted by cheering crowds during a Freedom Parade through Chipping Barnet this weekend.

Barnet Council awarded more than £200,000 to improve air quality

Published on Thursday 18 July 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has awarded Barnet Council £260,000 from his Air Quality Fund.

Level 3 ‘Heatwave’ alert issued for London and the South East

Published on Thursday 18 July 2013

London and the South East of England may experience ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts.

Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment freedom parade

Published on Thursday 4 July 2013

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment will exercise their Freedom of the Borough with a parade through Chipping Barnet.

Beddings give Barnet that summer feeling

Published on Thursday 4 July 2013

With the sun starting to make an appearance, Barnet Council’s green spaces team is hoping residents will start to notice the summer beddings planted throughout the borough.

Barnet marks Armed Forces Day

Published on Monday 1 July 2013

Barnet has hosted a military parade and flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day.

Free Public Wi-Fi Comes to Barnet

Published on Friday 28 June 2013

Barnet Council has announced that it will sign a contract with Arqiva Limited to provide public Wi-Fi across the borough – with 30 minutes free internet access a day.

Statement on Hendon FC site

Published on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment and ward member for Golders Green, said:

Barnet Council Cabinet confirms Capita as preferred bidder for joint venture

Published on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Barnet Council’s Cabinet last night approved Capita plc as the preferred bidder to join the council in a joint venture to deliver development and regulatory services in the borough. The contract will be delivered by Capita’s property and infrastructure business.

Barnet to show its support for the troops on Armed Forces Day

Published on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Barnet will host a military parade and flag raising ceremony on Sunday 30 June to mark Armed Forces Day.

Join the Sky Bike Ride this Sunday

Published on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Barnet councillors have given their support to a national campaign to get more people cycling in the borough.

Council welcomes earlier Appeal Court hearing in July

Published on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Barnet Council’s Leader has welcomed news that an earlier hearing date has been confirmed by the Court of Appeal today following a legal challenge against the council’s decision to award a contract to run back office services.

Fundraising drive to Install Diamond Jubilee Gateway in Barnet

Published on Thursday 6 June 2013

Barnet’s Diamond Jubilee Committee will be launching a fundraising initiative to install a lasting tribute to the Queen at the civic heart of Barnet.

Council to reclaim money from benefits cheat

Published on Wednesday 5 June 2013

A mother of two who claimed she lived alone in order to illegally pocket more than £22,000 in housing and council tax benefit has been ordered to repay the money she fraudulently claimed.

49th Mayor of Barnet sworn into office

Published on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Councillor Melvin Cohen has become the 49th Mayor of Barnet after being officially sworn in during the annual meeting of the council at Hendon Town Hall last night (21 May 2013).

Barnet Council selects Capita as preferred bidder for joint venture

Published on Monday 20 May 2013

Barnet Council officers have recommended Capita as the preferred bidder to join the council in a joint venture to deliver development and regulatory services in the borough. The contract will be delivered by Capita’s property and infrastructure business. The proposal will be put to the council’s cabinet on June 24.

Barnet council wins “Clear and complete” £150 million legal victory

Published on Monday 29 April 2013

Barnet Council has won a High Court battle to proceed with its One Barnet change programme. The programme will save the council close to £150 million over the next ten years.

Mayor hosts Barnet’s annual Civic Service

Published on Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Mayor of Barnet was joined by distinguished guests and fellow councillors for this year’s annual Civic Service.

Special Memorial Plaque unveiled to 14 Victoria Cross holders

Published on Wednesday 3 April 2013

A ceremony to unveil a very special commemorative plaque will be held in the grounds of Golders Green Crematorium, on Sunday 7 April 2013 at 2pm.

Community-spirited residents honoured with Civic Awards

Published on Monday 25 March 2013

Barnet Council has honoured six outstanding Barnet individuals and a community organisation at last Thursday's annual Civic Awards ceremony.

Benefits fraudster with £2million property empire jailed

Published on Monday 11 March 2013

A businessman has been jailed after illegally claiming more than £35,000 in benefits despite owning a £2million property empire, running two shops and at one point having more than £800,000 in a string of bank accounts.

Council names Barnet’s 49th Mayor Designate

Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Councillor Melvin Cohen was last night (5 March 2013) elected as the 49th Mayor Designate of the borough following a full meeting of the council at Hendon Town Hall.

Borough Mayor marks busy year in office with tree planting

Published on Monday 4 March 2013

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Brian Schama, has marked his year in office by planting a tree in a Hendon park.

Barnet Council successfully defends third Judicial Review in six months

Published on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Barnet Council has successfully defended a Judicial Review, and the lifting of an Injunction in the High Court for the sale of the freehold of the former Hendon Football Club site.

Barnet Council adds roadworks update to website

Published on Monday 18 February 2013

Barnet Council has added information about roadworks in the borough to its website.

Barnet Council proposing two year council tax freeze

Published on Monday 18 February 2013

Barnet Council is proposing to freeze council tax for another two years. The proposals are published in Cabinet papers today.

Fraud investigators to feature in BBC documentary

Published on Friday 8 February 2013

The work of Barnet Council’s benefit fraud investigators is due to feature in an upcoming BBC documentary.

'We like it here’ say 88 per cent of Barnet residents

Published on Thursday 31 January 2013

The vast majority of Barnet residents feel positive about their local area and council and think local services are improving, a survey has revealed.

The faces of Barnet’s would-be young politicians revealed

Published on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Nearly 40 would-be young politicians are competing for a place as Barnet’s representatives in the UK Youth Parliament.

Barnet marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Monday 21 January 2013

Despite the wintry weather hundreds of people gathered in Hendon this weekend (Sunday 20 January) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Speak up on financial plans, council urges Barnet residents

Published on Thursday 17 January 2013

Barnet residents have two weeks left to give feedback on the council’s spending plans as it prepares for its 2013/14 budget.

Two jailed after council cracks rent deposit fraud

Published on Wednesday 16 January 2013

A man and woman were jailed yesterday following a Barnet Council investigation to crack a highly organised plot to obtain fraudulent payments from the authority.

Council’s anti-fraud team shortlisted for national award

Published on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Barnet Council’s Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Barnet will once again mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a service held at Middlesex University on 20 January.

'Switched on' Mayor of Barnet pays glowing tribute to Olympic volunteers

Published on Thursday 29 November 2012

Nearly 200 Barnet residents who contributed towards the spectacular success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been given a heart felt thanks by the Mayor of Barnet.

Barnet Council publishes proposals to save £120 million on back office costs

Published on Thursday 22 November 2012

“This will give us £120million to spend on frontline council services that we would not otherwise have," says Barnet Council Leader.

Servicemen and women to be remembered across Barnet

Published on Tuesday 6 November 2012

Barnet Council members and officers will pay tribute to servicemen and women who have lost their lives and have been affected by conflict around the world at a number of remembrance services.

Nominations sought for 2013 Civic Awards

Published on Thursday 11 October 2012

Residents are being invited to nominate a person or group that they feel has made an outstanding contribution to borough life for Barnet Council’s annual Civic Awards.

Paralympic Torch relay welcomed to the borough

Published on Thursday 30 August 2012

The Paralympic Flame made its way through West Hendon on its 24-hour journey to the Olympic Park on Wednesday 29 August.

Paralympic torch relay route unveiled

Published on Monday 20 August 2012

The Paralympic Flame will make an early morning appearance in Barnet on its 24-hour journey to the Olympic Park, it has been confirmed.

Tributes paid to former Mayor Dot Benson

Published on Friday 3 August 2012

The Mayor of Barnet has paid tribute to former Mayor Dot Benson who has died following a long illness.

Ceremony celebrates Armed Forces Day in Barnet

Published on Tuesday 3 July 2012

Sunday (1 July) saw Barnet mark this year’s Armed Forces Day with a military parade, flag raising ceremony and the signing of an Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Barnet shows its support for the troops

Published on Thursday 28 June 2012

Barnet will host a military parade and flag-raising ceremony on Sunday 1 July to mark Armed Forces Day.

Dozens of school children tune up for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Published on Tuesday 29 May 2012

150 Barnet school children are making final preparations for their performances at next week’s Diamond Jubilee Festival at Golders Hill Park.

Barnet residents set to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style

Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012

90 public parties are planned in Barnet to celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations across the borough over the next two weeks.

48th Mayor of Barnet sworn into office

Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Councillor Brian Schama has become the 48th Mayor of Barnet after being officially sworn in during the annual meeting of the council at Hendon Town Hall last night (15 May 2012).

Barnet and Camden constituency GLA election results 2012

Published on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Andrew Dismore has been elected the new London Assembly member for the Barnet and Camden constituency in the GLA elections.

Be at Barnet’s Diamond Jubilee Festival on Monday 4 June

Published on Friday 4 May 2012

Barnet is hosting a Diamond Jubilee Festival, with the City of London Corporation on Monday 4 June at Golders Hill Park.

Greater London Assembly Election Results

Published on Friday 4 May 2012

Results of the GLA elections.

Get there early on 3 May

Published on Monday 30 April 2012

Voters are being urged not to leave it until the last minute to cast their vote on 3 May.

Date of Brunswick Park Ward by-election announced

Published on Thursday 26 April 2012

Residents of Brunswick Park Ward will vote next month in a Barnet Council by-election following the death of Councillor Lynne Hillan on 5 April.

Welcome to our new and improved site

Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012

We have made major changes to our website and will be adding extra functionality to the site over the coming months.

Planning a street party this summer?

Published on Thursday 12 April 2012

With celebrations due to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June, residents in more than 50 streets across the borough have already pledged to host a street party.

Harrow and Barnet to merge legal services

Published on Tuesday 10 April 2012

In an innovative move to reduce costs and increase in-house expertise, Harrow and Barnet Councils have agreed to merge their in-house teams of lawyers.

Barnet Council announces death of former Leader Councillor Lynne Hillan

Published on Thursday 5 April 2012

The Worshipful the Mayor Barnet, Councillor Lisa Rutter, announced today that Councillor Lynne Hillan passed away last night after a battle with cancer.

Budding poets invited to step into the Queen's shoes for a day

Published on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Barnet school children are being invited to imagine living a day in the life of the monarch as part of a new poetry competition.