Housing and community news
Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015
Barnet Council has welcomed the start of the Public Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Order on the West Hendon Estate. The CPO is needed as part of the overall redevelopment of the estate.
Published on Tuesday 16 December 2014
Early plans of a new building which will replace a community centre destroyed by fire have been unveiled.
Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014
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.
Published on Monday 3 November 2014
Owners of empty properties in Barnet can find out how they can benefit from the new Empty Properties Grant at an information seminar on Thursday 6 November.
Published on Thursday 25 September 2014
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.
Published on Thursday 28 August 2014
Barnet Council is consulting on proposed changes to the way it allocates council and housing association homes.
Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014
A landlord has been ordered to pay a total of £3,040 by the courts for renting out a loft room which tenants had to go on all fours up a staircase to access.
Published on Friday 15 August 2014
Empty properties which have fallen into disrepair could soon be brought back into use again with funding from a new council initiative.
Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014
Barnet Council is asking residents to help shape how the borough’s Safer Communities Partnership Board will tackle crime and disorder over the next three years.
Published on Thursday 12 June 2014
Residents can now have their say on how money should best be spent in their local area.
Published on Friday 21 March 2014
400 students from Middlesex University have signed up to work as volunteers as part of Barnet’s first Community Action Fair.
Published on Tuesday 25 February 2014
It was an early start for one Barnet Councillor, as he spent the morning volunteering with the London Ambulance Responder Service on Thursday 20th February.
Published on Tuesday 3 December 2013
A council backed scheme aimed at helping residents get the best deal on their energy bills has given more than 400 Barnet households the chance to each save hundreds of pounds a year.
Published on Monday 18 November 2013
Barnet Council’s month long tenancy fraud amnesty has been hailed a huge success after 14 properties being illegally sublet have been surrendered.
Published on Friday 15 November 2013
Thousands of people in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, including many who have been forced from their homes.
Published on Friday 25 October 2013
Barnet residents are being urged to step up their household security over the next few weeks as the clocks go back.
Published on Wednesday 25 September 2013
Barnet Council’s Cabinet last night (Tues 24 September) agreed to award a £250,000 grant to the Avenue House Estate Trust, securing a £3 million improvement scheme for the estate.
Published on Tuesday 24 September 2013
Barnet Council has launched a consultation seeking residents’ views on the value of CCTV and where they would like to see CCTV cameras located across the borough.
Published on Tuesday 17 September 2013
Residents have until Monday 18 November to sign up to the Big London Energy Switch.
Published on Monday 12 August 2013
Owners of empty homes are now able to apply for a grant to help to bring their property back into use in return for making it available to Barnet Homes tenants.
Published on Tuesday 25 June 2013
Barnet Council is to build the first council houses in the borough for over 20 years. Three new family sized homes will be built at Alexandra Road in Coppetts ward, Muswell Hill.
Published on Thursday 25 April 2013
Barnet residents living in private accommodation are being invited to come along to a workshop to discuss ways to make their homes warmer.
Published on Wednesday 24 April 2013
A landlord in Barnet has been ordered to pay over £24,000 by the courts, after he failed to make the necessary improvements to his empty property.
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.
Published on Wednesday 19 December 2012
Residents and shoppers are being encouraged to be especially vigilant when using cash machines in the lead up to the festive period.
Published on Tuesday 11 December 2012
Residents on the Grange Estate, East Finchley, are celebrating after news that their bid for £1 million from the Big Local programme has been successful.
Published on Monday 12 November 2012
A borough-wide Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) is being launched to help prevent crime, disorder and nuisance associated with drinking in public places.
Published on Monday 9 July 2012
A new system of council house tenancies, aimed at targeting housing for those most in need, has been launched by Barnet Council.
Published on Wednesday 13 June 2012
Every year, Barnet Council organises a safeguarding week of activities to coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June).
Published on Thursday 7 June 2012
Barnet Council has launched a consultation with residents on proposals for the creation of a borough-wide Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) to control crime, disorder and nuisance associated with drinking in public places.
Published on Thursday 10 May 2012
Help is being offered to all residents affected by a fire at a Barnet Council block of flats managed by Barnet Homes.
Published on Tuesday 24 April 2012
North London social landlord Barnet Homes has been named one of the most outstanding housing organisations in the country.