London Borough of Barnet

Housing and community news

Barnet to become London's most populous borough

Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015

Barnet Council’s Leader has responded to the announcement that Barnet is set to become London’s most populous borough.

Barnet Council Welcomes West Hendon CPO Inquiry

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.

Plans for new community facilities in East Finchley revealed

Published on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Early plans of a new building which will replace a community centre destroyed by fire have been unveiled.

Landlord prosecuted for putting tenants at risk

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.

Find out how to bring your empty property back into use

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.

Barnet Council supports borough-wide community engagement event

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.

Council consults on revised housing allocations policy

Published on Thursday 28 August 2014

Barnet Council is consulting on proposed changes to the way it allocates council and housing association homes.

Landlord fined for renting out loft room

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.

From wreck and ruin to des res - residents invited to take up Empty Properties Grant

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.

Consultation underway to help keep Barnet safe

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.

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.

400 students sign up at Community Action Fair

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.

Volunteer ambulance service still going strong.

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.

Residents set to save hundreds on their energy bills

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.

Property worth £2.1 million surrendered in key amnesty

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.

Philippines Typhoon

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.

Beware ‘Burglary week’

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.

Barnet Council awards Avenue House £250,000 grant

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.

Consultation launched on location of borough’s CCTV cameras

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.

Residents invited to join together to save on energy bills

Published on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Residents have until Monday 18 November to sign up to the Big London Energy Switch.

Scheme launched to bring empty properties back in to use

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.

Barnet Council confirms first new council housing for over 20 years

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.

Residents Invited to Green Deal Workshop

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.

Landlord to pay £24,000 for not improving empty property

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.

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.

Residents encouraged to take care when using cash machines

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.

Residents delighted as Grange Estate receives £1m Big Local funding

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.

Borough-wide anti-social behaviour zone to be launched

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.

End of council house for life as Barnet launches fixed term renewable tenancy scheme

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.

Safeguarding Week highlights hate crime

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).

Residents consulted on new measures to tackle public drunkenness

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.

Barnet Homes re-houses residents after fire

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.

Barnet Homes shortlisted for national award

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.