London Borough of Barnet

Parks, sport and leisure news

Help plant an orchard in Childs Hill Park

Published on Friday 23 January 2015

The Friends of Childs Hill Park are inviting green fingered residents to help them plant an orchard on Sunday 1st February

Student ‘accepts’ challenge against Sickle Cell Anaemia

Published on Friday 12 December 2014

Do you have what it takes to go up against high-level athletes at sports such as netball, basketball and street dancing?

Cricklewood ‘pocket park’ Grand Opening

Published on Tuesday 9 December 2014

A £327,000 project to transform a Cricklewood playground into a brand new ‘pocket park’ is now complete and residents are being invited to celebrate the official opening on Sunday 14th December.

Barnet Community Group wins £50,000 National Prize

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014

A Barnet based community group has found out that they have won £50,000 from the national competition The People’s Millions.

Views sought on ways to improve borough’s fitness levels

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014

Residents are being asked to give their views on ways in which the Council can help to improve sporting and physical activity levels of adults and children in the Borough.

Local group wins bid to adopt Rose Garden

Published on Friday 24 October 2014

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

Are you the next British Para Powerlifting sensation?

Published on Tuesday 26 August 2014

British Weight Lifting is looking for the next Para Powerlifting powerhouse during try outs on Saturday 20th September.

Free sports sessions for disabled residents

Published on Monday 18 August 2014

Disabled residents across Barnet are being invited to try out a host of new sports and challenges at the Burnt Oak Leisure Centre’s ‘Be Inclusive Day’ on Saturday 30th August 2014.

Fun, free summer cycling in Barnet with Sky Ride local

Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Summer is here – and with it comes British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local programme in Barnet.

Community group celebrates birthday in transformed park

Published on Monday 28 July 2014

A community group in Barnet is celebrating their one year anniversary with an open day at Childs Hill Park on Sunday 17 August, from 11 am to 3pm.

Al fresco gyms - All the gain, without the pain (in the wallet)

Published on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Barnet residents are being encouraged to become more Fit and Active in Barnet this summer with the launch of the Council’s new Outdoor Gyms.

North Finchley to get a £83,000 green boost for new park

Published on Friday 27 June 2014

The North Finchley Town Team is celebrating securing £18,000 from the Mayor of London’s Pocket Park fund to transform Percy Road Park into an exciting new green space.

GLL Sport Foundation announces £49,000 legacy funding for 89 young athletes from Barnet

Published on Thursday 26 June 2014

A total of 89 talented young athletes from Barnet have benefitted from a £49,000 award pot – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL and its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation(GSF).

Charter Green at Henly’s Corner delights Barnet residents

Published on Friday 25 April 2014

As spring arrives, Barnet residents have been quick to notice the improvements the council has made to Charter Green at Henly’s Corner in Finchley Church End.

Residents encouraged to Adopt a Place

Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

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 replace storm damaged trees

Published on Friday 7 February 2014

Hundreds of trees damaged during recent storms are to be replaced by Barnet Council.

Council plans for more outdoor gyms

Published on Friday 22 November 2013

Barnet Council is proposing new plans to improve health and fitness facilities in the borough’s parks.

Highlands Gardens’ makeover complete

Published on Friday 15 November 2013

A Community group is celebrating the completion of renovation works at Highlands Gardens in New Barnet.

Residents take charge and ‘adopt’ their street

Published on Monday 11 November 2013

Friary Road residents in Barnet have come together to ‘adopt’ their street.

Victoria Park set to get even greener

Published on Wednesday 6 November 2013

A Barnet community group has raised funds to plant an array of trees at Victoria Park.

Storm damage causes busy night for council staff

Published on Monday 28 October 2013

Highways and street scene staff have had a busy night dealing with reports of localised flooding and fallen trees in the aftermath of last night’s storm.

Help us create a sporting vision for Barnet

Published on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Residents are being invited to add their voice to Barnet’s new Sports and Physical Activity (SPA) Review.

Barnet Council grants £200,000 to community groups for parks improvements

Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Barnet Council has teamed up with four residents’ groups to help improve local parks and open spaces across the borough.

Have fun in Barnet’s Parks this summertime.

Published on Monday 29 July 2013

The school summer holidays are finally here, so why not take advantage of one of Barnet’s many parks and open spaces.

Barnet women encouraged to get on their bikes

Published on Friday 5 April 2013

British Cycling, the national governing body for cycling, is encouraging more women in Barnet to get on their bikes.

Barnet residents welcome ‘Pocket Park’ funding

Published on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Residents have welcomed news that a Cricklewood play area is to become one of London’s first ‘Pocket Parks’.

Barnet Girls Set for Lord's

Published on Monday 11 February 2013

Barnet girls have booked a date at the home of cricket after winning through to the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Finals which take place on Sunday 3 March.

New Music Hub status opens doors for new funding

Published on Thursday 18 October 2012

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night approved the transfer of the council’s music service into a new stand alone entity.

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