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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

X marks the spot for new Orion School site

Published on Friday 23 November 2012

Building work has begun on site of Barnet Council’s latest state of the art primary school.

Mayor of Barnet to thank Olympic Volunteers

Published on Friday 16 November 2012

Barnet residents who contributed towards the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be thanked by the Mayor of Barnet at a special reception this month.

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.

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.

Colindale school officially opened by Mayor of Barnet

Published on Friday 22 June 2012

The borough’s newest primary school officially opened its doors to pupils this morning.

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).

Mayor marks busy year in office with tree planting

Published on Monday 30 April 2012

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Lisa Rutter has marked her time as the first citizen of the borough by planting a tree in a Hendon park.

Council names Barnet’s 48th Mayor Designate

Published on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Councillor Brian Schama was last night (6 March 2012) elected the 48th Mayor Designate of the borough following a full meeting of the council at Hendon Town Hall.

Crowds turn out despite weather for Diamond Jubilee Civic Service

Published on Monday 6 February 2012

The bad weather which afflicted the whole of London, including Barnet, on Sunday did not stop hundreds of people turning out for a Civic Service to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty.

Civic service to mark accession in Queen's Jubilee year

Published on Wednesday 1 February 2012

This weekend sees the first major event to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in Barnet, with a civic service set to coincide with the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thron

Memorial Day commemorates global atrocities

Published on Monday 23 January 2012

Hundreds of people gathered at the Ricketts Quadrangle in The Burroughs, Hendon, this weekend (Sunday 22) to remember those who have lost their lives through genocide around the world.

Holocaust Memorial service to remember genocides across the globe

Published on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Four guest speakers will take centre stage to highlight the theme of ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ at this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day Service.

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