London Borough of Barnet

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Argent Related recommended as Development Partner for Brent Cross South

Published on Wednesday 25 February 2015 in Regeneration news

Argent and its partner Related will be recommended to Barnet Council’s key regeneration committee as the Council’s long term development partner on the 78 hectare Brent Cross South scheme.

Residents provide feedback on revised Grahame Park plans

Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015 in Regeneration news

More than 150 residents attended consultation events last week to provide feedback on proposed revisions to the to the Grahame Park regeneration master plan.

Voting begins for four new faces of Youth Parliament

Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Voting is now open for this year’s United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections.

Barnet’s Wingfield Children’s Centre showcases new health programme

Published on Friday 20 February 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council and Public Health staff have joined forces with the borough’s 13 Children’s Centres to improve the health and wellbeing of children aged five and under.

DofE Gold Award winners receive Royal recognition for their ‘outstanding achievements’

Published on Friday 20 February 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Thirteen young people from Barnet have received praise from HRH Prince Edward for their dedication in achieving their Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award.

Barnet Council and partners launch Traffweb

Published on Monday 16 February 2015 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet residents can now access details of all parking restrictions in the borough on a new website called Traffweb.

Council proposes £20 million rebuilding of Copthall and Church Farm leisure centres, Finchley Lido and Hendon Centre to follow

Published on Wednesday 11 February 2015 in Council and democracy news

Copthall and Church Farm Leisure Centres will be replaced with brand new state of the art Leisure Centres if proposals going before the Policy and Resources Committee on 17 February are approved.

Council sets target to reach 50 per cent recycling rate by 2016

Published on Monday 9 February 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet residents are being asked to help increase the borough’s recycling rate to 50 per cent by 2016.

Chief Rabbi 'moved and grateful' as he receives Freedom of the Borough

Published on Wednesday 4 February 2015 in Council and democracy news

The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis expressed his gratitude last night after being bestowed with the highest honour any council can give to an individual, the Freedom of the Borough, by the Mayor of Barnet

Barnet to become London's most populous borough

Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015 in Housing and community news

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

Look beyond the book at the Barnet Libraries Festival

Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015 in Libraries news

Look beyond the book this month and find a wealth of activities at Barnet Libraries Festival.

School expansion plans approved

Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015 in Schools and education news

Plans for an expansion of Oak Lodge School have been given the go ahead by Barnet Council’s Planning Committee.

Committee to decide on new residents’ parking permits

Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet Council’s Environment Committee last night (27th January) agreed to refer the new resident parking permit charges to the Policy and Resources Committee .

£1 million funding pot to support young athletes in Barnet

Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Applications are now open for talented young sports men and women from Barnet to apply for a share of a £1million funding pot, out to help young sporting stars realise their dreams.

Library books available on prescription

Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

A scheme has been launched to support residents with dementia by offering them ‘books on prescription’.

Help plant an orchard in Childs Hill Park

Published on Friday 23 January 2015 in Parks, sport and leisure news

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

Sign up to the Big London Energy Switch

Published on Friday 23 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is once again encouraging residents to sign up to the Big London Energy Switch and save money on their energy bills.

The Council Conversation

Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Residents will have the opportunity to tell the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Richard Cornelius, and other chairmen of major committees their views on council priorities.

Barnet Council Welcomes West Hendon CPO Inquiry

Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Housing and community news

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.

Homeowner fined £45k for causing 'irreversible damage' to Grade II listed building

Published on Friday 16 January 2015 in Planning, conservation and building control news

The owner of a Grade II listed building in historic Hampstead Garden Suburb who repeatedly ignored council officers’ advice while carrying out building work has been fined £45,000 by magistrates.

Message from the Communities Together Network

Published on Thursday 15 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Statement from The Communities Together Network below.

Residents invited to attend libraries consultation events.

Published on Wednesday 14 January 2015 in Libraries news

Residents and community groups are invited to register for one of a series of consultation events about the future of Barnet’s library service.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Monday 12 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 18 January with a service at Middlesex University.

Libraries Consultation Events

Published on Friday 9 January 2015 in Libraries news

Come along to one of our consultation events to share your views about the proposals for Barnet’s future library service. This is part of a wider public consultation which runs until 22 February 2015.

Have your say on Barnet’s Draft Community Asset Strategy

Published on Friday 9 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is currently consulting on how it develops and manages its portfolio of public buildings and land which are used by voluntary and community groups.

Recycling Christmas Trees

Published on Wednesday 7 January 2015 in Rubbish, waste and recycling news

With the festive period over, Barnet residents can leave their real Christmas trees next to their green bin on their collection day.

Young people urged to stand for the Youth Parliament.

Published on Tuesday 6 January 2015 in Children, young people and families news

Young people across Barnet are being encouraged to get involved in the 2015 UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections, which take place from 23rd February to 8th March.

Parking restrictions in Barnet during the Christmas period

Published on Wednesday 24 December 2014 in Parking enforcement news

The council will be enforcing some, but not all parking restrictions in Barnet over the Christmas period.

Ringing the London Ambulance service during Christmas

Published on Tuesday 23 December 2014 in Emergency planning news

As you may be aware, the London Ambulance Service has been receiving very high numbers of calls in recent weeks and is expecting to be under further pressure over the Christmas and New Year’s period.

Housing fraudster brought before the court

Published on Monday 22 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

A tenant who illegally sublet his council home by advertising it on Gumtree just weeks after being handed the keys has received a suspended sentence.