London Borough of Barnet

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Council consults on revised housing allocations policy

Published on Thursday 28 August 2014 in Housing and community news

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

Are you the next British Para Powerlifting sensation?

Published on Tuesday 26 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

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

Barnet’s schools record impressive GCSE results

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Schools and education news

Provisional GCSE results from 20 of the borough’s 23 secondary schools indicate that they have once again performed above the national average.

Barnet Council selected for phase two of Troubled Families Programme

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council has been selected to be one of the first councils to take part in the expanded Troubled Families Programme.

Landlord fined for renting out loft room

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Housing and community news

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.

Ceremony set to mark centenary of first Great War death

Published on Monday 18 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

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.

Free sports sessions for disabled residents

Published on Monday 18 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

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.

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

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Housing and community news

Empty properties which have fallen into disrepair could soon be brought back into use again with funding from a new council initiative.

Let's talk shop

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Jobs and careers news

Barnet Council, in partnership with Job Centre Plus, has launched a new one stop recruitment shop to encourage young people into the retail and hospitality sector.

Barnet A Level Results

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Schools and education news

Provisional A level results from 11 out of 19 Barnet schools show that students are on track to maintain the outstanding level of performance they achieved last year.

Council Tax Support consultation launched

Published on Friday 15 August 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council has launched a consultation to seek residents’ views on the amount of Council Tax Support (CTS) it provides people on low incomes from April 2015.

Tributes paid to former Mayor Don Goodman

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet has paid tribute to former Mayor Don Goodman who has died.

Consultation underway to help keep Barnet safe

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Housing and community news

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.

Report published into the allocation of funding

Published on Monday 11 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has published the response to a complaint made about additional spending on highways and pavement maintenance.

Fun, free summer cycling in Barnet with Sky Ride local

Published on Thursday 7 August 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

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

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions praises Barnet Council and DWP's new ways of working during borough visit

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Children, young people and families news

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has today praised examples of partnership working by Barnet Council, DWP and other public sector organisations during a visit to the borough.

Hundreds attend Civic Service to mark the declaration of the Great War

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

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.

Biggest change to voter registration in a generation

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet residents will this week start receiving letters letting telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

Fraud investigators expose millions of pounds of fraud in one year

Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s fraud investigators successfully detected frauds amounting to £11.9million during 2013/14.

Enterprising over 50s get a kick-start to help their own businesses

Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Council and democracy news

Nine would-be businesses have been set up by entrepreneurial over 50s living in Barnet after they were giving support and guidance from The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)

Barnet’s planning team among the fastest in London

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014 in Planning, conservation and regeneration news

A higher percentage of planning applications are being processed within statutory target deadlines in Barnet than in almost any other London borough, with the Council coming second of all local authorities in the capital in meeting Government timeframes.

Civic service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the Great War

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet will attend a civic service this weekend organised to mark the centenary of the declaration of the Great War.

Barnet Council selected to pilot new Adoption Register scheme

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet is today being given the green light to allow local people approved to adopt children to search the national Adoption Register for the first time ever from this September.

Community group celebrates birthday in transformed park

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Parks, sport and leisure news

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.

Revamped Brent Cross gets green light

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council has today confirmed planning permission for a revamped Brent Cross Shopping Centre as part of the wider Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment.

Council reviews early years support for under 5s

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Children, young people and families news

Barnet Council is asking for residents' views on proposed changes to improve its early years' services and make the savings required in 2015/16.

Power restored to council offices

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

The power cut which affected the council’s offices at North London Business Park earlier today is now over and power has been restored to the site.

Power cut hits council offices

Published on Monday 21 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

A National Grid power cut has left the council offices at NLBP running on limited power.

Council Leader hands over keys to Community Focus’ new home

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s Leader has given the inclusive arts charity Community Focus keys to their new home.

Council publishes draft parking policy ahead of Environment Committee

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Parking, roads and pavements news

Barnet Council’s new Environment Committee will consider a draft Parking Policy for the borough on 24 July.