London Borough of Barnet

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Work on Dollis Valley Affordable Homes to start more quickly than originally planned

Published on Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The council and its partners have confirmed plans to bring forward the redevelopment of the Dollis Valley Estate by six months at a meeting of the council’s Assets, Regeneration and Growth.

Barnet fraud investigators feature in BBC series

Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The work of Barnet Council’s team of fraud investigators has been highlighted in a series of BBC documentaries.

Edgware Silver Service scheme – seniors dine for £5 every Tuesday

Published on Monday 29 September 2014 in Adult social care news

Altogether Better Edgware and Stonegrove* in conjunction with Edgware Town Team are pleased to announce the launch of Edgware Silver Service.

£350,000 spent to keep Barnet clean

Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet’s roads are set to be that little bit cleaner after the council received delivery of three new LGV sweeper vehicles early this month.

Barnet Council supports borough-wide community engagement event

Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Housing and community news

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.

Students shine at official opening of the Orion Primary School and Gold Star Centre

Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014 in Schools and education news

Hundreds of students gave their new school a ringing endorsement during its official opening ceremony (24th September).

First year of neighbourhood services hailed a success

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Adult social care news

A new approach to providing day services to older people has been hailed a success after reaching almost 1,800 more people in its first year.

Barnet residents encouraged to speak up about cancer concerns

Published on Monday 22 September 2014 in Health advice news

A new pop-up shop is opening in Barnet on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to give residents support and advice about any questions they may have about cancer.

Barnet fire chief urges borough high rise residents to plan for fire

Published on Monday 22 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

New statistics show 14 fires in Barnet’s high rise buildings last year.

Sport England funding helps Barnet young people get in SHAPE

Published on Friday 19 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

An initiative aimed at encouraging young people to get fit and active is to benefit from £300,000 of funding.

Burnt Oak’s First Ever Multicultural Parade and Festival, Saturday 20 September 2014

Published on Friday 19 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Burnt Oak’s First Ever Multicultural Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Barnet expands free leisure pass

Published on Wednesday 17 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Carers and foster carers in Barnet can now enjoy free access to Barnet Council’s GLL operated leisure centres after the local authority increased access to its Leisure Pass initiative.

Consultation begins on future delivery of Education Services

Published on Tuesday 16 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council is to start consultation on a new approach to the way it delivers its education services to schools.

Consultation launched on ways to support Barnet businesses

Published on Monday 15 September 2014 in Business news

Barnet Council is asking residents, business and other organisations for their views on a new Entrepreneurial Barnet policy.

Expanded primary schools welcome new children

Published on Monday 15 September 2014 in Schools and education news

Construction work has been completed for five newly expanded primary schools in Barnet as the council continues to cope with extra demand for school places.

Halfway point reached in Stonegrove Regeneration Project

Published on Thursday 11 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

A major milestone in the progress of the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates has been marked during a visit to the latest phase of the development.

Mayor opens Inglis Way

Published on Monday 8 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor of Barnet has officially opened Inglis Way as part of the Millbrook Park development in Mill Hill.

Over 55? Then Barnet needs you!

Published on Monday 8 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

Barnet Council’s leisure provider, GLL, is looking for residents aged 55 years old and over to form a sports team to conquer the rest of London at this year’s Annual Club Wellness Games on October 17.

Council Tax single person discount review

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014 in Council tax and benefits news

Barnet Council is carrying out a review of all council tax claims for the 25 per cent single person discount to guard against fraud.

Family carers invited to share experiences and ideas

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014 in Adult social care news

Barnet Council and the Barnet Carers Centre are holding a free event aimed at family carers of people who live in, or are considering moving into, a residential care home in Barnet.

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.