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Town Centre Offer

We want to work with communities and businesses to improve Barnet’s high streets and town centres.

Town centres in Barnet are more than just shopping destinations - they're the heart of the community, contributing to the overall vibrancy and wellbeing of the surrounding area.

High streets are home to many of Barnet’s small and medium sized businesses and we want to make sure that they continue to be places where these businesses can thrive and grow, and which local residents enjoy visiting.

Barnet is committed to supporting economic success across the borough. In the light of national trends like increasing use of internet shopping, reduced footfall in town centres and a growing population, Barnet Council set out an approach to supporting all town centres in its Entrepreneurial Barnet Strategy.

Barnet has 30 town centres which come in all shapes and sizes and play different roles in the wider community. To reflect this, we have categorised them into:

  • 7 main town centres of Burnt Oak, Chipping Barnet, Cricklewood, Edgware, Finchley Church End, Golders Green and North Finchley
  • 8 district centres
  • 15 local centres

View the Barnet's Town Centre Framework.

We want to support communities and businesses in all town centres, although we will work with different town centres in different ways.

For instance, we encourage smaller local and district centres to take more responsibility for driving local improvements themselves, while main centres can expect to see a greater level of support, reflecting the larger number of jobs and businesses they accommodate.

Find out how local groups can work with us to improve their area in the following pages on:

Setting up a Town Team

Funding your Town Team

Our story: the Chipping Barnet Town Team

Markets and events

Pop-up space for your business

How to work with planning and parking services in the council

Additions and extras for your town centre

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