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Eighth successful housing prosecution welcomed

Last updated: 11 February, 2019

The latest successful prosecution by Barnet Council brings the total number of cases of landlords prosecuted for failing to licence or manage their properties over the last 18 months to eight,  with more than £200,000 fines issued.  Rent totalling more than £20,000 has also been reclaimed from landlords by their tenants in two of the cases through Rent Repayment Orders.

Unitas unveiled as Barnet Youth Zone’s official brand name

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

The group, which has been meeting regularly throughout the year as part of the Barnet Young Person’s Development Group, explained where the name came from as well as giving an exciting overview of the fantastic facilities that will be on offer. Unitas, the Latin word for unity, is featured on Barnet’s coat of arms which was the where the idea for it to be the name of the Youth Zone was born.

New primary officially opens its doors

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

The brand new multi-million pound school will cater for 420 pupils when it reaches full capacity and the London Academy, which is part of the AIM Academies Trust, now provides an all-through education for pupils from the age of four through to 18. The school follows extensive work over the last three years involving the council, London Academy and the Department for Education. Barnet Council contributed more than £6million to the overall £11million cost of the new school.

Views sought on proposed Youth Zone

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

The charity is working alongside the London Borough of Barnet to develop a brand new £6 million Youth Zone in Montrose Park, Burnt Oak which will open in 2018. The Youth Zone will be named Unitas after a borough-wide vote in which 2,000 young people took part. Over the next few weeks, prior to the submission of a planning application to the London Borough of Barnet, OnSide will be consulting on its plans with interested groups and the local community.

£400k investment to help improve air quality on Clean Air Day 2017

Last updated: 29 June, 2020

Making the announcement on Clean Air Day, and supported by the Taking Care of our Neighbourhoods campaign, the council will aim to inform residents about simple things they can do to improve air quality, such as switching off vehicle engines when stationery and, where possible, consider walking and cycling to school or work.

Volunteer for the Grit my Street initiative

Last updated: 8 February, 2019

Winter is coming and Barnet Council is calling on residents and schools to help make their neighbourhoods safer by taking part in this year’s Grit my Street scheme. Barnet Council, working in partnership with Re*, will be gritting priority routes throughout the winter period and, if necessary, residents will be able to work together and help grit roads not included on its priority list. Residents can find the priority gritting routes online

Brent Cross event highlights the prevalence of diabetes in Barnet

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

The event also provided shoppers with general health advice from doctors, diabetes specialists and dieticians. Shoppers identified at risk were offered a diabetes test, where 23 people were shown to have Type 2 diabetes and a further 20 individuals found out that they were pre-diabetic, and at significant risk of developing the disease.

New library service for New Barnet in 2019

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

The decision, taken at Policy and Resources Committee last night (10 January), will see a new, modern, fit for purpose New Barnet Library located at the Victoria Recreation Ground. Residents were consulted on the re-provision and relocation of the new library from October to December 2016. Subject to planning, the New Barnet Library will replace the current East Barnet library, which is set to become a smaller Partnership library, run by Inclusion Barnet, from April 2017.

Preferred partners chosen to run four libraries

Last updated: 8 February, 2019

Barnet Council is pleased to announce it has selected three preferred partners to run its four new partnership libraries. The partnership libraries, which will be set up by the groups in close collaboration with the council, will launch across the borough from 1 April 2017.

Pupils celebrate GCSE exam success

Last updated: 19 November, 2018

This year sees the introduction of a new nation-wide system for measuring students’ attainment in English and Maths (using a points scale of 9-1) and the second year of the implementation of ‘Attainment 8’, which measures the achievement of a pupil across eight qualifications including English and Mathematics. Over the next few years, GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade.

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