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Barnet Residents Association is a forward-looking civic organisation that campaigns energetically against changes that might impact the character of High Barnet and its immediate surroundings including how our local parks and open spaces are managed. For more on our aims and history, see the About us page.


News

Shopping centre entrance built into the remains of an old church

THE SPIRES SOLD

The Spires shopping centre has been sold to BYM Capital, an investor and developer known for office-to-residential conversions.

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Artist's impression of aerial view of the Spires shopping centre with blocks of flats of up to six storeys above the shops

THE SPIRES UP FOR SALE

The Spires shopping centre is up for sale, and the sales brochure describes possibilities for redevelopment. We believe that a new Planning Framework for The Spires is needed.

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Three storey building with shop unit not in use

OWNER APPEALS AGAINST DEMOLITION ORDER

The new building at 70 High St - the former After Office Hours - got planning permission to demolish the original building and replace it with a similar size building with a traditional frontage. But what has been built bears little resemblance to what what approved. Following representations from ourselves the Council issued an Order demanding that this replacement building should be demolished. The owner has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. Our submission to the Inspectorate arguing why the Order should stand is in the column to the left.

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How to Join

Individual membership of the Barnet Residents Association is open to anyone over the age of 18, although only those people with a home address in the area covered (High Barnet ward and Underhill ward) will be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting or other general meetings.

Corporate membership is available to organisations with a presence in the area. Like wise these members are not entitled to vote at an Annual General Meeting.

Membership fees are fixed annually at the Annual General Meeting and are currently:

Individual - £4
Family membership (at same address) - £6
Corporate membership - £6.

If you would like to join us please send us your name and address via email, and we will let you know our bank account details so that you can transfer the membership fee or set up a standing order. Our email address is at the foot of the page -- it is an image to prevent spam, so you will have to type it in again.

A standing order form (PDF, 38Kb) is available for you to download, print, fill in and pass direct to your bank. Note that you will have to add the BRA's 8 digit account number when you fill it in. The account number has been deliberately omitted for security reasons.

If you have a PayPal account, you can also pay via PayPal. See the membership page.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send the appropriate membership fee and your details (name, address, telephone number and if possible email address) to our Membership Secretary.

Membership Secretary,
BRA,
71 Byng Road
BARNET
EN5 4NP


Other Local Organisations

SPACES

If you live in any of the following roads in High Barnet, you may be interested in joining your local group SPACES, which represents residents in matters relating to planning and traffic, and tries to support the friendly atmosphere that has been a feature of the four roads over the years:

  • Alston Road
  • Calvert Road
  • Puller Road
  • Sebright Road

See their web site at www.spacesbarnet.co.uk for details.


Hadley Residents Association

The Hadley Residents Association covers Monken Hadley and Hadley Green in the north of our area. Their web site was at www.hadleyresidents.org but it seems to have lapsed.


Barnet Market

The Friends of Barnet Market have a web site at www.fobm.co.uk.


Love Barnet

Love BarnetThe shops and businesses in High Barnet have got together to promote the area and provide local information via a web site, Facebook and Twitter. Go to www.lovebarnet.co.uk.


High Living

Not an organisation, but Lucy Bridgers' web site with lots of information about what's on and things to do in High Barnet www.highlivingbarnet.com.


The Barnet Society

Our sister organisation, at www.barnetsociety.org.uk.


Chipping Barnet Town Team

A team with representation from some of the above organisations, working to improve and maintain Chipping Barnet town centre www.chippingbarnettownteam.org.


pen and ink drawingBarnet Museum

The museum in Wood Street has a web site at www.barnetmuseum.co.uk, a Facebook page Barnet Museum and a related open Facebook group Barnet - A Trip Down Memory Lane.


The Spires Shopping Centre

Information about events etc at www.thespiresbarnet.co.uk.


London Forum

We are affiliated to the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies www.londonforum.org.uk.


Green Beings

An organisation bringing inspiration and information about sustainable living to High Barnet www.greenbeings.co.uk.


FORAB

We are members of the Federation of Residents Associations in Barnet (FORAB). They don't have their own web site. If you would like to contact them, please email the BRA webmaster at the address at the foot of the page -- it is an image to prevent spam, so you will have to type it in again -- and we will pass the message on.