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There has been a formal Planning Application made to permit the establishment of an Ark Academy on the Underhill site, previously occupied by Barnet Football Club. The Residents Association has lodged an objection to this development in its current form. See Objection to Ark School.


We have published our Newsletter for October 2016. The work now starting on the H&M store in the East Courtyard of The Spires has generated a buzz of excitement around town. For the first time that we can remember there is now a sense of optimism that at long last the town centre may have turned a corner. So a lot is riding on the success of this new store. We have a mixed bag of good and bad things to report on planning matters, but our major current concern is the Ark school in Underhill where the promoters are ploughing ahead in the face of considerable opposition. Read more

Barnet Residents Association (BRA) covers the High Barnet and Underhill wards in the London Borough of Barnet.

High Barnet and Underhill wards map
[Mapping image produced from the Ordnance Survey electionmap service © Crown copyright and database right 2011]

Click on the map for a high-resolution version, or visit www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/.

BRA aims to watch and safeguard the interests of residents in the area covered. We take an interest in matters in the area which might affect residents such as parking and road safety, local transport and more generally the plans and activities of the local Council. We look at planning applications for major projects which might affect people generally, although we do not have the resources to look at all small planning applications.

Membership is only £4 (single) or £6 (family) for a year. Members get three newsletters per year plus regular emails about events in the area. To join, see below.

To be alerted when a new newsletter is published on the web site, RSS subscribe to the web feed.

Our exact terms of reference can be seen in the Association's Constitution.

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 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,
71 Byng Road

Other Local Organisations


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 is at www.hadleyresidents.org.

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 topical information about living in High Barnet www.highlivingbarnet.com.

The Barnet Society

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