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  • November 24, 2023
    Salisbury Road residents find themselves entangled in a web of frustration as delays continue to plague the much-needed reconstruction of their road. What was originally planned for completion in 5 days has been extended by unforeseen events and obstacles but also poor project planning.
  • October 22, 2023
    Please find our response to the long-awaited planning application for The 'Whalebones' Estate on Wood Street.
  • October 11, 2023
    This newsletter is going to be published in two stages, with a second (Spires) issue being brought to you in coming weeks once we have received the second round of proposals from the Spires leaseholder.
  • September 01, 2023
    Whalebones, the private estate on Wood Street administered by the Gwyneth Cowing Charitable Trust, was the subject of a major planning application in July 2019, for 152 dwellings.
  • August 30, 2023
    A much anticipated and vital bus link is set to be restored between Potters Bar and Barnet, marking a significant win for the local community.
  • August 21, 2023
    The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), previously implemented in central London in 2008 and expanded in 2019, is now making its way beyond the city's borders.
  • August 09, 2023
    Since our last update in June’s newsletter Barnet Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has met to consider the application and while ‘minded to agree’ has so far not approved the application.
  • July 24, 2023
    This report considers three aspects of this planning application: Rugby – a sport in crisis; The threat to the green belt; Use of Council-owned green space for competing activities.
  • June 27, 2023
    Barnet Residents Association (BRA) recently met with Underhill Councillors Zahra Beg and Tim Roberts to tackle the urgent issue of traffic congestion and safety concerns within the Underhill Ward.
  • June 27, 2023
    As an active and engaged community, we understand the importance of addressing road and traffic challenges to ensure the safety and convenience of everyone in our area.
  • June 01, 2023
    We make no apologies for devoting this issue largely to the planned Spires redevelopment, where the construction of 5- and 6-storey blocks of predominantly small flats threatens to destroy the historic character of High Barnet.
  • May 25, 2023
    Appraisals of the proposed redevelopment of the Spires Shopping Centre and Market site.
  • February 01, 2023
    To save time and effort, the newsletter is now being published on the web site in PDF format only. A link is provided here as well as a list of February newsletter topics.
  • January 17, 2023
    BYM Capital, the owners of the Spires, have shown in the clearest possible way that they have major plans for High Barnet by confirming that they have purchased the former market site in Chipping Close.
  • January 13, 2023
    Cycling in Barnet has become more popular in recent times encouraged by health bodies, government, climate activists and cycle clubs.