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21 04, 2017

Time to do some ‘defensive’ gardening

2017-04-24T10:58:23+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

There is nothing more satisfying, as the gardening season arrives to see the fruits of your labour result in a lovely garden you and the family can relax in. Just don't be too laid back when it comes to keeping your garden and external areas secure. The long, light evenings are precisely when gardens become such [...]

20 04, 2017

What’s in a frame? Sheltered snooker tournament starts

2017-04-20T13:36:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Our Sheltered Housing Team organise events for older people throughout the year and one of the most popular events with residents is the annual Sheltered Housing snooker tournament which started over the Easter weekend. It's a fantastic opportunity for residents in our Sheltered Schemes not only to socialise, but really get into the spirit of [...]

19 04, 2017

Homeless Action in Barnet Open Day & Art Exhibition

2017-04-19T08:53:12+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

To mark Homeless Action in Barnet’s 20th anniversary of helping the homeless and vulnerably housed in the Barnet community, they will be holding 20 events throughout the year. One of these events is an Open Day and Art Exhbition. Come along to The Hab Centre on Saturday 20th May 2017 between 12noon and 4PM to find out about [...]

13 04, 2017

BOOST Childs Hill project launched by the Mayor of Barnet

2017-04-13T15:40:42+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

On 13th April the Mayor of Barnet Councillor David Longstaff, accompanied by the Mayoress Gillian Griffiths, cut the ribbon to officially launch the second BOOST project in the borough. BOOST Childs Hill is a spin-off project from the original BOOST (Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team) which started in July 2015 and has engaged with over [...]

11 04, 2017

Crowdfund London is coming to Barnet!

2017-04-11T13:38:54+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

Crowdfund London gives you the opportunity to pitch your ideas, big and small, for projects which will make your/ our local area even better! City Hall are looking for innovative ideas that benefit the whole neighbourhood and show community support through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign. The best could attract a pledge of up to £50,000 [...]

11 04, 2017

Barnet VCS Data Protection Workshop

2017-04-11T09:32:21+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

The Barnet Group in partnership with Groundwork London would like to invite delegates from the Barnet voluntary and community sector to a free Data Protection Workshop. The workshop will advise on best practice in keeping data on your service users safe and how you share information with other organisations. The workshop will also cover upcoming [...]

10 04, 2017

The Barnet Group Apprentices: welcome to the class of 2016/17!

2017-04-10T14:23:05+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

The Barnet Group has been running its apprenticeship scheme since 2011 and, as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 we wanted to shine a light on the valued contribution our apprentices make. We have nine apprentices working across The Barnet Group including Your Choice Barnet. One of our apprentices, Natasha Trivedi, agreed to share her [...]

7 04, 2017

Let’s tackle tenancy fraud

2017-04-10T09:07:44+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

A year ago a council tenant was ordered to pay Barnet Council almost £130,000 after illegally subletting his council home for 16 years.  Tackling tenancy fraud means council properties can be freed up for families in genuine housing need. Since then Barnet Council's Corporate Anti-Fraud team has launched a new app through which you can [...]

7 04, 2017

Help the RAF museum shape Hendon History Project

2017-04-10T09:12:13+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

The Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale is working on a large scale community project and they want your help. The Historic Hendon Project is part of the celebrations and commemoration of the Centenary of the RAF and the museum, for 2018. As part of these celebrations, the Historic Hendon Project wants to work with [...]

6 04, 2017

Colour your atHome cover and win a prize!

2017-04-06T08:59:21+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

There's a fun twist to the cover of the Spring 2017 issue of atHome. The magazine, which has been delivered to Barnet Homes residents this week has a front cover which can be coloured-in with colours and materials of your choice. So far, we've received crayon, felt-tip and pencil pieces of art, but the options [...]