New Neighbours is a national charity whose aim it is to bring people together from all walks of life, faiths, and cultures to build stronger communities all over Britain.

The charity’s community efforts were recognised by Her Royal Majesty the Queen in June this year, who was so impressed by their outcomes she held a reception for Near Neighbours at the Palace.

So from Buckingham Palace, the Near Neighbours programme Real People, Honest Talk has arrived in Barnet!

Over the coming months, four programmes will talk place in North Finchley, Burnt Oak, Colindale and West Hendon.

Local organisations like Love Burnt Oak and the Colindale Communities Trust will be helping to run sessions that will ensure Barnet communities become part of The Big Conversation.

The Big Conversation in Barnet:

Colindale 15 The Concourse (next to the Post Office), Grahame Park

  • Tuesday 10th September, 5pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17th September, 5pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 24th  September, 5pm – 7pm

Burnt Oak, Love Burnt Oak 102a  Watling Avenue

  • Wednesday 11th September, 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesday 18th September 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 25th September 12 midday – 2pm

We’ll keep posting updates of Big Conversations taking place in Barnet on our website and our Facebook page –  please keep checking, and take part. Food will be provided for everyone to share at the end of each session.

Have a look at the Near Neighbours website here.