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12 04, 2019

Check out our new fire safety videos

2019-05-21T11:32:54+01:00April 12th, 2019|

Barnet Homes have been working in conjunction with the London Fire Brigade to create a series of fire safety awareness videos for residents. How to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms https://youtu.be/Czw0sMO2ioQ   Fire safety in high-rise buildings  https://youtu.be/ThBRplDfLKo   Fire safety in low and medium rise buildings  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX5i8Gr3JQw   Fire safety at home  [...]

1 02, 2019

Top tips from the London Fire Brigade

2019-02-01T15:34:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|

A Danish concept known as 'hygge' (to live cosily) has taken off across the UK in recent years, however firefighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) have been warning Londoners of some of the potential dangers of this new trend.  Did you know that 340 fires in London last year were caused by candles, heaters [...]

14 01, 2019

Housing Committee agrees extra fire safety funding

2019-01-14T15:49:29+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Barnet Council will set aside an additional £21.9million for fire safety improvements across the borough, bringing the total investment to £51.9m, under a proposal to be considered by its Housing Committee tonight (Monday 14 January). The plans would see an extra £16.9m put into fire safety improvements including new sprinklers, fire doors and fire detection [...]

29 11, 2018

Calling all budding entrepreneurs

2018-11-29T13:02:01+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Do you have an idea for a business or start-up that's less than two years old? Would you like the opportunity to win cash prizes and support for your business?  Organised by Middlesex University, Barnet Council and Barnet and Southgate College, the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition offers students and local entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their [...]

26 10, 2018

Barnet secures almost £5m to cover Granville Road cladding

2018-10-26T16:08:19+01:00October 26th, 2018|

The London Borough of Barnet and Barnet Homes have successfully secured almost £5 million in government funding to cover the cladding replacement works at the Granville Road estate. It was announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on the 17th October that 12 councils and 31 housing associations were successful in [...]

10 08, 2018

Granville Road resident’s ‘Big Shave’ raises hundreds for charity

2018-08-10T14:26:36+01:00August 10th, 2018|

Deepa Mistry, a resident of Granville Road in the Child’s Hill area of North London, has raised hundreds of pounds for the Little Princess Trust so far by shaving off her hair so that it can be made into a wig for a child suffering from cancer. The Little Princess Trust is a charity that [...]

26 07, 2018

BBQ safety in hot weather

2018-07-26T16:09:22+01:00July 26th, 2018|

With summer temperatures soaring beyond 30 degrees this week, we'd like to remind all residents that gas, charcoal and disposable barbecues are not permitted on balconies at any time as these can pose a serious fire safety risk to both you and your neighbours. The London Fire Brigade has issued some advice about how you can BBQ safely this [...]

10 07, 2018

Fire safety works Q&As

2018-07-10T13:02:53+01:00July 10th, 2018|

Will you be installing sprinklers within my flat? Sprinkler systems will be installed in all rented flats within buildings with 10 or more floors and access to a single stairwell. This allows the release of the water to be focussed on the affected areas only in the event of a fire. We will be consulting [...]

26 06, 2018

Housing Committee agrees extra fire safety funding

2018-06-26T14:26:16+01:00June 26th, 2018|

Barnet Council has agreed an additional £12.5million to pay for fire safety works to be carried out across the borough. The funding was unanimously agreed by the council’s Housing Committee on Thursday 21 June, and will now go to the council’s Policy and Resources Committee for approval. The funds are part of the council’s ongoing [...]

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