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13 05, 2019

Need some gardening Inspiration? Finest Flowers winners 2018

2019-05-13T10:46:20+01:00May 13th, 2019|

And just in case you need some further inspiration to create gardening magic in our  communal gardens, balconies and displays... Here is a reminder of the blooming marvellous Finest Flowers winners from 2018. You can enter the Finest Flowers 2019 here. (Closing date is 5th July!) 2018 Best Display Container Joint winners: Elsie Griffin - [...]

13 05, 2019

Gardening season is just beginning – so why not enter your Finest Flowers?

2019-05-13T10:09:52+01:00May 13th, 2019|

The Royal Horticultural Society's  (RHS) National Gardening Week officially marks the start of gardening season - which is timely because we are now opening the window for entries to our ever-popular gardening competition! However, unlike the RHS, we are not looking for horticultural perfection. We welcome applications from gardeners of all levels among our residents. [...]

10 05, 2019

Responsible dog owner? Bring yourself (and your dog) on May 29

2019-05-16T12:10:59+01:00May 10th, 2019|

In partnership with the Barnet Dogs Trust, we have hosted several responsible dog owners events on our estates.  We've found that these dog-focused events have been really popular with pet owners. This summer's Dogs Trust Event is being held at Grahame Park Concourse, on Wednesday May 29th from 11am to 3pm. It's the chance to [...]

3 05, 2019

How our partnership with Arts Against Knives is helping local youngsters

2019-05-03T20:53:02+01:00May 3rd, 2019|

Barnet Homes partnership with Art Against Knives (AAK) has gone from strength to strength. This year we continued to work with the charity to provide 190 young people with the opportunity to access support and opportunity via their creative community spaces including, a music studio, nail bar and fitness hub. Highlights from the year include [...]

3 05, 2019

Mayor of Barnet opens flagship scheme in Mill Hill

2019-05-03T13:21:35+01:00May 3rd, 2019|

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, arrived in Mill Hill this week to open Barnet Council’s £19 million extra care scheme, Ansell Court. The scheme, built by contractors Rydon, has 53-flats which will be managed on behalf of the council by Your Choice Barnet. Ansell Court supports adults with extra-care and support needs to [...]

25 04, 2019

A rocking good time at the Sheltered Housing Easter Party

2019-04-25T16:19:45+01:00April 25th, 2019|

The aim of our Sheltered Housing schemes is to support elderly residents to maintain as independent a life as possible – at the same time not becoming isolated. This is why our Sheltered Housing team help residents to keep active and connected with the community-at-large by organising a year-round roster of events. Sheltered Housing residents [...]

4 04, 2019

A big-thank you to our contractors! Drummond House Easter will be a cracker…

2019-04-04T11:09:26+01:00April 4th, 2019|

As well as providing a responsive repairs service and major works at our Sheltered Housing Schemes, our contractors provide another important connection for many of our residents. Vallectric, Mears and WG Wigginton’s (and the local pub Gertie Brown and Universal Laundry) have collectively made a generous donation of £500, which will go towards the annual [...]

29 03, 2019

You’ll have an egg-cellent time at Burnt Oak’s Easter Fair

2019-03-29T13:58:52+01:00March 29th, 2019|

The Easter holidays are just around the corner...and after a long winter, it's nice to start getting out and about again. Here's one for the Easter weekend. The International Gospel Church have a bank holiday bonanza of an Easter Fair coming up on Saturday 20th April from 3pm. As well as Easter-themed fun and games - [...]

27 03, 2019

New motivational group for men at Grahame Park

2019-04-12T17:24:48+01:00March 27th, 2019|

Colindale Community Trust have started a men's only group which runs every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm from the Old Library next to the Grahame Park Concourse. As well as fitness classes, there's guest speakers, activities and the chance to meet new people and be inspired! Contact brennan.cct@gmail.com, call 0208 200 3014 or pop into Grahame Park's [...]