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13 06, 2019

Grenfell Tower – two years on

2019-06-14T09:02:54+01:00June 13th, 2019|

The Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Dan Thomas issued a statement today to mark the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Councillor Dan Thomas said: “It is hard to think that two years have passed since we first witnessed those shocking scenes at Grenfell Tower. “First and foremost, our thoughts go out today to [...]

11 06, 2019

Barnet’s Youth Zone opens 23rd June

2019-06-11T11:00:24+01:00June 11th, 2019|

Barnet Unitas is a new facility located in Burnt Oak is a specially created safe space for young people aged 8- 19 (and up to 25 for those with a disability) in Barnet to engage in sports, arts, music, dance and employability courses. The Unitas Youth Zone boasts a Sports Hall, fitness suite, boxing room [...]

10 06, 2019

The sun will shine at The Big Lunch this weekend

2019-06-10T16:21:51+01:00June 10th, 2019|

The start of June has not only bought incoming rainstorms, but we had our first Big Lunch at Grahame Park (the sun was shining that day). Lunch for over 200 people was served up at Grahame Park’s concourse and there was face-painting on offer for the children thanks to some talented volunteers! This weekend sees [...]

30 05, 2019

Join in with The Big Lunch!

2019-05-31T11:49:37+01:00May 30th, 2019|

Barnet Homes is supporting The Big Lunch which takes officially place this year on 1st and 2nd June - although our residents have been busy organising community gatherings on our estates throughout the month of June! Our Community Engagement Team has been overseeing the organisation of these events with local community groups and they have [...]

23 05, 2019

Join Mill Hill East Church for their community gardening opening

2019-05-23T10:40:24+01:00May 23rd, 2019|

Last summer, a local church worked with one of our contractors, Rydon and the inter-faith community, to create a community garden for all local people to enjoy. Rydon built our new extra-care scheme, Ansell Court which is located opposite the church. Matthew Offord, MP, was also in attendance at Mill Hill East Church last year [...]

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

2019-06-12T08:56:52+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 [...]