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It’s Gas Safety Week. What does that mean for you?

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018 this week - as the message is one we fully get behind - the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed [...]

2018-09-17T14:52:13+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Landmark day as first Opendoor homes are handed over

The Barnet Group is delighted to announce the practical completion of Opendoor Homes' development site at Elmshurst Crescent. This proud moment marks the handover of the first Opendoor homes, as we continue on our journey to build 320 homes across the borough of Barnet. New tenants will be moving into the new flats in the [...]

2018-09-13T08:26:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|

Final days to use your green token for Live Unlimited

If you are a Waitrose shopper, you only have a few days to use your green token (or two) after each shop to play your part in supporting Live Unlimited. For the month of August, Live Unlimited was selected as one of three charities chosen as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme. Each month Waitrose [...]

2018-08-29T10:03:55+00:00August 29th, 2018|

Doing a Waitrose (in Whetstone) shop?

Next time you go down to Whetstone Waitrose and get a green token, try and use it to support Live Unlimited. (Ask for some if the cashier doesn't give you one) Live Unlimited has been selected as one of three charities chosen as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme for the month of August. Live [...]

2018-08-02T15:20:28+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Opendoor Homes Board Chair Recruitment

What a six years it has been since The Barnet Group was created. The Group has seen significant growth and longterm management agreements for both Barnet Homes and Your Choice means that the future is both secure and exciting. Opendoor Homes is one of our newer entities in the Group and achieved Registered Provider status in 2017.  It has funding and land available to build an initial programme of 320 affordable homes with an ambition to achieve much more. We are seeking a new Chair to lead the board through its exciting developmental period.  Ideally, we [...]

2018-08-01T09:17:24+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Ansell Court nears completion

Last week, representatives from The Barnet Group were given a tour of a much-needed dementia-friendly extra care scheme – Ansell Court in Mill Hill. Our contractors, Rydon, headed up the tour of the almost completed extra care scheme, which is going to make a big contribution to improving the lives of people living with dementia [...]

2018-07-31T17:36:51+00:00July 31st, 2018|

How to stay cool in this heat

British summertime is traditionally a temperamental time for weather – any given day could be rain or shine. Not this year! The summer of 2018 has definitely been about sunshine, as the Met Office predict that this glorious heatwave will last until the end of August. The all-time record in the UK is 38.5° C [...]

2018-07-26T16:42:21+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Caring for our carers

Did you know that around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend?  It becomes an absolutely massive commitment on the part of the carer – as they are not paid for looking after a loved one. And although caring for someone definitely has its rewards, there [...]

2018-06-07T15:34:03+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Systems maintenance – Wednesday 6th June

We will be carrying out essential maintenance to our systems this Wednesday 6th June between 12pm (midday) and 10pm. This means you customers will be unable to access our online services. It also means there may be some disruption in our customer contact centre. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you [...]

2018-06-04T15:38:30+00:00June 4th, 2018|

Try volunteering – it’s good for you (and everyone else)

As part of national Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2018) Barnet Volunteers Fair 2018 is happening at the Finchley Arts Depo on Wednesday 6th June from 1pm. It's free and there's no need to register! But what are the benefits of volunteering? People decide to follow the path of volunteering for many different reasons: It's a [...]

2018-06-01T14:19:48+00:00June 1st, 2018|
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