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Barnet says no to hate crime

For the past 18 months, Barnet Council have been working with its partners to tackle hate crime in the borough, during this time they launched Hate Crime Reporting Centres. There are now nine Hate Crime Reporting Centres across the borough, enabling vulnerable adults and victims of hate crime to report incidents to the Police, and [...]

2019-04-12T17:22:19+01:00April 12th, 2019|

Our apprenticeships open up a world of opportunity

Education Secretary Damien Hinds kick started National Apprenticeship Week this week with the announcement of a new league table of top apprenticeship employers. Hinds also said that Apprenticeships had been transformed as they are now longer, higher-quality, with more off-the-job training. There are now more than 400 apprenticeship standards available in everything from accountancy to [...]

2019-03-11T14:16:48+01:00March 7th, 2019|

National Apprenticeship Week is coming

With just a few weeks to go before National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) we got a head start in promoting apprenticeship opportunities here at The Barnet Group at a Post-16 options event. Some of our apprentices for The Barnet Group were on hand at Middlesex University’s Apprenticeships and Post-16 Options night to talk about their [...]

2019-02-11T12:44:47+01:00February 11th, 2019|

Calling all voluntary, faith and community groups

As part of their plans to build Strong, Successful and Shared Communities in the borough, Barnet Council is asking its residents to fill out a survey. Barnet Council wants to further understand how they can help voluntary, community and faith groups in Barnet. Groups like these are vital in helping Barnet build stronger communities, so if [...]

2019-02-01T17:54:32+01:00February 1st, 2019|

Housing Committee agrees extra fire safety funding

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 [...]

2019-01-14T15:41:28+01:00January 14th, 2019|

A well-deserved thank you… to you

Our customers and services are at the heart of everything we do. To recognise those who go the extra mile to improve their communities, support fellow residents and making positive steps to increase their independence  – we hold a Customer Awards ceremony and Thank You party every year. The event took place at Hendon Town [...]

2018-12-20T09:31:04+01:00December 14th, 2018|

Barnet Council wants your views on housing and homelessness

Barnet Council has launched a three-month consultation to seek your feedback on strategies to improve housing and tackle homelessness across the borough over the next five years. Visit engage.barnet.gov.uk to fill in questionnaires and leave a comment about the plans at any point between now and Monday 4 February. If you would prefer a hard [...]

2018-11-13T13:19:30+01:00November 13th, 2018|

Remembrance Sunday 2018

This weekend Barnet will pause to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent in the First World War. On Sunday 11 November, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, will attend a service of remembrance due to be held at the [...]

2018-11-07T16:25:46+01:00November 7th, 2018|

No place for hate – National Hate-Crime Awareness Week

What is a hate crime? A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. This past year has seen a 'spike' in the number of hate crimes all over the country. The aim of National Hate Crime Awareness Week is not only [...]

2018-10-16T08:33:32+01:00October 15th, 2018|

Countdown to PopUp Business School

There's exactly four weeks to go before the PopUp Business School's week long workshop to train budding business owners hits Brent Cross. There's still time to sign up! Last November, nine Barnet Homes residents attended the course with business proposals for ideas from vegan sauces to customised handbags. All 54 attendees received a certificate for [...]

2018-10-08T14:28:32+01:00October 8th, 2018|
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