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7 03, 2019

Our apprenticeships open up a world of opportunity

2019-05-07T09:36:08+01:00March 7th, 2019|

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 [...]

11 02, 2019

National Apprenticeship Week is coming

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

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 [...]

1 02, 2019

Calling all voluntary, faith and community groups

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

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 [...]

14 12, 2018

A well-deserved thank you… to you

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

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 [...]

7 11, 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

2018-11-07T16:25:46+01:00November 7th, 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 [...]

15 10, 2018

No place for hate – National Hate-Crime Awareness Week

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

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 [...]

8 10, 2018

Countdown to PopUp Business School

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

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 [...]

13 09, 2018

Landmark day as first Opendoor homes are handed over

2018-09-13T08:26:28+01:00September 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

2 08, 2018

Doing a Waitrose (in Whetstone) shop?

2018-08-02T15:20:28+01:00August 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

1 08, 2018

Opendoor Homes Board Chair Recruitment

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

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 [...]

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