The Performance and Contract Management Committee have set up a working group to oversee the four year review of the council’s contract with Re Ltd.
This contract provides the following services on behalf of the council:
1. Development and Regulatory Services (DRS), including:
We are proposing to introduce new measures in and around Barnet High Street to create a safer environment for all road users and to enhance the road’s aesthetics. The proposal aims to increase pedestrian safety and increase the visibility of adjoining junctions at Union Street and Salisbury...More
All Local Authorities have a new requirement to secure an additional 15 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year old children of eligible working parents.
This will come into effect from September 2017 and will provide the eligible parents with a total 30 hours of free childcare per week,...More
The Brent Cross Cricklewood development is Barnet Council’s most significant growth and regeneration programme. The vision of the Council and its partners is to create a thriving town centre with attractive and high quality houses and green spaces. Alongside a modernised shopping centre, the...More
The council is planning to carry out a refurbishment of the junior play area in Stonegrove Park in Edgware. We have been working with local residents and our play contractor to draw up proposals for new equipment which can be installed in the play area. The residents usage of the park and needs...More
Barnet Council recognises the need for good quality sports pitches and it has listed them as an important factor in its Parks and Open Spaces and Fit and Active Barnet Strategies. Barnet is the fastest growing borough in London and it is necessary to make sure that an adequate number of...More
The consultation has now closed.
The changes to the Fairer Contributions Policy were approved on 28/02/17 by powers delegated to the Adults and Health Commissioning Director (in consultation with the Chairman of the Adults and Safeguarding Committee) by the Adults and Safeguarding Committee.
The council is consulting on admission arrangements for Barnet schools for the academic year 2018/19.
Barnet Council is the admissions authority for 41 community primary schools and Friern Barnet School and is consulting on proposed changes to the oversubscription criteria. This is a set of...More
We are always reviewing existing Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ’s) across the borough to ensure they continue to provide the same benefits as when they were first introduced and that they still meet the needs of the local community. With this in mind, we are currently reviewing the Colindale CPZ...More
This has been updated to reflect the additional flexibilities relating to the Adult Social Care Precept on 15 December 2016
The council faces an estimated budget gap of £61.5million which we need to close by 2020. This is a result of reduced funding from Government, as well as increasing...More
The Finchley Central Town Centre Project commenced in mid-2016 to generate a town centre plan for Finchley Central. This project aims to deliver a comprehensive strategy for the Town Centre to identify and enable future investment in the town centre.
In order to develop this strategy, we...More
Our local environment is important to all of us. It is one of the things which makes Barnet a great place to live and work. We are committed to maintaining high levels of resident satisfaction and preserving the green and clean nature of the borough. We are also committed to developing attractive...More
Across the country, adult social care is under growing pressure. The amount of money available for councils to spend has reduced and will continue to reduce over the coming years. There is also growing demand for adult social care services.
To help address these challenges, the council has...More
We are seeking your views on North Central London’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (NCL STP).
In December 2015, the NHS shared planning guidance 16/17 – 20/21 outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations. Every...More
The Burnt Oak Town Centre project commenced in mid-2015 to create and deliver a town centre plan for Burnt Oak. This project provides a £650,000 investment into the development of a strategy for the Town Centre and the delivery of public realm improvements to make Burnt Oak a great place...More
Barnet Council recognises that libraries are a universal and unique service that offers learning opportunities to all from the early years through to retirement. Our ongoing ambition is for libraries to continue to:
help all children in Barnet to have the best start in life; developing...More
London has more overweight and obese children than any other global city, including New York and Paris. It also has a higher rate of obesity than anywhere else in the country with more than a third of all children in London overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school.
In November 2016 the council conducted a Residents’ Perception Survey with 500 residents from across the borough. The survey asked residents for their views on local services and various aspects of life in their local area.
The council commissioned Westco Ltd, an independent market...More
As our population becomes increasingly sedentary, physical activity is importantly recognised as an essential component of our wellbeing; providing a positive contribution to our physical, mental and emotional health. To challenge and address inactivity levels within the borough and the...More
The Railway Terraces, Cricklewood Conservation Area is situated within Cricklewood in the south-western corner of the borough and lies within the Childs Hill Ward. Childs Hill is the twelfth largest of Barnet’s wards with an area of 3.1 square kilometres. With 19,460 residents in 2012,...More
Barnet Council is improving the way new applicants and existing Disabled Persons Freedom Pass holders are assessed to see if they qualify for a pass. This will mean a better quality, and more effective service is delivered for all our users.
Our proposals include:
more ways to...More
The council understands that litter is one of residents’ top priorities, and littering and anti-social behaviour issues are often linked. We want to promote a culture where people are supported to comply with guidelines, the law, and also ensure enforcement procedures are used against repeat...More
The council is consulting on a draft planning framework for the future development of Pentavia Retail Park in Mill Hill, Barnet. This 3.45 hectare site forms an island surrounded by major transport infrastructure and consists of a former out-of-town retail park with associated parking.
The council has been made aware of local concerns about the operational hours of the existing Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) restrictions in Golders Gardens NW11.
In response to this, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee has decided that an informal consultation with residents of...More
The council has been made aware of the concerns about the high level of perceived ‘non-resident’ parking in Leslie Road and Leopold Road N2, resulting in fewer places for residents to park.
In response to this, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee has agreed that this should be...More
The Council has been made aware of the concerns about the high level of perceived ‘non-resident’ parking in Friary Way and Valley Avenue N12, resulting in fewer places for residents to park.
In response to this, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee has agreed that...More
Barnet has one of the most up to date Local Plans in the country following the adoption of the Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies documents in September 2012.
The Local Plan is a portfolio of documents that works in conjunction with national policy and the Mayor's...More
Across the country, adult social care is under growing pressure. The amount of money available for councils to spend has reduced and will continue to reduce over the coming years. There is also growing demand for adult social care services. To respond to these challenges, the council needs to...More
Following completion of the independent investigation into problems with the electoral registers during the London Mayoral and GLA elections on the morning of Thursday 5th May, the council is now undertaking a full and independent review of our election service to ensure any wider concerns are...More
We know that Barnet is a great place to live for most families, children and young people. Our vision is focused on making Barnet an even better place to live for all families - whether a couple with dependent children, a single-parent family, a foster family, a blended family or a family with...More