Barnet Town Centre Heroes Exhibition

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Nominate your local hero today!

Know someone who’s gone above and beyond and deserves to be celebrated?

Someone who has dedicated themselves to making a difference to you, or to others, particularly over this past difficult year?

This initiative is part of the Discover Barnet campaign and aims to celebrate the people behind Barnet’s many town centres that have gone above and beyond to serve their community. We want to honour those everyday heroes who make a significant difference in our borough.


Are they happy to be celebrated publicly?

If the answer is ‘Yes!’, please nominate them for inclusion in our exciting forthcoming exhibition of Barnet Town Centre heroes.

If selected, their achievements, dedication and generosity will be publicly acknowledged, alongside a professional portrait of them in context, in a Town Centre display. Their stories and pictures will also feature online through Discover Barnet and can be further shared on social media networks.

Who’s eligible?

This is an exhibition of heroes across our seven main town centres (Burnt Oak, Edgware, Cricklewood, Finchley Central, North Finchley, Golders Green and Chipping Barnet). We are currently only seeking nominations where contributions are associated with each of our main town centres.

How you can nominate

Complete the nomination form, this will include sharing your hero's contact details, a paragraph describing what they’ve done that feels so special, and the personal impact they’ve made on your own life or that of others.

Please see below for our privacy notice. If selected, we will then be in touch to arrange a convenient time and place to shoot a beautiful portrait of them and record the essential elements of their story in a short interview. We may contact you to find out more details of your experience with them too.


If you have any further questions, please email barnettowncentreheroes@gmail.com


The deadline for nominations has been extended to 13 August 2021


Privacy Notice

This project aims to recognise those people who have gone above and beyond to help others in and around their town centre, particularly during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be engaging with the local community to identify nominees for Barnet Town Centre Heroes. We will talk to the nominees and to those who nominated them to understand how they supported the community during the pandemic. Those selected as Barnet Town Centre Heroes will be professionally photographed in their town centre and their portrait displayed prominently in the town centre. We will also publish their portrait and supporting story on the Barnet Council website to recognise their good works in their community.

As part of the nomination, selection and interview process, any contact information provided to us in any format will be retained only for the duration of the Barnet Town Centre Heroes project and will be erased thereafter.

Personal information collected

During your participation in the project, we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about you:

  • Contact information: This is the information provided by the person making the nomination for a Barnet Town Centre Hero. This may include the nominee’s name, email, phone number and address, plus the same details for the nominator.
  • Nomination information: This is the story behind the nominee i.e. information explaining why the person is being nominated.

Who we share the information with

We will share the personal information with the following people:

  • The Barnet Council project team for the sole purpose of assessing the suitability of each nominee.
  • The Barnet Town Centre Heroes project team for the purposes of assessing the suitability of each nominee as a Hero; to contact the nominees and nominators for further background information; for arranging photography sessions and for advising the nominees as to their success at the end of the Heroes nomination process.

How long we keep your information

All information from nominees and those nominating them will be retained for the duration of the project only. The project is expected to complete by 31st October 2021.

Contact us

For any queries please contact: barnettowncentreheroes@gmail.com

Nominate your local hero today!

Know someone who’s gone above and beyond and deserves to be celebrated?

Someone who has dedicated themselves to making a difference to you, or to others, particularly over this past difficult year?

This initiative is part of the Discover Barnet campaign and aims to celebrate the people behind Barnet’s many town centres that have gone above and beyond to serve their community. We want to honour those everyday heroes who make a significant difference in our borough.


Are they happy to be celebrated publicly?

If the answer is ‘Yes!’, please nominate them for inclusion in our exciting forthcoming exhibition of Barnet Town Centre heroes.

If selected, their achievements, dedication and generosity will be publicly acknowledged, alongside a professional portrait of them in context, in a Town Centre display. Their stories and pictures will also feature online through Discover Barnet and can be further shared on social media networks.

Who’s eligible?

This is an exhibition of heroes across our seven main town centres (Burnt Oak, Edgware, Cricklewood, Finchley Central, North Finchley, Golders Green and Chipping Barnet). We are currently only seeking nominations where contributions are associated with each of our main town centres.

How you can nominate

Complete the nomination form, this will include sharing your hero's contact details, a paragraph describing what they’ve done that feels so special, and the personal impact they’ve made on your own life or that of others.

Please see below for our privacy notice. If selected, we will then be in touch to arrange a convenient time and place to shoot a beautiful portrait of them and record the essential elements of their story in a short interview. We may contact you to find out more details of your experience with them too.


If you have any further questions, please email barnettowncentreheroes@gmail.com


The deadline for nominations has been extended to 13 August 2021


Privacy Notice

This project aims to recognise those people who have gone above and beyond to help others in and around their town centre, particularly during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be engaging with the local community to identify nominees for Barnet Town Centre Heroes. We will talk to the nominees and to those who nominated them to understand how they supported the community during the pandemic. Those selected as Barnet Town Centre Heroes will be professionally photographed in their town centre and their portrait displayed prominently in the town centre. We will also publish their portrait and supporting story on the Barnet Council website to recognise their good works in their community.

As part of the nomination, selection and interview process, any contact information provided to us in any format will be retained only for the duration of the Barnet Town Centre Heroes project and will be erased thereafter.

Personal information collected

During your participation in the project, we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about you:

  • Contact information: This is the information provided by the person making the nomination for a Barnet Town Centre Hero. This may include the nominee’s name, email, phone number and address, plus the same details for the nominator.
  • Nomination information: This is the story behind the nominee i.e. information explaining why the person is being nominated.

Who we share the information with

We will share the personal information with the following people:

  • The Barnet Council project team for the sole purpose of assessing the suitability of each nominee.
  • The Barnet Town Centre Heroes project team for the purposes of assessing the suitability of each nominee as a Hero; to contact the nominees and nominators for further background information; for arranging photography sessions and for advising the nominees as to their success at the end of the Heroes nomination process.

How long we keep your information

All information from nominees and those nominating them will be retained for the duration of the project only. The project is expected to complete by 31st October 2021.

Contact us

For any queries please contact: barnettowncentreheroes@gmail.com