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Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

  • School Streets - St Agnes Catholic Primary School

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on proposals to implement a School Streets Scheme enforced by Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at St Agnes Catholic Primary School. This was in response to requests for a School Street Scheme to deal with traffic congestion around the school entrances.

    You said

    We distributed 269 letters to the area around the school asking for views on our proposals. We received 32 responses to the consultation, with an overall 66% rate of support for the proposal, with 25% of respondents opposing the scheme.

    We did

    We took all the feedback into consideration and a Chief Officer’s Decision was made to proceed with the implementation of the School Street Scheme at St Agnes Catholic Primary School. The scheme was completed in spring 2022 and is currently in place. You can read more about the results of the consultation. You can read more about how the School Street will operate.

  • School Streets - St Paul's Church of England Primary School

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on proposals to implement a School Streets Scheme enforced by Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. This was in response to requests for a School Street Scheme to deal with traffic congestion around the school entrances.

    You said

    We distributed 108 letters to the area around the school asking for views on our proposals. We received 21 responses to the consultation, with an overall 57% rate of support for the proposal, with 29% of respondents opposing the scheme.

    We did

    We took all the feedback into consideration and a Chief Officer’s Decision was made to proceed with the implementation of the School Street Scheme at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. The scheme was completed in spring 2022 and is currently in place. You can read more about how the School Street will operate.

  • School Streets - Wren Academy

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on proposals to implement a School Streets Scheme enforced by Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at Wren Academy. This was in response to requests for a School Street Scheme to deal with traffic congestion around the school entrance.

    You said

    We distributed 180 letters to the area around the school asking for views on our proposals. We received 98 responses to the consultation, with an overall 51% rate of support for the proposal, with 31% of respondents opposing the scheme.

    We did

    We took all the feedback into consideration and a Chief Officer’s Decision was made to proceed with the implementation of the School Street Scheme at Wren Academy. The scheme was completed in spring 2022 and is currently in place. You can read more about how the School Street will operate.

  • School Streets - Summerside Primary School

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on proposals to implement a School Streets Scheme enforced by Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at Summerside Primary School. This was in response to requests for a School Street Scheme to deal with traffic congestion around the school entrance.


    You said

    We distributed 204 letters to the area around the school asking for views on our proposals. We received 59 responses to the consultation, with an overall 54% rate of support for the proposal, with 20% of respondents opposing the scheme.

    We did

    We took all the feedback into consideration and a Chief Officer’s Decision was made to proceed with the implementation of the School Street Scheme at Summerside Primary School. The scheme was completed in spring 2022 and is currently in place. You can read more about how the School Street will operate.

  • School Streets - Colindale Primary School

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on proposals to implement a School Streets Scheme enforced by Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at Colindale School. This was in response to requests for a School Street Scheme to deal with traffic congestion around the school entrances.


    You said

    We distributed 413 letters to the area around the school asking for views on our proposals. We received 98 responses to the consultation, with an overall 41% rate of support for the proposal, with 27% of respondents opposing the scheme.


    We did

    We took all the feedback into consideration and a Chief Officer’s Decision was made to proceed with the implementation of the School Street Scheme at Colindale School. The scheme was completed in spring 2022 and is currently in place. You can read more about how the School Street will operate.

  • Brent Cross West Western Entrance Public Realm

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on our proposals for the western entrance public realm planned for Barnet’s new Brent Cross West station.


    You said

    During a three-week public consultation period, 74 feedback surveys were received. Common themes included increased planting, decreased cycle parking, safety concerns for the area, accessibility concerns for disabled users at the drop-off bay, more seating, and dedicated parking.


    We did

    Feedback received enabled the refinement of the Brent Cross West western entrance public realm concept design. Design changes that were progressed included increase planting as both permanent and temporary features, decreased cycle parking which will be monitored in future to understand user demand, drop-off bay changes to be level with the carriageway, and increased seating. Safety has been fundamental to the design of the public realm, and whilst there were no significant changes to the design in this regard, we have provided a list of infrastructure and natural surveillance sources to enhance safety (within this document, page 6). Finally, further parking facilities were not considered as this would detract from the purpose of the Brent Cross West station and its public realm, which is to encourage active travel.

    Further detailed information on the results of the consultation can be found here.


  • Barnet Hospital Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) area parking review

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    We asked

    Following the introduction of the Barnet Hospital (BH) Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in 2018, we carried out an informal consultation during July and August 2020 to find out the views of residents and businesses situated inside and outside the CPZ, including whether they or their visitors experienced problems parking close to their property and if so at what times of the day. We also asked them if they would support having a CPZ introduced in their road.


    You said

    Roads within the Barnet Hospital CPZ

    We consulted 449 properties within the CPZ. We received 109 responses to the questionnaire which included comments, suggestions and objections which are summarised below.

    The majority of the resident and their visitors said that they found it easier to park closer to their home since the Barnet Hospital CPZ was introduced and were also happy with the current hours and days of the CPZ.

    A few residents of Wellside Close raised concerns regarding the difficulties that they were experiencing after 6.30pm in the evenings due to its close proximity to Barnet Hospital.


    Roads situated outside the Barnet Hospital CPZ

    We consulted 1691 properties within the CPZ. We received 162 responses to the questionnaire which included comments, suggestions and objections which are summarised below.

    The majority of the residents that responded expressed that they were in favour of a CPZ to be introduced on their street with CPZ controls operating all day to mitigate the effects of commuter parking.

    Concerns were also raised regarding inconsiderate parking mainly at junctions that have an impact on visibility, traffic flow and general road safety.

    You can view the consultation report, including responses to objections.


    We did

    We have carefully considered all the comments received to the informal consultation and have decided to extend the Barnet Hospital CPZ on an experimental basis in the roads listed under Schedule 1. It has also been decided to extend the Barnet “Zone C” CPZ to include Regina Close and Elizabeth Close (Schedule 2) on an experimental basis. This will enable us to keep the controls under review.

    We also upgraded the operational CPZ controls of Wellside Close from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday to operate 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday from 23 May 2022.

    Introducing the above measures on an experimental basis gives the local community time to assess the effectiveness and impact of the measures and allow the council to consider if any further amendments will be needed to improve the parking situation. This may involve expansion of the existing CPZ to include the neighbouring streets. During the first six months, comments from the local community will be invited, considered and assessed to help decide if the experimental measures should be made permanent.

    In addition to the measures mentioned above a number of resident permit bays, operating 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, within the existing BH CPZ will be converted to shared use parking bays. These bays may be used by residents and businesses permit holders and Pay by Phone users. These bays will operate from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday in Grimsdyke Crescent, Kings Road, Cavendish Road and Elmbank Avenue. These measures are proposed in order to provide improved parking opportunities for residents, businesses, and visitors in the vicinity of Barnet Hospital. It will also help in reducing parking pressure in the BH CPZ area.

    As well as the above measures, lengths of double yellow lines will be introduced on street at vulnerable locations in order to deter inconsiderate parking, improve sightlines and improve traffic flow.

    We will hand deliver notification letters with the scheme plans to the properties within the experimental CPZ informing residents and businesses of the properties that are eligible to apply for a resident permit, with information about how to apply for permits and how the scheme will work.

    You can view a plan of the Barnet Hospital CPZ and Barnet “Zone C” extension boundary and detailed plans on the right-hand side of the consultation page.

  • Home-Start Barnet - Health Coaches consultation

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    We asked

    We asked your views on our Health Coaching Programme, delivered by Home-Start using their coordinators and volunteers. 49 questionnaires were completed in 2022, and included a combination of online and face-to-face questionnaire completion. We also consulted staff and stakeholders involved in delivering the service as part of this consultation.

    We asked service users:

    • how much you have engaged with the services offered as part of the Health Coaches Programme
    • about the quality of service that you received
    • what you valued about the service and what you think the service should do to improve and develop.
    • what public health issues residents are concerned about
    • whether staff and stakeholders understand the needs of service users, or residents.


    You said

    • 100% said you would be very likely or likely to recommend a health coach to your family or friends
    • 64% would prefer face to face or home visit from their coordinator or volunteer.
    • service users most value: Face-to-face contact (54%); Listening to worries and concerns (54%); Ability to contact them as necessary (42%).


    We did

    • we will continue to offer face-to-face support for those that prefer this
    • we will ensure staff and volunteers receive adequate training about the range of support available to families, so that they can signpost
    • we will promote the service to organisations that refer to Home-Start, ensuring they are fully aware of the range of support on offer
    • we will consider a targeted recruitment campaign, focused on equality, diversity, and inclusion, to recruit volunteers from a range of backgrounds, especially those that speak multiple languages
    • we will spotlight mental health in training, development, and activities since this has worsened as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic
    • we will make families with young children aware of the scales available in Children’s Centres, after explaining the importance of monitoring their baby’s weight.


  • Have your say: Barnet Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Public Questionnaire

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on pharmaceutical services in Barnet. Pharmaceutical services include services provided from local pharmacies, dispensaries at doctors' surgeries, or specialist appliance contractors. Local pharmacies also provide healthcare help and advice and are often the first point of contact when people are concerned about their health.

    You said

    We received 482 responses to the public questionnaire. The analysis of the questionnaires shows:

    • 90% of respondents have a preferred local pharmacy
    • 67% of respondents have visited a community pharmacy at least once a month in the past six-month period
    • 56% of respondents the main method of transport was walking
    • 89% of respondents were able to reach the pharmacy within 15 minutes (100% within 30 minutes)
    • 29% of respondents identified a difficulty in getting to a pharmacy, 23% of whom identified parking as the main issue.
    • from the public questionnaire, accessing a community pharmacy in Barnet was not seen to be an issue by the vast majority.

    We did

    In response to the comments made, the Barnet draft PNA 2022 was compiled and available for consultation from 13 June to 12 August 2022. Anyone who uses local pharmaceutical services is invited to comment during the consultation process. We want to make sure that you can access pharmaceutical services easily and that you are happy with the service you receive.

  • North Finchley Town Centre Partnership Board – make your voice heard

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    We asked

    We invited members of the local community who care about North Finchley Town Centre, and have the time, to come together and work in partnership with the council and others to support the town centre to thrive.

    You said

    We received 16 applications to join the board.

    We did

    We assessed the applications in line with the Council’ standard procurement system and 11 members from the local community joined. The first meeting was held on 22 November 2021. More information on the North Finchley Partnership Board are available here and you can find the agendas and minutes for previous meetings online.

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