In March 2021 a planning application ( reference 21/0668/ADV ) was submitted to Barnet Council for planning permission for the erection of series of large and permanent advertising banners on lampposts in the High Road running through Whetstone. The application was one of a series being submitted by an outdoor advertising company for locations throughout … Continue reading Do you want advertising banners in Whetstone High Road?
A copy of FBWRA’s representations can be found on the DRAFT LOCAL PLAN page.
We have an update for you about the “Barnet Cycleway” (see previous post ( below) of 12 January. Following FBWRA “lobbying” of Councillors the Cycleway proposals have been dropped from the Agendas for the meetings of the two Council Committees that were due to consider them this month and in early February. We believe that … Continue reading Cycleway proposals withdrawn
You may know that the Council’s Oakleigh Road Depot has been experiencing ground movement (“subsidence”) on the main access road to the site since opening in 2017, which has been kept under regular monitoring. Recently the Council has advised that the monitoring has shown the movement has got worse. The Depot stands at the top … Continue reading COUNCIL DEPOT PROBLEMS WORSEN
Barnet Council officers refused to provide the data obtained in response to the Council’s public consultation on the controversial proposed Hornsey to North Finchley “Barnet Cycleway”. The consultation was carried out in June and July 2019, but it was only in mid- December that the report was released on the Council consultation website, even though … Continue reading Barnet Cycleway- secrecy over Consultation responses greeted with disbelieving laughter
FBWRA had a stall at the “Community Event” organised by the Council and held in Friary Park on 20th September. The Council’s chosen theme was “Together we are Barnet”. The line-up included a new look 383 community bus which TfL is looking to introduce (although we were assured the service, running from Woodside Park Underground … Continue reading “383 Day” in Friary Park – Friary Park Community Event 20 September 2019
The FBWRA 2019 Summer Splash was held at Friary Park Bowling Club. Previous years’ Splashes had been held adjacent to Friern Barnet Library. As well as changing the venue we also moved the event to early August from later in the month. By accident or design we had a significantly increased turnout, with about 50 … Continue reading FBWRA Summer Splash 2019
In the January 2019 issue of the FBWRA Newsletter we reported on proposals for a traffic scheme in Friern Barnet as set out in the Friern Barnet Lane, Buxted Road, Ashurst Road and Friern Park Discover Community Engagement Report January 2018 , a scheme which is directed at facilitating a proposed “ Quietway” cycle route … Continue reading Friern Barnet Traffic Scheme
Last year, in the July edition of our Newsletter (which you can see here: https://www.fbwra.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-July-Newsletter-Ver-2-PDF-1.pdf ) we lamented that there was no flag of St George flown on Barnet Council buildings- and that a reconnaissance to Barnet House, the Council offices in Whetstone, on St George’s day, had disclosed –not a St. George’s Flag proudly … Continue reading Put Out More Flags 2019
We understand, from a normally reliable source, that it is planned to introduce one of the rarest species of creatures to the Coppetts Wood Nature Reserve in Friern Barnet. Coppetts Wood (and neighbouring the Glebelands) were designated a Local Nature Reserve by the Borough of Barnet in 1997 and now much of the task of … Continue reading UNICORNS MAY COME TO COPPETTS WOOD