Funding – Celebrating Black History Month in Barnet

This October marks the 35th Black History Month (BHM), a national awareness campaign which recognises and celebrates the contributions of Black people to the economic, cultural and political life in the UK. This year’s national theme is Time for Change: Actions Not Words.

Barnet Council will be working with local residents and communities to celebrate BHM. Local communities and organisations can now apply to the council for funding to support activities for this year’s BHM. In addition, the council is planning a programme of events which is being co-designed with schools, headteachers and council officers.

Get involved – apply for funding by 12 September

BMFForum HEAL THE WORLD Environmental Conference

Monday 14th June saw the successful launch of the first Environmental Conference by the BMFF Environmental Sub-group, and it was a great success. A series of interviews and presentations highlighted local Barnet issues and projects. It was a captivating and enjoyable evening promoting the essential work that is developing in this critical area.

The conference took place on Zoom and we recorded it. You can watch the full event here:

Barnet Council – Please Stop the Hate and Set a Date

Here are the Planning Application dates and status –

Application Received DateFri 03 Jul 2020
Application Validated DateMon 30 Nov 2020
Actual Committee DateNot Available
Latest Neighbour Consultation DateTue 09 Feb 2021
Neighbour Consultation Expiry DateMon 08 Mar 2021
Last Advertised In Press DateThu 28 Jan 2021
Latest Advertisement Expiry DateThu 18 Feb 2021
Last Site Notice Posted DateThu 28 Jan 2021
Latest Site Notice Expiry DateThu 18 Feb 2021
Agreed Expiry DateWed 30 Jun 2021
Decision Made DateNot Available
Determination DeadlineMon 01 Mar 2021

Leader’s statement on antisemitism – message from Cllr Dan Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council

The shocking display of antisemitism on Saturday that went viral on social media and made the national news has sadly brought attention to Barnet for all the wrong reasons.

Antisemitism, hate crime, and racism have no place on our streets and are not tolerated. Thankfully we live in a borough where we are extremely proud of our diverse communities and the cohesive way in which these communities live together.

I’m pleased to say that the Metropolitan Police have already made arrests in connection with Saturday’s incidences of antisemitic abuse. The Police will be also carrying out additional patrols in the area at this time.

The council is resolute in upholding its commitments set out in the Barnet Faith Covenant to promote religious freedom, tolerance and respect. We work closely with Barnet Multifaith Forum and the wider faith communities in the borough to foster harmony and cohesion. But we must all unite to ensure that our borough is a welcoming home for everyone and stand against bigotry and intolerance that seeks to divide us. Together, we are Barnet.

Cllr Dan Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council