Fortnightly garden waste collections are currently suspended but will resume again on 16 May for most houses on the Golders Green Estate. Check here for the details for your address. Remember that garden waste will now only be collected from households who have signed up and paid for the service. If you have already signed up you should have received a yellow sticker to place on your bin.
Blue and black bin collections continue to be made weekly.
Please follow the rules on this page if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19.
Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is currently closed and will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future.
We would like to thank the Clitterhouse Farm team and all the volunteers involved for its amazingly beautiful garden! It has been the highlight for many during our daily walks. If you have not seen it, it’s worth taking a stroll.
This garden would love some watering and weeding. If you’d be happy to help for a bit on your daily outing, please contact Patrick (email@example.com) who will happily guide you on how to do this safely.
The Memories group is now having virtual meetings using Zoom every Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm.
If you’d like to share your news and memories over an informal cup of tea please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of any neighbour that might be interested but has no online access, please ask them to ring 020 8987 8096 before the meeting so we can arrange to contact them while the meeting takes place.
Last week on one of the Vale green spaces we planted a corridor of wild flowers which will look colourful and smell divine AND that will entice butterflies and honey bees to come and make their home here too.
Helen Harte, Head of Business Development, CommUNITY Barnet writes:
I am looking for your support to promote this request to enable children and young people across Barnet to access online learning. Something they have been unable to do since their schools and libraries have closed.
COVID-19 has turned life upside down and inside out for everyone, including over 50 school children who have no access to the internet. For most, this might not be a problem but for these children, the tap of learning has been turned off.
Some of our children are from families who are struggling on low incomes; some are children who are sitting assessments for exams; some are still new to this country and are learning English for the first time and falling further behind, simply because they cannot access education.
Lock down has prevented them from accessing the internet through school and the local libraries.
With your help, we can switch their education back on by providing Pay-As-You-Go dongles to 50 children that we have been contacted about. These families live across Barnet and really need help.
Where children have no laptops we will look to source these if we can, however, we are also working with schools to loan laptops where needed to enable children and young people to complete their lessons.
With your help, we can turn the education tap back on.