• It was lovely to see so many join in the Clap for NHS and to see how neighbours have looked out for each other throughout.
• Thanks to the residents who have been supporting our local pharmacy deliver medicines to the housebound.
• One resident was spotted litter-picking on his own in Purbeck Drive one early morning during the first lockdown. How kind!
• Thank you to residents of The Vale who have organised litter pick-ups in the green space there.
• We hope we can organise another estate-wide litter pick-up in due course.
We continue to campaign for Donoghue’sto relocate. On a related note, we were able to help coordinate some strong opposition to the proposed concrete batching facility in Cricklewood.
It was lovely to see in the spring the results of the earlier wildflower bulb-planting activity.
The Memories Group has been meeting weekly via Zoom every Wednesday 5:00–6:00 pm since April. It has become more of a support group to its members during these peculiar times. It welcomes all residents and those with a connection to our area. It is now on Christmas break but weekly meetings will resume on Wednesday 13th January. If you would like to join any of its meetings just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After some months of cajoling, the vandalized cash machine in Pennine Drive has at long last been removed.
We do thank Barnet Council for installing the CCTV camera in Pennine Lane, behind the shops. Please email PC Singh at email@example.com if you witness any antisocial behaviour in that area.
We continue to try to halt the overdevelopment of our neighbourhood. Some planning applications have been turned down after our lobbying. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to object.
Clitterhouse Farm’s garden will be closed from this Saturday until January 9th. The Grub Club – which tackles food waste and food poverty by turning surplus into delicious meals on a “pay as you feel” basis – will be returning also on the 9th. Help tackle environmental waste by bringing your tupperware along.
We do also want to thank
Barnet’s parks and street cleaning team for keeping our streets and playing fields free of litter.
Barnet Police and the Golders Green & Childs Hill Safer Neighbourhood teams for working hard to keep us safe.
Our councillors and council officers for their ongoing support in local matters and particularly with our Dump Donoghue campaign.
You can contact our police Safer Neighbourhood Teams for non-urgent matters: