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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
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.
From next Monday (6 April 2020), Barnet’s fortnightly garden waste collectionwill become a paid-for service. (You can still sign up for this; you might consider sharing the cost with your neighbours.)
However, Barnet has recently advised that all green waste collections will be suspended for the time being so that it can “prioritise services that help protect and ensure public health”. If you have already paid you will not lose out: your green bins will be emptied for a full year once the service resumes.