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Classic Car Show 10th June 2017

The 4th Barnet Market Classic Car Show will be featuring more cars than before, not only on the St Albans Road market site, but also on the area around the bandstand next to Waitrose. In addition, Bertie (1923 Bentley) and a 1930s Riley sports car will be on view within The Spires shopping centre itself. The Show will take place on Saturday, 10th June 2017, and will start at around 10.35 am with the cars driving one at a time up Barnet Hill and along the High Street before taking up positions on their designated sites. The cars will be on show from 11.00 am until 2.00 pm. A very talented local duo, Down 2 Earth, will provide music on the St Albans Road site from midday onwards.


The BRA Annual General Meeting will be on Thursday 13 July 2017. More details nearer the time.

Pavement widening in the High Street

BRA supports the council proposal to build out the High Street pavement between The Spires and the Post Office. It is also supported by the wider Town Team and we have included their statement here. There is a lot of misinformation around that the build outs serve no purpose and will destroy businesses and jobs. We do understand why businesses might be fearful at such a radical change. But the reality is that this section of the High Street has suffered enormous decline and the prospect is that it will get worse. The scheme is designed to give shops a fighting chance to arrest that decline. Since publishing the Town Team statement we have prepared an additional list of questions and answers reflecting comments we have received.

The Future of Whalebones Park

Representatives of the BRA have had a meeting with the trustees of Whalebones Park in Wood Street regarding the future of the site as we had become aware that changes were afoot.

The Trustees explained that the Trust was running out of funds to maintain the site and that "a radical solution" was required, albeit one that as far as possible respected the wishes of the late Ms Cowing, . They said their intention was to dispose of the site and wind up the Trust. See full report


We have a map showing where to park in High Barnet, courtesy of Slim's Records.

Barnet Residents Association (BRA) covers the High Barnet and Underhill wards in the London Borough of Barnet.

High Barnet and Underhill wards map
[Mapping image produced from the Ordnance Survey electionmap service © Crown copyright and database right 2011]

Click on the map for a high-resolution version, or visit www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/.

BRA aims to watch and safeguard the interests of residents in the area covered. We take an interest in matters in the area which might affect residents such as parking and road safety, local transport and more generally the plans and activities of the local Council. We look at planning applications for major projects which might affect people generally, although we do not have the resources to look at all small planning applications.

Membership is only £4 (single) or £6 (family) for a year. Members get three newsletters per year plus regular emails about events in the area. To join, see below.

To be alerted when a new newsletter is published on the web site, RSS subscribe to the web feed.

Our exact terms of reference can be seen in the Association's Constitution.

How to Join

Individual membership of the Barnet Residents Association is open to anyone over the age of 18, although only those people with a home address in the area covered (High Barnet ward and Underhill ward) will be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting or other general meetings.

Corporate membership is available to organisations with a presence in the area. Like wise these members are not entitled to vote at an Annual General Meeting.

Membership fees are fixed annually at the Annual General Meeting and are currently:

Individual - £4
Family membership (at same address) - £6
Corporate membership - £6.

If you would like to join us please send us your name and address via email, and we will let you know our bank account details so that you can transfer the membership fee or set up a standing order. Our email address is at the foot of the page -- it is an image to prevent spam, so you will have to type it in again.

A standing order form (PDF, 38Kb) is available for you to download, print, fill in and pass direct to your bank. Note that you will have to add the BRA's 8 digit account number when you fill it in. The account number has been deliberately omitted for security reasons.

If you have a PayPal account, you can also pay via PayPal. See the membership page.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send the appropriate membership fee and your details (name, address, telephone number and if possible email address) to our Membership Secretary.

Membership Secretary,
71 Byng Road

Other Local Organisations


If you live in any of the following roads in High Barnet, you may be interested in joining your local group SPACES, which represents residents in matters relating to planning and traffic, and tries to support the friendly atmosphere that has been a feature of the four roads over the years:

  • Alston Road
  • Calvert Road
  • Puller Road
  • Sebright Road

See their web site at www.spacesbarnet.co.uk for details.

Hadley Residents Association

The Hadley Residents Association covers Monken Hadley and Hadley Green in the north of our area. Their web site is at www.hadleyresidents.org.

Barnet Market

The Friends of Barnet Market have a web site at www.fobm.co.uk.

Love Barnet

Love BarnetThe shops and businesses in High Barnet have got together to promote the area and provide local information via a web site, Facebook and Twitter. Go to www.lovebarnet.co.uk.

High Living

Not an organisation, but Lucy Bridgers' web site with topical information about living in High Barnet www.highlivingbarnet.com.

The Barnet Society

Our sister organisation, at www.barnetsociety.org.uk.