1.       Childs Hill Councillors have welcomed Barnet Labour’s action on housing affordability, after research revealed the ward is one of the most expensive places to buy in Barnet.
      Figures from property website Zoopla showed the average property price to be £885,000 in Childs Hill, the second most expensive ward       in the borough, only behind Hampstead Garden Suburb.
      Childs Hill councillor Nigel Young said: “House prices in Childs Hill are out of control. It’s great to see Barnet’s Labour council take action       on affordability across the borough, whether it’s the upcoming introduction of a private renters charter, or securing 1,000 new council       homes by 2026.”
2.       Cricklewood Councillor Alan Schneiderman has welcomed the start of building work for Sheffield Hallam University’s (SHU) new campus in the Brent Cross development. 3 Copper Square will have 14 floors and is due to house SHU from 2026. Cllr Schneiderman said: “Barnet’s Labour Council has real ambition for the borough, and having a university in Cricklewood ward really demonstrates that.”
3.       A Burnt Oak councillor has welcomed two London Festival of Architecture events being planned for the ward. Cllr Kamal Gurung said “These activities are great exercise, and a great chance for people to get to know Burnt Oak better.” On Saturday 22nd June there will be a guided tour of the Silkstream through three parks: Meads, Watling, and Silkstream (2pm- 4pm), meeting at Global News off licence on 249 Deansbrook Road. The next week, The Three Churches Challenge – Saturday 29th June, 2pm-4pm, will explore three historic churches in Burnt Oak and will meet at St Alphage Church on Montrose Avenue.
4.       A Woodhouse councillor is urging residents to respond to a consultation on road safety measures for Torrington Park and the surrounding area. Cllr Anne Hutton said: “Proposed changes include a new 20 miles per hour zone, and more crossing places in the area. It is vital residents have their say now, as the consultation closes on 20th June 2024.” For more information visit https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/torrington-park-and-surrounding-area-consultation
5.       A Whetstone councillor has welcomed work being done to improve pavements in the ward. Cllr Liron Woodcock-Velleman said: “Starting in Tuesday 11th June, pavements on Oakleigh Gardens will be repaired. This has been made possible because of Barnet Labour’s £100 million five-year investment in roads and pavements. This is just the start of improvements to come.”

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