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4:31pm Thursday 14th August 2014
MP for Golders Green and Finchley Mike Freer was due to meet his constituents at an event scheduled for Monday, July 28, to take place at the New North London Synagogue. The meeting was cancelled at the last minute.
4:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014
I reach 70 this week, an age I have not been looking forward to. Getting to 60 was great as I had free eye tests and prescriptions, reduced entry to most events, and, best of all, free travel around London.
4:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014
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“Allowing greater flexibility so you can turn often empty office space into housing is right”, so says the Prime Minister when he was asked about his Government’s policy, which is leading to the closure of 150 businesses and the loss of hundreds of jobs in Premier House, Edgware (‘Prime Minister discusses issues affecting borough’, Times Series, August 1). His comments show how the Conservatives do not care a jot about small business.
4:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014
4:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014
Your newspaper reports David Cameron’s visit to Barnet in which he alludes to “the high-spending, high-taxing and high-borrowing past” (Prime Minister discusses issues affecting borough’, Times Series, July 31).
4:43pm Thursday 7th August 2014
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4:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014
I write in response to Martin R Maloney’s letter (‘Not everyone feels the same’, Your Views, July 24). Having spoken to many Finchley residents since the publication of my letter (‘Saddened by naming request’, Your Views, July 10), I have yet to encounter anyone who found it insulting or patronising in the slightest. Quite the opposite in fact. That said, I would rigorously defend my comments regardless, in the street or in print.
4:33pm Thursday 7th August 2014
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Contemplating a new garden bridge across the Thames, Mayor Boris Johnson said: “I would rather have a quiet garden bridge than one where pedestrians feel they constantly have to whisk round to watch out for a cyclist.”
4:29pm Thursday 7th August 2014
Hendon’s Conservative MP Matthew Offord attempts to put a positive spin on Govia taking over the Thameslink line (‘Good news for local people’, Your Views, July 17), but it will be years before any difference is likely to be seen in the frequency and capacity of the service.
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4:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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I manage a business in Premier House on Edgware High Street and we have recently been notified that Barnet Borough Council has given permission to turn the premises into a residential property. With zero consultation and in most cases only one month’s notice, the 70-80 companies (800-plus employees) in the building have been told they must vacate.
3:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014
I have, this week, submitted a complaint to Barnet Borough Council regarding Labour’s Councillor Kathy McGuirk’s breach of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. I believe this to be of significant public interest.
3:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014
I think we should all support plucky little Israel in its battle against overwhelming odds. After being blockaded for seven years, with no access to clean water, denied essential medicines, suffering massive child malnutrition, and with an unemployment rate of 46 per cent, Israel has no choice but to rise up against its oppressors.
3:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014
A day to remember – Friday, July 18 is the day schoolchildren from Sacred Heart break up. The boys and girls in Year 6 have just had their last day at primary school, not a roller coaster ride these days. They are made to work harder than we parents had to in our day.
4:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014
Having disclaimed any wish to patronise your readers, Stephen O’Byrne immediately proceeds to patronise them most offensively by imputing to them all his own personal hang-ups, political prejudices and historical fantasies regarding the late Lady Thatcher (‘Saddened by naming request’, Opinion, July 10).
4:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014
Many years ago, I wrote to you about the woeful condition of Sunnyhill Park. Promises were made by Barnet Borough Council about improvements in the near future. Is there any change? Well, yes, there is – woeful has now degenerated into disgraceful.
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I didn’t respond to a letter written suggesting that either a street or Finchley Memorial Hospital should be named after Margaret Thatcher because I honestly thought it was a joke, especially as there was even a hint that she was worthy of being made a saint (‘Name street after Margaret Thatcher’, Your Views, June 19).
4:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014
From this September train company Govia will be operating the Thameslink line, which runs through Hendon and Mill Hill Broadway stations. I took an early opportunity to meet Govia to discuss some of the issues that have been raised by residents, notably frequency of service, the introduction of new trains, step-free access at Mill Hill, and staff presence at stations.
4:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014
This is a long shot appeal, but until about 2008 when they brought in the 20mph limit there was an old road sign on the corner of Wood Lane and Blair Avenue in Hendon, and although I saw it nearly every day for many years, it didn’t occur to me to take a photo of it as it was always there and so familiar.
4:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014
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5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014
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5:12pm Thursday 10th July 2014
It is understandable if people become disillusioned with politicians – both at the local and national level. This was highlighted recently in the run-up to the local council elections when an election leaflet from the Tory councillors fell on my doormat on April 26 – a month prior to the vote.
5:09pm Thursday 10th July 2014
5:08pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Your report on parking problems in Selwood Drive (‘Motorists warned over parking outside homes’, Times Series, June 26) omits to mention that parking and traffic dominated the whole Chipping Barnet Area Forum where the matter was raised – and what’s more, always do dominate the forums.
5:06pm Thursday 10th July 2014
In his letter (‘Rising passenger satisfaction’, Your Views, June 26), David Statham, managing director of First Capital Connect (FCC), suggests that he offered to meet me a number of times this year. This is not true. I have had no invitation to meet him or anyone else from FCC.
5:05pm Thursday 10th July 2014
I understand why Councillor Richard Cornelius is not aware of the council’s ceremonial cars (‘Council is in fact saving money’, Your views, June 26). I fell for a story published on April 1, 2009. But truth is stranger than fiction.
3:11pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
How much would you bet at Ladbrokes on who will be running the Borough of Barnet in a year’s time? Let’s keep our money safe, and worry instead about the nasty Brent Cross developers. They are now attempting to demolish more than 200 homes, which is just ‘collateral damage’ in building a bigger Brent Cross shopping centre.
3:08pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
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3:03pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
It is disappointing to hear of the mayor’s activities in the property market. Activities which must surely taint the post of the First Citizen of the Borough and consequently the reputations of all the citizens a mayor represents.
3:01pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
In May 2010, when I was still Labour MP for Hendon, there were no infant schoolchildren in Barnet learning in oversized classes. New figures show there are now 1,343 Barnet infant schoolchildren sitting in overcrowded classrooms of more than 30 pupils, at a time that is vital to their future development and progress. Barnet children are paying the price of the Conservatives’ dogma.