News and events

Victoria Park Masterplan october 2020 update

You can read all about the latest updates to the play areas, tennis courts and park furniture.

Quiz supper 19 September presented by Barnet Borough Arts Council

Quiz supper 19 September presented by Barnet Borough Arts Council.

Trinity Church The Broadway Mill Hill NW7 3TB. 6.45pm for 7.15 prompt start.

Tickets £12.50 include Ploughmans supper & dessert. Bring your own drinks and glasses.

Send cheques to Keith Martin, 148 Friern Park N12 9LU or ring Keith on 020 8445 7850 for bank details.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance Ceremony Sat 10 August at 11am

Please meet by the Commemorative Cherry Tree, next to the cafe. In remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities on the 6 and 9 August 1945.

A minute silence will be held in the memory of the victims of nuclear war and war generally. Participants are invited to bring flowers to lay beneath the tree and to share tea and thoughts afterwards at the cafe.

Finchley Central tube station and surrounding area – redevelopment consultation

Plans are at an early stage, but will include new public space, new affordable homes and new space for businesses.

Consultations pop-ups were held in the car park at Finchley Central Station in June.

A number of other events will be held over the coming months.

Planning application approved for the Finchley Police Station site –

Finchley/Golders Green Planning Committee approved the planning application for the Finchley Police Station.
The Council is providing a considerably extensive list of conditions to the developers on construction logistics, noise during the works with many rules and restrictions.
To view all the detailed plans online, you can go to and enter the application reference 19/2079/FUL

New play facilities consultation: 8 April to 7 May 2019

Have your say about the two new play facilities in Victoria Park. The online consultation runs from 8 April to 7 May 2019 with two pop events where people can come and have ask questions. Find out more details on our Victoria Park Master Plan webpage.

Barnet Council proposes to stop locking Barnet parks overnight.

Barnet Council is proposing to stop locking Barnet parks gates overnight. There is a 38 Degrees online petition objecting to this proposal. The meeting to decide on this policy was held 14 March at the Environment Committee hearing at Hendon Town Hall

Finchley Market no longer

As of early August 2018, the Finchley Market was no longer. It had a great start and was enjoyed for the quality of the produce, but sadly did not stay around for long.

The Lodge, Long Lane, Finchley appeal allowed, 16 Oct 2018

The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for demolition of existing building and construction of a 2-storey block of 6№ flats including accommodation in roof space, 6№ parking spaces, cycle storage, refuse storage, associated site works and landscaping at The Lodge, Long Lane, Finchley, London N3 2PY in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref 17/4102/FUL, dated 27 June 2017.

If you would like to view the detailed plans, information and decision, please follow and enter reference Ref 17/4102/FUL in the search box.

You can have a look at the Planning Inspectorate decision made on 16 Oct 2018.

Former Finchley Police Station: planning proposal appeal dismissed on 26 July, 2018

A new planning application for the Police Station site was submitted to Barnet Council.

If you would like to view the detailed plans, information and decision, please follow the link at: and enter reference 18/2039/FUL in the search box. The appeal was dismissed on Thursday 26 July, 2018

Previous proposal

Proposed development Application Reference 17/5250/FUL

  • 54 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats built for sale. Once sold, Aitch will remain the managing company for both buildings.
  • affordable housing, unknown at this stage
  • 24 car park spaces
  • proposed block on Ballards Lane has 5 storeys plus roof with additional flats.
  • proposed block on Gruneisen Road has 3 storeys plus roof with additional flats.
  • entrance for parking space is on Gruneisen Road, access situated on the ground floor of the block, through an entrance below first floor flats