Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Fatal Accident: Witness Appeal

On Wednesday, 16 June, at 20.05 hours a fatal collision occurred in Netherlands Road at the junction with Temple Avenue involving a young female jogger and a Blue BMW 3 series car which failed to stop at the scene. The car is a recently registered vehicle with a registration plate bearing the numbers 55 or later. The car was travelling north along Netherlands Road toward the width restriction and Longmore Avenue.

If any vehicle fitting this description is seen with indications of front end collision damage, or such a vehicle which is normally in use has not been seen since the date of the accident, please notify the investigating officer:

DS Cheryl Frost at the Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8998 5319 quoting Operation Dolau or email her at

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Beware Handbags Snatched From Cars

There have been a number of incidents reported of people sitting in their cars at traffic lights or in a line of traffic, when suddenly someone opens the passenger door and grabs the ladies handbag that has been placed on the passenger seat of the car.

The general area in which this has been reported appears to be around the North Circular, North Finchley, New Southgate, East Finchley, but obviously any area could be targeted.

Please ensure your car doors are locked when you get in. Don’t put your handbag (or computer bag or other valuables) in full view on the passenger seat.

Please report any suspicious activity to the police.

Please pass this on to as many neighbours friends family etc.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Public Forum: Well Grove Development

The Haringey Gospel Hall Trust intends to submit a planning application to build 97 homes on the open space that it owns and which lies behind Marks & Spencer. Access to this proposed estate will be via Well Grove and a new road adjacent to the site previously occupied by the Black Bull pub.

The residents of the roads that bound this site have formed a committee called Residents Against Development and their efforts have resulted in Barnet Council calling a Public Forum meeting.

If you want to know more about this proposed development, how it may impact you and how you can object, please consider attending this meeting which will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, 30th June at the Brethren Meeting House, Well Grove.

For further information please contact either Residents Against Development ( or LB Barnet Planners (

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Planning Application: 4 Oakleigh Park South

Planning Application B/02097/10 has been submitted to part demolish 4 Oakleigh Park South and convert it into 6 self-contained residential flats with 7 off-street car parking spaces. Plus erect 2 two storey (with rooms in the roof space) detached dwelling houses with lower ground floor to house no. 1, with integral garages and off-street car parking spaces.

Click here to download the application, design and access statement and plans in a zip file.

If you wish to object you may do so online at the Barnet Planning Portal or write by 2nd July, 2010 to:

Ms Fiona Disney
Planning, Housing and Regeneration Service
Building 2, North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
N11 1NP

tel: 020 8359 4676

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Beware Pickpockets in Barnet

There were 5 separate incidents yesterday of pick pocketing in the borough. These were in Childs Hill and Mill Hill. All the victims were elderly. One was on a bus, one whilst shopping and the rest in the street. Only one group of suspects were actually seen. These were eastern European women.

It's vital that handbags are kept to your front and should be zipped up or difficult to get into. These suspects will distract their victims such as asking a question or pushing. Beware of people invading your personal space particularly on buses, in shops or near cash machines.

A good tip for the ladies is to tie a cat bell on the handbag, these are cheap and are available at pet shops etc.

If in doubt about any suspicious persons call 999.

Paul Hammond, Barnet Boroughwatch

Monday, 7 June 2010

Beware Handbag Theft

A message from Sergeant Richardson at the High Barnet Safer Neighbourhood Team received this morning:

There has been an increase in purse and handbag thefts on the High Street, generally occurring during the hours of 11am - 2pm.

Most common methods are dipping into open bags, sometimes following the victim from post office and banks after withdrawing monies.

Please ensure bags are not left on shopping trolleys, pushchairs, or on the backs of seats or under seats in restaurants and coffee shops.

There has been increased policing on the High Street to help tackle this.

Please pass this information on to friends and neighbours and be extra vigilant.

If you see anything suspicious, phone 999.

Barnet News