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We are a group of clergy and faith representatives in Barnet that meet in each other’s centres to foster good inter-religious relations and promote community cohesion. Our interfaith forum is convened under the auspices of Interfaith Matters, a local registered charity, and meetings have been held regularly for almost three years.

A self-proclaimed “mosque-buster” has been drafted in to help fight a planning application that would turn the Golders Green Hippodrome into an Islamic “place of worship”.

Barnet Council says it has been forced to take down all comments about plans for an Islamic centre on the site of the Golders Green Hippodrome as they were “inappropriate”.

An application that could turn the Hippodrome in Golders Green into an Islamic ‘place of worship’ has received opposition with an e-petition sent to Barnet Council reaching more than 4,000 signatures.

Library campaigners have accused their MP of misleading the public over how £7million is being spent by a Tory council.

Save Barnet Libraries campaigners are celebrating a small step towards victory after the culture secretary agreed to recognise their representations as a formal complaint – meaning the ministry will investigate the Council’s changes to library provision and could order them reversed.

A deal to build 21 new homes has been slammed after it emerged the same company owns the developer’s agent and firm contracted to handle Barnet Council’s planning applications.

East Finchley schoolchildren descended on Whitehall to protest against their loss of access to libraries in Barnet borough.

More Barnet children will be attending the primary school of their choice in September.

Plans have been submitted to convert council offices currently being used to manage housing allocation into 234 flats, some as small as 16 sq ft – a size that makes them almost impossible to mortgage.

A mystery surrounds the future of a much-loved hippodrome in Golders Green after adverts authorising its sale were removed from the building.

Children dressed as Voldemort and characters from 1984 are planning to descend on East Finchley Library to stage a World Book Day protest against Barnet Council’s “ridiculous” and “dangerously unsafe” libraries policy.

Officers enforcing laws on littering and fly-tipping in Barnet will now wear body cameras.

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