“Barnet Asian Women’s Association (BAWA) is celebrating 26 years of supporting women in the community. BAWA was set up by local women in 1978 and established at Friern Park in February 1985.

BAWA provides a unique and specialised service to Asian women in the London Borough of Barnet. The organisation welcomes Asian women from all faiths and practices equality and confidentiality. BAWA empowers women and gives them opportunities to progress.”

Friary House, Friary Park, Friary Road, London N12 9PQ

“Founded: 1882

Members of: Spartan South Midlands Football League (1st team & Under 25 Development team)
Herts Senior County League (‘A’ team).

Affiliated to: Hertfordshire Football Association.

Club colours: Red shirts, black shorts, black socks.
Change colours: Yellow shirts, white shorts, white socks.

Ground address: Brickfield Lane, Arkley, Barnet, EN5 3LD

“Barnet War Memorials Association (BWMA) consists of a small group of volunteers who are locating, cataloguing, researching and photographing war memorials in the London Borough of Barnet in North London.

Our objectives are to identify and provide a permanent record of Memorials in the London Borough of Barnet which commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the service of the Crown in the First and Second World Wars and in other conflicts.”

“Established in 1960s, the Hadley Residents Association has been working over the last 50 years on behalf of the residents of the Monken Hadley conservation Area and its surroundings.

Hadley Residents Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation and membership is open to all residents. The annual subscription is £10 per household. It is managed by a committee that is elected at the annual general meeting.”

SPACES is a local group that represents residents in four High Barnet roads (Alston, Calvert, Puller and Sebright) in issues relating to planning and traffic. We have an attractive area packed with mainly Victorian houses and we aim to promote the friendly atmosphere that has been present in our roads over the years.

“BRA aims to watch and safeguard the interests of residents in the area covered. We take an interest in matters in the area which might affect residents such as parking and road safety, local transport and more generally the plans and activities of the local Council. We look at planning applications for major projects which might affect people generally, although we do not have the resources to look at all small planning applications.”

Membership Secretary, BRA, 71 Byng Road, Barnet EN5 4NP

“The Barnet Society is a non-political organisation that campaigns for the preservation and improvement of the environment of Chipping Barnet and surrounding areas and for protection of the Green Belt.

The Barnet Society works to ensure that we get the best for our town and its environs and that any change enhances and improves the area for all who live, work and study here.

We represent the areas covered by Chipping (or High) Barnet, Hadley, New Barnet, Arkley, Underhill and the Dollis Valley.

We are always looking for new members, so if you live locally, are concerned about your surroundings and want to know what is happening in the area, then join us, and make The Barnet Society even more effective.”

The Barnet Society, 10 Cattley Close, Barnet EN5 4SN

“We are a group who meet once a month in Whetstone for lectures.

Barnet National Trust Association was formed in 1979 for local members of the National Trust to meet like minded people and get more from their membership. We are a friendly group who have now opened up our membership to those who are not National Trust members.

We have a monthly lecture programme as well as day outings, an annual 5 day holiday, a quiz, lunches, coffee mornings and other events. Our members also receive 3 newsletters a year, by email or post.

We welcome new members and we are always interested in recruiting people who would like to help with the organisation of our programme.

The annual membership is £8 plus £6 for additional family members at the same address.”

To find out more please get in contact.

The Merlin has a growing membership of beginners, semi-professional & professional magicians. Members meet on alternate Thursdays at Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Road, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1JJ from 8pm to 10pm.

“Welcome to the Friern Barnet & District Local History Society. We are a young society but we are active, not only in researching the past, but recording the present for future historians.

Our founder, John Donovan, lived in Friern Barnet between 1966 and 1995. He became concerned that nothing was being done to record and preserve the history of the area and before long there would be nobody left who remembered it. He decided to start a local history society and in late 1999 he gathered together a few like-minded people and the Society was formed. We had our first public meeting in September 2000, at the former Friern Barnet Town Hall, and by the end of that year we had a membership of over 100.

It was named “Friern Barnet and District” as a reflection of its interest in not only the area covered by the former Friern Barnet Urban District Council but also the neighbouring areas of New Southgate, North Finchley and Whetstone.
Our aims are to encourage the preservation of things of local interest, to study and record local history and to arrange lectures on topics of local and general historical interest.

We publish a Newsletter four times a year and we produce a number of publications on various topics.
We hold ten public meetings a year and occasionally organise walks around the area.”

“Our Local History Society helps you find more about Barnet’s past and meet other people who enjoy history.

Barnet Record Society was formed in 1927 after a group of local people became concerned that Barnet’s past was being lost and decided to start a collection of documents and objects relating to the history of Barnet and the surrounding areas. The Society’s first exhibition was held in the Barnet Council Chamber. However, as the years passed, the collection grew, and on 19 March 1938 it was given a permanent home at 31 Wood Street, where it has remained. After discovering that people thought the word ‘record’ indicated a music society, the name was changed in 1967 to Barnet & District Local History Society. It is now ‘Barnet Museum and Local History Society’.”

Barnet Museum, 31 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BE

“The Barnet & District Philatelic Society meets at 7.45 for 8.00 pm twice monthly on a Monday at St. John’s Church Hall, Mowbray Road, New Barnet, EN5 1RH. New members are welcome and please feel free to come along to any meeting with no obligation to join.

Membership is open to all types of collector from novices to the advanced and the society caters for a wide range of philatelic interests. Our members collect Great Britain, Commonwealth, Foreign, Postal History and Thematic subjects and a lot more as well.”

“We support and race at many local venues, clubs and BRCA Mid South regional’s in the area as well as running our own club here in Watford every Thursday evening at Parmiters Sports Centre, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0JU.”

“We are an active friendly BSAC registered diving club based in Potters Bar with around 40 members. With over 37 years of experience we organise dive trips throughout the year to various locations around the UK and abroad.

We pride ourselves, in being one of the friendliest BSAC clubs. Our members are all ages and both male and female. You will find our members are always willing to answer questions and offer guidance to new divers and those of you who are already qualified will find a warm welcome here.

We meet at the Furzefield Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 3BW on Tuesday evenings 8.45pm (pool 9.00pm till 10.00pm).

If you would like to try diving then send us an email or give us a call on the club line.”

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