The East Barnet Residents' Association welcomes everyone who lives or works in the East Barnet area (see map). We have no connection with any other organisation, and membership is open to all religions, races, political views, social and ethnic backgrounds, everyone.
The Association was formed in May 1982 when a group of mums were horrified to learn of plans to develop the Church Hill Farm green space (aka The Saxon Field). Since then we have successfully challenged plans for a floodlit golf driving range and clubhouse on Pymmes Brook's floodplain in Oak Hill Park, and have gained many significant improvements to the local area. We have helped to keep Post Offices open, reject plans for mobile phone masts, stop the introduction of parking charges in the Village car park, stop yellow lines by Russell Lane's shops, and helped get the Brunswick Park Health Centre open again. More recently we have successfully opposed the "permitted development" of additional storeys on flats and even private houses, and the loss of car parks at Arnos Grove and Cockfosters stations to be replaced by unwanted small flats with no parking. We are also actively opposing the developers' proposals to double the number of flats to be built on New Barnet gasworks, and on the North London Business Park ("The Standard" as may folks know it).
We have a solid following of over 600 households of like minded folk who care about what goes on in the area. The committee always analyse all planning proposals in the area and take part in many local consultative forums. We actively collaborate with FORAB (the Federation of Residents' Associations in Barnet) and FERAA (The Federation of Enfield Residents' & Allied Associations) - just the other side of the borough boundary.
The "Parish" part of the East Barnet Parish Residents' Association's original name comes from St Mary's Parish boundary which was used to define the Association's geographical area.
The ceremonial President of the Association continues to be the Rector of St Mary's Church - but as stated above we have no connection with any organisation. Membership is open to all religions, races, political views, and social and ethnic backgrounds. Everyone is welcome, if they have an interest in our area.
Please let your friends and neighbours know, so that more people can be involved in the Association.