Press Releases and Published Articles

Here you will find an archive of our press releases and the articles published online for CommUNITY Barnet, Healthwatch Barnet (previously known as Barnet LINk) and Barnet CSEG.


CommUNITY Barnet


  • This is Local London - Tuesday 29 April 2014

CommUNITY Barnet to hold talk on ways of tackling poverty

Ways of tackling poverty will be up for discussion at a free event on Thursday.

  • This is Local London - Sunday 23 March 2014

Young volunteers help clear out community centre and gardens

Members of a youth club took part in a community clear-up and gardening event to show the benefits of volunteering.

  • Barnet Press - Wednesday 12 March 2014

MP hails positive feedback from his recruitment fayre

Among the other recruiters taking part were Barnet Homes and Community Barnet, with the military also advertising career opportunities.

  • Finchley Matters - March Edition

Check out our article in local magazine, Finchley Matters, encouraging Barnet residents to give back & help others in the community!

Press Coverage: Barnet Times (Thursday 2 January 2014) CommUNITY Barnet urges people to start volunteering



  • Barnet Times – Tuesday 21 May 2013

New community organisers door knocking to make Barnet better

Three new community organisers have started knocking on doors to bring people together in Barnet.

  • Indymedia UK – Monday 14 January 2013

Friern Barnet People's Library Latest: Report and Photos

This might look like a single issue campaign but the fight to save a library and community space in Barnet has wider relevance. Barnet Council ...

  • NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)- Friday 11 January 2013

The People's Library: 'The Council's position has changed' says officer

A meeting took place last night at the occupied Friern Barnet library: the ... charity, CommUNITY Barnet, has already stated, a load of nonsense.

  • Times Series – Thursday 10 January 2013

Third party 'will not run' library following squatters' eviction

CommUNITY Barnet's CEO says the organisation has no intention of running the library in Friern Barnet despite suggestions it had struck a ...

  • Times Series - Tuesday 8 January 2013

Council announcement leaves library squatters on the shelf

The local authority announced this afternoon it will hand a licence to CommUNITY Barnet, a charity supporting voluntary organisations in the ...



  • Barnet Times – Sunday 2 September 2012

Free parenting course for parents and carers in Barnet

A free parenting course is being offered to parents and carers in Barnet.

  • Barnet Times – Tuesday 20 March 2012

Volunteer centre calls for professionals to donate their time

Volunteer Centre Barnet is calling all of the borough’s professionals to give a small amount of their time to help charities and other groups.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 14 March 2012

Edgware's Darwin Bernardo handed Team London Award for work tackling knife and gun crime after Kiyan Prince death

The murder of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death outside his Edgware school in 2006 left a community angered and in mourning.



  • Barnet Press – Saturday 31 December 2011

Awards honour projects aimed at protecting children from domestic abuse

A NUMBER of children’s services projects have been commended for their safeguarding work.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 28 December 2011

Barnet youth to inspire others through publication

A YOUNG charity founder is among 20 Barnet people whose achievements are being highlighted in a booklet designed to inspire young readers.

  • Barnet Press  - Friday 23 December 2011

Young people in a class of their own

TWENTY young people have had their achievements and community spirit celebrated in a booklet aimed at improving the public perception of the borough’s youth.

  • Barnet Times – Friday 16 December 2011

Community projects receive start-up funding from council

EIGHT community projects across Barnet will share in £200,000 of grant funding from the council.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 2November 2011

Volunteers needed to decide on funding for local projects in Barnet

THE decision of which community projects within Barnet will receive a share of £200,000 in funding is being thrown open to the public.

  • Barnet Times – Saturday 29 October 2011

Web surfing for beginners in Barnet

FREE internet taster classes are being provided for people in Barnet with help from BT, Barnet council and volunteer organisations.

  • The Archer – September 2011

Clean-up Spirit

With high youth unemployment, public services and community groups suffering cuts and reductions in education funding, young people are worried about their future and to some extent angry.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 2 February 2011

Mobile Skate Park in Barnet aims to reduce youth crime

EXTREME sports rolled into Ewen Hall on Saturday when Barnet Community Projects launched the borough’s first mobile skate park.

  • Barnet times – Wednesday 26 January 2011

Mobile skate park launch in Barnet

A MOBILE skate park is being launched in Barnet this Saturday in an attempt to reduce anti-social behaviour among young people.


Healthwatch Barnet


Press Coverage: Barnet Times (Thursday 5th December 2013) Healthwatch Barnet event



  • Barnet Times – Thursday 6 June 2013

Enter and view volunteers wanted for Healthwatch Barnet

A new organisation that provides a voice for the most vulnerable in Barnet is recruiting volunteers.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 5 June 2013

Healthwatch Barnet will build on legacy of Barnet LINk

The chief executive of CommUNITY Barnet has said Healthwatch Barnet will build on the “strong legacy” of the now-dissolved Barnet Local Involvement Network.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 22 May 2013

Healthwatch Barnet launched to give patients a voice

A new organisation created to help Barnet residents get the best from their health and social care services was launched yesterday.

  • Barnet Times – Wednesday 15 May 2013

Healthwatch Barnet to be launched next week

A new organisation is being launched next week to provide a voice for people using Barnet’s health and social care services.


Barnet LINk


  • Barnet Times – Friday 28 October 2011

Residents invited to have their say on future of health services

BARNET Local Involvement Network will open a discussion on the future of the borough's health services next month.

  • Barnet Times – Tuesday 8 March 2011

Barnet LINk hosting meeting of future of adult social services on Thursday

PEOPLE who use health services in the borough are being invited to a meeting about the future of adult social care on Thursday evening.

  • Barnet Times – Friday 11 February 2011

Royal Free Hospital to consult residents on foundation trust plans

THE Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead will consult residents on its plans to get foundation trust status next week.


Barnet CSEG


  • Barnet Times – Monday 24 September 2012

Barnet Police's Borough Commander to speak about crime priorities at Community Safety Engagement Group's AGM

Barnet Police’s new Borough Commander will be giving a talk at Hendon Town Hall this evening.

  • Barnet Times –      Friday 31 August 2012

Police and council to discuss crime in Barnet at public meeting

Police and Barnet councillors will discuss plans to tackle crime in the borough at a public meeting this month.

  • Barnet Times – Friday 30 March 2012

Barnet Mencap's Say No to Hate Crime event

A charity is making people with learning disabilities more aware about the possibilities of hate crime.

  • Barnet Times – Tuesday 28 February 2012

Muslim women to discuss community issues

The free event, which is organised by Barnet Community Safety Engagement Group, will take place at Ayesha Community School, Montagu Road, on March 8 from...