London Borough of Barnet

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London Borough of Barnet
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 255th
86.74 km²
ONS code 00AC
Admin HQ The Burroughs
— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 10th (of 354)
3,801 / km²
Ethnicity 74.0% White
14.8% Jewish
12.3% South Asian
6.0% Afro-Caribbean
2.0% Chinese
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Eva Greenspan
Executive Conservative
MPs Andrew Dismore
Theresa Villiers
Rudi Vis
London Assembly
— Member
Barnet and Camden
Brian Coleman
Coat of Arms
Official website

The London Borough of Barnet is a London borough in North London and forms part of Outer London.


[edit] Districts

The pattern of settlement is somewhat diverse. To the north of the borough is Barnet, also known as Chipping Barnet, High Barnet and Barnet Town, which is a middle class suburban development. Also in the north are the low-density districts of Edgware, Totteridge, Whetstone and Mill Hill.

Coming further south the development becomes steadily more intensive around the suburbs of Cricklewood, Colindale, Hendon and Finchley. Golders Green is renowned for its Jewish minority ethnic population and at the very south of the borough is Hampstead Garden Suburb.

[edit] Places of interest

Middlesex University Business School is located in Barnet.

The shopping centre Brent Cross is located in Barnet.

[edit] Parks and open spaces

The borough has a large number of parks and open spaces. The Borough also has controls five Local Nature Reserves (LNR), and is jointly responsible with the London Borough of Brent for the Welsh Harp reservoir. In addition there are large areas taken over by cemeteries and golf courses; part of Hampstead Heath; as well as smaller recreation grounds.

[edit] Demographics

According to the 2001 census the borough has a population of 314,564. 67% of householders are owner-occupiers. The borough has the highest percentage (14.8%) of Jewish residents of any local government area in the United Kingdom. Many more people in Barnet have some Jewish ancestry, but don't consider themselves Jewish.

[edit] Transport

London Underground services in Barnet

[edit] Tube

The borough is served by both branches of the Northern Line of the London Underground.

The Piccadilly Line skirts around the north eastern edge of the Barnet. Three stations are close to the borough border.

[edit] Train

National Rail services in Barnet are operated by First Capital Connect on two routes.

Thameslink Route

Great Northern Route

[edit] Bus

The borough is served by a large number of bus routes managed by Transport for London.

[edit] Road

The following major roads run through the borough:

[edit] Council

The borough is divided into 21 wards, each with 3 councillors. Following the Barnet local government election on May 4, 2006 the Conservative party gained a working majority and full control of the council.

The current political composition of the Council is:

For administrative purposes, such as planning committees, the borough is divided into three areas. They match the respective parliamentary seats and each contains seven council wards.

  • North (Chipping Barnet) - Brunswick Park, Coppetts, East Barnet, High Barnet, Oakleigh, Totteridge, Underhill
  • South (Finchley and Golders Green) - Childs Hill, East Finchley, Finchley Church End, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, West Finchley, Woodhouse
  • West (Hendon) - Burnt Oak, Colindale, Edgware, Hale, Hendon, Mill Hill, West Hendon

[edit] History

The borough was formed under the London Government Act 1963 in 1965 from the Municipal Borough of Finchley, Municipal Borough of Hendon and the Friern Barnet Urban District of Middlesex and the East Barnet Urban District and Barnet Urban District of Hertfordshire.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°36′N 0°15′Wcs:Barnet (londýnský obvod) de:London Borough of Barnet nl:Barnet no:Barnet (distrikt) ro:Barnet (burg) sr:Лондонска општина Барнет fi:Barnet

London Borough of Barnet

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