Welcome to the 35th edition of our weekly newsletter for the Mill Hill Community. Published every Sunday, we bring all the latest news stories, events and other information for people living in and around Mill Hill. Do you want to see A Better Mill Hill? Do you want to contribute to making our area nicer, cleaner, greener, more friendly, with a better sense of local community?
|"The Balloon Seller at Mill Hill" by John Robert Reid RBA in 1898.|
The Focus team of Donna Pickup, Richard Logue and Roger Tichborne are all local residents, involved with the community and local schools. If you want to stay in touch with us and know what we are doing.
We hope you didn't miss us too much last week. We were all rather tied up in organising the festivities in Mill Hill Broadway (More of that later) and the World cup to put together a newsletter. Today we have a bumper issue to make up for it.
We keep an eye on all new planning applications submitted to Barnet Council. Here are details of a few that have generated local interest submitted since 1st June.
1. Restoration of gatehouse building incorporating repairs to tiled roof, parapet, restoration and replacement of windows and doors to front and rear elevation, installation of new doors to rear elevation. Use of gatehouse as public reception, staff offices, cafe and function room incidental to the cemetery and crematorium
The team would like to see feedback as to whether resident think that a cafe is an appropriate
addition to a cemetery site.
This plan seems to suggest that a living space is constructed in the rear garden of
no 1B Millway. The building has toilet facilities.
3. Partial change of use of existing residential garden to form enlarged school area (D1 class use). Erection of single storey side extension including new conservatory. Associated alterations to soft and hard landscaping including new canopy to rear ground floor, alterations to trees, removal of existing boundary wall and replaced with a glass balustrade and new access gate to neighbouring school (side elevation)
number of comments of support, although interestingly most are from people who
don't live near the development. We would suggest that all local residents be aware
of the proposal
Great local Dog walks
Finchley Vets have put together a list of great places for a dog walk in the locality. They are also great places to go for a walk without a dog! We are pleased to see Arrendene Open Space in Mill Hill featured. Here's what they say!
Burnt Oak Listed as Londons worst High Street by the FT
As good neighbours, we were disturbed to see the Financial Times naming and shaming Burnt Oak as the worst High St in London.
Long term residents will remember when Burnt Oak had a department store, a cinema, a thriving market and a great Chinese restaurant. It is a sad indictment on Barnet Council and the local councillors that such a thriving high street has been allowed to rot. We must not let the same happen to Mill Hill. This means keeping up pressure on the council and our local councillor to work for our community.
Scratchwoods park is starting to resemble a council dump. This video we took earlier shows the extent of the mess.
As we head towards the #SummerHoliday bookings are coming in thick and fast! We have added extra staff so have space available at our #SportsCamp in #MillHill for only £15 per day or £65 per week. #safe #fun #affordable #summer #outdoors #sport #kids pic.twitter.com/flCJZmZKNr— Village Sports Camp (@thevsportscamp) June 10, 2018
11th July - Stefanos Tsourelis - Well known for his versatility and ability to move across styles and genres on both the guitar and oud - musical style incorporates Blues, Rock, Jazz and Mediterranean sounds with Gareth Lockrane-flutes,Dave Jones-bass & Eric Ford-drums -Please RT pic.twitter.com/dipbrNHEQf— Mill Hill Jazz Club (@millhilljazz) July 5, 2018
Live in @BarnetCouncil and want to see the #RAF100 flypast on 10 July? Elements will head out northolt towards @RAFMUSEUM over @cipcricklewood, @brentcross_sc, and Hendon. Look to the skies from 1300! pic.twitter.com/5MXJqUclhZ— RAF Northolt (@RAFNortholt) July 6, 2018