Monday, 19 September 2016

Greenacre Walks - Forgotten Footpaths



Sunday 9th Oct 2016 
at 11-30am

A circular walk along the footpaths of Totteridge and Mill Hill. 

Meet outside Totteridge and Whetstone tube station
 11-30am - catching a bus at 11.40am so don't be late!

Lunch has been organised at Belmont Farm - a platter as well as drinks, pastries and tea/coffee for £6.50. If you want lunch you must let Mike know by Thursday 6th October.

There is a network of forgotten footpaths through Totteridge and Mill Hill. We will catch the 251 bus from the station to Totteridge Common where we will start our autumn walk. Our first path takes us south over Folly Brook to the Ridgeway where we will see St Paul’s Church and Sheepwash Pond before our lunch stop at The Waffle House, Belmont Farm. After lunch we will have a look at The Mill Field before setting off to find the source of Folly Brook and on to another footpath that leads us to Totteridge Fields. From there we head for Dollis Brook along another little known footpath and then a further path that leads us back to Horseshoe Lane for the finish where we will catch the bus back to Totteridge and Whetstone tube station. This is a lovely autumn walk with hobgoblins’ tree lined paths, open farmland and animals. The pace will be leisurely and there are drop out points along the way. A bus pass or Oyster card is essential for this one and we recommend that you bring a bottle of water with you. The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

Distance to lunch stop - 1 mile.   Total distance to Finish - 3.5 miles.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email:

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Stop Press: Application to demolish The Lodge, Victoria Park - Refused

Stop Press - the application for demolition of The Lodge in Victoria Park, has been refused by Barnet Council. Cllr. Ross Houston will be asking questions at this evening's (1st Sep) Policy and Resources Committee from 7.00pm at Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ - all welcome!!

Development Management & Building Control Service
Barnet House
1255 High Road
N20 0EJ

contact: Nicholas Linford
tel: 020 8359 3000
date: 1 September 2016
our ref: 16/4524/FUL

Dear Sir/Madam,

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

SITE: The Lodge, Long Lane, London, N3 2PY,
PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing building and erection of a three storey building with basement level to provide 8no. self-contained units with associated underground parking, bike,  refuse and recycling storage and amenity space, , ,

Further to your letter about the above application. After careful consideration of all of the issues, including your comments on the proposal, the following decision was made: “Refuse”

You can view the decision notice and the planning report supporting the decision online at

If any further applications are received for this site we will let you know. This decision does not preclude further applications being submitted for the site.

Thank you for the trouble you have taken in providing us with comments and please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries in relation to this decision.

Yours faithfully,

Nicholas Linford
Principal Planning Officer
South Area Planning Team