The Temporary Town Centre Streetspace Fund (TTCSF) has been established to enable businesses in Barnet to restore their trading capacity during the pandemic. The first round of TTCSF has supported 24 businesses to expand into outdoor street space for trading purposes. The Temporary Street Space fund has re-opened for applications to be made by businesses to be put on a reserve list for any re-allocated parklets.
To support the hospitality sector to reopen safely and trade outdoors during COVID-19, the government has introduced a new street trading licence for premises that sell food and/or drink to the general public. This offers a streamlined and cheaper route for businesses such as cafes, restaurants and bars to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway.
For more information email: TownCentres@Barnet.gov.uk
Barnet Council has already pledged over Â£12,500 to six crowdfunding ideas this summer. Projects vary from renovating the outdoor space at a community centre, to holding a medieval festival to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet, and creating a wildlife wonderland.
The projects are all part of Crowdfund Barnet, a programme run in partnership between Barnet Council and the crowdfunding platform Spacehive. As part of this initiative, local residents and groups with an idea to improve their community have the opportunity to gain funding via Spacehiveâ€™s crowdfunding platform. The council has committed a total of Â£40,000 to the programme, with pledges up to Â£5,000 available per project.
Anybody can get behind the projects, with pledges starting at Â£2. If you want to support the projects alongside the council, visit Crowdfund Barnet
The Town Centre Heroes initiative celebrates the people behind Barnetâ€™s many town centres that have gone above and beyond to serve their community. We want to honour those everyday heroes who make a significant difference in our borough.
Know someone whoâ€™s gone above and beyond and deserves to be celebrated, someone who has dedicated themselves to making a difference to you, or to others, particularly over this past difficult year? If the answer is â€˜Yes!â€™, and this person is happy to be celebrated publicly, please nominate them for inclusion in our forthcoming exhibition of Barnet Town Centre heroes.
Visit engage.barnet.gov.uk/towncentreheroes and complete the nomination form. This will include sharing your hero’s contact details, a paragraph describing what theyâ€™ve done that feels so special, and the personal impact theyâ€™ve made on your own life or that of others.
Members of the new Edgware Town Centre Partnership Group launched their ambitious plans to revitalise Station Road and the surrounding area at the Edgware Community Carnival this weekend.
The â€˜Edgware â€“ Your High Streetâ€™ programme will seek to create an exciting new town centre experience that will include public realm improvements, high street events and activations, a new brand identity, support for businesses and the development of a new vision to animate the high street using an innovative arts and cultural programme to increase footfall and visitors to the town centre.