London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
- Telephone number
- 020 8359 2000
Barnet is a vibrant, diverse and successful city-surburb of London with big ambitions. Our residents enjoy:
- A clean and green environment
- Excellent schools
- Low levels of crime
- Good transport links
- High quality housing and public spaces
The borough is a net exporter of commuters into Central London, but with a significant local economy of our own with in-commuting. Generally, Barnet is affluent, but there are some significant areas of deprivation. We have six areas within the top 10 per cent most deprived in the country.
In common with other London boroughs, Barnet is an ethnically diverse area and is also one of the most religiously diverse boroughs nationally. Our communities are cohesive and people get on well with each other.
Barnet residents also live healthier and longer lives than the national average, although we do experience significant health inequalities relating to socio-economic and other factors.
80 per cent of people are satisfied with Barnet as a place to live – above the London average. However, the level of public satisfaction with the council is on a downward trajectory. Despite being an extremely efficient council and removing over £80m, our value for money perception is poor.
Beyond our borders, the attractions of Central London are within easy reach by Tube, road and overground rail services. The South East and the rest of the UK are easily accessible too, with the M1 and A1 both crossing Barnet. The M25 passes just north of the borough, providing direct access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports - and the new St Pancras Channel Link Terminal is a short journey away, bringing mainland Europe even closer.
web site March 2012
London Borough of Barnet presently has no vacancies listed in our database.