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VILLIERS WELCOMES START OF IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT BARNET MARKET

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the news that work has finally started on improvements to the home of Barnet Market in St Albans Road, High Barnet. From Saturday (28 September) the market moved temporarily to the bandstand outside the Spires shopping centre, to allow the upgrade of the St Albans site to begin. The work planned involves resurfacing the site, replacing the hoardings with post and rail fencing, and provision of improved facilities for traders such as electricity and lighting. Outside market hours, the site will be used for additional car parking.

VILLIERS WELCOMES SALE OF BARNET MARKET

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has joined local campaigners in welcoming the sale of the Barnet Market site to UBS, the parent company of the neighbouring Spires Shopping Centre. It is hoped the sale will mean the site's facilities are improved and the market can begin to return to its former glory.

VILLIERS LAUNCHES DOMINO CHALLENGE AS PART OF ACTION TO BOOST CHIPPING BARNET HIGH STREET

At the weekend, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, launched an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of people playing dominoes while wearing Christmas masks at The Spires Shopping Centre in Chipping Barnet. The event was organised by the High Barnet Town Team with the support of funding provided by the Mayor's Outer London Fund, designed to help boost London's High Streets.

VILLIERS AND EAST BARNET COUNCILLORS JOIN RESIDENTS AT RALLY AGAINST CAT HILL DEVELOPMENT

On Saturday afternoon, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, joined over two hundred local residents at a rally against the building of 272 flats and houses by housing association L&Q on the former Middlesex University Site at Cat Hill on the border of Barnet and Enfield. Theresa was also joined by East Barnet Ward Councillors, Robert Rams and Joanna Tambourides, Barnet's London Assembly Member, Councillor Brian Coleman and Enfield Southgate MP, David Burrowes.