Our Environment and Transport Committee

Preserving our local environment: The Environment and Transport Committee looks at issues that include recycling, pollution, graffiti, litter; and the care, wellbeing and preservation of trees, green spaces, hedges and water courses. We inform the Council of eyesores in the Borough, such as pot-holes and damaged pavements, litter, missing and damaged trees and abandoned cars. Peter Hale, then a member of the Committee (and now its Chairman), spoke about the pedestrian environment in Barnet at our October 2015 meeting. You can view and listen to his presentation here.

Local roads and transport: We encourage the relevant authorities to provide a high standard of roads, road maintenance, and local transport: we look at issues that include traffic circulation, parking and the convenience of the services for the public.We make representations to the Council on controlled parking zones, for example.

Local wildlife: We act to stimulate interest in and preserve local wildlife and wildlife habitats. We watch all the green spaces in Finchley and Friern Barnet for any unlawful development or damage, record the wildlife in these spaces and notify the Council. It would be of great interest if you can report on the wildlife in the area. Details may be posted on this web site or appear in the newsletter.

Historic features: Protect and improve local features of historic or public interest.

Environmental Aware Certificates: You can nominate those responsible for improving the environment in Finchley and Friern Barnet.

Can You Help? We need help from local residents to report if anything unusual takes place on their local patch; or if their the area is threatened in some way, such as by the removal of trees. Please send Derek Warren an email at environmentandtransport@finchleysociety.org.uk.

If you are concerned about the state of pavements in your neighbourhood, you can report damaged or dangerous pavements to Barnet Council here. If you do contact the Council, please keep Derek Warren informed.

Environment and Transport Committee
Peter Hale Chair
Stephen Cooper Secretary
Michael Levitsky
Keith Martin
Peter Pickering
Brian Plen
Paul Salman
Tony Sarchet
Nick Starling
Gardi Vaswani

You can find a list of the Committee’s responsibilities here

You can contact the Committee by sending an email to environmentandtransport@finchleysociety.org.uk.

Reports of the Committee’s activities: 2018-19, 2017-8, 2016-7 and 2014-15