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Sunday, 19 November 2017


We were the first news source to warn Mill Hill in early 2016 about a plan to put a tower block on the former B&Q Pentavia Park site next to Bunns Lane.  We said then that developers had already managed to put a similar tower in West Hendon and now they had their sights on Mill Hill.

Forward two years and the plan has come to fruition with an 18 story tower planned. Soon to go to the Planners at Barnet Council.

At the moment a coalition of the Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum , Mill Hill Residents Association, University College London Observatory and here at Mill Hill Broadway News are pledged to fight these plans for the sake of our area.  The reasons to oppose this are endless.  We need more housing but this is the wrong plan in the wrong place.

The Neighbourhood Forum are canvassing opinion on their FACEBOOK page and at the moment it seems likely that the whole area wishes to rise up and protest in person outside the planning meeting when these plans come before the Council.

At present we have no idea whether our local councillors are against the plan - but hope to bring you their views in the near future.  As our representatives we hope they will join us in the protest at a yet to be arranged date.

See the picture below of the WEST HENDON TOWER taken in January 2016 and the tower and associated 10 storey development is similar for Pentavia Park.  It does seem that someone on Barnet Coucil seems to think this development style is ideal to roll out everywhere in the Borough regardless of local plans or feelings.  You may never have protested before but if you care about the future of our area then this may be the one time you decide enough is enough.

The West Hendon tower in the mist in Jan 2016 being built. Now planned for Mill Hill

Friday, 17 November 2017


We are excited that this Christmas will be a special and history making one here in Mill Hill and on the Broadway.

Just a few years short of the Official Centenary of the Broadway we finally get our own TOWN SQUARE.  It is not huge - but it is perfectly formed on the centre of Broadway and has already hosted the French Market stage successfully.

When furniture and Christmas lights are added ready for its GRAND OPENING on Saturday 2 December at 1pm it is going to be amazing.

Over the next few weeks please consider the following :

1.  Attend the PRO ARTE CHOIR WINTER CONCERT with orchestra on Saturday 25 November and join with other music lovers in the lovely St Michael's Church.  A fabtastic occasion that is only £14 or FREE for under 18s

2.   Get some tickets and attend a SARACENS RUGBY MATCH at Allianz Park - see our links in another article.  We have the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS here in Mill Hill and lets show our support for this fantastic sports club by going along. Match days have amazing food and coffee and bars - and lots of entertainment as well as the thrill of seeing in the flesh some of the best sports players in the World in front of your eyes.  Stunning stuff.  Tickets on sale now from just £19.  Get one before they all go and be part of this.

3.  Attend the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON and REINDEER etc at The Christmas Market at 5p.m on DECEMBER 1st.   Last year was great and this year will be even better. See Santa and real live reindeer - a treat that is FREE and on our doorstep.  See the FIRST EVER LIGHTING of the MILL HILL CHRISTMAS TREE or 12 feet of it.  ( Lights sponsors still needed !!! ) and get your photo taken for your Insta or Facebook in front of it....perhaps our STAR GUEST will also pose for a selfie with you !!!

4.  Attend the History Making secod event of the Market weekend by coming for 1p.m to the OFFICIAL OPENING of the TOWN SQUARE with live marching band and MUSIC STAGE all afternoon with incredible acts - and bar and street food.   This day will go down in the history books as one of the biggest days in the History of Mill Hill.  So be part of it and say that YOU WERE THERE.  Get the photo - sadly you cant get the t shirt because it will be too cold and hopefully snowing !!!

5.  Visit our amazing shops for   OXFAM : Christmas Cards and DIVINE chocolate Advent Calendars ......Coooksley Butchers for your TURKEY and CHRISTMAS MEAT all our stunning restaurants and cafes and Clothes Shops ( Sales now on ).     The Broadway AND Mill Hill East shopping centres are waiting for you to visit and your support at this time of year.  Let's keep as much money within the local community as possible so we can create a wonderful place to live and work for all of us.

Look out for MH TODAY coming out on Friday 24 November with loads of news and photos.

SARACENS HOME FIXTURES IN NOV/DEC | Book here and support Mill Hill Rugby Club

Our amazing local team have three fixtures which are bound to be popular over the next 2months.

Book through Mill Hill Rugby Club website here
and then click the Saracens logo to be taken to the above matches and tickets. By doing this way you also support Mill Hill Rugby Club.

It's a win win situation !

Mill Hill/Hendon THE HOME OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS !!!  We are proud to have a World Famous sports club here in our community - so why not make a day out of it and visit this Christmas.


The fantastic choir PRO ARTE return to our lovely church St Michael's just off Broadway to give their Winter Concert : This year it is Mozart's Vespers and Haydn's Nelson Mass.  A double header of choral delights with orchestra in a superb setting.

Tickets are just £14 advance and UNDER 18s free.

This is one of the delights of living in or near Mill Hill and is very popular.  Highly recommended and bring any U18s for FREE which is a great offer and an excellent introduction to live music.  If you have never attended a choral/orchestral concert before this is an ideal opportunity to try it with a an excellent orchestra and choir.

Saturday 25 November 2017 at 7.30 pm
St. Michael’s Church, Flower Lane, London NW7 2JA
Mozart – Dominican Vespers
Haydn – Nelson Mass

Tickets £14 in advance or £15 at the door, under 18 free
Phone 020 8420 7238 or from KilworthAudioVisual, 91 The Broadway, London NW7

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


A message to all traders on Broadway and around Mill Hill.

We are preparing our DECEMBER ISSUE of MH Today and this News Site to carry information about the following :

OPENING TIMES OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD ( especially late night or holiday closures )
(Deadline 20 NOVEMBER)

SEASONAL WISHES TO MILL HILL  ( take a photo on your phone of you/staff and write a short message to Mill Hill - post to us  ( DEADLINE for this is DECEMBER 7th - for the JAN issue which comes out on 22 DECEMBER but will also carry opening times )

We aim to support all Traders in Mill Hill - free of charge with our postings and information - as we have done over the last 7 years.

Please send us your information because we simply do not have the time to collect anymore. Thank you.

Sunday, 12 November 2017


We spent yesterday eating wonderful French pastries and listening to the music acts on the Market Stage in the Town Square.

Four excellent music acts played the stage - Bossa Bandits - Simly Gray - Drop Pink and Radfax and music fans were rewarded with everything from rock and roll - to subtle dance rhythms - and acoustic folk to rocking out to indie rock.

The weather was a bit grim but the excellent sound and lighting provided by Mill Hill Music Complex meant the quality of the show was superb - and you must all come down to the Christmas Market where the stage will be in action over both days. 

Adam and Eve provided a non alcoholic bar and seating - and will be back at Christmas with festive drinks and alcohol for those who need a drink to warm up !

Here are some photos of the day


Every year we hope for snow to make Christmas really special and in 2010 in Mill Hill we had an incredible run of snow from 30 November all the way to the New Year.

This video was shot on a Saturday afternoon walking down the Broadway when a Snowstorm hit the area cutting off Brent Cross and leading to a complete closure of the A1/A41 and several local roads as cars could not get up any slopes in the area.  Total chaos ensued.

However, it left the area looking white and like a Christmas Card.  In the January issue of MH Today we will publish loads of photos from 2010 snow and Christmas - so look out for that and until then look at the incredible video of the early stages of the got worse !!!