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Garden Suburb Community Library

Description & History

The HGS Residents Association and many members of the local community in 2011 campaigned to prevent the closure by the London Borough of Barnet of the little Hampstead Garden Suburb Library in the Market Place. The campaign was successful, and within just a few days of the borough librarians being redeployed to other libraries in April 2012, Garden Suburb Community Library opened its doors to readers again, this time in the hands of about 70 volunteers who have been trained to run it.

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Organisation’s website:

Address: 15 The Market Place, London.  NW11 6LB

Barnet libraries and opening times

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Children’s Centres and Children’s Centres Services in Barnet

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Cubs for boys and girls 7-11 years, Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm in the Church Hall; please contact Andrew Butt on 020 8349 9459 or email:

Rainbows for girls 5-7years, Fridays 4.45-5.45pm in the Church Hall; please contact Genevieve Guthrie 07903 580817.

Brownies for girls 7-10 years, Fridays 6.00-7.30pm; contact Debbie Gamble, | 020 8906 3793 | The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1QU



The Scout Information Centre is open from 8am–7pm weekdays and 9am–midday on Saturdays.

Whether you need an idea for your section Programme, have a query about a rule or Scouting policy, need to report an accident, are looking for an overseas Scouting contact, or anything else, our team of Information Centre Advisers will be happy to help.

How you can contact us:

  • By phone: 0345 300 1818 (local rate) or 020 8433 7100
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  • On Twitter: @ScoutInfoCentre
  • By post: Scout Information Centre, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW
  • Opening hours: 8am - 7pm weekdays, 9am - midday Saturdays. See where we are on Google Maps.

Netmums is a website for parents in the UK. It features a family of local sites across the UK and was established in 2000. The network offers information to both mothers and fathers about parenting on a national level.

Parent and Toddler Groups

There are a number of parent and toddler groups in Barnet that will give you and your child an opportunity to spend time together in the company of others. Visit or parent and toddler group directory to find your closest group.

Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory’s award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby’s sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early.

Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place.

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