Community Engagement & Strategic SupportLONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET

Local Government Strategy Development Community Engagement & InsightCommunity Renewal & Regeneration

Hendon Hub – Community Engagement Strategy & Support

Mobilise Public was appointed by Barnet Council to boost community engagement and outreach during its consultation on the Hendon Hub regeneration scheme, which proposes to enhance the education and civic offer in the area in partnership with Middlesex University. We were appointed to support the Council review its approach in the face of significant opposition from the local community.  The plans include additional teaching facilities, increased student accommodation and new civic facilities. The work started with the delivery of a ‘Community Diagnostic’ and ‘Community Engagement Strategy & Recommendations’ to support the Council engage more effectively with the local community.  Mobilise designed and hosted a programme of in-person consultation and co-design events with Hendon residents, to discuss the proposed plans for the development and build on the feedback received during a series of online consultation events.  We continue to offer one to one discussions with residents and local organisations, providing them with additional opportunities to stay informed about the development as the scheme evolves, ask questions and be involved. We provide analysis and recommendations to the Council based on community feedback and our deep understanding of local views of the various elements of the Hendon Hub proposals.