Stop the Paddy Power betting shop at Halliwick Court, N12

We the undersigned petition Barnet Council to reject the planning application for a Paddy Power betting shop at Halliwick Court, Colney Hatch Lane N12 for the following reasons:
  • It is located near a public transport hub used by students of three local secondary schools
  • It can increase anti-social behaviour in the area
  • It is situated in a largely residential area and there will be a loss of amenity as it will replace a well used launderette in an area with a large number of rented homes
  • Gambling can be an addiction and can create a dependency for its clientele, affecting their mental health and financial well-being.
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signed 2018-01-15 19:32:46 +0000
signed 2017-12-30 17:57:11 +0000
signed 2017-12-03 10:25:08 +0000
signed via 2017-09-12 19:07:18 +0100
signed 2017-09-12 18:02:49 +0100
Betting shops come with gambling machines that enable people to be separated from their money in the blink of an eye. This in turn leads to over-commitment in chasing losses and often desperation, increasing the risk of criminal behaviour. This is the last thing we need in Friern Barnet.
signed 2017-08-02 15:51:32 +0100
With plenty of betting shops (including Paddy Power) located in North Finchley at the west end of Woodhouse Road, another betting shop is not needed on Woodhouse Road, let alone Friern Barnet.
signed via 2017-07-28 22:40:37 +0100
signed via 2017-07-22 16:23:25 +0100
signed via 2017-07-20 22:53:11 +0100
Totally inappropriate for this area and particularly in that location. We need that launderette!
signed via 2017-07-20 20:53:24 +0100
signed via 2017-07-19 21:57:11 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 23:18:22 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 19:01:32 +0100
signed 2017-07-17 17:59:08 +0100
There are far too many betting shops in the area. We don’t need another.
signed via 2017-07-17 16:08:19 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 16:06:07 +0100
Yes, children are all around that area – a betting-shop is totally inappropriate

at that location.
signed via 2017-07-17 15:52:57 +0100
SB Byrnes
signed via 2017-07-17 14:12:18 +0100
The Parade should be enhanced as a local shopping centre not weakened

by more betting or fast food outlets. The Co-Op has shown the way by investing in the Parade. Planning permission should not be granted for the loss of a valued local service—-currant planning thinking and guidance is about enhancing local facilities and reducing traffic movements. This proposal flies in the face of currant best practice on sustainability and maintaining viable local services. It has nothing whatsoever to commend it a should be refused.
signed via 2017-07-17 11:47:29 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 11:23:47 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 11:21:44 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 11:09:46 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 11:06:36 +0100
My mum needs the launderette as she doesn’t have a washing machine!
signed via 2017-07-17 11:00:31 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 10:17:54 +0100
signed 2017-07-17 10:02:01 +0100
Communities need betting shops as much as they need holes in the head. If the government banned private betting shops, and local councils undertook public lotteries instead, then the gains could be used to fund libraries and other socially useful activities. Betting shops destroy families.
signed 2017-07-17 09:20:01 +0100
signed via 2017-07-17 08:09:38 +0100
In an area already rather degraded by fast food shops and with one betting shop already, this will be more than unwelcome.
signed via 2017-07-16 22:04:48 +0100
signed via 2017-07-16 21:24:10 +0100
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