Healthy high streets

The high street, as a central component of the urban environment, has an impact on the public’s health. We want all of Barnet’s high streets to give healthy businesses the tools they need to survive, meet the needs of local communities and be a place where people want to spend their time and money.

As a responsible authority for licensing, Barnet public health works to ensure food businesses, pubs and bars and gambling premises are making appropriate efforts to limit mental and physical health harms related to their services.

To learn more about how businesses on the High Street impact health, please read the Health on the High Street Report from Royal Society of Public Health.

If you are a local business looking to support health in your community, please explore the following schemes below:

Healthier Catering Commitment

London Healthy Workplace Charter

Best bar none. Best Bar None is an Accreditation Scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.