Monthly Archives: February 2013

Celebrate Our High Street - North Finchley, Saturday 2 March
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Barnet's many high streets are suffering in the recession. Traders have had a battle royal with Barnet Council to get them to understand their customers' problems with the parking regime, which is harming business. A group of residents has put together a musical celebration of the traders of North Finchley High Road. Join them on Saturday 2 March, as they visit several shops with poems, songs and costumes. Meet at 2pm, in front of Bohemia, 764 North

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Barnet Spring, 23 March - new speakers confirmed including Owen Jones

New speakers have confirmed for the "Barnet Spring" march on Saturday 23 March. We will march to defend our public services as an accountable service, instead of handing them over to Capita to profit from at our expense. The march will be the culmination of a week that sees a national spotlight shone on Barnet Council's "One Barnet" programme (OBP). On 19-21 March Barnet resident Maria Nash will seek a Judicial Review of OBP (join us to demonstrate

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BAPS response to the council’s attack on Maria Nash

Questions need to be asked – why is it that a resident had no other choice but to apply for Judicial Review in an attempt to save her own and her neighbours' future? Who is to blame for this? And how will a council that refused to engage in meaningful consultation with its residents pay the cost of its follies, a cost that could have so easily been avoided if they only had listened? Cllr Cornelius will say ‘costs will be paid for by cuts to services'.

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Benefit Justice Summit

In April a whole raft of new attacks on benefits and essential services will be introduced hitting people already devastated by and bearing the brunt of the cuts, people who cannot take any more.  People are looking for ways to come together and fight back.  The Benefit Justice summit will be an opportunity for individuals and representatives from campaigns across the country to share their experiences and explore how we can most effectively coordinate

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Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) support for Barnet Spring

We received the following message of support from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) for our Barnet Spring march on 23 March. They tell us they will be promoting Barnet Spring across their networks and will send a speaker. DPAC fully supports the campaign to oppose the privatisation of public services in Barnet. What is happening in Barnet is important to everyone because Barnet is only just the beginning and if this is allowed to happen in one

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Save Barnet NHS - next campaign meeting, Tuesday 26 February
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Save Barnet NHS campaign Our next meeting will be from 7:30-9pm on Tuesday, February 26, at the Greek Cypriot Centre, Britannia Road, N12 9RU. This is an important meeting and we have a lot of news to share. The 38 Degrees Petition is now ready to send and we need this meeting to prepare our presentation of the petition to our CCG. Please join us at our next meeting! We need as many people as possible to get the petition sorted so we can move onto

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CAMPAIGN CALENDAR - March 2013

We have compiled a list of events in March 2013. For more details of these, please email [email protected] or the contact given by the entry. Saturday 16 March Defend Whittington Hospital march Highbury Corner to Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, Archway. Campaign website: http://dwhc.org.uk/ Monday 18 March Ken Loach film “The Spirit of ’45″ is on release We hope to organise a group outing to see the film that celebrates

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NEW PETITION: Oppose privatisation of Regulatory Services

The government is using Barnet Council as a pilot to privatise public services, leaving people without influence on policy through the ballot box and without a say in how their council is run and their council tax spent. We need to prevent the privatisation of Regulatory Services to ensure that councils fulfil their statutory duties to protect the health, and safety of residents. We are concerned that Barnet Council is about to hand over its Regulatory

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“100 per cent support” for Barnet Spring march - Frances O’Grady, TUC

The new General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O'Grady, has sent us this message of support for the Barnet Spring march in Finchley on Saturday 23 March: "The TUC is proud to offer our 100 per cent support to your campaign to resist the senseless, ideological cuts and privatisations that are destroying public services in Barnet. By bringing together trade unionists, community activists and local people, your grassroots campaign has had a huge impact

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Councillor Daniel Thomas sets out to explain One Barnet

A report from Barbara Jacobson of Cabinet member Councillor Daniel Thomas's appearance at a recent meeting of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents' Association to 'explain' Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' programme. If you would like Thomas to come and explain One Barnet to you and your neighbours, why not drop him an email: [email protected] Meeting of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents’ Association, 5 February 2013 The advertisement

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