Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to influence change in your local community

The Sustainable Communities Act A learning session with Amenah Anayat of Local Works. The Sustainable Communities Act is a radical piece of legislation that may allow communities and councils to work together to reverse local communities decline. Find out how we can utilise and benefit from this new law, and how we can determine what the government and the council do to regenerate our community and our local economy for

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‘Your Choice Barnet Ltd (YCB) began operating as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) in February 2012. Within months it incurred operating losses and failed to attract new service users and revenue. Analysis of Consultation Paper Your Choice Barnet Ltd Prof Dexter Whitfield's report (commissioned by CADDSS) 'Your Choice Barnet Ltd (YCB) began operating as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) in February 2012. Within months it incurred

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Barnet bloggers call for independent inquiry into alleged constitutional breach

During June meeting of the Budget, Performance, Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr. Anthony Finn, the Chair, inform the world that "the purpose of scrutiny is not to criticise, but to make a positive contribution."   But apparently, Cllr Finn quibbling turned to be a serious issue, when the disgraced ex-Tory cllr. Coleman revealed in the full council meeting last week that there is no scrutiny in Barnet Council, and that the Councillors are whipped

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Judical Review - Court of Appeal
Orange gavel

  Barnet Alliance for Public Services PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 July 2013 After one and a half days in the court of appeal Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, Lord Justice Davies and Lady Justice Gloster retired to consider their judgment in the case of Nash v Barnet. After urging by Barnet counsel, the Master of the Rolls said they will try to deliver their judgment by the end of September, but did not guarantee it. Mr Nigel Giffin

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Public Meeting Votes Unanomosly to Oppose Franchising Of East Finchley Post Office

[caption id="attachment_3238" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Left to Right: Cllr. Arjun Mittra, Ian Ward, Colin Rogers, Simon Berman, Anita Turner. (Picture Credits: Times & Independent Newspaper)[/caption] Yesterday evening (3 July), some 20 local residents attended a public meeting held in East Finchley Public Library at 6.30 p.m. to oppose Post Office plans to franchise East Finchley Crown Post Office (Viceroy Parade, N2 8AF). The meeting

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