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One Barnet Mastermind

How much do you know about Barnet Council's "One Barnet" outsourcing programme, and programmes like it? If only all Barnet residents knew as much as this person... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wb3QloW7No&w=420&h=315]

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Open Letter to All Barnet Councillors

Open Letter to all 63 Councillors in the London Borough of Barnet Dear Councillors, It must be a challenging task to make decisions on behalf of all the residents in the London Borough of Barnet. These decisions involve so many areas of our lives – education, social care, health, housing, the environment. It must be even more difficult at a time of austerity when you are forced to make such difficult decisions about how to spend our money wisely

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Friday 31st August Atos HQ: The Closing ATOS Ceremony

JOIN BAPS AND CADDSS MEMBERS ON: Friday 31st August, Atos HQ, Triton Square, London, 12:45pm Map: Triton Square, London NW1 Don’t let Atos be a winner at the Paralympic Games – join us for The Closing Atos Ceremony, the grand finale to Disabled People Against Cuts' week of Atos Games. Atos are sponsoring the Paralympics, whilst wrecking disabled people’s lives. Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to slash £18 billion from the welfare budget,

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100 reasons why “One Barnet” is high risk and bad for residents and services

100 days before the signing of the first "One Barnet" contract (£750 million), Barnet residents need to read this, a list of 100 reasons why "One Barnet" is high risk and bad for residents and services. All of the reports presented here were offered to the Barnet Council Leader, to the Chief Executive and to senior officers, and were sent to all of the councillors over the past few years. Sadly, to date the council has refused to engage in a discussion

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Support Save Friern Barnet Library campaign this Sunday, 26 August

Save Friern Barnet Library campaign have organised some exciting activities this Sunday 26 August. Join them on the green outside the library from 2-4pm for the pop-up library, raffle, music and children's activities. Observer Ethical awards "Local hero" for 2012, Dr Oliver Natelson is leading a tour of Friern Barnet for £2 (adults - children free). To book a place, email [email protected] And then at 4.30pm, campaigners will take to the

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Barnet Alliance autumn-winter calendar

Find here the dates and places of actions we plan for the next few months. Click on the month for a downloadable calendar. September * October * November * December To join us on any of these actions email [email protected] or just turn up.

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What does your councillor think of the One Barnet programme?

We are asking Barnet residents to contact their councillors about the One Barnet programme. * What does your councillor think of the One Barnet programme? * Will your councillor help you to defeat it? (That is assuming that you have made up your mind yourself!) * Will your councillor support a debate in the council chamber on the issue (no, there hasn't been one yet)? Go to meet your councillor and find out. Don't know which ward you belong to or

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Hands off our Barnet! Stop the One Barnet programme - petition

We are collecting signatures for the 'Hands off our Barnet! Stop the One Barnet programme!' petition. You can download a copy of the petition here - or several copies! - and collect signatures from friends, neighbours, workmates... We are aiming for 7,000 signatures by November, which will allow us to demand a debate in the Barnet Council chamber on this crucial issue - that's right, there has never been a full public debate before! Please let us

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Barnet Alliance - August meetings 2012

The regular weekly meeting of the Barnet Alliance takes place each Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm. Our usual venue is closed for the month of August so we will be meeting instead at: The Old Barn Community Centre 20 Fallows Close Tarling Road East Finchley London N2 8LG Tarling Road is off Oak Lane N2, which is off High Road, bus 263 runs there. N.B. This updates the information provided earlier. Please join us to find out more about Barnet Council's

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REPORT ‘Our Barnet, not One Barnet’ torch relay and parade

The 'Our Barnet, not One Barnet' torch relay and parade on Saturday 21 July was a great success. Below are press reports. And this was in spite of Barnet council preventing us holding our final rally in Victoria Park - or even on the grass verge in front of it! Hundreds march against Barnet Council's One Barnet programme - Hendon Times Protest over Barnet council privatised services - BBC news

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Barnet Alliance for Public Services needs your support if we are to strengthen public services and stop mass privatisation. Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' programme will hand over 70% of local public services to unaccountable private sector companies on 10-year contracts. The programme is the first of its kind and experts are warning that it is a massive gamble that could go horribly wrong.

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