Author Archive of Vickim

Defend London’s NHS demonstration, Saturday 18 May

DEFEND LONDON’S NHS   ●Save Our Hospitals ●No to Privatisation DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 18 MAY 12 noon, Jubilee Gardens, Waterloo Belvedere Road, SE1   Join BAPS contingent: Meet 10:30 am for 11 am set off, outside Finchley Central tube station OR Watch out for Barnet Alliance banner at the assembly point, Jubilee Gardens.

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One Barnet Judicial Review: Legal Aid granted for Appeal
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The judgement in the One Barnet Judicial Review hearing brought against Barnet Council has gone against Maria Nash as Lord Justice Underhill ruled the challenge should have been made earlier. But he did find that Barnet Council had failed to consult residents. Legal Aid was granted yesterday (31 April) to Maria Nash to allow her to appeal against Judge Underhill's decsion to refuse her request for Judicial Review of the One Barnet Programme of privatisation.

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BRING ‘YOUR CHOICE BARNET’ BACK IN-HOUSE - campaign launch report

Around 50 people met at the Greek Cypriot Centre on 11th April 2013 to launch a campaign calling on Barnet Council to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house. 'Your Choice Barnet' (YCB) delivers care and support services to disabled adults in Barnet and has been 'arms length' from the Council since February 2012. The Council hoped that the service would make a surplus - £263,000 by 2015 and £493,000 by 2016 - but instead it has been losing money.

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Barnet Spring march

Read about the march at the Times website here. Follow us on Twitter: @BarnetAlliance - hashtags: #BarnetSpring #OurBarnet #OneBarnet #Crapita   Messages of support "Once more Barnet is in the forefront of the struggle. The more outsourcing, sub-contracting and privatisation fail, the more they are pressured. Job losses, lower wages, poorer services – this is the legacy that the privatisations are having. We look in vain for a strong lead

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URGENT EMAIL ACTION: Bring ‘Your Choice Barnet’ back in-house!
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Please use the text below or adapt it and send your own message to Barnet Council's Cabinet members, supporting the call to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house. You can send a message automatically using the button on the right of this page. And please also sign the petition on Barnet Council's website.   Bring Your Choice Barnet back in-house! Dear Councillor, Your Choice Barnet, that provides services for adults with learning and physical

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Your Choice Barnet - your right to be consulted

HAVE YOU BEEN CONSULTED? A letter to carers using Your Choice Barnet   Your Choice Barnet, the for-profit Local Authority Trading Company that provides the services for adults with learning and physical disabilities, is in financial difficulties. As a result, it is proposing to restructure the services and reduce staffing levels. The details can be found at: What the proposed

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VIGIL to support the ONE BARNET legal challenge, Tuesday 19 March, Royal Courts of Justice

Join the VIGIL to support the ONE BARNET legal challenge Tuesday 19th March, vigil outside from 9.30am, hearing @ Court Room 28 Tuesday to Thursday Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, WC2A 2LL Please join us outside the Royal Courts of Justice to support Barnet resident Maria Nash who is challenging Barnet Council’s decision to outsource a large group of public services without properly consulting Barnet residents, the so-called One Barnet

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‘One Barnet’ Judicial Review - day 1

[caption id="attachment_2503" align="alignnone" width="738"] Supporters of Barnet resident Maria Nash gather outside the High Court on day 1 of her application for Judicial Review of Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' outsourcing programme.[/caption] Barnet resident Maria Nash is bringing an application for Judicial Review of Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' outsourcing programme. Day 1 of the hearing was yesterday on Tuesday 19 March. It is being heard

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Your Choice Barnet: easyCouncil’s first flight crash lands - many casualties

Details are coming in about the fiasco of "Your Choice Barnet", the first for-profit Local Authority Trading Company created in the framework of the One Barnet Programme, which provides the services for adults with learning and physical disabilities. From a forecast surplus of £54,000 presented in the business case by Barnet Council a year ago, it has now gone into a bailout of £1,000,000 by Barnet Homes after the first year of operation. And they

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Celebrate Our High Street - North Finchley, Saturday 2 March

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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    Email: Bring Your Choice Barnet back in-house!

    Click on the button and ask Barnet Council's Cabinet members to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house! Write your own text or use ours.

    Bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house

    Dear Councillor,


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