Our aims

Barnet Alliance for Public Services - aims


a) to maintain, improve and extend the range of public services in Barnet in all fields, such as education, social care, employment, the environment, housing, health, public utilities, telecommunications, planning, sports and recreation, cultural activities.

b) to use all the means available to us, the community of Barnet, to prevent any cuts, increased charges, commercialisation or any measures directed at privatisation of these or any other of our remaining public services, and, in particular, to prevent implementation of the ONE BARNET wholesale council privatisation plan.

c) to defend the people of Barnet from the attempts of powerful banking, commercial and financial interests to make us pay for an economic crisis they caused.

d) to ensure community representation in all major borough financial and strategic decisions and to work to secure a local administration run democratically in the interests of the community as a whole.

We are in the process of consolidating our positions.  This is a work in progress, and the latest document can be view here.

For interest, below is an earlier version of our aims, in use before we adopted the aims laid out in our constitution:

  • We champion democratically accountable, high quality public services. We reject the idea that public services should be cut in order to bail out the banks.
  • We reject Barnet Council’s plans for mass outsourcing of its services – no to the One Barnet programme!
  • We oppose privatisation and cuts to public services, whether NHS, education, or local authority, and will resist them.
  • We oppose free schools and the extension of academies.
  • We note that Barnet residents and council employees have resisted damaging policies, scrutinised and exposed questionable contracts with private companies, are becoming aware of the impact of decisions of the council, and are actively organising to oppose unpopular plans, with increasing success. This shows that public pressure works!


  • Reply

    this is a stupid idea and it is beyond belief that any council knowing what has gone before with so many projects like this before and recently that it should even be considered by any right thinking council, all it is, is or at least sounds like TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN WHEN IT ALL GOES TITS UP, and it will you know it, if the council go against the wishes of all the residents which I think is going to be the likely scenario, then they must if need be offer this crackpot idea in such a way that the contract be awarded in such a way that who ever they might be should be paid, lets say in arears, WORK FIRST 1ST 6 MONTHS do a good job and you get paid if not BY BY, SIMPLES, you know it makes sense.

  • Barnet resident

    Nov 15, 2012


    I only learnt today that this is happening and I am sure many residents are unaware too. I completely oppose this move and believe there should be greater publicity and better organisation to campaign against this.

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