Tag archive of Our Barnet

What has an international trade treaty such as TTIP to do with local government?

  Under TTIP when procuring goods or services, local governments would have to submit tenders across the EU & the USA. Very likely is that multi-national companies would win the tenders. Local companies would simply not get a look-in, nor the administrative resources challenge the big companies. Bad for the local economy and local employment. ·        TTIP negotiations are carried out in secret. ·        There has been no

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Libraries Final Consultation
Save Barnet Libraries

Dear Library Lover Barnet Council have released their final consultation to allow you to give your views on the final proposals for our library. A reminder that for East Finchley this means: Reduction from 40 staffed hours per week to 16 Unstaffed opening will be introduced which makes the library inaccessible to unaccompanied young people and vulnerable users. Floorspace will be reduced from 5081 sq ft to 2153 sq ft The document is available here:

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Gone Barnet Public Services - Enter Crapitaville

A funeral procession for Barnet's public services: We are gathered here today to bid farewell to Barnet Public Services.   It is sad, of course, to lose a single service, but to lose the majority of this family is truly tragic. Perhaps you did not know all of them, but all of us were acquainted with some of them. They were there to serve us and they provided jobs for some of us. The purpose of these services – like the motivation of those

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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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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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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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“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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“Barnet Spring” march, Saturday 23 March 2013

Date and time: Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 11am. Meeting place: Finchley Central Tube station (tbc). March begins at 12 noon and proceeds to Friern Barnet Community Library. March for Our Barnet, for public services, against cuts and privatisation, against the One Barnet programme.   Why we need a Barnet Spring Please check these links to find out more about Barnet Council's One Barnet privatisation programme. And then join us on our march!

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Join us for Barnet Council Cabinet, Monday 17 December

Join us on our next trip to a Barnet Council meeting to take part in public question time and scrutinise: Monday 17 December - from 7pm, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4, for the Cabinet meeting. Agenda includes cuts to Council Tax benefit. Official papers available here: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=120&MId=6750. Followed by the Cabinet Resources Committee, same venuem at 8pm. Official papers available here:

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Urgent email action to Barnet Council decision-makers
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With just days to go until Barnet Council Cabinet are due to decide on who to award a £750m contract - BT or Capita - we are asking Barnet residents to email councillors in the ruling Conservative group to ask them to think again. We are suggesting the text below, but please send whatever message you want to send. You can automatically send the message below to the members of the Cabinet by using the URGENT EMAIL ACTION button (see right). Suggested

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