Monday 14 October 2013

Barnet Public Meeting Tomorrow Evening - Try and come along!

If you are a Barnet resident I would urge you to come along to the public meeting being held tomorrow evening at North London Business Park. I have reproduced the press notice below. You have to register your interest by emailing
Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council, will chair a public event in October at the council’s offices in North London Business Park, to discuss how the council can support the borough and its residents over next decade.
Over the next five years, Barnet Council will have to make a further £70 million of savings to match a reduced income.
As part of a wide-ranging review during the coming year, Barnet Council will be consulting with residents about their priorities for the borough and the council.
Councillor Richard Cornelius said: “The savings we make from the One Barnet programme will make a big difference in the short-term and it is important we make the best of those savings.
“But money is tight, and whatever the result of the next election, it is going to get tighter. We will obviously be prioritising services for those who most need our help, but there are other things the council can do that support the borough that don’t necessarily involve spending large sums of money.
“I’d like to hear from residents about what small interventions the council could make that could help make Barnet a better place to live.
“In the last few months we have developed a plan to introduce Wi-Fi to town centres at no cost to residents. We are encouraging residents to join the Big London Energy Switch which could save up to £120 on annual household bills.
“We have also seen excellent results from carefully targeting comparatively small amounts of support to young people who need help to join the jobs market.
“I’d like to hear proposals for how we might do more of this sort of thing.”
The event will be held at 7.00pm on October 15 at:
Barnet Council Offices, North London Business Park (NLBP)
Oakleigh Road South
N11 1NP
Residents can book a place by email.

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