Tories offer Barratts "blank cheque" on Stonegrove repayments

Last night's Assets, Regeneration and Growth Committee were forced to agree a motion allowing officers to negotiate a settlement with Stonegrove and West Hendon regeneration developers Barratts to cover outstanding historic costs incurred by the Council, because the Council failed to keep accurate records of the costs incurred.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Tory Leader reneges on promise to change council meeting date

This month's Full Council meeting agenda has been published, but there is still no sign that the Barnet Tories will reverse their high handed decision to deliberately reschedule the September Full Council meeting during Labour Party Conference week despite a promise from Council Leader Cornelius at a public meeting that he would. Changes to other meeting dates in the council calendar have been put on the agenda of next weeks council meeting
Read more
1 reaction Share

Tories attempt to stifle debate on care

Last week the Barnet Tories attempted to stifle debate on care by effectively asking Labour councillor Reema Patel to choose between helping dementia sufferers and introducing Unison's Ethical Care Charter.
Read more
1 reaction Share

Tories out of ideas on housing… at the first meeting!

Conservative councillors failed to table one member’s item at last night’s Housing Committee whilst Labour councillors raised five important housing issues for the people of Barnet. Throughout the entire meeting only one Conservative member other than the Chair even said one word.

Read more
2 reactions Share

Labour Wins Colindale in style!

Labour has won all 3 Colindale council seats with a swing to Labour of around 10%, and an average majority of 1636. The Conservative candidates’ average vote plummeted from 1148 in 2010 to just 462.

Read more
2 reactions Share

Residents’ campaign launched for road safety measures in Chesterfield Road

Labour councillors have pledged their support for a residents’ campaign to get urgent road safety measures in Chesterfield Road, EN5 following a serious accident last week involving a bus and an 8 year old boy. The residents are calling for the following road safety measures:
 
- a 20mph zone on Chesterfield Rd
- a zebra crossing on Chesterfield Rd and on Mays Lane 
- improved youth facilities so children have somewhere safe to play
You can join their facebook group by clicking here
Read more
2 reactions Share

Council to look at cycling safety schemes

The three Area Committees that met last night all unanimously agreed to look at implementing cycling safety schemes across the Borough following three member’s items submitted by Labour councillors.

 

The cycling schemes are part of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) ‘Space for Cycling’ project, which the LCC had lobbied all candidates to support during the local elections held recently.

Read more
2 reactions Share

Barnet in “constitutional crisis” as all meetings are cancelled

There has been a third night of constitutional chaos at the Town Hall, as last night's Assets, Regeneration & Growth Committee was abandoned following legal advice that the political balance of all committees may be incorrectly calculated.

Read more
2 reactions Share

Labour calls for report on short breaks cuts

Labour councillors have submitted a Member’s Item to the new Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee (CELS) calling for an update report on the cuts to short breaks schemes for children with disabilities and complex needs attending local schools and organisations including MapledownSchool and OakleighSchool. The Member’s Item was submitted after the Conservative administration failed to bring a report on the issue to the new committee despite a promise from Council Leader Richard Cornelius before the local elections to do so.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

More constitutional chaos: too many councillors appointed to Environment Committee!

Following the shambles of Barnet’s Annual Council meeting, there’s been more constitutional chaos at the Town Hall after it emerged that too many councillors had been appointed to the Environment Committee which met last night.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next →
Barnet Labour | Campaign for a Better Barnet


Donate to Barnet Labour

Search