Under the 'One Barnet' sell-off programme the council will be handing over control of critical council services like planning, licensing and environmental health to private for-profit companies. This will make it harder for local residents to get answers and action on issues affecting them. It will also make it harder for elected councillors to monitor and scrutinise these services on behalf of local people, and it will make it almost impossible to change services if councillors and residents decide they want things done differently.
Here's how one local resident, John Dix, sees 'One Barnet' affecting the people of our borough:
Services are being packaged-up and sold off in two separate 'bundles' - the Development and Regulatory Services (DRS) 'bundle', and the New Support Organisation / Customer Services Organisation (NSO / CSO) 'bundle'.
To see examples of how the £1 billion 'One Barnet' sell-off could affect you click on any of the service tabs above.
Development and Regulatory Services 'bundle' (DRS):
Strategic Planning and Housing Strategy
Highways Transport and Regeneration
Building Control and Structures
Planning Development Management
Highways Network Management
Highways Traffic and Development
Trading Standards & Licensing
Cemetery & Crematorium
New Support Organisation / Customer Services Organisation 'bundle' (NSO / CSO):
Revenues and Benefits