Welcome to the campaign for a Better Barnet

We set up the Better Barnet campaign to respond to residents who told us what they thought was broken in Barnet - a Conservative council that was just not listening to the people it claimed to represent. We work in partnership with local residents and community groups on everything from road safety schemes and parking charges, to saving Friern Barnet Library and opposing the Conservatives 'One Barnet' sell-off of council services.

Although the campaign to stop the 'One Barnet' sell-off of services was not successful, together we have achieved many other successes. And where the Barnet Conservatives have failed to create a vision and a plan for Barnet, and where they have failed to work with residents and communities to create that vision and plan, the Better Barnet campaign will continue to work with local people to help them do just that.

We’re building a campaign and a movement that wants to put you, our local residents, at the heart of it.

Join our campaign and help us create a Better Barnet.

Latest News

Over three thousand Barnet children will be without a permanent home this Christmas according to the Council's latest homelessness figures. 2,820 children are classified as living in long term temporary accommodation, and a further 281 children are in emergency temporary accommodation. The children in emergency accommodation have been there for an...

Barnet's Labour councillors last night (12 Dec) forced Conservative Barnet Council to accept their motion calling on the Council to lobby Government to: reduce the maximum stake for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals - dubbed the 'crack cocaine of gambling' - to £2 from £100 to help reduce the clustering of betting shops; introduce a 'cumulative impacts test' so local...

Barnet's Labour councillors are calling for a review of the new gritting regime following this weekend's snow fall. Councillors received a number of complaints from residents about the lack of gritting on lots of Barnet roads and pavements despite the cold weather warning. The snow led to parts of the borough being left at a...


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