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

Barnet Council's Environment Committee has agreed to keep Street Scene services in-house, including waste, re-cycling and street cleansing, as it's likely to be the "most efficient, effective and economic option" according to a report discussed at a meeting on 11 May. The committee report found that the full in-house option...

An internal audit report has given a 'limited assurance' rating to Barnet Council's Capita-run health and safety function for around 800 council owned and managed buildings including the Town Hall, Barnet House, libraries, schools and community centres. Operational responsibility for health and safety related activities was outsourced to Capita under the ten year Customer...

Over 3,700 homeless Barnet families have been re-housed in temporary accommodation outside the borough over the last five years according to official Barnet Council figures (2011/12-2015/16). Barnet Council placed 3,244 families elsewhere in London, and 459 families outside London. The Conservative-run Council has failed to meet their own affordable housing targets over the last three reported years,...


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