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’s Labour councillors will be supporting the #SaveBarnetDiving campaign when their petition calling for the diving boards to be retained at Copthall Leisure Centre is discussed at Policy & Resources committee on 1 September. Conservative-run Barnet council is planning to scrap the diving boards whilst spending up to £30 million to...

Barnet's Conservative councillors have had to fork out £164,176 on independent technical assurance from Lockheed Martin to ensure Capita CSG delivers the council's ICT strategy properly. The decision has been taken in an officer Delegated Powers Report on 25 July. A summary of the decision states: "The Council has sought a partner...

Labour councillors have discovered that the number of children living in temporary or emergency accommodation at the end of 2015/16 was actually 4,025 - more than triple the number stated by Conservative Housing Boss, Cllr Tom Davey, at the Council meeting two weeks ago. Cllr Davey said that 1,235 children were living...

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