As public health responsibilities come to the council one of the vital elements in protecting the people of Barnet - Environmental Health - is being sold off.
Food safety, pest control, infectious disease reporting, monitoring of hostels, are all part of this critical service that ensures Barnet is a safe place to live, work and study.
If their work is not thorough and of high quality we are all at risk.
How will this service be monitored by elected councillors and residents once privatised?
It is likely that charges for things like pest control will go up.