BAPS & Better Barnet

Barnet Alliance for Public Services was launches at a public meeting in North London Business Park on 23rd September 2010, with more than 200 people attending. They are a coalition of residents, campaign groups and trade unions in the London Borough of Barnet. They Welcome involvement of any kind from all people defending public services. 

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You can contact them on: Twitter: #BarnetAlliance

Tel - 07534 407703

or email :

Website: Click here BAPS

Please sign their petition against One Barnet, click here

Come along and join the debate organised by normally every Wednesday from 6:30pm at the Greek Cypriot Community centre Britannia rd N12


Better Barnet says:

We want a council that listens to local people, cares for the things that they care about, and works to achieve a better Barnet for everyone, even in these challenging times.  At the moment this is not happening, and so we have started this campaign to try and make it happen.

Under the Conservative council's 'One Barnet transformation programme' our local services are being put at risk or 'transformed' by being systematically cut or sold-off, or by the council increasing the charges that residents have to pay for their services.

Here are just three examples of 'One Barnet' local service 'transformation':

  • the axing of sheltered housing wardens despite thousands of our residents protesting against the proposals
  • the closure of Friern Barnet Library despite thousands of our residents signing a petition against the proposal
  • the increase, by up to 300 per cent, of parking charges and permits in one go despite thousands of our residents signing petitions against the proposals

The next stage of the 'One Barnet' programme is the plan to gamble £1 billion of council tax payers' money by selling-off 70 per cent of critical council services like planning, licensing and environmental health to the private sector.  This is being done with minimal scrutiny by councillors, and with no consultation of local residents, and it is is due to be completed by the end of this year.

Once sold-off, your council services will be tied-up in 10 year contracts with no direct control by you or your elected councillors, who will have limited ability to save these services if anything goes wrong.

The Conservative councillors running Barnet council have NO Plan B.

Our goal is to try and stop the council's 'One Barnet' programme which affects every single person living, working and studying in the borough.

We have created this website to tell everyone about the risks involved with 'One Barnet', and to help people take action against it.

We have until the end of the year to try and stop the 'One Barnet' decimation of our local council services.

You can help by signing the petition calling for a public referendum on 'One Barnet', and by writing to your local councillors to ask that they oppose 'One Barnet'.

You can help by sharing your experiences of Barnet council, your local campaigns, and your ideas of how you would like Barnet to be.  We want to use this resource to help build better alternatives to 'One Barnet'.

We hope you will join us to create a Better Barnet.

The occupy movement joined our community and flung open the doors of Friern Barnet library. 


Just click on the multi coloured name below: