It also has important community information and a pretty decent news service. What was rather interesting was the following article about parking charges in Barnet. For many years Brian Coleman has received staunch support from the local Jewish community. It certainly appears that his parking charges policy have badly affected many small businesses and residents. The only conclusion I can draw from the article is that all sectors of the local community are heartily sick of Brian Coleman, his stealth taxes and his attacks on local businesses. Here's a link to the article on the site :-
I have reproduced the article in full here because it is relevant to everyone in Barnet. Mr Chaim shows that it is cheaper to park in the streets of central London than under Brian Colemans regime. I couldn't agree more with his conclusions. Politicians are elected to serve the local community, not to rob us.
Note : Brian Coleman receives a £50,000 taxpayer funded salary for his role on the GLA, which is a part time job. He is up for re-election to the post in May at the same time as the London Mayor elections. If you disagree with these outrageous parking chances, this election in May is your opportunity to send him and the council a clear message where it hurts.
Official! Hendon Brent St more expensive than St Johns Wood High Street
Shocking realisation that its cheaper in Westminster
by Mr M Chaim
Written on 12/Dec/2011
Its a long, dark, cold winter, especially in Hendon. A quick drive to the local shops will now set you back £2 for 1 hour parking and payment by the time consuming Pay By Phone system. I thought all of London was like this but its not. Hendon is now more expensive than St Johns Wood High Street who charge £1.30 for the same amount of time.
Are you kidding me??? This is madness. A madness which has been rammed through the local Tory controlled council by some of the councillors.
We know the council needs money but surely not to charge more than Westminster.
We all know that the country needs money but taking even more from the already struggling car owners is going too far. £55 for a 50% reduced parking ticket now. Traffic Wardens everywhere. If parking was the issue you would have a 15/30/60 min grace period free whilst you pop into the shops like in Radlett. This is about money and taking it from those who need it most.
A quick google brings up numerous articles on the now infamous Tory Councillor Brian Coleman such as this one below which talks about how he has aboolished the pay and display parking and pushed up prices.
When I next go to the polls, I will ask myself the following questions:
1. Have things got better or worse
2. To what extent was this because of the local politicians.