This is Barnet Council in 2016. Tardy Tories and lazy Labour councillors, all getting a minimum of ten grand a year but doing b@gg@r all to actually deserve it.
I believe the people of Barnet deserve far better. The men responsible for this mess are disgraced former Tory Councillor Brian Coleman and Finchley MP Mike Freer. These two organised a coup after the 2006 council election that saw Freer installed as leader and Coleman as puppet master. They brought in an army of highly paid consultants. These sold provision of council services to Capita. As this has failed to deliver the promised savings,they now have to dig ever deeper for savings.
Capita have got Barnet tied up on long term contracts. These even guarantee Capita a share of council savings under a scheme called gain share. This means that Capita shareholders benefit from library cuts that penalise children, teenagers and OAP's.
Of course they don't put this on the glossy leaflets that they put through your door at elections. Sadly this isn't in the Labour Party literature either.
This is Barnet in 2016. If you want to change how the council is run,don't picket the Town Hall. Picket The CapitaAGM as they run the council. I would however urge you to do one thing to register your disgust. Vote anyone but Conservative in the Forthcoming Mayoral and GLA elections. The Tory candidate in the GLA is a big supporter of library cuts. Send theConservatives a message they can't ignore.