Friday, 12 August 2011

Brian Coleman abolishes pay and display parking in Barnet – bloggers call for Cabinet call-in and consultation

This was emailed to all Barnet Councillors at 07:30 this morning by the Barnet Bloggers on behalf of local residents.
Brian Coleman abolishes pay and display parking in Barnet – bloggers call for Cabinet call-in and consultation
It has been brought to our attention that Councillor Brian Coleman has signed off, using delegated powers, a decision abolishing pay and display parking in the London Borough of Barnet. We believe that this is much too important an issue to be left to just one councillor to use delegated powers, and we call for the cabinet to call the paper in for review by the full cabinet.
The relevant report states that call-in must be done by 15th August. []

The people of Barnet deserve better than to have such important decisions passed without debate. This change affects many residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough. We call on the cabinet to reject this change and follow the example of other Boroughs, where residents, businesses and other impacted organisations are properly consulted, before such changes are approved.

12 August 2011

Derek Dishman
John Dix
Vicki Morris
Theresa Musgrove
Roger Tichborne


baarnett said...

And another of our politicians, the Soup Waiter, is getting it in the neck:

baarnett said...

Update in the Barnet Times:

Maureen West, chairman of Barnet Borough Watch, said: "Really, it wouldn’t have made any difference, whether he was here or not."

There are quite a few people who have thought that for some time. said...

It now costs more to park in Hendon on Brent Street than it does on St Johns High Street which is £1.30 an hour. They still have their pay and display machines. Brian Coleman's changes has made the quality of peoples lives in Hendon worse. Hendon is surrounded by Parking Wardens. I have never seen so many. Probably easy pickings now as people get tickets whilst they are busy working out how to use the new £1 minimum charge pay by phone parking machines. I have voted Tory all my life but these local changes are shocking. They affect the people on lowest incomes the hardest. Those struggling families who are just about affording a car.