Thursday 4 October 2018

Ten Years of The Barnet Eye - Directory of our Guest Blogs

The Barnet Eye is ten years old in October
Barnet Eye 10th Birthday Party
Next Thursday, the 11th October, The Barnet Eye blog will be ten years old! Over the next week, we'll be reviewing some of the highlights of the blog. Today, we say a special thank you to our team of amazing Guest Bloggers.

Guest blogs have formed an integral part of the Barneteye Story. Some guest bloggers are regulars, some are one offs. I have not included the first Guest blog in this list. I received an email from someone claiming to be Brian Coleman who demanded I publish this. I was later informed that it wasn't by Brian Coleman as he would never lower himself to seek to have anything published in the Barnet Eye. I found it all quite hilarious, which was why I published it. I had my suspicions as to who it was.The good thing it did was that it encouraged Phil Fletcher to get in touch and the concept of the Barnet Eye Guest blog was born. Perhaps our busiest guest blogger has been John Sullivan. In more than a couple of blogs, he's told me off for being too nice to the local Tories. Perhaps the most interesting blog is one from Julia Hines which is the second bottom on this list. Every concern Julia raised has come to pass.

Some of these blogs are very much of their time. Some are as relevant today as when they were first written. I suggest that you have a quick look through and maybe click on any that might interest you. Our guest bloggers put a huge effort into putting all of this together.  One of these blogs really stands out. This was from Mr A. Yogi who asked us to publish a blog adverstising a fundraising dinner for the Conservative party in Edgware. I duly published it. I was most disappointed not to get a free ticket for the slap up dinner. Several readers were enraged that I published this and asked why. The answer was because Mr Yogi asked nicely. I've always worked on the presumption that I'd publish anything legal and decent and relevant to the Borough of Barnet or our readers. As this request conformed, there was no real reason not to.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Can we trust private contractors with public sector contracts - Guest Blog by Janet Leifer

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Guest blog from Calvin Casino about withdrawal of funding Sound Skool

Friday, 25 May 2018

Why your council tax is set to soar and your bins won't be collected - Guest Blog by John Dix

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mill Hill Park Litter Pick this Saturday at 11am - Guest blog from Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Guest Blog - Today is National Dementia Carers day by Laura Stephens


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Guest Blog - Why ALL Christians Need to be in Rev Steven Young

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Strip Govia of the Thameslink Franchise immediately - A Guest Blog by Richard Logue

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Mosaic “Peace Tree” Competition for London Borough of Barnet Community - Guest blog by Linda Edwards

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Guest Blog - Hendon Election Analysis - By Stephen McKenzie

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Guest Blog - Be brave; the voting booth is not a time machine - By Donald Lyven

Monday, 15 December 2014

Guest Blog - Barnet Council Consultation on support for poorest residents - by of Megan Jarvie (CPAG) and Joanna Kennedy (Z2K)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Guest Blog - Support our campaign to Save Mill Hill Library - By Richard Logue

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - Wednesday 3rd December - A guest post from Dr Julia Hines


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Guest Blog - Govia Thameslink consult...but won't tell us what they are consulting on - By Richard Logue

Tuesday, 23 September 2014


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Guest Blog - An Update from the retired Curator of Church Farmhouse Museum by Gerrard Roots


Monday, 1 September 2014

Guest Blog - David Cameron and the enemy within - by John Sullivan


Wednesday, 6 August 2014



Monday, 4 August 2014

Guest Blog - The numerous achievements of Hendon MP Matthew Offord - By AWorrall


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Guest Blog - Exciting Plans For A New Community Hub 80 Daws Lane, Mill Hill - by Chris Wong


Friday, 2 May 2014

Guest Blog - Conservative Fundraising Dinner at Edgware - By B. Yogi


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Guest Blog - The strangest thing in Barnet is the way we treat our vulnerable people by Linda Edwards


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Guest Blog - Disrespect and Barnet Council by Barbara Jacobson

Friday, 17 January 2014

Guest Blog - How Not To Spend Fifty Million in four years - By John Sullivan


Monday, 13 January 2014

Guest Blog - Moving into council accommodation has proved expensive for me - By Wyndham Clampett

Friday, 20 December 2013

Your Choice Barnet Week - Thank you for listening - A guest blog by John Sullivan

Monday, 9 December 2013

Your Choice Barnet Week - Why did we feel angry and downhearted by guest blog by Janet Leifer



Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Your Choice Barnet Week - The view from the Public Gallery - Guest blog by Tirza Waisel

Your Choice Barnet Week - Day 1 - The LIE That Is Your Choice Barnet - Guest blog by John Sullivan


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Guest Blog - The Wrath of God and the Judgement of your fellow man - By John Sullivan

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Guest Blog - Exposing the Your Choice Barnet myths, lies and distortions by John Sullivan


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Guest Blog - Your Choice Barnet Update - By John Sullivan


Friday, 24 May 2013

Guest Blog - Your Choice Barnet Price hike - by John Sullivan


Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Guest Blog - Fighting the misinformation machine at Barnet Council - By John Sullivan


Monday, 25 March 2013

Guest Blog - Barnet Spring March Saturday 23/03/2013 - By John Sullivan

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Guest blog by A.M Poppy - Citation for civic award for Helen Michael

Monday, 26 November 2012

Guest Blog - Surveys, Consultations and Family Carers

Friday, 12 October 2012

Guest Blog - Make a stand and take action for change by Tirza Waisel

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Guest Blog - Facing the truth about our community - by Linda Edwards 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Guest Blog - News from Fr Jim Fanning in the Congo

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Guest Blog - Unite to stop attacks on council housing by Defend Council Housing

Monday, 27 August 2012

Guest Blog - The definition of Evil by John Sullivan

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Guest blog - There's One Barnet for them and One Barnet for the rest of us, Part II by John Sullivan


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Guest blog - Barbarians at the gates of Friern by Joanna Fryer

Friday, 13 July 2012

Guest Blog - The Barnet Eye is too nice to the Leader of Barnet Council by John Sullivan

Monday, 9 July 2012

Guest Blog - The Death of Paul - by John Sullivan

Monday, 12 March 2012

Guest Blog - Open Letter to all Barnet councillors from Linda Edwards

Monday, 27 February 2012

Guest Blog - The Barnet Oscars (pronounced Barney Toss-cars) - By Barnet Council Insider

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Guest Blog - Local Authority Trading Companies and Conflicts of Interest - by John Sullivan

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Guest Blog : The Disabled in Barnet deserve better by John Sullivan

Monday, 13 February 2012

Guest Blog - Open letter to Barnet Council Head of Adult Services

Friday, 3 February 2012


Monday, 30 January 2012

Guest Blog - Housing Emergency - Time for an Alternative

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Guest Blog - Learn From the Past? London Borough of Barnet (LBB) Adult Social Care and Health Or Continue to Repeat in The Present and Future!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Guest Blog - Nuclear Power in the UK By RADFAX

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Guest Blog – Safeguarding Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Adult Social Care in Barnet - A guest blog by Linda Edwards

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Guest Blog by Janet Leifer - Destruction of Disabled Support Services in London Borough of Barnet

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Guest Blog - North Finchley Business Forum – detailed researcH By Paul Evans

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Guest Blog : Greensquare Field – Planning to Outsource Planning part 2 by Julia Hines

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Guest Blog - Is Squatting really a lifestyle choicE By Hildegarde

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Guest Blog - Domestic Waste in North West London By John Cox

Monday, 7 March 2011

Guest Blog – Planning to Outsource Planning by Julia Hines

Monday, 7 June 2010

Guest Blog - The Brent Cross Incinerator By Phil Fletcher

To celebrate our birthday, we are having a party at The Midland Hotel in Hendon. We specially selected this pub, because it is under threat of closure and demolition. What better way to celebrate the birthday of a campaigning blog than at the site of a well loved landmark we are trying to save.

There will be live music and I am hoping for a few of our team of guest bloggers to say a few words about how the Barnet Eye has helped their campaigns. We will have the Barnet Capita wall on site for you to sign, as well as the Save The Midland petition. I will also be distrubuting a special, limited edition Barnet Eye brochure, which I am sure will one day sell for millions on Ebay. Please come along. Here I recount the birth of the Barnet Eye and the early days. 

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