Welcome to the campaign for a Better Barnet

We set up the Better Barnet campaign to respond to residents who told us what they thought was broken in Barnet - a Conservative council that was just not listening to the people it claimed to represent. We work in partnership with local residents and community groups on everything from road safety schemes and parking charges, to saving Friern Barnet Library and opposing the Conservatives 'One Barnet' sell-off of council services.

Although the campaign to stop the 'One Barnet' sell-off of services was not successful, together we have achieved many other successes. And where the Barnet Conservatives have failed to create a vision and a plan for Barnet, and where they have failed to work with residents and communities to create that vision and plan, the Better Barnet campaign will continue to work with local people to help them do just that.

We’re building a campaign and a movement that wants to put you, our local residents, at the heart of it.

Join our campaign and help us create a Better Barnet.

Latest News

Conservative Barnet Council have today published details of a major policy climbdown on their proposal to hike up council rents to up to 80% of average open market rents. The new proposals will instead mean existing council tenants see a rent increase to target rents, new 5 year flexible tenancy...

Staff at Barnet’s Summers Lane Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre (CARC) are set to lose their pension rights in the latest service privatisation following a decision at the Environment Committee on 11 June. Conservative councillors on the committee agreed plans to outsource the CARC to North London Waste Authority, but...

The Local Authority Mental Health Challenge, a government-funded initiative supported by seven mental health charities that sets out ten actions local authorities could take to champion improved mental health in the borough, was yesterday rejected by Barnet’s Conservative councillors at the Adults & Safeguarding Committee meeting. The Conservatives voted against...


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