……as Barnet Council staff are constantly reminded ..“Think Customer…The Customer is always right”
In which case we are currently awaiting an announcement that the One Barnet Commissioning Council is to be abandoned and normal service resume………
Last night the Customers of Brunswick Ward delivered a massive swing away from the policies of One Barnet Commissioning Council.
See results here
1. Andreas Ioannidis (Lab) 1,769
2. Shaheen Mahmood (Cons) 1,598
3. Yahaya Kiingi (LibDem) 97
This massive swing follows on from previous electoral swings from Customers in East Finchley By Election and across the whole of the borough with the GLA results.
We work in a political environment and at times the landscape can change radically which is another reason why One Barnet works against Local democracy. By that I mean that in 2014 (which is in 668 days. 19 hours….43 minutes…0 seconds!) another political party may win the election on a Manifesto opposing One Barnet yet find themselves locked in 10 year contract which the electorate had rejected.
As our members know UNISON recently tried to engage with senior officers of the Council about the One Barnet Commissioning programme. This offer was rejected, twice now.
UNISON has now begun a series of briefings for councillors.
Scrutiny Committee briefing on Thursday 7 June, 7 pm Hendon Town Hall
All 63 Councillors 14 June , 7 pm Hendon Town Hall
More to follow
UNISON has now begun a series of briefings for members.
Two briefings next week on Thursday 7 June between 12 – 2
UNISON has now begun a series of briefings for residents.
Wednesday 6 June Greek Cypriot Centre, 7 pm
Barnet Alliance for Public Services delivered over 10,000 leaflets to residents over the last two weeks. As more and more residents find out about the scope and scale of One Barnet they are volunteering to help.
Next Key Date: Keep Barnet Public Conference Saturday 7 July 12 noon at the Greek Cypriot Centre