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The London Borough of Barnet is proposing to increase the rent for allotments in the borough from the present £60 for a standard (10 pole) plot to £170 for Barnet residents and £340 for non-residents. Such an in increase is unreasonable and unjustified.
Allotments offer a wide range of economic, social, health and recreational benefits to a wide range of people. They are particularly valuable to young families who support healthy living and to older people who value the activity and social contact. And all allotment holders are glad of fresh, low cost produce in these hard economic times.
The rent increases proposed by Barnet Council are outrageous and unjustifiable, especially against this background. They are likely to cause most hardship to those people who most need allotments. Moreover, if allotment holders are priced off their plots, there is a risk that some allotment sites might run down to the point where they could be sold for development.
Support our campaign against the rent rises by signing our petition.
As a result of the removal of ringfencing for the funding of children´s centres across Barnet, the future of Newstead children´s centre amongst others may be under threat.
Please join with us in expressing your need and appreciation of this Ofsted Outstanding rated centre which supports families with both able-bodied and handicapped children in East Finchley and its surrounding areas.
Support our local shops
Parking charges in Barnet have risen by a staggering 30% - the highest rate of any council in the country. Extortionate charges and over-zealous traffic wardens are damaging our local high streets (already reeling from the recession)!
Allowing local people to park in the Broadway for one hour for free every day would encourage people to shop locally – without congesting the Broadway with commuter cars. One hour free parking is the very least they deserve.’
The Broadway shops and businesses are keen to see a change as they feel "something has to happen" and all have countless stories of losing business (and even being blamed) for the punitive parking arrangement.
This is our Broadway and we need to change the situation to become shopper, trader and pedestrian friendly, so please sign the petition now.
Here is what is planned:
A new, two lane, street-lit, tarmac road with pavement is planned to be built across Pymmes Brook and the green space running alongside it - right at the entrance to Hadley Woods.
The road is intended to provide access to a new, 1350 place school called JCoSS which is planned for Westbrook Crescent in New Barnet.
After it has cut across the brook, the road is planned to continue up to the proposed site of the JCoSS school across what is currently the playing field of Livingstone Primary School at the very edge of Hadley Woods.
We believe that a faith school such as JCoSS has the potential to add cultural enrichment to our area, and we welcome that. However this must not be at the expense of the safety of our children or the environment in which we all live.
We can stop this road, stop all the traffic it will generate and save our green space, but it is crucially important that we demonstrate strong opposition, and we need your help to do this.