Friday 19 November 2010

Barnet Council scandal exposed by Mr Reasonable

Not a leak, just a massive scandal within Barnet Councils finances. Top marks to Mr Reasonable for a superb bit of work. Massive errors in Barnet Council invoicing exposed

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Free food and drink for Barnets Homeless courtesy of Mike Freer MP

 Not strictly a leak, but if you know any homeless people who need a good nosh and a warm place or any Trotskyites who fancy a bit of captivating political debate read on ..... Invite from Finchley Conservatives


From: Chipping Barnet Conservative Association ;
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Subject: CBCA Political Forum starts tomorrow!

Dear All,

Just quick email to remind you that our new Political Forum kicks off
tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7.30pm at the Conservative Office, 163 High
Street, Barnet EN5 5SU with special guest speaker, Mike Freer MP.

This event is an opportunity for you to debate a variety of current
political topics. Best of all, it's free and includes wine and

It would be great to see you there. No need to book, just turn up.

Lyonsdown Branch Movie Evening is also coming up this Saturday and
there are places left if you would like to attend. The event will be
hosted by classic fim expert, Alex Nunes, who has a vast collection of
rare film footage and knowledge of the subject. It starts at 7.30pm at
the Conservative Office. Tickets are £14 each and include a buffet
supper and wine.


Friday 5 November 2010

Barnet Cabinet Member ignores Scrutiny Committee recommendation

I was forwarded this response to members of the scrutiny committee and other council officials. It concerns a decision by the scrutiny committee to send back an item for reconsideration. The decision of the Cabinet Member responsible means that they are personally liable if the decision goes wrong, having ignored the advice of the scrutiny committee. Councillor Daniel Thomas is the Cabinet member in question - Text of email

Dear Councillors,
On 13th September 2010, the Sub-Committee referred Delegated Powers Decision 1134 (Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources & Performance – Award of Implementation Partner Contract) back to the decision maker for reconsideration.
Following a review of the decision, the Cabinet Member for Resources & Performance decided to retain the original decision without amendment.  Consequently, the decision had been implemented.  A delegated powers report has been produced confirming the decision of the Cabinet Member which has been published on the Council’s website and can be accessed via the following link:
Kind regards,
Andrew Charlwood
Scrutiny Officer, Corporate Governance Directorate
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 2014
Mobile: 07766 441015
Barnet Online:
P please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?